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Sheriff’s Blotter July 13-14: broken glass, suspicious fire, and neighbor issues

By Mari Erin Roth

Staff Writer

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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 July 13-14, 2022

July 13

Nip it in the bud

12:15 a.m. Quincy. An alarm activation-Napa Auto Parts, the “glass break” alarm was triggered. 12:20 a.m. The owner will be on the way with a 10–15-minute ETA. A Sgt. located a broken window in the front of the store. 12:22 a.m. CHP is sending a unit from east of Elephant Tunnel. 12:33 a.m. A Sgt. generated a criminal report and will be on the lookout in the area. 1:16 a.m. An individual from the store contacted via 911 to advise there is approximately 8 juveniles in front of Grocery Outlet that he believes are the suspects.

Suspected arson

4:22 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a small vegetation fire in the area of a construction zone. The fire is possibly in a pile of wood rounds. The caller can see flames from Evergreen Circle. 4:40 a.m. A second caller advised there is a structure fire, the address is unknown, but the caller said it is on Evergreen Circle. It is unknown if it is occupied. 4:43 a.m. A third caller reported from Parkhill Drive that a structure is fully engulfed. It is unknown who lives at the residence or if it is occupied. 4:50 a.m. A fourth caller reports a structure fire, same information as the previous caller with nothing additional. 7:07 a.m. SIFC requests a deputy, and one was sent to the location. 12:46 p.m. The deputy requested a ping on a known subject’s phone. The location was provided. 2:30 p.m. A request was made for a second ping on the phone. 2:39 p.m. An alert to be on the lookout for a subject was sent out to USFS, CHP and surrounding county law enforcement. 2:54 p.m. The subject is possibly broken down in the woods somewhere. Another ping gave a location. 5:22 p.m. Agencies are unable to locate the subject so far. If located, there is cause to believe the subject is guilty of a felony for an outstanding arson charge. July 14 12:23 a.m. CHP advised an off-duty officer may have located the suspect vehicle east of Two Rivers.  12:38 a.m. It is not the subject’s vehicle.

But it’s my turn at the DMV

10:55 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests assistance with placing a patient in restraints. A physician’s hold has been placed on the subject and he has become agitated and is walking around the hospital grounds. 11:02 a.m. The patient left in a vehicle. 11:10 a.m. A deputy advised the patient made threats to harm himself but not others. Deputies will be on the lookout for the subject’s vehicle. 11:23 a.m. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle. 11:26 a.m. CHP advises the subject went to the DMV and talked to workers there. 12:26 p.m. A Sgt. advised the subject is back in the care of the hospital and is okay.

Grass fire

11:41 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a small grass fire at the west end of Nervino Airport. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 12:16 p.m. Fire advised USFS to handle.

Motorcycle down

12:38 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a motorcycle down with injuries. The call was transferred to CHP. Meadow Valley Fire, Bucks Lake Fire, and PDH were paged. 1:19 p.m. The patient was transported to the hospital.

What happened? Deer dodging?

5:25 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a single vehicle rollover with two occupants out of the vehicle, one male with unknown injuries. The caller is a passerby who just pulled up on the scene. The call was transferred to CHP. 5:27 p.m. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC ambulance were paged. 5:38 p.m. A Medic advised there are two patients. 6:09 p.m. One patient was transported to EPHC.

Mixed messages

7:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a trespasser on the property, and unknown female subject is refusing to leave the property. The caller advised she has the subject’s keys to her vehicle and requests contact, will not let the subject leave. 8:40 p.m. A deputy advised it is a verbal argument between the caller and a known subject who was trespassed from the property.

Down payment

8:20 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports he sent $4,000 to someone through his bank account for a rental house and said he hasn’t been able to contact the person for a week now. The caller said the subject’s phone is now turned off. The subject and number were provided, and a criminal report was filed.

