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Sheriff’s Blotter Dec. 16-19: A wide variety of happenings and hazards



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. 16-19

December 16

The not-such-a-good morning

7:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a traffic accident on Lee Road with unknown injuries. It is a silver Jeep; Quincy Fire and PDH were paged as a precaution. The information was sent to CHP. 7:51 a.m. A second caller reports a single vehicle traffic accident into the ditch. The caller said all parties are out of the vehicle and staying by with someone else. The caller was unsure if anyone was injured. 8:22 a.m. Plumas 15 advised the patient declined against medical advice. CHP to handle.

Breakfast of champions

10:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious male is outside of her residence drinking a beer. The subject is wearing a red hat and has a blanket around his shoulders, and he also has a red bike. 11:13 a.m. A deputy advised no violation. The suspect was counseled to stay out of other people’s driveways.

Coloring outside the lines is permitted

3:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a large truck pulling two parts of a trailer down the canyon. The call dropped before getting more information. 3:22 p.m. Cross traffic from CHP advised a caller stated the trucks are over the yellow line. CHP advised the trucks have pilot cars with them.

The neighborly neighbor

3:31 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. Veterans Affairs requested a welfare check on a male at a residence who stated he is snowed in and can’t walk to the wood pile outside. 3:45 p.m. Spoke to the subject who said a neighbor is helping him and he is able to get wood and groceries at the residence. No need for assistance.

Road hazard

5:49 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a large (4-5’ in length) piece of metal protruding from a crack in the roadway. It is parallel to and just inside the white line. A snow plow would probably hit it. It is on the northbound side of A13 and Hwy 147 where the bridge and roadway meet. 6:08 p.m. Left messages for Chester on-call maintenance personnel (2) and the supervisor. 8:53 p.m. Received a call from the supervisor; this is a known issue and is scheduled for repair on Monday.

Mischief makers

6:24 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a group of juveniles (3 girls and 3 boys) at Dollar General in Chester just attempted to steal alcohol. The caller got some back, but the subjects are walking away drinking. 8:26 p.m. Refer to the criminal report. Units checking the area for suspects.

Hunkered down

8:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a male subject (named) with two large dogs is in the bathrooms. 10:12 p.m. A deputy advised checking the building and the subject was gone upon arrival.

Safe return

9:48 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an adult male with sharp pain in the back. 9:51 p.m. Transferred to EPHC. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC ambulance were paged. 10:22 p.m. The patient was transported. Dec. 17, 1:22 a.m. EPHC requests Fire for assistance getting the patient back into his home. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 1:34 a.m. Beckwourth Fire advised assistance complete.


9:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports kids in the field by Jackson and Circle Drive. The caller could hear sounds of glass breaking. 10:09 p.m. A deputy advised checking the field and unable to locate any juveniles. The deputy did locate a broken flower pot in the roadway. The debris was removed from the roadway.

Negotiations or the Language of love

10:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports some form of verbal argument. The caller said it appears to between someone who lives in the park and someone in a vehicle. Nothing specific was heard but the vehicle is just parked in the center of the road. The suspects are unknown. 10:55 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject in the vehicle and a male standing outside the vehicle. Both said there was no verbal argument. The two said they were talking about child custody exchanges; no assistance was requested.

December 17

I got this

7:40 a.m. Paxton. A caller reports a vehicle is off the roadway, a white Dodge. There are no occupants inside the vehicle. The call was transferred to CHP. 7:48 a.m. CHP cross traffic advised the vehicle was involved in an accident sometime last night. The party refused a tow and will attempt to get the vehicle today.


9:48 a.m. Portola. A male driver advised he is stuck in the snow and can’t get his truck out on Buckbrush Drive. The information was sent to CHP.

Wild in the west

11:52 a.m. Vinton. A caller reports a reckless driver on Hwy 70 heading westbound from Vinton unable to maintain lanes. The information was transferred to CHP.

Living in the elements

1:09 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller requested a welfare check on their father. They have not heard from him for a few days. He has been without water or heat for two days. The subject was named. 1:40 p.m. A deputy spoke with the subject, and he is okay. He was advised to contact his family.

Stuck, not trashed

1:24 p.m. Chester. A caller advised his vehicle is stuck and partially in the roadway on Hwy 39 just west of the Chester dump. The call was transferred to CHP.

Stopping the stink

3:50 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a strong smell of propane in the area; stated it might be a large 2-story brown house on the corner. Graeagle Fire was paged. 4:37 p.m. Graeagle Fire advised a propane leak at the residence. There are no markings on the tank, it is of an unknown company. 4:47 p.m. Graeagle Fire advised they will make entry into the house; they located the spare key. 5:19 p.m. Fire advises contacting the homeowner. They turned off the propane and secured the house.

A Christmas to remember

6:10 p.m. Chester. A caller reports her 10-year-old daughter is with a family stuck in the snow on Chester Warner Valley Road. She is trying to get to her and now she cannot get any further. They called CHP and believed they are on the way. Copied CHP cross traffic at 5 p.m. The party is 7 miles farther up from her location. 6:22 p.m. CHP cross traffic, CHP is unable to get to the subjects. Now they will be calling for Search and Rescue. 6:41 p.m. CHP requesting SAR call came in at 5:13 p.m. They now have the latitude and longitude coordinates. The subjects are in a silver Dodge Ram with 5 occupants. Two adults and 3 children of unknown ages. The father is out with CHP and cannot get farther up the road. 7:03 p.m. Contacted the father to have daughter or party call 911. The daughter is 10 years old and with a known female. 7:05 p.m. 911 received the ages of the children, 7, 8, and 11. The location was plotted on the map the same as where the pin was in 6 inches of snow. 7:14 p.m. SAR is responding for subjects stuck in the snow on Chester Warner Valley Road. 7:15 p.m. CHP cross traffic advised they have H-14 in the area. 7:17 p.m. CHP H-14 located, taking parties out in small groups and will advise when all parties are out. 7:30 p.m. Per CHP, all parties are okay and out.

