Sheriff Blotter for the week of 11/13/19
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. 30 to Nov. 5.
BY THE NUMBERS
101 calls to 911
50 reports to the CHP
45 reports involving fire departments
42 requests for assistance
41 requests for medical help
22 reports of suspicious circumstances
20 disturbances reported
17 reports to the USFS
15 arrests reported
14 reports involving civil situations
13 traffic reports
12 reports to SIFC
11 reports to probation
9 requests for welfare checks
9 reports involving intoxication
9 reports involving animal control
8 reports of trespassing
8 alarms reported
7 reports involving juveniles
7 threats reported
6 reports involving children
6 reports involving weapons
6 reports of assisting other agencies
6 reports of vandalism
5 extra patrol checks
5 reports involving drugs
5 court reports
4 reports to search and rescue
3 reports of harassment
3 helicopters requested
3 OHV reports
3 reports to child protective services
3 reports to the district attorney
3 reports of domestic violence
3 reports of assault
3 reports involving housing
Probation reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. He also reported the arrest of another man charged with being intoxicated.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, violating his probation and contempt of court. Someone reported that the man was causing physical problems and hit the reporting party. The man was inside a house and had a chainsaw. The caller wanted her keys and money from the man. She was going to leave and wait somewhere for a deputy. No medical was necessary.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being intoxicated and violating her probation. A caller reported that a neighbor threatened herself and her children. She said the woman had been drinking. The parties were separated and the woman was at her own house with her teenaged children. The information was transferred to CHP.
CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. Someone reported that a dark car was in the middle of the road. The vehicle was turned off and the lights were off. The man was inside and refused to move.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation. A businessperson reported that a man was running around in a store screaming that someone was trying to kill him. A second 911 call came from another business. The same person was yelling that someone was going to shoot him. Officer safety was advised and a second deputy was called out as a precaution. Multiple 911 calls went into dispatch about the man.
On Highway 70 just west of east Chandler Road, the CHP reported the arrest of a person charged with driving under the influence.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people. A parole agent was involved. A woman was charged with probation violation, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of meth. A man was also arrested and charged with the same violations.
CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence, having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher, taking a vehicle without consent and being involved in a collision resulting in property damage. A caller said his roommate took his car over night. He said the man damaged it. The information was transferred to the CHP.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and bringing a controlled substance into a jail.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Propane or skunk smell?
In Graeagle, a caller reported smelling a possible propane odor in the backyard of her residence. Graeagle and Plumas Eureka fire were paged. Someone from one of the fire departments was unable to detect a leak, but said it smelled like a skunk might have lightly sprayed a dog.
Suspects were heading down the road
In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported a physical disturbance with no weapons at the scene. A deputy reported that they were arguing and were separated.
Making unwanted appointments
In Greenville, a caller said that someone made an appointment under his name at Plumas Rural Services. He asked that a deputy contact him. He thought someone was using his medical information. He contacted the clinic and learned that it was an error.
Breaking into a U-Haul
In Portola, a caller reported that someone broke into a U-Haul and stayed in it overnight. They had a rough description of the man. A deputy contacted the reporting party who said the man was gone and he didn’t want to press changes.
Near Greenville, a caller reported some trespassers. The procedures for eviction from property were provided.
Bear problems reported
In the area of Pinebrook Way in Greenville, a caller reported ongoing problems with a bear. The caller was given information to contact fish and wildlife.
That time of year
Near Portola, a caller reported seeing smoke in the Ironhorse area. It was believed to be smoke coming from chimneys.
Claim jumper suspected
In the Nelson Creek area off La Porte Road, it was reported that a man has a mining claim there and he was having an ongoing problem with someone jumping his claim. He said significant damage was done. The reporting party wanted a deputy to email him so he could provide more details. Dispatch tried to tell the caller that he needed to contact USFS law enforcement, but he wanted a deputy. A deputy attempted to advise the miner on proper procedures and to follow up with the USFS.
Abandoned vehicle reported
In Twain, a caller reported there was an abandoned vehicle by the river on USFS property. It was a green Ford Ranger with a lumber rack and had been there five days. The registered owner is known. The information was transferred to the USFS.
More abandoned vehicles
In Quincy on Peppard Flat Road, a caller reported that four or five abandoned vehicles were there. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Another abandoned vehicle reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that a vehicle was abandoned in a parking lot on Jackson Street. The Chevy pickup was in the parking lot for three weeks. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Greenville, a deputy reported issuing a citation to a person who was charged with driving a vehicle without it being registered.
