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Sheriff Blotter: Jan. 20-26

Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No individual’s names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The following is a summary of activity for Jan 20 -Jan. 26, 2022

Jan. 20

Relocation program

7:17 a.m. Portola. A caller reports an argument in process, possibly a domestic violence situation. The subject will not let the caller leave with her children. She has custody paperwork. The subject was named. There are four children in the home. There is a firearm in her vehicle but it’s not loaded. The subject did have a knife at one point. 7:20 a.m. The location was given to CHP to assist. 7:49 a.m. A sergeant reports no crime. The female half is leaving with the children now.

High on the hill

8:03 a.m. La Porte. A caller reports theft of a 7-gallon propane tank and 25 gallons of gas, and five containers. Someone cut the lock off his enclosed trailer. It occurred Sunday around 2:30 a.m.

Cutting corners

8:09 a.m. Chester. Chester High School reports taking a large knife from a juvenile and would like to speak with a deputy. 6:01 p.m. A deputy advised speaking with the school and they will handle and requested the information be on file.

Seizing opportunity

8:10 a.m. Chester. A caller reports his vehicle was broken into and had several things stolen like clothing, a cooking stove, a chainsaw, and several other tools. It occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning most likely.

Rejecting the silent partner role

1:25 p.m. Greenville. A caller requests a call from a deputy about an OES contractor taking trees from her property in Greenville. 2:05 p.m. The caller was referenced to contact the OES Coordinator and the ROE program as she stated she did sign up for the ROE.

Swerving on the straightaway

1:36 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a possible intoxicated driver in a red Nissan Extera, a woman driver. The caller said she is unable to maintain her lane.

Horse thief, well, horse trailer

2:08 p.m. Clio. A caller reports a horse trailer stolen from a boarding facility in Clio yesterday on a named subject’s property. The property owner said she has a vehicle description.

Buyer’s remorse

3:15 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she was trying to purchase a doublewide in town and now feels she may have been scammed for $15,000. 4:11 p.m. A deputy advised it is a civil issue. The info is on file.

Did you forget something?

4:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller working at a motel reports they have found a firearm that a guest left behind.

Skating on thin ice

5:01 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two juveniles are walking across Dellinger’s Pond. They are way out in the middle and the caller is worried about safety. 5:15 p.m. A sergeant advised making contact with the juveniles and they are okay, leaving shortly, and were trying to ice skate.

Pieces of a puzzle

5:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he found the knife that was used against him. He has picked it up. The caller was advised he will need to put the knife in a paper bag.

Unhappy accident

8:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dog was just hit by a car on the corner of East Main St. and Alta Ave. It is a black, medium-sized, dog. The tag has a phone number on it. 8:11 p.m. The info was sent to CHP. Attempts to contact the number on the tag were made twice without success. There is no voicemail available. 8:14 p.m. A sergeant advised receiving a call from CHP. The dog is dead and details were sent to Animal Control. The vehicle that hit the dog was a white Astro van, late 90s model. 8:31 p.m. An associate of the dog owner made contact about the deceased dog and named the dog owner. She has been attempting to contact the owner and will let him know that his dog is at the shelter.

Trouble in Portola paradise

9:13 p.m. Portola. A caller requests assistance for a 5150 female who is acting irrational and making suicidal threats. The subject was named. The caller advises he and juveniles are on the property but are separated from the subject currently. There are unknown weapons. 9:19 p.m. The info was transferred to CHP. 10:22 p.m. A deputy advised the subject is not suicidal.

Jan. 21

Horse trailer heist caper continues

7:32 a.m. Clio. A caller reports the theft of a horse trailer and several belongings inside from a named stable in Clio. A known subject admitted to her he took the trailer. The caller reported the theft to CHP yesterday; however, they declined the report because she does not have the title to prove ownership. 9:02 a.m. A sergeant reports a civil issue. A Quincy deputy will contact the suspect. 9:16 a.m. The suspect agreed to return the trailer today. 3:48 p.m. A sergeant recontacted the caller and advised a positive outcome, the case is closed.

Tie a yellow ribbon ‘round …

9:53 a.m. Greenville. A caller is upset that OES is removing logs from her property. The caller was already referred to the OES coordinator and the ROE program yesterday; however, she states she is still unsatisfied and wants the removal of logs from her property to stop. 10:04 a.m. Spoke to Environmental Health who has spoken with the caller at length and given the number to California OES, stated OES trees to be removed are marked with a blue ribbon.

Without notice

9:56 a.m. A caller requests a welfare check on an employee who has not called or shown up for work in two days. The 36-year-old employee was named. 10:14 a.m. There are no cars at the residence and it appears someone is moving in or moving out. A message was left for the caller.

State your business

10:20 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports there was a suspicious male taking pictures and when confronted, he left. The caller does have a clear photo of the subject if needed.

