Board member scheduled for July court appearance

Water agency has no comment on arrest policy
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
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A Placer County Water Agency director charged with domestic violence is set to appear in court at the end of the month. Lowell Martin Jarvis, who represents Auburn-area residents on the water agency’s board, is scheduled for an appearance on Placer County Superior Court July 29 after he was arrested July 8 on a charge of willful infliction of corporal injury to a spouse, former spouse or cohabitant. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jarvis after they responded to a 911-call to the home. Jarvis allegedly twisted the victim’s arm and left visible injuries, according to initial official reports. The July 8 incident was not the first time Placer Sheriff’s authorities have responded to Jarvis’ home on the 800 block of Lozanos Road in Newcastle. In July 2007, deputies were called for a verbal dispute that was resolved without a report, according to records from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. In October 2006, there was a 911 call for medical aid with a minor involved. In July 2005, an incomplete 911 call was made from the home. Jarvis was elected to the water agency board in November 1996. Board members serve four-year terms. The water agency services Placer County’s approximate 350,000 residents and covers the entire geographical area of the county, according to David Brenninger, water agency general manager. For 2009, the agency reported a $82, 441,348 budget. In response to e-mailed questions from the Journal regarding the agency’s policy if a board member is arrested, Brenninger replied “no comment.” Jarvis will appear in court July 29 in Dept. 31 at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville. The Journal's Jenifer Gee can be reached at or post a comment.