Sheriff Blotter for the week of 2/12/20
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 Jan. 29 to Feb. 4.
BY THE NUMBERS
64 calls to dispatch including 911
45 requests for assistance
39 requests for assistance from a fire department
32 requests for medical help
26 reports of suspicious circumstances
24 CHP reports
22 juveniles and children reports
21 extra patrol checks made
17 civil reports
16 disturbances reported
11 reports involving probation
10 reports involving traffic
10 reports to animal control
8 reports of assisting other agencies
8 requests for welfare checks
7 reports involving weapons
7 reports to the USFS
6 reports of harassment
6 reports of intoxication
6 burglaries reported
6 trespass cases
5 requests to be on the lookout (BOLO)
5 reports to REMSA
5 reports involving drugs
5 citations reported
5 reports involving warrants
5 threats reported
4 thefts reported
4 court-related reports
3 reports to SIFC
3 reports to fish and wildlife
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with having an out-of-county warrant. A caller reported that a man was refusing to leave a business. He was asked to move away from the front of the store.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence, having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence, having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence. The CHP requested that a deputy respond. They were needed to remove a sword from a suspect.
During a probation check a woman was arrested and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating her probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of an individual charged with violating probation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A deputy reported assisting USFS with an arrest on a federal warrant.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people. A man was charged with violating his probation, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. A woman was charged with a local warrant.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people. One was charged with a local warrant; another with a federal warrant.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence, having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher and violating his probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of two men. One was charged with a warrant and the other was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and providing false identification to a peace officer.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of methamphetamine.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
In Quincy on Main Street, a deputy was requested to respond to a location for a vehicle search initiated by the probation department. Probation terms were also provided to a woman.
In Greenville, a caller reported that a woman was being violent. She was threatening to hit him and was throwing pens and pencils at him. She also threw a soda can. No weapons were involved. Dispatch could hear someone yelling in the background. The woman was still at the residence. A deputy said that no domestic violence occurred. The disturbance was verbal and both parties agreed to keep the peace.
In Quincy at the Mill Creek Quincy Elementary School, a caller reported a fire alarm sounded. Quincy Fire responded. The alarm was accidental.
Burn piles reported
In the Butterfly Valley area near Keddie, a caller reported that there were burn piles in the area.
Trespassing at remodel
In Quincy, a caller said that he went to his mother’s house and found a woman inside. He said she left. The woman said that she was there because someone sent her there to get some items that were left there. The woman also said that she had been at the caller’s mother’s place before to get a vehicle. A deputy spoke to the reporting party who asked that the woman be given a trespass warning.
Beef over dog
In Portola, a caller said that her dog was staying at her cousin’s residence. When she went to visit the dog the cousin refused. The reporting party said that her cousin was at work and she was going to take the dog to her new place so that it could get acquainted with other dogs. The caller asked to speak to a deputy about the dog’s ownership. The deputy wanted the people to work out the situation themselves. The caller said she would call back if there were any further issues.
Training taking place
In Greenville, a caller reported that he was doing a fire extinguisher training behind the Greenville Rancheria.
In Greenville a caller said that an employee embezzled “$40K-$50K” from a nonprofit. A deputy spoke to the reporting party.
Colored needle found
In Portola, a caller reported finding an orange needle that was used in the gutter next to the sidewalk on Main and Western Pacific. A deputy located the needles and disposed of it.
Real hospital or not?
In Crescent Mills, a caller said that his nephew seriously hurt his leg. His sister was taking him to Plumas District Hospital. The caller wanted to know if this was a real hospital and not a clinic.
Under the influence
In Portola, someone reported that a man was under the influence of drugs. A caller requested that the sheriff’s office be on the lookout for him because the man was on parole.
In Chester, a caller reported that a neighbor stole his dog back in September and that he just found it. A deputy contacted the caller and attempted to contact the man who had the dog when the caller discovered it. The case is civil, but the deputy was going to follow up on it.
Not home yet
In the Lake Davis area, a caller said that his son and girlfriend went to Lake Davis. He expected them home within four hours. The man was driving a pickup and they were familiar with the area. The caller said they might have tried to go to Smith Peak, but he didn’t think the road conditions would allow it. Verizon was contacted to pin the cell phone. It pinned to a dirt road between the railroad yard and Ironhorse Drive and County Road A15. A deputy was on the lookout for the people from County Road A15 to Ironhorse. The deputy also checked from the railroad yard and Industrial Way and was unable to locate the couple. The reporting party called back and said they were fine and en route to the residence. They got stuck in the snow on the north side of lake.
