Sheriff Blotter for the week of 2/5/20
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. 22 to Jan. 28.
BY THE NUMBERS
81 calls to sheriff’s dispatch
46 requests for medical assistance
43 requests for assistance
34 requests for a fire department
26 reports involving the CHP
20 reports of a suspicious nature
20 reports involving juveniles/children
20 arrests reported
20 reports involving probation or parole
13 civil reports
12 disturbances reported
12 extra patrol checks
11 reports for animal control
11 reports to SIFC
11 reports involving drugs
8 alarms reported
7 reports to REMSA
7 reports of traffic incidents
6 reports involving trespass
6 welfare requests
6 reports to child protective services
5 reports involving weapons
5 deaths reported
4 reports of theft
4 court-related reports
4 sex-related cases
4 reports of vandalism
4 reports of burglary
4 reports of assisting other agencies
4 hazards reported
3 vehicles repossessed
3 reports of domestic violence
3 reports to the district attorney
3 reports to the USFS
3 reports involving mental health
A deputy reported the arrest of an individual charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
It was reported that a man was arrested and charged with willfully or lewdly exposing himself in public.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation. His dog was taken to the animal shelter.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation. She was arrested during a probation check.
A deputy reported the arrest and transportation to probation of a minor charged with willfully threatening unlawful violence to another person. The juvenile did this by an electronic act. Someone at Greenville High School reported that a student was making threats to other students. The juvenile was transported to probation.
The CHP reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence of drugs. A caller reported that a motor home hit the side of the bank. The driver was still at the bank. The information was transferred to the CHP.
A deputy reported the arrests of two men and a woman. The men were charged with violating their probations and being under the influence of a controlled substance. The woman was also charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A deputy reported the arrest of two men during a probation check. One man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamines and probation violation. The second man was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
During a probation check, a man was arrested and charged with willful disobedience of a court order.
It was reported that a man was arrested and charged with violating his parole.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman at a bus stop. She was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating her probation. A caller said that someone was staying at a motel and was bothering other guests. The individual had also been drinking.
On Highway 70 at Greenhorn Road, 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.
The CHP reported the arrest of two men. They were charged with driving someone’s vehicle without consent.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Reckless driver reported
Eastbound on Highway 70 from Cromberg, a caller reported a reckless driver in a pickup with a disabled plate. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Suspicious vehicle noted
In Chester, a caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle in the rear corner of the parking area behind Seneca Hospital. It had been there since the day before. The reporting party saw a man and a woman get out of it and walk down the side road yesterday. The caller thought there might have been a dog in the vehicle. The vehicle was towed and stored by Wheatland Police Department. The vehicle had been released to its owner about two weeks earlier. The individual lives in the vehicle. A deputy located the vehicle and it was unoccupied. The staff was to contact the sheriff’s office if anyone returned.
In Quincy, a caller reported that he received a scam call. The caller requested contact from a deputy. No money was lost.
Traffic incident reported
On Highway 70 at Delleker Road, a caller reported a vehicle-vehicle collision. One car was still in the roadway. No injuries were reported. The caller spoke to both drivers and they were okay. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Rocks in the transmission
In Greenville, a caller reported that someone put rocks in the transmission. He asked to speak to a deputy. The reporting party refused to give dispatch any information.
In Portola, a caller reported the theft of a chainsaw that was taken from the fire station.
Suspicious belongings reported
In Greenville, a reporting party discovered finding suspicious belongings located in the basement of a residence. A deputy said it was suspicious.
Coyote at the playground
In Quincy, a caller reported there was a coyote trapped in the school play yard at the Plumas Christian School. It got out and was running around the senior housing area. It was unknown why it was out during the day. The information was transferred to an animal control officer who was unable to find the coyote. Eventually someone found it and chased it back into the woods.
In Portola, a caller reported that someone was possibly violating a restraining order. A deputy spoke to a man who said that another man was holding a woman hostage. A deputy contacted the parties who denied being held hostage.
Broken window found
At the West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller reported vandalism at his residence. He said that someone broke a window. A deputy responded.
In Chester, a caller reported that a man was trespassing. A deputy gave the man an official trespass warning.
In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported that his neighbor just threatened him after he asked him to have his son stop driving a dirt bike up and down the street. A deputy said the parties agreed to keep the peace. The boy wouldn’t ride his bike up the road anymore.
In Chester, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle and no proof of financial responsibility.
The dog did it
In Portola, dispatch received a 911 hang-up call. When the caller was reconnected, she said she was driving and her dog sat on the phone. That’s when it dialed 911.
