Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No individuals’ names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The following is a summary of the week’s activity from Dec. 31 to Jan. 7.
BY THE NUMBERS
58 calls to 911
41 requests for medical aid
34 reports involving the CHP
34 requests for assistance
26 requests for assistance from a fire department
24 probation reports
22 reports of a suspicious nature
20 reports of disturbances
19 civil reports
18 arrests reported
14 reports involving children or juveniles
14 reports involving drugs
10 animal control reports
10 welfare requests
10 traffic-related reports
7 extra patrol checks reported
7 requests to SIFC
6 reports to the USFS
6 reports involving weapons
5 reports to REMSA
4 reports involving intoxication
4 citations reported
4 reports to the district attorney
4 reports of harassment
4 thefts reported
3 reports of vandalism
3 alarms reported
3 reports of assisting other agencies
3 hazards reported
3 reports involving child protective services
3 reports of missing persons
3 court-related reports
3 assaults reported
3 reports involving warrants
A deputy reported the arrest of two people on Highway 70 near Belden. One man was charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license. The second person was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people. A man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance. A woman was also charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and assault with a deadly weapon (firearm). A caller reported she could hear her neighbors arguing. She knew the people owned firearms. A second report came in and a woman said she could hear a verbal disturbance. She thought the people had been drinking.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation. This was a probation check.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with intoxication and disobeying a court order. A caller said there was a man at the bus stop near the elementary school. He was moaning and groaning and coughing. The reporting party thought he needed medical attention. The information was transferred to Plumas District Hospital. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were also paged. The patient declined medical assistance. A deputy was asked to check and see if the man was still in the same location. He seemed upset and was verbal with medics.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with disobeying a court order, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamines.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his parole, being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. A caller said she wanted her brother to leave her residence.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, violating his probation and bringing drugs into a jail. A caller requested that a deputy contact him because his ex stole his keys.
A probation officer reported three arrests. A man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamines and possession of a controlled substance. A man and a woman were also arrested but the charges were not listed.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation, domestic battery, assault of a child under 8 years old, and battery. A caller said that a man had just assaulted her and another person. No weapons were involved. The caller said that they were en route to her house. No medical was needed. A deputy contacted victim witness and took the child to the grandmother. The deputy also contacted child protective services. The information was also sent to the district attorney.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance. Dispatch received two 911 hang-up calls. Then a caller said that her granddaughter wanted a civil standby. The deputy also said there was a family disturbance and provided the proper temporary restraining order procedures.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamines and violating his probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating his probation. He was on a bicycle.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
Controlled burn reported
In Humbug northwest of Portola, the USFS said it was burning there.
Missing person reported
In Portola, a detective spoke to someone who was calling in a missing persons report on her daughter. The deputy contacted a neighbor who saw the person during the past two days. She said the person was in the process of moving and would watch for her. A deputy said the woman was in Oregon.
Illegal dumping reported
In the Blairsden area, a deputy reported that someone illegally dumped a refrigerator. The information was transferred to USFS.
On Highway 70 east of Massack near Quincy, cross traffic mentioned a vehicle rollover of a pickup. The driver was out of the pickup. PDH, Long Valley and Greenhorn fire were paged. Quincy Fire was notified and updated the location. Originally the report came in as being on Lee Summit. The patient was transported to PDH.
In Portola, a caller reported finding several syringes lying on the ground at the food bank. They were by a shipping container. It was reported that some appeared to have been used and others not. A deputy located the items and disposed of them.
Suspicious package reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man she has a restraining order against put a package by her car where it was parked. A deputy said that a court order had not been served as of yet. The man was counseled about the court order. The deputy was also contacting the reporting party.
In Chester, a caller reported that someone slashed her tires during the night at Seneca Hospital. The deputy said there was a disgruntled employee at the facility and the caller asked for addition patrol checks. She also wanted the information on file.
Hit and run reported
In Portola, a caller reported a hit and run. Someone in a pickup hit a Subaru and left going toward the high school. A deputy requested that the CHP be on the lookout for the pickup. Left rear bumper damage was done.
Man’s coming home armed
In the Blairsden area, a caller said they received information that a man was on his way home from another community and that he was armed. The caller said that someone was trying to clean the residence because they were afraid that the man would be very upset. A code enforcement officer said the house was red-tagged the previous week. Someone said that the parents were making threats about anyone found at that location. The building department director said he wanted to be kept informed. A deputy said there was no one at the residence. There was a note on the door about where someone could be located.
