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Sheriff Blotter for the week of 6/19/19

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 June 5 to June 11.

BY THE NUMBERS

62 medical requests

41 responses from fire departments

40 CHP involved cases

30 calls to 911

29 suspicious circumstance incidents reported

24 requests for assistance

23 arrests reported

23 probation and parole reports

15 reports of intoxication leading to an arrest

11 disturbances reported

11 reports to animal control

10 civil reports

10 alarms reported

9 reports involving juveniles

8 reports for Alternative Sentencing Program

8 transfers for SIFC

7 thefts reported

7 traffic-related reports

7 transfers to REMSA

6 citations reported

6 extra patrol checks reported

5 reports of trespass

5 requests for the USFS

4 reports involving children

4 missing persons reports

4 reports of harassment

4 requests for welfare checks

4 boating-related reports

3 threats reported

3 cases of domestic violence reported

3 reports of drugs leading to an arrest

3 reports of assisting other agencies

3 requests for search and rescue

3 burglaries reported

ARRESTS

Beckwourth

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with being intoxicated, violating her probation and domestic battery. CHP transferred information from a caller who said that a woman grabbed him by the neck. The parties had been drinking.

Blairsden

CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with violating parole, driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher. A deputy reported being out with a pickup that turned over. The incident was transferred to CHP.

CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated. A caller reported that a man was lying in a parking lot in front of a business.

CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence.

Lake Almanor

At the High Bridge Campground, a deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and as a fugitive from justice.

Portola

A deputy reported the arrest of a man for violating his probation. A caller said that her son was having a psychotic episode and was causing problems.

On Highway 70 near Portola, CHP reported that a man was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.

Quincy

CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated. A deputy was called out and located a man lying on the ground in front of a store. He had been drinking and was non compliant.

A deputy reported that an individual was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with felony requirements pertaining to a convicted sex offender. A caller reported that a suspicious man was sitting in his vehicle watching girls working on the co-op garden. He was parked on the same side as the garden.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence.

CHP reported the arrest of an individual on Highway 70 at Indian Hill near Quincy. The individual was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.

On Highway 70 west of Butterfly Valley Road, a deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence.

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

A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with causing corporal injury to a spouse and producing great bodily harm. A caller reported that a man and a woman were fighting. The man walked out and stood near another room at a motel. It was unknown if there were weapons involved. The man was seen walking back to the room where children were staying. The woman didn’t want contact from victim witness.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation. The deputy was towing a trailer and a Jeep away.

A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and entering a residence/theft. It was requested that a deputy respond to a report. A caller reported a theft from her brother’s residence.

A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with violating parole, violating probation and driving with a suspended license. It was reported that a vehicle was stalled and blocking the road. The vehicle was towed.

Vinton

A deputy reported the arrest of an individual charged with corporal injury to a spouse and assault with a deadly weapon. A caller reported that her husband backhanded her the previous day in front of a young child. A deputy reported that medical attention wasn’t needed. The deputy was attempting to obtain an emergency protection order for the victim and was attempting to locate the suspect. The information was given to child protective services and the district attorney. Victim witness was also given information about both parties.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, June 11

Medical alarm sounding

In Crescent Mills, dispatch received a medical alarm. The victim wasn’t answering the phone. The information was transferred to PHI and Indian Valley Fire was paged. It turned out the victim was in Sacramento.

Who let the dogs loose?

In Chester, a caller reported that a neighbor was letting their dogs loose. The dogs were constantly chasing people and were aggressive. That morning they were chasing someone on a bicycle. The information was given to a deputy. A sergeant contacted the dogs’ owner who was told to keep her dogs in the yard or she would be cited. The information was transferred to animal control.

Something’s not right

In Chester, a caller reported that someone might be sleeping in a storage area or in his or her vehicle in front of some other residences. Two adults were suspected of this over the last few days. They were present right then and had children with them the previous day. A deputy called the reporting party and said there would be extra patrol checks at night to make sure they weren’t living in the area.

