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Sheriff’s Blotter Dec. 12-15: Mischief makers and mayhem


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 Dec. 12-15

December 12

This is not what I ordered

2:12 p.m. Quincy. A male subject is in the lobby of the jail with a package he received with a white-powder substance. The subject will not leave until he talks to a deputy. 2:37 p.m. A detective advised taking possession of the box to be disposed of properly. Nothing further is needed.

Hot spot

4:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a cabin with smoke billowing out of it. Everyone is out. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. 5 p.m. There is a possible structure fire reported on Lawrence St. 6:18 p.m. The fire was extinguished.

Dangerous driver

7:49 p.m. Portola. A male driver was arrested on Hwy 70 and Grizzly Road on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.

Making a stand

8:42 p.m. Portola. The hospital emergency room advised a 5150-hold patient walked out the front door in a long-sleeved black T-shirt and pajama pants. The subject requires 24-hour oxygen, and she does not have oxygen with her. 9:07 p.m. A deputy advised searching the area but unable to locate the subject. The deputy will continue to be on the lookout for the subject. 9:55 p.m. A deputy advises the subject is back at home and okay. The deputy advised the subject will not go back to the hospital without a fight.

It wasn’t me

9:29 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports he thinks he was switched at birth with another baby and his parents aren’t actually his parents. The caller said he remembers being born in a hospital, but his mother told him he was born via a home birth. The caller also said his 1-day-old baby picture that his mother has is not him. The caller requested to speak to a deputy. 9:30 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller, no crime to report. The information is on file. 9:37 p.m. The caller recontacted and said he found his real mom on Facebook.

Too much

10:08 p.m. Portola. A 911 open line; an argument can be heard. Can hear “Get out of my house” and lots of screaming. The subject names are possibly known. The location of the call was found. 10:20 p.m. The caller recontacted on 911 saying, “he killed everyone in the house.” The caller says to come get him and take him to prison but is refusing to provide his name or where he is or what happened. Still on the landline, can hear him arguing with the deputies to not come near him. 10:32 p.m. The male subject was arrested on a charge of drunk in public.

December 13 

Early morning drive

7:24 a.m. Portola. A caller reports following a reckless driver heading eastbound on Hwy 70 from downtown Portola in a blue or black Ford F250 or F350 and provided the license number. The caller was transferred to CHP. 7:39 a.m. Per CHP the vehicle pulled into the Sierra Motel, and they have no officer in the area. 7:48 a.m. A deputy checked the Sierra Motel. The vehicle is not there. They will be on the lookout. 7:57 a.m. A deputy was unable to locate the subject or vehicle.


11:21 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a large snow mound on the roadway causing a hazard. The caller advised he tried calling the Road Department and only gets an answering machine. 11:27 a.m. The information was sent to County Roads.

Shopping for trouble

2:50 p.m. Quincy. Two subjects were arrested near Safeway — one on charges of possession of methamphetamine for personal use, drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. The other subject was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine for personal use, and probation violation.

Really cold for a swim

4:36 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports her husband is threatening self-harm. He carries knives and has been drinking. 4:43 p.m. The caller advised he has now started swimming into the lake. The information was given to CHP. 4:51 p.m. CHP advised they will stage at Canyon Dam. 4:52 p.m. The subject is now out of the water and walking toward the house. 5:02 p.m. The information was given to SIFC. CHP will standby for medics. 5:04 p.m. Received a call from the subject’s father reporting he received a video from his daughter-in-law of his son on the lake. 5:08 p.m. Attempted to contact the subject who is inside the house now, no answer. 5:24 p.m. Medics advised they attempted to contact. The male became aggressive, so they are still staging. 5:35 p.m. CHP advises the caller left the scene with their officer and is currently at the Texaco. The caller said there are weapons in the residence. 6:13 p.m. A unit spoke to the caller and per policy we will attempt to contact the victim via phone and the caller is attempting to make arrangements to stay outside of the home tonight. 10:44 p.m. Deputies contacted the subject. He is not wanting to self-harm. Civil standby is complete.

False alarm

5:21 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a possible mail theft. 5:46 p.m. The caller recontacted and advised the package was located, nothing further is requested.


5:35 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a deer was struck by a vehicle and is in the westbound lane. The call was transferred to CHP.

Another casualty

6:15 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a deer in the eastbound lane. The call was transferred to CHP.

Gummed up gear

6:19 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a malfunctioning railroad crossing. The call was transferred to CHP.

Better off road

6:55 p.m. Quincy. A female subject was booked on a drunk driving charge.

Could be worse

7:10 p.m. Quincy. A male was booked on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The canary in the coal mine

8:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle is smoking, a white pickup. Everyone is out of the vehicle. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 8:34 p.m. Assistance is complete.

House rules

11:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports their roommate locked her out of the house and shoved her while she tried to let her boyfriend in the house. The subject female was named. Two juveniles are also at the residence. There are no weapons. 12/14 12:01 a.m. The information was given to the deputy in dispatch. 12:16 a.m. A deputy contacted both female parties who were having a civil dispute, procedures were provided.

December 14

Vulnerable valuables

8:23 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a car broken into (locked) the alarm doesn’t work. A wallet was stolen, a portable speaker. The caller is at work and will call back if they have additional information.

Disputes and disagreements

10:22 a.m. Quincy. A verbal argument is taking place between three known persons over tenancy. There are no weapons. 10:49 a.m. It is a verbal argument, all parties agreed to keep the peace.

