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 Aug. 28 to Sept. 3.
BY THE NUMBERS
57 requests for incidents involving a fire department
55 requests for medical assistance
55 requests for assistance
53 reports involving the CHP
38 calls to 911
25 reports involving suspicious circumstances
20 disturbances reported
17 civil reports
14 extra patrol checks made
13 arrests reported
13 reports of intoxication
13 requests for animal control assistance
11 reports to SIFC
10 alarms reported
10 reports involving the boat patrols
9 reports involving probation
9 reports of theft
9 requests for helicopters
8 incidents involving children
8 requests for welfare checks
7 traffic-related reports
6 deaths reported
6 domestic violence related reports
6 reports to the USFS
5 incidents involving juveniles
5 reports involving trespassing
4 citations reported
3 jail electronic monitoring reports
3 reports to fish and wildlife
3 sex-related incidents
3 mental health reports
3 court-related reports
3 reports involving drugs
3 requests to assist other agencies
3 reports of threats
3 reports to child protective services
3 reports to victim witness
3 reports to the Alternative Sentencing Program
CHP reported the arrest of an individual charged with driving under the influence. A caller reported that an unoccupied vehicle was on fire inside the Nervino Airport property. Someone thought it might have been wrecked. The information was transferred to CHP. Beckwourth Fire and Eastern Plumas Health Care were notified. A deputy said the fire was spreading to vegetation and through the fence and into the road. USFS was sending an engine and a battalion. The fire was knocked down and in the mop up stage, but no one could find an individual connected with the vehicle. Washoe County was to check the individual’s address. CHP covered the roadside and ditch in both directions. Deputies used thermal imaging to search the runway on both sides. Later it was reported that on Highway 70 west of Nervino someone was out with two victims. EPHC was to respond. Careflight was contacted.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with being intoxicated. At the North Shore Campground, a man was asking that a subject be removed for causing problems.
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.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with child endangerment and inflicting corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition. The information was transferred to victim witness, child protective services and the district attorney.
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.
At Frenchman Lake near Portola, CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with driving under the influence. CHP reported a vehicle accident with possible injuries. A second 911 call came in reported that possibly two vehicles were involved.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with driving with a suspended license with an out of county warrant and a local warrant.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A sergeant reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation. A caller reported that a man was causing problems and the subject was walking toward a parking lot on Fairgrounds Road.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation.
CHP reported the arrest of a man charged with possession of more than an ounce of cannabis.
Probation reported the arrest of a man charged with violating his probation.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
On Big Springs Road in the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that an overturned vehicle was on fire in his front yard. He didn’t know if anyone was injured. Two 911 calls were received. The information was transferred to SIFC and the CHP. A sergeant and deputy responded to assist.
He’s on camera
In Chester, a caller reported that deputies were looking for someone in an apartment complex the previous night. She said she had the man on camera running from deputies.
On Highway 89 south of Canyon Dam, a caller reported that they were responding to a non-injury traffic collision. A vehicle was on its roof in a creek. Everyone was out of the vehicle. The information was transferred to a sergeant.
Bat bite reported
In the Lake Almanor area, an animal control officer reported investigating a bat bite case. Environmental Health was aware of the incident.
Cutting down wrong trees
In Portola, a caller said that his neighbor cut down five trees on his property. The caller wanted to press charges. Civil procedures were provided.
In Delleker, a caller reported the theft of car seats, a wagon and painting supplies from his driveway. It occurred during the night.
In Chester, CHP reported that someone was cited and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
In Quincy, a caller requested medical for a female fall victim with a head injury. The individual fell in a parking lot. The information was transferred to REMSA. Quincy Fire and Plumas District Hospital were paged.
Woman won’t leave
In Greenville, a caller said that a woman was refusing to leave his property and she was causing a disturbance. There were children in the home. It was reported that it was a civil issue over a tax check. The parties were separated and they agreed to keep the peace.
Too upset to drive
In Quincy, someone at the probation office requested a welfare check on a woman who had been in a vehicle in front of their office for the last five hours or so. A deputy contacted her. She said she was upset because her boyfriend got arrested and she didn’t want to drive when she was upset.
