Sheriff Blotter for the week of 2/26/20

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 Feb. 13 to Feb. 18.

BY THE NUMBERS

68 calls to 911 and dispatch

34 reports to the CHP

33 requests for assistance

31 requests for a fire department

29 requests for medical help

19 probation reports

17 reports involving children or juveniles

16 arrests

14 reports of disturbances

12 reports of suspicious circumstances

9 reports to animal control

8 sex related reports

8 reports of intoxication

8 civil reports

8 reports to REMSA

6 reports to SIFC

6 cases to the district attorney

6 reports to the alternative sentencing program

5 alarms reported

5 extra patrol checks

5 traffic related reports

5 cases to child protective services

5 threats reported

5 reports involving drugs

5 be on the lookout (BOLO) requests

5 requests for welfare checks

4 reports involving trespassing

4 weapons reports

4 reports involving warrants

3 deaths reported

3 court-related reports

3 search and rescue reports

3 assaults reported

3 domestic violence reports

3 citations reported

3 reports of assisting other agencies

ARRESTS

Cromberg

On Highway 70 just west of Cromberg 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.

Hamilton Branch

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with having an outstanding warrant. A caller reported a Dodge van that might have been stolen. The called said the ignition was popped out and there was a screwdriver punched in. The information was transferred to the CHP. The CHP requested a deputy to provide backup for an office at the gas station where there were three males. One was armed with a golf club.

Meadow Valley

A deputy reported the arrest of a juvenile charged with assault with a deadly weapon and making a threat to do great bodily harm. A caller reported that a juvenile was throwing rocks and kicking cars. The juvenile didn’t have any weapons, but was standing on the front porch hitting a glass door. It is a family disturbance with property damage. The juvenile was turned over to probation.

Portola

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated.

Quincy

A probation officer reported the re-arrest of an individual.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. A vehicle stop was on Highway 70. One person foot-bailed and two people were still in the vehicle. The information was transferred to Butte County in an attempt to contact the registered owner of the vehicle. Neighbors on both sides of the highway were notified of the situation. Someone called and said she thought the suspect who fled would try to get into a home in Cromberg.

A corrections officer at the jail reported a court remand for a woman charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.

The CHP reported the arrest of a man on Highway 70 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 violating his probation. Dispatch received a 911 landline call. The caller hung up. When dispatch reconnected, they spoke to a man who said his son was causing a disturbance and stabbed himself in the leg. The reporting party thought his son needed medical attention. The man was intoxicated and had a knife in his pocket. Quincy Fire and Plumas District Hospital were paged. A deputy reported that medical was cleared to enter the residence.

The CHP reported that an individual was booked and released for driving under the influence.

A probation officer reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and having an outstanding warrant.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with domestic violence and child endangerment. A caller reported that a mother and father were fighting. No weapons were involved. Children were sleeping in the residence. The man said the woman had been drinking. A deputy notified victim witness, child protective services and the district attorney.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation and being under the influence of a controlled substance. A man was also arrested and charged with the same offenses.

The CHP reported a court remand for a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Prescribed burn

At Bucks Summit, a caller reported that the USFS was burning in the area for the rest of the week.

Delivering chicken

In Quincy, a caller requested a welfare check on a neighbor. She said the person was odd. The victim went to the reporting party’s house multiple times and said the individual was odd and making odd statements. She also wanted to know if she could cook the reporting party dinner. The victim also went to the reporting party’s residence to give her a plate of chicken.

Trespassed from residence

In Cromberg, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about getting someone trespassed from a residence. A deputy said it was a civil issue pending further court paperwork.

Home sweet home

In the Feather River Canyon, a caller reported that a suspicious person was living in a vehicle between Grays Flat and Old Mill Ranch near Twain. The USFS asked the man to move on.

Bonfire assault

At Snake Lake, a caller reported that another woman assaulted her on Valentine’s Day at a bonfire. She said the other woman came up to her and started punching her in the face. She asked to speak to a deputy.

Juvenile won’t go home

In Quincy, a caller requested contact with a deputy. She was having ongoing issues with her son who was at a business and refusing to go home with her. About a half-hour later the woman called back and said the situation was resolved.

Drugs or puppies

In Chester, a caller reported that a drug deal was happening right then. Someone in a Dodge was outside either getting puppies or drugs. A deputy contacted the man and a probation check was done. No drugs were found so he was getting a puppy.

Medical required

In Chester, a caller requested medical help for a woman who fell and hit her head on the corner of a table. The information was transferred to SIFC.

In the hallway

In Quincy, a caller reported that a tall, thin man was in the hallway at a business. He had been there multiple nights. When he’s asked to leave he gets aggressive. The employees are afraid of him.

Monday, Feb. 17

Possible DUIs reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that multiple possible driving-under-the-influence vehicles were leaving a party. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy was unable to locate anyone.

