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Sheriff’s Blotter June 9-11: Too many intoxicated drivers, loose dogs, and mischief


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 9-11

Cover your left eye and read the second line …

12:35 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. It is unknown if the driver is sleeping or intoxicated. It is a white sedan or small SUV similar to a Subaru Forester. The call was transferred to CHP. 12:45 a.m. A deputy contacted the subject who is not intoxicated and okay. The subject will be parking his vehicle for the night.

Things that wake us on Commercial St.

3:43 a.m. Portola. A caller reports ongoing issues with a group of four juveniles throwing items at the building. The caller requests contact from the next available deputy. 10:38 a.m. a detective contacted the caller who requested the information be on file. One of the suspects is a juvenile who had an ankle monitor on. Probation was notified.

Tap dancing on Commercial St.

3:47 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a small group of people walking around the roof. The caller requests extra patrol checks. 10:31 a.m. A detective spoke with the caller who is requesting extra patrol checks at night. The caller looked on his roof and there is no damage to his property. No crime. Information on file only at this time.

A cautionary tale

12:47 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a strong smell of propane coming from inside the cab of his garbage truck. He was driving and started to feel dizzy and sick. The caller is parked, and outside of the truck now. 12:50 p.m. Crescent Mills Fire and Indian Valley Fire and PDH ambulance were paged. 1:03 p.m. One patient declined medical transport against medical advice.

Sparky, story about trains

2:15 p.m. Clio. A caller advised there are flames on the railroad tracks on River Road. 2:20 p.m. Graeagle Fire was paged. 2:52 p.m. A unit advised there is a small smoldering fire along the tracks, likely from the train. 2:56 p.m. The fire was extinguished by Union Pacific Railroad employees.

Afternoon beef

4:36 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports cows are loose by the highway on County Road A23. 5:10 p.m. The information was transferred to CHP.

Slippery when … young

8:22 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a baby boy in a diaper with a binkie standing in the road with no parents around. 8:34 p.m. A deputy contacted a known male who returned the child to his residence. 8:57 p.m. The deputy contacted the parent who said the 2-year-old slipped out the front door and he didn’t notice. The child is okay.

Not passed at gas

8:29 p.m. Quincy. A known male subject was stopped at SavMor fuel pumps and transported for testing. 8:43 p.m. The male subject was cited for probation violation and the deputy advised confirming with the jail, via email, the new terms.

Rough housing

9:53 p.m. Portola. A caller reports three dogs in a kennel outside that are barking and fighting. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

No charm school graduates here

10:51 p.m. Portola. A caller reports three aggressive large dogs are loose. The dogs attacked another dog outside that doesn’t belong to her. The dogs are on her porch trying to get into her house. 11:04 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller through a window. The caller said the subject dogs were heard attacking a possible animal in the alley. The deputy was unable to locate any animal in need of assistance and was unable to locate the three dogs. The dogs are described as Pit bulls.


11:54 p.m. Chester. A caller reports they have a dog that wandered into the Emergency Room. The dog had a shock collar that was going off non-stop. The caller is concerned that the dog is being abused due to the dog’s behavior and the dog is skinny. The dog is medium-sized and brown. The owner’s name and number is on the dog tag. The caller was advised not to call the owner. June 10, 12:05 a.m. The caller recontacted to advised that the owner came, walked into the ER doctor’s office, caused a disturbance, took the dog, and left. The caller was told to call, and the staff is requesting contact. 12L14 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller and requested the information be on file that the subject caused a disturbance and then left with the dog.

June 10

Possibly part of the food chain

4:17 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a smaller white dog is stuck in a ditch on Clough St. and requests Animal Control or a deputy come to get the dog. It appears the dog is blind and older and may not be able to get out. 10:20 a.m. A detective advised was unable to locate the dog.

Once again, sensing a pattern

7:38 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a cow in the middle of the road on Hwy A23 at the rock quarry, one mile south of Hwy 70.

More than one way to peel a potato

8 a.m. Quincy. A known male is staying at a local motel and the credit card is not working. The subject is advising he has some type of brain injury. 8:20 a.m. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged for a disoriented male. 8:27 a.m. A detective contacted the caller who said the hospital dropped off the subject a week ago and he needs medical attention due to dementia. The detective requested dispatch page an ambulance to the motel. 8:34 a.m. The detective contacted Social Services who advised they were unable to assist with housing and had the subject stay at the motel. The subject did not return phone calls and they were too busy to go to the motel and contact him. The detective asked if they would respond to contact him today to assist with housing and they stated they would not respond and would contact the subject on Monday. 8:38 a.m. The subject was transported to PDH. 8:51 a.m. The detective passed on the information to PDH regarding Social Services assisting with housing.

River claim

9 a.m. Belden. A 911 text message reports a fall victim one mile above Caribou Powerhouse. PDH was paged. 9:14 a.m. SAR was paged. 9:18 a.m. A second caller reports a male subject is in the water and hit his head and is still in the water. 9:37 a.m. CHP helicopters are responding. The information was given to REMSA to stage a medical helicopter at Belden Forebay Dam. 9:42 a.m. A runner will be standing by at the powerhouse to guide units in. The subject is out of the water but unresponsive with a head injury; CPR is in progress. The subject is a 63-year-old male with two lacerations and no pulse. 10:32 a.m. A deputy confirmed the victim deceased. Enloe Flight Care was released. 3:25 p.m. A Coroner’s Report was filed.

