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Sheriff’s Blotter: Feb. 3-7

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. 3-Feb 7, 2022

Feb. 3

Parental assist

2:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy due to having issues with her two juvenile children. The caller said that the children are not listening to her and causing a verbal argument. 2:32 a.m. A sergeant advised contacting the caller and both juveniles. All parties are counseled and have agreed to keep the peace.

Kid stuff

2:59 a.m. Chester. A juvenile subject in a motor vehicle was cited for committing a crime as a juvenile age 12-17 and receiving a stolen vehicle. 3:27 a.m. Information was sent to Lake Almanor Tow. 5:17 a.m. A deputy advised the juvenile was released to the parents.

A game of battleship

3:37 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that he is being held on some kind of battleship and does not know where he is or what room number he is in. The caller said that his nurses will assist him. Eastern Plumas Health Center was paged.

Feb. 4

Please Wayne, don’t party on

12:13 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports loud music on Lawrence Street. It is an ongoing issue with the neighbor. The caller said he will also contact the property manager when able. 12:52 a.m. A Sgt. reports the residence was quiet upon arrival. 1:32 a.m. CHP transferred a call reporting the music is playing again. 2:07 a.m. A Sgt. advised contacting the caller who was advised to contact the landlord.

Generous gifting

8:35 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports she was scammed out of $1000 yesterday. She bought two $500 gift cards. 9:22 a.m. A deputy reports it is a civil issue.

Wishful thinking

9:40 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports locating drugs and paraphernalia in an apartment he is cleaning out. 10:03 a.m. A deputy reports no drugs. Assistance complete.

Frayed family ties

9:59 a.m. Portola. A caller reports the landlord’s son is on the property under the influence of drugs. The landlord does not want the suspect there according to the caller. 10:42 a.m. A deputy reports he contacted the landlord who said the suspect was trespassed from the grandmother’s residence. 12:04 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the suspect.

Trying to right a wrong

11 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a small white Ford pickup heading toward Greenville did a hit and run on a dog. The owner is currently going to be driving the dog to an emergency vet in Reno. 11:31 a.m. The information was faxed to Animal Control. 11:37 a.m. The info was sent to CHP.

Close quarters

11:26 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports four dogs in a cage. There is no food or water present. The information was faxed over to Animal Control.

Wild imagination

12:45 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a man was running behind her house stating someone was chasing him with a gun. The caller does not know who the man is, but he is wearing a grey jacket, a black shirt, has a moustache and is in his late 50s with brown shoulder length hair. He is walking toward Rocky Point Road. 1:07 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject described who is having a mental health issue. The area was checked with nothing unusual located.

Illegal activity arrested

1:10 p.m. Portola. A subject female was arrested on charges of being under the influence of drugs and possession of drugs.

Leggo o’ my Eggo

2:05 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a box truck who picked up 10 slot machines. It was a Budget truck. No driver’s names were given. The slots are owned by Sierra Slot Sources and the owner’s name and number were provided. 3:59 p.m. Communication with the caller revealed a miscommunication. The caller will contact the manager.

After shocks

3:36 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports their dog was involved in a dog bite on Feb. 1. The victim of the dog bite has been harassing her and her fiancé. Vehicles have been driving by the house and flashing lights and honking their horn. 4:23 p.m. The caller is going to speak to the landlord.

Fire visible at night

6:38 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he can see open flames with no one around from the intersection of Marilyn Drive and Sharon Way. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 7:14 p.m. The fire was extinguished.


8:33 p.m. Quincy. A single vehicle accident has taken place west of Riverdance with unknown occupants. The info was transferred to CHP. 8:37 p.m. The patients are being transported by a passersby.

Short-sighted game

9:56 p.m. Chester. A caller reports children just saw a picture on a friend’s Instagram of him holding a gun. The post was made yesterday. The caller would like contact. 10:22 p.m. A deputy advised attempting to contact both the subject and the suspect’s mother via phone, but both were unreachable. Attempts to contact the subject or mother at the residence resulted in no contact at the door. No crime currently. The firearm in the photo appears to not be a real firearm. The info is on file only. The call info was faxed to probation.

Feb. 5

Kayakers need a good paddle

8:10 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports the theft of three kayaks sometime last night.

