Sheriff Blotter for the week of 1/22/20

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 Jan. 8 to Jan. 14.

BY THE NUMBERS

71 calls to 911

45 requests for a fire department

43 requests for assistance

38 medical calls

19 reports involving children or juveniles

17 reports of suspicious circumstances or occurrences

16 civil reports

14 arrests reported

14 extra patrol checks

12 traffic-related reports

11 disturbances reported

9 animal control reports

9 reports to probation

9 reports to SIFC

7 reports to REMSA

6 theft reports

6 reports of assisting other agencies

5 reports to the district attorney

5 court-related reports

5 reports of intoxication

5 reports involving drugs

4 reports to child protective services

4 requests for welfare checks

4 reports to the USFS

4 missing persons reported

4 citations issued

3 mental health reports

3 hazards reported

3 reports of fraud or scam

3 assaults reported

ARRESTS

Greenville

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and willful disobedience of a court order.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamines.

Portola

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. A caller reported that a Honda went off the road. No injuries were reported. The information was given to a deputy, a tow company and to the CHP. The vehicle apparently damaged a fire hydrant.

Quincy

The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence, and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. The CHP requested the fire department and medical at the scene of a vehicle running into a power pole. The pole was on fire. Quincy Fire and Plumas District Hospital responded. PG&E was notified. The CHP requested that the road department return to the scene for road closure.

A corrections officer requested that a deputy go to the jail because an inmate was refusing to drug test.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with local warrants and battery to a peace officer. A caller reported that a man was physical. The man was outside and the reporting party was inside. No weapons were apparent. The suspect had been drinking.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated and violating his probation.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of methamphetamines and violating his probation.

A caller reported the arrest of a man charged with a fish and wildlife violation.

A corrections officer reported booking a woman charged with embezzlement and displaying or possessing a driver’s license or government issued ID with the intent to use it to commit forgery.

A deputy assisted the CHP with the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.

Spring Garden

A probation department officer requested assistance with a man charged with violating his probation.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Collision reported

In Portola, a caller reported a non-injury two- vehicle collision. One party was irate. The CHP reported that it was an injury collision but no ambulance was necessary. A deputy was en route, who then said there was no injury.

Assault reported

In Greenville, an assault on a school bus was reported.

Bad night reported

In Chester, a caller said he had a very bad night. He was hearing noises outside his house. He requested that a deputy stop by so he could show him what was going on. A deputy spoke to him, but sometime later the man called and said he didn’t want contact from the deputy. He said he just needed some rest and sleep.

Incident reported

In Vinton, someone reported coming across a vehicle accident. The individual requested that fire and medical be dispatched. Eastern Plumas Health Care and Sierra Valley Fire were paged. The information was transferred to the CHP. A caller reported there was one injury. A deputy responded to assist. The patient was transported to Renown in Reno.

Another collision reported

On Highway 70, 1 mile west of Chilcoot, a caller reported a vehicle accident. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was off the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Controlled burn reported

In the Butterfly Valley area, the USFS reported they were burning there.

Missing person reported

In Quincy, a man in a Ford was reported missing. He hadn’t been seen since Dec. 18. He had no family or friends in the area. All of his personal belongings were at the house where he was staying. He also had not been at work. He was entered into the missing persons database.

Assault reported

In Quincy, someone at PDH reported that the victim of an assault was treated. The deputy contacted the victim who didn’t want to press charges.

Disturbance with music

In Chester, a caller reported that a neighbor was playing loud music and stomping on the floor. A deputy said that everyone was counseled.

Walking to Reno

Westbound on Highway 70, 1 mile west of the Chilcoot Post Office, the CHP reported that they received information that a man was heading to Reno on foot. But then he headed westbound. He said he needed help and to contact the sheriff’s office. The CHP was unable to locate the pedestrian.

Threatened with a car

In Quincy, a caller said that his roommate was threatening to hit him with a car. He said she was yelling at him. The reporting party requested a deputy at the residence. The deputy said it was verbal only and they agreed to separate for the night.

Monday, Jan. 13

Disturbance reported

In Chester, a caller reported that someone who lives near him was causing a disturbance. He didn’t know if the person was alone or talking on the phone. A deputy contacted the suspect who was having an argument with himself. He agreed to keep the peace.

