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Sheriff Blotter: Oct. 7-12 (Updated to include Oct. 13)

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

The following is a summary of activity from Oct. 7-12, 2021

Oct. 7

Block party

12:22 a.m. East Quincy. A caller reports that a subject is outside causing a loud disturbance. The caller said the subject is outside the home honking her horn and yelling. Another caller reports neighbors are screaming and honking horns. During the call the subject left in a vehicle south on Fifth St. 12:39 a.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller and reported a verbal argument only. The subject left prior to the deputy arrival. The subject left in a red Subaru, possibly intoxicated. Information was sent to CHP and the deputy will be on the lookout.

Working the late shift

12:55 a.m. Portola. A caller requests a deputy check the intersection of Cemetery and South Second St. as someone is running a backhoe this late in the night. The caller can hear the chains and the backhoe working. 1:38 a.m. A deputy advised all quiet upon arrival.

Heads up, lock your vehicles

4:21 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone broke into his truck while he was working at the mill. The caller said multiple items are missing. There is no damage to the vehicle.


5:38 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests to speak to a deputy because he is upset that he was dropped off at the Greenville High School by his child’s mother. The caller said he came up to the area to assist the subject with packing and to see his children but was just left at the High School parking lot. 7:40 a.m. A deputy returned the call but there was no answer and left a voicemail.

Leaving tracks

8:09 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports that a suspect is trespassing again. The suspect was on the property and has now left. There was a disturbed footprint of ash, and they possibly took items. The suspect was also at an address next door. 8:31 a.m. The caller was contacted, and proper civil procedures were provided. The caller will attempt to get a restraining order.

Not a matter of nickels and dimes

8:09 a.m. Portola. A caller reports money taken, between $5,000-$8,000.  The bank was informed.

No more chocolate pudding

8:34 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports that he is having continued issues with a jail bailiff and wants to have him reprimanded. The court date is in November and the caller does not want to deal with him again. The caller would like a follow up on the complaint made. 8:51 a.m. The information is to be passed on to the sergeant or administrator to follow up with the caller.

For insurance purposes

10:12 a.m. Lake Davis. A caller reports she was evacuated during the fire. She lost her camping gear during the Dixie fire. Her external battery pack charger was left behind at the campground at Grasshopper Flats.

Untidy visitors graciously leave empty handed

10:23 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports he was evacuated from Greenville and was staying in Chico. When he went home yesterday, he found cigarette butts in front of his home and an open door. Nothing was missing from the house, and he just is requesting extra patrol checks. He has a cleaning crew coming up today, unknown name of the cleaning company.

Reading the mail paid off

12:46 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his identity was stolen. There is a Fingerhut account in a known subject’s name. The caller did contact Fingerhut and they confirmed an account is active but no charges yet. Other mail is also arriving with the suspect’s name but the caller’s address.

Another millworkers car broken into

1:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports items taken from their vehicle: car key, papers, and other unknown items. The caller was at work at the mill.

Is it burn season?

3:29 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports a neighbor is burning a pile and is unsure if burning is allowed at this time. The call was transferred to USFS, and the info was given to the sergeant in the area.

Still not eligible for rehire

3:54 p.m. Chester. A caller reports harassment in front of Ace Hardware. The subject found the caller in the parking lot and started yelling. The caller wants the information on file. The suspect was terminated due to a physical fight with a coworker on June 17, 2021. The caller did block all texts in July but now the suspect is finding him around town. 4:58 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller and provided civil procedures and the information was put on file.

Time to trim the garden

4:16 p.m. Beckwourth. A detective was sent out for a code enforcement check for marijuana. 4:58 p.m. The detective advised the subject voluntarily came into compliance.

Matlock is on

4:42 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a subject missed his dialysis appointment and they would like a welfare check. 5:52 p.m. The commander contacted the subject who is A-OK.

On the road again

10:12 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two dogs running in the highway. One is a white Husky and the other is a white Pitbull. The caller said the two are running on Hwy. 70 in front of the Sierra Motel. The info was sent to CHP. 10:16 p.m. CHP said they have a unit enroute from the Portola station. 10:24 p.m. CHP said their unit checked the area. The dogs ran back up N. Second St. and they were unable to locate them from there.

Rocky road

10:16 p.m. Caribou. A caller reports multiple rocks in the roadway. The information was sent to CHP.

Oct. 8

Night torch

2:48 p.m. Paxton. A caller reports a single tree on fire north of the tracks, about 100 feet.

