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Lassen County Times, WestWood PinePress Tuesday, Oct. 30 2007 3C LAW, from page 2C Nothing was stolen from the house, but damage was caused. Traffic hazard Officers responded to a sec- tion of Main Street at 10:17 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, to a report of a man skateboard- ing down the middle of the road, almost hit by two cars. Disturbing the peace Officers responded to five disturbing the peace viola- ti6ns from Wednesday, Oct. 24 to Wednesday, Oct. 17. SHERIFF,S BLOTTER. The Lassen County Sheriff's Department provides this information. Those accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Drug arrest At 2:43 p.m. onWednesday, Oct. 17, a sergeant conducted a traffic stop on Highway 36 between Susanville Motors and the Susanville city limit. He arrested Steven Conatser, 43, Renc, for possession of methamphetamine, driving under the influence of drugs and possession of drug para- phernalia. Conatser was booked into the county jail. Bail was set at $20,000. Rape At 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, deputies responded to a report fromWestwood of a rape at Sierra Army Depot. On further investigation the alleged rape was determined to have occurred on federal land. The case was turned over to the FBI. FBI Special Agent Ray Stanley, in Sacramento, said the agency could not comment on the pending case until charges are filed or someone is arrested. Rattle snake under bed At 9:57 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, a caller from Blickenstaff Road reported a rattle snake under her bed. An officer responded as a public service but the inci- dent report contained no informationas to the out- come of the case. Truck missing At 9:52 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, a caller from Johnson Road reported a vehicle was miss- ing when employees got to work and one of them found it in a gully. They simply wanted to make a report. A deputy took an incident report. Threat against school At 8:31 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, a caller from Westwood High School reported a for- mer student threatened to cut multiple students and faculty at the homecoming senior bonfire. Deputies responded but the subject was gone. Investigators contacted the former student the next day and advised him not to return to the school. Suspicious van At 9:11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, a caller on Sierra Vista Way reported a suspi- cious white van driving around the neighborhood. A deputy was unable to locate the van. Kitchen damage At 3:54 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, a deputy responding to a motion alarm reported an animal had been in the kitchen area of a house on Highway 36 between Susanville and Westwood. The kitchen area was torn up but the house was secure. School vandalism At 9:06 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, a caller from Janesville School reported graffiti, a tire slashed and a coat torn up. A deputy took an incident repOrt. Mean messages At 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, a caller on Cowboy Joe Road reported an ll:year- old receiving mean text mes- sages. A deputy took an incident report. Mountain lion At 5:31 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, a caller 'from Wingfield Road reported spot- ting a mountain lion in the front yard. A deputy responded and took an incident report. Threats At 12:33 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, a woman on Oak Way reported her daughter was being threatened by cell phone calls from another girl. A deputy took an incident report. Dog bite At 12:58 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 24, a caller from Birch Street in Westwood reported a white pit bull bit the left knee of a victim. The deputy who responded faxed a bite report to the ani- mal shelter. Eagle v windshield At 12:03 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, a caller reported that, while he was driving on Termo Grasshopper Road, he hit an eagle, which shattered his windshield. Firearm At 10:16 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, a caller from Westwood reported a subject just released from a mental hospital had possession of a firearm. A deputy took an incident report. Suicidal message At 8:31 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, a caller from the' Janesville area reported his wife left a message sounding suicidal and the couple is sep- arated. A deputy did a welfare check. Calves missing At 9:13 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, a caller reported two calves missing from a ranch in Lassen County The dispatcher referred the call to the county brand inspector. Theft At 3:16 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, a caller from Westwood reported the theft of books and property from a locked vehicle. The case remains under investigation. Illegal firewood cutting At 5:04 p.m. on Monday, Oct 22, a CHP officer called to report illegal firewood cut- ting on Pitville Road. Found wallet At~ 10:12 a.m. on Monday, Oct 22, a caller from Doyle said he found a waUet on his property in Wendel and would call back when he got off work. The reporting party never called back. Structure fire At 12:53 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, a caller from Coyote Road reported a structure fire. Kids throwing