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Sheriff’s Blotter Aug. 1-4: Wildlife and wild people

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 Aug 1-4, 2022

August 1

Fishing for the big one

12:11 a.m. Chester. A caller reports her husband went fishing in Chester on Friday and she last heard from him on Saturday at 9 p.m. He was supposed to be home to Citrus Heights today and due at work tomorrow. He is fishing near the river by downtown. He is age 70 and has a dog with him. 12:43 a.m. A deputy checked with Seneca and they have no history with him. Verizon was unable to provide a location due to the phone being powered off or dead. 2:06 a.m. The subject was entered into the missing persons system (MPS). 6:10 a.m. The subject called and said he is okay and hasn’t had cell phone service where he has been camping, somewhere in Warner Valley, he is unsure exactly where. He is currently packing up camp to head home but will wait for a call from the deputy.

The arborist critic

11:56 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a known person be trespassed from the park. 12:14 p.m. A second caller advised the suspect just tried to run her over in the park. She is there doing tree work. the suspect caused an argument and took off. 1:29 p.m. A Sgt. advised no crime. The suspect was using the only access to his residence through the trailer park and went past the cones and stop sign set up by tree workers. All parties were contacted and counseled. Unable to issue a trespass due to shared access.

Imaginary high

12:55 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a male subject is there beating up his own vehicle with a bat. The suspect advised he is under the influence of edibles and PCP. 1:25 p.m. A deputy said the subject is not under the influence, he is possibly experiencing a mental health episode and the subject was damaging his own property.

She’s just not that into you

4:01 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports he sent a nude photo of himself to a girl and she is now sending it to all of his followers on instagram.

Helpful hiker

7:24 p.m. Chester. A caller reports large white smoke just south of his location. He is on the Pacific Crest Trail in Lassen National Forest just southwest of Domingo Lake.

Protesters argue for equal treatment

8:02 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a family of raccoons are harassing her dogs and attempting to get into her home. The caller was given the number to Quincy Trapping.

August 2

I need a smoke!

10:03 a.m. Mohawk. A caller reports an argument with the manager of the park and a known female. 10:54 a.m. A deputy advised it was an argument between the caller and the park manager regarding the caller getting cigarettes. The female subject was reminded of her trespass warning in the park.

Too hot to handle

2:01 p.m. Chester. A caller reports some logs down on the ground that are burning along Warner Creek Drive. The caller said that the homeowner was there yesterday cutting some trees down and now it appears they are on fire.

Hobo hound huntin’ for home? or hoping to hitch a ride

2:24 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports he found a dog in the area of the train tracks near Vinton. 3:30 p.m. The dog is on its way to Animal Control.

Back to the fold

3:06 p.m. Twain. A male subject was arrested on charges of violation of probation and possession of methanphetamine.

Passionate about pups

6:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that he is being followed by a crazy lady who caused a verbal argument with him over his dogs being tied up in the bed of his pickup. He has now pulled over at the Quincy CHP office. The female is behind him in her vehicle but has not gotten out. The caller does not know the female subject in a green or grey SUV. 7:01 p.m. The female half is on the line advising she saw a vehicle with a dog tied up to the back of the vehicle and took pictures of the suspect vehicle who then caused a verbal argument and took pictures of her vehicle. The suspect is in a white Dodge. 7:10 p.m. A third party reports a verbal argument with the male half at Sweet Lorraine’s. The caller said she started to yell at the male for having his dogs tied up in the bed of the truck with no water. 7:12 p.m. A deputy advised CHP handled the verbal argument and they agreed to keep the peace.

August 3

Did they leave a tip for the maid?

4:28 a.m. Quincy. A caller received second hand information that there are unknown people possibly squatting in his trailer. He is currently living in Greenville and the trailer should be vacant. 12:30 p.m. A Sgt. checked the residence. The home has been red tagged by the County. A neighbor said four subjects were there last night but have since left. The neighbor notified the homeowner.

Good information to have

9:17 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports someone is shooting pellets at him at the Delleker Pond. He is at the south side of the pond. It is unknown where they are coming from. 9:26 a.m. The caller said he located the homeowner that was doing it and he was unaware that the pellets were reaching the lake and agreed to stop. No name was provided.

