Sheriff’s Blotter June 6-8: Smoking hills, and general agitation as weather changes


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 6-8

June 6

Don’t bother waiting for that reference letter


7:47 a.m. Chester. A local business requested extra patrols due to a former employee that is making unspecific threats, saying “He’s going to get his money.” The male subject was named. 8:18 a.m. The information was sent to CHP for an extra patrol when they are available. 8:26 a.m. The caller recontacted and would like the suspect formally trespassed from the store. 9:08 a.m. CHP Sgt. advised if an officer is required to respond they will not be sending a unit. 8:46 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject, and an official trespass warning was given. The deputy reports the subject agreed to stay away.

Honey, I’m home!

9:01 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a known male subject kicked the door in at the substation and it is broken. The subject left in a brown and blue Bronco heading toward the bridge in a flannel shirt and jeans. 10:26 a.m. The male subject was arrested on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance, vandalism, and violation of probation.

Hoping for a soft landing


9:37 a.m. Little Grass Valley. A caller reports a quad off the road down in the canyon. One subject sustained a shoulder injury. A snow berm is blocking access to the subject. The caller was transferred to CHP in Chico/Yuba. 9:48 a.m. The information was sent to Grass Valley Fire. 9:55 a.m. No SAR response due to an extended ETA. Grass Valley Fire to handle.

Not the same advantage as in a game of Frogger

11:43 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a floating log on the lake. The caller was transferred to Boat Patrol. 12:41 p.m. Boat Patrol reported the log was removed from the lake.

Out of school or Not one of ours

12:31 p.m. Quincy. The high school reports a juvenile trespassing through the school grounds. The juvenile walked through campus this morning, but the caller was unable to contact him. The suspect just walked through again but was again unable to contact him. 12:34 p.m. The subject is described as 16-17 years old, approximately 6 foot tall with long hair wearing a backpack on his chest and back. The caller is requesting a welfare check and a trespass warning.


In need of repair

3:13 p.m. Belden. A caller requests an ambulance for a male who fell off a ladder on Hwy 70 just east of Rock Creek Power House and sustained a leg and head injury. PDH was paged. 3:24 p.m. Plumas 11 requested a helicopter to Rock Creek Power House. 3:42 p.m. All helicopters declined due to weather. 3:52 p.m. Plumas 11 advised a new rock slide is causing a delay. The information was sent to Cal Fire Butte to start a response. 4:13 p.m. The patient was transported to Enloe.

Reaching high

3:15 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a smoke column coming up on the other side of the river from Rocky Point Road, possibly Freedom Ranch Road. 3:42 p.m. It is a controlled burn pile on Freedom Ranch Road, all units can clear.

Eyes peeled

4:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a plume of smoke coming from the mountain south of River Ranch RB Park, possibly in the canyon area. The call was transferred to USFS.


Out of sight

4:59 p.m. A caller reports concern for a juvenile at Pioneer Park. The circumstances are suspicious. The juvenile may be kicked out of their home. He has a large pile of clothes and food with him. 5:10 p.m. The information was given to a unit in dispatch. 5:14 p.m. A Sgt. advised unable to locate a juvenile in need of assistance.

Seeing smoke

5:52 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports seeing smoke from Crescent Mills on the side of Mount Hough looking toward the Taylorsville junction.

Short cut

6:02 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a calf running through his yard on Williams Valley Road and now on the roadway. The call was transferred to CHP.

Bump up ahead

6:17 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a rock in the road at Hwy 70 and Grizzly Road. The call was transferred to CHP.

City limits or Still time to negotiate the turn


6:20 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports an extremely intoxicated female walking around the campground looking for someone with a white truck. She was last seen walking toward Hwy 89. The female is wearing dark clothing and has purple hair. 7:15 p.m. CHP provided additional information. A known male is the other party in a white Dodge Durango from Westwood. The female subject was identified and is age 25. The deputy was unable to locate the subject in Rocky Point Campground and will continue to be on the lookout on the Hwy 89 corridor. 7:36 p.m. The deputy was unable to locate the subject.

Bumper car alley opens early for summer hours

7:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a hit and run in the alleyway behind Plumies. The call was transferred to CHP.

June 7

Call me, “Free Spirit”

8:28 a.m. Lake Almanor. A 2018 black and white Centurion was found floating on the lake. The boat is stored at Lake Almanor West.


No way! I’ve still got checks

12:13 p.m. Quincy. A local business reports they received a bad check from a known person. 1:23 p.m. A detective contacted the caller who said they accepted a check in the amount of $1,600 from the known person. The subject’s phone number was provided. The caller said he contacted the subject who agreed to bring in a payment prior to him contacting the Sheriff’s Office. Civil procedures were provided. The detective attempted to contact the subject but there was no answer. A message was left for call back.


