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Sheriff’s Blotter: April 21-28- night lurkers; bad behavior on drugs

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 21-28, 2022

April 21

High and dry

5:23 a.m. Chester. A caller reports she has no water at her location on School Road. The caller was advised to call Chester Public Works.

Short on wood

11:45 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a subject is burning railroad ties in a fireplace. They can see black smoke coming out of the chimney and the air smells like burning oil. The caller is unable to provide the address but said you can see the black smoke coming from the home in the alley behind Tom Taylor’s Trailer Park.

Strategic strike

1:49 p.m. Portola. A person at the Portola post office reports a break-in to a mail unit sometime last night. The subject stole the contents of a package but left the packaging behind.

Horse accident

2:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical help for a female who fell from a horse and was knocked unconscious. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged.

Good ol’ Mountain Dew

4:35 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an argument just occurred with a named person, not physical, but the subject threw a soda at the caller. The parties are now separated. The subject is walking eastbound. The caller is currently on the sidewalk in front of Rite Aid waiting for a deputy.

Turkey time

6:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dead turkey in the eastbound lane on Hwy 70 a quarter mile past Chandler Road East.

April 22

Closing time

2:01 a.m. Blairsden. CHP reports the arrest of a male subject on Johnsville Road coming from the Mohawk Tavern on charges of intoxicated driving and probation violation.

After hours

9:53 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she was told by a neighbor that a suspicious male was sneaking around in front of the bowling alley and attempting to break in to the trailer in the parking lot. He was wearing dark clothing and a headlamp. The subject ran off when confronted.

Long distance relationship

9:58 a.m. Portola. A caller reports her ex-husband is possibly missing. He was last seen Feb. 3 but she talks to him every day and hasn’t been able to reach him in 48 hours. The phone says, “Temporarily unavailable.” She is worried because he suffers from mental health issues. He was last seen in Portola but could be as far as Oklahoma.

Plumas raceway only happens at American Valley Speedway Saturday nights

11:14 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a group of Porsche cars driving recklessly, passing on double yellow lines, heading westbound on Hwy 70.

Varying descriptions

11:52 a.m. Portola. A caller reports tenants moved out of a rental yesterday and there is a large amount of blood that appears to be human blood in one of the rooms. The caller said it looks like a crime scene and she would like it to be looked at. A single tenant was the only one on the rental agreement but the caller is aware that he was never actually living at the home. 11:57 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who said it was only a few drops of blood. She wanted it on file before she has the residence cleaned.

Find another path

11:58 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports over the last few months a named male subject has been following her and her mom when they walk along Gansner path, Airport Road, and in the FRC area their dog. The caller is available via phone. 12:07 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who requested the information on file only.

Techno dependence

12:52 p.m. Portola. A caller reports their son is intoxicated causing an argument with the caller and the caller’s husband. The subject possibly has a gun. The subject stated to the caller he has a handgun in his possession. The caller is next door to separate herself. 1:18 p.m. A Sgt. advised there is no crime; it’s a verbal argument between the caller and subject only. The subject is packing up his belongings and leaving and will call for a civil standby for the rest. 1:25 p.m. The caller called again saying the subject is back at the house banging on the front door and yelling that he has a gun and making threats. 1:29 p.m. CHP is on the scene. Per CHP, the subject is leaving. 1:33 p.m. A Sgt. advised CHP handled the situation. The subject only wanted his cell phone. It was obtained and the subject left. The subject was reminded again to not go to the residence for items without a civil standby.

Being difficult

1:01 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that a company employee is working on utility poles in the area and heard screaming and banging, possibly between two women in a trailer. One woman came out and went into an adjacent trailer. 2:12 p.m. A deputy contacted a known female who was possibly having an argument with herself. An attempt was made to contact the subject’s father.

Light finger

2:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller wants to talk to a deputy about a male subject who’d been staying at her house and stole prescriptions. She had him leave but he is still getting into the house.  3:21 p.m. A Sgt. will contact the caller with Temporary Restraining Order procedures.


3:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known male subject stole money from her purse while it was in her car. The subject was supposed to be dropping off property and leaving it in her car but she is now missing money from her purse. Both parties are still on the scene yelling at one another in the background of the phone call making it difficult to obtain information. The subject could be heard denying stealing from the caller. 3:11 p.m. The caller called via 911 and said she found her money. The male half is leaving, and no further assistance is needed.

Neighborhood watch

6:49 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a suspicious male attempting to break into the house next door. The house is unoccupied while being remodeled. The subject is a male in blue jeans, a black shirt and has a mountain bike. 7:25 p.m. CHP arrived. 7:32 p.m. A Sgt. said the subject was gone upon arrival. The residence is secure. A construction worker on site said nothing is missing.

