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 19 to June 25.
BY THE NUMBERS
49 calls to 911
39 CHP reports
35 medical requests
23 fire department related responses
21 reports of suspicious circumstances
15 disturbances reported
15 requests for assistance
14 civil reports
13 arrests reported
13 reports involving juveniles
12 reports to the USFS
10 boat related reports
10 reports to SIFC
9 intoxication-involved arrests reported
9 reports to animal control
8 welfare check requests
7 traffic related reports
7 extra patrol requests
6 alarms reported
5 reports of assault
5 thefts reported
5 citations reported
5 court-related reports
5 requests from Alternative Sentencing Program
4 requests to assist other agencies
4 reports involving weapons
4 reports to fish and wildlife
3 reports of harassment
3 reports of scans
3 reports to REMSA
In the Beckwourth area, a caller reported that a relative was trying to take some of her livestock. A second caller reported that the woman was causing problems and yelling. CHP was en route from Portola. The caller said it had gotten physical, but no weapons were involved. CHP reported the arrest of the woman charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher. Three dogs were transported to the animal shelter.
CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating a restraining order and threatening to harm someone. A sergeant reported receiving a call from a woman who reported a possible violation of a restraining order at Seneca Hospital. A deputy was requested.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated, resisting arrest and elder abuse. A caller reported a woman assaulted him and that she shoved him out the door. He needed medical help. The woman was still there, but he locked her out.
A deputy reported the arrest of two men charged with being intoxicated.
Someone at the high school reported that several juveniles were on top of the high school gym roof. They were yelling and screaming.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with battery in a citizen’s arrest. A caller reported that a woman attacked him. He said he was hit several times in the head and was bleeding from his ear, nose and chin. He declined medical assistance. The caller said the woman was no longer on scene. Then the man called back and said he did need medical for a head injury received during the assault. The information was transferred to PHI.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with corporal injury. Someone reported a domestic violence incident. The situation started as an argument and then the man took the broom away from a woman and hit her in the face with it. Then he picked her up and threw her. The man left in a vehicle. There were two children at home. No medical help was needed. The information was transferred to victim witness and the district attorney.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and violating his probation. The arrest occurred on a probation check.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation and receiving stolen property. Dispatch received a 911 call that had a bad signal. When dispatch called back a person said someone saw four men at an abandoned house. They were loading things into a pickup. Child protective services was notified and a juvenile was released to them.
CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated.
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. Dispatch received a 911 hang up call and then the individual called back. That person reported that someone just backed into his parked vehicle. He was still there and the caller thought he had been drinking. The information was transferred to CHP.
Tuesday, June 25
Three dog visit
In Quincy, a caller said he was outside animal control with two pitbulls and a lab mix. He found them in another area and took them to the shelter. Dispatch transferred the information to animal control.
Didn’t report in
In Greenville, someone requested a welfare check on a woman at her residence. She didn’t report to work that morning. The caller has called and texted multiple times and got no contact. The caller said this was out of character. A deputy contacted the woman who was fine. She said she didn’t know she had to work that day. The woman was on the phone to the reporting party when the deputy arrived.
Man in the area
In Portola, it was reported that a man was seen driving down a street near the reporting party’s residence. The person didn’t know if it violated the restraining order.
In Quincy, it was reported that things were missing from a man’s property. He asked for a deputy. A deputy determined it was an ongoing civil matter.
In the Bucks Lake area, Butte County requested assistance with a man who flagged down a motorist and requested he contact law enforcement for help. The man broke down three days earlier and needed a tow truck. The individual had no cell service. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Meadow Valley, a caller reported finding fraudulent charges on her credit card.
Brush fire reported
On Highway 70, 2 miles east of Chilcoot, a 911 transfer from CHP reported a brush fire. It was on the north side of the road and caused by construction workers. They were attempting to put it out. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. A second 911 call was received. Sierra Valley Fire requested the USFS and they already had a unit on scene.
Near Spring Garden, an animal control officer reported issuing a citation to a woman about her dogs.
On the Clio road and Highway 89, a man was charged with driving when license is suspended or revoked, no valid registration and no proof of financial responsibility.
He had to pay
In Greenville at the dump, it was reported that a man refused to pay and threw his trash on the ground. Then he left. A sergeant eventually caught up with the man and he was given a trespass warning.
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone he knew attacked him in front of the post office. A deputy spoke to the reporting party who didn’t want to press charges.
In Greenville, a caller reported that her daughter was being incorrigible and requested a deputy. The daughter had taken off, but returned home.
