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Sheriff’s Blotter Feb. 10-16: Response to fires, vehicle issues and more


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 Feb. 10-16

February 10

Braving the cold night air

1:33 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports several people in the alley behind the bar are intoxicated and being extremely loud near the caller’s bedroom window, 3 females and 2 males.  1:56 a.m. A deputy contacted several people who agreed to keep the peace and will be heading home shortly.

Hospital heat

8:25 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports fire on the roof of a building at the hospital, advised it is the administration building. Quincy Fire was paged. The information was given to the units in dispatch. 8:58 a.m. Fire advised assistance complete.

Secure the homestead

10:36 a.m. Clio. A caller reports that she is being abused at home by a suspect. The suspect is her neighbor and he will walk into the residence and has pushed her against the wall in the past. The last incident was two days ago. The suspect was named. The information was sent to a deputy. 1:05 p.m. A criminal report was made.

Liquid lunch

2:37 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a possible drunk driver in a red Mazda 3 on Main St heading to Farrar. The call was transferred to CHP.

Watching over our flock

2:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspected child abuse of a 5-month old with a fractured femur. 5:06 p.m. Feb. 11, 10:56 p.m. A Sgt. requested the criminal history on the subject.

Hands off

4:03 p.m. Quincy. An employee at a business was just touched inappropriately by a customer and would like to speak to a deputy.

Plenty of storage space but no shelves

5:41 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that near Kingdom Hall there are several bags out by the street, multiple odd items like a pellet gun rifle, a computer, a grinder, women’s clothes. They were not there yesterday but it looks like someone was trying to hide the items in the snow. 6:33 p.m. A deputy confirmed the owner of the property and is looking for the subject in the area. 6:54 p.m. There is nothing criminal, the deputy took the pellet gun for safekeeping. 9:14 p.m. The property owner was contacted, nothing further.


7:40 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports smoke and possible flames on Summit Drive. Beckwourth Fire and Sierra Fire were paged. 8:15 p.m. On the scene, nothing is showing. 8:24 p.m. The unit advises the scene is secure, they are clearing the call.

Valentine’s day special

9:19 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports his wife locked him out of his house. The wife is in the house refusing to let the caller inside. 9:26 p.m. Spoke with the caller and wife and civil procedures were provided, nothing further.

February 11

Sand patrol

3:46 a.m. Quincy. CHP requests a call out to County Roads for traction control on the roadways due to ice on Bucks Lake Road just west of Riverdance. 4:15 a.m. They will send someone out.

Over extended credit

10:36 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a named male subject took a vehicle and has not returned it in approximately 4 months and the caller cannot contact him via phone. The caller stated the suspect was allowed to use the vehicle but was supposed to pay $500 a month for the red Ford Explorer. 11:12 a.m. A Sgt. advised there is no crime, it is a civil issue. Civil procedures were provided.

And another thing …

11:43 a.m. Chester. A caller reports he is being harassed via text by a female subject. The caller requests the information be on file only at this time and will recontact if further assistance is needed. 12:55 p.m. The caller called back and is now requesting a call back from a deputy regarding the issues. The female has his vehicle and she is refusing to give him the property. 7:05 p.m. The caller was provided civil procedures. The caller requested a civil standby to get the truck. Due to the vehicle not being registered, a civil standby was denied. The caller also wanted to report threats made by the subject. A deputy advised no criminal threats were made.

It’s a mystery

3:04 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that she was bit by a dog while walking past the High School at approximately 2:30 p.m. The caller said she may know the owner but does not know his name. The subject said it is not his dog but knew the dog’s name. The caller believes the subject is the owner. The call was faxed to Animal Control. The caller was informed that Animal Control is not on until Monday.

Porch pooch

3:32 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she just got home from Reno and located a small Cocker Spaniel in her front yard that is white and black. The dog appears to be scared and afraid to leave the property. 3:48 p.m. The dog was returned to the owner, no further assistance is needed.