It’s the real McCoys

9:25 a.m. Chester. A caller reports some sort of neighbor dispute. Her neighbor is upset that he is being harassed by another neighbor. The caller said that the harassed neighbor has armed himself and she is concerned and requests to speak to a deputy. 4:43 p.m. A deputy advised no crime.

Right to refuse service exercised

10:38 a.m. Quincy. A business reports a possible suspicious theft suspect. The suspect was in the store and had merchandise in his hands and paid for a couple items and now other items are possibly missing. The subject is in his 40s-50s with dark hair, sunglasses, and a hat, and left about 10 minutes in a silver VW bug. 11:10 a.m. A deputy reports the store cannot identify the exact items taken if any and requests the suspect be trespassed if located. 11:29 a.m. A deputy reports unable to locate the suspect.

The risks of poker

1:15 p.m. Quincy. Medical services are requested between checkpoints 3 and 4 on the Bucks Lake Poker Run. Bucks Lake Fire, Meadow Valley Fire and PDH were paged. 1:35 p.m. Patrol reports the injured party is on their way to the summit to meet with PDH. 1:57 p.m. The patient has arrived at the summit. 2:29 p.m. The patient is transported to PDH.

Not looking for that kind of deduction

1:31 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his vehicle was just stolen while he was getting his taxes done. It is a 2004 black Expedition. The info was sent to CHP. 2:06 p.m. The caller reports a possible vehicle sighting near C. Roy Carmichael headed into town. The vehicle has a half a tank of gas and described stickers on windows. There is a hunting knife inside the vehicle. A Lassen alert came through to be on the lookout for a subject that may be the possible suspect. 8:32 p.m. CHP advised being out with the stolen vehicle on Hwy 36 at Morgan Summit. 10:05 p.m. CHP confirmed the location as received and the vehicle was removed from the stolen vehicle list. CHP attempted to contact the owner, no answer but message left.

A questionable eye toward gift horse

4:25 p.m. Portola. EPHC reports a suspicious male dropped off two cakes and they think it is suspicious. They have seen the unknown male around and want the info on file.

This is not your room

5:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two juveniles on the roof of Portola High School, a male and a female. They are around the shop area near the bus parking. 5:27 p.m. A deputy advised counseling the juveniles and they agreed to vacate the property.


5:17 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a single vehicle accident on Grizzly Road next to Lake Davis dam. The vehicle is on its roof. The parties are out of the vehicle with no injuries. CHP requests a deputy respond. 5:55 p.m. A deputy confirms non-injury accident, and the tow truck is on the way.

Bam boom

5:18 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a single vehicle accident just east of Portola on Hwy 70. The caller is the involved party. No medical is needed.

An alternate adventure, but memorable just the same

5:17 p.m. Chester. A caller reports being stuck in the snow on Warner Valley Road approximately 200-300 feet from the plowed road. The occupants are two adult males in a red Ford Ranger and a black Dodge pickup. They are on the dirt bike track across the road. The caller will recontact with 911 for a specific location. The caller said they walked to Chester to purchase shovels but were unable to get the vehicles out. 5:41 p.m. A Sgt. advised no Search and Rescue is needed. 6:21 p.m. The deputy advised one vehicle is out and they need a tow for the Dodge 2500 and requested Lake Almanor Tow for a cash fare. 7:11 p.m. The deputy advised assistance complete.

Was it a full moon in Chester?

8:05 p.m. Chester. A corner store employee reports two adult males in a fight in the parking lot with several broken bottles and unknown other weapons. One subject, first name was known, is leaving in a burgundy sedan. The second subject is leaving on a bicycle in a red hat, black shirt, and blue jeans. CHP has no units in the area. 10:08 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area and unable to locate anyone fighting or anyone in need of assistance.

Not a toy

10:21 p.m. Chester. Two 911 calls were made without further information. A deputy advised contacting three juveniles who were playing with the phone. All were counseled on the use of 911.

