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Sheriff’s Blotter July 20-24: Woodland creatures on the roads, people in the woods, and senior activities

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 20-24

Getting a jump on the day

12:17 a.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on Lee Rd. on charges of resisting arrest and under the influence of a controlled substance.

Road work

6:44 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a rake in the middle of the roadway causing a traffic hazard on Hwy 36 just east of the causeway. The information was sent to CHP.

Gang activity

8:36 a.m. Portola. A caller reports two dogs running down the road chasing a baby deer on Rocky Point Road south of Hwy 70. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Senior center

10:57 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a subject parked in front of the skate park staring at the children. The caller stated that they are unsure if it is a parent or grandparent but stated it seemed suspicious. The subject is approximately 70 years of age. 11:18 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject who stated he doesn’t have service at home so sits at the park to play on his phone and drink his coffee. No crime.

Another senior hot spot

11:43 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious male sleeping in his truck parked in front of Dame Shirley Plaza. The suspect is in a white Suburban with an American flag on the back. He is older in age. 11:54 a.m. The deputy checked the area and was unable to locate any vehicle matching that description and unable to locate anyone sleeping at, or around the park.

Hot box

11:49 a.m. Cromberg. Greenhorn and Long Valley Fire, and PDH were paged for a fire. The location was given to CHP. 11:57 a.m. Another caller advised an RV is on fire on the side of the roadway at Old Cromberg Road and Hwy 70. Long Valley Fire requested Plumas Eureka Fire for mutual aid. 11:59 a.m. CHP unit is on the scene and advised the RV is fully engulfed. 12 p.m. USFS advised two engines are responding. 12:02 p.m. Paged Graeagle Fire upon request. 12:10 p.m. USFS requests the power company be notified to shut off power. 12:13 p.m. The information was sent to Plumas Sierra Rural Electric. They are aware and already on their way. 12:14 p.m. Quincy Fire was paged. 12:33 p.m. A Sgt. advised the fire has been knocked down.

Observation tour

12:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a small white drone with a camera on top is flying around houses on Colorado St. 1:53 p.m. The information was given to a Sgt. in dispatch. 3:50 p.m. The Sgt. attempted to contact but no answer.

Mid-day collision

1:26 p.m. Portola. Fire advised of a vehicle vs. deer collision. Fire advised it is on Hwy 70 a quarter mile west of “general store” and possibly the location of Leonard’s Market in Portola. 1:30 p.m. Fire advised no injury, no road hazard. 1:33 p.m. Fire advised CHP is on the scene.

Dog in distress

1:43 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports they are at Haskin’s Valley General Store and their pet dog is not breathing. 1:47 p.m. Attempted to call back and advise them we have no units and to self-transport the animal to the vet.

Heads up

1:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she got a scam call from a male claiming to be her grandson and the caller knew it was a scam, so she hung up. The phone number it came from was 315-316-2503.

The thrill of “camping” can fade

2:16 p.m. Greenville. A caller requests a welfare check on a subject’s children. They received information that the RV they are living in has no running water, no power, and no sewer. 3:50 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who confirmed the children do not live at the location as it is not a residence, “just a hangout spot.” 3:57 p.m. The caller called back and advised the children are not at that location and they are at their grandma’s but said the children do live with the mom and are homeless. The caller will recontact if further assistance is needed.

Misplaced

2:28 p.m. Chester. A caller reports she lost her purse near the library. It is black with one strap with a wallet and identification.

Life interrupted

2:53 p.m. Loyalton. A female subject was arrested on Church St. on charges of possession of methamphetamine and under the influence of a controlled substance.

Winter preparations

3:33 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a civil dispute with a neighbor regarding firewood stacked near her residence. The caller has attempted to resolve the issue with the subject and requests contact from a deputy. 3:42 p.m. A Sgt. advised the caller to contact Code Enforcement.

What’s that thing where you go into a room and then forget why you went there?

5:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller requested a patrol check in the area due to ongoing unspecified suspicious circumstances in the neighborhood. 7:57 p.m. Patrol check is complete. 9:14 p.m. The caller recontacted to advise of suspicious circumstances at her residence, possibly a burglary. The caller advised she spread powder in her residence and has evidence of a break-in. 9:37 p.m. A deputy advised of suspicious circumstances only. The caller saw her own footsteps on the carpet and believed they belonged to someone else.

