Sheriff Blotter for the week of 1/29/20
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. 15 to Jan. 21.
BY THE NUMBERS
132 calls to dispatch/911
46 requests for assistance
39 medical responses
35 reports to the CHP
33 reports involving a fire department
30 probation reports
19 extra patrol checks
18 suspicious situations
16 traffic related reports
11 disturbances reported
11 reports for animal control
11 requests for welfare checks
10 civil reports
9 reports to REMSA
7 reports involving children or juveniles
7 citations reported
7 thefts reported
6 hazard reports
6 reports of assisting other agencies
5 reports to SIFC
5 alarms reported
5 drug incidents reported
4 reports involving weapons
3 search and rescue requests
3 sex-related reports
3 reports involving domestic violence
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with local warrants, probation violation and receiving stolen property.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and injuring a spouse or cohabitant. A reporting party said she was at the Plumas Rural Services domestic shelter. She asked to speak to a deputy. She reported a possible domestic violence incident that occurred the previous day. The information was transferred to the district attorney.
A deputy reported the arrest of an individual charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, violating probation and two Plumas County warrants.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and domestic battery. The man attacked his mother. She didn’t require medical attention.
It was reported that a man was arrested and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation.
A deputy reported the arrest of two men during a probation check. Both men were charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
A probation officer reported the arrest of a man charged with a flash incarceration for those on post release supervision.
A deputy reported a disturbance at a bar. A man was arrested and charged with violating his probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A court remand was issued for a man for exposing himself in a public place.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
In Clio, someone reported the theft of items possibly by his roommate. Silver coins, antiques and other things were missing. A deputy closed the case pending further investigation.
On Bucks Lake Road, 2 miles from Quincy, a caller reported that several large rocks were in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP and the road department.
Note in the sewer
In the Quincy Junction area, a caller said he found a note rolled up in a straw that he thought came from the jail. The note was found in a pump pulled up from a sewer line. A deputy said it was suspicious circumstances only.
Rock in the road
On Highway 89 near Indian Falls, a caller said there was a large rock in the middle of the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Another big rock spotted
On Highway 70 in the eastbound lane west of the old highway, an animal control officer reported that there was a large rock. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Theft from store
In Chester, a caller said there was a theft from a store. The suspect was known and his vehicle was described.
Moving too slowly
On Highway 70 eastbound near Cromberg, an animal control officer reported that the driver of a vehicle was only going 30 to 35 mph for an unknown reason. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Something on the burger
In Chester, a caller said she put something on her burger that made her heart rate go way up. She requested an ambulance. The information was transferred to SIFC.
On the old highway near Quincy, someone saw flames around a house. A deputy reported that it was a burn pile. Quincy Fire said the fire was extinguished.
Someone’s breaking things
In Portola, a caller said that his brother was breaking things around the house. The reporting party didn’t know why his brother was doing it. No weapons were involved. A deputy said the suspect was gone. The caller was okay.
Suspicious conversation reported
In Chester, a caller said he stopped to get gas and no one was working at the counter. Then he heard someone yelling, “stop hurting me, don’t touch me, stop beating me.” A male worker came out to help the reporting party. A deputy checked the business and only two people were there. They were both okay.
Monday, Jan. 20
Suspicious van reported
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported seeing a suspicious van parked. It might have been a U-Haul-type van. The caller was concerned the people might be stealing something. The information was given to a deputy to be on the lookout.
Noisy band equipment suspected
In Chester, a caller reported that his neighbor was making noise with what might be band equipment. The caller asked to speak to a deputy.
Dog chase reported
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, someone reported some dogs at large. A sergeant reported that a victim’s dog was bitten a few days earlier and that the suspect’s dogs chased the victim’s dogs that day. The victim requested contact from an animal control officer.
No power reported
In Delleker, a caller requested a welfare check on an elderly person who kept calling a company and saying she had no power. The company’s service tech was concerned about the victim’s general safety. A deputy said that the victim was okay and was having issues getting a propane company to hook up services. He currently had no propane, but did have power.
