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4B Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Sam Williams release in Lassen County, but News Editor it took no reportable action. The city of Susanville is al- so exploring filing a similar Lassen County Sheriff Steve motion with the court, and the Warren will continue to press city and the county may join decision makers in the Califor- forces in a legal challenge to nia Department of Corrections Herzog's parole in the county. and Rehabilitation and the Warren said he and Jeff governor's office in Sacramen- Atkinson, Susanville's chief of to to change their minds and police, met with Herzog at HD- place serial killer Loren Her- SP Sept. 20. zog outside Lassen County. "If he has to be somewhere Warren updated the Lassenin our county, that's the best County Board of Supervisors option we have right now un- at its Sept. 21 meeting after til I can get him out of here," Herzbg took up residence Warren said. "Notthat it's go- Sept. 18 in a fifth-wheel trailer ing to be a done deal, but I'm set up in a hastily constructed going to get him out of here. I fenced area on state property don't know how yet. I don't outside the fences of High know when that's going to Desert State Prison. take place. The dialogue is The board also met with le- still going, and I'm not going gal counsel in closed session to stop ... The fight still has to prior to Warren's presenta- continue. That guy has no tion to discuss filing a writ of business in this county." mandamus a form of in- Warren said Herzog's condi- junction-- to undo Herzog's tions of parole are "the Sam Williams that led to the shooting by a News Editor correctional officer armed with a mini-14 rifle because of the ongoing investigation Thursday, Sept. 30, the into the incident. Sacramento Bee's website According to a press re- identified Ivory Nyshane lease from the prison, the Morton, 40, as the inmate officer discharged the shot and killed Saturday, weapon "to prevent signifi- Sept. 25, during a three-man cant bodily injury and pos- brawl on the recreation sible death," and the victim yard at High Desert State was struck in the upper Prison-in Susanville. body and later pronounced The Bee said familymem- dead by a prison physician. bers identified the victim. According to the Bee, Lt. Charlie Hahn, an admin- Morton was a convicted istrative assistant with murderer and.rapist from prison, said the prison has San Francisco County who no comment on the Bee's re- has been at High Desert port. He said the prison con- since May 1, 2007. tinues to withhold the iden- The Bee reported Mor- tity of the individuals in- ton's aunt, Kay Williams of valved in the incident be- Fairfield, said the family cause of an "active, ongoing has received little informa- investigation." tion about the shooting, and Earlier last week, prison members want to know why officials declined to release the correctional officer used the identities of three in- deadly force to break up a mates involved in the fight fight. i'm pretty young and I'm starting to worry. am under 1 8, I've had sex quite a lot but I'm always drunk when I do this. My parents don't care what I do, but I am starting to, so where can I go for help? Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 for referrals and support. 1 Crisis Line Resource 283-4333 Center -877-332-2754 or 283-5515 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center All in- tock Pictured: Rylee & Sean Cooper Cat yoar kid , will wa lt to wear! Infants g Toddler, a sizes 5-10 Ghildeen's si es 11-6 Congrats to Cherie Whipple! Winner oJhnchta' Shoc Search atzd our thanks to Rich of Rich "s Auto Detailing Jot all the great live 50's music Jor Girls Night Out "s 530-283.0940 Sat.: 515 W. Main St., Quincy Mon.-Fri.: 9:30am - 5:30pm 9:.30am - 4pm Closed Sunday strictest I've ever seen." tar. He must leave the prison state prison grounds at a max- one else has gained a thing." While he wouldn't discuss the grounds and return with the imum-security prison with"I appreciate the work the internal security measures same visitor in the same ve- hundreds and hundreds andsheriff has put in on this is- put in place at HDSP, he said hicle, hundreds of employees." sue," said District 2 Supervi- the security plan for Herzog Herzog also must abide by a According to Warren, no sor Jim Chapman. "He's done was "pretty comprehensive." strict 'curfew, and he cannot one but HerZog has benefited a tremendous job in a bad sit- Herzog is housed in a fifth- leave his compound between 5 from his release on parole in uation." wheel trailer enclosed by a p.m. and 8:30 a.m. He also wears Lassen County. ' Chapman was proud of the chain link fence with wooden a global positioning system Many rumOrs have circulat- community's response and slats. Herzog's compound is tracking device at all times, ed over the last two weeks the 6,500 signatures that lmve located on state property out- Even though he's been re-that law enforcement, prison been collected on petitions side the prison's fences near leased on parole, Warren said officials or local government opposing Herzog's parole in the prison's main gate and Herzog is aware of the cam- officials benefited financially Lassen County so far. He within sight of both the gate munit 's opposition to his re- by permitting Herzog's re- urged the community to "con- and one of the prison's gun lease in Lassen County. The leasehere, tinue beating the drum ... towers, sheriff saidhe isn't interested Herzog's family is not living make as mu h noise as we Warren said Herzog is un-in venturing off state property in Lassen County and his chil- can until this guy's gone." der "constant surveillance" and intothecommunity, dren do not attend local "Obviously we're commit- and both the