In Chester, a caller reported seeing two people go into a house next door. She said the homeowner had recently moved out. The reporting party’s husband found two juveniles in the garage with the door open. They said they had permission to be there from the former tenant. A deputy said they were gone when he arrived. The deputy was unable to locate them and thought it was suspicious circumstances only. The deputy tried to contact the former tenant, but the call went to voicemail. The reporting party said they returned. The deputy then contacted three juveniles. No one was desirous of pressing charges. The deputy gave them a trespass warning and counseled them. The juveniles were released to their parents.
Monday, Jan. 27
Traffic incident reported
Highway 32 south of Deer Creek Falls near Chester, a caller reported that there was a single-vehicle rollover. No one was inside or around the van. The lights were on. The information was transferred to the CHP.
In the Forman Ravine area near Greenville, USFS said they were going to be burning.
Off County Road A15 between Clio and Portola, a deputy was out checking on a possible illegal woodcutter. No crime occurred.
Threatening messages left
In the area of West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller reported that someone was sending threatening messages to a law firm after a previous incident.
Burglary to a garage
In the West Shore Lake Almanor area, a caller reported a burglary to his garage that occurred over the last week. The caller was unsure about what was taken. There was no damage to the garage door. The caller thought the person left behind evidence. The caller has an alarm system, but the power seemed to have been cut to the property.
In Portola, it was reported that a juvenile assaulted a teacher at C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School. The school was to handle the incident. A deputy was to counsel the child and the family. A deputy also notified child protective services.
In Quincy, a caller reported seeing smoke on the Mt. Hough Ridge. The person was calling from Gansner Park and looking east. The information was transferred to USFS.
In Chester, a caller reported that a dog attacked his dog the previous day. The caller wanted contact with an animal control officer. The information was transferred to animal control.
Illegal woodcutting reported
On La Porte Road, 2.5 miles from Highway 70 near Quincy, a caller reported illegal woodcutting. It was an ongoing issue. The information was transferred to USFS.
Near Greenville, a caller reported that some people were destroying his property while cutting trees down. They were within a PG&E easement. He said they cut several trees and then took some and left others on his property. Civil procedures were explained.
Between Chandler Road and LaPorte Road near Quincy, a caller reported that he heard one gunshot. Deputies contacted someone who was shooting legally.
Stuck in the muck
In the Four Corners area near Quincy, a caller reported that his vehicle was stuck in the mud at Nordt Ranch. His friend walked out to find help. Now they could hear him yelling, but they didn’t know what it was about or where he was. They didn’t have cell service. The caller reported back and said he could still hear his friend yelling for help and to get down. He got back to the vehicle and was fine. Search and rescue found the vehicle and got it unstuck.
Sunday, Jan. 26
Road hazard reported
On Highway 70 near Virgilia in the Feather River Canyon, the CHP reported a rockslide occurred blocking the westbound lane.
On Highway 89 just north of Dixie Canyon Road, it was reported that a slide occurred in the southbound lane. The road wasn’t passable. There were multiple rocks in the road also. The information was transferred to the CHP. The roadway was cleared.
In Greenville, a deputy reported investigating an identification theft case.
In Whitehawk, a caller said that someone attacked her dog with a stick, while she was walking it. The dog was injured. A deputy contacted the caller and the suspect. Neither wanted to press charges. The deputy explained civil procedures.
On Highway 70 just east of Caribou Road, a caller reported that a vehicle ran into the mountain. The vehicle was on the roadway. The information was transferred to REMSA. Quincy Fire and Plumas District Hospital were paged. The CHP was at Rock Creek and the information was given to a deputy. The CHP appeared at the scene and would handle the incident.
On Highway 89 just south of Canyon Dam, the CHP reported a rockslide that was blocking both lanes.
In Portola, there were multiple reports of a verbal disturbance in a parking lot. Four to six people were involved. No weapons were reported. A deputy said that a man and a woman were arguing. They agreed to keep the peace.
In Graeagle, CHP transferred a call to dispatch about a man and a woman who were arguing. Dispatch found that the phone line was still open, but didn’t hear anything.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Sound of gunshots
In Susanville, a caller reported hearing the sound of gunshots when a Lassen County call rolled over to Plumas County. The caller was in a parking lot and a bullet went by him. He was then inside an office. Dispatch tried to transfer the call to Lassen, but the line was busy. When dispatch could transfer the call they said they were aware of the shooting.
Feral cat gets inside
In Portola, a caller requested a deputy to check out a feral cat inside the sister’s house. Dispatch reconnected and spoke to the victim who said the cat was in the backroom and was very feral. It was mean and scratched her daughter. A deputy went to the residence, but was unable to get the cat on his own. The cat was located in a back room and the deputy left a cat trap so they could catch it. The information was transferred to the animal shelter.
