City of Susanville, California The greatest town in the world Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:44:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 SPD Press Release: Acts of Vandalism Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:58:17 +0000 Monday, July 31 , 2017
For Immediate Release
Media Relations Contact – Victoria Estrada
(530) 257-5603

Acts of Vandalism

July 31, 2017 unknown persons vandalized a significant portion of Susanville in the areas of Ash Street, N Roop Street, N Weatherlow, North Street, Fifth Street and others. The majority of the damages were displayed in red paint. The graffiti appears to boast gang related statements and the “marking” of territory.

The Susanville Police takes these acts and the suggested messages seriously and we are working vigorously to identify the perpetrator of these vile acts.

Any person that may have any information, or any item of evidence is encouraged to call the Susanville Police. Any person wishing to remain anonymous may call the tip line at (530) 502-TIPS (8477).

We are especially interested in evidence that may have been left behind at a scene, painted hand or finger prints, any residential or business video that may have captured a suspect or vehicle.

SPD Press Release: Police Seeking Info on Main Street Hit and Run Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:59:57 +0000 hitandrun072017The Susanville Police Department is seeking the community’s help in identifying the female driver of a vehicle that was involved in a vehicle versus vehicle hit and run that occurred on Main Street near the Lassen High School on July 17th.

The involved vehicle is described as a blue sedan with passenger side damage.

If you have any information in regard to the incident or you are able to recognize the female or the vehicle depicted above, please contact the Lassen Crime Stoppers at (530)502-TIPS for a possible reward.

If you are the person depicted in the picture above or know the owner of this vehicle, please contact the Susanville Police Department at (530) 257-5603.

SPD Press Release: Cornell Street Gunshot Victim Fri, 26 May 2017 15:15:21 +0000 City of Susanville
John King, Chief of Police
Pride in Service—Service with Pride


On May 25, 2017 at approximately 1725 hours, officers from the Susanville Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of Cornell St. for a gunshot victim.

Officers arrived on scene and found a 53 year old male who had been shot one time in the leg. Personnel from the Susanville Fire Department along with SEMSA arrived on scene and the victim was transported to Banner Lassen Medical Center for treatment of his injury.

During the course of the initial investigation, it was learned that two male subjects were involved in an argument and during the course of that argument one of the subjects brandished a firearm and shot the other subject one time hitting him in the leg. The suspect then fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.

At this time, the incident is still under investigation and any persons with information regarding this matter are encouraged to contact the Susanville Police Department at (530) 257-5603.

Sergeant Ryan Cochran

SPD Press Release: Burglary at Main Street Retailer Tue, 23 May 2017 17:35:12 +0000 City of Susanville

John King, Chief of Police
Pride in Service—Service with Pride

Press Release
May 23, 2017

On May 20, 2017 at approximately 0505 hrs., Susanville Police Officers responded to 800 Main St. (Verizon Store) in regards to a burglary in progress.

Officers arrived at 800 Main St. and discovered a back door of the business previously boarded had been torn out. Officers entered the business to locate subjects inside and potential evidence. No subjects were located inside the store.

Susanville Police Officers were able to make contact with a responsible party to the store that was able to identify items that were taken from the business. California Highway Patrol Officers in the area were able to locate a vehicle and began pursuit eventually detaining one of the two subjects from the vehicle. The subject detained by CHP was identified to be Richard Anthony Lenning. Susanville Police responded to the location of CHP and was able to identify stolen property from the Verizon store.

The Susanville Police Department would like to acknowledge the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol for their assistance during this incident.

The case has been referred to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office for the prosecution of further charges including burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property.

Refer to California Highway Patrol regarding pursuit information.


Jeff Hopkins
Police Sgt.

Press Release: Water Regulations in the City of Susanville Thu, 11 May 2017 15:15:45 +0000 Public Works Department
Dan Newton – Public Works Director

May 10, 2017

What are the Current Water Regulations in the City of Susanville?