Golf cart on the loose
On A 13 and Highway 147 near Hamilton Branch, a caller reported that several kids were driving down the highway in a golf cart. The information was transferred to CHP.
Black smoke reported
On Mile High Road across from the Bucks Lake Dam, a caller said a lot of black smoke could be seen across the dam. The information was transferred to USFS.
In Quincy, a caller reported hearing a gunshot. A deputy was unable to locate anything.
Dirt bike issues
In Portola, a caller reported that someone with a dirt bike kept turning it off and on and revving the engine. A deputy reported that he was gone.
Monday, June 24
Forgot why she called
In Portola, dispatch received a 911 call with an open line. The caller reconnected and said she was lost and didn’t know what was happening. She did not need medical assistance. She said she didn’t remember why she called 911 and asked several times how dispatch knew who she was. She said she was afraid, but didn’t know why. The dayshift did a welfare check on the individual. She said her arm hurt, but still didn’t want medical help, otherwise she was okay.
On Highway 147 near Chester, a caller reported a burglary at a construction site. The caller said that multiple tools were stolen. A deputy said the location was south of a rail yard.
In Quincy, an animal control officer reported citing a man who was charged with having two dogs at large.
Lost property reported
At Antelope Lake, someone reported losing a wallet. The caller described it and said it contained an ID, social security card and two bankcards.
At the Prattville Cemetery, it was reported that someone stole a headstone in the past six months.
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone vandalized the east side of the Town Hall Theatre. The information was given to a deputy.
Long distance hang-up
On the Smith Lake Trail near Graeagle, dispatch received a 911 cell call. Dispatch could hear someone walking. The subject didn’t hang up and dispatch plotted the longitude to the Smith Lake location. No assistance was needed.
Stomping and yelling
In Quincy at a bus stop, someone reported seeing a young man who appeared to be angry. He was stomping his feet and yelling at himself. A deputy said the subject was heading back to Siskiyou County according to information from his probation officer.
In the Chester area, a sergeant reported attempting to stop a vehicle. It went through three stop signs going westbound on Highway 36. At times, the vehicle was traveling at speeds of 100 mph-plus. The information was transferred to CHP. The person had three warrants. A sergeant and CHP checked, but couldn’t locate the suspicious vehicle and driver.
In Quincy, a caller reported having a new landlord. The tenant reported that the landlord just walked into his house. The caller requested to speak to a deputy. A deputy contacted the landlord who said the reporting party lives in her home. The landlord said her sister recently purchased two bedrooms and was allowed to come in and out of the house as she pleased. A deputy recontacted the reporting party and said he was unaware that the landlord rented out the other two rooms.
In Beckwourth, a caller reported that a woman was just released from jail and was now arguing with people. No weapons were seen. The individual was just leaving as a deputy arrived. The woman was issued a verbal trespass warning a few days prior and was given another warning. She was to leave the property. The deputy said there was an argument about a goat on the property. The woman was to recontact with documentation showing she owned the goat.
In Portola, a member of the emergency room staff requested a deputy because a patient was making threats against a doctor and a store clerk. A little later, the staff said the individual was calming down, but still wanted a deputy to respond when available. The deputy was on another case, but when available checked out the situation. No threats were made, but extra patrol checks were put in place for the night.
Suspicious person noted
In Greenville, a caller reported that a suspicious person was seen on her property. Nothing appeared to be missing and no damage was done to her property. The woman said she had an incident on camera and could email the pictures.
Intoxicated walker seen
In Portola, a caller reported that a man was walking through the complex and was intoxicated. A deputy spoke to the man who was trying to contact the manager about the dry grass on the property.
Ex won’t leave
In Quincy, a caller reported that her ex was refusing to leave and she wanted some assistance. A deputy said they were arguing over residency. The correct civil procedures were provided and they agreed to keep the peace.
In Portola, a caller reported seeing a lot of smoke near her residence. The caller didn’t see flames, but she hadn’t walked down to where the smoke was located. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. It was a burn pile that was controlled. The fire department was canceled.
Drug drop reported
In Quincy, a corrections officer reported receiving information that there was going to be a drug drop in front of the jail. A deputy was requested. A deputy and sergeant were unable to locate anything.
In Quincy, a caller reported that her ex husband was threatening her and he had a gun. Then the caller hung up. A sergeant reported that the caller hadn’t heard from her ex for several months, but had had a suspicion. Extra patrol checks were initiated.