In Quincy, a caller requested that information be filed that a semi truck took out her fence while driving by. The caller didn’t know the make of the truck or the company.
Loud thumping heard
In Chester, a caller reported that his neighbor was causing problems. He was making loud thumping noises. The caller contacted the other person who was intoxicated and had bumped into some furniture. He was okay and agreed to keep the peace.
Monday, Feb. 3
Boat finally found
In Chester, a caller said he thought he found his stolen boat. It was stolen six years before from his grandmother’s residence. A deputy said it was a civil issue. The deputy gave the caller the boat owner’s current information.
Suspicious box noticed
In Quincy, a caller reported finding a suspicious box or package on a picnic table in a break area at the hospital. It was on the west side of the building. A deputy said it was an empty boot box that was removed from the area.
Burning trash or what?
In Taylorsville, a deputy received information from someone who said a man was burning trash and possibly trying to burn down a tree. Someone else said that the man had a burn pile and it was a burn day.
Aggressive dog reported
In Beckwourth, a caller reported that a large dog came onto his property and that it was being super aggressive toward the reporting party, his dogs and other people at the residence. The information was transferred to animal control.
Someone’s stealing wood
In Chester, dispatch received a 911 transfer from Butte County. A caller received second hand information from his neighbor that an old tenant was stealing wood from the porch. That individual wasn’t allowed on his property except to move trailers filled with trash. Another 911 call came in from a person who said that the suspect said he was going back to get the rest of the wood. A deputy said it was a civil issue and that the man was not properly evicted from the property. The man could return to get his property. The deputy explained proper civil procedures and the reporting party hung up on the deputy. The reporting party then called dispatch and was told again about civil procedures. He hung up a second time.
In Quincy, a businessperson reported that two people in a truck broke into the gas pumps during the night. The caller wanted to speak to a deputy. A be-on-the-lookout was sent to Lassen, Butte and Washoe counties.
Sunday, Feb. 2
Someone’s causing problems
In Quincy, a caller said a man staying at her residence was outside and screaming at someone else through a window. While the caller was on the phone, the individual left. She wanted him trespassed from her place. Dispatch advised the reporting party to call back if he returned. The reporting party called back later and said he was back and he was yelling at her daughter. The caller said the man had been drinking the previous night, slept for a few hours and now she wasn’t sure if he had taken any drugs or not. A sergeant checked to see if the CHP had anyone who could respond. They had a unit en route to the office. The man wasn’t at the residence and the CHP was unable to locate him. The CHP also reported that the man might be armed with two knives on his right hip.
Burn piles reported
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported some burn piles that weren’t put out. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Disturbing letters received
In Greenville, it was reported that a woman was receiving disturbing letters from a man. The reporting party requested that a deputy counsel the man who was writing the letters. A deputy contacted the man who agreed to stop sending the letters.
Lives being threatened
In Chester, a caller reported that her neighbors were threatening the lives of her and her children. She could also hear a verbal disturbance between the parties. She was going to leave her residence with her children and stay elsewhere. She didn’t think the neighbors had any weapons. Everything was only verbal. A deputy contacted the reporting party and everyone was separated.
Suspicious man driving around
In Meadow Valley, a second hand report came into dispatch about a suspicious man driving around the area in a pickup. The man stopped and asked a 14-year-old if she needed a ride. The man was described as being older. A deputy was on the lookout for the suspect. The deputy said the pickup drove past her when she was en route to Meadow Valley. She had to turn around and then didn’t know where the pickup went. A be-on-the-lookout was also sent to the CHP for a pickup with a camper shell. When the deputy was unable to locate the vehicle, she looked around the Bucks Lake Road area to PDH and downtown Quincy. She also checked the neighborhoods and went out to the college. The deputy contacted the parent and the juvenile who had been stopped by the man. Eventually, a license number matching the pickup was determined. The deputy contacted the man who said he did ask a juvenile if she wanted a ride, but he had no ill intentions toward the juvenile. The suspect was counseled.