Another stuck at Bucks
On the Oroville to Quincy Highway at Bucks Lake, a caller reported that a vehicle was stuck in the snow. Dispatch was initially unable to get a location or a vehicle description and attempted to contact the reporting party but got no answer. Someone was going to check the road to the county line. They found three people, including a woman with a young baby. The Chico area CHP was starting a unit from the Butte County side. The Butte County CHP was en route to the snowline. Someone reported that there were two separate incidents. The woman and her baby were transported to Bucks Lake Summit and met with the Quincy Area CHP. Someone was returning to the other parties at Grizzly Summit and was transporting them to the Plumas/Butte county line. The CHP from Chico was standing by at Four Trees.
In Portola, a caller said that a dog kept returning to her house. She said it was on her back deck. She didn’t know to whom the dog belonged. The information was sent to animal control.
Missing person reported
In Quincy, a caller requested that a missing person report be taken for a young man who might be visiting his girlfriend at the Feather River College dorms. Someone from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office was interested. A sergeant checked the dorms and was unable to locate the man or his girlfriend.
Monday, Jan. 6
Controlled burn announced
Someone from the Plumas National Forest announced that the USFS is burning 1 mile north of Butterfly Valley.
Theft, vandalism reported
On Big Springs Road in the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported a theft and vandalism to the Frontier sub station totaling $1,000.
More counterfeit bills
In Chester, a caller reported receiving a counterfeit $100.
In Quincy, dispatch received a 911 call from a woman who was whispering. She said something about being behind a business and then disconnected. Multiple calls were received from the same cell phone number. When dispatch attempted to contact the caller the information went to voicemail and a message was left. A deputy checked the possible address and talked to someone who said he knew the caller, but that she didn’t live at that address. A deputy also talked to someone at the business and they would call dispatch when she was there.
Unusual messages left
In Quincy, a caller reported that suspicious messages were left on his cell phone. He thought an individual was possibly trying to sell drugs. A deputy spoke to the reporting party and that person was going to block the phone number.
Issues at the Vets Hall
In Quincy, someone at the Vets hall reported that a known person was harassing her. She had a restraining order in place against the man and he was refusing to leave the area. It was unknown if the man was under the influence or had a weapon. A deputy located the man and there was no violation.
Stuck on Oroville to Quincy road
On Bucks Lake Road near Frog Rock just inside Plumas County, Butte County transferred a call. The caller said he was stuck in the snow and had been there about four hours. He was trying to drive from Oroville to Bucks Lake. He was stuck just a little way in from where the snow is no longer plowed. He said he didn’t see a road-closed sign and that he and his dog were in an Infinity. It was reported that a tow company was dispatched to the scene, but that company was unable to respond from Quincy. The information was transferred back to Butte County. They located a tow company to respond.
Possible abandoned vehicle noted
In Portola, a deputy received a report of a possible abandoned SUV. There was also a parking issue because the SUV had been parked there for three weeks or more. The reporting party later explained that the SUV belonged to a friend.
Another vehicle stuck at Bucks
On Bucks Lake Road, 5 miles west of the lake, there was a request for search and rescue for a Toyota pickup that was stuck in the snow. The CHP reported the exact position. Someone checked with the people and they were fine. Someone else was picking them up at the snowline.
Throwing trash out
In Chilcoot, it was reported that a man in a sedan was throwing trash out his window and acting suspicious. The CHP was asked to assist and then cancelled. The caller said the sedan left the area.
Banging on the door
In Quincy, a caller said that a man he knew was banging on his door. Deputies contacted the man who was picking up his belongings and then moving on.
Sunday, Jan. 5
Reckless driver reported
Westbound on Highway 70 from Nervino Airport, a caller reported a reckless driver behind him in a Jaguar. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, a caller said that a woman was going to the bathroom on the sidewalk near the CHP office. A deputy was unable to find the woman who was described by the reporting party, or any evidence on the sidewalk.
In Portola, a man said that a woman was harassing him.
Reckless driver sought
Westbound from Chilcoot, the CHP was on the lookout for a reckless driver in a pickup with a Nevada license plate. A deputy was unable to locate the pickup.
In Chester, the CHP received a report about a man transporting drugs from his place in Chester to his wife’s house in Oregon. No deputy was in the area and the CHP was to handle the report.
Theft of ammo reported
In Portola, a caller reported that a man stole ammunition. The reporting party was in Quincy and was going back to Portola. A deputy attempted to contact him several times and couldn’t leave a message. The deputy also went to the reporting party’s house and couldn’t reach him.
