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. 23 to Oct. 29.
BY THE NUMBERS
85 calls to 911
44 reports involving a fire department response
41 requests for assistance
36 medical reports
35 reports to the CHP
24 suspicious circumstances reports
23 disturbances reported
17 civil reports
13 reports to SIFC
12 reports involving children
11 reports involving juveniles
10 reports to probation
10 requests for welfare checks
9 arrests reported
8 reports of intoxication
8 traffic-related reports
8 animal control reports
7 extra patrol checks requested
5 reports of assisting other agencies
5 thefts reported
5 reports of trespassing
5 threats reported
4 reports to the USFS
4 reports to child protective services
4 requests for helicopters
4 court-related reports
4 reports of vandalism
3 reports to the district attorney
3 hazards reported
3 sex-related reports
3 deaths reported
On Highway 70 east of Caribou in the Feather River Canyon, CHP reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation, being under the influence of alcohol and drugs and driving with a license that’s suspended or revoked.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with domestic battery. A caller at a business said he could hear a man yelling at a girl in a room. It wasn’t known if it was physical. He could hear someone pounding on something. The deputy notified victim witness and the information was sent to the district attorney.
A sergeant reported the arrest of a woman charged with being intoxicated. A caller said that a woman was causing problems. Dispatch recontacted the caller who said that the woman was tearing things up. Someone contacted a man who said the woman was there and drinking out of a bottle of wine. She said she was going to burn the place down. Then the woman could be heard outside laughing.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating probation, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and driving under the influence.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence. They originally reported they were out with a disabled vehicle at Highway 89 and Arlington Road.
A probation officer reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation, possession of methamphetamines and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated and violating his probation.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with making criminal threats, burglary and false imprisonment. A caller reported that a man just threatened him with a knife. The man was still in a house with a butcher’s knife. The reporting party had a piece of rebar and was on the front porch. He said he could hear some sort of disturbance between two people. Someone said that he wasn’t afraid of the man with the knife and would kill him. He also said he didn’t want to separate himself from the man because he wanted to keep an eye on him. The CHP was contacted to see if they had a unit in the area.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
In the Crescent Mills area, a caller said a woman she could identify was trespassed from her property. The reporting party said that a man was living in a trailer on her property and was allowing the woman to stay there. The caller wanted her removed and given a verbal trespass warning. A deputy said she was gone when he arrived. The deputy told the woman not to return to that property.
From the West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller said she could see smoke across the lake. The information was transferred to SIFC.
From the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a caller said there was a fire in the forest. The information was transferred to SIFC.
In Chester, a reporting party reported that someone vandalized his vehicle.
In Portola, a reporting party said that two people were harassing him. Then he hung up. Another person called to report a problem with a man in her home. He was apparently under the influence. A deputy went to the woman’s house but she didn’t want to press charges. She was trying to get a temporary restraining order that day. She did request a call from a deputy. A deputy contacted her but then she didn’t want contact from a deputy because she didn’t want to press charges. The deputy did give her information on a TRO.
Extra patrol check requested
In Quincy, a caller requested an extra patrol check during the day and night because someone stole fuel from a dump truck recently. The caller didn’t want to report the theft.
In Quincy, a corrections officer requested a case number for someone with a court remand. The individual was charged with displaying a handicap sign issued to someone else.
In Quincy, a deputy received information about some people selling items door-to-door. Two calls were received the previous evening. They were told to get a vendor permit. A deputy checked the area but didn’t find them.
Suspicious vehicles noted
In Quincy, someone from the county road department reported that two suspicious vehicles were on Radio Hill. A deputy contacted two men who were helping another man remove trees on his property.
In Portola, someone reported that a man walked up his driveway. The caller thought the man was possibly under the influence of drugs or had been drinking. The reporting party wanted the information on file and would call back if the man returned.
Near Greenville, a deputy contacted someone who was camping along the Old Highway Road off Highway 89. The person was from Alaska and was heading south toward warmer weather. He said his vehicle was out of gas and he had to get more so he could move along.
Street bike in an alley
In Chester, a caller reported that someone was riding a street bike up and down the alley. The information was transferred to CHP.
Knocking on windows
In Greenville, a caller reported that a woman was wandering around the property and knocking on windows. She seemed disoriented. The woman was gone when a deputy arrived. A deputy was going to try to contact her and return mail she left at a residence.
Hit and run reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone ran into her parked vehicle and left the scene. No injuries were reported. The information was transferred to CHP.
