Sheriff’s Blotter June 8-12: People behaving badly and problems on the lake

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 8-12, 2022

June 8

Biting the hand that beats me

4:31 a.m. Quincy. A caller at Bucks Lake Campground reports his friend is intoxicated and is beating his dog. The subject went to leave the campground and found that the dog chewed up the car, a 1990s older model Subaru. The subject then started to beat the dog who then bit the subject. The subject left the area in an unknown direction or destination. The caller is worried for the animal. The information was provided to PDH to call if anyone comes in with a dog bite. The information was sent to Animal Control.

Here comes trouble

9:08 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the kids will be playing “Fugitive” tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Quincy area. The information was given to patrol.

Oh baby

10:16 a.m. Quincy. Units are enroute for a report of an injured bear cub on Main Street. Fish & Wildlife was already notified and is on the way from Indian Valley. 11:19 a.m. The cub was taken to the vet for care.


Case of mistaken identity doesn’t change outcome

10:28 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports an injured fox at the resort. It appears to have been hit by a car at Lake Cove Resort. 12:18 p.m. A deputy advised the coyote with a broken back was dispatched.

The plot thickens

10:42 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests a welfare check on his sister; he has not been able to reach her for several days. He last spoke to her on May 28. The caller does not have a way to check on her. 10:57 a.m. The sister was reached at work, and she is okay. She says she is not speaking to her brother because he is using drugs and harassing her. 11:09 a.m. The information was given to the caller.

And with construction costs so high

10:58 a.m. La Porte. A caller reports someone threw thousands of nails in her driveway. Relatives were named as possible suspects. It is an ongoing issue with the families with restraining orders through the courts.


Biking season is here

11:56 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bike was at Feather River Outdoors and was stolen over the past few days. It is a 29” girl’s teal Huffy.

I found it!

12:08 p.m. Greenville. A caller is reporting he has a company and has figured out who is committing all the thefts in the Greenville area. A subject ex-employee was named, and the caller requests a deputy to call back. 1:13 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. The caller requests the information on file only at this time. The deputy is waiting for the caller to send an email with the text messages showing proof of the theft. The caller was provided proper temporary restraining orders. 2:52 p.m. A deputy advised driving by the caller’s business and was unable to locate any trailer where the suspect may be.


2:48 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a mountain lion killed his cat at 3 a.m. Monday morning.



2:59 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a disturbance of some form. She can hear glass breaking and the subject throwing items out the window. 3:04 p.m. CHP is on the way with lights and siren. Response was cancelled. 3:10 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject and one of the children in the home. All parties are okay. The subject is throwing his ex-girlfriend’s belongings out.

Citizen’s arrest

5:04 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he just caught two juveniles popping his vehicle tires. He has them detained. The caller requests a deputy to his location. 5:17 p.m. The caller called back to advise the juvenile group has now grown to 5 and wants an ETA. 6:32 p.m. A deputy advised the parties agreed to reimbursement. The juvenile was released to the mother. 7:19 p.m. The caller called back for a follow-up.

Watch those McDonald’s lawsuits

5:28 p.m. Quincy. The jail requests a deputy for a possible physical violence between inmates. 6:14 p.m. A deputy advised no battery it was an accidental coffee spill. The jail will handle it.


Creative writer

5:33 p.m. Clio. A caller reports possible gun shots in the area about an hour ago from an unknown location or suspect. The caller said her cat is missing about the same time. 6:37 p.m. The information was given to a deputy and the case number. 9:34 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller, and she said her cat has returned. The deputy checked the area for gunshots and was unable to locate anything.

Was that poison oak oil on those handlebars?

7:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bicycle was stolen from her yard. It was last seen about 2 p.m. today. It is a chrome Mongoose with pink brakes and clear grips. The subjects are not known.

Mom! I know what I want to be when I grow up!

8:33 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports 3 juveniles at the residence possibly trying to break in. The juveniles are wearing all black and walking toward the high school. The caller was advised that juveniles in the area are playing fugitive. 9:02 p.m. The juveniles were counseled to not go into yards.


Grin and bear it

9:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bear sighting near Sierra Park.

Chill out

9:44 p.m. Quincy. 9:46 p.m. A caller reports a verbal argument. A lady came to the residence and caused the verbal argument. She is walking down the bike path wearing shorts. The caller said they sprayed her with a water hose. 9:47 p.m. The suspect is at the Mobil station with unknown weapons. 9:50 p.m. A second caller reports people yelling, they can hear someone yelling, I’m going to kill you. 10:57 p.m. A deputy advised it is a verbal argument only.