Sitting in the car

In Portola, a caller said that a suspicious woman was sitting in a car for the past two hours. The caller thought she might be sleeping there. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the woman and the car.

It’s a musical world

Westbound on Highway 70 in the Chilcoot and Beckwourth area, a caller said that someone in a Music World hauling truck was allegedly driving recklessly. The information was transferred to CHP.

Throwing coffee

In Chester, a caller said that while he was driving through Chester, a man who was crossing the street threw coffee on his windshield. He described the person and where he saw him go.  The caller said he was driving an RV. The reporting party called 911 and said that he had a dash video for the deputy. The deputy was unable to locate the suspect.

Lots of flames

In Chester, a caller reported that they were going to burn off a propane tank for a few hours.

Abandoned vehicle reported

In the Chilcoot area, a caller reported finding an abandoned vehicle on her property. She said it was a white sedan with major damage. It also had a refrigerator on top of it. She thought it might belong to a former tenant who was evicted. A deputy attempted to gather information, but the VIN number had been removed and there was no license plate.

Boating citation reported

In Lake Almanor, the boat patrol reported issuing a citation to a woman who was charged with operation of a vessel towing persons on water skis or aquaplanes without a person 12 or older aboard in addition to the driver.

Dog found

At the Black Mountain Lookout area near Chilcoot, a caller reported she found a dog sitting at the top of a mountain. She said the dog was sitting at the bottom of a tree. The information was given to animal control and USFS.

Found locked in vehicle

In Greenville, someone called 911 to report seeing a dog locked in a vehicle. The caller said it was a Chihuahua. It was panting and having a hard time in a black car. The owners then came out of a store and left. The reporting party tried to start a disturbance with the dog’s owner and then they were separated. The information was transferred to animal control to handle.

Kids with flashlight in the woods

In the Prattville area, a caller reported that several kids with flashlights were in the woods the previous night. Then there was a boat stashed under the trees near the PG&E camp. It was reported that the boat patrol could drive right up to the boat. It was reported that the boat was legally parked on the beach; kids from the camp pulled it up onto the beach. The vessel was registered.

Traffic complaint in Chester

A caller reported wanting to make a complaint. The person said that cars weren’t stopping at the crosswalk when a pedestrian crossed the street. The information was transferred to CHP.

Warming fire

In Portola, a caller said that she was having a warming/cooking fire in her backyard. She said it was in a pit and wasn’t very big.

Assistance needed

In Portola, a caller requested assistance for herself. She said that her scooter was on top of her leg. Eastern Plumas Fire responded.

More assistance needed

In Portola, a woman called and asked for a lift assist for herself. She said she fell and had a very large lamp on top of her foot. Eastern Plumas Fire responded. The information was also given to a deputy. The deputy said the patient was put to bed and had the error of her ways explained to her. It was her third fall of the day.

People behaving badly

On Old Highway Road West and Highway 70, a caller reported that a group of people were screaming and causing problems. He said he couldn’t see anyone, but it sounded like two men and two women were involved. Then the caller said he couldn’t hear anything and thought they left on foot walking along Highway 70 toward Greenville. A sergeant was unable to locate them.

Monday, June 10

All over the place

Dispatch received a 911 hang up call. No name was attached to the phone number. Dispatch tried nine times to reconnect with the party to determine if everything was okay. And then multiple 911 calls were received. There was no call back information or names. Then another incoming 911 call was abandoned. Although the other calls all pinned to Beckwourth Peak, the last one didn’t. Six more 911 calls came in. When there was no answer several hours later the case was closed pending a call back.

Reckless drive spotted

Westbound on Highway 70 near Maybe, a caller reported seeing a reckless driver in a white Ford with dealer plates. Information transferred to CHP.

Investigation

In Quincy, a detective reported investigating a forgery and fraud.

