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Sheriff Blotter for the week of 10/9/10

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. 25 to Oct. 1.

BY THE NUMBERS

45 medical assistance reports

41 CHP-involved reports

38 requests for assistance

32 reports involving fire departments

28 calls to 911 or dispatch

25 reports of disturbances

15 reports of a suspicious nature

15 reports concerning sex or legal reporting

12 reports involving children

12 arrests reported

12 traffic related incidents

11 probation reports

11 civil reports

11 fish and wildlife reports

11 requests of welfare checks

9 reports of trespassing

9 alarms reported

8 reports involving intoxication

8 animal control reports

7 reports involving juveniles

7 reports of thefts

7 extra patrol checks reported

6 reports to SIFC

5 reports involving weapons

4 reports to child protective services

4 cases of jail electronic monitoring reported

4 reports involving property

3 reports for the Alternative Sentencing Program

3 citations reported

3 assaults reported

3 reports

3 reports to the district attorney

3 reports of vandalism

3 elder reports

3 threats reported

3 reports of assisting other agencies

3 burglaries reported

ARRESTS

Chester

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

Crescent Mills

The CHP reported the arrest of a woman charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, probation violation and resisting arrest. A caller requested a welfare check on a woman out walking barefoot. A deputy attempted to contact her and she refused to stop for the deputy. She said she was in an argument with her boyfriend and was en route to Crescent Mills. She said she didn’t need any help. The CHP requested an additional unit about an hour later for a woman running southbound from Highway 89 from Arlington Road.

Greenville

A probation officer reported the arrest of a man on a probation check. The individual was charged with violating probation.

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

Portola

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated and a warrant. A caller requested a welfare check on a man lying down in front of a restaurant.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation and intoxication. Someone called dispatch and then abandoned the call. Dispatch called back and could hear a disturbance. The reporting party said she pulled someone’s hair.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with battery. A caller reported that a woman had a head injury. The caller was unsure if there was anyone in the room with the woman. Then it was learned that the woman and her boyfriend were intoxicated. The information was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care and Eastern Plumas Fire. The deputy notified victim witness.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating her probation.

Quincy

A deputy reported that a man was arrested and charged with violating his probation, being intoxicated and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A juvenile was also cited. A caller reported seeing two male subjects. One was on a skateboard and appeared to be under the influence.

A corrections officer reported a booking at the jail on a court remand for a man who was charged with driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.

A detective reported the arrest of a man charged with violating probation and not registering or updating his requirement to register as a sex offender.

Sierraville

On Highway 89 and Sierra, 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. The man had two dogs with him that were taken to the animal shelter.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Citation issued

In Quincy, CHP reported citing a man charged with driving with an open container.

Suspicious video activity

In Graeagle, it was reported that someone’s video recording show a suspicious person walking around a summer home. The reporting party said he wasn’t in the area at the time. It was unknown if anything was missing or disturbed. A deputy contacted the caller who saw the situation on his doorbell camera. He asked the deputy to check on the residence. There were no signs of a forced entry. The caller asked for extra patrol checks. The information was transferred to the Portola substation.

Getting grabbed and shaken

In Portola, a caller reported having an argument with a man. The man grabbed him and shook him. The parties separated within the residence. They agreed to keep the peace.

Citation reported

In Quincy, CHP reported citing a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher. The incident occurred at the jail.

Suspicious activities reported

In Chester, a reporting party said that a juvenile left the charter school and was followed by a vehicle to his residence. The reporting party requested that deputy contact the school. The juvenile’s mother called and requested contact at her residence. The deputy contacted the reporting party with a description of the car. There was no front license plate. The driver was described as being in his 50s. The deputy was on the lookout for the vehicle.

Medical needed

In Greenville, a businessperson requested an ambulance for a woman who collapsed there. The information was transferred to PHI. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were paged.

Electrical difficulties

On De Persia Drive and Lake Davis Road near Portola, someone reported a blown transformer in the area. Eastern Plumas Fire was sent as a precaution. A deputy and the utility company were notified.

Son causing problems

In Portola, a caller requested assistance with her adult son who was causing a disturbance. He was in the backyard and had been drinking. He was trying to leave on his bike. The deputy was on the lookout for the man.

Drugs on the bike path

In Quincy, a caller reported that his wife went though a group of three or four males involved with drugs on the bike trail. A deputy contacted a man who was smoking marijuana. The deputy counseled him.

Theft reported

In Portola, a caller said his wife’s wallet was taken from the residence when she was out shopping. A deputy was notified.