On the wrong side of the roadway

On Highway 70, on the west side of Portola, a caller reported that a vehicle was on the wrong side of the road. The driver was going eastbound. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Missing teen reported

In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller said that her teenaged daughter ran away during the night. She left her phone. The reporting party didn’t know how she left the residence or where she went. She called back and said she found messages and a phone number in her daughter’s phone. She was talking about running away but the reporting party didn’t know whom her daughter was talking to. Later, the reporting party said she received information that a man drove her daughter to Chico. A deputy contacted the caller and then contacted Chico Police Department. A BOLO was also sent. The deputy attempted to contact the man who drove the teen to Chico. A BOLO was also sent to Butte County. The reporting party later said that she received information that her daughter was located. The deputy reported that the teen was found and released to her parents. She was removed from missing persons.

Accident reported

On Highway 70 at Keddie Resort, a caller reported a single-vehicle accident. It was non-injury and the driver was out walking around. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Vehicle stopped

On Highway 70 at Chandler Road West, a deputy reported stopping a vehicle on the west side of Gray’s. The driver had failed to yield at a stop sign. The driver was counseled.

Controlled burn reported

In Butterfly Valley near Keddie, the USFS reported burning in the area.

Threat reported

In the West Shore Lake Almanor area, a sergeant reported investigating threats of possible weapons prior to a civil paper serve.

Dog bite reported

In Quincy, someone at PDH reported treating the victim of a dog bite. The incident occurred at a friend’s house. Animal control was to handle the incident.

You’ve won money!!

In Quincy, a caller said that someone claiming to be from Publishers’ Clearing House called and said she won millions of dollars. To collect it she needed to give them a $500 gift certificate. She was advised that it was a scam and to not give the people any money or information.

Hanging wire reported

In Chester, a caller reported that a wire was hanging to the ground. It was at the bridge and was right next to the roadway. The caller didn’t know what kind of wire it was. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Getting kicked out

On Highway 70, a caller reported that she was kicked out of a vehicle about an hour-and-a-half earlier. She was in an argument with her boyfriend. She didn’t know where she was and she was trying to get to Greenville. The call pinned to just east of Barlow Road near Quincy. She was standing on the side of the highway. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy located the caller, but the CHP was going to handle the incident.

Fraud reported

In Greenville, a deputy said he received a report of possible fraud. A woman sold her wedding dress online and received a fraudulent check. She said she wasn’t out any money, but wanted her credit monitored.

Odd situation reported

In Chester, a deputy received a report from a man who said that someone was fluctuating the electricity in his walls. He also thought that someone was throwing snowballs at his satellite. He requested additional patrol checks.

Chimney fire reported

In Quincy, a caller reported a possible chimney fire at his neighbors’ house. Quincy Fire responded. The fire was extinguished. The homeowner was told not to have more fires until the flue was inspected.

Medical required

In Quincy, a caller said his wife fell and might have broken her arm. The information was transferred to REMSA. PDH and Quincy Fire responded.

Sunday, Jan. 12

People arguing

In Greenville, a caller reported that two people showed up and caused a disturbance at his house. Then they left. The reporting party requested contact from a deputy.

Theft reported

In Crescent Mills, a caller reported the theft of tools from his residence. The theft occurred four or five days earlier.

Son’s missing

A caller requested a welfare check on his son. The reporting party said that his son flew from Texas to Reno earlier in the month. He was to take an Uber to Quincy. He thought he arrived in Quincy, but hadn’t heard from him. He asked that someone contact the Feather River College dorms. A deputy attempted to contact someone at the dorms and was unable to do so. The deputy also couldn’t find the individual’s car. The reporting party called back and said he spoke to his son who was fine and back at the dorm. The father still wanted a welfare check on his son. A deputy spoke to the victim who was in Reno and fine. He would call the sheriff’s office when he returned to town.

Excessive smoke reported

In Blairsden, the CHP reported excessive smoke in a house due to a woodstove malfunction. Eureka and Graeagle fire were paged.

