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Sheriff’s Blotter June 13-16: With summer fun comes summer hazards

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

Staff Writer

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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 June 13-16, 2022

June 13

Burn permits suspended for the season

6:02 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a burn pile at the intersection of A15. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 6:24 a.m. An officer advised they are putting out the fire now. The homeowners were told no burns allowed at this time. 6:33 a.m. The fire is out.

Cagey cookie kindness culprit

8:27 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports suspicious circumstances and requests extra patrol due to a woman who came to his house yesterday offering cookies and asking if the caller was okay. The woman put her name and number on the bag. The caller was concerned she could be casing the house. 8:31 a.m. The information was faxed to the Portola substation and a deputy was requested via phone. 10:26 a.m. A deputy checked on the residence on Hwy 70 and all is secure.

Mystery lights

9:28 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a neighbor said that lights are going on and off in a residence. It is unknown how long this has been going on. The neighbor also said there are squatters in the neighborhood, but no further information or description was given. The caller is possibly responding from the bay area today and will call if needed to have a deputy there when he enters the residence. 9:41 a.m. The information was sent to the Portola substation. 11:29 a.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances only. The deputy checked on two residences with the owner’s permission; no one was at either residence.

While you were away

9:35 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a neighbor is in jail and there are two people (one male on a bike and one female in a red car) in the apartment that shouldn’t be there. The manager told the caller to call if she saw them so they could be told not to trespass. While on the phone the subjects left. The caller will call back if they return.

If an old friend has gone missing …

10:13 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding an older dog on Hwy 70 and is now with the dog on Radio Hill Road near Plumas Rural Services. 10:50 a.m. Animal Control said the dog was turned in at Animal Control.

Sign language

10:49 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that yesterday his former girlfriend was driving through the lot of Grocery Outlet and made a “gun shooting” motion at him and his current girlfriend. There is an ongoing issue due to an upcoming restraining order court date and the caller would like documentation.

Generous to a fault

12:44 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she received a scam call of someone stating they were from the Sheriff’s Office, and she needed to send them money in the form of gift cards; $4,000 loss.

Really obvious

12:57 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a pewter Monte Carlo driving erratically. A male driver just tried to run through the road construction. The driver was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Attack dog

1:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reported two Pit bulls that continually roam the area tried to attack her and her dog. It is unknown who owns the dogs. The caller or her dogs are not injured but she is requesting Animal Control. 1:42 p.m. A Sgt. advised contacting a male and female. Animal Control is to handle it.

Butting heads

1:13 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two goats in the roadway. The neighbors have the goats in violation of the city ordinance. The caller has had multiple run-ins with the goats in the recent past and they are threatening and dangerous when they get out of the penned area. The owners are uncooperative in keeping the animals contained. 1:23 p.m. The caller was referred to Portola City Hall.

Protect yourselves

5:09 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports 4 motorcycles going 80 mph through town. The information was transferred to CHP. 5:17 p.m. The caller called again via 911 to provide additional information.

Home away from home

5:43 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports the theft of an air compressor from the garage of a vacation home. The caller lives in Stockton. The caller said their grandson noticed when visiting this past weekend along with other suspicious circumstances. It appears someone used the BBQ on the back deck and uncovered all the patio furniture.

“Buyers” remorse

6:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a theft in progress at Dollar General. The subject now threw the property on the ground in the parking lot. The female subject is wearing a black shirt and jeans with purple hair and a blue bandana pushing a stroller with a female toddler in the SavMor parking lot or by the Laundromat. The caller confirmed the subject entered the laundromat. 7:01 p.m. The subject was cited on a charge of shoplifting.


8:39 p.m. Chester. A caller reports an argument with a co-worker. The caller reports homophobic harassment. The caller requests a call from a deputy. The caller advised making the report due to the boss’s suggestion. 9:23 p.m. A deputy advised information on file only of a verbal argument between co-workers. Civil procedures were provided.

June 14

Regular like clockwork

2:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports people on his roof and they are running around her cabin. The location was given to the units out. 2:29 a.m. A Sgt. advised unable to locate anyone on the roof or in the area.

Construction zone ahead

6:51 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports his wife is threatening to get his guns and start “taking people out.” He would like information on getting a restraining order; there are ongoing court issues. 8:05 a.m. Attempts were made to contact the caller at both numbers provided, messages were left. 9:25 a.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller. The caller is already working with Plumas Rural Services for a restraining order. The information is on file of ongoing harassment.

Loose change

10:39 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he lost his wallet at the FRC track. It’s a grey Osprey brand bi-fold with a locking mechanism. The caller would like the information on file in case the wallet is turned in.

I got better

11:14 a.m. Portola. A caller requests an ambulance for a female with food poisoning, unable to eat or drink for over 24 hours. Eastern Plumas Fire and EPHC were paged. 11:47 a.m. The patient declined against medical advice. Fire and ambulance are clear.

