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Sheriff’s Blotter: Feb. 8-15

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. 8-Feb 15, 2022

Feb. 8

Burn day

7:31 a.m. Taylorsville. US Forest Service reports they will be pile burning east of Taylorsville.

My house, my rules

7:34 a.m. Beckwourth. A deputy received a report from an individual who is having issues with a son. Meth is being used in the home and the parent wants him out of the home. It is requested the info be on file but help was declined for Victim Witness. Civil procedures were provided.

Making a statement, or two

9:42 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller from a business reports harassment by a known subject who is riding a bike past the home and business and putting up signs at two businesses on Main St. saying, “ (caller’s name), I want my money back.” Civil procedures and temporary restraining order procedures were provided. The caller was advised to continue to call in for information on file.

Yes, they do that

10:07 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a case number for a restraining order violation on a named subject for sending harassing texts.

Hazardous path

10:45 a.m. Chester. A caller reports someone tried to steal a truck last night. The suspect did jumpstart the vehicle and then hit a house. The caller would like contact from a deputy.


11:11 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a semi truck traffic accident and a boulder are blocking Hwy 36 west of Deer Creek.

Getting a whiff of the good stuff

12:07 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a possible drunk driver westbound on Hwy 70. They are at the Portola passing lanes in a large white van. The caller has stopped, and it is unknown the location or direction the van is traveling now.

Scenic driver

12:34 p.m. Loyalton. A caller reports a suspected drunk driver on Hwy 49, heading towards Loyalton, going in and out of traffic.

High finance

1:51 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports identity theft. The caller said Dec. 22 there was a Venmo transfer to an unknown party for $380. The caller did not sent money. Two weeks ago, the caller’s Wells Fargo account had pending transactions for multiple $5,000 amounts to unknown parties. A stop payment is in place. A $20,000 payment is going to a specified person. The caller’s husband has access to the account. The caller reports last Wednesday, $3,000 was going to San Mateo Credit Union as well. A stop payment was created. The caller has multiple bank accounts and would like contact from a deputy.

Do you know where I am?

3:49 p.m. Taylorsville. A female needs a tow for two flat tires on A22 east of E. Johnson Ranch Road. The caller said she was advised to call 911 so she could ping her location for the tow truck.

So, can I get a reference letter?

3:54 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a trespass be issued on a known subject. The subject did leave the property. 4:51 p.m. A business was assisted with the termination of an employee and a trespass warning was issued.

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

4:31 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a car was stolen, an older Ford Explorer, dark green in color. The keys were in the vehicle at the time of theft. A known suspect was named. The vehicle was taken in the last 2-3 days. The vehicle is registered as non-operational with the DMV.

Mobile home

5:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a stray dog that he has detained in a horse trailer. The dog seems friendly and is a medium-sized brown dog. 5:24 p.m. The owner was found and the dog was returned.

Peeping Thomasina

5:26 p.m. Portola. A caller on West Loyalton Ave. reports a female looking inside people’s vehicles. The caller said the suspect appeared to be under the influence and requests extra patrol checks. 6:11 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate the female and nothing suspicious in the area.

Hazardous under normal conditions

5:40 p.m. Indian Falls. A caller reports a possible drunk driver in a black Escalade, a male driver, heading northbound on Hwy 89 from Indian Falls.

Too close for comfort

8:07 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a vehicle tailgating and passing unsafely heading southbound on Hwy 89 at the Corner Barn. It is a white 4-door sedan spotted about 30 minutes ago. The info was sent to CHP.

The Wild West

9:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a verbal argument possibly between two males near Sierra Way and Center St. The caller can only hear the altercation. 9:24 p.m. A second caller reports an argument between a man and a woman. They can hear yelling and the beating of a dog. The subjects are unknown but the location was given. 9:35 p.m. A Sgt. advised contacting the subjects who said a dog got into a fight with a raccoon, and they were attempting to break it up. Everything is okay now.

If you are missing your dog …

9:17 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports there was a dog in the road that he picked it up with no collar or tags. The caller attempted to locate the owner around the area but didn’t find anyone. The caller will bring the dog to the shelter and meet the Sgt. 10:23 p.m. The Sgt. advised the dog is secured.

Feb. 9

Taking care of business

8:18 a.m. Crescent Mills. A report came in of a vehicle being waved down by a construction crew regarding vehicle speeding through construction zones. Crews were unable to stop the vehicle. It is a blue Ford Fusion, and the license plate was provided. There was a North Bay Maintenance sticker on the vehicle, and it was a female driver.

