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People replace bears in Sheriff’s Blotter as wild life is activated by summer heat

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

Staff Writer

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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 June 17-21, 2022

June 17

Fresh air

1:21 a.m. Quincy. A caller on Oakland Camp Road reports her driver side and passenger side doors were wide open when she let her dog outside. She does not see anyone around the area. Nothing seems to be missing. 1:44 a.m. A deputy advised walking the property and was unable to locate anyone in the area.

Perplexia wildlife

1:39 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a female is at the residence and is refusing to leave. She threw her cell phone at him and hit him in the face with it. The subject’s clothing description was unknown, but she does have a dog with her. The caller is refusing to give his name. 2:15 a.m. A deputy reports the suspect was gone upon arrival. 3:37 a.m. The caller reports the suspect is back at the location and the caller can hear things being thrown outside of the residence. 3:46 a.m. The caller called back and said it might be a bear but still wants a response because he is unsure. 3:52 a.m. A Sgt. advised it appears to be a wild animal but will be on the look out for the suspect in the area. 11:39 a.m. The caller reports the same suspect trespassed at his place of business. The caller advised she threatened him and customers yesterday. She returned yesterday evening around 10 p.m. after being trespassed. 12:22 p.m. A deputy advised not trespassing, proper temporary restraining order procedures were provided.

Pretty old and decrepit

12:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding a dog that appears to have been abused. It is a tan male Husky mix. 12:27 p.m. The caller called back advising they found the owner of the dog and it is just old, not abused.

Free way

1:24 p.m. Portola. A caller reports multiple stop signs are missing in the downtown Portola area. An attempt to contact the City of Portola Public Works was made, no answer, but a message was left.

If you come back and your truck is … gone

2:20 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a vandalized vehicle with tools in it, possibly stolen. The vehicle is a F150, dark in color. 3:05 p.m. Crescent Tow advised an ETA of one hour. 4:33 p.m. Crescent Tow is on the scene. 5:28 p.m. The vehicle was entered into the database.

Who dat?

3:27 p.m. Butt Lake. A caller reports a suspicious truck pulled into the camping area last night. It appears that the subject is casing the area. The truck is currently stuck on the hill above the two campsites near the power poles. It’s a white Toyota pickup with a silver toolbox and stickers. 3:48 p.m. USFS advised all Law Enforcement Officers are out of the area. 5:42 p.m. A deputy advised checking he area and unable to locate anything suspicious and unable to locate the described vehicle.

Amounts to a hill o’ beans

4:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports seeing smoke north of Bean Hill. Smoke is coming from the hill above Snake Lake.

Neighborhood not watching

7:46 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports the theft of two bikes within the last hour out of her garage. They are two black Trex Spell 9’s. The subject is unknown. It could possibly be the neighbor children.

Recognizing the limit

11:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical assistance; he advised he drank too much. It is very hard to understand the caller. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 11:47 p.m. One was transported to PDH.

June 18

Here’s a new one with an old twist

8:31 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a Civil War re-enactment will be taking place on his property located near the Graeagle Park and Ride. There will be loud noises. The caller advised he notified the Fire Dept. as well.

Buyer beware

8:37 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports being scammed over a car sale. He sent money to the subject, but he never showed up for the sale of the vehicle. The subject name was provided. 10:14 a.m. A deputy filed a criminal report.

Seeking peace within

10:42 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a named subject is fighting inside his house, possibly with himself. The caller can hear throwing and thrashing of items inside. It is unknown if anyone else is inside the residence. 11:44 a.m. A deputy contacted the subject who is okay and will attempt to keep the peace with himself.


5:20 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a sailboat anchored 200 feet off shore with no one around. It seemed suspicious to the caller. The information was given to Boat Patrol who advised it is normal for the boat to be anchored for the evening.  5:26 p.m. The boat was seen anchoring around 2 p.m. and all is okay.

Sunset soakers

8:25 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports 30 trespassers on the golf course, just standing on the greens, not golfing. 8:29 p.m. The subjects are in the area of Pine Cone Court and Aspen Circle. 8:48 p.m. The caller advised the suspects have left the golf course.

June 19

Bogus bucks

6:56 a.m. Portola. A caller reports they received counterfeit $50 bills last night and has the subject on camera and would like to speak to a deputy.

Round up time

7:35 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a fence is down and cattle are getting out.

The problem with hot fabrics

10:25 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a couch on fire at the end of Taylor Ave. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 10:35 a.m. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged, and the information was given to USFS. The fire spread to the trailer and the trees. 10:40 a.m. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 12:34 p.m. Assistance is complete.

