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Sheriff’s Blotter July 18-21 – dealing with some very unusual behaviors

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 18-21, 2022

July 18

Trying to help

12:01 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports a female is causing a verbal argument. The female can be heard in the background yelling. The caller said the suspect was released from a 5150 hold recently. There are no weapons. 1:26 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said the subject is suffering with cognitive decline and was concerned over the subject wanting to drive. The keys to the subject’s vehicle have been turned over to the family. The family has been advised to contact CPS. The call information was faxed to Social Services.

New blood, fresh perspective

5:52 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a travel trailer parked on a burned lot. The caller believes they are squatters and should not be there. The caller requests a deputy contact the subjects to confirm they are allowed to be there. 7:58 a.m. Per the deputy, the caller contacted the prior owners who have sold the land and the travel trailer belongs to the new owners.

Heavy haul is more than a matchbook, … and a lamp

8:48 a.m. Mohawk. A caller reports the prior renters stole the stove, the water well pump, and the electrical panel, over the weekend. 11:25 a.m. Per the deputy, it is a civil issue and procedures were given to the property owner.

Sticky fingers

8:55 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her housecleaner has been stealing medications and money from a wallet. The caller is currently at work but will be available via cell phone until 4 p.m. The subject was named and the business name.

In the right place at the right time, General Hospital

10:46 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a patient is causing a disturbance. She is throwing water on the doctor and threatening to leave. The doctor needs assistance putting the patient in restraints. She is already at the hospital on a 5150 hold. 10:56 a.m. The doctor advises the subject left and took her belongings. She does have dangerous items, razors and a screwdriver, in her bag. The deputies were advised. 11:22 a.m. The deputy advises the subject returned to the hospital. Nothing further is needed at this time.

Questionable paddle karma

11:52 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports the theft/return of a canoe. The neighbor witnessed it and got the license plate but lost it. 12:31 p.m. A deputy reports suspicious circumstances only, unable to prove a crime was committed.

Saving on gas

1:28 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports an abandoned vehicle on Harrison Road. The car has been there for about 2 weeks and is on the Greenhorn Guest Ranch property. 2:04 p.m. A deputy will attempt to contact the registered owner, in Greenhorn. 2:09 p.m. Per the deputy, a message was left for the car owner. Nothing further at this time.

Enjoying the drift

1:42 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a beached pontoon boat in Catfish Cove. It has been there for a couple of days, North shore Campground. 1:54 p.m. Boat Patrol needs to return to Chester for a vehicle. 2:57 p.m. Boat Patrol will attempt to contact the registered owner of the vessel. It appears to have drifted away from the dock.

Just swimming

2:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male, age 40-50, in swim shorts and no shirt, associated with a dark colored 92 Toyota pickup (license plate provided) that appeared to be watching children by the creek just before the bridge going to Oakland Camp. 2:56 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the registered owner of the vehicle who said he is in the area swimming and is okay.

Worst nightmare

3:53 p.m. Vinton. A caller requests medical for a female who has fallen in the shower and has abdominal pain. Sierra Valley Fire and EPHC were paged. 4:35 p.m. The patient is being transported to EPHC.

Home office disaster

4:39 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a roommate has thrown his work equipment (computers) into the driveway. The caller is outside and locked out. 8:53 p.m. A deputy spoke to the caller who said it was a verbal argument between landlord and tenant. The deputy advised to keep the call open.

Buzz kill

6:45 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports he had two people go get his inhaler from the pharmacy and they have not returned. The subjects have been gone for hours. The caller requests to be on the lookout in the area. 6:50 a.m. A unit will be on the lookout for the suspects. July 19, 12:34 a.m. A deputy advised locating the suspects and the medicine. The medicine was returned to the caller.

Aaaaannnnnd CUT! That’s a wrap

6:57 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports that possibly two juveniles may be attempting to break into an abandoned cabin where Yonkalla turns into Wishram. There is a Forest Service gate across the road. The caller said the subject’s vehicle is parked at the top of the trailhead. The subjects are about 18-20 years old and possibly had a sledgehammer with them. 7:23 p.m. A deputy advised the building is an old dilapidated USFS cabin and spoke to the suspects who said they were filming a TikTok (video) and have since left the area.

Everyone loves a hot soak on a summer night

8:20 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports cows are walking on or near Hot Springs. The owner of the cows is unknown. 8:44 p.m. The caller said the cows are in the field behind the Forest Service now. 9:16 p.m. A deputy advised attempting to contact the owner of the cows on N. Valley Road. 9:40 p.m. CHP to handle.

We just disagree

8:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a subject is acting strange and was throwing things around earlier today. The caller is requesting extra patrol checks in the area. The caller was given the non-emergency number. 9:35 p.m. A deputy advised a patrol check is complete. Also, spoke to the suspect who said he was not throwing things.

