Sheriff’s Blotter Aug. 26-28: And the calls keep coming …

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 26-28, 2022

August 26

Swerving in the Sierra

1:07 a.m. Chester. A female driver was arrested on a charge of drunk driving and driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding .08 percent at the Valero gas station.

The party’s over

1:23 a.m. Portola. A caller reports loud music in the area. The sounds are coming from the street behind the caller’s residence. 1:36 a.m. A second caller advised there is loud music and the suspect is yelling. 2:13 a.m. A deputy advised speaking to the male half who was advised to turn off the music. He turned it off and is heading to bed.

Bears prefer candy over cash or movies

8:10 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the glass is shattered out of the box office at the theatre.

High octane

11:02 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports theft of airplane fuel.


Reckless rocket

4:26 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports a reckless driver on a motorcycle going over 100 mph.

Another time then perhaps

6:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone tried to kill her in Oklahoma a year ago, but they are here in Quincy now (she refused to give the name or further information). The caller wants to speak to a deputy. 8:23 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the caller via phone. She is too busy at the moment and would recontact later either by phone or in person.

August 27

One-man protest

9:23 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller received a report of a male subject that is blocking the boat ramp and refusing to pay any fees and leave. 9:33 a.m. The subject has left and gone over to Big Cove. A unit will respond and talk to the subject. 10:51 a.m. The parties are separated, the disagreement was over dogs not on a leash. The parties are okay now.


There is a limit

11:18 a.m. Quincy. A subject continues to make harassing phone calls to the Sheriff’s Office, 12 calls received since 7:39 a.m. The subject is interfering with emergency services and is calling excessively while other emergency calls are coming in.

Not a cat burglar

1 p.m. Chester. A caller reports the theft of a trail camera from a tree in the backyard. 1:22 p.m. A deputy located the camera that the dog had moved from the tree.

Dog eat dog world

4:58 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a Pitbull looking dog, possibly from the Second Street area, is often loose. Today it was growling at the caller’s family and jumping on his truck. The dog looks malnourished and is constantly going through trash. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Words said, and not said

5:57 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a subject drove in and set up his camper on her property. She doesn’t know the subject and told him to leave, and he refused. The caller believes he is under the influence. He is in a white Chevy pickup with a Montana Camp trailer with slides out. 6:43 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject and the caller. The subject lives across the street and is moving out and is finishing moving items into his trailer. The caller is okay with him being parked until he is finished moving.


August 28

Get used to it

7:02 a.m. Belden. A caller reports a rock slide in the westbound lane of Hwy 70 at Rogers Flat.

Houdini of nature

7:53 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports there is a fawn without a mother near the Mobil gas station; it is in a locked area near the propane tanks. The caller is worried for its safety.

Demolition Derby at the dump

11:01 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports he was just hit by another vehicle while at the garbage transfer site. The caller was getting into his parked car when the other vehicle hit his. Both parties are on the scene. The caller requests an ambulance for precaution for a 79-year-old mail. EPHC and Graeagle Fire were paged. The call was transferred to CHP. 11:46 p.m. One was transported to EPHC.

Clean sweep

3:10 p.m. Quincy. Three men were arrested on Hwy 70. One male received charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, operating or maintaining a drug house, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, and violating a court order. A second male is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of meth for sale, transporting or selling methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating or maintaining a drug house, and violating a court order. A third male was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining or operating a drug house.


Stinky spill

4:19 p.m. Portola. Due to a blockage, there was a release of 45 gallons of sewage from a manhole and onto the concrete. No waterways were impacted, and stoppage time was 11 a.m. The reporting party was on the scene for spill mitigation but stated that the sun had dried it up from the ground.