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 July 17 to July 22.
BY THE NUMBERS
44 reports involving CHP
38 requests for medical help
36 calls to 911
33 reports involving a fire department
28 requests for assistance
26 disturbances reported
21 reports of a suspicious nature
16 reports to animal control
15 boat related reports
15 arrests reported
12 reports of a civil nature
10 probation reports
10 reports of trespassing
10 calls to the USFS
10 be on the lookout reports
9 requests for welfare checks
9 reports involving traffic
7 court reports
6 transfers to SIFC
6 alarms reported
6 citations reported
6 reports involving juveniles
6 burglaries reported
5 reports for the Alternative Sentencing Program
5 theft reports made
5 mental health reports
4 reports of harassment
4 reports involving children
4 missing persons reports
4 reports of domestic violence
4 reports of assisting other agencies
3 reports of hazards
3 threats reported
3 extra patrol check request
3 fish and wildlife reports
3 reports to the district attorney
3 reports of assault
3 reports for search and rescue
3 sex related reports
3 reports involving weapons
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 and refusing to take a chemical test. A deputy and the CHP were on scene of a vehicle accident on Highway 147 north of Dorado Inn.
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 and child abuse. A deputy reported that the CHP arrived on scene and a DUI was turned over to the officer. There were children in the vehicle and the mother was on scene to get them.
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 and a probation officer reported the arrest of a man charged with violating probation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman wanted on two Plumas County warrants. The deputy received information that two people were fighting and the man left.
Lake Almanor Peninsula
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with vandalism. He was also trespassed off the property. A caller said a man was breaking his windows.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated.
A corrections officer reported a court remand for a woman who was driving with a suspended license.
CHP reported the arrest of a person charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A caller reported seeing a vehicle in the ditch in the westbound lane area near Highway 70 and Barlow Road. The information was transferred to CHP, deputies, fire department and PDH.
CHP reported the arrest of an individual charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher. CHP noted the individual had a prior for driving under the influence.
A corrections officer asked for a deputy to respond to the jail. A man was refusing to test. The deputy reported the arrest of the man charged with violating probation.
A detective reported the arrest of two men. They were both charged with cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale.
Monday, July 22
Missing persons report
From Chico to Butt Lake, it was reported that a woman and small children were traveling in a Dodge. The reporting party was at the Cool Springs Camp site. CHP was asked to BOLO and were attempting to locate them. A deputy contacted the reporting party who said they just showed up.
In Quincy, a caller said that someone stole her medications during the night. She said she had the same problem the previous week. A deputy contacted the woman who said she left a window open and thought someone came in while she was asleep.
In Portola, a caller from a business asked to speak to a deputy. They were having problems with someone and wanted him trespassed from the property. He had called earlier and said he was having problems with an employee at the business that didn’t want him there. The deputy said the man was given an official no trespass warning for the business.
Left kitty behind
In Portola, a caller reported that the neighbors just moved and left their cat. It was an indoor cat now living outside. The owner did leave food and water outside for the cat. The information was transferred to animal control.
In Taylorsville, an animal control officer reported investigating a bite case. An 8-year-old was bitten by a lab named Cash.
In the Beckwourth area, a caller reported that a go-kart and other things were stolen from an outbuilding at his house. He said he saw one of the items on Craigslist.
Bat scratch reported
At Silver Springs Lake near Chester, someone reported a possible bat scratch at a family cabin. The information was transferred to Environmental Health.
In Greenville, a caller reported an ongoing problem with someone stalking her. The man was just at her place of work and knocking on the door for 45 minutes. She hid. A deputy provided temporary restraining order procedures.
In Portola, a caller reported that a woman was causing a disturbance. She also assaulted his wife who needed medical attention. Eastern Plumas Health Care and Eastern Plumas Fire responded with CHP to provide cover. The patient refused medical care. A deputy said that everyone was separated and no one wanted to press charges.
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller said someone stole a dock from his driveway.
In Portola, a caller said he tried to confront someone who was dumping trash. The man tried to run over the reporting party with a car. He described the red car and said it didn’t have a front license plate. The driver left going over the bridge into town.
Bee sting reported
In Chester, someone requested an ambulance for a man who was stung by a bee. The reporting party said the man couldn’t see. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Ice cream truck on the loose
In Portola, someone reported that an ice cream truck hit a parked vehicle and left the scene. There was no damage to the vehicle.
In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that a man that they had a restraining order against was loitering in front of the business. He left in a vehicle going toward Greenville.
