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Sheriff’s Blotter: April 4-7 – fake $100 bills circulating


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 4-7, 2022

April 4

How about that

12:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her vehicle was impounded due to someone driving it off the road. The driver and location are unknown. She was informed of the situation by her daughter.


8:57 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports someone tried to start fire at one of the employee’s houses. It happened Saturday night, tenants smelled burning plastic and went outside to see the shed on fire.

What happens in Reno stays in Reno?

9:52 a.m. Quincy. Animal Control requires a case number for a dog bite case. 4:37 p.m. Animal Control reports a victim was bit by a dog that lives in Portola, over in Reno. The dog’s Portola address and owner’s name were provided.

Friends don’t let friends …

12:14 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a possible drunk driver that just left Carol Ave. heading toward downtown Chester in a red Toyota Highlander. The information was faxed to CHP.

And about that job reference

2:19 p.m. Twain. A caller reports his old boss has property of his at a location on Rush Creek. The caller is at the location. 2:37 p.m. A detective contacted the caller who stated while on the property he and his old boss were in a verbal argument and the caller was getting into a vehicle and the suspect shut the door striking him in the knees.

On the watch

6:15 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a fire at a neighbor’s residence. The caller reports it is not part of a controlled burn. The nearest address is likely on Butterfly Valley Road. 6:19 p.m. USFS said it is likely part of a controlled burn in the area. USFS will contact the crew on the ground and confirm. 6:24 p.m. USFS advised the fire is not part of the controlled burn, but the homeowner is present and attending to a contained burn pile. USFS said there is no need for a response.

Hot wheels

6:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a stolen bike. It was stolen about an hour ago. The bike is camo black and orange with a lot of stickers, and two pegs. It is a BMX style bike. The caller was at the laundromat when the bike was stolen. A deputy contacted the caller and will be on the look out for the bike. 8:11 p.m. Two suspects were arrested. One on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, and contempt of court. The other was arrested on possession of drugs and probation violation.

Wash & High

7:32 p.m. Chester. A female subject was arrested at the laundromat on charges of possession of drugs.

Family affairs

9:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a stolen vehicle. The suspect is his 27-year-old grandson. The vehicle is a 2006 black Hummer and left heading in the direction of downtown Quincy. The information was sent to CHP.

April 5

Econo Lodge

7:26 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a male who is sleeping in a car outside of the store. He has been in the store parking lot since around 6:15 a.m. The vehicle is a dark green Honda. 7:51 a.m. A deputy spoke to the suspect who was just sleeping and is okay.

Extreme measures

11:54 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports his mother changed the locks at the home and he still lives at the location. His mother is not at the property at this time. 12:51 p.m. A deputy contacted a caller who said his mother changed the locks on the residence. The caller wants the deputy to contact the mother and advise civil procedures, nothing further. A deputy contacted the subject and advised civil procedures. She is in the eviction process and her son informed her he removed all his belongings from the residence which is why she changed the locks. She also stated her son has only been staying in the basement which she did not lock and he has been defecating in a bucket because he has never had access to the rest of the residence. She requested contact from victim witness.

An exercise in what exactly?

3:11 p.m. Chester. A caller reports his boss hit him with a chainsaw. The suspect is still out in the location further up on the road. The victim/caller is currently on foot walking toward the highway. His fingers on the left side are cut and the right arm is cut. 3:17 p.m. CHP advised near mile post 16.7. The caller reports being a mile past the dump is possibly where he is located. “R line” is noted on a tree in the area. 3:32 p.m. The yellow placard stating “R line” was located. And the victim was located and is declining medical treatment. 3:45 p.m. The caller was provided a ride back to the jobsite.

Mission accomplished

7:49 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his daughter is acting erratic, there is possibly drugs. There are no weapons. 7:53 p.m. The subject called 911 to report she is having an anxiety attack outside of the substation due to family issues, there is no medical needed. 8:04 p.m. The subject recontacted and said two additional family members showed up and tensions are escalating, they can be heard in the background. 9:17 p.m. The subject was arrested on charges of contempt of court, brandishing a weapon, making a criminal threat, assault on a person to inflict great bodily harm.

