Sheriff Blotter for the week of 3/11/20

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. 26 to March 3.

BY THE NUMBERS

90 calls to dispatch

55 requests for services from fire departments

52 requests for assistance

52 requests for medical

33 reports to CHP

21 suspicious reports

18 reports to REMSA

18 reports involving juveniles and children

17 civil reports

14 probation/parole reports

13 arrests reported

13 disturbances reported

12 reports involving animal control

11 reports to SIFC

9 reports involving trespass

9 reports involving schools

8 intoxication reports

8 traffic related reports

7 citations reported

7 housing checks

6 reports to the USFS

6 alarms reported

5 extra patrol reports

5 reports to child protective services

5 court reports

5 requests for welfare checks

5 reports to Alternative Sentencing Program

4 requests for helicopters

4 burglaries reported

4 reports involving weapons

3 drug reports

2 search and rescue reports

3 mental health reports

3 BOLO requests

ARRESTS

Blairsden

The CHP reported the arrest of an individual charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.

Chester

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with intoxication and possession of an assault rifle.

Greenville

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with contempt of court.

Lake Almanor

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being intoxicated and violating her probation. A deputy said there was an unresponsive woman lying in the driveway. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Portola

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with making a false report of a crime. A caller said his wife cut him with a knife on his arm and forehead. He didn’t need medical. No one else was in the residence. The knife was in the kitchen. She was asleep. Both people had been drinking.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Quincy

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with disobeying a court order and possession of methamphetamine. The arrest came during a probation check.

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. He was also charged with fleeing from an officer.

The CHP reported the arrest of a woman charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.

A corrections officer at the jail requested a number for a man who was booked and released on a fish and wildlife violation.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated. A caller reported that a domestic violence situation was in progress in a parking lot.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, March 3

Burning to take place

A caller reported that someone was going to be burning in the Lee Summit area.

Controlled burning

In the Big Creek area near Bucks Lake, a caller reported that burning would occur.

Banging on doors

In Beckwourth, a caller reported that he heard some people banging on doors the previous night. When he got up no one was outside. Someone had gone through at least one vehicle and opened the doors on three others. A deputy contacted the caller. No theft occurred and it was listed as suspicious circumstances.

Passport missing

In Cromberg, a caller said he lost his passport or someone stole it. A deputy said that no crime occurred.

Citation issued

In Quincy, an animal control officer cited a man charged with having a dog at large.

Too young to ride

On the bridge in Greenville, a caller reported that a small girl was trying to ride a bike by herself next to the highway. It appeared that the girl didn’t know how to ride the bike and the caller was concerned that she would fall toward the highway.

Car missing

In Portola, a caller said that when he got up that morning he went outside and found his car was gone. He didn’t know who took it, but there was a set of keys inside. It turned out that the CHP had the vehicle towed.

Issues with teen

Near Keddie, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about an issue with a teenager. The teen took the vehicle without permission and was caught driving it by the caller. The teen was taken back to school.

Someone’s trespassing

In Chester, a caller requested contact with a deputy about a man that was trespassing. The deputy was unable to locate him.

Taking a walk near Frenchman

In the Frenchman Lake area, a caller reported they saw a woman walking down the road near the lake. When they drove away, someone stopped them in another vehicle and asked for them to go back and check on the individual. They didn’t go back, but watched the car that stopped them drive away toward the lake. The reporting party was concerned for the safety of the person they saw walking. A deputy drove around the lake and was unable to locate the walker.

Harassed on social media

In Chester, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about on-going harassment. The caller said he was fired from a place and within the last six months a man had been making posts about him. A deputy called the reporting party and left a message.

Kid won’t leave school

In Quincy, someone at the high school asked for a deputy. A juvenile was suspended from school and wouldn’t leave. The juvenile hit lockers and was cursing and yelling. The juvenile finally left with another student. They were heading toward the shopping center. A deputy contacted the parent who was en route from Greenhorn. The juvenile was released to the parent. The school was to handle the situation.

Constant noise

In Quincy, a caller requested medical assistance for a man whose defibrillator wouldn’t stop going off. Plumas District Hospital and Quincy Fire were paged.

