Plumas County Search and Rescue responds to a number of stuck vehicles over the Christmas holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Plumas County Search and Rescue

Sheriff’s Blotter: Dec. 23-27 — Lots and lots of stuck cars

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. 23-27, 2021

Dec. 23

After midnight


12:51 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a verbal argument with the subject who has now left the residence but is just across the street at a friend’s house. It was a verbal argument over property. 2:13 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller. It was a verbal argument only. The male half is leaving for the night.

Traveling on the cheap

7:50 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports two horses on the New England Ranch that do not belong to him. The information was faxed to Animal Control.


11:11 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a vehicle accident just east of Wiggin’s (now Goodwin’s)  that appears to be a non-injury accident. The info was transferred to CHP.

Slide on

12:04 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a rockslide in the eastbound lane at Hwy 70 and the Keddie corner.

Another hold-up heading north

12:27 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a big rig broke down on Hwy. 89, north of the passing lanes north of Greenville between Greenville and Canyon Dam, blocking the northbound lane.


One dog’s fun is another man’s torture

12:47 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a German Shepherd dog in the back of a pickup while it’s snowing. The caller is upset that the animal is left in the snow. 12:55 p.m. A sergeant reports the dog owner is plowing the parking lot and brought his dog to work with him instead of leaving him at home. The sergeant reports the person is a good dog owner, nothing further.

Still illegal

8:55 p.m. Portola. A caller reports fireworks and gunshots being fired off, last heard right before making the call. 9:17 p.m. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate any fireworks or gunshots.

Not safe while driving

10:07 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that his ex-roommate made threats towards his children. The caller refused to provide any further info and refused to provide the suspect’s name. The caller said he had to go due to being pulled over. The mother was identified, and contact was attempted at 10:46 p.m. but no answer.


Dec. 24

Away from my manger

8:25 a.m. Portola. A caller requests to have someone removed from his home. 9:55 a.m. A sergeant reports the subject agreed to leave.

Kitty assist

9:35 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports his cat is very ill and he cannot care for it. He needs Animal Control to contact him as soon as possible. The info was faxed to Animal Control.

Hopefully rescued

11:27 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle stuck in the snow. She is disabled and needs assistance on Third, near the library, in a red pickup truck. The caller requested a welfare check. 12:27 p.m. The area was checked but unable to locate.

Flooded not frozen

11:32 a.m. Chester. A caller reports the roadway is flooded on Meadowbrook. The information was sent to County Roads.

Too rough, even for siblings

11:41 a.m. Chester. A caller reports her brother is causing a disturbance. There are no weapons. The suspect is schizophrenic. The suspect grabbed her throat and slammed her against the table and then slapped her in the head. The suspect is in his bedroom. 12:11 p.m. A deputy reports the arrest of the subject on charges of battery.


Prayers for water answered

12:15 p.m. Chester. A caller reports flooding on Main St. The caller was transferred to CHP.

I want to know, can you ever stop the rain …

2:05 p.m. Chester. A caller reports the creek that runs through her property is starting to flood. The caller requests to speak to Fish & Wildlife because they control the creek. The caller was transferred to Fish & Wildlife. Norcom advised they cannot control the water flow. They left a message for the Division that controls creeks, however, they are unsure if anything can be done.

Men will be boys

3:01 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two adult males throwing snowballs at vehicles. One is wearing a Raiders hat. They left eastbound into Plumie Alley.

Celebration could cost that Christmas fund

5:38 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports approximately three shots fired in the Delleker Park area. 6:20 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate but spoke to several people in the area who heard fireworks but were unable to locate the origination area.


Holiday accommodations

7:42 p.m. Quincy. A subject was arrested and taken into custody on charges of probation violation and drunk in public.

Plans made for after the holidays

8:24 p.m. Quincy. A subject was booked on a charge of probation violation.

Santa’s helper? Or just helping yourself?

9:03 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports that someone broke into the business around 8 p.m. The caller said that when she left the store she had locked up. When she went back to meet some people at the store later, the customers said a female was already inside the store. The caller went next door to get her boyfriend to check the store and when they came back the subject was gone. The subject was described as an adult female with long hair and a thin build. Dec. 25, 4:09 a.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances only, no crime, no theft. The subject is unknown but had the door code to enter the building.


In the spirits, a Christmas to remember

9:13 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her boyfriend hit her. The subject came home very wasted and became upset with her. The caller said he hit her while she was trying to get her son and then pushed her outside the snow and locked the door with the 9-year-old still inside. The intoxicated subject was charged with battery.

