Sheriff’s Blotter July 18: More summer drama

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, 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 APS. 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.

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, Northshore 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.


Curb your enthusiasm or No lookie “Lou” please

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) who 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.



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 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 who 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.