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Sheriff’s Blotter Feb. 24- March 1: Stuck cars and semis, more slides and blocked roads



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. 24-March 1

February 24

The big slip

8:01 a.m. Crescent Mills. CHP notifies there is a semi-truck sliding toward the river, a 48-foot with a sleeper cab. CHP is on the way and requests a tow.

Gas line

8:01 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports the gate at a location was broken and diesel was stolen. 8:49 a.m. A Sgt. attempted to contact the caller and left a message. 8:53 a.m. The caller called back and advised that he has not been contacted. 2:10 p.m. A criminal report was made.

The big bump

9:52 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a trailer was hit by a vehicle. There is no injury. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Dramatic hack

11:14 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports her Facebook was hacked and had terrorist-type activity being sent to her. They also accessed her PayPal account. The caller has notified her bank and requested the information on file.


1:35 p.m. Calpine. A caller reports a semi blocking the roadway on Hwy 89 just north of Calpine.

Trouble ahead

2:14 p.m. Quincy. CHP reports multiple vehicles are going up La Porte Road. It was requested County Roads. The information was sent to County Roads via phone.

Not a gold digger

2:29 p.m. Calpine A caller reports a gold van has been following her. The call was transferred to CHP.

The mysteries keep coming

2:33 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a suspicious incident happened at the residence. She was drugged on Feb. 19. The caller is in Washington. The caller provided the suspect’s location. 4:09 p.m. A Sgt. advised the information on file only, no drugging.

All gas and no go

7:26 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her vehicle is stuck in the snow at the Vallero gas station in a silver sedan. The call was transferred to CHP.

Fresh off the griddle

8:23 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a structure fire. There is a grease fire in the kitchen. 8:25 p.m. EPHC, Graeagle, and Plumas Eureka Fire was paged. 8:45 The fire was extinguished, all units can cancel. 9:06 p.m. Fire units can clear.

You better be lonely

9:21 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a restraining order violation. The restrained party has had friends over at the house all day. The parties live together but the restraining terms state he cannot have friends over at the house. 9:21 p.m. The confirmed restraining order terms state he cannot have friends over at the house. 11:59 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests when a deputy is available in Chester area to contact male half and remind him of the restraining terms. The deputy attempted to contact the male half via phone; the phone number was no good.

February 25

All in the family

1:25 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her son pushed her husband down on the floor. The suspect is still at the residence and in his room, does have access to the safe. While on the landline the caller advised she is okay and her husband did not need medical services. 1:30 p.m. An additional 911 call came in from the daughter requesting medical for the father, she does not need deputies to respond. Units are on the way from Quincy. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged. 1:41 p.m. The unit requested CHP to backup until units arrive. 1:44 p.m. Medical staff advised the suspect is no longer on scene. 2:23 p.m. The victim was transported to EPHC.

Death reported

3:43 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports he went up the roadway on a snowmobile and found his brother dead three-quarters of a mile up the road way. The deceased male is next to his vehicle. The caller said the roadway is not plowed. 6:40 p.m. The subject was confirmed deceased at 5:50 p.m. Transport to Blairs..

February 26

Happy go lucky pair

12:08 a.m. Loyalton. Two male subjects were arrested on charges of drunk in public on Main St.

Well now that’s settled

7:32 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a male subject got into a physical fight with another male and a female. The subject left in an unknown direction of travel but the caller put his belongings outside. There are no weapons involved.

February 27

Lots of muscle

9:53 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a reckless semi-truck on Hwy 89 North of Canyon Dam. The subject is white in color with US on the side. It is speeding and passing vehicles just north of Canyon Dam. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Now here’s a pickle

2:10 p.m. Quincy. Plumas District Hospital reports a semi is blocking the roadway at Bellamy and Bucks Lake Road. The caller said they were attempting to turn around in the parking lot and got stuck. The caller said there are no chains on the semi.

Hey, hey, hey now

4:16 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a yellow moving truck is blocking the roadway. The call was transferred to CHP.

Seize the day

4:26 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical service for herself. She has abdominal pain, a 68-year-old female who is Covid positive. The caller was transferred to REMSA. 4:28 p.m. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. 5 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH.

Not everybody loves a Slushy

4:31 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a traffic collision with a snowmobile trailer. The vehicle is partially blocking roadway, there are no injuries. The call was transferred to CHP.

Like a cold splash of water

5:21 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a male subject in a verbal argument with a subject who is very intoxicated and refusing to leave. There are no weapons, although the subject has a spray paint can in his hand. Both parties are still on the scene. 5:33 p.m. A second 911 call came in from the female half. The male is agreeing to let her take him home. No contact requested. 5:54 p.m. A deputy advised the caller is sober and will provide information for the subject. The deputy confirmed a verbal argument only.

February 28


7:33 a.m. Crescent Mills. The road department advises they came across two cars blocking the road on Hwy 89, two miles south of the “T”. You can get around them but there is very little room. No vehicle description was provided. The information was sent to CHP.


7:45 a.m. Westwood. A caller reports he is stuck in the snow in his white car. There are no injuries and the caller is very hard to understand due to a language barrier. The caller was transferred to CHP.