Coop fire

3:58 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a fire, currently at a chicken coop on Old Country Road, and spreading. Eastern Plumas Fire and Beckwourth Fire were paged. 4:45 p.m. Fire cleared; assistance is complete.

Hot handed

6:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports they caught a shoplifter on camera. The subject stole two phone chargers, and the subject was identified. 7:36 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Bigger than a boom box

7:53 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a disturbance of loud music. It is so loud it is shaking her wall. The caller said it is an ongoing issue and she has made multiple complaints to the apartment management with no resolve. The female subject is unknown. 8:05 p.m. CHP advised they have no unit in Portola, the closest is out on Hwy 395. 8:27 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requested the information be on file only and no further assistance is needed.


9 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports that he just heard two gun shots about 5 minutes ago near the pond on Keddie Resort Road. 9:27 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to located anyone or any gun shots.

February 12

Tragic night

1:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her house is on fire. The fire is in the kitchen and spreading quickly to the rest of the house. Four people are stuck inside with no way to exit. The caller is in the first bedroom with her mother, and her husband and daughter are in another bedroom. The caller said the fire is in the kitchen which is at the front door and the only exit to the residence. Could hear the caller yelling, “Mom get out.” No response was given to further questions. Nothing further was heard. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. The information was given to deputies while the page was going out. 1:09 a.m. Meadow Valley Fire was paged. Long Valley Fire and Greenhorn Fire were paged. The location was given to PG&E and REMSA helicopter. 1:18 a.m. Careflight 4 accepted with an ETA of 1:42 a.m. to PDH. 1:26 a.m. A pager message went out: A structure fire has been reported on East Main Street with injuries to occupants. A second page went out to Meadow Valley Fire for a water tender. 1:34 a.m. A second page went out for Quincy Fire for additional personnel needed. 1:41 a.m. The information was sent to Red Cross for housing for approximately 20-25 people displaced. 1:48 a.m. A resident nearby is on oxygen and needs assistance with evacuation if needed. 1:54 a.m. One victim was transported via Careflight to UC Davis Burn Center. 2:07 a.m. Red Cross advised they are putting a team together to respond. They will open a shelter but due to the amount of people displaced they will not pay for hotel rooms. 2:20 a.m. The information was given to the Crisis Line for hotel rooms, 6-7 rooms, they will recontact. 2:37 a.m. The Crisis Center advised 7 rooms are reserved at the Gold Pan. 3:21 a.m. A unit confirmed one subject deceased.  5:53 a.m. Called out for two units to relieve three units from the scene. 6:59 a.m. CHP advised there are low hanging lines on First Street. CHP advised First St. will remain closed. CHP requests contact to AT&T or Plumas Rural Electric for low hanging phone lines. 7:03 a.m. The information was sent to AT&T. 7:46 a.m. A unit requested contact with Environmental Health. Messages were left for two emergency contacts. 8:21 a.m. Blair Mortuary was contacted for a death due to the house fire. 8:46 a.m. The Building Department was notified. 9:22 a.m. A teletype initiated by CHP at 7:29 a.m. Is relaying that Hwy 70 is reduced to the No. 1 lane heading eastbound. The westbound lanes are open. 10:06 a.m. The Crisis Center was contacted and confirmed 6 rooms are available at the Gold Pan for displaced fire victims. Only two of the 6 rooms are occupied on Feb. 12. 10:16 a.m. Request a notification be sent to California State Fire Marshall. The State Fire Marshal advised they would not be responding. 10:32 a.m. CHP requested County Roads replace the stop sign at First and Main St. intersection. Per CHP, Caltrans is on the scene and advised it is the County Road response. 11:43 a.m. The information was passed onto Social Services. 1:15 p.m. Quincy Fire called to request a deputy response to assist with two dead dogs and the personal belonging safe found in the fire. 1:57 p.m. The dead dogs were transported to Animal Control and the information was faxed to Animal Control.

Wrong road, wrong dumpsite

11:18 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a road hazard in the westbound lane of Airport Road. The subject is unknown, the hazard is a whole pickup load of household trash. The caller was transferred to CHP.