Woman reportedly screaming
In Portola, a woman said she was screaming because she is upset that her husband was arrested. Dispatch was unable to understand most of what she was saying. She said she was leaving the residence because she didn’t feel safe with a man who was there. She was unable to confirm whether the man she was afraid of was currently there or not. A deputy said everything was fine and the man was no longer there. The woman called back and said she couldn’t find her Soberlink monitoring device. The information was given to probation to contact her.
Monday, Oct. 28
Check on the bank
Someone at US Bank in Chester requested extra patrol checks during the power outage. A deputy reported that all of the banks in the area were fine. The security service said that the sheriff’s office could cancel all patrol checks because their alarm systems were online and working.
Do you see any bears?
In Quincy, a caller requested that a deputy come by her residence to make sure there weren’t any bears outside. She needed to get firewood to stay warm. A deputy checked the area.
CHP got egged
In Quincy, it was reported that the Quincy Area CHP office and a vehicle just got egged. Deputies were unable to locate any suspects.
In Quincy, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with having an open container in a vehicle.
In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of a portable gas generator and a trail camera. The caller said that someone cut the cable that secured the generator to the pump housing. It was valued at a $2,000 loss.
Trespasser a problem
Near Crescent Mills, a reporting party requested that a specific woman be trespassed from her property. The deputy called the reporting party and said they couldn’t find her and that her phone number of disconnected. She also didn’t have a valid address.
In Quincy, a caller requested extra patrol checks. She thought that people were going through her backyard at night.
In Quincy, someone reported an ongoing issue with a man harassing her. A deputy spoke to the caller and explained temporary restraining order procedures. She was asked to call back if the woman showed up at her business.
Sierra County Sheriff Mike Fisher said their 911 system went down and their calls were being transferred to Nevada County. They were setting up a dispatch center at the Loyalton substation. It only had one copper line and no call waiting. The caller provided a telephone number in case any 911 calls rolled over to Plumas County. Later someone reported that Sierra County’s lines were fixed except one.
Vehicle, driver overdue
Near Quincy, a caller reported a civil issue over a vehicle. A man had permission to borrow the pickup but then he didn’t return it. A deputy said it wasn’t a crime and explained civil procedures to the caller.
Near Quincy, a caller reported noticing fraud on his debit card.
In Quincy, a caller said that a suspicious man was at her house saying he was trying to sell cleaning products. Then he began to harass her and made her feel uncomfortable. He left in a vehicle with another man. The reporting party then went downtown and was harassed again by the men in a store. On her way home she saw them back in her neighborhood again. Their van had red writing on the back. The caller requested contact from a deputy.
Suspicious van noted
In Quincy, a caller reported there was a suspicious van in the neighborhood with three men inside. The caller was at a grocery store but saw them earlier on High Street. A deputy contacted two people in a vehicle. They told him that they had a couple of employees going around selling cleaning products. The deputy counseled them. The deputy asked other law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for additional vehicles related to the company. None were found. In another report, the people were noticed again. A juvenile said she was home alone and a man showed up at the housing selling cleaning products. But then he started making inappropriate comments toward her. He was last seen walking toward one of the churches. A deputy was unable to locate him. He did locate the owner of the company and told him that they could no longer sell within the county until he obtained a vendor permit.
Man seen hanging around
In Beckwourth, a caller reported seeing a suspicious man loitering around a neighborhood for the last 30 minutes. He said he lives in a trailer park. A deputy was out of the area and the information was transferred to the CHP. The CHP checked the area and was unable to find the man.
Sunday, Oct. 27
In the La Porte area, a caller reported that a tree fell over the road at Main and Mooreville. Dispatch attempted to locate the road department in La Porte and there was no answer. The information was transferred to Joe Blackwell with the road department in Quincy. He said that due to the power outage they wouldn’t be able to reach the workers in La Porte. He said he would respond.
Loud music reported
In Portola, a caller said that some people were causing a disturbance with loud music at all hours. The caller said the people were living in the back garage. The woman was wanted on numerous local warrants.
Spot fires reported
At the Little Grass Valley Reservoir near La Porte, a caller reported seeing some spot fires around the lake. The information was transferred to CalFire in Grass Valley and to the USFS.
Asleep near school
In Chester, a caller reported that someone was lying down on the west side of the high school. The person was in the trees and was possibly sleeping. The caller was concerned about the individual’s welfare. A deputy contacted the man who was fine and was trying to return to Chico soon.
In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that her neighbor’s garbage was going onto her property. A deputy contacted the woman who said they would pick it up.
