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. 16 to Oct. 22.
BY THE NUMBERS
38 calls to 911
37 reports involving a fire department
32 requests for assistance
31 calls for medical
27 calls to the CHP
17 reports of suspicious circumstances
15 juvenile related incidents
14 civil reports
14 animal control reports
14 traffic-related reports
13 calls about disturbances
12 reports involving probation or parole
9 reports of harassment
9 requests for welfare checks
9 reports to fish and wildlife
7 drug-related reports
7 thefts reported
6 citations reported
6 reports to the USFS
6 alarms reported
6 reports involving weapons
5 reports of assisting other agencies
5 child-related reports
4 reports to alternative sentencing program
4 reports to SIFC
4 reports of intoxication
4 reports of vandalism
3 reports to the district attorney
3 fraud or scam reports
3 cases involving behavioral health
3 requests for helicopters
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 second person reported a non-injury incident on Highway 70 at Grizzly Road. One person was out of the vehicle and walking around. Beckwourth Fire and Eastern Plumas Health Care were paged. A caller reported a single vehicle rollover and the vehicle was out of the roadway.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man on a felony warrant, being in possession of a prescription drug without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. When the deputy went to approach the man he ran off. The deputy requested a photo of the man. The information was sent to the Redding Police Department. They were going to try to contact another man to make sure the vehicle the first man was driving wasn’t stolen. A deputy requested a tow.
Feather River Canyon
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs. The man was involved in a single vehicle rollover between Belden and Rush Creek. The occupant was out of the vehicle, but Quincy Fire and Plumas District Hospital were called as a precaution. Two dogs were taken to the animal shelter.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of methamphetamines and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher, probation violation and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating his probation.
In Portola, a caller requested a welfare check on an individual who is homeless. He was walking around Portola. A deputy reported the arrest of the man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and parole violation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with domestic battery. The information was transferred to the district attorney, victim witness and child protective services.
Probation reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation. He was at the courthouse annex.
A deputy reported the arrest of an individual who was asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle. He was charged with being intoxicated, purchasing or consuming alcohol near a bar and another offense.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people. Both people were charged with conspiracy and burglary. A student said that a man told him that someone broke into his room. The caller had a video of it.
Probation reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Falling out of beds
The hospitals and fire departments responded when two people fell out of bed in Quincy and Portola. In Quincy, a caller said her husband fell out of bed. A few hours later a caller in Portola called for a lift assist when another person fell out of bed.
Assistance with generator
In the Feather River Canyon, a caller said he needed assistance turning on the generator when the power goes off. He has life saving equipment and if the power goes off he needs to be checked on. Dispatch called him and said they would have no way of knowing if the power went out at his residence. He was told to call the hospital for information or contact a family or friend to help him.
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone stole two snowmobiles and a trailer. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Trespassed but still showing up
In Portola, a caller said that a woman who had been trespassed from a business tried to use the drive-through. A deputy contacted the reporting party and advised her of the proper temporary restraining order procedures again.
In Graeagle, a caller said she was being harassed by a man. She requested extra patrol checks and wanted contact with a deputy. A deputy was unable to contact the caller.
In Portola, a caller reported that a woman took $600 from his bank account. He said that other charges showed up that he didn’t make. A deputy attempted to contact the caller and couldn’t leave a message. When a deputy was eventually able to contact the reporting party the issue had been resolved.
In Greenville, a caller said that someone broke into her grandfather’s shed and stole the recycling. Extra patrols were requested.
School shooting suspected
In Chester, a caller said she heard that there was going to be a school shooting that day. It didn’t happen. A deputy contacted the witness who said the school was aware of the situation and handled it. A deputy followed up with the principal.
Monday, Oct. 21
In Clio, a caller reported that her husband was the victim of identity theft. The loss was still unknown. A deputy learned that no money was lost and explained ways to prevent fraud.
Disturbing the peace
In Chester, someone reported having problems with a neighbor disturbing the peace at night. A deputy advised the person that extra patrol checks would be added.
Power outage update
For Plumas County, California Office of Emergency Services and PG&E were advising of possible power issues pending an outage due to weather. The dates were for Wednesday and Thursday and were to include La Porte, Bucks Lake and Red Hill. Updates were pending.
In Quincy, someone at the Charter School requested that a deputy counsel a student.
Near Antelope Lake, a reporting party said she found a large amount of prescription pills dumped off the side of the road. A deputy located the medication at a mining claim in the area. The medications were disposed of.
