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Sheriff’s Blotter: June 2-3 – Bears and juveniles run amok

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 2-3, 2022

June 2

Up with the chickens

5:43 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a white poodle or a lab puppy running down Chester Airport Road and in the area. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Bear this in mind

6:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bear is in the area of the health food store walking down the road. The information was sent to CHP and Fish & Game.

Mind your butts

7:40 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports smoldering vegetation at Pioneer Park Disc Golf Course. Quincy Fire was paged. 8:07 a.m. Fire advised a pile of smoldering woodchips, unknown cause, fire extinguished.

Don’t fence me in

8:31 a.m. Portola. A caller reports being scammed for fencing work. He realized the deal was too good to be true and refused to give him any money but is afraid the subject will attempt to scam others.

Fright night

9:04 a.m. Quincy. A caller advises they were in a road rage incident last night near One Stop. A subject waved a gun in his face then tried to run him off the road. The caller advises he now has vehicle damage. He was too afraid to report in last night. The caller was directed to CHP.

Get right down to the real nitty gritty

12:12 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports suspicious handprints on the inside windshield of a side by side that were not there yesterday evening, like someone was attempting to steal it. The caller requests patrol checks. June 3, 3:04 a.m. A deputy advised doing a patrol check; everything looks okay.

Rocky road

12:51 p.m. Maybe. A caller reports two gravel trucks spilling gravel all over the roadway. The information was sent to CHP.

Bathroom emergency

12:58 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a reckless semi-truck heading eastbound from Cromberg. It is speeding and tailgating cars.

Road hazard

4:43 p.m. Maybe. A caller reports a small tree has fallen across the westbound lane of Hwy 70 near C Road, unable to reach CHP. The location was provided to CHP.

Can’t bear it

5:37 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the brown bear is walking around the 100 block of Main Street and in the area. The caller is concerned about it getting hit by a vehicle. 5:57 p.m. The information was provided to Fish & Game. 6:15 p.m. A Sgt. advised the bear went under the neighbor’s house via a vent hole. Units will be clear for now. 8:07 p.m. A second caller reported a bear in the same area.

Who doesn’t love a BBQ?

5:40 p.m. Chester. A caller reports three juveniles are at the park and broke the BBQ and threw it in the river. The caller said that she yelled at them to pull it out of the river and the juveniles did. The caller said the juveniles are still there. One is wearing an orange shirt and red shorts, another in a grey hoodie and black shorts. 5:59 p.m. The caller recontacted to say the juveniles have now thrown the BBQ back in the river. 7:45 p.m. A deputy advised to refer to the criminal report.

Artificial Intelligence help from Mapquest?

6:08 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible drunk driver in a Dodge Charger left from the jail and is now pulled into the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store.

You gotta go to rehab

7:57 p.m. Greenville. A caller requests medical for a male who drank too much and has fallen. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire and PDH were paged. 8:06 p.m. Plumas 11 advised while the caller was on the landline with REMSA, the patient refused medical and advised all Fire and medical to cancel. 8:14 p.m. A caller requests medical for a 54-year-old male who is having seizures from drinking too much alcohol. The call was transferred to REMSA. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire, and PDH were paged. 8:36 p.m. Plumas 11 advised the patient declined against medical advice.

Without power

8:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports people are at a location and the residence is unoccupied. The subjects have headlamps on. There is one male, 2 females, and one juvenile. One female is in a red t-shirt. 8:58 p.m. A deputy advised speaking to the manager who said the people are moving into that location.

Budget restrictions

9:19 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports he was just assaulted in his driveway. A male suspect punched him in the face and then drove off in a white SUV (license plate was provided). 9:31 p.m. The caller called again, the subject is now circling the neighborhood and stopping in front of the house. The caller is inside the home separated but stated he will defend himself if needed. 10:05 p.m. The caller called back and was very upset we didn’t have a deputy in the area. He was advised our deputies were responding to his location and were coming from Quincy. The caller stated he pays us to respond, and he would have done things differently if he knew we didn’t have anyone in his area. 10:25 p.m. A deputy advised to refer to the criminal report.

Health food diet

10:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she has a bear in her backyard eating her bird seed. The location was provided to Fish & Wildlife.

Don’t look now …

10:47 p.m. A caller reports a bear is near the CHP office.

June 3

AND there is a bear outside!

12:22 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports there are people on the roof of the residence. It is unknown who the people are. 12:32 a.m. A deputy advised unable to locate anyone in the area.