Hunting for an accommodating campsite

11:49 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports there are transients with a camp set up on his property, approximately 10 people and 2 vehicles. The caller received the information second hand from his tenant living at the residence. 12:08 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said the subjects are not on his property – but just above it. The subjects have vacated on their own but, the caller requests extra patrol checks in the area.

Good news

12:19 p.m. Portola. A deputy received a report from a caller who said several juveniles stole her child’s bikes. The bikes have since been returned.

Challenged to a duel

12:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his neighbor threatened to fight him in front of the trailer park. The unknown subject left the area in a black truck. The caller does not have a working phone and is requesting contact in front of the trailer park. 1:25 p.m. It was a verbal argument only with an unknown subject in a black truck. They will be on the lookout for the subject and vehicle in the area.

Suspicious is as suspicious does

2:37 p.m. Indian Falls. CHP received suspicious calls to the Quincy office from a known subject who was requesting a law enforcement officer meet him at Indian Falls to report suspicious activity. CHP requests a deputy also respond. There is no suspect description. CHP has 2 units on the way. 4:31 p.m. A subject was arrested on out of county warrants. A friend will come to pick up the vehicle. The key to the vehicle will be at the office.

Setting up camp

2:52 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports squatters living on his private property across from Arlington Trailer Park. The caller advised there is an RV, a golf cart, a generator and several other items in the area. The subjects are unknown. 7:09 p.m. A deputy contacted the subjects who advised that they would move their property off the private property tomorrow. The deputy attempted to contact the caller, message left.

Overstayed welcome

2:54 p.m. Clio. A caller requests assistance with removing a guest from the property. An argument occurred last night. The subject is supposed to stay one more night, but the caller would like him gone today. The caller is at the lodge. 3:23 p.m. A deputy contacted the resort manager who said the subject has returned to his room. The manager said he would recontact if assistance is needed.

Anticipating trouble

6:08 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requests a call from a deputy. The caller said she is breaking up with her boyfriend and said she is having issues with him. 7:11 p.m. A deputy advised proper civil procedures were provided.

Shaken AND stirred

6:14 p.m. Quincy. A deputy requests CHP for a possible drunk driver turnover. The location was given to CHP. 7:07 p.m. A subject was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.


6:29 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a call to receive information for a small animal trapper. She thinks a squirrel is inside her residence. 6:46 p.m. A caller was provided with the information for Quincy Trapping Services.


7:37 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to talk to a deputy about being stalked by a subject. The caller said that the subject lives in the same trailer park but now the subject is standing in front of the gym staring at the caller’s boyfriend. 7:58 p.m. A Sgt. requests an ambulance for the male subject for an unknown reason. PDH was paged. 8:08 p.m. The subject was transported to PDH. 10:28 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller. Civil procedures were provided. The Sgt. contacted the subject who was not stalking the caller but was waiting for the bus to go to the hospital.

Breaking through the fence

9:09 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a vehicle vs. the caller’s fence. The caller said that the vehicle left the roadway and hit the fence then continued on. The vehicle is a mid-2000s Ford F250 or 350, 4-wheel drive, long bed, blue in color with a black dump trailer. The information was transferred to CHP. 9:19 p.m. The caller reports he found parts of the car.

 Family affair

9:12 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports her son and husband are in a physical argument. There are no weapons. The information was forwarded to a deputy. 9:15 p.m. The caller is slurring her words and is hard to understand, can hear males in the background yelling. The daughter took over the call. She advised that the brother is intoxicated and that they do not need assistance. She advised those arguing are separated at this time. 9:24 p.m. The location was given to CHP for a cover unit. 9:28 p.m. A deputy advises the suspect fled on foot, possibly intoxicated. The deputy advised the family is not requesting any assistance. 9:42 p.m. A male subject was arrested on a violation of an out of county warrant.

Moon glow

10:45 p.m. Chilcoot. USFS dispatch advises the camp host at Big Cove Campground is reporting a 70-year-old on the water at Big Cove on Frenchman Lake. The male is in the boat on the water in a small aluminum boat, silver in color, with a small motor. The anchor is stuck, and the motor will not start. 10:54 p.m. The host called back to report Boat Patrol is responding and to call dispatch if anything changes. 11:09 p.m. USFS dispatch reports the camp host said the boater was able to restart the boat. The camp host is giving the wife a ride to the boat launch area. USFS will stay until confirmation that all parties are on land. 11:29 p.m.The camp host was called to confirm the boat and boaters are out of water. The boater is now lost on the water. 11:35 p.m. The camp host gave the ETA of the boat as 20 minutes. The camp host is staying at Spring Creek Campground. June 15, 12:20 a.m. The camp host boat patrol is on the water. There is no update on the male subject. 12:43 a.m. Advised the subject is being towed back to the boat ramp to meet up with the camp host and his wife. 1:14 a.m. The camp host called back to advise the subject is back on shore.

