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Sheriff’s Blotter July 29-31: Multiple reports of fights

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

Staff Writer

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There is nothing dull about summer in Plumas

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 29-Aug 4, 2022

July 29

Misclassified as a recreational vehicle

12:46 a.m. Lake Davis. A caller reports she is at Lightening Tree Campground and there is a vehicle speeding through the campground. It is very loud and there is no camp host in that campground. The vehicle type is unknown, but it is possible that the vehicle hit something. 12:54 a.m. The information was transferred to CHP.


2:39 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports there are suspicious people throwing rocks at or near his residence. The caller is threatening to shoot them with a shotgun. No description was provided but the caller requests additional patrol checks in the area. The caller reports it is an ongoing issue with an unknown group of people. 3:01 a.m. A Sgt. was unable to locate anyone in the area.

Local earthquake?

6:12 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that her apartment is shaking her awake in the night. She has made prior reports to the department and to the on-site manager. The caller would like a deputy to call her back. 4:18 p.m. A Sgt. advised the information is on file only. No crime and the caller had already reported this to the property manager.

Snack happy

6:24 a.m. Portola. A caller reports her boyfriend’s driver side window was shattered some time last night. It does not appear that anything is missing. There was a possible suspect named. 11 a.m. Contact was made with the caller, and she advised that it was possibly a bear issue. The caller will ensure to remove food wrappers from the vehicle.


8:11 a.m. West Shore Lake Almanor. A caller reports his bike was stolen last night out of his truck. It is an NS brand, aluminum, blue and white bike with black wheels. A criminal report was filed.

Bird’s eye view

9:38 a.m. Lake Almanor/Bucks Lake/Butt Lake Reservoir. A caller advised he will be flying today at these locations-taking off in approximately 20 minutes in a yellow and gray float plane.

Fair produces sticky fingers

11:31 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports theft from the Airbrush Art Works booth. It occurred last night; merchandise was stolen.

Not too sharp or perhaps homesick

12:35 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy when one is available to come to 520 Main Street. A known person brought a knife to the courthouse. This is a violation of the person’s probation terms of no weapons. The male was charged with probation violation and carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.

Catalyst for a new plan

2:14 p.m. Lake Almanor between Chester and Peninsula. A caller requests assistance for multiple people in the water struggling to swim back to the boat due to the wind. The caller said there are about 6-7 people in the water swimming; none of them are wearing life jackets. The caller said the swimmers are far away from the boat. The caller does no know how to drive the boat to assist her friends. The caller said the boat is blue and white with no further information. 2:42 p.m. The caller was contacted. The caller is unable to provide a location of the boat other than they are near an island and that the friends are still in the water trying to swim back to the boat. SAR was paged to assist with getting the people out of the water. 2:46 p.m. Almanor West Fire boat was paged. 2:52 p.m. The caller said that a passing boat picked up all the friends and confirmed a head count of all members of the party had been rescued. 2:59 p.m. Boat Patrol contacted the vessel, and all parties are okay.

Just a train

3:06 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports seeing black smoke in the area. The caller has since left the area, but requests Fire check it out. 3:08 p.m. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 3:16 p.m. No smoke or fire was seen in the area; a train passing by caused a dust cloud.

Keeping watch

3:20 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports a large amount of smoke in the west cape of the lake in the drainage. The information was sent to USFS.

We must be told, apparently

3:49 p.m. Chester. A caller reports two dogs are locked in a vehicle. The car is not running but the windows are cracked. The caller advised a store employee yelled through the store, but no one has come out. It is a black Jeep Compass. 4 p.m. A deputy advised assistance is complete. The owner returned to the vehicle and was counseled on leaving dogs in the car.

Not my problem

4:04 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to talk to a deputy about an ongoing problem with a neighbor. 4:12 p.m. A deputy was given the case number. 4:57 p.m. Civil procedures were provided. The caller is upset because her neighbor has people living there that are not on the lease. The caller was informed this is not a law enforcement matter.

You had to be there

5:49 p.m. Chester. A caller advised she called 911 due to someone stopping and asking her for directions. The caller said the subjects left after directions were given but the caller wanted to call just in case something happened. The caller is not requesting any assistance and only wants the info on file.

