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Sheriff’s blotter Jan. 26-29: Schoolyards are tough, cold brings plenty of problems

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. 26-29

January 26

Don’t come to school

8:45 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a threat was made from a student yesterday regarding bringing a weapon to school and hurting another student. The student is not at school at this time and may show up around 9 a.m. The caller will recontact with the students’ name and information. The parent name, number and address were provided. 8:53 a.m. The information was given to units in dispatch. 9:23 a.m. A Sgt. spoke with the parent who said she was contacted yesterday. No credible threat was made and the school was handling. The Sgt. contacted the principal who confirmed dealing with the issue yesterday and confirmed no credible threat was made. The Sgt. spoke to the caller who was requesting we speak to the parent and advise them the student was not allowed at school today. The parent was recontacted and requested that they don’t bring kids to school.

Time to burn

11:03 a.m. Portola. A caller is at the Portola Les Schwab. The call was transferred to USFS emergency. Beckwourth Fire and Eastern Plumas Fire were paged. 11:12 a.m. A second caller advised there is a controlled burn on Deer Trail/Gold Mountain. 11:30 a.m. A unit advised the smoke is coming from a controlled burn and is okay.

Lesson plan

11:20 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller wants a welfare check on students. A student only attended school half a day in mid-January, that was the only day she attended in the past two months. The student is very sporadic on days she does come to school and is always late to school. 11:33 a.m. The Truancy Officer will follow up. A deputy saw the subject last night and she was okay.

But baby, it’s cold outside

11:32 a.m. Quincy. A caller would like to talk to a deputy about a relationship breakup and would like the male half to leave but he will not. The caller would like a phone call. 12:16 p.m. A deputy advised the caller of civil procedures.

Payment plan has high interest

12:09 p.m. Chester. A caller advised a checkbook was stolen between Jan. 20-22. A subject wrote a check on the 22nd and cashed it on Jan. 23 in Chico for $480. 12:41 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Chilly dog

12:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller is concerned about a dog in a Chevy truck on Main St. The caller saw this at 8 a.m. this morning and drove by at 12:57 p.m. and the dog is still inside. The truck seems abandoned. The information was faxed to Animal Control. 1:22 p.m. Animal Control advised unable to locate the truck and is talking with employees at O’Reilly’s. 1:25 p.m. Animal Control advised the truck belongs to an employee and the dog is okay.

Uncomfortable with the scene

1:01 p.m. Chester. A caller advised that he was at a gas pump. A young girl was with a priest. The caller walked toward the vehicle, the girl looked scared, and they drove off in a black Toyota truck. The license number was provided. The caller said the subject just left Chester Holiday Market pulling out toward Hwy 36. The female was 16 years old in a black beanie with long dirty blonde hair in pig tales. The information was transferred to CHP. 1:05 p.m. A deputy is out of position.

After-school club

3:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller said independent study students from Charter School are at Pioneer Park at the pavilion, five kids, smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol. They are now walking the bike path behind Cal Trans. 4:38 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the juveniles.

Disturbing the peace

6:15 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports her daughter was approached by a male subject who pulled out a pistol wearing a jacket, shorts, and boots. It just occurred. The subject left on foot walking toward the back row of trailers on Arlington and then left. 6:53 p.m. A deputy was unable to locate anyone and spoke to many people in the RV park and the caller; all are okay.

Direct hit

8:05 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller advised of a fight at the tavern with four people. Male subjects left in a 4-door sedan, dark blue, heading toward the rodeo grounds. The information was transferred to REMSA. 8:09 p.m. The caller advised a victim is throwing up blood. 8:12 p.m. A page went out to Indian Valley Fire, Crescent Mills Fire and PDH. The victim is now at Grizzly Bite on Nelson. 9:14 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH. 9:20 p.m. A deputy is looking in the area for the subjects. The subjects left in a grey or black Honda or Acura with black rims and black windows. The subjects are in their late teens wearing dark clothing and ski masks. 9:35 p.m. The deputy looked in the area but was unable to locate the subjects. A criminal report was filed.

In need of a lift

8:09 p.m. Belden. A caller requests medical for a male fall victim. The call was transferred to REMSA. 8:12 p.m. PDH was paged. 8:47 p.m. Plumas 15 is unable to reach the patient due to the rock slides. The information was sent to Cal Fire Butte for a response. 10:24 p.m. The patient was transported to Enloe.

Automated systems

10:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle collision activation. The vehicle is located on Nugget Lane. The caller advised no response from occupants. The vehicle is a grey Subaru Ascent. The call was transferred to CHP. The information was given to a deputy. 11:14 p.m. A deputy advised locating the vehicle; CHP to handle.