Shoplifter reported

In Quincy, a businessperson reported that a shoplifter was in his store. A sergeant reported that the reporting party was non desirous of pressing charges. The property was returned.

Trespassed from business

In Chester, dispatch received an open 911 line. Someone said they were sorry and disconnected. Dispatch called and spoke to a clerk who knew where the call originated. She was going to go check on a woman. A deputy said there was an argument and the parties were separated for the night. The deputy had a man move to another location. But the man returned. The male was issued a trespass warning for the business.

Monday, Sept. 30

Scam with loss

In Clio, someone reported some type of scam happened and the individual lost $20,000.

Welfare check requested

In Portola, a caller requested a welfare check on some children at school. The mother was in custody and school personnel were unsure if they were being properly cared for. No one knew whom he or she was staying with. A deputy contacted a child and the child was fine. The deputy notified child protective services and the district attorney.

Burglary discovered

In Portola, someone discovered a cold burglary.

Theft reported

In Portola, a caller reported the theft of a U-Haul trailer.

Assault reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that she was involved in an argument and then physically assaulted by a man. She didn’t need medical attention. A deputy contacted her.

Where’s the tour?

Someone called dispatch on 911 and asked for information on a tour of Bucks Lake. Dispatch told the caller to check with resorts at the lake. Dispatch also explained the proper use for 911.

Medical needed at lake

At the Madora Lake Loop trailhead, a caller requested medical help for a female. They were in the parking lot. Eastern Plumas Fire and EPHC were paged.

Fight reported

In Greenville, a businessperson reported that one person was involved in a physical disturbance.

Suspicious vehicle reported

In Beckwourth, a caller reported that an SUV was parked in her driveway and had been there for more than three hours. A deputy contacted a man who was metal detecting in the area. He said he had permission to be there and wasn’t in the reporting party’s driveway.

A warm place needed

In Chester, a representative of a business reported that a woman was there and wearing shorts. She needed a place to stay. The individual asked to speak to a deputy. A deputy contacted the woman who was by then fine and had a place to stay for the night. She was planning to hitchhike back to Red Bluff the next day.

Fight reported

In Quincy, someone reported that a lot of yelling was going on. Then someone said he was the victim of a fight that involved multiple people. It was believed that one man had a weapon in his vehicle. The suspects were leaving one area and traveling on Quincy Junction to Lee Road. Plumas District Hospital and Quincy Fire were paged. The information was transferred to CHP.

Sunday, Sept. 29

Neighbors slamming doors

In Portola, a caller said that her downstairs neighbor was causing a disturbance. She heard a man yelling for someone to get out of his bed and then heard doors being slammed. She thought he might be yelling at a dog. CHP confirmed that the man was yelling at a dog.

Someone arguing

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone was causing problems at a trailer park. A deputy was unable to locate anyone causing problems.

Overdue family reported

At Grizzly Campground at Bucks Lake, a caller said that a family was overdue from there. A father and four children left a campsite the previous day to go hunting and didn’t return. The caller thought it was suspicious because their camp was all set up and it looked like they should return. The caller didn’t know their names or where they were going to go hunting. A sergeant, fish and wildlife, CHP and the USFS were notified. Someone at Haskins reported that they had a few trailers but no one with a large tent at the moment. Many people were interviewed about the situation. Gridley Police Department reported contact with the man and four kids who were from Texas. It was learned that a child got sick and they had to return home.

Smoke reported

In Carmen Valley in the Beckwourth area, a caller reported seeing smoke from what appeared to be a forest fire. The information was transferred to USFS that reported it was from a prescribed burn.

Just having fun

In Greenville, a caller reported that a male was beating a female with a bat at her neighbors’ house. The male went into the garage. A deputy said everyone was fine. Some children were playing with a baseball bat and chasing each other and screaming.

Playing with babies

In Portola, a caller said that some juveniles were playing with baby raccoons on a dirt pile next to the sub station. A deputy was unable to locate the children.

Flea bitten

In Chester, a caller reported a verbal disturbance. The father was upset because his daughter had flea bites. The mother said the children were fine and she was en route to Quincy. She was given information on getting a temporary restraining order. She was going to call back the following week for a civil standby.

Threatening calls received

In Portola, a caller said she was receiving threatening calls from a man. The woman wanted a deputy to contact the man and counsel him.

Another disturbance reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that a man and a woman were causing a disturbance. Children were in the home. A CHP officer arrived on scene. The man was talking to the officer outside. The woman refused to open the door. A sergeant reported that the man said they were only arguing. The woman still refused to open the door.