It’s just a flat
On Highway 89 at Prattville, a caller reported there was a vehicle with a flat tire. The people were out of the vehicle and refused help from the reporting party. The information was transferred to CHP. A man contacted dispatch and said that he provided two passengers a ride to a business in Greenville. Apparently, they were involved in an incident and that reporting party was concerned for the juvenile’s welfare. The information was again transferred to CHP. The juvenile was dropped off at the vehicle after the accident.
Item needed before return home okay
In Greenville, a caller reported that a child had been staying at her house since his parents got into an argument. They wouldn’t allow him to return home until he found something that he lost. A deputy contacted the parents who said they would pick up their child. They denied telling him he couldn’t return home.
Please call son
In Quincy, someone called dispatch and reported that his mother was missing. He said he last heard from her two years ago on Facebook. The mother wasn’t missing. She was fine and in Quincy taking care of her father. She said she would contact her son.
Hit and run reported
In Portola, a caller reported a hit and run to her vehicle in her driveway. Then a man called to report that he ran into his neighbor’s vehicle. He didn’t get hurt. Both parties exchanged insurance information.
Monday, Sept. 2
Dog bite reported
In Quincy, someone at PDH reported treating the victim of a dog bite. The information was transferred to animal control.
Stump on fire
At the Prattville day use area, a caller reported that several illegal campers were in the area with two trucks, an SUV and tents. A deputy checked the areas, but the people were gone. A deputy did locate campers off the road in a forested area. The fire department was sent to extinguish a stump fire. The deputy said they would be moving on and all of the fires were out.
In Taylorsville, a caller requested medical for a young child that was choking. The information was transferred to PHI. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire and deputies were en route. A helicopter was requested. A deputy was on scene and the child was breathing and crying but had candy stuck in his/her throat. The information was transferred to REMSA. The helicopter was canceled and the child was transported to PDH.
In Greenville, someone reported a major water leak on Hot Springs Road. A message was left for the Indian Valley Community Services District.
Theft, then threats
In Portola, a caller reported that someone stole something from his store that morning. When the individual returned to pay for the items he made threats toward the caller. A deputy contacted the caller who requested that the individual be trespassed. He also had a video of the person. A deputy was going to attempt to locate the individual and issue a trespass warning.
Arguing over a dog
In Greenville, a caller said he was in an argument with his neighbor about a dog. A second caller said that her husband and the neighbor were arguing in front of the house. A dog was tied to a tree. Everyone was okay and agreed to keep the peace.
Too young to drive
In the Quincy area, a caller reported an under age driver. What looked like a 12-year-old was driving a pickup and pulling a horse trailer. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Greenville, a deputy was contacted by a man who reported that someone dragged a log across the access road to the water treatment plant.
In Portola, a deputy received multiple reports of a group of juveniles bullying other juveniles at the skate park. A deputy counseled them.
In Quincy, a caller said he was arguing with someone and now he wanted her to leave. The caller had been drinking. The caller was gone when a sergeant arrived. He spoke to the woman who said she was going to a friend’s house for the night.
Just east of Belden, a caller reported a large bonfire. The fire was down by the river and about 20 feet high. The information was transferred to USFS.
Sunday, Sept. 1
In Chester, it was reported that a man was seen walking the street by the railroad tracks yelling at himself. CHP was unable to find him.
In Quincy, a caller reported that two people were refusing to return her Xbox. A deputy was unable to contact them and left a note to return it.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a bear was in her backyard eating their turkeys. The caller was provided with the number for fish and wildlife. When a deputy went to look, the bear was gone.
Where’s his pants?
At the North Fork Campground near Caribou, a caller said a man was staying in a day use area for a few days. He was sitting in a chair and wasn’t wearing any pants. The reporting party agreed to contact USFS. The man agreed to move along for the night and would return for his belongings the next day. A sergeant trespassed the individual from North Fork and Queen Lily campgrounds.
One amongst many
At the Canyon Dam boat launch, a caller requested that the boat patrol do a patrol check in that area. Many jet skis were speeding around. Someone from the boat patrol spoke to many of the jet skiers in the area and they provided a description of the jet skier causing problems.
In the Cromberg area, a caller reported that some people were shooting firearms on their own property. The caller was concerned about the fire danger. The deputy checked the area and didn’t find anyone shooting or any fires.
