Sheriff Blotter Feb. 1-7: Some that are lost are found; lots of boulders
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 Feb. 1- 7
4:15 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a male lunged out at his vehicle as he passed heading westbound on Hwy 70, half a mile west of Grizzly Road. He is concerned for the man’s welfare due to the weather. The subject is wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and carrying a blanket.
Away from home
8:21 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding a Shepherd/Doberman mix, very friendly. She took the dog home at the request of the school. There is no Animal Control on duty; the caller is unable to keep the dog for long at her house. 9:40 a.m. The caller reports she found the dog owner and returned it. No assistance is needed.
Where are you?
8:35 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on an employee who has missed two days of work. It is not like him to not show up and not call in sick. 8:37 a.m. The work office has a set of keys to his house if needed. 9:25 a.m. A Sgt. advises the subject is okay, just sick and his phone isn’t working. He will contact the caller.
8:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her horse got out sometime last night. It is a dark horse with a bright red blanket, “rue.” The information is on file in case the horse is found. 9:38 a.m. The information was given to CHP. 10:28 a.m. The caller found her horse. Nothing further is needed.
9:12 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports a structure fire at the Animal Rescue, also received a call from the alarm company. 9:16 a.m. Graeagle Fire was paged, and Beckwourth Fire was paged for mutual aid. 9:37 a.m. Fire advises it is a false alarm, it was the fire alarm only.
Clean up stalled
9:45 a.m. Keddie. A caller reports a chip truck is broken down, off the road on Hwy 70 west of Keddie.
Pause in the action
10:31 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a semi-truck got stuck trying to turn around and he is requesting assistance backing out. The caller believes he just wants someone to block traffic for him. 10:36 a.m. The information was sent to City of Portola. They will have someone respond.
11:34 a.m. Quincy. A caller advised he was the manager of a business. He had an accident and can not get to his house in Quincy. He is afraid the owner of the business is letting people into his house and taking stuff. 12:14 p.m. A deputy advised the residence was secure and will contact the caller.
Think, think, think …
12:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a student threatened a teacher, left the campus, and then came back with a steak knife. The student is now secured in the office. 1:23 p.m. A criminal report was created.
2:08 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a single car accident on Hwy 70 at Gill Ranch Road with two occupants, no injuries at this time. The call was transferred to CHP. PDH, Long Valley Fire, and Graeagle Fire were paged. There is possibly a female with injuries. 2:12 p.m. CHP transferred the caller, advised the female is stuck in the vehicle, unable to get the door open. 2:28 p.m. Request a helicopter to the location. 2:31 p.m. Careflight 3 responded. 2:59 p.m. Careflight 3 is on the ground. 3:10 p.m. Careflight is off the ground.
Out of position
2:43 p.m. Cromberg. A caller advised there is a basketball-sized rock on Hwy 70 heading eastbound on Lee Summit. The call was transferred to CHP.
2:49 p.m. Clio. A caller advised a sprinkler system broke at Nakoma Resort and the alarm may go off. They are calling ahead of time, everything is okay.
7:34 p.m. Chester. A male subject was issued a probation violation on First Street, Acid Alley.
7:53 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports her grandson took her credit card and used it without permission. 9:08 p.m. A deputy counseled the juvenile, no further action.
Knock three times …
12:52 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that someone knocked on the living room window three times approximately two minutes ago. She did not see anyone and no one responded when she yelled who is it. 1:21 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller and searched the area but was unable to locate anyone or anything suspicious.
4:24 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that her downstairs neighbors are harassing her. The subjects are yelling at her through the floor and have been doing it for the past few hours. The caller was advised not to engage with the subjects and to recontact if the subjects come to her door or attempt to contact her. The caller said she has a restraining order against the neighbors but it has not been served yet. The subjects were named. 4:39 a.m. The caller recontacted and advised that the subjects are continuing to yell profanities and lewd statements at her through the floor. The caller confirmed that the subjects are in a separate apartment at this time. 7:48 a.m. A detective advises all quiet.
