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Sheriff’s Blotter July 15-17: Summer drama unfolds

Compiled 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 15-17, 2022

July 15

Regular, like an evening cup of cocoa

2:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a group of people are throwing rocks near their residence and may be up to no good. 2:05 a.m. Units are out of the area. 2:43 a.m. A Sgt. advised unable to locate anyone in the area.

Looking for direction

7:01 a.m. Portola. A male caller advises he is 3 days post hip surgery and heading to EPHC in a private vehicle. He wants to know what door to go in at the hospital. The call was transferred to EPHC.

Lost and found AND a good recommendation!

9:09 a.m. Quincy. The Gold Pan Motel called to report finding a wallet. The owner was identified by a driver’s license. 9:24 a.m. The owner of the wallet was contacted and will go pick it up.

Tough housing market

10:25 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the government is “beating him up.” The caller is not making any sense. He is rambling on about not being able to find a house to move to and then disconnected.

Hard water problem

11:12 a.m. Twain. A caller reported an issue with a neighbor and easement access to a water line on the property. The caller advised they planned to have work done to restore the water line after the fire, but the subject is refusing access to the easement. 1:05 p.m. A detective contacted the parties, and all agreed to stay within the easement.

Catch a wave and you’re sittin’ on top o’ the world …

12:44 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports the theft of a Hyperlite wake surfboard out of their boat. The caller said it occurred last night sometime. The suspect is unknown. 1:19 p.m. The board is a Liquid Force brand, green, Primo Wake Surf, Model 510.

Does anyone use hairpins anymore?

1:02 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a 12-year-old child is locked in the bathroom. She has been locked in the bathroom for 20 minutes. The lock is broken on the inside of the bathroom door. 1:05 p.m. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. The information was given to Facility Services. 1:13 p.m. Facilities advised the campground host is on the way. 1:16 p.m. Fire cancelled. The campground host was able to unlock the bathroom.

Water damaged

2:59 p.m. Lake Almanor. A report was received of a possible vandalism to a water collection system in a spring near a USFS leased property. The complainant is unable to provide proof of standing to collect water; however, wants the information on file that their spring boxes and pipe have been destroyed. It is an ongoing issue with a possible named subject. The caller is working with USFS.

Unpopular but well-lit campsite

3:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an abandoned vehicle in the parking lot. It has been sitting there for about a week. The caller said no one is around it and it appears that someone may be living out of it. 3:53 p.m. The vehicle is valid and not stolen. 4:26 p.m. The information was emailed to Code Enforcement.


5:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a subject is currently violating a restraining order. The order is out of Nevada. The named subject is currently at the tattoo shop across from the library and was driving a blue SUV. 5:35 p.m. A Sgt. advised contacting the caller. The information is on file. The caller was advised that her current restraining order does not stop the subject from being around her in a public place, only that the subject cannot be near her residence. The caller was provided with proper civil procedures on getting a local restraining order with a stay away order.

Summer boredom inspires mystery call

5:39 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that a subject was trespassed from his store and is now sitting outside. There are unknown weapons and the subject’s first name was provided. 6:31 p.m. A deputy contacted the store and no one at the store called. An attempt to contact the caller resulted in no answer. No trespassing occurred. The subject was sitting on a public bench and a public sidewalk and there is no restraining order on file. The deputy advised he will do extra patrol checks at the store.

Precious mineral of ancient times

6:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone opened her mailbox and cut open her package. She believed someone tried to steal the package until they saw it was just salt in the box. 7:11 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. Nothing was stolen or damaged, but the caller requests the information be on file.

It’s a mystery

7:42 p.m. Twain. A caller reports that he was down at his mining claim in Twain. He was leaving and a subject pointed a rifle at him. He was a good distance away from the subject when it occurred. The subject said nothing when he did that and the caller was unsure why he did that. He had spoken with the subject earlier in the day and had no issues. The subject’s first name was known.

Zippity do dah!

7:49 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports multiple people speeding around Lake Almanor West near Long Iron Drive and the area on golf carts and scooters. The call was transferred to CHP.

That’s the thing about gates … and guards

7:57 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about issues he had with security. The caller said that the security guards would not let his daughter into the gates yesterday and then tried to give him a $150 citation and said that the caller made threats to the security guard. The caller stated that the security guards would not let his daughter into the gates yesterday and then tried not letting him in yesterday evening. 8:20 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who requests the information on file only, that he and the gate guards had an argument.

