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Sheriff Blotter for the week of 11/20/19

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 Nov. 6 to Nov. 12.

BY THE NUMBERS

81 calls to dispatch 911

48 calls to the CHP

41 requests for medical help

37 requests for assistance

32 requests for a fire department

18 reports of a suspicious nature

18 child and juvenile-related reports

16 reports for probation

16 civil reports

15 traffic reports

15 disturbances reported

13 arrests

10 reports to animal control

10 citations reported

7 welfare checks requested

6 alarms reported

6 thefts reported

5 reports to SIFC

5 sex-related reports

5 reports of trespassing

4 reports of vandalism

4 reports of harassment

4 extra patrol checks

4 assisting other agency reports

4 deaths reported

4 reports involving weapons

4 assaults reported

4 reports of intoxication

4 reports involving drugs

3 reports involving property

3 reports to fish and wildlife

3 court-related reports

3 domestic violence reports

3 mental health reports

3 reports concerning warrants

ARRESTS

Chester

A deputy arrested a woman charged with contempt of court. A caller reported a woman just slapped her daughter. A deputy said the woman left the residence prior to his arrival. The victim didn’t want to press charges. Deputies were looking for the suspect.

Graeagle

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with corporal injury to a spouse. A caller said her husband put his hands around her neck.

Mohawk

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

Portola

A deputy reported the arrest of two people. A man and woman were both charged with probation violation, possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia and outstanding warrants.

Quincy

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant. Someone at Plumas District Hospital reported that the victim of domestic violence was in the emergency room.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being intoxicated.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with unlawful sex with a minor.

The CHP reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with disturbing the peace. Dispatch discovered an open line. Then a businesswoman reported that a woman was causing a disturbance and was being very loud. She was also calling the management every hour. Other people were also complaining about the woman.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with outstanding warrants. Someone at the high school reported that she went to school to get her laptop. She could hear male voices in the building near the library.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating probation and resisting arrest. A caller said the man was causing a physical disturbance. The caller and the man were inside a trailer. No weapons were involved and no medical was needed.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, Nov. 12

She wanted to go home

In the Chester area, CHP received a 911 call from a female who was crying. She might have said she wanted to go home and then hung up. The female recontacted and was crying hysterically about something and wanted to go to Chico. Dispatch was unable to get any further information from the caller. A deputy reported there was a problem between the caller and another woman. No one wanted to press charges. They agreed to keep the peace and go to sleep for the night.

A lot of noise

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone in a vehicle was blasting music. The passenger got out and walked down a dirt road. CHP was unable to locate any one.

Theft reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone stole storage totes from the back of his truck.

Bear in the yard

In Greenville on Apple Lane, a caller said that a bear was in her front yard. A man said there was a bear there but everything was fine.

Flare spotted

At Camp Layman Road, a caller reported what appeared to be a flare on the side of the road. The person was concerned about the fire danger. Long Valley Fire responded but couldn’t find anything.

Harassment going on

In Quincy, a caller asked for contact with a deputy about ongoing harassment from a neighbor. He was told to call back when it was actually occurring.

Scam reported

In Blairsden, a caller said she was the victim of a $2,000 scam.

Trespassing reported

In Portola, a caller said that a man was at her place and he wasn’t supposed to be there due to the rental agreement. The man was gone when a deputy arrived. The deputy explained how to get a temporary restraining order and to contact victim witness.

Disturbance reported

In Chester, a caller said a man was refusing to leave a business. He was causing problems with employees. It wasn’t known if he had any weapons. The man was gone when the deputy arrived. He attempted to locate the man to give him a trespass warning.

Assault reported

In Chester, a caller said a woman at a business assaulted her. The parties were separated and okay. No medical was required.

Medical needed

In Chester, a caller requested medical help for a child that fell on the playground. She was complaining of neck pain. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Needles located

In Portola, a businessperson reported finding needles behind the store. A deputy was requested to dispose of them.

Dogs left behind

In Quincy, a caller said that two people abandoned their two dogs at a residence. The owners had been gone for two weeks. The information was transferred to animal control.

Citation issued

A deputy reported issuing a citation to a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without insurance. The vehicle was towed.

Fight reported

In Quincy, a caller said he received information that some juveniles were possibly fighting in a loading dock area. The parties were gone when a deputy arrived.

Still walking

Southbound lane of County Road A15 north of Ironhorse, a caller reported that an intoxicated man was walking alongside of the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Fire reported

In Chester, a caller reported a flue fire. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Monday, Nov. 11

Assault reported

In Chester, a caller said a man and his girlfriend attacked him and she was still inside the residence. The caller left the house to call 911 and said he didn’t want medical attention. A lot of weapons were in the residence. A deputy reported that no one wanted to press charges. One man was trespassed from an address.