Snow was an issue

A caller was driving westbound on Highway 70 and going into Portola. The caller didn’t have chains and didn’t know what to do. The caller was advised to pull into a gas station and stop driving so a deputy could contact her. A deputy contacted her and told her to drive slowly. There was no snow in Portola.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Missing person reported

Sierra County reported a missing person. A man was last seen at a rodeo. A woman went to the rodeo and the event ended. She was to meet him at a vehicle. He texted that if she wasn’t there in 5 minutes he would walk home. She thought he did. He left his cell phone behind. Then she heard from someone at another location that he was there and was upset. He had been missing for three hours. Sierra County reported later that he was found.

Walking flashlights

In Cromberg, a caller said her son had an uninhabited house and she could see flashlights at the residence where no one lived. She requested that a deputy check it out. She said that the light seemed to go on and off. Then the reporting party called back and said she saw the flashlights walking down the road. A deputy was unable to locate anyone. The house in question was under construction and didn’t have doors or windows yet.

Husband overdue

On the Feather River in the Twain area, a caller said her husband went on a kayaking trip and was overdue returning. He put in Thursday. The husband and his friends were going to camp that night and return Friday. She hadn’t heard from them. She described what vehicle he was driving and that it had Nevada plates. He lived in Reno and was supposed to return to go to work. The information was given to CHP to be on the lookout for the party of kayakers. CHP found him and he called his wife while out with the officers. He was fine.

Disturbance over vehicle

In Portola, a caller reported that his roommate was causing problems. They were arguing about a vehicle that was parked in the driveway. No weapons were involved. The reporting party was going to the neighbors’ house and stay away from the other person. A deputy reported that everyone agreed to keep the peace. The reporting party planned to move.

Firing from the road

In Sloat, a caller reported that a hunter was firing a weapon from the roadway. He was on foot. The reporting party said the person was firing toward houses. The information was given to deputies and fish and wildlife. Fish and wildlife said they didn’t have anyone to take the call.

Argument reported

In Quincy, a deputy reported being out with two men who were arguing with a third who left the scene. Two of the men requested that the third stay away from them. The deputy explained proper temporary restraining order procedures to the men.

Gunfire reported

In Blairsden, a caller reported that she could hear a lot of gunfire in the area. She said she knew it was hunting season but she was still concerned because it was in a residential area. A deputy checked and didn’t find anything.

Just floated in

In Lake Almanor, a caller said that a Wave Runner just floated to their dock. They secured it to their dock and were trying to locate the reporting party. There was no answer at the owner’s phone and no voicemail was set up. A deputy also tried to contact the owner at the residence and was unable to.

Medical needed

Someone requested medical assistance for a bicyclist at Four Corners near Quincy.

Abandoned at ball field

In Portola, it was reported that two dogs and some newborn puppies were found at the baseball fields. Someone from High Sierra Animal Rescue was willing to transport them to animal control in Quincy. The information was transferred to the animal shelter.

Firearm by mail

In Quincy, a caller said he was supposed to receive a firearm in the mail but he only received an empty box. He thought someone stole it. It was entered as stolen property.

Juveniles trespassing

At the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a caller reported that three juveniles were trespassing on her property. She thought they might have entered the downstairs portion of her house. Then they left on foot. A deputy was on the look out for them but didn’t find them.

Upset over policies

In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman went into the store and started an argument because she was upset with store policies. Then she left. The reporting party was to call back if the woman returned. The businessperson requested that the woman be trespassed from the business although the woman wasn’t present and her address was unknown.

Brief appearance

In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was walking around town in his underwear. He was last seen on Main Street. A deputy and sergeants contacted the man who was wearing very short shorts.

Solved the problem

In Delleker, a caller said her roommate was causing problems. A deputy provided the man with a ride to Portola.

Shooting at hole 9

In Graeagle, a caller said a man was shooting geese in the area of hole 9 and at the clubhouse. The information was transferred to fish and wildlife and a deputy. Fish and wildlife didn’t have anyone to respond. The deputy was asked to check the area. A deputy contacted a man who was hunting in a safe manner.

Fireworks reported

In the Chester area, someone reported hearing multiple fireworks. The call was transferred to SIFC as a fire precaution. A deputy contacted someone at a residence who said no one was shooting off fireworks. The deputy was unable to locate any.

More fireworks heard

In Chester, in the same area, someone reported that a family was shooting off fireworks. They were the bottle rocket type. This time the reporting party had a location. A deputy spoke to the reporting party who got her information from Facebook. The deputy was going to check the area again.

