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Sheriff’s Blotter: Feb. 16-17


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. 16-Feb 17, 2022

Feb. 16

Outdoor fires not making a dent in freezing temps!

8:29 a.m. Quincy. US Forest Service reports they will be doing a controlled burn in Butterfly Valley today.

Access denied

9:06 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports suspicious activity at her residence. A suspect was trying to get into her IHSS worker’s car. The male subject is holding a red bag and has black hair, blue jeans and a grey t-shirt. Later, another male walked into her residence without permission. The caller would like the info on file and for deputies to do extra patrol checks.

You got to be kidding!

4:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she received a call from Amazon regarding a purchase of $1,500. The caller did not purchase those items. The caller was requested to purchase eBay gift cards and purchased two cards for $200 each. 4:21 p.m. A deputy advised no monetary loss.

First cut is the deepest

4:59 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports she lives in Spanish Ranch and this morning her axe went missing. There is no known suspect.

“Care-taker” definition taken too literally

6:04 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports his caretaker took his car and ID without permission. A tow truck was able to return the vehicle and the suspect broke up the dash. The subject and her phone numbers were provided. Attempts to contact the suspect were unsuccessful. Case closed until further contact.

Let’s go visit “Mom”

10:36 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her ex is stalking her again. He was with their child at the time about 7 p.m. She was scared and went to Reno. The subject was identified.

Feb. 17

Hiking far from the beaten path

2:37 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a male subject walking in the roadway. The caller said the subject almost walked into his truck. The subject is an adult male with a backpack.


8:48 a.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on charges of probation violation, possession of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A second subject, a female, was arrested on charges of under the influence of drugs and corporal injury to a spouse and endangering the safety of a child.

Underage companions

9:56 a.m. Portola. A caller reports the neighbors are using drugs and may be selling drugs and the caller is concerned since there are children in the home. The subject was named. 12:25 p.m. A deputy advised the info is on file and the caller requested additional patrol checks.

Pedal to the metal

11 a.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports an orange chip hauler speeding and heading southbound on Hwy 89 from Canyon Dam. The information was transferred to CHP.

Right to refuse service

11 a.m. Vinton. A caller reports a customer is at a business location and refusing to leave. The suspect was named. All units were sent the information. CHP is responding. 11:26 a.m. CHP advises the suspect left the building.

Could be a favor with gas prices being so high

11:13 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a catalytic converter was stolen off a vehicle parked on W. Sierra Way, a Honda CRV, bronze in color, and the owner was named.


12:35 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle in the alley, a white Subaru Outback with license plate provided. The vehicle showed up in the middle of the night on Feb. 17. 1:33 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate anything suspicious. The vehicle is valid and legally parked.

And we pay for this service?

3:01 p.m. Mohawk. A deputy advised being out on a civil standby. A caller received a report of possible mental and physical abuse by a caregiver. The victim said the suspect punched him a week and a half ago. 3:42 p.m. The suspect has left the residence and if she returns to the residence will need to be trespassed from the whole property.

Like a boomerang

4:05 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a car was just stolen, possibly 15 minutes ago, a white Subaru Outback. The information was transferred to CHP. 5:07 p.m. The vehicle was entered into the missing vehicle database. 5:33 p.m. The vehicle was recovered.

Poor social skills

4:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an aggressive dog is trying to attack her and a child. The dog is a large tan and black dog. 4:56 p.m. Animal Control reports that the dog was returned to its owner and the owner was counseled.

They all look alike

4:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a neighbor stole a patio table out of their backyard. The neighbor down the street has a patio table in their front yard. The suspect’s possible name was provided. 8:10 p.m. A deputy advised no theft. It is a civil issue at this time.

Pace me, don’t chase me

5:06 p.m. Quincy A caller reports she was bit by a dog while she was running. It was a mixed breed dog and the owner’s name and phone number was provided. The info was faxed to Animal Control to follow-up.

Making a scene auditioning for a new role

5:20 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports an ongoing neighbor dispute with a named subject. A deputy advised temporary restraining order procedures were provided. The caller said the suspect was in the middle of the road waving an axe at him and he would like the suspect counseled. A deputy left a message for the suspect.

Trouble driving

5:37 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a grey Dodge Caravan is unable to maintain the lanes heading westbound on Hwy 70 from Lee Summit. The information was transferred to CHP.

Not cool in the cooler

7 p.m. Quincy. The jail advised an inmate caller requests to speak to a deputy. His ex-girlfriend stole his social security card and ID and is trying to sell/steal his identity. The subject was named. 11 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller and civil procedures were provided.

Exterior decorator

7:13 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that someone removed the stop sign at the corner of Gay St. and First Ave. The sign is not in the roadway but leaning up against the fence. The caller is just concerned about the metal post in the ground, is afraid someone will run it over.

From the world of new technology

7:16 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests to speak to a deputy. While driving home from Reno, a vehicle seemed to be following her. The caller then noticed an alert on her phone letting her know that some kind of tracker or accessory device was near her phone. The caller then looked into it further and stated the device has been giving someone her location ever since Reno. 8:29 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests the info on file only at this time. The caller was instructed to contact Apple support to have the device shut off. The caller was also told to recontact if anyone suspicious comes around the residence.


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