All pumped up

In Portola, a caller requested medical assistance for a man who was having a seizure due to too much workout supplement that was taken accidentally. The information was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care and Eastern Plumas Fire.

On the road again

On Highway 70 across from Nervino Airport, a caller said that a man was lying in the road. When the reporting party stopped the man began running toward Portola. The information was transferred to CHP.

No return

In Portola, a caller said he let a man borrow his car and he didn’t return it. A deputy attempted to contact the reporting party. There was no answer and he couldn’t leave a message. It was a civil issue between the two parties.

Campfire reported

In Chester, a caller requested the fire department because some juveniles were building a campfire. They left the scene. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Hit on the head

In Greenville, a caller requested medical help for herself. She said a board fell on her head. The information was transferred to REMSA. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were notified.

Fireworks reported

At the Beckwourth Pass, a caller said that some people were possibly setting off fireworks in the area. The caller was concerned about the fire danger. Sierra Valley Fire was paged and was unable to locate anything.

Down for the count

In Portola, a caller said an intoxicated woman was lying on the floor of a bar. It was unknown if she needed medical assistance. Eastern Plumas Fire and Eastern Plumas Health Care were paged. No deputy was in the area. The information was transferred to CHP. The woman was transported to the hospital.

Won’t move an RV

In Portola, a caller said she allowed someone to park an RV on her property and now they were refusing to move it. The caller wanted to meet with a deputy. A deputy contacted the man and advised him of the proper procedures for removing the trailer. The individual with the RV was apparently sending threatening texts.

Help was sent

In Crescent Mills, dispatch received a call from a man they couldn’t understand. Then he hung up. Dispatch attempted to reconnect but couldn’t get through. A deputy contacted the man who thought someone was in his house, but no one was there.

Woman counseled

In Portola, a caller reported a violation of a restraining order and wanted contact from a deputy. A deputy counseled the woman.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Theft not reported

In Crescent Mills, a man called to report a theft but then said he didn’t want to report it to the sheriff’s office but to his insurance company first.

Vandalism reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone vandalized his vehicle. It was reported to be suspicious circumstances only.

Dog bite reported

In Chester, a deputy received a report of a dog bite to a man. The deputy was unable to find the dog. The information was transferred to animal control.

Feeding strays

In Quincy, a corrections office reported that two people were feeding stray cats behind the jail. The information was transferred to animal control.

Missing child reported

In Chester, a caller reported that a child was missing. The child was last seen the previous day at another house. The child didn’t show up at home after leaving the friend’s house. The mother wasn’t making the report. A woman said she located the child and would meet with a deputy. The child was released to the mother. He thought he had permission to stay at the friend’s house. The child and the mother were both counseled.

Citation issued

In Chester a woman was cited and charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.

Disturbance reported

In Chester, a caller reported that four men were fighting. No weapons were involved. They were hitting each other. A woman was also involved and a man with her was on parole. No one wanted to press charges and agreed to keep the peace. A message was sent to one man’s parole officer.

Speed on Frenchman

A caller said that someone in a lime green vehicle was speeding on Frenchman Lake Road.

Going for a walk

On Highway 70 between Chilcoot and Vinton, it was reported that a man was seen walking westbound in the middle of the lane. He was pushing a cart and wearing a reflective vest. The information was transferred to CHP.

Gunshots fired

In Portola, a caller reported hearing six or seven shots fired from what sounded like a handgun. A deputy was out of position. CHP said they would check the area but was unable to locate anything suspicious.

Saturday, Nov. 9

She had a baseball bat

In Quincy, a caller reported that a man and a woman were in a dorm room where they shouldn’t be. The caller didn’t think they went to school. The man was intoxicated and the woman was brandishing a baseball bat. The caller requested that they be escorted off campus. A deputy said they were trespassed.

Bear at the door

In Greenville on Wolf Creek Road, a caller requested that a deputy respond because there was a bear at her front door. The information was given to fish and wildlife. A deputy walked the area and spoke to the reporting party, but didn’t find any sign of the bear.

Suspicious situation reported

In the Greenville area, a caller said that a suspicious car was driving up and down her street. She said it had been there three times since 2 a.m. She said it had a loud muffler. The information was transferred to CHP.

Vehicle hits rock

On Highway 70 at Rock Creek in the Feather River Canyon, a caller said that his wife was in a vehicle accident. She hit a rock. It was unknown if the rock was still in the roadway. The vehicle was left on the side of the highway. She got a ride home with someone. No medical was needed. The information was transferred to CHP.

Doing mini donuts

In Portola at Baldwin Park, a caller said that people on two mini bikes were doing donuts on the grassy area of the park. Then they were heading south on Beckwith. A deputy did contact two juveniles on small dirt bikes and counseled them about riding in the park.

Theft reported

In Portola, a caller said he lived in Reno, but had some things stolen. The caller already reported it in Reno. He said he saw the stuff on Facebook at a storage facility in Portola. A deputy spoke to the reporting party and then the Reno Police Department. The reporting party didn’t locate the property in Plumas County.