No show for drive

Near Quincy, a caller requested a welfare check on a man who didn’t show up for the blood drive. He was always there and his phone was off the hook when the reporting party tried to contact him. A deputy contacted the man who didn’t feel well enough to go.

Checking on the money

In Chester, a caller reported that a relative took the grandmother to the bank and had her write a check for $70,000. The reporting party said the elderly woman has dementia. A deputy contacted the reporting party who gave him his mother’s information. She was going to go to Chester to find out what was going on. They thought there might be rumors. The family would call back if the rumors proved to be true.

Burn pile problems

In Portola, a caller reported a burn pile. Someone from the fire department reported that it was a controlled burn pile.

Situation escalating

In Chester, a caller reported a disturbance between a father and son that was escalating and might become physical. A deputy learned they were arguing and agreed to keep the peace.

Monday, March 2

Gunshots heard

In Quincy, a caller reported that a vehicle drove by their residence and then they heard about six gunshots coming from it. They didn’t have a description of the vehicle but thought it headed toward Chandler Road from Quincy Junction Road. It was thought it was a Ford pickup. A deputy checked from Chandler Road to Deerwood Lodge. The information was transferred to the CHP. The deputy thought the pickup might have gone down the Feather River Canyon on Highway 70.

Civil procedures provided

In Quincy, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about one of his or her tenants who allowed someone to move into the residence. That person wasn’t supposed to be living there. The owners’ tenant had moved out. A deputy contacted the reporting party and provided civil procedures. The landlord requested that the deputy verify that a woman was still living at the address. A deputy said that she was living there.

USFS burn

In the Bucks Lake area the USFS said they were doing a burn.

Stealing water

In Delleker, a caller said his neighbor was stealing his water and he was getting fined for it. A deputy said the suspect refused to answer the door.

Citations issued

In Portola, the CHP received a call about a non- injury accident. Two men were cited. One was charged with driving without insurance. The second person was charged with speeding.

Suspicious SUV noted

In Quincy, a caller reported that a white SUV seemed suspicious. It was parked on Jackson Street going the wrong direction. A deputy attempted to contact the registered owner of the SUV and left a message. The reporting party said the vehicle had been there about three days. The deputy said that when she got a hold of the owner she would have her move the SUV.

Bike goes into the river

In Portola, off the Gulling Street Bridge, a caller reported that two juveniles threw a bike into the river. The reporting party was out with them. A deputy contacted both parents and the juveniles were counseled. The juveniles have until Sunday to remove the bike from the river.

Trespassing noted

In Greenville, a sergeant reported that a man was trespassed from a location.

Burglary reported

In Portola, a caller reported that someone broke into a motorhome. Some paperwork was stolen.

Trespass requested

In Greenville, a businessperson requested that a man be trespassed from a business. The trespass warning was given to the man.

Disturbance on the corner

In Portola, a caller reported that a disturbance was coming from the corner. The caller could hear a lot of banging. A deputy contacted two people who were just playing with their dog.

Noisy person reported

In Portola, a deputy received a noise complaint. The deputy contacted a woman who agreed to keep the peace.

Sunday, March 1

There’s a party going on

In Quincy, a caller reported that there was a loud party going on. It was thought to be where some college kids lived. A deputy contacted the resident who agreed to keep it down.

Rollover reported

Southbound on Highway 395 near the border, a caller reported a vehicle rollover. The caller said they contacted REMSA. Sierra Valley Fire was paged.

Powerline down

On Highway 70 west of Little Bear Road in the Cromberg area, a caller reported that his wife was on her way to Portola. She called him and said there was possibly a powerline down in the roadway. He said that his wife and others drove over it. The information was transferred to CHP. Graeagle and Plumas Eureka fire were paged. The CHP reported that an officer was unable to locate a downed powerline on Highway 70 or Little Bear Road. The fire departments were canceled.

Stuck in the snow

On Big Creek Road in the Bucks Lake area, a caller reported that a single vehicle with two occupants was stuck in the snow. They had food and water. The caller thought they also had a shovel and thought that with a little help they could get out. It was later reported that the people were transported to a motel in Quincy.

Burning reported

At Green Gulch Ranch near Beckwourth, a caller said they were burning in the area.