HAZMAT report made
In Portola, information from the Office of Emergency Services stated that there was a blockage in the sewer line due to grease and baby wipes. The ground in the area was impacted by the release. It was only around a manhole cover. The area was disinfected and cleaned by the reporting party. No water needed treatment.
Neighbor makes threats
In Greenville, a caller reported a disturbance with one of the neighbors. A deputy said it was verbal only. The reporting party was to report it if more problems occurred.
Abandoned truck found
At Lake Davis at Longpoint, a caller reported finding an abandoned F150. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Two guys fighting
In Chester, a caller said there was a fight between two men. One had been drinking and tackled her husband in the front yard. No medical was needed. The parties were separated. A deputy said that no one wanted to press charges.
Dog’s barking and somebody’s home
In Portola, a caller reported that a dog was barking for the last three hours and wouldn’t stop. A deputy said the owners were home, but refused to answer the door. A deputy requested that animal control handle the situation.
Monday, Nov. 4
Vehicle reported stolen
In Blairsden, a caller said that her son stole her Toyota. She thought he went to the bar in Portola or to a friend’s house. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy reported that the Toyota wasn’t at the bar. The CHP was to handle the situation.
Horses out shopping
In Quincy, a caller said that two horses were on the roadway and heading toward Pet Country. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Driver with a suspended license
In Quincy, someone reported that a man was driving around Quincy and had a suspended driver license. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Email threats reported
Near Quincy, someone reported that a man was sending him harassing emails.
In Portola, a deputy reported vandalism to the Portola substation.
In Quincy, someone at the hospital reported that the victim of an assault was in the emergency room. The man was punched in the stomach. The information was given to a deputy who was in Delleker.
Possible drug lab reported
In Chester, someone from child protective services reported receiving an email and then speaking to someone about suspicious activity at an elderly man’s residence. The man’s son was living there and had a history with drugs. The caller told CPS that she was concerned about criminal activity there. She also said there was a strong smell in the home and she was concerned about a possible drug lab.
Juvenile reported truant
In Quincy, a caller asked for contact about her brother being truant and underage drinking. The caller requested information on what to do when the juvenile was drinking. That information was provided. The juvenile hadn’t been drinking right then.
Medical requested for injury
In Portola, a caller requested medical assistance for someone with a cut hand from a knife. The victim lost a lot of blood. The caller wouldn’t provide additional information. Eastern Plumas Fire and Eastern Plumas Health Care were paged. A caller said the victim was cut when taking a knife from someone else. The reporting party wouldn’t give additional information. The victim was on the porch and the knife was inside the residence. A deputy said the cut to the hand was accidental. No crime occurred.
Time to move out
In Quincy, it was reported that a woman staying at the shelter allowed a man inside. The incident was on video. According to the reporting party, the woman had violated policies at other times also and she was asked to move out. A civil standby was arranged.
In Quincy, a businessperson reported that pallets were stolen from the side of the building. Someone in a pickup was told they couldn’t take them, but they did anyway. The pickup left heading down Quincy Junction Road. A deputy contacted the businessperson.
Left the scene of an accident
On Highway 32 near Chester, CHP reported where an accident occurred. The driver left the scene before the CHP arrived. The CHP did tow a Toyota. The driver possibly went into the woods near the crash site.
Woman being chased
In Greenville, a caller reported that a possible domestic violence situation was occurring. A woman was holding a child and a man was chasing her. No weapons were seen. A deputy said they were arguing.
Sunday, Nov. 3
In Portola, a caller reported that she and a man were in an argument and he threatened to throw a pot at her. A deputy contacted the caller who said there was no crime and the man left. A deputy contacted the man and counseled him. He said he was on his way to Sacramento. The deputy contacted the reporting party and provided her with the proper procedures on getting a temporary restraining order. The deputy confirmed that the woman had information to contact victim witness.
Blocking the road
In Delleker, a caller said that a Chevy had been blocking the roadway for more than a week. It belonged to a neighbor. The information was transferred to CHP.
Dog harassment reported
In Beckwourth, a caller said she was having an ongoing issue with a neighbor harassing her dog. A deputy tried to contact the caller numerous times, but she wasn’t answering the phone.
Just south of Lee Summit, someone reported seeing smoke in the area.
Suspicious situation reported
At Longpoint at Lake Davis, a caller reported that a vehicle was abandoned on USFS property. It was just past Grizzly Road.
Concerned about safety
In Greenville, a caller requested contact from a deputy. A man returned to an apartment complex after causing a disturbance the previous night. The caller was concerned about a woman’s safety. A deputy provided temporary restraining order procedures.
