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11:00 a.m. Update
Sheriff Greg Hagwood has announced that the manhunt for a male suspect in Graeagle has ended. Jacob Boss, 25 of Washoe County is in custody. This ends what started as a home invasion in Reno and a high speed chase to Graeagle by three individuals. The two female suspects were arrested earlier this morning. According to the Sheriff, Boss was apprehended minutes ago. The emergency notification system was activated this morning for Graeagle, individuals not receiving a call should notify the CAOs office at 283-6315.-->;10:30 UpdateExclusive interview by cell phone with Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood from the scene:
He reports the incident began with a burglary at an unoccupied home in Washoe County. When the burglars realized that law enforcement had surrounded the home, they hot wired a 2009 Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang in the garage and crashed through the garage door, nearly striking law enforcement personnel. Hagwood called the action "desperate' and said it indicated a real "propensity for violence."
Stolen in the burglary were numerous semi- and fully automatic weapons. Officials recovered one weapon near Nervino/Beckwourth that they believe was discarded.
A high-speed chase ensued, leading to Graeagle, where, at around 8 a.m. this morning two female suspects were apprehended and the vehicle was recovered. A male suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Hagwood asked residents to avoid travel in the area of the search, near Yonkalla and Wishram. Traffic through Graeagle is unaffected. The sheriff also asked residents to lock their houses and vehicles, as the suspect is considered adept at stealing cars.
Plumas County SWAT, Wahoe County SWAT, Plumas County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Forest Service, California Highway Patrol and a private contact helicopter are on scene. Hagwood characterized the search as "exhaustive" and focused on the residential and Forest Service land near Yonkalla and Wishram.
9:30 a.m. Update The search for the final suspect in a Reno home invasion and high speed chase to Graeagle has narrowed to Yonkalla and Wishram in Graeagle. The suspect was reportedly spotted in this area. There are several trails in the vicinity leading into densely forested areas.Two woman are in custody, apprehended by Sheriff Hagwood.9:00 a.m. UpdateThe male suspect remains at large and is the subject of an intense search involving law enforcement from both Plumas County and Washoe County in Nevada. Resources conducting the search include two helicopters, three SWAT units and a canine unit.The suspect is described as being 5 foot 8 inches tall, 170 lbs, brown hair and in his 20s. Early reports indicate that not all residents in Graeagle were notified of the incident via the emergency notification system. Those residents who live in Graeagle and were not notified are asked to please notify the CAO's office at 283-6315.8:00 a.m. Update Sheriff's Department radio traffic indicates that two female subjects are in custody. A male subject remains at large, possibly in the vicinity of the top of Yonkalla Trail in Graeagle. The Plumas County Sheriff's Department SWAT team has been dispatched. A helicopter is assisting in the search.Residents in the Graeagle area are advised to stay indoors and keep your doors locked.7:15 a.m.The Sheriff''s department is in pursuit of three armed and dangerous home invasion suspects in the greater Graeagle area. The individuals were in the process of a home invasion in Reno and stole a vehicle when Reno police arrived.
A high speed chase continued to Wishram Trail where the suspects left their vehicle on foot. At this point everyone in the area should be on the lookout for these suspects. The one man and two women are considered armed and dangerous. Sheriff Greg Hagwood is on the scene coordinating the search. Call 911 should you have any information. The County's emergency notification system was activated this morning. Calls were made to homes in Graeagle. In the event you live in Graeagle and did not receive a call, please notify the CAO's office at 283-6315. This was update as of 7:15 am
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Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014
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