Dark smoke reported
In Portola, a caller reported seeing dark smoke south of Portola. The caller was looking toward Beckwourth Peak. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. The reporting party called back and said it was a large bonfire behind a residence on the same street as city hall. The fire was extinguished.
In Quincy, a caller said that a male crashed his bicycle on the bike path and then went to another address. He had injuries to his face. The information was transferred to REMSA. Quincy Fire and PDH responded. CHP was also notified. The patient refused medical aid.
Loud party reported
In Portola, a caller reported that some juveniles were throwing a party and they were being very loud. The residents agreed to keep the peace. No juveniles were at that location.
Sunday, July 21
In Portola, a caller reported that he was just assaulted by a family at their residence. He didn’t know the address. He said they were separated and that he needed medical. He was waiting at the library for contact from a deputy. Eastern Plumas Fire Department and Eastern Plumas Health Care were paged. The victim was transported to the hospital.
Just dropping in
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller said that a man went into a residence. The man said he used to live there. This is an ongoing issue. He was last seen sitting on a rock a couple of houses down. The deputy was in Greenville. A trespass warning was issued to the man.
Antelope needs help
On Highway 70, 3 miles west of Chilcoot, a caller reported that an antelope had its antlers stuck in the fence. The caller was given the number for fish and wildlife and the information was transferred.
Reckless driver reported
On Highway 70 westbound from the park and ride near Graeagle, a caller reported that someone driving a Thunderbird was unable to maintain the lanes even at a slow speed. The information was transferred to CHP.
Abandoned campfire noticed
At Cow Creek at Lake Davis, a caller reported finding an abandoned campfire across the road from the fishing access road. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. USFS said they located it and could handle it.
Camping in day use area
In Portola, a caller reported that some people with a motorhome were parked by the Riverwalk. It appeared they had set up camp in the area. A deputy reported that he had already contacted them multiple times. He would attempt to contact them again. They were camping on USFS land and the information was passed along to them. A deputy and USFS contacted them. USFS personnel warned them about camping in a day use area. They were given until July 24 to vacate the area and told to clean up the trash.
Strung by a bee
At the Plinco Mine Road, USFS asked for medical for someone who was stung by a bee and was having a hard time breathing. Lassen County reported having a fire department en route from Doyle and medical from Susanville. USFS had an engine responding. Careflight was also notified. Eastern Plumas Health Care and Eastern Plumas Fire were also notified. Careflight was transporting the patient.
In the Greenhorn Ranch area near Spring Garden, a caller said he was being harassed by two people. A civil standby was completed and the caller was provided with civil procedures to use. The man was trespassed from the caller’s property.
In Crescent Mills, a caller reported that a man said he was going to torture and kill two residents and deputies. He was upset because his marijuana garden was raided. He was violent and threatened people. He also had access to firearms. A sergeant contacted the man who was threatened and he said the caller had behavioral issues and drug problems. He didn’t think he was really a threat.
Behind the wheel
Eastbound on Bucks Lake Road from Lakeshore, a caller reported that the female driver of a BMW was intoxicated. The information was transferred to CHP.
In the Chester area at the Fleischman Campground, a caller reported finding a cold burglary to a trailer.
Another DUI driver
On Highway 89 southbound from the Graeagle Store, a caller reported that someone in a Jeep was driving under the influence. The information was transferred to CHP.
The problem is a bear
In the Greenville area, a caller reported having a problem with a bear. The caller was provided with information for fish and wildlife.
Here kitty, kitty
In Chester, a caller reported that a cat had been stuck in a tree for about six days. The information was transferred to SIFC to see if they could do anything.
On Highway 70 at Gill Ranch Road in Cromberg, a deputy reported citing a man charged with having an unregistered vehicle. He was given a ride home to Quincy.
Getting locked out
In Blairsden, a caller reported that her husband locked her and her children outside of the residence. No weapons were involved. She called back and said she climbed in a window and then hung up.
In Quincy, a caller said his mother had been drinking and was causing problems. He said she was scaring him and disconnected. The caller reconnected and said his sister took the phone. Several juveniles were in the house. The mother was in the bathroom. The juvenile was taken to a friend’s place.
In Chester, a caller reported that a man and a woman were fighting. The man got angry and hit the woman in the face. No weapons were involved. There were juveniles in the residence. The man was leaving. Someone asked someone else to speak with the man, but the reporting party refused because she didn’t want him to have her phone. A deputy transported a man to a motel for the night.
On Highway 70 traveling eastbound, a caller reported a drunk driver in a Ford. The information was transferred to CHP and a deputy. The deputy BOLOed to Massack and was unable to find the vehicle.
