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Susanville man makes threats with machete

Friday, July 11 — Dios Wainis, 27, of Susanville, chased another man with a machete, according to a press release from the Susanville Police Department.

At about 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, officers responded to an altercation involving a machete on N. Fairfield Avenue.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers spoke to a 17-year-old male teen who claimed Wainis yelled profanities while driving, then proceeded to get out of his vehicle and assault the juvenile with the large blade before two others pulled him away.

According to the press release, the whereabouts of the machete-wielding Wainis remain unknown, however, officers did locate the weapon.

The juvenile did not sustain any injuries from the incident.

The Susanville Police Department urges anyone with information regarding the case to call the department’s 24-hour dispatch line at 257-2171. Callers may remain anonymous.


0 #8 Angry Parent 2014-08-01 22:41
This whole case angers me as he should have been arrested and put behind bars. He is a threat to the community. This poor excuse for a man is out in general public after attacking our youth with a machete over not being given a ciggarette when asked. He stalked these boys driving past them until he finally snapped and pulled out the machete. This type of person should not be allowed to roam free and continue to drink beer in his front yard. Where is the justice system... I'm praying that someone else is not hurt or killed by this person by the time the DA actually get's the case processed! Not to mention he has children in his home, where is the investigation there as well. Simply disgusted!
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+2 #7 Witness to crime 2014-07-21 22:47
I am a neighbor and a witness of the crime and since the incident happened I've seen the suspect at least 5 times actually washing a car in the front yard. Drinking beer with others in the front yard. Wow, who is in charge of following up on crimes in this town....very dissipointed at the follow up but greatful of the police departments in this city...We have to be!
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-1 #6 Fed up 2014-07-15 05:50
Witness - have you ever witnessed the inside of the dispatch center. I have! I've had family members work in there and it is a very stressful environment. There is usually only ONE person working at any given time. That ONE person must answer 911 (news flash 911 calls stay local,they DO NOT GO TO Sacramento), they must answer the non-emergency lines, they must answer the radio traffic, they must dispatch the calls out. What if another 911 call came they just cant let that ring, they have to answer that too.

Secondly, 6 minutes response times are average considering that the officers just don't sit in the police station like fire fighters waiting for a call. They are actively patrolling or dealing with your petty noise complaint call and have to break off of that, time yourself and see how long it takes you to drive from Meadowview School all the way to Tehama St across town. Try doing this during the day with people out an about. Will no doubt open your eyes
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+1 #5 Witness to crime 2014-07-14 22:53
I was dissapointed at the dispatcher who handled the call. I witnessed the incident and called while the suspect was still in the yard and was put on hold for thats why that man got away the police Department is 1 minute away from fairfield and it took them 6 minutes to respond...What is up with that.
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+1 #4 Pavid Darks 2014-07-14 13:45
Maybe he was simply trying to open a coconut! :P
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-3 #3 admode 2014-07-12 03:17
they found the weapon...
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-8 #2 David Parks 2014-07-12 02:45
Just look in the nearest dumpster or some good citizens yard. Thugs are cowards. They like to hide their evedince. So when they go on their freak show rampage, they quickly hide their weapon and pretend they never met such a victim and then they go on to say to the Law Enforcement... Geeeee I'm innocent. Give me a break.......... ....
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+9 #1 Hahahah! 2014-07-11 18:10
Is this for real? :cry: :oops:

"The machete-wieldin g Wainis" lolz
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