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Roop’s Fort preservation project begins

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Zellamae Miles, center, holds a ceremonial hammer to begin the construction of a new roof at Roop’s Fort, the oldest building in Lassen County. Other members of the Arnold family join Miles — Greg Arnold, left, his daughter, Morgan Arnold (the sixth generation of the Lassen County pioneer family), and Chuck Miles.



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Veterans’ remains travel through Susanville

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 — Susanville residents are invited to show their patriotism and honor six fallen veterans whose remains are being transported to Arlington National Cemetery for burial with full military honors during a procession down Main Street about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.
    It’s all part of the Missing In America Project, Honors at Arlington II. The remains of the six veterans — one from each branch of the service and one Buffalo Soldier from World War I — will travel from Seattle to Arlington via Susanville. Organizers expect about 50 motorcycles and about 100 support vehicles will participate in the procession through Susanville.

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Assessor pleads not guilty

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 — Lassen County Assessor Dan Schlueter was arraigned in Lassen Superior Court on Wednesday, Aug. 12 where he pleaded not guilty to five felony counts of perjury and one felony count of voter registration fraud.
    A preliminary hearing setting conference was scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 16.  
    Lassen County District Attorney Stacey Montgomery filed charges against Schlueter July 9 for not living in the county.

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Missing boy turned over to authorities in Barstow

 

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George Lapan has been turned over to San Bernardino County Social Servcies after an older sibling turned him over to authorities in Barstow, early this morning, Saturday, Aug. 15. Photo submitted

 

Saturday, Aug. 19 — A juvenile boy who went missing from his Janesville foster home was turned over to the Barstow Police Department early this morning, Saturday, Aug. 15, according to a press release from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office.

George Lapan, 12, was safely returned by an older sibling before 8 a.m. and has since been turned over to San Bernardino County Social Services. The case remains under investigation.

An extensive investigation was launched after Lapan disappeared from a residence on Blickenstaff Road Sunday Aug. 9.

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Grand jury investigates environmental health department

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 — The Lassen County 2014-2015 Grand Jury investigated the Lassen County Environmental Health Department as a matter of public interest, not because of a complaint. According the grand jury’s report, it’s required by law to “investigate and report on at least one county department each year.” The grand jury interviewed the county administrative officer, the health and human services director and the environmental health director and specialist. The grand jury also received a power point presentation on the entire Health and Social Services Department, reviewed its budget, mission statement and a list of programs administered by environmental health.

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