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Sheriff Blotter for the week of 4/1/20

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 March 18 to March 24.


110 calls to dispatch including 911

66 calls for medical assistance

49 requests for assistance

45 reports to the CHP

36 reports involving a fire department

30 civil reports

25 reports involving children or juveniles

21 disturbances reported

20 suspicious circumstances reports

15 reports to SIFC

14 reports to REMSA

11 reports for animal control

10 reports of theft

10 reports involving intoxication

9 reports of trespass

9 alarms reported

7 reports involving drugs

7 hazards reported

7 requests for welfare checks

7 traffic-related reports

5 extra patrol checks reported

5 reports involving mental health

4 reports of harassment

4 citations issued

4 probation or parole reports

4 reports of harassment

3 reports involving CPS

3 be on the lookout (BOLO)

3 reports to fish and wildlife

3 reports of assisting other agencies

3 missing person reports

3 reports of assault

2 arrests reported



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 caller reported that a car was stuck or wrecked in a ditch and the driver was probably intoxicated. The person said that two people were out of the car and walking away. The information was transferred to the CHP. Quincy Fire and Plumas District Hospital were paged. A deputy said the woman was requesting medical for flu-like symptoms. A deputy said a dog was taken to animal control.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence of drugs, placing a child in danger of injury, possession of methamphetamine, being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating probation. A caller said that a man took her child and drove off toward Bucks Lake in a Dodge. She said the man was unlicensed and uninsured. She was trying to follow him. The information was transferred to a deputy and the CHP. Both people were found at the hospital arguing. The information was also transferred to child protective services.


Tuesday, March 24

Theft reported

At Butt Lake Reservoir, a caller reported that when he was at the lake someone broke into his truck while he was in a boat on the lake. When he returned he found that a generator, toolbox, cook items, electrical cords, a chainsaw and a tent were taken.

Theft and trespassing reported

In Quincy, a businessperson said that someone came into the store and stole some items. They got the items back from the person.

Monday, March 23

Thief wore a facemask

In Chester, a caller reported a possible theft of clothing from an outside rack. The man was wearing a sweatshirt and a facemask.

Big tracks discovered

On North Valley Road, a caller reported finding a dead deer in her yard. She also said it looked like fresh mountain lion paw prints in the snow near it. The information was transferred to fish and wildlife.

Don’t dig the bulbs

In Quincy, a caller said he caught a woman digging up flower bulbs in his yard. When he confronted her she said she didn’t think he would mind. Besides, she liked them. He told her to put them back into the ground and leave.

Suspicious goings-on

In Beckwourth, a caller reported suspicious activity. There were cars lined up as if they were waiting to make a purchase. Also, someone drove off with a boat and trailer from the same location. The caller requested extra patrol checks at night.

Assault reported

In Quincy, a caller said she was just assaulted by a man. No weapons were involved and no medical needed.

Sunday, March 22

Hard time breathing

In Crescent Mills, a caller requested medical assistance because he or she was having a hard time breathing. The individual was transported earlier and was tested the previous Friday for COVID-19. The information was transferred to REMSA. A medical person reported that the individual was verbally abusive to hospital staff for not admitting the person.

Wheelchair found

In Crescent Mills, someone asked to speak to a deputy about a deputy possibly finding her son’s electric wheelchair in the Portola area. Deputies were on the lookout.

No social distancing

In Hamilton Branch, a caller requested that a deputy contact a business because it wasn’t closed. The reporting party was concerned that they had multiple people there and weren’t following social distancing. A deputy said the business was closed and looked closed for sometime.

Saturday, March 21

Assault reported

In Quincy, a caller reported that a man caused problems at his home. He had been drinking. The caller said the man punched him in the face and took off on foot. No medical was needed. A deputy contacted the reporting party and it was a mutual altercation. No prosecution was requested.

Woman down and out

In Portola, a caller reported that a woman passed out on the corner of West and W. Sierra Avenue. Then the caller said the woman was awake but just lying there. It seemed that she had been drinking. A deputy identified the woman and she was transported to Eastern Plumas Health Care.

Friday, March 20

Dispute over snow

In Graeagle, a caller requested a deputy over an argument the previous day with a man driving a county snowplow. He was yelling at her over not agreeing where the snow should be put.

Wheelchair stolen

In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that someone stole a power chair and other medical supplies from a home. Someone also stole shirts at a laundromat.

Face down

In Quincy, a caller reported that an unresponsive woman was face down in front of a business on Crescent Street. Quincy Fire and PDH responded. A sergeant said that medical could handle the incident. The woman was transported to PDH.

Nine vehicles out front

In Chester, a caller requested a check at a business that had nine vehicles out front and the lights were on inside. The caller thought the business was open when it should be closed due to the stay-at-home order. The information was transferred to the CHP to assist. A deputy contacted someone and counseled her on the emergency order. She agreed to close.

Good place to sleep

In Quincy, a caller reported a woman who had been drinking walked into an unoccupied room and fell asleep. No medical was needed. A deputy contacted the woman and she was transported to PDH for treatment.

Armed with a gun

In Quincy, a caller requested medical for someone experiencing chest pain. The information was transferred to REMSA. They contacted Quincy Fire and PDH. REMSA dispatch called and reported that the reporting party said he was armed with a gun in front of an address on Lawrence Street. The reporting party told REMSA he had arsenic poisoning. The CHP was requested. The deputy said the man was found walking down the street with his hands in his pockets. He was held at gunpoint due to the information he provided REMSA. He declined all medical and was told to go home.

Thursday, March 19

Assistance needed

In Greenville, a caller reported that her elderly mother was snowed in and couldn’t get her car out. The skylight also broke and there was snow in the house. Dispatch was giving the fire department the information to see if they could clear her driveway. They had four people going to help. Someone from the fire department said she wouldn’t answer the door because she was sick and just got out of the shower. On the phone she said she didn’t need help.

Getting a hug

In Quincy, a caller said an elderly man with a backpack and a sleeping bag came up to her in the crosswalk and gave her a hug.

Wednesday, March 18

Powerlines down

At different locations near Lake Almanor powerlines were down. The hazards were reported to the CHP, or the road department. SIFC was also notified.

Winning the lottery

In Quincy, a caller from Las Vegas said he had just won the lottery from Publisher’s Clearing House. The reporting party was worried because the caller had the home address.

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