June 9

Uncertain direction

1:56 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a young girl in dark clothing, walking southbound on Quincy Junction Road from Lee Road. The caller said he almost hit her. 2:08 a.m. A deputy provided a ride to the juvenile. 2:13 a.m. Assistance complete.

Tourist season

5:03 a.m. Chester. CHP transferred a 911 call. A caller reports a female is at Cool Springs Campground who is possibly on drugs and threatened to use a taser against her children. The suspect is in a green GMC truck with a trailer and has multiple kayaks on the back. The suspect was named. 5:07 a.m. The caller advised the suspect left the campsite with her children in the vehicle. The caller said the suspect is possibly enroute to Bakersfield. The call was transferred back to CHP.


Boom boom

10:12 a.m. Chester. A caller reports while walking last night at 5:30 p.m. she heard a car crash. She went to the site and found 4 young boys ages 13-21 who had crashed a vehicle. The subjects were acting suspicious. The older kid said his he knows someone who owns a towing company. The caller did not report it last night and came into town today to call it in. 10:15 a.m. The vehicle license plate is unknown (it’s buried in the mud). The call was transferred to CHP.


4:39 p.m. Quincy. A caller told a deputy they located a bag of drugs and paraphernalia . The caller said he is back at the swimming hole past the camp.

Guest room

7:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious van has been parked in the parking lot for an extended period of time. The vehicle does not belong to any of the church goers. It is parked on private property, but the caller is mostly concerned that it may be stolen. 7:40 p.m. A Sgt. advised the vehicle is clear but registration is expired. The Sgt. said he will compete a patrol check shortly. 9:33 p.m. The Sgt. advises the vehicle looks abandoned.


The neighborhood is going to the dogs

9:44 p.m. Portola. The caller reports she was told to call in when her neighbor’s Pit bull gets out. The information was sent to Animal Control. The non-emergency number was given to the caller.

Jammy party

10:12 p.m. Virgilia. A caller reports a male is walking around the location acting suspicious, possibly on drugs, trying to pitch a tent in front of the cabins. There are unknown weapons. The subject is wearing red and black checkerboard pj’s with no shirt. 11:36 p.m. A Sgt. advised the suspect left on foot toward the river prior to arrival. The caller will call again if he returns.

June 10

And the party continues

12:34 a.m. Twain. A caller reports a male subject is walking around the location and is causing an argument with himself, currently walking down the street in red and black checkered PJs and no shirt. 12:38 a.m. A Sgt. said the deputy is out of position. 1:42 a.m. The caller called again and stated if he keeps coming around, he will have to do something about it if we won’t respond. 1:58 a.m. The caller reports the male just broke into the front of the house. A female is hiding in the bathroom. The male is out front with a firearm confronting the subject. 1:59 a.m. The location was given to CHP. 2:41 a.m. A deputy is on site. The subject was arrested on charges of vandalism, burglary and obstruction of justice.


If you find her, tell her not to come back

6:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a female is next door causing a verbal disturbance with herself and has been coming into the business and cussing. She has blonde hair and a dog. 9:54 a.m. A deputy reports the suspect was gone upon arrival. The property owner is requesting the subject be trespassed if she is located.

Sketcher saves Spot

9:49 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports her dog is locked in her vehicle and she can’t get in. She called AAA and they advised an extended ETA. 10:18 a.m. The caller advised the dog is out of the vehicle and no further assistance is needed.

Layin’ rubber

10:32 a.m. Chester. A deputy advised receiving a report of cars doing burnouts in the CHS parking lot. 11:05 a.m. A deputy counseled juveniles on speed and reckless driving.


11:13 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a reckless yellow jet ski with two subjects on it. 11:46 a.m. Boat Patrol advised counseling the jet ski riders, two juveniles and their parents.


Flash incarceration

12:25 p.m. Portola. A subject was arrested on a charge of violation of conditions of post release.

Really close to home

2:02 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that she received information from someone in Reno about a YouTube video that has since been taken down. The caller said the video was uploaded showing the subject loading guns and stating that today was “D Day” and then followed with other statements of profanity and threats toward other students. The subject was named. 6:56 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject and the subject’s father. Both parties allowed the deputies to search the residence. The child’s computer and phone all came back unfound. The Sgt. advised the video does not show any faces and was posted on YouTube 9 months ago. There is no crime. Refer to the informational report.

Lost at the lake

2:31 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports her mother left her brown leather purse on the bench at Mill Creek Campground #2. She is cancelling all the cards but would like the information on file in case anyone returns it.


Home improvements

3:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests information on file about his credit card information being stolen and used to purchase $1.308.28 of goods from Home Depot. The caller advised no money lost as the card was cancelled as well as the order of goods. The caller was informed the address where the items were being sent in Hurcules.

