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Sheriff’s Blotter April 5-9: Hazards — intentional and accidental


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 5-9

April 5

All on the up and up

7:43 a.m. Portola. There is a suspicious van parked in the Plumas Bank parking lot, with no one around. Sierra Charters Tour business phone number on the side is disconnected. 8:51 a.m. Contacted the business owner who advised the bus was repossessed by the bank. The business owner was advised by a bank employee to park there. He said he would recontact the bank.

Nobody home

8:15 a.m. Greenville. A caller is a maintenance worker for the complex and he has been trying for two weeks to contact a tenant. The subject lives alone and is on oxygen, no vehicle. 8:16 a.m. The caller will meet with a deputy and has a key. They can call him when they arrive. 9:30 a.m. A deputy advised the subject is at PDH.

Unauthorized documentary

3:44 p.m. Portola. A caller requests information on file that his neighbor keeps driving by his house and taking pictures of him while he is outside playing with his kids.


4:49 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a possible drunk driver in an off-white Chrysler Sebring. The information was transferred to CHP.

Spring is on the roads so use caution, especially dusk and dawn

5:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an injured deer on the side of the roadway on the east side of Cemetery Hill.


7:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he returned home from work and his house was broken into. There was money and gold stolen.


7:40 p.m. Delleker. A male subject was arrested on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine for personal use.

A friendly request

8:06 p.m. Delleker. A caller advised that Social Services told her today that the police plan to “raid her home” and she would like a heads-up before that happens. The caller also wanted dispatch to tell her Happy Birthday.


8:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests an ambulance for husband with a high fever and dehydration. The call was transferred to REMSA. Quincy Fire and PDH ambulance were paged. 9:09 p.m. One was transported to Renown.

April 6

Snake eyes

9:31 a.m. La Porte. A caller reports someone called her to say her house was on fire. She does not know the exact address as she just moved there. She is on the way there now. The caller was transferred to Grass Valley Fire. 9:39 a.m. Multiple calls came in to report the fire. 10:04 a.m. Per Grass Valley Fire, a fully engulfed structure fire has been reported on Aristocracy Drive. There are no injuries. 10:15 a.m. A message was left for the Building Dept.

Hunger games

9:41 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a mountain lion killed four goats and injured a fifth last night on Quincy Junction Road. The caller was transferred to Fish and Wildlife dispatch.


10:38 a.m. Portola. A caller reports someone dumped several truck loads of dirt on his property. There is damage to the property. The subjects are the construction workers across the street. The caller already spoke to the city. 11:48 a.m. The caller wanted to vent about people driving by his house and revving their engines. A Sgt. reports no vandalism.

Thinking of you

12 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests information be on file that her ex-boyfriend wrote derogatory things on a pole in front of her workplace. There is no restraining order in place.

Post workout encounter

1:56 p.m. Portola. A caller requests information be on file that she was walking home from the gym last night and an unknown male pulled over and motioned for her to come to his vehicle. She did not stop and continued walking but wanted deputies to be aware for safety of others. The subject vehicle was a large older model SUV, possibly a Suburban, dark red or burgundy. The caller was not able to see the male well enough for a description. The call was faxed to the Portola substation.

A cautionary tale

3:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her father did not return home after lunch. He is on an electric scooter and should have been home 30 minutes ago. He was traveling from Morning Thunder to Main Street. He has multiple health issues and early-stage dementia. 3:56 p.m. The caller advised she found him, and he is okay. They are on their way back.

Ranch hand clashes with machines

4:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a Greenhorn Ranch employee was harassed while working by two males who live in the area. The two known subjects were on quads and stopped to make derogatory comments and yell at the employee.

What a guy! Or gal

5:01 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding $900 in cash in front of Rite Aid. The caller is in front of the office requesting to turn it in.

Big night, did you happen to drop $900?

9:15 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested in front of Safeway on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine for personal use.