January 27

Early flight

12:05 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requests medical for a 65-year-old male with general illness. 12:07 a.m. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged, and PDH. 12:42 a.m. Plumas 12 requests a helicopter to Gansner Field. The location was given to REMSA helicopter. 12:51 a.m. Plumas 12 advised a new loading zone of PDH. The information was given to REMSA helicopter. 1:07 a.m. REMSA helicopter declined due to weather. A medical crew is available from Beckwourth base if needed for ground transport. The information was given to Plumas 12; the patient was transported to PDH. 3 a.m. PDH contacted and advised the patient passed away and PDH requests a deputy. 3:31 a.m. The deputy confirmed the death at 2:09 a.m. The information was sent to Blairs Mortuary. 4:40 a.m. A deputy advised the next of kin was notified. The deputy advised there was possibly a DR sign off. Request the day shift attempt to contact the Nurse Practitioner for a DR consult/sign off. The subject was last seen Dec. 30. 9:43 a.m. A detective advised the DR will recontact around 12:30 p.m. with an update.

And the road narrows

10:52 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a reckless driver that almost pushed her off the roadway in a tan Toyota with a camper. The call was transferred to CHP.

The rural backyard

11:11 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports his neighbors keep allowing their dogs on to his property and he has asked them multiple times to stop. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

No heart for history

11:30 a.m. Greenville. A caller is part of the Feather River Land Trust Genesee Valley Ranch-Heart K. The caller said that the historical building is continuously being vandalized. Most recently, someone broke whatever remaining windows and doors that were left.

Sticks and stones become guns and knives

11:46 a.m. Chester. A school official stated three separate students made threats toward peers. The students were identified. One juvenile stated getting guns, stated going to bring a gun to school and shoot a female student. Another student stated on the playground, “I’m going to murder you, I’m going to kill you,” to a group of peers. Another student said they were going to bring a knife to school and stab a certain student if he doesn’t leave her alone. 1:43 p.m. A unit close had contact with parents, the school is to handle.


12:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her son was assaulted at school this morning. The school is aware. 12:26 p.m. The caller was advised the school will handle. The information is on file only.

A reminder to stay focused behind the wheel

2:31 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a white SUV almost hit her walking across the bridge. The call was transferred to CHP.

Hard times getting worse

5:53 p.m. Quincy. A caller is a disaster relief officer interviewing a Dixie Fire victim. The subject told him she is fed up with everyone in a county program. She is going to assault a subject that works with that county program and is tired of everything. She is going to assault anyone from that program if they try to contact her. She is staying in the motel funded by that program. 9:55 p.m. A deputy advised no threat to commit a crime that would result in death or great bodily harm and the subject was counseled. 9:54 p.m. The subject was arrested on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance and received flash incarceration due to previous offenses.

After sundown

7:26 p.m. Graeagle. A male driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with the blood alcohol level over .08 percent.

It’s okay

8:24 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised two known persons are taking pallets from Gott’s Power Sports. They are taking pallets from a business and taking them to the cabins behind the Mobil. 8:29 p.m. CHP responded to assist. 8:34 p.m. CHP spoke to the business owner and the subjects have permission to take items.

Sinking in

8:33 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dog bite and would like to speak to a deputy. 9:05 p.m. The dog was transported to Animal Control. It is a male white Husky/Pit mix named Zeus.

January 28

Looking for trouble

1:07 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that a vehicle, a suspicious vehicle, is parked in the clinic parking lot as of approximately 10 minutes ago. Two male subjects got out and started trying to open other parked vehicle doors. The caller is unsure if the subjects were able to make entry into the vehicles. The subjects’ vehicle is still parked in the clinic parking lot but the subjects left on foot in an unknown direction. One male is wearing a red sweater and the other is wearing a black jacket and has blond hair. The subjects appeared to possibly be young juveniles. 1:38 a.m. The subject vehicle is the same from another case. CHP advised units were on scene at EPHC and are now looking for the vehicle. 1:50 a.m. A deputy advised it is okay, a unit and CHP are looking in the Portola area for the subject vehicle. The vehicle left EPHC. 2:51 a.m. The deputy contacted the hospital. No vandalism and no theft was reported. The subjects made entry into one vehicle. Nothing was stolen and the victim will recontact if she locates anything missing. A case report was created.

Another piece to the puzzle

1:17 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that his friend’s truck was stolen. The friend left his keys in the truck and it is now gone. It is a blue Chevy Silverado and was last seen at 11 p.m. The call was transferred to CHP. 1:37 a.m. The subject vehicle is the vehicle spotted at EPHC. 1:50 a.m. A deputy advised okay, a unit and CHP are on the lookout in the Portola area for the subject vehicle. The vehicle was left in the EPHC parking lot. 8:55 a.m. CHP requests units meet with the subjects’ mother.


1:29 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests assistance with a transient subject that asked to come into the caller’s residence. He allowed the subject to come in and rest. The subject needs a place to stay. The subject is okay and currently resting. 2:14 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller. The caller is okay with the subject staying at the residence for the night. He would like contact from a dayshift deputy to offer resources to the subject. 12:54 p.m. The information for Social Services and the Crisis Center were given to the caller.