Left on foot
In Portola, a caller said she was in a disturbance with a man. He left on foot with their child. No child custody orders were in place. A deputy said they were arguing about child custody issues. They were separated and agreed to keep the peace. A deputy notified the district attorney and child protective services.
In Greenville, there was a report of vandalism in Ayoob Alley.
Assisting another county
On Highway 89 and Highway 70, it was reported that a man was detained on an out-of-county warrant for Sutter County.
In Chester, a caller said that someone stole her phone. She asked to speak to a deputy.
In Portola, a caller said there was a dog at her back door that kept barking. She didn’t know whom the dog belonged to although it did have a collar, but no tags. She wanted to know if it was okay that animal control come and get the dog the next morning. She was concerned that it would get out of the yard. The information was turned over to animal control.
Saturday, Jan. 4
Jeep on its roof
Near Quincy, westbound on Highway 70 at Massack, a caller reported that she thought she saw a Jeep on its roof. She also thought she saw a woman with a flashlight. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged as a precaution. It was unknown if there were injuries. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Case of belligerence
In Quincy, a caller said his wife was under the influence of some type of substance. She was being belligerent. The caller requested medical services. PDH and Quincy Fire responded. A deputy also responded. Medical was not needed. There was a verbal disturbance and everyone agreed to keep the peace.
On Dyson Lane in Vinton, a caller said she got a call from a passerby reporting a fire at the ranch shop. She called back to say she thought it was the woodpile that was on fire and out of control. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. Sierra County was also contacted for a water tender out of Loyalton. Beckwourth and Loyalton fire were paged.
Someone opened the screen door
In Portola, a caller said that someone opened her screen door and then turned the doorknob. It happened about 20 minutes earlier. She said she couldn’t see anyone outside. The CHP was going to see if they had a unit in the area to respond. They contacted the reporting party who said an unknown person tried to open the door and a window, but no entry was made. The caller was okay. Extra patrol checks were put in place.
On County Road A13 and Highway 36 in the Lake Almanor area, the CHP requested that the county road department be notified of the heavy snow accumulation in the area. Dispatch left a message for a man at county roads. Another man reported there were workers in the area.
Turned himself in
In Quincy, it was reported that a man turned himself into the jail and he was under the influence of drugs. A deputy was contacted.
In Chester on Highway 36 in front of the airport, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with crossing the double yellow lines.
Checking on a driver
In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman was in a parking lot and was slumped over in an SUV. The vehicle was running. The CHP said it might be a welfare check and requested a deputy check. A deputy said that the CHP handled the incident and that the woman was fine.
In Quincy, a caller reported he was being harassed by a woman. They had been dating and broke up, which lead to the harassment. He said the woman was constantly texting him and making threats about taking her things back. She also said she was going to the police about it. She also said that she could call the cops if the caller went to the bar. She would report that he was drinking. A deputy provided the proper temporary restraining order procedures.
Sledding crash reported
At the Johnsville ski area, a caller reported that her son hit a tree while sledding. He has facial injuries. The information was sent to Eastern Plumas Health Care. Plumas Eureka and Graeagle fire also responded. EPHC said they were canceling everyone because the woman said she would bring the victim to the hospital in a private vehicle. She was taking the child to Reno for treatment.
In Chester, a deputy cited a man who was charged with no proof of financial responsibility and driving an unregistered vehicle.
In Clio, a caller reported that a neighbor was trespassing on his property. He asked to speak to a deputy. A deputy spoke to both parties. One man agreed to leave the reporting party alone. The deputy provided the proper civil procedures to both parties.
Shooting at targets
On the Quincy La Porte Road near La Porte, a caller reported that a group of about 10 to 12 juveniles or young adults were riding in a pickup and then shooting at targets. A partial license plate number was reported. They were last seen 1 mile from a road closure gate and were heading toward Silver Tip. The information was transferred to the Chico Area CHP to be on the lookout. They were responding in about an hour. The CHP was diverted for an accident.
Someone in the emergency room at Seneca Hospital reported that a man had a laceration on his back. He said he got it by falling on the floor. A woman with the man said he probably got it when he was drunk and fighting. The man got upset that the people in ER were taking too long and left. He had been drinking. A deputy said it was suspicious.
On Highway 32 near Chester, a caller reported a single vehicle accident involving a dark colored SUV. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Hiding at the bar
In Chester, a caller said that his wife messaged him that she was hiding at the bar. She was hiding from a man because they had been in an altercation. A deputy attempted to contact the caller. The reporting party called back and said his wife was home and that he was going home too. No crime was reported. It was a misunderstanding between the parties. They all had been drinking and were home for the evening.
