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Sheriff’s Blotter: Jan. 12-13

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 Jan. 12 – Jan. 13, 2022

Jan. 12

Rolly-polly bug

3:48 a.m. Graeagle. An off-duty deputy reports a vehicle slid off the road into the hillside. It is a silver Volkswagon bug.

Slip-slide away

8:25 a.m. Keddie. The sheriff reports that Hwy 89, 2 miles north of the Wye, has corners of water and ice. There are a few spinouts already. The info was sent to CHP.

Hay! Is for horses

8:58 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a hay truck almost caused an accident on Hwy 70 near Nervino Airport. The truck turned onto a side road. The info was transferred to CHP.

It mattered to someone

9:30 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a reckless driver heading eastbound in East Quincy at the stop light. The vehicle is a white Toyota truck with a camper. The info was transferred to CHP.

Be on the lookout

9:57 a.m. Quincy/all areas. An alert came through to be on the lookout for a parolee at large from the Dept. of Corrections. Thomas Ray Hall is age 42, a Caucasian male, 5’9” tall with green eyes who is bald and has multiple tattoos. Officers are to use caution as the suspect has used firearms, resists arrest, and has committed aggressive robberies and burglaries. The suspect has previously frequented Plumas County and was last in Plumas County Sheriff Office custody on Sept. 8, 2021. The info was faxed to all areas.

Smoke but no fire

11:35 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a smoke detector alarm is going off at the water treatment building for the City of Portola. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 11:38 a.m. Another caller reports a fire at the water treatment plant and advises smoke is visible. The caller is a city employee and will be responding. 11:43 a.m. Fire is on the scene. 12:01 p.m. Beckwourth Fire advised there is no fire.

Taking out the trash

12:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy to the parking lot across from the corner of Bradley/Lawrence. There is a baggie of drugs on the ground. 4:20 p.m. A deputy advised it is not drugs in the bag. It had medications and vitamins and was disposed of properly.

Here come Longboards

12:30 p.m. Graeagle. A deputy reports public assistance with moving a snow groomer. 2:05 p.m. Assistance reported as complete.

Not enough muscle for a push

1:26 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports viewing a white Dodge pickup parked in the intersection. The info was sent to CHP.

Moving preparation

1:26 p.m. Chester. A caller advised there is a restraining order in place but he wants to get his things from a location included. The caller said he does not have transportation at this time but once he is able to get transportation he will call back and ask for a civil stand by. The info is on file.

Expect a torch

2:24 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised they will be burning off extra fuel at AmeriGas Propane LP.

Fender bender

4:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller needs CHP to his location as he and another driver were just in a traffic accident. The caller is in an 89 Jeep Wrangler and collided with a 2008 Subaru Outback. They are off the road in the parking lot of the Quincy Post Office.

Deer in the roadway

5:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dead deer in the roadway on Hwy 70 at the bottom of Cemetery Hill on the east side of the eastbound lanes at Fairgrounds Road. The info was sent to CHP. 8:02 p.m. Another caller reported a dead deer in the roadway.

Virtual reality threatens the physical

8:57 p.m. Chester. A caller reports being threatened by two parties on Facebook. A woman and her husband made slurs and threatened to beat him up. The caller said he does not know this person. 9:22 p.m. A deputy advised the caller has blocked the subject and requests the information on file.

Oily character

11:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone is outside taking oil out of his oil tank. The caller is unable to see the subject but can hear the subject talking. The caller said the subject also made threats toward him. 11:58 p.m. The deputy advised unable to locate anyone, and suspicious circumstances only.

Jan. 13

Wild one running loose

2:49 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that he can see about four juveniles running around the neighborhood and homes. The caller believes the juveniles are attempting to break into homes. 3:12 a.m. A deputy advised checking the area and unable to locate anyone, suspicious circumstances only. 3:53 a.m. The caller called again and said that the juveniles are back outside running around his home and the neighboring homes. 4:30 a.m. The caller recontacted and now requests a deputy come to the residence. 4:41 a.m. A deputy advised the caller appears to be under the influence of drugs and is hallucinating. The caller agreed to return to his residence and get some sleep.

Is there anybody there?

4:02 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports that he can see tracks that go off the roadway. The caller is unsure if the tracks are new or old. He did not see a car or any sign of any cars.

A goldmine for an at-large parolee with a violent history

7:44 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports she just woke up and her husband’s truck is gone. The vehicle was unlocked, and the keys were in the vehicle. The truck is dark gray and blue, a Chevy Tahoe. It was last seen about midnight. The info was transferred to CHP. 8:50 a.m. CHP sent an update that the vehicle is a 2018 Chevy Silverado. CHP also advised there was a shotgun in the vehicle. CHP is still to handle.

Smooth operator

9:37 a.m. Portola. A protective agency reports possible elder abuse via a financial situation. A victim is sending $300 a month to a possible fake person. 10:14 a.m. A sergeant reports no evidence of a crime. The subject is willingly giving his own money to the subject.

