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Arrest made in ongoing counterfeit money investigation

A Janesville man was arrested after investigations allegedly linked him with an ongoing counterfeit money investigation.

Officers arrested Randall Thompson, 49, at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, according to a press release from the Susanville Police Department. The department executed a search warrant at a residence on Center Road in Janesville after a joint investigation by agents from the U.S. Secret Service.

Thompson was charged with manufacturing fictitious bills and possessing counterfeiting material. He was held on a $30,000 bail at the Lassen County Jail.

The investigation continues, and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Susanville Police Department during regular business hours, or its 24-hour dispatch number at 257-2171.

Callers can choose to remain anonymous.

The Lassen County Narcotics Task Force, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation assisted the department during the execution of the search warrant, according to the release.

Child support services earns top 10 honors

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — The Lassen County Department of Child Support Services earned prestigious recognition for excellence in overall performance among the 51 agencies statewide.

The local department earned the Top 10 Performance Award and Leslie Bell, California Department of Child Support’s regional director, recognized the staff and thanked them for all they’ve done during a Tuesday, March 18 meeting of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.


More bus route info sought

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — After carrying the matter over various meetings, the Lassen Transit Service Agency decided not to cancel two routes in question or change fare rates until seeing their progress through September.

At a previous meeting, the agency looked at two routes, the Night Shift South County Commuter route and the Eagle Lake route, due to poor ridership numbers.


Diamond View student body raises money for cancer victims

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — Students at Diamond View Middle School stayed after school twice to make bracelets to raise money for cancer victims.

They plan at least two more bracelet-making sessions to give their classmates an opportunity to help raise money for Lassen High School graduate Kiefer Crosby and current LHS student Kolby Loflin, who are battling bone cancer and Leukemia, respectively. Students who participate can earn free slices of pizza.


Roosevelt Pool consultant hired

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — The Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority continues to move forward with its plans to build a community pool in the city of Susanville.

The authority unanimously approved awarding a $21,000 contract to Siegfried Engineering to determine what it would take to bring the old Roosevelt Pool back on line. A second firm, Garavaglia Architecture, submitted a $59,550 quote in response to a request for proposal from the authority.


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