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 sergeant reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with inflicting injury on a spouse or partner and maliciously commits acts to personal property belonging to another.
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, and child endangerment.
A deputy reported the arrest of two people. A man was charged with possession of methamphetamine, giving false ID to peace officer, resisting arrest and out of county warrants. The woman was charged with possession of drugs while in possession of a loaded weapon, carrying a concealed firearm, under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. There were also four county warrants for him.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with inflicting great bodily harm on a child under the age of 8 that could result in the child’s death, and less serious situation concerning the safety of a child.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with possession of methamphetamines and driving on a revoked or suspended license. A sergeant contacted child protective services.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with probation violation and drug paraphernalia.
The CHP reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with driving under the influence of drugs. A caller reported a two-vehicle accident.
The CHP reported the arrest of a man who was charged with driving under the influence.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with resisting arrest, bring contraband into a jail, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
On a court remand it was reported that a man was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. This was a CHP case.
Sunday, July 11
Campers on the beach: At the Canyon Dam boat launch a caller reported illegal campers on the beach. A sergeant contacted a man who agreed to pack up and leave.
Assault reported: A caller reported that someone ran him off the road on his skateboard and then got out of his truck and shoved him to the ground. A detective responded.
Throwing water: In Beckwourth, a caller reported that a man threw a bucket of water on her, so she hit him in the face with her hand. They were separated. No weapons were involved. A deputy said the man was gone when he arrived. The other party was non desirous of pressing charges but wanted the suspect counseled. The deputy looked for the man but couldn’t find him.
Suspicious situation: In the Lake Almanor area, a caller said he thought his vehicle was stolen. He said he just bought it and it wasn’t in his name. He and his wife were camping there. The information was transferred to the CHP. They were enroute and requested a deputy for backup since an officer safety was advised. No further information.
Assault reported: In Portola, a caller reported being assaulted about 30 minutes before. He said the weapon was possibly a roll of quarters or a small metal bar. The parties were separated. He decline medical. A deputy said it was mutual combat between two juveniles. They agreed to keep the peace.
Saturday, July 10
Vandalism reported: In Portola, a caller reported that something suspicious happened at her apartment that night. She thought someone tried to break into her place. The screen was off and there was blood around the window. A deputy contacted the RP.
Water-skier down: On Lake Almanor, a caller reported that a water skier with a dislocated hip was still in the water. The information was transferred to SIFC and to the boat patrol.
Campfires reported: At Bucks Lake a caller requested information on campfire restrictions. The RP said she was see many campfires in the campgrounds. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Friday, July 9
Burglary reported: A caller reported that a business was just robbed. The suspects were westbound on Highway 36 toward Red Bluff in a red car with the back window out. A woman was driving; a man was the passenger. They knew the woman’s first name because she ordered food and it was on the ticket. The RP was injured when he went out to the vehicle and tried to grab merchandise from the couple as they were leaving. He tried to stop them as the vehicle was moving. A BOLO was sent out to Northern California.
Fires reported: Two callers reported seeing smoke in roughly the same area. One said smoke was seen on Claremont Ridge and no flames. Another said she was on Chandler Road and could see a plume of smoke from a logging operation above La Porte Road. Both sets of information was transferred to the USFS.
Harassed with bear mace: In the Lake Almanor Peninsula area, a caller reported a neighbor was harassing them with bear mace and threatening to spray the dogs. A deputy contacted the RP and explained proper temporary restraining order procedures.
Thursday, July 8
Cat in a tree: In Quincy, a caller reported that his neighbor’s cat was stuck in a tree and was there for two days. The information was transferred to the animal shelter.
Treasurer cracks down: The county treasurer requests a check for a vendor permit.
School vandalized: In Quincy, a caller reported that Quincy High School was vandalized. The RP had a video.
Stolen boat reported: In Delleker, a caller reported possession of a stolen boat. The RP said the boat was on property that was recently purchased. The owner of the boat was unknown. The RP wanted a deputy to contact him. A deputy said the CHP would handle the situation because the boat was on a towable trailer.
Vandalism reported: In Chester, the CHP passed on a call that it was reported that a man’s vehicle was used by the dog walker and then damaged by the housekeeper. A deputy located the vehicle in Susanville.
Mt. Lion reported: In Quincy on Nugget Lane, a caller reported that a mountain lion was at her residence right outside her window. She said it was going toward the tow company. A deputy checked the area but didn’t find it.
Wednesday, July 7
Car vandalized: In Crescent Mills, a caller reported vandalism of a car. There was a note with tape that could be pulled off. The car was unsafe to drive. The note was about a barking dog. The deputy said there was no crime just a neighbor dispute over the barking.