Dusk drivers

5:12 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller requests Boat Patrol contact them regarding speeding boats within the buoy line. 5:23 p.m. Boat Patrol advised assistance complete.

Now where in the heck did I park?

5:20 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports an abandoned watercraft jet ski coming into shore. 5:39 p.m. Boat Patrol advised checked the vessel and secured it to a dock/buoy in four feet of water. The vessel is not hitting any rocks, no further assistance needed.

Danger

8:29 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a dangerous driver on Hwy 70 heading westbound at Dollar General in a white Chevy. The caller was transferred to CHP.

The baby’s crying, and I can’t sleep …

9:42 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a family walking in the roadway in the dark pushing a stroller on Hwy 89 north of Greenville Dump Road. The caller advised it is a man and a woman with a toddler and holding a baby. The information was given to CHP.

July 21

Interesting night

12:54 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an unknown female told the caller she was kidnapped and being held hostage by an aggressive male from Oroville. The victim was elderly, the subject was skinny driving a white sedan. The subject was inside the bar when the female told the caller. The caller advised the vehicle was just pulled over by a deputy not long ago. 1:37 a.m. A deputy advised no crime.

Looking for a miracle

3:13 a.m. Portola. A caller reports there are people on the roof of the building. It is unknown if they are adults or juveniles but there are two people. The caller believes they are trying to get into his house. 3:42 a.m. The caller reports there were five juveniles, and they ran away on foot when the caller’s neighbor came home. 3:54 a.m. A deputy advised the suspects were gone upon arrival, will be on the lookout in the area. 4 a.m. The deputy checked the church parking lot, buildings in the area, and the south side of Portola but was unable to locate anyone. 4:21 p.m. The head of the church recontacted and requested to speak to the Sgt. who was on the call. 6:01 p.m. The information was given to the Sgt.

Good morning

9:45 a.m. Quincy. A subject was arrested on Main St. on a charge of driving under the influence.

Oh, to be young

10:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller advised a small juvenile, approximately age 8, is riding his bike in only underwear. The caller advised no parents are around. The subject was last seen on S. Lindan, next to Safeway. 10:28 a.m. A unit was unable to locate any juveniles on bikes in the area.

Tired of waiting for a walk

10:20 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports an older black Lab wandering around. The owners are unknown, but the dog is being kept in his backyard until the caller can find the owner. The information was sent to Animal Control.

Bigger than a breadbox

11:30 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a reckless logging truck, red in color, with no logs on the truck on Hwy 89 southbound from Crescent Mills.

Two wheels

11:42 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports his motorcycle broke down at Spanish Creek bridge and Hwy 70 and he needs a tow. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Another deer down

12:13 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports a deer is on the side of the road on Hwy 70 before Greenhorn Ranch Road that was hit but now needs to be dispatched. The info was given to CHP. The caller had poor cell service. 1:06 p.m. A Sgt. advised unable to locate the deer.

Small neighborhood

1:01 p.m. Indian Falls. A caller reports the theft of a stereo and records, a shop vac, and a stamp collection. The suspect is a known male. The caller advised the timeline is over the past month and requested a call from a deputy. 2:46 p.m. The caller is unsure if the property is stolen, and requests extra patrol checks due to suspicious behavior by the suspect.

Out of place

4:31 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a sighting of a lost dog in the wilderness. The caller was unable to catch the dog. No further information was available due to poor cell service. 5:57 p.m. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Another one lost

10:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller found a dog running on La Porte Road and requested to turn it over to Animal Control. It is a female black Pit/Lab mix wearing a collar and no tags. 11:10 p.m. The dog was turned over to Animal Control.

July 22

Fur pack

6:53 a.m. Portola. A caller reports neighbors with aggressive dogs loose in the street, four German Shepherds. The owner is known. 7:19 a.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the dogs. The deputy contacted the caller who requested the information be on file. The deputy requested the information be faxed to Animal Control. 7:20 a.m. Faxed to Animal Control.