Someone took off running

In the Indian Falls area, it was reported that a man was in the area taking things from a house. When the reporting party contacted him he took off running. The person’s pickup with Washington license plates was parked at the top of Apple Orchard Road. The information was given to CHP along with a description of what the man was wearing and the color of a backpack he was carrying. A deputy said the reporting party requested extra patrol checks.

Multiple 911 calls made

In Portola, dispatch received an abandoned 911 call. Dispatch was unable to call the individual back. A second 911 call was abandoned. Dispatch pinned the call to the corner of Green and West Magnolia streets. Dispatch then received multiple 911 hang-up calls. A deputy was going to check the area.

Anxious trucker

East of Rich Bar on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon, CHP transferred a report of a man saying he was a truck driver. He said he stopped because he was having an anxiety attack. He was difficult to understand. He said he was off the highway and stranded. He said several times that he didn’t need medical help. A citizen pulled over to help the man. CHP was sending a unit.

More 911 calls

Dispatch received about six more 911 calls from the area of Green and West Magnolia in Portola.

Theft of plate reported

In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of a license plate while the vehicle was parked in a parking lot. The information was transferred to CHP.

Three-wheeler issue

It was reported that a three-wheeler with two occupants failed to stop at the railroad crossing on Hideaway Road in Greenville. The information was transferred to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad dispatch. A deputy was unable to locate the people.

Someone yelling

In Portola, someone reported that someone was screaming at a boy. The reporting party didn’t see anything physical just heard verbal threats. The information was given to a deputy. Everyone agreed to keep the peace.

Get the cat

In Portola, a caller requested a civil standby to pick up his cat. He was told to call back when he got to Portola. A deputy was waiting for the call.

Hazard reported

The boat patrol at Lake Almanor reported towing a water hazard of some kind.

While away …

In Quincy, a caller reported that while she was incarcerated someone possibly broke into her house. She said the window was broken out and that her keys no longer worked. The information was given to a deputy. A deputy said the victim was supposed to be at the resource center, but she wasn’t there or at her house. The deputy did see a broken window.

Caller had a question

In Graeagle, an individual called 911 to ask why a patrol unit no longer parks in the area of Little Bear anymore? Then the individual hung up.

Another hazard

In Lake Almanor, the boat patrol reported towing another hazard away.

Not so secret now

In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of two pairs of Victoria’s Secret panties from a Fed Ex package delivered earlier to her house. It was a $10 loss. No suspects or video surveillance were available. The caller did request phone contact with a deputy. The night shift was going to handle the situation.

Drug dealer usually around

In Quincy, a caller said a man was usually at a trailer park with drugs. The caller requested an extra patrol check. A sergeant was unable to locate the person.

Worried about a dog

In Portola, it was reported that someone saw a dog inside an RV and was worried about it in the heat. A deputy checked the area and didn’t find any dogs in distress.

Child seen in vehicle

In Quincy, a caller reported that a child was left unattended in a vehicle for more than 30 minutes. A deputy contacted the parent and the child. The child was okay and was being watched by other siblings while in the car.

Food poisoning reported

In Portola, a caller reported that she was involved in an argument with someone at a business. She said she called to tell them she got food poisoning from them.

Patient causing problems

In Quincy, someone on the staff at Plumas District Hospital reported that a patient was causing a disturbance and they needed assistance. A deputy reported that the patient agreed to keep the peace.

Lassen requests assistance

In Westwood, a caller requested assistance for a man who was pacing in front of a house. He had a butcher’s knife. There were young children in the home. Lassen County Sheriff’s Office was at the scene. A deputy was en route. LCSO recontacted and said they no longer needed the deputy.

Send search and rescue

In Cuttler Meadow in the Cromberg area, search and rescue assistance was requested. A caller reported that two males with camping stuff needed assistance although there was no immediate danger. A caller said that a friend was stuck in the woods and it wasn’t known just where he was. Then the caller said that search and rescue wasn’t needed. The friend probably had food and water.