All that wander are not lost
5:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about her son. They were in the area five days ago and got in an argument. She hit him and kicked him out of the car. The caller was unsure of the location but stated it was on a highway near Quincy. She is concerned for the subject due to medical issues and mental health issues. The caller refused to provide her location but stated she is not in Plumas County and can only be contacted via phone. The caller requests a welfare check on her son but stated she does not want to speak to three separate law enforcement individuals. The subject’s name was provided. 7:48 a.m. A detective checked the area of Hwy 70 and was unable to locate the subject. 10:54 p.m. The caller recontacted and would now like to make a missing persons report. She is out of the area and can only be contacted by phone. 11:01 p.m. A deputy advised attempting to contact the caller, no answer and unable to leave a voicemail due to the voicemail box not being set up. Feb. 3, 1:44 a.m. A Sgt. advised per prior contacts from the subject, he does not want contact from the caller and does not contact her. Review of prior calls for further information show the caller has called multiple times in the past to report the subject missing.
8:31 a.m. Quincy. USFS advised doing a controlled burn in Butterfly Valley today.
8:36 a.m. Chester. A caller requests patrol checks for the bank on Main Street due to phones and internet being out of service. 7:37 p.m. Patrol check complete.
9:06 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a fourth-grader made a threat to bring their father’s guns to school, no specific dates given, and was spoken to by the caller who advised he was just scared of a school shooter. The caller has spoken to the parent. 11:42 a.m. A detective advised the juvenile was counseled per the parents and school. No further action is needed.
9:09 a.m. Quincy. PDH advises they treated a victim of an assault in the Emergency Room. The victim did not want to speak to law enforcement. The victim was named, and the assaulting subject is unknown. The victim was wearing a fake badge and had a face laceration. The victim is gone now. 1:37 p.m. A detective advised the victim is refusing contact, information on file only at this time.
The road less traveled
10:35 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a women in the area looks to be lost. She is middle-aged, 50-60, wearing jeans, and has a pink long-sleeve jacket on her arm. She is just standing in the middle of the roadway. 10:39 a.m. The information was sent to CHP to see if they have a unit in the area. 11:02 a.m. CHP contacted the female who said she lives in the area and was just taking a walk.
The Tinman says, “Oil can”
11:42 a.m. Portola. A caller advised her friend is stuck in her house and can’t get out of her house for days because her deadbolt is stuck. The victim does not have a phone that works and is 66 years old. Beckwourth Fire was paged.
12:26 p.m. Chester. A caller advised there is a large boulder in the road on Hwy 36 past the causeway heading eastbound.
12:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an ex-employee is leaving harassing and threatening messages online about employees. The subject and victim were named. The caller requests the information be on file only at this time.
6 p.m. Blairsden. A caller says he thinks something bad has happened at the house. A friend said they saw him there and he has been home sick. He thinks something bad has happened. 8:35 p.m. A deputy and a Sgt. contacted the female subject, and they are okay.
Keeping a safe distance
7:19 p.m. Portola. A caller was on Facetime with a subject and saw the subject being very aggressive with a victim, saw the subject throw a coffee cup at her. The caller says the subject is mentally unstable and was making self-harm comments for himself. The caller said the subject has guns in the apartment. 7:30 p.m. Spoke to the victim and she said she was in an argument with the subject and she’s not sure what to do. She said she had a pistol in the house but it is in the safe. The victim will be in the parking lot while the subject is staying in the apartment. 7:32 Asked for backup from CHP. 7:37 p.m. CHP is on the scene. 8:26 p.m. A deputy advised no crime, a verbal argument only. The female agreed to stay at a friends’ house. Parties are separated.
Looking for Husky owner
8:37 p.m. Quincy. A staff member found a Husky while driving home from Truckee and brought it to Quincy. The caller tried to call the number on the tags, but nobody answered. The dog was transported to Animal Control.
11:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a possible sex assault or argument is taking place in an apartment near the caller. The male subject is a predator and ruins women’s lives. The caller stated she heard banging and a female telling the male to pull back and that the male didn’t. The caller stated that the subject has ruined her life and is Satan incarnate and is psychotic. The subject was named, the victims are unknown. 11:44 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the female next door who is alone playing video games, no crime, and okay. No other parties are in the residence. Deputies contacted the caller who appears to be suffering from behavioral health issues.
5:07 a.m. Quincy. A caller near the parking lot on the corner of Bradley and Lawrence Streets reports there is a vehicle that has been parked and running for over 20 minutes. It is unknown if anyone is in the vehicle. The vehicle has a broken back window. 5:12 a.m. The location was given to CHP to assist. 5:22 a.m. CHP advised units checked the area and was unable to locate. 6:12 a.m. The caller recontacted and said the vehicle is still in the parking lot running.
7:04 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a kitchen fire. The fire is out but the caller cannot turn off the gas to the stove. Quincy Fire was paged. 7:22 a.m. Fire requested PDH. PDH was paged. 7:54 a.m. Plumas 15 advised the patient declined against medical advice. 8:34 a.m. Assistance complete.