USFS needed assistance
Five miles up County Road 10 near Chester, the CHP requested assistance for a USFS vehicle, the CHP unit and a Silverado that were stuck in the snow. There was about 4 feet of snow in the area. A USFS law enforcement officer contacted them with the coordinates. Everyone got out of the area okay.
Near Quincy, a caller said she could see smoke on Claremont Ridge above downtown Quincy. The information was transferred to the USFS.
In Greenville, a caller said that someone used his bank card several times in Greenville, Chester and Susanville.
Too much to drink
In Greenville, a caller said his nephew caused problems with his mother. The man had been drinking and was walking around some apartments. A deputy said that the reporting party and the victim were staying elsewhere for the night. The nephew went to sleep.
Vehicle found upside down
On North Valley Road near Greenville, it was reported that someone discovered an upside down vehicle. No occupants were there. The information was transferred to CHP. PDH and Indian Valley Fire were paged. No one could find the driver.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Cannabis and alcohol reported
In Chester, a caller reported that he thought that three juveniles were using cannabis and drinking. A deputy contacted the juveniles about five hours later. No cannabis was present and no one had been drinking. The juveniles were counseled.
Trespass warning issued
In Crescent Mills, a man called 911 and said that his check wasn’t at the Greenville Post Office. Dispatch told him to call other agencies to assist him. A deputy spoke to the man who was upset about his check. The deputy referred the man to social security and told him to check the Greenville Post Office again on Monday before he called. A woman requested that the man be trespassed from the Crescent Mills Post Office. She said she would be getting a restraining order against the man. She said the check was in Greenville and she could hold it and give it to him on Monday. Or she could bring it to the Crescent Mills Post Office and the man’s mother could get it. A deputy spoke to the man on the phone and officially gave him a trespass warning. The proper temporary restraining order information was given to the woman.
Dispatch received a 911-cell phone call from the Vinton area. The caller hung up, but dispatch recontacted. Dispatch spoke to a man who said he was up on a mountain. When he took out his phone it called 911. A deputy checked the entire area of Highway 49 in Plumas County and didn’t find anyone who needed assistance.
Missing wife reported
In the Lake Almanor area, a man reported that his wife was missing somewhere on their 19 acres. She was on foot and had been gone about two hours. He said his son was out looking for her. Fish and wildlife was joining in the search. The reporting party next reported that they found her. A deputy was going to contact everyone.
Fined for smoking
In Quincy at a motel, when a guest was notified that he was charged with a smoking fine he got angry and yelled. He threatened to return with a lawyer.
Left for a meeting
In Quincy, a caller said that her boyfriend took her truck to go to an AA meeting about noon. He didn’t return. She thought he was out drinking and might have her truck at Gansner Park or on Chandler Road. She said he wasn’t answering his phone. The information was transferred to the CHP.
She’s not home but someone else is
In Portola, a caller said she was out of town and her security camera showed a man walking around her home looking through the windows. She said that in one area she had tools and chainsaws stored. A deputy checked the entire perimeter of the home and didn’t locate anyone one or find anything suspicious. The deputy also spoke to a neighbor who hadn’t seen anyone around.
In the Beckwourth area, someone reported a theft from a trailer. The person hadn’t been there since Christmas. A deputy also had a call from the property owner. It looked like two other trailers were also broken into.
On Highway 70 just west of Twain, CHP requested an ambulance for a solo motorcycle accident. A woman was declining medical help, but the CHP officer wanted an ambulance as a precautionary. PDH responded.
Vehicle leaking fuel
On Frenchman Lake Road near Chilcoot, Sierra Valley Fire received a private report from an off-duty fireman that a vehicle went off the roadway. No one was injured but the vehicle was possibly leaking fuel into the creek. The fire chief was sending an engine. The CHP said their unit was on scene and there was no fuel leaking into the creek. SVFD was cancelled.
Drug use suspected
In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman was driving a Honda and might be under the influence of drugs. She was last seen at a business where she was in the parking lot. She couldn’t walk straight or look straight. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy was unable to locate the suspect.
In the Keddie area, a caller reported that he heard four gunshots coming from up stream on Spanish Creek. He didn’t think it was coming from inside Keddie proper. A deputy was unable to locate anything. He spoke to the reporting party who hadn’t heard any more shots.
