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Sheriff’s Blotter: Jan. 7-9

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 7-Jan. 9, 2022

Jan. 7

Time for the bullying refresher course

8:27 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her daughter was the victim of a battery at the school yesterday. 4:01 p.m. A deputy cited an individual for battery.

Not just at school

10:19 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she was just battered by her boyfriend. No medical is needed. The named subject is still at the house. No weapons are in the home and no children. The caller said she is currently at the neighbors.

Who let the cows out?

11:04 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports cattle in the roadway at Williams Valley. The caller said the fence is down. 11:38 a.m. A deputy made contact with a resident of the area, who is on his way. CHP will cancel the call.

A tidy camp may net an alternate result

11:50 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a homeless encampment at Boyles Ravine near the water tower and walking area. It is possible there are juveniles there. The caller said she saw children’s jackets. A tarp is set up and a hammock, and there is other trash in the area. The caller possibly saw a woman the other night. It is unknown the direction of travel and no other information was given as it was too dark. 12:50 p.m. A deputy advised being on foot and heading to Claremont water tower. 1:12 p.m. A deputy issued a trespass warning to a female and told her to leave.

Making dew

12:28 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports he is away from home and his security camera shows someone at his house. It is a white SUV with one person on the property in his driveway. 1:15 p.m. A deputy advised there is no crime. The neighbor is unable to make it up her driveway so she parked in the unoccupied driveway.

Knowing when to surrender

1:36 p.m. Quincy. A person turned in a firearm for safekeeping.

Reaching for a lighter or cell phone perhaps?

2:48 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a near head-on collision with a red truck going west on Hwy. 70.

Next time, just steal my heart

4:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller claims her boyfriend robbed her house. She wants to make a report. The caller is very broken up; dispatch is unable to hear the caller. She is alone at this time. The subject boyfriend was named. 6:34 p.m. A sergeant referred to a domestic violence incident report. The parties are separated at this time.

Stirring the pot

6:27 p.m. Greenville. Roadside Assistance is calling to request a welfare check on Williams Valley Road. The caller has been trying for over three hours but has been unable to make contact with the subject. The vehicle is a 2015 Ford transit connect van. 7:04 p.m. A deputy advised locating the parked vehicle at a residence. No one is around and the vehicle does not appear to be stuck.


8:01 p.m. Deer Creek. A caller reports a rockslide on Hwy 32. The eastbound lane has large boulders blocking traffic.

Afraid of the dark

8:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller is asking Fire to respond to her location. The power went off and the caller is worried about a possible electrical fire. The caller advised that PG&E was there earlier in the evening. Quincy Fire was paged. 8:26 p.m. Fire reported clear and available.

Deputy quells disappointment and fills the gap

8:51 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller advised there is a man in all black laying in front of the store on the west side. 9:30 p.m. A deputy advised making contact with the subject who was waiting on a ride to Portola. The ride fell through. The deputy will be providing a ride for the subject to Portola. 9:51 p.m. Assistance is complete.

Dry run

10:13 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that the subject is violating the restraining order by attempting to contact them via social media. The female subject was named. 10:52 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the caller and reported there is no crime. The deputy said it was a Facebook friend suggestion, not an attempt to contact from the subject.

Jan. 8

Virus provides a loophole

9:16 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a sergeant about a child custody issue and a named suspect. 12:28 p.m. A sergeant contacted the suspect who advises it is a different ex he is having child custody issues with. The ex reports the child was exposed to Covid and needs to quarantine. The sergeant had a deputy attempt to contact the mother to have the child returned to the father. The mother did not answer. 6:23 p.m. A sergeant advised speaking to the caller today and he is okay. No further assistance is needed today.

Cold cash

10:36 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a burglary to a business. Cash was taken from the till at the Portola Frosty.

For your own safety, and the safety of others

11:42 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a guest at a motel that made suicidal comments is now in his room causing a disturbance by screaming and yelling. The subject is from the East Coast. 12:26 p.m. A sergeant reports the subject is okay. 1:36 p.m. The caller phoned back and advised the subject destroyed the room. 2:14 p.m. A sergeant reports the arrest of the subject on charges of malicious vandalism causing damage of more than $400 and the subject can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.

In the heat of the moment

12:01 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a brown bloodhound trying to attack her. The dog owner is unknown. 12:14 p.m. A sergeant reports no attack. The dog was at large and is now back home.