In Greenville, a caller reported a disturbance between a business manager and a woman. The woman was moving out and the argument was over a bed. No weapons were seen. The reporting party couldn’t separate the two people. The CHP didn’t have anyone in the area. The reporting party called back and said that a deputy was no longer needed. The people were separated. The deputy was going to make sure the manager was okay.
Backed into a tree
In Quincy, it was reported that someone left a park and was intoxicated. He was hardly able to stand and then backed his vehicle into a tree. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Drunk driving suspected
On Highway 70 westbound at Spring Garden, it was reported that someone in a truck was possibly driving under the influence. The driver was unable to maintain lanes and speed. The driver turned off at Spring Garden. The information was transferred to CHP.
She grabbed a knife
In Portola, a caller reported that his child’s mother went to the house and caused problems. She grabbed a kitchen knife and a phone and left. A deputy said the man just wanted the information on file.
Threatening a woman
In Taylorsville, a caller said that a man was in the bar and was threatening to punch a woman. The caller didn’t know why or if there were weapons. The caller said the man was no longer at the bar and didn’t know where he went. The information was transferred to a deputy and CHP. A deputy spoke to an employee who said they were arguing. The deputy couldn’t find anyone who was intoxicated.
Strange noise reported
In Hamilton Branch, a caller reported that there was a strange noise coming from Hamilton Branch, but the caller didn’t know where it was coming from. It had been going on for about a half-hour. The caller couldn’t give anymore information other than it might be a loud industrial or machine noise. The caller thought it was strange on a Saturday. A deputy contacted the reporting party who said it had stopped.
In Quincy, a caller said that her son was working on the shower and a pipe broke in the wall. He didn’t know how to turn off the water. Quincy Fire was paged. The information was also given to the American Valley Community Services District. The fire department shut off the water.
Hears woman yelling
On Mt. Hough Road near Quincy, a caller reported that he was camping and heard a woman yelling just as a few trucks went by. He was unsure if he heard someone calling for help. He said he looked around and didn’t see anyone. A deputy and a sergeant were unable to find anyone in need of assistance. The drivers of vehicles in the area were contacted and they didn’t hear any screaming.
Friday, Jan. 24
On Highway 70 just west of Beckwourth Pass, a caller reported that a vehicle was partially blocking the roadway in the eastbound lane. It had its flashers on. The information was transferred to CHP.
Transferred from a payphone
In Portola, CHP transferred a call from someone who was calling from a payphone in Reno. The caller said he received a call from a private number and heard an unknown male state that he was going to break into the caller’s parents’ residence. The reporting party didn’t know if his parents were home. A deputy contacted one of the parents and he was fine. The reporting party was under the influence of drugs.
Afraid of something at home
In Quincy, a caller said her neighbor was walking in front of her residence with her infant. She said the woman was making statements about being scared of something in her home. The woman and her baby were then inside the reporting party’s house. The reporting party was concerned for their welfare. The woman went back to her house and agreed to stay there for the night.
On Highway 147 and Clear Creek Drive, a caller reported a structure fire. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Drugs in the bedroom
In Quincy, a caller said her foster son had drugs in his room. She was advised to call child protective services. A deputy contacted the reporting party who found cannabis in the home. They were unable to determine if the juvenile possessed it. The deputy properly disposed of the stuff.
Someone in the condo
In Graeagle, a caller said she arrived at her condo and thinks that someone was staying there while she was gone. She was going to change the locks.
Drop it at the front door
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that a man was going around dropping off phone books in the neighborhood. Instead of putting it on the front door area, he went around to the back door. He also walked around her shed. A deputy said it was just suspicious circumstances only.
In Quincy, a caller said that a beagle was running back and fourth from PDH toward Meadow Valley. It was unknown who owned the dog. The information was transferred to animal control.
Juveniles caught stealing
In Portola, a caller said that three juveniles were in her store stealing things. She had a video of it. A deputy reported that the caller didn’t want to press charges and requested that they be counseled.
Someone tried to steal a license
In Portola, a caller reported that someone tried to take his license plate off his pickup. A deputy said that no crime occurred and there was not damage to the vintage truck. It was a matter of suspicious circumstances.
Can’t turn off the lights
In Quincy, a caller reported that a tractor was in the parking lot of the old water district with its lights on. A deputy said they were unable to turn off the lights. The deputy asked that someone contact the water district about it. They were sending someone.
Said she would start a fight
In Quincy, a caller said she was going to start a fight at a particular address and then hung-up. Dispatch contacted the caller. It was unknown if there were weapons around. The caller said her neighbors were fighting. She said she was involved and said she was going to get into a fight with them. A deputy said it was verbal only. Everyone was counseled and agreed to keep the peace.