The price of freedom

9:19 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports their son is on probation and has been talking to himself and has been removing his clothes and running down the street. The caller would like contact. 10:06 a.m. The suspect son was issued a probation violation.

Looking for a different ride

9:24 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a scam. She was trying to buy a car and sent two payments of $800 on eBay cards and one payment of $600.

Clear and present danger

10:20 a.m. Chester. A caller requests an ambulance for her husband who fell on the ice and has a shoulder injury.

No carte blanche

1:35 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports PG&E is trespassing on her property. Civil procedures were provided.

New B&B idea: Sleep under the stars

2:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports illegal dumping outside of their home on Jackson St. Someone came to the location and dumped mattresses on the side of the house. The caller wants a deputy to come to the location. 3:25 p.m. A named subject agreed to come pick them up immediately.

Getting ready for Oscar has dramatic consequences

2:55 p.m. Blairsden. A caller requests a welfare check on her mother. She is concerned that packages have not been picked up and she is not answering texts. The last texts were made at the beginning of January. The daughter would also like a phone call after the check is made at the location. 3:44 p.m. Contact was made with the subject who is watching a movie and is okay. 4:16 p.m. The caller was contacted, and she will start the process of getting a conservatorship.

Working through

4:36 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller said he is working on the kitchen of a home and this morning the homeowner was not there so he let himself in to start work. Several coworkers came by looking for the homeowner (workplace named). The homeowner has three dogs that are locked in the bedroom, and he is concerned for them. 4:40 p.m. He will be returning tomorrow to continue and will call back if things change. He is asking for patrol checks. 8:18 p.m. The deputy advised no one is at the residence and it looks okay.

Castoff Jenny left behind

5:57 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports while cleaning a vacated rental that she found a handgun. The weapon is a Ruger pistol.

Rural miner’s claim

7:46 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports prowlers around his residence. Multiple people come into his house while he’s sleeping and steal rocks and gold. 10:16 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the caller who requests it on file that someone stole rocks from the front of his residence. The deputy advised drug use might be a factor as well.

Caution: Watch for slow-rolling objects

8:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an elderly man in a wheelchair trying to get up the hill. The caller is worried he may get hit. The subject in the wheelchair is known.

That’s enough now

11:59 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports they have a customer who is causing a verbal argument and refusing to leave the parking lot. The caller said the subject is no longer inside the bar. She does not feel safe due to the subject being parked next to her car. Feb. 10, 12:38 a.m. The subject was issued a drunk in public violation.

Feb. 10

Merchandise return includes a housing voucher

9:57 a.m. Chester. A deputy reports the arrest of a subject on charges of receipt of stolen property and driving on a suspended driver’s license. A 2016 Husky 460 Rancher chainsaw was recovered.

That’s a “no-go”

10:28 a.m. Portola. A probation check resulted in the arrest and booking of a subject on charges under the influence of drugs, possession of drugs and probation violation.

Hitting “delete” instead of “send”

11:16 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that she is getting threatening text messages, threatening killing the family in 30 minutes. The caller requests a call back and can give a location to meet with a deputy if needed. 4:37 p.m. Advised no crime. The parties agreed to leave each other alone.

I’ll be back

12:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports their shed hinges have been popped off at a residence on Rogers Ave. Nothing was taken, just an attempt to break in. The caller wants the information on file.

You got the power

12:27 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports she received a scam call from PG&E regarding shut off of services and wants the information on file.

Keep a look out for human obstacles at dusk

4:59 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a female subject walking through traffic, a Hispanic female in her 60s with black hair in dark jeans, boots and a dark flannel. 5:18 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate anyone walking through traffic or on the bridge.

We knew this was coming

6:26 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a rockslide between Forgay and Pioneer Road. The info was transferred to CHP.

Missing you Valentine

7:48 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports his ex-girlfriend told him she was stealing alcohol from Evergreen Market. He is also reporting he was assaulted by the suspect, who was named. 9:21 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the caller who was uncooperative with providing any info on either allegation. The caller was advised that the subject female was out of county.

Feb. 11

Dark themes fade in the light of day

3:43 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that she watched a subject slash her car tires and break the porch light of her residence and then the subject ran off. The caller stated the subject is staying with a named person who lives in the same trailer park. The subject was named and is wearing a grey hoodie and dark jeans. The subject does have a knife. The call will be held for the dayshift unless the subject returns. 9:52 a.m. A deputy attempted to locate the caller at the residence. There was no answer and did not view any vandalism.

