Sheriff Blotter for the week of 10/16/19
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 Oct. 2 to Oct. 8.
BY THE NUMBERS
50 requests for assistance
43 reports involve fire departments
37 medical requests
30 CHP reports
23 reports of suspicious circumstances
22 calls to 911
14 reports concerning probation
13 civil reports
13 traffic-related reports
11 animal control reports
11 disturbances reported
9 reports to USFS
9 reports involving trespassing
8 reports of harassment
8 welfare requests
8 reports to SIFC
7 extra patrol checks
7 arrests were reported
7 reports involving juveniles
7 reports involving children
6 requests for helicopters
5 thefts reported
5 reports involving child protective services
5 citations reported
5 missing persons reported
5 reports involving property
5 housing reports
4 reports to the district attorney
4 reports of assisting other agencies
3 people intoxicated
3 reports of vandalism
3 threats reported
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated. A caller reported that an intoxicated man was just in a fight. Two people were bleeding, but they didn’t require medical assistance.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his parole.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation and receiving stolen property. Someone at Greenville Elementary School reported the theft of a musical instrument. A child was shown on camera committing the theft.
A deputy reported the arrest of a person charged with probation violation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated, a warrant and resisting arrest. A caller reported that her child’s father was intoxicated and at her house. He was also given a trespass warning.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with inflicting corporal punishment and knowing that the individual is elderly. A caller saw an elderly man push his wife into a car and slap her face. Several witnesses then heard him yelling at her. The owner of a business at one point locked the victim inside, but eventually let the man outside. A deputy requested medical for the victim as a precaution. Victim witness, adult protective services and the district attorney were notified.
Sergeants reported the arrest of a man charged with willfully inflicting corporal punishment on someone and contempt of court. It was reported that domestic violence was in progress. A man shoved a woman and then punched her in the face. They were in their bedroom and someone called from downstairs. Then the man was punching holes in the walls. Victim witness was notified.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Back dragging a bit
In Portola, a caller reported that a garbage truck with a Dumpster attached to the back was dragging and causing sparks. The caller reconnected and said he just saw the truck again and the Dumpster was gone.
In Meadow Valley, a caller requested that a deputy counsel his daughter because she was being incorrigible. The mother was willing to take her to the sheriff’s office. A deputy said additional help was necessary.
Kids not in school
In the Twain area, the school requested a welfare check on some children. They hadn’t been in school and school staff couldn’t get hold of them. Then the children showed up at school.
In Quincy, a caller reported an argument with someone in her house but then refused to provide more information. A deputy contacted two women who had been arguing and they were fine.
In Portola, a caller requested that a person be trespassed from a business. The caller said there were also issues with the same person at another business. A deputy trespassed the woman from the business and then trespassed two women from the second business. A deputy was going to perform a civil standby later so the one woman could pay what she owed at one of the businesses. The individual’s mother paid the bill.
Fire behind hospital
In Portola, USFS received a report of a possible fire behind Eastern Plumas Health Care. A deputy said it was just a cloud of dust stirred up by construction.
Not in school
In Quincy, a caller requested a welfare check on a juvenile who had not been in school in a week. The reporting party called back to say the juvenile just showed up at school.
No warning signs
In Portola, a caller reported that there was road construction on a blind curve and there were no warning signs. It was on County Road A15, 2 miles from Portola. The information was transferred to CHP and road department.
In the Blairsden area, a reporting party said that she and her husband recently separated and he didn’t show up for work in Tahoe City. He had been staying at the old residence in this area. A friend went to the house and said he wasn’t there and his vehicle was gone. When the man didn’t show up at work the caller said she was concerned about his safety. The information was also given to CHP to be on the lookout for the man and his vehicle. A deputy reported that the man showed up at his house and was fine.
In Quincy, a caller said her neighbor just assaulted her. She said she didn’t need medical assistance. She was waiting at the crisis center for a deputy. A man said he was assaulted by the woman and would be at the sheriff’s office waiting. Two people were trespassed from a residence.
Welfare check requested
In Portola, a caller requested a welfare check on a teen. He was at a residence and that person might be using drugs. A deputy contacted the caller and she no longer needed the welfare check, but wanted a report on drug activities.