Drama plays out in the mountains

7:06 a.m. Quincy. Woodland Police Dept. requested a welfare check on a known subject at a specified motel. Woodland PD said the victim would not provide the room number but advised she may be in the lobby. Woodland PD said the victim called in a false report that she had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend. Woodland PD was requesting the welfare check. 7:20 a.m. The Pine Air Motel was contacted by phone. The owner stated there has not been any single females staying at the resort. There was a female visiting a cabin last night; however, the owner stated they had all left at 5 a.m. this morning for work as they normally do. 7:23 a.m. The information was relayed to Woodland PD. 8:02 a.m. Pine Air recontacted and said they located the female and spoke with her. She stated she has been hiding in a closet with her 3-year-old daughter and is requesting law enforcement contact and said she is now stranded. Vehicle information was traced to a known person with a restraining order. Woodland PD recontacted and they said they had one previous contact with the subject. The caller named the other female driver. 9:04 a.m. A deputy spoke to the victim who said her mother is coming to pick her up at the motel. The victim told the deputy she was never deprived of movement and was not assaulted. No crime. 12:20 p.m. The deputy contacted all parties at the motel and advised there was a verbal argument only which occurred the evening of Oct. 7. No crime.

Treatment not up to expectations

7:36 a.m. Chester. A caller requests assistance with a patient who is acting aggressively toward staff. The caller said the subject is in front of the hospital now. 8:48 a.m. A deputy contacted all parties involved. The subject said he was looking for mental health assistance and did not feel he was treated fairly at the hospital. The subject said he would drive himself to Banner in Susanville. The subject is not a danger to himself or others, currently. The caller said the subject had gone to Emergency Services for pain and medication. The subject made an aggressive gesture towards hospital staff and was asked to leave. No crime committed.

“He said, she said” author in the making

11:46 a.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding her sister-in-law putting false information on divorce papers. The caller requests a call back as she does not live in Plumas County, but her sister-in-law does. The caller was not forthcoming with further information. 6:14 p.m. A deputy spoke to the caller who requests info on file that her brother is being harassed by his ex’s new boyfriend.

Not enough coffee

1:25 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports the theft of a commercial coffee machine from her vehicle last night. The caller said she left her vehicle unlocked. 1:34 p.m. The caller called back to say her son moved the coffee maker, there was no theft, and no further assistance is needed.

The ups and downs of family life

3:02 p.m. Delleker. A caller reported her son just picked her up around her neck and threw her down. The subject is in his own residence now on the property. The caller declined medical services. The subject has no weapons and is not under the influence. 3:06 p.m. The subject said there was a verbal argument only. The subject said his mother was upset with him for accusations he made towards her and said that if he said anything she was going to claim he choked her. The parties are separated at this time. 4:04 p.m. All parties agreed to keep the peace.

Territorial hostiles in the neighborhood

8:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller said that suspects living down by the river off Beskeen Lane yelled at her family members while they were driving by. The caller said that the family member stopped after hitting something in the road and while stopped the subjects started yelling at the caller’s family. The caller requests a deputy check the area and possibly talk to the subjects about yelling at people. The subjects are two unknown males living down by the river. 9:12 p.m. A sergeant advised no crime, only that the info is on file.

No trick or treat

10:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that an older model red or orange Jeep Cherokee with no top and a bike on the back drove past them. The caller said the driver was wearing a black ski mask and appeared to have a firearm or shot gun in their hand. No other passengers were seen in the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen about two minutes ago. 10:28 p.m. A deputy advised looking in the area from West End Theatre to Cemetery Hill but unable to locate the vehicle or subject.

Cut off

11:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone is trying to break into their house. The caller said the subject broke one window on the trailer and is banging on the door. The subject was last seen wearing a black sweater and has a beard. The subject is unknown, but the caller said the subject was a tagalong from the bar. The caller described the location. 12:13 a.m. The subject was issued a trespass violation and the caller was provided temporary restraining order procedures.

Oct. 9

Can’t we all just get along?

11:59 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a known person is in front of his residence on his property. Caller said the subject has a restraining order against him. The caller said the subject is standing on the driveway which they share and requests to speak to a deputy. A valid restraining order is in place. 12:33 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller several times. There was no answer and no voice mail set up. The case is closed pending further contact from the caller. 1:18 p.m. The subject called in now advising the original caller is violating the restraining order and requests to speak to a deputy.