Dec. 25

The long arm of the law

12:02 a.m. Chester. San Diego Police Dept. said they received a call from a male who said a female called his phone by mistake and was looking for her husband. The caller said the female was crying and seemed to be in distress. While on the phone with the female, a male party took the phone and disconnected the line. San Diego PD attempted to locate the female via the phone and the male answered and refused to let the female talk to the dispatcher and refused to provide any information. The male started to use profanity and disconnected the line. 1:03 a.m. A female neighbor was identified along with a Chester address and was contacted. The female said her neighbor came to her home and said there was some sort of argument with a male. The caller was unable to provide any further detail on the incident but did say the female is currently with her and the male half is at the neighboring home.


Looking for signs of Santa in the night sky

1:58 a.m. Quincy. CHP requests a deputy check on a disabled vehicle on La Porte Road just south of Hwy. 70. The subject in the vehicle said she spun out and possibly had her chains break. A CHP unit is out of range and on another call. The subject was located at 2:52 a.m. in a white GMC Acadia with two juveniles ages 4, and 5. Assistance was completed.

A special class

2:31 a.m. Quincy. A subject traveling eastbound toward the college was arrested and taken to jail on a charge of drunk driving on Golden Eagle Ave.

Calling for a blue Christmas

10:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her daughter is a missing person. She has not talked to the victim in a year but cannot get a hold of her. The victim has made no Facebook posts in the last year and apparently is not enrolled in school. The father is reportedly in prison but does have custody. The house possibly burned down during the Dixie Fire. The caller has no numbers for either. The grandparents are possibly in the County. 10:21 a.m. The information was given to dispatch. 10:54 A deputy contacted the caller who expressed concern that the child died during the Dixie Fire due to rumors. The deputy advised there are no known deaths or missing juveniles during the fire. A sergeant familiar with the family advises they do not want contact from the mother. The juvenile is believed to be with the grandma.


Help for the helpers

10:49 a.m. Portola. A caller advises Medic 4 is stuck in snow behind the sub-station. It is requested to notify the City of Portola for plows and assistance. 11:12 a.m. Medics advised unstuck, but the roads are “really bad.” 11:17 a.m. City Roads advised they are aware of the bad roads, and they are attempting to plow the best that they can.

Going out to pout on Christmas

10:54 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports calling neighbors and another female extremely nervous and scared. She did not know where her husband was. It is unknown if the vehicle is there or where he would have gone. 11:36 a.m. A sergeant advised contacting the female half who said she and her husband had an argument this morning and he left on a tractor to go help neighbors remove snow which is normal for him. The sergeant attempted to locate the husband. 11:49 a.m. The sergeant advised locating the victim, who actually never left the property, and is now back home with his wife.


Creative mind has reoccurring concern

1:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the government is trying to kill him. 1:44 p.m. A deputy advises the caller is okay but concerned with astral projection from the government.

A Twain Christmas

1:50 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a downed power line with no sparking. PG&E will handle. 3:01 p.m. A caller reports a second tree is down on a power line.

Too seasonally spiced

2 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a drunk driver spinning out and traveling at excessive speeds westbound on Bucks Lake Road near Plumas District Hospital in a silver Infinity. The information was transferred to CHP.

Hope that thermos is full

2:36 p.m. Hwy. 89. A caller reports being stuck in snow 11 miles north of Truckee on Hwy. 89.

The gift that keeps on giving

4:04 p.m. Indian Falls. A caller reports a rockslide blocking both lanes between Indian Falls and Dog Rock. The information was transferred to CHP.


Another hazard for those trying to help

7:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a snowmobile on Bucks Lake Road speeding up and down the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.

The neighbors don’t like it

8 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reported fireworks being fired off, four fired off tonight with the last one being about 5 minutes ago. 8:47 p.m. A deputy looked but was unable to locate any fireworks in the area. It was quiet upon arrival.

Easy to get lost

8:14 p.m. Sloat. A caller reports that the victim went to the ranch around 9 a.m. and has not returned home. The caller went to look for the victim on his own and went as far as he felt comfortable going and was unable to locate anyone. The caller attempted to contact anyone at any of the homes and was unable to contact anyone. The caller confirmed with the victim’s brother that he hasn’t returned home. The victim is in a white Ford F150 with a yellow plow. Dec. 26, 1:02 a.m. A stuck vehicle was located with the victim’s brother. The brother said that the victim is staying in one of the cabins on the ranch for the night. Search and Rescue provided a ride to the brother back to his residence. No further assistance is needed.


