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. 20 to Nov. 25.
BY THE NUMBERS
83 calls to 911 and dispatch
41 reports to CHP
37 fire department-related reports
31 requests for assistance
30 requests for medical
19 reports for probation or parole
17 civil reports
17 disturbances reported
16 arrests reported
11 suspicious circumstances reported
11 requests for welfare checks
11 traffic-involved incidents
10 reports involving drugs
7 reports of trespassing
7 extra patrol checks reported
6 thefts reported
6 reports of intoxication
6 reports to the USFS
5 reports involving children or juveniles
5 alarms reported
4 sex-related reports
4 property reports
4 reports to the district attorney
3 reports of harassment
3 court-related reports
3 citations reported
3 reports to SIFC
3 threats reported
3 burglaries reported
3 reports to Alternative Sentencing Program
3 reports to child protective services
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with probation violation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a person charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and driving without a valid license.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people. One person was charged with possession of methamphetamines and other narcotics for personal use, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of her probation and selling cannabis. Another person was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended or revoked license.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. His vehicle was towed.
A deputy reported assisting someone from a USFS engine in the arrest of a man charged with probation violation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with failing to register as a sex offender. A caller was stopped on the side of the road in front of the post office waiting for deputies. She was then driving toward Highway 89. The suspect was in his vehicle and then the call disconnected. The reporting party called back. The caller said that her ex husband was trying to break in with a chisel and hammer.
A deputy reported the arrest of a person charged with violating probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia just west of Rocky Point Road. He was also given a notice that his license was suspended.
It was reported that a man foot-bailed on the backside of Industrial Way. A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with resisting arrest and violating his probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with probation violation, an outstanding warrant and carrying a concealed knife.
On Highway 70 west of Chandler Road East, the CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated.
The CHP reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and possession of methamphetamine. A caller reported that several men were trying to break into a building at the fairgrounds. They were at the grandstand ticket booth.
A corrections officer reported a court remand for a woman who tested positive for drugs.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation.
Monday, Nov. 25
In Portola, a caller said she saw two people standing near a fire that she could see at a home. It looked like they were burning pine needles. Eastern Plumas Fire responded. It was a controlled burn and the resident was going to let it burn down.
Animal bite reported
In Meadow Valley, animal control reported a bite case.
Illegal dumping reported
In Portola, a reporting party said that illegal dumping was happening. A deputy was on scene. The deputy said that someone dumped pine needles on the reporting party’s property. The individual who dumped them was going to remove them.
In Greenville on Highway 89, a caller said that a dog was running around and it was covered in blood. Animal control was unable to find it.
Burn the place down
At West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller said that he represented someone for an eviction. The man made threats over it, saying that he was going to burn down the place. A deputy explained the proper procedures for a temporary restraining order.
Juvenile in the lobby
In Portola, a caller requested extra patrol checks in the evenings at the post office. A juvenile was in the lobby. The doors lock automatically after 10 p.m. The information was transferred to the Portola substation. A deputy was unable to locate the juvenile and didn’t find anything suspicious.
A deputy reported citing a woman on Highway 70 and Chandler Road West. She was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.
Suspicious puddle spotted
On USFS Road 24N12, a caller said there was a suspicious puddle of blood in the middle of the road. A deputy passed on the information to the USFS. The engine crew said it was just suspicious and passed on the information to fish and wildlife.
In Portola, a caller said that someone was taking property from his business. The individual was taking construction supplies and was in a truck. He provided the license number. A deputy contacted two men who didn’t take any metals. They were counseled.
Something in the roadway
Westbound on Highway 70 east of Portola, a caller reported seeing a ladder in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Baby moo on the road
At Stampfli Lane in Indian Valley, a caller reported there was a calf in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP. It was returned to the area behind a gate.
In Greenville, a caller left an open line at dispatch. The caller was back and said she was fine and that it was accidental. A deputy then contacted a woman who said she was in an argument with a man. He was gone when the deputy arrived and he couldn’t locate him. The deputy was on the lookout for the man.