Lunch break disturbance

In Quincy, a caller said a man caused verbal disturbances when he was home on his lunch break. A deputy contacted the reporting party.

Woman in need of help

Near Quincy, a caller reported that a woman knocked on the door and was asking for help. She said that she was stranded and needed a ride. She didn’t want the reporting party to call 911. The reporting party didn’t see the woman and didn’t have a description. There might have been others with her. A deputy referred to another case and contacted victim witness, child protective services and the district attorney.

Off the roadway

On Lake Davis Road and Bitter Brush Road near Portola, it was reported that a Cadillac hit a tree off the roadway.

Burglary reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone broke into his residence. He didn’t know who and there were no other homes around. He also didn’t know when it happened. Possibly two chainsaws were taken. The caller asked to speak to a deputy.

Fire reported

On Highway 49 near Sierraville, Sierra County Fire requested mutual aid for a controlled ranch fire that jumped the line. It was at 2 acres at that point. Beckwourth Fire responded.

Kidnapping reported

Lassen County reported a kidnapping took place in Susanville. The man was considered armed and dangerous. A BOLO was sent to all substations in Plumas County.

Damage to vehicle

In Quincy, a deputy reported damage to a patrol vehicle.

Truck broke down

On the Beckwourth to Taylorsville Road, a caller reported that her truck broke down about 7 miles west of her current location. She was walking back toward Grizzly Ranch. She had been walking for a long time. Four people were involved and two of them were walking together on the roadway. The other two remained with the truck, which was in about one-foot of snow. Deputies were en route to find the parties that were walking. The caller’s sister was contacted. She said the reporting party had problems with her ankles and that a bobcat might be following them. They heard one a few miles earlier. A deputy made contact with the reporting party and transported her to the dam. She said that the axle broke on the truck but the engine was still running. The people with the truck had food and water. Someone eventually located the truck and everyone was okay.

Stuck in the snow

At the Hay Meadow Trailhead near Chester, a caller reported that a vehicle was stuck in about 1 foot of snow. The reporting party took the 10 road en route to the Caribou Wilderness area and had been stuck for hours. There were two people and two dogs. They did have food and water. The reporting party requested a tow, but no one was sure a company would respond. Search and rescue located the people who were okay. They were en route back to Chester.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Home broken into

In Portola, a caller reported getting a welfare check from a man who was requested to check on a woman. The house had been broken into. A deputy said the woman was okay.

Suspicious vehicle, man reported

In Portola, a deputy received a report of a suspicious vehicle behind the softball field with a man inside. No description was provided. The person was a transient waiting for her husband to get out of jail. They were leaving the area when he was released.

Puppy found

In Quincy, a caller from a mobile home park reported finding a puppy. The caller couldn’t keep it until the following day. A deputy took it to animal control.

Verbal disturbance reported

In Greenville, a businessperson asked to speak to a deputy about issuing a trespass warning because of a verbal disturbance the night before. A person refused to leave the business and was very intoxicated. A sergeant was on the lookout for the person to issue the trespass warning. The sergeant attempted to contact the man multiple times and didn’t reach him. Dayshift was to follow up.

Things missing

In Portola, a caller reported that she was clearing out a house and thought some items were stolen including a motorcycle. A deputy was on the lookout for it. The reporting party called back and said the motorcycle was with the owner.

Sleeping under a sign

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone was sleeping under a blanket at a sign for some apartments. A deputy said it was juveniles playing outside.

Gunshots reported

In Portola, a caller reported hearing gunshots in the area of Sunset Drive. A 911 caller reported hearing multiple gunshots for about 10 minutes. Another report came in about 15 minutes later of shots being fired near the CHP office. The information was transferred to CHP. A deputy was unable to locate anything suspicious.

Assault reported

In Portola, a caller reported that a man and woman were involved in a fight. It was unknown if weapons were involved. A deputy said they weren’t fighting and were separated. The deputy provided the man with a ride.

Firearm reported missing

In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported that a firearm was missing. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. The firearm went missing from the brother’s residence. The reporting party actually lived in Reno.

Dog attack attempt

In Graeagle, a caller reported that her neighbor’s dog tried to attack her and her dog three times. The information was transferred to the animal shelter.

Hit with vehicle

In Portola, a caller reported that a woman hit him with his own vehicle. The woman was no longer on scene. Medical wasn’t needed. A second caller said he heard an argument and heard something about a hit and run, but he didn’t witness it. A deputy contacted both parties who said there was no hit and run incident. They were only arguing. A deputy provided proper information on a temporary restraining order.

Have him leave when he returns

In Quincy, a caller said that she was involved in verbal domestic disputes with her boyfriend over the last couple of days. She requested contact with a deputy to learn the proper procedures to have him leave the residence when he returns. The deputy provided both parties with proper civil information.