Possible drug activities
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported possible drug activities at her neighbors’ residence. A deputy attempted to call the reporting party twice and left a message.
In Beckwourth, a caller reported that some cattle were in the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.
On Highway 70 just east of Portola, a caller reported that a child was seen on the side of the road. A deputy and the CHP looked throughout the area and didn’t find her.
Man living in the trees
In Chester, a caller reported that a man was living in the trees directly behind her house. He was on private property. A deputy contacted the man who agreed to move on.
Man waiting for him
Near Chilcoot and Highway 70 and Scott Road, a caller reported that a suspicious man was waiting at his truck for him. The suspect had blocked the reporting party in and he was unable to leave. They had a disturbance over some property. Both of the men had firearms. The information was transferred to Lassen County. The reporting party said he was trying to leave and the other man might let him out.
Getting shined on
In the Chilcoot area, a caller said his neighbor was harassing him and continuously shining lights on him when he was outside. The reporting party said he was in the process of getting a restraining order. A deputy spoke to the man and it was an ongoing issue.
Monday, Oct. 7
Ongoing harassment reported
In Portola, a caller reported ongoing harassment from her neighbor. She wanted to speak to a deputy. A deputy contacted her and advised her of the proper temporary restraining order procedures. The reporting party also talked about a road rage incident that occurred in Placer County. The deputy referred her to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Dogs on the move
In Greenville, a caller reported that three aggressive dogs were chasing people at the bus stop. A deputy was unable to catch them. The information was transferred to animal control. An animal control officer was unable to locate the dogs. The reporting party called back and said the dogs were in front of an abandoned trailer. Animal control caught one of the dogs and knew where another one went. He was unable to catch the second dog and was going to get a trap. The reporting party called yet again and said one of the dogs just attacked his dog. The information was again transferred to animal control. A deputy talked to the reporting party to update him on the situation.
Late night ride
In Chilcoot, a caller said that his neighbor was disturbing his peace by riding his dirt bike late at night. The caller was given information on how to get a temporary restraining order.
At Big Cove at Lake Almanor, a caller reported finding a dog. The caller thought it had been tied up for a while and looked like she had just had puppies. The information was transferred to animal control.
In Portola, a deputy reported issuing a citation to a man who was charged with driving a vehicle without a valid license and no proof of financial responsibility.
In Greenville, a cold burglary was reported.
In the Calpine area, a caller reported seeing smoke in the area of Mountain Ranch Road. The information was transferred to USFS.
In Portola, a caller reported that the known driver of a Jeep was driving under the influence. The information was transferred to CHP. The man also was wanted on a warrant.
Welfare check requested
In Quincy, a caller requested a welfare check on her granddaughter who was involved in a disturbance with someone and then was unconscious. The phone then disconnected and the caller didn’t know what happened. A deputy reported the individual in question was okay.
Mysterious box reported
In Blairsden, a caller reported that a box on a building was making a lot of noise and glowing red. The caller said that someone was working on it the previous day. Graeagle and Plumas Eureka fire were paged. The reporting party called back and said that someone from the front office contacted him and said they would take care of the situation. The fire departments were continued as a precaution.
Sunday, Oct. 6
Missing person gets citation
In Portola, a deputy reported investigating a situation of a missing juvenile. The juvenile was entered into the missing persons’ database. The information was transferred to the district attorney and child protective services. CHP was also notified. Eventually a woman reported that the juvenile was located at another residence. He was removed from missing persons and released to his aunt. He was cited and charged with being incorrigible.
Search and rescue called
At Indicator Peak Road near Taylorsville, a caller reported that a Dodge was off the side of the roadway. The caller didn’t know if it was occupied. It wasn’t visible from the roadway and the reporting party was calling from across the mountain. The information was given to a sergeant and the CHP. CHP was sending a unit from Quincy and requesting medical assistance. The information was transferred to USFS and they indicated they hadn’t received other reports. PHI was notified. Search and rescue was paged. People were staging at Diamond Mountain Peak Road. It was learned that a group of hunters found the vehicle the previous day and they said it was locked and unoccupied. The hunters were leading vehicles into the location. Search and rescue and medical were eventually cancelled. No one found any vehicles over the side. (It’s unknown just what happened to the vehicle.)