Sunday, June 9

Down she went

In Portola, a caller said that his wife had been drinking. She fell and hit her head. She was responsive, but the call was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care and Eastern Plumas Fire.

Walking in the middle

On Highway 70 near Portola, a caller said that an older woman with a pink shawl was walking in the middle of the roadway. A deputy was unable to locate her.

Citation issued

On Highway 36 near Chester a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle.

Wood stolen

In Portola, a caller reported the theft of firewood. A deputy gave a man a trespass warning.

Suspicious admission

In Portola, a deputy requested that information be kept on file that it looked like two people were trying to gain entry onto some property. A deputy checked the area and found it secure.

Motorcycle incident

Search and Rescue was paged when a logger reported that someone on a motorcycle was down and had a leg injury. The incident was 1 1/2 miles down hill near Granite Basin Campground at Bucks Lake. Plumas District Hospital and Meadow Valley Fire were also notified. Meadow Valley Fire was to assist with a helicopter-landing zone at the Bucks Lake Fire House. A USFS engine crew advised the victim was being taken to Rogers Cow Camp and then went by private vehicle to Butte County for treatment.

Smoke reported

In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported seeing a lot of smoke coming from her neighbor’s property. The information was transferred to SIFC. SIFC reported that someone from the fire department was making entry into the residence. No fire was seen.

Jeep meets tree

On Highway 89 across from Humboldt Road in the Lake Almanor area, it was reported that a Jeep hit a tree. Three patients were reported. A sergeant was en route. The information was transferred to CHP.

Reckless riding

At the Cottonwood Campground near Chilcoot, a caller reported that people on motorcycles were driving erratically. The information was transferred to CHP.

Explosion heard

At the diversion dam near Chester, a caller reported hearing a loud explosion and then could see a lot of black smoke. The information was transferred to SIFC. The caller reported that his vehicle was on fire. It was determined that everyone was okay and that the fire department and CHP were handling the situation.

Loud music

In Quincy, a caller reported that loud music was disturbing people. A deputy contacted a woman who agreed to turn it down. A second caller reported loud music over an hour later. A deputy contacted the woman and someone else and they agreed to turn down the music.

Smoke reported

In Crescent Mills, a caller reported seeing smoke on the mountain above the town, possibly in the Round Valley area. The information was transferred to USFS.

Overdue people

From Chilcoot to Reno, a caller reported that some people were overdue to a camp at Frenchman Lake. Someone last spoke to the people that day while the caller was in Chilcoot. The information was transferred to CHP.

From swimming to campfire

At Oakland Camp near Quincy, a caller reported that several people at the swimming hole looked like they were going to start a campfire. A deputy said there was no fire.

Music is loud

In the Cromberg area, a caller reported a party in the trailer park where she lives. The information was given to a deputy. The deputy contacted a woman who agreed to turn down the music and to keep the peace. Then the caller reported that the music got loud again. A deputy said it was all quiet.

Mom went for a hike

In the Frazier Falls area, a caller said her mother went on a hike at Frazier Falls and had been gone quite awhile. She was supposed to be back for dinner. She didn’t have a cell phone with her. The reporting party called back to say that her father located her mother.

Saturday, June 8

Hit and run reported

On Highway 70 just east of Keddie, a caller reported a hit and run. He said that another vehicle hit the driver’s side mirrors. No injuries were reported. The parties were no longer on scene. The information was transferred to CHP.

Sparking tire

Near Quincy on Highway 70 eastbound from Feather River College, a caller reported that the vehicle in front of her had a flat tire that was sparking. The information was transferred to CHP.

Theft reported

In Greenville, a caller said that her son and his friend were stealing things from the house. The deputy said it was a civil matter.

Nobody home but there’s wood

In Delleker, a caller reported that a man was cutting wood at a vacant house that was for sale. He was loading it up. Someone contacted the man who said he was cleaning up the property. There was no evidence of a crime.