Confused woman reported

In Portola, a party reported that a woman showed up at her house and rang the doorbell. She was looking for someone and didn’t make any sense. The reporting party thought the woman might be on drugs. The woman left, walking to a new area. The reporting party was concerned about the woman’s safety. A CHP officer reported that she showed up at his house. A deputy reported that the woman was going to stay at her aunt’s house for the night. She was intoxicated and not willing to cooperate with the deputy. First the deputy gave the woman a ride to the aunt’s house. Then the deputy attempted to give her a ride to the hospital.

Friday, Sept. 27

Burglary reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone broke into a building and was sleeping on the couch. The caller said he lives in the building. It was unknown if the extra person had any weapons. A sergeant said the victim was confused as to where he was. He thought another house member told him that he could stay there. The reporting party was unaware of it.

Welfare check on a man

In Quincy, a caller requested a welfare check on a man. The caller said the man had all four doors of his vehicle open and there was stuff from the vehicle and the house all over the street. A deputy contacted the man who was fine and agreed again to pick up his mess.

Assistance needed

In Portola, a caller requested that a deputy contact a woman and tell her she needed help. She needed the woman to bring her food. She also said she had no money and didn’t have a vehicle to get to a store. A deputy spoke to the woman the caller asked for and she said she would stop by with some food. The information was passed on to social services.

Dog locked in a vehicle

In Quincy, a caller reported seeing a pitbull locked in a truck in a parking lot. An animal control officer located two vehicles with dogs inside. Both vehicles were 105 degrees. Animal control counseled the owners. Animal control didn’t get the name of the individual driving the blue vehicle.

Vandalism reported

In the Greenville area, a caller said a man broke out her car window. She said the vehicle was in both her name and that of the other individual who broke the window. A deputy spoke to both parties and there was no vandalism. There is an ongoing civil dispute.

Speeding van down the roadway

Eastbound on Highway 70 at Gill Ranch Road in the Cromberg area, a caller reported seeing a white van with designs on the side speeding down the highway and tailgating. The information was transferred to CHP.

Broke down, needs help

On the Oro Quincy Highway 1 mile past Grubbs Cow Camp at Bucks Lake, a caller said he was broken down in his F250 and needed help. The information was transferred to CHP.

Flying wood noted

Westbound on Highway 70 just west of the Mohawk Vista, a caller reported seeing a truck with a lot of wood in the back. It was flying out of the back and was all over the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.

Pet reported missing

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone removed a few window screens and damaged them. Also a pet turtle was missing. A deputy said it was not a crime but a civil issue. The other party was given a trespass warning.

Abandoned bicycle found

In Quincy, a caller said that someone left a bicycle in his driveway. He was going to attempt to locate the owner.

Pay up or else

In Chilcoot, a caller said he received a message from a man with a company. The man said he needed to call within 48 hours and needed to pay $399. If he didn’t, the subject would take the money out of his ATM card.

Disturbance reported

In Quincy, dispatch received a 911 hang up call. The caller reported that a woman was causing problems. A sergeant reported that the woman was gone when he arrived. They were arguing and agreed to separate.

Cow’s out

On Quincy Junction Road, a caller reported seeing a cow in the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP. A second call came in and it too was transferred to CHP.

Disturbance reported

In Portola, a caller said she could hear someone yelling. She said it had been going on for about an hour. She said there we gatherings at the place where the disturbance was occurring quite often. A deputy was unable to locate a loud noise or anyone in distress. The deputy would check again later.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Monitor strap issues

In Portola, it was reported that a man had an open strap on an electronic ankle monitor. He was to report to the jail to have it checked the following day.

Baby needed medical

In Delleker, a caller requested an ambulance for a 1-year-old with difficulty breathing. The information was transferred to EPHC and Eastern Plumas Fire to respond.

Burns reported

In Portola, a caller said she burned her hand and leg and needed an ambulance. The information was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care and Eastern Plumas Fire. They responded.

Theft from boat

In Chester, a caller reported that someone stole a downrigger off his boat while he was eating breakfast at a café.

Disturbance at the tow yard

In Portola, a caller reported that a man was at the tow company causing problems. The man snatched his keys out of an employee’s hands and was yelling and screaming. The information was given to a deputy in dispatch and to CHP. CHP was able to handle the situation.

Suspicious activities reported

In the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a caller reported that suspicious people kept showing up to a house about two nights a week. When they were there they were up all night. A lot of cars, jet skis and unregistered boats were around. It was reported that the house appeared to be rotting. A deputy reported that no one was at the gate to let him in. The guard shack was called and no one was working that night. A deputy said that only one car was at the house and that the house was empty. A couple of boats were parked on the side of the house. He said that the house wasn’t rotting, that the front yard was unkempt.