Trio of trouble

11:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she can see what appears to be three prowlers on and around her property. The caller cannot see them well enough to get a clothing description but said there are at least three people. 11:48 p.m. A deputy checked around the residence and property and was unable to locate any suspects or anything suspicious. Feb. 6, 12:14 a.m. The caller advised the suspects are back outside her residence and believes they are her neighbors. 12:18 a.m. A Sgt. advised checking the residence and unable to locate anyone or anything suspicious. Contacting the caller, the Sgt. advised the caller is having a mental episode and refused medical attention. The caller said she has family coming to stay with her. 12:40 a.m. A second caller advised the first caller is now in their back yard and is screaming at the second caller. 1:07 a.m. A Sgt. advised contacting all parties who agreed to keep the peace. The first caller is okay and now has family staying with her for the night and no further assistance is needed.

Feb. 6

Wolf hot on the heels

6:05 a.m. Chester. A caller reports that one of their employees was chased into the building by a male subject in the back parking lot. The suspect is a male who is howling. 6:26 p.m. A second caller reports a suspicious male subject is running and walking behind the hardware store. The caller saw the male park a vehicle and walk across the street. The vehicle is now parking in front of an address on Laurel Lane. The subject has a dark hat with a headlamp and dark clothing. 6:55 a.m. A Sgt. checked the area and was unable to locate anyone but will be on the lookout.

This ain’t no hot tub

11:40 a.m. Quincy. A female caller reports a vehicle off the road into the creek on Bucks Lake Road at Slate Creek Bend. One person looks okay and is out of the vehicle, a dark Subaru. The info was transferred to CHP. PDH and Meadow Valley Fire were paged. Quincy Rescue Vehicle reports the patient is sitting in the vehicle in the water and will need to rappel down about 30 feet to reach them. 12:03 p.m. Quincy Fire was paged. 12:10 p.m. CHP advised notified Hazmat for fuel and oil sheen on the water behind the vehicle. 12:32 p.m. CHP advised CHP requests County Roads to handle traffic control. County Roads advised they are on the scene putting up signs now. 1:04 p.m. Fish and Wildlife called to request info about the spill. Fire advised they need to contact CHP.


11:45 a.m. Greenville. A caller from Evergreen Market reports a male wearing a brown hat, white top, blue jeans and a back pack was going through cars. 12:04 p.m. The caller reports the subject is now sitting behind the laundry mat at Evergreen. 12:20 p.m. The subject was given a ride home, assistance complete.

The laying of hands

12:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests help from a deputy. A named subject’s father has made threats of physical harm. The caller is calling from the Chevron and will meet the deputy there. 1:41 p.m. All parties were contacted, and civil procedures were provided.

Neighborhood boundaries

2:35 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a named subject is blocking his driveway with his vehicle. The subjects are separated at this time. 2:47 p.m. The subject’s mother called 911 to say her son just blocked the driveway of the neighbor with his vehicle because the neighbor is trespassing on their property.  The subject son was cited for violating a restraining order.

Ready for a Plumas foster home

3:23 p.m. Hallelujah Junction. A caller reports a man tied up two dogs to a road sign. The info was transferred to CHP.

Out of sight, out of line

3:28 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a stranded motorist on Big Creek Road in a maroon Isuzu. The caller said the male seemed cognitively impaired but had food, water, and a sleeping bag. The caller offered to take the male back to Quincy, but he refused. He is about 4 miles past the road closed sign. 3:35 p.m. CHP is unable to handle and requests SAR respond. 5:49 p.m. SAR will take a side by side up to the location to make contact. 6:14 p.m. A Sgt. reports arresting one male on charges of probation violation and receiving stolen property and was taken to jail.

The mask mandate debate

4:13 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a deputy to come to the Feather River Coop for harassment. The caller is in his vehicle. The store would not sell him goods because he would not put on a mask. 4:18 p.m. The store manager called requesting a deputy respond and was informed a deputy will call. The owner is out of town and received a call from the manager on duty about the angry customer. 4:25 p.m. A deputy spoke with the first caller and said it is a civil matter and the caller became upset and hung up. The deputy will call the store manager as well.

Tumbling down

4:39 p.m. Chester. A caller reports several rocks in the road between Potato Patch and ELAM Campground on Hwy 32. The info was transferred to CHP.

When was “no” eliminated from parental choices?

6:08 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy. She is staying at a friend’s and does not want to go home but her dad said he was going to report her as missing. 6:34 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who is “okay” staying with her friend for the evening.

Go away, quietly

7:34 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a verbal argument with a named subject, and the subject is refusing to leave the property. The parties are separated. The caller said an argument and vandalism was reported yesterday. The caller has a valid restraining order, and the subject was issued a violation warrant only.