Beg, borrow, steal

4:23 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his wife, whom he does not live with, stole his vehicle about an hour ago. He thought she would bring it back. She has since texted him and advised his truck is on Hwy. 70 with a flat tire. The caller requests contact. 5:12 p.m. The caller reports the vehicle has been returned but still requests contact. 6:27 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller who does not want any further assistance.

Prophecy fulfilled

5:32 p.m. A caller reports two men are in a physical fight behind a bar. No weapons are involved. The caller believes one or both will need medical attention. The caller recalled one of the subjects saying a few days ago that he was going to need to get into trouble soon to go back to jail. 5:37 p.m. Info was relayed to CHP for a cover unit. The hospital was paged to stage for precaution. 7:33 p.m. The prophetic subject was arrested on charges of assault and battery.

Not just spicy, but hot

6:04 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports two hot spots behind Riley’s Jerky. Fire was paged.

Lions, tigers, and Harleys. Oh my!

6:14 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a known subject is intimidating him and he has a restraining order against him. It is an ongoing issue; the caller already reported the violation earlier. The caller is adamant about a deputy coming for a “civil standby.” The caller was asked if the subject is currently violating the restraining order and the caller said no. The caller stated he only feels intimidated because the subject has four people at his residence on Harleys. 6:27 p.m. A deputy advised there is no new violation at this time. The caller wanted a standby so he could finish his work in the area. A deputy was not available for the standby.

Oct. 10

Back to rural problems

12:13 p.m. Loyalton. A caller reports a cow in the roadway on Heriot Lane.

Lazy load

1:39 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports wood in the roadway in the eastbound lane of Hwy. 70.

A bright idea that wasn’t too smart

3:06 p.m. Doyle. A caller reports a possible fire on southbound 395 near North Red Rock Road on the west side of the railroad tracks. 3:27 p.m. Another call advised of a possible structure fire at Pazzlin Plant off 395. CHP was advised. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 3:59 p.m. Sierra Valley Fire is on the scene with USFS investigating. 5:12 p.m. Investigators advised the bridge trussell is on fire due to subjects attempting to steal metal after using a blow torch. The fire was knocked down. Lassen County Sheriff Office enroute as well.

Neighbors helping neighbors

4:39 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports a female threatened her. The caller believes the subject lives in the area but drove off toward Greenhorn Ranch. The caller said the subject told her to “Lock her doors because she would be coming back.” No further information was given. The subject was described with a blue/grey Subaru. The caller will call back if the subject returns.

Dangerous drive takes flight

7:12 p.m. Belden. CHP advised of a single vehicle accident heading eastbound on Hwy. 70 at Belden. The vehicle is partially submerged in water. The solo driver is out of the vehicle and walking around with minor injuries. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 7:22 p.m. Update: no vehicle in the water. There are two victims, one is unconscious. CHP requested a helicopter, just east of Rock Creek Dam. 7:24 p.m. CHP update: can cancel air, both victims are awake and talking. 7:50 p.m. Medic advised to go ahead with the helicopter. Helicopter estimated time of arrival 8:10 p.m. 9:01 p.m. Helicopter off the ground enroute to Enloe Hospital.

Sneaky repairman at work

8 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a suspicious male hiding in a bush on Delleker Park Drive. The subject is intoxicated with a tool bag. The subject is a male Hispanic of average build with a mustache in a long sleeve jacket and jeans. 8:24 p.m. The subject was gone when the deputy arrived and unable to locate.

Oct. 11

No injuries?

4:27 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a vehicle vs. bear collision with no injuries, no damage to the vehicle. The accident was on southbound Hwy. 147, south east of Greenville. The bear is dead.

Three-month-old suspicion shared

8:37 a.m. Clio. A caller reports that she talked to a strange man the morning after the Dixie Fire started. She feels he was very knowledgeable of the fire. She does have a picture of the subject. She talked with him at the rest area west of the tunnel in the canyon, near the starting point. 10:02 a.m. A deputy advised the caller requested the information on file, suspicious circumstances only.

Whoa!!! Steer clear

8:51 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a log truck tipped over. There are logs in the roadway. A male subject is out of the vehicle. No injuries are reported.

The stork missed

12:43 p.m. East Quincy. A caller reports a baby squirrel fell from a tree. The caller wants to find out what to do with it. The caller was advised to take the squirrel to the animal sanctuary or let nature take its course.

The cost of freedom

2:14 p.m. Chester. A caller wants a call back from a deputy regarding a loud argument and loud music at a neighbor’s house. A known subject is playing loud music. 2:51 p.m. The subject was taken into custody on a U.S. Marshall warrant. 3:12 p.m. The subject was booked at Quincy jail on charges of being a fugitive from justice.