In Graeagle, it was reported that a woman was loitering at the post office. A deputy said she was removed from the building and told not to return.
Reckless driver reported
Eastbound on Highway 36 from Chester, a caller reported a possible drunk driver who was unable to maintain lanes. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Quincy, second-hand information was reported that a man was in the bathroom for more than an hour and refused to leave. Someone spoke to an employee at a gas station who said it was actually a woman. Deputies contacted a woman who is well known to them and she agreed to move along.
Concerned about a small black dog
In Quincy, a caller reported that a small black dog had been in a backyard of a residence for several days. It was barking and whining. The caller was concerned about its welfare. A deputy said the dog was fine and went inside. The information was passed on to animal control.
Fire assistance needed
In Delleker, a caller reported that there was a fire outside a residence. Eastern Plumas Fire responded. It was two burn piles. One was extinguished and the other was a warming fire.
Sunday, Nov. 24
Disturbance with music
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone in a trailer was playing loud music near the elementary school. A deputy spoke to a man who agreed to turn it down.
At the top of the hill
In Quincy at the top of Cemetery Hill, a caller called 911 to say he ran out of gas and was on the side of the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Reckless driver reported
Eastbound on Highway 70 from Maybe, a caller said that someone driving a Mazda was driving recklessly. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Vandalism to a mailbox
In Portola, a caller reported seeing a mailbox that looked like it had been damaged. A deputy contacted someone at the post office who was going to lock it. No vandalism was reported at the time.
Disturbance at a church
In Greenville, a caller reported that a woman caused a disturbance at a church. A deputy said the woman walked home.
Attempted dog napping
In Beckwourth, a caller reported an ongoing issue with a neighbor trying to take her dog. A deputy contacted the man and counseled him. The information was sent to animal control.
In Quincy, a corrections officer requested a deputy because an inmate had drugs.
Dog attack reported
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a reporting party was having an ongoing issue with a dog at large. The caller said her dog was attacked again that morning. She wanted contact from an animal control officer. Her dog didn’t need to go to the vet, but she was concerned about the ongoing problem if the neighbor continued to allow that dog to roam around. The information was transferred to animal control.
Medical assistance needed
In Portola, a deputy requested medical attention for a man with a small laceration. Eastern Plumas Health Care was paged.
Vehicle on fire
On Reservation Road near Greenville, a caller reported a vehicle fire. The information was transferred to the CHP. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire and the USFS were notified. The fire did burn an undisclosed amount of acreage before it was extinguished.
In Portola, a caller reported seeing smoke in the area of Idle Hour Drive. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. All units were cancelled. The fire was a controlled burn.
In Quincy, a caller said he was in an argument with a woman and that she threatened him. He was calling from the Courthouse Annex and she was at her residence. He wanted a deputy to contact him. A deputy attempted to contact the caller.
Running a stop sign
Northbound on Highway 89 from Greenville, a caller reported that the driver of a white dually truck ran a stop sign. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Near Quincy, a caller reported that a fire was seen a little ways up a mountain behind the old taxidermy business. The information was transferred to the USFS and Quincy Fire. The USFS reported that their engine personnel located a large burn pile. QFD was cancelled.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman was harassing her daughter. The caller said that if it continued she would kill the other woman. All parties were separated. A deputy explained proper temporary restraining order procedures.
Uncooperative patient reported
In Chilcoot, a caller requested medical help for a woman. The information was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care and Sierra Valley Fire. Medical requested a deputy because the patient was being uncooperative. Medical personnel then reported that the patient was in the ambulance and going to the hospital.
In Greenville, a caller reported that her boyfriend was causing problems. There was a child in the residence. No weapons were reported. A sergeant reported that the people were arguing and agreed to keep the peace.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Tree on fire
On the mountaintop above Indian Valley, a caller reported seeing a tree burning behind Indian Falls. The information was transferred to the USFS.