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

6:16 p.m. Chester. A caller reports someone has a stack of logs blocking the roadway around a blind corner causing a traffic hazard. The call was transferred to CHP. 6:53. p.m. CHP requested the road department be called out. Twelve large logs are in the roadway will need heavy equipment to remove. 6:57 p.m. CHP made contact with the homeowner who will be removing the logs from the road with a chainsaw. They request County Roads continue if they recontact. 7:24 p.m. CHP advised the Road Department reported the logs have been removed.

A sight no one wants to see

8:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his mother was in a head-on traffic accident. He was driving in a vehicle behind his mother. The vehicle is on the roadway blocking both lanes; multiple parties are involved and possibly trapped, injuries are unknown at this time. The call was transferred to CHP. 8:08 p.m. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 8:11 p.m. A second caller reported a two-car head on collision with unknown injuries. Multiple 911 calls followed. 8:27 p.m. One was transported to PDH. CHP to handle.

August 4

Rules task master

3:43 a.m. Quincy. A caller wants to know if his wife has called in to report him. The caller was trying to climb through the window of his house. His wife kicked him out last night for not following the rules. The caller will call back in the morning if a civil standby is needed.

CHP responds to early morning call

5:39 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports her ex-boyfriend just broke out her bedroom window and threw ammonia in the window. While on the phone the caller keeps yelling at the subject to stop throwing things at her. The suspect was named and is wearing a dark had, dark sweatshirt and possibly shorts. The caller refused any medical services. Her son is home but will be leaving shortly for work. A call went into CHP for assistance. 5:46 a.m. The caller thinks the suspect left after he heard her on the phone in an unknown direction of travel or mode of transport. He will go hide in the woods on the hill. 5:49 a.m. CHP is sending a unit from Quincy. A second CHP unit is coming from Chester. 7:09 a.m. All units were unable to locate the suspect.

Robbing from the poor and hungry

8:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports theft of EBT benefits for Social Service clients. A police report must be filed to reinstate benefits. The victims are in Plumas County. The suspect is an unknown individual in San Jose and San Francisco. 8:48 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who was advised to contact authorities in the jurisdiction/county of which the incident occurred.

Breaking news: No burn order in place

8:37 a.m. Beckwourth. USFS reports an illegal debris burn. USFS advises there is a water tender and crew on the scene. USFS requests a deputy response. The caller said there are no USFS law enforcement units available. 9:10 a.m. A deputy contacted the subject who was advised of the no burn order. The information will be passed along to USFS law enforcement.

All eyes on deck

1:33 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that he is looking up at Mt. Hough from the mill yard and can see smoke. The call was transferred to USFS.

Afternoon accident

4:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports hitting a bear. The bear is injured on the side of the road and needs to be dispatched. The call was transferred to CHP. The vehicle was a white Toyota pickup.

It’s Moo Thursday- watch for those sudden stops

5:57 p.m. Greenville. A caller is reporting a cow in the roadway on Hot Springs Road.


7:34 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her neighbor has put a camera up pointing into her window. She has ongoing issues with the neighbor. 8:17 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and provided civil procedures.

Garden critic

8:30 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports her ex-boyfriend showed up at her residence in violation of a restraining order. He has left but damaged her medicinal marijuana plant. The caller would like a call from a deputy. 8:52 p.m. The suspect came back but is now running toward the railroad track wearing a black shirt and shorts. 10:25 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and will be on the lookout for the subject. 11:46 p.m. The caller is calling in via 911. The subject kicked a board in the area and then yelled he will be back and it will be worse next time. Aug. 5,12:09 a.m. The caller sent a 911 text saying she can hear what sounds like a pellet rifle hitting the broken window. 12:23 a.m. The caller was contacted. It was not vandalism, suspicious circumstances only. 1:10 a.m. The caller contacted via 911 text that the subject is outside her house again with a pellet gun and possibly ran into the neighbor’s yard to hide. 1:20 a.m. The male subject was arrested on a violation of a local warrant violating a restraining order.

Poor practice

10:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports hearing someone one doing a burnout from the parking lot and then a possible crash. The caller is unsure if the crash is in the parking lot or on a roadway.

More cowbell

10:56 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a known female is banging on the walls and is possibly intoxicated. The caller said she called in several times about this last night. Aug. 5, 12:43 a.m. The deputy contacted the caller to advise this is a landlord/tenant issue. Civil procedures were provided.


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