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Sheriff’s Blotter July 13-16: Drunk drivers on land and water, and notable dogs

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 13-16

Summertime blues

12:23 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a vehicle rollover into a tree, appears to be abandoned, transfer to CHP.

Off road

8:39 a.m. Keddie. A caller reports a red pickup went off the road on Hwy 70 at Old Keddie Hwy. There are no injuries, and it is not blocking the road. The call was transferred to CHP.

Double whammy

9:13 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a 2-vehicle accident with injuries on Hwy 70. Sierra Valley Fire and EPHC were paged. 9:16 a.m. A second caller reported a vehicle accident with injuries. The first caller was transferred to CHP. 10:22 a.m. Transported one to EPHC.

Smokey mountains

9:32 a.m. Clio. A caller reports smoke on the mountains with no flames, visible from A15 behind Clio. The caller was transferred to USFS.

Breakfast drinks

10:24 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports her boyfriend kicked her out. One hour ago, her boyfriend hit her and shoved her out the door. There are firearms inside the house. The caller is outside with nowhere to go. The caller said the subject has been drinking all morning. The caller did not know her address but advised what street she was on. The caller said it would not be a good idea for law enforcement to show up and would like a call instead. 10:35 a.m. The caller refused to give the subject’s name. 11:29 a.m. Deputies were diverted to another call. The caller’s phone is unable to accept calls to advise her. 1:01 p.m. Deputies advised the witness is uncooperative.  A report was filed for domestic battery.

Another vehicle crash

11:11 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a vehicle overturned; the victim is lying on the ground. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire and PDH were paged. 11:24 a.m. A deputy requests a helicopter to the loading zone for one victim. 11:32 a.m. Air transport ETA is 11:51 a.m. 12:29 p.m. One patient was transported via helicopter.

Brown on the ground

12:05 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a lost wallet, a brown leather credit card wallet. It was lost in Portola at Packer Lake.

Giant disposal

12:23 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports someone dumped an abandoned car on his private property.

Orange was the new black

2:04 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspect stole his father’s pain pills. There are no weapons in the home. The caller stated the suspect is in orange and black clothing. 2:11 p.m. A deputy requested CHP backup. A unit is coming from Westwood. 2:31 p.m. A deputy advised on the lookout for the subject and a criminal report was filed.

Under pressure

4:59 p.m. Cromberg. A caller requests a welfare check on a subject. The caller advised the subject called the crisis line and reported that they had been without food for 3 days. Per policy, no deputy response in person. 5:46 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who was extremely intoxicated. The subject confirmed that there was plenty of food in the residence. 5:56 p.m. The deputy advised the subject requested medical for intoxication and anxiety. Long Valley Fire and Greenhorn Fire and PDH were paged. 6:51 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH.

Drunk driver

5:08 p.m. Quincy. A caller reported drunk driver on Hwy 70 at Chandler Road East.

In need of a “peoples” bag

5:40 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reported that while at Canyon Dam with his dog, a family showed up with toddlers and defecated on the ground near his vehicle. The caller advised the subject would not clean it up when confronted verbally. The vehicle with a handicap sticker was described. 6:53 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who wants the information on file only.

In a pickle

8:06 p.m. Graeagle. A caller at Graeagle Pickleball courts reports a possible injured player with a torn Achilles. The caller then decided to decline a response. The patient will be transported via private vehicle. The caller abruptly hung up and did not provide further information.


9:43 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he was threatened by his neighbors after their dogs were in a fight. The caller doesn’t know the neighbor’s name. 9:59 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who was not involved in the verbal argument over the dogs getting into a fight. No crime.

July 14

Regular like clockwork

12:09 a.m. Portola. A caller reports an ongoing issue with the downstairs neighbors who are causing a noise disturbance every night.

Low traffic off-hours

2:12 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone drilling or tampering with the door at Plumas Bank Building behind Safeway in a white pickup truck. 2:20 a.m. A deputy contacted people working behind Safeway.

