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Sheriff’s Blotter April 10-13: More troublesome behavior

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 April 10-13

April 10

The writing is on the wall

6:22 a.m. Portola. A caller reports something is on his wall, and he doesn’t know what it is; also rambling about people trying to steal apartments.

Let’s not talk about it

6:31 a.m. Portola. CHP transferred a caller that requested medical assistance for excessive alcohol intake but will not talk with dispatch. 6:34 a.m. An additional 911 call requested medical aid. The call was transferred to EPHC. 6:35 a.m. Beckwourth Fire was paged, as well as EPHC. 7:13 a.m. Transporting one.

Junction Road today. AP Fire will be burning piles all week at Feather River College above the dorms.

Wildcat attack

11:44 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a feral cat attacked and bit her employee. No ambulance is needed. She will be taking her to the hospital. 11:46 p.m. The black cat is possibly male with a small amount of white hair under the neck. She is afraid to leave. The cat is standing at the door. The subject wants a deputy to come remove the cat so she can take the victim to the hospital. 11:51 A deputy reports the cat was gone upon arrival, left on foot. 11:56 a.m. A Sgt. advises the cat foot-bailed. Animal Control to handle. 12:01 p.m. Animal Control advised the victim is going to PDH for treatment.

Calling it quits

2:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller advises he is an alcoholic and took 60 Ativan in five days and is out of medication now. He needs help with detox and is at the walkway next to Paradise Grill. 2:54 p.m. The caller needs help getting into rehab and is not suicidal, just wants off the drugs and alcohol. He is alone with no weapons. 3:04 p.m. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged.  3:13 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH.

Not open for business

2:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised she believes there are squatters living at the club. No one has permission to be there, and requests that someone check the building for trespassers. 3:28 p.m. A Sgt. advises they cleared the bottom floor. The top floor is blocked off. Spoke to the property manager and she will call if someone is there.


5:29 p.m. Portola. A caller received a call from a neighbor who said multiple people are going in and out of a house and vandalizing it. The home belongs to her father who passed away recently. Only two people have been living there but the caller is unsure if they are still staying there. The caller will be having the residence boarded up Friday. 7:45 p.m. Civil procedures were provided.

Absence would make these hearts grow fonder

5:56 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports dogs are constantly barking on Holland Road. The problem is ongoing. The caller would like contact. Animal Control received the information.

After effects

7:18 p.m. Vinton. A caller requests to speak with a medic. The caller said she fell yesterday and has extreme abdominal pain. The caller was transferred to EPHC. 7:21 p.m. EPHC and Sierra Fire were paged.

More than words

8:48 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a disturbance with multiple people in a car (associated with a known male subject) that parked in front of his neighbors. The caller carried a shotgun with him and confronted the subjects who left. The subjects are also possibly associated with another known subject. 9:41 p.m. Per the caller, all the subjects have disbursed but wanted to advise in case other calls came in regarding the incident.

April 11


2:16 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a cement block was thrown through his front window. A criminal report was filed.

Stuck in the middle with you

9:54 p.m. Quincy. Animal Control is on the way to a caller trapped in her car with an aggressive dog outside. 10:20 a.m. Assistance is complete.

Accidents happen

10:03 a.m. Whitehawk. A caller reports a single vehicle accident on Hwy 89 a mile west of Whitehawk. The female occupant doesn’t to appear injured. The call was transferred to CHP.

Looking for a free consultation

10:42 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports she has a friend in the process of a divorce, and she wants advice on what she can do with her husband selling off property. The caller is in a car in front of the Sheriff’s Office. 10:59 a.m. A deputy provided civil procedures.

Too much

10:51 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a suspicious man outside yelling on the phone and charging his phone by the charter school. He has been walking back and forth all morning. The subject is in his 60s wearing an orange hat, a camouflage T-shirt, with a beard and mustache, and is tall and thin. 11:58 a.m. A deputy and detective report the arrest of a male subject on a charge of probation violation.

Information on suicide

12:19 p.m. Delleker. An agency crisis line received a call from a subject who was asking if suicide was legal in California. She did not want anyone sent to her and just had questions. She is not suicidal. The caller wanted the information on file only. 12:35 p.m. The caller called back to say the subject said she has a plan to drive off a cliff, but not today.