One caller asked dispatch for the number of the Clarksville Arkansas Police Department. They got it. Another caller asked for a number in St. George, Utah. That caller also wanted dispatch to call the number. A deputy was sent to check on the individual and assisted her making her phone calls.
Field on fire
In the La Porte area, a caller reported seeing a fire in a field. It was unattended and was near structures. The information was transferred to the USFS and CalFire in Grass Valley. The person called back and said he put it out. The fire services were notified.
Cat in a car
In Quincy, a caller said that a cat was locked in a car at the courthouse. The cat was taken to animal control.
No dumping allowed
In Portola, a deputy requested that the CHP assist with a be on the lookout for an Avalanche that illegally dumped mattresses at a coffee shop. They couldn’t locate the truck.
Loud music bothering someone
In Portola, a caller reported that someone was playing loud music. A deputy contacted the person who said her daughters were playing their music too loud. They agreed to turn it down.
Got their goats
Near Quincy, a caller said that three goats were on his property. He attempted to contact his neighbors. A deputy spoke to the caller who said he was going to attempt to find the owners.
Homeless and vehicle-less
On Highway 89 south of Clio, a caller said that a homeless person was hitchhiking. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Someone cut the lock
In Greenville, a caller said her neighbor saw a woman cut the lock off a gate. The woman described the car the individual was driving. A deputy said it was a civil issue that was ongoing. The woman/suspect was no longer trespassed from the property. That person’s mother owned the property. A deputy spoke to the reporting party and provided civil procedures. The reporting party was moving.
On North Valley Road near Greenville, a caller reported seeing a fire to the north of Crescent Mills. The information was transferred to the USFS.
In Portola, a caller reported that two juveniles stole candy from a store. They were on the store’s video. A deputy said the item was returned and they wrote an apology letter. That satisfied the caller. No charges were pressed.
Burn pile reported
Near Portola, a caller reported that someone had a burn pile at the corner of Iron Horse and County Road A 15. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged.
In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported that a log was smoldering about 1.5 miles from where Harrison Road turns into dirt. Greenhorn Fire was paged. They located a small campfire that was extinguished.
Pig found and posted
In Portola, a caller said she saw a posting for a found pig on Facebook. She thought it belonged to her neighbor who was out of town, but she didn’t know the person’s name just the address. The information was transferred to animal control.
No bull just a cow
On Highway 70 at Chandler Road East, a caller reported that a cow was in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Neighbor is stomping
In Chester, a caller said his upstairs neighbor was stomping and yelling. He thought the person was alone, but maybe on the phone. A deputy contacted the man who agreed to keep the peace. The deputy also told the reporting party that he could make a citizen’s arrest if it happened again.
In Quincy, a sergeant requested extra patrol checks because some suspicious activity was occurring at a vacant residence. A deputy did multiple checks, but found nothing.
On Bucks Lake Road just east of Lovers’ Leap near Quincy, a caller reported that the roadway was extremely icy. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Disabled vehicle noted
On Highway 70 at Keddie, a caller reported that a disabled vehicle was in the turnoff near Keddie and the Old Highway Road. The vehicle’s hood was up and the hazard lights were on. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Friday, Nov. 22
In Greenville, a caller said that two people were arguing. One person threatened the other. A deputy said the people were just arguing and the man left.
In Portola, a caller reported that a juvenile was slapped across the face by an adult. It happened at a business. The caller said the victim said her nose was broken and she felt dizzy. She was checked out by a nurse. A deputy spoke to someone at the school, the victim and the guardian. All agreed that the school would handle the situation.
Leaving without paying
In Graeagle, a caller said that for the second day in a row it looked like a woman left without paying for her food. She was homeless and walked to the south on Highway 89. The CHP was in the area and with the woman. A deputy reported that the woman was counseled. The reporting party didn’t want to press charges, but wanted the individual trespassed from the business.
Cold burglary reported
At Wheeler Logging and Collins Pine Road 1 in Chester, a deputy reported taking a report of an old burglary at a business.