Regular visitor

9:20 p.m. Quincy. A subject was arrested on charges of probation violation, resisting arrest, and under the influence of a controlled substance.

Internal clock needs synchronizing

10:24 p.m. Quincy. A caller advises he just got home and there are people at his house that shouldn’t be. The caller is yelling at subjects to get out of his house. One subject was named but the caller would not provide further information, just rambled on about people being in his house. The caller is now saying that no one is at his residence currently, but he has a video of people being in his house while he was gone. 10:39 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said the incident occurred on July 1. The caller requested the named subject, and another be trespassed from his property if located.

Cow-pie-inspired mayhem perhaps

10:28 p.m. Chester. CHP received a report from a subject who refused to provide a name. There is a vehicle stuck in the car wash that possibly ran into the wall inside. There are multiple people in the area. 10:37 p.m. A deputy contacted multiple juveniles who said there was no accident. The juveniles were advised to go home.

July 19

Self-soothing technique works

4:59 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the Nevada government is attacking him and trying to make him have a heart attack. The caller declined an ambulance or assistance. He advised he would text his case manager.

The thrill is gone

8:29 a.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports information from a hydro employee that juveniles are jumping off the outlet tower at the south end of the lake. 8:40 a.m. A unit reports no juveniles seen in the area. A unit to check the second outlet tower near Prattville. 9:01 a.m. Unable to locate anyone near the Plumas Pines tower.

Take out

8:42 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an attempted burglary at a local restaurant. 9:27 a.m. Per the deputy, there is no property damage and there is nothing missing. Patrol checks for late night were requested and early morning.

If only we could get insurance on relationships

8:49 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports she lost her engagement ring on the lake and needs a case number for her insurance report.

Reported by a hair care professional?

8:50 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding a bike and suspicious persons were on the grounds. There were two suspects, one with red hair and one with long stringy black hair. Both were shirtless at Quincy Cemetery. The caller wants to speak to a deputy about the suspicious circumstances. 9:28 a.m. Per the deputy, suspicious only, the caller will call if the subjects return.

Prenuptials or So you say you don’t like the boyfriend?

10:22 a.m. Portola. A deputy requests a case number for a civil detail. 2:47 p.m. A deputy spoke to a male subject who said his girlfriend’s mom is accusing him of poisoning the water at Grizzly Lake Community District. A deputy advised proper civil procedures were provided.

Nature’s deadly guardrail

12:01 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a single vehicle traffic accident. The vehicle is off the roadway with unknown injuries and it is unknown how many people in the vehicle. A second caller said the vehicle is off the roadway rolled over and is up against a tree. The caller is unsure how many people are in the vehicle. The information was sent to CHP. EPHC and Eastern Plumas Fire were paged. 12:04 p.m. Search and Rescue were paged. 12:07 p.m. Multiple calls reported the same incident. 12:11 p.m. A unit requested a second ambulance. 12:12 p.m. Graeagle Fire was requested for mutual aid. 12:14 p.m. A helicopter was requested. 12:18 p.m. Careflight ETA is 12:30 p.m. 12:47 p.m. The first patient was transported to Renown. 1:07 p.m. A subject was pronounced dead at 12:10 p.m. 1:37 p.m. All Graeagle Fire was released. 1:54 p.m. A deputy advised to refer to the coroner’s report. 1:17 p.m. The scene has been turned over to CHP.

All ya had to do was ask? Cool

12:31 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a cold theft from her store. An unknown subject came into the store yesterday and stole about $50 in goods. The caller said she will email photos of the subject and all other information. 2:22 p.m. The caller said that she located the subject and had him return all the stolen items. The caller no longer requires assistance.

Grateful veteran weathers another storm

1:01 p.m. Twain. A caller reports being on the line with a veteran who is angry and upset about medical issues. He did not say he was suicidal but was making odd statements about medical issues. 1:09 p.m. Spoke to the subject who was adamant he was not going to harm himself or anyone else. He does not want or need any help or an ambulance. He was grateful for the call back.

New things to watch out for

1:37 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests to speak to a deputy. The caller said someone is using her name and phone number to make appointments at the Susanville DMV and Quincy DMV. 3:59 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller, suspicious circumstances only. The information will be on file.

No way

2:59 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports that flyers for a fuel company (Hunt Propane) have been sent out in the area stating they are the new supplier and are requesting credit card information and to have doors unlocked at the residence.

In need of a referee

3:51 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about ongoing issues with his roommates. One suspect called to say he has an unwanted guest at the location and has thrown trash all over the living room. 6:45 p.m. A deputy contacted both parties. It is an ongoing civil issue between roommates. Proper civil procedures were provided.