Shoppin’ for trouble

6:43 p.m. Portola. A market reports a drunk driver just left the gas pumps in a dark blue and black Jeep Renegade. The license plate number was provided. The subject drove around the back of the store and in an unknown direction of travel. 6:45 p.m. The information was sent out to officers to be on the lookout for the subject vehicle. 6:48 p.m. The caller recontacted and said the subject returned to the store and is causing trouble with the cashier. 7:17 p.m. A male subject was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.

No filter

8:54 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a young man walking around yelling at passersby, holding a handle of vodka. The subject is wearing a beanie with dark fluffy hair sticking out of it in a long-sleeved shirt with light colored pants. 9:03 p.m. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the subject.

New rules

10:36 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports unknown people are cutting wood on her property. The caller can hear at least three chainsaws but can’t see anyone. 11:52 p.m. Deputies contacted two subjects who are okay and not cutting wood, just stuck. The subjects are not actually on Caltrans property; however, Caltrans dispatch advises people are no longer allowed on property to cut wood.

April 12

Getting an early start on today’s “to do” list 

6:57 a.m. Lake Almanor. A deputy advised signed off on a fix it ticket.


7:46 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports she is stuck in the water in her vehicle. There is 2’ surrounding the car, a white Buick Regal. The call was transferred to CHP. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged and the information was sent to the Road Department. 8:01 a.m. A second 911 call came advising her vehicle is taking on water now. Fire ETA is 10 minutes, CHP is coming from Quincy. 8:22 a.m. Fire got the victim out of the car and took her home. The car is still in the roadway. The information was sent to CHP.

Stuck between a rock and …

9:07 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a broken dock is floating out in front of his residence. It looks like it is wedged on a rock.


Chester. A deputy reports a vehicle rollover on Hwy 36 just west of Hwy 89. CHP to handle.

Siri, call 911

11:08 a.m. Chester. A caller received a call from a known person who advised he has broken his hands after he fell.

Hot spot nets a violation

2:18 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was cited behind Safeway on a charge of probation violation.

Looking for a second opinion

2:51 p.m. Quincy. An open line — there is a female subject screaming at a male to get out. Could hear the male half in the background yelling, “You need to go to the hospital.” The caller advises her boyfriend is refusing to leave her residence and then disconnected. 3 p.m. Units contacted the caller. It was a verbal argument only and the male half was gone upon arrival.

Light fingers

5:07 p.m. Portola. A caller reports theft from an unlocked vehicle. Tools and lights and possibly other things were taken. A criminal report was filed.


5:25 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a board meeting that they believe is going to get out of hand because a lot of people are angry about price increases. The caller requests a deputy stand by. 7:25 p.m. Assistance complete.

April 13

Party of one

12:47 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a disturbance of a possible party at the Joy Way Park. The caller said a pickup has been at the park for over two hours and can hear multiple people talking loudly. 1:04 a.m. Deputies contacted a subject who was the only person in the area and is okay.


1:10 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone tried to break into her house twice. The subject possibly is still on the property. The caller cannot see anyone outside but could hear the subject trying to open the front door. 1:13 a.m. The caller recontacted and advised that she no longer needs a deputy. The caller said there are no suspects, it was just her cat.

Berry early

5:22 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone is trying to break into his residence. It is unknown who it is. The caller said it is possibly a bear but is unsure. The caller said he went outside and saw what appeared to be a bear running off. The caller stated he has food outside and was advised to move the food inside his residence and to try and keep wildlife away. The caller is no longer requesting assistance and requests the information be on file.

Greeting the sun

10:38 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports ongoing issues with a barking dog. The information was sent to Animal Control.


1:32 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports vandalism to the Heart K Ranch, broken windows.

Huff and puff

2:19 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a woman hanging out the side of a vehicle in dark clothing with pants down. The vehicle is a white 4-door SUV. 2:28 p.m. A second call was received and transferred to CHP. The female appears to be huffing on an aerosol can. 2:38 p.m. The caller recontacted and said the subject has now gone off the road and the vehicle is stuck; it is a non-injury accident, on the 1700 block of North Valley Road. 3:14 p.m. A subject was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.

A little something for the pain

8:20 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a call back regarding his wife moving out of the residence and taking his belongings and “other issues.” 9:25 p.m. A deputy attempted to call back, no answer. April 14, 12:28 a.m. A deputy advised contacting the caller who appears to be very intoxicated and was provided with proper civil procedures.

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