A desperate need for some nuggets

2:40 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a neighbor’s dogs killed one of her chickens. It is an ongoing issue. She has already spoken to Animal Control about the dogs being loose and does not believe they responded. 2:43 p.m. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Sense of humor needs serious work

3:55 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious male subject yelled out the car window while she and her family were on a walk. It was a male driving a beat up silver Acura. The driver stated: “Don’t worry, I’m not gonna steal your little dog. I steal little children because they are worth more.” The incident occurred about an hour and a half ago. The caller is not requesting contact from a deputy, but would like the information on file.

How can traffic be blocked if the road is closed?

4:01 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports a semi truck at the road closure on Bucks Summit. The truck driver is trying to chain up and turn around. It is not an accident but the truck will be blocking traffic. 10:22 p.m. CHP requests County Roads be called to go sand Bucks Lake Road tomorrow at around 11 a.m. 6:50 a.m. County Roads will sand as soon as they can.

All that’s missing is the tea and crumpets

4:27 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a minor traffic accident between a white pickup and a blue Suburu. The caller said she was stopped and a Subaru came around the corner and hit her. The vehicle is now stuck under her front bumper. The caller said she is okay but the other driver went home to get her insurance. The caller said she knows the other driver and where she lives. The accident took place between Hwy 70 and Rheinfelder. 4:33 p.m. The other party left and ran home to get her insurance. 4:44 p.m. A deputy advised the other driver is at fault. Both drivers are uninjured. The vehicles were driven back to their residences. The parties have exchanged information. No report was necessary by the deputy.

The tornado passes

5:40 p.m. Greenville. A caller believes a known person is causing a disturbance. The caller cannot see anyone but is yelling at someone. The suspect is in the street in front of a named person’s residence. 5:52 p.m. The caller called back and said it is not the person they thought it was, but there is someone arguing outside. It is coming from the corner of First and Forgay. 6:22 p.m. A deputy advised checking the flats area. There is no one in need of assistance.

Rowdy Volcano after-school program

6:10 p.m. Chester. A caller at Chester High School reports that they can hear several juveniles yelling and screaming. 7:16 p.m. A deputy advises checking the area and is unable to locate any subjects.

Kind soul wanders grocery without a list

7:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dog running around the parking lot. It appears to be very friendly. The dog is a male, tan in color, with an orange collar. 7:40 p.m. A sergeant advised checking the area but unable to locate any loose canines. 8:40 p.m. A SavMor employee contacted to say the dog is now inside the store. The caller has the dog behind a checkout stand and will keep the dog until a deputy or sergeant is not otherwise occupied. 8:59 p.m. A deputy advised the dog has tags with an address on Pine Street. The deputy said someone from the store went over to the residence and the tenants said they do not have a dog. The dog was taken to Animal Control.

Helpful Hannah

7:44 p.m. Chester. A caller reports she located a debit card in the ATM and requests a deputy come pick up the card. 7:50 p.m. The debit card was left in the bank’s drop box for the bank to handle.

Hey! The party’s over

8:51 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports that someone is shooting off fireworks. They heard over a dozen and the last one was about five minutes ago. 9:41 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate any thing in the area.

Structure fire; a lot of cats rescued

11:43 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that a possible structure fire is taking place. The caller said a wall socket burst and the home is filling with black smoke and the caller saw flames on the backside of the house. The caller was advised to exit the residence. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged. 11:55 p.m. An agency on the scene confirmed a structure fire. One room is fully engulfed. No other structures are threatened at this time and all occupants are out of the house. Eastern Plumas Fire arrived for mutual aid per a Beckwourth Fire request.  12:05 a.m. Beckwourth Fire requests Sierra Valley Fire for mutual aid. 12:56 a.m. Medic 3 advised there are multiple cats inside the home. Medic 3 has some inside the ambulance and some that did not make it are still inside the home. Liberty Power is to shut off the power to the residence. The location was sent to Red Cross. 1:29 a.m. A deputy advises eight cats are with the medic and homeowner. There are possibly 20 still inside the home. The location was sent to Animal Control. 1:54 a.m. A deputy spoke with the Red Cross. The homeowner wasn’t ready to talk to them yet. A deputy said all information was passed along to the homeowner. 2:56 p.m. Animal control advised they are enroute to Animal Control with nine cats. 3:12 a.m. A deputy said Animal Control has picked up all the cats that he could and the victim will be staying at a hotel provided by the Red Cross. 4:23 p.m. All remaining Fire units were released. The fire has been extinguished.

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