108 degrees! Screaming hot!

3:53 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dog locked in a blue Toyota vehicle under the Safeway sign that has been parked in the location for over an hour 3:56 p.m. Animal Control was contacted. 3:59 p.m. Animal control advised the vehicle is 108 degrees inside. 4:03 p.m. Animal Control issued a citation to a female for leaving an animal in an unattended vehicle.

Enough is enough

4:04 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle parked in the wrong direction up the street from a specified location. It has been there every day for a week and is almost in the middle of the road. It’s a brown Cadillac. The call was transferred to CHP. 4:26 p.m. A deputy contacted a neighbor who said they are using the vehicle and will move it on to private property.

Spotty cell service

4:25 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports family members have been gone for a few hours. They went on a drive to see the area and were supposed to return at 3 p.m. The caller provided four names and phone numbers of the subjects. The caller has tried to call them, but it goes right to voicemail. The caller said there was a map in the vehicle. 4:49 p.m. The caller is back on the line stating the family has made contact and is headed back to the residence.

Bright light

5:47 p.m. Belden. A caller reports seeing fire in the area near the railroad tracks. The call was transferred to USFS. 5:53 p.m. A second caller with Union Pacific dispatch advises the coordinates to the fire. The caller was transferred back to USFS.

Play ball

7:27 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a black station wagon with no hood keeps speeding past the house and threw a glass bottle at the location. The male passenger has black hair. The caller said she has a baseball bat and if the suspect drives past the residence again she will throw the bat at his window. 8:02 p.m. A deputy advised a known suspect fled to Reno, no damage, no crime.


10:17 p.m. Chester. A caller reports raccoons are inside the residence. The number to Fish and Wildlife was provided. The caller was advised to call them or a small game trapper.

Night vision challenges

11:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports six mailboxes in the trailer park have been vandalized. The caller is unable to open his mailbox. July 20, 2:19 a.m. A deputy advised no evidence of vandalism. It is possible a vehicle sideswiped the boxes.

July 20

The mind wonders …

2:43 a.m. Blairsden. A caller requests to know why the power is out. The caller was advised to contact the power company.

Civil unrest

12:11 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding an ongoing civil issue with roommates. 2:06 p.m. The caller called 911 to report ongoing issues with his two roommates. He said the subject broke his computer. He is afraid the subjects are going to hurt him. 2:53 p.m. Deputies advised it is an ongoing civil issue between members of a household. There is a possible vandalism and theft. The caller will put together a list of items.

Mystery solved

1:24 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports two juvenile girls came up to her house last night around 9 p.m. on foot and were just “being friendly.” The caller is concerned that they were on foot and so far out of town. The girls were about 12 years old. 1:33 p.m. The caller said two other neighbors have seen them in the area today. Patrol checks in the area were requested. 9:58 p.m. A deputy reached the caller who provided possible names of the juveniles. The deputy contacted the parents of the juveniles who were aware, and the juveniles have been counseled.

A bear wouldn’t waste an egg

2:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her vehicle was egged this morning around 4 a.m. and trash was scattered around the street. 3:18 p.m. Deputies advised no vandalism.

“Free dog” command taken too literally

6:02 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that his two dogs ran away about 3 hours ago. They are a black pit bull puppy and a brown pit bull.  The information was sent to Animal Control.

Done fighting

6:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his wife is moving out of his house and is “robbing him blind” taking items from the house that don’t belong to her. 7 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. The subject was gone upon arrival. The male was causing the verbal argument. Civil procedures were provided.

Very suspicious

9:43 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports spot activation with no contact number from the owner. A victim contacted to report that there was a suspicious vehicle parked outside her residence on the roadway. She went up to the vehicle and asked if the subject needed anything. The occupant said he is with the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. The caller was advised there was a unit in the area. The caller then said she activated her SOS and the vehicle drove off very aggressively.

Beary good

9:54 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a large bear in the complex, just walking around, not a threat to people or animals. The bear was given a nuisance mark and the caller was advised to call back if the bear becomes a threat.

Help is on the way

10:10 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller advised her young child is having a seizure at Rocky Point Campground. The call was transferred to SIFC. 10:18 p.m. The caller recontacted and said she was heading south on Hwy 89. The juvenile has had another seizure. The caller was asked to turn around and go north to Chester, the closest hospital. They are not from the area and wanted directions to the hospital. The call was transferred to SIFC. While on the line the caller advised the child is now limp and unresponsive. The caller said the child is breathing. 10:25 p.m. The caller said they can see the first responders and are pulling over.

Star Trek transporter out of service

10:27 p.m. Greenville. A subject failed to yield, and one is detained at Green Meadow Apartments. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and evading an officer.

