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Sheriff Blotter for the week of 11/27/19

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. 13 to Nov. 19.

BY THE NUMBERS

82 calls to 911

48 requests for a fire department

46 medical calls

41 reports to the CHP

41 requests for assistance

19 arrests

18 disturbances reported

17 reports involving juveniles and children

16 reports of suspicious circumstances

16 traffic-related reports

15 civil reports

11 reports to animal control

11 probation reports

11 requests for welfare checks

9 reports to the USFS

7 reports of domestic violence

7 reports to SIFC

7 extra patrol checks

6 reports of intoxication

6 reports of assisting other agencies

5 assaults reported

5 reports involving drugs

5 weapons reported

5 requests for a helicopter

5 thefts reported

5 threats reported

4 cases of fraud or scams reported

4 reports to the district attorney

4 sex-related reports

4 court reports

4 alarms reported

3 citations reported

3 reports of trespassing

3 reports to fish and wildlife

3 reports of harassment

ARRESTS

Chester

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with theft.

A man was arrested and charged with violating his probation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent on the passing lanes on Highway 36 near Chester. A vehicle was reported blocking a roadway. It was thought the vehicle was stolen out of Chico and that was confirmed by the Chico Police Department. A deputy said that a woman was detained. The woman said that a man left on foot walking toward Chester. The CHP was advised but didn’t have an officer in the area. Lassen County Sheriff’s Office provided backup for a deputy and was on the lookout for the other suspect. The vehicle was towed.

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

Greenville

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation. The probation department was involved.

Lake Almanor

CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. A caller reported that a truck went off the road and almost over a cliff. The man was not injured and the information was transferred to the CHP.

Portola

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation. The probation department was involved.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation and driving without a valid driver license. A probation search took place and the vehicle was towed.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with placing a child in a position that can cause great bodily harm and child abuse. Child protective services and the district attorney were notified.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation and battery. A caller reported a disturbance between two people. A woman was hitting another female and dragging her into a home. No weapons were noted. CHP was en route.

A deputy reported the arrests of two people. One man was charged with taking someone else’s vehicle, probation violation and receiving stolen property. A second man was charged with violating his probation, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth.

Quincy

CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.

CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence. A caller said she could hear a neighbor yelling. A deputy said it was a possible DUI and it was turned over to the CHP.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Disturbance reported

On Highway 147 at A13 near Chester, a caller said that someone was causing a lot of noise outside at all hours of the night. It was an ongoing issue. A deputy was unable to locate anyone making noise. A deputy received another report from a different person who said it sounded like someone was dragging metal. A deputy was on the lookout. The deputy checked near some storage units and at the PG&E powerhouse. He checked multiple businesses and was still unable to hear any noise. Extra patrol checks were requested.

Under the influence, possibly

In Portola, someone reported that some people were arguing. It was thought that someone was under the influence of pills and alcohol. No weapons were involved. A deputy reported that it was only an argument. The man was not under the influence of anything. They agreed to keep the peace.

Another disturbance reported

In Delleker, a caller reported that two people were arguing. Then the man who was reported for disturbing the peace called in and requested contact from a deputy. Information was transferred to the district attorney and a deputy was to notify victim witness because a man reported that a woman threatened him. The woman was counseled.

Graeagle case reported

In Graeagle, animal control reported that an animal of some kind bit a woman.

Threat reported

In Chester, a caller said another man at the Wellness Center was threatening him. A deputy contacted the reporting party. It turned out they were arguing and the other man was gone when the deputy arrived.

Juvenile out of line

In Portola, detectives received a report of a juvenile making threats at the high school. The juvenile was in a classroom. The detectives were to handle the situation.

Please counsel

In Quincy, a sergeant received a report that a woman wasn’t paying her bill. The owners of a store didn’t want to press charges, but wanted the individual counseled and trespassed if located.

Harassment reported

In Chester, a deputy reported that a woman was being harassed by her boyfriend. He was sending text messages to her saying he wanted to see her vanish. The deputy provided the woman with procedures on getting a temporary restraining order.

It can happen

In Cromberg, a caller requested medical help. He said he drank too much and was in pain. The information was transferred to REMSA. Long Valley and Greenhorn fire and Plumas District Hospital were notified.

Suspicious email received

In Quincy, a caller said she received a suspicious email from an FRC teacher and then received $2,000. A deputy said it was a scam.

More harassment reported

In the Taylorsville area, a caller reported being harassed by a neighbor and wanted to speak to a deputy. The deputy spoke to the reporting party who wanted it on file that a woman was harassing her and her family. The deputy explained civil procedures to the caller.

Vandalism reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that a car was keyed.

Firecracker troubles

In Quincy, a caller reported that three young males were possibly setting off firecrackers near a vehicle with its hood up. A deputy checked the area but didn’t find them.