Clean sweep

5:35 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a loud argument at the laundromat in Portola. The subject is described as skinny with brown hair and blue jeans. The caller said the subject is kicking patrons out of the laundromat. The caller said the subject is intoxicated or on drugs. The subject has no weapons. 6:29 p. m. A deputy advised parties and they agreed to keep the peace.

Injured deer

6:25 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a deer injured on the roadway, near the Feather River Inn at Hwy. 70. The deer is not dead but injured. It needs to be dispatched. 6:38 p.m. Multiple reports came in of the same deer injury. CHP was informed.

“Head” for greener pastures

8:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports black cattle were running down the road. They are now down in fields adjacent to Chandler Road and Quincy Junction Road. There are approximately 10 cow and calf pairs. Three individuals were contacted to secure the cattle. 8:46 p.m. A sergeant advised that two ranches are on the scene and will handle.

Moonlight escapade

11:41 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle came in the back of the property and it was suspicious, trying to possibly break through the caller’s gate to get to the Forest Service Road. The suspect and suspect vehicle details were provided for on file info only at this time.

Oct. 12

Should have let the dog do the talking

12:08 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an ex-boyfriend is actively abusing her dog and is intoxicated. The subject has a knife on his person but is not threatening use. 12:24 a.m. A sergeant contacted both parties who agreed to keep the peace and who will stay in separate rooms for the night. 12:33 a.m. The subject recontacted and requested sergeant contact. The subject said he is afraid when he leaves the residence at 4 a.m. his belonging will be thrown away by the original caller.


8:11 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a suspicious subject around Williams Valley Road and wants to speak to someone. Last week he saw a suspicious female in the area and followed her. He is concerned she is taking items from the area. 9:49 a.m. A deputy attempted to return the call but there was no answer.

No heart

8:22 a.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports the theft of a travel trailer from her property in Canyon Dam, a 2007 Salem trailer. The information was sent to CHP. 1:24 p.m. The caller requests extra patrol at her property due to the thefts.

No sale

8:25 a.m. A caller requests a civil standby due to problems with her stepson. Last week the subject was causing a problem when she was trying to sell her home. 9:49 a.m. A deputy spoke to the caller who will call back tomorrow for a standby.

About last night

9:51 a.m. Chester. A subject came to the Chester substation to report damage to her 2015 Subaru Forester. The time or suspect of the damage is unknown. It occurred over the last two weeks. Damage was caused by an attempted break in. There was a criminal report filed.

Cleanup on Hwy 70

10:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a big rig blue cab and shipping can all over the road westbound on Hwy. 70 from Quincy. The call was dropped.

More chips, less tequila

12:11 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a male and female inside the restaurant. The female said the male is abusing her and to call the cops. It is an older couple. 12:40 p.m. Negative domestic violence, the female half is intoxicated. Refer to the Domestic Violence Intervention Report made by the female.

Evacuee funds evacuated, too

1:46 p.m. Chester. A subject contacted a sergeant at Chester substation regarding the theft of mail and the cashing of two stolen checks. The mail was stolen in Redding (the mail was sent to Redding during the evacuation of Chester). The check was cashed in Redding. A courtesy copy was sent to Redding PD.

Just checking

4:32 p.m. Chester. A caller dialed 911 to inquire if he has any warrants. The caller sounded intoxicated and mentioned he was caring for his dying father.

It’s official …

4:59 p.m. H-Line Road between Greenville and Lake Almanor. A caller reports a bear found dead with all paws removed. The caller said a message was left for the Fish and Game Warden but wanted to make an official report.

Safari encampment

5:26 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a homeless camp of four tents, a fire ring, garbage, and sewer strewn about at the end of Beskeen Lane at a swimming hole.

Move it along, missy

5:27 pm. Blairsden. A caller reports laundry was tampered with while she was busy across the street. It is unknown if there was a theft. The subject requests the information on file.

Bad news, bear

6:29 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports an injured bear. 6:41 p.m. The bear was dispatched.

Does not compute

6:40 p.m. Twain. A caller reports the theft of a computer and a phone from her residence. A known suspect broke down the door to her bedroom where the property was located. The subject was on the scene. The caller kicked him out. The caller said the cell phone does not work at the residence and requests a deputy contact at the address in Twain.

Still hot

6:42 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a small 4×4 fire about 100 feet off the roadway near Oak Grove Motor Lodge at Humphrey and Hwy 89. USFS was notified and Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged.