Dog shot with pellets
In the Beckwourth area, a caller said he had his dog X-rayed and it had pellets in it. The information was passed to animal control.
Portola’s elevator stops
In Portola, a caller said she was stuck in an elevator. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. The reporting party called back and said she got out of the elevator.
Found in the dirt
In Graeagle, a caller requested a welfare check on a woman who was sitting on a corner in the dirt and rambling about things. A deputy was out of the area and couldn’t check on the woman right then. The deputy asked if the CHP was available and make sure the woman wasn’t in the roadway. A deputy said the woman was a transient and couldn’t do anything about where the woman chose to sit. The CHP reported that the woman left the area.
Evicted, trespassed, get them gone
In Greenville, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about a civil standby. The caller wanted someone trespassed. The deputy spoke to the reporting party who was advised of civil eviction procedures. Then the person wanted a standby with the tenants. That was done.
Burn day piles reported
In Cromberg, a caller said that someone had burn piles going at a residence along Highway 70. The reporting party was told that it was an approved burn day but the individual wasn’t happy that people could burn in the open.
Intoxicated person reported
In Quincy, a caller said that an intoxicated person was trying to pick up a juvenile. They were in the principal’s office. A deputy reported that no crime occurred. The person was sent away peacefully when they were told they weren’t on the pickup list.
You take them!
In Quincy, someone showed up at the sheriff’s office and wanted to turn in fireworks. The person at the counter didn’t get a name. A deputy contacted the person and took the fireworks for safekeeping.
To the rescue
In the Portola area, a caller said she was in a broken down, 26-foot motorhome. The information was transferred to the CHP because a deputy wasn’t available. A tow service was also called. A good Samaritan pulled the motor home out of the roadway.
Someone else breaks down
Eastbound on Highway 70, a caller reported that a car broke down and was being pushed. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Portola, a caller said that someone was fighting across the street. Then a man left on a bike going toward a store. The victim was a woman. The reporting party said that everyone was separated and then they left. A deputy attempted to contact numerous neighbors who didn’t have any information.
Just go away
On Highway 89 in the Graeagle area, a caller reported that a female was seen hitch-hiking. The reporting party stopped and asked her if she needed a ride and the woman told him to go away. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Greenville, a caller reported that a shed was broken into at a business. The caller couldn’t get into the shed to see what was missing. The caller also didn’t know when the possible break-in happened. A deputy reported that no theft occurred; that it was a suspicious situation only.
Possible DUI reported
On Highway 70 near Portola, a caller reported a possible DUI. Someone in a Toyota was noted. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Drive by in remote area
Near Crescent Mills, a caller requested an extra patrol check at her house. A man was driving by her residence when she was leaving. She said she lives in a very remote area and at the end of a street. She said she was afraid of the man and thought it was suspicious that he was in her area. She asked that someone check the place before she got home. She described the man’s truck. A deputy said he didn’t see a vehicle matching the caller’s description.
In Portola, a caller said that someone broke into his house and he thought he knew the suspect. He said his monitor was taken but then it was brought back. He wasn’t sure how the person got in, but it was earlier in the day. He asked that a deputy contact him. The deputy was on another case. The reporting party called back and said he thought it was a false report. He then believed that it was a relative who was on drugs. He still wanted to talk to a deputy. The deputy said no crime occurred.
In Quincy, a caller said she received a call from someone who said that two people were fighting. A sergeant said there were three women in the home and there was no disturbance. The man the reporting party thought was involved wasn’t there.
Upset about something
In Greenville, a caller said that when he and his wife got home, she started hitting his hands and knocked his phone out of them. The case broke. The parties were separated. The woman did have a knife, but he wasn’t sure where it was. A deputy said no crime happened. The couple agreed to keep the peace and was separated. The deputy gave the man a ride to a relative’s place.
Thursday, Nov. 21
In Portola, a caller said she thought her neighbor was locked out of her residence. The caller said she was fighting with her husband and now she was out front crying for the last two hours. The reporting party requested a welfare check on the woman. A deputy contacted the woman who seemed to be okay.
