Sheriff’s Blotter Oct. 29-31: Fires and vehicle issues


Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No individual’s names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The following is a summary of activity for Oct. 29-31

October 29

Stake out


12:54 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports they are having issues with a suspicious someone driving past their house at slow speeds then stopping and staring at them as they walk into the house. The caller said that one time the vehicle stopped then stayed parked in front of the house for over an hour. The vehicle is a silver S10 pickup or a Toyota pickup. 2:34 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller. A patrol check was completed, and the vehicle was not located.

Gun shots

11:45 a.m. Twain. A caller reports neighbors are shooting guns at the residence, across the creek from Rush Creek Road. There are approximately 2 people in a Nissan or Toyota pickup. The information was sent to Fish and Wildlife, and they will send a unit to the area.

A dent in the winter wood

3:51 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a structure fire on Ada Lane. Meadow Valley Fire and PDH were paged. 2:13 p.m. A Sgts advised no structure fire. An ember went into the wood pile. Fire is on the scene to handle. 3:02 p.m. The fire is contained. All units are cleared from the fire.



2:04 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a verbal argument with a neighbor over him speeding down the road. The subject followed the caller back to his house and sped away. The parties are separated now. The subject is unknown. 2:36 p.m. A Sgt. advised it was a verbal argument only between parties. The suspect agreed to slow down and keep the dust down. The parties agreed to keep the peace.


6 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was charged with resisting arrest and two local warrants on Pine St.

Vehicle in Potato Patch

6:50 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a vehicle crashed into a tree off the roadway on Hwy 21 just east of Potato Patch Campground. Multiple vehicles are stopped in the area, but the vehicle appears abandoned.

After hours

10:43 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle crashed into her parked vehicle outside her residence. It is unknown if anyone is injured but advised the driver seems intoxicated and there are several juveniles in the vehicle. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC ambulance were paged. Units are code 3 from Quincy. The information was sent to CHP to assist. 10:50 p.m. CHP advised they would also be coming from Quincy. 11:40 p.m. The information was sent to Crescent Tow. Oct. 30, 12:16 a.m. EPHC was paged.


The party’s over

10:45 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports she saw four juveniles walk into a house with alcohol and believes they are all minors. 11:58 p.m. Deputies are on another case. Oct. 30, 1:46 a.m. Deputies advised checking the area and the residence was dark, all the lights off, and unable to locate any parties in the area.

October 30

Really ready for rain

4:44 a.m. Keddie. A caller reports that his truck is on fire, and it is now spreading to the trees. The caller advised the house is near but not in the direct path of the fire. The caller said it appears that the gas in the truck has now ignited. The caller was transferred to USFS. Quincy Fire was paged. 7:14 a.m. All Quincy Fire is clear and USFS will stay behind to finish up.

Noontime break

12:34 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a traffic collision at Canyon Dam road construction. There is not injury, and the information was sent to CHP.


October 31

I see the light

1:48 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports some type of bright flashing lights and possibly smoke near Burnt Cedar and Clifford. The information was transmitted to SIFC. 2:22 a.m. SIFC advised the light was a flickering porch light and they are all clear.

More questions than answers

8:03 a.m. Portola. A caller reports his neighbor was shooting all day and into the night. They are in a game refuge on Bushwhacker Road. The caller requests a call from a deputy to explain the rules and laws. 8:43 a.m. Speaking to the caller but unable to answer all the caller’s questions and referred him to Fish and Game.

Eyes to the sky

9:56 a.m. Loyalton. A caller reports a smoking transformer on a power pole in Loyalton. The call was transferred to Sierra County.

Double trouble

11:58 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a kid stole a bottle of 750 Amsterdam gin at about 11:30 a.m. The caller has it on video. 12:33p.m. A citation was issued for receiving stolen property.


Chimney cleaning season

1:01 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a chimney fire on Arlington. It is unknown if it is active in the attic. Fire and ambulance were paged. 2:14 p.m. Assistance complete.

Part of the costume?

3:21 p.m. Chester. A caller reports three teenagers on one bike not wearing helmets. The caller is concerned for their safety. The call was transferred to CHP.

Closeness leaves a mark

7:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports another vehicle veered into her lane at Hwy 70 and La Porte Road and sideswiped her vehicle while driving. The subject vehicle continued eastbound. It was an unknown color of Toyota truck. There is damage to the caller’s vehicle but no bodily injury. The call was transferred to CHP.

Releasing steam

9:05 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports being harassed by “foreigners” and is going to shoot them if we “don’t do our jobs.” A deputy was just in the area doing patrol checks and was unable to located anything or anyone suspicious. 9:37 p.m. The deputy contacted the caller who needed someone to vent to. Assistance complete.


It’s a regular thing now, driver beware

9:54 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loose cow on the road on Quincy Junction between Bell Lane and Lee Road.