Holy moley!

8:33 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports that her vehicle battery died, and the vehicle is stuck in the middle of the roadway. The caller said that AAA will not respond due to the storm, and she will handle the situation tomorrow morning but requests the information on file. The vehicle is a grey Nissan Frontier.

Is the toilet lid up?

9:06 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports that the roadway hasn’t been plowed and she cannot get home. The caller requests County Roads be notified. They were notified but said no one will be on duty until 5:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Unusual Christmas ritual

9:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a red vehicle is blocking her driveway. The caller said that the vehicle is on her private property and is blocking the whole driveway. 10:08 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller. It is a civil issue due to the vehicle being parked on private property. Dec. 26, 4:41 a.m. The caller reports that her camera has picked up the subject running through her backyard twice. The caller said the last video was taken at 4:18 a.m. 5:30 a.m. A deputy contacted the subject, who was advised not to drive, and agreed to leave the property.


Dec. 26

Waaaay out of range

12:02 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical services for a 48-year-old male who has general illness. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. 12:25 a.m. A second page for Quincy Fire was made. 12:35 a.m. Plumas 15 requests Quincy Tow as they are stuck. Quincy Tow said they will send someone. 1:14 a.m. Plumas 15 reports the patient has an ankle monitor on. The Emergency Room was contacted to get the patient’s name to forward to the jail and a request was made that the ER contact dispatch when the patient is released. The jail advised the patient is not on ankle monitoring with them.

Get ready to hibernate for the winter

12:27 a.m. La Porte. A caller reports that he is up in La Porte and a vehicle is stuck in the middle of the roadway and he cannot get past it. The caller was checking on when a snowplow would be coming by. The caller was advised that the roadway is closed for the winter and that no snowplows would be coming by. The caller said that he is going to turn around and start to drive back down to the Yuba County side and return home. The caller was advised to call when he is either home or at a hotel to confirm he got off the mountain.


Travel past ‘road closed’ signs turns into an all-night ordeal

12:51 a.m. La Porte. A caller reports that she is stuck in the snow without chains. The caller is at the snowmobile staging area in a grey Nissan Altima. The caller was transferred to Chico CHP. 1:39 a.m. CHP requests signage at the County line for Road Closed Ahead. 3:16 a.m. Chico CHP advised multiple traffic accidents and a vehicle stuck on the roadway. CHP units are unable to get to the town of La Porte. CHP requests County Roads be called out to start plowing to get these people off the road. County Roads said they will handle this but there is an extended ETA. 5:43 a.m. CHP requests while County Road is working their way down to the Yuba County line that a head count of the vehicles that need assistance be taken. County Roads advised they are still working to get the equipment out and may have issues getting down the roadway in a timely manner, but did say they are going to try. 10:14 a.m. County Roads reports speaking to a road worker this morning, they are up there working the roads. There are no crashes and all vehicles are okay in their County. No one is in need of assistance, all proper road closed signs are in place and visible.


Early morning watch

2:22 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests a check on a house that belongs to a missing person. The caller said that there is now a light on in the house and that no lights have been on in the house since the owner went missing. The caller said that he saw a male and a female couple at the bottom of the road near the mailboxes and thought it was odd that they were in the area. It was the same time that the light was on in the house. The caller said the couple has since left in a black Chevy pickup and the caller confirmed that the truck was not seen at the house but just near the mailboxes down the street. 2:52 a.m. A sergeant is holding the call for the dayshift. Dec. 27, 1:56 p.m. A deputy advises a patrol check and no footprints in the snow.


Awkward position

5:15 a.m. Mineral. A caller reports a vehicle stuck in the middle of the highway. The location is at Butte Meadow before Hwy. 36.

Places to go and people to see

5:58 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that his road hasn’t been plowed and he is concerned. The caller is very upset and stated that if it is not plowed by 7 a.m. that he is going to go find a snowplow driver of truck and take it and do it himself. The caller was advised that taking a vehicle not belonging to him is a crime. The caller was told that the City would be notified about the issue. 6:02 a.m. A city official said that they are working as best as they can to get the roads cleared. They will send someone as soon as someone is available. The caller was notified that his concerns were passed along.


More. It’s happening to everyone everywhere

6:04 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports that she is stuck in the middle of the roadway due to snow on Dyson Lane. 6:25 a.m. CHP requests that County Roads plow the road, there is over a foot of snow accumulated. County Roads phone did not answer. 6:43 a.m. CHP advised their unit is now stuck and requests County Roads assist.