Doggone it

12:42 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a dog’s tail is wrapped around a pedal of the pedal boat. The caller states she is worried for the dog and reports she cannot get the dog out of the boat. The caller is safe on the dock. 12:55 p.m. Boat Patrol advised the dog is free and okay, no further assistance.

Poultry fan

1:52 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a dog jumped over her fence and injured two of her chickens. The caller thinks the dog lives with someone on Loyalton Street. The dog is a German Shepherd and Rottweiler mix. 1:57 p.m. The information was sent to Animal Control.


2:20 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a subject sitting on the bench in front of the Post Office. The subject appears to either be intoxicated or dehydrated. The subject has been sitting there for over 4 hours. The caller advised a coworker contacted the subject, but he was unable to clearly say what he needed.

Hoping for a “To Go” order

5:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports seeing a bear running across the road near Polka Dot. It doesn’t appear to be injured, just wanted us to know.

On the down low

7:35 p.m. Quincy. A caller wants to report possible drug dealing. The caller has documented license plates, video, etc. The information was given to drug units.

Frequent flyers

8:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller wants extra patrols in the area of the park and BBQ area this weekend and over the next couple of weeks because two known male subjects have been seen often in the area more recently. The caller believes drug deals are going on and is concerned because people are setting up for the Fair and swim meet this weekend. The information was given to patrol.

Stay in your own back yard

8:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a neighbor is constantly shining a flashlight in the caller’s backyard and back windows, and also making the dog bark. 11:51 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requested the information on file only at this time.

Over there

9:07 p.m. Graeagle. A caller is reporting suspicious people in Verdi, at a Nevada residence. The caller was given the number for Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

July 15

It’s complicated

12:33 a.m. Lake Almanor. CHP transferred a call of a female reporting an argument with her boyfriend; could hear the parties arguing in the background of the call but not responding to dispatch. The call was disconnected. 12:42 a.m. Recontacted and there was an open line, no contact with anyone on the other end of the line. A male and female were screaming at each other. The line disconnected. There are no prior calls from the number. 12:42 a.m. A 911 caller who is extremely intoxicated and difficult to understand. The caller states she needs a ride home to Reno. The caller advised she was assaulted but refused to provide further information and then stated she doesn’t want anyone to get in trouble. The caller then stated she tripped over a log and that is how injuries to the face occurred and is refusing an ambulance. 12:51 a.m. A different female came on the line and said the caller/subject came to her campsite and has face injuries and is bleeding heavily from the face. The subject is extremely intoxicated and hysterical. The second caller advised there was some sort of domestic violence situation that had just occurred. She could hear screaming from the victim and a male at the campsite next to hers. The caller was transferred to SIFC for an ambulance. 12:53 a.m. SIFC advised staging until law enforcement is on the scene. 2:49 a.m. The victim was transported to Seneca. No domestic violence. The victim advised having an argument with the boyfriend’s sister. A criminal report was filed.

Similar, but different

5:53 a.m. Chester. A caller reports she was beat up by her sisters after a verbal altercation. The caller left the residence on foot and is standing in front of Plumas Bank. The suspects are throwing her belongings outside of the house now. The caller requested medical services for a face injury. 6:01 a.m. The location was given to SIFC. They will only stage until law enforcement is on the scene. 6:35 a.m. The victim was transported to Seneca. 7:11 a.m. A deputy filed a criminal report.

Ingredient raid

7:45 a.m. Rich Bar. A caller reports that one of the Conex boxes was broken into and multiple items were stolen. The company that owns the Conex box does controlled blasting. The caller advised the site of the construction is the large retaining wall. 10:30 a.m. A criminal report was filed.

Timing for Sneaking Petes

8:47 a.m. Jameson Creek. A caller reports multiple side by sides are driving on County Road A14 in the evening. The side by sides are driving into the campground causing a disturbance with loud exhausts. The caller requests checks in the area at night. The subjects on the side by sides wait until the ranger goes home. 9:05 a.m. The information was given to the State Parks and the location to CHP.

Video playback changes call in the game

9:05 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports that someone stole a power tool from his front yard. The stolen item was a battery-powered air pump, orange in color. The caller said that he may have a video. 9:54 a.m. The caller recontacted and said that the tool was located, no theft. It was a misunderstanding between the caller’s child and a friend.