Big box spotted
On Highway 36, 2 miles east of Chester, a caller reported that there was a large box in the eastbound lane. The information was transferred to the CHP.
On Highway 89, 1 mile south of Canyon Dam, a caller reported that there were two large rocks in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Near miss reported
On Highway 36 west of Chester, a caller reported that a car almost hit her car head-on. The caller said that the CHP had just passed her after she was almost hit. The information was transferred to the CHP.
At the Willow Springs Campground near Chester, a caller said that her vehicle was stolen back in July. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Greenville, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, driving with a revoked or suspended license, and driving without insurance.
Vehicle blocking a hydrant
In Quincy, a caller reported that vehicles were blocking access to a fire hydrant. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Any search dogs?
In Crescent Mills, a caller asked if the department had search dogs. When the dispatcher asked what his emergency was he disconnected. A deputy spoke with the caller who was fine and there was no emergency. He had called 911.
Lost in the woods
In the area of Humboldt Road near Chester, a caller said he was lost in the woods and got his truck stuck in the snow. He started walking and had no food or water and nothing to keep warm. The girlfriend was in the 2019 truck. He didn’t know what direction the truck was pointed in and thought he had walked 10 miles. The information was given to deputies who were getting a patrol with snowmobiles together. Someone spoke to the victim and he had remained on Humboldt Road. The woman was in Butte County at Humboldt Summit. The information was transferred to Butte County with a request for its search and rescue and it was already in the area searching them. Butte County searchers were unable to locate the truck and the woman on the Butte County side, but were going to keep searching. A deputy reported that the man was found. Eventually the woman was located and someone was attempting to get the truck unstuck. The woman was escorted to Chico. A deputy was taking the man to a motel where he could call his father to get transportation back to Chico.
Sunday, Jan. 19
Another disturbance reported
In Portola, a deputy reported a disturbance among three people on the Gulling Street Bridge. The deputy said that two people were arguing and no one wanted to press charges. A man was given a ride back to his residence.
More flashing lights reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that people were in her living room with flashlights. She was in her bedroom. A deputy said no one was in the residence. It was suspicious circumstances only.
Stuck in a berm
In Quincy on Main and Reese streets, a deputy reported that a vehicle was stuck in a snow berm. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, a caller said that her upstairs neighbors were having a party and it was disturbing her peace. A sergeant said it was quiet when he arrived.
A man was issued a citation in Portola and charged with failing to stop at a stop sign and possession of an open container while driving.
Abandoned vehicle blocking road
In Portola on Highway 70 in front of a business, a deputy requested a tow for an abandoned vehicle that was partially blocking the roadway. The vehicle was towed and stored.
Vehicle hampering snow removal
In Greenville, a deputy reported being out with a vehicle that was illegally parked and was hindering snow removal efforts.
Chimney fire reported
In Calpine, a caller reported a chimney fire. The dispatcher transferred the call to Sierra County Sheriff’s Office.
Possible drug activities
In Portola, a caller reported that suspicious drug-related activities might be occurring. A deputy said no crime happened. It was suspicious circumstances only.
Casing the joint
In the West Shore Lake Almanor area, a caller said that during the previous night two people were walking around his property. No damage or forced entry occurred. He was concerned that they were casing his residence. The caller also reported that his son checked the property and noted a boot print with the label in the mud around the home. Extra patrol checks were requested.
Can’t reach Lassen sheriff’s office
It was reported that a 911-resolution center said they couldn’t reach the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and that their 911 lines appeared to have failed. Dispatch was advised that it could accept Lassen 911 calls. The Susanville Area CHP would attempt to contact the on-duty Lassen County dispatcher by cell phone. Lassen reported that the 911 lines were back up and running.
Big rock noted
On Highway 89, 3 miles north of Greenville it was reported that a large rock was in the roadway. It was then reported that the roadway was clear from Greenville to Canyon Dam. The CHP was notified.
On Cemetery Road near Portola, a caller said that two horses were at the cemetery. The caller was concerned they would run into the highway. A woman was contacted. They weren’t her horses, but she was going to try to catch and secure them. The woman called back and said the horses were gone. She told dispatch that if they showed up again she was willing to catch them.
