Sheriff’s Blotter June 24-27: man with sword, nude break-in attempt – just some of the mayhem


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 24-27, 2022

June 24

Where did he go?

12:57 a.m. West Shore Lake Almanor. A caller reports a man was outside of the residence screaming. The caller said her husband went outside to see where the screams were coming from and has not returned inside the residence. She cannot hear him or footsteps outside anymore. She is in a basement bedroom. 1:04 a.m. The caller said the husband returned to the residence and is okay and is no longer requesting contact. The info was relayed to deputies, but they will continue to the location. 1:21 a.m. A deputy said they spoke to the parties who said it was a verbal argument only between family. The parties agreed to keep the peace.

Female variety

2:24 a.m. Quincy. A female driver was arrested in Spring Garden for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.


Erratic caller

5:13 a.m. Portola. A caller advised he was trying to report an erratic driver and also said he had things to do and refused to be transferred to CHP and would not provide further details.

Unsolicited donations

7:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller on Fourth St. reported two brand new sweatshirts and some other items dumped behind his house in the alley sometime in the night and the caller finds it suspicious.

Tale spinner

8:03 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a pair of named subjects are intoxicated and causing an argument with him and apparently shot off a gun in the campground, possibly north shore. The caller has since left on the way home to Reno. While attempting to get more information from the caller, the story kept devolving and an additional named subject as well as children were added to the story. The caller said the campground was empty except for them. 8:12 The information was relayed to the deputy in dispatch. Previous notes say that the caller regularly calls in false reports and is coded “officer safety” for mental health reasons. A deputy will respond when available. No additional calls were received from other campers in the area. 2:52 p.m. A deputy contacted the campground host who said the campground is closed and no disturbances have taken place.


Curious minds have need to wonder

1:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports seeing planes in the area. The caller had nothing to report, just asking questions regarding a fire in Greenville.

And we thought teenage years were tough

2:34 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that he has a patient at the hospital telling staff that their son is not taking care of her and stealing her medication. The subject states she does not want to be put in an assisted living home. The caller said that both subjects live in Westwood.

Eye on the horizon

4:25 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that he can see smoke near Hwy 89 near Lake Almanor West.

Good news: Nobody on the roof

5:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about ongoing harassment issues with her neighbor. The caller also said there are ongoing drug issues with the neighbor. 6:19 p.m. A deputy will call the caller. 7:23 p.m. The caller requests the information on file and requests extra patrol checks. The caller was advised to contact the property manager as well.


Smooth landing

6:34 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports his son was just fired and was very upset. The subject made some threatening statements that he’s going to hurt someone. The caller refused to provide more specifics. The caller said as far as he knows the subject was last at the job office but may be driving back to Quincy. The caller said the subject does own firearms and it is unknown if he has them with him. 6:53 p.m. The business was contacted, and they are okay, and the subject is not there. 8:34 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who contacted the subject who is now okay. He was just upset about being fired. He has calmed back down. The caller said no further assistance is needed and will recontact if needed.

Surprisingly, “first dibs” isn’t a courtroom term

6:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy. She is the restrained party on a restraining order and the protected party has just shown up to the same business (bar) as the caller. The caller feels she should not be made to leave due to being there first. 7:28 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller and was advised to follow the terms of the restraining order.


Here’s what you did in a blackout …

6:54 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that an unknown subject is sitting in the vehicle in front of the residence yelling profanities at the caller and the caller’s mother. The caller said it is verbal only and the subject may be intoxicated. The subject is in a white Suburban with unknown weapons. 7:20 p.m. A deputy advised the subject was gone upon arrival. The caller was provided proper civil procedures.

