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4B Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter fl I I Six years for assault On Oct. 19, Matthew Ethan Burdyshaw, 35, of Quincy, was sentenced to six years in state prison. The sentence followed a Sept. 14 conviction by jury that Burdyshaw committed felony assault and personally inflict- ed great bodily injury on the victim during the assault. Burdyshaw was arrested in the early morning hours of May 26 following an incident on Bell Lane in Quincy. The incident was preceded by a party involving the use of drugs and alcohol. As the night progressed a series of fights occurred culminating with the victim being involved in a series of altercations. Eventually, the victim found himself on Bell Lane fighting Burdyshaw and an- other man. The victim fled and was pursued by Bur- dyshaw. Evidence at trial demonstrated Burdyshaw caught up with the man and be'at him unconscious by "bahing his head into the ce- ment." The victim suffered severe lacerations and bro- ken bones in his face as well as the loss of teeth. When responding officers arrived and found the victim lying in a pool of blood in the eastbound lane of Bell Lane, the officers initially believed the victim to be dead. The Plumas County Dis- trict Attorney's Office thanks Deputy Jake Vickrey and Sgt. Matt Beatley for their ef- forts during this investiga- tion, the civilian witnesses who cooperated in this case and the jury for their pa- tience, attentiveness and out- standing efforts to assure jus- tice was achieved. District Attorney Hollister expressed his satisfaction with the sentence and reiter- ated his appreciation for the efforts of the jury. Hollister previously noted, "This was a particularly offensive case. We choose to live here for the natural beauty and safety our county provides. The idea a person can be beaten nearly to death on a Plumas County street is repugnant and inconsistent with the values and expectations of our citizens and will not be tolerated." Five-plus years for meth On Oct. 19, Daniel James Vincent, 44, of Chester, was sentenced to five years and eight months in county jail by the Honorable Ira Kaufman. Vincent's sentence follows rl Officials ask the public to be on the lookout for two fed- eral inmates missing Thurs- day evening, Oct. 24, from the minimum-security satellite prison camp at the Federal Correctional Institution in Herlong. Inmate Marco Polo Aguilar- Martinez is a Hispanic male. Aguilar-Martinez is a resi- dent of Mexicali, Mexico, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was con- victed of conspiracy to dis- tribute cocaine. Inmate Milton Antonio Bor- jas is also a Hispanic male. Borjas is a resident of Mil- waukee, Ore., is 5 feet, 7 inch- Milton Antonio Borjas es tall, weighs 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was convicted of pos- session with intent to distrib- Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen's Association Is Proud to Endorse BRIAN DAHLE for California Assembly District I Brian has visited Plumas and Sierra counties numerous times and it is clear that he understands the top issues of concern to Northern California counties. His leadership and experience will translate into success in the assembly. www.briandahle.com BUSINESS EQUIPMENT Sales Service Supplies "1 like to do business locally, so when my insurance carrier closed its local office I started ' shopping around. As it turned out, Stan Carr was able tosave me more than lO.percent on my auto insurance and I couldn't be happier. I do everything I can to do business locally, especially when it saves me money and gives me better service." Scott Lawson Museum Curator i:i:;i~i~: ............................ ,::/~ :iiiii~!!i!!iii FJ Flanigan:Leavitt hsurar. ce In(: his Sept. 20 conviction by ju- ry of two felonies and four misdemeanors stemming from two separate incidents in Chester during 2011. Vincent was originally ar- rested March 2, 2011, in Chester by then Deputy Rob- bie Hammill. Vincent was found to be in possession of a small amount of metham- phetamine, a methampheta- mine pipe and a large knife. Vincent was subsequently charged with a felony and two misdemeanors and re- leased on his own recog- nizance. After being released from jail, Vincent failed to appear for court Sept. 30, 2011, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Vincent was next con- tacted by law enforcement Dec. 9, 2011, when officers at- tempted to. execute the war- rant and arrest Vincent. Rather than relent Vincent fled on a bicycle, only to be caught a few blocks later in the area of Second Avenue in Chester. Upon being apprehended Vincent was found to have attempted to discard three bindles of methampheta- mine. Additionally, a search incident to arrest found a large double-edged knife in Marco Polo Aguilar-Martinez u~e 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service were notified along with local and state law en- forcement" authorities. A search is under way. Should these individuals be seen, the public is urged to contact lo- cal law enforcement immedi- ately. The federal prison camp in Herlong is located about 50 miles northwest of Reno and about 30 miles southeast of Susanville. It houses 143 mini- mum-security male inmates. the backPack Vincent was carrying. In addition to the jury find- ing Vincent guilty of two counts of felony possession of methamphetamine, two counts of misdemeanor pos- session of a concealed dirk or dagger, one count of possess- ing paraphernalia and one count of resisting arrest, the defendant admitted he had previously suffered a prior conviction in which he was sentenced to prison as welf as the fact that he committed the second felony while re- leased from custody on a pending charge. The Plumas County Dis- trict Attorney's Office thanks Plumas County Sheriff's De- tectives Mike Smith, Chris Hendrickson and Jeremy Beatley as well as Deputies Steve Clark and Mike Kin- caRd and former Deputy Rob- t's ti Shocks of yellow, orange and red draw attention to our landscape. Our county is known for its fall colors. But once the fall colors give us the last gasp of summer to carry us through winter, many of us are left with a mess.., or what we perceive as a mess. What do we do with this layer of now brown leaves that threat- ens to blanket our gardening efforts? We can certainly round them up and cart them off to Sierra Pacific's