Sheriff’s Blotter Aug. 17-18: Bears and people enjoy the warm weather


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 17-18, 2022

August 17

Getting a little loud

12:31 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports several people are yelling and throwing things around their campsite for the last hour. The caller advised the yelling has escalated. The parties are unknown and there are unknown weapons. 1:18 a.m. A female subject was arrested on charges of drunk in public and battery on a peace officer.


7:06 a.m. Portola. A caller reports there is a mother and several cubs in a tree. 7:15 a.m. The information was sent to Fish and Wildlife dispatch. The caller was advised to keep people away in hopes the bears come down on their own. The caller was advised that attempts will be made to get someone to respond. 7:17 p.m. A Sgt. advised the bear and cubs are way up in the tree. The bears seem to be settled in. Fish and Wildlife will need to follow up.


Difference of opinion

3:21 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a patient just got angry and left against medical advice with an IV in his arm.  3:29 p.m. The caller was advised the deputies are tied up and someone would respond when available. 6:13 p.m. A deputy contacted the patient who is okay and said that he did not see eye to eye with the doctor which caused him to leave the hospital.

Staging area or I’ll meet you half way

4:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests that a deputy go check on some property that appears to have been dumped on the side of the road, an ice chest and some other items. 6:08 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area, there is nothing suspicious, just two bags with clothing in them that are set neatly in a turnout on the side of the road. It appears someone is planning on returning to gather the items.


What happened?

9:02 p.m. Quincy. The hospital requests a deputy for a 17-year-old female who walked into the ER covered in blood from unknown circumstances yet. 9:19 p.m. A deputy requests CHP for a victim of a traffic accident of some form.


9:32 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a verbal argument with the neighbor who yelled at his kids for riding their bikes in the street “past curfew.” 9:37 p.m. The neighbor called in to say that her neighbor’s juveniles are outside playing and making noise and it is upsetting the caller. 10:06 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the parties who all agreed to keep the peace and were counseled.

August 18

Can’t find my way home

7:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports cattle are out near the Gansner Airport, walking along Hwy 70. 8:02 a.m. Another caller reports a cow out near the high School off Quincy Junction Road.



10:09 a.m. Chester. A caller reports her car was backed into while she was inside the store. There was a deputy across the street that may have witnessed it. She called the other person’s insurance company today and it expired in January. 10:30 a.m. Unable to find any information from the Sheriff’s Office about this traffic accident. The caller was advised to contact CHP to file.

Extra crunchie

10:23 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a hit and run to her vehicle last night about midnight. A white truck hit her vehicle causing quite a bit of damage. It was witnessed by a neighbor. The call was transferred to CHP.

Not compost material

3:34 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports she just located a firearm buried in her garden. The gun was in a small plastic container. The caller believes the gun belongs to a known subject.

Clap happy

9:09 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports she was scaring away a coyote by clapping her hands and her Apple watch activated like a fall. The caller was cooperative and answered all questions.


Short story

10:08 p.m. Portola. A caller reports vehicles are chasing each other. The chase started from Hwy 70 westbound from Chilcoot. The vehicles sped through Frenchman Lake Hwy. and Hidden Valley Road before going back out to Hwy 70. A Dodge pickup may have been going toward Hallelujah Junction. The suspects are unknown. The vehicles involved are a Dodge pickup of unknown color and a white VW or smaller type of vehicle. The caller said there was third party information of a possible suspect with a gun in the vehicle, it is unknown which vehicle. The caller was not with the subject at the time of the car chase, only got the information from a subject who was explaining what happened. One of the suspects was a known juvenile and the caller was advised to contact CHP when juveniles are speeding through the roadways. The caller said he will contact tomorrow and requests a standby to confront the juvenile. The caller was advised to let law enforcement handle the incident. The caller said he will still contact tomorrow to request the civil standby to confront the child.


How about littering? That’s a crime isn’t it?

10:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that while at the Plumas Club bar someone threw a bottle at her because the subject was upset that the bartender was not serving them. The caller said that the subject left the bar in a black lifted Toyota pickup in an unknown direction of travel. There were no injuries. 11:27 p.m. A deputy attempted to locate the subject but did not find anyone. The deputy advised there was no crime, the suspects threw the bottle on the ground. Suspicious circumstances only.

Disturbed slumber

11:46 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a bear is in the area of his neighbor’s property spreading trash around the yard. The caller did threaten to shoot the bear if it came into his yard. The caller would not take the number for Fish and Wildlife to report bear calls and hung up.