Fire reported

In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported that a tree was on fire. It was close to a residence. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Shots fired

In Quincy, a deputy reported that a woman could hear someone possibly shooting. A deputy was unable to locate anything.

Bad photos sent

In Delleker, a caller reported that her young daughter was receiving pornographic pictures from adult men.

Someone’s lurking

In Quincy, a caller reported suspicious activity behind a mini mart. The caller said that a man was lurking around another business. A deputy contacted the storeowner who said it was a friend. There wasn’t anything suspicious.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Ice reported

On Highway 89 at Indian Falls, a deputy reported that the roadway was icy. The information was transferred to the CHP with a request to notify Caltrans.

Sheet of ice

On Highway 70 between Quincy and Keddie, a caller reported that the road was a sheet of ice. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Off the roadway

On Butterfly Valley Road just south of Highway 70 near Keddie, a caller said she drover her car off the road. She said she was okay and didn’t need medical. She went home. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Yard vandalism reported

Near Greenville, a caller said that someone vandalized his bushes, flowerbeds and outdoor pottery. A deputy said there was no vandalism or crime committed. It was suspicious circumstances. A deputy explained the proper civil procedures.

Structure fire reported

Three miles south of Crescent Mills, one engine and four members of Indian Valley Fire were requested at a structure fire. A deputy said the structure burned to the ground. A deputy spoke with all firemen at the scene who said the fire was noticed by Charles Brown. He didn’t have any cell phone service so he went to Crescent Mills Fire and pulled the alarm at the fire station. Two firefighters responded to the fire and fought it for about four hours by themselves. Then they called for mutual aid.  The deputy said the firefighters didn’t think it was arson related and was electrical in nature. The owners had left a heater on. They had had problems in the past with rodents getting in and stripping the wires.

Loose gravel noted

Northbound on Highway 89 north of Wolf Creek Road in Greenville, a deputy requested that Caltrans be notified that there was loose gravel on the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Disturbance over Boomtown

In Blairsden, a caller said that her mother was harassing her. She said she was being mean to her. She said she was disabled and wanted to leave the residence, but that her mother wouldn’t let her. She said that she bit her mother, but that was an accident. A deputy spoke to both people. The mother said the daughter was mad because she wouldn’t take her to Boomtown. The parties agreed to keep the peace.

Disturbance in Portola

A caller reported that his brother was slamming doors and acting crazy. He was also throwing things. The reporting party wouldn’t let his brother use his cell phone charger and that’s what the problem was about. A deputy said he/she spoke to the reporting party. He is fine and the two were separated.

Father and son at it

In Chester, a caller reported a family disturbance. The dispatcher could hear a male yelling and screaming in the background. The father and son were arguing. The reporting party was going to be waiting at the corner in a Jeep for a deputy. A deputy was out with the reporting party and the suspect was gone when the deputy arrived. The deputy said they were just arguing.

Overdue party reported

Between Quincy and Portola, the CHP reported that they received information about an overdue party. A woman was going from PDH to Portola. She texted her husband that she was almost done at 2:30 p.m., but then she didn’t show up at her home. The CHP reported that the woman got home and all units were canceled.

Found drugs

In Portola, a caller said she found drugs in her residence. It turned out there were no drugs just signs of drug use.

Friday, Jan. 10

Another fire reported

On Williams Valley Road near Greenville, a caller reported that there was a fire at her neighbors’ residence. A fire had just happened there. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were paged.

Tools reported stolen

In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported that all of his tools from his work trailer were taken. He didn’t know who did it.

Vehicle on its side

In Meadow Valley near the post office, a caller reported a traffic collision on Bucks Lake Road. The vehicle was on its side. The reporting party was told that someone was outside the vehicle and the caller didn’t know if anyone was in it. It was about a truck length off the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP. Search and rescue was paged and then cancelled. The vehicle was unoccupied and no one could find the driver. A sergeant reported that the CHP was to handle the incident.

Vandalism spotted

In Portola, a caller reported that someone vandalized his vehicle at a business. He said he witnessed the suspect keying his car. A deputy spoke to the reporting party who no longer wanted to report the incident.

Shoplifter caught

In Greenville, a caller reported that a student was caught stealing an item in a business. The student went to the high school office. A deputy contacted the store manager who didn’t want to prosecute, but the juvenile was trespassed from the business.