Can I get a witness?

9:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a walk through at the Beer Gardens at the fairgrounds. 10:13 p.m. A deputy reports a patrol check is complete.

Unscheduled Wild West Show

11:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller is at the fairgrounds Elks Beer Booth and several juveniles told him there were 2 males outside the main gate and one had a gun. One of the subjects brandished a firearm and then went to an unknown vehicle after he saw them in the area. 11:13 p.m. The caller reports the juvenile said before the gun was seen there had been a fight. The juveniles are still at the booth and will wait for a deputy to arrive.

July 30

Deer 1, Driver 0

12:54 a.m. Cromberg. A caller reports hitting a deer in Cromberg. The vehicle is disabled but not in traffic. The deer ran away. No medical is needed. The vehicle is a silver Toyota Sienna parked across from Long Valley Fire. The caller will have it towed during the day; her father came to pick her up. The information was given to CHP.

Part 1

2:33 a.m. Quincy. A nurse requested a deputy remove a suspect who has been treated in the Emergency Room and discharged and is now causing a scene but is refusing to leave. 2:47 a.m. The subject was gone upon a deputy’s arrival.

Part 2, Aloha

3:55 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he is at Safeway parking lot and just came out of the store to find a very large Hawaiian man in his truck. The suspect was going through his glove box. The male had on no shirt and green shorts; he was very large. 3:59 a.m. The call was held for the dayshift. The description sounds like the suspect from the hospital and the day shift will be on the lookout for that subject. 4 a.m. The caller was advised a deputy would follow up around 7 a.m. The caller said he didn’t need a follow up, just wanted to report a suspicious man was in his vehicle and nothing seemed to be taken. 3:59 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate any large Hawaiian men in the area.

No refills

4:12 a.m. Chester. A caller reports that there was an argument at the restaurant yesterday when two female employees were fired. He was a witness to the event. They are to return to pick up their checks at about 10 a.m. and the caller requests a civil standby at that time because he is worried for the safety of the staff and patrons during the morning shift.

Home castle under attack

5:07 a.m. Chester. A caller reports that his son and girlfriend are causing an argument; they are in his bathroom. The caller seems confused. He is out of breath and is having a hard time talking about what is happening to him. He says they are making threats and he seems very scared for his safety. The caller is at the neighbor’s house. 5:18 a.m. CHP is in the area and will assist. 5:55 a.m. A male subject was arrested on charges of probation violation and violation of a restraining order.

Fuel subsidy

9:21 a.m. Chester. A caller reports her gardener notified her that he found a gas can and siphon hose in the back yard. There is no one at the residence. 12:45 p.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances only. The caller requests extra patrol checks.

Yikes! No match for the choo-choo

9:24 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a vehicle is stuck on the train tracks, a silver Dodge 2500. 10:24 a.m. A deputy advised the truck frame is resting on the tracks. Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) are on the scene. 12:30 p.m. A deputy advised BNSF to handle; they will need heavy equipment.

Not here

11:20 a.m. Quincy. The jail requests a case number for an arsonist registering.

Bear hit near Quincy

12:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bear was hit by a vehicle and is in the middle of the roadway. The bear is still alive and “flailing around” in the eastbound lane. The call was transferred to CHP. 12:29 p.m. The bear was moved off the roadway.

This is NOT the dump

2:20 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a large amount of trash was dumped on her property, which is an empty burned out lot. The caller is not in town but received a picture from her neighbor.

Not so fun

2:24 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a male on a Harley Davidson motorcycle driving over 70 mph, passing over double yellows, with a small child on the back who appeared to be struggling to hold on.

The watchers

4:46 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a known male is at the Mohawk Tavern and may drive back to his residence after drinking.

It happens

8:33 p.m. Chester. A caller reports she heard a tree cracking and now it is on the power line in front of her home.

Raised right

9:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two males fighting in the south parking lot on the east side of the fairgrounds. One jumped out of a vehicle and started to hit a male pushing a stroller. No further information was provided. 10:03 p.m. CHP said the victim saw the suspect get into a vehicle, and an officer is standing by with the victim at the far east side of the parking lot. The vehicle was a black or dark blue Acura sedan with “Raised Right” sticker on the bottom right rear corner and an elephant Republican sticker on the vehicle also. 10:04 p.m. The deputy on the scene said the male suspect has a man-bun, a black tank top and black shorts on. July 31, 12:25 a.m. The deputy said the victim does not want to press charges at this time.

