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Sheriff’s Blotter Jan. 30-31: Strange messages and driving difficulties


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. 30-Jan. 31

January 30

Heck of a morning

4:12 a.m. Portola. A 911 call came in, it is an open line, can hear a female and male in an argument. There are no prior calls from the number. 4:18 a.m. The line is still open, the parties are yelling at each other. A previous call from the residence gave a possible subject and address. 4:21 a.m. A different address was pinned and a possible male subject. Can hear the male yelling about a variety of things. Can hear a calm female voice and an additional male voice. 4:21 a.m. The subject is accusing the female of making criminal threats, she is calmly denying. 5:17 a.m. A deputy contacted the male subject and a female in a verbal argument only. The deputy provided a ride for the male to a business to sleep for the night. 5:19 a.m. As the deputy cleared from giving the male a ride, the female called 911 requesting if dispatch receives a 911 call from her or her business that deputies are obligated to kick in the door. The subject became irate with dispatch and hung up.


8:10 a.m. Chester. A staff member reports finding a note attached to the front door of the Chester substation. Per the note, a caller witnessed a female yelling at a young child. The vehicle of subject comes back to a registered owner with a Chester address. 12:09 p.m. A deputy attempted contact with the phone number located address, no answer.

Another message

9:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding a suspicious voicemail upon arriving to work. The caller phone number was recorded. The caller on the message stated one male (name provided) killed another male (name provided). 9:54 a.m. No previous calls have been received from the number. 10:49 a.m. A deputy attempted to contact, no answer, left a message. 12:08 p.m. No homicide. The caller is requesting information on a coroner’s case.

Rough neighborhood

9:23 a.m. Clio. A caller reports a neighbor’s dog attacked his dog. It happened on Jan. 26. Spoke to Animal Control who advised the caller to call dispatch. The neighbor residence address was provided.

Too many messages

9:28 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a named subject was sending harassing text messages all weekend. The caller just wants it documented.


11:08 a.m. Portola. A caller reports she last spoke to sister yesterday. She lives alone without heat. The caller attempted to call her sister but there is no answer. The subject is disabled in a wheelchair. 11:54 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject who said she is okay and will contact her sister.

Clogged drain?

5:15 p.m. Greenville. Per Cal OES, Indian Valley CSD reports a sewage spill on Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. of approximately 500 gallons into a storm drain that flows into Wolf Creek. The incident report number was provided. 6:42 p.m. A HAZMAT has been reported at the end of Hot Springs Road.

Still not welcome

5:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller from a store reports they have a shoplifter in the store from an old case and want her trespassed.

Operating hours

8:01 p.m. Virgilia. A caller requested medical services for a 58-year-old female with a heart attack. Unable to transfer to REMSA, rings with no answer. PDH was paged. 8:06 REMSA is on an alternate location. 8:07 p.m. A second page to PDH was made. 8:13 p.m. Plumas 11 requested a helicopter to loading zone 15. Ground contact was made with Plumas 11 on Calcord. 8:14 p.m. Careflight 4 accepted. 8:22 p.m. REMSA helicopter recontacted and advised Careflight 4 declined due to operator hours. REMSA helicopter will contact SEMSA Air 1, they accept with an ETA of 8:55 p.m. Plumas 11 ground contact on Calcord. 8:31 p.m. Unable to contact Plumas 11 via radio. Contacted the caller via landline for Plumas 11 to radio for updated helicopter information. 9:20 p.m. The patient was transported to Enloe.

Road block

9 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a tree across the road at Hwy 70 and Spanish Creek Bridge and Vicky’s Corner. The caller advised they had to turn around and return to Quincy. The call was transferred to CHP.

Demolition derby

9:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a drunk driver hit dumpsters and now sped off from Peppard Flat Road. The subject was known in a black Toyota Tacoma 4-door. The call was transferred to CHP. 9:31 p.m. A Sgt. located the vehicle in the fairgrounds parking lot. Units are on the scene and CHP will handle.


11:47 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a suspicious person is near an address on Ponderosa Circle, all the lights are off and the caller believes no one should be there. Could also hear metal banging around. Jan. 31, 12:31 a.m. A deputy advised the noise is from the rail yard and echoing around, everything is okay.


11:58 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports they were assaulted last week and believes the subjects are back. The vehicle is a black sedan with several subjects including two named subjects. Jan. 31, 12:41 a.m. The caller advised they are unsure if the subjects have any weapons or if any weapons were used last week in the assault. 12:41 a.m. Deputies contacted the caller who said it was not the vehicle that he thought is was. The caller is okay for now.

January 31

Clean-up project

7:53 a.m. Taylorsville. USFS Mount Hough District reports they will be conducting a controlled burn in the Moonlight area.

This “Good morning” needs a little work

8:26 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that two students told him that while they were on the way to school this morning a man with tattoos on the neck wearing a beanie in a blue Hyundai sedan made threats to beat up their parents and said he knows where they live. 8:34 a.m. A deputy is out of position. 8:55 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the school. There was no answer, but a message was left. 8:54 p.m. A deputy advised the information is on file, there is no suspect, and there will be extra patrol checks.

Calling card

9:40 a.m. Chester. A caller at a business reports vandalism by multiple patrons occurred last night. The subjects left a motel room key behind. There is no deputy in the area. 11:25 a.m. A criminal report was filed.


9:48 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a subject. The subject is the caregiver and grandmother to a named juvenile and believes the juvenile is abusive to her. The caller also reported it to APS. 11:03 a.m. No elder abuse, the juvenile is incorrigible and was counseled.

All leaked out

11:51 a.m. Quincy. A caller was at station 2 and could smell propane. Quincy Fire was paged. 12:22 p.m. Fire advised the propane tank is empty and they contacted Ferrell Gas to come out and look at the tank.

Don’t expect much on Valentine’s Day

1:25 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a girlfriend attacked him while sleeping and will not give him his wallet or keys. The caller is standing outside in the parking lot using the neighbor’s phone. 1:48 p.m. A deputy advised property was exchanged, nothing further.

Plumas County services

3:35 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her father was being evicted from his home and is worried he is sleeping under a bridge. She would like a call back. 3:51 p.m. The caller recontacted and said that the subject was just seen at the Resource Center and no further assistance is requested at this time.

Off the trail

4:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised a deer on Bresciani Lane needs to be dispatched. 5:28 p.m. A deputy advised to refer to Fish and Wildlife.

Bad habit

6:33 p.m. Chester. A caller is working at a gas station and reports a female stole cigarettes. 7:03 p.m. A deputy advised the caller requested the subject be trespassed if able to locate but was unable to provide any specific identifying information.

It was ME

8:21 p.m. Quincy. A male subject turned himself into jail intoxicated.

Red card

8:51 p.m. Portola. A caller would like information on file that there was a verbal argument with a juvenile during a basketball game in the high school bathroom and the principal kicked the subject out.

Not permitted

11:53 p.m. Quincy. A male subject in a  Honda Civic at Weldon and Rogers was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with an alcohol blood level over .08 percent.


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