Territory bullies

4:25 p.m. La Porte. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about another camper coming into his campsite and kicking him out. The caller advised that he paid for a site at 3 p.m. and while setting up the camp, at 3:30 p.m., a large group of people showed up and kicked him out. The caller said it was about 15 people. The subjects are unknown, and weapons are unknown. The caller is standing at the Café in La Porte. 5:16 p.m. Checked to see if USFS has someone available, and they do, but it will be extended from Caribou, but they will see if the campground has a host. 5:45 p.m. Yuba County called and said that their deputy received a call about a possible argument happening at the same location. The caller said it was a voicemail left on the deputy’s phone. 7:12 p.m. USFS said assistance complete. The campers are going to move so that the caller may return. The agent is going to stay on site for a bit longer but advised no further assistance is needed and everything is okay.



8:12 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports he just heard approximately 16 gun shots coming from the east shore. 8:25 p.m. A second caller reported the same thing. 8:37 p.m. A deputy contacted the owners of the gas station off Hwy 147, who are shooting guns at their own gun range on private property. No crime.

Beer run

10:51 p.m. La Porte. A caller reports possible drunk drivers leaving Black Rock campground. The Park Ranger is at the location allowing the drivers to leave. The caller is unable to provide the vehicle description.

Warming up for the 4th   

11:30 p.m. Clio. A caller reports a loud party and gun shots being fired off from the party goers. June 11, 12:44 a.m. A deputy was unable to locate anyone or any loud parties in the area.

June 11

What store is open at 2 a.m.?

2:11 a.m. Portola. A caller reports he was just hit in the face inside of the store. The suspect has been chasing him around for over an hour. The suspect is no longer at the store. Weapons are unknown. The subject was named. 2:31 a.m. The caller is being transported to the hospital.


Open season

8 a.m. Genesee. A caller reports an illegal camper at the northeast corner of the cove near Pioneer Cabin. The information was given to USFS.

We are advised to leave where they lay

8:55 a.m. Portola. A caller reports having a 2-day old fawn and the mother is no where around. Fish and Wildlife notified.


11:27 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports PG&E fell one of the neighbor’s trees onto their property and now they are mad because the neighbors are on their property cutting the tree and taking the wood. 1;43 p.m. A deputy contacted all parties, and the tree has been removed. All parties agreed to keep the peace.

Fuller brush man

12 p.m. Portola. A caller reports there is a suspicious man going door to door. The man is wearing a red shirt. 12:54 p.m. A Sgt. advised checking the area and was unable to locate anyone in the area selling anything.


Come sail away

12:26 p.m. Chilcoot. A female caller advised that her two kids are floating out on the lake and adults are unable to get to them. The caller had bad cell service and was unable to relay the location before the call ended. 12:34 p.m. The caller reported the children were returned to shore safely.

Summer troubles

1:04 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a kite sail is having difficulty. The kite has a black whale tail on the east shore near Vagabond. The caller is calling from the boat launch at Hamilton Branch. 1:29 p.m. The kite surfer is back on shore and was contacted. The caller was contacted also.

Fish out of water

1:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a small child wailing on Hwy 147 south of the gas station in a bathing suit, arm floats, with dark hair. 1:28 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate any small children in the area and spoke to several homeowners. No one reported seeing any children in the area.


Seems like there might be other choices

1:45 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports that she is at Sandy Point boat launch and has locked her keys in the vehicle. The caller will contact the Forest Service, if they are unable to help, she will recontact.

Waterway caper

2:40 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports the theft of a boat from his dock. The caller requests a deputy respond. The caller is having a hard time answering the questions over the phone due to age. 2:59 p.m. Club security called to request a description of the boat and will call the office once the info is given.

Finger-lickin’ good

3:02 p.m. Portola. An agent received a report of an illegal camper 1-2 miles south of the baseball fields off Taylor Avenue. A male subject had a BBQ on Forest Service land.

Possession is 9/10 of the law?

3:51 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that her boyfriend will not return her car. The subject’s name was provided. The car has been seen parked nearby. The caller wants to have Crescent Tow get the vehicle. 3:54 p.m. The caller was advised to contact the tow company for an ETA and then call back to advise so that a standby can be arranged. 4: 16 p.m. The caller advised the tow company will not get involved due to this being a civil issue. The caller wanted to wait until the night shift was available to help, she is ok with waiting. 5:13 p.m. The caller is calling back to let us know that the car is no longer at the subject’s home. He has left for an unknown location. 6:43 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requested a civil standby in a few days. The caller will call back when ready.