And another thing

8:04 a.m. Quincy. A caller advises his landlord has not plowed and he had to take his wife to the hospital. He is not happy about it and wanted to know what the Sheriff’s Office could do. The caller will handle the situation.

Hot on the trail

8:47 a.m. Chester. A caller reports she is stuck in the snow, partially in the roadway on Hwy 89, just south of Hwy 36. There is a fire truck right behind her Subaru Outback. The caller was transferred to CHP.

And in Portola

9:27 a.m. Portola. A caller advises her husband has a heart problems and she is concerned if there is a problem that they are stuck in their house. The caller requests information on snow removal. The caller was advised that if there is an emergency, the Fire Dept. will respond. No assistance is needed at this time.

To the north

11:52 a.m. Chester. A caller reports he is stuck in the snow, just west of Hwy 89, in a white Ford F350. The call was transferred to CHP.

And the game is called

11:55 a.m. Chester. CHP cross traffic reports they are closing the road at Hwy 89 and Hwy 36 due to white out conditions. They are also closing Hwy 32.


3:09 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports Grizzly Road needs to be plowed.

Seriously, putting his foot down

4:19 p.m. Chester. A caller reports being in a verbal argument with her son. The caller is difficult to understand. The subject possibly put his foot on her to hold her down. The son is on unknown drugs and is on probation. There are no weapons. 4:24 p.m. The subject is leaving on foot, no vehicle. The caller will call back if he returns.

After burn

4:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he was involved in a traffic accident and exchanged information with the other party but now he thinks his friend’s leg is hurt, and he will be going to the hospital. The caller is at the friend’s house. The caller was transferred to CHP.

The gift that keeps on giving

5:17 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a hard closure at the Wye due to new slide at mile marker 12.5 (East of Rock Creek Dam Road). REMSA was advised. 8:17 p.m. Per CHP, another rock slide occurred between Belden and Caribou at mile marker 15.2; Caltrans is working on it but for now all people in his area are unreachable. There are two flaggers in the area that can’t get out. The caller will update when clear.

Things we never think about

5:52 p.m. Greenville. 5:55 p.m. The caller reports there will be no guard on duty until the end of week due to snow. The gate would not close. There should be no one on the property. Patrol check would be good when possible.

Planning ahead

8:06 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports getting stuck on Diamond Mountain Road in his 2004 Ford Expedition. He left it in the roadway. The caller left and was able to get home and has arranged for Crescent Tow to help him get out in the morning, no injuries. The information only was sent to CHP.

Smokey and the bandit

10:06 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a verbal argument at the gas station with a male and female trying to buy cigarettes. The parties agreed to leave and the caller said he was locking the store. The information is on file and the caller no longer requests assistance.

March 1

Lack of appreciation for getting a jump on things

2:36 a.m. Portola. A caller reports there is a man outside plowing and would like him to leave the area since it is the middle of the night. 2:57 a.m. A deputy advised the plow has moved on.

Not the Pony Express

4:18 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a jack-knifed big rig in a blue Amazon truck on Hwy 36 in front of the Holiday Market.

On the closed road?

7:09 a.m. Tehama. A caller reports he found a trucker stranded, partially blocking the roadway on Hwy 32, 14 miles south of Hwy 36. There are no injuries. The call was transferred to CHP.

Complex layering

8 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller was reporting he was assaulted and hurt his elbow, does not want an ambulance, is rambling about the FBI and breaking a code. It is unknown what was being reported or if the name is correct. The caller named a subject, ex-FBI, the subject broke FBI code. 9:03 a.m. A Sgt. spoke to the caller. There is no crime and the Sgt. gave advice on how to deal with other issues.

Trouble at the DMV

9:27 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a propane leak at the DMV. The company is High Sierra Gas. The caller believes the regulator is leaking. Quincy Fire was paged. 10:15 a.m. Assistance is complete.

Can’t see over it, can’t see around it …

12:07 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports the train plow caused a berm too big for vehicles to pass by. One vehicle was stuck partially on the tracks. The information was sent to County Roads.

It’s a loaner

1:36 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports her car is missing. It was last seen on Sunday, and she cannot find the keys. It is unknown who took the car, but it is possibly her ex-boyfriend, as he was at her house on Sunday. 1:39 p.m. The caller left messages for the subject; he will not return calls. The subject lives in Crescent Mills. 2:29 p.m. A deputy and a Sgt. contacted the caller. She is uncertain who took her car and she will contact CHP if she wants to file a stolen car report.


1:54 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports subjects sent him a random email saying they were being rescued on Friday and he was concerned. The caller will reach out to them and see if they need help as the email he received was vague. He will call back if he gets a response.

Weather resistant          

1:58 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports his neighbor was banging on his back door. It is an ongoing argument over multiple issues, this time over snow removal. The caller requested a call from a deputy. 7:13 p.m. A deputy advised civil procedures were provided. The caller requests the information on file of a dispute with the subject over snow removal and easements.

Hot spot

11:01 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a chimney fire has possibly spread to the inside of walls. The caller can see glowing from the outlets and smell of smoke. Everyone is out of the house. The call was transferred to SIFC.



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