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Sheriff’s Blotter June 16-20: People behaving badly

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 16-20

June 16

Rolling dangerously

1:41 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports people throwing rocks at vehicles driving by on Lee Road from the field next to the bus barn. No description of the subjects was given; the caller could only see the rocks being thrown. The information was given to CHP. They are on the way from Greenville and request the Sheriff’s Office respond and be on the lookout. 2:54 a.m. Three juveniles were returned to their parents and CHP will handle.

Easy to spot … it’s by a creek

6:35 a.m. Chester. A caller requested assistance locating their father’s utility trailer. The father is in the hospital and can’t remember where he parked it. He can remember he parked it, “by a creek” possibly near Riverside Ave. He was living at Wildwood Apts. And it should be in that area. The caller requested that we be on the lookout for the trailer and call if it is spotted so the caller can retrieve it. The trailer was built by the caller’s father and painted grey. The plate number is unknown but would be registered to the father. 6:45 a.m. The information was sent to the Chester substation.

On a roll

10:19 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a theft from her store. A suspect took a soft dog carrier off the sale table while she was walking out the door. The suspect is a known female. The caller stated the subject also wrote a bad check and advised the suspect will pay it back this week. She will call back if no money is received. The caller requests the information be on file only at this time. 12:57 p.m. A detective advised to refer to the criminal report and case number for theft. A probation check will be done on the suspect. 3:45 p.m. The female subject was arrested in Greenville on Hot Springs Road on a charge of receiving stolen property.


1:34 p.m. Little Grass Valley Reservoir. A caller reports that someone stole his truck. He parked at the gates to the closed campground to walk down and look at the sites. When he returned, his vehicle was stolen. It is a 1999 blue Chevy Silverado. The caller was unsure of his plate number. The call was transferred to CHP.

More adventures

2:23 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports she has a flat tire and is unable to reach AAA. She is on the road to Eureka Lake past the day use area on the 4-wheel drive road in a grey 2020 Chevy Silverado. 2:47 p.m. The information and location were given to AAA. They are responding with a tow from Sam Berri Towing. The information was given to CHP. 3:09 p.m. AAA advised that the tow company has no ETA but the company is now Crescent Tow.


3:03 p.m. Clear Creek. A caller reports smoke on the east side of the road at Hwy 147 and Hwy 36. There are no flames, just smoke. The call was transferred to SIFC.


5:17 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her son physically assaulted her a few days ago and today she found out he drained her bank account using her Cash App. The caller will be contacting the bank to close accounts. She said he was going to Sacramento. A criminal case was filed.

Possible domestic violence

5:19 p.m. Graeagle. An open 911 line can hear a possible domestic violence situation between a male and female. The male half is saying, “why is your face bloody?” Both parties are heard talking about one another going to jail. No further information, no parties were responding to questions. 6:12 p.m. The female was charged with inflicting force or violence on an intimate partner.

Breaking bad

5:54 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports an adult male, 6’5” tall, wearing all black including a hat and facemask, is walking on the north side of Hwy 70 carrying a gas can, associated with a broken-down motorhome. The information was given to CHP.

Thirteen new slides around Belden

9:40 p.m. Belden. A caller reports an SOS alert was received at 9:23 p.m. and contacted the registered device user at the Powerhouse Source Tower. There were two employees doing an inspection of a transmission line. Both employees are wearing high-visibility vests. One is a diabetic. Other employees are on the way. 9:54 p.m. They are not sure why the SOS was activated. A third employee is with the original employees at Buck’s Creek Powerhouse and has no cell service but is in contact with a known person. 10 p.m. The two missing employees’ GPS can’t send out a signal to the exact location. Spoke with the known person who is on the way and near Scooter’s. That person says that the missing employees drove one vehicle up and left one truck at the powerhouse. CHP advised the canyon is closed due to 13 new slides and there is no access for emergency vehicles. 10:36 p.m. The caller recontacted and advised they received a second SOS activation from a separate device with the same coordinates. 10:57 p.m. A helicopter is on the way with a 20-minute ETA. 11:19 p.m. The helicopter located the two parties at the coordinates provided. They will need a hoist to rescue. They are unable to hoist at night. There is one injured party. Several people are attempting to hike from the powerhouse. Search and Rescue were paged at 11:26 p.m. June 17, 2:03 a.m. Cal OES advised there are no National Guard helicopters available tonight, they will check again in the morning. 2:47 a.m. SAR is out with the victim. 3:14 a.m. The location was given to CHP Redding. The earliest they can hoist is 6 a.m. but will ask the Sgt. about calling out early. 3:17 a.m. PG& E advised they will send someone to unlock the gate. 3:22 a.m. CHP Redding will do a first light call out at 4:30 a.m. and respond by 5:30 a.m. 4:58 a.m. USFS is on the way. 5:45 a.m. The helicopter is on the way with an ETA of 24 minutes. 6:16 a.m. Enloe Flight Care at Rogers Flat loading zone. 6:21 a.m. The location was given to Enloe and will recontact with the ETA. 6:27 a.m. Enloe Flight Care ETA is 6:52 a.m. 7:01 a.m. CHP helicopter will be hoisting the victim up and transporting them to Rogers Flat to transfer the patient to the Enloe Flight care. 7:29 a.m. The patient was transferred by Helicopter 14 to the Enloe Helicopter and the patient was transported to Enloe Healthcare. All SAR units will be returning. 8:26 a.m. All parties assisting were sent on their way.