Man in the roadway
Near Portola, a caller reported that a man was in the roadway and it appeared that he was under the influence of drugs. He was last seen walking north of County Road A15 toward Ironhorse. Then a woman reported that the man was in her neighbor’s backyard. She also thought he appeared to be under the influence. A deputy was unable to locate the man.
In the Bucks Lake area, a caller said he/she could see smoke in the Spanish Peak area.
Missing person reported
In the Quincy area, a reporting party said that her husband left their Marysville home to go hunting in this area. He was supposed to return home and was now overdue. She hadn’t been able to reach him on his cell phone. He had some medical issues, but had his medication with him for that day only. She could track him through their bank statements, but he didn’t contact her while he was in Quincy. He was also with two other people from Live Oak. She hadn’t heard from them either. His cell phone pinned to the Snake Lake/Meadow Valley area. USFS and CHP were also on the lookout for the man. A deputy was on the landline with her when her husband called and he was at a drive-in eating. He was fine and didn’t need anything. He was on his way home.
In Chilcoot, a caller reported that two men were harassing her. Two men and a woman were trespassing. One of the men was trespassed. Everyone agreed to keep the peace for now.
In Lake Almanor near Rocky Point Campground, a caller reported that her boat ran out of gas. Two people were swimming to shore while one stayed with the boat. The information was transferred to SIFC. SIFC said the fire department was responding with its boat. All parties were told to get back in the boat. SIFC was to handle the situation.
Suspicious person reported
In Chester, a caller reported a suspicious man was in a parking lot at some apartments. He was talking about decapitating people. He was last seen walking toward Main Street. A deputy checked multiple areas and was unable to find him.
In Quincy, a sergeant received a report of a man threatening a woman. The man agreed to keep the peace and not contact the woman.
In Quincy, a man contacted a sergeant who was asked by the man to have his ex-wife stop harassing him. The sergeant contacted the man’s former wife who said she was returning a call to their daughter and accidentally called her ex-husband.
Garbage in the road
On Highway 70 on Cemetery Hill, a caller reported that there was a bunch of garbage in the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.
Another missing person
Between Nevada City and Portola, a caller reported that his girlfriend texted him that she was coming home on Highway 49 and then he didn’t hear from her. He also hadn’t been able to reach her. The information was given to Sierra County. CHP reported that her phone was located in a dressing room in a Nevada City store. Truckee Police Department and the Placer County Sheriff were also contacted, but they hadn’t seen her. A BOLO was sent out. A deputy was unable to find her on Highway 89 going to the Sierra County line. Another deputy said he was unable to locate a vehicle at a residence. CHP said they checked Highway 89 from Yuba Pass to Satlee and Highway 89 to Satlee and Highway 70. A deputy attempted to contact her again and left a voicemail. The caller reconnected and said she was found in Nevada City. She was intoxicated, but fine.
Saturday, Oct. 5
Too much paperwork
In Quincy, the CHP reported that a man called and said he was supposed to turn himself in that day, but couldn’t because of the paperwork. It said that the turn in date wasn’t until later. He said that someone at the jail said that either the CHP or someone would give him a ride home to Chester if they were available. The subject was walking down Highway 70.
Son got trapped
In Quincy, a caller said her son was trapped inside his room inside a mobile home. The door was broken and he couldn’t get out. Someone was there trying to get the door open. The reporting party said that the window wouldn’t open either and the air conditioning unit was blocking it. He called his parents for help. A deputy said that assistance was provided.
Hypodermic needles found
In Portola, a caller said that about 100 hypodermic needles were found scattered on the roadway. A deputy said that some sort of a box was in the roadway. A deputy said he didn’t have the means to clear it up, but the city could take care of it.
In Portola, a caller reported that her husband locked her out of her house. The caller was calling from in front of the house. A deputy spoke to three people who agreed to keep the peace. Proper civil procedures were explained.
Living by the river
In Portola, a caller reported that someone was living by the river behind a business. The person had a fire and was building a deck. The caller was concerned about fire danger and didn’t think the person is allowed to live there. A travel trailer was found on vacant property nearby. There was an enclosed barbecue and a fire pit and no open fire.