Saturday, July 20
Keeping it in the family
In Portola, a caller reported that about 10 people were involved in a family fight. They were inside and outside a residence. The information was transferred to CHP to check. A deputy said it was verbal only and everyone agreed to keep the peace.
Suspicious activity noted
In Portola, a caller reported that he saw some suspicious activity on his street. He said there were some vacant homes and he saw people walking around the neighborhood with flashlights. He thought they were looking into the homes. He asked for extra patrol checks. A deputy was unable to locate anyone.
In Portola, a caller said that when she took her dog outside she heard someone say, “Shoot her, shoot her.” She thought it was coming from her upstairs neighbors. The information was given to a deputy. The deputy got no answer at the door. The deputy contacted the reporting party who said it sounded like the voices came from a wooded area down the street. A BOLO was sent out locally and no one could find the people.
In Quincy, a caller said a neighbor had a bonfire going in the grass and they were being loud. It was a small warming fire and they had a hose and were being responsible it was learned.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman complained that another woman was threatening her on Facebook. The sergeant spoke to the woman who agreed to keep the peace.
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller thought electrical noise was coming from his neighbor’s house. He said it was loud and had been going on for a few days. He said he saw a box with a red light. He called back and said the noise stopped.
Burglary at the lookout
Near Antelope Lake, a caller reported that the lookout at Thompson Peak had been broken into. The door was damaged and removed from its hinges. The windows were also broken. The person at the scene hadn’t gone inside.
Car fire reported
At the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a caller said his car was on fire. The information was transferred to SIFC and CHP.
In Greenville, a caller reported discovering a cold burglary.
In Portola, a caller said there was a fight in front of a business and the people left in separate vehicles. A deputy reported trying to contact one of the people.
People speeding around
In Greenville, a caller reported that multiple vehicles were speeding on Hot Springs Road. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Quincy, a caller said that men were arguing in front of her residence. They were threatening her and her daughter. No weapons were reported. A woman reported that the men got out of a vehicle in front of a motel and said they were walking toward a man’s residence. There were ongoing issues with the people. The woman was concerned because her children were at the man’s residence. Everyone agreed to keep the peace.
In Taylorsville, a caller reported there was a trespasser on her property. A man parked on her property and then walked down to the creek. She tried to ask the man to leave, but he wouldn’t acknowledge her. Then he left.
At Antelope Lake, a caller reported finding a campfire in an undesignated area. The information was transferred to USFS.
At Bucks Lake, a caller reported finding what appeared to be oil in the water. The caller was unsure of the source. The area was about three-feet wide and on the surface at the shore. Hazmat wasn’t needed and the caller was going to try to find the source. It appeared to be a small spill from a vessel.
Medical help needed
At the Copper Creek Campground near Greenville, a caller reported that a teen had a broken leg at the skate ramp. The information was transferred to PHI, Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire. A helicopter was also requested. The patient was en route to Chico.
Camping in the wrong area
At Antelope Lake, a caller reported that some people were camping in an undesignated area. They had campers, tents and a bonfire. The information was transferred to USFS. USFS requested that someone from the boat patrol check to see if the area is designated for camping. When the people were contacted they said they had been contacted by the USFS to extinguish their fire.
Near Chester on Highway 36, a caller reported that an elderly woman was walking in and out of the roadway. She was stumbling and not making sense. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Taylorsville, a caller said that her sister was trespassing on someone’s property. The caller wanted contact from a deputy. A deputy left a message and attempted to contact the caller again.
Dirt bikes don’t belong
In Portola, a caller reported that two people on dirt bikes were riding on the bike track at Joy Way Park.
At Rock Lake near Silver Lake, a caller reported seeing a small fire in the area. Smoke seemed to be coming from the roots of some trees. It was larger than a campfire. The information was transferred to USFS.
On Lake Almanor, the boat patrol reported issuing a citation to a man who was charged with not having children under the age of 13 wear lifejackets.
Contributing to minors?
In Portola, a caller reported that it appeared that a woman was possibly contributing to minors in front of the post office. She might be using a vape pen. A deputy contacted a juvenile who didn’t have a vape pen. The deputy also contacted a group of juveniles who denied using a vape pen.
In Quincy, a caller reported that medication was stolen from his backpack the previous night.
Friday, July 19
In Quincy, a caller reported that he was being harassed by a woman by phone. He asked that a deputy contact her and counsel her. He wanted her to stop, but didn’t know where the woman lived. A deputy said the woman was counseled about calling the man.
