Evergreen Trailer Park incident update: Man remains in trailer
Plumas County Undersheriff Chad Hermann provided an update on the situation at the Evergreen Trailer Park this afternoon, Jan. 26, following yesterday’s incident with a man who was making threats. Hermann said that the man remains in his trailer and has exchanged a text with sheriff’s personnel, but is still refusing to leave his home to talk with anyone. It’s the Sheriff’s Office’s hope that he will exit and they can connect him with services.
Yesterday, Hermann reported that when the man was served with an eviction notification that morning, he made “some concerning statements” during the process. Hermann and Det. Carson Wingfield spoke with the man, who despite his comments seemed to be prepared to leave since a moving van was in the driveway. However, later in the day, neighbors called concerned about a potential ongoing threat. According to the Sheriff’s call sheet, the man said he was going to blow up propane tanks in his residence.
As a precaution, the California Highway Patrol rerouted traffic along the portion of Highway 70 that passed by the trailer park, and Sheriff’s personnel evacuated some nearby trailers. Attempts to talk to the man yesterday were futile, but sheriff’s personnel were able to talk with his caretaker and a friend, who said that the man is suicidal and allegedly interested in “suicide by cop.” Hermann said yesterday that there appears to be no threat to anyone outside of the trailer. “We back away and try to main contact to see if we can get him to services,” Hermann said. “We don’t like to walk away when we have a problem,” he added, but based on conversations with the man’s caretaker, and his refusal to speak with sheriff’s personnel, there weren’t other options.
The Sheriff’s Office is not naming him at this time.