Ah! Found the whiskey!

8:33 a.m. Portola. A caller reports she is a caregiver for an elderly female who said her heater is not working because the outside unit is snowed in. The caller is unable to access her. 8:42 a.m. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 9:14 a.m. Fire advised the homeowner decided she did not need any further assistance.

The ol’ banana peel syndrome

8:46 a.m. Cutler Meadow. A caller reports a vehicle accident just west of Cutler Meadow on La Porte Road. The victim is out of the vehicle, is possibly injured, but due to a language barrier the caller could not tell. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. 9:40 a.m. A deputy on the scene advised the original accident is non-injury. They attempted to cancel Fire and the ambulance but the ambulance was already on the scene. Fire continued to assist other spinouts. CHP requested that County Roads put up Road Closed signs at Hwy. 70/La Porte Road. 10:08 a.m. An attempt was made to reach one of the three Quincy units. The Road Closed sign is up at Hwy. 70. A detective assisted CHP with road closure and multiple spinouts.


Working on the “What if” principle

9:41 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports he has not seen a county plow truck in five days and the roads need to be cleared in case there is an emergency. The caller was advised the entire County is in the same position and County Roads is doing their best to keep up.

Overburdened and stretched thin, Plumas County keeps on truckin’

10:14 a.m. Greenville. CHP received a report of power lines down across the roadway. Their unit is tied up on a crash and they request that Fire be paged to assist until they can clear their current scene. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. CHP is enroute from Quincy. 10:28 a.m. The caller called back to say maybe County Roads should be notified in case they plow the area. There was no response by radio. There was no response from Fire. 10:33 a.m. Fire advised he is stuck at the Fire Hall and it is unknown if he will be able to respond. 11:29 a.m. CHP is clear and on the way.


It’s all fun and games until someone gets stuck

11:40 a.m. Meadow Valley. The Road Dept. advised they are out with cars stuck in a ditch at the Smiley Face on the way to Meadow Valley. He is on the way and will notify if CHP or a tow truck is needed. 11:49 a.m. A tow truck is needed. CHP was called but they are tied up on other details. Quincy Tow is coming.

Head on

11:41 a.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports they on the way to a head-on traffic accident on Hwy. 89 at Canyon Dam. One caller is saying injuries and is requesting an ambulance. PDH was paged but there is no ambulance available. 11:44 a.m. An ambulance is on the way from Chester. 12:28 p.m. One victim is being transported. A vehicle is blocking one lane and the second vehicle is off the roadway. The location was sent to CHP. 1:19 p.m. One of the drivers is from Quincy and had permission to leave the scene. The other driver is living in Chester.


Fun for the kids

12:06 p.m. Sierraville. A caller reports his vehicle is off the road on Hwy. 89 near Sierraville, one mile north of town. There are no injuries, he is just stuck off the road. There are small children in the car. 12:08 the information was transferred to CHP.

Not all who are lost, are found

12:14 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports his friend was going to an address in Reno and it seems she didn’t make it. He has been unable to reach her and when he called the motel in Reno they hung up on him, the Motel 6 on Stardust. The traveler is a 42-year-old female with two dogs in a 2008 gray Honda pickup. 2:30 p.m. The motel called to say the missing person checked into her hotel room in Reno but will not answer her phone. A message was sent from the dispatch phone to her cell requesting she contact dispatch. The motel desk clerk will attempt to give a message to the missing person. 3:30 p.m. Still nothing has been heard from the missing person. 4:30 p.m. The information was listed in the missing persons database.


Ya get what you get when ya do what ya do

12:34 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller advises he is stuck in the snow. He went past the closure sign and now they are stuck one mile past the sign. There are several people stuck, two cars. There is a closure sign at Dellinger’s Pond and one above Silver Lake turnoff. The road is closed near Tollgate at the summit. 1:06 p.m. The caller said all vehicles on Bucks Lake Road have gotten out and they no longer need assistance.

Dog pile

1:01 p.m. Cromberg. A multiple car pile up was reported on Hwy. 70 near Lee Summit. Multiple calls were received. No injuries are reported, just vehicles off the road.

It’s a snow cluster

1:05 p.m. Gold Lake. A caller reports his family is stuck in the snow. They were heading to San Mateo from Truckee on Hwy 89, Gold Lake Highway. They are 3 miles southeast of Portola. The vehicle is a Toyota Corolla with chains on the car. 1:12 p.m. Another call came if for multiple cars stuck in the snow on Gold Lake Hwy at the closure sign, 3 miles southeast of Portola. The calls were all transferred to CHP.


