Sheriff Blotter for the week of 12/31/19
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 Dec. 17 to Dec. 22.
BY THE NUMBERS
61 calls to 911
32 requests for medical help
32 requests for a fire department
30 requests for assistance
27 reports involving the CHP
23 probation reports
20 arrests reported
17 civil reports
17 suspicious circumstances reports
17 sex-related reports
13 reports involving juveniles/children
10 requests for a welfare check
10 reports for REMSA
9 traffic-related reports
9 reports involving drugs
9 reports of disturbances
7 court-related reports
6 reports of assisting other agencies
5 citations issued
5 extra patrol reports
4 reports of threats
4 reports of trespass
4 reports of intoxication
4 domestic violence reports
4 reports of harassment
4 reports to SIFC
4 deaths reported
4 reports of theft
3 hazards reported
3 alarms reported
3 animal control reports
3 reports involving child protective services
3 reports of burglary
3 assaults reported
3 reports involving weapons
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of meth and burglary.
A probation check led to the arrests of three men. The probation officer discovered ammunition in a residence and asked for backup. One man was charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, an additional firearms charge, violation of probation and possession of meth for sale.
The second man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A third man was charged with possession of a firearm, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a drug house, having a felony warrant and wearing a disguise. A deputy reported that two cats and two dogs were taken to the animal shelter.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with DUI.
Lake Almanor Peninsula
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with threatening an officer, aiding and abetting, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. The subject was combative and an officer was following the CHP to the hospital.
A deputy and a CHP officer were involved in an arrest in Sierra County. A man was charged with driving under the influence as charged by the CHP, and being intoxicated, operating a vehicle or machinery in a malicious or unnecessary way, and vandalism as charged by a deputy.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation, possession of meth, assault and a court violation. A reporting party said that a pickup with an unknown woman was sitting in the truck for a day-and-a-half. The caller was concerned about her and wanted a deputy to check on her. A deputy contacted the woman who was okay.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with resisting arrest and violating his probation. A caller reported that someone who stole something was walking toward the bridge. A deputy pulled over at the park and ride. The man was complaining of shortness of breath and having a panic attack.
A deputy reported the arrest of three men on a probation check. One man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating of his probation. A second man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The third man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and willful disobedience of a court order.
A corrections officer reported the court remand of a woman charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth. The woman was re-booked on three separate court cases.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of meth and resisting arrest. A caller reported that she thought a man broke into her home by kicking in the door. He then drove off. She wasn’t home when the incident happened. She said she ran to the store and when she returned she noticed that she couldn’t unlock her door and that’s when she saw what happened. She said that the neighbor saw it happen. She didn’t know if anything was missing. She called back about an hour later and asked to speak to the deputy again. The man was armed with a knife. The information was passed to the CHP to be on the lookout.
A corrections officer reported finding drugs in a cell in the jail. A deputy reported there was an additional charge of violating her probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with destroying communications, assaulting a child under the age of 8, domestic battery and false imprisonment. A caller reported that a domestic violence situation was in progress. The caller said a man pinned a woman against a dresser. A teen tried to call 911 and the man went after her and took the phone away. Firearms were in the home, but in a safe place. The parties were separated, but were in the home. No medical was needed. A deputy was en route from Spring Garden. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Sunday, Dec. 22
Car lights noted
In Quincy, a caller asked for extra patrol checks. She said she didn’t think anyone was supposed to be home at the neighbors’ house but she saw car lights in the driveway.
No way to get to jail
In Delleker, a caller said she wanted to turn herself in and had no way to get to Quincy. The information was given to a deputy. The woman was going to arrive the following day.
On Highway 395 southbound a half mile north of the border. The CHP contacted REMSA. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. The information was transferred to the CHP. The CHP requested that dispatch notify the county road department because their units were busy. The road department person said he would handle it.
More shots fired
In Greenville at the gun range, a caller said more shots were coming from there. A sergeant said that everything was quiet.
In the Blairsden area, the CHP reported that a man said he might have located a stolen snowmobile off Poplar Valley Road. The man provided the VIN number to the CHP. They confirmed it was stolen from somewhere in Plumas County. A deputy attempted to locate the victim and tell him it was recovered. The CHP said that person was no longer the registered owner due to insurance payout. The CHP provided the GPS coordinates. Someone from the sheriff’s office said they recovered and stored the machine.
