Discussion in 'Amber Dubois' started by Lipin One, Mar 11, 2010.
Court records show Gardner has received five traffic tickets and citations since 2008, and each time the citation shows him driving a different vehicle.
In 2008 he was driving a black Hyundai four-door sedan. In 2008 and 2009 he was driving the white Chevy pickup recently seized by the FBI. In April 2009 a traffic ticket shows Gardner was driving his girlfriend's black Ford Focus. Later in 2009, he was behind the wheel of the gold Pontiac Grand Prix. Finally, in Jan. 2010, a traffic ticket shows him driving a 2002 black Nissan Sentra with a significant amount of damage.
Records show at least two of those cars were registered to Gardner's girlfriend, 28-year-old Jariah xxxxx. News 8 has confirmed xxxxx currently living in a residential drug and alcohol rehab house in Escondido called Serenity House. She did not respond to News 8's emails and phone messages asking for a comment.
Holy cow, shades of Phillip Garrido and his freakin' "vehicle cemetery"! Five tickets in two years.... flyin' under the radar again!
Gf in Rehab for drug/alcohol addiction.
He gets citation for pot possession, suspect of unthinkable crimes.
Mom & Pops get their jollies at racing events.
I pity the kids growing in that environment.
I don't understand something - wouldn't the pot been a violation of his parole or no? Forgive me, I don't know what the rules of parole violation are but this guy just seems like he was always up to no good.
According to CBS8
Jag left the white truck go to repo 2009, but paid CASH for the gold sedan in 2oo9!!!
How did he do that??? great job???
I wonder how long after Amber's disappearance in Feb 13 the truck got repoed. It said "Feb 2009" in the articles but no mention of specific date.
Maybe he allowed it to get repoed to get rid of it after his crime?
The carpet and seats were cleaned by the dealer, but I bet under the upholstery there might be traces of blood or bodily fluids.
About how he paid for the gold colored car, maybe Mommy dearest, or sugar-mommy girlfriend?
It's a 1999, so maybe it didn't cost as much as the truck?
My thoughts exactly.
this guy was BEGGING to get caught!
Accused killer collected string of citations in various vehicles
Posted: Mar 16, 2010 1:31 AM PDT Updated: Mar 16, 2010 4:16 PM PDT
SAN DIEGO, Cailf. (CBS 8) - The murder of Poway High School senior Chelsea King, allegedly at the hands of a known sexual predator, has sparked outrage in the community.
News 8 is continuing to investigate John Gardner's past run-ins with the law and the vehicles he was driving since his release from prison.
We are learning more about missed opportunities the case of accused killer John Gardner. A News 8 review of court records shows Gardner was cited for marijuana possession while still on parole.
A string of other citations did not seem to raise any red flags with law enforcement.
News 8 searched records in four different courthouses to compile eight citations filed against Gardner in a little over three years. Four of those citations were filed while Gardner was still on parole, including one for possession of marijuana.
News 8's review of the records shows a total of two citations for marijuana possession, one for driving with an open alcohol container, and several other traffic violations.
The records also show Gardner failed to appear in court, didn't pay court fines, and had his driver's license suspended for two months at the end of 2009.
Despite that history, when Riverside Sheriff's deputies pulled Gardner over at DUI checkpoint in Lake Elsinore in January 2010, they let him go with a traffic ticket for expired registration and no insurance.
Speaking in general terms, Riverside Sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Joe Borja told News 8 that's not unusual. "You normally would not book (a driver) for that type of traffic violation," Borja said.
At the time of the stop in Riverside, Gardner had already missed court appearances on three different citations.
Even so, DMV records show Gardner's suspension on his driver's license had been lifted by the time he was pulled over in January 2010 and jail space in Riverside County is at a premium these days, according to Sgt. Borja.
"It's a matter of housing and what's available for housing. They're not going to be housed in the county jails on misdemeanor traffic citations," said Borja.
The list of vehicles Garder drove is almost as long as his list of citations. News 8's investigation reveals at least five different vehicles Gardner was driving over the past three years.
Gardner owned a white, 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup truck between 2006 and early 2009. He collected four traffic tickets in that pickup: two for speeding, one for running a red light, and one for possession of marijuana, records show.
In 2008, Gardner was cited again for possessing marijuana in a silver 2005 Hyundai Elantra registered to his step-father, Kevin O'Reilly, according to the records.
In 2009, Gardner was pulled over driving a 2005 gray Ford Focus registered to his girlfriend. He was not carrying a driver's license and had an open container of alcohol.
In June 2009, Gardner paid cash for a 1999 gold Pontiac Grand Prix. He totaled it in a parking lot, according to one family member, but not before receiving a speeding ticket for driving in excess of 70 miles per hour near Bonsal.
Which brings us to back to January of this year, when Gardner was driving his girlfriend's black 2002 Nissan Sentra and Riverside sheriffs wrote him up at that DUI checkpoint for having no proof of registration or insurance.
That was one month before Poway high school senior Chelsea King went missing and Gardner was eventually arrested for her rape and murder.
News 8 wanted to speak with the sheriff's departments in both San Diego and Riverside counties about the past citations against Gardner, but officials are unable to comment because of a gag order issued in Gardner's case.
Gardner has been charged with the rape and murder of Chelsea King, and is also being investigated in the murder of 14-year-old Amber Dubois.
Gardner's preliminary hearing which will determine if there's enough evidence to send the case to trial is set for August 4th.
Images of John Gardner's citations:
About a month ago, I made the comment on here in one of these threads that the person(s) making abductions/attempted abductions may have been using different vehicles at different times. Seems to be the case.
Interesting quote from the above article:
Holy cow! That's a whole lot of driving! I hope they are widening their search for other potential victims.
Great observation, Robyn. Wonder if he made any trips up the coast into Washington state, for instance? He liked to travel around even when he was younger.
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