Wreck discovered

In the Portola area, a caller said she was hiking up the access road of the Union Pacific spur road from the Rio Grande. She located a wrecked vehicle. It was unoccupied and no one was around it. The caller said she was pretty far up in the mountains and would call back when reaching a better location. The vehicle came back as stolen out of Herlong. The information was transferred to the CHP. The CHP reported that the vehicle might be within the Portola city limits, but then cancelled local deputy assistance because a unit was heading that way anyway. They were aware of the vehicle and couldn’t get a tow truck to it.

Delivery issues

In Belden, a caller reported that a fuel truck driver was attempting to make a delivery. There was a miscommunication about delivery times and the resort owner was blocking the truck from leaving. The reporting party called back and said he mistook the location. It was actually on Union Pacific Railroad property at Pulga in Butte County. The problem resolved itself and the property owner allowed the driver to leave.

Three weeks of the big cat

In Greenville, a caller said she had a mountain lion in her backyard for the past three weeks. She said she spoke to fish and wildlife and they couldn’t do anything because they were out of the area.  The caller was told that dispatch would attempt to notify the local warden and see if he would contact her.

Student misbehaving

In Greenville, a caller reported that a student was throwing chairs and threatening other students on the playground. The principal was there.

Burglary reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that six units (storage?) were broken into within a possible two-day time.

Bicycle stolen

In Quincy, a woman reported that her son’s bike was stolen from in front of a business. A man and a woman in a white pickup with stuff in the back threw the bike in. The caller said she had a picture of the pickup and it was seen at that location.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Fire reported

Between Black Diamond Ridge and Blue Nose Ridge, a caller reported seeing a fire. The information was transferred to USFS. They reported they were aware of a small fire that was not burning much.

Extra lift required

In Crescent Mills, a caller requested a lift assist for a 400-pound person. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire responded. The information was sent to PHI and a deputy for additional manpower.

Generator stolen

In the Quincy area, a caller reported that someone stole a portable generator from outside his residence.

Vandalism surprise

At the West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller said she just returned from vacation and discovered that someone cut the screen on a window. She requested contact from a deputy. The deputy said it was suspicious and extra patrol checks were added.

Elderly women getting physical

In Chester, it was reported that two elderly women were fighting. No weapons were involved. One woman wouldn’t let the other leave a gas station. The information was given to CHP. A deputy was coming from Greenville. CHP started medical for one of the women. They were non desirous of pressing charges and agreed to keep the peace. One of the women said that her daughter has her keys and wouldn’t give them back.

Running down Highway 36

Someone reported that a cow jumped the fence at Childs Meadows and was running down the highway. The information was transferred to CHP.

Abandoned vehicle reported

On the Bucks Lake Road area, it was reported that someone left a vehicle on the roadway for the past three weeks. The information was transferred to CHP.

People shooting crossbows

In the Chester area, a caller reported that the neighbors behind her place were shooting crossbows in an unsafe manner for the past 30 minutes. A juvenile was counseled on shooting bows in a safe area and in a safe manner.

Flames, smoke reported

On Dyer Drive and Highway 147 in the Hamilton Branch area, a caller reported getting information from a woman who saw flames and smoke where CalTrans was working for the day. The size of the fire was unknown. CHP transferred all calls to SIFC. A structure was 100 feet away. It was a brush fire about 20 by 30 feet wide. The flames were knocked down on private land. A sergeant reported the fire was out.

Student wants to shoot up the school

In Greenville at the junior/senior high school, a caller reported that a student said she wanted to shoot up the school or her brother. The reporting party did speak to the child and the parents. The child was upset with her brother for being a bully. She made the comment at lunch to a group of friends. The deputy said that the individual is in special ed and reported that it was a joke and had no means to carry out the threat. The school was to handle the bullying issue.

Trespasser reported

In the Portola area, a caller requested a trespass warning given to a man. He was seen walking on the tracks. The deputy was unable to locate any pedestrians.

Extra check for suspicious activities

In Beckwourth, someone requested a patrol check in the area due to suspicious activities with a trailer near a residence. The information was transferred to the Portola sub station.

Harassment over child

In Crescent Mills, a caller said her neighbor was harassing her and the family because her grandson was riding his mini bike on a private road. A deputy spoke to the reporting party.

Remember probation terms

In Chester, someone requested a check on a woman. It was thought a man was drinking and there shouldn’t be alcohol at the residence. A deputy reported there was no answer at the door. He said he would return the following day. The individual blew a zero and was reminded of the probation terms.

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