1:57 a.m. Cromberg. A caller reports he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed in a blue Toyota pickup. There are no injuries. 2:02 a.m. CHP is responding from Chips Creek. 3:04 a.m. A deputy advised CHP to handle.

They’ve got your number now

8:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller reported a suspicious phone call from an unknown male. The caller said the male was rambling about being angry but did not make any direct threats, and requests the information be on file. The subject phone number was provided. 8:57 a.m. A second caller from the location requested to speak to a deputy regarding multiple voicemails left by the suspect male. The subject calls rambled on about conspiracy theories. 9:15 a.m. A deputy advised no crime. The business requested information be on file that they have received harassing phone calls from a named subject.

No good neighbor awards

10:25 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a female camping along the bike path. The caller said the subject is leaving garbage everywhere. The subject is currently located behind the PG&E yard area down by the creek behind the chain link fence. The license plate for a green sedan with ropes holding the trunk down was provided. 10:45 a.m. Deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the subject or vehicle. 7:50 p.m. A second caller reported the campers are back. They are in a dark blue or green sedan parked at the end of Andy’s Way. 8:03 p.m. A Sgt. advised information on file only.

Choose your friends wisely

11 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports possible fraud activity. A named suspect is possibly stealing the caller’s checks and using their EDD account. 1:33 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller and left a voicemail.

Animal lovers about in Plumas

11:16 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports dogs locked in a vehicle. While on a landline the caller stated the owner of the vehicle arrived and they no longer request assistance.

Great weather for a float

12:44 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests assistance for a stranded boat on Bucks Lake at Rainbow Point. 1:15 p.m. Boat Patrol reported being unable to locate the boat or subject male on board. 1:16 p.m. The caller recontacted for additional information. The information was relayed to Boat Patrol.

Don’t do it

1:11 p.m. Portola. A pharmacy reports receiving fraudulent prescriptions. 1:37 p.m. A Sgt. advised the caller will confirm the false prescription and recontact if the subjects come in and attempt to get the prescriptions.

It all makes sense

1:16 p.m. Portola. A caller requests information on file that his neighbor is leaving trash all around the residence. The subject is in the process of getting evicted. The caller was provided with the contact number for County Code Enforcement.

Let’s make a dope deal

1:54 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports possible drug sales coming from a described location. The caller said that she watched someone come over to the trailer and do an “exchange.” 1:59 p.m. The information was given to the Drug Unit.

Seeking a healthy lifestyle

3:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that some guy started a verbal argument. The caller said that the subject drove off but before leaving the subject kicked his vehicle and threw a cigarette at the caller’s daughter. The subject is in a maroon truck. The caller is at Quincy Natural Foods Co Op. 4:17 p.m. A Sgt. advised it was a verbal argument only and there is no damage to the vehicle.

And on the other side of the County …

4:11 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a verbal argument between two customers who started yelling at each other and one pulled a knife on the other. Both parties are separated and left the store. The caller was told by the manager to call and report this. The girlfriend of the subject was known. A deputy is out of position. 5:40 p.m. A Sgt. advised unknown subject and unknown victim. The caller never saw any weapons; it was third hand information of a possible weapon. The information is on file.

In need of hazard pay

4:38 p.m. Chester. A caller advises she is a dog sitter and was attacked by the dog last week (5-24). She was treated at Seneca and was told they would report it. Dispatch cannot find the call. The injuries include an arm wound, rib wound, and bruising on the arms and back.

He’s back

6:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bear is in the dumpster at the corner of Jackson St. and Lindan Lane.

Is this our road graffiti culprit?

7:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a silver Porsche is driving recklessly. The caller is behind the vehicle and said that it did a donut in the middle of the roadway.

You’re not my friend

7:55 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about a subject bullying the caller’s child at Portola Park. The caller said that the subject locked her child in a park room and then hit her when she was let out of the room. The subject was named. 8:27 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller, and the caller requests the information be on file.

Taking in strays

8:22 p.m. Chester. A caller reports there are two people at the residence, and she wants them removed. They were staying at the house watching her cats while she was out of town and now refuse to leave. The subject’s first names were known. 9:51 p.m. A deputy advised it is a landlord/tenant issue.

The two-wheel gang rides again

9:03 p.m. Chester. A caller reports multiple juveniles are trying to get into the Memorial Hall, approximately 5-6 juveniles on bikes. 9:16 p.m. A deputy advises the juveniles were counseled. The juveniles left the area, no crime.

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