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Sheriff’s Blotter April 17-23: Drinking, drinking and driving, threats, boundaries crossed, and general shenanigans

 

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 17-23

April 17

Good morning!!!

12:16 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical for her daughter who just gave birth. She is 22 years old. 12:46 a.m. The subject was transported to PDH.

Out of sight, out of mind

3:49 a.m. Portola. A caller is reporting elder abuse and neglect. A subject was brought in yesterday by her son and his girlfriend. The subjects were to bring back the victim’s medications and never returned. The caller said the victim has been neglected, malnourished, and is in severe pain. The nurse advised the victim is at risk of death due to her state of health. A deputy should speak with the nurse after 7 a.m. The victim is 81 years old, and the son has power of attorney. There is other family willing to help per the nurse. 11:39 a.m. A criminal report was filed.

A lousy start to the day

8:01 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle hit a dog; it is unknown if it is still alive. A local vet just pulled up and moved the dog to the side of the road. 8:06 a.m. A second caller reported the injured dog. The information was sent to Animal Control. 8:53 a.m. Animal Control was unable to locate the dog.

No stamp of approval

9:02 a.m. Portola. A caller reports vandalism to USPS mailboxes at North Gulling and Reno streets. Several were broken into, and she has a missing box. 11:40 a.m. A criminal report was created.

We got your number

10:15 a.m. Reno. A caller reports getting several calls from an elderly lady in Reno. She sounds confused and he does not know if she needs help. Dispatch is familiar with the woman, she calls frequently.

“Okay” redefined

11:50 a.m. Portola. A caller advises her kids were walking home from school and found a 3-year-old girl walking over the bridge alone. The little girl said her mom forgot to take her to school and her dad was in the shower. The kids took the girl home. The caller requests a welfare check on the child. 12:26 p.m. Detectives contacted the parents. All parties are okay.

Big-dollar fraud

12:52 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a client is the victim of fraud and sustained a $6,750 loss. A fraudulent check was cashed on his account. The signature on the check appears to be electronic. The subject was known. 2:53 p.m. A criminal report was created.

Scrappy suckers

2:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an altercation between students today. He did not call when it happened because it happened on the bike path off the school grounds. The subjects were indexed, both live in Vinton. The caller believes there was an assault (mutual) on the bike path. The subject is a charter school student. 2:55 p.m. Attempted to contact the caller, no answer, left a message. 3:06 p.m. The caller called back and will expect a call after 4 p.m. 4:34 p.m. A detective contacted the caller and advised the info is on file only at this time. The caller requested a welfare check on the juvenile subjects in Vinton at their residence due to the fact they are not being supervised by their parent. The caller stated the juveniles have been coming to Quincy everyday and fighting other students at QHS during the lunch break. The juveniles are not being supervised by their parent (named) and are not enrolled in school. 8:56 p.m. Attempted to contact the parent via phone and at the residence, no answers. The information was sent to the District Attorney’s office regarding truancy issues.

The crooks are out there

4:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports possible fraud and elder abuse, a $36,000 loss in 2023. The subject living location was known. A deputy will follow up. 6:30 p.m. A deputy contacted the victim who had contact with the bank at the time checks were attempted to be cashed but the bank stopped them and voided out the checks. No financial loss, no report.

A High Sierra Festie somewhere is still wondering, “Where did I park my car?”

6:35 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an abandoned vehicle since last July, a silver Subaru Forester. It has become a magnet for vandalism, theft, and garbage etc. It was tagged previously in October and November but not towed. 6:49 p.m. Per CHP, they can’t tow it (low value). It needs to go through the County’s abatement program. 8:52 p.m. Emailed all information to code enforcement.

Party time

11:57 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports loud music and requests a deputy ask the subject to turn down the music.

April 18

Mailbox raid

8:21 a.m. Portola. A Detective reports vandalism to USPS parcel boxes at N. Gulling and Reno.

Double whammy

8:30 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a known female is causing a disturbance and hit her boyfriend and the caller. The caller is locked in her bedroom now. There are no weapons. The suspect left on foot. 9:58 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who said the suspect left and things are okay for now. The caller reports battery and vandalism but does not want to press charges. Spoke with the male half who denied any type of domestic violence and said he was leaving to return to his home in Westwood, nor requesting anything further. Both parties provided information to victim witness. The caller will return if the subject returns. Refer to the criminal report.

Greenhorn accident

8:36 a.m. Spring Garden. CHP reports a rollover with a big rig with injuries. PDH and Long Valley and Greenhorn Ranch Fire were paged. 8:37 a.m. A caller reports a sanitation truck rollover with injuries. 8:50 a.m. The information was sent to REMSA for a helicopter. 9:04 a.m. Helicopter canceled. Patient transported to PDH.