Planned burn

10 a.m. Keddie. A caller advises USFS will be burning in Butterfly Valley area today.

Would they fit a 2018 Chevy Silverado?

10:52 a.m. Keddie. A caller reports a theft from an unlocked vehicle, tire chains and winter supplies. A report was filed.

Not a cat person

11:13 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports cat feeding equipment is being taken throughout the Greenville area. The caller requests contact from a deputy after 1 p.m. The caller is calling on behalf of a non-profit cat sanctuary. 4:23 p.m. A deputy advised a former volunteer employee took the equipment. The caller will attempt to get it back and will call back if further assistance is needed. Civil procedures were provided.

Can I get a witness?

11:14 a.m. Portola. A caller reports his home was broken into last night. He came back to his property to get more things this morning and the door was ajar. The caller said he has not yet entered the residence, he called from outside. 11:53 a.m. A sergeant advised suspicious circumstances only, there was no one inside the residence.

Another Keddie car burglary

12:12 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports her car was broken into and requests a deputy call so she can make a report. 12:50 p.m. A report was filed.


12:47 p.m. Greenville. A caller said last week suspicious people were on their private property and around their mine. They have a video. 1:23 p.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances only, the info is on file.

Bes’ keep on walkin’

1:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy to trespass a known subject from the business on Main St. where the subject came in and caused a disturbance then left in an unknown direction of travel. 2:29 p.m. A deputy was unable to locate the subject. 2:49 p.m. The deputy requests the night shift attempt to locate the subject and trespass the suspect. 8:41 p.m. A sergeant reported being unable to locate the subject at the usual locations and will close the case until contact is made.

Light fingers abound

1:53 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports theft of several items from his PG&E work truck sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. this morning.

Family welcome done worn out

4:44 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his son is trespassing on rental properties and needs to be trespassed. The subject is entering his grandmother’s apartment. The grandmother is not home, and both the caller and the grandmother want him trespassed. 4:55 p.m. A sergeant advised the subject was located and will be given a trespass warning. The caller will be given an update and if the suspect comes back on the property, make a citizen’s arrest.

Job vacancy: Brother’s keeper

5:09 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports his brother is losing his mind. The caller is very reluctant to give any information. 5:17 p.m. A known subject is wasted and yelling in the background. The caller advised a deputy is on the scene. CHP is sending a unit. 5:23 p.m. A deputy reported contact with CHP. 6:01 p.m. A deputy advised a mutual argument between brothers, everything is okay, and will provide civil procedures to one.

An insider’s view

4:36 p.m. Quincy. A juvenile male caller reports an argument between his mother and her boyfriend. His mom left in a gray Dodge truck. Both parties have left the area and the juvenile is left alone. He did say the grandmother is coming to the house. 5:41 p.m. An officer is out of position to check the situation. 6:11 p.m. A sergeant advised checking the area and was unable to locate either party. The children are at home with the grandmother. 6:15 p.m. A sergeant located the female half who confirmed a verbal argument only and agreed to keep the peace. The pair are separated for the night.

Elder watch

6:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller is a subject’s daughter and was just contacted by the neighbor because deputies were at her mother’s house looking for her because there was another welfare check called in. The caller is wanting to give an update on them. The two are with family in the bay area. The caller said that her mother is getting better and should return in the next month.

A blaze

6:47 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports someone may have started a fire in his shed. The caller has the fire put out but thinks someone may have been in his shed and started it.

What time is check in?

9:16 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about ongoing issues. The caller said that he is a heavy drug user and does not know why he has not been arrested yet. The caller stated that he does not feel safe in his home and requests a deputy. 9:56 p.m. A second caller requests to speak to a deputy. The caller requests a named subject stop harassing him to use his phone. 10:16 p.m. The first caller, the subject, called again and said he has not yet been contacted by a deputy. The caller said that he needs to go to jail. The caller was told that a deputy will contact him. 10:43 p.m. The subject was arrested and taken to jail on charges of under the influence of drugs and possession of drugs.

Forgotten keys perhaps

9:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports some form of argument. The caller can hear two parties in a verbal argument but cannot see anyone and can just hear them yelling. There are unknown weapons. The subjects are unknown but just moved into the trailer. 9:25 p.m. Another caller reported the disturbance. The caller said that a subject attempted to break into the home and did break a window. The subject was unable to make entry into the home and then left on foot in an unknown direction. The subject is possibly intoxicated. 9:29 p.m. A sergeant requests an ambulance for a cut to the subject’s hand. PDH was paged. 9:50 p.m. A sergeant advised a verbal argument only. The sergeant confirmed a broken window. No crime, the broken window is on mutual property. Both parties live at the residence. 10:01 p.m. The injured party would like to make some type of report. Assistance was complete.


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