Summer camping fun

8:17 p.m. La Porte. A caller reports their daughters got into an argument and left the area of Little Beaver Campground on foot and have not returned. The females are intoxicated. They headed in an unknown direction of travel once they left the campground, approximately 30 minutes ago. Their clothing was described as bathing suits and shorts. Neither has a cellphone with them. June 25, 1:25 a.m. A Sgt. advised looking in the area and unable to locate one female. One was reported having returned to the campsite. If the caller does not report the second female returning by morning, Search and Rescue will be contacted. 2:53 a.m. The missing subject was entered into the missing persons database. 6:01 a.m. There were no updates over the night. 6:35 a.m. The sister called requesting the number for Washoe County to do a welfare check at the subject’s address to see if she went home. 7:03 a.m. SAR was paged. 9:37 a.m. A phone ping was requested. 9:37 a.m. A Boat Patrol officer and his boat were pulled from Bucks Lake to assist in La Porte. 9:56 a.m. The missing subject was found okay and is on the way back to her family. The subject was removed from the missing persons database. 12:45 p.m. The subject was located by Search and Rescue.


June 25

Begging for attention

12:44 a.m. Quincy. The manager of a trailer park said the last two or three nights around 1-2 a.m. a woman in a white SUV stops at the top of the trailer park on Hwy 70 and will scream profanities for several minutes then drive off. The caller requests a patrol check at that time. June 26, 1:17 a.m. A patrol check in the area was unable to locate any suspicious activity.

And the wind whispers Maria

3:34 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests assistance for a boat with a dead battery. The boat is white and grey. There are two people on board half a mile from shore. Unable to hear the caller’s full name due to wind in the background of the call. 4:08 p.m. The boat was towed to the boat ramp. 4:18 p.m. Assistance is complete.

Lone ranger

4:40 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to file a missing persons report on her son. She last spoke to him over a week ago and the caller usually receives texts from the subject every other day. The phone is now off, and the subject has had recent drug problems and just received a large cash settlement. The subject vehicle was described. The subject’s wife said he is not home and last saw him 4-5 days ago. He left the house after an argument. The subject frequents Beckwourth-Genesee Road from Beckwourth to Doyle when he leaves, always by himself, with no family or friends in the area. 9:51 p.m. A deputy left multiple messages for the subject on his phone. June 26, 12:25 a.m. The subject was entered into the missing persons database. 12:30 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller and the wife. The subject was last seen by the wife June 17. He is possibly on the way to his father’s house in Herlong. The family has been unable to contact the father. The subject has gone voluntarily missing multiple times prior.


A crime with witness(es)

5:07 p.m. Chester. A caller reports she witnessed a hit and run. The victim on the scene said her intoxicated husband hit his wife’s vehicle on purpose. There were two children in the victim’s vehicle with no injuries. The subject left, the victim is still on the scene. 5:13 p.m. CHP from Butte County Line requested assistance. 5:26 p.m. A deputy looked in the area and was unable to locate either vehicle.

Not Mama’s favorite

5:31 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports an argument with an “unwanted” male at her residence breaking things and causing a disturbance. The subject’s first name was provided. It was difficult to obtain information from the caller as she’s yelling at the parties in the background. The subject is the daughter’s boyfriend who also lives at the residence. 8:46 p.m. A deputy contacted the involved parties. It was a verbal argument only and all parties agreed to keep the peace.


The wedding crasher

5:51 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a trespasser at a wedding. The subject is a solo male driver driving a red and black Chevy S10. The subject started an argument with parties at the wedding and has left and returned multiple times. 7:40 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. The subject was gone upon arrival. The caller requests extra patrol checks. The subject vehicle is a mid-90’s truck (Dodge/Nissan/Chevy) with a black body and a red roof.

Home sick

6:20 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a domestic violence situation from last night. The caller is hesitant to provide information, the subject is outside the residence right now. The subject was identified. The caller said she will be leaving the residence to speak with a deputy, she does not want the subject around. 10:43 p.m. The subject was arrested. 10:51 p.m. The caller called to get an update on if she can go home. She was advised that the subject has been arrested but is still at the location. 11:21 p.m. The caller requests a call to advise when she can go home. June 26, 12:19 a.m. Victim Witness was notified.


In need of a chill pill

7:01 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a male and female are in an argument. The parties are yelling at each other, and their dog is chasing children on bikes. 7:29 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the parties involved who said it was a verbal argument only and agreed to keep the peace.

Taking it to the street

7:33 p.m. Quincy. An off-duty deputy reports a male and female in a verbal argument. Their vehicles are stopped in the roadway blocking the road.

Says who?

10:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she is the property manager of a location. There is an unwanted male in a tenant’s apartment. The tenant is in custody and the subject is not on the lease. The caller will wait at a specified location. 10:17 p.m. A Sgt. advised the subject has been living at the residence for a while now and is allowed to be there. Civil procedures were provided.


Bye bye bike

11:02 p.m. Plumas County. Be on the lookout for a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle, maroon with metallic flakes, and a sticker on the back fender “Mary Jane Watson” with a sissy bar. The license plate is 24U6616.

Stuck in paradise

12:54 p.m. Taylorsville. A man at Antelope Lake boat dock had his truck stolen about 2 hours ago. He is stranded with his dog. CHP will handle.

June 26

Officially summer

12:10 a.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports a noise complaint for loud yelling and laughing at the neighbors. The noise is going right into her bedroom. 12:39 a.m. The caller advised the subjects are now shooting weapons and are intoxicated. 1:05 a.m. A Sgt. advised contacting a known person who was shooting off a BB gun. They agreed to quiet down for the night.

A teaching moment

2:05 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a known female just broke the window out of his truck and windows on the house. The female can be heard yelling in the background. The caller said his 7-year-old son is in the home. Units were extended from Clifford. There are no weapons. 2:20 a.m. The location was given to CHP for backup. A Sgt. advised one detained. 2:39 a.m. A Sgt. advised the subject was given a ride home by family and to refer to the criminal report for vandalism.


Just to be clear

9:26 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her neighbor is burning in a burn pit but believes all outdoor burning has been suspended. 9:32 a.m. Quincy Fire was paged, and the information was sent to USFS. 10:59 a.m. The homeowner was counseled regarding the burn ban and the fire has been extinguished.

Not too “friend”ly

10:25 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports fraud on his daughter’s card and believes it is a friend of hers that is using the card information.

Anybody with a Swiss Army knife?

10:59 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports rope is stuck in the prop and the boat is disabled. The boat is a red and white Fourwinds with 7 occupants. 11:12 a.m. Assistance is complete.

Early set up for the Independence Day block party

3:37 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports someone dumped a piano from a black Nissan pickup truck.


6:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller was on the crisis line with staff saying his niece was kidnapped from La Porte and taken to Quincy and forced to stay in an unknown hotel. The female subject was able to get away and is now at “a park”. No further information on the park. The female subject is 39 years old. She and the perpetrator were identified by name. 6:18 p.m. A Sgt. attempted to reach the staff on the Crisis Line but no answer. They will be on the lookout at the parks for the female subject. 6:36 p.m. The Sgt. checked all the motels in Quincy but was unable to locate either subject. 6:40 p.m. The subject vehicle details were provided. 7:02 p.m. The phone pings at Spanish Creek Motel. 7:19 p.m. The original caller from the Crisis Line gave a description of the female subject. 7:56 p.m. The victim was contacted, and she is in the Quincy area but refused to provide a location or further information. 9 p.m. A deputy contacted the female subject who is okay and no longer with the male subject and refused to provide further info.


Ninja stealth

7:09 p.m. Greenville. CHP requests deputies be on the lookout for a suspicious subject walking along the roadway on Hideaway Lane. The subject is a male with long hair, no shirt, black Ninja pants and carrying a Samurai sword. He is carrying the sword in his hand. 7:44 p.m. Deputies and CHP were unable to locate the subject.

Flash back!!!!

7:09 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports they are in a cabin above Camp Layman and he and his wife were getting into bed when they heard someone outside followed by their dog barking. A naked male was outside trying to steal his vehicle. The caller has the subject on the ground at gunpoint. The caller provided detailed directions of how to get to the cabin. 7:19 p.m. CHP advised they have no units in the area. 7:26 p.m. The caller recontacted requesting an ETA. He was told they are 4-5 minutes out and are coming in with lights and sirens. The caller said the subject is calm and doesn’t appear to be intoxicated or on drugs. The subject is talking to the caller and being cooperative. The caller’s wife will be on a quad at the end of the dirt road to assist in leading the deputies to the cabin. 8:05 p.m. A neighbor called and reported the subject is on his security camera walking around his property and cabin for a half hour attempting to break in. The caller said he also has the subject on camera taking his clothing off and leaving his clothing on the porch before walking away. The caller requests the cabin be checked to be sure it was not broken into and to have a follow up call afterwards. 8:49 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and the subject. The caller said there was no property loss and is not desiring to press charges.