Possession, and holding
10:16 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a student may have drugs and is refusing to turn over the item to staff. The suspect is in the office. 10:45 a.m. A detective advised the school will handle.
10:46 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports doing pile burning in the area of Quincy Junction Road today.
Not the needle exchange program
11:38 a.m. A caller reports needles near the ramp at the back of the office. One needle appears to have stuff inside of it still. 2:46 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller and provided information to properly dispose of the property.
The easier, softer way
11:45 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a known subject is at her office and causing a disturbance. He keeps leaving and coming back. The subject is pushing a wheelchair westbound on foot. He seems altered and is claiming he is being abused. 11:50 a.m. Deputies are out of position. The information was given to CHP. 12:06 p.m. The caller advised the subject is back and very frustrated. 12:25 p.m. CHP advised they are providing transportation for the subject to Susanville.
2:10 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller advised AT&T will not give him a landline because someone opened an account with Direct TV under his name. AT&T needs a crime report for the caller to get the identity theft released. 2:37 p.m. A Sgt. advised the crime happened in LA; the case number was provided.
2:30 p.m. Quincy. During a traffic stop, a sticker check resulted in the arrest of a male subject on charges of displaying false or invalid proof of registration, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation. Quincy Tow was notified.
4:02 p.m. Lake Davis. A 70-year-old male fell off a roof and received a laceration. He said he was going to drive himself to the hospital in an F150. The caller cannot get ahold of him since he called the first time. The caller was transferred to EPHC. 4:09 p.m. EPHC and EP Fire were paged. The information was given to CHP to be on the lookout for the vehicle. 4:20 p.m. The caller advised the subject made it to the hospital.
4:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller requested an ambulance for a male with possibly a broken hip from an unknown circumstance. The caller said the victim was in the roadway on Chandler Road flagging people down for help. The caller was transferred to REMSA, no answer. The caller was advised medics would be on the way. 4:29 p.m. Paged Quincy Fire and PDH ambulance. 5:08 p.m. Patient transported to PDH.
More hot clean up
6:04 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised there will be a controlled burn on Carol Lane West.
6:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised she got a dog from a female person. That person got the dog from a male someone over one year ago. That male someone is now calling saying he wants his dog back. The caller wants to know what she has to do. 6:33 p.m. The caller was advised of civil procedures.
6:37 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a reckless driver in a white truck with a camper shell passed the caller on Hwy 70 westbound from Cromberg going approximately 90 mph.
Unable to maintain
8:34 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a possible drunk driver in a dark-colored SUV that is unable to maintain lanes. The license plate was provided and the call was transferred to CHP.
8:47 p.m. Chester. A caller advised he is sick of being “microwaved” by the government. The caller refused to provide name or location or advise what kind of assistance the Sheriff’s Office could provide him. The call is pinning to Meadowbrook Loop.
Goat causing trouble after dark
10:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a rock slide across the westbound line on Hwy 70 at Goat Hill.
Conversations and cigs burned out
12:16 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports 3-4 intoxicated people in the alley behind the bar being extremely loud. The caller called the bar and asked if they could keep people inside but they are still outside. 12:29 a.m. The information was sent to a deputy in dispatch. 1:09 a.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate anyone behind the bar and unable to locate any loud disturbance.
Falling in and out of love
12:19 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports that her boyfriend’s ex-wife is making statements about her on Facebook. 12:29 a.m. The information was given to the deputy in dispatch. 12:47 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests the information on file only and civil procedures were provided.
Rounding out the county
9:03 a.m. A caller reports a possible reckless driver who is unable to maintain lanes in a red Ford Ranger on Hwy 70 eastbound from Vinton. The information was given to CHP.
11:39 a.m. Portola. There is a traffic accident on Third Avenue with a silver SUV and the male driver is trying to leave the scene. 11:41 a.m. The license plate number came back for a male registered owner. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged. The information was also given to CHP. 12:33 p.m. Fire advised no injury. A Sgt. advised assistance is complete..
2:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports motor oil all over the roadway in the area of Quincy Junction and Clear Creek Road. The information was given to County Roads via radio.
7:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male is causing a verbal disturbance in the store, refusing to leave, and yelling at other customers. The subject is in blue jeans and a hoodie, currently by the registers near the front door. 7:25 p.m. A deputy advised it was a verbal disturbance only, the male was gone upon arrival.