Contagious contention

10:21 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports a subject with Covid is causing a disturbance in the home. There are firearms in the home. Two subjects were named. 10:35 a.m. A sergeant advised contacting the parties. They can leave on their own if they feel conditions warrant it. Everything is okay. 10:44 a.m. The caller called again, and the mother sent a text saying father is now making suicidal comments.

Going big

10:36 a.m. Quincy. A caller is with a named mortgage company. She reports a customer has emailed a threat to the company on Jan. 19. The subject was named. The caller said the subject email is rambling and possibly could be terrorist threats wanting to cause harm to the company. 4:43 p.m. A deputy advised no crime, threat info on file only.

Flash give-Ya snooze, ya lose

11:58 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports there is stereo equipment laying on the right side of Camp Layman Road at the bend just before the railroad tracks. 1:24 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate any equipment in the area.

That narrows it down to about 100 people in Quincy

12:08 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a lady caused a verbal disturbance at SavMor. The subject has purple hair, and her first name was known. She is worried that the subject is going to cause harm. The caller has no relationship with the subject. 1:08 p.m. A deputy reports the caller wants the info on file, the suspect is unknown.

Pick a part fell apart

12:33 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she was scammed by a male subject named “Sam” that she paid $200 to through Venmo for car parts. The subject did not deliver the parts. The caller has the phone number that she made contact through.

Big haul near the water

12:45 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a burglary at his residence and several other residences in the area. The caller is missing a Polaris quad and believes the neighbors are missing more quads and snowmobiles. 1:28 p.m. The caller will call back with specific details on the stolen quad. 4:13 p.m. The caller provided the information on the Polaris quad, license plate number CA-CP9R92.

Long time no see

1:02 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a burglar alarm at their house. The caller said she can see a male subject, looks older, wearing blue jeans and kneepads with shoulder-length white hair. 1:08 p.m. A deputy said everything is A-okay, the male is the brother, working on the home.

Come a little bit closer

1:11 p.m. Clio. A caller reports an unknown female may be harassing him. He confronted her while she was parked in a crosswalk. She was in a red Saturn and the caller provided the license plate number. 1:16 p.m. The caller was advised a deputy can patrol check the area and to call when an unknown vehicle is in his driveway.

Did you say, Avalanche? Next time maybe try a Landrover

2:24 p.m. Caribou. Butte Fire transferred a female caller who said she was at Caribou Campground yesterday. They left last night, and the vehicle slid off the road and is now stuck. They stayed the night in the vehicle, a blue Chevy Avalanche. The caller is age 44 with some health issues but is okay right now. The male is age 40 with no health problems. The vehicle slid off the road with no apparent damage and seems drivable. They have no traction, and the vehicle is very close to the side of the edge of the cliff. 2:58 p.m. They called back with specific coordinates and the info was transferred to CHP and Search and Rescue.

I told you so

5:01 p.m. Chester. A caller is in Willows and wants to know if his truck was recovered from Chester. 5:30 p.m. The caller was advised that there was no information located that said if or when his vehicle was recovered. The caller insisted that the vehicle is parked outside his window at the facility. The caller was told to talk to care staff or maintenance. 7:22 p.m. The area of First Ave. in Chester was checked and the caller’s vehicle was located.

It’s howling time

9:12 p.m. Frenchman Lake. A caller reports a possible fire on the mountain near Frenchman Lake. While still on a landline the caller advised it is actually just the moon.

Internet hotspot

11:31 p.m. Portola. A caller said she is the Asst. Mgr. at a store and she and two other female employees are attempting to leave for the night, however there are two suspicious white trucks parked in the lot and they are too uncomfortable to leave by themselves. There is no deputy in position. 11:55 p.m. CHP advised assistance complete.

Jan. 22

Timing is everything

2:30 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports that her ex is intoxicated and showed up at the residence and caused a disturbance. He is leaving now in his vehicle, headed in the direction of the Chevron station to Plumas Pines. There are no weapons. The caller requests the info on file and she will call back if he returns. CHP was notified of the possible drunk driver.

Unhappiness lingers

8:48 a.m. Chester. A caller reports two people screaming for the past 30 minutes at an RV park. The unknown suspects are a man, a woman, one child, and a dog. 9:57 a.m. The suspect called to make a complaint about the way the deputy handled himself while at his home. 10:03 a.m. The deputy advised contacting the male half. The female was not at the trailer upon arrival, however she was reached via phone and is okay.

Just plain ol’ tired

1:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she cannot reach her husband who is in PDH long term. 2:04 p.m. PDH reported that the husband has not wanted to answer the phone; all is okay.

Missed a few

6:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding unknown pills in her home, in the bedroom. A subject is currently at PDH due to an overdose situation. 6:27 p.m. A sergeant contacted the caller who said they disposed of the pills.