Out of reach

1:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller at a trailer park in Quincy said she has been “bermed in” and can’t reach a male subject. 1:32 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who advised her vehicle is not safe to drive in the snow and the caller is elderly and has mental health issues. She said she is okay and does not need assistance. The caller will contact the subject and tell him not to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

How many??

1:45 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports up to 40 cars stuck on Gold Lake Hwy. Multiple calls have been received. CHP is aware. 2:45 Agencies are working with Search and Rescue to help before dark. 7:16 p.m. Assistance complete, all vehicles have been removed from the snow.

Rip Van Winkle

3 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports a truck off the roadway and is concerned for the driver, who is not a hazard. It’s a white Dodge truck with one older man. CHP is tending to multiple crashes. 3:32 p.m. A second caller reported she stopped to check on the subject and he appears to be unconscious but breathing. The information was transferred to Eastern Plumas Hospital. Fire and Ambulance were paged. 3:38 p.m. Fire advises the subject was just sleeping, no further information. 4:03 p.m. Sierra Valley Fire Dept. advises the subject is fine, just waiting for a tow truck. No further assistance is needed.


Stuck, stuck and, stuck

3:20 p.m. Mohawk. CHP advises deputies assisting with multiple cars stuck on the roadway, 4-6 cars are stuck on the roadway at Hwy. 70 and Mohawk Vista West. Everyone is okay. There is another group of cars one-quarter mile west that are also stuck. 3:21 p.m. A deputy reported “about a mile of cars are stuck on the Hwy.” 4:01 p.m. Deputies are trying to get to the root of the problem via route A15. 5:20 p.m. The problem has been resolved.

So THAT’S the deal

3:25 p.m. Quincy. Trees are leaning over phone lines near the roadway. Trees are hanging over the road, not in the road yet, but when they fall, they will be. 3:47 p.m. County Roads advised they are aware of the situation but there is nothing they can do if the trees have not yet fallen.

Ready for summer

4:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller is out with a subject who is wandering around Grocery Outlet in the snow. She appears to be disoriented. The subject is wearing a tank top in the snow. 4:47 p.m. A detective reports the arrest of the subject on a charge of probation violation.


Do you know the way to San Jose?

A caller reports she is stuck on La Porte Road, 3-4 miles from Hwy. 70. She is in a brown Infiniti with multiple parties heading to San Jose. The caller was advised they will not get to San Jose. 5 p.m. CHP is requesting County Roads again check the road signs for La Porte Road and Bucks Lake Road.

And so it falls

4:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a tree has fallen across the road and the phone lines. The line disconnected. Info was sent to County Roads.

More helpful tips

6:39 p.m. Blairsden. A caller requests that County Roads be notified to plow the county roads in Graeagle and Blairsden area. The caller was advised that County Roads are well aware of the snow and that they will handle when able. The caller refused to provide any street name and just said that it’s the general town that needs to be plowed.


Not leaving on a midnight train to anywhere

6:42 p.m. Lake Almanor. Washoe County received a report of an overdue party last seen at the victim’s home in Cold Springs, NV heading to Sacramento to catch a train. At 11:45 a.m. the two victims were rerouted around Lake Almanor. The original caller has not heard from either victim. They are in a gray Ford F150. 6:56 p.m. The original caller was contacted and said she last spoke to the victim around 12:30 p.m. At that time the victim said he was driving past Lake Almanor. 7:03 p.m. CHP said they contacted the caller and advised that all spinouts on Hwy. 32 have been removed but that Hwy. 32 is still closed. CHP told her that the two may have stayed in the road closure line or they may have continued on Hwy. 36. The caller was asked to call back if she hears from either victim.


Seriously fearful

7:29 p.m. Bucks Lake. Redding CHP said they got a report of a possible vehicle rollover off the roadway near an address on Bucks Lake Rd. with the closest street being Joyce Court off of Big Creek Road. Redding advised that one of the occupants called an aunt crying, saying they had rolled the vehicle off the roadway but were not able to call 911. The vehicle is a dark blue Infiniti with possibly 4-5 occupants. Susanville CHP received a report of a dark blue Infiniti SUV rollover on Bucks Lake Road near Riverdance. Contact with Susanville CHP was made for the location of one of the occupant’s phone but CHP is also unsure of the vehicle location. Search and Rescue were paged. A new page was sent to Meadow Valley Fire. 7:49 p.m. CHP updated the location from a phone of one of the occupants to 9026-9066 Bucks Lake Rd. A caller contacted and said she received a call from her sister (the original caller) and that her family was involved in a vehicle rollover but did not have any location info other than Bucks Lake Road. The caller was told that if any of the occupants call their family to hang up and call 911. The Riverdance area was checked and they were unable to locate any vehicle, and are continuing on. A rescue vehicle had to stop at Tobin due to snow. 8:12 p.m. CHP located the vehicle. There was no accident and no injuries. The vehicle is not off the roadway. The vehicle was just stuck in the snow. A CHP unit is leading the vehicle back down the roadway.


