Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No individuals’ names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The following is a summary of the week’s activity from Dec. 28 through Jan. 3
BY THE NUMBERS
- 73 calls to 911
- 37 incidents involving a fire department
- 36 requests for medical
- 35 requests for assistance
- 31 disturbances reported
- 29 reports of suspicious situations
- 24 CHP incidents
- 18 probation reports
- 14 reports involving animal control
- 11 civil-related incidents
- 10 incidents involving REMSA
- 8 arrests made
- 8 reports involving assistance of another agency
- 7 citations issued
- 6 requests for welfare checks
- 6 calls transferred to SIFC
- 5 extra checks requested
- 4 reports involving children
- 4 calls for search and rescue
- 4 alarms reported
- 4 thefts reported
- 3 mental health related incidents
- 3 reports involving trespassing
- 3 traffic-related reports
The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with being intoxicated in public. The man’s dog was released to the wife.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, and throwing a substance at a vehicle.
A probation officer and deputies reported the arrest of a person who was charged with possession of drugs without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and willful disobedience of a court order.
A deputy reported being out with the CHP during an arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
Sunday, Jan. 3
Unresponsive in Turlock
A caller requested medical assistance for an unresponsive older female in Turlock. The caller said the victim was her grandmother. The caller was provided information for the Turlock Police Department and the department was sending medical and fire to that address.
Starting the New Year
In Quincy, a caller said that his roommate was throwing his things outside. The caller then said the roommate threatened to stab him with a pitchfork. A deputy contacted both parties and provided information about civil procedures.
Medical at the jail
In Quincy, a corrections officer said that the jail’s nurse was requesting an ambulance for a man with abdominal pain. Plumas District Hospital responded.
Going for a stroll
On Highway 49 near Sattley in Sierra County, a caller reported that a man was seen walking on the highway. The reporting parties said she didn’t stop and that the man seemed confused. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Strange state of mind
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was refusing to leave his house although he was allowed to move in. A deputy advised the man of the proper civil procedures. A deputy spoke to the man who was advised to leave the house because the caller was in a “strange state of mind.”
The dog did it
On the Quincy to La Porte Road, a caller said he was in La Porte and his dog locked himself and everyone else out of the running vehicle. The information was transferred to the Chico Area CHP.
Stuck in the snow
At the La Porte Junction of 22N94 and 22N27, a caller said his vehicle was stuck in the snow three miles from Little Grass Valley Lake and about three miles from the dam. Two people were in the Silverado. There was about two feet of snow and the caller said he had about a half-a-tank of fuel. The La Porte fire chief was to be contacted to see if he would go. The information was also given to the Chico Area CHP and USFS. La Porte fire department personnel reported they got out of the snow and were on their way home.
Near miss reported
Westbound on Highway 36 from the Causeway near Chester, a caller reported that they were almost in a head-on with another vehicle. The vehicle was then parked in Chester. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Electrical fire reported
In Quincy, a caller reported having a small electrical fire in her kitchen. She thought it was out and she’d turned off the power. She requested the fire department to assist. Quincy Fire Department responded.
Saturday, Jan. 2
In Quincy, a caller reported that the neighbors have trash that is spread all over the surrounding area. A deputy attempted to make contact and there was no answer. The deputy referred the caller to code enforcement and the forest service.
Structure fire reported
In the area of the Lake Almanor Peninsula, a caller reported seeing flames coming from a residence. It was unknown if anyone was inside but cars were in the driveway. The report was transferred to SIFC. A deputy said the flames were extinguished and an investigation would be conducted.
Medical needed at the jail
In Quincy, a caller requested medical assistance for an inmate. Quincy Fire Department and Plumas District Hospital were notified. REMSA was also contacted.
People blocking the road
On La Porte Road, a caller reported that several parties were blocking the roadways and camping in an OHV staging area. The information was transferred to the CHP, but dispatch was advised that OHV is handled by the USFS.
Doesn’t like getting chased
In Delleker, a reporting party said that there was an ongoing problem with the neighbors’ pitbulls chasing tenants up their driveway. The caller, who lives in Texas, said they contacted animal control previously, but the dogs were out again. The deputy requested that the caller contact animal control.