Prayers answered

8:14 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a female in distress just past Nervino Airport. She has dark hair and is wearing a red shirt. She is kneeling and crying on the side of the road. 8:29 a.m. A deputy contacted the female. The deputy advised CHP is also on the scene. The female is okay. CHP will provide transport to Portola.

Neighborhood wilderness

10:09 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a homeless man on Meadowbrook Loop in Chester in a white Chevy pickup. He is balding, has short hair, a heavy build, and his first name is known. The caller advised the subject is using the field for bathroom service. The caller requested information regarding the homeless ordinance. 10:13 a.m. The license plate on the vehicle returns expired registration and an address in Chester. 10:54 p.m. A Sgt. advised the information on file only.

Assistance complete

10:24 a.m. Graeagle. A caller advises a disturbance and possible elder abuse. The caller advised that her daughter and her husband locked her out of the residence and caused a disturbance. The caller is at the residence of another party. 10:53 a.m. A deputy advised no elder abuse and no crime. The caller requested medical for a female with a diabetic emergency. Graeagle Fire and EPHC were paged. 11:51 a.m. The patient was transported to EPHC.

It’s a match

11:26 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a missing person. The caller’s twin sister was going to dinner with an unknown online date. The caller lives in Fallon. The subject has been missing for 24 hours. The phone pings in Plumas County on Poplar Valley Road. The vehicle was described. The subject had plans today with her son and did not show up. The last contact was yesterday at 1:30 p.m. The phone is no longer on and goes directly to voicemail. 11:32 p.m. A Sgt. requested a cell ping. The location was given to USFS and CHP. The Sgt. requests units be on the lookout westbound on Poplar Valley Road. 11:37 a.m. The location was given to a unit, CHP, USFS, and another agency. 11:49 a.m. The phone ping request was sent to T-Mobile. 11:50 a.m. A unit advised unable to locate the subject from Graeagle Mill Pond to Graeagle-Johnson Road. 12:16 p.m. A unit located the vehicle and contacted a female who is okay in the camping area. The other party is a male from Coco Beach, Florida. 12:20 p.m. The information was given to CHP to close the BOLO.

Nobody home

12:46 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a fire one mile east of Twain on the left-hand side going east. There is smoke in the forest area, there are no residences nearby. The information was sent to USFS.

Sharp tools

12:54 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller requests medical for a second-hand report of a female with a hand cut by a chainsaw. The patient temporarily lost consciousness. Bucks Lake Fire and PDH were paged. 2:03 p.m. Plumas 15 advised the patient to be transported to PDH.

When did smiling go out of style as an expression of good times?

4:38 p.m. Portola. A caller reports juveniles on quads in the roadway. The caller advised that they are spinning donuts and gave the caller the finger when he approached. The call was transferred to CHP. 5:04 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate any children on quads.

Pack of pride

4:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller requested to speak to a deputy and to have extra patrol checks at the camp. The caller said two vehicles came into Oakland Camp today and stopped at the camp store. The subjects at first were asking questions about the camp and how to stay there. Then they made a comment about the flags that are around the camp. The caller said the group at the camp is for LGBTQIA+ community and they have pride flags around the camp. The caller stated it is unknown what the specific comment was. The guests are feeling a bit concerned. The vehicle is a dark blue or grey minivan or sedan. 7:09 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and the caller requested patrol checks throughout the night.

The sky is falling, the water is rising

7:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports water coming up from a crack in the pavement at California and First St. 7:29 p.m. Attempted to contact City Personnel but no answer, left a message. Another official was contacted who advised they will handle it.

Uh oh, late for dinner

8:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests assistance. He is locked behind gate 3 at the mill. He was picking up a load from the mill and someone locked the gate. The caller attempted to contact someone at the guard shack and was unable to contact or locate anyone around. 8:20 p.m. Dispatch attempted to contact all parties on the emergency call list in CAD. Attempted to contact the guard shack and attempted to contact a few other employees with no answer on any phone. 8:32 p.m. A Sgt. advised able to get a hold of a responsible party, assistance complete.

Sting

8:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller requested an ambulance at Oakland Camp for anaphylactic shock from a bee sting. They are at the first aid station across from the dining area. Someone will meet the ambulance at the main gate. The call was transferred to REMSA. 8:36 p.m. Quincy Fire and PDH ambulance were paged. 9 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH.