7:26 p.m. Greenville. A caller requests an ambulance for an 80-year-old wife who took a medication that doesn’t belong to her on accident. The subject is not responsive but breathing. 8:13 p.m. One was transported to PDH.
7:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a large boulder in the westbound lane on Hwy 70 just east of Massack rest stop.
8:28 p.m. Indian Falls. Plumas 12 advises there are multiple large rocks in the roadway from Crescent Mills to Indian Falls. The information was sent to CHP. 8:37 p.m. A caller reports a large truck pulling a cattle trailer hit a large rock and is disabled in the roadway at Hwy 89 and Indian Falls. That also was transferred to CHP.
In the north, where boulders could be reclassified as “chunks of the mountain”
8:44 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a large boulder in the highway at Northshore Campground and Hwy 36. 8:46 p.m. A second caller reports a boulder 3ft by 3ft in the roadway.
The teamwork of rural living
10:46 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller requests medical for a female 80-year-old with trouble breathing. His wife is on the way to the house and they need an ambulance to either the summit or Tollgate, and if they cannot get to either of those, the patient can be taken to Big Creek parking lot. The caller is on the way to the patient’s residence now and will recontact from there. 10:57 p.m. Medical was paged to Big Creek Road parking lot. 11:05 p.m. The caller recontacted and said they are loading up the patient now in a Jeep with tracks and driving down to Big Creek parking lot, ETA 30 minutes. The information was given to Plumas 15. 11:47 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH.
2:26 am. Canyon Dam. A caller reports boulders in the roadway in the passing lanes north of Greenville.
Hold that thought
4:18 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a 911 outage for 358 customers. The ETA for repair is unknown. 1:31 p.m. Frontier contacted to advise service was restored.
Plenty to keep busy
7:29 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports USFS will be doing prescribed burning in Butterfly Valley today.
Out of sight
9:54 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a stolen vehicle from Seneca Hospital. CHP requested to be on the lookout for a green 2021 Ram 1500.
Hiding in plain sight
10:37 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding an unknown unresponsive male in a vehicle while out on a walk on Bell Lane. The vehicle is running but they are unable to wake the occupant, who appears to be breathing. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 10:44 a.m. A Sgt. requests CHP for a possible drunk driver. 11:34 a.m. The Sgt. advised units cleared, CHP to handle.
11:50 a.m. Portola. A caller requests medical for herself, a 52-year-old female detoxing from alcohol. A male can be heard talking loudly in the background; the caller confirmed medical response only. The call was transferred to EPHC. 11:53 a.m. EPHC and EP Fire were paged. Noon. The caller recontacted via 911 saying no longer wants an ambulance or medical. She will self-transport to the hospital with the assistance from a neighbor. The information was given to EP Fire and EPHC.
Dog tale not wagging
12:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known subject is causing a disturbance over a dog. The caller said the subject has unknown weapons. 12:23 p.m. A deputy advised being on site with the subject. The Sgt. advised no new charges, the subject will be returned to jail. 12:25 p.m. The jail was advised.
12:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a student made a threat via snapchat to harm other students. The subject threatened to retaliate against students who “snitched on him” in a previous incident Feb. 3. Possible threats and victim were identified. 1:46 p.m. A deputy referenced the previous reports. 3:53 p.m. The deputy contacted the caller. The deputy advised the suspect made snapchat statement, “anyone who snitched me off will regret it and wish they had never done it.” The deputy advised no criminal threats, the school to handle.
Survival instinct kicks in
12:55 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a male cut himself with a chainsaw. The caller is unable to provide an address, one mile past Genesee at a described location past the rodeo grounds. Indian Valley Fire and PDH were paged. A possible address was located for the patient. 1 p.m. The caller recontacted via 911. The patient is in a vehicle self-transporting toward Quincy. The caller will meet the ambulance at the Taylorsville “T.” The information was given to incoming Fire and PDH. 1:09 p.m. Fire advised the patient is at the Taylorsville “T” with Fire units. 1:21 p.m. Plumas 12 advised the patient transported to PDH.
Moove (never gets old)
3:37 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports cattle on the roadway. The call was transferred to CHP. 3:40 p.m. Dispatch contacted the rancher who will be on the way to get the cattle in.
You can go your own way
7:09 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her mom just attacked her and threw glass everywhere. The subject left in her car. 7:35 p.m. A deputy advised it was a verbal argument and the suspect broker her own property and then left. 7:43 p.m. The deputy advised the subject was counseled and has made arrangements to stay somewhere else for the night.
