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Sheriff’s Blotter: June 28-July 1 Plumas survives High Sierra Music Festival


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 28-

June 28

Just after midnight

12:05 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vegetation fire at the end of Andy’s way and the bike path in the field behind the firehouse area and north of the bike path. Quincy Fire was paged. At the end of Andy’s Way there is a locked gate, and it is possibly on County property. 12:11 a.m. The caller refused to provide a name of phone number. There is a vegetation fire as described near the propane tank yard. 12:59 a.m. A Sgt. advised to refer to the criminal report. 1:01 a.m. The fire is out with a wide footprint around and will have firefighters check on it in about an hour. 10:20 a.m. Quincy Fire called. They were contacted by a possible witness to who started the fire. The name is unknown and no phone number. The witness lives very near the incident.


8:14 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an employee is drinking on campus and hit a vehicle. The hit and run has been reported to CHP. The incident was caught on camera. The caller is at the school district office on Church St. until 10:30 a.m. 8:54 a.m. A deputy advises speaking to the caller. They will go to contact the caller in person shortly. 4:03 p.m. The deputy advises to refer to the criminal report.

Have a heart. Leave Greenville alone

9:18 a.m. Greenville. The Greenville CSD gate lock was cut to the water storage area at the end of round Valley Woods Dr. A possible suspect is a former employee. The caller is checking other sites to see if other vandalism was done but is available by phone. 10:05 a.m. Per the deputy, suspicious circumstances only for now. The caller will get back with photos and other details. No report for now but document only.

None shall pass!!

2:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he picked up a firework on La Porte Road and advised it had been fired off.


2:37 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports receiving a threatening note on her door regarding her dog barking all day yesterday while it was outside. The note stated, “Shut your dog up or I will.” The caller requested the information be on file. She is going to keep her dog inside and contact the neighbors to try and apologize to the note writer and will call back if assistance is needed.

Bullard’s Bar

4:43 p.m. Portola. A caller reports seeing smoke in the area, unknown where it is coming from, can just see smoke in the air. The call was transferred to USFS. 4:47 p.m. USFS advised the fire is from a fire at Bullard’s Bar.

Burning man without the music, or the desert, or the dust …

7:07 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a neighbor is burning weeds with a large torch, it seems unsafe, and requests that Fire check it out. Crescent Mills Fire and Indian Valley Fire were paged. 7:19 p.m. USFS copied traffic and will be responding. 7:23 p.m. A resident is using a propane gas torch to burn weeds that are surrounded by gravel. Crescent Mills Fire said it is okay.

Watch the blind corners

7:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a woman standing in the middle of the roadway crying. The caller told her she was going to get hit by a car. She stated she was trying to be hit. She is blonde wearing ripped blue jeans. 7:33 p.m. A second caller reported the same. A woman is standing in the middle of the road around a blind corner crying and stating she wants to be hit by a car. The information was sent to CHP. 7:38 p.m. An additional 911 call came in about it. The caller said a male showed up and is hitting the female. The female is on the ground. The male showed up on foot. No vehicles are seen. 8:24 p.m. A Sgt. contacted a known man and a known woman, and they said it was a verbal argument only.

Distress signals

8:26 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she is feeling hopeless. She has no means; the caller advised she is just “done.” The husband and the caller are arguing in the background. Two babies are also with the caller. The babies are crying in the background of the call. The caller is refusing to talk to the dispatcher, just arguing with the husband. The baby is screaming in the background. Asked the caller to separate herself from her husband and the babies, she said she “tried to.” 9:19 p.m. A deputy requests a call to the CPS contact. 11:54 p.m. A deputy advised no suicidal situation. The subjects had a verbal argument only and contacted CPS due to the family being homeless with two juveniles. CPS is to follow up. Social Services to follow up for assistance, the family is already working with Sierra County.

June 29

Watch those cow-pie mushrooms

8:39 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a brown and white ski boat with a black towner appears to be sinking. It is unoccupied and tied to a buoy. 9:05 a.m. Boat Patrol advised there is nothing to indicate the boar is in danger of sinking and the caller would not come speak to Boat Patrol when at his dock.

The cost of love

12:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he lost his wallet, he believes, at Lover’s Leap. It has his ID and cards in the wallet.

June 30

Serious offense

8:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller left their vehicle in the parking lot on Crescent St. with the dog in the car in the sun. There is no one around. It is a Nissan parked near Frank’s Garage and the vehicle registration expires in 2023. The registration led to the owner information with a home state of Michigan. 8:32 a.m. Animal Control advises the vehicle is 104 degrees inside and he will get the dog out.  8:40 a.m. The dog was transported to Animal Control. 12:12 p.m. The male dog owner and registered owner of the vehicle was cited on a charge of leaving an animal in an unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endangered the health or well-being of the animal due to heat, etc.

No love for man’s best friend

11:01 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a dog tied on a fire hydrant with no water. The owners got onto a public bus going to Quincy and left the dog. 11:33 a.m. Animal Control is transporting the dog. They confirmed the dog was tied to a hydrant with no water, in direct sunlight and the head temperature was 107. The outside temperature was 80 degrees. 12:20 p.m. The dog was received at Animal Control. 4:42 p.m. The dog’s male owner was issued a citation for animal endangerment for leaving the dog unattended in heat without water.

Can we just go over “parking” first?

10:08 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that he let his friend borrow his vehicle this morning and was unable to get a hold of the friend to bring the car back but located the vehicle behind Plumas Club Bar in the alley. The caller said it appeared that the vehicle is crashed into a guard rail in front of ta propane tank. It is a 2011 white Ford Mustang. The caller refused to provide the suspect’s name. The information was sent to CHP. 10:31 p.m. CHP recontacted and requested a deputy go check to make sure there is no damage to the propane tank. CHP advised the vehicle was taken from the accident and is now back at the residence. 10:45 p.m. The deputy advised there is no damage to the tanks.

