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Sheriff”s Blotter: April 8-14 — Dogs, horses and turkeys, oh my!

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 8-14, 2022

April 8

You could put an eye out with that

10 a.m. Portola. A caller reports three students were walking from high school to Pizza Factory when another juvenile in a vehicle began shooting them with a BB gun. Only one was hit but he denied any injuries. The incident occurred yesterday.

The dangers of hill country

4:22 p.m. La Porte. A caller reports his cabin was broken into sometime over the past week. The door was broken down and the inside was rummaged through. The caller is at the Main St. address but is available by phone.

Narcan to the rescue

5:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests an ambulance for his son for a possible overdose. He is not responsive or breathing. The caller was hysterical and could not provide further information, is screaming for an ambulance and screaming at the son to wake up. Quincy Fire and PDH ambulance were paged. 5:23 p.m. A deputy advised the victim was given Narcan prior to the arrival of medical help. The victim overdosed on an unknown drug. The victim requested no further medical help against medical advice. The used Narcan was replaced.

Roadkill BBQ

7:27 p.m. Clio. A caller reports he sees three juveniles on his yard camera on his back patio, tampering with a BBQ. The caller is not at the residence. 7:32 p.m. The caller reported seeing a 17-year-old, a 12-year-old, and another younger person. It looked like they were carrying a dead animal. The caller said one had a motorized scooter and they all walked out the front to the driveway/road. 8:54 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate any juveniles. A deputy said he checked all the doors and windows are secure. A deputy responded to the caller and provided all the information.

No contract

8:14 p.m. Portola. A caller requests temporary restraining order information. Her neighbor is harassing her for money. The subject helped the caller move with no agreement of paying him but now he is expecting money and won’t stop texting the caller. 10:01 p.m. A deputy provided civil procedures for the caller and her boyfriend.

Day worker

10:26 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports she wants information on file that she is having issues with a neighbor who is working on water line that is on her property. The subject is allowed to be on the property in the daytime but not at night. She wants the info on file that the subject came onto the property tonight without permission. She will also contact her landlord about the issues. The subject’s name and his girlfriend were provided. April 9, 2:05 a.m. The caller recontacted and said that she believes the subject is back on the property. The caller just returned home and can see possible flashlights by the creek and a quad. 2:44 a.m. A deputy advised checked the property and located the quad but unable to locate anyone else around the area. The deputy contacted the caller and provided her with his findings.


10:41 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that a male adult is walking outside his residence onto the road with a rifle and is pointing it at cars driving by. The caller is concerned also due to multiple juveniles in the area playing a game of fugitive. The caller reported where the subject lives. 11:23 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who said that he did walk out of his house and was waving his hands with a stick but not a rifle. The subject said that he was just concerned with people running through his yard and multiple vehicles driving up and down the road.

The hazards of fugitive life

11:15 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a patrol check at the Joy Way Park. She has seen a large group of juveniles running around the area and yelling. The caller said some children are playing the game of fugitive in the city. The caller just requests a patrol check to make sure the children are okay. 11:25 p.m. A deputy checked the area and park and wasn’t able to locate anyone in the area.

April 9

Back home horsey

9:03 a.m. Chester. CHP requests assistance, they are enroute from Susanville. They received a report of three loose horses on the shoulder of the roadway. They are near “Chester Junk Yard” (near the County yard.) 9:07 a.m. CHP does not know who the horses belong to. 9:27 a.m. A deputy was able to get horses back in the pen, no further assistance needed.

Mom doesn’t like my friends

10:51 a.m. Quincy. A caller advised two transients staying at her son’s house. The caller was just at her son’s house and said the couple seemed strange and her son does not have a phone to call. The subject couple are a male and female. The female said she is pregnant. Based on multiple recent calls, the subject names were provided. 11:33 a.m. A caller recontacted and added that her son is off his meds and is having medical issues. 11:58 a.m. A deputy contacted the son who is okay.

Let the owners fight it out instead

1:07 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports ongoing problems with his neighbor’s dog coming on to his property and being aggressive to him. The caller said he is going to let his dog out to kill the neighbor’s dog next time it comes on to his property. The subject’s first name was provided. 1:46 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject who said his dog was not out today but agreed to keep his dog on his own property. The Sgt. also contacted the caller.

Got it covered

4:16 p.m. Antelope Lake. Information was received of a vegetation fire northwest of Antelope Lake. The location was provided, and it was identified as a Plumas National Forest burn that has requested more resources. It is possibly an escaped burn. Plumas National Forest said it is a negative escaped burn, they had a contained burn that got a little hot and they have numerous resources on scene.

Paddles only

4:49 p.m. Portola. A caller reports people in a motorized speedboat on the river. She can see them in the river from her residence. The caller is checking to see if it is legal. 5:05 p.m. The caller was informed that it is not an authorized area to have a boat on the river and he will attempt to contact the boaters.

