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 Dec. 11 to Dec. 16.
BY THE NUMBERS
76 calls to 911
42 requests for assistance
41 requests involving a fire department
40 reports to the CHP
40 requests for medical assistance
17 suspicious circumstances reports
17 reports involving juveniles or children
17 traffic-related incidents reported
16 civil reports
13 disturbances reported
13 reports to SIFC
12 reports for probation
8 requests for welfare checks
7 requests for extra patrol checks
7 reports of assisting other agencies
7 reports to the district attorney
7 reports to child protective services
7 reports involving animal control
6 reports of harassment
6 requests for BOLOs
6 thefts reported
5 alarms reported
5 incidents of intoxication
4 reports of vandalism
4 reports involving drugs
4 court-related incidents
4 reports involving weapons
4 reports of trespassing
3 jail electronic monitoring reports
3 reports to the USFS
3 reports for mental health
3 deaths reported
A deputy requested an additional unit when he detained three people on Highway 89 at Forgay Road. Two men were charged with having outstanding warrants. A woman was also detained, but the charge was not listed.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation, vandalism, violating a restraining order, domestic battery and contempt of court. A caller said that someone slashed her tires and caused a physical disturbance. The parties were separated. The information was transferred to the CHP for backup, while the deputy contacted the suspect. The caller said the man then threw a bag of her clothing in the snow. The victim declined services from victim witness. The information was sent to the district attorney’s office.
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. The vehicle was towed.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating a restraining order, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating his probation. A woman called to say that she and the man were involved in an argument. He jumped into her car and refused to get out. She walked away from the area. She wouldn’t say where she was and hung up. Then another caller reported that there was a disturbance between the husband and wife. The man was in the woman’s vehicle.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and driving under the influence. He was also charged with having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. A deputy was originally out with someone in a vehicle that was blocking the roadway. The vehicle was towed.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of her probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation.
A sergeant reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation. A corrections officer at the jail requested a house check and a drug test on the man. It was reported that he had been smoking cannabis and using whip-its.
It was reported that a man was booked and released at the jail on a court remand for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Monday, Dec. 16
Cow on the loose
In the Stampfli Lane area near Crescent Mills, a deputy said he received a counter report about a cow on the loose. The deputy was en route to manage the cow. The cow was back in the pasture and the deputy was going to notify the cow’s owner. The owner was going to fix the fence.
In Beckwourth, an animal control officer requested a case number for a dog bite incident. A person required nine stitches on the side of the face. The owner and the dog live in Sierra County.
In Portola, it was reported that someone found a window open at a community services district building. Parts for a laptop were missing. It was discovered earlier and only reported now.
Assault victim in ER
Someone at Seneca hospital reported there was a teenaged victim of assault in the emergency room. The person requested a deputy. The principal had a video of a fight. The principal said one student was suspended from school and was picked up by his mother.
Report of weapons at school
In Portola, a deputy was investigating a report that weapons were taken to school. Second hand information was reported that one or two kids brought weapons to school. A deputy contacted two juvenile suspects and two non-firearms were seized. A detective was notified.
On the north side of the causeway in the water near Chester, a deputy said he could see a boat partially submerged. The deputy thought it had been there a number of years.
In Chester, a deputy reported taking a counter report at the sub station about a theft.
Road hazard reported
Westbound on Highway 36, 2 miles west of the rest area near Chester, a caller reported that there was a rock hazard in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Medical needed at the jail
In Quincy, someone at the jail reported that a male inmate was unresponsive, but breathing. Quincy Fire and Plumas District Hospital were paged. The inmate was treated at PDH and returned to jail.
Got swerved at
In Portola, a caller said he was walking alongside the sidewalk between the city and his apartment complex when a man he knew swerved at him in a pickup. The man then left going eastbound on Highway 70. That man called and was requesting contact. He said he was told that the initial reporting party made a false statement about him. A deputy said no crime occurred.
Sunday, Dec. 15
Partially off the road
On Highway 70 just east of Mohawk Vista Drive near Blairsden, a deputy reported that an Audi was partially off the roadway. It was unoccupied. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Portola, a man requested that a woman be trespassed from some property. The woman was in custody. She was trespassed when she was released.