Another “rollover”?

10:08 p.m. Quincy. CHP requests Fire and medical for a vehicle rollover up La Porte Rd. near the switchback. Parties are trapped. One party has minor injuries. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 10:34 p.m. Fire advised being cancelled by CHP. CHP advised canceling all Fire units, also that CHP is transferring one person via his vehicle. Confirmed with CHP that there is no injury and the driver is being transported to Quincy.

Gold Lake and Milwaukee

10:17 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports several vehicles backed up due to one stuck with no chains. The info was sent to CHP. The vehicle is a silver Tacoma. The caller refused to provide their name. 10:48 p.m. The caller reports the vehicle is not letting them through and advising that the subjects said they have guns and are jumping up and down in the middle of the road. 10:54 p.m. CHP was informed of the possible disturbance. 11:14 p.m. CHP is on the scene and said there are no firearms. The reported subject is actually a local attempting to get out of towners to not drive on the road and they are mad they cannot continue. All is okay. 11:48 p.m. A deputy confirmed with CHP that all vehicles that were stuck have been turned around and sent back down to the Graeagle area.


Dec. 27

Cold, alone and dark

12:08 a.m. Portola. A caller reports being stuck in the snow on Hwy. 49 at Correco Canyon Road.

Marble Hot Springs snow swallows vehicles

12:33 a.m. Vinton. CHP requests assistance from Search and Rescue. A unit is stuck by Marble Hot Springs in 4 feet of snow. All of Dyson Lane vehicles are stuck. CHP cannot get to them. 2:09 a.m. SAR reported being on Dyson Lane in Vinton with multiple stuck vehicles. One is 7-miles east of Hwy 70, another 1.5 miles east of Hwy. 70. 5:20 a.m. SAR advised unable to get the snow cat to the vehicles. County Roads will be out shortly to plow. County Roads will contact CHP for a window to get people out, otherwise it is believed the snow will just move back in. Three vehicles are stuck with 4 occupants each. All are fine and waiting until the plow can reach them.


La Porte stuck

12:35 a.m. La Porte. A caller reports a white Chevy Suburban has been stuck in snow for several hours with 4 occupants. The vehicle is 2-wheel drive with chains. CHP Chico attempted to get to the victims but was unable to go farther. 1:08 a.m. The La Porte Fire Chief is unable to provide assistance. 1:52 a.m. Chico CHP advised they reached the parties and brought them down the hill. A tow truck was able to hook up to the vehicle. No further assistance is needed. 6:53 a.m. B&K Towing advised units are still stuck and the Yuba County snowplow is now stuck. They are stuck 2 miles from the County line. They attempted to contact La Porte County Roads and left a message. 7:08 a.m. More attempts were made to contact County Roads. 8:03 a.m. La Porte Fire sent two vehicles down to assist the tow truck and help the people get out. 9:50 a.m. LP Fire advised the subjects were escorted to the County line; they are waiting for Yuba County to plow them out. The Fire Dept. found a second vehicle and a set of footprints leading away from the car. They are following them to see where they go. They will call back with updated information. 12:07 p.m. The subject was located walking down the road and given a ride to the County line with the tow truck. Butte Sheriff Office and Foothill Fire are trying to get help to stop all the vehicles from heading into Plumas County.


More late-night travelers

1:52 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a couple stuck in the snow on the side of the roadway a quarter mile up Grizzly Road from Hwy. 70. CHP received the information.

Maybe stay home

3:55 a.m. Portola. A caller reports he is stuck in the snow on Hwy. 70 at Maybe.

Trees still falling

5:56 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a tree down across Bucks Lake Road at Massey Creek.