Dogs chasing quads

In the Greenhorn Ranch area, a caller reported that a man’s dogs were chasing people riding quads. The caller requested contact from animal control.

Alcohol issues

In Portola, a caller reported that her granddaughter was being treated at Eastern Plumas Health Care for possibly being under the influence of alcohol. The caller thought she knew who provided the alcohol. She requested contact from a deputy.

Passed out

In Chester, someone reported that a man was passed out inside a vehicle and wasn’t moving. A deputy said the man was just napping.

Entering without permission

In Quincy, a sergeant received a report that a reporting party believed someone entered a man’s trailer. She said she had the locks changed.

Friday, June 7

People heard

In Portola, a caller said he could hear people in his backyard. A deputy was able to contact the caller and was unable to locate anyone suspicious in the area.

Citation issued

In Quincy, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with speeding.

Burglary reported

In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that someone burglarized his residence. An air compressor was missing.

Yelling profanities

In Quincy, a caller said that a man went to her business and was yelling profanities. She requested that a deputy give him a trespass warning from the property. A deputy spoke to the man and gave him the warning.

Beyond the pail

In Quincy, a caller reported that someone stole a bucket from a business.

At the ticket booth

At the fairgrounds in Quincy, someone reported that six children were at the ticket booth to the racetrack. A sergeant contacted them and asked them to leave. A trespass warning was given to all of them.

Dumping trash

In Vinton, a caller reported that an individual who had previously been evicted was dumping large quantities of trash in the Dumpster. The caller was in the process of getting a restraining order.

Disturbance reported

In Quincy, a caller reported hearing a disturbance between and man and a woman. A deputy contacted them and they were arguing. They agreed to keep the peace.

Thursday, June 6

Be on the lookout for a speeding car

Westbound from Highway 36 to A13 in the Chester area, CHP requested that deputies be on the lookout for a Cadillac with no plate information. A reporting party said the driver was an elderly man who was driving all over the road at speeds of 80 to 90 mph.

Should she worry?

In Blairsden, dispatch received a hang-up call. The caller called back and said she was wondering if there was a fire she needed to be worried about. She said she saw fire trucks in the area with lights on. She was told there was no fire.

Leaving messages on the car

In Portola, a caller said that someone she knows was harassing her by leaving her messages under the windshield wipers of her car. A deputy reported that the caller was given information about a temporary restraining order.

Using her garbage can

In Portola, a caller said she was having issues with her neighbor. She said that individual was putting garbage in her can. She gave him permission to do it before, but it’s become an issue. The information was given to a deputy. The deputy spoke to both parties and the man agreed not to use the other person’s garbage can anymore. He said he was unaware that she’d changed her mind.

Gas missing

In Chester, a caller reported finding a note on her dash saying that she should check her gas cap. She thought she had a half-tank of gas and now she only has a fourth-of-a-tank. She thought someone stole gas from her car. The information was given to a deputy.

Medical needed

On Highway 49, 3 miles south of Highway 70 in the Vinton area, CHP transferred a call from a man who said he was on the side of the road and needed an ambulance. He thought he was having a reaction to his medication. He said he managed to pull his vehicle over to the side and then fell when he got out. The information was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care and Sierra Valley Fire who responded.

People yelling

In Quincy, a caller said he could hear people yelling at each other. He called back and said things got quiet. The deputy was unable to find any problems.

A dog showed up

In Delleker, a caller said a stray dog showed up at a doorstep and it looked unhealthy. A deputy picked up the dog and transported it to animal control.

Harassment reported

In Portola, a caller said that a woman was harassing him and wanted a call from a deputy. He called back and said he thought there was something in his motorhome and that the woman put it there. He thought it might be stolen property. A deputy attempted to contact the caller and left a message.

