I’m writing this on behalf of Ms. Coleman. She’s just devastated because of what’s happening. We now have information that the CPS worker had keys to Caroll’s property in Paso Robles and the public defender that Caroll was assigned has been making nothing but excuses and canceling all the appointment’s that Caroll has made.
Ms. Coleman lives in Creston, Ca. After her husband died she met Paul Bethel through a friend from Clovis, Ca. They got together and had a daughter. She moved in with Mr. Bethel and he later became violent. She moved out and into a home in Clovis, trying to get along with Mr. Bethel. Mr. Bethel beat her up pretty badly and was charged and convicted. Mr. Bethel continued to harass Caroll and got her evicted from her home so she moved back to Creston, Ca where her house is. Mr. Bethel did not like this and stole all of Caroll’s and her children’s belongings helping her move out of the home in Clovis. He was to put everything in storage but did not. Caroll was at her home in Creston when Mr. Bethel started calling CPS. A worker named Alisha Dozier showed up at Caroll’s home, looked things over and said everything looked okay.
Caroll came to my home in Fresno over a weekend waiting for her storage to open Monday morning, I was going to help her with her things she had in storage. When Monday came, this was April 16, 2012 at about 10 am there was a knock at the door, Caroll answered the door and there was police saying Caroll had a warrant for her arrest. Caroll came and got me and she went outside and asked what the warrant was for. One of the officers stepped back and a woman stepped forward, it was this Alisha Dozier she told Caroll she was here to take the child.
Caroll asked what child because she has two children and she also had her brothers son who she had been taking care of for about a month. Alisha Dozier looked like she did not know what to say after that, then one officer said to take this into the house.
Caroll again ask why she wanted to take the children and then one of the officers told Caroll to “shut up and she knew why cause she’s the one that caused this.” Caroll then told her son to go with his sister and take care of her. Then my brother came out of his room to see what was going on. My brother asked if they had a warrant and the officer said he did not need one, and told my brother, “don’t you think I checked into that before coming here”.
Caroll then asked if the children could go to her mothers house which lived not to far from me. Alisha told her that her mother had to be checked first. Now all this is happening with no kind of paper work whatsoever. CPS Alisha Dozier had no paperwork and the police had no paperwork, mind you that it was not just one or two officers they brought the Swat Team. Caroll has no record and I don’t think the reason for taking the children was for drinking, as Alisha said.
So here we have a CPS worker for another county come to Fresno, with no kind of paperwork, brings the Fresno PD and takes Caroll’s children. And to top that off there is no record of Fresno police department coming to my home.
Carolls oldest is 13 or 14 Alisha Dozier left with all three children and drove to Caroll’s mothers home and dropped off Caroll’s brothers son with Caroll’s mother and did not even get out of the car. She parked across the street, according to Caroll’s Mother.
Then Alisha Dozier drove to Paul Bethel’s house out in Clovis, according to Caroll’s oldest child. In the mean time, Caroll and her mother were on the phone calling CPS trying to find out what was going on, with no results. It took three or four days before Caroll or her mother got ahold of somebody and were given a court date.
According to Caroll’s oldest son, when they finally got to Paso Robles, Alisha Dozier was met by someone who started yelling at her. Alisha Dozier has not been seen since. The day of Court the Supervisor of Alisha gave Caroll a card and said it was her new worker.
Come to find out that was not Alisha’s Supervisor just someone trying to cover up what had happened or was part of the plan to take the children. This new worker’s name is Sara Tindula. Caroll has never seen or talked to this person except over the phone one time. She’s the person that told Caroll of a court Date.
Alisha Dozier was the one that came to Caroll’s house and met Caroll and is the one that came to my home in Fresno with the police, but this new worker Sara Tindula is the person who signed all the papers on the detention report with all of the allegations and has never been to either home, and has never talked to Caroll other than on the phone one time…yet she’s the ones filing the reports.
Now this report says Caroll fled San Luis Obispo County when in fact she came back to Fresno to get the rest of her things here to move back to her home in Creston. Caroll was moving away to be away from Mr. Bethel. The court in San Luis gave the children to Paul Bethel’s brother David Bethel, which gives Paul access to his daughter any time he wants.
Mr. Bethel has taken his daughter from his brother’s home at all hours of the day or night and to make things worse David Bethel and his wife went to SSA and filed to receive money that Caroll receives for her son, and did this without any authority whatsoever.
What gets me is that they filed before the children where even picked up by CPS! SSA is looking into the matter but has not done anything as of yet. They now have split the children and the oldest is living elsewhere. CPS has still not even looked into giving Caroll’s mother the children. At a court hearing with Caroll in San Luis, they wanted to transfer the case to Fresno County.
The only reason I can think of is because they screwed up.
The Judge in San Luis told Caroll she could have her children returned to her once Fresno had picked up the case.
Fresno has picked up the case and Caroll still does not have her children back. During this time we have been looking into what had happened. Come to find out the CPS worker that came and took the children knows Paul Bethel very well, and has been a long-time family friend. In fact there’s a person named Kathy here in Fresno that works for the District Attorney and is related to Alisha Dozier by marriage.
We have reached the real Supervisor of Ms. Dozier in Paso Robles and she was not even aware of what had happened she says, but she has to know. One of her workers, Ms. Dozier, is nowhere to be found.
We have made contact with a Regional Supervisor, which said she would look into it for Caroll and was going to have an Administrative Hearing. Caroll has asked for an Administrative Hearing several times without any results. She has asked to file complaints and no one seems to want to help. Everyone keeps making up excuses. Caroll does not have the money for a good attorney which wants at the least a $5,000 retainer.
Someone has to put a stop to this madness. Caroll has been tested two times and passed all tests. Ms. Coleman has also been harassed by Fresno Police Department. I happened to be with her one of the times and this officer came at Caroll with so much force I thought he was going to hit her, he even told her he wanted to rip her throat out. If I was not there I would not believe it, but he did. He acted as if he was calling in our ID’s. He physically searched her out in the middle of a parking lot without a female officer present, and had her take her bra off and jump up and down.
When we got home, Caroll called her mother, which called Fresno PD, and they told her there was no stop by Fresno PD on myself or Caroll. This is bull, and Caroll was stopped two more times by this officer and his partner, the last time Caroll’s mother was in the car and when the officer saw her he sped off.
I’m a Vietnam Veteran and never in my life have I seen an officer or a CPS worker and court system so screwed up. This is a SHAME to us all.
Fresno, Ca 93727