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Sheriff’s Blotter July 7-9: Boats and cars dominate 911 calls

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 7-9

Chemistry experiments

1:30 a.m. Portola. A caller reports 4-5 teenage boys throwing some sort of homemade bombs in the roadway in front of the Bank Club. Two of the juveniles are known to the caller. 2:20 a.m. A deputy advised the juveniles were gone on arrival. The “bomb” was a water bottle with vinegar and baking soda. The Bank Club requested extra patrol checks at night.

Rough road trip

5:08 a.m. Chester. A caller reports he rolled his logging truck at the junction of Hwy 89 and Hwy 36 and is blocking both lanes of Hwy 89. He has no injuries. The information was sent to CHP.

Photo op, perhaps?

6:12 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road at A15 and Dancing Bears, possibly a mechanical issue. The caller did not stop. The information was sent to CHP.

Again? Or ongoing?

8:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone trying to steal mail out of the mailboxes. The property manager caught the suspect on camera. 8:57 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller, there was no damage to the boxes.

Would you like to fill out a survey?

8:30 a.m. Portola. A caller reports someone dented the front door and half destroyed it. The caller demands extra patrol checks and if not, he will take the police to the judge because they laugh in his face. The caller requested to speak to a deputy regarding issues he is having with past neighbors. 8:56 a.m. The Sgt. attempted to contact the caller but no answer. Closed pending further contact.

Bad fall

9:22 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports her son fell and hit his head. She is driving but will wait at Goodwin’s for medical. The child is 18 months old. Sierra Valley Fire and EPHC were paged. 9:55 a.m. PDH advised the mother and child declined medical and are driving in their private vehicle.


9:27 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports three different scam calls stating that the granddaughter was in an accident and needed help. The numbers were from Valley Springs and were provided.


9:57 a.m. Quincy. A female was charged with receiving stolen property and probation violation.

Juniors with a passion for plants

11:29 a.m. Quincy. A caller from a local business on Main St. reported plants are being taken from the pots outside of their new business. The caller has two subjects on camera from last night taking the plants around 10:44 a.m. 3:09 p.m. A detective filed a criminal report on missing juveniles.

A trend emerges

12:13 p.m. Quincy. Another business on Main St. reports 4-5 stolen plants, a few older pots, all ceramic or clay. The report was added to the one on missing juveniles.

Diversified mediums

12:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports graffiti on the side of the road in a drainage on First and Mac Lane. The caller requests a deputy come see what it says and who it came from. 1:45 p.m. A Sgt did.

Mystery novels by campfire light

1:04 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she believes a tracking device was placed illegally on her vehicle while camping at Grizzly Campground. The caller said she was followed back to her campsite by an unknown subject from the Grizzly Store. Th two subjects were approximately 50-60 years old, both tall and thin builds in a gold Mercedes sedan. The caller said she is currently returning to Reno as she does not feel safe at the campground. Her husband will return later to retrieve their camper trailer. 3:08 p.m. A detective contacted the caller who said it was suspicious circumstances only. The caller was provided information to disable an air tag and was advised to contact PCSH or her local PD if she finds an air tag in or on her vehicle.


3:23 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a cold burglary. A broken window in the master bathroom was the point of access into the home. The caller said alcohol was drunk but no property was missing. The home is messy and vandalized. The last time the caller was in the house was June 24.

Fire drill

4:14 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a vegetation fire on Massey Creek Road. The fire is on the side of the house. No parties are in the residence. 4:44 p.m. The fire is out, and everyone is clear.

Driving with the top down

8:12 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a possible drunk driver in a black convertible weaving across lines and driving erratically. The call was sent to CHP.

Equal opportunity

9:51 p.m. Quincy. A female subject was arrested on a charge of under the influence of a controlled substance in the Sierra Pacific Industries parking lot.


9:56 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Keeping the manpower busy in Quincy

10:57 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on charges of public drunkenness and probation violation.

July 8

Cat problem near Bucks

9:57 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller requested to speak to a deputy, they have a question about her cat that is still at her ex-husband’s house. 10:07 a.m. A detective contacted the caller who received third hand information that her ex-husband was going to give away her cat. The caller said she is a restrained party, and the husband is the protected party. Since there is a current restraining order in place, the detective informed the caller she would not contact the husband unless he actually got rid of the cat but that he would document her concern.

Coming in hot

7:08 p.m. Chester. A caller reports his wife has a broken leg. The caller is self-transporting his wife from Warner Valley Road and wishes to meet an ambulance. The caller is driving a white F150 with flashers on.

July 9

Just looking

6:12 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports two unknown people entered her home yesterday while she was away. The door is typically locked but may have been unlocked due to construction workers working on the house. The caller has Ring Doorbell video footage. It is unknown if anything was stolen. The caller will send the Ring footage.

Looking for attention

4:19 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports family members are waving a flag from a 3-seater Wave Runner with an inner tube. There are three children and two adults at the Canyon Dam boat launch. The caller says they’ve been in the same spot for the last 15 minutes but is unsure what the problem might be. 4:41 p.m. Assistance complete, vessel and passengers are okay.


6:21 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a boat broke off the dock and is now stuck hitting the rocks. 7:13 p.m. The boat is now secured to a dock.

Wild women

6:37 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a vehicle speeding into the area. The vehicle is a newer silver model Jeep with female occupants.

Paying attention

8:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle is parked in a handicap parking space for over 30 minutes. The caller said the vehicle does not have a disabled parking placard. The caller said he yelled to the other customers to move the vehicle, and no one has. The vehicle is a silver Chevy Bolt. The information was given to CHP.

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