Yelling over food
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was yelling at him about food and wouldn’t leave. When that man finally left, the caller wanted a deputy to give the other man a trespass warning. A sergeant spoke to the caller and the man was to be trespassed from the property.
Aggressive pup reported
In Chester, it was noted that someone, possibly a deputy, was flagged down by a pedestrian about a large dog attacking his family. The dog was a German Shepard puppy and it was believed the owners were known. A deputy said the dog is acting very aggressively and that the fence needs repairs. A copy of the report was transferred to animal control. A deputy said the dog was circling two juveniles and an adult and was aggressive toward the deputy. It was stalking, barking and snapping. The deputy said there were two other aggressive dogs on the property as well.
In Quincy, someone in the Plumas District Hospital emergency room reported that a man was bitten by a dog. A deputy reported that the individual was bitten when he was trying to breakup a dogfight. The dog’s owner said she would quarantine the dog and home and its shot records were available. The information was transferred to animal control.
Vehicle’s running no one there
Someone at the Greenhorn Guest Ranch reported that a vehicle in the parking lot was running for 30 to 40 minutes. No one else was staying at the ranch. The caller then called back and said the vehicle left. Sergeants were unable to locate it.
Shaking the house
In Quincy, a caller reported that the neighbor was in his backyard revving the trucks engine enough to vibrate the caller’s house. A sergeant spoke to the individual who said he was done for the evening.
Boom sounded like explosion
In Portola, a caller reported what sounded like an explosion near the C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School. A deputy checked the area and didn’t hear anything or see anything like an explosion.
Friday, Jan. 1
Fireworks in Quincy
A caller reported that fireworks were seen in the area. The caller also requested a welfare check on her neighbor. She said she heard a scream when they started. The reporting party said the neighbor is blind and could have been startled when they began. A deputy reported checking on the older woman who was fine. The deputy was also continuing to watch for fireworks being launched.
More fireworks for celebrating
In Quincy, a caller asked that he be contacted about fireworks shot off in the area that were scaring his horses. A deputy contacted the caller.
Looking for fireworks
In Quincy, a person called dispatch on 911 and then hung up. The individual called back and reported many fireworks going off in the area of Pine Street. A deputy was looking for them.
Possible structure fire reported
In Clio, a caller reported a possible structure fire in the area of Boulder Drive. Alarms were heard and there was smoke inside the residence although no flames were seen. The people were leaving the residence. Graeagle and Plumas Eureka fire departments were paged.
In Portola in the area of Crestview Drive, a deputy received a reported that a bobcat was killing livestock. The information was transferred to Fish and Wildlife. A deputy spoke to a woman who said the animal was scared away.
Concerned for juveniles’ safety
In the area of West Shore Lake Almanor, a reporting party said that two juveniles were on a four-wheeler on Maidu Drive traveling toward Long Iron Drive. She said she was concerned about their safety. The caller was transferred to the CHP. A deputy said that he and the CHP were unable to locate them. Neighbors were to call if they saw the juveniles again. The deputy said the CHP was going to handle the situation.
No longer welcome
In Portola, a caller requested contact from a deputy concerning suspicious activity from a tenant. The caller wanted the individual removed and would be given a refund. A deputy said the woman agreed to vacate the property within a few hours.
No camp at the pond
In Quincy, someone reported that a woman was camping in front of her place at Dellingers Pond. She was also digging through the trash. The caller said the woman was wearing a purple jacket and had two tents. A deputy contacted the woman who was given a trespass warning from the address and told not to go back.
Phone the stars?
From the Greenville area, dispatch received a 911 hang up call. When the dispatcher called back the individual said he was trying to hook up a phone to a telescope and hit the wrong button. A deputy confirmed the situation.
Some pilfering going on
In Quincy, a caller reported suspicious activity. It looked like some people were pilfering through electrical equipment being used for a new power pole. No people were located, but shopping carts were found in the area. A deputy then contacted a man on the property and he was told to move on. He agreed.