Only 911 works

In Quincy, a caller called 911 reporting that he couldn’t call any other numbers besides 911. He also said he didn’t like the town. The caller also called the administration line multiple times talking about recycling.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Up on the housetop

In Quincy, a caller said she thought there was someone on her roof. She could hear footsteps. A deputy said it was suspicious circumstances only.

Medical needed

In Cromberg, a caller requested medical assistance for someone who fell. PDH and Long Valley Fire were notified.

Possible DUI driver

Westbound on Highway 36 to Red Bluff, a caller reported a driver possibly driving under the influence in a Dodge flatbed. The caller said the man stopped at a mini mart and asked for directions three times before taking off at a high rate of speed. The call came from Chester. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Medical needed for infant

In Portola, a caller requested an ambulance for his infant who was possibly not breathing. The information was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care. Eastern Plumas Fire also responded. The infant was transported to EPHC.

Fight with brother

In Crescent Mills, a caller called 911 to find out about a case. He had an altercation with his brother a few weeks earlier and wondered if charges were filed. The reporting party didn’t have an emergency and was admonished for calling 911 for a non-emergency.

Dog heard howling

In Quincy, dispatch received a 911 cell phone call with an open line. They could hear a dog howling in the background. Dispatch left a message for a woman who called back and said that her 2-year-old had the phone.

Juveniles causing problems

In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported that a juvenile was causing a disturbance. He was punching the walls and running away. While the caller was on the phone the juvenile left the residence again. The reporting party called back to say that his son was riding his bike toward the highway. The information was transferred to CHP. Deputies reported that both people were counseled.

Four wheeling butt dial

On Highway 70 at Belden, a caller reported accidentally dialing 911. He was four wheeling to Butte Valley Reservoir from Belden.

Missing person reported

In Portola, a caller requested a welfare check on her brother. He was going to check himself into a mental hospital and never showed up. The residence was checked and the door was locked. A deputy said that the hospital knew of the man, but he wasn’t there. A deputy checked to see if the man was in custody and he wasn’t. He was entered into the missing persons database.

Assistance reported

On the Lake Davis, Genesee and Taylorsville Road a deputy reported assisting a citizen on an off-highway vehicle patrol.

Dog attacked

In Delleker, a caller reported that three dogs were on the loose. One attacked her little dog, injuring its face. She had the pitbull in her residence. The information was transferred to the animal control. The dog was taken there and released.

Juvenile intoxicated

In Quincy, a probation officer requested a check on a juvenile. He was coming home after drinking at a party. The reporting party requested a welfare check at the house the party was held at. A female was crying and said something about unwanted touching. A deputy reported that probation was to handle the situation. Everyone was okay.

Man throwing things

In Greenville, a caller reported that she didn’t feel safe because a man was intoxicated and was throwing things. She said there weren’t any weapons and both parties had been drinking. She refused to provide any information on the man. A sergeant tried to call the reporting party a few times, but didn’t get an answer.

Friday, Feb. 14

Alarm sounding

In Graeagle, a caller said she could hear an alarm going off near two businesses and was unsure which one was involved. A man was contacted who was aware of the alarm. He said it was faulty and involved the sprinkler alarm. Water was coming outside the business.

Fake check reported

In Cromberg, a caller reported a possible case of fraud. The woman said she received a fake check from eBay for $1,000. A deputy spoke to the reporting party and she gave him the check. The deputy dropped it off at the district attorney’s office.

Woman making threats

In Cromberg, a woman requested contact with a deputy. She said she had information about another woman. She said the woman allegedly made threats that she was going to burn down a residence in Cromberg. The reporting party said that the paperwork was in order and that the woman making the threats no longer owned the property. Another woman also called and requested a phone call. She said that the same woman told her that she was going to burn the house down. A deputy spoke to both parties and said that the executorship was still in the process of being terminated. They hadn’t gotten the papers signed, but expected to soon. If the woman was still in jail they wanted her trespassed from the Cromberg property.

Questioned finances

In Chester, a caller said she received a scam call. The person asked for the reporting party’s name and then about her finances. When the reporting party wouldn’t provide any information the caller threatened her and spoke bad language to her.

Property vandalized

In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that there was a disturbance between himself and his father. He said his father was vandalizing his property. He cut off the front bumper of the reporting party’s vehicle but he didn’t know what he used to cut it off with. The information was transferred to the CHP to provide backup. A deputy said no crime took place.

Vehicle stopped on bridge

On the Gulling Street Bridge in Portola, a caller said a man had a vehicle stopped in the middle of the bridge. A woman was inside the vehicle and the man wouldn’t allow her to move. He was standing in front of it. A deputy said that everyone was gone.