Hazard reported

On Highway 89, 2 miles south of Highway 36 near Chester, a caller reported that a tree was across the highway. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Possible DUI driver spotted

In Taylorsville, a caller reported a person possibly driving under the influence. The vehicle was last seen going down Thompson Street toward town at 40 to 50 mph. The reporting party said that the vehicle then showed up at the bar. The information was transferred to the CHP.

Former owners a problem

In Portola, a caller reported having ongoing issues with people who used to live in the home the caller now owns. He asked to speak to a deputy about multiple issues. A deputy contacted the suspect and issued a trespass warning for that address.

Disturbance at the bar

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone pulled him out of the bar for no reason. The caller said the person working at the bar wouldn’t let him use the phone. He also said that if he walked away his girlfriend would steal his car. A sergeant reported a disturbance between a woman and the staff at the bar. There was no disturbance with the caller. The caller needed civil procedures.

Hasn’t returned

At the Frenchman Lake Campground, a caller said her sister left the previous day to go camp somewhere around the lake. She hadn’t returned and was supposed to the following morning. The reporting party called back and said she checked the areas of Washoe Valley and Davis Creek and was unable to locate her sister. A family friend was going to Frenchman Lake and look for her. A deputy located the woman at the Frenchman Lake Campground. She was fine. She asked the deputy to contact her friend so he could tow her out the next morning.

Disturbance reported

In Portola, a caller reported a physical disturbance between two people. Children were in the residence. A deputy contacted both people and learned they were arguing. They were separated for the night.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Smoke reported

Eleven miles east of Quincy in the Spring Garden area, a caller reported that there was a lot of smoke in the area. The call was transferred to USFS.

Possible burglary

In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported a possible burglary. No one was in the residence. The reporting party wasn’t there. A deputy spoke to the person who just wanted it on file because nothing was damaged or stolen.

Gates open

In La Porte, a caller reported that the gates at the road department were open and it appeared suspicious. The doors to a shed were also open. The information was transferred to a man who said the gates were open for a transfer site because the road department uses the sand. He was going to secure the shed doors, but the others are to remain open.

Assault reported

In Portola, a sergeant received a report that two women were fighting. No one wanted to press charges.

Burn piles reported

In Graeagle, someone with the fire department reported receiving information about large burn piles. Graeagle and Plumas Eureka fire were paged. They were attended and of legal size.

Dumping pine needles

Near Quincy, a caller reported that her neighbor was trespassing and dumping pine needles on the road. A deputy said that the man who was named denied trespassing and dumping pine needles.

Brush fire reported

On Highway 395 on the north side near Red Rock, a caller reported a brush fire near a residence. The caller wasn’t on scene. The information was transferred to Lassen County. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. The information was also given to the USFS. SIFC was en route as well from Lassen County.

Attempted break-in reported

In Mohawk, a caller reported that someone attempted to get into a trailer during the night. A screen was broken, but nothing was stolen. A deputy said it was suspicious circumstances at that time because there was nothing permanently damaged and nothing missing. Also it appeared that no one gained access. The reporting party thought she knew who the person was. The caller requested extra patrol checks and that the individual be given a trespass warning.

Physical altercation reported

In Quincy, a caller reported a physical disturbance with her daughter. The daughter then left the residence. A deputy was unable to locate her. The deputy attempted to contact child protective services and the voicemail was full. The district attorney was notified because the child was present during an altercation.

Burglary reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that two people went into a residence and weren’t supposed to be there. The reporting party was watching the residence for a woman. A deputy said that no burglary took place. The reporting party had the wrong house.

Fraud reported

In Clio, a caller reported that someone got her debit card and was using it in Sacramento. The card was cancelled.

Vehicles stuck

Above Camp Five in the Lake Davis area, a caller said that two vehicles with four people were stuck. They had a little food and water with them. There was no reception where the vehicles were located. A little later someone called and said they got chains. If they didn’t call by a certain time search and rescue would go. Someone reported that they vehicles got unstuck and the people were going home.

Fire reported

Near Quincy, a caller reported a large fire at Deerwood Lodge. Quincy Fire reported that it was a large burn pile that was contained.

Snow on Lee Summit

The CHP reported being out with three vehicles and a half inch of snow on Lee summit. Poor visibility was listed, but everyone was okay.