Episodes 1 and 2

5:17 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports his ex is hitting his trailer and vehicle. The female can be heard in the background hitting things and yelling. The caller said this had been an all-day fight. He was out of town when it started. At some point she attempted to run him off the road. The vehicle was described. The subject’s vehicle is blocking his vehicle. 5:22 p.m. The line disconnected. The caller said that his phone turned off by the cell carrier. He said she is in her vehicle parked behind his and he is unable to leave his vehicle.

Hard to explain

6:04 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports being at a motel and a named subject is trying to fight him. The caller said he tried to go to the gas station to get away, but the subject kept after him, now calling from the motel with his pet snake. 5:50 p.m. The location was given to a deputy in dispatch. 6:12 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the suspect and advised him of a temporary restraining order and all parties agree to keep separated.


Summer help wanted-latrine duty

6:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports vandalism to Sani-huts at the fairgrounds and requests a call on how to proceed with charges. The caller advises several juveniles were seen around 4 p.m. 7:55 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who does not want to press charges but does want a deputy to contact the juveniles. 8:06 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the juvenile’s parents who said that they had the juveniles clean the Sani-huts. No permanent damage was done.


6:37 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a tall white male, who has a black backpack with green straps and is wearing grey shorts, was looking at her kids. When he saw her and her friend, he left that area on a bicycle toward Ridge St. The suspect was unknown. 6:47 p.m. A Sgt. advised to close pending further information.

June 12

Good times!

12:58 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male just spit in a woman’s face as well as her own. The caller also said two named men threw beer at her while driving towards the Plumas Club. 1:26 a.m. A deputy advised the victim is non-desirous to press charges. Civil procedures were provided.


Episode 3

9:53 a.m. Portola. A caller reports vandalism to his motorcycle by a named subject. 8:57 p.m. The caller called to say the vehicle is still in the driveway. The subject broke into the house through the window. The dog was stolen and a note was left for the caller. 9:58 a.m. A Sgt. said the suspect has been staying with the caller in a relationship for over a year. The suspect came to do laundry and get some of her person al belongings. The caller was given proper civil eviction procedures.

Like a lead balloon

11:11 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports his uncle’s boat is sinking at their dock. No one is on board. The information was sent to Boat Patrol. 12:14 p.m. Assistance was completed.

Paddle panic

2:54 a.m. Canyon Dam. Information was received of a kayaker in distress. 3:09 p.m. The subject has been returned to the dam.


Better safe than sorry

2:13 p.m. Chester. A caller reports they have young children coming on to their property and accessing the creek. The caller has spoken to the children’s parents but they are still coming on to the property and they are worried that a child is going to get hurt or drown. 4:35 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who requests the information on file. The caller will call when the children are trespassing. The Sgt. contacted a known subject and provided a trespass warning to her.

Spring slides

2:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a road hazard. Rain and debris are flowing across both lanes of Hwy 70, just below Rogers Flat near the passing lanes. The caller had poor reception. The location was provided to CHP. 2:43 p.m. CHP reports Hwy 70 possible closure from Rock Creek to east of Belden. Multiple reports of slides are coming in. CHP will recontact to confirm locations. 2:45 p.m. CHP advised Hwy 70 closed east of Chips Creek to Rock Creek due to debris flow. 2:58 p.m. CHP requests Search and Rescue to respond east of Rock Creek Dam to assist with stranded vehicles. 3 p.m. Respond to Hwy 70 Rogers Flat and Rock Creek Dam, two mudslides with at least two vehicles stuck between the slides. SAR was paged. 4:29 p.m. CALTrans ETA to Rock Creek is 35-40 minutes.


This ain’t no cow town or hear that long whistle blow

2:32 p.m. Portola. A caller reports noise complaint for the Railroad Museum. The caller said there is excessive horn blowing every weekend. The caller requests a deputy contact them regarding the noise ordinance. 3;24 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller, and they were provided the number to the city and the railroad.

Yes. We like rain

5:22 p.m. Greenville. CAL OES advised of a flash flood warning in the Dixie burn scar.


5:23 p.m. Lake Almanor. A call was relayed from USFS dispatch. The Antelope Campground host reports disruptive campers at Lone Rock Campground, where the store used to be. Eight people in a camp, young adults being disruptive. The camp host said they illegally cut down a tree. The camp host requests a deputy response. USFS doesn’t have an agent on duty. 8:04 p.m. The campground host was contacted and confirmed okay. The deputy contacted the campers who agreed to keep the peace and will be vacating the campsite in the morning. The deputy reports it was a verbal argument only, no trees were cut down.


And the walls come a Tobin down

5:25 p.m. Tobin. A Sgt. was flagged down at Tobin where Jackass Creek is clogged at the top and will cause a flood emergency. PG& E was given the location. 5:37 p.m. There is no access but citizens who are affected are aware and evacuated.