Thoughtless game

6:19 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports 3 teenagers walking on the white line in dense fog jumping in and out of traffic, almost got hit by multiple vehicles on Beckwourth 70 between the trailer park and the church. The information was transmitted to CHP.

Prisoner in more ways than one

9:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a subject in the passenger seat of an older gray mini van appeared to have a handcuff or something similar around their arm. It also appeared that the subject was doing some drugs or something drug related. The caller stated that he did not see a needle but stated that it appeared the subject was injecting something. The caller said the vehicle is parked in the front of the store below the Safeway sign. 9:47 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle or anyone in the area doing drugs.

Danger interrupted

10:21 p.m. Quincy. A male driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent on Lawrence and Railway.

Getting in the spirit(s)

10:27 p.m. Chester. A caller reports an argument between a male and female. She does not know who lives there. It sounds like the yelling is getting louder. There are unknown weapons. 10:59 p.m. A deputy checked the residence and it appeared to be blacked out with no one home and quiet upon arrival. Dec. 18, 2:11 a.m. A second caller requests a deputy, they have a friend staying with them for the night due to being intoxicated from a work Christmas party and now the friend’s husband is outside their home refusing to leave and continues to knock on the door. The caller said both subjects are intoxicated but the friend is currently asleep. The subjects were named. 2:21 a.m. A Sgt. advised there is no deputy in position and to hold for the dayshift to do a patrol check.

December 18

Dog gone lost

Midnight. Quincy. A caller reports a stray dog in the area. It appears to be lost and just walking around the neighborhood. The caller was advised that this will be sent over to Animal Control. The dog is a red/light brown Pitbull mix.

Ripple effect

12:38 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that her husband stated that he wants to sit outside in the cold. The caller stated at first that he wanted to sit in the cold to die but then changed it to that he just wanted to sit outside away from her and that he never stated he wanted to die. But the caller is very concerned due to it being cold. The caller and the subject are both very intoxicated. It was confirmed that neither the caller nor the subject made any self-harm statements. The caller said they will be standing by in her vehicle and the subject is outside walking around the alley way. The caller is extremely distraught and was unable to provide any further information. The subject name was given. There are no weapons. 1:19 a.m. Recontacted the caller and she advised that the male half walked away, and she returned to the motel. The caller said she is currently at the Sierra Motel. 1:44 a.m. The female subject was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Lead foot

9:57 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the upstairs neighbor is stomping around. It is an ongoing issue. The caller requested the information be on file.

Just called to say, I love you

12:59 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller rambles on about multiple things, does not make any sense and isn’t actually reporting crimes. The caller states he is friends with George Bush, Jr. and he was switched at birth. The information is on file only.

Stalled or Photo op!

6:03 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a vehicle partially in the roadway near the vet’s office, a grey Toyota. The call was transferred to CHP.

December 19

Relocation program

1:31 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject broke into a store. He was just escorted out and went toward the Garden Apartments. He was wearing a black trench coat. There are unknown weapons. 2 a.m. Refer to the criminal report. 8:18 p.m. A deputy advised citing a male subject with charges of burglary and a matter for the juvenile courts.

Couch surfing

10:39 a.m. Beckwourth. A phone got stuck between the couch and accidently dialed 911.

Full of gas

10:51 a.m. Clio. A propane truck slid off the road. There are no injuries. The driver is trying to dig the truck out. The call was transferred to CHP. 11:07 a.m. Paged Fire, canceled medical. 11:28 a.m. The information was given to County Roads for sand. 12 p.m. A tow truck arrived, and Fire is clearing out.


1:38 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a subject in a travel trailer was given a 3-day notice but will not leave. The caller requested a call back to help clarify civil questions. 2:14 p.m. A deputy advises a restraining order was advised and to contact the civil clerk for more information.

Wanting to stick

1:50 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports her mother is threatening to kick her out of the trailer she has been paying rent for. Her mother lives out of the area. 2:14 p.m. A deputy advises civil procedures were provided.

Dangerous road conditions

2:11 p.m. Graeagle. There is an over-turned vehicle at A15 and Granite Point. It is a single vehicle accident with a single occupant. The car is upside down and it is a juvenile driver. The call was transferred to CHP. Fire and ambulance were paged. 2:37 p.m. CHP is on the scene.

Not just a dirt road

4:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle blocking her driveway, the access is at a USFS Road. It appears the people are hikers on Smith Peak Lookout Road. 4:42 p.m. The address is on a County Road. The caller will call USFS.

Chock full

4:39 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports getting mail and a box delivered to her house. When her brother picked up the box it broke open and it looks to have a bag of pills inside. 5:24 p.m. A Sgt. advised to refer to the property report.

Bumper pool

5:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his vehicle was just hit. The suspect driver left the scene at Main and Lawrence St.

Trouble in the pipes

7:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports people are getting into the plumbing of the residence, can’t actually see anyone, just hears them. 8:05 p.m. A deputy advised the caller was counseled. Unable to locate anyone at the residence.






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