June 17

Religious freedom

9:05 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports ongoing harassment at their church from a female individual and request to speak to a deputy. 9:28 a.m. A detective contacted the caller, no crime. If the subject returns, they will inform her to leave the property and inform her to call the Sheriff’s Office with any questions. Temporary Restraining Order procedures were provided.


10 a.m. Portola. A caller reports smoke on the west side of Lake Davis. The caller sees no flames, smoke only. The caller was transferred to USFS.

Must have been a mirage

1:11 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a man is trying to break into multiple storage units. He has no shirt on, is wearing gloves, red underwear, and jean shorts. 1:35 p.m. A detective checked the subject, no crime. The detective checked the storage units and there were no break-ins. It is suspicious circumstances only; no further assistance is needed.

Fender bender

3:09 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a two-vehicle accident in front of Ace Hardware on E. Sierra Avenue with unknown injuries. The caller is not on the scene but heard the crash. A second caller advised of a two-vehicle accident. The other parties in the vehicle appear to be okay and are out walking around. The second caller advised she has hand pain. A medic was passing by and is on the scene. 3:13 p.m. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 3:31 p.m. A deputy requested a tow truck. 3:36 p.m. A patient was transported to EPHC. 3:54 p.m. Crescent Tow is on the scene and removed one vehicle from the roadway. The deputy is on the way to contact the patient at EPHC. 4:07 p.m. A traffic accident report was filed.

Doesn’t add up

3:40 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that they have a patient with a possible gunshot wound with a small entry and exit wound. The family said it was a rock, but the doctor doesn’t believe it. The juvenile was identified, the parent is unknown. The unknown subjects live in the area. The patient has never been seen in the hospital before. 4:04 p.m. There is an entry and exit wound on the back side of the left lower leg. Powder burns were not seen. The parents are both at the ER and brought the child to the ER. The parents and child are from out of town and were renting a cabin locally.

Kindness rewarded

3:43 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports his father let a suspect stay for a few nights in his basement due to her being his house cleaner and having nowhere to go. The suspect has completely wrecked the house and is now refusing to leave. The caller requested the information be on file and will call back tomorrow for a civil standby. The subject name was provided. 4 p.m. The caller advised the suspect showed up unannounced and caused a minor disturbance. The suspect was told to leave and the suspect left as the caller started to recontact the Sheriff’s Office. The caller requested extra patrol checks around the residence. 6:12 p.m. A patrol check revealed all clear.

Cautionary measures

3:54 p.m. Chester. A caller reports while they were shooting at the gun range, a small fire started. They were able to put the flames out but would like the Fire Dept. to come to make sure it is completely out. The call was transferred to SIFC.

Dog watch

4:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dog locked inside of a vehicle, a grey Toyota Highlander, with the window barely cracked on E. Main Street. 4:12 p.m. A detective checked the area, and the vehicle was gone upon arrival.

Developing a reputation

7:15 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male with grey hair and a beard, 5’8”, wearing a grey shirt and blue jeans was acting strangely. He was met by another male, also 5’8” tall, with possible facial hair wearing a black graphic T-shirt who is possibly on drugs and was acting erratically and talking about dying and killing people. They were both intoxicated and mentioned going to drink but it was unknown where. The caller believes it is a father and son and they were last seen around Quintopia. 7:28 p.m. Units will be on the lookout for the subjects. 7:31 p.m. Quintopia check is clear. 7:39 p.m. The subject caused problems at Plumies but was kicked out with another male. The subjects met up with another male and those subjects were reported. 10:07 p.m. A caller from the wine bar reports a suspicious male walking around stating that he stabbed someone and that he has a knife. The subject is lunging and grabbing several people. The subject is currently in the bathroom at the Knook. He is wearing a grey beanie with stripes and a black T-shirt. 10:28 p.m. A male subject was arrested on charges of probation violation and public intoxication.

