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Sheriff’s Blotter: April 15-17 — Beware of Traveling Rocks

Mari Erin Roth

Staff Writer

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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 15-17, 2022

April 15

Retirement bliss

6:25 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a neighbor came by claiming he was being held hostage at his residence. He is having a hard time getting information from the victim who stated that he cannot return to the residence due to the fear of being held there again. The caller is with the victim. The caller knows that the victim knows who the suspects are but hasn’t provided the names. He did state that the suspects live on the property in the trailer behind the house. 6:59 a.m. A deputy requests medics only for an 81-year-old male with general illness and alcoholism. PDH was paged. 7:29 a.m. The deputy advised no crime. The victim is being transported to PDH and suffers from mental decline.

Cultural differences

6:28 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller requests a welfare check on a female. While a couple was at the hospital, the male would not let the female speak for herself. The subject was acting odd each time a nurse or doctor would speak to the female. 8:39 a.m. A Sgt. left messages twice but was unable to contact. 1:11 p.m. The Sgt. advised they are not responding with enough information to respond with a welfare check.

Using insurance

6:52 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a single vehicle traffic accident off the road with unknown injuries. It is a grey Toyota 4-Runner on its side. The information was transferred to CHP. CHP is aware of no injuries and the driver is waiting for a tow truck.

Agency coordinated effort

9:53 a.m. Chester. A caller reports they have a patient in the Emergency Room that they need help identifying. 10:28 a.m. A Sgt. advised the situation resolved itself.

Small town

11:43 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller requests a response for a report of two stray dogs at Taylorsville campground. 12:20 p.m. Animal Control contacted the owner who was present and was advised to keep the dogs on leash and supervised.

Hey mom, here it is

12:43 p.m. Chester. A Sgt. requests a case number for an abandoned mountain bike at 443 Martin Way at the trailer park.

Missing couch

1:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known subject is at the location and is trespassing and needs to be removed. The caller is not at the location but did witness the subject sitting on the couch at the residence. 1:39 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate the suspect or the couch.

Keep an eye out

4:58 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a possible drunk driver heading northbound on Hwy 89 towards Greenville from Crescent Mills. The vehicle is a green Subaru Outback. The information was sent to CHP.

Rushing to Reno

5:39 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a driver at a high rate of speed in a Subaru sedan with Nevada plates heading eastbound on Hwy 70 towards Vinton.

After school project

5:43 p.m. Chester. A secondhand report of a caller reporting 3 juveniles who broke into the school and vandalized a classroom. The teacher is on the scene with the juveniles who are cleaning up the mess and she is requesting assistance. 6:23 p.m. Attempts to contact the parent are being made. A voicemail was left. 6:39 p.m. A deputy spoke with the suspect’s mother who said to release the juvenile to the stepfather. The deputy advised the school will handle the situation.

Possession is 9/10 of the law? Think well choosing a dog-sitter

6:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known subject is refusing to give her dog back to her. The subject was to watch the dog for two days but is now refusing to give the dog back and is sending her threatening text messages. 7:30 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who will call back for a civil standby when the suspect is at the location to exchange the dog. April 16, 1:16 a.m. The case is closed pending further contact. The caller has not recontacted to request the civil standby.


8:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male came into the hotel and was visibly drunk, making threats and upset. The subject left going north towards the trailer park. There was a caller about the same guy a few days ago. 9:30 p.m. A Sgt. was unable to locate the subject.

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

9:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that her sister came to her house and is under the influence of drugs. The caller said the subject was just released from jail with terms that she test for drugs. There are no weapons. 9:25 p.m. The subject is now threatening to hurt herself or her parents. 10:52 p.m. The female subject was arrested and taken to jail on a charge of contempt of court.

April 16

Off-season football

2:20 a.m. Indian Falls. A Sgt. reports multiple football-sized rocks in both lanes on Hwy 89 north of the Wye.

Pile driver

4:42 a.m. Belden. A caller reports a pile of rocks in the westbound lane on Hwy 70 near the Belden Powerhouse.

Rock slide?

6:55 a.m. Quincy. A caller advised his friend texted him about a rock slide in the canyon. The caller had no other information.

More details on “hostage situation”

9:42 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports his elderly brother is “being held hostage” by the tenants who live on his property. Today the victim “escaped” from the subject and is now in the “big house on the property.” Third hand information from the caller’s daughter who also lives on the victim’s property. 10:33 a.m. A deputy contacted the daughter who was referring to a previously reported incident. Proper civil procedures were provided. The caller will call back on Monday. April 16, 12:28 p.m. A caller reports the family is refusing to let the victim come home to him. He is the caretaker of the victim, and he should be with him. 12:35 p.m. The resident of the big house called saying the caretaker is threatening her because the victim is currently at her house and does not want to leave. 1 p.m. A deputy advised it is an ongoing civil issue between family and friends. Proper civil procedures were provided.

Welcome doesn’t include guests

10:21 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests deputy contact regarding transients staying on his property in Greenville. The people he allowed to stay on his property have now allowed another person to stay and that person is not authorized to be staying on the property. The subject’s name was known. 7:55 p.m. A Sgt. provided proper civil procedures were provided.