Be on the lookout
Law enforcement officers were looking for someone in a stolen 1993 Ford Ranger with at least 15 guns, including handguns and long guns. The pickup was taken from Orland sometime during the night. There was no suspect information at the time. Officers were told to use caution if the person was approached and to notify the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office immediately. This was broadcast to all units.
Domestic violence reported
In Quincy, dispatch received a 911 hang-up call. Dispatch reconnected. The caller wanted to report a domestic violence situation that occurred two weeks earlier. The reporting party provided the suspect’s name but no further information.
In the area of Richardson Way in Chester, multiple 911 calls came in reporting gunshots. A deputy was unable to locate anything. A deputy did witness a firework near the high school. Yet another gunshot was reported more than two hours later. A deputy checked in the area of the baseball and football fields at the high school and didn’t find anything except fireworks. He would continue to look.
Welfare check requested
Near Crescent Mills, a sergeant received a report that someone was very intoxicated. The caller requested a welfare check on the man. A deputy said there was no answer at the door. The deputy then contacted a woman who said the man was at home and she was checking on him.
Man breaks windshield
In Portola, a caller reported that a man punched her windshield and broke it. He was no longer at the scene. A deputy attempted to contact the reporting party and didn’t get an answer. The deputy was also unable to locate the vehicle at the reporting party’s residence or at a listed location.
Saturday, Jan. 18
In Greenville, a caller said he purchased a car from a man and then the car was impounded. Then the original owner allegedly got the car out of impound and wouldn’t give it back to the new owner. A deputy explained the proper civil procedures.
Broken water pipe reported
In Portola, a caller said that her neighbors’ water pipe was broken and no one was home. Eastern Plumas Fire responded. It was confirmed that there was a water line break inside the residence. Someone was going to get a hold of the city to turn the water off. Someone from the fire department made access through the garage and shut the water off. The city was still going to shut off the main line.
In Portola, a caller reported hearing three gunshots near Family Corner. A sergeant was unable to find anything suspicious or hear shots fired.
Aggressive dog reported
In Quincy on West Main Street, a caller reported an aggressive dog. When the reporting party got out of the car the dog charged him. He got back in his car and was leaving, but wanted someone to come and look for the dog. He thought it was vicious. He didn’t know where the dog came from. A sergeant said that he was unable to locate the dog. The information was transferred to animal control.
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported loud music. A deputy contacted a woman who agreed to keep the peace.
In Portola, a caller reported a disturbance among three people. A deputy contacted everyone and they had been drinking and were arguing or making noise. They agreed to keep the peace.
Friday, Jan. 17
In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man and charging him with driving an unregistered vehicle, no evidence of financial responsibility and not having a valid drivers license.
Near Quincy, a caller reported that a transformer blew in front of her home. It was sparking, but no fire was reported. Quincy Fire, PG&E and Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Association were notified.
Lights being flashed
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone kept flashing lights at her house. She requested extra patrol checks since it was a common occurrence. Later she again asked for extra patrol checks and asked to speak to a deputy. She said the people were running around her home flashing lights. She didn’t know the people. A sergeant said that patrol checks were in place throughout the night. Then the person said that there were people by her bedroom window and they were flashing red lights into her home. She asked to speak to a deputy again. About two hours later, she said that when she went to bed the bathroom light was off but then it turned on. A little later she called and said that she walked around her home and no one was there.
Disturbance with road worker reported
In Greenville, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about a disturbance with a road department worker that morning (it wasn’t specified if this was county or state worker) on Main Street. A deputy spoke to the reporting party and provided information for contacting the road department supervisor.
In Chester, a caller requested a welfare check on her neighbor. She said the neighbor was acting strange the previous night. The following day she said the neighbor usually let her dog out, but she hadn’t seen or heard her all day. A deputy contacted the person who was fine.
In Portola, a caller said he/she received a scam call. The other party claimed to represent AT&T U-verse. The reporting party contacted that program and they don’t have that in this area. The caller said they asked for a credit card or a social security number. No monies were lost.