Sending Smiley

In Portola, a caller said a man on a scooter was in an argument with another person in back of the bar. The man was then sitting at a picnic table. A man said that he was going to send someone called Smiley after another person. A deputy reported that two men were arguing over property that didn’t belong to either of them. The proper civil procedures were given.

Juvenile hit by a car

In Quincy, a caller said that a juvenile was hit by a car in East Quincy on Highway 70. The juvenile said he was okay. The information was provided to the CHP. PDH and Quincy Fire responded. The parents were on scene and the ambulance wasn’t needed.

Needed someone removed

In Quincy, a caller said he needed someone removed from his property. He allowed a woman to stay for a day and then she wouldn’t leave. A deputy contacted the woman who agreed to move along.

Medical requested

In Quincy, an ambulance was requested at FRC’s football field for an injury. PDH responded.

Theft reported

Near Quincy, a caller reported that someone stole the keys out of her car. She then said she was locked in the driveway by a man she knows. Apparently the man punched her in the face so she followed him to his house. Then she headed back to her own place in Portola. A deputy said the caller didn’t want to press charges. She said she would stay away from the man.

Shots fired

Near Spring Garden, a caller said that shots were fired right up the road from her. She said it was a large caliber weapon. A deputy couldn’t find anyone.

Back door open

In Chester, a caller said he was at home and noticed that his back door was open. He said that it was locked and he wasn’t sure why it was open. He said no one in the home opened it. It didn’t look like it was broken. The caller later reported that it was just the wind that opened the door.

Friday, Nov. 8

Suspicious situation reported

In Cromberg, a man showed up at a woman’s house at 2 a.m. asking if he could come inside. She said no and then he parked on her property. She said she needed to go to work and didn’t feel safe leaving. A deputy said the man was removed from the property at the reporting party’s request. He was also given a trespass warning.

Trespasser reported

In Greenville, a caller reported that her roommate’s mother was knocking on the door and went into the house with her boyfriend. The caller didn’t know the man who was causing problems with her. She said he didn’t feel comfortable with the man who went into her room and went to bed. She was concerned about her belongings. A deputy said the woman was trespassed from the property and wasn’t allowed back.

Trash reported

In Beckwourth, a caller reported that he lived next to a mobile home park and there was a person there who had been cited by code enforcement for bringing stuff to private property and leaving it. The caller said the man brought junk during the night. He asked that a deputy contact him. The deputy said the individual had an interest in the property. The deputy attempted to contact the owners and couldn’t find a valid number. A deputy was going to follow up with code enforcement. It was a civil issue.

Citation issued

In Quincy, a man was cited for a county animal code violation.

A lot going on

In Quincy, a caller called 911 and hung up. She called back and said that she was just hit in the face in front of her children. She said she was leaving and hung up. A woman reported that her neighbors were fighting and that it might be a domestic violence situation. The man was trying to leave in his vehicle and the woman was standing in front of it. At length, the man went back inside the residence and took the children inside. A caller said that there was a truck with a woman hanging onto it. She fell off and it looked like she was hurt. Dispatch then received another 911 hang up call. A deputy requested that CHP be on the lookout for a large off-road vehicle that was very distinct.

Citation reported

In Chester, a deputy cited a woman who was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.

Someone’s being rude

In Portola, a caller said that a man was yelling at her and saying rude things. The caller said he was under the influence. She was trying to cross the street. The information was transferred to the CHP. The CHP checked the area, but was unable to locate either person. A deputy located the man who said he was arguing with his girlfriend who left him stranded there. He was referred to the resource center for assistance.

Vandalism reported

In Greenville, a caller said she was having issues with a neighbor’s son. She said that the previous night he hit her truck and dented it, but she didn’t know what he hit it with. A deputy said it was suspicious circumstances. The caller couldn’t identify anyone.

Fraud reported

At Bucks Lake, a deputy reported investigating fraud at the fire department.

Troubles over lunch

In Greenville, a caller from a school said that a parent went to pick up his own child for lunch. When he signed out his own child he also signed out another one saying he was that child’s uncle. Someone at the school informed the second child’s parents. A deputy spoke to someone at the school and they were going to handle the situation.

Suspicious callers

In Quincy, dispatch received an open line that pinned to a wooded area. A deputy checked that area and couldn’t find anyone in need of assistance. Then a 911 call was received from the same number. This time a young child was on the phone. She said she was 3 and lived at that location with some other children. The call still pinned to a wooded area.

Argument reported

In Portola, a deputy was called out to an argument. The deputy spoke to two people who were arguing.

Citation issued

In Greenville, animal control reported issuing a citation to a woman on two animal control violations.

Shots fired

In Delleker, a deputy spoke to a man who was counseled about safe shooting.