SUSANVILLE, Calif., (May 10, 2017) – Currently, the City of Susanville does NOT have any mandatory water conservation measures in place and there are NO prohibited days of the week for outdoor irrigation. However, all Californian’s are still required to follow the state regulations (outlined below).

California Water Regulations:

· Do not use potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways
· Do not allow runoff when irrigating with potable water
· Do not use hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash vehicles
· Do not use potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water
· Do not irrigate outdoors during and within 48 hours following measurable rainfall

If you have any questions or need addition information, please contact the City of Susanville Public Works
Department at (530) 257-1041 or visit

Press Release: Schuster Named to Fill City Council Vacancy Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:48:04 +0000 City of Susanville
Administrative Services

Jared G. Hancock- City Administrator

April 19, 2017

At a special meeting on April 17, 2017 the City Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Armenda “Mendy” Schuster to the Susanville City Council.

The Council interviewed six applicants who answered a series of questions and discussed their qualifications and vision for the future of the community. Ms. Schuster has been appointed to fill the remainder of former Councilmember De Boer’s term of office through June 2018.

Ms. Schuster was born and raised in Susanville, and has worked for both Lassen Union High School and Lassen Community College. She served on the Site Council for both Meadow View and Diamond View schools and brings experience, dedication and commitment to the community.

Ms. Schuster will be sworn in and seated on the City Council at the April 19, 2017 meeting.

City’s Clean-Up Susanville Day Scheduled for May 20th Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:57:03 +0000 City of Susanville Community Clean-Up scheduled for Saturday, May 20th.

Volunteers needed!

Gather family, friends and neighbors and help us beautify Susanville by removing litter and recycling materials in our rivers, parks and streets 9 a.m. to Noon.

Sign ups begin at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Park.

Supplies for the clean-up will be provided. Complimentary doughnuts and water donated by Susanville Supermarket IGA.

Sign up early by calling 252-5101 or email


Press Release: Meeting Set To Discuss Filling of City Council Vacancy Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:07:20 +0000 City of Susanville
Administrative Services
Jared G. Hancock – City Administrator

April 13, 2017

The City of Susanville looks forward to filling the current City Council vacancy and wishes to thank the following individuals for submitting letters of interest: Kurt Bonham, Lino Callegari, Wayne Jambois, Mary Loflin, Brian Moore and Mendy Schuster.

The City received six letters of interest from eligible applicants who lived within the City limits.

The Government Code requires that appointments to the City Council be conducted in an open public meeting. The Susanville City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the City Council chambers, to interview the candidates and consider an appointment to fill the vacancy. The meeting will be open to the public and we encourage anyone who is interested to attend.

Jared G. Hancock, City Administrator (530) 252-5100
66 N. Lassen Street Susanville, CA 96130

Press Release: Passing of Chaplain Bruce Ingle Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:10:28 +0000 Wednesday April 5, 2017
Media Relations Contact – SGT Jeffrey Hopkins
For Immediate Release
(530) 257-5603 / Fax: (530) 257-7366

Chaplain Bruce Ingle

The Susanville Police Department is sad to announce the passing of Chaplain Bruce Ingle. Bruce Ingle had provided Chaplain Services for the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, the Susanville Police Department and the Susanville Fire Department. Chaplain Ingle will be most remembered as the Senior Pastor at the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Susanville from 1993 to present.

Bruce passed on the evening of April 4th, while at home with his wife Debbie. Bruce had recently undergone bypass surgery and was anticipating a full recovery, making his passing an unexpected tragedy.

The Ingle family would like to extend an invitation to those who knew Bruce to attend his services, which are being held Monday April 10th at the Community Church of Susanville at 2:00 PM.

Jr Fishing Derby Registration Form Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:43:37 +0000 The Lassen Sportsmen’s Club will be holding their 28th annual Junior Fishing Derby on April 22nd.

The fishing derby is for ages 2 to 15 only.

Click here to download the Junior Fishing Derby registration form.