Fire reported

On a USFS road off Lake Davis Road, a caller said he was standing on the Portola “P” and was looking north. He could see smoke on the north end of Portola past C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School in the hills.  He saw about eight separate sections of white columns of smoke. The information was transferred to the USFS. A second caller said he was hiking and came across a log that was burning. That information was also transferred to the USFS. He said he was off a USFS road near Lake Davis. The USFS said they had a controlled burn in the area.

Disturbance in progress

A deputy reported assisting Lassen County with a verbal disturbance that was in progress in Clear Creek.

Harassed at school

In Greenville, a caller reported that her daughter was being harassed at school and on the bus. A deputy contacted the reporting party and explained the proper way to get a temporary restraining order.

Boiler troubles at jail

In Quincy, the alarm company reported an alarm activation in the boiler room at the jail. Someone at the jail said the boiler was about 220 degrees and that the fire department was needed. Quincy Fire responded. They said the new boiler was fine, but the old boiler was malfunctioning. County maintenance was there.

Fire on a porch reported

In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that a neighbor said there was a fire at a house. It started on the porch. The information was transferred to SIFC. A second 911 came in and then other callers reported the incident.

Overdue party

From Portola to Quincy, a caller reported that a woman was overdue in arriving. She left Portola heading to Quincy to go to a store. She hadn’t returned home. The caller was concerned about the woman because she had medical issues. A deputy was unable to find the woman or her vehicle on Highway 70 from Graeagle to Portola. The deputy also checked some side roads. Messages were left for the victim and the reporting party. The CHP was also unable to locate the person. A deputy was eventually able to contact the woman at her home. She was fine. She said she was at PDH all evening where she went for treatment. She said that her husband could care for her.

Unresponsive infant reported

On Highway 70 in Lassen County near Chilcoot, a CHP unit reported that he was responding to a call about an unresponsive infant somewhere in the area of Highways 70 and 395. The family was possibly en route to Reno. Someone contacted REMSA who said the party was going to pull over at Hallelujah Junction. There was a request for fire and medical to respond. Sierra Valley Fire and EPHC were paged. REMSA was sending Careflight but it was later canceled.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Citation issued

In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man charged with no evidence of financial responsibility and failing to stop correctly at a stop sign.

Leatherman to school

In Chester, it was reported that a woman went to the Chester sub station and requested that a deputy go to the school. She said her grandson had a Leatherman (multi-task tool similar to a Swiss army knife set). She wanted to have her grandson counseled about it. The deputy said the school would handle the situation.

Theft reported

In Crescent Mills, a caller reported the theft of power tools from his house, but then he refused to give further information. The reporting party requested a deputy go to the residence. A deputy attempted to contact the reporting party multiple times and received no answer. He did call back. The deputy reported that when he attempted to get more information on the incident the man became irate and uncooperative and wouldn’t supply further details. The deputy said the reporting party was told that he was unable to respond to Crescent Mills at that time and the man hung up.

Another theft reported

In Chester, a businessperson reported to a deputy that they might have had some auto batteries stolen.

Tree trimming issues reported

In the Greenville area, a caller reported that a tree trimming company was coming onto his property. He said they were told to stay off his property. He asked that a deputy contact him. It was a civil issue over a shared easement with a power company. The reporting party called back and said the company came over onto his property and cut down some tress that had already been trimmed. He said they didn’t notify him about it ahead of time. He asked to speak to a deputy. He then called and said the company returned and cut more trees. Then they left the debris. A deputy attempted to call the reporting party and got no answer. The deputy said there is a shared easement and it’s the same problem that was encountered earlier. The deputy explained the proper civil procedures.

Assisting with a trailer

In the Chester area, the CHP requested assistance with a possible stolen trailer. It was unknown if it was occupied.

Deer stuck in a fence

Near Greenville, the CHP requested a deputy get an address for a deer that was stuck in the fence. The deer had a broken leg. The call was transferred to fish and wildlife. They weren’t sure if they would respond. A deputy contacted the district warden who was unable to respond that day. The deputy was en route to Greenville. Fish and wildlife then requested that a deputy respond because they didn’t have any officer. A deputy said the deer was taken care of.

