Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and compiled by Victoria Metcalf. No individuals’ names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The following is a summary of the week’s activity from July 20 – 25.
In this report, the terms RP (reporting party), BOLO (be on the lookout) and occasionally HBD (had been drinking) are used.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with probation violation.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with attempting to flee or elude a peace officer.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with assault, battery, drawing a weapon, malicious vandalism and trespassing.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving with a revoked or suspended license, possession of a controlled substance and no registration or ID.
A deputy reported the arrest of a suspect who had been causing problems throughout the day and charged with threatening someone with great bodily harm, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of being under the influence of a controlled substance and damaging a vehicle.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with resisting arrest and probation violation.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with being intoxicated and resisting arrest.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with violating a court order.
Dispatch received a 911 hang-up call. When dispatch attempted to contact the caller, the phone rang without anyone answering it. A caller said he gave another man a ride in the back of his pickup when that man fired a handgun off once. The RP said he dropped the person off in East Quincy. The CHP was out with the suspect. He was arrested and charged with threatening someone with great bodily harm, assault, and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.
Sunday, July 25
People or what?
In Delleker, someone reported that two people were around the transfer site. A deputy said the building was secure and located two large bears there.
At Indian Falls, someone from a strike team was in the area protecting structures when they found a displaced dog. They rescued it and wanted a deputy or animal control to pick up the dog. The information was sent to animal control and a deputy.
In Portola, a caller reported that a man she knows threw something at her windshield.
In the La Porte area, a caller reported a burglary to a summer home. The RP would call back later to speak to a deputy. No firearms were in the home. A deputy contacted the RP who was no longer interested in reporting the crime.
Spot fire reported
On Rush Creek Road in the Feather River Canyon, a caller reported a spot fire behind her house. No one was there she just heard about it from her neighbors. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Possible looters reported
In Taylorsville, a caller reported possible looters around vacant homes in the area. An old white truck with ladders and bikes in the back was noted. A BOLO went out for an elderly man with a cowboy hat. A deputy contacted two known men who were getting their belongings to evacuate.
Burglary to mini storage unit
In Quincy, it was reported that a burglary to a mini storage unit occurred, but no one knew when. Several things were missing. The RP was unwilling to provide certain information to the deputy. She said she would call back if she wanted to tell the deputy more.
Saturday, July 24
Vehicle reported stolen
In Taylorsville, a caller reported that a vehicle, a 2005 Dodge 1500, was stolen from his place. The RP said he left the house and just got home. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Upside down vehicle spotted
On the road to Millsap Bar, a caller said she was evacuated from the campground there and when she was leaving she saw a vehicle over the side upside down. She said she could only see the underside of the vehicle and the wheels. The information was transferred to the Chico Area CHP.
Smoke reported in burn area
Above the Frenchman Lake burn area near Beckwourth, a caller reported that he can see a smoke column in the fire area. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Bon fire in Beckwourth
As if the Sugar and Dotta fires weren’t enough, a Beckwourth resident reported that her neighbor has a bonfire next to his house. Beckwourth Fire Department was paged. The fire was in a pit. The homeowner extinguished it.
Shooting at deer in town
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone was shooting at deer in the lot near Quincy Elementary School. It was believed the individual was in a sedan. A deputy talked to the RP and established extra patrols.
Friday, July 23
In Chester, a deputy reported a theft from a fire truck. A fire line pack and fire shelter were stolen. A suspect was being considered.
Illegal dumping reported
Near Chester at the transfer site, a caller reported that illegal dumping was taking place outside the station. A deputy was unable to locate any trash being illegally dumped. There was a small pile of yard trimmings was found. The area would be checked.
Illegal campers reported
In Portola, a caller reported illegal campers at the top of Main and Cedar streets up a dirt road about a half-mile. There was a trailer with three people and two dogs. A deputy contacted a group of evacuees staying in their trailer. No crime occurred.
Spot fires reported
In the West Shore area of Lake Almanor, a caller reported seeing multiple spot fires with up to 10 separate plumes between 89 and the lake. It was transferred to the USFS.
In the Lake David Road area near Portola, a deputy received a complaint of a possible transient camp. The deputy was unable to find any camps.
In Portola, a man was cited and charged with having an outstanding warrant. A caller reported that a man stole alcohol from a business and was sitting behind the store. The deputy was initially unable to locate the man.
Disturbance with weapon reported
In Chester, a caller reported a man was outside a neighbor’s house and they were arguing. They were throwing things at each other and yelling. Then multiple people were involved in a fight. One man came outside the house and shot into the air, then he was pointing the firearm at a vehicle. No injuries were reported. The man with the firearm was still at the house. The witness was unable to identify the people or the plates on the white Expedition.
Two people were cited and charged with animal violations in Chester.
Juveniles being watched
In Portola, a caller reported that three juveniles were walking south toward Commercial Street and the bridge and were yelling at the RP. Then the RP heard glass breaking down by the thrift store but didn’t know if it was a bottle or a window. A deputy was unable to locate them in that area.
Thursday, July 22
Theft, burglary reported
In Greenville, a caller reported the theft of $3,000 to $4,000. No further information available.
Group has a fire
Near Quincy, in the Oakland Camp area, an individual reported that a group with a fire within a fire pit were allowing it to burn with high flames. The information was transferred to the USFS with law enforcement. There is a burn ban, and no one should be burning.
Welfare check in fire area
A caller reported that her brother lived in the Butterfly Valley fire area and was evicted July 19. He went back in July 20 and she hadn’t heard from him since. He drives an older van and said he would be sleeping in it. The information was given to a deputy and transferred to the USFS for law enforcement. No unit was available from the USFS. The deputy didn’t have contact with the individual, but no one was at his house.
