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Sheriff’s Blotter: Feb. 25-28

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. 25-Feb 28, 2022

Feb. 25

Are these your visitors?

8:36 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a reckless female driver, passing at the Hwy 89 junction in a green Chevy 4-wheel drive with Utah plates. The information was sent to CHP.


12:15 p.m. Chester. A caller reports she is being harassed by three named women. The caller was provided Temporary Restraining Order procedures.

I’m not yelling!

12:25 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she can hear a male screaming at a female. The first names of the subjects were given; it is a mother and son. 12:38 p.m. A deputy advised it is not an argument, the parties are just hard of hearing and were talking loudly to each other.

Help accepted

2:30 p.m. East Shore Lake Almanor. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding her schizophrenic grandson and possibly getting him on a 5150 hold. 3:08 p.m. A deputy advised assistance complete. The victim agreed to go to the doctor with his grandmother.

Road hog barbeque

3:19 p.m. Lake Almanor. A report came in of a white dump truck all over the road on Hwy 147 halfway between Hamilton Branch and Canyon Dam. CHP is out of position. The info was sent to the deputy to be on the lookout. 4:03 p.m. CHP stopped and cited the driver.

Cat fight between Tom’s

3:41 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports an incident just occurred with his neighbor, first name only known. The other party is intoxicated and laying on the ground. The caller said the suspect accused him of taking his cat and then punched him and was trying to stab his eyes out. 3:45 p.m. No weapons involved. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged. 6:15 p.m. The suspect was issued a citation.

Boat, snow mobile or 4-wheel drive, what’s the choice to be?

4:15 p.m. Frenchman Lake. A caller reports their son is in the snow and cannot get out. He is in a 4-wheel drive truck at the Frenchman Lake boat ramp. The subject and phone number were provided. The call was transferred to CHP.


6:19 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports loud music. The caller asked them to turn the music down and they turned it up. 6:21 p.m. It was requested that a there be a patrol check at the location on First Street. 6:52 p.m. A deputy advises it was quiet upon arrival.

Feb. 26

Sadly, no answer will change the outcome 

5:16 a.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about his son’s passing and why he is only now finding out about it. 7:15 a.m. Information was provided to the caller, who will call back Monday to speak with the Chief Deputy Coroner.

Neighborhood watch

7:09 a.m. Portola. A caller reports her neighbor’s vacant house has a broken water line under the house. It is unknown who the owners are. 7:48 a.m. Information was passed along to an employee with the City of Portola who will respond.

Fire on the mountain

7:52 a.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports the house at the On Top Mine is a total loss. The residents will be staying with the caller. 8:02 a.m. The information was given to Environmental Health and the Building Dept. was notified.

Not splitting hairs

11:26 a.m. Portola. A caller advises an ex-wife borrowed a wood splitter and will not return it. A deputy provided civil procedures and the caller would like the information on file.

Is that so?

11:55 a.m. Portola. A caller reports he terminated an employee who stated to the caller, “I could beat your ass,” and the caller wants it documented. The subject was named. 12:53 p.m. A deputy reports no crime. The caller requests the information be on file only.

Cat rescue

12:06 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an injured cat in the neighborhood. It is a yellow cat with a broken leg. 2:53 p.m. Animal Control advised the caller will attempt to trap the cat and recontact if further assistance is needed.

Repeat business is key

12:33 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports being unable to contact a customer on Diamond Mountain Road. The caller has done tree work for the subject in the past. The caller has gone to the residence several times and notes suspicious circumstances and an odd interaction with an unknown male neighbor. The caller said the last contact was in early 2021. The subject was named. 2:49 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the subject who said she was not at the residence earlier, but she is okay.

Loose change

1:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports losing a wallet at Grocery Outlet. The caller left it on the truck side rail at 1:30 p.m. and drove off. He searched the area but was unable to locate it. The wallet contains credit and debit cards plus a driver’s license. It is a black tri-fold leather wallet.

State your purpose

2:26 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle driving slow in the residential neighborhood. The caller reports it occurred about 10 times over the past month, different vehicles but the same driver. It is a male age 60-70 with gray hair and a gray beard. The caller requests the information on file and will call again if the subject returns.


3:17 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an abandoned car in the parking lot. The vehicle has been there for approximately 24 hours. It is a green Jeep Liberty. The tires are deflated, and the rear passenger window is broken. 3:47 p.m. A deputy advised the caller will have to initiate getting the vehicle towed.


3:20 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller wants to talk to a deputy regarding a trust and inheritance issues. A subject passed away a year ago. 4:09 p.m. Civil procedures were provided.

Hot spot

5:50 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a propane tank leak and problems with pilot flames. The caller requests assistance with requesting after-hours propane delivery.

