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 6 through July 11.
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 domestic violence.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with possession of controlled drugs and another drug offense.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A deputy reported the arrest of a person who was charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, another vehicle code violation and probation violation.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with probation violation and driving under the influence of drugs.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with domestic battery and assault of a child under eight.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with creating a disturbance and domestic violence.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with being intoxicated.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with burglary to a commercial building, malicious vandalism and being on parole.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with a warrant, probation violation and drugs.
A citizen reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with malicious vandalism. The woman reported that another woman was pulling up plants and destroying her yard.
The CHP reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
Two men were arrested and charged, one with probation violation and the second with being intoxicated and resisting arrest.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and probation violation.
Sunday, July 18
Near Quincy on Quincy Junction Road at Galleppi, a caller said the multiple juveniles were running back and forth across the road. A deputy contacted them, and they live in the area.
Saturday, July 17
A caller reported seeing smoke on the back side of Claremont Ridge near Quincy. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Friday, July 16
Hiker needs help
In the Bear Creek area near USFS road 24N28 near Quincy, a caller reported that while trying to hike out of a mining spot with someone they got separated. He said he was yelling for the other person and was trying to lead the victim back to his location and then couldn’t hear him anymore. But then he heard the other person yelling for help and to get help. The RP said he didn’t know the victim’s location or what happened. The RP said this happened about two hours earlier. The information was transferred to search and rescue. A deputy was sent to Plumas District Hospital to stand by with the RP. Search and rescue contacted the victim who said he was injured. They were attempting to reach him. The victim did get out and went to his vehicle and no further assistance was needed.
In Chester, a deputy reported that a man said a leaf blower was stolen from the bed of his pickup last month.
In Portola, it was reported that someone hacked into an unemployment online account and took four months of payments valued at $9,600. The RP lives in Illinois.
On the Graeagle and Johnsville Road, a caller reported a campfire with three- to four-foot flames in back of a park. It was unknown if it was a campsite. Graeagle and Plumas Eureka fire departments were paged. The fire department reported that it wasn’t a campfire but a fake LED tiki torch.
Wednesday, July 14
At Spanish Creek on Oakland Camp Road near Quincy, the CHP requested assistance from search and rescue several hours after a vehicle went into the water at the swimming hole. It was fully submerged. There was a green sheen in the water that was about 30 feet in diameter. OES was notified. Help was needed to get the vehicle hooked up for towing. Search and rescue was unable to respond but was working on getting personnel there. Environmental health was aware of the situation.
Near Graeagle, a caller reported having a baby duck with a hook in its mouth. Fish and Wildlife said they wouldn’t responded but provided a number for the Shasta Wildlife group. The RP left a voicemail at that agency. Then fish and wildlife said they would send someone to help.
Tuesday, July 13
In Greenville, a caller reported that some of her clothes were stolen out of her trailer. She said a group goes to her place whenever she leaves. She estimated the loss at $1,000.
Theft, burglary reported
In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of a welder’s helmet during the night.
On McCain Road and Willow Creek near Quincy, a caller reported finding a smoldering log. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Interfering with fire crew
In the Cresta Power House area in the Feather River Canyon, it was reported that someone at the powerhouse was flying a drone and interfering with a fire crew. The information was transferred to the USFS law enforcement officers. The USFS said they didn’t have any units in the area.
In the Table Rock Ridge area, a caller reported a flare up. He said he could see what appeared to be flames. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Bottle rockets reported
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was lighting bottle rockets and sending them into the trees. A deputy said he didn’t have any fireworks but was counseled.
Monday, July 12
Slept in the yard
In Portola, a caller reported that his son was loitering in front of his house. A deputy contacted the suspect who slept in the RP’s yard because he’s a transient.
On the tracks
In Belden, A caller reported that several people were trespassing on the railroad tracks. A deputy was on another case. The caller then reported that people got off the tracks.
In Greenville, a caller reported they were having a problem with trespassers at the church thrift shop in the evening. Extra patrol checks were requested.
In Canyon Dam at the boat ramp, a man reported leaving a bag with things on the bumper of his truck and left for the bathroom. When he returned, it was missing. He reported it was stolen and described what was inside.
In Quincy, a caller reported the theft of an excavator probably within the last three days. A sergeant attempted to contact the owner of the equipment.
Dogs in distress
In Quincy, a caller reported that two dogs were in distress in the cab of a pickup. A deputy contacted a woman who said she would provide food and water to the animals.
In Quincy, a caller reported a man was harassing his wife. The RP said the suspect was yelling at her and causing a disturbance. A deputy reported everyone involved were counseled. Proper temporary restraining order procedures were reported.
In Chester, a caller reported finding a baby raccoon in a field. Fish and Wildlife reported that the individual would need to contact wildlife rescue or put it back.
Bat bite reported
In the Greenville area, it was reported that a woman was bitten by a bat. The RP was transporting the victim to the hospital in Quincy and wanted them to know they were coming. The information was transferred to REMSA.
In the Portola area, a caller reported that a man was sitting on his steps and was HBD. A deputy talked to the RP who said the man left on foot and the deputy was looking for him. The deputy was unable to locate the man.
In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that a fight with multiple people was taking place on the beach in front of her house. The RP said that 20 to 30 people were involved with some leaving the area in a vehicle. The RP recontacted and said the majority left but there were still several males on the beach arguing. She thought juveniles might be involved. A deputy located three juveniles but was unable to find others.