Mind map steering off course

1:51 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her husband has dementia and is causing an argument, hitting the caller while driving. The caller had to pull over, just east of Portola on Hwy 70, at the passing lanes. The parties are standing outside of the vehicle separated but while on the line the caller said the subject is attacking her again. Asked the caller to separate herself from the subject. She said she is trying to. Could hear the male half in the background of the call telling the caller not to get into her vehicle or he will beat her up. The caller said the subject will not be cooperative with an ambulance or law enforcement. Her location is showing different from where she is saying she is. The caller was adamant on the location she provided. 1:58 p.m. Information was given to CHP. 2:02 p.m. Information was given to detectives. 2:22 p.m. CHP is unable to locate the vehicle. Recontacted the caller who said she isn’t sure where she actually is, she is on a dirt turnout near the passing lanes but not sure where. The caller was advised to recontact via 911 for her location. 2:47 p.m. A detective contacted both parties, no crime. The male half has calmed down and agreed to take his medication. The parties will be returning to their residence in Blairsden.

Edgy

4 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a known female showed up to his house and asked for a ride to town from Old Juan Road. The subject jumped out of the vehicle, has a knife on her, and made statements she’s going to kill everyone on drugs. The subject walked into a construction site on Hwy 89 at Wolf Creek Road. 4:09 p.m. The subject started walking down Wolf Creek Road now, has a 5-inch blade pocket knife wearing blue jeans, a black jacket and a leather hat, hands are full of stuff. The caller left the area. 5:07 p.m. The female subject was issued a violation for resisting arrest.

Something’s got to change

4:36 p.m. Portola. A caller reports cluster mailboxes were broken into, and his package was stolen from a box. 5:49 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Paddling up the same river

6:41 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested in East Quincy during a probation check on a charge of probation violation.

On another lark

7:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an elderly neighbor with dementia has been driving around all day. The caller believes his license is revoked. The caller was transferred to CHP.

And these are the good times …

9:53 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a welfare check on her sister. The sister has been in an argument with her fiancé. The fiancé was yelling. The sister stated she locked herself in a room since 7 p.m. and the subject kicked the door in. The subject has a history of drug use. There are unknown weapons. Her sister has no phone and is communicating using Facebook. There are three children in the home. 11:12 a.m. A deputy reports it was a verbal argument only. The parties agreed to keep the peace and separate for the night.

Sad end

10:26 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an in-facility death. The female subject cause of death was reported as “Malnourishment, failure to thrive.”

April 19

No thanks, Mister

11:29 a.m. Portola. A caller reports on Monday around 3:32 p.m. her son got off the bus and a suspicious vehicle went past him several times and then tried to give him a ride in an older green Chevy SUV. It was a male driver with a female passenger and a dog. The caller was advised to recontact if the vehicle is seen. Extra patrols were requested when available.

Girl talk

12:59 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports she is being harassed by a subject and would like to speak to a deputy. 1:34 p.m. A detective contacted the caller who requested it on file that a suspect is sending her threatening text messages that she is going to beat her up. Temporary Restraining Order procedures were provided.

Things that go “bump” in the night

1:07 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a hit and run to a gold Chrysler.  The neighbor saw it happen around 11 a.m. The suspect vehicle is a white or silver Lexus SUV. The information was given to deputies. A criminal report was filed.

Filling a vacancy

3:42 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an ongoing issue with a trespasser. The male subject is breaking into empty apartments and sleeping in the laundromat. The caller does not know who the subject is and he is not currently in the area. The caller requests patrol checks only at this time and will recontact when the subject is seen in the area.

April 20

New world, old ways

7:21 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports her ex is tracking her location. He is threatening to go harm her clients where she has been. 8:38 a.m. A Sgt. attempted to contact the caller several times and the call won’t go through.

Dirty energy

3:24 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she is being harassed via phone calls over a debt owed and requests a call from a deputy. 6:22 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who received a scam call from someone claiming to be PG&E. The caller was told to block the number and not provide any personal information. No loss.

Manyana

5:18 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller passed two subjects walking on Dixie Valley Road who said their vehicle was stuck in the snow. The parties said they have been walking for about 4 miles on Dixie Valley Road from their vehicle towards the Frenchman Lake Rec area. The subject asked the caller to call for assistance as he does not have cell phone service. The caller had no vehicle information or better location other than they are approximately three miles from Frenchman Lake on Dixie Valley Road. 5:26 p.m. Attempted to call the subjects but no answer. Sent a text through Rapid Deploy. 7:37 p.m. The subject contacted and said a passerby gave her and her husband a ride to town. They will return for their vehicle with a tow truck tomorrow.

