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.