Gunfire reported

In Portola, a caller reported that she could hear gunfire coming from a specific area of Portola. The CHP was out of the area and a deputy was on a traffic stop in Quincy. A sergeant checked that area, the surrounding areas and was unable to find anything suspicious.

Medical required

In Chester, a caller requested medical assistance for an intoxicated female. SIFC requested a deputy for the female who was too intoxicated to care for her child. She was refusing to go to the hospital. Both the mother and child were under the care and custody of someone else.

Taking a long walk

Near Quincy, a caller said he received a call from a man who said he was walking from Quincy to Portola. The reporting party called the CHP. They said they didn’t have any officers in the area and said that the last time they had contact with the man in question, was at Massack Rest Area. The caller asked if the sheriff’s office would keep an eye out for the man, who would have a yellow air compressor in tow. Eventually, a deputy said he was out with the man at the rest area and would give him a ride into Quincy. The deputy said he left the victim in front of a store and called the man’s brother who was coming from Cromberg.

Friday, Feb. 28

Lights are out, sheriff needed

In La Porte, a woman called and said that the store had no lights on. She was wondering if there was anything the sheriff could do. Dispatch told the caller to contact the store in the morning with her concerns.

Evidence in the dust

In Portola, a caller said she thought that someone tried to break into her car. She said her alarm was set off and that it appeared that someone rubbed up against the car in the dust. She said that one key was inside her car and the other was in her pocket in a laundry basket. She said she didn’t see anyone around, but the door handle was loose. Also when the alarm went off it went on and off again. A deputy said it was a case of suspicious circumstances. No damage or theft occurred. The reporting party requested extra patrol checks.

Private burn reported

On the Old Highway near Quincy, a caller reported a private underburn was going to take place.

Medical help needed

In Portola, a caller requested an ambulance for a male with head injuries. The information was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care. Eastern Plumas Fire was also notified.

YouTube video a problem

Someone at Chester High School reported suspicious activity. A student on campus was watching a YouTube video made by a student in Lassen County. The video content had threats being made to the schools and also involved shooting students. A deputy spoke to the reporting party and then passed on the information to the Susanville Police Department. A copy of the video was also sent.

Citation issued

An animal control officer reported that a woman was cited and charged with having an animal at large.

Using drugs at the park

In Quincy, a caller at Pioneer Park reported that four adults were using dugs and not watching the child. The child was playing on the playground equipment. A deputy checked the area, but was unable to locate them.

Another possible intoxicated driver

Northbound on Highway 89 near Crescent Mills, it was reported that someone was possibly driving under the influence. The information was transferred to CHP.

Fight in the jail

In Quincy, a corrections officer in the jail reported a fight between two men.

Mario calling

In Quincy, a caller received a scam call from someone named Mario Guzmon claiming to be from Medicare. The caller didn’t give out any information.

Citation issued

In Quincy, a woman was cited and charged with having an animal at large.

Kids being kids

In Quincy at Pioneer Park, a caller reported that multiple kids were being loud and making banging noises. A sergeant reported that the children were just playing.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Rail car fire reported

In Portola between the rail yard and the museum, a deputy reported that a railroad car was on fire. It was off the track about 200 feet west of the main entrance. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. Beckwourth Fire was paged to give mutual aid. Union Pacific was also called. It was reported that an antique caboose caught fire. No other cars were in danger.

Controlled burn

East of Lee Summit, the USFS reported they were doing a controlled burn.

Man trespassed

In Portola, a caller reported that a man was trespassed from the area, but he was in the parking lot in a Toyota. A deputy was unable to locate the vehicle.

Violating a restraining order

In the Gold Mountain area, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about a violation of a restraining order. A man was texting from three different phone numbers.

No sign of neighbor

In Quincy, a caller reported that her neighbor was taken to the veterans hospital in Reno by a PDH ambulance the previous day. The caller checked with PDH who confirmed that he was dropped off at that location. The veterans hospital had no record of him checking in.

Someone moved in

In Greenville, a caller asked to speak to a deputy because her tenant moved someone into her rental without that person being on the lease. A deputy provided civil procedures.

Possible assault reported

In Chester, a caller asked that a deputy contact someone at a school on Settlers Road for a possible assault.