Traveling lighter

8:08 p.m. Portola. The caller reports an ex-girlfriend stole his clothes and keys to the RV. The named subject left the residence in a vehicle. 11:35 p.m. A deputy advised it is a civil issue, the caller does not desire to press charges.

Ruffian roving repeatedly

9:48 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports an aggressive dog, that previously attacked her, is loose again in the park. The caller said she is afraid to go outside her trailer and afraid for the children in the park as well. The subject owner’s first name was provided of the Pit/Ridgeback mix dog. Feb. 7, 12:06 a.m. A deputy was unable to locate the dog. The info was faxed to Animal Control for the ongoing problem.

Feb. 7

Too long at the watering hole results in disconnect

1:20 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests a welfare check on a wife who has had some health concerns. The caller last talked to her 30 minutes ago and now can’t get a response. The victim was named, and her vehicle described. 1:59 a.m. A deputy requests medical for the subject. 2:32 a.m. The deputy advises the subject is extremely intoxicated but refuses to go with medics and signed an AMA. The number she provided for the husband caller was disconnected.

Couldn’t hit the side of a bus? Been there, done that

7:26 a.m. Quincy. A female requests assistance. A white Chevy car backed into the Plumas County Transit bus at the Courthouse Annex.

Intruder revealed

9:04 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports her neighbor told her a man was inside her home on Thursday around 4 p.m. and would like counsel on the matter. 10:23 a.m. An identified subject admits to entering the home without permission and has been given a trespass of the home and property.

Baby, it’s cold outside

11:04 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requests that Animal Control call him. He lost his little brown poodle in the Crescent Mills area last night. 11:32 a.m. The info was faxed to Animal Control.

Let’s take it down a notch, or twenty

11:37 a.m. Lake Almanor. A female reports an active domestic violence as a male threw hot food in her face and then went for a gun. The subject and victim names were provided. The weapons are two hand guns. There is a 38-hand gun in the truck and a 22-hand gun may have been left in the bedroom. 11:40 a.m. The subject was intoxicated and left in a brown Silverado. The subject is possibly going to a friend’s house in Hamilton Branch. 11:45 a.m. The information was provided to CHP. 12 p.m. No one was located at the Hamilton Branch address. A search will continue heading toward the residence. 12:32 p.m. An agent advised no DV report filed, no injury to report, no assist needed. The info on file only. Deputies will continue to be on the lookout for the subject.

Not for sale

12:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a student was found with drugs and requests a deputy pick them up. 12:29 p.m. A detective advised properly disposing of drugs.

How’s that security deposit looking?

1:34 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports they rented a wood splitter to a subject on Dec. 6, and the renter has not returned the wood splitter and now the phone number is disconnected. The subject renter was named, and the address provided. 4:35 p.m. The caller was contacted, and attempt will be made to contact the subject. It is a civil matter, and the caller was counseled.

Roley Poley

4:02 p.m. Portola. A male caller reports a single vehicle rollover at Hwy 89 and Jackson Meadows.

Public displays net public response

4:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a verbal argument near a blue sedan next to the courthouse. 4:20 p.m. A Sgt. advised a known subject and daughter were verbally arguing and now are okay and on their way.

That’s no snake

4:36 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone backed into a propane tank and now it is making a loud hissing noise. The caller was advised to leave the area for safety. Beckwourth Fire and Eastern Plumas Fire were paged. 4:59 p.m. Fire requested contact with High Sierra Propane, no answer. 5:01 p.m. Attempts to contact were repeated. There was no answer at the emergency contact number, unable to leave a message. 5:06 p.m. Beckwourth Fire cleared the scene.

Hot spots continue

5:53 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports fire on Hwy 89 one mile north of the Greenville wye, 50 feet above the road. The information was transferred to USFS.

They got your number

11:46 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports possible drug sales in the area. A subject was named. The information was given to the Sgt. in dispatch. Feb. 8, 3:05 a.m. The Sgt. conducted a patrol check.

Past your bedtime little lady

11:52 p.m. Portola. An accidental 911 call came in, the caller advised a juvenile daughter was playing with the phone. The caller stayed on the line and provided all requested information.

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