Friday, Jan. 31
Running out of time
In the Beckwourth area, CHP transferred a call from a woman who called 911 because she was running out of propane and minutes on her cell phone. She wanted to know if someone could call her to set up a propane delivery. Dispatch told her she would have to attempt to contact a propane company on her own or talk to the trailer park manager for help.
Student with a weapon reported on bus
In Quincy, a caller reported getting third-hand information that a student on one of the school buses possibly had a weapon. The bus was currently near the hospital on Bucks Lake Road. The reporting party said that one student told another student. The reporting party requested that a deputy pull the bus over. At that point the reporting party didn’t know what kind of weapon was involved or where the student was located. A deputy said the juvenile had a knife, but that wasn’t a crime. The school was to handle the situation. A deputy later reported that he attempted to serve the juvenile a citation but he was out of town.
Student took knife to school
In Portola, it was reported that a student at C. Roy Carmichael Elementary took a knife to school. The student was sent home with the parents and the weapon. They were returning to the school to meet with a deputy.
In Portola, a caller reported that a rental home was damaged by the former tenant. The caller wanted contact with a deputy. The deputy spoke to the caller and checked the rental. Proper civil procedures were provided. It was also on file that a man trashed the home before moving out.
In Greenville, a caller requested that deputies respond to an assault between two juveniles. They were separated with one in the school library and another in the office. The principal sent for medical assistance as a precaution and because she was unsure if they were injured. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire responded. A deputy reported that one juvenile was transported to Seneca Hospital in Chester. The deputy reported that both juveniles were cited and charged with battery.
Driving in the wrong lane
In Sierraville, a caller reported that she was driving from Sierraville to Truckee and saw a big rig in her lane. It was traveling fast. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Dog bite reported
Someone at PDH in Quincy reported that the victim of a dog bite was there. The bite occurred on the bike trail. The skin was broken. A juvenile said he saw the dog being walked every morning. The information was transferred to animal control.
Caller needed help
CHP reported receiving a 911 call. The call was very short and disconnected. The CHP only heard that the person needed help and to get out of some place. The call coordinates came back to somewhere in Caribou. Verizon was contacted for a better location and said the phone was turned off. Eventually a sergeant spoke to someone who said the phone number was his. He said that a woman was at home and he was in Quincy. A deputy was going to the residence. Then the CHP reported that the woman in question called and said there was a verbal disturbance and that she was okay right then. She no longer wanted law enforcement to arrive. A deputy contacted her and said she was okay and there was no crime.
An animal control officer reported issuing a citation to a man who was charged with having an animal at large and it not licensed.
Mountain lion reported
In Portola on Sierra Avenue, it was reported that a mountain lion might have killed a dog. The information was transferred to fish and wildlife. An animal control officer reported that there wasn’t a mountain lion. After speaking to a vet, it was a dog versus dog incident. The owner of the dog was located.
Car smoke reported
At Quincy Junction and Main Street in Quincy, a caller reported seeing a vehicle with smoke coming from under the hood. Quincy Fire was paged. No fire occurred.
High speeds reported
Near Greenville, someone called 911 to report a vehicle driving through a campground at high speeds. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Chester, a caller reported that her neighbor was yelling and cussing at another neighbor. It was unknown if weapons were involved. A deputy said there was a verbal disturbance. Everyone agreed to keep the peace.
At Quincy High School, a person requested an ambulance for a teen whose knee popped out. He was in the big gym. Quincy Fire and PDH were called. The reporting party called back and said that medical wasn’t needed after all.
In Chester, a caller reported that a youngster was stealing. The mother brought him back to the sore to return the things he took. A deputy spoke to the reporting party who didn’t want contact. The mother of the child did want to talk to a deputy, then she said she didn’t need to talk to a deputy. She thought a deputy could counsel her child at another time. A deputy went to the house and talked to the mother who said she was having difficulties with the child. He was stealing and running away from home. The deputy counseled the child. A copy of the call was sent to child protective services. The mother also agreed to contact that agency.
In Greenville, a deputy reported that a disturbance was caused by someone’s uncle who tried to damage the door to his niece’s trailer. No damage was done.
In Crescent Mills, a deputy reported that a woman was cited and charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.
Banging and hollering reported
In Quincy, a caller reported hearing a lot of noise including screaming, hollering, banging and generally load sounds coming from a residence. A deputy said that someone was working on a vehicle. The reporting party called back about three hours later and said it was still loud. The person agreed to shut down for the night.