Sprayed in the face
In Portola, a caller reported that her husband was sprayed in the face with spray paint by a man while at another man’s house. The reporting party said the people were separated and he was trying to find water for his face. He was also having difficulty breathing. Eastern Plumas Fire Department and Eastern Plumas Health Care were paged. The man said one person assaulted him and then another man sprayed that person in the face. When someone arrived at the scene the parties were okay and separated. The victim was actually sprayed with bear repellent. The information was transferred to the CHP and a deputy was en route from Quincy. A deputy reported that one man was trespassed from the residences. No one wanted to press charges.
In Quincy, a caller reported a fire on her back porch. Plumas District Hospital and Quincy Fire were paged.
In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of a wallet.
In Portola in Joy Way Park, a caller said people were riding motorcycles there. A deputy was unable to find them.
Wires and a tree in the roadway
In Blairsden, a caller reported that a tree fell. The wires and the trees were in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP. The fire department was paged and the information was transferred to the county roads department. CHP contacted PG&E.
In Portola, a caller asked that a deputy contact her because a man was using drugs in her residence. A deputy attempted to contact the caller and spoke to another man. He said the man in question had left and they no longer needed assistance.
On Big Creek Road near Meadow Valley, a caller reported that a tree came down and was blocking the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, a caller reported that she could hear a man and woman arguing. A sergeant said they were arguing and the man had been drinking. The parties agreed to keep the peace.
In Quincy on Crescent Street, CHP requested assistance with a traffic stop.
In Quincy, a caller reported a fight. The parties were separated within a residence. No weapons were involved and medical assistance wasn’t required. A sergeant contacted everyone involved. Two women thought their mother/grandmother was in the house and she wasn’t. A man lived there and was keeping them from entering the house. The proper temporary restraining order procedures were provided to everyone. They agreed to keep the peace.
Generator didn’t come on
Someone at the jail reported that the generator didn’t come on when the power went off. They contacted two people from facilities services, but one didn’t answer and the other was out of town on the Kincade Fire. Someone thought the generator had blown a fuse and was leaking antifreeze everywhere. A deputy was going to get another generator. Someone at the jail got the original one working temporarily.
Lassen County reported that it lost its 911 lines. Multiple Lassen 911 calls came through but no one was on the line when someone answered. Plumas dispatch contacted the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office. They said they were trying to get the 911 calls transferred to CalFire but weren’t able to yet.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Illegal camper reported
Just west of C Road near Clio, a deputy reported that a USFS engine crew requested assistance with an illegal camp on forestland.
County without radios
Someone with Sierra County reported that their radios are not working. They said they might need assistance. Later they reported the radios were working again.
Help in turning around
Westbound on Highway 36, 5 miles from Chester, a caller requested assistance in turning a semi around on the highway. The information was transferred to CHP.
Loitering in a front yard
In Greenville, a caller reported that a woman had been loitering in his front yard for about five hours. He said he wasn’t concerned and although she seemed angry, she wasn’t causing a disturbance. She did have a bottle of wine in her hand. While on the phone, the woman began walking down the road toward the park. A deputy contacted her. She hadn’t been drinking and she was fine. She was told not to return to the original address.
Near the Crocker Mine Campground in Beckwourth, someone reported locating two horses with saddles and no riders. There was a vehicle and a trailer with the doors wide open in the campground. The reporting party called back and said the owners returned to the vehicle. Everything was fine. The horses ran off when they were on the trail.
Man in the backyard
In Portola, a caller said a man she could identify was in her backyard and wouldn’t respond to her. He then started walking toward the woods behind her house. He was carrying a big stick and might have been under the influence of something. A deputy contacted the reporting party who said the man left her property. She would call back if he returned.
Door doesn’t lock
In the Greenville area, a woman requested extra patrol checks. She said she wasn’t staying at her residence and the door doesn’t lock. The information was transferred to the substation.
In Portola, a caller reported that someone took a vehicle without permission sometime after April. The vehicle was located at another address. A woman called and reported that it was at her house. She said she contacted a man to tell him about it. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Whose son is he?
In the Twain area, a caller reported that a woman who goes by another name was causing a disturbance. She was claiming that another person’s son was her own son. A sergeant reported that the woman agreed to move along to a campground. She was given a trespass warning.
In Chester, a caller reported that a deputy’s vehicle was shining lights in his property. He wanted to know what was going on. A deputy said he noticed a horse trailer that had a tack room door open and they were securing it.
In Chester, a caller requested that a deputy do a patrol check because someone was knocking aggressively at her door and would then take off. The caller said her husband looked at the camera and it appeared to be a teenager wearing a black sweater with a famous movie star on it. He was also wearing a white cap. A deputy and sergeant were unable to find anyone or anything that was suspicious.
Friday, Oct. 25
In Quincy, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving without a license, driving an unregistered vehicle, no evidence of financial responsibility and driving in the dark without headlights.