Free fuel at these prices?!

12:24 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a 350-gallon propane tank was left on his property approximately 3 weeks ago and it is about 20 percent full. The caller is unsure who it belongs to and would like someone to come take a look at it. 4:22 p.m. A deputy advised unsure of who the tank belongs to but will contact the propane companies and attempt to locate the owner of the tank.

Summer drivers-watch for them

4:24 p.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on Hwy 70, just east of Portola, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.

Did I order that?

5:04 p.m. Portola. A caller reports there are people installing a fence on her property. The subjects are unknown, but it appears to be two males with a work truck. 11:22 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requested the information on file that a named suspect was possibly trespassing on her property.

Time to break out that peace pipe

5:46 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an argument between 3 people across the street. One male is yelling “Quit hitting me” and two older parties appear to be “surrounding” him. 5:50 p.m. A second 911 call came in from a known subject who said he is in an argument with his grandson who is throwing things around out in front of the home. The caller said the argument is escalating. There are no weapons. 6:08 p.m. A Sgt. contacted all involved parties. It is a verbal argument and all parties agreed to separate for the night.

Lightning-fast small fry 

7:32 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports her dog ran away from her and she has been unable to locate her. She is a 2-year-old black Chihuahua with no collar or tags. The caller requests the information be on file in case the dog is found. 7:35 p.m. The information was sent to Animal Control. 10:22 p.m. The caller wanted to know if there was an update. The caller was advised there was no update. June 20, 4:32 a.m. The caller advised the dog was located.

Dump diving

9:37 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports several people with flashlights and headlamps are inside the dump yard off Delleker Road. 11:20 p.m. A deputy contacted the owner who does not want to press charges.

Sad pair

11:26 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a woman and a crying child had been parked in front of his house. When he went to see if they needed help, she drove off. The vehicle was described and was last seen heading east on Clifford/Marina. 11:29 p.m. The caller said she followed her around the neighborhood and said what the subject’s first name was, possibly in her 20’s-30’s, with blonde hair. The subject said the child is possibly 2-3 years old and was crying in the back seat on the driver’s side. 11:57 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

June 20

Poor kitty

4:19 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a deceased mountain lion in the roadway, eastbound on Hwy 36 approximately half a mile before Matten Lane.

While you were away

12:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone is breaking into her home when she is at work. The caller is out in front of the Sheriff’s Office in a black Lexus. 1:06 p.m. A deputy advised there is no evidence of a crime. No further action is required at this time.

Can’t find my way home or Passing the Buck

1:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a road or a tree company has the road closed at Butterfly Valley Road and Hwy 70 and there is no ingress/egress available. The caller has contacted CHP who indicated the County gave the permits. The caller is very upset and wants the situation resolved. 2:26 p.m. A Sgt. advised the information is on file only. The caller was advised to contact the Board of Supervisors who issued the permits.

It wasn’t ME!

1:58 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports he is being accused of inappropriate texting but believes he was hacked. He would like to speak to a deputy. The caller is out in front of the Sheriff’s Office in a black Nissan pickup. 2:22 p.m. A Sgt. advised the caller would like the information to be on file that his Facebook was hacked and inappropriate message have been sent from his account. The caller was advised to contact Facebook to report the issue.

How about that. Maybe call the lady in Delleker missing two black bikes

2:46 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a nice looking abandoned black bike in the alley on South side has been there for 3 days. 3 p.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances and per policy they do not pick up bikes. The information is on file only.

Let it go

4:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject keeps harassing him over a confrontation several years ago. The caller doesn’t know the subject’s name but has a picture of him. 4:17 p.m. A deputy advised the caller flagged him down in the roadway. The subject was identified. Proper restraining order procedures were provided.

Party on Wayne

9:16 p.m. Portola. A caller reports 3-4 transients are living in the park. The caller lives in the area and said the transients play loud music and are being loud late into the night. 9:44 p.m. A deputy contacted two well-known subjects who had a phone connected to a sound bar. The subjects agreed to unplug the sound bar and agreed to keep the peace.

You’re outta here!

9:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an argument between a customer and the bartender. It is a verbal argument only, but it is escalating. The named subject has been 86’d and is refusing to leave. 9:41 p.m. The caller said the subject left.

Settling in

10:30 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a bear and two cubs are outside his house and he has tried to scare them away but they will not go. The caller did not want to be transferred to Fish and Wildlife, he said his neighbor is a friend with a Fish and Wildlife warden and he will talk to him tomorrow.

June 21

Full count

12:01 a.m. Greenville. A male subject was arrested in front of Dollar General for violations of being under the influence of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of drugs.

