Stanislaus County civil grand jurors named

07/02/2014 4:00 PM

07/02/2014 6:36 PM

Stanislaus County court officials this week released the names of 19 residents who were selected to serve on the 2014-15 civil grand jury.

The jury serves as a watchdog panel by investigating complaints against local governments, such as school districts and cities.

Four other residents will serve as alternates, asked to serve if a juror resigns or is removed from the panel. Judy Navarro will serve as the grand jury forewoman.

The names of the grand jurors and alternates were randomly drawn from a pool of 30 prospective grand jurors who attended a selection event Monday. Five of the grand jurors served on the previous panel.

Civil grand jury members serve for one fiscal year; the next one ends June 30, 2015. The jurors are required to attend a two-day training session later this month sponsored by the California Grand Jury Association, a not-for-profit educational organization.

The jurors are:

• Roberta G. Anderson, Patterson
• Brian R. Bigelow, Modesto
• David Duarte, Modesto
• Carlos G. Fierros, Patterson
• Jason Flores,* Modesto
• Chau-Marie A. Griffiths, Modesto
• Linda J. Harris, Modesto
• Susan Hickerson,* Modesto
• Kathleen E. Jenner, Modesto
• Gary L. Jones, Turlock
• Marsha J. Memmott, Turlock
• Peter J. Milinazzo Jr.,* Modesto
• Judy Navarro,* Modesto (forewoman)
• Raymond O. Newman, Modesto
• Edward R. Parcaut, Modesto
• Robert J. Philbrook, Modesto
• Dalbir S. Plaha,* Denair
• Robert E. Smith, Modesto
• Matthew J. Speckman, Modesto

* Indicates those who served in previous grand jury panel

The alternate jurors are:

• Akpene K. Ranson, Modesto
• Roger H. Jackson, Turlock
• Valerie J. Swiderski, Patterson
• Judy R. Lindstrom, Modesto
• Anthony R. Delgado, Modesto

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