Ominous sighting

11:48 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports a suspicious male wearing a black tank top and grey pants, who pulled something over his head and face, holding nun chucks. 12:16 p.m. CHP is on the scene but not answering status checks, okay for now but requesting a deputy to respond. 12:34 p.m. CHP on the scene is okay and can handle.

Hot dog season

12:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a dog left inside a black Ford F150, license plate provided, parked outside of Round Table Pizza. 1:40 p.m. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

Watch for hazards

7:47 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a rock in the roadway of the southbound lanes south of Spanish Creek Bridge.

June 11

Early start

3:04 a.m. Loyalton. A female driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent, and underage driving with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher.

Double whammy

8:32 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle vs. deer collision on Hwy 70 at Monument Road; both were injured. 8:34 a.m. Sierra Valley Fire and EPHC were paged. 8:41 a.m. Sierra Valley Fire is on the way. 9:37 a.m. One patient was transported to EPHC.

High before noon

10:04 a.m. Chester. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent on Hwy 36 at the North Shore Campground.

On the radar

10:08 a.m. Clio. On an open line could hear someone saying, “You called 9-1-1?” in the background and the phone got hung up. There was no answer on the call back; left a message. 10:10 a.m. Attempted to call back and it went to voicemail immediately. 10:59 a.m. During an area check was unable to locate anyone needing assistance.

We hear you

10:11 a.m. Sloat. A call came in with static only. 10:12 a.m. The line was busy twice on call back and the address was located. 1:01 p.m. A detective advised it appears that no one is home and unable to located anyone in need of assistance.

Smokey mountains

10:13 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports smoke billowing on the north of Hwy 70 off Dotta Guidici Road when the caller saw it. The information was given to USFS.

Undocumented pair cause trouble

12:38 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two loose dogs, almost hit on Hwy 70. One of the two dogs is black and grey, and the other is tan and white. Neither have tags. One has a collar. The caller will try Facebook and will call back if the owners are found. 4:17 p.m. The information was forwarded to Animal Control.

Snug fit

1:37 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a bear in the neighbor’s shed that appears to be stuck and is trying to get out. The information was sent to Fish & Wildlife.

Puttering around

4:50 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports an audible residential alarm that covers the garage and a known person’s residence. 4:52 p.m. The alarm permit is valid until Oct. 2023. 4:54 p.m. Per the caller, the proper code was received and requests to cancel the response. 4:55 p.m. Contacted the homeowner who advised he had a friend returning his golf cart who set the alarm off. No assistance is requested.

Quick reflexes

5:08 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a gas pump wouldn’t stop pumping gas. The caller had to proess the emergency shut off. Gas spilled on the ground. 5:10 p.m. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 5:14 p.m. A voicemail was left for a known person at Hunt and Sons. 5:16 p.m. Hunt and Sons were notified. 5:28 p.m. The card lock command was given. 5:37 p.m. Fire reports the gas company is on the scene and will handle it. Approximately half a gallon of gas was spilled. Nothing further is needed.

Boat patrol

5:19 p.m. Lake Almanor. Boat patrol reports one kayaker on board due to the storm and transported to Almanor Campground. 5:25 p.m. Assistance complete.

A silver alert

5:35 p.m. Chilcoot. A silver alert out of Washington state reports a possible sighting of a victim’s vehicle at Frenchman Lake dam parking lot, a silver Prius with an unknown license plate number. The elderly male has dementia wearing cowboy boots, jeans, and a black Carhartt jacket, 5’5” and 140 pounds. 6:08 p.m. CHP checked the area and was unable to locate any vehicles matching the description. 6:18 p.m. CHP spoke to the parties in the area who saw the matching vehicle and said a subject matching the description is staying at the Spring Creek Campground in a known space. 6:20 p.m. CHP was unable to locate the subject at Spring Creek Campground.

Hitchin’ a ride

5:39 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a known female is trespassing on multiple properties knocking on doors asking people for rides to her boyfriend’s house or to use a phone. While on the line the caller said the subject was angry that the caller was calling and started walking toward the highway. The subject has dark hair and is wearing all dark clothing. 5:45 p.m. The subject left the area agitated and said she was going to walk to Loyalton. 6:47 p.m. A deputy was unable to locate the subject.

Hit and run

6:18 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a known male just came to the residence and broke the windshield of their vehicle. The subject then left the area. 7:25 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Could be shocking

6:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller requested a welfare check on her mother. The caller was on the phone with her mother who then stopped responding. 6:51 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who is okay and was worried about using her phone during lightning.

All fall down

7:18 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a rockslide between the wye and Twain covering the westbound lane. The information was sent to CHP. 7:38 p.m. CHP advised there are four slides between Twain and Caribou with at least two vehicles stuck in between. Caltrans is on the way and CHP is on the scene. No SAR is needed at this time. 7:47 p.m. A hard closure was implemented at the wye.

Dog rock and a hard place

8:07 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports their son is broken down and AAA advised there are no tows available and not available until tomorrow. The caller was transferred to CHP.

And the beat goes on …

8:23 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a pontoon boat is approximately 100 feet from shore playing loud music and parties are being extremely loud. The caller is calling from Knotty Pine RV Park. 8:34 p.m. The caller called again to add that he has binoculars and can see all the parties on the boat are intoxicated and drinking. 8:47 p.m. There is no Boat Patrol on duty. The information is on file.

A contribution to Mother Nature’s show

8:28 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a train derailment with no hazardous materials or injuries. This is notification only; Union Pacific Railroad is on the scene and handling.


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