Sheriff’s Blotter: Dec. 30 – Jan. 2

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. 30, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

Dec. 30

Wrong place, wrong time, and definitely the wrong outfit


1:06 a.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports a male subject walking on the roadway heading eastbound on Hwy. 70 at Lee Summit wrapped in a dark blanket.

Old behavior nets new digs

1:12 a.m. Chester. A subject was booked on charges of probation violation and possession of drugs.

New year, new equipment

4:55 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports his smoke alarm keeps going off. He is unsure if it is gas or CO2. Quincy Fire was paged. 5:11 a.m. Quincy Fire advised it is a broken smoke alarm. The home owner will replace it.

Follow through

8:30 a.m. Portola. A known person at CPS requests a welfare check on a child. The mother never returned to Tahoe Forest Hospital for any followups after the child was born. There should be a female child of 13 years and a male age 2 in the home. CPS wants to know if the child is being taken to any new doctor for followup. 8:57 a.m. A sergeant contacted the parents and child, and all is well. The family is in the process of moving to Auburn and they will call the hospital to update them. A message with the information was left for CPS.


Home for the holidays

8:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he was just threatened with a knife by his stepson. It is unknown whether there is alcohol or drugs involved. The suspect has a history of behavioral health issues and is not taking his medications. The suspect just left in a red pickup and still has the knife. 9:37 a.m. A deputy reports he will attempt to locate the subject. 10:33 a.m. The caller asked to be notified if the suspect is arrested.

Move it along

10:34 a.m. Portola. CHP requests a deputy attempt to contact the owner of a truck and snowmobile trailer that are parked hindering snow removal from Hwy. 70 at mile marker 76.5.

Conditions collide

12:33 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports her phones are out and they are running out of heat, has wood for about one or two days. 4:30 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller’s family to get her some assistance. Info on file only at this time.


Not exactly ‘lying low’

12:38 p.m. Quincy. A named subject is causing a disturbance and won’t leave. The subject is intoxicated and wearing a blue jacket and jeans. The subject was booked for a probation violation and a 148 and transferred to Modoc County. 1:38 p.m. The subject transport is complete.

Swimming pool?

1:09 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that he has fallen and can’t get up. He is in the shop near the swimming pool. Indian Valley Fire, Crescent Mills Fire and PDH were paged.


3:23 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a vehicle rollover and a subject under the vehicle. The info was transferred to CHP. Eastern Plumas Fire and EPHC were paged. 4:29 p.m. The patient signed an Against Medical Advice form. CHP to handle.

Not an ideal hook-up

5:33 p.m. Chilcoot. CHP requests Fire respond for a vehicle vs. tow truck accident at 395 and North Scott Road at the junction of Red Rock Road. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. CHP is on the scene requesting Fire continue. 5:49 p.m. CHP advised the fire is under control and the accident is non-injury.


Undesirable companions

6:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone is breaking into his trailer on his property in his driveway. He can just see an outline of the subject. The caller has called out to the subject, but the subject is still there. 6:10 p.m. CHP transferred a call from the caller who said it is a female friend he knows. 6:39 p.m. An accompanying subject was arrested on charges of probation violation, under the influence of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.


6:30 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a boulder came through their windshield on Hwy. 70 just east of the Wye.


11:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she is having issues with a subject that threw her things around the house and stole a lottery ticket and keys. Weapons are unknown.

Dec. 31

Dawn and dusk

7:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a deer needs to be dispatched on Bucks Lake Road and Meadow Way. 7:19 a.m. A deputy advised the deer was dispatched.


Black-eyed peas for New Year’s

4:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious gas smell in her residence. 4:08 p.m. The caller was advised the kerosene tank was leaking and has been turned off.


6:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports fireworks going off on the north end of Redberg, near the mill side, at Manzanita Way.

Looking for love in all the wrong places

11:22 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he can’t find his girlfriend. She left on foot from the bar without her coat. The caller attempted to follow her, but he can’t find her. The caller said he is now back at the hotel and is unable to get inside. The caller requests to speak to a deputy. The caller is concerned she is out walking around without a coat on. She is wearing a red flannel and black pants. Jan. 1, 12:02 a.m. The caller rechecked the bar but is unable to locate the victim. A sergeant will continue looking. 12:50 a.m. The caller contacted saying no further assistance is needed. The victim returned to the hotel; she went to the wrong hotel. 1:22 a.m. A deputy reports the victim has returned to the hotel, is okay, and no further assistance is needed.