Accident near Paxton
On Highway 70, a caller reported a vehicle accident. It was unknown if there were any injuries. The information was transferred to the CHP. Quincy Fire and PDH responded.
Reckless ATV driver reported
In Graeagle, a caller reported that the driver of an ATV was being reckless. The information was transferred to the CHP. The CHP requested that a deputy BOLO for a Razor on the soccer field. Two people were inside with two dogs. A deputy was unable to locate anything.
Hit and run reported
In Quincy, the CHP requested medical assistance for someone involve in a hit and run incident. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. A BOLO was sent on an older Chevy pickup that left the scene. It turned out to be a non-injury incident.
Possibility of drugs
In Portola, a caller said she thought she found a box of drugs in her house.
Spot fires reported
On Highway 36 at Fredonia Snowmobile Park, a caller reported that there were spot fires around the park. The information was transferred to SIFC. They turned out to be part of a controlled burn.
In Portola, a caller reported that a female at the Laundromat was harassing her daughter. The female tried to break into a cabin behind the house earlier. A deputy contacted the reporting party and explained proper temporary restraining order procedures. No threatening statements were made.
Stranded at Four Corners
On Mt. Hough, a caller reported that he and his teenaged son were stranded at Four Corners. They were trying to find their dogs. They were in a GMC and had food and water. A deputy was going to get the pair. A deputy said the vehicle started and was en route back down the mountain toward Quincy.
In Portola, a caller reported that a man he knows was stalking and harassing him. A deputy spoke to the reporting party. There was no crime, but the deputy explained proper temporary restraining order procedures.
Saturday, Dec. 14
Misbehaving at a store
In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that two men were walking around the store. They were trying to open doors and then were running to the side of the building. She said they had been there for 20 minutes. A deputy was at the jail in Quincy. She called back and said they were still there. A deputy said they were gone when he arrived.
Suspicious vehicle noted
In Crescent Mills, a caller said that a vehicle was parked at the end of Cemetery Hill and that it was suspicious and loud. The caller then said the vehicle was leaving. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy was unable to find the vehicle.
Someone’s breaking in
In Clio, a caller said he could hear someone trying to break into a house under construction next door. He said the subjects were on the left side of the house. He didn’t know how many people were there. The caller said they had a flashlight and there was a white pickup in front of the house. A deputy said it was suspicious circumstances only. The residence was checked and the deputy was unable to find anything suspicious. The reporting party said he was on prescribed medication.
Responsible party pending
In Graeagle a residential alarm was going off. A deputy requested the CHP for an open door. No one answered any of the contact numbers. A deputy said the residence was secured. There were no signs of forced entry or theft.
Making contact with a dog
In Quincy, an animal control officer reported there was an older black lab on the side of Highway 70 on Cemetery Hill. It was unknown who owned the dog. Animal control requested that if a deputy was available that he would see if they could make contact with the dog. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Looking for Bill
In Portola, a caller reported that someone was driving around asking people if they had seen someone named Bill. The reporting party was worried about Bill’s welfare because he was not seen walking around for the last few days. The reporting party requested that someone check on the man. A deputy contacted an apartment manager and learned that the man being sought was staying with someone else.
In Quincy, a caller reported a non-injury traffic collision on Lee Road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Greenville, a caller reported that a pickup tailgate was stolen.
Stuck truck reported
At Lake Davis, dispatch received a hang-up call. Dispatch reconnected and learned that five people in a Ford F 150 were stuck in the snow. The Beckwourth/Genesee Road was plowed, but when they turned onto a USFS road, the reporting party decided he/she was unfamiliar with the area. The caller’s father also called dispatch and wanted to be updated. Cell service wasn’t good in the area. The USFS was notified. The pickup got unstuck.
In Portola, one woman said that another woman was harassing her.