That’s not how it works

9:19 p.m. Chilcoot. A campground host reports having campers who are refusing to pay and refusing to leave. 9:30 p.m. The caller recontacted and advised the campers are now causing a disturbance and yelling at the host. There are four people at the campsite. 10:08 p.m. Deputies are on multiple calls. 10:54 p.m. The information was sent to USFS.

Happy accident

9:58 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a motorcycle accident near the old Mill Ranch. The driver is lying on the side of the road, unresponsive. It is secondhand information, gotten from a friend via telephone. The caller is going to drive to the area and will attempt to recontact with further information, but service is poor. The call was transferred to CHP. 10:03 p.m. PDH was paged. 10:09 p.m. Plumas 11 requested an air ambulance to Twain Store. 10:21 p.m. A deputy advised can cancel all incoming. The driver is okay and was just taking a nap.

A real bad year for beef

11:02 p.m. Mill Creek. A 911 call came in but hung up. Attempted to call back but got a dial tone. 11:10 p.m. A caller reports a vehicle vs. cow accident. There are no injuries to the driver, but the cow is injured. The vehicle that hit the cow drove away to try to get service.

The circle

11:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports receiving strange calls and texts from an unknown caller. The subject was a male voice that knew her name and location. The caller is worried because she is home alone. The subject number was known. July 23, 12:24 a.m. A deputy attempted to contact but no answer and left a message. 9:16 a.m. Tried to call but got no answer. 10:16 a.m. Per a unit, no contact at the residence. 10:56 a.m. Per the unit, left another message. Close pending further contact.

July 23

Party/sleepover

12:07 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports an underage party she saw on social media. 1:12 a.m. A deputy advised no party at the residence.

Bigfoot, leaving an impression

12:17 a.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports a subject has been stalking her, it is an ongoing issue for years. Today he came out of the woods at her campsite and tried to grab her. The subject left the area when confronted by multiple people. The subject was named. The caller is calling from Bucks Lake Summit and will be returning to her campsite where she does not have service. 12:22 a.m. The caller advised she is okay for tonight but requested a call tomorrow. 12:32 a.m. The named subject contacted and requested to speak to someone. 2:20 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact both parties and left a voicemail with the female half. 4:24 p.m. Closed pending further contact from either party.

Indecision

1:14 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle parked outside his residence on Main St. The vehicle has turned on and off multiple times. It is a white Mustang. 12:54 a.m. The caller advised the vehicle left, nothing further.

Refrigerator raid or They say breakfast is the most important meal

6:32 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports there is a bear inside her house on Monte Vista. The caller is in her bedroom. The information went to Fish & Wildlife, and they will call the warden out. 6:51 a.m. A Sgt. advised the bear left the apartment.

Smoke on the water

7:15 a.m. Belden. A caller at the equestrian trailhead reports a hiker and a puddle of liquid, possibly from a vehicle, that is smoking. 7:19 a.m. Per CHP they were able to contact Plumas National Forest so we can disregard.

A great day on the water

2:14 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a capsized sailboat, people are trying to right it, the caller thinks it’s north. The caller said there are people in the water, unknown how many. The caller said their daughter is on the way with a jet ski and he is on the way with a boat. 2:30 p.m. Boat Patrol advised the boat is “turtled” and Boat Patrol will have a hard time getting it flipped back over. 2:39 p.m. All occupants of the vessel are okay and on the Boat Patrol boat. The other unit will attempt to upright the sailboat. 2:56 p.m. The vessel is upright, and they are being followed to their docking buoy. 3:48 p.m. Assistance is complete.

Hopefully a good burn

2:16 p.m. Chester. A caller reports seeing smoke in Lassen National Forest. The caller was transferred to SIFC.

Being in the forest

8:02 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was located 2-2.5 miles up from USFS Road 24N41 was detained by a Fish & Wildlife officer after a search. He was charged with Illegal possession of particular types of firearms such as short-barrel rifle or sawed-off shotgun, a felon in possession of a firearm, and a felon in possession of ammunition.

