More details from googlemap
In this section, our narratives focused on the drama that was to take place at the parole office in Concord, California. We explore the sexual dynamics in the Garrido’s household. For many years now till August 2009, Phillip Garrido had 2 wives. Nancy Garrido lived in the front house. In the back garden, the young 'wife' Alyssa had her tent. It was an alibi constructed by Phillip and Nancy Garrido as part of the 'Alyssa' identity. For here during the day, Alyssa played the part of 'older' sister to Angel and Starlit (Scarlett?). At night, she was Phillip Garrido's sex partner. For most nights, Phillip Garrido slept with her in the 'family' tent after the 2 girls are put to bed in the house with Nancy.
On the previous day, Tues, August 25, Phillip Garrido had travelled to University of California, Berkeley with the 2 girls, Angel and Starlit (Scarlett?). His appointment with the campus police officer Lisa Campbell was at 2 pm. Officer Ally Jacobs had joined in the meeting at the request of Officer Lisa Campbell. The previous day Mon, August 24, Phillip Garrido had turned up at the special event office of Officer Lisa Jacob requesting for permission to hold an event for his religious organisation called God’s Desire. Officer Lisa Campbell had told Phillip Garrido to come back the next day and she had made the appointment for the meeting at 2 pm the next day. After Phillip Garrido left her office with the 2 girls, Officer Lisa Campbell had spoken to Officer Ally Jacobs. Officer Ally Jacobs then carried out a check of Phillip Garrido. She found out that he was sex offender. Officer Ally Jacobs decided to sit in for the interview of Phillip Garrido with Officer Lisa Campbell. The appointment had been made for Tuesday, August 25 at 2 pm.
2 pm, Tues August 25 - Phillip Garrido arrived at the special event office of the University of California, Berkeley with the 2 girls, Angel and Starlit (Scarlett?). In the interview which lasted about 15 min, Officer Ally Jacobs had managed to engage the girls in a conversation while Officer Lisa Campbell talked with Phillip Garrido. Feeling a sense of unease, Officer Ally Jacobs had phoned Phillip Garrido’s parole agent Santos. He was not available to take the call and she had left a message on his voice messaging machine.
According to the officer, Garrido appeared to have a mental illness, and if he was required to take medication, it was apparent he was not. Because of his sex offender status, the officer was also concerned for the safety of the two young girls accompanying Garrido. The officer noted that the girls, who called Garrido “daddy,” and whom Garrido referred to as his daughters, acted as if Garrido’s strange behavior was normal. They had also made reference to an older sister aged 29.
After 3 pm, Tues August 25 - Phillip Garrido left his meeting at the UC Berkeley at probably about 2:15 pm but more likely later. Information from google map indicate that the drive home would have taken about 44 min.
Parole Officers Searched House
That same afternoon, the parole officer, Eddie Santos received the voice message left by Officer Ally Jacobs. He attempted to call her back and was advised by a records technician that she had left for the day. Together with another parole officer, La Grassa, they had gone to Phillip Garrido’s house at 1554 Walnut Avenue, Antioch. They left the office at about 1800 hours. They handcuffed Phillip Garrido and agent La Grassa stayed with Garrido outside the house while agent Santos searched the house but could not find the 2 girls. They found Nancy Garrido and her mother-in-law, Patricia Franzen(Garrido).
Back to the Parole Office
The officers then took Phillip Garrido back to the parole office. According to Google map, the drive would take about 23 minutes from 1554 Walnut Avenue to the parole office in Concord. During the trip, Garrido was adamant that he had done nothing wrong. He told them that the 2 girls were daughters of a relative and one of the parent had picked them up.
At the parole office, agent Santos reviewed Garrido's file. He then contacted G. Sims, Fairfield II U.S. (A) and reviewed Garrido's file with him. Although Garrido had a "no contact with minors" special condition of parole (SCOP), they decided there was no nexus to the SCOP because he had no prior or current convictions for PC288 noted in the field file. The 2 parole officers then drove him back to his Residence of Record (ROR) and instructed to report back the next day (Aug 26 2009) at 0800 hours to discuss this matter and his conditions. He was also instructed to bring all that was living with him.
Back to Walnut Avenue
Taking into consideration the driving time back and forth and the searching of the house and the questioning and reviewing at the parole office, we assumed that it took at least an hour and half.
By the time that Phillip Garrido was returned to his home, it would easily be 7:30 pm.
That evening dinner would have been disrupted. The trip to the University of California, Berkeley had turned into a disaster. It was a trip that he had to do to promote his new church, God's Desire. (Note: God's Desire was incorporated in California on April 24 2008). It was his new venture to sell God. Instead now, the parole officers were onto him. They were now aware of the 2 younger girls.
Since this was a Tuesday, we assumed Alyssa spent the day reading in her tent and gardening . Perhaps she checked the emails for Print for Less from the Personal Computer in the house. On that Tuesday, we believe that she was menstruating. On those day when she was having her period, Phillip Garrido kept his distance from her. Most likely, her period had started the previous Sunday, August 23, when she last slept with him in the air-conditioned shed which also had a TV, VCR, PC and a fish tank. In the photos taken on August 26, the beddings can be seen piled onto of the couch.
When the parole officers turned up at the house, the 2 girls were in the backyard garden with Alyssa or they could have just scooted to the backyard garden on a signal from Phillip or Nancy Garrido. They would have been well-trained on that. Alyssa would have been forewarned of the danger of discovery. Perhaps that evening they stayed in the backyard compound till Phillip Garrido had been returned to the house and the parole officers had left. Since Alyssa was menstruating, Phillip Garrido slept with Nancy in the house. This also contributed to the lack of communication and coordination between Phillip Garrido and Alyssa which set the stage for the discovery of Alyssa's real identity.