There go the dogs over the fence

11:34 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a large boom, or a gun shot heard in the area. The caller just heard one about 5 minutes ago. 11:59 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area and unable to locate the source.

Jan. 1

It’s a celebration

12:03 a.m. A caller reports fireworks in Loyalton at the end of Beckwourth Peak Road and Beckwourth Peak Mountain.

How close to the burn scar?

12:05 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports multiple gunshots or fireworks. The caller is unsure if it’s coming from Taylorsville or near North Arm Road. 1:05 a.m. A deputy was unable to locate anything.

Sounds like people want what they want

12:08 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports multiple fireworks in the downtown Quincy area, approximately 30. The information is on file and a sergeant is patrolling the area. 12:23 a.m. A deputy saw the fireworks in the air but is unable to locate where they were fired from.


How about a citation for community service hours on the Fire Dept.

12:17 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports multiple fireworks from the east end of Chandler Road. The caller stated from an unknown residence but said they have been doing it all night.

Happy New Year!

12:41 a.m. Quincy. Two subjects were arrested on charges of drunk in public.

How quickly we forget

2:03 a.m. Cromberg. A caller reports someone is shooting off fireworks. The caller said it started around midnight and hasn’t stopped, about three dozen fireworks. 2:49 a.m. A deputy checked the Sloat and Cromberg area and was unable to locate any fireworks.

A heck of a good time!

6:05 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a medic. She has been sitting in her vehicle due to being intoxicated and is not feeling well. The caller reports she has urinated on herself and needs to go to the hospital. 6:33 a.m. A medic on site reports the female is not in need of medical assistance. She appears to be intoxicated and possibly homeless or in need of some form of assistance. Chester Medical is requesting a deputy. The subject is in a white Dodge wagon. 11:34 a.m. A deputy completed the assistance. The female was provided a ride to her hotel by Fire.


Love thy neighbor

8:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller at a trailer park reports she has an elder abuse restraining order against her neighbor and she has been violating it. 8:32 a.m. A deputy reports the caller buried the subject’s walkway in snow and she was upset at the people who did it, no violation.

About last night

11:37 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a vehicle rollover on North Arm. The vehicle is a black Toyota pickup. There was a sign left. The information was transferred to CHP.

A New Year’s jumper

11:43 a.m. Chester. A caller reports he has a stray dog that he would like picked up as soon as possible. 12:13 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who will leave a message with Animal Control or attempt by other means to house the dog until Monday.

Bumped into the new year

11:56 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her sister was hit by a truck (non-injury) in the SavMor parking lot. The suspect vehicle left, a light pickup truck. The caller did not have the plate or a better vehicle description. The information was sent to CHP.


Generous to a fault

12:28 p.m. A caller reports they loaned a subject a truck and now cannot locate the subject or the truck. The caller loaned the truck on Nov. 28 and have never seen it since. 1:05 p.m. A deputy reported giving civil procedures to the caller.


3:03 p.m. Chester. A caller requests assistance on Hwy. 36 near Johnson Grade. She is trying to get to Behavioral Health for medication and possibly home to Oroville. The caller sounds very confused and requests a deputy. 3:31 p.m. A deputy provided transportation for the female into Chester to her car.

Signs of the times

3:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a broken water pipe and water spewing into the air. Quincy Fire was paged. 3:16 p.m. Community Services District will have someone respond. 3:29 p.m. Q Fire advised the water has been shut off.

Air pollution

4:01 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a smoking transformer on Butterfly Valley Town Road. The info was sent to PG&E.


Clairvoyant sees the future

5:58 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a low hanging power line that is about to come down on his property. 6 p.m. The information was sent to PG&E.

Bigfoot sighting

7:06 p.m. Lake Almanor. A female subject calling 911 is trying to report something but has poor cell service. A deputy will check the area on East Shore Hwy 147. The caller recontacted and said a car is parked on Quarry Road that has been there for a couple hours. The caller can now see a subject with a head lamp walking near the houses. 7:41 p.m. A deputy advised the subject is doing a snow removal job and the info is on file only.

Unfortunate find

11:43 p.m. Hamilton Branch. A subject at the Spirit Gas Station on Hwy. 147 was issued violations on three charges and the vehicle was towed by Lake Almanor Tow.