Power theft reported
In Blairsden, a caller reported that someone was stealing power from the power company. The caller requested that a deputy meet with the meter guy.
Burn pile reported
In Delleker, a caller reported that a man had a burn pile. There was no power so he could start a generator for water to put the fire out. Eastern Plumas Fire responded. Someone from the fire department said the homeowner had sufficient water and hose.
In the Clear Creek Drainage and Quarry Road, cross traffic reported a fire. The information was shared with the USFS and they had units en route and a helicopter.
Traffic incident reported
On Highway 89 near Greenville, a caller said he was just rear-ended. No medical was required. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In the Blairsden area, a deputy was out with a man on a probation check. The man wasn’t violating his probation, but he was camping in the area. He agreed to move one.
In Chester, a caller said that her mother lost a sack of money. It contained $2,000 in $100 bills.
In Portola, a caller requested a welfare check on a woman who didn’t have running water or electricity in her home. A deputy said that a child was fine. The family had water, food, heat and the electricity was being turned on. The information was passed along to the reporting party.
Smells like matches
In Graeagle, a caller said that a woman was sitting in the post office. The room smelled like matches. A deputy contacted a woman who smelled like smoke but wasn’t smoking. She was moving on in the morning.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was passed out on a pool table and wasn’t responding. The information was transferred to REMSA. Quincy Fire and Plumas District Hospital were notified. A deputy also responded.
In Quincy, some people at a motel were trying to call 911, but called the office instead. They said they needed deputies but didn’t say why. They called back and said they needed the deputies to return. A deputy said that a man was hit in the face after leaving a bar. The suspect was described and the victim gave a report. The victim was also intoxicated.
In Portola, a caller reported seeing 4-foot flames coming out of a pipe. No one was around at the propane company. The caller attempted to contact someone about it and that person said that nothing was flaming.
In Portola, a caller reported seeing flames from over a roof. No one was standing by. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged.
In Portola, a caller requested seeing a deputy. The reporting party said he witnessed a crime and that someone was trying to kill him. A deputy said a person was reporting suspicious activity that occurred in El Dorado County. It was apparent that embezzlement was already reported there and to the FBI. The reporting party had a vehicle follow him for a few days.
Here kitty, kitty
In the Blairsden area, a caller said she found a mother cat and possibly four kittens under her deck. She didn’t know if the cat was tame or feral. The information was transferred to animal control.
Animal abuse reported
In Quincy, a caller reported an ongoing animal control issue. A horse was being abused. A deputy said that the FRC staff would handle the issue.
Near Quincy, a caller reported an argument with a relative. She said the person had been drinking, but she didn’t know if the relative had any weapons. The caller was unsure if the other woman had driven to her house. The person was outside yelling. A deputy reported they agreed to keep the peace.
Possible reckless driver reported
On Stampfli Lane toward North Valley Road in the Greenville area, a caller reported a silver vehicle was all over the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In the Feather River Canyon, a caller said that her son was harassing her and another woman. A deputy explained the proper civil procedures.
In Quincy, a caller said a woman caused problems and then left a residence on foot. The person had been drinking. A deputy said everyone was separated. The deputy couldn’t locate the woman who started everything.
No one’s listening
In Quincy, a caller said she needed to speak to a deputy. She said she tried to report that her husband was missing and no one would take her report. A deputy contacted the woman. She was told to contact Placer County to make the report. The man was not entered as missing. He said he didn’t want to talk to the reporting party.
Possible fire reported
In Portola, a caller reported that possibly a fire was coming from a building. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. The propane company was burning off a tank.
Sitting by the road
In Quincy on Highway 70, a caller said a woman wearing dark-colored clothing was sitting on the side of the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Reckless driver spotted
In Greenville, a deputy reported speaking to someone who reported a reckless driver. An individual hit someone’s car and then took off. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In Portola, a caller requested medical for a person who drank too much alcohol.