Water issues reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that issues were occurring with someone who wasn’t paying his water bill.
In Round Valley near Greenville, a caller reported the theft of a log skidder. A deputy said it was repossessed.
Firearm reported stolen
In Chilcoot, a caller reported the theft of a firearm. A deputy contacted the reporting party who said that someone he knew took one of his firearms when she moved out. He said he owns a number of firearms and a Browning 300 Winchester was the only one missing. There were no signs of force entry into the residence and the home was locked when he returned.
The reporting party provided contact information for the suspect. The caller didn’t know the serial number for the weapon. A deputy spoke to the suspect and she had a video of the weapon in the closet. She said it was never removed from the residence. A deputy contacted an out of state police department, but they couldn’t run a check on the registered owner without a serial number.
Illegal burn reported
Someone reported an illegal burn in Portola. Eastern Plumas Fire responded and put it out.
Near Twain, a caller reported hearing the sound of gunshots. A sergeant said it was quiet when he arrived.
DUI driver reported
In Greenville, someone reported a possible drunk driver in a Jeep parked in front of the market. The information was transferred to CHP. A be-on-the-lookout was sent out for the vehicle. A deputy found the driver who had not been drinking.
Search and rescue requested
In the Bucks Lake area, it was reported that a man was dropped off the previous Saturday to go bear hunting. He planned to stay two nights and was supposed to be back at the summit for a ride. The driver waited three hours and the man never showed up. The man was reported to camp and hike a lot and was familiar with the area. The man had had elective surgery two weeks before and had a traumatic brain injury while in the Army. Businesses in the area were contacted and no one had seen the man. His cell phone was turned off. A hiker from along the Pacific Crest Trail who was contacted hadn’t seen the man.
He was located at Mill Creek Trailhead and was fine.
In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that a woman was causing verbal problems and then left. The reporting party didn’t want to press charges, but did want the woman trespassed from the property. A sergeant was on the lookout for the woman and her pickup in the Greenville area, but was unable to locate her.
In Chester, a caller reported that her daughter caused a disturbance and then ran away from her mother while at a business. She didn’t have a cell phone and the mother didn’t know where she would go. The mother requested contact from a deputy. A man called and said the juvenile was at his house. He said the juvenile said her mother hit her and called her names. The juvenile was released to the mother.
Dog bite reported
A caller reported that the victim of a dog bite in the Quincy area was being treated at Seneca hospital in Chester. A deputy contacted the victim to learn where the bite occurred and what the animal looked like. He attempted to locate the owner, but no one was home. The information was transferred to animal control.
In Greenville, a caller said that someone was trespassing on her property. A sergeant contacted the caller. She requested that the woman be trespassed. The sergeant was going to try to get hold of the person.
In Greenville, a caller said that two men went to her house and tried to sell her cleaning products. Then they were picked up by someone in a van.
Someone’s acting out
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was walking down the center of the road and was screaming and yelling. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the man.
Sunday, Oct. 20
Disturbing the peace
In Clio, a caller said that his neighbors were cutting down trees and it was disturbing his peace. A deputy contacted the reporting party and told him it was not a crime. The reporting party became upset and hung up.
In Sloat, a caller said she could see smoke in the Sloat Valley area. She was told it was possibly a controlled burn in the Lee Summit area. The information was transferred to USFS.
Shooting from a vehicle
It was reported that someone was out on a traffic stop on Snake Lake Road at Bucks Lake Road near Meadow Valley. Two people occupied the vehicle and they were shooting from the vehicle. Another unit was requested. A sergeant was notified. CHP was en route.
In the Lee Summit area, a caller was calling from Mt. Harkness and could see smoke a couple ridges south of Dyer Mountain. The information was transferred to USFS. The USFS confirmed that it was a controlled burn.
At Antelope Lake in the area of the Pioneer Cabin Campground, a sergeant reported that he located an abandoned vehicle on a dirt road. The side window was broken. The information was transferred to the USFS who was aware of it.
Not playing nice with a firearm
In Portola, a caller said that a man he knows put a firearm into his face and then left the residence. A second reporting party said the individual’s girlfriend’s ex-husband just caused a disturbance in a home. The parties were separated. Someone said that the first man possibly had a 9MM firearm and it was inside his vehicle. The reporting party was calling from inside the house and children were present. The man with the firearm was calling from a residence and he said he did pull out his handgun. He said it was in his pickup. The firearm was a Ruger 45. There were also other firearms in the residence. A deputy contacted everyone involved. No one wanted to press charges. Everyone was provided with the proper temporary restraining order procedures. The deputy was going to inform the night shift so they could do extra patrol checks.