Southbound on Highway 395 near Doyle, two callers reported a fire on a hillside near Doyle. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Wednesday, July 21
Dog bite reported
In Chester, someone at Seneca Hospital reported that the victim of a dog bite just left the emergency room. The name of the victim was unknown, but it was reported that the dog was a black pit-bull. A deputy attempted to contact the victim but got no response. The information was transferred to animal control.
In Quincy, two callers reported the could see smoke on the Claremont Ridge. The information was sent to the USFS, but the line was busy.
In Portola, a deputy reported that a man was cited and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone vandalized his car on Lawrence Street sometime during the night. There was a large dent and scratches on it. He thought someone crashed his or her bike into it.
From a business in Quincy, a caller reported that he was disabled and was harassed and threatened by a group of possibly four people in an SUV. At deputy attempted to contact the RP and left a message. The deputy was doing a BOLO through the area. The deputy was unable to locate anyone.
In Crescent Mills, a caller reported getting a possible scam call from a woman asking if it was the RP’s address. When she said yes to the question then the caller said someone would be by to deliver a message.
Suspicious activities reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that a male was walking around a church trying to open windows. The caller described what the suspect was wearing. A deputy contacted a juvenile and advised him to move along. There were no signs of entry into the building.
In the Portola area, a caller reported an irate juvenile threatening violence to other campers. The RP was trying to get the young teen away from a group. No weapons were involved. A deputy did a civil standby.
In the Clio area, a caller reported that a neighbor had a large bonfire in his yard that the RP thought was unsafe. The RP requested that someone from a fire department check it out. Eastern Plumas Fire Department was paged. The fire department person reported that it was a small fire on a patio, and it was extinguished.
A citation was issued to woman in Chester who was charged with driving with a revoked or suspended license.
At the city pool in Portola, a deputy said that someone made a report about harassment. The deputy said a man brought his son into the substation to report ongoing harassment from someone toward the child. The incident was reported to the staff at the pool.
Tuesday, July 20
In Portola, a caller reported finding a highly intoxicated juvenile laying in the middle of her street. She helped him to the curb and left to call the sheriff’s office. She didn’t know if he needed medical help. While she was on the phone the juvenile left with another juvenile. They began to walk south down the ridge. A deputy BOLOed throughout the area and didn’t locate them.
In Greenville, a caller reported hearing some sort of disturbance but was unsure where it was or who was involved. The RP said it sounded like a child was being hurt. It had been going on for the last five hours. The RP couldn’t say why he was just calling it in. The RP also sound HBD and didn’t have much information. A deputy was called out with the CHP for back-up. They checked three residences in the area and the surrounding area and didn’t find the RP or a disturbance.
Semi-trail on fire
In the Portola area, at least two callers reported that the trailer of a semi-truck was on fire in the Highway near Sierra Energy. The city was sending a loader and a deputy requested HAZMAT. Information was also sent to Environmental Health. The state’s warning center was also called. It was reported as a trash truck fire and the water made it to the river. The roadway was eventually opened.
In Greenville, a caller reported that someone broke out the window to her car during the night.
In Portola, a caller reported that he was told of an incident during the night in which a woman was screaming at a known offender’s place. No one called the sheriff’s office during the night about it. The RP said the known suspect was again on scene and was causing problems. A third 911 caller reported that the woman left on foot to get away from the suspect. The victim was transported to Plumas Rural Services and victim witness was notified. A deputy reported that later someone from PRS contacted him and said the woman ran from the building and refused to file a restraining order against the suspect. The original RP said the suspect was outside the woman’s house with a hammer and was vandalizing her car. He was yelling that he was going to kill someone. The deputy requested the CHP to provide backup. A second incident was also reported.
The CHP transferred a 911 report of a caller saying her boyfriend’s parents were harassing her and threatening physically. She said they were going to her residence and yelling at her at different times throughout the day. She said she was scared for her safety. The RP called back and requested a deputy. Another 911 call was from the RP requesting contact. That information was given to a sergeant. The sergeant contacted everyone involved. There was no evidence of a crime. The RP was referred to victim witness for a restraining order information. She requested they be trespassed from her property. A trespass warning was given.
In Quincy at Pioneer Park, a caller reported that the park was vandalized during the night. Multiple juveniles and their parents were going to be at the park at a specific time to be counseled and it was requested that a deputy be present for a civil standby. A sergeant was available.
Stolen pistol found
In Quincy, a stolen pistol was located by the Santa Cruz Police Department. The victim is known. It was entered into AFS.
In Portola, a caller reported that the suspect from an earlier incident made threatening motions toward him while the RP was driving. A deputy attempted to contact the RP but got no response.
Near Quincy on Highway 70 and Chandler Road, a caller reported that a tree was across the highway at the west end of the road. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Animal Control reported citing a woman for animal code violations.
In Quincy, a caller reported that when leaving work a man threatened that he was going to burn the RP’s house down and kill him. The RP said the threats were coming through Facebook. A deputy said that no crime occurred and provided the RP was proper temporary restraining order procedures and victim witness contact information. The RP said he was the suspect trespassed from his residence. A deputy was going to BOLLO for the suspected. The deputy said the suspected was trespassed
In Quincy, someone reported seeing what looked like smoke coming from the Claremont Peak area. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Making a complaint
In Quincy, the CHP reported that a woman was in front of their Quincy office wanting to make a report about her boyfriend threatening her. A deputy contacted the RP and explained temporary restraining order procedures and gave her information about victim witness. The RP didn’t want the suspect trespassed from her residence.
Loitering on bike path
In Quincy, a caller reported that a group of suspicious people were loitering on the bike path. Three or four men in their 30s and 40s with two bikes were reported. A deputy contacted a juvenile and told him to move on.