Another casualty in the night

9:54 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports an injured deer in the middle of the roadway at A23 and Carmen Valley Road.

Quick reversal

9:59 p.m. Quincy. Probation received a call from an agency advising a known subject is causing some sort of disturbance at the Mill Creek Cabins. An agent is on the way and requested assistance. 10:22 p.m. The male subject was flash incarcerated for violating probation.

Walking distance

10:44 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent on Alder Court.

Danger lies ahead

11:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a hit and run. A grey pickup hit their vehicle and left heading towards the hospital from the courthouse. The information was sent to CHP.

April 7

Multiple hazards

12:28 a.m. Greenville. CHP advised their units are occupied on a hit and run. They received a report of 50 cows loose on the roadway and in the caller’s yard on North Valley Road. Attempts were made to contact the owner of the cows, but no answer.

Everybody needs sleep

7:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on her son who seems to be having some type of mental break. He has been up for days. The subject is at the residence by himself but is paranoid about the neighbors and the caller is concerned he may harm them. 10:33 a.m. A Sgt. advised the subject is home alone and having paranoid delusions. The caller requests extra patrol checks. 3:40 p.m. The caller recontacted and requested to speak to the Sgt. The suspect is now saying he is destroying the inside of the residence. 4:35 p.m. A Sgt. attempted to make contact but there was no answer.


8:02 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports diesel leaked all over the road in the eastbound lane from Quincy. The information was transferred to CHP.

What the heck?

10:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle with the door open is in the alleyway that connects Crescent with Valley View Drive. There is blood and bandages inside the vehicle, but no one is around the area or the vehicle. It is a green pickup with no plates. The information was sent to CHP.

Afternoon naptime

1:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject is passed out in their lobby. 2:07 p.m. A deputy advises the subject was trespassed and agreed to move long.

Hazardous curve

5:24 p.m. Indian Falls. A caller requests notification to CHP of a disabled abandoned vehicle causing a road hazard on Hwy 89 just south of Dog Rock.

More than a road hazard

5:59 p.m. Delleker. Union Pacific Railroad crew is reporting a vehicle parked on the railroad tracks. It appears the driver is purposely parked there. A male subject moved the vehicle off the tracks when asked and then came back and parked on the tracks again once the crew left the area. The caller can still see the truck parked on the tracks. It is a gold Ford F250 and the license plate number was provided. UPRR has stopped any incoming trains. 6:40 p.m. A deputy contacted the registered owner of the vehicle who was counseled on parking the vehicle on the tracks.

More winter fire

8:18 p.m. Indian Falls. A caller reports a fully involved structure fire at the neighbor’s house. It is unknown if the neighbors are home or not and does not know the exact address. Crescent Mills Fire and Indian Valley Fire were paged. 8:23 p.m. Another call came in reporting a structure fire, fully involved that can be seen from Hwy 89. The caller was only driving through the area and has no further information. 8:24 p.m. Another call came in reporting a house fire, also only driving through the area. 8:28 p.m. Quincy Fire was paged for mutual aid. 8:39 p.m. A second page for Quincy Fire. 8:43 p.m. A deputy advised the house is unoccupied and the neighbors have contacted the home owners. 8:47 p.m. PG&E were given the location. 8:52 p.m. A pager message was sent to Administration and County Administration. 11:25 p.m. A deputy advised Fire to handle. The homeowner was on scene. The home is vacant. The homeowner now lives in Crescent Mills after the Dixie Fire. There are no occupants or animals.

Thank goodness for those kissable frogs

9:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports their daughter is locked out of a house that she is house sitting  and her car keys are locked in the house. 9:33 p.m. Contacted a family member who advised where the spare key was located. The subject was able to get back inside the residence.

April 8

What a way to start a day

3:40 a.m. Vinton. Washoe County advised they are requesting a deputy attempt to contact a caller who possibly has video evidence of a possible murder that happened in their county. Washoe is requesting we contact the subject to start the evidence collection process. Hold for the dayshift to attempt contact with two deputies for safety concerns. 4:18 a.m. Washoe County advised no further assistance is needed at this time.