Missing biker reported
On China Grade near Taylorsville, a caller reported that a mountain biker might be missing. The individual was last seen on China Grade about halfway from Taylorsville at the intersection of three crossroads. The man was described as being 68 years old and was wearing a yellow helmet. He lives in the area. A sergeant spoke to people in the valley and they hadn’t seen the man. The sergeant was unable to find the man on China Grade. The sergeant eventually contacted the man at his residence and he confirmed he was the one on his bike. He was fine.
In Cromberg, a caller reported having ongoing issues with his neighbor threatening him. A deputy contacted the reporting party. No crime had occurred. An individual threatened to burn the reporting party’s sign. He was going to contact code enforcement at a later time to confirm that he is allowed to hang signs in the area.
ATV accident reported
In Quincy, PDH emergency room staff reported that two female juveniles were involved in an ATV accident. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Domestic violence in Reno
A caller reported that a domestic violence situation occurred in Reno. The reporting party was concerned that the victim had a dislocated jaw. It was thought the victim might work at a store in Quincy. A sergeant contacted the victim who didn’t want to report it.
In Greenville, a businessperson said he/she heard gunshots. A sergeant said it was all-quiet when he arrived. He spoke to a witness who said a car backfired.
Gunshots in Quincy
In Quincy, a caller reported hearing two gunshots. A sergeant was unable to locate anything.
Saturday, Oct. 19
Taking on a big problem
In Portola, a caller said that her longhaired Chihuahua was in a fight with a raccoon and then took off out of the yard. She didn’t know if the dog was injured. She said this isn’t the first time she’s had issues with raccoons. The caller was given the number for fish and wildlife. The deputy was on the lookout for the dog.
In Portola, a caller requested an ambulance for a juvenile soccer player with a dislocated knee. The juvenile was at the soccer field at school. The information was transferred to EPHC and Eastern Plumas Fire.
In Chester, a caller reported that an individual foot-bailed on him. He said it looked like he was poaching. The individual had a dog and a backpack with him. Fish and wildlife didn’t have a unit in the area. A deputy said the individual was released at the scene. There was no evidence of a crime.
Suspicious person noticed
On County Road A15 near Portola, a caller reported seeing a teenager with a sledgehammer on the side of the road. A deputy was en route from Quincy. The deputy looked around the area. but didn’t locate the teen or the tool.
In Graeagle, a caller requested an ambulance for a man who fell from a roof. It was unknown how far he fell. The information was transferred to EPHC, and Graeagle and Plumas Eureka fire. A helicopter was requested and then canceled. The ambulance was transporting the man to Renown in Reno.
In Taylorsville, a caller said she thought a man girdled a tree on her property. She didn’t see anyone.
Welfare check requested
In Portola, someone wanted his children checked on. He thought they were without food or heat. A deputy contacted the mother and they had food and propane and were fine. The information was forwarded to the district attorney and child protective services.
Call to 911
In Portola, dispatch received a hang up call. Dispatch called back and the caller said it was accidental. While on the phone dispatch heard a man in the background yell, “Come get me!” A deputy said it was an argument and the man left after agreeing to keep the peace.
In the Feather River Canyon, a caller requested medical for extremely bad foot pain. It was radiating up the person’s body. The information was transferred to PDH. They wanted CalFire to respond from Jarbo Gap. The individual was going to Butte County for care.
Deputy’s harassing man
In Greenville, a caller said a deputy was harassing him because he was searched. He is on searchable probation. A sergeant explained the terms of probation to the individual. He thought he was being harassed.
In the Feather River Canyon, PDH requested assistance from CalFire at a specific time to transport a patient from PDH to his or her residence.
Friday, Oct. 18
In Chester, a deputy cited a woman charged with a traffic violation.
In Chester, a deputy reported citing a woman charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.
In Delleker, a caller reported that someone was knocking on her window during the past two nights about the same time. A deputy attempted to contact the person and got no answer.
Problems with a dog owner
In Chester, it was reported that two dogs were running around the neighborhood. A deputy contacted the dogs’ owner and told him to keep his dogs property gated and secured on his own property. He was told that next time he would be reported to animal control.
Dog on the run
In Quincy, a caller said she found a dog running down a road. She picked it up and was going to take it to animal control, but it was closed. A deputy let the dog into the shelter. The information was transferred to animal control.
Fire department protest?