Party on Wayne

11:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports juveniles are having a party across the street from the caller’s address, possibly 8-10 juveniles. Three young males got in to a sedan and drove off. 11:17 p.m. A Sgt. advised contact with the homeowner who said it is a birthday party and they will quiet down for the rest of the night.

All service

11:52 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports his dog ran away from the location within the last hour. It is a black lab with no collar on the dog, but it is microchipped. 1:06 p.m. The caller advised the dog has been found.

April 23

Bar brawl

12:49 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a fight in the bar. A subject was named and is no longer at the bar; he is walking down First Ave. He is in a ripped grey T-shirt with blonde hair and a hat. There are no weapons. The victim is still inside the bar; no medical is needed. The caller is at the location. The victim was named but does not want contact. 12:54 a.m. It is unknown where the suspect lives.

Safe storage

9:45 a.m. Chester. A caller reports he allowed a friend to put items in a storage unit and the friend is now refusing to get his belongings out. Civil procedures were provided.

Birthday entertainers not everybody’s taste

12:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised she is having her child’s birthday party at the park and there is a couple under the gazebo acting strange and making inappropriate comments to the children at the party. 12:15 p.m. The caller called again and said there was just a physical argument between the parties. The male half was choking the female half. 12:18 p.m. A unit is on the way code 3 from Portola. CHP is to assist. 1:25 p.m. The female half was transported to PDH for a mental health hold.

Ghost Volcanoes

2:45 p.m. Chester. A caller said she works for the school and is setting up for an event. She located some open doors and can hear footsteps and believes there may be trespassers on campus. There should be no one else at the school. The caller is in the gym. 2:48 p.m. A deputy is on the way with CHP. 3:12 p.m. A deputy checked the entire school and was unable to locate anyone.

It could happen

6:53 p.m. Chester. A caller was in a road rage/fender bender on Lanes Valley Road and Hwy 36 with a subject that refused to take the caller’s information. The insurance company told him to call in for a report. He was transferred to CHP.

Right to “partay”

9:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports loud music at the Drunk Brush; per the Sgt. there is a permit, and the event is ending at 10 p.m.; no further action.

Leaking fuel

10:18 p.m. Plumas County. A caller reports a possible fuel spill out of a train tanker. At this time, they are unsure if the train came through Plumas County. The State Warning Center advised that they are working with Union Pacific to get the train’s route; nothing further at this time.

Pushing limits

11:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a large college party on the corner of Linden and Jackson Streets, approximately 40 people. April 24, 12:21 a.m. A Sgt. spoke to tenants who agreed to end the party for the night.

April 24

It’s the little things

11:13 a.m. Delleker. A caller believes her old IHSS worker took a sweatshirt of hers and would like to speak to a deputy. 1:08 p.m. A deputy reports suspicious circumstances only at this time.

Home sweet home

12:39 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two subjects under the pavilion at Pioneer Park are yelling at the kids in the park. The female is blonde, heavy set, and wearing a red pants and a grey shirt. The male is in a dark shirt and beanie. 1:11 p.m. A deputy contacted the two known subjects who agreed to keep the peace and leave the area.

Drunk driver

7:33 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a known subject is threatening her and her daughter. The subject stopped in front of her residence on a quad with her 2-year-old child and started threatening the caller and the other victim. The suspect appears to be under the influence of something. She left on a yellow quad toward Stover. The argument was physical at one point, but parties are now separated. 9:57 p.m. A deputy advised to refer to the criminal report. April 25, 1:11 p.m. A deputy advised CPS was contacted, the DA, and VW. A copy of the report was faxed to the DA and CPS.

Someone has a secret admirer

9:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy respond to his apartment. He heard knocking on his bedroom window and found a bicycle under the window. No one was seen in the area. 9:22 p.m. A deputy reports suspicious circumstances only.

Stretching the wings of freedom

10:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known neighbor is playing loud music. 11:15 p.m. A deputy contacted the house sitter. He agreed to turn down the music and agreed to keep the peace.

The long night

10:49 p.m. Portola. A caller arrested a subject after a DUI vehicle turnover on Hwy 49 heading to Truckee. The deputy requests CHP meet them at the jail to assist. 11 p.m. The deputy stopped at the park and ride for a cuff adjustment. April 25, 12:28 a.m. Request that PDH do a blood draw for the inmate. PDH reports they do not have staff available.

April 25

Silver City strikes again

6:30 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he is under attack by the Nevada government via astral projection. The caller is rambling on about wanting to see his daughters. Caller is having a mental episode.

Jackson St. burglar strikes again-Lock your cars

7:10 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her vehicle was broken into last night. A work backpack, insurance card, and a cup full of change was taken.