Kids in the car
In Quincy, a caller said she was at a business before noon and saw a woman drinking out of a bottle of alcohol. The woman was driving and had two children in the car. The reporting party contacted a CHP officer in the area and reported the situation. She was concerned about the children. The CHP said they received the report but didn’t contact the subject. A deputy contacted the children at a man’s home and they were fine. The mother wasn’t there but he said he would have her call. The information was transferred to the district attorney and a child protective services worker but couldn’t leave a message at the latter. A deputy contacted the reporting party who said the woman was drinking from a mini bottle.
Westbound on Highway 70 from Blackhawk Road, the CHP was in pursuit of a red car. The vehicle passed someone on the double yellow lines at Butterfly Valley and the CHP was taking the lead. Pursuit ended when the CHP lost visual of the vehicle at Quarry Road. The CHP and deputies were on the lookout for the vehicle.
Suspicious activity reported
In Delleker, a caller reported seeing some people loading a woodstove at a business near the fire station. The caller thought it was suspicious because of the time of night. A deputy was unable to find anything suspicious. A second caller said that a truck with a small trailer and two men were loading a stove and going toward Portola. A deputy said the building was secure. A man said the people had permission to be there.
Near Portola, a deputy got a report from someone who thought there was a disturbance in front of his residence. A deputy said it was a pack of raccoons making noise.
Friday, Oct. 4
On Highway 89 just north of the Dawn Institute road, the CHP reported issuing a citation to a man who was charged with having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.
Missing person reported
In the Sly Creek or Little Grass Valley area near La Porte, Yuba County requested a check in the La Porte area for a missing person from Brownsville. The man was driving a pickup. He left a note for his girlfriend the previous day saying he was going fishing and cutting wood, but didn’t get home. There were no medical issues, no alcohol and no drugs suspected. The information was also transferred to USFS. USFS law enforcement rep called Yuba County and said that the man called his girlfriend with his location. Units were en route to pick him up on Yorktown Road.
In Beckwourth, someone discovered that his fifth-wheel had been burglarized at some point.
Possible vandalism reported
In Quincy, a caller reported some suspicious circumstances. Possibly vandalism occurred to an abandoned building or else squatters were inside. She noticed that a window was open on the back half of a house. A deputy said there were no signs of forced entry and that a door pane was broken.
In Quincy, a teacher reported the theft of Airpods at a school.
Victim of fraud
In Quincy, a caller reported that a relative was the victim of fraud costing $52,000. He had spoken to the bank.
On Highway 70 near Graeagle, On Star reported smoke southwest of the area in the forest. The information was transferred to USFS.
In the La Porte area, a caller requested medical for someone who sustained a compound fracture of the leg. The information was transferred to CDF in Grass Valley.
Property vandalized again
In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported that his property was vandalized about six months ago. He just returned and it had been vandalized again. He said he had pictures of the suspect. A deputy said that there was no vandalism done to a gate, that it was just moved.
In Portola, a caller said he was being harassed by two women who were following him around and calling him all the time. A deputy contacted the man and provided him with temporary restraining order procedures.
Heavy smoke reported
In the La Porte area, a caller reported seeing heavy smoke north of the dam at Little Grass Valley Reservoir. The information was transferred to USFS.
In Quincy, a caller said that a man was sitting in his pickup for about 45 minutes. The caller was working alone and wanted someone to check out the man in the truck. A sergeant contacted the man who agreed to move on.
Thursday, Oct. 3
In trouble at school
In Greenville, a caller reported that her son got into trouble at school. He was in trouble the previous week for vaping at school. Then he stole a vape out of the school office. A deputy counseled the juvenile.
In Chester, a caller said that a strange vehicle followed her children home again from school. She said it was a sedan.
In Chester, a caller reported that a business was vandalized.
Scam call reported
In Taylorsville, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about a call that was received. The person said that the reporting party’s grandson was in jail. A deputy spoke to the caller.
He’s back again
In Beckwourth, a caller said that a man was trespassed from a property, but he was back. The caller requested extra patrol checks in the evening.