Tale spinners are missing Sherry Kumlar

11:02 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports his brother-in-law called him yelling in the area that he threw his other brother into the lake. He may be intoxicated. The suspect is staying at the campsite near the bathroom. The suspect may be driving a white Escalade. 11:13 p.m. Prior calls have come from the caller; he regularly calls in false reports and is listed for officer safety for 5150. No additional calls have come in from the area. 11:29 p.m. The caller has called in multiple times and keeps changing the story and the name of the victim. July 31, 12:45 a.m. A deputy advised unable to locate anyone at the campground.

July 31

Agitated and … maybe lonely

2:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller has now called 5 times since 12:25 a.m. with unfounded issues and rambling on about multiple other issues while using profanities and making unfounded complaints about department staff. The caller refused to give a name or phone number so that a deputy could follow up on the complaints. Call times were 12:25 a.m., 2:04 a.m., 2:13 a.m., and 2:15 a.m. 2:17 a.m. The caller is again making unfounded rambling complaints and refusing to provide a phone number or name. 3:15 a.m. Called again. 3:59 a.m. Called again and when asked what his name is he said Kris Frazier, and then Santa Claus. The line disconnected. 6:43 a.m. The caller called to tell dispatcher to go to prison and then used a derogatory name and hung up.

A frightful morning

6:55 a.m. Portola. A caller reports there is a suspicious male going through the trash near her apartment. While on the phone the suspect left on a bike. The suspect was dressed in all black with a gray sweatshirt around the waist and headed westbound toward the Jehovah Witness church. 7:05 a.m. The caller said the suspect is now with a female and a dog across the street knocking on doors. The female has red hair. 7:15 a.m. A deputy talked with the residence across the street that said they did not see any suspicious persons in the area but will be on the lookout. The deputy looked in the area but did not find anyone.

Incredible tolerance

9:33 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he had two dogs charge at him while walking his dog and would like to speak to a deputy. 10:46 a.m. The caller was contacted at PDH where he was being treated for a hip and elbow injury. The caller said it was an ongoing issue with the dogs getting out from a known address. The suspect dog owner said his dogs have gotten out and he will try to fix the issue. The neighbors also said it was an ongoing issue with the dogs getting out. The caller requests contact from Animal Control on Monday and requests the dog owners be cited. 10:50 a.m. Animal Control was faxed.


9:54 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports two large dogs are running in and out of traffic on Grizzly Road. The call was transferred to CHP. 10:02 a.m. CHP advised the dogs are now out of the road and wrangled at a residence. 12:55 p.m. The dogs were transported to Animal Control.

Coyote in the westbound lane

12:39 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a coyote is run over on Hwy 70 near La Porte Road. The coyote is injured by not dead and is causing a hazard in the westbound lane. The information was sent to CHP.

Cat fight

1:02 p.m. Portola. A caller reports three females are in a physical fight on the side of Hwy 70. There is a white sedan parked nearby. The girls are fighting in the roadway on Hwy 70 just east of the town limit where the passing lane begins. The call was transferred to CHP.

Diving duck needed glasses

3:10 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a boat sinking in Lake Almanor near the dam. It is white with dark red trim. There are two on board. 3:21 p.m. The caller requests an ETA of Boat Patrol and updated the location to half a mile north of the dam on the East Shore side of the lake. The caller said there are no life jackets on board. The caller said a bird shattered the windshield and one individual is injured with a cut on their arm. 3:29 p.m. They are 1 mile north of the dam. 3:36 p.m. The boat is in tow to Canyon Dam boat ramp. 3:51 p.m. The boat arrived at the boat ramp, and they are trying to load it on a trailer before it sinks. 4:21 p.m. Assistance is complete.

Trouble times two

4:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an assault. No medical is needed. A named subject left and returned to his residence 3 houses down. There are no weapons. 6:17 p.m. A deputy arrested two male subjects. One on charges of probation violation and assault and battery, the other suspect received charges of assault and battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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