April 6


2:27 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a subject is banging on the door to his residence, and it is an ongoing issue. The banging is very load. The caller requests a deputy to respond. 2:40 a.m. A deputy contacted the suspect, and requests the call be faxed to Behavioral Health.


7:35 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a cow in the road on Hwy 49 and Ramelli Greig Road.

How do you spend $900 at a “Dollar Store”

8:53 a.m. Portola. A caller is the manager of a dollar store. They made a deposit at the bank yesterday and the bank discovered 9 counterfeit $100 bills. The caller said she has a subject on camera who paid with the counterfeit bills.

It’s not in the handbook, but trees have the Right of Way

10:30 a.m. Sattley. A caller reports a single car accident, the vehicle went head on into a tree with a single occupant. It is an elderly male who is alert but needs medical assistance.


11:01 a.m. Portola. A caller reports her landlord gave her a warning to remove a boat and trailer from the property of the house she is renting but the boat and trailer don’t belong to her. It is unknown who the property belongs to.

Is there anything left

11:30 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a business was broken into last night. The surveillance system was stolen.

Phoney won’t pay for baloney

6:30 p.m. Portola. A caller at a business reports having a fake $100 bill. It will not go through the bill reader. The subject is going to come back for food pick up. The subject is unknown. 7:07 p.m. The subject was gone when the deputy arrived at the location.

Dramatic presentation

7:00 p.m. Portola. A female is screaming she is being harassed by an unknown male. She and a second male are walking in an alleyway between Nevada and California. They are on foot. Several people can still be heard screaming at each other. The caller is not responding to questions. The suspect male is still yelling about being on private property. The caller handed the phone to the male. They are leaving the area heading to Second via North to Third. 7:10 p.m. The male reports that a deputy has now arrived. The deputy requested the two callers remain there until the deputy is ready to talk with them. The caller said the phone they are calling from doesn’t work, it will only call 911. 7:30 p.m. The deputy reports it is a verbal argument only about the callers walking through private property. All parties agreed to keep the peace.7:58 p.m. A second caller called to report the original caller is rolling around on the ground and screaming. 8:13 p.m. A deputy contacted the original callers who denied the incident and said everything is okay.

Short short-term lease

8:31 a.m. Portola. A caller received information that there are two squatters staying at a residence that is supposed to be vacant. No one should be home. The caller was going to change the locks today due to the residence being abandoned by the previous tenant. Refer to last night’s disturbance call for possible subjects staying at the residence. (the call directly preceding this one) 9:42 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the subjects in the house who believed they did a lease transfer and were living there legally. The subjects are now out of the residence.

Storage charge

9:10 a.m. Graeagle. The owner of a storage facility reported receiving a call from a known person saying they have $500 in charges on their credit card from the business but they are not a customer. The caller can’t locate the charges on their end, they are possibly fraudulent charges in the business name. 10:40 a.m. A Sgt. contacted both parties. The victim advised he cancelled the card and got his money back.

We deliver

3:06 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports she received a call from a person claiming to be from Amazon advising that she owed them over a thousand dollars. The call came from a local 284 number but no personal info was given.

Keeping the peace with the neighbors

6:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller on Main Street reports a rattlesnake outside her business on the pavement and said she is afraid it will go into her lumber. The caller was advised to not aggravate the snake and let it go away.

Dumpster diving

8:02 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two known persons are going through his trash and he wants them removed from the property. 8:25 p.m. A deputy contacted the subjects who denied going through trash but agreed to stay away from the caller.

Green or grey

10:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a subject took her vehicle without permission and drove it out of the yard and to the neighbor’s house. The caller said the subject is refusing to give the vehicle back. It is a green or grey Ford F150. The subject was named.



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