Pinocchio doesn’t want to go to school

8:20 a.m. Portola. An off-duty officer was contacted at the school by a person who wants to speak to a deputy regarding two adult males chasing her juvenile daughters. 10:44 a.m. A deputy reports contacting the juveniles who said they lied about the incident to avoid attending their first period class. The juveniles were counseled, and the school will handle it.

Grand gesture

9:40 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she had to fire an employee for theft and wants to make a report that the employee was stealing money and product worth approximately $4,000 total. 12:08 p.m. A deputy advised the info is on file only at this time pending follow-up with the owner.

Where’s a burglar when you need one? Are they listed in the Yellow Pages? Oh yeah, locksmith!

9:56 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports she is locked out of her home and cannot get inside. 10:01 a.m. The caller was advised to check all her windows and seek assistance from a friend or neighbor. She will call back if she needs assistance with forcing her way into the home.

Mystery solved

10:24 a.m. Quincy. A caller on Hwy 70 reports someone has been turning off his water. It is unknown who is doing it. 10:42 a.m. The caller phoned back and said it was Cal OES. They are removing some trailers.

Paper trail

11:29 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports checks are being used from their mother’s bank account. A check for $500 was written and cashed; a $600 check was written and not cashed. Two suspects were named. The checks were being used in Modesto.

You can’t do that

11:29 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports working traffic control and a driver refused to stop. It is a white Jeep with a black top on Round Valley Drive. The info was transferred to CHP.

Could be snow bound

1:57 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports an eviction notice was given to tenants to vacate after 60 days. No movement has been done.

Probation is conditional

2:33 p.m. Blairsden. A subject was arrested during a probation check for probation violation, and the post release community supervision was revoked for violating of the terms of release for a convicted felon.

Hit and run

4:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone hit her vehicle on Nugget Lane. The call was transferred to CHP.

School helps teach alternate tools

4:39 p.m. Chester. A caller reports she is a teacher and a child told her another student is coming to his house and bullying him. He stated if the kid came back, he would grab a gun out of his father’s room to protect himself. The subject and suspect were identified. 5:05 p.m. The suspect has been trespassed from the location and understands that he cannot go back to the location. The subject was counseled on the comments he made and proper temporary restraining orders were given.

Pop rocks

4:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports their vehicle hit a rockslide. The vehicle now has a flat tire.

Mom always liked you best

11:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a male and female are outside the bar having a verbal argument. The male subject was heard yelling, “I’m going to hit you.” The male is wearing a button-down checkered shirt and a baseball cap. The female is wearing black or dark clothing. They are both unknown. There are no weapons. 11:39 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the female half who said it was a verbal argument with her brother. Both parties are separated and agreed to keep the peace.

Feb. 12

Let this be a lesson

8:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone defrauded her out of $2,400. An unknown male had her purchase Target cards and she has already given him the numbers. 9:24 a.m. A deputy reports the subject voluntarily gave the money to the unknown subject and her bank is reimbursing her. No loss. The information is on file only.

Shopping for sympathy

2:37 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a limping dog in the Safeway parking lot. The dog is a brown male and will not come to the caller. The dog has no collar. 2:53 p.m. Animal Control was unable to locate the dog in the parking lot. They will look around Jackson St. and the surrounding area. 3:23 p.m. Animal Control advises the dog went into a backyard.

Alien invasion

3:37 p.m. Lake Almanor. Almanor Mini Storage reports a lock has been cut; there are no missing contents. 4:39 p.m. A deputy filled out a report. Feb. 13, 7:21 a.m. The caller phoned again to report they found more storage units broken into, they are unsure if things are missing.

Take it on the run

3:39 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a stolen vehicle, a 2017 Kia Sportage, silver in color. The keys were in the vehicle. The car was last seen around 4 p.m. on Feb. 11.

It’s a gaggle

4:48 p.m. Portola. A caller reports geese in the roadway at Gulling and Hwy 70. The info was sent to CHP.

Just about sunset

4:59 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports two males up shooting guns at targets in a residential area. The caller doesn’t know who the property owner is. The subjects are riding side by side wearing cammo green. 7:39 p.m. The caller will recontact if another incident occurs.

Hyper-vigilant, we are paying attention

5:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller can see flames on a the roof of a garage area three miles north of Quincy. Quincy Fire was paged. Meadow Valley Fire was requested for mutual aid for a Water Tender. PDH was paged for a medical standby. 5:38 p.m. Advised negative structure fire. 5:41 p.m. A Sgt. advised negative structure fire, it’s a burn pile only. The Sgt. said the homeowner is aware and tending to the fire.