gate and the gun "He has no desire to leave schools. They also will not be ted to the same thing from a tower are staffed 24 hours a that compound," Warren said. living with him in the fifth- political standpoint," said day, seven days a week. "Matter of fact, he has no de- wheel trailer. District 5 Supervisor" Jack "It's not a great situation," sire to walk outside of that Warren also said no one re- Hanson. "We're not going to Warren said, "but certainly trailer right now." ceived any advance noticestop trying to get him out of it's the best ofa bad situation." Warren said Herzog has from CDCR that Herzog here. I'm sure everybody un- The sheriff said his Monday talked to his family on the would parole in Lassen Coun- derstands that." morning visit with Herzogtelephone, but they have not ty. In addition, Herzog will District 4 Supervisor Brian made him feel better about the yet visitedhim, not work as a prison employ- Dahle believed Herzog's security issues. The sheriff said many of the ee in any capacity, placement in Lassen County According to Warren, Her-rumors circulating around"The only person who's was more political than any- zog is "not free to come and go Lassen County are untrue,gained is Loren Herzog -- in thing else. He said word of as he pleases." "This is not a dark planet," that he's no longer in a cell." Herzog's parole spread rapid- Herzog can only leave theWarren said. "It didn't come Warren said, "But if any one ly across the county. prison grounds through the from the dark side. This is not of us had to stay there, we "We need to band togeth- prison gate with his parole a black ops thing. That guy would consider it a cell. So er," Dahle said. "We will pre- agent or a pre-approved visi- had to parole, and he's on he's gained a little bit, but no vail one way or the other." ire council urs., The Plumas County Fire ened communities, what would happen if you just plementati0n and updating of Safe Council (PC FSC) invites In the fall, the fuels are still started throwing matches the Community Wildfire Pro- interested citizens to its regu- dry, because we haven't re- everywhere and anywhere, tectionPlan. larly scheduled monthly meet- ceived any rain, and we expe- Creating a Fire Safe home can The Plumas County Fire ing Thursday, Oct. 14, at the rience very strong winds that not only significantly improve Safe Council is a coalition of Plumas County Planning and can easily carry burning em- the chance of your home sur- citizens, businesses and repre- Building Services office, from bers a mile or more out in viving a wildfire, but it will sentatives from local, state 9 - 11 a.m. The office is at 555 front of a wildfire, provide your f'we department a and federal government agen- Main St. in Quincy. Now is a good time to en-safer, environment to work in." cies which share a common Council members remind sure roofs and gutters are still The mission of the Fire Safe interest in preventing loss of residents that with fall in the clean and that your home Council is "To reduce the loss of life and minimizing loss of air and falling needles and could survive an ember bliz- natural and manmade resources property from wildland fires. leaves, now is a good time to zard of firebrands, caused by wildfire through Fire- Everyone in Plumas County reassess their defensible According to Jerry Hurley, wise Community programs and is welcome to become a mem- space. While this has been a council coordinator, "The best pre-fire activities." ber of the council. For more xfery quiet fire season way to evaluate your home's At the October meeting information on protecting throughout the county and preparedness for an emberthere will be status updates of your home or the Fire Safe state, the area has a history of blizzard is by walking around grant-funded wildfire mitiga- Council, visit fall wildfires that have threat- your home and thinking about tion activities, progress on im- arre Michael Huff of Susanville ty Sheriff's Office, Huff re- was arrested after officials ported he was sitting on his determined his story about front porch, in the Rocky being shot contradicted evi- Crest Mobile Home Park off dence gathered at the scene Highway 36 west of Su- and that he had more than sanville, when he saw a flash likely shot himself, in the dark and was then He was arrested on struck in the shoulder by a charges of a false report of an bullet. emergency injury, false Officers from the sheriff's port of a crime, possession of office, Susanville Police De- a short-barreled rifle and partment and California willful discharge of a firearm Highway Patrol responded to in a grossly negligent man- the scene at about 9:28 p.m., net. 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Deputies and investigators from the sheriff's office be- gan investigating the inci- dent and evidence in and around the scene, including ng a short-barreled .22 caliber rifle, was found to be incon- sistent with Huffs statement. After treatment, Huff was booked into the Lassen Coun- ty Jail and the case has been forwarded to the district at- torney for prosecution. Police are looking for a sus- pect with ties to Lassen Coun- ty allegedly connected with a sexual assault, robbery and beating that occurred in a San Francisco public housing de- velopment Tuesday, Sept. 28. Damir Shalako, 25, who has an "SF" tattoo on his face along with others on his neck, was last seen in the San Fran- cisco area. suspec Police believe Shalako may be traveling by public transit. He is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs approxi- mately 170 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. Shalako is considered dan- gerous. Police think he has family in San Francisco and associates in Susanville. 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