In Quincy, a caller reported that a brown pickup with a bushy-haired man inside was in front of the fire department. He was yelling and screaming. He was also banging on the bay doors and said he had been there about 20 minutes. Then he left. A deputy requested contact with the CHP. A deputy said the man was having an emotional day, but was fine.
In Quincy, a caller reported seeing a pile of mail on the end of Elm Street on the road. A deputy was unable to find it. He attempted to contact the caller, but got no answer.
Children heard screaming
In Portola, a caller said she could hear children upstairs screaming “No mommy, no!” She wasn’t sure what was going on. A deputy said the CHP would handle the situation. They contacted the mother. She and the children were fine.
In Portola, a deputy reported citing a woman on three traffic violations. She was cited with driving with a suspended or revoked license, driving an unregistered vehicle and no proof of financial responsibility. The vehicle was towed.
In Portola, a caller reported that four juveniles were at the front of the library painting with plums. A deputy spoke to them and they were released to their parents. The parents were to bring them back so they could clean up their plum drawings.
On Highway 70 and Butterfly Valley Road near Keddie, a caller said a road sign was in the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Portola, a caller said that a man she has a restraining order against went to her workplace.
On Highway 70 near Maybe, a deputy cited a man and charged him with driving at a speed greater than 65 mph.
Turned himself in
In Chester, CHP transferred a call from someone in Chester at the substation who was turning himself in. He thought he has a parole warrant. He was told he wasn’t on parole and released.
Shining bright lights
In Greenville, a caller reported spotlights were on his property shining a bright light from the passenger side of the vehicle at deer. The information was transferred to fish and wildlife.
In Portola, a juvenile reported that a man walked up to her at the game and started talking to her. She said he asked if she needed a ride home. A deputy provided the individual and her parents with the proper temporary restraining order information. The deputy also notified child protective services and the district attorney.
In Portola, a man reported the theft of two chainsaws and a compressor.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Traffic jam reported
In Portola on Gulling and First Avenue, a deputy was providing traffic control due to a traffic jam caused by a flu vaccination event.
Hit and run witnessed
In Quincy, a caller reported he saw a hit and run to a vehicle on Main Street. The information was transferred to the CHP.
What’s a weed bar?
In Quincy, someone at Quincy Elementary School thought they located what might have been a homemade weed (cannabis?) bar given to a child. A deputy said the report was unfounded.
Possible drug activities
Near Greenville, a caller asked to talk to a deputy about possible drug activities. A deputy attempted to contact the reporting party and was unable to leave a message. A deputy was eventually able to contact the person who was unavailable to speak with the deputy that day.
Helping with missing person search
In Lassen County, between Susanville and Westwood, Lassen County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Chester substation and requested that they be on the lookout for a missing person. The individual had a prior drug history and was a transient around the area.
In Quincy, an animal control officer reported that a dog was running around. The owner was cited for two county animal code violations.
Burn pile reported
In Quincy, it was reported that someone saw two unattended burn piles. The fires were extinguished.
Locked herself in
In the Spring Garden area, a caller said that a man was harassing a woman. When she got home the man was looking in her windows. She locked herself inside. A deputy attempted to contact the victim but the number he had wasn’t valid. A message was left for her. She called in and said the man left and she left her house, too.
In Chester, a caller said that a woman was following her all around town. A deputy spoke to the caller and provided her with proper temporary restraining order procedures.
In Quincy, a caller requested a deputy’s assistance with a man causing problems. He was trying to find his daughter. The deputy reported that everyone agreed to keep the peace.
In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.
Theft from motorhome reported
In Portola, a caller said his motorhome was parked at a mini storage place and he had something taken out of it. He then called back and said that what he thought was removed from the motorhome was actually in his house.
There goes the tire
On Highway 70 near Quarry Road near Quincy, a caller said that her back passenger tire came off her truck. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Another abandoned vehicle
In Portola in an alley, a man reported an abandoned vehicle. The registered owner was known. A deputy attempted to contact her but had no luck. The information was transferred to the sheriff’s substation.
Fight in progress
In Quincy, someone reported that a fight was in progress in an alley behind a bar. A sergeant said they were just arguing and were gone when he arrived.
In Quincy, a caller reported hearing a dog crying in a horse trailer for the last hour. A deputy was unable to locate anything.
