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Sheriff’s Blotter: Fewer problems with snow provide more time for mischief

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 March 22-26

March 22


1:50 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a second-hand information of an argument between brothers yelling and “sounds like they are going to come through the wall.” It is unknown if it is physical. 2:12 a.m. A deputy contacted all parties who advised verbal arguments only and agreed to keep the peace.


9:28 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a known person. The subject sent a picture to the doctor’s office of him hurting himself by placing a tourniquet around his knee because he wants his leg removed. The subject lives alone. 9:49 a.m. A Sgt. advised the subject is okay and refused any medical attention.

Change in diet

11:56 a.m. Portola. A caller is with Senior Nutrition and the subject has not been seen in a few days. 12:13 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who is okay and not requesting any assistance.

Still at it

12:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports receiving a scam call regarding her Amazon account and requests the information be on file only.


1:55 p.m. Portola. USPS requests a welfare check on a customer whose mail has not been checked in two months which is unusual for him. 2:55 p.m. A deputy checked the residence; there was no answer at the door. The home is not plowed, and it appears no one has been in or out in a while.


2:23 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a known person has been taking parts off her car while she has been out of town and he just told her he is going to go take more. The car is currently broken down, parked on a road near the highway. The caller is back at her residence. 10:03 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller who was uncooperative, nothing further.


5:52 p.m. Chester. A caller reports his son just stabbed him in the leg. The subject is still in the house in the back with a knife but not being aggressive anymore. The caller is refusing to leave home. 6:27 p.m. Recontacted the caller to have him come outside to meet deputies. The caller said the knife was an 8” straight blade to the upper leg. 7:10 p.m. The male subject was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Making amends

5:55 p.m. Portola. A caller reports theft of food from a Portola store. 6:44 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who went back to the business and paid for the items. No further action is requested from the business.

Your other left

7:01 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a known female is driving intoxicated and on drugs with children in the car. The subject just left Elm Street in Westwood and is on the way to Chester to her residence.

Good news, bad news

9:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests information on file that he is in pain and the nurses are not helping him. The caller said that the nurse said his hand is not broken and shouldn’t be hurting. The caller requests the information be on file only.

March 23

Past bedtime

12:22 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a lift assist for a 59-year-old male who fell out of his chair.

Outta air

2:10 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical for an 86-year-old female whose oxygen machine is not working and making noise. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. 2:35 a.m. The patient was transported.

No Romeo

4:34 a.m. Chester. A caller reports that her ex is trying to break into the house. The subject was just at her bedroom window and before that he was banging on the door. There are no weapons. 4:43 a.m. The caller called back, the subject has left, he drove off. Nothing further is needed. She will call back if he returns.

High and dry

12:36 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports he lives in Yuma, AZ and there is a boat on his property that he believes belongs to someone in Plumas County. He would like to attempt to contact the owner to make sure it is not stolen or was sold. He requests assistance finding the owner before he tows the boat. 12:43 p.m. The registered owner is a Lake Almanor resident but no phone numbers. 3:28 p.m. A deputy left a message for the caller advising civil procedures. Closed pending further contact.

Bird’s eye view

4:17 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a neighbor is plowing snow from the roadway into his driveway. The caller is not home but is watching his cameras.

Unhealthy canine pastime

5:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a neighbor’s dog has been loose all day and is attempting to attack horses. The caller asked the owner to contain the dog, but he will not. The caller requests Animal Control follow up. The call was faxed to Animal Control.

All-American-made Ricky racer

6:57 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports an ongoing issue with multiple juveniles speeding and racing on Frenchman Lake Road in a Ford Mustang and a Ford truck. The information was sent to CHP.

Spring cleaning

7:44 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requested a welfare check. He was on a walk and passed a house with a truck with doors wide open. The caller walked by again 45 minutes later and the doors were still open. The vehicle is a Chevy 2500. 7:48 p.m. The information was sent to CHP, they will handle.

Too much?

7:50 p.m. Beckwourth. CHP received information from Caltrans of a male who is at the Beckwourth yard advising he was in an argument with his girlfriend who threatened him with a hand gun. The caller got out of the vehicle at the location and the subject is no longer in the area. CHP will attempt to get more information from Caltrans. 8:04 p.m. CHP is out with the caller who is okay but requests a deputy continue to follow up. 8:52 p.m. A deputy advised it was a verbal argument only, no weapons, no criminal threats.

Auntie to the rescue

9:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller received a call from a niece about a domestic violence situation. The caller is unsure if the argument became physical at any point. The subject’s husband was throwing things around the house and screaming at the female. The husband is intoxicated. The caller is on the way to the residence now. 11:07 p.m. A Sgt. advised it was a verbal argument only and the parties agreed to keep the peace.

March 24

Got your number

1:42 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she was assaulted on the river walk on Feb. 16 by an unknown male. The caller did not report it at the time due to not knowing who the subject was but saw the male again today driving and got his license plate number and would like to file a report now. 3:21 p.m. A Sgt. attempted to contact the caller, left a voice mail. 7:08 p.m. A criminal report was filed.