Big sister is watching

10:32 a.m. Chester. A caller reports her brother is possibly breaking his probation with drinking and possible drug use. The suspect was named. The suspect has no probation but is on CDC parole. 10:44 a.m. The information was given to dispatch. 1:16 p.m. The parole officer was contacted and advised the subject has been doing “good.” If a deputy is available, please do a check. 1:53 p.m. No deputy is available. 5:03 p.m. A deputy advised giving it to the nightshift. 5:56 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller who requested the information on file only to give to the parole officer.


11:11 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports that a company truck is currently parked in her yard, and she wants them to move away. They are working at Dollar General; it’s an air duct cleaning truck. The caller has asked them to move multiple times and they refused. 11:14 a.m. The suspect is going to be moving out of her space. The info was transferred to CHP. 12:29 p.m. A deputy advised speaking to the caller, and she didn’t want anyone parking at her location.

April 26

Crack o’ dawn repair service doubles as an alarm clock and mood modifier

6:36 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known person is his neighbor. He was on his property again; it is an ongoing harassment issue. The subject is banging on his fence with a hammer. The caller took a picture of him and wants a deputy to contact him. 6:40 a.m. The subject neighbor is now calling to report there was a bear on his property that broke the fence. He was out repairing the fence when the neighbor started yelling at him and taking pictures. The caller said he was only trying to fix the fence and nothing else. 8:58 a.m. A deputy spoke to the caller and only wants the info on file and civil procedures were provided.


4:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious person placed a brown paper bag near a propane tank right behind the DMV. The suspect went into the backdoor of the laundry mat. 4:32 p.m. A Sgt. checked all propane tanks in the area and was unable to locate any brown paper bags.

Transport out of county

7:28 p.m. Portola. A caller requests assistance with a customer who was caught shoplifting. The female subject is wearing a white top, a green jacket, sweats with a backpack, and has a dog. 8:06 p.m. A deputy trespassed the subject from the store and a ride was provided to the subject to her residence in Kings Beach.

Troublesome pair return; now it’s his turn to go to jail

9:15 p.m. Quincy. Two known subjects are walking down the road yelling and throwing things, heading westbound on Pioneer Road. They are headed to a residence where they apparently are not allowed to be. 9:19 p.m. A second caller reports a female screaming around Pioneer Road and advised this happened last night as well. 9:48 p.m. The male was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

Pied piper

10:27 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that her brother-in-law is harassing her son. The subject carries weapons. The son is now missing with the uncle. They are not on good terms and the caller is in fear for the son’s safety. He is 19 years old. The caller thinks that about 8:30 p.m. the two males left in an unknown direction of travel. The door is open to the residence, but no one is around. 10:33 p.m. The son’s phone is out of minutes and can only make contact via iCloud. 10:48 p.m. The subject uncle is now calling. He is intoxicated. He says he has the nephew who has willingly gone with him. They are in Chester around Brentwood Drive behind Dollar General. 11:04 p.m. The son was reached and is okay and not missing. He said he went willingly with his uncle and will be home soon. Contact was made with the caller and the information was provided.

April 27

Steer clear

4:19 a.m. Quincy. Be on the look out for a red 2005 Toyota Corolla, license plate 8POC323. The vehicle was taken at gunpoint out of the Oroville area.

Storage unit

10:37 a.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about suspicious items found at the location. 12:41 p.m. A deputy reports the caller wants information on file that they moved out on April 8 and there were no drugs in the house. They have not been back until today with the homeowner.


11:05 a.m. Twain. A caller reports a 5-year-old child keeps coming over to the caller’s address and they have attempted to contact the parents, but no one is answering the door. The caller and husband are currently at the location attempting to contact the parents. 1:35 p.m. Two subjects were arrested on charges of under the influence of drugs and child endangerment.

Stuck on China

12:10 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a male is stuck in a vehicle on China Grade Road in a 2020 Chevy Silverado. It is unknown how long he has been stuck. The caller said they need a tow but someone on an ATV is attempting to get him out. 12:26 p.m. The male half advised he does need a tow out of the area now. The call was transferred to CHP. 12:27 p.m. The caller recontacted and said the subject only needs a tow.


12:44 p.m. Greenhorn. A caller reports possible illegal camping at Greenhorn just before the mailboxes. The suspects are in a brown Chevy Suburban with a camper, just off the roadway. The mailboxes are on the corner of Harrison and Greenhorn Road. 2:06 p.m. CHP advised contacting the parties who had a misunderstanding, and they are moving along.

Just asking

4:45 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports his neighbor’s dog is chasing his cattle and it’s an ongoing issue. He has spoken to his neighbor and has told him if it continues to happen, he will shoot the dog. 6:15 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller who was just inquiring about his rights to protect his cattle. The information was provided.