Checking on juveniles
In Quincy, a caller reported that a group of juveniles were at the skate park and the Pioneer Park pavilion. The caller asked that a deputy contact them. The deputy said they were playing basketball.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Hand piles being burned
At the Greenville Campground, USFS said they would be burning hand piles. They were putting signs out about the smoke in the area. The activity would continue for one week.
Possible parent abduction
In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported a possible parental abduction. The reporting party said the mother packed up all of the children’s belonging and left with the children. The father last saw them two nights before. The school called about them and wanted to report them as being absent. The mother might have gone to another Plumas County location and wouldn’t answer her phone. A deputy said it was a civil action and provided the proper child custody procedures.
Verbal dispute leads to threats
In Crescent Mills, a deputy received reports from a man who said that someone else’s son threatened to beat him up while they were having a verbal dispute. A deputy provided the proper temporary restraining order information.
No dogs allowed
In Chester, a caller said that a man brought his dog into a store. The person was heard in the background yelling that it was a service dog. A deputy said everything was okay. The reporting party requested that the man be trespassed from the store.
In Portola, a caller said he was just beat up by three juveniles. No weapons were involved. The caller was in front of the school. A deputy said the high school was going to handle the situation.
Long doctor’s appointment
In Meadow Valley, a caller said that her husband went to Reno two days earlier for a doctor’s appointment. He hadn’t returned. A deputy said the victim’s appointment was the same day that the wife called. A deputy confirmed it with the doctor. He had left the office. A deputy left a message on the husband’s cell phone to call back. The man contacted the deputy and said he was home and fine. A sergeant confirmed it.
Animal abuse reported
In Portola, an animal control officer received a report of animal abuse. The dog was put down by a vet.
Painting a wall
In Quincy, a sergeant received a report that three juveniles were painting a wall behind a store. A deputy responded and contacted the juveniles. No permanent damage was done. They were using food to paint on the wall. They had to clean it up and were counseled.
Hearing people in her home
In Quincy, a caller reported that her neighbor came over and said that she could hear people inside her house. She said there shouldn’t be anyone there. She didn’t know how many people were inside or what they looked like. A deputy was unable to find anyone inside the residence.
Hazard in roadway
On Highway 89 from Indian Falls to Arlington Road, a caller said there were rocks in the roadway. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
In Portola, a caller reported that someone tried to break into her apartment early in the morning. She didn’t call the sheriff’s office while it was taking place. A deputy said it was suspicious circumstances.
In Quincy, a caller said she lost her daughter’s green card.
Trespassed from Vets Hall
In Portola, a deputy spoke to someone who agreed to move on from the Veterans Hall. The caller said that a man was on the property and was previously trespassed from there. The person was sitting in the parking lot in a car.
She moved, he didn’t
In Chester, a caller said the one of her tenants was given 30 days notice and moved out. Her boyfriend, however, didn’t move. He was refusing to leave and was making threats to the property management. A deputy spoke to the caller and the proper civil paperwork was filed. The caller also requested that a deputy contact the individual who wouldn’t move. The deputy was unable to make contact with him.
Hatch left open
Near Portola on Rocky Point Road south of Highway 70, a caller reported seeing a Jeep with its hatchback left open. It was parked and snowing outside. The reporting party thought it looked suspicious. The information was transferred to the CHP.
At the Gold Lake Highway staging area, a caller reported that a man was shooting. He was at the end of the parking lot on the downhill side. A deputy contacted the suspect.
In Portola, it was reported that someone tried to hit the reporting party with his truck. He then threatened to kill him. The suspect was driving toward the Gulling Street Bridge. The caller provided the man’s name and said he didn’t see any weapons. The parties were separated. A second caller reported that the first reporting person tried to pick a fight with him and was spitting on his truck. The information was transferred to the CHP. A deputy said that both parties were counseled.
Threatened in jail
In Quincy, a corrections officer requested a deputy appear at the jail for an inmate who wanted to press charges against another inmate for threatening him. A deputy said the victim refused to provide any information. The inmate was going to contact dispatch when he was out of incarceration.
In Portola, a caller reported a possible burglary to a home. It was reported that a burglary didn’t occur. A man was there to get his own property. The reporting party requested that the man be given a trespass warning. A deputy said the man agreed to call for a civil standby before getting more of his property and to keep the peace.
False report made
In Greenville, a deputy reported that a woman made a false report against a man.
In Quincy on Highway 70, a caller reporting seeing someone waving their arms over their head and acting weird. A deputy was unable to locate anyone.
Animal at the intersection
On Highway 89 and County Road A 15 near Clio, a caller reported that she could hear some sort of animal at the intersection. She said it was disturbing her peace and she was concerned for its welfare. A deputy was unable to locate an animal.