Went back to her husband
In Delleker, a caller reported that he had a restraining order against a man. He said the man violated it. A deputy said there was no violation and the reporting party was upset because his girlfriend went back with the man who she was married to.
Friday, Jan. 3
Missing person sought
From Grants Pass, Oregon, a report was received that a stepdaughter ran away from a group home the previous day. She might have been traveling to Chester to meet with another person. The mother was also contacting all agencies. A deputy reported having no contact on finding the juvenile in the Chester area.
Charging a bike
In Portola, a caller reported two aggressive dogs at a residence. The reporting party was charged when he was riding his bike past the house. The information was given to animal control.
In Quincy, someone called 911 to make sure that she could. She was concerned about real emergencies.
In Quincy, a caller requested that a deputy respond to an address for a possible SCAR (suspected child abuse report). The caller said he did a probation check on a man. He wasn’t home, but the residence was not livable and the couple has a small child. A deputy said no one was at the house and he wasn’t sure if they still lived there. Child protective services showed up at the scene and took photos. Those were forwarded to the district attorney.
Stopping to smoke
In Chester at the end of a street, a caller said that some people were just smoking something in a Jeep. They were parked at the end of the street. The caller reconnected and said the people were vaping.
Dog attack reported
In Quincy, a caller said that a dog was trying to attack her. An animal control officer reported that the dog was contained in the residence.
Possible fire reported
On Highway 49 between Loyalton and Sierraville, a caller reported a possible fire. No flames were showing just a lot of smoke. The information was transferred to the Sierra County Sheriff.
Phone scam reported
In Portola, a caller said she was phone scammed out of $453. No details were provided.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a propane tank inside her vehicle was leaking. Quincy Fire responded. The information was also given to a propane technician in the field.
Hazard in the road
On Highway 147 and County Road A13 near Lake Almanor, a caller reported seeing a large piece of wood in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Five miles up the Gold Lake highway from Highway 89, a caller said he was stuck in a truck and needed assistance. The information was transferred to the CHP. He called back about a half-hour later and said that his mother thought they would need search and rescue. They had left the vehicle and were walking toward Highway 89, but it was getting too dark for them to see. The information was given to Graeagle Fire to try to assist. The CHP reported that they were out with the subject and were okay. Nothing further was needed.
Lights on and nobody should be home
In Portola, a caller said that his neighbor alerted him to the fact that the lights were on at the front of his rental property and no one was supposed to be there. A deputy said that the front of the house was okay and no one was inside. The deputy also contacted two people involved in a disturbance. The son had a broken hand because he punched a wall. He declined an ambulance and said he would seek his own medical help.
Possible DUI reported
Westbound on Highway 70 at County Road A23 near Beckwourth, a caller reported that someone in a black pickup was possibly driving under the influence. The driver couldn’t maintain lanes. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, a caller said there was a silver colored sedan with its lights flashing and the alarm going off at the neighbor’s house. The caller said it was going on for the last few days. The caller didn’t see anyone outside with the car or anyone at the residence. A deputy said the car and house was secure.
Screaming from the balcony
In Chester, a caller said that a man the person knew by name was out on a balcony screaming something about the mafia and disturbing the peace. A deputy said the caller wanted it on file. The deputy also said the man was okay and was inside the residence, not making any noise.
Thursday, Jan. 2
In Taylorsville, a caller reported a possible problem with a vehicle. A man left on foot was possibly in his residence. A deputy reported they were arguing and there was nothing involving a vehicle, but there was an effort to check for a DUI. A deputy was unable to locate the man. Everyone was separated for the night.
Issues with truck
In Delleker, a caller reported that a truck was in his drive earlier. Then it was moved to the middle of the road. It was unknown who owned the truck and there were no tags. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Home red tagged
In Blairsden, a caller requested a civil standby while a home was red-tagged. It was unknown if anyone was home. A deputy contacted the reporting party who said she was unsure if she stilled needed assistance.
In Portola, someone requested that a woman be trespassed from some property. The individual asked to speak to a deputy.
In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving without a valid driver license and driving an unregistered vehicle.
Unattended burn piles
On Highway 89 at Whitehawk, a deputy reported two unattended burn piles off Highway 89 between Gold Lake turn off and Mohawk Meadow. Graeagle Fire responded. The information was transferred to the USFS. It was reported that the fire was noted earlier in the day and no one else was concerned.