Hot spot

8:09 p.m. Chester. A caller reports they can see a fire from the causeway, near Olsen Barn. 9:26 p.m. A deputy advised Fire to handle, all units are clear.

They saw ya comin’

10:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a disturbance of loud music coming from a trailer. 10:56 p.m. A Sgt. reported checking the residence, they were gone on arrival, there was no sound at all.

April 10

Be aware

8:26 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports speaking about the Feds attacking him. No assistance is needed today. A second call came in, the caller is still going on about the Federal Government. 9:06 a.m. The third call the caller advised he is going shopping at SavMor and might have a heart attack due to the cameras. He just wants us to be aware.

While you were sleeping

9:21 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller advises he is in the middle of a divorce and his wife is cleaning out the house while he is in the hospital. She won’t let his brother on the property. 10:02 a.m. A deputy provided temporary restraining order procedures.

Poker wild card

11:34 a.m. Poker Flat. A caller reports she is stuck in the snow near Poker Flat, she has been stuck there for 5 hours. The vehicle is a 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4-Wheel Drive in about 2-2.5 feet of snow with three people. They were headed to Poker Flat from Nevada City. The call pinged well into Sierra County so the call was transferred to Sierra County.

Watch out!

11:53 a.m. Delleker. A caller requests an ambulance for her father who had a tree branch fall on his head. He has a head injury. The caller was transferred to EPHC. 11:58 a.m. The caller called back to cancel. They will transport him to hospital. Fire and the ambulance were cancelled.

West Ave. every night at 7 p.m.

12:11 p.m. Portola. A caller dialed 911 for recommendations for “alcohol abuse.” The caller is asking for help, he sounds very intoxicated, he has been drinking a lot today. 12:15 p.m. The caller does not want a deputy or an ambulance. He will take a nap and he was referred to call Public Health tomorrow.


1:35 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a chimney fire at a residence, it appears everyone is out of the house. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 2:18 p.m. They are on the scene, and they were unable to locate anything.

Waste not, want not

3:54 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a vehicle hit a deer. It is off the road on the side. The deer has a broken leg and caller requests permission to dispatch the deer and keep the deer as he needs the meat for his family. 4:14 p.m. The information was given to CHP who will check the area and contact the caller.

No good deed goes unpunished

6:18 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious man in the park attempting to talk to two juvenile females who were unattended. The man is a 60-year-old with gray hair and khaki shorts and a blue jacket with a bike. 6:48 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who was just picking up trash around the park and will be leaving soon.

Where’s the beef?

10:25 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a mountain lion in the field near the fairgrounds east of Taylorsville. They have several baby calves on the ground and the mountain lion has tried to get them. The caller has fired several shots at the animal.

Drugs for Vets

10:36 p.m. Quincy. A female subject was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia at the Vet’s Hall.

April 11

Hammer time

5:11 a.m. Keddie. CHP reports that a juvenile was in a single car accident on Hwy 70 and Keddie Circle. The subject refused medical treatment and CHP will be sending a tow.

It’s been about a year

10:52 a.m. Chester. A caller reports his gun is missing. It is unknown if it is lost or stolen. It has been missing for about a year. The gun is a Smith & Wesson 38 Bodyguard and the serial number was provided. 11:43 a.m. A deputy took the report.

You are not alone

11:43 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the government is trying to give him a seizure. The caller requests no assistance, just calling to provide information only.

Easter banquet

4:10 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports he hit and injured a turkey. He needs help dealing with it. At&T transferred the call to CHP, but the line disconnected. 4:36 p.m. The caller called again to say the turkey died, no more assistance is needed.

Elder care

4:33 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a blind dog was in the road and is concerned. The dog has black and brown hair with tan markings and no collar — very old. She had to leave but it was in front of the library. Animal Control was contacted.

Tending to the security of inmates

6:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a break in, nothing stolen but took keys that belong to a current inmate, the juvenile pair gained access through the front window. 11:11 a.m. A deputy contacted all parties, who are not desiring any charges, there is no crime. The keys were returned to the owner of the keys, who is in jail. Both juveniles were counseled.


8:54 p.m. Quincy. A female subject was charged with probation violation and under the influence of drugs.

Free gas

10:43 p.m. Quincy. CHP advised their unit was flagged down by a male subject who said pump no. 4 will not turn off and is leaking diesel on the ground. Quincy Fire was paged.

April 12

Fevered pitch

10:12 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests a civil standby to gather his belongings. His mother was supposed to leave his things out so he could get them and leave the area and she did not. 10:54 a.m. A deputy tried to contact the caller but there was no answer. 8:47 p.m. The caller recontacted and wanted to speak to a Sgt.  The caller was very angry and was advised the on-duty Sgt. was busy on another call but would be given the information when he was clear from the call. 9:36 p.m. The caller keeps calling back and stating we are harassing him. He stated he is scared of us. The caller has made threats he will come and harass us if we won’t stop. He states he will go out with a bang. He states he wants us to shoot him in the face.

