Sheriff’s Blotter Aug. 23-25: Traffic accidents and more cows


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 23-25, 2022

August 23

In need of a homing beacon

12:11 a.m. Chester. A caller reports his uncle was in a traffic accident in Burney. Lake Almanor Tow brought him to his vehicle in the tow yard in Chester at 10:30 p.m. and now the family can’t find him. The victim’s family has checked Seneca and local hotels. 12:28 a.m. Lake Almanor Tow confirmed they brought the victim to Chester. The victim had a cell phone with him and they drove him to multiple hotels but no where had a room available. The victim said he was going to sleep in a sleeping bag somewhere for the night but did not say where. 12:48 p.m. A deputy located the victim at Chester Park, and he is okay and will notify his family.

Out late

2:41 a.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on Lee Road by Sierra Pacific Industries on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drugs.



7:51 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the lock was cut off the shed at Quincy Cemetery. She requests a deputy check the shed for possible persons. She cannot start work until the shed is checked. 8:25 a.m. A Sgt. advised making a report for a burglary into a locked structure.

We have a co-signer

9:59 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a man stole a 30-pack of beer from the store. The subject was unable to provide information, the boss has the information and can provide it when the deputy arrives. The subject was in a blue flannel jacket, grey shirt, blue jeans, a cane, and a vehicle. The surveillance video will provide more information. 12:14 p.m. A Sgt. advised no theft. The subject was double charged a week ago for the 30-pack and was never refunded. The subject came in today and obtained another 30-pack since he was never refunded.


Beckwourth rollover coach

1 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a camper trailer looks to have rolled. It is in the roadway in the area of Chipmunk Lane and Grizzly Road. It is unknown if any medical is needed. The caller is not at the location, the information is secondhand. The call was transferred to CHP. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged as a precaution. 1:16 p.m. On the scene technicians advise no medical or Fire are needed, continue CHP. All inbound fire units were cancelled. Medical is already on the scene. 1:27 p.m. A deputy advised CHP to handle.

Not the best of plans

2:08 p.m. Loyalton. A caller reports she believes a known male subject stole from her. She is driving to confront him, currently on Antelope Valley Road near Loyalton. The call was transferred to Sierra County.

Waiting on a friend

2:41 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a female subject at the intersection of Beckwourth and Taylorsville Road near the Walker Mine ran into a small embankment. The subject has been there since midnight and stated she is okay. The caller said the driver refused any assistance from passersby and stated that she is waiting for a relative to come assist. The vehicle is a white Dodge van. 2:59 p.m. CHP and USFS were notified of the location. 5:23 p.m. CHP advised unable to locate and requests contact from Search and Rescue to assist. 5:36 p.m. USFS advised that the caller never passed this info to them. They attempted to contact the caller but there was no answer, and a message was left. 5:47 p.m. CHP advised that their logs show their unit located what appeared to be the location of the accident near the latitude and longitude coordinates. Tracks showed a vehicle vs. embankment and tracks blocking the roadway but no vehicle. CHP advised SAR will not respond.


River dancing overflows to the road

2:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loose cow, it possibly belongs to the college. The location of Bucks Lake Road east of Riverdance was given to CHP. 3:01 p.m. The cows have been pushed back into the field and Animal Control is attempting to contact the owners.

Doing impressions

3:07 p.m. Quincy. CHP requests a deputy come to the office. They are getting multiple calls a day from an unknown male. CHP said it seem like the calls are being made by someone that may be 5150 and using names of Plumas County Sheriff Office personnel. 4:11 p.m. A Sgt. advised CHP that they were unaware of who the caller was. The info is on file.

Demolition derby candidate could create spark danger

3:11 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a vehicle that should not be on the road. It has a broken windshield and is dragging car parts with a strap. The call was transferred to CHP.



5:26 p.m. Greenville. CHP advises receiving a report of cows in the apartment complex, not on the road. The cows belong to a known person. The original caller refused to give their name. An attempt was made to contact the cow owner, a message was left. 8:58 p.m. CHP advised the cows have been put back into the field.

Don’t harass the Fire folk!