10:38 p.m. Portola. A caller requests assistance with a subject refusing to leave the bar. The subject has been asked multiple times to leave and he continues to refuse. The subject has no weapons, the caller is unsure if the subject is intoxicated. 11:28 p.m. The deputy contacted both the caller and co/worker/boyfriend/roommate. It was a verbal argument only and the male half agreed to leave.
Slip n slide
4:17 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a pickup slid off the roadway and into the snowbank. The vehicle is now stuck and will need a tow truck. The caller advised it does not appear anyone is injured. It is a silver Chevy pickup.
The result can be the same
8:17 p.m. Chester. A caller received a report of a semi-truck tailgating is pulled over in front of Dollar General in Chester. CHP is out of position and requests a deputy check the area. 8:26 a.m. A deputy contacted the driver who is not intoxicated but tired and does not have chains. The driver will purchase chains.
1:58 a.m. Delleker. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about her ex-husband threatening to come to her residence. 2:50 a.m. A deputy provided temporary restraining order procedures.
Clean up continues
7:48 a.m. Quincy. The Forest Service advises controlled burning will be happening in the Butterfly Valley area and smoke will possibly be visible.
11:29 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she lost her wallet in the last 30 minutes, last had it at Grandma Jane’s on Main Street. The wallet is brown with birth certificate and social security card, about $40 in cash and miscellaneous papers.
Desperate times, desperate measures
1:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports while at the river, Spanish Creek trailhead, three large dogs charged her and her 2-year-old. She kicked the dogs when they rushed her 2-year-old and the owner got upset. The man had red hair, a beard, and was wearing a camo jacket. The dogs were a Husky, a black Lab, and another large dog. The vehicle was a white Subaru, possibly camping there, at Gansner Park. 1:12 p.m. The information was given to Animal Control. 1:28 p.m. Animal Control checked the area but was unable to locate anyone or the dogs.
1:14 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports that she received information from a student that there is another student at the school with a knife. She has not talked to the school. The kids are afraid and the school, “won’t do anything about it.” She has not talked to the school yet. The student was identified. 1:33 p.m. The school was contacted and they are aware of the situation. The student was contacted; no knife was found. The school advises they are handling it, no assistance is needed.
Reserved, not for toys
2:11 p.m. Chester. A remote-control airplane is being flown over the runway. The caller is unaware of where the pilot is. The information was given to CHP who will try to have an officer check the area. 2:42 p.m. CHP advised unable to locate the pilot.
Heads up dog lovers
3:40 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports he paid for a dog and the subject has never delivered the dog (internet transaction) and requests to speak to a deputy. 3:43 p.m. The subject lives out of the area, it is unknown where. 7:21 p.m. A deputy created a criminal report.
This ain’t no party
4:56 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a suspicious man hanging around the store all day, harassing the employees. He is in his 30’s, medium height, dark hair, and wearing sunglasses. The subject is intoxicated, purchased alcohol, a flannel shirt, and a baseball cap. The subject is in a white Ford pick up with extended cab. One female employee is there now and she is getting ready to close up and is concerned. 4:59 p.m. The subject is parked behind the back door and she would like him to move along. The information was given to CHP. 5:17 p.m. CHP advised their unit is extended from Mineral. CHP will start going that way but requests when a deputy is free to have them start. CHP advised another unit will be extended as well with an ETA of over an hour. 5:34 p.m. The caller recontacted and said the vehicle has left and was last seen on Big Cove Road toward the back gates. The caller requests no further assistance at this time for the suspicious vehicle. CHP will be on the lookout for a possible drunk driver.
5:42 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about an adult providing vapes to children including the caller’s child. The caller knows the subject but does not want to provide it to dispatch, only the deputy. 7:52 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who advised of the vaping issue at the High School. The caller’s juvenile was given a vape pen by another juvenile. The caller will contact the school and advise them of the vaping issues.
9:57 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a drunk driver pulled into the parking lot and tried to talk to the caller, very intoxicated. The subject left heading westbound on Sierra. The driver was a male with glasses and curly hair in a newer black Jeep Wrangler. 10:03 p.m. The location was given to CHP. 10:30 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate.
Mystery delivered already solved
10:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that her wood splitter was stolen last week. The caller did not report it stolen until she knew who took it. She stated the subject’s girlfriend told her that the subject took it and has it at his residence. The subject’s name was provided.