Lost some stuff

In Clio, a caller said that during her travels she lost a black overnight bag, a C-pack and some ice chests. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Suspicious situation

In the Greenville area, a woman reported a suspicious situation. A deputy said that the lights were on at a house that was being foreclosed on.

Bear treed

In Delleker, a caller said that her neighbor’s dog was in her yard barking at a bear in a tree. The caller said it often happens that the neighbor’s dogs are in her yard on Montana Court. A deputy spoke to the dogs’ owner and said the dogs were back with her. The information was given to animal control.

Thursday, Nov. 7

In Quincy, a caller reported a woman was causing problems in an office. The place didn’t have a room available for her. A deputy reported the woman was trespassed from the place and agreed to leave. The reporting party then said she was just standing at the edge of the parking lot. The caller asked that a deputy request her to move along. A deputy said the woman was on public property and there was nothing they could do.

Emergency reported

In Quincy, a caller requested an ambulance for a woman in labor at a coffee shop. Quincy Fire and PDH responded.

Someone needed a ride

In Portola, a caller said that her daughter needed a ride from the high school. The caller’s other daughter wasn’t available to get her. There was a restraining order in place for the other daughter and the caller wasn’t sure what to do. She requested contact from a deputy. The deputy spoke to the caller and said not to let the one daughter violate her restraining order. She was to find other transportation for the daughter at school.

Citation reported

In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.

Problems at school

In Chester, a caller reported that a student was throwing chairs and computers. The student was also biting and hitting administrators. The school couldn’t reach the student’s parents initially, but then finally reached the father. He was coming to pick up his child. A deputy said the student was picked up by the parent and the school would handle the situation.

Reckless driver reported

Westbound on Highway 36 near Chester, a caller reported a reckless driver in a black sedan. The driver was forcing other drivers off the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.

Homeless person reported

In Twain, a caller reported that a homeless person spent the night in the post office. The individual urinated in the trashcan. The caller didn’t know the individual. A deputy spoke to the reporting party who just wanted the information on file.

Vandalism reported

In Portola, a caller reported a cold disturbance with a friend. She said her bedroom was damaged.

Citation reported

A deputy reported that a man was cited and charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and no evidence of financial responsibility. The information was transferred to CHP to provide backup.

On the white line

On Highway 70 at Green Gulch Ranch near Portola, a caller reported that a man was walking close to the white line. The information was transferred to CHP.

Animal abuse reported

In Portola, a caller reported that a small, white dog was possibly being abused. It was left outside for several hours a day and it whined a lot. The information was sent to animal control.

Downed sign

In Portola, a caller reported that a traffic sign was down. A deputy was unable to tell if it just fell over or if it was vandalized. The deputy got a smaller portable sign to put up and took the other to the city yard.

Wrong way through wash

In Chester, a caller said the driver of a truck went through the car wash the wrong way and broke things. The information was transferred to CHP. Then the information was given to a deputy because the CHP didn’t have a unit in the area. A deputy said there were no damage to the car wash and no proof of mischief.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Meet a burglar that scurries

In Quincy, a businessperson was informed that the store alarm was going off. The information was transferred to the CHP to see if an officer could check the store. The officer said the building was secure. The reporting party was on scene and thought it was a mouse setting off the alarm.

Theft reported

In Quincy, someone reported that she gave a ride to a person from East Quincy to a location on Lawrence Street. She thought he stole her wallet with $500.

Citation issued

In Quincy, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and not having proof of financial responsibility.

Harassment reported

In Quincy, a caller said she was being followed and harassed. She said she was in a business and the individual was yelling at her. Employees in the store said both people left.

Needed to be quarantined

In Quincy, a caller requested assistance at the hospital. A person needed to be quarantined for some reason and was trying to leave. The sheriff’s office couldn’t send anyone.

Cow’s out

Near Quincy on Highway 70 and Chandler Road east, someone reported that a cow was out on the side of the highway. The information was transferred to CHP. Someone attempted to contact the owner of the cow and left a message. Animal control said the cow was contained at the Farnworth Ranch and belonged there.

Fire reported

In Portola, a caller reported a burn pile and thought it was unsafe. It was also dark outside. Eastern Plumas Fire was dispatched to investigate it. The individual associated with the burn pile was counseled.

On a walk with a cart

Westbound Highway 70 two miles from Hallelujah Junction, a caller reported seeing a suspicious man walking down the highway. He was pulling a shopping cart filled with things. The information was transferred to Lassen County and CHP.

Suspicious situation

In Chester, a deputy reported a suspicious circumstance situation at a business. A deputy contacted the woman who was also arrested and charged for another incident.

Sitting by the side of the road

Near Greenville, a caller reported seeing a woman sitting outside and crying. She was sitting close to the railroad tracks across from a residence. A deputy said the woman was safely with her family.

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