In Delleker, a caller reported a disturbance involving a man and woman. A deputy reported that it was juveniles jumping on a trampoline. They were going inside for the night.
Leave the property
In Portola, a deputy reported that a person was looking into a closed business. The deputy asked the person to leave the business.
Sunday, June 23
In Portola, a caller reported that someone took a license plate off his vehicle. The information was transferred to CHP.
At Long Point Campground, CHP received a report of a person with a young child walking down the road from the campground. The CHP had two units responding.
In the Frenchman Lake area, it was reported that a woman was at the Frenchman USFS yard attempting to get into a vehicle. A license plate number was gathered and the number came back to identify the vehicle’s owner. A man said he had video surveillance of a woman attempting to break into his vehicle and tampering with his gas tank. He said that other employees also witnessed it.
Hazard on lake
On Lake Almanor, a caller reported a large log creating a hazard. A deputy said the log wasn’t an immediate threat and the boat patrol would respond.
At the Frenchman Lake USFS yard, a caller reported having a restraining order against a woman. The caller reported that a woman went to her work place and was trying to get into vehicles.
Knock, knock let me in
In Quincy, a caller reported that a bear was trying to get into his house. The information was transferred to fish and wildlife.
Misbehaving and caught
In the Mohawk area, a caller reported that a man and a woman were in a shower stall and they were behaving inappropriately. A deputy said they were gone when he arrived.
An employee at Plumas District Hospital reported treating an assault victim who was hit in the head by his girlfriend.
Saturday, June 22
Possible kidnapped victim sought
From Redmond, Oregon. A be-on-the-lookout was sent out for the victim of a possible kidnapping. The last known location was Modoc County. One vehicle was a white box truck or old U-haul. A second vehicle was a green Honda Accord. It was reported that just after midnight Descutes County dispatch received two different 911 calls from people reported they had seen videos of a woman who was tied up. The subjects were wearing masks in the background. Officers made contact with the woman, but were unable to locate her in person. Her statements were inconsistent with her being in central Oregon. Her phone pinned off Highway 139 in Modoc County near Canby. She stated that she was in the back of a U-haul truck and she thought that three men were in the cab. She knew their first names, but not their last names. It wasn’t known if it was related to the crime, but the victim’s father reported that his Honda was stolen. He though his daughter was responsible. It was stated that if a box truck was located it was to be stopped and detained and the Redmond Police Department contacted. If the Honda was located then it wasn’t likely that a kidnapping occurred. The Redmond Police Department wanted that vehicle stopped and a welfare check done on the woman. There was no mention of weapons, but someone thought the men were on drugs.
Dock is off
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller requested assistance with her boat because the dock was too far off.
Speedboat on the loose
At Lake Almanor, a caller reported that a black speedboat was loose and floating in front of Rec. 1. The boat patrol reported they couldn’t find the boat.
Men in black reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that men were going to apartments. They said they worked for PG&E, but didn’t have badges. When the caller didn’t allow them inside they allegedly got aggressive. They were wearing black shirts. A deputy said they were employees of a company partnered with the electrical company.
In Portola, a caller said she could hear gunshots. She was unsure where they were coming from and it sounded like they were far away.
Near Meadow Valley, a caller reported that she could see smoke off Bucks Lake Road in Meadow Valley and wanted to know about a burn. The information was transferred to USFS.
Vegetation fire reported
On Humboldt Road and Highway 89, a deputy reported a vegetation fire. SIFC reported the fire is 50 feet by an unknown amount in size. Then they reported it was 10 feet by 20 feet. An engine was on scene.
In Quincy, a caller reported that her car was destroyed. She said she received a letter that an investigation was done. She asked to speak to a sergeant or the sheriff.
No camping allowed
On the Cascade Trail near Quincy, a caller reported that a fifth-wheel trailer was unhooked from a truck and people were camping there. The signs say no camping past the USFS signs. The information was transferred to USFS.
Not going to Malibu
On Lake Almanor, a caller reported that his Malibu jet boat with a canopy broke down. Eight people were on board. The boat was towed from the Peninsula to Almanor West.
Kids throwing rocks
In Portola, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about some juveniles throwing rocks at her brother’s car in the driveway. Extra patrol checks were offered.
Matt Dillon called
In Sierraville, dispatch spoke with an off-duty Truckee Police Department employee about calling dispatch. He was unaware that his phone dialed and he was fine.
At Frenchman Lake, a caller reported the theft of items from his vehicle. A deputy reported the theft occurred from a USFS vehicle on public land. A law enforcement officer from USFS was to handle the problem.