Someone’s banging on the walls
In Chester, caller reported that a neighbor was banging on the walls and yelling at her. It was unknown if weapons were weapons around. A deputy spoke to both parties.
Juveniles throwing things
In Quincy, a caller said that a customer said that two juveniles were on the side of a store throwing things around. A deputy was unable to locate the juveniles in the parking lot or the loading dock. A Plumas Transit driver called and thought he had a video of the juveniles throwing things at the bus. A deputy called and spoke to a man, but was still unable to locate the juveniles.
Agreed to leave the area
In Portola, a deputy received a reported that someone was behind a school. The deputy contacted several juveniles who agreed to leave the school and go back home.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Plane hits birds
In Quincy, a caller reported that his plane hit some birds on the runway at the airport. The plane was sitting on the runway. The information was transferred to facility services.
Controlled burn reported
USFS reported the continuation of a controlled burn in the Foreman Ravine area near Taylorsville.
Awaiting a deputy
In Quincy, a caller said she was involved in a verbal disturbance with a man. They were separated. The reporting party was at a mini mart awaiting a deputy. The deputy said they were arguing.
Private burn reported
Near Quincy, USFS reported a controlled burn at a private residence.
Agreed to keep the peace
In Portola, a caller reported that his wife was harassing him. He said she hits him and bites him. There were weapons in a closet, but they weren’t loaded. A deputy said they refused medical assistance and agreed to keep the peace.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a theft just occurred at a business. The reporting party said the thief might still be on scene. A deputy said no stolen property was located.
Mt. lion spotted
In the upper parking lot at Feather River College near Quincy, a caller reported there was a mountain lion seen near the walking path. The caller was provided with the phone number for fish and wildlife.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Suspicious vehicles spotted
In the Greenville area, a deputy took a call from a man who reported seeing two suspicious vehicles behind the rifle range. A deputy was unable to location anyone around the vehicle. It was a mini van. Only one vehicle was mentioned. The vehicle was on USFS property and the information was passed along.
In Portola, a deputy received a second-hand reported of a student at Portola High School threatening to beat up the principal. A deputy said everyone was okay and the student went home for the day.
In Quincy at Gansner Park, a caller reported that a vehicle backed into a fence and broke the back window. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Baby locked in
In Quincy, a caller reported that her baby was locked in a car.
At the West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller reported that his residence was burglarized. Several items were missing.
From the Beckwourth area, dispatch received a 911 cell phone call. The individual said he was glad that a new academy was graduating and hung up. There was no answer when dispatch returned the call.
Out for a walk, got a ride
In the area of Snake Lake Road near Quincy, a juvenile was seen walking eastbound on Bucks Lake Road. A CHP officer contacted another who picked up the juvenile and dropped him off in Quincy. The juvenile was returned to the grandmother.
In Portola, a caller said that a cabin was vandalized. Windows were broken and walls were damaged. It was thought that juveniles were responsible. A deputy was contacted.
In Portola, a caller reported that a juvenile was trying to shoot him in the head with an air soft gun. They were separated. A deputy said that according to the reporting party, the air soft gun was turned into the sheriff’s office.
Looking in the windows
In Quincy, a caller reported that some people were looking through some windows. The reporting party didn’t know them. Deputies were on the lookout for a man and a woman. Extra patrol checks were ordered.
Someone throwing things
Near Greenville, a caller reported that his son assaulted him. He threw something at the reporting party’s head. The son was still in the residence. The caller said he didn’t know why his son did it other than he said he was angry. No medical was needed and no weapons were reported. The son then locked himself in a room. A deputy said the father was non-desirous of pressing charges.
In Portola, a caller reported that a former roommate ransacked his house. The roommate had been kicked out a month before. The reporting party wasn’t at the house and requested contact from a deputy. The reporting party called again and said he was sure who did the damage and that he didn’t feel safe there. A deputy was en route from Quincy, although the caller said she was in Reno.
Coming and going
In Quincy, a reporting party said that suspicious cars were coming and going from a trailer. A sergeant said that everything was okay.
Possible break-in reported
In Quincy, a caller said she thought that someone broke into her house a few days earlier. She said some jewelry was missing. A deputy said that no crime occurred that it was suspicious circumstances.