Utilizing local resources

9:50 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a physical argument with his girlfriend who he advises hit him with a log. The caller said there ia a 7-yar-old male juvenile in the home. 9:51 p.m. The caller said she is going to leave in her vehicle, but the caller refused to give a description. The caller gave the general location of the subject’s residence. The suspects have now left the area. 10:23 p.m. The female subject was arrested on charges of domestic battery and public intoxication.

Save taxpayer money, invite the neighbor for a BBQ

10:06 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her neighbor is requesting the caller call the Sheriff’s Office because the subject is playing loud music and they have a history of making reports on one another. The subject was identified. 10:09 p.m. The location was given to CHP, and they will call back with an ETA. 10:44 p.m. CHP advised the subjects agreed to keep the peace.

Security no match for a bank vault

10:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports $5,000 cash is missing from his home, taken sometime today. He believes he knows who took the money and shared the name. July 14, 2:05 a.m. Hold for dayshift.

Drinking can be a lonely business

11:18 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a suspect, first name only provided, is on his property and is not supposed to be there. The caller was asked, where on the property the subject is, and he said he doesn’t know for sure that the subject is there, he just things he is because his dog is barking outside. The caller is extremely intoxicated and difficult to understand. 11:34 p.m. The caller called again and said that the suspect knocked on his door and made threats. The caller said that the subject lives in a trailer on his property. It is still very hard to understand the caller. July 14, 12:24 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who is extremely intoxicated. No one is on the property. There is no threat and no crime.

July 14

Moseying along

1:49 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a large cow walking on the side of the road. The call was transferred to CHP.

How ‘bout that

3:25 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports someone slashed two tires on his vehicle. There are no known suspects. The caller requests to speak to a deputy. 4:11 p.m. A deputy advised no vandalism. The caller recently got new tires and the valve stems are faulty.

Doggy daycare costs mirror fuel prices

3:25 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports two dogs sitting in a truck and the truck is not running. The caller said that no one has come around the vehicle for at least 15 minutes. The caller said that the vehicle is parked at the restaurant parking lot in the golf course. 3:30 p.m. The information was sent to Animal Control. 4:02 p.m. Animal Control advised contacting the restaurant manager who advised that the truck is running with the air conditioning running.

Bad combination

5:57 p.m. Portola. A caller requests medical services for an 80-year-old female having issues from Covid. The call was transferred to EPHC. 6 p.m. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged. 9:09 p.m. The patient was transported to Renown.

Sheriff’s Office knows black-belt Alanon

7:37 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about an ongoing issue with her daughter. The caller said that the subject refuses to get help for her drinking and refuses to take her medication. The named subject is intoxicated. There are no weapons. 8:05 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and advised her that it is not a crime to drink or to refuse to go to treatment for drinking. Civil procedures were provided.

How’s the BBQ planning going?

9:40 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a loud noise and argument coming from an apartment. The caller said that the noise is possibly a subject’s TV. The caller also stated that the subject was yelling at her juvenile granddaughter. The subject was identified, and the 11-year-old juvenile name is unknown. 9:54 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller, and the caller was advised that it is a landlord/tenant issue. Civil procedures were provided.

An evening on the town unfolds as a theatrical drama

10:31 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports that his wife went to dinner at 4 p.m. and has not returned. She went with about 15 friends to Cuccia’s Restaurant in Mohawk. The subject is age 72. The caller provided the phone number for the subject but was unsure of the last 4 numbers. The subject’s car was described but the license plate unknown. AT&T was contacted who advised to contact Verizon. 11:15 p.m. Verizon provided the location. July 15, 12:01 a.m. AT&T was recontacted with the updated cell number who advised again, this is a Verizon number. 12:06 a.m. Verizon advised the location is not available, but the phone is pinning to a designated tower location in Tahoe City. 12:18 a.m. A Sgt. and a deputy advised the phone went to voicemail. 12:28 a.m. A deputy advised while on the phone with the caller, his wife returned home. The deputy spoke to the subject, and she is fine. She was in Tahoe City for a play.

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