The Lassen County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the community we serve, is dedicated to ensuring public safety through the vigorous, ethical and professional prosecution of crime while protecting the rights of victims and witnesses.

 Congratulations to Melyssah Rios

Sworn-in as District Attorney on January 7, 2019.DA STAR Clear.png

PRESS RELEASE - December 27, 2018.

Lassen County District Attorney’s Office and Susanville Police Department Help Recover Missing Child

On December 19, 2018, a missing child was reunited with her mother through the aid of the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office and the Susanville Police Department. The child’s father abducted the child and then traveled out of state in an effort to evade the child’s mother and/or law enforcement. On November 19, 2018, Stephanie Skeen, Deputy District Attorney, began working in collaboration with the Susanville Police Department and Lassen County Victim/Witness Advocate, Twyla Braninburg, to locate the child. The Susanville Police Department contacted authorities in Nevada and Utah to obtain ongoing information regarding the investigation and regularly updated the DA’s office as to the status of the case. DDA Skeen partnered with the California Child Abduction Task Force and received cooperation from various District Attorney’s Offices as far away as Riverside County, California. DDA Skeen and Advocate Braninburg helped the child’s mother obtain an advocate from the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and continuously supported the mother during the ongoing investigation. The child was peacefully surrendered to her mother. The mother would like to acknowledge the efforts of the collaborating agencies for demonstrating true compassion toward her child’s welfare and making it a top priority.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

24-hour hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)