Return the truck
In Portola, the CHP was contacted by a woman who said that her son took her truck and she wanted him to return it. She knew where it was. A deputy contacted the caller who said she was going to pick it up. The caller then requested a civil standby while she got the truck from her son. It was a civil issue and the proper civil procedures were explained. She then called back and said she got into an argument with her son. He took the vehicle back, but parked it on the back road. She said he also had a knife and was threatening her. He denied having a knife. The parties agreed to stay separated and wait for a deputy. The deputy determined they were just arguing. The man returned the keys and they agreed to keep the peace.
Vehicle slips off the road
On Highway 89, 6.9 miles south of Highway 36 near Greenville, a caller reported that a vehicle slipped off the road and was on its side. Five people were inside. The information was transferred to the CHP. The information was also sent to SIFC. A second report had the vehicle in the roadway and was upside down. The CHP was to handle the incident.
At the east end of Rocky Point Road near Beckwourth, someone with Beckwourth Fire reported there was a tree across the east end of the road.
In Delleker, a caller reported that someone was trying to break into a business. The caller heard there was a black truck at the site. The reporting party was en route to the shop. The caller said that the black pickup was leaving the area and got the license plate number. The owner was non desirous of pressing charges at this time. It was listed as suspicious circumstances.
In Quincy, a caller reported that he heard six gunshots east of Clough. A second reporting party said he heard eight shots from a rifle or pistol. A deputy was unable to locate anything.
In Quincy, a caller was hard to understand due to the connection. Dispatch could only hear something about someone being harassed and then something about the CHP. Then the call was dropped. Dispatch attempted to call back but there was no answer and the mailbox was full. The CHP reported that their unit was fine and wasn’t out with the reporting party.
In Quincy, a caller said that he and someone else were in an argument earlier in the day. It was an ongoing domestic dispute. He left the residence.
In Chester, a caller requested medical assistance for a woman who had been in a car accident earlier that day. The accident had been reported to the CHP. The information was transferred to SIFC.
In Greenville, a caller reporting receiving information that there were lights on in his residence. No one should have been there. He was out of town. A man had permission to be there during the day, but not at night. A deputy reported that the residence was blacked out and secure.
Saturday, Dec. 21
In Greenville, a caller reported that a deputy was harassing him. The information was given to a sergeant. The sergeant said the person could go into the substation and fill out a complaint form.
In Greenville, deputy reported citing a man who was charged with having problems with the vehicle lights.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was supposed to arrive at the caller’s house in Chico the previous day. When the reporting party last spoke to the individual, he said he was just taking his dogs outside before leaving. A deputy said there were no running vehicles in the driveway and would attempt to contact family members. Cross traffic from the CHP reported that a truck was in the Feather River Canyon and was broken down. The CHP confirmed it was the man being sought. He was fine.
Rock removal run requested
On Bucks Lake Road near Quincy, the CHP requested that the road department do a rock removal run between Slate Creek Bridge and Rock Creek Road.
Cat stuck in a tree
In Quincy, a caller said the neighbor’s cat was stuck in a tree since the previous day. It was 20 to 25 feet up. The reporting party had a dog that didn’t like cats. A deputy said he would contact the reporting party. Her daughter was to come and assist her and they were going to try to contact the neighbors.
Threatening message left
In Chester, a caller reported that a woman left a threatening message on her phone. A deputy said no crime occurred. The proper temporary restraining order and civil procedures were provided.
Man asking for rides
Near Portola, a caller said a man was sitting in a lobby asking people for rides. The reporting party hadn’t asked him to leave, but was going to attempt to. The caller said that three people in the office were concerned about him. The information was transferred to the CHP. The CHP was en route from the Caltrans area at Beckwourth. The caller later said that the man left but she was unsure if he just went to the front of the building. The CHP gave the man a trespass warning.
In Greenville, a woman reported a disturbance at a residence, but she was calling from Portola. She said that her son and his girlfriend were there and the woman was drinking and causing problems. Her parents were also there. It was unknown if weapons were there. The woman was not intoxicated and everyone was okay.
In Greenville at the gun range, a caller called 911 to report that she could hear several shots fired from there. The caller was concerned. A deputy said everything was okay at the shooting range.
Banging to get in?
In Quincy at the jail, a corrections officer reported that a man showed up and was banging on the glass and was very angry. A deputy said he just wanted information.
Near La Porte, a caller said he was stuck in a Ford Explorer in about a foot of snow. He did have food and water with him. He was trying to get to Brownsville. Search and rescue was able to get the Ford unstuck. The man was fine.
People around at night
In Greenville, a caller requested extra patrol checks at her residence. She said that people were in her yard the last couple of nights. She thought she knew who they might be.