Suspicious situation reported
In Quincy at the domestic violence shelter, a caller said that a person staying there went to her room and found that things had been moved around. She then found a wallet belonging to her ex on the floor. A deputy was going to contact the person for the video surveillance. Extra patrol checks were in place.
Suspicious activities reported
In Greenville, dispatch received a hang up call. When dispatch called the person back, he said there were suspicious activities going on at a relative’s residence. Unknown people were walking through the property and a dirt bike was seen going slowly through the area. A deputy said extra patrol checks were being made.
In Quincy, a caller said that a man punched and broke her bedroom window. She didn’t know where he went. A sergeant said the man was gone when he arrived. A deputy issued a trespass warning to the man.
Saturday, Nov. 2
In Greenville, a caller said that a man was causing problems and wouldn’t let her leave. He was also in a fight that morning. He took off on a bike wearing a trench coat and shorts. A deputy said the woman was leaving the area and was not to return. The deputy couldn’t find the man.
In Blairsden, a deputy said he got a report from a woman stating there were flashlights and suspicious activities on the south end of her property. A deputy said that after searching the property he discovered it was the neighbors who were on their own property.
House on fire
In Chester, a caller said his house was on fire. No one was inside. The information was transferred to SIFC. A second report came in for a structure fire on Watson Road. The information was given to PG&E. Several 911 calls were received.
In the Taylorsville area, dispatch received a 911 call open line from a cell phone. A deputy attempted to contact all the phone numbers listed for a particular residence and left a message.
A man called back and said that a neighbor hit his wife and son. No medical was needed. Someone took the fuses out of the generator so they couldn’t use the phone and then took the car keys. The man did have rifles and a shotgun. The man was angry with the reporting party and was demanding money for some firewood. The information was given to a sergeant.
A deputy was going with the sergeant on an OHV. The caller said the man was picked up by his mother and left in a pickup. They might have been en route to Reno. The information was faxed to the district attorney. The deputy contacted child protective services.
At the Dawn Institute and Highway 70 at Indian Falls, a caller said he found human remains. He was going to meet a deputy in front of the Dawn Institute. The bones were located on the south side of Highway 70. A deputy said they were animal bones.
In Delleker, a caller said she was having problems with a possible prowler in the area. She said during the night she could hear two men having a conversation near her window. A deputy spoke to her. It was considered suspicious circumstances.
In Portola, a caller said that he thought a woman threw paint on his car. She has been harassing him.
In Genesee Valley on Beckwourth Genesee Road, a deputy reported smoke on a ridge west of the Walker Fire. The information was transferred to USFS.
Run off the road
Westbound on Highway 70 from Keddie, a caller said that two cattle trucks were being driven recklessly and ran her and another vehicle off the roadway.
Vegetation fire reported
At Nelson Creek near Quincy, a caller reported seeing a vegetation fire just west of Mt. Elwell at Nelson Creek on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Trespassing at Halloween House
In Quincy, a caller received information that there was a party at the Halloween House that’s for sale and should be vacant. A deputy checked the house and didn’t find any damage. Extra patrol checks were added to see if anyone was coming through the window at night.
Suspicious activities reported
On the Lake Almanor Trail, about a mile from the trailhead on the emergency access road, someone reported seeing a pickup with three or four people and a dog. A deputy said he contacted a man who said he had permission from the USFS to cut in the area. It was unknown if the land was USFS or belonged to the country club. The man agreed to stop cutting until ownership was determined.
Brandishing a firearm
At Spring Valley Lake near Spring Valley, a caller reported that on Oct. 26, two men were brandishing a firearm and it discharged in his direction. He said his vehicle broke down and he and his wife were stuck there looking for help. He said one man had an AR and the other had a 9 mm.
Problems with a juvenile
In Quincy, a caller reported ongoing issues with a juvenile. A pipe and weed were taken away and then the juvenile left school to drink alcohol at lunch.
Someone got bit
In Greenville, a woman was causing problems and bit the reporting party. No weapons were involved and no medical was needed. A child was in a vehicle in front of the residence. A woman went into a neighbor’s house. A deputy provided the man a ride. A woman wanted contact because she was afraid of the man and thought he might return. The information was given to victim witness and the district attorney.
On Claremont near Quincy, a caller reported that a pilot spotted a fire. The longitude and latitude were pinned to Claremont Creek just south of Claremont. The information was transferred to USFS.
Door’s open no one around
Westbound on Highway 70 near the Twain Store, a caller reported that a white mini van stopped on the side of the road and was blocking part of the lane. It did have its hazard lights on. The caller said the van door was open, but no one was around. The call was transferred to CHP.