The suspect did move on
A man who was asked to vacate one area in Quincy moved on to another. A sergeant received a report that a suspicious man inside a store was making the clerks uncomfortable. A deputy contacted the man and trespassed him from the property.
Weather too bad to fly
When a corrections officer requested an ambulance for a man with medical problems, a helicopter was requested. All helicopters declined making the flight due to the weather. Care Flight eventually departed its base to provide assistance at Plumas District Hospital.
In Portola, a caller reported that two men were involved in a physical fight. It was initially unknown if any weapons were involved. A deputy reported that both men, and two others said they were arguing. They agreed to keep the peace.
Thursday, Dec. 31
In Quincy, a deputy reported citing a man who was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
In the Greenville area, a deputy reported citing a woman for three vehicle code violations.
Stranded vehicle near Keddie
The CHP reported people were in a stranded vehicle at Highway 70 and Roundhouse Road. A deputy reported that a man was staying with the vehicle while a woman with a cat was given a ride to PAWS. A tow company was responding soon.
Concerns about rental
In Clio, a caller asked that a deputy check her address. She said she responded to an ad on the Internet from a woman who was looking for a secluded rental. The caller said she provided the address and then realized no one was home. A deputy checked the area and there was snow all around and no signs of anyone having been there.
Gift card hacked?
In Quincy, someone reported that he has two debit gift cards that should have money and they don’t. The individual thought someone hacked into the company.
Snow removal requested
In Chester, a caller said she needed someone to shovel out the entryway to her apartment. The information was given to Chester Fire Department to see if someone could help. The woman called back to request that someone come and shovel the snow and ice off her walkway so she could access her vehicle. The fire department was going to email a list of people to see if anyone could help. Eventually the Plumas County housing and maintenance program was contacted. The manager at the apartments said its maintenance crew left for the day. Someone there said they could assist with ice but do not shovel anything less than three-feet of snow. Finally, it was approved that a man could help as long as he didn’t injure himself. A deputy said there was no answer at the door and the reporting party didn’t answer the phone. He said it appeared that the walkway was shoveled and the ice was salted.
In Portola, a caller said that the owner of a business tried to fight the reporting party for no reason. The caller also didn’t know the other person’s name. A deputy attempted to contact the caller but the voicemail was full. Several more attempts were unsuccessful.
Stuck in the snow
At the Plumas Eureka campground parking lot, a caller reported that some men got their vehicle stuck in the snow. The reporting party said they were out of the vehicle and wanted to be towed. The caller was told that search and rescue could help the people but couldn’t assist with the vehicle. They needed to call a tow company. The caller said he was going to drive them to an area where they could get cell service to call a tow truck. A deputy said the men got their vehicle out and were on their way.
In Greenville, a caller reported that a man’s dog was out for the last few days even at night. The dog was friendly and attempted to enter the caller’s house. A deputy was unable to find the dog and animal control was notified.
Marriage proposal could get noisy
In Chester, a man reported that he was doing a marriage proposal in a meadow across from the Bidwell House. He said there would be lights and noise for a short time. The information was transferred to the sheriff’s substation.
In Greenville, a probation officer reported issuing a citation to a man who was charged with use of a controlled substance.
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone was lighting off fireworks and the debris was landing in the reporting party’s yard. A deputy was unable to locate any fireworks in that area.
In Quincy, a caller reported hearing multiple gunshots. A deputy learned where fireworks were being set off and counseled the people there.
In Chester, a caller reported hearing multiple bangs. A deputy confirmed they were fireworks there and in other locations.
Loud bang reported
In Quincy, a caller reported hearing a loud bang. A deputy couldn’t find anything near the reporting party’s address. The deputy did say that multiple fireworks were going off throughout the downtown area.
In Portola, a deputy received a report at the substation about a large bonfire in a field on the south side of Loyalton Avenue. Eastern Plumas Fire Department was paged. A man was contacted and advised of a burn ban. The fire was extinguished.
At the east end of Chandler Road near Quincy, a caller reported multiple fireworks in the area. A sergeant was unable to locate any sights, sounds or subjects connected with fireworks in that area. A deputy also checked and didn’t find anyone shooting off fireworks.