Just getting started

10:35 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a vehicle hit a parked car and drove away on Meadow Road. The vehicle was a light-colored truck. The information was transferred to CHP.

He said, she said

10:45 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a friend was hit in the head with a glass beer bottle by an unknown male while at the tavern. It occurred approximately 20 minutes ago and the patient is declining medical services. The caller is back home with the victim. 11:52 p.m. A deputy contacted the bartender who said there was an altercation between two parties who were asked to leave. Both parties had a brief mutual fight before leaving. There was no assault with a bottle. There was no answer at the residence of the caller. The deputy was unable to review the bar footage of the incident.

June 18

Severe injuries

1:36 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an unknown male is screaming for help outside the residence. He is covered in blood, and it appears to be mostly on his chest. The caller said her husband is outside with the male subject now. 1:43 a.m. Quincy Fire and PDH ambulance were sent code 3 for a male with serious injuries. 1:59 a.m. Plumas 15 requested a helicopter to Lee Summit for a male trauma with lacerations to the face and shoulders. 2:03 a.m. Careflight ETA is 2:15 a.m. 2:09 a.m. The law enforcement unit reports the attempted murder suspect is barricaded in the residence. 2:19 a.m. The unit requested SWAT be called out. 2:25 p.m. The unit advised SWAT can cancel; the situation is handled. One subject is detained. 7:09 a.m. The subject was arrested on charges of attempted murder and mayhem.

Fire on a new moon

1:50 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a structure fire; can see smoke billowing out of a residence and can hear the smoke alarm going off. The caller only drove by, there are unknown occupants. 1:52 a.m. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged and requested Beckwourth Fire. 1:58 a.m. A unit advises of a fully involved structure fire and requests Graeagle Fire be paged. 2:03 a.m. The unit advised four cabins are fully involved. 2:06 a.m. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 2:12 a.m. Fire requested an ambulance for a subject with difficulty breathing. 3:01 a.m. Call out the day shift patrol deputy for possible arson and an outstanding suspect. 3:13 a.m. Liberty Utilities ETA is 45 minutes. Requested the Red Cross for 3 people needing assistance. One subject was transported to EPHC. 4:01 a.m. Red Cross is working on getting housing. 4:07 a.m. The location was given to Cal Fire for an arson investigation. 6:40 a.m. A male subject was charged with unlawfully causing a fire and under the influence of a controlled substance.

Welfare check

11:57 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on children. The father has custody and won’t return calls from the caller. The caller says the father has a drinking problem and concealed weapons without a permit and has poisoned her in the past. The caller spoke to a deputy and was provided civil procedures. 12:35 p.m. All units are on multiple calls. 4:04 p.m. Attempted to reach the caller, left a message. Will attempt contact at the residence. 4:17 p.m. A deputy advised the welfare check is complete. The juveniles are okay and other claims are unfounded.


12:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a 40-year-old male, heavy set, with dark hair and a beard is shooting at deer with a curved bow and is associated with a house that has antique farm equipment.

Lessons the hard way

2:14 p.m. Portola. A caller reports girls aged 3 and 8 are riding quads and motorcycles in the area. They are wearing helmets but riding erratically. There have been multiple calls prior for similar situations. The caller said this is an ongoing problem. 3:18 p.m. The information was given to deputies. 4:01 p.m. Spoke with the caller who requested contact with the residents to counsel them on the dangers of children riding motorized vehicles on pavement. A unit is unable to get to Portola currently. 5:57 p.m. A unit will handle, closed pending further disposition.

Could and would

4:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports neighbors see her husband sitting on the porch with a .357. The caller talked to him, and he says he is seeing six bears and will shoot them if they attack him. The caller said the subject is high on Vicodin and marijuana. This was late yesterday or today. A neighbor who is an off-duty CHP was able to take one weapon away, but the subject took the caller’s gun from the closet. 5:42 p.m. A Sgt. contacted CHP who contacted the neighbor and contacted the caller. There is no crime. The caller advised the neighbor that they were concerned about the statements made by the subject about the bears. There are no bears present. No response was initiated, everything is okay. The caller will call back if further assistance is needed. June 19, 11:35 a.m. A different neighbor reports the subject is sitting on the porch with a rifle. The caller is concerned for the neighborhood. He contacted the subject neighbor this morning and he was acting differently from normal. The caller is not currently home but is concerned for his family. There were no direct threats to people, but the subject is claiming he is seeing bears. 3:09 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the wife who said she could remove the firearms from the subject.