Abandon theory

6:06 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an argument. A male subject is threatening two female subjects with a knife. 6:14 p.m. A deputy responded with lights and siren. 6:18 p.m. The deputy advised the subject and victims left prior to arrival. The deputy looked in the area for all subjects. 6:57 p.m. The deputy was unable to locate any of the involved parties.

And now for today’s news …

9:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she is having issues with her neighbors parking in her driveway. She texted one of the neighbors asking them to move the car and it has not been moved. The subject name and phone were provided. 9:54 p.m. The subject was contacted and said she forgot to tell her friend not to park in the neighbor’s driveway. The friend has since moved the truck out of the driveway. The subject was asked to not park in the neighbor’s driveway in the future. 9:58 p.m. The caller confirmed the truck has been moved and requests the info on file.

Tailgate with high beams much?

9:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller heading westbound on Hwy 70 reports as he came into East Quincy, he was driving behind a subject vehicle and when he entered East Quincy the suspect vehicle slowed down and stopped in the middle of the road. The caller stated he drove around the vehicle and continued on but the subject vehicle started to follow him through town. The subject vehicle is a grey Chevy Trailblazer or Ford Explorer.

Feb. 13

Local gang terrorizes neighbor

7:57 a.m. Mohawk. A caller reports three dogs are surrounding her trailer and preventing her dog and herself from going outside. 9:18 a.m. A deputy advised CHP picked up two of the three dogs but were unable to locate the last one.

Is this a speedy canine breakout?

1:15 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports three dogs running in the roadway on Quincy Junction near Bresciani Ranch.

Getting ready for Valentine’s Day

2:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she is being harassed by her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. She has a restraining order against the boyfriend. 2:53 p.m. The caller’s mother is now calling, upset about the same issue. 3:15 p.m. A detective contacted the caller and reports no restraining order violation. The subject ex-boyfriend was given a trespass notice from the residence.

Valentine special

10:05 p.m. Quincy. A female subject was arrested and taken to jail on charges of under the influence of drugs, and possession of drugs.

Feb 14

Turning the tables

12:01 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an unknown vehicle is following her around Quincy. The call was transferred to CHP. 12:07 a.m. CHP requests assistance because their unit is out of position. The subject vehicle is a green or dark small car heading eastbound from La Porte Road. CHP said the vehicle has now stopped following the caller because the caller is now following the suspect. 12:16 a.m. The caller’s mother is now on a 3-way call with the caller. Help is requested. The caller was going to stop at the Sheriff’s Office but is upset and passed the office and is now being stopped by Leo. 12:21 a.m. CHP advised the caller gave the license plate for the subject vehicle but there was no return on the number. The caller is being escorted to her residence and then the area will be checked for the suspect vehicle.

Love thy neighbor

7:57 a.m. A caller reports a named subject neighbor is harassing her and her family and has been doing so for a year. The subject has threatened to harm the kids and shoot the dogs. The subject has drug and alcohol issues. 9:09 a.m. The caller is requesting temporary restraining order information. 9:23 a.m. A Sgt. spoke to the caller. No criminal threats were made and TRO procedures were provided.

Home economics as an elective

9:18 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a welfare check on a student who was last seen in mid-January. The student was enrolled but never showed up to school since then. 10:41 a.m. A Sgt. advises there is no one home at the residence; he will look around the area. 9:21 p.m. The mother was contacted. The juvenile is at the residence. They are aware the child is not in school and will contact the Truancy Officer.

Hard times

9:28 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on her father. He has made threats to “blow up a hotel” and has other psychological problems. He has a meth problem. It is unknown where he is living since the fires. A possible address was found but not given to the caller. She wants a 72-hour hold and is trying to get a conservatorship. 9:50 a.m. The caller was advised that patrol will be notified and on the lookout for her father. She needs to call back with an address or location. 10:31 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject and advised no crime. The subject is feeling fine and is okay.

Big blockage

10:39 a.m. Vinton. A caller reports cattle in the roadway on Hwy 70 east of Dotta Rd., east of Hwy 49.

No return policy

10:49 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a subject be trespassed from the business. She was terminated Friday but returned and caused problems. The subject lives near the mill and the address was provided. 2:16 p.m. A Sgt. advises a trespass warning was given and that information was relayed to the caller.

Not-so-sweet performance in eastern county

11:31 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports items missing from his business. A man came with a van and picked up several items. The caller believed he was legitimate, and he was not.

