Vulgar, threatening emails came from SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill’s home

February 2, 2020

Supervisor Adam Hill


The emails to popular local radio talk show host Dave Congalton were taunting and sexually perverse. And, after a lengthy criminal investigation, the district attorney’s office determined that the emails came from the home of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill.

The emails began in July 2016 and used the name “Sal Krill.” Among the half-dozen messages to Congalton, a KVEC radio icon who has been critical of Hill, were mocking attacks about the suicide of one of Congalton’s friends and his divorce.

“I wanted to know who would be that despicable to make light of a suicide?” Congalton said on his show Wednesday. “Who was the person who was taunting me about my divorce and the suicide of a close personal friend?

Hill has used a false identification before. In 2012, he pretended to be Ed Waage, his opponent in the District 3 supervisor race. He left a voicemail for a woman who had written a letter to the editor. The message mocked the woman for her letter.

Because the emails to Congalton are unsuitable for children and disturbing to some adults, they have been redacted with uncensored copies available through provided links.

In a July 20, 2016 email, wrote to Congalton making vulgar comments about reporters from CalCoastNews and cruel remarks about Congalton’s former wife Charlotte, and ending with a threat.

“You still f****** dogs like velie or 4-legged kinds? we pray for Charlotte’s soul in this time of transition. may she survive the horror that is you, that has always been you and that came out for real when you began f******* karen velie and giving b****** to dan blackburn. you have only begun to pay, congalton.” Link to full email.

A day later, sent another email making more vulgar attacks.

“Congalton Show(s) his bare ass! Don’t worry, Dave! Even a D-list local celebrity with three chins can get laid by a vulnerable person who wants to pretend you are important! And when Velie doesn’t want you to pluck her mustache and Blackburn doesn’t need your finger up his ***, you can pleasure **** **** who is known to enjoy killing puppies after sex! Dave? F*** you!” Link to full email.

Congalton then took his computer to the district attorney’s office, which opened a criminal investigation into the threatening and harassing emails. After a judge signed off on a request for a search warrant to Gmail, district attorney investigators learned the emails came from Hill’s home.

Investigators questioned both Hill and his wife at the time, Dee Torres-Hill; both denied they sent the emails. Attorney Don Ernst, representing the Hills, told prosecutors that if the district attorney filed charges, he would argue his clients’ IP address had been hacked.

Although criminal charges have not been filed, the district attorney’s office recently released records of the investigation to Congalton showing the emails came from Hill’s home.

Congalton told his radio audience, ”Those of you who are liberal, you go after Trump supporters and their blind allegiance to Donald Trump. Conservatives feel the same way about you and your blind allegiance to Adam Hill. Hill is a bully. He goes after people. You cross him, he destroys you.”

In the 2012 voicemail, Hill left the following message on Pismo Beach resident Shelia Blake’s answering machine, calling her names and claiming to be Waage.

“Hi Mrs. Blake, I read your letter in the Tribune, are you a communist, or a socialist, or both or maybe a Marxist, this is Ed Waage. Just wanted to let you know what I thought,” the message says.

Hill denied leaving the voicemail, but after CalCoastNews posted audio of the voicemail, that clearly sounded like Hill, he admitted he made the call. He said he was only “joking.”


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To answer Dave’s question.

I AM willing to give up my blind allegiance to a; bloated, lying, cheating, stealing, mean, gasbag who doesn’t serve the public’s interest but only his own.

Are you?


How dumb is this guy Hill to think that his emails couldn’t be traced back to him? How lame is this guy Hill to then claim that his IP address was hacked?


What a scumbag.


Adam Hill: the most troubling, troubled, and troublesome elected official in our County’s history. And to think this bullysome pervert is now the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. I’d be amazed if the “local mainstream media” who like to protect Hill would pick up this latest of his indiscretions, but let’s see if they will. Well done CCN!


And the liberal sheep of SLO will still vote him in…you get what you vote for.


Holy. Crap. Local mainstream had better pick this one up. Hill is one sick human.


They will, after letting CCN do all the legwork and write the story.


Hill disclosed in a February 9, 2018 interview with the Tribune that he suffers from depression and at that time he stated he would be stepping back from some of his duties to focus on his mental health.

My guess is, after reading this story, his disclosure was an attempt to get out in front of this by admitting he was ill and would seek treatment. Kind of like the old, “I won’t address the rape allegations, but I am going into rehab to treat my sexual addictions. “

I don’t know if he is really sick or he is just an ass***e.

As for Mr. Ernst’s assertion that Hill’s IP address was hacked, that could have been determined through a forensic examination of the electronic devices possessed by Hill and Torres, obtained by the DA through a search warrant and examined at their forensic computer lab at Camp SLO.

Of course nobody wants to upset the apple cart in San Luis Obispo, so that wasn’t done. My guess is after ending the phone call with the DA, Mr. Ernst, a consummate Democrat fixer in this town, probably hit Adam across the nose with a rolled up news paper, told him to knock it off and then picked up the phone to a friendly therapist who began treating Mr. Hill that afternoon. And so it goes in San Luis Obispo County.


And yet he will be re-elected by the progressive buffoons because the end justifies the means.


guess the guy needs a little help. maybe from some kind of a group?

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