Over the side
On Highway 70 just west of Camp Layman Road, a caller reported that she just rolled her vehicle over the side. She was still in the vehicle and didn’t think it was visible from the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP. Search and rescue was paged. EPHC, Graeagle and Plumas Eureka fire responded. The CHP located the vehicle. It was 100 feet over the side of the road. The patient was transported to EPHC.
Dog bite reported
In Greenville, a caller said that a dog bit her on the hand and leg and that she was bleeding. She didn’t know who owned the dog. It was reported that the owners were watching through the window. The reporting party said she asked two male subjects to get the dog and they told her to “call the cops.” She said that her main concern was whether the dog had had its rabies shots. The reporting party was going to meet a deputy and/or animal control at the sub station. The victim was advised to seek medical treatment. It was unknown if the dog had its shots. Plumas District Hospital reported that the victim was there for treatment. The information was transferred to animal control.
Dog attacks dog
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller said that a neighbor’s dog got off the property and attacked her dog. She said her dog was injured. She provided the address for the aggressive dog. The information was transferred to animal control.
Unable to stop the leak
In Chester, a caller reported a possible propane leak. The information was transferred to SIFC. They requested traffic control. The information was also passed on to a deputy and the CHP. A deputy said the propane company was unable to stop the leak. It was thought they would have to pull the tank although it had propane in it. It was a 250-gallon tank that was 25 percent full. The propane company decided to burn off the tank. CHP, Chester Fire and others were evacuating and notifying neighbors in the surrounding area. No code red evacuation was prescribed. Deputies and the CHP did a “soft” evacuation for 100 yards of the tank in all directions. A deputy reported that the hazard was mitigated approximately three hours later.
On Highway 70, a quarter mile west of Highway 395, a caller received a crash report from a vehicle. The crash detection agency showed crash motion. The reporting party attempted to call the vehicle owners and they didn’t answer. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Hazardous roads reported
On Beckwith and E. Sierra streets in Portola, a caller reported hazardous road conditions within the city limits. A message was left presumably with someone for the city of Portola. It was advised that the city manager be notified. Another man said he would have the plow driver sand the area.
Reckless big rig reported
On Highway 70 from Belden, a caller reported second-hand information that the driver of a big rig was being reckless coming up the Feather River Canyon. He was all over the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Thursday, Jan. 16
Self-inflicted injury reported
In Greenville, a caller requested medical help for someone with a self-inflicted stab wound to the leg. The information was transferred to REMSA. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire and PDH were paged. The victim was transported to PDH.
Throwing things again
In Portola, a caller said that her neighbor was throwing ice melt and bleach outside on some stairs. It had happened two other times the previous day. A woman also had some sort of a problem with a maintenance worker. A deputy spoke to the reporting party and explained that it was a landlord and tenant issue. The manager was to call if behaviors escalated.
On Little Bear Road near Blairsden, a caller reported that a tree fell across the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Off the roadway
Westbound on Highway 70 near Belden, a caller said that the Explorer his wife was driving slid off the road. No injuries were reported. It turned out that the Ford landed against some rocks and wasn’t over the side. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Portola, the CHP transferred a report of a non-injury two-vehicle collision. The parties involved were exchanging information.
On County Road A23 near Beckwourth, dispatch received a 911 hang-up call. They called back and spoke to someone who said he was with a woman whose husband was just involved in a vehicle rollover. No injuries were reported. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Portola, a deputy reported citing a juvenile who was charged with possession of more than an ounce of marijuana. Someone at Portola High School requested a phone call from a deputy because a juvenile brought marijuana to school. The deputy spoke to the reporting party and the school was to handle the incident. On the following day, the school personnel requested that a deputy cite the student. The deputy contacted the juvenile and the mother. The following day (now two days later) a deputy spoke to the mother who said the juvenile hadn’t returned home that day. She said she would call when he arrived. Probation was to handle the juvenile.
Stuck big rig
On Highway 36 and County Road A13 near Chester, a caller reported that his big rig was stuck in the snow. He said it was chained up, but he couldn’t get going and it was blocking the intersection. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy said that the CHP was on scene and that he was assisting with traffic control. The deputy said that the truck was on its way.