At the Ponderosa Campground at the Butt Valley Reservoir, a caller reported that several people were shooting rifles across the reservoir. The caller thought four people were shooting. A deputy contacted a man who was counseled about safe shooting practices.
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller said that two people came down to their neighbor’s dock and then they appeared on their back porch. The caller didn’t think they went into the neighbor’s house, but didn’t recognize them. A deputy said he spoke to one of them and they are family.
Problems at a cove
At Lake Davis, a caller reported he could hear someone screaming and crying. It was coming from one of the coves. He said it was going on for an hour and could be heard from the dam. The deputy couldn’t locate anyone with problems.
Friday, June 21
Following a bad driver
Eastbound on Highway 70 near Paxton, dispatch received a 911 call. They recontacted the person who said he was following a reckless driver pulling a trailer. The information was transferred to CHP.
Just the neighbors
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that some people were camping on private property. A deputy reported that the neighbors were there and not camping.
In the Smith Lake area, a caller reported seeing a forest fire. The information was transferred to USFS. A man said he was in the area the previous day and saw the fire and it was extinguished. The information was again transferred to USFS.
Make the dogs behave
In Portola, a caller reported that her neighbor was causing problems. His dog was going to the bathroom in front of her window. He then came up to her door and pounded on it. She said she felt threatened and wanted to speak to a deputy. A deputy contacted the woman and explained civil procedures.
In Portola, a caller said that an individual was jumping in front of the lawn mower and harassing the maintenance worker. He was also scaring other tenants. The individual had a walker and a cane. A deputy contacted the people who agreed to keep the peace.
Garbage on the fly
Westbound on Highway 70 at Chandler Road, it was reported that a truck was traveling and that bottles and garbage were flying out of it. The caller disconnected before dispatch could get more information. The information was transferred to CHP.
Juveniles up to mischief
In Quincy, a caller reported that some juveniles were going to his place and loosening the straps on his trailer during the night. He thought he knew them. A deputy reported that it was suspicious and was putting an extra patrol in place.
In Quincy, a caller reported that five or six juveniles were at a trailer park and trying to beat up another girl. No weapons were reported. The girls were then leaving in a silver vehicle. Everyone was separated. A sergeant reported ongoing harassment with the juveniles. They were counseled and agreed to keep the peace. The victim was provided with information on getting a temporary restraining order.
Camping gear spotted
Westbound on Highway 70 on Indian Hill near Quincy, a caller reported seeing camping gear in the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.
Thursday, June 20
In Quincy, a caller reported that a suspicious item was found outside the door of the behavioral health building. It appeared to be a baggie with drugs in it. A deputy spoke to the caller and then the bag was destroyed.
Big cat spotted
In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported seeing a mountain lion during the night.
Going through inventory
In Quincy, a deputy spoke to someone who said that someone was going through her store inventory that she had in the back of her truck. She didn’t know if anything was missing.
Property damage reported
In Chester, a caller reported a hit and run to her business with property damage. The information was transferred to CHP.
Abandoned vehicle reported
In Portola, a deputy reported finding an abandoned vehicle with all of the windows broken out. The deputy was going to attempt to contact the registered owner. The vehicle was tagged with a 72-hour removal planned. The registered owner’s phones were disconnected and he was not living at the vehicle’s registered address.
In Greenville, a caller reported that she received a scam call. She went out and got the money orders and a gift card as requested. She asked that a deputy contact her.
Strange motorhome reported
Near Portola, a caller reported seeing a strange motorhome with a mattress out front of it. The information was transferred to CHP.
Dogs in a car
Someone at the hospital reported there was a vehicle there with all the windows rolled up. Dogs were inside the car. The information was transferred to animal control. PDH reported that the individual left.
Checking on property
In Greenville, a caller requested that a deputy accompany him while he checked on his friend’s property. The friend was in the hospital and he had issues in the past with people camping there. A deputy also reported that all of the animals were fine.
Near Quincy, a caller reported that some kids poured sand into his tractor fuel tank.
My boat is sinking!
At Lake Almanor, a caller reported that her boat was sinking off the docks. No one was on board. A caller reported that a tow truck was on scene pulling the boat out of the water.
At the Spring Creek Campground at Frenchman, a caller reported that a man kept making comments to kids. When was asked why, he took off. The man was at a camp past the dam on the way to Lunkers. His pickup and camper had a skull and cross bones on the side. A deputy located him and he said he was just spotting for deer. He was counseled and agreed to keep the peace.
