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 Sept. 18 to Sept. 24.
BY THE NUMBERS
42 CHP reports
40 reports involving fire departments
31 reports of a suspicious nature
28 requests for medical help
27 requests for assistance
25 calls to 911
15 disturbances reported
14 reports involving animal control
14 traffic-related incidents
12 alarms reported
11 arrests reported
11 probation reports
9 civil reports
7 fish and wildlife reports
7 juvenile-related incidents
7 reports to the USFS
5 extra patrol checks
4 sex related reports
4 mental health reports
4 requests for welfare checks
4 thefts reported
4 reports to SIFC
3 Alternative Sentencing reports
3 reports to Child Protective Services
3 reports to Victim Witness
3 hazards reported
3 property-related reports
3 reports of domestic violence
3 citations reported
3 reports of intoxication
3 reports involving drugs
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with contempt of court.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with inflicting corporal punishment on a spouse or cohabitant, and assaulting a child under the age of 8. A deputy notified victim witness and child protective services.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with domestic battery. A caller reported that a domestic violence situation was in progress. A deputy reported that the victim would contact victim witness the next day.
Probation reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with probation violation, possession of methamphetamines and three local warrants.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and contempt of court.
Probation reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation.
The CHP reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation. A caller said she heard two or three people arguing and children were in the residence.
The CHP reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher. A caller reported an intoxicated person at a service station. The reporting party followed the woman’s van from Indian Valley to Quincy.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone shot her horse with a BB gun. It occurred sometime during the previous week. Animal control was to handle the incident.
In Portola, a caller said he was house sitting when a Realtor showed up to do a house inspection. He was unable to get a hold of the owner. He left a message. A deputy contacted the Realtor who said the house was in escrow. A deputy contacted the reporting party and explained that the Realtor was legitimate.
In Greenville, a caller said that someone had a drone flying around the elementary and high schools. A deputy was unable to find it.
On Highway 70 at A23 in Beckwourth, a caller reported that some railroad ties were smoldering. Beckwourth Fire was paged and the fire was extinguished.
Illegal trash dumper spotted
In Portola, a deputy contacted a caller who reported that someone dumped a large, black 33-gallon trash bag of litter and a radiator. The reporting party didn’t want to press charges but wanted the individual to remove everything. The caller said that a video of the incident existed.
Someone hit in the head
At the North Shore Campground near Chester, a caller requested medical help for a female hit in the head by a gate. The information was transferred to SIFC.
No way to act
In Cromberg, a caller asked to speak to a deputy because a child urinated on her driveway. A deputy spoke to the caller.
On the Sloat, McRae Road near Graeagle, a caller reported seeing a fire in the forest. The information was transferred to USFS.
Not nice language
In Greenville, a caller reported that a man went by her house screaming obscenities at her. There was a restraining order against the man.
Fireworks in September
In the Quincy area, a caller reported that someone was setting off fireworks in a parking lot. A deputy contacted numerous people and no one knew anything.
Monday, Sept. 23
Hit by a tree
In Quincy, a caller requested medical assistance for someone experiencing pain after being hit by a tree a few days earlier. The information was transferred to REMSA. Plumas District Hospital and Quincy Fire were paged.
On Highway 70 west of Spring Garden, a sergeant reported finding a stranded motorist in a pickup. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, a caller reported that her husband was overdue. He was driving from Reno. A deputy was out with the man who had a flat tire. A tow truck was called.
Cannabis plants stolen
In Quincy, a caller reported that a young kid just took her cannabis plants from her house. He ran off toward Safeway. She looked for the juvenile and was unable to find him. The CHP was going to check the area.
Someone’s in the attic
In Delleker, a caller thought someone was in her attic. She said she could hear someone talking when she opened the attic door. A sergeant called out a deputy who checked the attic and a crawl space. No one was around. The individual sometimes hears voices.
On the Warner Valley Road near Chester, a caller reported that a powerline was down. It was not touching the ground. The information was transferred to PG&E.
Possibility of road rage
In Canyon Dam, a caller said his wife might have been involved in a disturbance over road rage at the store. The subject was the driver of a big red semi. The subject left driving toward Chester.
Watch for big red Xs
On Peppard Flat Road it was reported that a white SUV was on the side of the road. It had big red Xs painted on the side. It was requested that a deputy check it out. It was reported that the vehicle was there for more than a year and that the USFS was aware of it.
Large bat noted
In Quincy, a caller reported seeing a large bat at Pioneer Park. Fish and wildlife was not going to handle the situation. The caller asked to speak to a park employee in the office. An employee was contacted and she said they were aware of the bat and would handle it.
In Beckwourth, a caller reported an ongoing issue with a man trespassing. He caused a disturbance at a trailer park but he left. A deputy attempted to contact the caller.
In Chester, a caller reported that she felt threatened but refused to provide additional information. A deputy contacted her and she was fine. She also said she was being harassed by several people.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a young woman drank alcohol and then took seizure medication and was freaking out. The information was transferred to REMSA. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. A sergeant also responded.
