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Information sought on missing Caltrans worker

Patrick McCarthy has been missing since June 3.  Photo Submitted
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Local residents who have any information regarding the whereabouts of Patrick McCarthy, 45, of Doyle, are asked to call the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office.

McCarthy’s family has filed a missing person’s report with the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office. He is described as a Caucasian male, 6’2” tall, weighing 215 pounds. He has brown, short hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen driving a maroon 2004 extended cab Ford Ranger with California license plate number 82362B1.

McCarthy is a Caltrans equipment operator II and works out of the Susanville facility. He called in sick to work June 3, and one his neighbors saw his truck that afternoon in Doyle. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Caltrans employees are donating personal leave time to participate in the search for McCarthy. Authorities and Caltrans workers have been searching for him in Susanville, Portola, Doyle, Taylorsville, Beckwourth and Goose Lake.

If you have any information about McCarthy’s whereabouts, call the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at 257-6121.



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