July 1

You’re outta here!

8:08 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male and female snuck into the festival sometime last night with no wristbands and no parking pass. The caller said the subjects are acting erratic and combative and refusing to leave. Drug use is evident. The vehicle is a blue Forester. 8:13 a.m. The caller advises security has attempted to get them to leave. The information was given to CHP and to the Sgt. and to Quincy Tow. 8:54 a.m. The female was arrested on charges of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, under the influence of drugs, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of nitrous oxide. The male was arrested on a charge of possession of nitrous oxide. The vehicle was towed and stored.

Contact high

11:23 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bus camper, RV and a box van are in front of his shop. He said he saw drugs being moved from one vehicle to another. 11:43 a.m. A deputy contacted several parties attempting to camp. There were no drugs and the subjects will pack up and move along.

Styrofoam sailboat?

11:29 a.m. Bucks Lake. A caller requests information on a tag for an 11-foot Styrofoam sail boat.

Oh! Was there a different theme today?

1:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests security for High Sierra Music needing a deputy for one person detained at the art barn and Serpillio Hall. One person is detained on the ground and fighting. 1:43 p.m. A male subject was arrested on a charge of drunk in public and taken to jail.

Stop texting and drive

2:13 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he is following an 80-90’s Astro van that is going over the yellow line passing lane heading eastbound into Quincy. 2:29 p.m. CHP requests help with a possible drunk driver at Safeway. A female driver is in a white Astro van. 2:38 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who presented no signs of substance abuse. The subject was counseled on her driving.

Under-age worker

2:24 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a juvenile (10-11 years old) behind the counter at a business selling alcohol and tobacco. No adults are present. 3 p.m. A deputy advised no crime. The juvenile was contacted and the parent/store owner. The juvenile was working under the supervision of an adult.

Avoiding a holiday to never be forgotten

2:34 p.m. Lake Almanor. A female caller is refusing to give her name and says she is at Rocky Point Campground. She reports several small children are on a yellow raft, with no life jackets, out in the lake and there are no parents around. 2:40 p.m. A unit is coming from Big Cove area. 3:02 p.m. Boat Patrol counseled the juveniles’ parents.


4:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a customer is refusing to leave. The customer was using drugs in the bathroom. The subject is currently in front of the store requesting to speak to a deputy. The subject is described to be an old man with grey hair and dirty. The caller said the subject is a local. 5:14 p.m. The subject was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Art Show

5:07 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male selling tie dye shirts at the park. The subject was asked to leave and refuses. The subject is set up at the front and center of Pioneer Park on the Fairgrounds Road side. 5:57 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who is not vending, just displaying artwork. The subject was advised to leave when the park closes. No subject information was provided.

Can we just give this town a break!

6 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports damage to Indian Valley Community Services District water meters in Taylorsville, Crescent Mills and Greenville. 8:56 p.m. A deputy said the caller requests extra patrol checks in the area.

Too much!

6:14 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a physical argument with the mother’s boyfriend who was hitting the caller and his friend. The subject broke several windows in the home, no medical is needed. There are no weapons, and they are separated at this time. The mother and boyfriend were identified. The suspects are leaving in a Toyota 4-Runner. 6:37 p.m. A deputy was unable to locate the subject vehicle from Quincy to Delleker and will be on the way to the residence. 6:51 p.m. The mother called 911 to advise the subject is back in the house. A deputy arrived on the scene, can hear them in the background. The deputy said the subject fled on foot prior to the deputy entering the home. The subject has no shoes on and is wearing black shorts and a gray shirt. Units will be on the lookout. 10:22 p.m. The subject boyfriend was arrested on charges of child endangerment, vandalism, and domestic battery.

CHP to the rescue

7:33 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two young girls are walking on Grizzly Road. They are flagging down men. The girls are 12-14 years old. Both subjects are wearing bright tops, shorts, and flip flops and have dark curly hair. 7:41 p.m. A second caller said she pulled over to ask the juveniles what they needed. They seemed to be in distress and asked for a ride to Portola but wouldn’t provide further information. The caller had to get to work and drove away. 7:50 p.m. CHP is out with the juveniles. 8:20 p.m. CHP advised the parents picked up the juveniles.

When things don’t work out

9:20 p.m. Chester. A caller requests to speak to a deputy. His ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend is at a specified address with his children. The caller said that the subject is not a good man, and he believes his children are in danger. The caller said he knowns the subject has a warrant out of Tehama County. The subject name was provided. 10:35 p.m. A deputy advised confirming the juveniles are okay and with the grandparents.

Whoa! Hold up there!

10:58 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a red Ford Ranger with a black camper shell is towing a trailer. The caller said the chains from the trailer are dragging and are causing sparks. It was last seen going over the Crescent Grade.

Take what’s coming

11:14 p.m. Frenchman Lake. Washoe County advised a caller has poor cell phone service but is reporting something at the Chilcoot Campgrounds. The caller reports a single vehicle accident with a white Suburban vs. the hillside. The caller is unsure of injuries. The caller was told CHP is already on the way and was unable to gather any further information due to poor cell service. 11:18 p.m. CHP was contacted and said they are already aware. The driver was reported to be very intoxicated to CHP and has left the vehicle on foot but is possibly still in the area. CHP said they have a unit on the way. The caller said that she is now out with the driver who is bleeding from his face but is refusing medical treatment. The caller said that the driver is very intoxicated and appears to need medical help, a male about 25-30 years old. Sierra Valley Fire and EPHC were paged. July 2, 12:15 a.m. Medicas advised CHP to handle, no medical needed from them. 12:47 a.m. The male driver was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.


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