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Sheriff’s Blotter Jan. 20-23: Stormy moods mimic weather patterns

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. 20-23

January 20

Let’s not make it personal

9:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an unknown male was being aggressive toward him. The suspect was driving a gold pickup and following him on Mill Street. The male is no longer following the caller.

Early morning

9:47 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a possible reckless driver that just left Main Street heading westbound toward Dollar General in a green Jeep. The suspect’s name was known. The information was transferred to CHP. 9:59 a.m. A deputy checked the area from Dollar General to Hwy 89 and also checked the suspect’s residence, and was unable to locate any Jeeps matching the description in the area.


3:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a two-car accident on Hwy 70 east of Massack. There are no injuries and the caller was transferred to CHP.


9:07 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports that he has a homeless man locked in the restroom and won’t come out. The subject is unknown and there are unknown weapons. 10:22 p.m. A male subject was arrested on a charge of probation violation.

January 21

Relying on the senses

6 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports that a smell of burning electrical and smoke are inside the house. The caller and her son are exiting the home now. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 6:12 a.m. A second page was sent for Indian Valley Fire. 7:07 a.m. The residence was checked, unable to locate any fire, units are clear but one is standing by just in case until around noon.


7:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical services for a female with dizziness. The call was transferred to REMSA, Quincy Fire and PDH. 8:12 a.m. Plumas 15 requested a helicopter to the loading zone. Careflight 3 ETS is 9 a.m.. 8:25 a.m. REMSA advised Careflight canceled due to fog. Careflight 1 is coming from Fallon with an ETA of 9:24 a.m. 8:26 a.m. Careflight 1 canceled due to fog. The information was sent to Plumas 15. 8:55 a.m. The patient was transported.

The devil is in the details

9:10 a.m. Mohawk. A caller requested a civil standby at a location on Hwy 70. A suspect was given eviction and she is still at the location. The suspect was named. 10:28 a.m. A deputy advised the paperwork has not been served to the suspect. The caller will recontact at a later date.


10:41 a.m. Calpine. A caller reports a possible drunk driver on Hwy 89 headed southbound from Calpine.


12:49 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports suspicious males were attempting to steal items out of a vehicle while doing work at a business. The suspects left the area, and nothing was taken. The caller requests a call back from a deputy. 3:57 p.m. A deputy advised the caller requested the information on Stand Your Ground laws. The deputy provided the information.

January 22

No quick exit

2:30 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that he got a call from his stepmother’s neighbor that someone hit her parked car. He attempted to contact her but no answer. He was advised that the subject is still on the scene with his vehicle stuck in the snowbank, no injuries. 3:33 a.m. Refer to the criminal report for a hit and run.

Lose a vehicle?

9:26 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible abandoned vehicle on the roadway on Jackson St. The vehicle has been there for two weeks and the owner is unknown. It is a black sedan of unknown make and model.

High noon at the OK Corral

12:11 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports an argument of neighbors, and unknown male and female. The female is throwing things at the male in the driveway of a residence. There are unknown weapons. The address of the neighbors is unknown. The vehicle in the driveway was identified by color and make. 12:33 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the male and female who denied any type of disturbance or argument. 2:48 p.m. The Sgt. contacted the on-call CPS worker to report the contact.

Sign of the times

2:26 p.m. Chester. A caller reports an accidental 911 call. He is shoveling snow with an iPhone in his pocket. The caller confirmed the location on Pine Way.

Don’t spoil your dinner

2:38 p.m. Chester. A caller reports being in a traffic accident at the Timber House Restaurant. The caller exchanged information with the other party. The caller requested contact to make an official report.

Stormy weather in North County

7:10 p.m. Chester. A caller reported that her vehicle (license plate number provided) was stranded at a residence and her former friends have told her that they are going to vandalize the vehicle and have it towed (it is not currently showing as a tow in the system.) The caller has made arrangements to retrieve the vehicle tomorrow (Monday); other subject names were provided. A deputy was given the location and will call when available. 8:52 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. The caller will call back tomorrow to request the deputy drive by to check the vehicle. 11:09 p.m. A caller at the residence was on the phone with her sister who advised there was possibly a physical argument with the boyfriend at the house, could hear screaming. There are no weapons. 11:15 p.m. The location was given to CHP, there is no unit in the area. 11:18 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who said they are okay and the other subject is asleep. 11:56 p.m. An additional call reported an argument between parties, the second caller stated the victim lied to cover for the subject. There are three children at the residence. Jan. 23, 12:25 a.m. A deputy requests medics for the female half with minor injuries. The male half attacked her with a knife and is now locked in the house with the children. 12:25 a.m. SIFC to stage. 1:11 a.m. The male subject was arrested on charges of probation violation, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, injury to a spouse, making criminal threats of harm or death,  and resisting arrest. 1:14 a.m. Medical attention is no longer requested.


7:24 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested at the intersection of Bell Lane and Bresciani on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

January 23

Hostile work environment

8:37 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller requested to speak to a deputy about possible threats from an employer. 10:55 a.m. A Sgt. advised no threats. The information is on file.

Crossing the line

10:03 a.m. Quincy. A female subject was issued a probation violation at the Probation Department.

Hot box

11:10 a.m. Portola. A caller reports her vehicle was on fire. It is parked at Nicole’s Coffee. A passerby extinguished it but it is still smoking. The caller requests assistance. 11:11 a.m. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 11:32 a.m. Assistance is complete.


12:31 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a lost dog that is now leashed with a bungie cord. The caller was given the number for Animal Control. The dog is big and white and fluffy, 100-plus pounds. 1:22 p.m. The caller called to confirm their location at Canyon Dam intersection of Hwy 89 and 147. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

I just called to say …

12:59 p.m. Quincy. A juvenile stated he is 4 years old and is okay. He said his dad is outside and he just wanted to talk, stated his father is currently outside. 2:04 p.m. A Sgt. confirmed it was an accidental call.

Night flyer not so stealth

4:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a subject followed her with his car dangerously close. The suspect is also driving around her house frequently at night. The caller requested the information on file only, they are in the process of getting a restraining order. The subject name and vehicle description were provided.

Falling rocks

8:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports vehicle damage occurred while parked at his residence. The windshield cracked by the impact of an unknown source. 8:26 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who just wanted to report a cracked windshield, unknown how, negative vandalism.

Advance notice

8:07 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports his wife is violating, probably on drugs. She is on the way to the residence and he is concerned that she will try to enter and cause a disturbance. 8:33 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. The location for the female is unknown. She is on PRCS probation. There is no crime. The caller requests the information on file only.

Art in the heartland

9:10 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports an ongoing issue with vandalism on the Heart K Ranch. The ranch house is on the back dirt road and windows have been broken and there is painted vandalism. Two suspects were named. The owners are the Feather River Land Trust. The caller is a neighbor to the property. She did notify the owners but said they are slow to respond to concerns. 9:42 p.m. A deputy advised the vandalism was previously reported. The caller is unsure if there is any new vandalism. The deputy reports the caller complained of suspicious footprints but does not see anyone in the area. The caller requested patrol checks when a deputy is in the area. The deputy advised no vandalism.



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