Fugitive sighting

2:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller advises the brown Pitbull that Animal Control has been chasing is now at the main gate of the mill. He almost hit the dog.

A Valentine’s Day to remember

3:15 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller is stuck on a road in the snow and pings on Harrison Road. He traveled two miles in the snow before getting stuck. It is an old 4-wheel drive SUV. He has no medical issues but is alone. The info was sent to Quincy Tow who will check on a response and call back. 3:31 p.m. 4:50 p.m. The victim’s daughter is looking for her father. She was told Quincy Tow is on the way. 4:51 p.m. Quincy Tow said they cannot reach the stranded vehicle via Hwy 70 access. 5:34 p.m. Search and Rescue were paged and advised a subject is stuck in the snow in the Greenhorn Ranch area. 5:53 p.m. The daughter called again saying she spoke to her father who was walking around in the area near the vehicle. 7:01 p.m. The victim was found. Contact with the victim’s family is requested to meet at Greenhorn/Harrison Road. 7:13 p.m. The victim was given a ride to his residence. The vehicle was secured at the scene. The victim is to make arrangements tomorrow to get the vehicle. The victim was delivered to his residence and reunited with his wife.

A Valentine date for dinner out

4:28 p.m. A caller reports two dogs loose in the parking lot at Dollar General. They have no tags. The caller will bring the dogs to Quincy Animal Control. 6:20 p.m. Animal Control advised both dogs are at the shelter.

Capable of making an impact

6:52 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports rocks in the roadway, on Hwy 89 south of Canyon Dam, the size of basketballs.

Side business

9:45 p.m. Lake Almanor. A mini-storage facility called to report she just ran off several juveniles. The subjects are unknown but multiple juveniles were captured on camera. They are coming onto the property and have stolen items over the last several days and the caller just ran them off again. The first report was on Feb. 12. 10:25 p.m. The area is being searched for the suspected subjects. Feb. 15, 3:52 a.m. Suspicious circumstances only are found at this time. A deputy was unable to locate anyone, and made two additional patrol checks of the area.

Better safe than sorry

11:09 p.m. A caller reports he is in a rental truck without chains and the snow is bad. He requests help locating a safe place to pull off. He is on Hwy 70 near Camp Layman Road. The caller was informed there is a large dirt pull off coming up if he felt safe continuing. The caller does not. The info was transferred to CHP.

Feb. 15

The times they are a changing

8:12 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a subject living in a trailer on an abandoned property. He has a warrant and is telling people he isn’t leaving. The County told them they must all move. Several vehicles and trailers are there. The subject was named. 8:51 a.m. The subject has a parole warrant and also a local probation. 2:09 p.m. A Sgt. emailed the information to north deputies.

About last night

8:43 a.m. Chester. A caller reports she found a set of keys inside her house that were not there last night. She can see footprints on the deck. She chased someone off her deck last night at about 8 p.m. The key is a Kia key and her neighbor had her vehicle stolen a few days ago. It is unknown if the key is related to that. 8:47 a.m. She is going to be out of town until this evening and will be back tonight. If she does not hear from the Sgt. before she leaves town, she will call when she gets back. 11:14 a.m. A Sgt. called, no answer.

Magic bus

10:10 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a drug incident that happened a month ago on a school bus. A student from continuation or IV Academy offered mushrooms to a QHS student and also gave a vape with THC to other students. The student has multiple drug issues. A second reporting bus driver said she believed the incident was already reported and it was not. The info is on file and it is still being investigated.


1:27 p.m. Greenville. A caller requests a welfare check on her father. He may be in the trailers from the fires. The caller said he has made threats and is possibly using drugs. The victim lives alone and his daughter said she is concerned but cannot provide any specific details of why.

Following the rules

2:28 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone hit his vehicle outside his residence. The suspect did leave a note. The caller wants a deputy to come to the location. 4:45 p.m. The parties have exchanged information.

Dodging deer

6:03 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a red sedan going all over the road heading towards Quincy. The license plate was provided. The information was transferred to CHP.

Be prepared to stay awhile

6:31 p.m. Quincy. The jail reports a court reprimand of a woman on a drunk driving charge.

Happy ending

9:12 p.m. Chester. A caller requests a case number for a stolen vehicle. The caller located the vehicle in the alley behind the hardware store. The plates come back stolen, which was confirmed by CHP. The caller requests contact information for the owner. The vehicle owner was notified and a deputy was given the vehicle location. They will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle.

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