Shooting at ducks

In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that a man was in a kayak and shot three shots toward some ducks in front of their residence. The information was transferred to fish and wildlife.

Bad driving reported

Northbound on Highway 89 from Calpine, a caller reported a reckless driver in an SUV who was unable to maintain lanes.

Lost while dog walking

In the Meadow Valley area, dispatch found an open line. The caller reconnected but the reception was bad. She said she got lost while walking her dog. She called again and she parked her Honda on the road just past the bridge and wasn’t sure how far she’d walked. A sergeant said the woman was located and returned to her vehicle.

Sitting in the rain

On Highway 36 just west of Chester, a caller reported seeing someone sitting on the side of the road in the rain. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Disturbance reported

In Portola, a caller said that two adults and a child were causing a disturbance. The caller said the adults threw the girl into a residence and she was screaming. The caller then reported that they were hitting the child outside and trying to make her find something in a car. It was reported that no child abuse was taking place. The child was counseled.

Monday, Nov. 18

Smoke reported

In the area of the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a caller reported that there was heavy smoke in the area. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Home smoldering

Near Greenville, a caller reported that a house near the road was moldering. It appeared to have previously burned. The information was transferred to USFS and Indian Valley Fire was paged. A deputy was assisting. A deputy reported that it was a smoldering stump from a previous burn. All units were informed.

Citation issued

In Greenville, it was reported that a deputy cited a man and charged him with trespassing.

Scam reported

In Portola, a caller wanted it on file that he received reports from the IRS requesting his social security number. He didn’t provide it.

Troubles in the parking lot

In Quincy, a caller said that a woman was causing a disturbance in a parking lot. She seemed distraught and possibly under the influence. She was alone in a vehicle. The vehicle was gone when a deputy arrived, but then it was possibly the wrong vehicle. A caller said the woman returned and  was lying in her vehicle for the past two hours. The information was transferred to CHP. The CHP said the woman was okay and that she was taking a nap between classes.

Same parking lot different people

In Quincy, a caller reported a rolling disturbance between two people. They were last seen leaving the annex. They appeared to be arguing, but it looked like the man hit the woman. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy said they were just arguing.

Ongoing home issues

In Quincy, a caller reported ongoing issues with suspicious activity at a house she was trying to sell. It appeared that someone was breaking in through a window and staying inside. A deputy contacted the sellers who said they entered the residence and found several items in a bedroom. It also appeared that someone used a shower. The building was secured.

Incorrigible behavior

In Quincy, a caller requested that a student at the high school be cited for incorrigible behavior. The student left school while the reporting party was suspending him. A deputy contacted the caller who said the incident had taken place hours ago but the reporting party couldn’t call the sheriff’s office at that time. The individual said the school would handle the situation. The juvenile had been on probation in the past and the parent was notified. A deputy contacted probation and learned that the juvenile wasn’t on probation at that time.

Automatic gun heard

In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported hearing what sounded like gunshots from an automatic gun. A deputy contacted two juveniles that were hunting in an appropriate manner and moved along.

Woman screaming

In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman was screaming. A sergeant couldn’t locate her.

Screaming in another area

In Crescent Mills, the CHP received a report from an off-duty officer that a woman was screaming outside a residence. A deputy and sergeant were unable to find her.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Possible gunshots heard

In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that she thought she could hear the sound of gunshots and was wondering if hunting season is going on. The caller was unsure just where the sounds were coming from. She requested a deputy contact her. She was also give the number for fish and wildlife.

Smoke spotted

In Chester, a caller reported seeing smoke in the meadow by the Olsen Barn. The information was transferred to SIFC. It was an acre vegetation fire behind Fourth Avenue in a meadow.

Shots fired

In the Graeagle area, a caller reported that it sounded like 25 shots were fired. It was coming from northeast of the caller’s home.

Dogs locked in

In Chester, a caller reported that some dogs were locked in a residence for several days. The owners were home. A deputy confirmed the dogs were locked in and was transferring the pitbulls to animal control.

Mt. bike accident

Search and rescue was called out when a caller reported that he dislocated his knee while riding his mountain bike with two others. They were currently on a roadway or trail. The information was transferred to REMSA, and search and rescue. PDH staged for a medical case. The information was also given to Air Ops and USFS. The CHP Air Ops was cancelled. The patient went to the hospital by private vehicle.

Fire reported

In Portola, a caller reported a burn pile. Eastern Plumas Fire responded. It was just smoke from cooking.

Threat reported

In Greenville, a caller said a woman threatened to assault her.