Not so golden

6:08 a.m. Greaeagle. A caller reports being stuck on the road in snow 2 miles up Gold Lake Hwy. 6:16 a.m. CHP reports two vehicles stuck and unable to reach them. They are a white Mercedes and a black Ranger. 6:41 a.m. The owner of the black Ranger contacted to say he was stuck. It is a solo occupant with a full tank of gas. 7:54 a.m. CHP requests to keep people from coming up. People keep moving the ‘road closed’ signs and going around. The Search and Rescue unit at the bottom are stopping traffic. More people keep trying to get through and are getting stuck. CHP says they have no one available to respond at this time. 7:55 a.m. Deputies are enroute to help with traffic control. 11:04 a.m. Assistance is complete.


Big rig

6:54 a.m. Loyalton. A caller reports a semi-truck is stuck and blocking both lanes of Hwy. 49 in Loyalton.


7:23 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a tree on the trailer and part of the roof is caved in. 7:39 a.m. The victim called in and is okay, no assistance needed. 7:56 a.m. The trailer victim called back and said it is a FEMA trailer and he is concerned about going back inside. No one is hurt.

Try yelling at God instead

8:30 a.m. Mohawk. A caller reports a problem with a tenant on Dreamcatcher at the RV park. The subject was yelling at him while he was plowing snow. The subject went back to her friend’s trailer. 9:39 a.m. A deputy spoke to the caller. Proper civil procedures were provided.

Hungry as a horse

8:58 a.m. Quincy. A caller needs to get out to feed her horses, but La Porte Road is closed. Her horses are near Thompson Ranch, and she should have no problem getting there. 9:14 a.m. The information was passed to County Roads, they will check and advise. 9:19 a.m. Per County Roads, local traffic can get through. The caller was contacted with the information.


It’s a matter of the Cosmos

9:24 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports they are “Astral-projecting” and are attacking him. The caller needs to talk to a deputy. 9:36 a.m. A detective spoke to the reporting officer who was referred to his Behavioral Health worker.

You can fight if you want to, but not under the influence

10:08 a.m. Delleker. A deputy received a report of an argument at a house in Delleker. At the location the deputy found two suspects, neither party was on probation. The male half was arrested for possession of drugs and under the influence of drugs and booked on a Plumas County warrant.

In crisis

10:30 a.m. Quincy. A caller from East Side Laundry said his vehicle broke down and he is stranded. He is trying to get to Sacramento and requests assistance. The line disconnected. The caller called back and said he was in an accident yesterday and now his car is broken down. He has a friend coming from Sac to pick him up, but he has no place to stay. All the motels are full. He was advised to call the Crisis Center for possible assistance. He was advised to call back if they could not help him. 11:21 a.m. The subject had not called the crisis line. The operator will check for him and get his contact information for the Crisis Center. 11:46 a.m. A detective contacted the subject who is cold, advising his friends are coming from Sacramento to pick him up but that he needs help. 11:59 a.m. The detective contacted the Crisis Center and provided the victim’s information and was informed that they would contact the victim to provide aid. 12:13 p.m. The Crisis Center spoke to the subject. They found a motel, but it has no heat. He said he will stay where he is and they agreed to bring him a blanket. 1:03 p.m. The detective advises assistance complete. The subject was provided a blanket and water. He will call back if further assistance is needed.


Freezing cold

11:07 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she is freezing. She has no power or heat in her home. She requests someone purchase a heater for her, she will pay for it. She has no way to get out of the driveway to get a heater. 12:32 p.m. A detective contacted the caller and referred her to the Crisis Center.

Cabin fever

11:40 a.m. Johnsville. A caller advises he is stuck at his cabin in Johnsville and needs to know when the roads will be plowed so his family can leave. He is going to snowmobile to Graeagle to get food. The caller disconnected before the call could be transferred to CHP.

In an uproar

11:52 a.m. Graeagle. A caller is yelling at dispatch because “no one is doing their job” and they are not plowing the roads. Attempts were made to calm the caller down and give her the phone number to call and she wasn’t happy. She was given the number of the Road Dept., she then hung up. 12:09 p.m. The caller called again to say Public Works is not answering. She provided her name and confirmed location. She was told that we will try to reach someone at County Roads to call her back. 1:01 p.m. The information was given to an individual at County Roads who will call her back.


Use the red phone

12 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a tree over a power line, blocking the roadway and hanging over the main power line and roadway. The information was transferred to CHP and to County Roads. 12:18 p.m. A second call was received. 12:47p.m. The info was sent to PG&E via their emergency line.

More falling trees

12:26 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller on Silver Creek Road reported a tree down across a power line, which is now across his driveway. It is not on the main roadway. The caller said no need for Fire. He will try to call PG&E. 12:49 p.m. PG&E was notified.

