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Deputies arrest registered sex offender

UPDATE: Friday, April 11 — A registered sex offender seen around the Janesville area including an elementary school was arrested at a local motel after a deputy saw the vehicle he had been reportedly seen driving.

According to updated information from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Santos Telebango Bagano, Jr., 65, of Stagecoach, Nev., was arrested for being out of compliance with his sex registration as defined in Section 290 of the California Penal Code. He was booked into the Lassen County Jail.

The sheriff’s office issued a press release early Friday, April 11 asking for anyone who saw Bagano to contact them. 

According to sergeant Kevin Jones, shortly after the information was released to the public and media, the communications center was flooded with calls from community members who saw or had contact with Bagano in recent days.

Jones expressed appreciation to everyone who called and wanted to help finding the person.

Bagano is currently listed as a Tier 2 offender in the Nevada Department of Public Safety Registry, which requires lifetime registration. Investigators allege Bagano did not notify the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department within 24 hours of leaving Nevada, as required.

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State shuts down local recycler’s CRV program

Thursday, April 10 — A Susanville recycling company will be paying $235,000 in restitution and civil penalties to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) after an investigation revealed the business was allegedly paying California Redemption Value for out-of-state material, accepting more material than the daily legal limit and falsifying records and receipts.

In addition, CRV recycling will no longer be permitted under CalReycle.

Old Tom Glenn, who helps run Bullseye Recycling Center on Highway 395, said, as of May 31, the recycling center will not accept aluminum cans or bottles, but will still operate as a scrap and metal yard accepting copper, brass and car bodies. The scrap program is not run under CalRecycle. 

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Human remains identified

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — Human remains found in October 2013 have been identified as those of Edgar Carrera, of Doyle.

Carrera, who was 56 at the time, was reported as a missing person in September of 2012, having last been seen in late August of that year.

During the course of the investigation, many tips were received about Carrera’s whereabouts and circumstances of his disappearance. Based on this information, cadaver dogs were used in areas of southern Lassen County to search for Carrera, but were unsuccessful.   

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Society presents ‘Curse of the Ninth Symphony’

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — Oh, my. Halloween is still months and seasons away and no one within eyeshot is really reading Edgar Allen Poe, but those two realities won’t stop the Susanville Symphony Society from presenting the “Curse of the Ninth Symphony” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at the Assembly of God Church on Richmond Road.

"This is one of the most challenging concerts the Susanville Symphony Society has performed to date,” said Ben Wade, the symphony’s artistic director and conductor. “Both the musicians and audience will be well spent and tired by the end of this one.

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Supes to negotiate counsel contract

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 — Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns will be assuming a new role as county counsel.

After the Lassen County Board of Supervisors interviewed two candidates in closed session on Tuesday, April 1, county executive officer Richard Egan reported the board unanimously directed him to negotiate an employment contract with Burns and bring it back as soon as possible.

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