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Sheriff’s Blotter April 28-29: Intoxicated driving and strange behaviors


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 28-29

April 28

Night watch

3:33 a.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle parked on the property on Hwy 89. The caller said the vehicle triggered a video security alarm. The caller is PGE Canyon Dam yard/underground construction. It is possibly a sedan or small SUV, no further information, and no information on occupants. 3:45 a.m. The information was sent to the Sgt. who advised to hold for the dayshift. 5:20 a.m. The caller recontacted and said no response is needed. The property is okay.


9:47 a.m. Portola. A caller reports two propane tanks were stolen off their trailer at the Meadow Way Storage. 1:33 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Unauthorized strong-arm

11:13 a.m. Graeagle. A caller requests external patrol checks at a residence of her mother’s due to her brother making threats to come over and kick out their grandson who has permission to be at the residence. 11:42 p.m. The information was faxed to the Portola Sub Station.

Mid-day mystery

11:45 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports someone is breaking into her house and her daughters are home alone. 11:53 a.m. Spoke with the juveniles in the residence and she believes there is someone in the house. Two subjects got out of a white truck. The juvenile advised she is home with her sister who is 8 years old, and they are upstairs hiding in the closet. 12:08 p.m. CHP arrived on the scene and said it is okay, no one is at the residence.

Strange combo

12:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his generator and mailbox were stolen. The male and female suspects were named. 2:51 p.m. Attempted to contact the caller at his residence and via phone. 6:44 p.m. Spoke with a neighbor who said the subject left earlier today and hasn’t been home since. 7:47 p.m. Case closed pending further contact from the caller.

Eyes on the road

12:55 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a reckless driver heading westbound on Hwy 70 from Mt. Tomba in a charcoal grey Mustang. The caller was transferred to CHP.

In need of a hammock

5:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a man with glasses, short hair, and a large duffel bag is lying in the lane of traffic on Hwy 70 just west of La Porte Road, possibly hitchhiking. The information was sent to CHP. The CHP Sgt. is out with the subject.

Service delay

6:29 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a man in his 70s with white hair, stocky build, wearing a T-shirt and shorts is at the Holiday Market. Employees can’t get anything more from him than his first name. He has been sitting in the store all day and got very agitated when employees asked if he needed assistance. The subject is now outside standing near the front door. The caller was advised to call back if the subject causes problems. 7:06 p.m. Units are currently on a call in Quincy. 7:45 p.m. Contacted the caller who said the subject left the property and was not causing issues. They contacted Social Services who said no one from APS would be available until Monday. No response is needed at this time.

Evening the score under the cloak of darkness

7:55 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a subject is removing material from property, from his residence. The known subject is removing landscaping materials. It is an ongoing dispute over a job not finished and not paid for. 8:34 p.m. Civil and temporary restraining order procedures were provided. The caller would like extra patrols due to the possibility the suspect will return. The information was faxed to Portola Sub Station for extra patrols.

Uncool at any speed

11 p.m. Beckwourth. CHP advised to be on the lookout for a grey Jeep Gladiator. The driver was reported driving wet and reckless. CHP said a caller at the agriculture station on Hwy 395 reported a male who appeared to be very intoxicated. A second caller advised the driver had a failure to maintain lane and speed on the highway. The subject is heavyset in his 60s. He is possibly on the way to an address on Cracker Jack Creek Lane in Portola. The vehicle was last seen on Hwy 70 heading west from Hwy 395.  April 29, 1:29 a.m. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent on Hwy 70 at Maddalena Road.

April 29


3:28 a.m. Chester. A caller reports that she got up and saw a silhouette of a person in her bathroom window. The caller then went to her living room and saw it again. She cannot see anyone right now but has all her lights turned off. 3:40 a.m. There was no answer when trying to reach the caller. Recontacted the caller who said she is okay and hasn’t seen anything else. The caller was advised to call if anything changes. 3:43 a.m. A deputy advised they won’t go out unless the caller calls again.

Things that go “boom”

11:41 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports they located a blasting cap with a fuse attached on their property. It is now at their residence. 3:39 p.m. A Sgt. advised the blasting cap was inert. The caller put it in a 5-gallon bucket of water and will dispose of it tomorrow.

Flat tires

11:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller believes his ex is deflating his current girlfriend’s tires.

Ricky racer

2:27 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a male subject is speeding down the street in a go-kart on Richardson Way. The caller was transferred to CHP.

No brotherly love

5:30 p.m. Chester. A caller reports her brother’s neighbors are refusing to give keys back to them for their apartment. 3:37 p.m. The Sgt. advised it is a civil issue and is closed pending further contact.

“Hi” from North County

7:23 p.m. Chester. A male driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent on Lorraine Drive west of First Ave.

Unsafe distance

8:11 p.m. Belden. A caller reports that a trespasser was about 10 feet from the tracks as the train was passing through. No description of the subject was provided. 9:31 The caller said deputies can cancel, the subject is no longer on the property.

Strange behavior

10:47 p.m. Chester. A caller reports his wife was driving down the street and a male in a flannel shirt and blue jeans and a hat was walking in the middle of Marie Road and she drove around the subject. When his wife pulled into the driveway the subject came up to her vehicle and hit the back of her car and yelled at her. The subject then left into the wooded area behind the residence. The caller requested a patrol check and will recontact if further assistance is needed. The caller said the subject appeared to be intoxicated.

Wandering Fight Club

11:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a physical argument between a male and female. She saw the two fighting behind the Gold Pan Motel and they are now walking toward downtown Quincy. They were last seen at the Mobil gas station. She saw the two punching each other, no weapons. The female is in a pink jacket and white shirt and jeans. No description was provided of the male other than he had on a jacket. 11:23 p.m. A deputy and Sgt. advised making multiple laps around the downtown area and were unable to locate the subjects.


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