Hot head

6:37 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a family fight between 3-4 people. A female threw boiling water on a male. The caller is in the driveway with the male and other people are in the house. No ambulance is requested at this time. The victim had boiling water thrown on his back and his skin looks really bad. There are no weapons. The caller and male victim are still in the driveway. The caller was not there when the fight started. They were called to the house. 6:44 p.m. The mother of the female that threw the boiling water just showed up. The caller and the mother are now yelling at one another. The caller wants her to stay in the car. The mother wants the subject daughter so they can leave. The caller keeps telling her to get back in the car. A medical page was requested. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged. 6:55 p.m. EPHC is transporting one to the hospital. 8 p.m. A deputy advised all parties are separated and agreed to keep the peace for the night.

Lots and lots of charges for a wild mustang

6:57 p.m. Chester. A subject in a red Mustang was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, a felon in possession of a firearm, transporting or selling methamphetamine, carrying a concealed weapon, altering a serial number on a weapon, driving on a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance, and an out of county warrant.

Is it okay to burn trash? In town? Anywhere?

9:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a neighbor is burning trash on Sylvan Way in a burn barrel. They do this every night. The smoke goes into her bedroom even with the window closed. The smell is very bad. The caller just wants someone to talk to them. She is very upset with the smell. Quincy Fire was paged.

Rough night living a bad dream

9:54 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that his neighbor is causing a disturbance. He watched the subject jump out of a window. The subject appears to be on drugs and is now outside the residence walking around yelling. There are no weapons. 10:18 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the subject. The deputy reported the subject fled on foot from the residence in a manic state. All units checked the area and were unable to locate the subject but will keep looking.

The road narrows for the troublesome couple

11:29 p.m. Quincy. East Side Laundromat requests a deputy come to the location for two people fighting outside the laundry mat, two known persons. The caller has already removed them once and is now asking for a trespass. 11:23 p.m. A Sgt. contacted both subjects and they have been trespassed and agreed to move on.

April 28

Walking the Red Road

12:09 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a suspicious male walking westbound on North Valley Road. He has long dark hair and is wearing a backpack. He possibly lives near or on the reservation. 12:27 a.m. A deputy advised that the male was counseled on walking in the roadway. He is walking home and is okay.

No childcare can ruin your whole day

8:57 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an angry parent drove out of the parking lot at Feather River College very fast and swerved, and almost hit a 3-year-old child, came within 3 feet. Also ran a stop sign leaving the area. She was upset her child couldn’t return to school. The suspect driver was named, vehicle described, and residence address provided. The suspect is no longer at the school. The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. this morning.

Troublesome duo saga continues

11:11 a.m. Quincy. A citizen came into the CHP office to report they gave a ride to 2 adults from Grocery Outlet who had a possible domestic violence incident in the back of the vehicle. The female hit the male. The driver did not know the names but dropped the suspects off in front of Safeway. The suspects were known to CHP though. 12:12 p.m. A Sgt. was unable to locate the subjects. 1:12 p.m. A different caller reported a verbal argument between a male and female walking toward the feed store (the same two known subjects). 1:29 p.m. A Sgt. advised the subjects denied having any type of domestic violence situation and will be leaving the area in the morning.

Dirt bike disappears

1:16 p.m. Portola. A caller reports the theft of a dirt bike from the storage units behind the Cantina.

Break time

1:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her son is banging on her door but has left the location. She reports the suspect was naked. 1:40 p.m. The suspect was picked up and taken to jail on charges of under the influence of drugs and probation violation.

Short stuff

2:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her dog fell in the creek. It is a tan Corgi mix. The information was sent to Animal Control. 2:42 p.m. Animal Control said they are 5-10 minutes out. 3:22 p.m. Animal Control reported the dog was recovered.

Don’t ask for a reference

3:05 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller requests extra patrol checks. An employee was let go today and has been asked not to return to the area but has shown up multiple times today. They request patrol checks after hours. 10:04 p.m. Patrol check, all okay. April 29, 12:20 a.m. Patrol check, all okay.

What! Out of avocado?!!

5:25 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious man in the Subway ranting and making the sole employee, who is a 16-year-old female, very afraid. The juvenile called her grandma who called the Sheriff’s Office. No description of the male was provided. 5:34 p.m. CHP advised the subject was gone upon arrival and the employee is okay. They will keep a look out for the subject and tell him not to return. 6:24 p.m. CHP has the presumed subject at the Chevron. He was arrested on an out of state warrant and disturbing the peace.

Wild horsepower

10:16 p.m. Portola. A caller reports multiple drunk drivers racing and passing unsafely traveling westbound on Hwy 70 near Grizzly Road. There are three vehicles, three Mustangs, one red, one black, and one white. The information was sent to CHP.


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