Got drunk, fell down
In Delleker, a caller requested medical assistance for a woman who was intoxicated. She fell and hit her head. Eastern Plumas Health Care and Eastern Plumas Fire responded. The patient was transported to the hospital.
More fireworks reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that multiple fireworks were going off in the area. A deputy was on the lookout for fireworks being shot off.
Wednesday, Dec. 30
In Chilcoot, a caller reported a chimney possibly in the attic. Sierra Valley and Beckwourth fire departments responded.
In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller requested a welfare check on an 11-year-old child who was reported to be home alone. The father was at UC Davis Medical. A deputy checked on the child and a neighbor was checking on him every hour. The deputy said there was food and water in the house. The deputy informed child protective services and they were aware of the situation. Information was transferred to the district attorney and CPS. The child was released to a woman
Tuesday, Dec. 29
Vehicle break-in reported
In Quincy in the Center Street area, a caller reported that his vehicle was broken into a few nights earlier. A backpack and miscellaneous tools were stolen.
In Portola, a caller said he was shorted changed by a male and lost $50. He described the person and what he was wearing and where he appeared to be heading on foot. A deputy contacted the caller who didn’t want to press charges. A deputy facilitated the return of the monies. The subject denied any intentional actions
In Chester, a sergeant reported receiving a theft report. The victim had two chainsaws and a climbing rope stolen from a locked vehicle.
Can fire reported
In the Quincy area, a caller reported that her garbage can was on fire. Quincy Fire Department responded.
On Highway 70 just east of Rich Bar, someone on a train crew reported a rockslide. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Coyote vs. dog
In the Almanor Drive West and Center Street in the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that her dog was attacked by a coyote. She was asking about 24-hour vets in the area. She was told that Chico is probably the closest place.
Suspicious activities at the church
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone in an SUV was parked in a church’s parking lot. One person with a flashlight was seen going back and forth from his vehicle to the church. A deputy contacted a juvenile who said he was looking for his cell phone that he lost earlier.
Monday, Dec. 28
Listen to music?
In Quincy, a caller asked to talk to a deputy. The caller said it was a long story and then mentioned numerous complaints including the FBI and money that he wanted to talk to the deputy about. A deputy said the caller wanted to invite her in to listen to music but she couldn’t.
Here’s money now leave
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was at a gas station yelling and possibly on drugs. The caller said he gave the man money to get gas and told him to leave. He was unsure if the person was still there and was going to drive back. The CHP reported that they contacted the clerk who said the man left.
In Quincy, a man was cited on an animal control violation.
Troubles with the ex
In Quincy, a caller said the ex-husband was at her house and was banging on the door and windows. She said it’s been happening for about a month. She said it happened again that morning and she was scared. She said that he had also threatened to kill her about a month-and-a-half ago. A deputy reported that the man was trespassed from the property.
Dog bite reported
In Quincy, an animal control officer reported that a citation was issued due to a dog bite case.
In Delleker, a caller reported her son is on the property stealing her wood. He didn’t have permission. A second caller reported the situation was escalating and they were arguing. A deputy said they agreed to keep the peace. The man no longer had residency at that house and was no longer allowed to be there. The caller asked for checks and permission to monitor for trespassers and break-ins.
In Quincy, a probation officer reported that a woman was forced out of a motel. While her former room was being cleaned, a package addressed to another resident was found. That resident said she never received it.
On the 10 Road or new Chester Dump Road, a caller reported that a Silverado was stuck in the snow. The information was transferred to the CHP. Search and rescue was requested because there were children including an infant in the vehicle. Someone in a Jeep was trying to pull him out but with no success. The coordinators pinned to the snowmobile parking lot. The subjects were out of the truck but it was still stuck.
Ready to leave
In Quincy, someone from the Plumas District Hospital emergency room requested that dispatch attempt to contact an older man who is hard of hearing. He wasn’t answering his phone and his wife was ready to be picked up from the ER.
In Chester, it was reported that a man was cited and charged with being under the influence or possession of drugs.