Threats received

In Graeagle, a caller reported that he received threats from a former employee. The man threatened him indirectly with a firearm. A deputy spoke to the reporting party. A restraining order was in process in Reno.

Canine attack reported

In Portola, an animal control officer reported that he was going to Portola to look for several dogs that attacked a female. One dog was found and he was looking for the other. They were taken to the animal shelter.

Hits man with vehicle

In Chilcoot, a caller reported that a domestic violence incident just occurred. The caller said a woman hit him several times and bit him. He declined medical help. He said that she ran her vehicle into his and then left in a Chevy with damage. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Fire reported

Near Indian Falls, a caller reported a fire. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were paged. It was a controlled burn.

Vehicle speeding

On Highway 70 near Mohawk, it was reported that a vehicle was traveling over 100 mph and there was an incident. EPHC and Eastern Plumas Fire were paged. The information was given to REMSA for a helicopter. A woman called and said the suspect’s dog was at her house.

Trespass warning

In Blairsden, a businessperson reported a disturbance. A man was driving a Jeep and was possibly under the influence.

Claw machine damage

In Portola, a man reported that he has an agreement with a mom to replace a broken piece to a claw machine. Three juveniles stuck their hands inside to steal candy and broke the machine.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Disturbing music reported

In Chester, a caller complained about loud music. A deputy spoke to the individual who admitted that it was a little loud. The person turned it down.

Suspicious trailer noted

In Quincy, a caller reported a suspicious trailer filled with outdoor equipment. The reporting party was concerned that it might be stolen. It had been in one location for almost two weeks. The information was transferred to CHP.

No fly zone

In Quincy, a caller reported that a pet pigeon was hurt. It had a broken wing and was stuck in a car wash. The information was transferred to animal control.

Mixed meeting

On Wolf Creek Road and Highway 89 in Greenville, a caller reported that three horses and two donkeys were on the roadway. The caller didn’t know who owned them. The information was transferred to CHP.

Threats reported

In Blairsden, a caller said that an old business partner was threatening to harm him. He asked to speak to a deputy about how to prevent anything from happening. A deputy explained temporary restraining order procedures and extra patrol checks were ordered.

Moove them along

On Highway 49 near Loyalton, a caller reported that two cows were on the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.

No charges

On Highway 395 at the ag station, CHP requested information on a woman. She took a man’s vehicle and left him at the ag station. She was possibly en route in a van going toward Portola. The CHP detained the man. He was taken to the jail in Quincy and then released without being charged.

Brush fire reported

At Rogers Flat turnout in the Feather River Canyon, a caller received a second hand report of a brush fire visible from Highway 70. Someone thought it might be a prescribed burn, but then no one was around it. The information was transferred to the USFS.

Call the sheriff’s office

In Meadow Valley, a reporting party received second hand information from a neighbor asking he/she to call the sheriff’s office for someone at a residence. It was believed that some people in a vehicle had been there about 30 minutes. The reporting party said the home is being remodeled and no one should be there. The information was transferred to CHP to assist. A deputy said the homeowner was at the residence doing work.

Hazardous boat spotted

Near the causeway in Chester, a caller reported that a fiberglass boat was sticking up out of the water. It had been there for six months. There was no engine on it. The boat could cause a hazard if it floated over into the drainage tube and cause flooding in Chester. A deputy was going to notify a sergeant and call PG&E.

Big rock reported

On Highway 36 on Johnson’s Grade near Chester, a caller reported a large rock about 8 inches high in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Wrong parking place

In Quincy, it was reported that a car was parked in the middle of a crosswalk. No one was around it. The information was transferred to CHP.

Intoxicated and on foot

In Quincy, a caller reported an individual was intoxicated and had a child with him. He was walking toward the bike path. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate him. The mother of the child requested a civil standby to pick up the child from the man. She got the child and the suspect left.

Citation issued

In Quincy, a deputy reported citing a woman charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and having no proof of financial responsibility.

Things reported missing

In Quincy, a caller reported that some things were missing from the home. The reporting party didn’t know if a break-in occurred or when it happened. A sergeant contacted the individual and it was suspicious circumstances only.

Flue fire reported

In Quincy, a caller reported a possible flue fire. Quincy Fire responded. They were unable to locate any fires.

Parents hiding

In Crescent Mills, someone reported that some parents might be hiding at a residence with a child that was in protective custody. A deputy said that CPS was on scene. The juvenile was released to social services.

Just sitting there

In Greenville, a caller reported that a man was sitting in his running truck for a couple of hours. He would hold down the horn for long periods. The caller could hear him breaking glass. It was determined where the man in the truck was located and that he did have weapons. A deputy said he was fine. He was working on his truck and accidentally hit the horn. The man agreed to keep the noise down.

Second flue fire reported

In Greenville, a caller reported a flue fire was occurring across the street from her home. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire were paged.

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