In Quincy at the fairgrounds, a caller said he was playing hide and seek when he thought someone was following him. He thought the person was going to kidnap him. While on the phone the child’s mom walked up and scolded him for calling 911. Dispatch spoke to the mother who said the child was fine. A deputy was unable to contact the child. He said he checked the fairgrounds and everyone appeared to be fine.
In Chester, a caller said that her boyfriend had her debit card. He was driving around in his mother’s vehicle and the caller thought he was on meth. She wasn’t sure where he was. The deputy was unable to leave a message and the subject wouldn’t come to the door.
In Portola, a caller said some people were on his property and they were being combative. They were walking around with a flashlight. When he asked them what they were doing they called him names. A deputy reported that someone was on the caller’s property, but he was unable to locate the subject.
In Quincy, a caller reported some college kids were shooting off fireworks. The caller said it had been happening for several weeks. A sergeant said it looked like the person had blacked out the house and it was quiet. A neighbor said the people left in a sedan. A sergeant said he checked the area and didn’t find them.
In Quincy, a caller reported that her daughter was supposed to be staying with her grandfather. The caller was concerned that she wasn’t there because she had been sneaking out lately. A deputy said she was there and in bed.
Malfunctioning cross arm
In the Graeagle area, Union Pacific reported that the crossing at Little Bear Road was malfunctioning. They were sending a crew to fix it. The information was transferred to CHP.
At Antelope Lake, a caller reported that she couldn’t find her husband, son or nephew. They were traveling in the same vehicle. Everyone was supposed to meet at the Rock Day Use area. They had been separated for two hours. When she put the word out in the area, someone said there were so many white pickups in the area they couldn’t locate a specific one. She called back and said she found everyone.
Fast driver reported
On Highway 70 in the construction zone at Frenchman Lake Road, a caller reported that someone in a black SUV was passing on the double yellow lines. The vehicle then turned onto Frenchman Lake Road and was traveling at a high rate of speed. The information was transferred to CHP.
At the Oakland Camp Road swimming hole, someone reported that a very heavy male got on the rope swing that’s suspended from a thick tree limb. When the person went to swing, it cracked. It didn’t break off the tree but the caller thought it was now compromised. The information was transferred to USFS to handle.
Drunk driver reported
Eastbound on Highway 70 from Twain, a caller reported that someone driving a Nissan convertible with an out-of-state license plate was possibly driving under the influence. The driver was driving on the wrong side of the road and then the shoulder into the dirt. A second caller also reported the situation. It was reported that the driver was nearly involved in a head-on. The information was transferred to CHP. They had a unit en route from Greenville. A deputy reported that CHP could cancel. The driver wasn’t DUI. CHP arrived on scene anyway.
Speeding on a street
In Quincy from Claremont Way to Nugget Lane, a caller reported that a red racing type car was seen speeding up and down the road. The driver was female. The information was transferred to CHP.
At Bucks Lake, a deputy reported citing a man charged with child endangerment. The deputy notified child protective services and the information was transferred to the district attorney.
Thursday, July 18
Who let the dogs out?
In the Greenville area, a deputy advised that a man was concerned that people were letting his trained service dogs out of the kennels on his property. He said it happened numerous times. He asked for extra patrol checks.
“Hi” and then fighting
In Blairsden, dispatch discovered an open line and heard someone say “Hi.” Dispatch called back and spoke to a woman who said her children were playing with her phone. Then the husband called and said his wife was out of control and had been drinking. He said she hit him and then said he threw her off the bed. A deputy said they were separated and agreed to keep the peace.
At Butt Lake, a request went out to help someone on a stranded boat.
In Taylorsville, a caller reported that he received information that a man loaded a shotgun in front of his wife and kids. He then said he was going to kill someone else. A deputy contacted the caller who wouldn’t provide any information to him. A deputy attempted to call the man with the shotgun. It turned out to be no crime. The deputy spoke to everyone and a shotgun was never pulled out.
On Highway 36 east of Highway 32 near Chester, a caller reported that a truck was pulling a trailer and that the trailer was missing a tire. The information was transferred to CHP.
On the Quincy-La Porte Road, 4 miles south of La Porte, a caller requested medical for a male on the side of the road. It appeared that he was passed out and possibly having a seizure. The information was transferred to CalFire in Grass Valley.
Cup holder’s fault
In the Portola area, dispatch found an abandoned 911 call. They recontacted the caller and spoke to a man who said it was accidental. He threw his phone in the cup holder of his vehicle.
Someone shot at a truck
In Portola, a caller reported that someone shot a pellet gun at his Peterbilt truck.