Sunday, Sept. 22
Getting messed with
In Quincy, a caller said he believed that social services was causing problems for him on purpose. They were sending him letters saying they were canceling his medical and food stamps.
Big fight reported
In Quincy, someone reported a college party with a big fight going on. The reporting party heard someone say, “They got a gun! Gun!” A deputy spoke to someone at a residence and several others and they agreed to keep the peace.
In the Quincy area, a caller reported that she thought she heard a gunshot. The caller said there was a suspicious car behind her house on a service road. Her dog was barking like crazy and then she thought she heard a shot. The caller said she couldn’t see the headlights any longer and her dog stopped barking. A deputy and sergeant checked the area and didn’t find any trucks or hear any gunshots.
In Graeagle, a caller said his teenaged daughter was being incorrigible. The juvenile went to someone’s house to get away from her father because he was scaring her. Someone spoke to the mother and she said she was with the daughter and wanted contact with a deputy. The mother had a copy of a court order. A deputy contacted the father who said it was okay for the mother to take custody of the teen. The child was not cited, but she was counseled on her behavior. Child protective services and the district attorney were notified.
Vehicle on fire
In Quincy, a caller reported that a vehicle was on fire at a gas station. The call was disconnected while being transferred to the CHP. It was unknown if the vehicle was occupied. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. The CHP was to handle the situation.
In Quincy, a deputy received a report of two unattended children. One was on a bike on Main Street. The deputy checked the area and couldn’t find them.
In Greenville, it was reported that someone at a church was having ongoing issues with juveniles riding skateboards in front of the church. A deputy contacted the juveniles’ parent who agreed to keep them away.
Call from above
In Sierraville, dispatch received an open line call. The caller said he was fine and the call was accidental. He was flying his plane over the town.
In Portola, a caller reported having two orphaned raccoons. The caller was given the number for fish and wildlife.
In Greenville, a caller said a man was causing a disturbance in front of his house. The reporting party didn’t have a description because he was calling from his backyard. He said his wife and kids were in the residence. A deputy reported that it was an argument and the man was gone when he arrived. The deputy contacted the man to counsel him and advised him to stay away from the reporting residence. He said he would assault the man if he saw him on the street. The reporting party then called and said his wife was getting threatening messages from the man. The deputy provided the reporting party with information on getting a temporary restraining order. The deputy also advised the man’s wife to call to report the threatening text message or to block the phone number.
In Quincy, a caller reported she hit someone but refused to provide further information. The person was no longer at the residence. This case was related to an arrest.
Smoke in the area
In Meadow Valley, a caller reported seeing a lot of smoke in the area of his residence. He didn’t see a fire and couldn’t tell where the smoke was coming from. The information was transferred to USFS.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Getting shot at
In Lake Almanor, a caller reported that while she was kayaking some hunters shot toward her. A deputy said it was suspicious circumstance. The deputy was unable to find some juveniles who were responsible and passed the information on to fish and wildlife. A deputy contacted the juveniles’ grandfather who said the shots were not directed at the caller. The juveniles were counseled on safe shooting practices.
In Quincy, a caller wanted to talk to a deputy about the theft of some cannabis plants.
No hunting allowed
At the Almanor North Campground, a caller reported that three people were hunting in a campground. A deputy contacted three people who were walking through the meadow. No shots were fired. They were counseled.
In Portola, it was reported that someone saw a blue arc coming out of the top of a power pole. The information was transferred to the utility company.
Friday, Sept. 20
Talk to a woman in jail
In Quincy at the correctional center, a corrections officer requested that a deputy go by and talk to a woman about her account. She thought someone was stealing money from her bank account. She named a woman. A deputy said the incident was already reported.
Extra patrol check requested
In Quincy, the Quincy Elementary School, Pioneer campus was having an evacuation drill.
In Blairsden, a caller reported that someone was burning scrap lumber. Plumas Eureka and Graeagle fire departments were sent to investigate. It was an illegal burn of construction material and the individual was ordered to extinguish the fire.
In Quincy, a caller said his girlfriend was trying to take all of his stuff including a firearm. A deputy said they were arguing and no theft occurred. The property was exchanged peacefully and they were separated.
It’s that time of year, and a caller reported a chimney fire. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Seen smoking meth
At Gansner Park in Quincy, a caller reported that some people were smoking methamphetamines behind the park. A sergeant spoke to the person who had arrived at the scene. He said the vehicle just left. The sergeant was unable to find any drug use.
No burn day
On Greenhorn Ranch Road, a caller reported that it was a no burn day but her neighbor had a large debris fire. Quincy Fire was requested for mutual aid. The person was counseled and the fire extinguished.
In the roadway
On Highway 70 west of Indian Hill near Quincy, a caller said a man was walking down the middle of the highway. He thought he looked intoxicated. The information was given to a deputy and the CHP. A sergeant reported that the man was not under the influence and agreed to stay out of the road.