Friends haven’t returned
A caller said that his friends left from a cabin in Sloat and hadn’t returned. Six children and five adults were riding three side-by-sides. They left from Sloat Road to the bridge and then might have gone west. One person did have a phone. The caller thought the people might have had food and water with them. The oldest person was 60 and the youngest 5. The reporting party was at the bridge on Poplar Valley Road. It was snowing. Just a few minutes later, the reporting party said that the parties were coming down the road. He said he would call back once he talked to them and learned if they were okay. Everyone was fine.
Traffic incident reported
In Quincy, a caller said she hit a parked vehicle in a parking lot. She was home when she called. No injuries were reported. The other vehicle was unoccupied. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Burn pile reported
In Chester, a caller reported seeing an uncontrolled burn pile in her neighbors’ yard. The information was transferred to SIFC.
On Highway 70 just east of Cromberg, a caller reported that two vehicles spun out in the roadway. No injuries were reported. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Watching for a red pickup
In the Lake Almanor area, someone reported that a couple traveling in a red truck were overdue. They were supposed to have arrived about an hour-and-a-half earlier. The caller didn’t know what highway they might have chosen. A BOLO was given to the CHP in both Susanville and Redding. The caller next reported that the parties showed up.
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported an uncontrolled burn pile by the tennis courts. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Over the side
On Highway 89 at the Johnsville turnoff, it was reported that an unoccupied car was over the side of the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Former dent dented
In Portola, a caller reported that his girlfriend kicked in a previous dent that was on his vehicle. The caller requested a welfare check on a woman. A deputy reported that the crime was vandalism. The couple agreed to keep the peace.
Possible DUI reported
Westbound on Highway 70 in Portola, it was reported that a silver vehicle was possibly being driven by someone who had been drinking. It was all over the road and hit a guardrail. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Chain control was put in place at Tollgate on the Bucks Lake Road.
In Chester, a caller reported that when she got home she noticed that someone had been in the house. She was unsure if anything was missing. She said there was a paper trail to her room. She didn’t know if anyone was still in the house. The person called back and said that her family pulled a prank on her.
In Portola, a caller reported that her neighbors were arguing. A woman said she was being threatened by her neighbors. They were threatening to cut the power. They also asked to turn off a snow blower. A deputy said they were arguing and agreed to keep the peace.
Car in the ditch
Westbound on Highway 70, 1 mile before the Blairsden turnoff, a caller said a white car was in the ditch. The caller wasn’t sure if it was occupied. The caller was unable to stop because the windows were fogged up. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Harassing phone calls
In Portola, a caller reported that his ex wife and someone else were harassing him by phone.
The following day a deputy said there was no harassment. The man was having issues with his internet and felt paranoid.
Friday, Dec. 13
Concerned about posts
In Greenville, a caller said he was on social media and saw posts from someone else that he found disturbing. He said the backdrops were of skulls and the caller didn’t like what the person was saying. He said he didn’t know the individual or where he lives but wanted to tell deputies because it was Friday the 13th. He didn’t want anything bad to happen. A deputy didn’t see a crime.
In Portola, a caller reported an argument between a husband and wife. They were outside of a business. The woman then called and said they were arguing. He jumped in her car and wouldn’t get out. The woman has a valid restraining order against the man.
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported that his medication was lost in the mail. He requested information so he could get it refilled.
On Clifford Drive outside the gate at the Lake Almanor Country Club, a caller reported that a sedan overturned. The information was transferred to the CHP.
He’s playing music again
In Beckwourth, a caller was concerned for his neighbor’s well-being. The caller reported several domestic violence situations between two people. He thought that the man was treating a woman poorly and playing music loudly to bother her, he also hits and pushes her. The incidents weren’t occurring right then. A deputy contacted the reporting party and said to call back when fighting and loud music are happening.
Suspicious happenings on the computer
In Portola, a caller reported that there were some suspicious things on his computer that someone else must have put there. He wanted to talk to a deputy about it. He also wanted to turn in some miscellaneous equipment. A deputy spoke to him and recommended that he take his computer to a repair shop.
Hanging out in the laundry
In Portola, it was reported that two people were hanging out in a laundry room. One man was told he wasn’t allowed on the property. The information was transferred to the CHP for a backup. A deputy gave one man a trespass warning.