Too close for comfort

12:28 p.m. Frenchman Lake. A caller reports multiple boats and jet skis almost hit swimmers on and near the shoreline. 2:21 p.m. The subjects were cited.

Making preparations for winter

1:13 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports that someone stole a snow blower and wood was stolen. 3:34 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Heated cycle

3:19 p.m. Keddie. A 911 open line came in, nothing was heard. 5:04 p.m. The caller called back and said his phone was overheated and he couldn’t stop the SOS or turn off his phone, there was no emergency.


5:57 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports drunk boaters in a black sleek craft just pulled into the marina, hit a slip earlier today causing damage. They just returned and hit something else. 6:02 p.m. Employees are speaking with the responsible parties now, cancel for now but will call if they need law enforcement to respond.

Technical term

8:40 p.m. Graeagle. An open line then the caller picked up and said he butt dialed, no emergency.

Prime alignment

10:11 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her phone was stolen from the counter while working. The caller has the subject on camera. The female subject is a regular customer, but the name is unknown. 10:24 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who received information that the subject is at Lake Davis rest stop and the deputy is on the way. 11:43 p.m. The female subject was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, and petty theft.

July 16


2:21 a.m. Canyon Dam. A male subject was arrested on two charges of driving under the influence.


2:40 a.m. Downieville. A male subject was arrested on two charges of driving under the influence.

Paused? or waiting for inspiration

7:27 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a subject has been sitting at the gasoline pumps for a couple of hours, appears drunk or high, driving a grey Acura. The information was given to CHP. Plumas County Sheriff units are in Portola.

Bored, creepy, or lost in thought

9:11 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a male subject at the Dollar General was watching her from the parking lot. He is in his 60s with grey hair driving a Honda Accord.

A funny thing happened on the way to the lake …

2:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his boat came off the trailer and went down the embankment on Bucks Lake Road at Riverdance. No one was injured. The information was sent to CHP. 3:29 p.m. There is fuel leak inside the hull of the boat that fell off the trailer. Quincy Fire was paged. 4:32 p.m. All units are clear and returning. CHP and tow are on the scene.

Hot, hot, hot

2:54 p.m. Chester. A caller requested an ambulance for a 65-year-old woman passing out, possibly due to heat.


3:09 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a hydrant near the water treatment plant is gushing water. It doesn’t appear to have been hit. 3:13 p.m. Tried to leave a message for Chester Water District but got busy. 3:14 p.m. The water district is doing testing over the weekend.


3:23 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a column of smoke west of Holiday Market.

Spoiler Alert: Lift assist

4:27 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports an elderly male neighbor calling for help. Called to find out if there is a medical or law enforcement need. The caller reported the subject’s chair broke, and he needs help getting up. 4:30 p.m. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 4:45 p.m. Plumas 11 provided assistance; all units can clear.

So big 

4:51 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a roll over big rig on Hwy 32. CHP already has the information.

No angel

7:06 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a suspicious male on the side of the roadway. The caller advised that when he saw the subject, it appeared that the subject was using a magnifying glass to light a paper towel on fire. The caller advised the subject stated his name was Gabriel, but no further information. The subject is wearing a black t-shirt, and black long shorts or pants. No weapons were seen. 7:43 p.m. The deputy checked the area of the north side of Bucks Lake at Dean’s Valley Road but was unable to locate the subject.

Perhaps lost

8:50 p.m. Chester. A caller requests a welfare check on a male subject. The subject appears to be homeless, possibly sleeping, lying next to a tree near the river next to the children’s playground. The caller stated that she has the subject early in the day walking around the park. The subject is wearing dark clothing, no other information was provided. 9:45 p.m. No deputies are in position.

2 thoughts on “Sheriff’s Blotter July 13-16: Drunk drivers on land and water, and notable dogs

  • Really going to miss the Sheriff’s blotter.

  • I will miss it as well. When the newspaper ends this online publication, will the Plumas County Sheriff’s blotter be posted somewhere else?

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