In the Yuba River area, a caller reported seeing smoke. The caller was in the Sierra Buttes Lookout Tower and was looking south toward the Yuba River area. The information was transferred to USFS.
Dog bite reported
Someone at PDH reported there was a juvenile in the emergency room with a dog bite. A deputy contacted animal control to tell him about the home quarantine. The people are from Magalia and it was going to be handled out of the area.
Loud and dangerous boating
At Big Cove at Lake Almanor, it was requested that someone with the boat patrol check the area. Many parties had loud music and people were seen hanging off the front of boats. Someone with the boat patrol contacted several parties and they had the proper equipment to ride in the bow of the boat.
In Chester, a caller said someone stole a generator. A sergeant said it was already handled and was a civil issue between the parties.
In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of some flags. A deputy said they weren’t stolen that it was a case of suspicious circumstances. The reporting party said she couldn’t remember if the flags were in her closet or not.
Taking a swing at 911
In the Lake Almanor area, dispatch received a 911 hang up call. When dispatch returned the call the individual said he was playing golf and everything was code four (okay).
Kids with the giggles
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, dispatch received a 911 open line and heard kids giggling. A second call came in. The child said there was a fire behind the trees. The information was transferred to SIFC and the children hung up. SIFC recontacted and said there was no fire — just kids playing with the phone. A deputy attempted to locate the children, but the residence was blacked out.
No one stopping
In Quincy, a caller reported that multiple vehicles were driving fast and not stopping at the stop sign on East and Jackson streets. The information was transferred to CHP.
Having too good a time
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported a loud party. A lot of people were out on a boat near a house. They were yelling and the music was very loud. A sergeant said the people agreed to keep the peace.
In Quincy, a caller reported that two people were fighting in front of a business. No weapons were involved. Then someone said it was a known man and two others. CHP was en route from East Quincy, and a deputy from Greenville. CHP reported that two people were headed east on Main Street. The victim was the known man. A deputy reported that the victim didn’t want to press charges. Either a man wearing American flag shorts or the one wearing a polka-dotted shirt left his wallet.
Someone letting the dogs out
Near Greenville, a sergeant reported that a man wanted a woman trespassed from his property. She kept letting his dogs out.
Saturday, Aug. 31
Loud campers reported
At the South Shore Campground at Lake Almanor, a caller reported a group of campers that were being loud and wouldn’t quiet down although they were asked to be quiet. A deputy said the parties agreed to keep the peace.
Off the roadway
Seven to 10 miles west of fire hall on Oroville-Quincy Highway, a call was received that a vehicle was off the road. It was unknown if it was occupied. The information was transferred to CHP.
Medical needed at rest area
At the Dixie Canyon Round Valley rest area, a caller requested medical for a man who was possibly having a heart attack. The information was transferred to PHI and Indian Valley Fire. A helicopter was requested.
Two women fighting
In Portola, a caller reported that two women were fighting in front of a business. They were separated. One of the women walked into the store. The line was disconnected, but the caller answered when dispatch called back. A woman reported that another woman ripped hair out of her head and was letting the air out of her tires. The caller was very distraught and couldn’t provide more information. No weapons were involved. Eastern Plumas Health Care was contacted, but the patient refused treatment. A deputy was looking for the other woman. Victim witness was contacted.
In Beckwourth, a caller said her son was causing problems and threatened her. Dispatch could hear the son in the background. No weapons were involved. It was unknown if the subject had been drinking or was under the influence of drugs. A deputy said they were arguing and they agreed to keep the peace.
In Greenville, a caller said a man assaulted her in the thrift store. She didn’t need medical assistance. A deputy said the reporting party wanted the subject counseled. The deputy contacted him and he denied being in an altercation with the woman.
Head ’em up, move ’em out
On Highway 49, 3 miles north of Loyalton, a caller reported that a number of calves were in the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP to round them up.
Very messy people reported
At the Frenchman Lake Dam, a caller reported that multiple families were camping in the area and directly across from the restrooms. They had a lot of trash about and were defecating in the bushes. They were told to move along.
Disturbing his peace
In the Graeagle area, a caller reported that some people were falling trees across from his house, but not on his property. He said the noise was disturbing his peace. A deputy said it was quiet when he/she attempted to locate the noisemakers.