A gathering cluster or how about provide them with snacks and rakes?

11:53 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports several groups of juveniles walking by his residence the last couple of nights. They are being loud and taking things from his property, and also leaving things behind. The caller requests extra patrol checks of the area. The juveniles are unknown. There has been as many as 10 and as few as five. July 16, 12:14 a.m. A Sgt. checked the area and was unable to locate anything suspicious.

July 16

Get in line

1:29 a.m. Quincy. CHP requests assistance. A report of a group of juveniles are possibly vandalizing the area. CHP is on the way. 2:15 a.m. A Sgt. and a deputy provided rides to multiple juveniles found to be in the area.

Don’t inhale

2:51 a.m. Mohawk. A caller reports a suspicious smell coming from a battery compartment at Dream Catcher Trailer Park. There is liquid coming out of the battery box area. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 3:29 a.m. The batteries were over charged and have now been disconnected.

Second cup of cocoa

3:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that there is a suspicious group of people in the area, between the residence and the motor supply. One subject is possibly wearing red and ran into the field behind Plumas Motor Supply. The caller believes they are trying to intimidate the caller to move from the area. 3:12 a.m. A unit advised there is a large red reflector in the field and that may be the culprit. They were unable to locate any persons in the area.

Hot art show takes the breath away

11:45 a.m. Blairsden. Medical services were requested for a female who has passed out at the craft fair. 11:47 a.m. Graeagle Fire was paged and EPHC. 12:38 p.m. One was transported.

Self destruct

12:31 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her ex-boyfriend slashed her tire. The suspect was named. 1:40 p.m. A Sgt. advised no vandalism, the vehicle is registered TO the ex-boyfriend. Temporary Restraining Order procedures were provided. The caller requested extra patrol checks at her house. 5:43 p.m. The caller reports she came home, and multiple items have been stolen out of the home: a TV, a dresser, a bed, and a freezer. Also, things are thrown around the house. July 17, 12:17 a.m. A Sgt. advised it is a civil issue.

Drinking beer and driving

2:18 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a drunk driver. The caller can see the female driver drinking beer while driving in a white Jeep with Nevada plates.

Wet and reckless

2:25 p.m. Hamilton Branch. A caller reports a boat almost hit his, a green and black Malibu. The suspect boater’s number was provided. 2:51 p.m. Boat Patrol will be on the lookout.

Wow! Who knew that was even a thing?

3:23 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a possible boat rage incident near Rec #2. The suspect was in a blue Malibu boat.

Given the “boot”

3:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a terminated employee was trespassed from the property and is now camping in between the horse stables and the bridge. The caller requests the information be on file only and extra patrol checks are requested. 4:42 p.m. During a patrol check no subject or vehicle was located in the area.

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus

7:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the owner of a local business was throwing things in front of the store. The caller said the suspect may have left the area on his mini bike. The caller said the suspect is upset with her and she is concerned. 8:15 p.m. A Sgt. advised an ash tray was kicked over and the owner was trying to clean up the ash.

Wild ride

7:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a southbound vehicle on Hwy 89 at the top of the grade at Pioneer is steering into oncoming traffic at a speed of 65 mph. 7:41 p.m. A deputy is providing the subject a ride to his residence. The suspect was issued violation of failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, driving on a suspended license, and reckless driving.

Not funny

7:59 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports her nephews and daughter were almost taken at the resort by 4-5 men and 3-4 women, with children in the back. The suspect was driving a black Chevy crew cab. The children were approached and asked if they wanted a threesome and to get into the vehicle. The caller said the vehicle may have left the area in an unknown direction of travel. 10:04 p.m. A Sgt. will be on the lookout in the area. July 17, 2:51 a.m. The Sgt. spoke to the juvenile’s father. He requested to be on the lookout for the suspect and to counsel if found. Multiple campgrounds were checked in the area but unable to locate any suspects.

Love’s Novella, Act I, Scene I

7:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports possible vandalism at the water heater on the property. 8:51 p.m. A Sgt. advised no vandalism. The damage was caused by a leaking water heater.

Fair welcoming committee

8:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dog, possibly a German Shepherd, running around the fairground’s campground on the south side. The dog is friendly. It is a young male, black and tan. 8:40 p.m. All deputies are on priority calls. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Love’s Novella, Act 1, Scene II

8:51 p.m. Quincy. A Sgt. advised a caller reports a known person has been aggressive towards her due to eviction. He left a nasty note stuck in the wall with a knife at the location.

