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Sheriff’s Blotter Feb. 17-20: Lots of intoxication and vehicle issues

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. 17-20

February 17


2:55 a.m. Delleker. A caller requests assistance with an oxygen tank. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 2:58 p.m. A deputy was requested to respond due to the caller making threats to the Fire Department during the last response. 3:01 a.m. Deputies advised they will not be responding due to threats made to deputies. 3:03 a.m. An ambulance is requested due to being the only fire unit responding. EPHC ambulance was paged. 3:20 a.m. Assistance is complete.

Change of heart

3:04 p.m. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a civil matter with her ex-husband. Her ex is no longer on the lease and is trying to come to her residence and she does not want him there. 3:32 p.m. A deputy advised that civil procedures were provided.


3:45 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests assistance at her residence. She had a cleaning lady clean her house and the fumes made her pass out and she is not sure if it is safe for her to be in her residence now.

Wood work

4:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised a trailer fire. She can see smoke coming out of the windows, no flames showing. There are four occupants outside of the residence, it is unknown if anyone is inside. 4:11 p.m. A deputy advised all units can cancel, it was a wood splitter that was smoking. There is no fire and everything is okay.

Mixed message

5:47 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a patient claiming he might have been intentionally poisoned by his girlfriend. He did not give the name of his girlfriend. The caller was advised that once the patient is released and wants to make a report, the patient can call to make the report directly.

Altered perspective

9:29 p.m. Chester. CHP received a 911 call from a male subject who stated someone was being held against their will at a specified location and hung up. Nothing further. 10:45 p.m. A deputy contacted a person at the address who is okay and believes the caller was her brother who is possibly intoxicated.

Upside down

10:54 p.m. Chester. A 911 call came in with coordinates for the location. There are no prior calls from the number. 11 p.m. The location was given to CHP. 11:02 p.m. A deputy and a Sgt. are on scene and located a vehicle upside down with unknown occupants. 11:06 p.m. The vehicle is unoccupied. The information was sent to CHP from Susanville. 11:08 p.m. The return from the vehicle is for known persons and their local address. 11:15 p.m. A deputy is out with the female half on scene and confirmed it is her husband’s truck. The male half is gone upon arrival. Feb. 18, 12:07 p.m. CHP to handle.

Father and son

11:31 p.m. Chester. A hospital reports a patient was transported from Seneca for medical issues related to Fentanyl use. The son of a patient disclosed to a charge nurse that he and his father have been using Fentanyl together and he didn’t want to get in trouble for it. The nurse is concerned as there are two children in the home. 11:58 p.m. Hold for the day shift. Feb. 18, 1:27 a.m. A deputy spoke to the son via phone who advised there are no children in the residence. No response will be made due to no children being in the house.

February 18

More Chester road hazards

12:07 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a single vehicle accident into a snow berm. Two parties are out of the vehicle and walking around. The information was transferred to CHP. 12:17 a.m. CHP requested PCSO respond until they can call out another unit from Susanville. 12:43 a.m. A deputy advised a driver and passenger were both transported to Seneca Hospital. 12:45 a.m. The deputy advised the vehicle will need a flatbed to be removed from the scene. 1:23 a.m. CHP will handle.

Bali Hi prescription: Happy talk

12:19 a.m. Chester. A caller advised he has been drinking for days straight and has plans to keep drinking for a week until he can pick his dad up from Renown. He will be intoxicated when he drives to Reno in a week because he can’t stop drinking. The caller is not making sense and declined an ambulance. The caller denied any self-harm, said he just needs a deputy to “talk him down” from drinking. The caller is home alone. 1:27 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who declined any assistance but said he will continue to drink and “wants to die.” The caller stated he was sitting next to a rifle but did not want to shoot himself or hurt anyone else. The caller declined any further assistance. Per policy, no response will be made.

Cold, cold, cold

1:03 a.m. Chester. CHP received a report of a subject walking on the shoulder between mile-marker 3-3.5. The caller is concerned for the subject due to low temperatures. The subject is wearing a beanie and a green/silver jacket. CHP requested PCSO handle due to the traffic accidents and no more units are available. 1:28 a.m. A deputy and Sgt. checked both ends of Hwy 36 and were unable to locate anyone walking on the shoulder.

Hazardous mix of liquid and weather

1:11 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests an ambulance for a 22-year-old intoxicated male who fell and has a head laceration. Indian Valley Fire and PDH ambulance were paged. 1:35 a.m. Plumas 11 requests a helicopter to Gansner Air Field for a 20-year-old with a possible skull fracture, weighing 165 pounds. 1:39 a.m. Careflight ETA is 2:03 a.m. 2:05 a.m. Plumas 11 advised Careflight 4 is diverting to Indian Valley Hospital. 2:16 a.m. Careflight 4 is on the ground. 2:47 a.m. Careflight 4 off the ground on the way to Renown.

Out of season

2:15 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he was towing a motorcycle with a tow strap and the motorcycle crashed. There are unknown injuries due to the rider yelling profanities at the caller when she asked if he asked if he needed help. The caller advised that the truck towing the motorcycle left in an unknown direction of travel. The information was transferred to CHP. 2: 21 p.m. The information was sent to Chester units. 2:25 p.m. CHP advised contact with the subject who said there was no crash and no injuries and no assistance is requested.