Jan. 2

2022 was not the magic pill

1:35 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports that her husband held a hand gun to his head and stated that he was going to kill himself. The subject told the caller to leave the residence. The caller left. No other parties are inside the home. The subject stated that if law enforcement came to the house, it would be bad. The subject was last seen in the guest bedroom. 2:02 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller and advised of the agency policy of not responding to that type of call. The caller said she would recontact if she needed a civil standby.

The bed is made

12:13 p.m. Chester. Chester Fire requests assistance from the Sheriff’s Office. Two subjects are stuck in a snowbank off the end of Airport Road and First Ave. There is a 2000 Ford Ranger, white in color. 12:19 p.m. CHP has been dealing with these subjects all morning. They went past the road closure signs. The tow company will not pull them out because of the amount of snow. 12:56 p.m. Chester Fire will handle.


Thank goodness for family

12:25 p.m. Genesee. A caller reports her car is stuck in the snow at Heart K Ranch, about a mile up the dirt road. The caller and two kids walked to the main road. The kids are 12 and 16. They walked up the one mile of the dirt road and now are walking up Genesee Road. The husband is working the ambulance in Greenville. 12:33 p.m. The information was sent to the husband who will call a family member to go get her.

Additional hazards of hazardous work

12:33 p.m. La Porte. A caller received information from a PG&E crew working in La Porte that they are being harassed while working. The information is on file only.

Selective service

1:11 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a traffic accident on Bucks Lake Road just west of the park. A silver SUV went off the road. The driver does not want CHP but requests Quincy Tow via AAA. The information was sent to Quincy Tow 1:15 p.m. Quincy Tow said ETA is at least an hour.


Come on home Red

1:54 p.m. Portola. A caller reports one of a decedent’s dogs got out of the yard and he can’t get him back in. The dog is a bloodhound named “Red.” The caller would like a welfare check on the dogs because he is unsure who is taking care of them after their owner passed away and they appear to be very thin. 2:11 p.m. The dog caretaker was identified. 2:53 p.m. A deputy located the dog and returned it to the owner’s daughter. 3:01 p.m. The dog was released to the owner.

Happy ending

3:16 p.m. Blairsden. A dog was found walking around, a mixed breed tan short hair with one blue eye and one brown. A leash was put on the dog at Ace Hardware in Blairsden. The caller can’t take the dog home. 3:31 p.m. The owner was found.

Snow bump

4:33 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised she was just involved in a traffic accident on Cemetery Hill. No injuries. She hit an embankment. She is the only vehicle involved. She then drove home.


Disturbing behavior

5:50 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone either throwing things at her front door or running up and banging on it. The caller said she is unable to locate the subject but did hear people outside talking prior to the banging on the door. 6:22 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area but unable to locate anyone around, and checked the residence for damage, finding none.

Breaking Bad revisited

6:03 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports while walking past a residence he caught a strong scent of either cat urine or possible methamphetamine. 8:35 p.m. A deputy contacted a suspected subject in the area who is okay and negative on drugs.

Short outburst draws attention

7:02 p.m. Portola. A caller reports hearing two rifle shots roughly 5 minutes ago near the area of Ridgewood and Samantha. 7:05 p.m. A second caller reports hearing gunshots and possibly yelling near Main and Fifth. 7:08 p.m. A third caller reported the same near Yeargin. 7:21 p.m. A deputy advised the area was quiet on arrival, searched the area and was unable to locate anyone or any gun shots.


Longing for Fight Club, wish granted

9:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspect, who is possibly under the influence of something, is causing a disturbance in front of the gym. The suspect is attempting to get patrons to come out and fight. The subject is small in stature in a long-sleeved gray Chargers sweatshirt. The suspect was located and booked on a parole violation at 9:55 p.m.

Mother-in-law’s flight got cancelled again?

10:40 p.m. Chester. A caller advised being stuck in a 2-wheel drive pick up on First Ave. The victims are two elderly males. The info was sent to CHP. 10:57 p.m. CHP requested Search and Rescue assistance as they cannot get to the vehicle and the tow truck will not go. The subjects are half a mile from where the snow starts. There is one foot of snow on the road. 11:07 p.m. CHP advised one of the possible subjects and a phone number. 11:17 p.m. Chester Fire advised they walked them out earlier. The vehicle is unretrievable.