Desired outcome

11 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that several juveniles are at the park yelling and making noise. 11:30 p.m. A deputy advised the juveniles were gone upon arrival, the park is quiet.

July 21

Is it scientific that sounds carries farther at 7 a.m. than 2 p.m.?

7:31 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a neighbor behind the residence is “beating on the roof” and “violating noise ordinances.” The caller offered two possible addresses and has asked the subject to stop. 11:40 a.m. The caller was advised the deputy is on several priority cases. 1:09 p.m. Deputies at the residence advised no excessive noise can be heard from the residence. Also, the neighbors down the street are roofing.

Troubled times

7:46 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports when she came to work this morning at 4 a.m. a known male subject was shirtless in the alley acting suspicious looking in windows in the alley and talking about how nobody likes him in town. 7:50 a.m. The caller reports the male subject is now breaking out windows in his shop from the inside. There are unknown weapons. 8:12 a.m. Units advise there is no crime. The male subject will clean up the sidewalk. 8:36 a.m. Two miles further down the road, a caller reports some type of argument in Human Resources at the top of the hill. A known female and the same male subject. The caller is upstairs in the building and has no additional information. 9:10 a.m. The male subject was issued a citation on a charge of probation violation.

Memories of Julia Butterfly Hill

9:37 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports attempting to do a repo on a vehicle and the registered owner has climbed in the vehicle and is refusing to leave it. The vehicle is already hooked up to the trailer. 10:20 a.m. Deputies advised the parties agreed to keep the peace and the repo service is complete.

Who moved my cheese?

10:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding a possibly abandoned bike at Gansner Park and brought it to the Sheriff’s Office to turn it in. 10:16 a.m. A detective contacted the caller and advised him to return the bike to where it was found.

Safety first

11:17 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a boat attempting to get a wake boarder up in the swimming area and he is concerned for the safety of those in the water. There are four people on board the boat. 11:47 a.m. Boat Patrol contacted the subjects on the boat and counseled them. Boat Patrol also spoke with the caller.

Probably a violation

11:51 a.m. Quincy. A deputy advised assisting probation. A subject broke out the window of a probation vehicle. The subject was issued a violation for probation violation. 1:04 p.m. An additional charge was added of vandalism.

Full or empty?

12:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller emailed dispatch to advise on a trespassing and the theft of a garbage can from his property near Beckwourth Peak.

Hoping for burnt toast

2:11 p.m. Chester. A caller reports smoke coming from the back of residences on Stover Road. The caller said he can only see smoke, brownish colored smoke.

Nothing new

2:40 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak with a deputy regarding noise issues with the railroad. He has already gone to the city, and they won’t do anything. 3:10 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who advised he will attempt to file a formal complaint with the railroad.

Quincy celebrates

5:08 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports extremely loud music coming from Dame Shirley Plaza. 5:23 p.m. The caller said the music has stopped. 5:59 p.m. The caller was contacted and informed it is a permitted music event that is taking place.

Peaceable solution

6:05 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports that a subject’s boat came by and hit her boat dock and caused some damage. The caller said that the boat then left the scene headed toward the tip of the peninsula. 6:46 p.m. The caller advised no further assistance is needed. The caller found out the subject is a friend of a friend and they agreed to pay for any damages to the dock.

Full boat

6:24 p.m. Cromberg. CHP requests medical to a scene for a male. CHP advised a short failure to yield, and possible match for a subject in another case. PDH was paged. 7 p.m. PDH advised evaluation only, no transport. 8:15 p.m. A male subject was arrested on reckless evading of a peace officer, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, two outstanding Lassen warrants, and one outstanding Plumas County warrant.


6:45 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a vegetation fire possibly set by a male leaving the area carrying a 5-gallon gas can last seen on foot at Powerline Road. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 6:50 p.m. USFS units are on the way. Another call came in to report the fire. 7:01 p.m. USFS is handling, incoming fire units can cancel. The subject is possibly in the woods now. 7:37 p.m. The fire has been put out and Indian Valley Fire is returning and available. A deputy advised unable to locate the subject in or around the area. 7:50 p.m. A caller advised the possible subject is no inside Dollar General. The subject was seen driving a black Toyota Camry and the partial plate was provided. The caller said the subject was removing something in the parking lot.

Over shot

9:24 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports he drove off an embankment about 5-10 feet. He is able to get out on his own and needs no medical.

The tale of Good Sam

11:51 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that there was a man in the roadway, he turned around to see if he needed help. The male pulled him from his car and hit him. The caller said he fought back and has bloody hands and blood on his shirt. He refused medical assistance. The subject was a Hispanic male in his 20’s. 1:43 a.m. A deputy made a criminal report and was on the lookout for the suspect. 1:54 a.m. The deputy was unable to locate the suspect.



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