2:28 p.m. Chester. A caller reports driving a big rig attempting to get to Redding and said the highway sign says his truck is too long to continue on to Hwy 32. The caller requested alternate routes or to know if he can continue since Hwy 70 is closed. The call was transferred to CHP.

Not quite that open

2:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an argument with a subject who is in front of the store drinking alcohol and refusing to leave. 2:59 p.m. The subject was gone upon arrival, on the look out for the subject. 3 p.m. Contacted the caller who requested the subject be trespassed from the store if located. The caller has also already asked the subject to not come back. 3:08 p.m. Units are unable to locate the subject. A Sgt. requests the female subject be trespassed from the business if located.

The big jump

3:08 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller received a $900 PG&E bill for the month and advised his residence is a vacation home and has been vacant for the last couple months. Typically, his bill is $10 a month in the winter. The caller believes there is a squatter living in the home. 4:33 p.m. A deputy advised the residence is secure and nothing suspicious.

Quick fix

4:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about a suspicious text message he received today. 5:41 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who said he received a scam text and will block the number. The information is on file.


10:32 p.m. Hallelujah Junction. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, child endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine for personal use.

March 25

Combustible pairing

8:32 p.m. Portola. A caller reports the theft of several bottles of alcohol and a box of lighters from 7-11 last night, has the subject on video. 9:04 a.m. A criminal report was filed.

Trees of mystery

11:07 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an abandoned camp trailer in the woods at Mt. Hough Road and the railroad tracks. There is also a truck in the woods strapped to a tree with a winch. It is a red truck, no plates, but has a temporary DMV in the window. It was previously reported to USFS but they are not addressing the issue. The trailer is not blocking the roadway. 12:01 p.m. Multiple attempts were made to contact the caller, closed pending further contact.

Change of heart

12:23 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports they would like deputy contact to remove a trespass order due to changing circumstances. The subject is now the caretaker for the restraining party. 12:34 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller and advised the trespass order has been rescinded.


1:26 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a domestic violence situation that occurred on March 24. The caller advised the subject is not home. There is no need for medical services.

Hot wood

1:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known female subject tried to sell her stolen property; large boxes of firewood stolen from Safeway. The caller said the subject admitted it was stolen. 2:02 p.m. The information was given to a Sgt. in dispatch. 2:51 p.m. The Sgt. contacted Safeway who were unable to confirm stolen property.

The good Samaritan

6:36 p.m. Chester. A caller reports having an injured dog at her residence with no collar and no tags. It is a brown Husky-type dog, medium size, and the owner is unknown. The dog has blood on his neck. The caller gave the dog some water. The caller requests the information on file in case the owner attempts to contact. 6:39 p.m. The caller recontacted to advise the owner came and took possession of the dog.

Shoreline shenanigans

9:01 p.m. Lake Almanor. Can hear two people having a verbal argument over feeding the dogs, a male subject is heard stating that the other party needs to leave and go somewhere else. 9:06 p.m. A caller reports that his wife is “going crazy” and stated the subject is throwing food out of the fridge on the floor due to thinking the dogs are not being fed. The caller stated that the subject also smacked him and now locked him outside the residence. 10:11 p.m. A female subject was arrested on charges of battery, resisting arrest, domestic battery, and elder abuse.

Country life

9:23 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports multiple people are out on a neighboring vacant lot that the caller watches for the owner. Subjects are possibly intoxicated and using the property to party on. The caller said the subjects appear to be stuck in the field and requests to be transferred to CHP to report ongoing issues with multiple people riding ATVs on the roadway and speeding. The call was transferred to CHP.

Beware creatures in the night

10:20 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a male standing in the middle of the roadway on Hwy 89 north of Crescent Mills near Stampfli wearing a dark blue shirt and dark pants. The call was transferred to CHP. The information was given to a deputy who will be driving through the area.

Drawing attention

11:24 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a fire on the side of the road on Hwy 89 between Pioneer and Stampfli. It is a small vegetation fire but it is growing. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 11:57 p.m. All incoming units can cancel. The information was given to CHP and deputies. March 26, 12:24 a.m. Assistance complete.

March 26

Crispy morning

5:40 a.m. Chester. A caller reports there is an elderly female on her porch right now on Main Street. The subject was asking the caller to give her a ride. She stated to the caller that she was just locked out of Seneca Hospital. The caller said she does not feel comfortable letting the female into her home and stated that the subject will remain outside her residence. 5:55 a.m. The information was given to a deputy who advised to contact the Sgt. to confirm the call out. The Sgt. advised he will meet the deputy at the Sheriff’s Office. 6:15 a.m. The caller recontacted and said that the subject became upset and started to bang on her door more and more. The caller said she called a friend to the residence and the friend provided a ride to the subject back to her residence. The caller no longer requests assistance.

Heck of an alarm clock

5:58 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports that someone is possibly shooting a gun in the area. The caller is unsure where in the area but stated she heard two loud “booms.”

A little help please

10:27 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a lost wallet. It is a tan men’s Carhart wallet.






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