Hit and run

6:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a traffic accident at Jackson St. and Roche Ave. where a car ran into a telephone pole on Jackson. The vehicle left going west on Jackson toward Church St. It is a dark Dodge Durango. Multiple 911 calls came in to report the incident. The information was transferred to CHP. 6:29 p.m. A caller reports significant damage to the Dodge Durango. 6:49 p.m. More multiple calls came in to report the incident.

Over the legal limit

10:49 p.m. Quincy. CHP requests assistance. Their unit is out with an uncooperative male subject. The subject has now barricaded himself behind a fence with an aggressive dog. 11:13 p.m. A Sgt. reports assistance complete. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.

This is not your room

10:50 p.m. Chester. A caller requests medical services for a male subject that has just shown up to her residence. The caller does not know who he is, but he is throwing up. 11:15 p.m. Medical services report no deputy service needed; they can cancel.

Feb. 27

Sound effects

12:17 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a disturbance across the street. The suspects broke glass in the street and a loud boom was heard from the backyard. 1:15 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject, who said they were having a social gathering. The suspects agreed to keep the peace and the location was quiet upon arrival.

Lots of action in a stationary household

12:39 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy come to her house due to her roommate/tenant locking her cat in their room. The subject is in the room and will not answer the door. The caller said she is bedridden and cannot get the cat herself. The caller’s friend tried to open the door, but it appears to be barricaded shut. 12:51 The caller recontacted and said the cat was not in the roommate’s room but was in another part of the house. No further assistance is needed.

Kid curfew kicked to the curb

1:10 a.m. Delleker. A caller requests patrol checks because a couple of juveniles are running around the area. The caller already scared the group off once. 1:11 a.m. A different caller reports that multiple juveniles are running around the neighborhood. They appear to be attempting to break into the truck. The caller is unsure if the juveniles were able to get into the truck. The caller’s husband is out checking and will recontact if anything is stolen. The caller requests patrol checks in the area. 3 a.m. A deputy advised checking the area and unable to locate any juveniles.

Walking it off

1:59 a.m. Westwood. A caller reports that he had a buddy call him and say that he was walking from a bar in Westwood to Susanville. The caller is concerned for the friend due to the temperature and time of night.

Get some sleep

4:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests assistance for a female screaming in the trailer. He can only hear the female screaming curse words, it is unknown who the victim is, and he believes the subject lives alone. She has been playing her music all night. 4:38 a.m. A Sgt. advised contacting the subject who is okay and not screaming. She was playing her music loudly and it could have been what the caller heard. The subject agreed to turn the music down.

A good neighbor lends a hand

5:28 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that a male subject came to his residence asking for a ride. The subject seems to be out of it and is hard to understand. He mumbles when he talks, he appears to be okay and is just asking for a ride. The male subject is possibly in his 70s or older, in a long-sleeved black shirt, jeans, and boots. 6:01 a.m. A deputy requests medical attention for a male who possibly had a stroke at some point. Eastern Plumas Fire and EPHC were paged, and a helicopter is standing by. 6:23 a.m. The deputy contacted the caller and subject. There is no crime, medical assistance only is needed. The patient was transported to Nervino Airport. 6:35 a.m. Medical Services advised to cancel the helicopter; they are transporting the patient by ground to Reno.

He’s his brother’s keeper but where’s dog number 3?

10:36 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests a welfare check on his brother. The caller feels he may be deceased. The subject is 60 years old and lives alone with several medical issues and three dogs. The subject has had mental health issues in the past. The caller last spoke to him via text 3 days ago. He usually gets a text every 2-3 days. The subject is not answering-which is not normal, and he has been very sick. 10:44 a.m. An ambulance was requested for the subject. 11:53 a.m. Medical Services are assisting the subject who is having difficulty walking and altered consciousness. 1:02 p.m. The subject was transported to EPHC and placed on a 5150 hold. Animal Control will be notified to pick up the dogs in the home.

Unhappy with the service

10:37 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports PG&E contracted tree trimmers that cut down trees and caused a lot of damage. There is tree debris left in his and the neighbor’s yard.

Forget the cheese, who moved my dog house!?

10:50 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports theft of a wooden dog house.

Decedent’s last wishes: Please fight over my possessions

2:05 p.m. Chester. A caller reports her sister is at the door causing a disturbance. Both parties are on the deed. The subject keeps taking items from the house and selling them. The subject is 61 years old. The subject is possibly in the garage or backyard. The subject’s vehicle was described, and the subject named. 2:33 p.m. A Sgt. advised a verbal argument only. The subject is upset over her mother’s will.

Rock slide

4:42 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a rockslide in one lane near Canyon Dam at mile marker 28.11. 5 p.m. Another caller reported a small rockslide on Hwy 89 three miles north of Greenville.

Danger on the road

8:16 p.m. Sattley. CHP arrested a male subject for driving under the influence on Hwy 89 at Hwy 49.