Trouble at the high school
In Quincy, a caller said they had a student at the high school that had a marijuana pipe. The individual also broke a window and jumped out. A deputy said that no vandalism took place and that they were looking for the individual. A sergeant reported that they were unable to find him. The school was going to handle the situation.
In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with not stopping at the correct place.
In Chester, a deputy reported citing another man who was charged with not stopping at the correct place at a stop sign.
In Portola, a caller reported that some dogs had been outside and were yelping since about noon. A deputy said that a puppy was fine, but it was stuck behind a gate.
In Portola, a caller reported that something was stolen from her residence. A deputy spoke to the caller who decided to deal with it within the family.
Hit with rocks
Eastbound on Highway 70 just west of Portola, a caller said that a vehicle sprayed rocks all over his vehicle.
Jumping the fence
In Quincy, a caller reported that two people jumped the fence and were trying to get into some property. Sergeants were unable to locate the people. A man called back the following morning and said that a man whom he knew by name came back and left again. The caller wanted a deputy to trespass the man. A deputy tried to contact the man at his residence and was unable to locate him there. Deputies made several attempts with no luck and were continuing to look for him.
No dogs allowed
In Portola, a businessperson said that a female pit bull came into their store. A deputy was taking the dog to animal control.
In Portola, a caller reported a theft. Someone was using a bad check and tried returning groceries for money. The person also had fake IDs besides the checks. A deputy called and spoke to the manager who didn’t know about the incident.
Under-age drinking reported
Near Quincy, someone reported a party out on Black Hawk Road with under-age drinking. A deputy and a sergeant contacted several college kids who were being responsible.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
In Quincy, a detective assisted child protective serves with a protective custody warrant.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman didn’t show up for work. She also wasn’t answering her phone. No one appeared to be home, but the dogs. The woman’s granddaughter also wasn’t in school. The information was passed along to the CHP to be on the lookout for the woman’s vehicle. The reporting party called back saying he found the woman and she went to work.
In the Bucks Lake and Haskins Valley area the USFS reported they are burning 43 acres of hand-piles.
Staying in a lot
In Quincy, a man said that another male was staying in a vehicle in a lot near a business. The caller requested that a deputy contact the individual and ask him to move on.
In Greenville, a caller said that someone was harassing her on Facebook. She said her name and address were mentioned. She wanted a deputy to remove personal information. A deputy attempted to contact her. The deputy said the parties agreed to keep the peace.
Student walks away
In Quincy, a caller reported that a student walked off campus and headed toward a store across the highway. A deputy reported that the student returned to the high school and was with a parent. The information was transferred to the district attorney. The deputy was going to contact child protective services.
In Portola, a caller reported a physical disturbance. The person was living in a pickup with Nevada plates. A deputy said they didn’t want to press charges.
Animal might have done it
In Maybe, a caller reported seeing two travel trailers and one had a door open. The caller wasn’t sure if the door was left open or if a four-legged animal was there. A deputy went to check, but couldn’t find the trailers.
Near Greenville, the CHP reported that a caller said that her brother was causing problems. The call was disconnected before the CHP could get more information. Dispatch connected with the person who said her brother was throwing her stuff outside. Then he picked it up and left the area. A deputy said they were both gone when he arrived. A deputy eventually spoke to one of the individuals and everyone was okay.
Child left alone
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported having second-hand information that a child had been left alone for four days. The mother was possibly doing meth. A deputy reported that he didn’t have the right address. The deputy then contacted child protective services and they were aware of the situation. They were trying to get a better address.
Very odd behavior
In Quincy, a caller went running into a motel saying a coworker was stripping off his clothing and was behaving strange. The person didn’t know the person’s name. A deputy contacted a man who had been drinking. He was going to stay in his room and rest for the night.
People arguing again
In Chester, a caller reported that a man and a woman were arguing again. The same thing happened the night before. The CHP was en route from Hamilton Branch. The CHP spoke to some people who witnessed the disturbances. The people involved left in a pickup in an unknown direction. A deputy contacted them and counseled them. The man was given a trespass warning and agreed to not return.
Just digging a trench
In Portola, a caller said a man was digging a trench that went into another address. A deputy was unable to find anyone.