It takes a village

9:40 p.m. Portola. A deputy received a report from a caller who said a juvenile daughter went to a friend’s house without permission and requested if the deputy sees her to tell her to go home.

What exactly are we celebrating?

9:57 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports he heard two loud explosions. While still on the line the caller said he can now see fireworks being lit off. A second caller reported “gunshots” near Standard Mine Road.

Jan. 23

Jolted awake

3:33 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a car horn blaring, it’s unknown if it is accidental, they cannot see it, only hear it.

He said, she said

7:10 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a disturbance earlier when a male hit her in the face last night and named the suspect. 7:32 a.m. The suspect denied any physical aggression, the female was told to leave the home after she showed up this morning. The female was gone on arrival and the deputy will be on the lookout for her and was unable to locate the caller’s vehicle.

Green safety net

9:08 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a known subject took $2,000 from her bank using her ATM card. The caller said she is homeless and refused to give a location. A deputy was unable to locate the caller.

Just checking in

11:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller advised someone may have tampered with her car; she is calling from the Sheriff’s Office. Things are missing from her car. The caller then drove off after reporting; she may be having a mental episode.

Let it ride

2:39 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a known person is harassing her son. The subject keeps driving by the house yelling and taunting. The subject’s vehicle was described. The parties are currently separated however the subject keeps driving the vehicle up and down the roadway. There is a valid restraining order in place. 4:18 p.m. A sergeant contacted the parties who agreed to keep the peace. Both parties were reminded of the restraining order.

Don’t even think about it

3:36 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A victim reports a subject violated the restraining order by sending Facebook Messenger messages.

Puppy lost and found

4:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loose small pug mix dog. 4:08 p.m. A detective was unable to capture the dog. The caller made a Facebook post.

Military cover blown

4:08 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports she found a backpack in the snow with a note that said the person was a Marine sniper in Vietnam. The bag has a box of new boots and food items. There are footprints going under the bridge, Frazier Creek, and a jacket hanging in the area. There is no vehicle in the area and the caller did not see anyone in the area. 4:21 p.m. The night shift will respond and check the area first thing. 8:05 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate anyone under the Frazier Creek Bridge.

You win an overnight stay at a one-star lodge

7:19 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a known subject is causing a disturbance with his mom and grandma. There were no weapons but the suspect did have an axe. 9:13 p.m. The suspect was arrested and booked on charges of probation violation and vandalism and graffiti.

Safety measures, calling it as you see it

7:55 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a subject is having a mental break and is concerned about the kids in the home. The caller said her husband is there and the subject won’t let them leave. There are no weapons. 9:51 p.m. The subject was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting harm or causing endangerment of a child.

The rainbow shines on Quincy

8:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she found a wallet in the road. 9:16 p.m. The wallet was returned to its owner.

Jan. 24

How about a night in the shop?

12:02 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a horn going off for the last 10 minutes. There is no one around the vehicle, a tan SUV. 12:32 a.m. A deputy contacted the owner and she said the vehicle has a malfunction that is being worked on.

Snow golf

9:14 a.m. La Porte. A caller reports a burglary to his vehicle while parked at the La Porte parking area over the weekend. The back window was smashed out and golf clubs/passes and other items were taken.

In need of a pillow

10:56 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports when she left her house this morning there was a suspicious person sleeping on her porch. The subject was unknown, but she had lots of bags. No clothing description was provided. The caller just wants a deputy to go and remove the subject from her porch. She does not want to return home until a deputy can make sure the subject is gone. 11:45 a.m. A detective contacted an identified person and issued a trespass warning. She agreed to move along. The subject was given the contact information for Social Security. The caller was informed the subject has moved along.

Nobody wanted it

11:17 a.m. Camp Layman. A caller reports that there is still a large pile of cables and what appears to be surveillance equipment lying on the side of the road on the west shoulder near the railroad tracks. 12:16 p.m. A deputy advised the equipment was found.

Liquid lunch perhaps

1:59 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a black Jeep Wrangler unable to maintain lane or speed. The information was transferred to CHP.

Northern rockslide

8:45 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a boulder in the roadway on Hwy 32 in the southbound lane near Slate Creek Bridge. 9:02 p.m. Another caller reports a rockslide on Hwy 32.

Indoor fire ring

9:27 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a small living room fire burning on the floor. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 10:09 p.m. Fire advised the homeowner knocked the fire out. The home was checked out and everything is okay.

Jan. 25

Clean up crew

8:17 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports the USFS is conducting a controlled burn in the area of Butterfly Valley and smoke is not expected.

The ice rink is open

10:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller stated the road is very icy on Bucks Lake Road near the hospital. The info was transferred to CHP and County Roads. 10:25 a.m. County Roads advised they will send someone out now.

No southern hospitality

10:56 a.m. La Porte. A caller reports the back window of his vehicle was broken and items were taken over the weekend at the warming hut parking lot in La Porte.