bio-di- gester. Or we can toss them in- to the trash to be hauled away on garbage day. Or we can re- cycle them where we are. Recently we had a neigh- borhood potluck with an agenda featuring a collective composting conversation and project. Wanting to take ad- vantage of this local natural resource, we decided to orga- nize a harvest of our leaves -- inviting others to bring theirs, instead of discarding them. Composting is an easy way to recycle what is here in order to boost productivity in a garden. The kernel of this project started two years ago, when several in our neighborhood started to haul leaves to an empty space. One intrepid composter decided to make this project his "art form." Salvaging pallets from differ- ent places, he brought them to the site, Wiring them together into bins he placed many lay- ers of leaves into the bins, wa- Lift up a child's voice. A child's life:" Help an abused or neglected child @ Plumas CASA, (530) 283-2227 CASA Court Appointed Speciol Advocates FOR CHILDREN PLUMAS CASA Plumas Rural Services Domestic Violence Services would like to thank the Sponsors for the 2nd Annual Step Out of Violence 5K Walk/Run. Marie Watson Stephen Gross Chiropractic John and Laura Nash Rick Whitsell at Fresno 1st Bank Plumas Bank Bank of America Sweet Lorraine's Atlantis Hotel and Casino Outback Steakhouse Robin's Roots Les Schwab PLUMAS RURAL SERVICES Serving People, Strengthening Familie-, Building Communides bie Hammill for their efforts during the arrests, investiga- tions and trial. District Attorney David Hollister also praised the ju- ry for their patience, consid- eration and public service during this trial. Two-plus years for burglary On Oct. 19, Edward Marro, 32, of Chester, was sentenced to 28 months in the county jail by the Honorable Ira Kaufman. Marro's sentence follows his Sept. 21 conviction by plea to a felony violation of commercial burglary (PC 459 2nd) with an admission Marro suffered a prior corn viction where he served a term in prison. Marro was convicted of burglarizing Shear Magic Sa- lon in Chester where he and an accomplice broke into the business and stole roughly $1,300 worth of items. "'Cold' burglaries are among the most difficult and labor-intensive types of crime to solve," said District Attorney David Hollister. "Many urban counties no longer actively investigate this class of crime. Here, however, property crimes such as burglary are recog- nized as important and are vigorously pursued. "It is this dedication by our public safety partners which, I believe, has helped keep Plumas County's crime rate relatively low and our sense of safety relatively high." The district attorney's of- fice thanks Sgt. Ian James and Deputy Phil Shannon for their excellent work in solv- ing this case and seeing jus- tice was served. :;::~iiiiii~ii~!~?,. .~~,~ .......... ::ii~!f~i~' ,. COMMUNITY GREEN PAMELA NOEL tering each layer. Worms placed into some of the bins started to digest the leaves. Curious about how they would survive during the win- ter we waited until the snow melted and inserted a pitch- fork. Not only were the worms still living, but the bin was alive with babies, wig- gling as the light hit them. Several other piles were just left over the winter with- out the benefit of being in bins. They too had become partially decomposed, but al- so contained pinecones and other woody matter, making sifting mandatory. The next fall we made four windrows of leaves 20 feet in length, 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall. We also added manure and alfalfa pellets to some of the rows. As it was a relative- ly dry winter they didn't de- compose as well, so we couldn't use them as compost. Instead we decided to plant di- rectly into the rows, which were now about six inches high, having shrunk through- out the winter. We planted squash, cucum- bers and tomatoes, which are deer tolerant, and most plantings grew beautifully. However... as soon as the squash started producing, the gophers moved in, cutting the squash crop by two-thirds. As a result, the compost beds will become raised beds next spring, with gopher wire keeping the crops safe. This summer our dedicated composter combined grass clippings and leaves, water- ing the layers in pallet bins. mp t He built these square com- posts around perforated pipes placed vertically in the piles. Allowing air to enter the piles this way encouraged the process of decomposition, bringing the internal temper- ature of the piles to 160 de- grees or more within the first 48 hours. Each chilly morning brought a strange sight. Across the creek I would see square piles of compost with five plumes of steam arising from them. I was tempted to put a foiled potato into one of the bales to see if it would cook from the heat. Within a week the squared pile had diminished to 50 per- cent of its initial height. Not yet usable as is, it's much far- ther along in its decomposi- tion process. This brings us to the third autumn of our experiment. The gathering has begun. Friends and neighbors are scouring their yards for leaves, bringing them tO the site. They are encouraged to 'also bring the last grass clippings (as long as they are free from herbi- cides) from their final lawn mowing. Another partner in this venture is investing in a small tractor to help with the turning of the piles. As we invite neighbors to bring their leaves to our lot, we are inviting them to par- ticipate in this great "decom- position event," turning leaf debris into black organic gold. This natural process is one that will help insure our continued gardening fertility. And, it also makes us feel good about helping this magic happen. If you have a clean supply of leaves that you would like to donate, call Mark at 394- 0640 or Pamela at 283-2480 to learn where you may bring them. Or, if you are able, keep them in your own back yard, and watch the magic happen. ....... i i::i ~ Two Local Technicians Copiers & Fax Machines i i ~ "Laser Printers New or Remanufactured *~. (888) 447-2679 (530) 284-1112 Fax: (530) 284-1102 101 Pine St., Greenville Serving Plumas, Lassen, Sierra & Modoc Counties Louie is a very friendly, outgoing tittle guy. He has lived with other dogs and appears to be dog friend!y. He is looking for a home that can give him the love and affection that he needs. Call High Sierra Animal Rescue to meet me, Louie. 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