Test, check, one, two

2:51 p.m. Graeagle. A caller is testing 911 for his mother-in-law to make sure everything is pinning correctly. The caller answered all questions and everything is okay.


5:27 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that an unknown subject is trying to take a vehicle that is abandoned but the caller knows the owner and they are not getting the car removed. There are 12 people in total. 6:40 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who was reporting 40 invisible juveniles attempting to vandalize the parked vehicle. A deputy advised there is no crime and the caller was advised to contact if he has a medical need.

February 19

Water hazard

9:16 a.m. Greenville. A reporting party states their lift station at the Greenville Waste Water Treatment Plant on Spirit Springs Road had both pumps fail. The back-up pump did not start due to cold weather. The spill went into Wolf Creek and was unrecoverable. 9:24 a.m. Greenville Waste Water Treatment Plant on Spirit Springs Road reporting party states their main lifts station had both pumps fail. The back-up pump did not start due to cold weather. The spill went “in” on Feb. 19 at 9:24 a.m.


10:48 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests an ambulance for her son who was in a go-cart accident, a 39-year-old male with a head injury. PDH, Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 10:55 a.m. The call was transferred to REMSA for a helicopter. 10:59 a.m. The information was sent to CHP. 11:05 a.m. REMSA was recontacted and advised the patient is being transported by a privately owned vehicle.


11:01 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports he is stuck in a snowdrift in his Dodge Ram on Clio State Road 40A. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Peak-a Boo

2:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports there is a child alone in the back seat of a vehicle. While on the line, the caller advised that the owner of the vehicle just returned.


3:20 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requests Fire and medical for a single vehicle accident into the embankment. There are unknown injuries. The red vehicle is still on the roadway. 3:21 p.m. Indian Valley Fire, Crescent Mills Fire, and PDH were paged. 4:06 p.m. A male driver was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent. CHP advised citing the subject and released him to the hospital.

Breaking the rules

3:31 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that his son just came home intoxicated. The caller said he requests a deputy come and cite the juvenile. The caller said the subject is on probation and who the probation officer is. There are no weapons. 6:32 p.m. The information was provided to Probation.


6:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports three juveniles are throwing rocks at cars driving through the parking lot. The caller last saw them on the east side of the store near the loading docks. 6:43 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate the juveniles at Grocery Outlet. The deputy advised on the way to check the Relay Station as well. The deputy advised the area was checked and was unable to locate the juveniles.

Search complete

8:23 p.m. Chester. A caller requests we be on the lookout for a known male subject who left her residence in her vehicle, not stolen. The caller said the subject may be suffering from a mental health episode. The caller stated the subject’s bedroom mirror was punched. The caller advised no missing person’s report but will contact if the subject does not return. The vehicle was described. 8:42 p.m. A vehicle matching the description was not found. The information was given to deputies and CHP. CHP advised the subject was located in Lassen County for a drunk driving charge earlier today and the vehicle was towed and is stored with Susanville Tow.

February 20

All alone

1:26 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a possible abandoned vehicle on the side of the road, does not believe it was involved in an accident. It is a white Toyota Camry. The information was sent to CHP.

Young ones

2:55 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loud college party happening next door. The information was given to the deputy in dispatch. 3:07 a.m. A deputy contacted the known subject who agreed to keep the peace for the night.

Young choices

8:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports his juvenile son is extremely intoxicated and causing a disturbance. There are no weapons. 8:49 a.m. The information was given to the Sgt. in dispatch. 9:24 a.m. The juvenile was transported to PDH, and the information was given to Probation. 10:08 a.m. A Sgt. advised the subject was admitted to PDH and probation notified.


5:13 p.m. Quincy. A subject reports he was just stopped by the store manager who said there was a theft from the store. 5:29 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the subject who said the store has no evidence of a crime and no further assistance is requested.

Rage on the road

5:38 p.m. Chester. CHP requests officers be on the lookout for a white Jeep truck. CHP advises a road rage driver caused a disturbance in front of the Chevron in Chester on Main Street. The original caller stated that the subject stopped his vehicle in the middle of the roadway, got out and started punching the windows of the caller’s vehicle while yelling at the caller and his family. CHP advised the parties are separated and the caller is at the Chevron in Chester standing by for the CHP unit. The male subject is between 40-50 years of age in a red sweatshirt and beige shorts. The white Jeep was last seen heading eastbound on Main Street. The caller is in a black Cadillac Escalade. 6:35 p.m. CHP advised contacting all parties involved and no further assistance is requested.

Communication breakdown

6:58 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports that she had a verbal argument with her daughter in Beckwourth. The caller stated that both parties pushed each other. The caller requests to speak to a deputy and the caller confirmed both parties are separated. 7:55 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. All parties are okay and separated. The deputy advised to refer to the criminal report.

Taxi in Quincy

11:44 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious white panel van in the Safeway parking lot with the engine running, has made some laps around the lot and re-parked each time. It has been there since 8 p.m. 11:58 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject who is okay and waiting for a taxi.

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