Lane blocked by RV
In Portola on the Gulling Street Bridge, a caller said a motorhome broke down and was blocking the southbound lane. The CHP responded and the motorhome was moved to the shoulder of the road.
Getting shot at
In Quincy, a caller said that someone used a pellet gun to shoot at her on her own property. She said she had had issues with her neighbor in the past and it could be the neighbor. A deputy spoke to hear. She thought the shot came from a residence on another street. No projectile was seen or found.
Flue fire reported
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported a flue fire. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Truck hasn’t moved
In Chester, a caller reported that a white pickup hadn’t been moved for 30 minutes. He thought it was abandoned. No one was around it. The information was transferred to the CHP.
From the Lake Almanor Peninsula, dispatch received a hang-up call. The individual called back and said it was accidental. The caller thought that her car called as she was backing up.
Daughter should be home
In Portola, a caller said that her young daughter wasn’t home from school. She was supposed to ride the bus and didn’t get off the bus. The caller checked the school and they didn’t know where the child went. A deputy said she was fine and was counseled. The school was also notified.
In Quincy, a victim said that her mom yells at her and hits her upside the head. The mother also leaves the residence for days at a time. Sergeants attempted to contact someone at a residence but no one was home. A deputy said the report had been investigated. The child was still uncooperative and refused to speak to deputies. The information was transferred to the district attorney and child protective services was notified.
Needed a ride home
In Cromberg, a caller requested medical assistance. The information was transferred to REMSA and then PDH and Long Valley and Greenhorn fire. The man recontacted dispatch and refused to go with the ambulance because he didn’t have a ride home. The caller was transferred to a sergeant. Someone reported that the caller refused transport and was being verbally abusive.
Disturbing the peace
In the Spring Garden area, a caller said that his neighbors were playing loud music and it was disturbing his peace. A sergeant contacted a man who said the music stopped and the people left.
Car accident at skate park
In Quincy, a caller reported that there was a car accident in front of the skate park. The information was transferred to REMSA and then Quincy Fire and PDH. A man with the fire department said there were minor injuries. A truck drove into a tree. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Thursday, Dec. 12
Missing person reported
At Antelope Lake, Lassen County reported they received a call from a man who said his son was going to meet him with an excavator and he never showed up. Dispatch reconnected with the man who said he was on a USFS road outside of Susanville. The son forgot his phone, but had food and water. The man called to say that his son could be anywhere between Diamond Mountain and Gold Run roads. Lassen County reported that they had a lieutenant coming in and they would tell him. The information was given to a Plumas sergeant and deputy. A deputy spoke to the father who said the excavator was a rental with GPS tracking. The father was going to try to get the coordinates from the company. It sounded like the son was going from the Boulder Creek workstation to Gold Run Road. It was reported that the GPS wasn’t working on the excavator. Two sergeants were going up the mountain with snowmobiles to locate the victim. The snow was getting thick at that time. A deputy located the man and he was fine. He was on his way home.
The CHP requested medical to Wolf Creek Road and Highway 89 in Greenville for a traffic collision. A Chevy ran into a tree. The driver was not injured, but they requested medical because there was a juvenile in the vehicle. PDH and Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire responded. They were missing a small dog named Rocky at the scene. The patients were transported.
Packing up to leave
In Portola, a caller reported that her spouse was harassing her. She said she had a stay away order against her spouse, but then her spouse grabbed her arm in the car. She asked to speak to a deputy. She said she was trying to pack her belongings to move. The stay away order was actually against the reporting party via her probation terms. A deputy spoke to her and gave her the proper civil procedures and then the woman hung up on the deputy.
In Portola, a caller reported that a vehicle was all over the roadway and almost hit the reporting party’s vehicle head on. It was an elderly woman driving. She stopped at some mailboxes and then got back in the vehicle and continued driving. The reporting party continued to follow her. The CHP was in Loyalton. A deputy eventually found the vehicle in front of a residence. Someone was going to check on the driver.