Friday, Dec. 20
Smelled of alcohol
In Quincy, a businessperson said that a customer went through the line in the store. The person smelled of alcohol and was then seen sitting in a truck by a cart rack. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Crescent Mills, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with something to do with a concealed weapon and wearing a disguise.
Beware of ice
In Portola, a caller requested medical assistance for a woman who fell on the ice. The information was sent to Eastern Plumas Fire and Eastern Plumas Health Care. A second caller said the woman was in a parking lot.
In Portola, a caller said his daughter was using his bankcard to get money from him. He asked to speak to a deputy.
In Greenville, a caller said that a man just pushed his girlfriend down. She was getting her belongings and trying to leave. The information was given to deputies and the CHP. A deputy said they were both gone. The residence was clear. A deputy talked to two other men who denied that anything happened. The woman contacted the sheriff’s office. A deputy spoke to her and they were fine.
Fake check reported
In Greenville, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about a fake check that was cashed. The reporting party said there were names on the check that he couldn’t pronounce. A deputy spoke to the caller. The check was for $1,200.
Eastbound on Highway 70 near Portola, a caller reported that the driver of a semi was speeding doing more than 80 mph and passing people. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, a deputy reported that a mini van engine fire was reported. Quincy Fire was paged and cancelled because the fire was extinguished.
In Portola, a caller reported that a man was harassing him. He asked to speak to a deputy. A deputy attempted to contact the caller. There was no answer and he couldn’t leave a message.
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that she could see flames. She didn’t know if it was a burn pile or something else. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Boulder in the road
On Greenhorn Ranch Road and Highway 70, a caller said there was a large boulder in the roadway right off the highway. The information was transferred to the CHP. The CHP requested that the county road department handle the situation. The CHP was able to remove the rock.
Thursday, Dec. 19
In Quincy, a caller requested a restraining order on his spouse. Dispatch could hear a disturbance in the background. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. A deputy said they were arguing and were separated. The woman was given a ride to the crisis center. The man was at the front counter at the sheriff’s office requesting a restraining order.
In Twain, a caller requested that a deputy accompany some people to check on a property. The homeowner passed away and it was reported that squatters were there. The reporting party then said they didn’t need any further assistance.
Damaged the clothes
In Chester, a caller said that her housekeeper took home her clothes to wash them. She damaged them all. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. A deputy attempted to contact the caller many times and left messages.
In Delleker, a caller had second hand information that a train and a pickup were involved in an incident. It was unknown if there were injuries. The incident was on Industrial Way. The information was transferred to the CHP. EPHC and Eastern Plumas Fire were responding. A deputy was notified. The reporting party called back with an update on the location and requested medical. The CHP said the vehicle was unoccupied when it was hit. The driver wasn’t injured. A deputy said that a woman was cited and charged with remaining on railroad property without permission. Someone was waiting for someone from Union Pacific Railroad to investigate the scene before the vehicle was moved.
Reckless big rig reported
Westbound on Highway 70 from Hallelujah Junction, the CHP requested that the sheriff’s office be on the lookout for the driver of a big rig who ran a Honda off the roadway. The information was given to a deputy. The deputy looked from the Beckwourth passing lanes to outside of Portola and didn’t locate the truck.
In Quincy at the fairgrounds, a caller reported that a man was behind the fairgrounds and was trying to get into an old tin building. He was pacing back and forth. A deputy said there was no evidence of a crime.
Texting about drugs
In Quincy, a caller said his neighbor sent him a text message asking if he wanted to buy some drugs and wanted to know if he knew of anyone who wanted to buy any. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. A deputy was unable to contact the caller and left a message. The deputy was finally able to talk to the person who no longer wanted assistance.
$5,000 wanted for grandson
In Portola, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about a scam call. The individual was requesting money for the caller’s grandson. The individual wanted $5,000. A deputy attempted to contact the caller. The deputy then went to the bank and the people were already gone. They lived in Sierra County.
Nowhere to stay
In the Crescent Mills area, a person asked to speak to a deputy about a civil issue. She said her boyfriend kicked her out and she had nowhere to stay. A deputy spoke to her and she confirmed where she had been living. The man called and said the woman was banging on his front door. A deputy said they were arguing. The man agreed to leave and let the woman stay there. The deputy explained temporary restraining order procedures to both parties.
East slope of Boyle Street in Quincy, a caller reported seeing a plume of smoke on the hillside. The information was transferred to the USFS.
In Quincy, a caller said his neighbor broke down the fence to go through the yard. A deputy spoke to the caller. The caller was going to put up a no trespassing sign.