Too cold to run out of gas

1:42 p.m. A caller reports she is out of propane and has no heat. The caller stated she called the company multiple times and has gotten no answer. The information given to the caller was all we could do was call the same propane provider.

White fluffy stuff

3:01 p.m. Cromberg. A unit was flagged down and was told a couple is stuck in the snow one mile east of the railroad tracks on Sloat Road. The unit is responding to an out of the area call to assist with a 4-wheel drive Jeep. 3:15 p.m. The party was located and they are okay. They will attempt to get the vehicle out. 3:45 p.m. The party is out and back on the pavement.


3:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports people are outside of the residence and he wants them to leave the area and stated they are sitting near his porch and he can hear them talking. The caller is very hard to understand. 6:41 p.m. A deputy was given the call, but is on another call. 7:24 p.m. Contacted the caller, who is very intoxicated, he doesn’t remember calling, the voices are the caller’s guests. Nothing further is needed.

Sounds of the season

5:21 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a car, possibly stuck, sounds like wheels spinning. A person keeps honking their horn. 6:02 p.m. Per a deputy, nothing suspicious. A vehicle is stuck, no further action. The caller called back at the same tine and said the vehicle will be moved and requested no further action.

Call for help

11:07 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone stole his medication. A subject allowed him to keep some of his belonging at his residence. The caller said that the subject gave him a ride to the store and left him there. The subject is refusing to return his property including his medication. The caller will be standing by at Safeway. The subject is unknown, and the caller does not know where the house is. 11:16 p.m. The information was given to a deputy. Jan. 29, 12:06 a.m. A deputy advised for the theft of the medication. The caller was advised of the policy and will contact his medical provider. The deputy did a probation check on a known subject at 12:06 a.m. and the male subject was issued a probation violation.

January 29

Good call

8:24 a.m. Portola. A caller requests a welfare check on his IHSS client. The male subject has three aggressive dogs and lives alone. He is in bad health and is not answering the phone. The last contact was 8 a.m. the day before at EPHC. 8:31 a.m. Per the Sgt. request, contacted EPHC who confirmed the subject was discharged at 9:48 a.m. the previous day. 9:53 a.m. The Sgt. requested a medic to the location. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged. 10:03 a.m. The Sgt. advised the patient is alert and oriented but a fall victim in significant pain. The location was given to EPHC Medic 4. 10:08 a.m. EPHC requests PDH to stage at Lee Summit. PDH was paged. 10:10 a.m. PDH contacted to advise they currently have one unit for two areas, PDH unable to stage, but will respond from Quincy if needed.  10:20 a.m. The Sgt. advised the patient was transported to PDH. The Sgt. advised the caller was notified.

Lost cause

11:48 a.m. Chester. A caller requests deputy contact regarding an elderly patient that is abandoned at the hospital. Her family will not come and pick her up when discharged. It is an ongoing issue and requests deputy contact to file an Adult Protective Services report. 12:31 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who advised he was able to get hold of the daughter. The caller reports it is an ongoing issue. The patient was brought in by ambulance and feels the patient is often abandoned at the hospital, and requests APS be notified.

It’s not even close to Mother’s Day

5:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller was transferred from CHP for a caller stuck in the snow. The subject is coming from the Bay Area to home in Quincy in a Jeep Cherokee with a nearly full tank of gas and the subject has a warm jacket and water. 6:07 p.m. Request Butte SAR to go and advise of the location since it is right on the border and their access would be easier; access from our side would be 5+ hour ETA. Butte will ask the Sgt. and advise. 6:42 p.m. Per Butte County, spoke to the subject and he said he was stuck on ice and just needed a push. CHP was advised and will check if one of their Chico units can handle it. 7:21 p.m. Chico CHP will not handle the call. 7:25 p.m. Called Butte, they were under the impression that CHP Chico was handling. Advised them that CHP will not be handling and requested thy contact their SAR and advise as soon as possible.. 7:38 p.m. The caller recontacted and requested an ETA. 7:49 p.m. Per Butte County Sgt., they will not be responding tonight but can in the morning if the caller still needs them. 8:06 p.m. CHP will try to reach the subject and will update when more information is available. 8:23 p.m. Chico CHP advised a unit is on the way. 8:46 p.m. PCSO SAR will start up, will contact the commander to see if CHP was able to reach the subject before they head out. 9:19 p.m. CHP was able to get the subject out. Cancel Plumas County Sheriff’s Office SAR.

A dangerous act

7:13 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle eastbound on Hwy 70 from Maybe at approximately Delleker with no lights (completely black), a GMC or Chevy with four passengers. The caller didn’t see them until they were passing. The information was given to CHP.




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