Be on the lookout
In the area of Highway 395, the CHP sent out a BOLO for someone in a white Ford F250. The driver was wanted by the Alturas Police Department for violation of a restraining order.
In Quincy, it was reported that a vehicle was parked behind a business. A deputy contacted the people inside and told them to move on.
People arguing in public
In Portola, someone reported that a man and a woman were arguing in a parking lot. There was a baby in their vehicle. It was unknown if they had weapons. One of them was slamming the door and yelling. A deputy reported that the person was just getting a hug from a friend she hadn’t seen in a while.
Welfare check requested
The CHP transferred a call to dispatch after a caller told them that the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office dispatch was on break. The caller reported that her sister called saying someone beat her up and she was afraid. She requested a welfare check on the sister. A deputy said the sister wasn’t hurt and was fine. It appeared to be a misunderstanding.
Flashing lights reported
In Doyle, someone reported suspicious activities at a foreclosed home. Flashlights were going off. Dispatch was unable to transfer the call to Lassen County.
Thursday, Sept. 19
In Greenville, a caller requested a welfare check on her daughter who was possibly with a man. A deputy was on the lookout for the pair. The deputy checked the man’s residence and they weren’t there. The reporting party called again and said she thought her daughter was in Westwood with the same man. She was going to call Lassen County.
Mama and babies straying
In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that two baby cows and their momma were out of their pasture. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Hit in the face
In Portola, a caller said that a man and his girlfriend showed up at her house and the girl hit her in the face. They left.
In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of three different firearms. He had the serial numbers. A deputy attempted to contact the man.
In Quincy, a businessperson reported learning of a scam regarding the visitors’ guide. A man named Matt was calling people and offering a deal.
In Greenville, a caller reported a fight. The caller said the man was breaking everything in the house. A deputy said they were arguing and agreed to keep the peace.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a student was highly intoxicated. A sergeant reported citing the juvenile and charging the person with being intoxicated. The youth was released to the parents.
At the Walker Fire Incident Command Post in Taylorsville, it was requested that medical arrive for a man with general weakness. The information was transferred to PHI. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire departments were also paged. The patient was transported to PDH.
In the La Porte area, a caller reported seeing smoke near La Porte Road off USFS Road 21N16 by Devils Gap. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Abandoned vehicle reported
On USFS Road 25N14, a caller reported finding an abandoned vehicle in the woods. The information was transferred to the USFS. The information returned to a woman who was in custody. The USFS was notified.
Naked in the dugout
In Portola at the baseball field, a caller reported that a suspicious man was naked in the dugout. A deputy did a patrol check and didn’t find the man or the vehicle.
Physical disturbance reported
In Graeagle, a caller reported that his son caused a fight. There were multiple people in the residence. No medical was needed. The son was gathering his things and leaving. The reporting party was unsure if the juvenile had left the area. He was on foot and probably heading to Portola. The juvenile was cited and charged with trespassing and use of force on another person. He was released to probation.
Possible fire reported
On a ridge north of Portola, a caller reported a possible fire. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Campers along the river
In Chester, a caller reported that some people were camping along the river across from his house. He didn’t think it was designated as a camping area. They had a generator that they were running and it was disturbing his peace. Deputies spoke to the reporting party and they said the generator was turned off. They were unable to find any illegal campers.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
On Grizzly Road and Valley View in Beckwourth, it was reported that two trees were down and blocking a roadway. No traffic was able to get in or out. The information was given to a deputy.
In Greenville, a woman reported that four cows broke down her daughter’s fence and were in the yard. A second caller also reported it. The cows were herded back home.
Cup holder calls 911
In Sierraville, a caller said she put her phone down in the cup holder and it called 911.
In Quincy, a caller said that a man she knows was following her around town and was threatening to go to her house. Then he left the area. She has a stay-away order against him.
On Lee Road, a caller reported a lightning strike fire at Lazzarino Machine Works. It was clear.
Power line hit
In Quincy, a caller reported that a power line was on fire on Lee Road. Quincy Fire was paged. It went out. A sergeant reported that it was a telephone line that was hit.
A fire was reported at Wilburn Construction. Quincy Fire responded. They had a water truck on the fire. PG&E was informed.
Bright light reported
On Chandler Road north of Quincy Junction Road, someone reported seeing a bright light. A sergeant couldn’t find anything suspicious and only saw lightning strikes.
Wants to spend the night
In Quincy, a businessperson reported they had a dog in a motel room and it wouldn’t leave. It didn’t have any tags. A sergeant reported the employees were keeping the dog until the following morning. They were attempting to locate the owner. Animal control was notified.
On Highway 70 at the Greenville Wye to Butte County, the CHP reported that CalTrans was attempting to shut down the highway. It was closed and then opened.
House fire reported
In Quincy, a structure fire was reported at an unoccupied house. Quincy Fire responded.
On Bucks Lake Road at Slate Creek, the CHP reported rockslides. They requested that the county road department be contacted. A CHP officer was able to get the big boulders out of the roadway. There were six small slides all together.