Busted again, read the fine print

9:04 p.m. Greenville. A female subject was arrested during a probation check on charges of probation violation and under the influence of drugs.

Feb. 28

Help is on the way

6:14 a.m. Chester. A caller is on Johnson Grade in the westbound lane with a dog that has been hit. The information was transferred to CHP and the information was sent to Animal Control. 6:51 a.m. The caller called back advising the dog is severely injured and CHP advised not having a unit to send. The caller is standing by with the dog. The dog does have some kind of Animal Control tags. 6:56 a.m. CHP confirmed that CHP is on the way from Quincy. 8:53 a.m. The owner was located and will meet with Animal Control at the substation. 9:07 a.m. Animal Control responded and located the dog’s owner.

We can work it out

6:46 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller requests a deputy call. A neighbor cut down his tree this weekend. When he went to the subject’s home this morning the suspect opened the door with a gun in his hand. The subject’s first name was provided. They are separated at this time. 12:57 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said the subject answered the door holding a gun down at his side. The subject never threatened the caller or pointed the gun at him. The caller said that the subject gave him permission to cut any tree on his property for use as lumber to replace the tree cut by the subject, which the caller agreed to. The caller also has given the subject permission to come on his property and park on his property. The caller wished the info to be on file and requests not to contact the subject. The subject is also currently leaving the area to return to San Francisco, there is no crime. 12:58 p.m. The Sgt. identified the subject who was gone upon arrival.

Promoting a clean environment

8:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller called a probation officer advising his roommate was causing a disturbance and said the named subject is possibly on drugs. 9:05 a.m. A Sgt. advises standing by with probation for a check.

Drying out

9:13 a.m. Portola. A caller reports an ongoing problem with the property owner refusing to fix problems with their apartment. They have had no water for several days. A deputy had advised them to contact code enforcement, but they lost the number. The number was provided, the caller will call them now.

Dealing with professionals

9:26 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports that someone attempted to break into a home. It happened Sunday at 6:16 p.m. and the suspect is on camera. The homeowner is not on the scene. The caller is available by phone. 11 a.m. A Sgt reports the caller is the head of security for a large institution in Susanville and was advised to send the video to the Sgt. to identify the subject. The caller requests extra patrol checks in the area.

That’s exciting!

9:33 a.m. Quincy. A caller advises Ferrell Gas will be burning off a tank at a business today on Main St.

No gym pass, no entrance

10:14 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a large dog by the Portola High School gym. It is a big white male bull mix. 10:40 a.m. A deputy picked up the dog and transported it to Animal Control.

Way worse than bed head

10:34 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a small cat with a can stuck on its head. They request assistance catching the cat. The information was sent to Animal Control. 10:44 a.m. The caller said he got the can off the cat’s head; nothing further is needed.

Idle hands

3:34 p.m. Portola. A 911 call came in from a screaming female caller reporting several juveniles came into Subway looking for someone. One party has a baseball bat. They went to Leonard’s parking lot then split up. They are in a red Hyundai 4-door and a white Mustang. 3:37 p.m. The subject at Subway is okay. The subjects in the red car left westbound on Hwy 70 and the white car went up North Gulling. 3:49 p.m. Both carloads of juveniles were located. 4:20 p.m. A deputy spoke to all parties and will look for the other subjects. The suspect was possibly attempting to assault another 14-year-old juvenile. 4:59 p.m. The deputy counseled the juvenile.

Car crunch

5:29 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a vehicle accident on Hwy 70 east of Keddie. Two vehicles were involved. All parties are out of the vehicles with no injuries. The vehicles are blocking the roadway. The information was sent to CHP. An additional report was called in on Hwy 70 near Butterfly Valley Road, a single car accident with no injuries and parties out of the vehicle. Two more calls came in to report.

Big rocks

5:38 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a rock in the roadway approximately 2 feet in diameter on Mile 1 of Hwy 32 a quarter mile south of Slate Creek Bridge.

Visible on the outside

5:55 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports an erratic driver in a white sedan, the car is damaged and speeding and weaving off the road. The information was sent to CHP.

Rock tumble

8:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports rocks in the road at the Smiley Face reflectors on Bucks Lake Road.

Music from above

11:02 p.m. Quincy A caller is calling in a noise complaint at a known neighbor’s house where a loud party is going on directly above his property. 11:18 p.m. The suspect was contacted and agreed to keep the peace and turn the music down.

Love that funky music? Bang the gong

11:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports there is loud banging coming from behind the Plumas Motor Supply building. It sounds like someone is beating on something metal. 11:25 p.m. CHP is coming from the Greenville wye. 11:26 p.m. Another caller from an adjacent street called to report a known subject is banging a residence door open and closed. It is very loud, and the caller requests a deputy respond. 11:35 p.m. Contact was made with a known subject who was told to stop banging the door. The subject agreed to stop banging the door.

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