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Sheriff’s Blotter April 25-27: GPS troubles, cat issues and rescues

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 25-27

April 25

I don’t like Tuesdays …

12:51 a.m. Portola. CHP transferred a male caller reporting a burglary to his truck, an orange and white Chevy flatbed, a dog, a TV and multiple other items, occurred this evening. The caller was in Reno. Four suspects were listed, two males and two females. 2:03 p.m. A deputy filed a criminal report and the vehicle was entered as stolen. 8:20 p.m. Multiple contacts from the caller to speak to a deputy. Sierra County contacted the caller to advise that Sierra County Sheriff’s Office was also contacted regarding the burglary case and possible pursuit of the subjects in the vehicle in the Loyalton area. 8:40 p.m. CHP backup was requested. One subject was detained.

Chilly naptime

8:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone in a sleeping bag by the bus stop. 9 a.m. A detective and a Sgt. contacted the subject who agreed to move on and agreed to return to Madera and clear up his warrant.

Cruisin’ for a bruisin’

9:17 a.m. Quincy. A caller advises he purchased a vehicle online from someone in Quincy. The caller paid cash for the car on Friday. Now the subjects are not answering the phone. The vehicle is a 2001 Subaru Outback. The license plate number is not known but the VIN number was provided. The registered owner address was located. 9:25 a.m. The caller advises he will continue to attempt to reach the other party. The vehicle title is clear.

Just my imagination – not

10:25 a.m. Portola. A caller reports she can hear someone or something in the crawl space in her house. She can hear moving around and banging. Nothing else was heard. 11:56 a.m. A deputy unit located a cat in the crawl space. No further action is needed.

Good catch!

12:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a burn pile out of control on Ridge Run Road. He is not home, a neighbor called him. Quincy Fire was paged. 1:04 p.m. USFS is sending two units. 1:13 p.m. Per USFS, dispatch reports a unit is on the scene. 3:03 p.m. Fire units are clear.

High-rise problem in the Sierra

1:15 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports his cat is stuck up a 20-foot tree on Poplar Valley Road and he wants the Fire Department to assist him. The caller was advised that cats typically come down on their own. The caller still wants a response. 1:24 p.m. There are multiple fire and medical incidents happening. A message was left for Plumas Eureka Fire Chief, no page. 1:59 p.m. The information was given to the Assistant Chief. She will handle it.


2:37 p.m. La Porte. A caller reports a crash activation from an iPhone. There is no answer for the phone number given. 2:44 p.m. The information was given to Chico CHP. The information was given to Grass Valley Fire for Fire and ambulance. 3:04 p.m. A 911 text was sent to the phone number.

Trust your eyes

3:09 p.m. La Porte. A caller advises he is following his GPS from Quincy to Yuba County. It took him up La Porte Road. He passed the ‘Road Closed’ barrier and is now concerned he cannot get through. The caller was advised to return to Quincy. He cannot drive through La Porte Road. 3:17 p.m. Rapid Deploy plotted the caller on La Porte Road past Nelson Creek. The caller agreed to turn around. 3:39 p.m. Recontacted the caller. He is out. After getting a flat tire fixed, he will be going back through Chico. Nothing further.

The village is tired

5:42 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a neighbor’s child was left home alone and then was walking on Hwy 147 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Another neighbor went and followed the child and returned her to the caller’s residence. The child is 4 years old and spent approximately a half an hour with the caller. The child was crying and then the child was returned to her father. The caller said this has been an ongoing problem with the child being left unattended. The caller requested deputy contact. The caller said the child’s address is unknown, but the location was described.

Called in time

5:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller requested a welfare check on a 29-year-old female with a seizure disorder using drugs. The subject is not answering the phone and is living with two other adults. The last contact was April 24 in the morning. 6 p.m. The caller provided additional information. The caller was advised the subject was contacted by another party from Drug Court program on April 25. PDH was paged. 6:56 p.m. The patient is barely responsive in an upstairs bedroom. Quincy Fire was paged to assist. 7:19 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH.

April 26

Crunch with a nice view

8:28 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a vehicle accident involving a big rig on Main at the Feather River bridge. No medical is needed. The call was transferred to CHP.

The deer are out

9:21 a.m. Cromberg. A caller reports she just hit a deer on Hwy 70 east of the Sloat turnoff. The call was transferred to CHP.

On alert

9:51 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible structure fire. It appears the roof is on fire. Quincy Fire was paged. 9:56 p.m. A Sgt. advised there is no fire, just a propane tank being burned off. Quincy Fire canceled.

Car caper causes conflict

2:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known female subject took her car last night and was recklessly driving it and vandalized something on her neighbor’s property. The suspect did not have permission to take the vehicle. The caller was able to retrieve her vehicle this morning on Fourth St. 2:43 p.m. A detective advised it is a civil matter and procedures were provided.