Hurry it’s a bug bite!
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller requested an ambulance for his wife who had an infected bug bite on her leg. The call was transferred to SIFC.
In the La Porte area, a caller thought there was a prowler about. They saw a light about 10 minutes earlier. It was a white light that then turned red. The husband was outside looking around and told her to call 911. The person called back and said it was the neighbors coming in late.
In Quincy, a corrections officer requested that a man be given a check at his home. He was wearing an ankle monitor and wasn’t answering his phone. The deputy was requested to perform a Breathalyzer test. He was detained and returned to jail.
Wednesday, June 19
Attempting to break in
In Portola, a caller thought that someone was trying to break into her residence. She heard banging on the door, but couldn’t see anyone outside. There were children in the home. She thought she knew who it was. A deputy checked the area and didn’t find anyone around.
Alarm at cemetery
In Chester, a man called 911 to say that an employee accidentally set off the alarm at the Chester Cemetery. They didn’t need help.
Community burn pile
In Graeagle, a caller reported that for three days Graeagle Land and Water would be burning the community burn pile.
In Greenville, a deputy reported investigating a theft at a store.
Brown slick reported
At Lake Almanor, a caller reported seeing a brown slick about 200 yards long just outside Rec. 2. The boat patrol investigated it and they said it was pine pollen on the water.
In Chester, someone reported that on the previous day someone backed their vehicle into their awning and destroyed it. The information was transferred to CHP.
Vehicle in the ditch a while
Near Clio, a caller reported that a vehicle had been left in a ditch about a week. The information was transferred to CHP.
Near Canyon Dam, a caller reported that some fingerprints were located on a window at the old PG&E house at Camp Conery. The caller requested that a deputy get the prints. The caller said it didn’t look like anything was taken. It might have been related to another crime that was reported earlier. The deputy said it was a case of suspicious circumstances. The window was found ajar.
Injuries at the mill
In Quincy, a caller reported that two people were injured at Sierra Pacific. A fire nozzle blew off the firehouse and hit the two people in the head. They were conscious. The information was transferred to REMSA. Plumas District Hospital and Quincy Fire responded.
Stranded with only a float tube
At Lake Davis, a caller reported that he was stranded in a float tube. The wind caught him and he couldn’t get back to where he belonged. It was a green tube. The individual was camped at Grizzly and put in at Jenkins. He was right off Jenkins. He said that he was safe, just floating around. The information was given to someone who was going to go get the stranded floater, but the individual couldn’t find him. Dispatch was able to contact the man in the tube who said he was closer to Camp 5. He called back on 911 so dispatch could pin his current located. Someone located the victim. He didn’t need medical help.
Violent incident reported
In the Storrie area in the Feather River Canyon, a caller reported that a woman was dropped off at Rogers Flats after being involved in a domestic violence situation. The incident occurred at a mine. The people left Oroville to swim at the mine. It was reported that someone started yelling and hit the victim in the head multiple times. He said he was going to kill her. She didn’t need medical attention. The victim took off running from the mine and contacted someone on road construction. That person gave her a ride to the PG&E area. Law enforcement was on the lookout for the man and his vehicle. The information was also sent to the Butte County Sheriff. Deputies were unable to locate the man. The victim was given a ride back to Chico. A deputy notified victim witness.
In the grandstands
In Quincy, a caller reported that a juvenile was trespassing at the fairgrounds. He was riding his bike in the grandstands. The reporting party said the boy left. The reporting party said the gates would be locked, but requested an extra patrol check.
In Lake Almanor, a caller requested a tow for a disabled boat with four adults and one child on board. The boat patrol located the boat.
In Quincy, a caller requested a Spanish speaker and was transferred to the language line. The caller said he was a truck driver and went to the mill. He was hit by another truck driver and wanted to make a report. The information was transferred to CHP and the mill.
At Big Cove at Lake Almanor, a caller reported he had several bears in the campground over the last few days. He contacted fish and wildlife. They were removing their trash cans the next five nights and were having them out only during the day.
In Portola, a caller reported a physical altercation. He reported what the people were driving and knew some of the people. It was unknown if anyone had weapons. A deputy said it was a mutual assault and no one wanted to press charges.
In Quincy, a caller said that four juveniles were harassing him at his residence. They were making his dogs bark and making rude gestures. The juveniles left in a pickup. He followed them and they got out of the pickup and started harassing him again. A deputy contacted the caller and was on the lookout for the juveniles.