ALTURAS, Calif. – A sheriff’s office in Northern California was closed to the public due to COVID-19. The Modoc County Sheriff’s Office said the front office will be shut down until the 21st of this month after several staff members ...

ALTURAS, Calif. – A mountain lion spotted in a rural Northern California community will be relocated. Wednesday morning, the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office warned Alturas residents a mountain lion was spotted within city limits. Citizens were advised to not leave ...

ALTURAS, Calif. — The sheriff of a rural northern California county says his agency won’t enforce Governor Gavin Newsom’s curfew order. Starting on the night of November 21, the vast majority of  Californians will be asked to avoid contact with ...

Alturas, Cal. – Modoc County was the first California to relax Coronavirus guidelines, but it’s not business as usual. Monday marked the start of a return to a normal business week in Modoc County. “Our county is open.”  Confirms Heather ...

ALTURAS, Calif. – A Northern California corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Investigators said on February 12, 2020, Modoc County Correctional Officer Tristin Anthony Compton was arrested for multiple counts of unlawful sex with a ...

ALTURAS, Calif. – Investigators believe the remains of a missing Nevada man were found in a remote part of Northern California. The Modoc County Sheriff’s Office said on February 9, 2020, human remains were found west of the Agricultural Inspection ...

MODOC COUNTY, Calif. – Schools were in locked down in Alturas, California after an inmate escaped custody. The Modoc County Sheriff’s Office said at about 11:00 a.m. on May 1, an inmate fled while being transferred between the courthouse and ...

Update:  Modoc County District Attorney Sam Kyllo says he’s sticking with a decision not to charge a Tulelake couple with child endangerment. Ramon Zendejas and Mercadies Williams were arrested last week. Police say they found two toddlers in secured cribs ...

Alturas, Cal. – Life in prison – without the possibility of parole. That sentence was handed down Monday in Alturas for a man found ‘guilty’ of shooting and killing a Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy. The mother of fallen Modoc County ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A man who was accused of shooting and killing a Modoc County, California deputy has been found guilty. In October 2016, Deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a family disturbance call. When he arrived at the scene, he ...

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