Didn’t even miss it

8:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her vehicle was stolen. The caller didn’t know it was stolen until Reno Police Department called to advise they’d received it. The caller was referred to CHP.

Not such a great start

8:53 a.m. Delleker. PDH received a call from a patient who said she’d been involved in a domestic violence incident and believes her water broke and is in labor. The information was given to deputies. 8:57 a.m. Attempts to reach the caller were unanswered. EPHC and Eastern Plumas Fire were paged as a precaution. 9:21 a.m. Per a deputy, the subject caller was under the influence; no report was made. The patient was transported to Truckee.

A thorough look-see

9:13 Quincy. A caller reports a subject calling and harassing her about her deceased son’s business dealings. 10:02 a.m. A deputy provided temporary restraining order procedures. 11:56 a.m. The caller is requesting to speak to a deputy again, advising there were criminal threats made by known gang members. She already spoke to the DA who advised her to make a report. 4:57 p.m. A deputy advised that he and another officer have listened to 30 minutes of YouTube videos that the caller provided them. The deputy advised unable to locate any criminal threats. The deputy advice the case can be closed.

You can do that?

9:59 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a neighbor vandalized her security cameras last night; the incident is on camera. The subject was named. 10:35 a.m. A deputy attempted to contact the suspect. The suspect refused to answer the door.


2:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports while parked at the UPS office today, both the caller’s and the caller’s coworker passenger side window were broken. The caller advised that she reported it to UPS, and they said she needs to contact the Sheriff’s Office for a report. The caller said that they did see a subject clearing weeds in the area. The caller said this occurred around 10:30-11:30 a.m. 8:20 p.m. A Sgt. advised no vandalism. It was determined the damage was caused by the weed eater.

One misstep can ruin your whole timeline

3:14 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller requests medical for a 74-year-old male who fell off a ladder and hit his head. The victim is awake and alert. Meadow Valley Fire and PDH were paged. 3:20 p.m. PDH helicopter was requested. 3:29 p.m. Care flight ETA is 3:56 p.m. 4:34 p.m. The patient was transported.

Squeaky wheel got the grease

5:45 p.m. Greenville. A caller requests information on file that earlier today a green and white Chevy pickup drove on the PG&E yard property. The caller said the driver ignored the security at the gate and continued on. The caller said the driver was upset about PG&E drivers speeding up and down the roadway. The caller requests that if any complaints come in for speeding PG&E vehicles, that he be notified so he can address it with the employees.


5:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone hit a dog at the Massack Rest Area. The caller said that the driver who hit the dog drove off but the dog is still in the roadway.

That’s affirmative

5:58 p.m. Sattley. A caller reports a female sitting on the white line of the roadway appears to be in distress. The information was transferred to CHP.

Adding fuel

6:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised her daughter is intoxicated and causing an argument. The caller said there are 3 small children in the home, and she would like the subject removed from her residence. The caller was difficult to understand. 6:56 p.m. A Sgt. advised contacting both parties, who agreed to keep the peace. Both parties are intoxicated, and it was a verbal argument only.

Vacation time looks like a brawl-647(f) times two

7:48 p.m. Portola. A caller report two intoxicated males who are not staying at the lodge are causing problems with other guests. They are currently outside in the back by the pool. Their names are unknown. CHP was requested to assist. 7:51 p.m. A second caller advised the two males are threatening to fight one another. There are no weapons. The subjects are unknown. The caller advised that the subjects are not guests at the lodge. 8:03 p.m. A third caller reported the same. The argument is now a physical one. One male threw another over the railing, and they are physically fighting. On intoxicated subject may be injured. 8:42 p.m. Two male subjects were arrested. One was charged with disturbing the peace and violation of probation, and the other male was charged with disturbing the peace.

Past expiration date

8:26 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an unattended burn pile that can been seen from the highway near Mitchell Lane and Hwy 70. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. Another caller reported the same east of Chalet View Lodge. 8:32 p.m. They will be extinguishing the burn pile. 8:50 p.m. The pile was put out.


8:32 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a loud disturbance of music and multiple people being loud and yelling, using profanities. The caller said the subjects are on a white ski boat with approximately 8 people on board. 9:05 p.m. The caller said the boat has left.

Quick trip

11:56 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports she was driving around and saw a juvenile walking down the roadway. The juvenile stated he snuck out of the house and his mother doesn’t know he’s gone. The subject was identified, and clothing described. The subject said he was on the way to his girlfriend’s house. 12:03 a.m. Attempts to reach the mother received no answer. 1:34 a.m. A deputy contacted the juvenile’s mother who said he is in his own bed and asleep.


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