Fire reported

In Chester, a caller reported that a kerosene unit was on fire inside a residence. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Victim of assault reported

In Quincy, someone at the hospital reported that the victim of an assault was there. A nasal fracture and laceration were reported. A deputy reported that it was a mutual fight and no one wanted to press charges.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Helping the homeless

In Chester, it was reported that someone was trying to help a homeless gentlemen find a place to stay for the night. A deputy gave the man a ride to Seneca Hospital. Someone was putting him up for the night in a motel.

Threat reported

In Portola, a caller reported being threatened by a man over a civil issue. The caller asked that a deputy contact him at his house. A deputy talked to the man who requested a civil standby.

Smoke reported

Eastbound on Highway 70 past Keddie Road, a caller reported seeing smoke. The information was transferred to USFS.

Declining all cards

In Quincy, a caller said the fuel pump at the airport was declining all cards. Facilities Services was going to reset the pump.

Making noise

In Portola, a second-hand report said that some apartment residents were being too loud. A person was talking loudly and she dropped a change jar.

Just feeding the dog

In Chilcoot, a deputy contacted two men about a restraining order issue. One man was at the neighbor’s feeding the dog. Both parties agreed it wasn’t in violation of a restraining order.

Assault reported

In Quincy, a caller stated that another man assaulted him. The caller said it took place behind the Laundromat. No medical assistance was needed. The man had a pocketknife. A deputy contacted the reporting party who requested that the other man be trespassed from a trailer park. A deputy was attempting to locate the other man.

Someone’s shooting

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone was shooting near the railroad tracks above Pineoak Lane. The individual was last seen walking toward the trestle. The reporting party thought the person was possibly hunting, but was concerned about the distance from residences. The caller said there were two males and one was carrying a gun. A deputy and fish and wildlife found the person and counseled him.

Drug activity

In Quincy, a caller said that a man was on the south side of the pool and it looked like drug activity was going on. A sergeant and a deputy contacted the man and told him to move along.

Harassment reported

In the Twain area, a caller said a woman threatened her and had been drinking. She said she had to leave the residence with her children and was staying in another community with a friend. A deputy said no threat took place and the harassment occurred three days earlier. The deputy explained proper temporary restraining order procedures.

Small fire reported

In Chester, a caller reported a small fire on the corner. It started from a burn pile. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Juveniles fighting

In the Greenville area, a caller reported a disturbance within the family. Seven people were at the house and they were arguing. Two daughters then caused problems and went next door. One daughter was hit by another. No medical was needed. The reporting party requested that the deputy  counsel the juveniles for fighting.

Yelling going on

In Chester, a caller said that a child at the neighbors’ house was knocking on the front door and yelling for 15 or 20 minutes. The information was transferred to the CHP because a deputy was unavailable. The CHP located the child who said he was yelling because the babysitter struck him. The CHP then contacted the child’s father who said the babysitter had permission to discipline the child. The child was fine.

Friday, Nov. 15

Noisy neighbors

In Portola, a caller reported that some neighbors were having a loud party. A deputy contacted a man and was unable to find any loud noises. A person did agree to keep the peace anyways.

Bad language heard

In the Portola area, dispatch received a 911 hang up call. Dispatch was unable to call back. A second and third hang-up call came in. On the third call, music was heard in the background. Then a fourth and fifth call came in. A child was on the line at some point. Dispatch heard some expletives from what sounded like a child. The call was pinned to a better address. Dispatch said several parents all denied that their children had played with their cell phones.

Citation issued

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

Transformer issues

In Quincy at the corner of Lee Road and Rogers Avenue someone reported a possible transformer explosion. Quincy Fire responded. They were unable to locate a fire and the line looked intact.

Nasty find

On County Road A13 near Lake Almanor, a caller said there was a box near the roadway that had something dead in it. The information was transferred to CHP.

Sewer troubles

In Portola, a caller requested a welfare check on a woman. A deputy said there was a civil problem. The woman was a renter and her sewer pipe was broken. She couldn’t get a hold of the landlord or the rental company to get it fixed. She was advised to contact the city of Portola or a plumber to fix it.

Possible abandoned RV reported

In the Quincy area, a caller reported that an older model RV was parked about 10 feet off the road. The caller thought it might have been abandoned. A deputy checked the area, but didn’t find it.

Flames reported

In Quincy, a caller said she could see flames on Forest Knoll Lane. Quincy Fire investigated. Someone had a permitted burn pile.

Bonfire noted

In Portola, a caller reported seeing a large bonfire. Eastern Plumas Fire responded. It turned out to be a warming fire.

Neighbor shooting

In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported that a neighbor was shooting a gun. It was thought it was a pistol and about eight shots were fired. A deputy spoke to a woman who said she hadn’t heard any gunshots and no one was shooting at the resident. The deputy was unable to hear any gunshots.

