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ii Gregory Varlomoff was arrested eight hours after he allegedly dential fence on Weldon Way May 18. a= By Dave Keller Staff Writer A Sacramento man who al- iegedly crashed a stolen vehi- cte into a Quincy resident's yard and then fled was arrest- ed after an eight-hour search. : Gregory Varlomoff was tak- fen into custody Friday, May : 18, at about 7 p.m. at a cabin on : Lawrence Street. He was arrested on charges of reckless driving, auto theft and assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect also is being held on at least one felony war- rant from Sacramento. Law enforcement officials al- ' The arrest capped a day-long I Search that started when Var- lomoff allegedly tried to run over his girlfriend with a car : on Redberg Avenue. Witnesses say Varlomoff : missed his intended target, lost : control of the vehicle, drove in. : to a fence on the corner of Red. berg and Weldon and then smacked into a parked vehicle on a Quincy resident's private property. Sheriff Len Gardner said Varlomoff then fled the scene. During the search, a pair of police dogs were used, along ~ith about a dozen law en- forcement officers. ' During the search, deputies : and CHP were told that Var- lomoff was considered danger- ous and a risk to officer safety. ', Relying on a tip, deputies lo- ',cared Varlomoff eight hours later inside a cabin near the intersection of Lawrence and Crescent Street. FEATHE VER Published: Eve~/Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 555,W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon>Fd., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. 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P~ postage paid at Quincy, CA, Postmaster: Send change ot address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Publisher Kevin Mallory Jenette Meneely Assistant to the Publisher News Proofreader, I~d's Page Editor Debra Coates Tom Forney Managing Editor Production Manager Diane Kleine Cobey Brown Circulation & Classified Ad Manager Pnnt Shop Manager Sherri McConnell Pat Whitcomb Display Advertising Manager Bookkeeper Keri Taborskl Eva Small Legal Advertising DepartmentComposing Manager rm~~~mm~~mll~mmlrmmmm=alm I Subscription Order Form - - "1 I I Feather River Bulletin I I P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 I I I P ,,e =.,, myfor.______ y,=.=. I " | I ==o pc, yw. E] out ot s.,t. v=, I I .... ...... ! I I I .I 61 Bradley St. Quincy Quincy Susanville portola/Chester 283-2357 251-2357 1(888) 832-2357 I I I c,y. st=,. z,p ___ .I I b, I L .... -- .................. j Photos by Kevin Mallory crashed through a resi- so arrested Audrey D. Wrestler, Misty Stewart and George L Payne. They were each charged with harboring a fugitive, be- cause they allegedly assisted Varlomoff in hiding out from law enforcement. By Dave Keller him. Staff Writer In return, the district attor- More than $8,600 in repara- hey did not t-fie a criminal com- tions have been paid to a plaint againstJohnson. Meadow Valley woman who paid about $16,000 to have her "The D.A.'s office decided, in roof fixed by a traveling fix-it this instance, to negotiate a man. civil compromise," Robinson said. "A fly-by-night unlicensed roofer," said Don Robinson, Johnson allegedly went to who investigates elder abuse the woman's home, told her cases for the Plumas County she needed work done on her District Attorney. "That's how roof and made minor repairs, I would describe him." Robinson said. The roofer in question, Troy Although Robinson said it is L. Johnson, agreed to pay the difficult to estimate the value Meadow Valley resident $8,600 of the work that was done, he after the DA's staff located said it certainly was not worth $16,000. By Dave Keller dant $1,460 for the misde- Staff Writer meanor and ordered Portola's Rick Schwendinger Schwendinger to undergo psy- was convicted last week of dri- chological counseling at his ving with a suspended license own expense. with two prior convictions and Schwendinger was given an of making harassing phone additional 10 days in jail for calls to 911. making the 911 calls, but it was As a result of the driving included in the 70 days the de- conviction, Schwendinger was fendant has already served. ordered by Judge Alan H. At the time of sentencing, a Thieler to serve a year in coun- host of other misdemeanors ty jail as part of being placed were dismissed by Deputy Dis- on probation for three years, trict Attorney GaryMcGowan. The judge suspended all but 70 days ofthejailtime. Prior to the convictions, which were reached through a Thieler also fined the defen- plea bargain between By Dave Keller Staff Writer A Taylorsville woman, who was arrested after she alleged- ly shot at an inhabited house, will continue to be held on $250,000 bail. Judge Alan H. Thieler re- fused to release Eleanor Nel- son, 58, on her own recog- nizance or reduce bail after the county's probation depart- ment recommended that she ....... stay in jail until the felony ~?"~-~,-~,: ~ i case is resolved. ...... ~:::~ :f = .... Sheriff Len Gardner said the < : suspect allegedly fired a g~.n ::n ...... after becoming irate that a * "* neighbor's light was on. !~::~~ "~ The woman, ffshe posts bail, .~j{:i .. ...~..:.., will be required to stay away i from the family she allegedly i victimized. 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J[tt ing residents to vestigations uni[ '! they are aware or situations derly have been IB Schwendinger the defendant to have a jury June 13 whether petent to face lodged against Instead, Sc ll asked Thieler to on the issue, and termined that was competent. zThieler said he c" it based doct r who intertwine. year-old was convicted by a jury of res' release the defendant, noting that the woman is "a long-time resident" with roots in Plumas County. At a May 18 bail hearing, Zube also said that Nelson's al- leged offense only took place because she was drunk. While Deputy District Attor- ney Jeff Cunan agreed with Zube that Nelson needs to be evaluated for alcohol abuse, he did not support her release from jail. Zube entered a not guilty ,plea, on Ne 's behalf .......... Nelson: who r luctantIy agreed to waive her right to a speedy preliminary hearing, will return to court June 1. 1 By Dave Kellel' ~ Staff Writer David B. Mclq ii} " la, was arrested legations of rapi -- || old woman. 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