Lost and confused
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported that she didn’t know where she was. She gave someone a ride home. Dispatch could hear a man’s voice in the background. The caller wouldn’t provide her name and said she would call someone else and hung up. Dispatch attempted to call the number back, but was unable to leave a message. The individual called back and said that her grandpa was on the way; again she refused to leave her name. A deputy reported there was no foul play and no medical needed. The person was released to an uncle.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Disturbing his peace
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that heavy equipment being operated across from his residence was disturbing the peace. Deputies and sergeants weren’t in the area then. Later, a deputy said the caller asked for extra patrol checks in the evening.
In Happy Valley and Jackson Creek areas near Cromberg, it was reported that some timber equipment was vandalized.
In Delleker, it was reported that someone stole two gas cards from Grizzly Lake Community Services District.
In the Butterfly Valley/ Twain Road area, a caller reported damage and possibly items missing from a rental property.
Burn pile put out
Near Greenville, an anonymous caller reported a burn pile off Wolf Creek Road. A deputy requested the fire department to respond as a precaution. The burn pile was put out and an individual was told that burn piles could only happen on authorized burn days.
Hurt kitten found
At the Oakland Camp Bridge near Quincy, a caller said he found an injured kitten. He was unable to catch it and requested help from animal control. They were on their way to Greenville, but would help later. The caller said his girlfriend caught it and took it to the animal shelter.
Car stolen or towed
In Quincy, a caller said that her car was either stolen or towed away. The information was transferred to CHP. It was moved down the block.
Abandoned vehicle found
At Antelope Lake in the Pioneer cabin area, a caller found what looked like an abandoned vehicle. One side window was broken out and someone had gone through the vehicle. It was a Honda Accord and had a license plate. The information was transferred to USFS. It was reported that the car had been there since early September.
In the Chilcoot area, a caller said there was a lot of smoke between there and Hallelujah Junction. The information was transferred to USFS.
Truck seen on the tracks
On County Road A24 off Highway 70 in the Beckwourth area, a caller said there was a truck with a camper shell parked on the tracks. No one was around. The caller said it didn’t look like a railroad vehicle. The information was transferred to the CHP so they could check it out. Union Pacific Railroad was notified and looking into whether the tracks were active or not. Someone called back and said those tracks were rarely used. The information was again transferred to CHP.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a juvenile student was being harassed by an older male. The individual walked by the school and was shouting at the juvenile. He continued to walk down Main Street. A deputy spoke with someone at the school and a parent. They were given proper temporary restraining order procedures.
On the Pacific Crest Trail, 25 miles north of Sierra City, a caller reported seeing smoke. The information was transferred to USFS.
Mean dog reported
In Greenville, a caller reported that an aggressive pitbull was on his property. He said he couldn’t get out of his car because of it. A deputy caught one dog, but there were two there.
In Portola, a caller reported that two juveniles broke into a shop in the backyard. The caller had them with her. A deputy spoke to the caller. She didn’t want to prosecute them, but agrees the parents could reimburse her.
Alcohol arrived at school
In Quincy, a caller reported that a student brought a bottle of alcohol to school. The caller wanted a deputy to speak to the individual.
Missing juvenile reported
In Quincy, a deputy at the courthouse annex received information that someone hadn’t been home in two days and was just seen leaving child protective services on foot. She had been dropped off there. The victim needed to be contacted and returned to the parent. A deputy was unable to find the individual around the annex. He spoke to a woman at CPS who had talked to the individual and told her that her parents were coming to pick her up. That’s when she left on foot. The nightshift was going to follow up with the mother and possibly report a missing person. A deputy said the individual wasn’t at the residence and was last seen at Gansner Park.
On Highways 32 and 36 near Chester, a caller said there were cattle in the roadway just outside town. The information was forwarded to CHP.
Issues over dogs
In Chester, a caller reported having an issue with her neighbor because of dogs running loose. It was an ongoing problem. The information was transferred to animal control.
Not making sense
In Chester, a caller requested a welfare check on a woman. The reporting party said the woman was yelling something about glass guns, dogs and something about a burrito. The caller was also concerned about a man who was at the house who might have been a dealer. The reporting party then said the woman just drove by with the man. She yelled “honk, honk” as she drove by. The reporting party asked to speak to a deputy. The deputy couldn’t prove that a crime took place. He needed to talk to the woman.
Concerned about big cat
In Quincy, a caller thought he heard a mountain lion attacking something in his neighbor’s yard. He asked that a deputy check to make sure everyone was okay. The information was transferred to fish and wildlife. They had no one to respond to the call but asked that the person call back if the cat was still on scene and being aggressive. A deputy was unable to locate the mountain lion.