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Sheriff’s Blotter Jan. 3-8: DUIs, mental health calls and debris on the road


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. 3-8

January 3

Nothing changes if nothing changes

10:23 a.m. Chester. A caller called 911 advising he is trying to get through to Verizon. The caller was told there is nothing we could do to assist him in reaching Verizon about his cell phone.

Starting the year short

1:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her purse and wallet were stolen from Plumas Club on New Year’s Eve night. She set it down on the hook. It was a Michael Kors purse with makeup, a white wallet with elephants on it, insurance cards, debit cards, and EBT cards.

Hot spot

3:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a big rig is smoking, possibly an engine fire; it is parked in front of Rite Aid. Quincy Fire was paged. CHP is aware and responding. 3:19 p.m. No fire, it was off gassing a nitrogen tank.


4:15 p.m. Portola. A female driver was arrested on Hwy 89 north of Humboldt Road on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.


6:31 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a deer on the side of the road, injured but alive.

Losing juice

10:44 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone keeps turning off her power and things are going missing in her house. The suspect is unknown, but the caller advises someone is continually harassing her. 11:13 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller, no crime. The caller will contact the landlord tomorrow about a power issue.

January 4


5:14 a.m. Keddie. A female driver was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence at the Greenville Wye.

Speed racer

5:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a blue BMW that sped past a group walking at Monte Vista and Buchanan Streets and almost hit them.

Transportation included

8:08 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. Two male subjects were arrested during a warrant service on one of the subjects on Peninsula Drive on a variety of charges. One male was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm. The second male was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Line down

9:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a phone line pole is down. The caller said it is not a power line pole and the down line is not blocking the roadway at all at Quincy Junction and the bridge south of Chandler.

January 5

Road block

9:17 a.m. Belden. A caller reports Caltrans is closing Hwy 70 at Serpentine Canyon due to a rock slide.

Not in the market for a treehouse

10:25 a.m. Portola. A caller reports his neighbor has a tree that is leaning in a very threatening way toward his home. He wants the information on file and a deputy to inform her of the potential hazard. 3:15 p.m. A deputy spoke to the subject. She had a tree company look at the tree and they advised it is safe.

Take backs

11:46 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports possible animal neglect with the neighbor. The neighbor gave a horse to her to take care of and is now disputing it with a named person. The named person will be coming over to her house today and requests a deputy call for assistance. 1:56 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller, and the information is being forward to animal control.

Choosing friends wisely

10:10 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports that he is being extorted by the subject. The caller said that the subject is threatening to send out all his nude photos to his friends via social media if he does not send her $1,000. He does not know the subject. The subject added the caller on Instagram and snapchat and the caller sent the subject nude photos of himself. The caller said that he is currently home alone, and parents are out of town.

January 6

Whoops a daisy

4:17 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a pickup slid off the roadway and into the snowbank. The vehicle is now stuck and will need a tow truck. The caller advised it does not appear that anyone is injured. It is a Chevy pickup.

Bad dream

8:10 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reported a suspicious black hatchback, a newer model, parked near her home in the middle of the night and the storage units, left approximately 6:45 a.m. The caller requests a patrol check and will call back if the subject returns. 10:15 a.m. A deputy advised unable to locate anything in the area suspicious at this time.

No sun this morning

9:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller reported someone shot a bear in her backyard last night. The caller found the bear dead in the backyard this morning on Katherine Street. 11:27 a.m. A message was left with Fish and Wildlife to handle.

Another one for the ladies

3:37 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports two males physically fighting on the side of the road on Hwy 70 past FRC and Grays at a turnout. 7:05 p.m. A female subject was arrested on charges of drunk driving, driving with an alcohol blood level over .08 percent., and child endangerment.

Strange sighting

4:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a man running past her house who stopped at her house and took pictures of her vehicles this morning. The male had a gray beard, was 6’ tall, was wearing a beanie, dark grey athletic long-sleeves, and black shorts. 6:18 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate anyone in the area matching the description.

The opposite of sweet dreams

10:12 p.m. Greenville. A caller said she sees a shadow outside her bedroom window and is fearful it is her ex. The subject was named. 10:15 p.m. The subject just sent her a message that said, “I just came to say goodnight.” 10:45 p.m. The caller recontacted and said the shadow is still outside her bedroom window. The caller advised that she can see that the subject is wearing a baseball cap. Jan. 7, 2:03 a.m. A deputy advised checking the area and unable to locate anyone or anything suspicious.

And from down the canyon

12:30 p.m. Paxton. A caller reports a tree in the roadway on Hwy 70 just west of the Greenville Wye.

January 7

Missing Jack?

7:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding a dog, a brown and white Jack Russell Terrier. There are no tags, but the dog looks well cared for. The caller is trying to keep the dog but she’s in a 5th wheel with her two dogs so she may have to let the dog out. She is also trying social media to find the owner. The information was sent to Animal Control.

Multiple factors muddle the mix

9:25 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports she found some mail on her bed and is also upset over her friend going to a convalescent home. She said she is scared. She spoke with the caller’s daughter who lives there, who said the caller has dementia, but they are okay. 9:50 p.m. Deputies can close, prior calls show the caller may suffer from cognitive decline. Prior notes say the caller lives with and is being cared for by the daughter.

January 8

Uh oh

3:30 a.m. Chester. A caller requested medical for a 34-year-old male who may have accidentally taken too much oxycodone. The caller said that he takes them for pain and may have taken too many. The caller said they are not wanting to self-harm.

Way off track

6:32 a.m. Plumas/Butte County line. A caller reports that a train derailed yesterday. The train just came off the tracks. The train has been re-railed.

Old stinky

10:05 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports three dead skunks found in a barn under suspicious circumstances. The caller requests the information be passed on to Fish and Wildlife. 11:29 a.m. A message was left for USDA Wildlife.


11:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports trying to locate a son who lives in Quincy. The son is 58. The last contact was 6 months ago. The last address is unknown. 11:38 a.m. The subject’s address was found in the system. 1:09 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the subject who is okay but does not want contact with the caller.


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