Deer hit

6:35 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a dead deer in the middle of the roadway at Hwy 70 and Two Rivers.


8:26 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two gunshots, saw the flash in her front window (nothing else seen or heard). The neighbor heard it also near Quincy Tow. 8:40 p.m. A deputy was unable to locate anything.

Pet Sounds

8:32 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a friend won’t get out of her car; could hear him in the background saying he’s her boyfriend. There are no sounds of struggle, but the phone disconnected. Unable to call back the number. Requests CHP to see if a unit is in the area. 8:40 p.m. CHP is on the way, one from Quarry Road and one from Lee Summit. 8:56 p.m. CHP contacted the parties at the gas station. Unable to locate any disturbance, and all parties on the scene were okay.

Too buzzed to drive

8:49 p.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested at Sierra Pines on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.

Pushing the limits

11:06 p.m. Cromberg. CHP advised being in pursuit of a failure to yield vehicle, at speeds of up to 100 mph on Hwy 70 heading eastbound from Mt. Tomba. The male subject has black hat in a white Audi sedan. The information was put out to deputies in dispatch. 11:23 p.m. A Sgt. advised units are unavailable due to being far behind pursuit. April 9, 2:33 a.m. CHP advised their unit went with the driver on Long Valley Road/Staverville Road in Sierra County. There a male subject was arrested on charges of felony reckless evading, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana, driving or taking a vehicle without consent, and fraud or forgery of vehicle registration.

April 9

Snow melt

6:02 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a fire at the tow yard but is unsure what it is, possibly a tire pile or a trailer but the caller is unsure. 6:08 a.m. A second caller reported the same but stated that it may be a trailer behind the tow company.

Bull run

10:07 a.m. Quincy. A Bulldog is running on Main Street.

And then there were three …

12:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports three dogs running loose on the airport runway. 1:07 p.m. The caller recontacted to say the dogs are gone now.

Burned down

1:24 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports their residence has burned down. It appears to be some type of propane explosion.

Not swimming weather

2:27 p.m. Indian Falls. A caller reports a 52-year-old male is missing. It is unknown if he went in the water. SAR was paged. 2:47 p.m. The caller called back and said her brother came back. The connection was very poor, said he was wet but then the line went dead. 3:08 p.m. Attempted to call back several times but no pick up. 3:18 p.m. Per a unit on scene, the registered owner of the vehicle who was with the subjects said the subject was never in the water. They all left prior to SAR arrival and possibly returned to a residence near Pioneer Road. Nothing further.

Carole King said it first …

2:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the neighbor is in his backyard yelling and screaming statements. The caller’s husband last saw the subject on the roof a few minutes ago but he wasn’t screaming. The subject lives there with his mom and the caller is unsure but she may be there in the residence. 4:37 p.m. Per a deputy, the subject is having behavioral health issues, not self-harming. The parents are not home but the deputy will contact them to follow up.

Making short work

7:24 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a large column of smoke from a location on West Loyalton Ave. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 8:03 p.m. All units clear and available.

The conversations we have with our dogs

8:39 p.m. Chester. On a 911 open line, can hear a dog bark, and a man talking about the snow.

Separation anxiety

8:55 p.m. Quincy. A subject was issued violations while driving on Mill Creek/Claremont for failure to carry proof of financial responsibility, driving without a valid registration, and driving on a suspended license. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days for driving on a suspended license that was suspended for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and will only be released to the licensed and insured registered owner or agent with a valid registration.

Boom, ouch

9:44 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a friend had a bicycle accident and is bleeding on the arm.

Determined to find every egg

10:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports suspicious circumstances. All the neighbor’s lights are off but could see someone outside with a flashlight and request a patrol check. 10:47 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who said her granddaughter was outside with a flashlight. Everything is okay.


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