Backyard bivouac

6:46 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he is in a verbal argument with his father. The caller said the subject stated he is going to beat him up, can hear the two yelling at one another, not responding to questions. The caller was advised to attempt to separate from the subject if able. The subject is intoxicated, no drugs and no weapons. 7:04 p.m. The caller advised that the two are now okay and he is no longer requesting a deputy. The caller was advised that the deputy will call him. 7:05 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller via phone and the caller said he is going to separate for the night and sleep in the backyard in a tent. The caller is not requesting further assistance.

Looking north

9:06 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports that he can see a large smoke plume from Spanish Creek Campground looking north. The call was transferred to SIFC.

June 19

Actions and words

7:11 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her ex-husband has been staying at her house for the last couple months and is refusing to leave. The caller has no phone. 7:51 a.m. A unit will handle when available. 11:10 a.m. The caller was provided with civil procedures.

Little lost in the woods

8:47 a.m. Genesee. A caller reports a male Chihuahua with long hair and a brown “mask” on his face wearing a red harness got off leash last night and the caller couldn’t find him. The dog is small and does not have a microchip. The caller will continue to look and also make other contacts in the area but wanted the information to get to Animal Control in case the dog is found and turned in. 9:07 a.m. The information was sent to Animal Control.

Flight battalion 

1:03 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports someone is following him around everywhere he goes with multiple drones. The caller believes the drones are the Sheriff’s Office and asked the drones to speak with a deputy and they didn’t respond. 2:59 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller but there was no answer. A message was left on the voicemail.

Bumped from High Sierra hotspot

3:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reported that a subject appeared to be squatting on property at Radio Hill and had a hatchet in his hand when he was asked to leave the area. 3:25 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the known subject who agreed to move his camp somewhere else.

Button installed

4:19 p.m. Portola. EPHC has a 3-year-old female patient who was bit in the face by a Pit bull mix dog. The child was transported to Renown. The dog owner is known. 4:21 p.m. The caller will fax all the information to Animal Control to follow up, and it was done.

Lassie! Go find help        

5:23 p.m. Chester. A caller located a stray dog with a collar and tag that had an address. The caller returned the dog and advised the front door was wide open to the house. The caller put the dog inside and shut the front door. The dog owner is unknown.

A spill

7:08 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller received a report of a kerosene tank spill into a pond. The caller said the reporting person will call directly with more information. 7:59 p.m. The information was sent to Fish & Wildlife. They advised they don’t take Hazardous Materials Reports. The location was given to Cal OES.

Help needed

7:19 p.m. Chester. A caller requested an ambulance for an intoxicated 59-year-old who hit their head.

June 20

Interrupted sleep

1:02 a.m. Portola. A caller reports her son called her crying because he was left home alone, and he is scared. 1:42 a.m. A deputy contacted the father who is home with the juvenile and said he was only gone for a short time, and it won’t happen again.

Closing time

1:34 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a fire across from the Lassen Club. The caller disconnected. The information was sent to SIFC. 1:39 a.m. The caller recontacted to advise it is an apartment building and it is unknown if there are occupants still in the building. Several 911 calls were received. Fire and deputies are on the way. 2:20 a.m. The information was sent to CHP that a portion of Hwy 36 is closed from First Ave. to Stone Ave. 2:24 a.m. A deputy advised everyone appears to be out of the multi-level structure. 2:43 a.m. The deputy advised that Red Cross is needed for a family and one adult male. The front of the business appears to be okay. 3:08 a.m. Deputies can clear the scene. 6:22 a.m. Chester Fire is requesting Animal Control respond to their station to take four recovered cats. 3:38 p.m. The previous owner of the complex called to say that the tenants living in the apartments that burned have made threats to burn down the building in the past. He had an ongoing issue with them and requested the information be documented in the case and that it be turned into an investigation.

High water

5:40 p.m. Belden. A caller advised there will be a water release beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday increasing the flows from the current 60 CFS to 500 CFS. It will be a slow increase of a half-foot rise per hour until they reach 500 CFS. The condition will be in place for 6-8 weeks due to Belden Powerhouse being out of service.

And another thing

7:45 p.m. Portola. A caller reports five people (3 female and 2 male) are going through the dumpsters in back associated with a silver sedan. An approximate license plate number was provided. They were last seen heading southbound on Gulling from Commercial St. When the caller confronted them, the subjects began a verbal argument with the caller. The caller also reports that juveniles are routinely on his rooftop at night. They have broken skylights, etc. and requests patrol checks, especially at night.

All but ticking

10:39 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests assistance with her propane hot water heater that is making loud noises and she is concerned it is going to explode. Quincy Fire was paged. 11:04 p.m. Assistance is complete.

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