Dump truck

9:29 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a solo vehicle accident on Hwy. 89 at Indian Falls and requests medical services. One occupant is out of the Waste Management utility truck. The vehicle is blocking the northbound lane.

Oct. 13

Getting lit

12:51 a.m. Greenville. CHP requests medical services for extremely intoxicated male at PGE base camp. 12:58 p.m. CHP advised suspect in custody, identified, and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. 1:09 a.m. CHP advised medics can cancel, the subject is more alert and oriented.

Mom stop reading my mail

7:58 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports the theft of mail; his mother stole his mail. 8 a.m. Subject and her boyfriend live at the Crystal Springs trailer park in Twain. Subjects are staying at a motel in Oroville. The caller is requesting a call back. 8:44 a.m. A deputy advised the subject’s mother had permission to check the mail with the key. The subject decided to travel to Oroville. The caller was provided with civil procedures and Oroville PD number to request a welfare check.

Portola dog saga continues: and then there was one

2:15 p.m. Portola. CHP advises an officer wants Animal Control to respond for two at large dogs. One is a white Pitbull and the other is a white/yellow Husky. The dogs are friendly and malnourished. CHP will remain at the location with the dogs. 2:21 p.m. Animal Control responding. 2:27 p.m. CHP needing to leave one dog in store, the other is outside behind a fence. Animal Control can talk to the store staff. 3:36 p.m. Animal Control transported one dog to the shelter and was unable to catch the other dog.

Dog unable to see imaginary fence

2:47 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a neighbor’s dog charged her in her yard. She is not injured. The dog was called back by the owner. The caller no longer sees the dog. It is a mixed Pitbull with white and brown spots. The caller said her back yard is not fenced and the dog came onto her property acting very aggressive. The caller is asking Animal Control to contact the owners. 3:54 p.m. Animal Control advises they left a voice message for the dog’s owner.

Theft of theft prevention

3:27 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports that security cameras, lights and electronic locks are missing from home. It does not appear that they got into the home. The caller is displaced due to fire and came to check on the property. They are staying in Redding. The caller will not be staying at the property much longer, they are heading back to Redding. The front porch area is where the items were taken.

What’s a father to do?

3:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his daughter skipped school today and was at her boyfriend’s. He just spoke to her, and she is refusing to come home. He is requesting assistance. 3:48 p.m. The caller called back. The daughter is there now and causing a verbal disturbance. 4:07 p.m. She is in her room and threatening to harm herself. Threatening to cut herself or hang herself. It is unknown if she has any weapons on her. 5:25 p.m. A deputy advised of a verbal argument; the parties agreed to keep the peace.

They will find you

4:03 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone filled the dumpster at the café. The café was closed the last two days. Trash pickup is on Monday, and someone filled up the whole thing. 6:49 p.m. A deputy contacted a suspect who will go remove all trash from the dumpster.

Shopping for steel-toed boots

4:15 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two suspects keep hitting her in the face when they see her. No medical services are requested but she does not know why they keep hitting her, at Dollar General in Portola. The caller is waiting outside the store for a friend to give her a ride. 5:37 p.m. A deputy attempted to locate the caller who is no longer in front of the store. Case closed until further contact.

Lessons in dog obedience

6:01 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the neighbors were beating their dog about five minutes ago and the dog is cowering in the yard. The dog is a Husky or Malamute. The caller said the subjects leave the dog tied up all day as well. 6:45 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who said the dog tore up the couch so she disciplined him. The deputy advised no crime. Information was faxed to Animal Control.

Can’t find my way home

6:11 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a woman parked on the side of the road. The caller said the victim is disoriented and the victim said she is trying to get home, off North Valley Road but doesn’t believe she can get there. The vehicle description was sent to CHP. 6:36 p.m. The caller recontacted and said the victim is now beginning to drive away. 7:39 p.m. CHP advises they have the subject in custody however are requesting medical services for transport. 8:44 p.m. CHP advised that the subject has been admitted to PDH for a danger to themselves or others hold. The subject will be charged with driving under the influence.

Hit and run

10:16 p.m. Portola. A caller advises two males hit his truck with their fists. The caller is extremely hard to hear. When asked to clarify the caller said the subjects drove off and then hung up.

The lesser of two evils

10:22 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that a male in a maroon or red Ford SUV in the front of the parking lot is sleeping in his vehicle. The caller said the driver appears to be breathing but just not waking up. The subject was arrested on charges of drunk in public.


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