Loud party reported
In Chester, a caller reported that her neighbors were having a loud party. She thought one person was 21 but was unsure about the others. A deputy said they were gone when he arrived. He was unable to locate any suspicious activities.
Concerned about a dog
In Quincy, a caller requested a welfare check on a neighbor. She thought the person was a heavy drinker and his dog was out all night barking. The caller said this happened two days ago. The man’s door was open and he was passed out in the house. Today he wasn’t answering the door. She was concerned about the dog, which is very friendly. A deputy contacted the man who was fine.
Bad fall reported
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller requested medical assistance for a woman who fell down the stairs. It was thought she might have suffered broken bones. The information was transferred to SIFC.
In Chester, a caller requested contact with a deputy. The caller was having ongoing problems with another man. A deputy provided the proper temporary restraining order and civil procedures to the reporting party.
In Chester, a deputy reported that a student identified as having special needs assaulted a teacher at school.
Student causing problems
In Greenville, someone at Greenville Elementary School reported that a student was causing problems. The student was trying to kick out a window and screaming and yelling. The caller said the student was isolated and the parent was contacted, but refused to respond. A little later, someone from the school reported that the deputy was no longer needed. The mother came to school and took the child.
In Chester, a caller said that someone vandalized her car during the night. A deputy said that no crime occurred, but it was suspicious. Extra patrol checks were ordered.
Suspicious activities reported
In Portola, a caller reported that a man was in and out of her property and left items there that she thought were stolen. The reporting party called back and said she wanted it on file that she let the man live in her home and wanted it documented that anything in the home or found on the property belonged to that man.
Illegal campers reported
In Chester, a caller reported that it was possible that illegal campers were in a wooded area. A deputy located the camp but was unable to locate anyone in the area. The deputy spoke to several neighbors in the area who said that they would call the office if the person returned. The deputy contacted the man later who was counseled and agreed to remove his belongings.
A caller reported seeing a lot of smoke northwest of Mt. Elwell near the Graeagle area. The information was transferred to USFS.
Making a lot of noise
In Portola, a deputy received a report that a man was causing a disturbance. He was running a chainsaw late at night.
Reckless driver noted
Westbound on Highway 70 over Cemetery Hill in Quincy, a caller reported a reckless driver in a Jeep. The driver was unable to maintain lanes. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Hit and run reported
In Taylorsville, a caller reported a hit and run with a pickup. It was thought the driver was intoxicated. A deputy checked the area to Stampfli Lane and Crescent Mills and couldn’t find the pickup.
Near Greenville, a caller said he could see flames off Old Haun Road next to Highway 89. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were paged. The information was transferred to USFS. Plumas National Forest said they were going to try to get an engine together. It was knocked down with water and a crew was working on a barrier. Later it was pronounced out.
People with flashlights
In Quincy, a caller reported that people were outside her unit with flashlights. She requested extra patrol checks. About 20 minutes later she said that she could hear them messing with her locks. One of them was possibly wearing a baseball cap. A sergeant was unable to find anyone around the caller’s residence. She refused to come out because she was afraid. Law enforcement was on the lookout for anyone. Four minutes later the reporting party called again and said the people were back. She called again and said they were shining a light off a tree and into her living room and then later into her bedroom. The day shift was going to check on her. She was okay and requested extra patrol checks.
Thursday, Oct. 24
On Highway 70 eastbound toward Reno from the CHP substation near Portola, a caller said that at least two horses were in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP. A second caller said they were at the passing lane just east of Portola. CHP requested animal control.
In Quincy, a deputy reported counseling several juveniles for theft at a business. The business didn’t want to press charges. The deputy was going to notify the parents. They were counseled.
In Quincy, an animal control officer reported citing a man because his animal bit someone.
Abandoned vehicle reported
In Chester, a caller reported seeing an abandoned RV on the side of the roadway behind his place. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Chester, a caller said that a customer was turning in at a double yellow and that a big SUV followed him into the parking lot. The second driver was yelling profanities and threatened to beat people up. A deputy checked the area but couldn’t find the big SUV although it was unusually marked. The CHP was looking for the vehicle also.
Hospital, fire staged
In Portola, a caller said her son was in a fight with his girlfriend. They were in an alley behind the house. The caller said no one was injured at that point. She called back and said they moved into a garage. Eastern Plumas Fire and EPHC were staged. A deputy said no domestic violence took place. The boy was throwing things around the garage. Everyone agreed to keep the peace. The juveniles were released to their parents.
Possible electrical fire reported
In Greenville, a caller reported that a possible electrical fire was happening. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were paged. Someone from Indian Valley Fire said there was no fire, but there was some type of electrical problem that the caller would handle.