PG&E reports a fire

2:36 p.m. Pulga. PG&E reports a fire at Pulga above the bridge. The call was transferred to the US Forest Service.

Full Service

6:09 p.m. Quincy. The caller reports an open door at the location and dogs running around, does not appear anyone is home. 6:19 p.m. A deputy reports the dog is put away and the owners were notified.

Test drive

6:16 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports he knows the suspect is driving illegally, drove past his house about 30 minutes ago. It is unknown where the suspect is driving to. The vehicle is a red Honda Accord.

Just keep wondering …

6:26 p.m. Greenville. A caller said his father passed away in 2007 and wants to know who reported the father deceased, he does not think it’s natural causes. The caller will get more information and call back.

April 13

Break and run

12:11 a.m. Portola. A caller reports her ex-husband just broke a window but is no longer at the residence. 12:37 a.m. A deputy advised some property damage, it is a civil issue due to the parties being married.

Unlimited warnings

8:36 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports an ongoing problem with a neighbor’s dogs. He spoke to Animal Control and was advised to call dispatch to make a report. The dogs have killed several animals in the neighborhood. 8:40 a.m. During the incident yesterday the dogs attacked and severely injured his dog.

Nobody cares

8:37 a.m. Greenville. A clean-up crew at the old substation reported finding some undamaged equipment. The caller will only be on site for 45 more minutes. The caller was advised the items were of no value and the clean up crew will dispose of them properly.

Still not happy

12:30 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller requested to speak to a Sgt. regarding an ongoing issue and previous complaints already reported. The caller made numerous threats against the Sheriff’s Office and rambled on about numerous complaints.

Love on the rocks

4:04 p.m. Quincy. CHP received information of a suspicious circumstances. A gray pickup near the annex, a male vs. female disturbance. The male threw a rock at the female. The parties are still on the scene, on the corner near the annex. The female is possibly known. Another call came in reporting the situation. 4:16 p.m. A deputy advised the male half said nothing happened. The female was not on the scene and would not answer her phone. The deputy provided a ride for the male to an address on Chandler Road. 4:22 p.m. A deputy contacted the female who said nothing occurred as well.

Window shopping

5:13 p.m. Portola. A caller reported three padlocks were cut off storage units, but nothing seems to be missing.

Dog sentenced to house arrest

5:37 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports two dogs are being aggressive towards her and her livestock. The dogs are a Great Pyrenees and a Pitbull. The owners are unknown. The dogs were last seen running up the hill toward the neighbors. The information was sent to Animal Control. 6:48 p.m. A deputy advised speaking to the owner who agreed to keep the dogs inside.

Need a tracking chip

6:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she cannot find her boyfriend. He was last seen over an hour ago and was seen walking on Cemetery Hill toward Grocery Outlet. The caller has his cell phone. 7:47 p.m. The caller spoke to the suspect, and we no longer need to look for him. April 14, 12:14 a.m. The caller said that the suspect is now gone again and requests we look for him. A caller said that the subject went to the gas station and has not returned. 1:53 a.m. A deputy will keep a look out. 2:08 a.m. A deputy reports that the subject was not located in the area.

April 14

Tired and cold, tired and old

6:57 a.m. Quincy. CHP requests Fire respond for two unresponsive subjects in a vehicle on the shoulder of the highway. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 7:02 a.m. CHP advised the driver is now responsive, but the passenger is not. 7:17 a.m. CHP advised Caltrans is out with the subjects who are elderly and said they have been driving for a couple days and are extremely tired and cold. 8:10 a.m. Sierra Valley Fire is clear.

Checks in the mail, but not cash

10:38 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a theft from the mailbox. The caller received a birthday card that was opened and left in the mailbox but missing $15 from inside. Another card was sent from a family member containing $50 and was never received, it was possibly stolen. 12:17 p.m. Multiple attempts were made to contact the caller, but the voicemail is full.

Take it and go

12:53 p.m. A caller reports they found a gun and do not want it at the location. 1:54 p.m. A Sgt. advised the item has been seized.

Anybody lose a Honda?

1:27 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a vehicle was dumped at the location within the last 24 hours. It is a red Honda. The plates were removed from the vehicle.


2:48 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a patient left a bag at the Emergency Room and it contains drugs. 4:27 p.m. A Sgt. advised the property was seized.

We got your number

8:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known person took the aunt’s vehicle this morning to drive to Quincy and has not returned with the vehicle. It is a white Nissan Senata. The suspect does have an ankle monitor. 8:35 p.m. The information was sent CHP and they will be on the lookout.

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