Smoke reported: On La Porte Road near Quincy, a caller reported smoke. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Fire reported: On Claremont Ridge above Quincy, a caller reported that smoke on the ridge appeared to be dwindling. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Theft reported: In Meadow Valley, a caller reported that a man she knows used her debit card while she was in jail. He also took her keys to her truck. A detective said he was investigating it and there was no evidence of a crime.
Fraud reported: In Portola, a caller reported a fraud call related to a utility company. The RP said the utility company said it was not a legitimate call. The RP said that no vital financial information was provided. The RP asked to talk to a deputy. The deputy learned there was no financial loss.
Theft while shopping: In Portola, a caller reported that a wallet was stolen out of a purse while the owner was shopping. No video was available. The RP called back and said it was found.
Smoke reported: In the Gold Lake area, a caller on the Pacific Crest Trail was 15 to 20 miles north of Sierra City and could see smoke on the ridge south of the Gold Lake area. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Appropriate location: On Grizzly Road in the Beckwourth area, a caller said a small bear was near the house eating birdseed from the feeder. The information was transferred to fish and wildlife.
Call for help: In Chester, a caller reported that her neighbor texted her asking her to call 911 to get her help. The victim texted saying she was locked in a room and that the suspect had been drinking. The victim said that the suspect was in a room with multiple firearms. A deputy contacted both people and there was a verbal disturbance. The suspect was asleep for the night. No further assistance was needed.
Tuesday, July 6
Alarm reported: A commercial smoke alarm in the booking area at the jail was reported. Everything was fine.
Vandalism reported: In Greenville, a caller reported vandalism over the weekend to the Greenville High School and elementary school.
No cats today: In Quincy, a caller reported that a woman was at the shelter screaming and yelling at him because she couldn’t drop off a feral cat.
De plane, de plane!: In the Lake Almanor area a caller reported he was going to land his float plane on the lake and possibly on Butte Lake in 30 minutes. Someone called to complain that a plane just landed on the water and almost hit a kayaker.
Harassment at shelter: Someone at the animal shelter reported being harassed on social media over a case.
Disturbance reported: In Quincy at a business, it was reported that a woman was causing problems and was asked to leave. A deputy BOLOed for her but was unable to fine her. A detective located her at the Dame Shirley Plaza, and she agreed not to return to the business.
Scam reported: In Clio, a caller asked to speak to a deputy regarding a scam they lost money to.
Harassment reported: In the Lake Almanor area, a caller reported that a woman was harassing her. The RP said she wanted to speak to a deputy. A sergeant contacted the RP and she requested that the other woman be asked to stop. The RP requested contact from victim witness and wanted restraining order procedures and assistance. The information was transferred to victim witness.
Hikers assisted: On USFS 23N19 and Big Creek Road near Bucks Lake a caller received a reported of two 60-year-old hikers in distress on the USFS road. The RP said they were at the Pacific Crest Trail trailhead by Big Creek Road. One hiker was suffering from dehydration and needed medical care. The RP called back and said they got a ride in Quincy and no longer needed assistance.
Heat issues: In Delleker, a caller reported that a male passed out due to the heat. He was next to the pool. Eastern Plumas District Hospital responded.
Fire reported: In Chilcoot, a caller reported a plume of smoke north of his location on Beckwourth Calpine Road. The information was transferred to the USFS. They said they had units responding. A second report told of a flare up in the Sugar Fire. That too was transferred to the USFS.
Burglary reported: In Quincy, a caller reported that someone the RP knew stole property and was reporting that the person was taking items from her. The RP couldn’t provide an address but said she drove by the suspect’s place and saw the individual unloading items into a shed. A deputy said it was a civil issue. Proper civil procedures were provided.
Dangerous driver reported: Westbound on Highway 70 toward Maddalena road near Portola, a caller reported that someone in a Jeep almost ran her off the road. The driver was erratic. The information was transferred to the CHP.
Disturbance reported: In Blairsden, a caller said that a man was threatening people and was under the influence. No weapons were noted. The information was transferred to a deputy, sergeant and the CHP. The caller said the man took off on foot toward the ranger station. The CHP was cancelled. A deputy reported the man was returned to Portola and agreed to keep the peace.
Boating issues: At Canyon Dam and Rocky Point at Lake Almanor, a caller reported that a boat was taking on water. The caller said she was on the boat that was passing by and was calling for the victim. The RP said the people were still on board. The information was transferred to a deputy and SIFC. When someone spoke to the RP the vessel was stuck on a sand bar. SIFC was sending medical as a precaution due to a report of a small chin injury. SIFC arrived and the victims were taken to shore.