Time to move on

10:39 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known female was locked out this morning and she was waiting in a trailer on the property until the deputies left. The subject is not trying to get back in the house. 10:45 a.m. A Sgt. is out with the subject. 10:54 a.m. Contact was made with the subject, and she was trespassed from the property. She will contact the property owner to arrange a time to get her property.

Sounds like Santa’s naughty list

10:54 a.m. Chester. A caller reports there is a neighbor in a wheelchair, and another tenant is pouring dirty water on the subject’s head and is yelling and screaming at the subject. The subject’s first name is known. 11:32 a.m. A deputy spoke with the subject and proper civil procedures were given.

It’s been a while

11:18 a.m. Quincy. The Spanish Creek Motel reports a subject rented a room on Thanksgiving and has not returned. The subject left all belongings in the room. 12:01 p.m. Proper civil procedures were given.

Lingering-and not in a good way

1:51 p.m. Portola. A caller requested assistance with an eviction. The subject was served and supposed to be out on Dec. 10, but she is still there. The caller is also concerned about all the broken-down vehicles left on the property. The subject name was given. 3:49 p.m. Civil procedures were provided.

Santa is watching

1:53 p.m. Portola. There is a bear in a garage. 2:01 p.m. The information was given to Fish and Wildlife. 2:28 p.m. A deputy found a stuffed bear in the garage, believes it was a prank, nothing further.

Super friendly warning – on Santa’s nice list

4:29 p.m. Quincy. Parole requested a deputy contact a known subject and advise him to plug in and charge his ankle monitor as it is dead. The request is only to contact him. 4:38 p.m. The last point the subject was at was Safeway. If he cannot be found, please call Parole back. 6:43 p.m. A deputy advised attempting to contact the subject. He is not at the residence.

Way out of bounds

9:12 p.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine for personal use, possession of a controlled substance, carrying a dirk or dagger, and violation of post release conditions.

Santa, control your reindeer

11:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone is on her roof and ripping off the shingles. The caller requests the information on file and to have extra patrol checks.

December 15

Extreme hazard to self and others

7:10 a.m. Cromberg. A caller reports an old Mercedes sedan, dirty, is all over the road and unable to stay in the lane on Hwy 70 westbound of Cromberg. It is possibly a drunk driver. The call was transferred to CHP. 7:25 a.m. The driver is westbound, east of Chandler Road, unable to maintain a lane, the license plate was provided. The driver turned on Quincy La Porte Road. 8:24 a.m. CHP was unable to locate.

Box truck road block

7:47 a.m. Vinton. A caller reports a box truck blocking both lanes on Hwy 70 west of Vinton. The call was transferred to CHP. 7:49 a.m. A second caller reported the same.

Still on the road

9:44 a.m. Cromberg. In between Cromberg and Graeagle, there is a green Mercedes that is unable to maintain between the lines. The call was transferred to CHP.

Ongoing tussle nears an end

9:48 a.m. Quincy. An argument went from physical then verbal between three known subjects. 10:03 a.m. A Sgt. advised no crime, a verbal argument only over trash. One of the subjects will be leaving for work and another subject will start packing.

Bumper car

11:52 a.m. Quincy. A car was side swiped in the Dollar General parking lot. The mirror was broken off, there are scratches and a dent in the car. The call was transferred to CHP. 11:56 a.m. The suspect car was white, no further information.

More car repairs

1:08 p.m. Quincy. A car accident in SavMor parking lot resulted in no injuries. A large white van against a white SUV. The call was transferred to CHP.

Not just in Quincy

1:49 p.m. Chester. A car was hit at the Holiday Market a couple days ago. The call was transferred to CHP.

Interesting scenario

3:54 p.m. A known male subject is in jail and heard that someone is breaking into his home. 4:01 p.m. The jail advised a known female is currently at the residence and saw someone trying to break in. She is at the residence still and no one else is there. 4:13 p.m. A unit advised unable to locate anyone or anything suspicious. The residence is okay.

Why Dorothy, you had the power to go home all along

5:25 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports his driver is locked in the yard of his business. 6:16 p.m. A deputy spoke with the property manager and the caller; there is a verbal argument only. A tow truck is on the scene. The driver, once getting out of the snow, will be able to leave as the gate will open when the vehicle is near the gate.

Whoops there it is

5:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle off the side of the road into a snowbank on Hwy 70. The caller was transferred to CHP. A second caller reported the same.

Lines down again

5:58 p.m. Quincy. Sheriff’s Office 911 service impact. Sierra County Sheriff’s Office agreed to accept PCSO 911 calls. 6:08 p.m. AT&T issued a service ticket number. 6:50 p.m. Per AT&T, the microwave (radio) was down from Chico; it came back up; he will be monitoring it for the next two hours or so. 7:19 p.m. Performed test calls, unrouted from Sierra County, advised CHP/Sierra County/USFS that the phone lines are back up. 9:13 p.m. Per AT&T, it appears the lines are back up and working and they are closing out the ticket.

Don’t even think of parking here

6:23 p.m. Portola. A caller stated their downstairs neighbor, named, is threatening to harm their vehicle. The caller smother is at the residence now. 6:27 p.m. The caller is reporting an argument with their neighbor over a parking issue. The caller requests the information on file that the named subject will not be bothering her or her family.

Heads up

7:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports college students are having a bonfire at Deerwood Lodge. The caller just wanted to advise in case we receive any calls from passersby.


10:44 p.m. Quincy. Multiple CHP are on the scene for the arrest of a male subject on charges of resisting an executive officer, resisting a peace officer, false impersonation, plus an out of county warrant.




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