In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of sunglasses, some money and some cigars from her residence. A deputy spoke to the reporting party. There was no crime or evidence that a used cigar was missing from the front porch or the money missing.
In Quincy, a caller reported that some kids were running through her carport and between the units. She had asked them not to ride their skateboards up and down the street. There were three boys all wearing black. A sergeant said they were gone when he arrived.
Someone acting strange
In Quincy, a caller asked that a deputy check on her house. A woman walked up to her door and was acting strange.
Friday, Aug. 30
Bad dream calls
In Portola, CHP reported that they received a 911 call with an open line. They could hear someone yelling. When they called, no one answered the phone. Dispatch called and spoke to a woman who thought she was having a bad dream and called 911. She said she was fine and didn’t need help. A deputy reported that the individual was extremely intoxicated and had a nightmare. She was going back to sleep.
In Quincy, a woman reported that her Apple Mac Book and wallet were taken from her vehicle. She called back to say she located them at Feather River College.
The man in the cowboy hat
In Portola, someone at C. Roy Carmichael school reported that a man wearing a cowboy hat was walking around and was on and then off the school property. He appeared to be very intoxicated. A deputy said he wasn’t intoxicated he was looking for a lost dog.
Just being nosey
In Greenville, a caller reported a violation of a court order. It was thought the subject was having his girlfriend text other employees asking to get information about the protected person. A deputy contacted the protected party and there was no violation of a restraining order. The situation was suspicious. A deputy contacted the girlfriend who texted an employee attempting to find out information about a man. The restrained party had no knowledge that his girlfriend was texting employees.
Swiping the camp site
At the Red Bridge Campground in the La Porte area, a caller said he was camping there when a couple moved into his site when he wasn’t around. They wouldn’t tell him what they did with his things that included a tent, air mattress and bedding. The couple had two vehicles with them. The information was given to USFS, but they didn’t have any law enforcement personnel on duty.
Energy drinks at school
In Quincy at the high school, a caller requested medical help for a female who had passed out on campus. The QHS principal requested contact from the deputy about the incident. The patient was transported to PDH. A deputy spoke to the vice principal. The student had purchased and then drank three energy drinks.
Fire alarm pulled
At Quincy High School, someone there reported that someone pulled the fire alarm. Everything was fine and there was no fire. Two separate 911 calls were received.
Jet ski found
At Lake Almanor, a caller said he recovered a jet ski that was floating across the middle of the lake. The information was given to the boat patrol. The reporting party happened to be a deputy from Shasta County. He got the owner’s information and let him know where to locate the Jet Ski. He said he would let the boat patrol know when he learned something.
At Goosebay at Lake Almanor, a caller reported that trespassers in a pickup were attempting to set up camp by the waters edge. The pickup was checked and no one was around. It was thought the people were kayaking or hiking and would check later.
No place for a child
In Portola, it was reported that someone saw a child sitting on a woman’s lap in the front passenger seat of a pickup. A deputy checked the area, but was unable to locate them.
On Highway 70 at Mt. Tomba, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without insurance and not having a valid driver’s license in his possession.
Big sack noticed
On Bucks Lake Road before the summit, a caller reported seeing a bag of concrete in the middle of the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Trespassing near the barn
Near Chester, a deputy received a report of possible illegal campers near the Olsen Barn. Sergeants contacted some people and trespassed them from the property.
Domestic violence reported
In Greenville, CHP reported they received a 911 call reporting a possible domestic violence in progress. A woman was hitting a man while he was holding a baby. A deputy said they were arguing. There was a misunderstanding with the reporting party.
On the Beckwourth/Genesee Road, a half-mile from Highway 70, CHP transferred a caller reporting a motorcycle and a deer collided. The rider was in the ditch with a possible head and shoulder injury. Beckwourth Fire, and Eastern Plumas Fire and search and rescue were notified. REMSA was to have a helicopter standby. It was canceled.
A bit of advice
In Portola, a caller said she was caring for her stepson’s two dogs and they were being aggressive to her dog. She didn’t know what to do. A sergeant advised that the woman keep the dogs separated and then contact the city of Portola when they were open for business.
