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Sheriff’s Blotter: April 29-May 1; stolen vehicles and drunk drivers


Compiled by 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 29-May 1, 2022

April 29

Too buzzed to drive

2:49 a.m. Quincy. A male driver was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent near the intersection of East Main and Mill Creek Road.

False alarm on Coburn

8:04 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a DeWalt toolbox taken out of the back of his truck with $1,500 worth of tools in it. 7:28 a.m. The caller advised his son noticed the toolbox unlocked and moved it into the back seat of the truck. Nothing further needed.

Way out of hand

9:19 a.m. Chester. A caller reports her 14-year-old son threw a tantrum at home. He was throwing things off the counter then left saying he is “going to go get arrested.” While still on a landline, the caller said the subject is threatening to crash her vehicle. The caller is now screaming at the subject and it is difficult to get any information. The caller said the subject now has a bat; it is unknown if he is threatening the caller or the vehicle. The only thing the caller will say is “Get someone here now.” 11:45 a.m. A deputy advised issuing a citation to the juvenile for habitually or persistently refusing to obey a parent.

Past their prime

12:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two subjects in front of the Teen Center. A male and a female in their 20s were yelling and screaming and the caller asked them to leave, and they argued with her and refused. 12:38 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the subjects who agreed to move along.

But I didn’t know

12:28 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a customer tried to pay with a fake $20 bill. The caller has the money in their possession. The subject left when the caller called it in. The subject is leaving westbound into Portola. The female subject had her hair in a bun and was driving a blue Chevy. 2:14 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who said the subject had real money as well and did pay. There was no loss for the store. Sierra County will attempt to contact the subject at her residence. 3:16 p.m. The subject had no idea it was counterfeit, per the Sgt. Nothing further.

Ya snooze, ya lose

1:57 p.m. Delleker. A female ex-partner has a restraining order against the caller. The caller needs to arrange to come to Delleker and pick up his furniture and personal items but needs information from a deputy on civil procedures. 2:52 p.m. Per the on-duty officer, they will contact the female half to arrange a day and time for the caller to come and get items with a civil standby and advise the caller. Nothing further is needed at this time. 7 p.m. A Sgt. advised the caller had a deadline of April 14 to get his property. The other party sold or disposed of the caller’s property per the court order.

Hard sell

2:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male in a red T-shirt sitting outside of Safeway pushed an elderly female who appeared to be asking him if he needed help. The female victim went into Safeway. The subject is still outside. 2:28 p.m. A second caller reported the male in front of Safeway possibly grabbed the elderly female and “assaulted her.” The caller said the victim is inside the store now. It is difficult to obtain information from the caller. It seemed to be second-hand reporting and confusion. 2:43 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate the subject whose first name is known. A battery charge is pending.

The kid’s got plans

2:28 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports his ex sent him a photo of a restraining order saying the 7-year-old child had gotten a RO against the caller and that the child wouldn’t be going to the caller’s house today as scheduled. The caller wants to speak to a deputy about the restraining order. 4:07 p.m. Proper civil procedures were provided.

No pre-approval loan required

4:29 p.m. Belden. A caller reports an abandoned vehicle, possibly stolen, with the key in the ignition. There are no plates. It is a silver Chevy Cobalt. The VIN was provided. 4:36 p.m. No return for the VIN was provided. The information was sent to CHP.

Small town charm

4:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller found a loose brown/white mix-breed medium-sized dog running across the lanes at Cemetery Hill. The caller has the dog but is going to work and will be unable to keep him with her. 5:05 p.m. The owner was contacted and was provided with the caller’s information.

You mean EX-girlfriend, right?

8:09 p.m. Hwy 89 at Henness Pass Road. A caller advised his vehicle is stuck in the snow on a dirt road and he continued walking and is currently on a highway. He is not from the area and does not know where he is or where to go. The caller is with himself and his girlfriend. The call was transferred to Sierra County.

It sounded like a great idea 12 hours ago

11:37 p.m. Lake Almanor. CHP said they just received a call from a subject stating she is regretting her decision to attempt to walk from Chester to Quincy. April 30, 12:14 a.m. A Sgt. advised assistance complete. The subject was provided a ride back to Chester.

April 30

Making a run for it

1:47 a.m. Chester. A deputy advises in pursuit of a side by side on Farrar Drive. The subject was traveling 95 MPH on the dirt road. The deputy advised the subject made a final stop and was arrested on charges of drunk driving with over .08 percent alcohol blood level and evading arrest.