9:25 p.m. Lake Almanor. SIFC requests a code 3 response. The Hamilton Branch Fire unit is out on a campfire check call. Subjects are residents and intoxicated and causing a disturbance pounding on the fire unit’s vehicle windows and not letting him leave. The location was provided to CHP. 9:35 p.m. The fire unit was able to clear the scene. 10:23 p.m. No crime, no fire, and all parties are inside the residence and okay.

August 24

Sleepy head

2:20 a.m. Lake Almanor. A white Ford F150 was pulled over at Hwy 89 and Almanor Drive West, the driver is passed out, possibly driving under the influence of alcohol. 2:22 a.m. A male driver was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.


Playing the long game

7:22 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports there is a barking dog at the residence west of Evergreen Trailer Park. This has been going on for 2-3 weeks. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Deputy helps out

11:31 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports an elderly female is in the store and seems confused. She is sitting in the store in a blue plaid shirt and tan pants. 12:19 pm. A deputy is providing a ride back to the subject’s residence. 12:32 p.m. The deputy advised the subject has some memory issues and was upset and walked to the Shell Station, a ride was provided, all is okay.

On second thought …

12:16 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports her vehicle was broken into. The passenger front window is shattered. The caller requests the information on file, only believes it may have been a bear.

Unhappy accident


4:15 p.m. Tobin. A caller reports a generator on fire near the train tracks. The caller advised to go over the Tobin Bridge to the train tracks and you’ll see the PG&E employees trying to put the fire out. The call was transferred to USFS.

Points for consistency

4:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller was pulled for 5150, rambling on about the Sheriff’s Office staff and the local hospital. 4:44 p.m. The caller recontacted. 5:04 p.m. The caller recontacted. 5:05 p.m. The caller recontacted. 8:35 p.m. The caller recontacted. 8:44 p.m. The caller recontacted. 8:51 p.m. The caller recontacted. 9:45 p.m. The caller recontacted. 9:48 p.m. The caller recontacted. 11:20 p.m. The caller recontacted. 11:23 p.m. The caller recontacted.

Misplaced confidence

5:30 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a female laying in the roadway, no further information. The subject is wearing a tank top and shorts.

Competent crew

5:48 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a sailboat tipped over 200 yards out of Hamilton Branch near Big Springs. There are 3 people in the water. 5:52 p.m. While still on 911, the caller said the people got the boat upright and are back on it. Everything is okay and no assistance is needed.


August 25

I’m my brother’s keeper

5:54 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports her brother drives to work with someone who is a reckless driver, they are going over 95 to Truckee.

Beary, beary, beary good

6:22 a.m. Portola. A caller reports three bears around East Sierra Ave. The caller did not take the number for bear nuisance calls.

Call Dick Van Dyke to “Step in time”

6:38 a.m. Clio. A caller reports someone in the area has a fire in a fireplace but you can see black smoke and flames at the top. It is a tan-colored trailer about a mile and a half in off C Road. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 8:38 a.m. Fire confirmed it was just smoke from a chimney.

Focused, transfixed, mesmerized

10:24 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a female sitting in a gold Toyota near the front door who has been in the vehicle since early this morning and appears to be slumped over her steering wheel. Someone did knock on her window, and she was responsive but appears to have passed out since then. 11:10 a.m. A detective contacted the known subject who is okay. She stated she is using Dollar General Wi-Fi on her phone. No medical needs, drugs, or intoxication.


Not in my backyard or This is not your room

1:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a subject attempted to dump trash behind the paint building, then stated he was taking it to the Vet’s Hall dumpster and is now using it to dump his trash. The subject is possibly known. No weapons. 1:54 p.m. A detective advised contacting the subject, no violation of probation, the subject was given a trespass warning for the address.

In need of a neutral party

3:14 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests to speak to a deputy with some questions about safe driving and how to handle a disagreement with his wife. 3:43 p.m. Assistance complete.

Signs of the times

9:10 p.m. Quincy. A deputy advised receiving the location of an intoxicated male who hit a sign in the parking lot and now seems like he can’t take care of himself. CHP is requested for a property damage report. 10:28 pm. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.