Needed vehicle for a chat

In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman knocked on his door and asked to borrow a four-wheeler because his cows were trying to talk to her. A deputy spoke to the caller and it was determined to be suspicious circumstances only.

Wanted to pet the dog

In Quincy, a reporting party said that a man she knew by name came onto her property and asked to pet her dog and horses.  She asked him to leave and he became aggressive. He left walking. A deputy contacted the caller who requested extra patrol checks.

Reckless bus driver reported

Westbound on Highway 70 from Chandler Road East near Quincy a caller reported that a transit bus was all over the road. The information was transferred to CHP.

Welfare check requested

In Portola, someone requested a welfare check on a man following a welfare check by an animal control officer who visited a dog. The dog was locked in a small cage in a bathroom. The caller thought the children were living in unsafe and dirty living conditions. Allegedly, dog feces was all over the place. A deputy spoke to someone at child protective services who was working on a case. CPS asked that a deputy do a welfare check on the children and then they would do a follow-up. A deputy said the children were okay and the residence was livable. The deputy was to update CPS. The information was transferred to the district attorney.

Suspicious man on road

In Portola, a caller reported that a male wearing a hoodie and red boxers with his pants down was walking in the middle of the road. The person was transported to Eastern Plumas Health Care.

Possible drunk driver reported

In Quincy, a caller reported seeing a possible drunk driver on East Main. The information was transferred to CHP.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Just in the neighborhood

In Greenville, it was reported that a woman was violating a restraining order. The woman walked by a house and her car was parked across the street. She was with two men. The information was on file that the woman was back in the area. A deputy was on the lookout for the vehicle. A deputy said that a man was given a trespass warning.

No injuries reported

On Highway 70, no one was injured when an individual was involved in a traffic incident with a second vehicle.

Going to jail and back

In Portola, a caller requested that a deputy get a man who violated an alcohol program. A deputy detained him and brought him to the jail in Quincy. No charges were pressed. The man failed Soberlink testing the previous day. The deputy gave the man a ride back to his house.

Suspicious horseback ride

In the Clio area, a caller said that her son called his girlfriend and said he hit his head and was bleeding. He said he didn’t know what happened or where he was. He was on horseback in the C Road area to a camp possibly in the Penman Peak area. The caller said she spoke to him and his phone was dying and that he felt drugged. The caller and the girlfriend were traveling from Carson City toward his destination. EPHC and Eastern Plumas Fire responded. He was located walking toward his home. He was taken to EPHC.

Possible DUI driver reported

From PDH in Quincy, a caller reported that a person was possibly driving under the influence and left the facility. The driver was in a Jeep. The information was transferred to CHP.

High flames reported

In Crescent Mills, a caller said his neighbor was burning something and the flames were 10 to 15 feet high. Crescent Mills Fire was paged and then cancelled.

Fire reported

In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported a chimney fire. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Alcohol testing requested

In Graeagle, a caller requested alcohol testing on her husband who had been drinking. He is involved with the Alternative Sentencing Program. The information was transferred to the district attorney.

Speeding through signs

In Quincy, a caller requested extra patrol checks because people were speeding through stop signs on Jackson and Roche streets the previous nights. The information was transferred to CHP.

Aggressive dogs reported

In Portola, a caller reported that four aggressive dogs were on the loose. The information was transferred to the Portola substation and animal control. A deputy was en route to help find the dogs. A deputy said they ran into a wooded area toward Delleker.

Possible intoxicated driver noticed

On Highway 70 east of La Porte Road near Quincy, it was reported that a person was possibly driving under the influence. The information was transferred to CHP.

Citation issued

In Quincy, a deputy cited a woman who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without insurance and possession of marijuana in a vehicle.

Watch reported stolen

In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that a Navy Seal diving watch was stolen from a home about two days earlier.

Yelling for help

In the Graeagle area, a caller said that someone was yelling for help. A deputy checked the area where the call was heard and didn’t find anyone in need of help or in distress.

Screaming heard

In Quincy, dispatch found a 911 open line and could hear someone screaming. Then the call was disconnected. Dispatch called the number and spoke to a woman who said it was accidental. A deputy was unable to find anything suspicious.

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