1:59 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a tree in danger of falling into a neighboring residence. No human danger at the moment. The neighbor residence is vacant. 2:03 p.m. The information was given to Lake Almanor Country Club gate house. Their staff will assess the situation and either recontact emergency response or handle with a private tree service.

In need of support

5:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a tree is leaning on the power line. It is on the right hand side of the road if you are looking west between La Porte Road and Chandler. 6:01 p.m. The information was given to PG&E.

February 13

In town hot spot

11:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an illegal burn pile on Mill Creek Road. Quincy Fire was paged. 11:23 a.m. Assistance complete.

Notes and messages

11:48 a.m. Chester. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about a possible restraining order violation. The caller said that she came home and found a Notice to Quit on her porch and she believes a known subject did it. The information was given to the Sgt. in dispatch. 12:50 p.m. The Sgt. contacted the caller via phone, suspicious circumstances only. The caller requested the information be on file and believes that the subject is texting her via her ex’s phone.

Less than ideal

12:02 p.m. Chester. A caller requests a welfare check on a child. The caller just dropped the child off to the mother and it appeared to the caller that the subject was on drugs and was yelling and screaming. The caller is concerned for the child. The information was given to the Sgt. in dispatch. 12:54 p.m. The Sgt. contacted the caller. There are no grounds for a welfare check. It is an ongoing custody dispute. The caller requests the information on file that the subject yelled at her during a custody exchange and believes that the subject is using drugs.


12:45 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a loose cow on the roadway at Main Street and North Valley Roads. The call was transferred to CHP.

That stinks

4:56 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports an old argument with a neighbor over a dog pooping in common areas in the apartment complex where he lives. The neighbor’s name and apartment number were provided. The parties are separated and the subject left after the argument. 6:55 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller, and the caller was advised to contact Animal Control.

Creative solutions

8:08 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a call from a deputy. They have a patient there that was placed on a 5150 hold by the psychiatrist but now that psychiatrist is stating he cannot issue the form and neither can the Emergency Room doctor. They have a bed ready but cannot transfer the patient. 8:29 p.m. The caller recontacted and said they found a work around; no further assistance is requested.

February 14

Visual records

10:14 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests to speak to a deputy and view surveillance footage of a possible shoplifter. 11:34 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller and the caller will deliver the footage to the Sheriff’s Office for review.

Timely cleanup

10:57 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reported a controlled burn at Smith Creek Ranch behind Graeagle.


2:14 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her husband has fallen on the ice and has hip pain. The call was transferred to EPHX. 2:44 p.m. The patient was transported to EPHC.


3:21 p.m. Chester. A caller reports she is a victim of a cyber-crime, the loss is over $100,000. 5:50 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who does not have all the information to provide and will recontact them at a later date to make the report. The case is closed for now pending contact from the caller.

They got your number

4:08 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about a vehicle that does not stop for her when she stops her school bus to let children out. The caller said it has happened multiple times. 8:07 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller multiple times and a voicemail was left. 9:53 p.m. The deputy contacted the subject via phone and the subject was counseled.

What’s mine is yours

5:50 p.m. A caller reports that her soon to be ex-husband broke into her house on Friday and stole an old cell phone. The caller said there is no restraining order on file as of now but is working to get one. 8:10 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests the information be on file. She is in the process of getting a restraining order. The deputy said the property that was taken was mutual property. The caller is non desirous for entry of the residence.

Valentine singing telegram plan foiled

6:14 p.m. Greenville. A caller requests a welfare check on his friends. The subjects were going to go to dinner at 5 p.m. and never arrived. The caller contacted the restaurant who advised that the subjects had a reservation but never cancelled or arrived. The caller said he is now unable to get hold of either subject via phone and is concerned about them. 6:27 p.m. Contacted the subjects who said they are okay and went to dinner early. She will have her husband call the caller to let him know they are okay, and it was just a miscommunication about the time they were leaving.

