City of Susanville, California The greatest town in the world 2017-09-18T15:32:22Z admin <![CDATA[SPD Press Release: Snowplow Hits Uptown Retailer]]> 2017-09-11T15:26:36Z 2017-09-11T15:03:30Z Susanville Police Department
John King, Chief of Police
Press Release

On Sept 7th, 2017, at approximately 1:00pm, the Susanville Police Department responded to Main St. at Gay St. for a report of a snowplow vehicle that had struck
the Verizon building on the corner of the intersection.

The snowplow had a driver and a passenger and neither were injured in the collision.

There were no other persons involved or injured and according to the driver the vehicle experienced a brake failure while driving east on Main St. The driver turned onto Gay St. to avoid heavy traffic on Main St.

The vehicle’s plow struck the building and caused damage to the west wall of the building.

admin <![CDATA[Susanville Police Department Offering Community Academy and Ride Along Program]]> 2017-08-25T17:39:23Z 2017-08-25T17:39:23Z The Susanville Police Department’s Citizen Academy invites the public to be challenged to see what the Police Officer job entails and show our citizens how they can join the department’s effort to fight crime and improve our community.

This Training will begin August 29th, for more details please come into Susanville Police Department @ 1801 Main st. or call 257-5603.

An application must be filled out prior to attendance, click here to download a printable application.

admin <![CDATA[SPD Press Release: Gun Theft]]> 2017-08-23T21:33:02Z 2017-08-23T21:33:02Z City of Susanville
John King, Chief of Police
Pride in Service—Service with Pride

Press Release
September 23, 2017

On 08/21/2017 The Susanville Police Department received a report of theft of medication from a guest of the Red Lion Inn Motel in Susanville. On 08/22/2017, the Department received another theft report from an unrelated guest of the same motel. In that case, the stolen property was a handgun. The investigation revealed that both thefts occurred during the previous Friday and Saturday while the respective guests were away from their rooms. Furthermore, facts and evidence lead the investigators to the housekeeper who had cleaned both rooms.

The investigating officers sought and obtained a search warrant and arrest warrant for Susanville resident Mishell Wong, 30. The search warrant was executed on 08/23/2017 and resulted in the successful recovery of the stolen handgun. Wong arrived at the residence during the search and the case agent subsequently arrested her on two counts of residential burglary pursuant to the arrest warrant.

Wong was booked into the Lassen County Jail for the warrant and held in lieu of $75,000.00 bail.

admin <![CDATA[Press Release: City Announces Departure of Administrator Jared Hancock]]> 2017-08-18T19:06:56Z 2017-08-18T19:06:56Z City of Susanville
Administrative Services
Jared G. Hancock – City Administrator
August 18, 2017

After seven and a half years with the City of Susanville and five years as its’ Administrator, it is with much appreciation that we announce that City Administrator, Jared G. Hancock will be leaving his full-time permanent employment with the City of Susanville effective October 11, 2017. We wish to thank his family for their sacrifice during these years as he worked long hours and attended countless meetings and events on behalf of the City. While we can’t say enough about his leadership, vision and work ethic we wish to thank him for the passion he has brought to the community and the wonderful transformation we have seen during his tenure. His work to make government more responsive and efficient allowed us to build a healthy reserve fund, utilize federal, state and local resources to improve the quality of life for our citizens, put millions of dollars into roadway improvements, build a new community swimming pool and many more state and locally funded projects. During the next few months he plans to complete a number of important projects as we continue our work to increase the safety and security of our neighborhoods and implement new ways to improve the look and feel of our community. We thank him for his willingness to facilitate a smooth and successful transition, his commitment to the community and we are excited to learn more about the exciting ventures he and his family have on the horizon.

admin <![CDATA[SPD Press Release: Report of Single Shot Fired on Pardee ave.]]> 2017-08-17T19:19:41Z 2017-08-17T19:19:41Z City of Susanville
John King, Chief of Police
Pride in Service—Service with Pride


On August 16, 2017 at approximately 1955 hours, Officers from the Susanville Police Department were dispatched to the area of Santa Paula St. on a report of a male subject walking down the street with a rifle who had fired a single shot into the air. The suspect then fled the area in a vehicle.

As officers were responding to the area, an officer observed the possible suspect vehicle leaving the area. A high risk traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle on Pardee Ave.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that one of the occupants in the vehicle threw a sawed off shotgun out of the vehicle on Hood St. prior to the traffic stop. A sawed off 20 gauge bolt action shotgun was later located in the yard of a nearby residence.

Richard James Hefner age 34 of Susanville was arrested for possession of a sawed off shotgun, felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition. Hefner was booked into the Lassen County Jail and his bail was set at $30,000.00. The case has been referred to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office.

The Susanville Police Department would like thank the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance aiding the Susanville Police Department with this investigation.

admin <![CDATA[SPD Press Release: Acts of Vandalism]]> 2017-07-31T17:58:17Z 2017-07-31T17:58:17Z 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.

admin <![CDATA[SPD Press Release: Police Seeking Info on Main Street Hit and Run]]> 2017-07-20T23:01:12Z 2017-07-20T22:59:57Z 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.

admin <![CDATA[SPD Press Release: Cornell Street Gunshot Victim]]> 2017-05-26T15:15:21Z 2017-05-26T15:15:21Z 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

admin <![CDATA[SPD Press Release: Burglary at Main Street Retailer]]> 2017-05-23T17:35:12Z 2017-05-23T17:35:12Z 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.

admin <![CDATA[Press Release: Water Regulations in the City of Susanville]]> 2017-05-11T15:16:00Z 2017-05-11T15:15:45Z 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