A caller requested medical for a man who fell from a second story roof in the Lake Almanor area. The information was transferred to SIFC.
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller requested an ambulance for his wife. She fell and sustained a head injury. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Taking photos from the driveway
In the Greenville area, a caller said that a sedan pulled into the driveway. Someone got out of it and started taking pictures. A deputy contacted the caller who asked to have the information on file.
On Highway 36 and State Route 2 near Chester, a caller reported finding a stranded motorist. The call was transferred to CHP.
In Delleker, a caller reported there was a small fire in someone’s backyard. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged.
Not a turn around spot
In Indian Falls, a caller said that a sedan kept pulling into their driveway and then taking off toward the highway. The act had been going on for 10 minutes. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy said there was no crime, but the reporting party requested extra patrol checks. The reporting party called again and said the car was back. A man was in the car and it kept rocking back and fourth. He asked for the address. A deputy was unable to locate the vehicle. It was apparently gone when he arrived.
In Portola, a caller reported a disturbance. The man was threatening him with a baseball bat. Dispatch could hear the couple in the background yelling, “He’s lying!” A deputy said the man ran off before he was able to obtain a statement from him. The deputy spoke to several people who all said that the man who ran off was under the influence of drugs and left the area. They said there was no baseball bat involved.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Big issue over headache
In Quincy, a caller requested medical help for his wife who had a terrible migraine. Then the caller hung up. Quincy Fire and PDH responded. The fire department also requested Plumas One. All of the fire units were to remain at scene. Plumas One said no one would answer the door. Plumas One finally made contact and the subject no longer wanted medical assistance.
In Quincy, a reporting party said that a woman was harassing him and trying to get him fired from a new job. A deputy said there was a current restraining order in place. No crime was committed and the restraining order wasn’t violated. The deputy was going to contact the reporting party’s place of work.
Juvenile throwing rocks
In Portola, a reporting party said that a juvenile was throwing large rocks over the fence. The caller was concerned that the rocks were going to hit a county car. A deputy attempted to contact a party.
Parole officer requests welfare check
In Quincy, a parole officer requested a welfare check on a man. His ankle monitor wasn’t giving off his coordinates and he wouldn’t answer his phone. Then the parole officer called back and said that a deputy could cancel because he was able to contact the parolee.
Youngster bites teacher
In Greenville, it was reported that a young child was biting teachers and throwing things. The children were removed from the classroom and the student was alone with a teacher and an aide. The caller said he/she would call back if medical assistance was needed. It was reported that the child was in the window throwing things. The mother was contacted and on her way to Greenville. A deputy said the child was counseled and the school was to handle everything else. An aide was bitten on the arm.
Reckless driver reported
On Highway 89 just north of Greenville, a caller reported seeing a reckless driver in a semi with a trailer. The driver was speeding and making bad passing decisions. The information was transferred to CHP.
Alarms in the basement
In Greenville, a caller reported hearing a carbon monoxide alarm in the basement. The caller was advised that the school doesn’t have a basement. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were paged twice. Someone from Indian Valley Fire said the school was evacuated and AmeriGas was responding to investigate.
Welfare check requested
In Quincy, a deputy was asked to attempt to locate someone. He said no one was home and it was secured with a padlock on the outside. The caller then requested a welfare check on a juvenile.
In Crescent Mills, a caller said a woman was causing a verbal disturbance and left in a pickup. A deputy contacted the caller who refused to provide any information and only wanted to talk to a sergeant. The individual who caused the problems was trespassed from the location. The parties were separated.
In Greenville, a businessperson reported that they were having an issue with a man who was attempting to give a young girl a ride home. A deputy counseled the man and he was trespassed from that business everywhere in the county.
Popped tires, thrown eggs
In Chester, a reporting party said that someone popped his tires and threw eggs at several vehicles in a housing complex.
In Quincy, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about his ex-wife. He said she was driving by his residence. He said she was there now and then just drove off. A deputy said it was a case of ongoing harassment and explained the proper temporary restraining procedures.
In Greenville, a sergeant receiving information that two juveniles were drinking at a particular location. A deputy couldn’t find any evidence to support the claim.
Dog bite reported
In Quincy, it was reported that the parents of a young child had been bitten by the family dog. A deputy contacted the mother. The victim had two puncture wounds on her face from the dog. The dog had its shots. The mother agreed to a home quarantine for 10 days. The information was transferred to animal control.
Grass fire reported
Near Maybe, someone reported seeing a small grass fire on Clairville Circle. He said he could handle it with his unit. It was put out.