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2B Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL STATISTICS/LAW and ORDER William DeWan Burns II, "Boomer" William DeWan Burns II, known by many of his friends as "Boomer," passed peacefully on July 26, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his children: Cynthia, Pamela and William III; their spouses; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a niece; nephew; and a cousin. William was preceded in death by his spouse, Betty Lee Burns. Boomer was born in Oakland, on Aug. 19, 1918, to Gertrude "Dove" Groves. His father, William DeWan Burns, passed away before he was born due to the influenza outbreak of 1918. Boomer was a graduate of Sacramento High School and was employed as an engineer with the Western Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad for 47 years. He served in World War II as a sergeant in the 88th Division Blue-Devils and was captured in the campaign at Monte Grande, Italy in 1944. He spent six months as a POW in Stalag 7A, Moosburg, Germany where he was liberated by General George Patton's Army. Boomer was an avid skier and golfer and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He called Graeagle his home for over 35 years. The family will be gathering at The Brewing Lair, 67007 Highway 70, Blairsden, on Aug. 19, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. They would love to have you drop by and share some of your memories Of Boomer with them. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking you to donate to the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), the Paralyzed Veterans or the local Railroad Museum in Portola. Harlan (Mac) George McBride Harlan George McBride (Mac) went home to the loving arms of his Lord, Jesus Christ and his wife Betty Sue, Feb. 4, 2018, in the loving presence of his daughter, Shannon McBride, at home. He was born Nov. 24, 1924, to George Merril and Dorothy Louise McBride/Erhardt, He was predeceased by his father, George, in 1936; mother, Dorothy, in 1985; and sister Gerri, in Sept. 2008. Mac proudly served his country in the Navy Sea Bees (Naval Construction Battalion) 27th Special Company during WWII in the South Pacific. He served on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga visiting islands such as Guam, Tinian, Okinawa and was stationed at Barbers Point, Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon discharge from the Navy, he worked for Bethleham Steel in Long Beach Harbor as a stevedore. He also worked at the Palms Theatre. He went into a career in printing, working at Kello-Brown, Scott & Scott, retiring from Welch Graphics in 1988 and moving to Graeagle. Mac married the love of his life Betty Sue Bumb in May 1947. When she passed away, they'd spent 54 years happily married. He was a service-oriented person and in his latter years he was very involved in AA, VFW and the Catholic Church in Portola. He is survived by his sisters.in-law, Marilyn Wilkinson and Joan Olsen; three children, Harlee, Mark, and Shannon; seven grandchildren, Tracy, Megan, Shannon, Hannah, Andrew, Amanda, Steven; five great:grandchildren, Haley, Colby, Kelsey, Carter and Colton; step-granddaughter, Megan Dean Turner; son-in-law, Fred Dean Turner; and step-great-grandson, Matthew Gonzales; and many nieces and nephews and close friends. Donations appreciated to VFW or the charity of one's choice. Private family burial was held Feb. 10. Celebration of Life to be held Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. At Graeagle Community Church. BIRTHS Nakoa Reign Gilliam AGE LICENSES Nakoa Reign Gilliam was born to Adriana Castillo and July 20 and William Thomas Pooley, Jason Gilliam, of Quincy on Lyndsay Rhea Budak and both of Carson City, Nevada. July 24, 2018, at 3:29 p.m. at Remy William Lamberts, Plumas District Hospital in both of Reno, Nevada. July 30 Quincy. Nakoa weighed 6 Carly Ann Baird Hall and pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 July 23 Evan Luther Hughes, both of inches in length. Kelsey Elaine Soukup and Sebastopol. Maternal grandparents are Kenny Ray Nez, both of Reno, Charlene Williams and Nevada. July 31 Regelio Castillo, of Fort Stacy Lynn Howell, of Bidwell. July 26 Portola and Arvo Ernst Voip, Paternal grandparents are Stefanie Kathleen Partlow of Magalia. Kathy and Ted Gilliam, of and Jourdain Artemio Flores, both of Quincy. Aug. 1 Quincy. Kaitlyn Anne Bell and Great-grandfather is Butch July 27 Jeffery Wayne Dillon, both of Elsken, of Quincy. Alyssa Margaret Johnson Battle Mountain, Nevada. Nakoa is also welcomed by siblings Faith, 17, Jason Jr, 11, Julian, 10, Joshua, 10, Aria, 7, Zalian, 3 and Evangeline, 2. Topsoil, Compost & Manure 12 yards, delivered* $350 Manure Only 12 yards, delivered* $350 -- Screened and Processed - SAND & GRAVEL AVAILABLE Call (530) *Susanville area, call for outlying areas. PCIRC CRIMINAL CASE UPDATE DAVID HOLLISTER District Attorney Thank you all for your support and efforts in making Plumas County a safe and just place to live, work and play. I continue to be grateful for the efforts of local law enforcement to ensure Plumas County maintains the level of safety to which we have grown accustomed. To this end, and despite some challenges to our resources, the DA's office continues to take the position we will appropriately pursue just results in all classes of crimes, especially those impacting our quality of life. Additionally, we continue to pay sharp attention to domestic violence and crimes against children as the damage they cause can be both far ranging and long lasting. Below is a sampling of some recent cases in Plumas County to demonstrate efforts by our criminal justice and law enforcement partners to assure your safety and justice in our court system are priorities in Plumas County. People v. Isiah Ammon and Miranda Rivera (F17-00729&731) On July 20, 2018, Isiah Mack Lee Ammon (age 23 from Portola) and