Moving too fast

8:05 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that she heard a vehicle vs. tree. It is unknown if the parties are out of the vehicle or how many people are in the vehicle. The type of vehicle is also unknown. The caller said her husband is on the way on a quad to go check on the vehicle. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged as well as PDH. 8:13 p.m. CHP recontacted and said the caller was able to get to the vehicle and the driver is out of the vehicle. The vehicle is on the roadway and the driver refused medical services. CHP was advised medics will continue for precaution. The caller advised CHP dispatch that the driver is possibly under the influence of drugs. 11:56 p.m. CHP arrested the male subject on a charge of driving under the influence.

Tumbleweed

9:08 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a big shrub is blocking the westbound lane at Wolf Creek and Kinder Ave.

Another woodland man 

9:17 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on a local warrant and a new charge of possession of drug paraphernalia up Claremont also on USFS Road 24N41.

Johnson’s grade

9:46 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a quad was stirring up a bunch of dust causing decreased visibility and the quad is now driving down the Hwy toward Catfish Beach at 80 mph on Johnson’s Grade to Northshore Campground. The call was transferred to CHP.

July 24

Lady outside the law

1:58 a.m. Loyalton. A female subject was arrested on Church St. for charges of under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and contempt of court.

Nothing to do but sit and fish

5:51 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller is two miles from the ramp at Canyon Dam and the boat won’t start and they need a tow. 6:17 a.m. The caller found someone to give them a tow and no longer needs assistance.

Dog gone it

9:57 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a group of skiers left their dog in the lake. The dog was brought to shore by witnesses and was not in distress, but they were worried about the dog being hit by other passing boats, 300 yards past the buoy line. 9:59 a.m. Called the number on the dog tag and they said they do this all the time, and it is normal. The subjects are unknown. 10:01 a.m. The call was faxed to Animal Control and the information was given to Boat Patrol.

Sharp and quick

10:32 a.m. Portola. Animal Control reports a racoon bite on Pacific Avenue.

Dangerous practice

10:58 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports harassment via knocking on the door and approaching windows in the dark. The subject’s first name was known. 11:17 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller and provided temporary restraining order procedures. The deputy advises knowing the possible suspect.

Well-armed disarmed by reason and charm

3:49 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller advised a subject came into the Wellness Center reporting people are living under her stair and poisoning her. She has a loaded weapon. The subject went to PDH for a mental health evaluation. The outcome is unknown. 5:10 p.m. The nurse confirmed that the Sheriff’s Office is aware that the subject has a firearm and has made statements about using it as soon as she can get it working properly. 8:37 p.m. The subject willingly surrendered 6 firearms for safekeeping. 9:37 p.m. The subject was negative for mental health illness.

Under pressure

6:35 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports a road hazard on Hwy 70 just east of Greenhorn Ranch. A large piece of metal is in the roadway. A soda delivery truck hit it and had a tire blow out. The call was transferred to CHP.

Bird losing its feathers

7:09 p.m. West Lake Almanor. A caller reports her neighbor, first name known, is a former law enforcement officer. He lives at his girlfriend’s house. He started yelling at the caller and calling her names and said he would kill her dog. It is an ongoing problem but today was the worst. 7:30 p.m. Contacted the caller and provided civil procedures and attempted to contact the male half. Left a message.

Rowdy rogue

7:25 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that a male subject just broke out a window in an office. The subject is now at Quick Stop. The subject was talking to himself and acting strangely. 7:41 p.m. The subject was throwing rocks at Subway and went into Leonard’s. While on the phone, the subject left Leonard’s and the caller’s son directed a deputy to the suspect. 8:10 p.m. The male suspect was arrested on a charge of felony vandalism.

Helping hands

9:16 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he is helping subjects. He is also notifying that the subjects are associated with an RV and trailer that are parked in the church parking lot. The caller will be helping them move out tomorrow and just wanted deputies to know in case anyone complains.

Night riders

9:49 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a boat riding in the dark. People are wakeboarding behind. The caller is concerned for safety reasons. The caller was informed that the information is documented but Boat Patrol has gone home.

One thought on “Sheriff’s Blotter July 20-24: Woodland creatures on the roads, people in the woods, and senior activities

  • whoever does the summaries and their headings is brilliant. such a good read for us not in the area but have friends who are.

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