Good reception, poor delivery

2:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dish installation truck is all over the road heading westbound from La Porte Road. The call was transferred to CHP.

Local in search of the elusive all-access pass

3:42 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding two neighbors that are blocking a shared road. 4:27 p.m. A deputy provided civil procedures. Two known male subjects have been blocking access to her property through a shared private road. The caller has access to her residence. There is no crime.

Eyes wide open

6:34 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports her neighbor started a fire and the caller is unsure if it is a controlled burn, but it looks large. Crescent Mills Fire was paged. 6:42 p.m. All units can cancel.

April 27

Night vision

2:44 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports what appears to be a vegetation fire. The caller is unsure how large; it’s south of Crescent Mills on the west hill possibly at the top of Old Wagon Road. 2:48 a.m. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 2:50 a.m. A unit advised it is possibly a burn pile. The unit is on the way to confirm everything is okay. 2:54 a.m. The unit checked the area and was unable to locate any fires or burn piles. He will continue to check the area and advised all incoming units can cancel. No burns were located.

Sorry Mom

8:41 a.m. Portola. A caller reports her rear windshield of her car was broken out yesterday. 12:03 p.m. A Sgt. spoke with the caller who said her son broke the window while closing the hatch, no vandalism.

Heavy traffic area

9:22 a.m. Cromberg. A caller reports someone hit a deer and it is partially in the road on Hwy 70 at Sloat. The call was transferred to CHP.

Hard to reach

10:23 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a camera on a neighbor’s property that is pointed towards their property. 11:13 a.m. A detective attempted to contact the caller several times but is unable to leave a message because the voicemail is full. 12:19 p.m. The detective spoke with the caller, no crime.

Low rider, drives a little slower

1:07 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible drunk driver driving really slow and unable to maintain lanes, a VW beetle. The information was sent to CHP. 1:14 p.m. The vehicle pulled over at the Hope Chest. It is an elderly male driver. The information was given to CHP.

A ripple in paradise

5:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a fight at the skate park. Juveniles and adults are involved. One male subject is known. There are no weapons. The caller said it is a verbal argument escalating to physical. 5:12 p.m. Request assistance from CHP. 5:14 p.m. CHP is on the scene. 5:17 p.m. There are no injuries. 5:31 p.m. It was a verbal argument only; no report was made.

Heavy load

5:15 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a possible drunk driver heading south on Hwy 89 toward Graeagle in a white Dually pickup truck towing a trailer. The information was transferred to CHP.


6:11 p.m. Paxton. A caller reports an injured male on Hwy 70 one mile west of Paxton. The subject is three miles past the Wye. The man is on the other side of the river and is injured near the railroad tracks. He is wearing shorts and black shoes. The caller is able to yell across the river to the subject and he responds but it is difficult to understand. His first name was known. The caller will stay on the scene and is driving a Toyota Tacoma. 6:18 p.m. SAR units were paged. 6:33 p.m. Fish and Wildlife are on the scene and report the subject is ambulatory. He is on the south side of the river about a quarter mile west of Soda Creek. Radio traffic will respond to assist. 6:41 p.m. Advised contacted CHP Air-Ops for possible helicopter rescue. Will advise on ambulance. 6:53 p.m. Contacted Union Pacific to halt all train traffic so SAR can access the tracks. Union Pacific operator confirmed all train traffic is halted on the line. CHP advised Air Ops helicopter ETA is 7:30 p.m. 7:07 p.m. Fish and Wildlife are with the subject. 7:13 p.m. CHP advised with an updated ETA from the helicopter of 7:26 p.m. 7:16 p.m. Paged PDH to stage half a mile south of Soda Creek near the SAR vehicles. 7:26 p.m. The CHP helicopter is on the scene. 7:29 p.m. Plumas 15 requested an Air Ambulance, contacted REMSA for Air Ambulance and they will call back with an ETA. 7:36 p.m. Careflight 4 is on the way with an ETA of 8 p.m. They were advised to stage “in air” east of the wye. 7:43 p.m. Per Plumas 15, cancel Air Ambulance. It was canceled. 8:03 p.m. The subject is now at the highway. 8:11 p.m. All units are on the highway now and will be clearing soon. 8:20 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH. 8:25 p.m. Union Pacific was advised the tracks are clear.

Extended stay

9:41 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports his caretaker took off with his truck and has not returned. She left at 11 a.m. The subject has no cellphone with her, it is as his residence. The vehicle is a 2006 Ford Ranger, white, with a camper shell. 10:05 p.m. The information was given to CHP.

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