Thursday, Aug. 29
In Meadow Valley, a caller reported there was a loose dog in her yard. It was a very nice dog with a blue color and it spent the night under someone’s trailer. The dog was taken to the animal shelter.
Theft reported, agreement reached
In the Lake Almanor area, a man reported that another man took his wood splitter. A deputy spoke to the man who agreed to return it.
In Chester, a man called CHP to tell them that his car was vandalized during the night and that someone had popped his back tires. The information was given to a deputy.
In Graeagle, a caller said she was in Graeagle overlooking the millpond. She said she could see smoke coming off the hillside on the flank of Penman Peak. The information was transferred to USFS.
In Portola, a caller requested contact from a deputy. The individual said that threatening messages were left on her home recorder. A deputy said there was no crime. The caller misinterpreted an automated message.
In Quincy, a caller reported that a vehicle with Texas plates was abandoned on Pioneer Road. The information was transferred to CHP.
Trespass warning issued
In Greenville, a caller asked to speak to a deputy about issuing a trespass warning to a man. A deputy contacted the caller who said the man in question was gone at the time. She would attempt to give him a trespass warning when he returned.
In the area of the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a caller said that his neighbor’s boat was tied to his dock and it overturned. It had two large cans of gas in it and he was unsure if they were leaking. The boat patrol was on its way and the information was transferred to SIFC to send a fire department to make sure the boat wasn’t leaking fuel. The water was too rough for anyone to tow the boat. The owner of the boat notified the appropriate people to come and get it. No fuel was leaking.
The whole thing is gone
In Chester, a cold burglary was reported. The entire gun safe was missing.
Taking over the highway
On Highway 147 at Highway 89 at Canyon Dam, a caller said that several bikes were taking over the roadway. The riders had them in the middle of the road. The information was transferred to CHP.
In Quincy, a caller reported that her grandson was punching the walls and was causing problems. No weapons were involved. He was in his bedroom. A deputy reported that the juvenile was counseled.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
In Taylorsville, a caller reported that someone stole her bright yellow adult tricycle.
In Quincy at the jail, a corrections officer reported that an inmate possibly had drugs.
In Greenville, a caller said that her boyfriend was lying down and she couldn’t get him to tell her what was wrong with him. The information was transferred to PHI. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills fire responded. A helicopter was requested. He was flown to Enloe Hospital in Chico.
In Chester, a caller asked for assistance with squatters on her property. A deputy said that the property owners asked the man to remove his things by the following morning or his vehicle would be towed.
In Portola, a caller asked to speak to a deputy. She said her husband wasn’t in the area, but he made threats to burn down her house. A deputy said the threat wasn’t made and the caller no longer needed assistance.
In Quincy, someone at PDH reported treating a dog bite victim in the emergency room.
In La Porte, a caller reported that his sister broke into his house and was refusing to leave. A sergeant reported that the woman was given a verbal trespass and agreed to leave.
Camera sees someone taking photos
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that his cameras showed a blonde woman taking photos of the property. He said he wasn’t home, but got an alert on his phone. A deputy spoke to the man who wanted the information on file.
Won’t leave the jail
In Quincy, a correctional officer requested a deputy at the jail because someone was refusing to leave the front area. A sergeant reported that the individual agreed to move along.
Unable to maintain lanes
In Chester, a caller said that a woman she knows was unable to maintain the lanes. The caller said the woman got out of her car and then was stumbling back to it. The information was transferred to a deputy and to CHP. A deputy reported that the car was sitting in a driveway.
No foul play
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller said her husband wouldn’t give her the car keys. While on the line, she said he was leaving and didn’t need any more assistance. A deputy was unable to get anyone to come to the door and was unsure if anyone was home. There were no apparent signs of foul play.
In the Twain area, a caller said he thought he heard gunshots. He was at Old Mill Ranch but thought they sounded closer to the campground. The information was transferred to CHP. CHP was out with the resident who said the shots sounded like they were coming from Twain. A person who was shooting was located and he agreed to stop.
In Quincy, a caller thought someone broke into his house. He got a text from someone saying that his dog was outside. When he got home he noticed that a window was broken and there was blood on the broken glass. The dog was fine. He didn’t know who did it. A sergeant said there was no evidence of a crime, just suspicious circumstances.