Neighborhood watch

10:40 a.m. Quincy. A subject was arrested on Manzanita Way and a blue Ford Explorer was towed for charges of possession of drugs, under the influence of drugs, and driving on a suspended license.

Growing hazards

1:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a large rockslide across the roadway on Bucks Lake Road near Snake Lake Road. Some vehicles were unable to pass and were turning around.

Light-fingered shoppers banned

3:49 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a theft about 20 minutes ago at Grocery Outlet. The subjects took about $80 worth of items and were caught on video footage. 4:41 p.m. Both suspects were found and trespassed from the Grocery Outlet.

That’s like saying “bomb” in an airport

4:24 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her husband poured gasoline on the home and is threatening to light it on fire. The caller said she also has some gas on herself. The suspect is now leaving the scene walking towards Les Schwab wearing a camo shirt and jeans. 4:50 p.m. A Sgt. reports the male was gone upon arrival. The caller was contacted and said there was an argument over a gas can. The victim kicked the gas can and got gas on herself. Proper temporary restraining order procedures were provided.

Fire in the attic

5:33 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a possible attic fire. There are no occupants in the house. There are no flames seen but the house is filling up with smoke. An Indian Valley Fire unit is on the scene. The actual address is unknown, but it is on the corner of Hwy 89 and Main. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. Indian Valley Fire advised they are on the scene, and it is under control. All incoming units can cancel. 6:09 p.m. The fire was contained to the attic and is now extinguished. They request that PG&E respond. 6:43 p.m. PG&E provided an ETA of 30 minutes. 6:59 p.m. PG&E is on the scene. 8:15 p.m. The fire has been put out and they will be watching the residence through the night.

Sounds like a gunshot

5:44 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports hearing a single gunshot in the area of downtown. 5:52 p.m. A second caller reports hearing two gunshots near the courthouse. 6 p.m. The second caller called again and said she believes the sound she heard was a transformer blowing because the power just went out. 6:13 p.m. A Sgt. checked the area and was unable to locate any gunshots or anyone in need of assistance.

Hit and run

6:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two known people entered his house and hit him in the face and then left his house. The subjects left in a red Charger, and he is sure they are going back to their apartment behind Safeway. The caller requests an ambulance for injuries to his jaw and eye.  6:33 p.m. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged for an ambulance. 6:51 p.m. Plumas 15 advised no medical service is needed. 6:55 p.m. A Sgt. will be on the lookout for the two subjects.

Chilly in Chilcoot

6:35 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller advises her power is out and she is cold. The caller was advised that the power is out everywhere, to call back if she needs medical treatment but there is nothing we can do about the power being out.

Rogue causes rift

7:06 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports his neighbor is causing a verbal disturbance. He started yelling at the other neighbor’s dogs as well as yelling at the caller’s grandson for riding his mini motorbike on the road. The caller said the subject started spraying the roadway with water in an attempt to make the child crash. The subject is unknown. No weapons were seen. 7:12 p.m. The deputy is out of the area, request that CHP respond. CHP has a unit responding from Loyalton. 8:30 p.m. CHP advised both parties are okay. It was a misunderstanding over a barking dog that did not belong to either the caller or the subject. All parties agreed to keep the peace. The juvenile was counseled about riding the motorcycle on the roadway.

Case well stated

8:59 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a subject is causing a verbal disturbance. She just showed up and started yelling at the caller. The subject is still on the scene in the “par.” The caller was advised to stay separated from the subject. The caller said the subject is not a patient. The subject is very intoxicated. The subject’s name was provided. 10:33 p.m. A Sgt. advised the subject is okay and is now a patient. Nothing further is needed.

Speed limit 50 mph

5:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dangerous driver on Hwy 70 heading westbound from Fairgrounds Road. They are in a white sedan driving fast and almost hit a child on a bicycle.


5:35 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a speeding vehicle driving erratically in a residential area near Portsmouth and Thompson. The subject driver was known and is in a black Toyota Corolla. The information was transferred to CHP.

Late night

11:04 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a white 4-door sedan, possibly a Honda, speeding up and down Mill Creek Road. The information was sent to CHP.

Troubled waters

11:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a subject is causing an argument with him. She is yelling at him and being destructive in the house. The caller would not provide further details. The caller said the subject is possibly suicidal. She attempted to take a bottle of Tylenol PM’s but didn’t and has a history of suicidal statements. Now weapons are involved. April 18, Midnight. A deputy contacted the caller and subject who were in a verbal argument only. Both parties agreed to keep the peace and should not have any further issues tonight. 1:02 a.m. An open line on a 911 call, can hear the caller and the female having an argument in the background. The female party can be heard saying ‘Give me my phone’. No response from either the caller or the subject female. The female can be heard repeating ‘Give me my phone’, and ‘Do you really want to do this’. 1:05 a.m. The female half called and said the male half is trying to kill her. The male half got on the phone and was advised to speak to the deputy. 1:45 a.m. The child is being left with the male half. 1:55 a.m. The female was arrested on a charge of corporal punishment inflicted on a spouse  or co-parent.

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