The nose knows

12:56 p.m. Portola. A caller reported a strong smell of propane at Portola Vets Hall. 1:38 p.m. Portola Fire advised locating a low propane tank. No further action is needed.

Side effects

1:04 p.m. Portola. Sierra Energy/711 Market reports the business is closing because of the storm and the inability to get employees to work. They are requesting extra patrol checks. People were parking next to the gas pumps to get out of the weather. They would request people park in the main parking lot and not block the pumps.


Another low bridge

1:31 p.m. Quincy. A deputy reports there is a low hanging tree hazard below the Massack Road sign.

One-light-town on the fritz

1:56 p.m. Portola. A caller reports the stoplights in Portola are malfunctioning.

Gathered for simplicity

2:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports 2 dogs with leashes are now stuck in his yard. 2:49 p.m. The caller called back to say the dogs are not in his yard now, but are tied together. The information was transferred to Animal Control. 3:05 p.m. The dogs were located, and Animal Control is taking them back to their owner.

Giant bummer. Where’s that hide-a-key?

2:51 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a car blocking driveways and partially blocking the roadway and hindering snow removal. The vehicle is a silver Nissan pickup. The caller spoke to the car’s owner who locked his keys in the truck and he is unable to get help from a tow company.


Over a hundred defy the law on Thompson Creek Road

3:04 p.m. Quincy. CHP reports cross traffic of up to 150 vehicles heading up and down La Porte Road, crossing the Road Closed signs. Their unit is out with several vehicles stuck at Thompson Creek. The report is for information only at this time. 3:17 p.m. CHP is handling the situation; no assistance is requested at this time.

Blame it on Siri

3:30 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports his vehicle is stuck in the snow on Bucks Lake Road. He was following his cell phone instruction. He is in a white Toyota RAV. 3:40 p.m. The caller called back and is unstuck.

Let’s see your invitation to Plumas, please

3:34 p.m. Quincy. The jail advised a subject was booked as an arson registrant.

Requesting an assist

3:50 p.m. Cromberg. A caller advises he has critical meds at the Quincy Pharmacy and he cannot get them. He is looking for anyone that can assist him. 3:53 p.m. Contact was made with the caller and assurance made to assist to get his meds to him. 4:47 p.m. Assistance was complete.


Flights are canceling left and right, haven’t you heard?

4:21 p.m. Graeagle. A caller is very upset. She has still not seen a plow truck. She needs to get out of the area because she has a flight to catch. She said no one from the Road Dept. called her back. The caller hung up when put on hold. Case closed pending anything further.

Neighbor drops by for dinner

4:51 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports an older black lab has been loose on his property and is following him home and would like a deputy to come check the area and pick up the dog if possible. 5:12 p.m. The caller recontacted and said the neighbor is going to keep the dog until tomorrow. No need for assistance, at this time.

New type of “lift assist” call

5:30 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a lift assist to her vehicle. She is unable to walk and due to the snow can’t get down the driveway. 6:49 p.m. Assistance completed.


Okay, no more tonight

6:49 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on his 2-year-old son who is in the care of his mother and the mother is extremely intoxicated. 8:37 p.m. A sergeant contacted the subject who was intoxicated but able to care for her son. The subject agreed to not drink anymore tonight. The child was okay. The info was sent to CPS.

Refused to leave

7:22 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests a welfare check on elderly parents. The caller said they haven’t spoken to them since Friday and the phones are going straight to voicemail. There are no real health concerns. 11:23 p.m. A deputy advised the parties are okay, basically stranded at their house. The road has not been plowed and ATT towers are down so they are unable to make calls. The victims are able to call 911, which routes to CHP. Deputies contacted the plow guy who is supposed to be out tomorrow. Deputies also contacted the caller and advised her of the situation. The deputy said the subjects refused to leave home and are set up with a care plan until roads improve.


Something is broken

10:09 p.m. Chester. CHP requests assistance with a family with broken chains on their vehicle. The vehicle is drivable for now. The are currently on Black Oak Drive but are enroute to holiday and can’t get a hold of a tow. CHP extended from Susanville. The occupants are Spanish speaking, 5 people, and 3 juveniles. They would stay in Chester but can’t find a hotel, possibly just need assistance getting new chains. 10:21 p.m. A sergeant advises a deputy will be on the way to do a welfare check. 11:03 p.m. The deputy advises the victim/subjects are not being truthful about having chains; only want chains now that everywhere is closed. The deputy said the subjects would continue to look for a hotel and they were provided with the number for Lake Almanor Tow.