On Lawrence and Crescent streets in Quincy, a deputy reported that a woman inmate was being transported from the jail to Plumas District Hospital. She somehow got out of the sheriff’s vehicle and ran off. The information was transferred to CHP to BOLO.
In Portola, a caller reported that a truck with a trailer was smoking a lot. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. No fire was found, it was a mechanical issue.
On the Pacific Crest Trail, about 6 miles southeast of Highway 36 near Chester, OES reported a spot activation. It was reported that someone fell into a creek and landed in a tree. She injured her ankle and leg. It was reported that the woman also had some pre-existing conditions. Someone spoke to her on her cell phone. She said she fell down an embankment, but was back on the trail. She had a white tarp with her that would be visible. OES plotted the call 2 miles south of Butt Mountain and 3 miles southeast of the St. Bernard Lodge. Search and rescue was paged. The information was also given to USFS and SIFC. Air Ops was en route. The patient was dropped off with the fire department. She declined medical aid.
In Chester, a caller reported that she thought she heard gunshots in the area. She said she kept hearing pops and that her children were scared. A deputy was unable to locate any gunshot sounds.
In Portola, a deputy reported that he received information that two people were in the street arguing. The deputy contacted the two people. The woman’s wheelchair broke and she was shouting obscenities because of her situation. They agreed to move on.
Two couples arguing
In Quincy, a caller reported that two couples were arguing. She could hear them screaming at first. A man called and said that another man kept coming to his door and harassing him. He called back and said the other man was still screaming. A sergeant said he was outside the house for 15 minutes and everything seemed quite.
A sergeant reported finding an illegal dumpsite in a wooded area near the Sand House at Lee Summit. He found several trash bags. The information was transferred to USFS.
Train derailment reported
On Highway 70, 2 miles west of Butterfly Road near Keddie, a caller reported a small train derailment. It involved one car and no one was injured. The information was given to a sergeant.
In Sloat, a caller reported a break in with a generator stolen.
In Portola, a deputy reported citing a juvenile who was charged with habitually disobeying the rules. A caller reported that her brother left the house without permission and was refusing to come home.
Pink is bubbling up
In Crescent Mills, a caller said he was digging around his property and broke a pipe. Then he saw a strange pink substance coming out. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire responded. He called back to cancel. His neighbor said it was kerosene and that he could fix it.
Trying to steal food
In Quincy, someone at a motel reported that a guest was trying to steal food and was caught on two occasions. The caller thought the person left.
Wednesday, July 17
In Quincy, a caller reported that it looked like someone was inside of the house next door that should have been vacant. A bicycle was outside. A deputy reported that he was unable to locate anyone and the place was secure.
In Quincy, a deputy reported investigating a report of a theft that occurred earlier in the month.
In Belden, a caller reported the theft of a Chauvet Gigbar (music equipment), valued at $500. It was taken July 8.
In Portola, a caller requested medical assistance for someone who fell off a ladder. Eastern Plumas Health Care and Eastern Plumas Fire were paged.
In Quincy, a caller requested help because a man locked her out of her house. A civil standby was completed. A probation check on the man was also instigated.
On the West Shore Lake Almanor someone requested that a deputy trespass a woman from a business. The deputy provided the businessperson with the proper temporary restraining order information. The deputy also gave the woman another trespass warning.
Near Quincy, a caller said she was paid with a fraudulent cashier’s check. She requested contact from a deputy.
In Quincy, it was reported that a previous county employee falsified records. The individual had been terminated and then filed a lawsuit. It was reported that the employee allegedly changed wording in an old email. A deputy reported that it was a civil issue.
On Highway 147 near Hauns Meadows, a caller reported seeing smoke. The caller thought it was vegetation only and didn’t think there were any homes in the area. The information was transferred to USFS. CalFire requested a BOLO for the suspect who is a registered arsonist. His parole officer was unable to find him. CalFire reported that the suspect was located within a logging site.
In the Beckwourth area, a caller let an employee go and that individual was very unhappy. A deputy spoke to the caller. The employee was given a trespass warning by the people at a business.
On Highway 32 to Chester, CHP transferred a 911 call. Someone reported that the driver of a white Lexus was following another car since the driver left Oroville. A deputy was looking for the vehicle, but then CHP reported that the victim no longer needed help. The Lexus was no longer following her.
In Chester, a caller reported that a man was on his property threatening to kill him and his dog. The man then left in a truck and was heading west. A deputy contacted the caller who requested that a trespass warning be issued to the suspect. A deputy said they BOLOed the area and were unable to locate that man.