Stuck in the snow

On the 10 Road in the Caribou Wilderness near Chester, a caller said he got his Cadillac stuck in the snow. He was about 5 miles past the sign to Mud Circle Road. He said that he and his father had been there about two hours. The call was transferred to CHP and they were told they needed a winch.

Fire department inspection?

In Quincy, a caller reported that a suspicious vehicle with three males was seen at the fire department on Alta Avenue. The vehicle had Oregon license plates. They parked in front of the department and then walked around the building several times. Then they got back into the vehicle. CHP located the vehicle at the Old Highway west and both CHP and a deputy were out with them. They were just passing through the area on their way to Washington.

Fast driver spotted

In Quincy, it was reported that someone in a Honda was driving fast up and down the Fairgrounds Road. They were also driving in and out of the fairgrounds. The vehicle’s lights were on. The information was transferred to CHP.

Pellet gun fired

In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported that someone accidentally was shot in the hand by a pellet gun. The victim was 88 years old. She went to the emergency room and then returned home. A deputy attempted to contact her and no one answered the door. A message was left on the phone to call the deputy. The Lake Almanor Country Club security was also contacted to see if they had any information. A deputy learned they were at their peninsula address with fish and wildlife. The man was counseled by fish and wildlife about shooting wildlife.

Cutting up the bleachers

In Chester, someone at the high school reported that someone was using a metal cutter on the bleachers by the football field. A deputy contacted a teacher who said a person was removing old wood from the bleachers. The deputy confirmed that the custodian had permission to be there.

Reckless driving reported

On Highway 36 and Airport Road, a caller reported that someone was driving behind them. The information was transferred to CHP. CHP reported not having anyone in the area and requested that a deputy be on the lookout for the person driving a sedan. The driver was tailgating the other person’s Ford. CHP checked on Highway 36 to Johnson Grade and didn’t locate the sedan.

Wednesday, June 5

Bite reported

In Quincy, someone at Plumas District Hospital reported treating the victim of a dog bite. The information was transferred to animal control. The bite had occurred the previous day in Meadow Valley. Animal Control was to handle the situation.

Jeep reported stolen

In Portola, a caller reported that someone stole his Jeep. He said he heard that it was recovered and asked to speak to a deputy.

Might be trespassing

In Chester, a caller reported that her neighbor wasn’t home and saw someone in the area driving a pickup with a horse trailer and had some unfriendly dogs. A deputy contacted the people who said they had permission to be there. A man said she should get a letter from the owner by the following day or they would be removed from the property.

Open window, closed business

In Portola, a caller reported that the windows to a business were open. The caller didn’t know who owned the business, but it had been closed for a year. A deputy was requested. Deputies reported that the building was clear and everything was fine.

Who’s hiding?

In Portola, a caller requested that someone come and check out the second story of his house. He thought his teenaged children were hiding from him up there. A deputy checked the area and didn’t find anyone.

Unsettling information

In Chester, it was reported that one man was going to another man’s residence and kill him. The information was transferred to Lassen County. Someone from law enforcement in Lassen said they went to the residence and then left.

Threatening message left

In Chester, a caller reported that when she got home she found a threatening message on her message machine. She knew the person who made the threats. Lassen County was handling the situation.

Threat made

In Vinton, a caller reported receiving a threatening phone call. The information was filed and the deputy provided the individual with information from victim witness.

Got a mountain lion

In Canyon Dam, a caller reported that a PG&E security guard trapped a mountain lion in the picnic area. CHP transferred the call to fish and wildlife.

Child on quad reported

In Greenville, a caller reported that a child was seen driving a quad that had no lights. The information was transferred to CHP.

Unhappy customer

In Greenville, a caller said that a customer was harassing her. A deputy contacted the caller and explained both temporary restraining orders and civil procedures. The caller was going to reconnect later for a civil stand by to terminate the individual’s service. Then she called and requested that a deputy show up so she could do a few things around the property. She said she didn’t feel safe alone. A deputy called and said the standby wouldn’t happen that night.

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