No one’s stopping
On Redberg and Pioneer in Quincy, a caller reported that vehicles are driving through the stop sign at the end of the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Sprayed at the park
In Portola, a caller reported that someone spray-painted the bathroom door at the park. It was noticed on the cameras at City Hall. The caller asked to speak to a deputy.
In Greenville, dispatch found a 911 line open and a hysterical woman was on the call. Then she hung up. Dispatch attempted to call her. A deputy said that no crime occurred, that a man took off after an argument.
In Quincy, a woman reported that her husband received fraudulent information from someone saying they were from social security.
Possible DUI driver
In Quincy, a caller reported that a person possibly driving a Jeep while intoxicated just pulled up to a business. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Be on the look out for a DUI
From the Greenville Wye to Quincy on Highway 70, a deputy received information that a woman was possibly driving a Honda and was under the influence. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Chester, a caller reported that the back of her car was keyed. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. She said her vehicle was at her work. The damage included a repair cost of $1,000.
Disturbance at the clinic
In Greenville, a caller reported that a woman was causing a disturbance at the clinic. She was asked to leave, but she was unwilling to do that. A deputy said she was arguing. She was dropped off at another business.
Reckless driver reported
On Highway 70 at Chandler Road west, a caller reported that a black truck with no plates was all over the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Chester, a caller said they lost electricity and her husband is oxygen-dependent. The call was transferred to SIFC.
Beanie-wearer deemed suspicious
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man wearing a beanie was suspicious. The caller said that the man might have gone inside a residence. Before he was just standing outside. A deputy said he was unable to locate the man.
In Portola, a caller requested assistance with his kerosene heater that was malfunctioning. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. The heater was unplugged and the homeowner was following up with a heating company the following day.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
In Greenville, a caller called 911 and said that she needed a place to stay. She was provided information for the crisis line. They might help her get a room for the night.
Truck with the curtains drawn
On Highway 70 at Beckwourth Pass, the CHP reported that a truck was in the westbound lane that had been there for a few days. Its curtains were drawn. The CHP said an officer contacted the truck driver and he was on a 36-hour layover. He was told that the truck should be moved the following day.
Possible burn pile turns into a stump
In Portola, a caller reported seeing a fire on private property about 150 feet off the road. The caller thought it might be a burn pile. Eastern Plumas Fire responded and discovered it was a smoldering stump. The fire department called the homeowner to let him know the fire was not out.
Possible burglary reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that a possible burglary occurred at her tenants’ unit. She asked to speak to a deputy. A deputy said that a burglary didn’t occur and that it was suspicious circumstances. Someone tried to get a window open to a rental. Extra patrol checks were ordered.
Officer safety warning
From Lassen County, an officer safety BOLO was put out on a man who was involved in the theft of firearms. It was thought he was still in possession of a .40 pistol. The location of the firearms was unknown.
Very loud machinery heard
In Quincy, someone left a 911 open line. Dispatch could hear a lot of loud machinery in the background. Dispatch contacted a man who said he was fine. He was at work at the mill and the call was accidental.
Bike in the snow
In Chester, a caller reported finding a bike in a snow bank. It had been there about four days. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. The deputy advised the person to leave the property there. The deputy would check on it in a few days.
Fighting at school
In Greenville, a caller requested that a deputy report to Greenville Elementary School to speak to some children about a fight. There was a threat about beating someone up. A deputy said the school was to handle the problem.
In Blairsden, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about a woman who was the victim of fraud. The deputy was not able to contact the victim at the summer residence. The deputy then passed the information back to the secret service.
Left in the cold
In Greenville, a caller reported that a child was left outside in the cold without shoes or a jacket. The child said she was kicked out of the house and the mother refused to come to the door. Deputies did a welfare check. The report was unfounded, but the information was sent to the district attorney and child protective services.
In Portola, a caller reported underage porn, but there was no more information provided.
Traffic collision reported
On Highway 70 east of Highway 89 near Graeagle, second hand information was given on a traffic collision 1 mile east of Highway 89. No injuries were reported.
Trespassing at tower
In Greenville, it was reported that someone possibly trespassed at the community services water tower. A deputy was unable to locate anyone in the area.