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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, May 12, 2010 5B Greenville man escapes fire Arrests made for shelter break-00n Ruth Ellis Staff Writer Two girls were arrested on Thursday, May 6 after the Lassen County Sheriff's Of- fice investigated a burglary at the Lassen County Animal Shelter in Johnstonville. The girls were booked into the Lassen County Juvenile Hall on charges of vandalism, burglary, animal cruelty and conspiracy. Melissa Scroggins, 39, of Susanville was also arrested for contributing to the delin- quency of a minor, accessory after commission of a felony with intent to avoid arrest, dissuading a witness and ob- structing a peace officer. She is being held on $15,000 bail. According to a press re- lease from the sheriffs office, extensive damage was done to the interior of the facility; cats were missing and two an- imals, still inside the facility, were injured. One was even- tually euthanized. Pete Heimbigner, deputy di- rector for the Lassen County Public Works department, confirmed four adult cats and two kittens were missing. At press time, Assistant Sheriff Dean Growdon said one of the cats and the kit- tens had been found. KOLO news channel 8 reported the rescued cat was a tortishell extra-toed female. The cats that have not been located are described as a longhaired Siamese; the kit- tens mother, a gray and white tabby and a longhaired neutered orange male cat Heimbigner said the girls entered the facility through a small glass window inside the cat room. They were only able to access the cat area, the main corridor and front of- rice of the shelter. They were unable to access the dog kennels or the quar- antined area, he said. Damages include a broken window, a cracked viewing win- dow looking into the kennel area, pen scribbled on the moni- tors and files thrown on the floor. Heimbigner said estimated costs of the damages is sever- al thousand dollars. According to Heimbigner, plans are being looked at to upgrade the shelter's security and alarm system. David Alexander, 56, of Greenville suffered minor burns to his back when the motor home he was driving caught fire about 5 p.m. Monday, May 3. Alexander was headed northbound on Highway 89 at approximately 35 miles per hour when the engine compartment of his 1973 Jetpro Escapade caught fire. The cab filled with smoke and flames as the fire quickly spread. He pulled the vehicle over to the roadway edge, where he jumped from the motor home, which continued to roll down a small embankment. It came to rest against a small pine tree, where it became completely engulfed in flames. Photo by Alicia Knadler Bietz arraignment continues Sam Williams News Editor The felony conflict of inter- est and perjury trial of the su- perintendent of the Westwood Charter School was continued on Wednesday, May 5 until 8:30 , a.m,,  We csday,, Jurle 23..: O,nThu:sdaY, March 11, the California Attorney Gen- eral's Office filed a felony complaint alleging Henry Warner Bietz, the superin- tendent of Westwood Charter School and superinten- dent/principal of the West- wood Unified School District, violated conflict of interest and perjury laws while work- ing for the two schools at the same time. Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns made a special appearance for the prosecutor, Deputy Attorney District, became financially interested in a contract made with Westwood Charter School." Count 2 of the complaint, the perjury charge, alleges that between Jan. 1, 2004 and Mike Gardner for County Assessor The Candidate for Lower Taxes General Robert Morgester, of Dec. 31, 2008, Bietz declared the Special Crimes Unit, and n),reportable i.nt, eres" on made a "joint request:: .for a continuation from both the prosecution and the defense. Count 1 of the complaint, the conflict of interest charge, alleges that on and between Oct. 1, 2004 and Oct. 31, 2005, Bietz, "while in his official ca- hi:California Fair Political Practices Commission Form 700 while he was receiving in- come from Westwood Charter School. The complaint alleges Bietz made the allegedly false decla- ration under penalty of per- pacity as superintendent of jury when he signed the form. the Westwood Unified School Bietz did not enter a plea. 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Stands behind local businesses VOTE TO RETAIN A PROVEN LEADER ON JUNE 8th I GREG HAGWOOD 283-2870 * KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP PUSD, First 5 Plumas, Public Health & the Child Care Planning Council thank these health care providers, school staff, organizations and individuals for their participation and support. Vincent Natali, MD Christine Gibson, DDS Dale Harris, DDS Fred Fell, OD Dotti Bok, PHN Dorothy Ziegler, FNP John Evans, FNP Jocelyn Cote, RN Tom Thompson, PHN Kathy Whitaker, K Teacher Wendy Luna, K Teacher Dena Cunningham, LVN Nancy Cary, Speech Therapist Lori Pini, Public Health Wayne Leiss, EMT Mary Dovi, K Teacher Colleen Griffin, K Teacher Janine Wolcott K Teacher Estelle Beer, QES Secretary Janet McCoy, K Teacher Leslie Edlund, Pioneer PCO Debi Bradfield, Public Health Nurse Binh O'Massey, Public Health Karen Strahaus, Speech Therapist Chris Meigs, Media Specialist Jessica Coelho, Healthy Smiles Chelsey Leiss, FRC Student Joyce Scroggs, Child Care Planning Council Lori Bader, Portola Family Resource Ctr. Joann McEIhaney, Chester Parent Group Christina Sandoval, Chester Parent Group Jeannie Sousa, IV Resource Center Lisa Noia, Greenville Parent Club Dr. Kepple volunteered at Pioneer Elementary School. Jeffrey Kepple, MD Brent Webb, DDS Bill Gomez, FNP Michael Barton, DDS Jonathan Friden, OD Stephen Johnson, FNP Christine Potter, FNP Lois Evans, K Teacher Michele Hinrichs, K Teacher Wendy Luna, K Teacher Laura Leiss, LVN Regina Hall, MA Pam Nye, Head Start Odessie Welch, Plumas Literacy Linda Barghini, Head Start Jeanne Brovelli, First 5 Plumas Dana Cash, Healthy Smiles Walter Mathison, PClRC Nancy Sipe, K Teacher Grace Ann Mason, Pioneer PCO Linda Margaretic, Head Start Bea McNulty, LVN Student Karen Machin, CRC PTA Kerry Friedrichs, Chester PTA Valerie Joyce, LVN Student Marlene Mullen, Roundhouse Council Vikki Tuck, PRS-Family Empowerment Andrea Huggins, Head Start Victoria Metcalf, Plumas Literacy Julie Richter, Chester Parent Group Debbie Lundquist, Plumas Literacy Stefani Tagudin, LVN Student And very special thanks to... 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