February 15

Noise abatement

2:27 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle with the alarm going off for the last 30 minutes in the parking lot-no one around the vehicle. It is a dark colored Mitsubishi. The vehicle does not look broken into. 2:31 a.m. The information was given to the deputy in dispatch. 3:12 a.m. Deputies disabled the alarm. A message was left for the registered owner.


3:03 a.m. Chester. A caller advises he is intoxicated and wants a priest but won’t articulate why, says, “too much to explain.” The caller does not want medical attention and is not wanting to harm himself. The caller then hung up.

Cromberg livestock

1:37 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports she just hit a deer on Hwy 70 in front of Long Valley Fire Department. The call was transferred to CHP.

Strange day

3:17 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious male came onto the school grounds asking for information on a student. He stated he heard information that she had been kidnapped. The subject was described as 5’10” with a full beard. The school does not have anyone of that name enrolled in the school. The male is still in the area. 3:24 p.m. The information was sent to CHP who will start a unit looking in the location. 3:54 p.m. CHP advised unable to locate the suspect at the school.


6:24 p.m. Beckwourth. The caller requested medical for a possible overdose. The caller was transferred to EPHC. The subject is in a fifth wheel. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged and the information was sent to deputies. 7:14 p.m. The patient was transported to EPHC.


10:18 p.m. Beckwourth. EPHC requested assistance with a patient who needs a ride back home from the Emergency Room. The ambulance won’t take the patient back home. 11:16 p.m. EPHC recontacted and advised the patient is still waiting for a ride home. 11:48 p.m. Deputies returned the patient home.

February 16

High center

7:11 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a truck is high-centered on a snow bank. The female appears to need medical. The female is refusing to speak to the caller. She is in a black F150. 7:15 a.m. Graeagle, Plumas Eureka Fire and EPHC were paged. 8:05 a.m. A Sgt. advised CHP will handle.

I don’t like Mondays

10:04 a.m. Greenville. A caller requested a welfare check on a student that has not been in school for 2 weeks. The school has spoken to the father who said he has no idea where the child is located, possibly at his girlfriend’s residence, and provided the address. The girlfriend told the caller that the student was dead. The student and parent names were provided, as well as the girlfriend. 10:15 a.m. The information was given to a unit. 1:13 p.m. A detective contacted the subject who is okay and was instructed to go to school.

Air mail

1:01 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his wife was hit by a vehicle and the suspect took off in the vehicle. The vehicle is eastbound on Main Street in front of the Post Office. The caller advised his wife does not need medical services. The information was transferred to CHP.

Don’t call for a reference

3:09 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he received information that tenants who were evicted recently have come back and broken some windows. 3:49 p.m. A detective initiated a criminal report.

Next steps

4:54 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an ongoing barking dog problem over the past 8 months. The caller has attempted to resolve the problem with the dog owner to no avail. The caller was advised the information would be sent to Animal Control.

Well okay then

5:54 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she heard an explosion from a specified apartment, possibly a gunshot. The caller requests a welfare check. 6:33 p.m. Per a law enforcement unit, the subject was seen inside, refuses to answer the door, no further action.


6:13 p.m. Blairsden. A caller requests assistance with a water leak on Sugar Pine Drive. Plumas Eureka Fire was paged. 8:24 p.m. Assistance was complete at 7:11 p.m.


8:47 p.m. Crescent Mills. CHP received a 911 hang up from a female voice saying she was being attacked then hung up. Unable to recontact the disconnected cell phone. The coordinates pin to the middle of the forest above Crescent Mills and off Round Valley Road. The information is on file only at this time.

Roughing it

7:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two dogs locked in a Chevy Blazer. A male subject appears to be sleeping in the car and requests a patrol check when available. The vehicle has been parked in front of his residence for the past 48 hours. 10:18 p.m. A deputy contacted a known subject who is sleeping in his truck and okay.


9:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports large rocks fell in the roadway on Portola McLears Road approximately three miles west of Nakoma. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Outside the law

10:18 p.m. Quincy. A female subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving with an alcohol blood level above .08 percent.


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