rocks At 12:32 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, a caller from Delwood Street in Westwood asked to sign a complaint about an ongoing situation with kids throwing rocks at a car parked at a vacant house. Appliances taken At 1:47 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, a caller from Ponderosa Way reported her roommates took appliances and other items. A deputy took an incident report. Dog bite At 8:19 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, Banner Lassen Medical Center reported a dog bite in Standish. Student with knife At 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, Fletcher Walker School in Westwood reported a student on campus with a knife. The case remains under investigation. SWAT team response At 5:32 a.m. on Friday, Oct 19, the Lassen County SWAT team responded to a report of a man with a gun barricaded inside an apartment on the 700 block of Nevada Street. The SWAT team evacuated the surrounding units: Officers talked the man into leaving the apartment with- out incident. Stolen bicycle .At 6:08 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, a caller from Fletcher Walker School reported a bicycle stolen from the cam- pus area. The case remains Under investigation. Vehicle vandalism At 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, a resident of Leavitt Lake reported the windows were broken out of a county vehicle parked'at the resi- dence. The case remains under investigation. COURTS The following is information from the files of the Lassen County Superior Court. Those charged should not be pre- sumed guilty. Corporal injury Frank Lee Perez, 19, of Susanville, was sentenced on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to three years formal probation and one year in the Lassen County Jail and fined $50 after pleading guilty on Tuesday, Aug. 14 to a felony charge of corporal injury of a spouse, cohabitant or child. As part of a plea bargain, a felony great bodily injury enhancement was stricken and a misdemeanor child abuse charge was dismissed. In a separate case, Perez was entenced on Oct. 16 to six months in the Lassen County Jail, to be served con- current with his sentence in the previous case. Perez pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge on Aug. 14. Burglary Lillian Rae Cole, 36, plead- ed not guilty on Tuesday,Oct. 2 to a felony burglary charge and two misdemeanor charges Of petty theft. , She remains free on a $15,000 bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for 8:3o a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Assault with a deadly weapon Khari Jamarsa Woods pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm, and burglary. Woods also denied two felony prior prison term enhancements and a felony great bodily injury enhance- ment. Woods remains in custody and will appear in court again at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, DIVORCES Nov. 16. Kenni Roberts-Custer v Sidney Custer, filed Oct. 11, married Sept. 18, 2006. Barbara Bates v Floyd A. Bates, fried Oct. 10, married Aug. 27, 1966. Robert Wilburn v Julia Wilburn, filed Oct. 5, married Sept. 29, 1990. Miguel Rodriguez v Lucia Valdez, filed Oct. 5, married June 23, 1991. Chad Sellmer v Papuska C. Sellmer, filed Oct. 2, married Oct. 6, 2001. nn - . . , The Modoc National Forest invites the public to share information about roads and dispersed campsites at a tray, el management planning pub- lic open house. Representatives of the for- est have spoken about this process in many meetings and to many groups since July. The public has been encouraged to consider the routes they use so they can give meaningful input to this planning process. Now it is time to give that information to the forest. The open houses will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon. Nov. 5, Cedarville Ranger District, 385 Wallace St Cedarville, Tues. Nov. 6, Modoc National Forest, 800 W 12th St Alturas Weds. Nov 7, Adin Community Memorial Hall, Adin Thurs. Nov. 8, Honkers~ 810 Main St Tulelake These open houses will be listening sessions where the public can show us on a map, dispersed camping sites and non-system roads that are important to them. They will also learn more about the process the forest will use. This information is vital as we plan what to do with the 525 miles of roads that are not currently in the forest road system. These meetings are the best opportunity to give your road information to the forest. "This travel management planning :is required by our Washington office. It will end cross-country OHV travel and will be completed by the end of 2008," said Stan Sylva, Modoc forest supervisor. the end of this process, we will have a free map of roads and trails open to motorized vehicles." "The input we receive at these open houses will be we used to craft our alternatives and proposed action," added Joyce Thompson, forest plan- ner. "Without public input, we may :miss important roads and destinations that people use. We need their infbrma, tion to ensure a travel 'plan that fits .the needs :and desires of our community," Information about the process as well as printable maps of all system and non- system roads are on line at fs.fed.us/r5/modoc/recre- ation/ohv/route-designa- tion/route-designation.shtml A good way to bring infor- mation to an open house is to draw it on a map printed from this website. 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