Early Sunday morning, Susanville Police officers were alerted to a suspicious person at the Forest Service’s Yard on Fifth Street and Grand Avenue. Officers searched the area and located a man matching the description; he was identified as 44-year-old Jeremy Paul Swartz of Janesville. Lassen County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested him on several no-bail warrants. While searching his backpack, officers found Forest Service radios and a laptop computer belonging to McKinley School.
Further investigation discovered that the school building had in fact been broken into.
Swartz was booked into the Lassen County Jail on charges of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, Vandalism, and Trespassing.
The case has been handed over to the District Attorney for prosecution.