The mirror has two faces

9:03 p.m. Portola. A caller reported a group of younger males driving a remote-controlled car on the street being loud and leaving trash all over. She told them to leave, and they yelled at her. They live in the apartments across the street. There is no further information. 10:02 p.m. The caller called back to report the juvenile group is back and there is dirt in the roadway. She does not want them near her deck and she has told them to leave the area several times. They are confrontational with her. The caller also requests to get a call in the morning, she is going to bed. A deputy was diverted to a priority call. 11:55 p.m. The caller called again and reports the group is now drinking. The caller was advised the deputy had been on several priority calls. The caller was very aggressive and confrontational during the call. July 17, 12:32 a.m. A Sgt. provided civil procedures. The caller will call again if further assistance is needed.

Objection to this union?

9:29 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a physical fight between wedding guests and employees. An unknown subject reports that they are trying to leave in a vehicle. 9:51 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller and was advised the subject left before arrival with friends.

What to do when the parking lot is full at Polka Dot

9:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a white Dodge 4×4 is in the middle of the road near the Polka Dot.

The cup runneth over …  and spills onto the local highway

10:32 p.m. Cromberg. USFS reports a possible traffic collision. The vehicle is pulled off the side of the road having a medical emergency. The vehicle is 50 feet off the ravine. USFS will call back with a better location once units are on the scene. 10:42 p.m. PDH and Greenhorn Fire to stage at Hwy 70 and Greenhorn Road. Onsite units request a helicopter be on standby. 10:51 p.m. A Sgt. advises no need for SAR to respond. The single occupant is out of the vehicle. The location is ¼ mile east of Williams Loop, no SAR is needed. An update was sent to CHP and Plumas response vehicle. SEMSA Air accepted to be on the ready. 11:15 p.m. A family friend called from San Francisco reports a family friend is missing from a wedding at a 20-Mile House. The missing person is also the subject in the traffic accident.

Rough wedding crowd

11:17 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a female at the location is extremely intoxicated and is trying to leave the area in her vehicle. The caller has the keys. The subject is wearing a red dress. 11:26 p.m. The caller said the female is now getting aggressive with staff and guests. The caller gave directions to the location. 11:46 p.m. The female subject was issued a violation for drunk in public.

July 17


10:50 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a fire in a burn pit with excessive smoke in the area. Graeagle Fire was paged. 11:07 a.m. Fire arrived on the scene and advised the fire had been extinguished and it was just a charcoal BBQ.

Love’s Novella, Act II, Scene I

11:35 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he believes his truck was stolen, unable to obtain further information due to bad cell reception. The call was transferred to CHP.


12:34 p.m. Chester. A caller reports his truck was keyed while in the parking lot yesterday. A female suspect was named.

Stiff drinks

1:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical for a female that collapsed in the bar. It is unknown if she lost consciousness. The caller was transferred to REMSA, and PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. 1:39 p.m. Plumas Emergency Response vehicle reports that no medical is needed.

Recruiting for Fight Club

2:34 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious male on a bike with a dog just threatened them by asking if they wanted to fight. The subject was headed in the direction of First Ave. with facial hair, shorts, and no shirt. The dog was golden colored and had no weapons. 4:05 p.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances only and is on the lookout in the area but has been unable to locate anyone.

Hey now, that’s smaller than I remember

5:47 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that the flags that marked his property lines were moved and requests a call back. 6:21 p.m. A deputy reports giving information to the caller.

He said, she said

9:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a call regarding harassment from an ex-girlfriend via Facebook posts. The subject was named. 9:24 p.m. A Sgt. advised the caller would like to report that he did not do anything criminal and only took his belongings the previous night and requests the information on file that the female subject is posting lies about him.


9:55 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his neighbor’s dog is barking all night long. It is unknown who the neighbors are. The information was faxed to Animal Control. 10:44 p.m. A deputy advised there are bears in the back of the residence causing the dogs to bark. The deputy will try to scare the bears away.

Lovesick in Portola, it’s not the same without you

9:57 p.m. A caller reports an argument between neighbors, can hear the female yelling. The first names of the couple were provided. The male left the residence and is sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot. 10:30 p.m. A deputy advised the female was having a verbal argument with herself and agreed to keep the peace.


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