In Portola, a caller reported the theft of a dresser and other personal belongings. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. A deputy spoke to a suspect who denied theft. The dresser was sold to her. Proper civil procedures were explained.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a Toyota was following him around. The driver was wearing glasses. The caller requested a patrol check in a residential area. The caller then said he didn’t see the truck any more. A deputy checked the area, but didn’t find the pickup in question.
In Quincy, a caller reported a fight at a bar with five people. A deputy said it was mutual and no one wanted to press charges. The people left the area.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man fell and hit his head. He was bleeding heavily. The information was transferred to REMSA. Plumas District Hospital and Quincy Fire responded.
Vehicle in a ditch
On Highway 89 at Indian Falls, a sergeant reported that he was out with a vehicle that went into a ditch. The sergeant reported that no injuries were reported and nothing else was needed. The sergeant gave the driver a ride. The information was transferred to the CHP.
It was reported that a prescribed burn was taking place in the Silver Lake Road area.
Big rig troubles
On Highway 89 at Indian Falls, the CHP reported that a big rig went into the ditch. The information was given to a sergeant. The CHP cleared the scene.
Student disturbing school
In Greenville, someone at the elementary school reported that a student was causing a disturbance and was breaking things in a classroom. A deputy said the school would handle the situation.
In the Lake Almanor area, the driver of an F250 was reported as driving recklessly. The information was transferred to the CHP.
All about a horse
In the Mohawk area, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about an issue between herself and another person over a horse. The reporting party bought the horse. A deputy provided the reporting party with the correct civil procedures and the number for animal control.
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that a suspicious man wearing baby blue sweats was intoxicated.
Reckless driver reported
Eastbound on Highway 70 from Portola, a caller reported that the driver of a van with a beer logo on it almost hit a few cars. A deputy reported the driver was not driving under the influence.
In Crescent Mills, a caller requested that a deputy do a standby while multiple juveniles were detained. Child protective services was to call back when they had more information on what they wanted to do.
Tree in the road
On Highway 89, 1 mile south of the Graeagle Fire Station No. 2, a caller reported that a tree was in the roadway and was blocking one lane. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In the Camp Layman area, a caller reported that he lost his pitbull/hound cross while out hiking. There was no cell service at his residence. The information was transferred to animal control.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
In the Graeagle/Blairsden area, a caller wanted to know if there was a shelter in the area or in Quincy. She was told there were no shelters, but motels were available. She said she would drive to Quincy and get a motel in order to get out of a current situation. She refused to provide additional information. She did say she was okay. A deputy contacted her and she again refused to say anything else.
Threatened in jail
A corrections officer said that an inmate wanted to speak to a deputy about being threatened. A deputy said no crime occurred, but the inmate was given temporary restraining order procedures.
Trespassed from a store
In Quincy, a deputy verbally trespassed a man from a business. He told him to move his motorhome.
In Greenville, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without a valid license, and no proof of financial responsibility. The vehicle was towed.
Big loss reported
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a reporting party said he lost $5,000 to fraud on his bank account. He asked to speak to a deputy.
In Portola, a caller wanted information documented that her ex was threatening her.
Possible burglary reported
In Portola, a caller reported that a possible burglary might have occurred at the Williams House. The door was kicked in. It was unknown if anything was missing. A deputy said it was suspicious circumstances.
In Quincy, a caller reported seeing a man assault a woman in front of a store. He was then leaving in a vehicle. The woman was in another car parked in front of another business. The caller then reported that the woman left in yet another vehicle and was going westbound on Highway 70. The caller said that her son was just assaulted by another man. The victim was at his residence in Meadow Valley.
In Quincy, someone reported they would like a welfare check on a baby. It was believed that the mother was under the influence of drugs. The reporting party also thought that someone was arrested there for having fentanyl and heroin. Someone from child protective services said they wanted a welfare check on the baby. A deputy said the child was fine.
Counterfeit bill reported
In Greenville, someone who worked at a business reported that a customer attempted to pay with a counterfeit bill. The reporting party didn’t know the person, but had them on video. The store didn’t accept the bill and asked for a deputy. The denomination of the bill was not mentioned.
In Quincy on Beskeen Lane, a caller reported that a Toyota pickup was filled with trash when it passed him and it was empty when it came back. Two men were inside the pickup. The reporting party requested that a deputy check the area to see if the trash was illegally dumped. The deputy was unable to find any illegal dumping in that area.
On Arlington Road a fourth-mile from Highway 89 near Crescent Mills, a caller reported some type of fire. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were paged. It was a large burn pile behind the Pew Pond.
Cat burglar did it
In Meadow Valley, a medical alert activation was reported. Dispatch spoke to an individual who said the cat jumped on the activation button. Everyone was fine.