The brain and its unreliable logic

8:55 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she is watching over the burn area for her neighbor, and it appears the garage has been broken into. The door to the garage is kicked open. June 27, 12:30 a.m. A deputy advised the door was damaged by the fire and it appears to have fallen over. There is nothing suspicious.

We gotcha, uh huh, uh huh

10 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he just heard a car accident at the Chester High School. He was at home and is now on his way there. The call was transferred to CHP. The caller was not on the scene and need for medical assistance is unknown. Medical and Fire were alerted as a precaution. 10:05 p.m. A second caller said there is an accident at the high school but is not on the scene to provide further information. 10:07 p.m. The first caller called back and said he is following the driver who is trying to leave the scene on foot, currently on First St., and requests an ETA. The call was transferred to CHP. The driver is a male on foot in a red shirt wearing no shoes. 11 p.m. CHP to handle. 11:01 p.m. A male was arrested on a charge of drunk driving and driving with an alcohol level over .08 percent.


June 27

Boxed but not gift-wrapped

8:40 a.m. Portola. A caller reports dogs are crated/covered behind the house. They have been barking pretty consistently since last Friday. The caller couldn’t get a look at the dogs, but it sounds like there are 2-3 dogs crated. 8:49 a.m. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Big crime

10:12 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the padlock on a fuel tank is broken, 150 gallons of diesel was stolen sometime since Friday afternoon. The tanks are about 2-2.5 miles west of where the pavement ends on Blackhawk Road. The caller is on the job site which is about 3 miles past the fuel tanks. There are no suspects.

Maybe this, maybe that

12:05 p.m. Delleker. A caller said around midnight last night they heard several thumps and a few minutes later heard a vehicle start up. They looked out and saw a 4-door dark colored Suburban with tinted windows with an unknown number of occupants. They thought they might have been stealing gas. The caller will advise his neighbors as well. They request patrol checks.


The stores are still open

5:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that 5 minutes ago a known subject was beating on his door. The subject is now back at his mother’s residence. The caller left his residence and is at the Relay station. 6:13 p.m. A Sgt. advised the trailer park is okay and contacted the caller who said the subject was banging on his door looking for beer.

Boy … if only roles were reversed

6:13 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dog locked in a vehicle in the overflow parking for over an hour with no windows down. The dog appears to be in distress from the heat. The vehicle is a smaller silver 4-door. The caller contacted management who advised her to call 911. 6:27 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the dog owner who advised he will move the vehicle into the shade and the windows are down.


Hissy fit

9:15 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a single car accident at the intersection of A23 and Money Road. The caller swerved off the road to miss a deer. The caller is hysterical and screaming over her cat running away from the vehicle. She is alone and has no injuries to herself. The call was transferred to CHP.

Cat fight

8:14 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a female neighbor is in some sort of argument in the roadway with a female subject who was speeding down the road. The neighbor confronted the subject in a black Ford F150 for driving fast and both subjects are now in the road yelling at each other. 8:48 p.m. A deputy contacted the neighbor and the driver. It was a verbal argument only and they agreed to keep the peace.

Not so easy to let go …

9:21 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a juvenile at a business screaming. It is unknown if anyone is in need of help. The caller said this is an ongoing issue around dark until about 11 p.m. 10 p.m. A deputy reports unable to locate anyone in the area screaming.


Checking the safety hatch results in getting good advice

11:21 p.m. Chester. A caller is very intoxicated, and it is difficult to understand what he is saying. The line disconnected but the possible location was obtained. 11:29 p.m. The caller advised he is okay and does not want help from the ambulance. He was advised no ambulance is responding but a deputy is on his way to check on him. The caller is very intoxicated and said that he called 911 to make sure it was working in case he needed help. 11:38 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who is intoxicated and does not need assistance. The deputy advised the caller to stay inside his residence for the night.