Attached is the police report that I made to the Visalia Police Department back in February of 2010 (click red link above to view Police_Report pdf).
While the report intentionally (my opinion) omitted some of the worst abuses we reported…it did document enough of the abuse that a source tells me that the District Attorney would have “arrested Bob personally” (according to the source) had the Statute of Limitations not expired.
I followed up my in-person testimony with emails to the detective because I was concerned about the presence of Sgt. McIntosh as a key figure in the process. Sgt. McIntosh’s mother, Judy McIntosh, is a longtime close personal friend, confidante and part of Bob Grenier’s inner-circle at Calvary Chapel Visalia. Judy is a good woman, but good people can be fooled by a good liar like Bob.
The report left out some of these abuses that were reported and corroborated by my brothers: Bob imprisoning Geoff in a small closet, Bob kicking Geoff, Bob hitting me with paddles causing open wounds where my underwear would stick to my buttocks from the oozing/bleeding.
The other glaring and BIG omission: The police report tries to frame an incident of abuse where Bob punched Geoff in the face and kicked him out of the home as “Geoff stood up to Bob”…and they did not even mention that Bob had beaten Geoff and then punched him in the face. Glen Cardaronella, a 20-plus-year Calvary Chapel Visalia Board Member states in his sworn Declaration that is already in the Court’s evidence that Bob confessed to the Board that he punched Geoff in the face during that incident.
Bob’s cop buddies (Bob has some close ties in the Visalia Law Enforcement Community…but many see through his lies) came to bat for him, in my opinion, and did their best to mute the report and sanitize it to a degree…even listing the crime as “corporal punishment” which is not true. Hitting kids with objects causing them injuries, imprisoning kids in closets, punching them in the face, kicking them….is not “corporal punishment”…it is Felony Child Abuse according to the statutes I read of the California Penal Code.
What the police report does include is an aunt and uncle who witnessed Bob abusing Geoff and it also includes Geoff’s recounting of being sent to the principle’s office in high school after a coach noticed injuries on him when Geoff was showering.
We will be covering the many allegations of abuse and corruption against Bob Grenier of Calvary Chapel Visalia in much detail and specificity leading up to a jury trial. We will hold some things back, but Bob is already aware of a large chunk of these things as we tried to get resolution to these matters privately at the local level with Calvary Chapel Visalia’s Board…but were rebuffed…and we took it to the top of Calvary Chapel with Chuck Smith in Costa Mesa…and the door was slammed in our face there as well. Bob has had plenty of opportunities to handle what he lies and calls “private family matters”…Bob has stone-walled and denied every attempt at handling the abuses through private channels…and now wants to play the victim once it went public because there is no other recourse.
This is the Calvary Chapel Model of how they teach and deal with major grievances. They give the impression there is some sort of Church mechanism that holds pastors accountable and that there is some venue for beefs…you then send all (or most) of your beefs and evidence to them…they then stone-wall you and pass that evidence on to the pastor and offender so he can prepare a defense against you later. Very evil and sinister of Calvary Chapel.
Then when your only avenue is to go public….they sue you for defamation and claim it’s all a “private family matter”.
Not this time Bob and Calvary Chapel. You aren’t going to get away with it.