Roseville, CA Man Sentenced For ‘Lasering’ Police Helicopter

He Will Serve More Than Three Years In A Federal Prison

United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown announced today that Balltazar Valladares, 30, of Roseville, was sentenced Wednesday by United States District Judge William B. Shubb to three years and one month in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release for interfering with the safe operation of an aircraft. Valladares pleaded guilty on June 8, 2009. Editor’s Note: CALPILOTS is pleased that law enforcement has acted firmly on this matter and sent a message to others considering this unsafe harassment tactic.

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