Crash and run

7:54 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports someone drove through his fence and drove off in a black Dodge truck.

Watch for the sign

8:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he is being attacked by a backpack while he is walking home from SavMor. The caller requests information on file and if we see him raise his hand we will know he needs help.

Tis the season

12:35 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports that a dog locked in a vehicle seems to be in distress and hot. The vehicle is a Toyota FJ Cruiser, silver. It is parked in front of a red cabin business “Feathers.” 1:21 p.m. Animal Control was unable to locate the vehicle.

The creative alternative to walking from Chester to Quincy

1:19 p.m. Lake Almanor. A Sgt. is out with a female subject advising she drove her vehicle into the lake two hours ago. It is a maroon Expedition. The roof of the vehicle is barely showing. 1:23 p.m. The information was sent to CHP. 2:42 p.m. The information was given to CAL OES. 3:51 p.m. A male caller advised being a witness to the vehicle going into the Lake Almanor at Lake Haven Resort boat launch around 10-10:30 a.m. The caller was fishing when it occurred. The vehicle was a red 4-runner. It went into the lake and sank. The caller said there was a male on the boat ramp when it occurred in a black hoodie sweater and jeans, unknown age. The caller said there was no female on the scene. 3:59 p.m. CAL OES contacted to request local environmental health officer contact him via phone. 4:20 p.m. PG&E was given the information and said they weren’t sure if there was anything they could do but will recontact if they have an answer. 4:37 p.m. CHP is clear from the scene. CHP said it is not in their jurisdiction; it is not a vehicle accident. 5:24 p.m. Jail staff advised the female subject is currently at the jail lobby. A Sgt. requests contact from Plumas Crisis Center for emergency housing. 5:33 p.m. The Crisis Center will provide two nights for the female subject at the Pine Hill Motel. The subject needs to go to the main office on Monday morning. 6:11 p.m. PG&E recontacted. They are responding with oil baffles and a boat. PG&E is not going to arrange a tow at this time. A crew is coming from Chico. 6:18 p.m. The female subject was transported to Pine Hill Motel. 6:32 p.m. Fish & Wildlife confirm they are aware and are dispatching a team. 6:36 p.m. CAL OES was given the information of location change and PG&E response. 7:15 p.m. Fish & Wildlife recontacted to get information regarding the status of the vehicle. 11:14 p.m. The vehicle has been removed from the lake and a tow truck is on the way.

Boy did you pick the right wallet

5:35 p.m. Chester. A caller reports lost property. A black leather wallet with a CHP logo on the wallet. The last known location was Holiday Market in Chester.

Ignorance is bliss

5:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a threat to himself and a male victim in Quincy. The caller is in Reno but the female subject and male victim are both in Plumas County. The female subject and male victim were identified. 7 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who advised the subject made threats to sue him. The subject made additional threats that she wanted the victim killed and that she “wished he was dead.” The victim is not aware of the threats. The Sgt. advised of proper civil procedures. The Sgt. contacted the victim and apprised him of the threats made. Temporary Restraining Order procedures were provided.

Loose change

5:59 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a wallet was left at the Graeagle Store. It is a zippered wallet with a bridge décor and leather handle. The caller is unable to locate the phone number for the owner.

Guards on duty

6:25 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports suspicious activity at a residence. The caller suspects possible drug activity. The house and travel trailer were described. There are two Pit bull dogs tied to the trailer. The suspects are unknown.

Dog needs glasses after dark

9:33 p.m. Calpine. A caller reports a vehicle off the road into a tree. There is one occupant and a dog still in the car. It is unknown what injuries there might be. The caller is unsure if the driver is hurt or stuck. It’s a white sedan hatchback. The caller was transferred to Sierra County.

Outdoor fire permissible in East Quincy?

10:54 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a large bon fire in the neighbor’s yard on Karen Street. 11:11 p.m. Those at the residence advised it is just a warming fire, but it was a larger one. The homeowners were advised to put the fire out.

High flyer

10:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible drunk driver in a lifted white Dodge pickup. They almost hit another vehicle and the driver is getting out. The call was transferred to CHP. 11:43 p.m. A male subject was arrested on charges of drunk driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding .08 percent.

Out with it

11:12 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller advised that she thought her friend was having a panic attack but stated after her friend burped, he was just fine. The caller is no longer requesting assistance.

May 1

Step 1

12:31 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a known subject is starting some form of argument at the Plumas Club. The caller does not know the other parties. There are no weapons. The caller said it is possible drugs are involved. 12:41 p.m. A Sgt. advised a verbal argument only. The subject fled prior to the Sgt. arrival, but authorities will be on the lookout for the subject.