Celebrating 4/20

6:01 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he was just punched in the face by an unknown male. The caller then said he knew who the subject is but refused to provide a name and didn’t want names going over the scanner. The caller became agitated and yelled that he doesn’t trust law enforcement and refused to provide his name or further information. He just wanted a deputy to respond to the subject’s address. The caller said he is driving himself to the hospital now. 6:32 p.m. EPHC confirmed that the caller is at the ER and requesting contact. 7:22 p.m. A deputy was diverted to another call. 10:03 p.m. A deputy filed a criminal report, and a male subject was charged with battery.

No quiet, no peace

7:01 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports her husband is having a dementia episode, breaking windows in the house and attacking the caller. The caller attempted to leave but the subject followed her to the garage and attempted to break her vehicle windows. The caller said the subject is currently back inside the residence and she is outside attempting to get into the garage to leave. There are no weapons. The subject is using hands and other items to break windows. 7:16 p.m. Recontacted the caller who said she was able to leave the house. The subject is now home alone. The caller is on the way to Quincy to stay with a friend. She will pull over at Camp Layman to meet a deputy. 10:09 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

High traffic zone

9:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dead deer in the middle of the roadway just east of Massack rest stop on Hwy 70.

Past visiting hours

10:14 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports an unknown male is knocking on the door, “acting strange.” The subject has long brown hair. The caller can hear the subject talking to himself saying strange things. 11:27 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller. Units checked the property and were unable to locate anyone. Units will be on the lookout in the area.

April 21

Business draws attention

12:14 a.m. Quincy. A caller advised that while driving past a residence on Lawrence St. she saw multiple people taking boxes out of what appeared to be a storage shed. The caller said she just found that suspicious. The caller said the building appeared to be a business building before the American Valley Estates and after the fork in the road. When the caller was asked the color of the building or residence, the line disconnected. 12:25 a.m. The location was given to a deputy. The deputy will be extending from Chester. 1:25 a.m. A deputy advised contacting the business owner who was doing some late-night repairs.

One door closing

4:41 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a standby from a deputy. He is having to tell an employee this morning that they are being let go and is concerned that the employee will react poorly. The caller said that the subject can wait until 7:30 a.m.

Not a happy meal

8:19 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a problem with a tenant they are evicting. The suspect has been threatening other tenants and to kill animals. The caller said her dog has recently been sick and she found a hamburger in her backyard.

Word

8:37 a.m. Portola. A caller requested to speak to a deputy regarding behavioral issues with his 8-year-old. 9:14 a.m. A deputy advised it is not a law enforcement issue and was referred to Behavioral Health.

Dangerous road hazard

11:43 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a male is walking in the roadway on Hwy 70 from Sleepy Pines and keeps jumping into traffic. He has on a dark jacket and pants and a backpack. The information was sent to CHP.

Not in my back yard

11:46 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a road easement issue. 1:13 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who was requesting information on file that a logging company was attempting to use Valley View Drive for logging operations in the future. The caller stated that Valley View Drive is not a County Road and is a private road that cuts through his property. The caller does not want the logging company to have access to his property through Valley View Road. The deputy advised proper civil procedures were proved for dealing with the logging company.

Missing a puppy? It’s in the lost and found

1:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an older terrier mix showed up at her house on Fairgrounds Road with no collar or tags. The caller put the dog in her yard and requested someone pick it up. 2:47 p.m. The dog was transported to Animal Control.

Serious road hazard

3:40 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a male subject laying in the road just east of Portola. He appeared to be lying on a sleeping pad but could not provide any further description. The call was transferred to CHP.

Out of bounds

3:47 p.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation.

Dangerous when wet

4:33 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent on Hwy 70 at Gansner Park.

Tucked into the weeds

4:45 p.m. Delleker. CHP is attempting to overtake a Harley Roadster traveling over 100 mph. CHP lost the visual. It was last seen on West St., north of Sierra.

Could’ve had a V8

6:58 p.m. Chester. A male subject was arrested on a charge of drunk driving at the intersection of Martin Way and Fir Street.