Miranda Ann Rivera (age 22 from Portola) were sentenced to the aggravated term of six years in state prison following their June 8, 2018 conviction for felony child. abuse. Ammon and Rivera came into care of Ammon's 2-year-old=daughter in late 2017. Within two months the child was dehydrated, malnourished, had bite marks on her face and arm, a broken arm, and was bruised all over her body. The investigation, led by Deputies Spencer Brubaker and Christie Ross, determined the defendants had caused the injuries. While there were many mitigating factors in this case, including the defendants' age, lack of criminal record and sincere remorse, the ongoing injuries perpetrated on this helpless child demanded an aggravated sentence. AMERICA'S TOP 120 190 $59.99/mo. DVR included! Offer expires 1/14/19. Restrictions apply. Ca~l fol detai~s. Local Dealer, Local Service, Call Today! Satscan Electronics (8oo),e-293, Services Act (MHSA) A Public Hearing on the Reversion Plan Update will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) during the regular meeting of the Behavioral Health Commission: Plumas County Main Library Meetino Room Jackson Street. Quincy For more information and to submit written comments, please contact: Aimee Heaney, MHSA Coordinator (530) 283-6307, ext. 1016 or aheaney@pcbh.services People v. Jay Westergaard (F18-00286) On July 20, 2018, Jay Brent Westergaard (age 60 from Quincy) was sentenced to two years in state prison following his June 8, 2018 conviction for felony driving under the influence and causing injury. Westergaard was arrested following a Feb. ,27, 2018 incident where he rear=ended another car causing the driver to suffer whiplash. A subsequent investigation found Westergaard's blood alcohol level to be more than twice the legal limit. I want to thank CHP Officer Reese McAllister for his efforts during this investigation. This has been a very difficult year for DUI (alcohol and drug) offenses in Plumas County. As we all know, our highways and county roads are unforgiving. When alcohol or drugs are added our roads can become very dangerous. Currently we are in the midst of a prosecution of a woman accused of being DUI and killing three people in a crash and are also investigating another DUI where a person was killed. People v. Tristen Isitt (F17-00714) On April 20, 2018, Tristen Lee Isitt (age 22 of Greenville) was convicted of committing a lewd act upon a child, a felony. Isitt, on June 1, 2018, was later sentenced to six years in state prison. I want to thank Deputy Jesse Leiss, Detective John Fatheree and the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center for their work during this investigation and prosecution. I also wish to thank the victim and her family for their patience and perseverance during this case. These types of cases are exceptionally difficult on many fronts. I am grateful we are able to secure the : assistance from many governmental and non-profit agencies, both in and out of our county, to be able to complete a thorough investigation. People v. Bron Craghead (F17-00665) On May 4, 2018, Bron Ray Craghead (age 39 of Quincy) was sentenced to four years in county jail following his Dec. 15, 2017 conviction for transporting methamphetamine. Craghead was stopped on Sept. 20, 2017 for a vehicle code violation and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. A search incident to arrest found Craghead to be in possession of 86.2 grams of methamphetamine. I want to thank Deputies Jesse Leiss and Jacob Vickrey for their work in this investigation. People v. Eugene Hunsucker (F18-00418) On July 27, 2018, Eugene Chesney Hunsucker (age 33 of Oroville) was convicted of forcible rape, a felony. Hunsucker is slated to be sentenced to the aggravated term of eight years in state prison on August 24, 2018. Hunsucker was arrested on May 29, 2018 following an investigation disclosing Hunsucker picked up the victim at a liquor store in Oroville with the promise of giving a ride home to Chico. Instead, Hunsucker drove the victim up the Feather River Canyon into Plumas County where he sexually assaulted the victim. I want to extend my appreciation to Deputy Driscoll, Sgt. Steve Peay and his detectives unit as well as the many other officers and first responders who assisted in this investigation. We are very fortunate to live in a place where crimes such as these are rare and equally fortunate to know should such a crime occur local authorities are able to conduct a quick and thorough investigation leading to a just and successful conclusion. People v. Kevin Dawson (F17-00869) On July 27, 2018, Kevin Adam Dawson (age 54 of Reno, Nevada) was convicted of two counts of burglary. Dawson is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 14, 2018 when it is expected he will receive the aggravated term of three years and eight months in county jail. Dawson was convicted of engaging in a series of burglarieS on sheds and outbuildings in the Johnsville area in late 2017. I want to thank the victims for their patience and supp0r throughout the investigation and prosecution as well as the Plumas County Sherifffs Office detectives division for their efforts in solving these crimes. "Cold" burglaries are among the most difficult crimes to solve and also among the most invasive to the safety of the victim. Despite the challenges, our local law enforcement does an outstanding job in pursuing these investigations. Cases of Interest There are a number of upcoming cases of interest. Some include: People v. Karen Schwamb (Triple homicide DUI incident on Hwy 70; 8/31/18 Pretrial Conference). Request.for Bids Plumas County Department of Public Works is accepting bids for: CLASS 2 A66RE6ATE BASE FOR SENECA ROAD: Quantity: 2800 - 3000 tons (no delivery, County trucks will pick up at your location). Bids due 8/16/18 @ 2:00 pm. For bid packets and information log on to: http://www.countyofplumas.com/bids.aspx B ERRY