Someone’s making inappropriate gestures

In the Quincy area, the CHP received a report that a man was walking down the highway making obscene gestures at people. The man was described as wearing one cowboy boot and one sneaker. The man then stopped at the bus stop in East Quincy. A deputy gave the man a ride to the crisis center.

Drugs at school

In Quincy, a caller requested a deputy because she found some drugs on a student. The deputy said there was no crime involved and that the school would handle the situation.

House fire reported

On Williams Valley Road near Greenville, a caller reported that the neighbor’s house was on fire. The reporting party did see flames. The caller said that the homeowner worked during the day and wasn’t home. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were responding and the information was passed on to the USFS. Quincy Fire was paged for mutual aid. PG&E was contacted to shut off the power.

Citation issued

In Portola, an animal control officer reported citing a woman who was charged with having illegal animal(s) and a section under rabies control.

Messy tree company

In Quincy, a caller said their neighbors had a tree service come out and cut her tree and then left all the debris all over the yard. A deputy advised the caller of civil procedures.

Icy roads reported

In the Lee Summit area near Cromberg, a caller reported that the roads were super icy and that traction material was needed. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Bounce, bounce, call

In Quincy, dispatch had a 911 hang-up call. Dispatch reconnected and spoke to a man who said he was at church. He was bouncing a child on his knees, and that caused his phone to dial.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Icy roads reported

In Quincy, the CHP requested traction material for the intersection and for all of Lee Road. The information was transferred to the county road department.

Suspicious occurrence reported

In Greenville, a caller reported that they thought they saw a woman in her mother’s yard. The house was vacant at the time. They were looking at a camera during the night. They didn’t know who the woman was. A deputy checked the residence for any signs of entry. The building was secure.

Controlled burn reported

One mile north of Butterfly Valley near Keddie, a caller reported that the USFS would be doing a controlled burn.

Fraud/scam reported

In Quincy, a caller said she received a call from someone saying they were with the sheriff’s office association and wanted a donation.  She said she gave them her credit card number. The reporting party was told to contact her bank and credit card company as soon as possible to cancel the card and the transaction.

Doggy’s back

In Portola, a caller reported a loose dog that was coming to her house for a few weeks. She said it had a blue collar, but she didn’t know who owned the dog. She said that it barked at her today, but it didn’t bite. The information was transferred to animal control.

Harassment reported

In Quincy, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about cyber stalking. The caller knew the man.

Citation issued

In Quincy, an animal control officer reported citing a woman charged with having an animal at large.

Mustang speeding

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone in a Mustang was driving westbound over Cemetery Hill. The vehicle was all over the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Citation issued

In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.

Reckless truck driver

Eastbound on Highway 70 near Graeagle, a caller reported a reckless driver in a box truck. The driver was swerving in and out of traffic and off the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Flames seen

On Carol Lane West near Quincy, a caller reported a possible vegetation fire on a hill. The reporting party could see flames. It was burning behind homes. The information was transferred to the USFS, and Quincy Fire responded. Quincy Fire reported that it was burn piles that were extinguished. The homeowners were advised that burning in the Quincy area is suspended until March.

High electric bills reported

Near Greenville, a caller requested that a deputy go and check a residence. He noticed that his PG&E bill was high for the months of November and December. A deputy checked the residence and there was no sign of anyone living there. There was also no sign of forced entry. The deputy attempted to recontact the caller and didn’t get an answer. The deputy was unable to leave a message.

Fire at the Mill Pond

In Graeagle, the CHP transferred a call with an open line to dispatch. The caller was a woman who said there was a fire at the Mill Pond. Information to the CHP reported that there was a controlled burn there. It was for the next three or four days. Graeagle Fire personnel were aware of it.

Assault in the ER

In Portola, someone at EPHC reported that the victim of an assault was in the emergency room. A deputy attempted to contact everyone. The victim said that a man was attempting to restrain a juvenile and keep that person from leaving a home. The deputy notified child protective services and the district attorney.

It’s a private road

In Meadow Valley, a resident was concerned and reported a DUI when someone drove down his private road. He said he told the woman to turn around. The information was transferred to the CHP.

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