Friday, Nov. 1
On Highway 147, 3 miles before Clear Creek, a caller reported that some powerlines were sparking. They weren’t in the roadway. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Signal box hit
On Wolf Creek Road and Gold Strike in Greenville, someone from Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad reported that a car hit the signal box by the tracks twice and was still on scene. The information came from a passing train. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Portola, a deputy contacted a person who said that a man just tried to jump in a window. Someone followed the man down to the bar.
Please check the stove
In Chester, a caller requested that the fire department respond to check her woodstove. It was moved when her husband fell into it. The call was transferred to SIFC.
In Portola, a caller said another man assaulted him the night before. He said he had a bruise on his shoulder. A deputy said he wasn’t interested in pressing charges. He was given proper temporary restraining order procedures.
Hospital requested help
In Quincy, a caller requested a deputy to assist with a disturbance in the emergency room. The victim got out of bed and was threatening the staff.
A caller reported seeing smoke on the south side of Highway 70 between Clairville and Old Clio Road. The information was transferred to USFS.
In Taylorsville, a caller said someone cut down a tree on her property. She provided the name of the man. A deputy said it was a civil matter. The caller was a member of the Genesee Woods Recreation Board and believed it was not a civil issue. That person wanted contact from a deputy.
In Chilcoot, a caller reported that kids were in the area drinking. Extra patrols were made.
Dog attack reported
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller said that a neighborhood dog attacked his dog. The information was given to animal control.
Illegal dumping reported
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller said a woman was illegally dumping stuff. The caller said she hired someone to clean up a lot. A deputy said it was a civil matter and explained those procedures.
Crying on the side of the highway
Near Quincy, eastbound on Highway 70, a caller said that a man was on the shoulder of the road and it looked like he was crying. A second caller reported the same thing. The information was transferred to CHP. A deputy said the man was just having a bad day.
In Chester, a caller said that four teens were in the park throwing broken cement blocks at the walls of the grandstand. A deputy attempted to contact the reporting party. No damage was found.
On Highway 70 east of the Massack rest area near Quincy, someone reported a fire. The call was transferred to USFS.
In Quincy, a caller wanted information on file that he was threatened and the person was going to shoot him. He didn’t know his coworker’s name. A sergeant attempted to contact the reporting party. He spoke to the man who reportedly threatened the reporting party. He said the caller punched him earlier in the day. Temporary restraining order information was provided to the second man.
In Portola, a caller said that several juveniles were harassing her. She said she was just sitting in her car when they started kicking the tires and hitting it. A deputy attempted to contact the person and left a message.
Overdue from hunting
In Johnsville, a caller reported that his son was overdue from hunting and it was getting dark. The caller said he was unfamiliar with the area and he last saw his son about three hours earlier. Search and Rescue was paged. Someone found the son in the McRae Meadows area and he was taken to Graeagle.
Thursday, Oct. 31
In quite a state
Near Graeagle, a caller reported that a man wasn’t cooperating and couldn’t get him to say where he lived so they could give him a ride home. The man was very intoxicated. The man had been at one bar and was on his way to another. A deputy found the man in a ditch. He was unconscious. The deputy requested medical help. Eastern Plumas and Graeagle fire were paged. EPHC contacted the deputy and requested that the deputy respond to the hospital for a combative patient. The man was trying to hit a doctor. A deputy said there was no crime and the man was okay.
Flying medical supplies reported
In the Blairsden area, a caller said that her husband kept throwing her medical supplies onto the porch. She requested a deputy respond and tell her husband to quit. A sergeant said they were arguing.
Blocking the roadway
Near Greenville, a caller reported having an argument with someone the previous day over an easement. The people were blocking the roadway. The reporting party spoke to someone in code enforcement who told him to call the planning department. He spoke to someone in planning who said the people had no right to block the roadway because it was an easement for several properties. The caller asked to speak to a deputy about the situation. A message was left for the code enforcement officer.
In Quincy, a caller said that the neighbor’s carbon monoxide detector was going off for about 20 minutes. No one would answer the door and there was a dog inside. PDH and Quincy Fire responded. A deputy checked the house. The owner wasn’t home, but the dog escaped. Animal control and deputies attempted to catch the dog, but were unsuccessful. A deputy spoke to a manager who secured the residence. Animal control was looking for the dog.
In Portola at the Masonic Lodge, someone reported burglary to the building and possible drug activity. Nothing appeared to be missing, but the building was damaged. The caller said it appeared that the people involved were handling drugs. There was possible evidence left in the building.