The dangerous art critic

11:29 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that someone drove up his driveway, stopped and started shooting a gun toward his house. The caller said this happened about 5-10 minutes ago. The caller said the subject left heading westbound on North Valley Road towards Pecks Valley Road. The caller said there were three occupants in the vehicle. The caller has no idea who the subjects could have been. The vehicle was a pickup. There were four people in the residence, no injuries. 11:35 p.m. The information was sent to the deputy. 11:38 p.m. CHP advised that the caller stated to them that he believes the firearm was a small caliber pistol or rifle. The caller also stated to CHP that the subject may have been shooting at his statue in front of the residence but was also shooting at the residence. April 22 1:25 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller. There are no signs of anyone shooting in the area. Suspicious circumstances only.

April 22

Dangerous practice

6:55 a.m. Twain. A caller reports a known male subject broke into his house and vandalized a bunch of things and has threatened him in the past. 10:33 a.m.  A detective contacted the caller who requested the subject be trespassed from the property. Civil procedures were provided.

Bigger than a breadbox

9:42 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he will be burning 4-6 acres today on Quincy Junction Road.

Holy crudnola, dangerous trend

11:16 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a male subject on the side of the highway, lying on the side of the road and his wife had to serve out of the way.

Summer walkabout

12:04 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports a male and female subject walking around on Hwy 70. The male has no shirt and no shoes and has an abrasion on his back. The female has red hair and is wearing all black. The subjects were walking eastbound toward Hallelujah Junction. 12:10 p.m. The information was sent to CHP who have a unit in the area. 12:22 p.m. CHP advised the subjects have a residence and are okay.

I’ll be back

5:46 p.m. Quincy. A Pioneer Park caller reports a group of kids climbing on the roof of the building of the swim center. 5:53 p.m. Per an adult in the area, the juveniles were attempting to retrieve a ball. There is no one currently on the roof.

Looking for a good education

7:21 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports three kids throwing rocks at geese in the pond. The caller will also call Fish and Wildlife. 7:46 p.m. A unit checked the area and were unable to locate subjects throwing rocks.

And off goes the TV …

8:09 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that kids were riding in the road on Lassen and a subject (name and address provided) from a neighboring residence brandished a hatchet at them and shot a BB gun toward them. When the caller went to talk to the subject’s parents, the subject was verbally abusive to the caller.

The restless night

11:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about an unknown subject coming up to their door and “cop knocking.” The caller said they have not seen the subject but are continuing to have the issue. 11:16 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests patrol checks only at this time. 11:41 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the caller who said it appears to be juveniles playing doorbell ditch. The deputy will be on the lookout in the area for the juveniles. 11:50 p.m.  The deputy advised unable to locate the juveniles.

Supporting local businesses

12:28 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone threw a rock through their window about 5 minutes ago.

April 23

Taking it down a schkooge

1:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loud group of people at the empty lot on Main Street. 1:19 a.m. A deputy contacted the homeowner who said he is having a small gathering and agreed to keep the peace.

They noticed

10:49 a.m. Portola. A female subject was arrested on a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Dents

12:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports vandalism to her trailer. The caller reports hearing popping loud noises on April 22 and found a large rock and trailer damage on April 23. 1:23 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Dynamic duo

12:40 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports two large Pitbulls that were loose in town and acting aggressive toward his dog. The owner is unknown, and it is unknown if the dogs are wearing collars. There were no bites to himself or his dog. The information was sent to Animal Control.

Yes, everybody knows your name

3:43 p.m. Quincy. A drinking establishment requests a deputy response for a trespassed party who won’t leave. 3:52 p.m. The information was given to the Sgt. in dispatch. 4:03 p.m. The Sgt. advised the subject was gone upon arrival. 5:03 p.m. A unit contacted the subject and advised him to leave and not return to the bar today. The subject is not on intoxication probation. The subject was told that if deputies need to respond because he is back at the bar, he was told he would be arrested.

It’s Happy Hour somewhere, but definitely not here

5:06 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports he and his wife were in the yard talking and a neighbor got angry and came out and said he would get someone to “take care of both of them.” It is an ongoing problem with the known subject. 2:21 p.m. A Sgt. advises the information is on file.

Summertime came early

6:44 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a drunk subject is causing a disturbance. He left headed westbound on Hwy 70 toward the college. He is a male in his 30s with a white beanie, shirtless, tan pants, at the Mobil gas station. The caller is not on site but is the manager who got a call from an employee. 7 p.m. The male subject was arrested on charges of drunk in public. 8:35 p.m. The subject was released at PDH.

Tough sell

8:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller states an unknown male subject is squatting in a house on their property. The caller’s boyfriend is at the site trying to get the subject to leave. 8:26 p.m. A Sgt. advised the suspect was gone upon arrival and is unable to locate him.

 

 

 

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