Walls vibrating

In Quincy, a caller said that something was wrong with her residence. She thought it might be a heating issue, but said that her walls were vibrating. She couldn’t get a hold of the manager. Quincy Fire responded and said it was a maintenance issue.

Poor doggy

In Portola, a caller reported that someone left a dog in the front yard of a residence. The caller was unable to secure the dog because the house was locked. The dog’s owner was in custody. A deputy reported that the dog was inside and was provided food and water. The deputy also contacted the person to let her know.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Citation issued

In Chester, a deputy reported citing a woman charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and no evidence of financial responsibility. The information was transferred to USFS.

Smoke spotted

About 4 miles down Highway A23 from Highway 70, a caller saw smoke in a heavily wooded area.

Someone tried to take a dirt bike

In Quincy, a caller said that someone tried to steal her dirt bike during the night. She said the neighbor woke her up at 4 a.m. because the bike was in the street.

Questionable activity

In Portola, someone from the city claimed they found trash belonging to a man in the city dumpsite. The reporting party requested that a deputy counsel the man. A deputy spoke to the person who was unsure how his trash got into the dump. He said he has been staying at a motel for the last month.

Smoke reported

North of the airport in Quincy, a caller could see smoke. The caller was in the forest at the time. The information was transferred to USFS. Quincy Fire responded and someone said it was a burn pile off Beskeen Lane.

Locked in the dump

In Greenville, a caller said he was locked in at the dump. Dispatch attempted to contact Waste Management but didn’t get an answer. Then dispatch left a message with another person. The information was given to a deputy. The second person called back and said he would head to the dump and let the other guy out.

Help needed, but where?

In Greenville, a caller said she needed an ambulance because her friend was hurt. Then dispatch couldn’t understand the caller due to a bad cell connection. Dispatch attempted to call the individual again, but the reporting party hung up. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire responded and the information was passed on to REMSA, but the caller had given such vague information and disconnected that no one knew where to go.

Fight anticipated

In Portola, a caller requested extra patrols after school because it was thought there might be a fight. A deputy confirmed that the student was in a class in Quincy.

Dirt bikes no longer around

In Quincy, a caller said that she had two dirt bikes in the back of her truck and that someone stole them. The information was transferred to CHP.

Driving way too fast

On Highway 70 in the area of Vinton, a caller reported a drunk driver. The caller said the driver was passing people and doing about 100 mph. The information was transferred to CHP.

Fight at school

In Greenville, a caller said there was a fight on campus. The caller wanted a deputy to speak to another person. Disciplinary techniques weren’t effective. The students involved were in the office. A deputy spoke to school employees who said they would meet with a deputy the following day. The school was to handle the situation.

Abandoned dogs

Near Greenville, a caller said that someone abandoned three dogs or so and maybe a cat. The owner moved out and no one checked on the animals. The residence is locked. The information was transferred to animal control.

Suspicious situation

In Chester, a caller requested medical help for a woman who fell. The information was transferred to SIFC. Someone from the fire department requested that information be given to a deputy concerning suspicious circumstances. The deputy was to contact the victim at Seneca Hospital. The victim denied any domestic violence.

Threats reported

In Quincy, a caller said that a woman said her boyfriend threatened her. A deputy contacted the victim who denied any threats were made.

Noisy students

In Quincy, a caller reported that college students were making a lot of noise and causing a disturbance. A deputy contacted a woman who owned the home and she agreed to turn it down.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Bad headache

In Indian Falls, a caller requested medical aid for a man with an extreme headache. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were page. A landing site was staged for Careflight although the patient was being transported to PDH. The patient was flown to Enloe in Chico.

Burglary reported

A counter report was taken about a burglary in Belden.

Trespasser reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was continuously going onto his property. He asked to speak with a deputy and have him talk to the trespasser. A deputy contacted the reporting party. The caller requested extra patrols.

Suspicious trespass

In Chester, a caller said that someone worked at the Wellness Center and was trespassing. The caller said he or she wanted all employees from there trespassed. Deputies made several attempts to contact the caller. A deputy reported that all employees denied going to the reporting party’s residence.

Vandalism reported

At the West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller said a man backed into someone’s garage. The information was transferred to CHP.

Fire reported

On Highway 70 near Spanish Creek Bridge or what’s also known as Vickie’s Corner, a caller said there might be a fire. The information was transferred to USFS.

Medical required

At Quincy High School in the gym, a caller requested an ambulance for a student with a broken arm. The student was playing basketball at the time it was broken. Quincy Fire and PDH responded.

Trailer fire

In Beckwourth, a caller reported that a trailer was on fire. The caller didn’t think that anyone was inside. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged.

Hit with a jug

In Crescent Mills, a caller said that a man hit him with a jug of water. A deputy said everyone was separated and agreed to keep the peace. No injuries were reported.

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