June 15

Lighting up the night sky

12:53 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a structure fire on Third Avenue. It is fully engulfed and about to spread to another residence.

On location

6:37 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known subject is standing on Peppard Flats Road and is recording live on Facebook. The video shows the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office. The subject is making rambling statements about the Sheriff’s Office.

Actions speak loudly

7:48 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a black Ford car with no plates, headed eastbound on Hwy 70, ran her off the road near PAWS and then sped off.

Oopsy daisy

9:12 a.m. Westwood. A caller reports a bear is stuck in the dumpster at Hwy 36.

Oh boy

10:33 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports forgery of court documents. 11:18 a.m. A deputy spoke to the caller and checked the email sent. No evidence of a crime.

Coveted theft prevention

12:59 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that sometime last night someone stole his vehicle interlock device out of the vehicle.

Nature speaks

3:49 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports their sister and her boyfriend was camping at Butt Valley over the weekend but due to apparent flash flooding they couldn’t get out. The last contact was 2:41 p.m. on June 14. They are trying to find an open route but have not heard anything since. They are camping in the truck only. The caller said the phone is now dead. The caller advises the subjects drove up Hwy 70 but is unsure of how they would drive home due to the closure. 4:56 p.m. The PG&E Campground host just received a call from the Ponderosa Flat Campground that they may have the missing persons at the campground. The location was given to a deputy who said he would start back that way. 5:10 p.m. A deputy said he contacted one of the subjects and she reported she is fine and will charge her phone and contact the caller. No further assistance is needed.

Stocking the armory

8:40 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports their fifth wheel was vandalized and guns are missing.

June 16

Gardening debate

7:38 a.m. Chester. A caller reports an old argument with an adult son over his drug cultivation. There were no weapons involved. 7:58 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who reported a verbal argument only and just requested the information on file.

The Black Pearl

8:05 a.m. Bucks Lake. A caller advises a boat is missing, either adrift in the lake or stolen. It is a 14-foot aluminum Honda motorboat with a blue stripe down the side. 12:49 p.m. Boat Patrol advised the boat was located and returned to the owner.

New equipment, new information

9:09 a.m. Blairsden. An automated alert was received advising of a hard fall. No priors have been received from the number. Attempts to call the number back received no answer. 9:14 a.m. Plumas Eureka Fire and EPHC were paged. 9:40 a.m. Medics advised contacting the subject who is okay and didn’t fall. The subject just got a new apple watch and was unaware of the fall feature.

Heads up

1:02 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports two attempts for business cards in her name. The caller advised the bank stopped the applications and her account is on notice.

More money mayhem

1:17 p.m. Chester. A caller reports $14 was stolen out of his account. The caller said that the money was used to make a purchase at the Chester Car Wash yesterday. The caller said that he hasn’t been in Chester in over 3 weeks. 1:49 p.m. A deputy advised unable to reach the caller. 4:48 p.m. Again, unable to reach the caller. 6:14 p.m. Unable to reach the caller. 11:27 p.m. Unable to reach the caller. Case closed pending further contact.

Location, location, location

4:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that an unknown female came into his store. The subject is very intoxicated and had a glass bong in her hand. The caller asked the subject to leave, and she threatened to hit him with the bong. The subject is unknown. 4:56 p.m. The caller was contacted. It was a verbal argument only and the subject was gone upon arrival. There will be an attempt to locate the subject.

Repeat offenders

4:31 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that they have a trespasser at the store. The subject has already been given a trespass warning from a deputy. 5 p.m. A canine was transported to Animal Control and the owner issued a citation on a trespass violation.

Dumpster diving

6:04 p.m. Portola. A deputy is out with one subject in a dumpster and requests status on the known subject. The deputy transported the dog to a friend and is stopping at the Portola substation. The subject was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, and violations of probation.

All service, all hours

6:07 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a call back from a deputy. The caller has a question about a rental he owns. 11:20 p.m. A Sgt. advised civil procedures provided.

Tying up loose ends

6:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a line down across Chandler Road. The caller is unsure if it’s a power or phone line. Quincy Fire was paged. The information was given to CHP. 6:54 p.m. Assistance is complete. The phone line is down and it has been removed.

Repeat: Burn permits suspended

10:22 p.m. Chester. A caller reports her son set fire to a couch in the backyard of the residence. The caller was advised to get all occupants out of the residence. 10:29 p.m. A second caller reported a fire in the backyard of a residence. 10:56 p.m. A deputy advised Fire will handle.

It takes what it takes

11:22 p.m. Portola. A known subject was arrested and taken to jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and under the influence of drugs.

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