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Be safe this Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — The Susanville Fire Department reminds residents of the firework restrictions in place in the city of Susanville for the Fourth of July holiday.

A city ordinance regulates the use of fireworks within the Susanville city limits. Any use of fireworks is illegal in Lassen County.

The city fire department makes the following recommendations regarding the safe use of fireworks during the Fourth of July.

National Weather Service urgent fire weather message

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — A red flag warning is in effect from 1 to 9 p.m. today Tuesday, July 1 for thunderstorms and strong outflow winds for the Northeastern Sierra, Northeastern California and far

Northwestern Nevada.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will develop by this afternoon and continue into the evening. There will be a mix of wet and dry storms.

Teen with cerebral palsy takes his longest walk

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — Ronette Scarbrough never thought her son, David Scarbrough, would walk a fair distance without assistance.

After being diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 3 years old, David Scarbrough has been in and out of hospitals and has undergone drastic surgeries that left him bed-ridden and with casts covering both his legs.

“The doctors though he might never walk without assistance,” said Ronette Scarbrough.

Prison drug drop leads to arrest

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — On Friday, June 20, 21-year-old Yasemin Meryem Tafur, a Sunnyvale, California woman, was arrested after a California Correctional Center officer watched her place a bag containing marijuana and methamphetamine in a trash can on prison grounds. The officer was able to get a partial license plate number and a description of the vehicle the woman was driving, which led to the arrest.

Tafur was arrested after her vehicle was discovered at a motel in Susanville. The Lassen County District Attorney’s Office, along with members of the CCC Investigative Services Unit, contacted Tafur at the motel and received consent to search the motel room. Items retrieved in the room were consistent with items recovered at the prison.

Body found near Pat Murphy Field

June 30, 2014 — The Susanville Police department reports it found a dead man along the Susan River trail near Pat Murphy Field last Saturday.            

According to a press release from the department, officers responded to a call about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28 regarding the discovery of a man lying near the river who did not appear to be breathing.

Officers contacted the reporting party and then located a deceased man — Richard Wayne Stowe, 46, of Susanville.

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