12:23 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone broke her glass door at her store. 12:38 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

With a little help from the Sheriff’s Office

2:18 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a known person is refusing to pay him for work and refusing to return his vehicle. The caller is at the subject’s residence and requests contact. 2:36 p.m. A detective contacted the caller who advised he picked up his car and tools from the subject’s property and no longer needs assistance from the Sheriff’s Office. The detective stayed on the phone with the caller until they were off the subject’s property. The caller advised they are on Hwy 70 heading east.


A run on the bank

2:30 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports they received multiple fake checks at their store and requested to speak to a deputy. 3:15 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Hot spot

2:54 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports smoke on Beckwourth Peak off A23. The location was provided to USFS.

Remains of the day

3:41 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she found pills and possible drugs in her backyard and requested a deputy pick it up. 5:07 p.m. A deputy advised seizing the drugs and a criminal report was filed.

Seeing is believing

4:15 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports high traffic around the house that burned down; it appears people are just driving by all day to look at it. 4:36 p.m. A detective contacted the caller and advised them to contact the Building Department. The caller requested the information be on file only.

Digging in the heels


8:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports they are trying to pick up their juvenile son and he is refusing to come home. The juvenile is intoxicated. 9:50 p.m. A deputy contacted all parties; the juvenile was counseled; it was a verbal argument only. The juvenile was returned to his parent.

June 8

Early morning tour

12:05 a.m. Keddie. A female driver was arrested on Hwy 70 on the west side of Indian Hill on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding .08 percent.

Escalated morning

6:37 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that an unknown male caused an argument with the victim. The victim was backing out of the driveway and the subject honked at him. The subject and the victim were in a verbal argument and before leaving the subject spit on the victim. The caller advised that the subject left in an unknown direction of travel. The victim was named, the subject is unknown in a 2007-2009 brown Ford F150. 8:09 a.m. A Sgt. attempted to contact the caller and left a message. 9:10 a.m. The Sgt. spoke with the caller who requested the information be on file and will recontact if they get further information on who the suspect was.



7:28 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a neighbor just came over and screamed at her regarding the goats getting out and would like to speak to a deputy. The suspect’s name is unknown. A detective spoke with the caller who requested the information be on file only and will recontact if the harassment continues.

Before noon

10:45 a.m. Chester. A caller reports an argument with her neighbor and an unknown male half came up to her and chest bumped her. The caller said the subjects are separated at this time. 12:26 p.m. A male and female were named as the other parties involved and they also are requesting contact. 3:20 p.m. A deputy attempted to reach the parties, no answer but left a voicemail. 4:45 p.m. A criminal report was filed for battery.

Suspicion fans the flame

11:42 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject in a white Chevy, a smaller pickup, with a diamond plate toolbox was taking photos of his property and was trying to come inside their residence. The suspect was claiming to be with an insurance company and the caller contacted the insurance company. 12:09 p.m. A Sgt. advised the suspect was gone upon arrival and will be on the lookout in the area for the suspect.


Passing … through, or Thanks for sharing

12:56 p.m. Portola. A 911 call came in pinging on the Pacific Crest Trail. Attempted to call back, but no answer and was unable to leave a voicemail. 1:13 p.m. A second 911 call came in. A male could be heard in the background talking, and burping. Attempted to call back and was unable to leave a message.

Rubber bisquit

1:35 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports receiving a bad check on June 1 in the amount of $322.28 and requested to speak to a deputy. 1:41 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

All but lost

3:16 p.m. Antelope Lake. A caller reports they are in Lost Cove with a disabled boat in tow. 3:32 p.m. Assistance complete.

Track star high-jumper

7:55p.m. Quincy. A deputy advised that a neighbor’s dog is jumping the fence and getting in to his backyard. The deputy advised the dog is aggressive and has notified the dog owner, who are a known husband and wife. The deputy requested the information be on file and it was faxed to Animal Control.


They’ve probably got a sign for that

8:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller is in front of the office requesting to speak to a deputy regarding a known subject dumping trash on their property on E. Main St. 8:26 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and advised them that it would be a civil issue. 8:37 p.m. The deputy contacted the subject and civil procedures were provided to all parties.

Hot water

8:26 p.m. West Shore Lake Almanor. A caller reports a water heater on fire. The caller used a fire extinguisher, and the flames are now out. The caller requested Fire respond to confirm no residual fire remains. Caller was transferred to SIFC.