One mile south of Rock Creek Dam in the Feather River Canyon, the CHP dispatcher said they received a call of a fire 1 mile south of the dam on the south side of the river. USFS was en route. A woman at PNF requested assistance from a deputy with a Dodge pickup near Rogers Flat.
In Crescent Mills, someone reported that a woman was at the residence causing problems. She was tearing up the residences. The reporting party had a roommate and was concerned for his welfare. A deputy reported that the woman causing problems was given a ride to the resource center in Greenville and got a bus pass to go to Quincy. She was trespassed from two places in Crescent Mills.
In the Feather River Canyon, a caller requested assistance concerning a secondhand report of shots fired. It sounded like a shotgun was being fired from a Dodge pickup at Rogers Flat. Three people were inside. The information was transferred to CHP. The license plate number was run and the registered owners were discovered. Everyone was located and they were fine.
Fence on fire
At Kandy Lane and Rabbit Brush Avenue in Portola, a caller reported that a fence was on fire. Eastern Plumas Fire responded. The information was also transferred to USFS.
Passing on double yellows
On Highway 70 and Chandler Road east, a caller reported that someone driving a truck with long boards on top was passing on the double yellow lines. The information was transferred to CHP.
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported a break-in that took place a few days earlier. A neighbor told the caller about the incident. The reporting party had a video of the incident.
In Greenville, a caller reported that a woman was out front. The caller said she threw the woman out of the business and now she was yelling random things. The caller said she was then sitting on a rock at the corner of Highway 89 and Main Street. A deputy contacted the woman who agreed to keep the peace and was trespassed from a business. The deputy said the woman was also trespassed from yet another business and she moved on.
Calling over spilled paint
From the West Shore Lake Almanor, dispatch received an open 911 call. Dispatch attempted to call the number and got no answer and left a message. The caller called back and said that he spilled paint on his phone and was cleaning it off when he must have accidentally called. He was fine.
Teachers hear things
In Quincy, a caller said that a teacher overheard a student talking about a party that was going to happen that night. The caller was concerned about underage drinking. A sergeant was unable to find a party.
Reporting a crisis
From Cromberg, a caller reported that he was having a crisis and wanted to speak with someone on the crisis line. Dispatch attempted to give the caller that number, but he refused to take it. The caller was then told not to use 911 for non-emergency calls. The caller then hung up.
Vandalism with eggs
In Chester, a caller reported that her house was egged. Her husband went after the kids. The caller didn’t want to press charges, and the deputy was going to attempt to contact the juveniles.
At Salmon Lake on the Gold Lake Highway, it was reported that the power lines were down. The information was transferred to USFS.
Threats with a weapon
In Greenville, a caller said that a man threatened to use a weapon and was going to shoot up random people driving by. A deputy said no crime occurred. The man was talking to himself and was having a bad day.
Asking about a car
In Portola, a caller said that a very well dressed strange man driving a red car was asking about a car next door. She said another person experienced the same thing. They were concerned because they live alone. A deputy placed a be on the lookout in the area, but no one found the man or the car.
In Greenville, a deputy said he was going to check out a fireworks call. The deputy said he counseled three people. They discarded the remainder of their fireworks.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a vehicle just sped down S. Mill Creek Road going 50 mph. The information was transferred to CHP. A sergeant also checked the area, but didn’t locate anyone speeding.
Slow to respond
In Quincy, a caller said that a woman was causing problems outside a bar. She was asked to leave, but hadn’t done so yet. Sergeants contacted the woman who agreed to leave. She was trespassed from the business.
It happened again
In Crescent Mills, it was reported that the annual toilet papering of the community occurred.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
In Portola, a caller reported that a man was causing problems. The man was in the caller’s vehicle and was refusing to get out. No weapons were reported. The reporting party then said the man was back and he was waiting for her outside a store. A deputy spoke to a store clerk and everyone left. The deputy located the man who said they were arguing about who was going to put gas in the vehicle. The parties were separated.
In Quincy, a caller reported three girls were fighting and had to be physically separated. A deputy spoke to the caller who wanted the information on file.
In Portola, a caller reported a fire in a trashcan. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged.
Fine but …
In Quincy, a deputy received a request to do a welfare check on an elderly woman in the post office parking lot. The deputy said she was fine, but she wouldn’t roll down the window.
Alarm went off
In Portola, a woman was causing a disturbance and was trespassed from a business after the alarm went off.
Big party, lots of noise
In Quincy, a caller said her neighbors were having a large party and it was extremely loud. A deputy contacted a woman who agreed to keep the peace.