In Crescent Mills, a caller reported the theft of propane tanks. Someone asked to speak to a deputy.
In Portola, a caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle that was parked on the side of her parent’s house for more than three days. It did have an ID plate. A deputy said it was a case of suspicious circumstances. The property owner just wanted to make sure the vehicle wasn’t stolen.
Possible physical disturbance noted
In Portola, a deputy received a report at the substation that there might be a physical disturbance at the library. Two juvenile females were possibly involved. A deputy was unable to locate juveniles or a disturbance.
In Chester, someone at the hospital reported that a man came into the facility with injuries that might have been caused in a traffic collision. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, a caller reported hearing a single shot south of his residence on Lawrence Street.
In Quincy, a caller reported that six females at her residence were threatening to hurt her. No weapons were seen. It was all verbal. A deputy reported that they were arguing and the parties agreed to keep the peace. They were trespassed from one another’s property.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Stolen vehicle reported
At the Willow Creek Campground near Chester, a caller reported that her car was stolen in August and then towed after it was stolen. She said it was left on the side of the road. She didn’t have a callback number. She was told that without a plate there was no way to locate her vehicle. She stated when she gets the plate she will call back. She didn’t call back. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Considered pressing charges
In Portola, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about pressing charges against someone who caused problems a few days earlier. The information was provided to the reporting party who was going to reconnect to speak with a deputy at a later time.
Call to dispatch
In the Lake Almanor area, dispatch received an open 911cell phone call. Dispatch could hear a woman say that she didn’t understand these types of phones. Dispatch contacted the caller who said she was fine. A deputy contacted the woman and learned that it was an accidental call.
Suspicious call received
In Quincy, a caller said she received a suspicious call. Her grandson answered a call from a number listed as the CHP. That person said the grandmother had been in a car accident a few days ago. The reporting party said she was never in a car accident. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Chester, a caller reported that a Jeep was just leaving an address and that it had drugs inside. A deputy was on the lookout for the vehicle.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
In Crescent Mills, a caller said that some things were taken from his residence. He asked to speak to a deputy. The reporting party said he would look for the items and recontact if they were actually gone.
Vehicle broken into
In Quincy on Main Street, a caller said that someone broke into his vehicle sometime during the previous night. Nothing was missing.
Cashed the checks
In Portola, a caller reported that a man wrote her two checks in the amount of $5,000 and $1. The reporting party cashed the checks and then the writer of the checks put a stop payment on them. She said she now owes the bank that money. A deputy explained the proper civil procedures.
At the Mill Pond in Graeagle, a caller reported hearing five or six gunshots. A deputy was unable to locate anything.
Aggressive dogs reported
In Taylorsville, a deputy reported receiving information from someone that two aggressive labs were trying to get into her yard. A deputy said he checked the residence, but wasn’t able to find the dogs.
Near Quincy, a caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle with a man shooting what looked like a rifle on the other side of the creek on her property. A deputy contacted a man who said he had permission to be on the property. He was target shooting safely.
In Portola, a caller said her daughter was involved in a disturbance with a man. The information was given to the CHP because a deputy wasn’t in the area. The CHP reported the man agreed to leave.
In Portola, someone at EPHC’s emergency room reported treating a man who was the victim of an assault with a deadly weapon. Someone in the ER said the person would be there for a while. The deputy said it was a case of aggravated battery. Victim witness was notified.
DUI driver reported
Southbound on Highway 89 near Crescent Mills, a caller reported a person suspected of driving under the influence. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Bite case reported
In Clio, an animal control officer reported a bite case. It was not reported what type of animal was involved.
In Quincy, an extra patrol check was requested for possible underage drinking.
Parole warrant issue
In the La Porte area, a caller said that a man was at the La Porte warming hut and that he had a parole warrant. The caller later said the man just left in a sedan and was going toward Grass Valley.
On Bucks Lake Road west of Slate Creek near Quincy, a caller reported there were rocks in both lanes. The information was transferred to the CHP and the county roads department.
In Portola, a caller reported hearing fireworks going off. A deputy was unable to locate any.
Gunshots or sonic boom?
In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported hearing either gunshots or a sonic boom. Dispatch asked the caller if they could be fireworks and he said the sound could be that. A deputy was unable to locate anything.
In Greenville, a caller reported that a man ransacked his house. He asked to speak to a deputy. It was a civil issue.
In Quincy in the area of Cemetery Hill, a caller reported that explosives were going off and then disconnected. There was no callback number. A deputy reported that fireworks were going off.