Raylen Givens is that you?

11 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports he received a possible scam call from someone who claimed to be from the US Marshall’s Office. 12:22 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller to advise the call was fraudulent.

Firewood short is as bad as horse stealing in the winter

11:16 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known subject and his girlfriend scammed his elderly friend. They were paid $275 for firewood then did not provide the full amount. The caller is helping because the victim is elderly and afraid to report to the law but she did make a Facebook post to let others in the community know not to buy from them. 2:33 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and said no crime; civil procedures were provided.


12:21 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a male and female in an argument. The male has a baby in his arms. The caller doesn’t know who the people are. 12:32 p.m. A deputy advises the parties are separated. 2:32 p.m. The male subject was arrested and booked on charges of probation violation and under the influence of drugs (11550 HS).

I guess you had to be there

12:25 p.m. Portola. A juvenile caller reports a domestic violence situation that happened 10 minutes ago. A known subject hit her mom in the face with a beer bottle. 12:33 p.m. CHP is on the way from the Portola Substation. 1:41 p.m. A deputy advised contact with all parties, no crime.

On the mooooove

2:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a large cow in the road between La Porte Road and East Chandler.

Power on, power off, power surge

3:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised that her home and several others on the street have been having power surges and the whole street is having issues. 3:13 p.m. Quincy Fire was paged. PG&E will call back with an ETA. 3:23 p.m. PG&E said ETA 30 minutes. 3:36 p.m. PG&E is on the scene. Fire is cleared.

Taxing time

3:47 p.m. Clio. A caller reports a letter was sent to a known person from the IRS. The wife and he have always filed a joint return. They have not filed yet. The IRS was not helpful in helping other than to request that he file a police report.

No rest for the weary

4:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a known subject. She is causing a disturbance with her cart. The caller said it fell over and spilled things on the sidewalk and then she became upset. The caller is worried about her mental health. 4:27 p.m. The caller called back to say the subject has moved on, assistance is no longer being requested.

“Wash me” car may be a donation

4:54 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle has been in front of the Hope Chest all day. It’s a dirty Toyota car, green in color, with Nevada plates.

Hot rod

7:35 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a truck on fire and parked next to a structure. Quincy Fire was paged. 8:53 p.m. Fire is clear and available.

Facing down the bully

10:55 p.m. Chester. A caller reports their 13-year-old daughters are at a specified location. A male made threats to her that if she showed with cops, he would hurt her. 11:07 p.m. The caller recontacted saying the daughters have returned home, no additional contact is needed.

Jan. 26

Third strike, you’re out

12:54 a.m. Portola. A known subject was arrested on charges of probation violation, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Above and beyond marketing

1:58 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he is receiving multiple scam calls a day and wants direction on how to handle it. He said they call his home starting at like 3 a.m. 2:47 p.m. A deputy said the info is on file.

All gassed up

2:31 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a subject unable to maintain his lane. The subject possibly stopped at the gas station, Sierra Energy. 2:54 p.m. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.

Got one

3 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a reckless driver, all over the road. The vehicle is a green Subaru with Nevada plates. 3:21 Deputies contacted the driver who was tired and will be pulling over to rest.

Too big for the belt

4:15 p.m. Twain. A caller reports an argument between her adult children, screaming can be heard in the background. The caller is unable to separate the parties. There are no weapons. The caller reports injuries, to an unknown extent currently. PDH was paged. The male half is out of the house now but is still trying to get in. All three parties are possibly intoxicated. The caller also said the male half had a knife before she called 911 but she is in possession now.

Lodged in Hemlock

4:55 p.m. Portola. A caller reports three adults stuck in snow in a Chevy Silverado on Hemlock Drive off A-15. They have been stuck for a few hours on a dirt road in 3 feet of snow. They attempted to call for a tow, but the company will not respond. They have half a tank of gas and warm clothes but no food. 6:29 p.m. The caller said they are going to attempt to get out themselves and will call back if further assistance is needed. 8:16 p.m. The caller said they are leaving the vehicle at the location and going to a hotel for the night. No further assistance is needed at this time.

Using the wrong iron

4:31 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a suspicious male with a gun aiming towards deer at the golf course parked on Hwy 89. The vehicle is an Isuzu Trooper, dark in color. The caller saw a male grabbing a gun from the backseat. 5:45 p.m. CHP advised they were unable to locate the subject.

 Carole King they are not

8:09 p.m. Chester. A caller reports three juveniles on top of roofs throwing snowballs at vehicles. The info was transferred to CHP. 8:44 p.m. A deputy spoke with a known person who also lives at the caller’s address, and he believes that the juveniles that were on the roof live behind Burger Depot and across from Seneca. The deputy said there is no proof of who was on the roof. There is no crime, suspicious circumstances only and no one is on the roof currently.

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