High-centered and running
On Main and Stone streets in Chester, it was reported that a pickup was high-centered. It was also unoccupied, but running.
Stuck on Highway 70
On Meadow Way just north of Highway 70 near Portola, a caller said they were sending a tow truck for a small pickup that was stuck in the snow.
Doesn’t want the snow
In Chester, a caller said that her neighbor was plowing snow into her yard. A deputy spoke to the suspect and he agreed to move the snow and put it in a different place. The deputy also explained civil procedures.
Off the highway
On Highway 36 on Johnson’s Grade, a deputy received information about a vehicle that was off the road. The deputy and the CHP were unable to locate it. They could see where a vehicle hit the guardrail.
Abandoned motorhome reported
In Portola, a caller reported that there was an abandoned 24-foot motorhome blocking an alley.
When a 4×4 arrived
Near Greenville, a caller said that someone in a Suburban pulled into her yard and then someone walked onto her deck. She said that he suddenly drove off. She requested extra patrol checks throughout the day.
Couldn’t stop to look
On Highway 89 at Crescent Grade near Greenville it was reported that a vehicle went off the side. Another person said he couldn’t stop to see if anyone was in the other vehicle. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Walking through a yard
In Quincy, it was reported that someone wearing a black jacket just walked through someone else’s yard. A deputy didn’t find anyone meeting the reporting party’s description.
Collision at the college
In Quincy, a caller reported that she needed someone to take a report for a two-vehicle collision at Feather River College. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Is the hospital open?
From the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a caller called 911 to see if Seneca Hospital was open. She said she fell and wanted to drive to the facility. Dispatch told her it was open, but recommended that she have someone else drive her.
Vehicle spinout reported
On Highway 70 and Butterfly Valley Road near Keddie, a caller reported that several vehicles spun out. No accidents or injuries were reported. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Someone might be screaming
In Quincy, a deputy received a report that someone might be screaming. The deputy checked the area, but didn’t find anyone with problems.
Main Street closed
In Chester, a deputy reported that a tractor loader was stuck. It was shutting down the westbound traffic on Main Street in front of Best Western temporarily. The information was transferred to the CHP. The tractor was unstuck and back on the road again.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
He was chopping wood
In Quincy, dispatch received a 911-cell phone hang-up call. Dispatch reconnected and spoke to a man. He said that his Apple watch was malfunctioning. He said that every time he chops wood his watch thinks he has fallen and calls 911.
One mile north of Keddie Ridge, someone from the USFS said they would be burning and smoke would be visible.
Social security fraud
In Quincy, a caller reported social security fraud. A deputy reported that it was mistaken identity by a collections agency. There was no social security fraud committed.
Suitcase traveled off
In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of a suitcase from her storage unit. She said it had items inside including a ring with gemstones. The ring had 10 different stones for the settings. A deputy attempted to contact the reporting party.
Who needs ice salt?
In Portola, a caller reported that someone was making a mess with ice salt in front of some stairs. Then the individual was pouring bleach and other things outside in order to make the reporting party’s dogs sick. The manager at the place spoke with the person doing the misdeeds. The reporting party asked to speak to a deputy. Then a woman called and said she put ice salt on her steps and her neighbor removed it. She put more out and a man came out and cursed at her. She said she feels threatened. A deputy said it was a dispute between neighbors. No crime occurred.
Abandoned vehicle discovered
At the Gold Lake staging area, someone reported finding an abandoned vehicle that was at the staging area for several days. After some research dispatch contacted the Placer County Sheriff’s Office but there were no missing persons. Then it was requested that they do a welfare check at an individual’s address that came up while investigating the owner of the vehicle. A Placer County deputy said the wife of the registered owner said they own property in the Gold Lake area and they have to snowmobile in to reach the property. She said to leave the vehicle where it was.
More salty issues
In Portola, a caller reported that a neighbor was harassing her. She said he was cursing at her and not cleaning up after his dog. She asked to speak to a deputy. She said she put ice salt on her steps and her neighbor removed it. She put more out and the man came out and cursed at her. Once again she said that she felt threatened.