Not accepting a little help turns into a big deal

6:38 a.m. Canyon Dam. A caller requests to report her father is overdue. He left their residence in Canyon Dam at approximately 12:30 a.m. and was on the way to Chico. He had a cut that was bleeding but he refused to let anyone else drive him. She is unable to get a hold of him and checked with the hospital in Chico and he has not been there. He is driving a 2021 Jeep 4WD Wrangler, silver. The caller requests to file a missing persons report. 9:25 a.m. They again checked with Red Bluff hospital, no contact. A deputy is looking from Highland Ranch Resort down Hwy 36; unable to locate the vehicle. 10:51 a.m. Cell phone ping returns no location available. 10:56 An alert was sent to all Northern California agencies. 2:25 p.m. CHP Air Ops to fly over the area. A helicopter is responding. 6:59 p.m. The victim’s son is requesting a call back regarding the case.

Nature calling

9:10 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a neighbor dispute over a bear getting in her trash and spreading it in the empty lot next to hers. The suspect came to her residence and yelled at her and punched her front door. 9:40 a.m. The suspect would like to speak to a deputy as well. 10:18 a.m. A deputy provided civil procedures to both parties.

Smoke signals

9:44 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a homeless camp north of the railroad tracks between the tracks and the river. 10:21 A deputy located a small camp with a smoldering campfire but was unable to located any parties in the area but would like Fire to double check the camp fire.

Hey Yogi! It’s picnic time!

11:09 a.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports she is having problems with her neighbor’s trash getting drug on to her property from bears and would like to speak to a deputy. 11:29 a.m. A deputy provided civil procedures.

These ain’t no city problems

12:30 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a blue Ford F250 extra cab and a known person at the residence saying he is there to check the water. The suspect was leaving but said he would be back. The caller would like a call back. 1:17 p.m. A Sgt. attempted contact but no answer. 4:32 p.m. The caller reports a civil issue with neighbors over a water pipe easement. The caller said the neighbor does not adhere to the easement and wanders around the property. He requests the information be on file.

Number one country song

1:09 p.m. Chilcoot. CHP is out with a male subject that is claiming someone stole his vehicle, dog, and other items. 2:08 p.m. A deputy advised assistance complete, and CHP will handle the possible theft.

Taking the reins

3:46 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a patient left the Emergency Room against medical advice and was very agitated. He left at a high rate of speed from the parking lot and stated he was going to Reno for medical care. The vehicle and subject were identified.

Taken for a ride

4:24 p.m. Chilcoot. CHP was with a male subject on Scott Road on the way up to Crystal Peak to retrieve his stolen vehicle. CHP unit got a flat tire and while changing the tire the subject he was providing a ride to left to “continue walking to the vehicle.” The subject is now missing, and CHP searched the area. CHP is requesting Search and Rescue. The location was provided where the subject was last with the CHP vehicle. 4:37 p.m. CHP recontacted and reports the subject has returned to the CHP unit, but they are still requesting SAR to help locate the vehicle. CHP said the subject whose vehicle was stolen believes the vehicle is at Crystal Peak. It is unknown if it is actually there. No further information was provided why they think it is there.  4:47 p.m. USFS will contact CHP about sending someone to help if they have one in the area. 5:01 p.m. CHP recontacted and reported USFS does not have anyone available and there is no SAR available from Lassen County. 5:16 p.m. CHP was informed SAR is not responding.

It’s gonna happen

6:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an unknown subject was weed-wacking and a rock flew up and broke a window on his vehicle. The subject is unknown and was weed-wacking for Patti’s Thunder. 6:34 p.m. A deputy reports no crime; the window was broken accidentally.


6:49 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he found an electronic ankle monitor on the ground. 7:04 p.m. A deputy returned the property to the jail and notified probation.

That was then, this is now

9:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his blue 2011 Hyundai Sonata was stolen. A suspect name and phone number was provided. The call was initially transferred to CHP, but they transferred it back because it is a civil issue. The subject has permission to drive the vehicle. The caller is no longer in the area and has returned to Vacaville. The subject was given permission to drive the vehicle but not keep it. 9:59 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who allowed the subject to borrow the car but now wants it back. Proper civil procedures were provided.

It takes more than soap to get clean

11:06 p.m. Quincy. A female subject was arrested behind the East Side Laundromat on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and two local warrants.

Update from last report:

April 25

Trespassing, not territorial

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.

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