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Date and Time of Release: 19 Aug. 2010

Date and Time of Incident: 18 Aug. 2010, at approx. 4:00 am

Subject: Drug & Child Endangerment Arrest
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18 Aug. 10, at approx. 4:00 am, Officers from the Sonora Police Department responded to the emergency room of Sonora Regional Medical Center for a report of two people being treated for an alleged assault.

When officers arrived at the hospital, they learned that Daniel Jacobsen, 26, and Elissa Fritz, 20, both of Paso Robles, hand driven to the emergency room with Fritz’s 10 month old, to seek treatment for an alleged assault they were the victims of. However, both of them were now being treated for prescription drug overdoses.

A records check indicated that Jacobsen was on felony probation out of Calaveras County for possession of drugs. A probation search was conducted on the vehicle, which was in the parking lot of the hospital.

Inside the vehicle were numerous empty prescription pill bottles, numerous types of prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and a pill crusher. Two of the empty bottles had just been filled the day before. A total of five different prescription pills were located inside the vehicle, most of which Jacobsen or Fritz didn’t have a prescription for. Also located inside the vehicle was a marble slab with white pill powder residue on it, along with items for snorting the powder through.

As officers conducted their investigation into this matter, they contacted a witness, who stated that Jacobsen and Fritz had been in the parking lot of the hospital since approx. 11:00 pm. The reason the witness noticed them, was because Jacobsen and Fritz were staggering around the parking lot if they were intoxicated. The witness also stated that Fritz was holding a child when they saw her.

Officers believe that Jacobsen and Fritz were sitting in the parking lot of the hospital, while they chopped up and snorted several different types of prescription pills, while Fritz’s child was inside the vehicle with them. Then when they ran low on pills, they created a story about being attacked, so they could obtain more prescription pills from the emergency room, not knowing they were already overdosing on prescription pills.

After Jacobsen and Fritz were treated, they were taken into custody. They were both transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked.

Jacobsen was booked for;
• Felony child endangerment
• Felony possession of a controlled substance
• Felony violation of probation
• Misdemeanor being under the influence of a controlled substance

Fritz was booked for;
• Felony child endangerment
• Felony possession of a controlled substance
• Misdemeanor being under the influence of a controlled substance