Sheriff’s Blotter: Lots of fire calls Aug. 3-5

Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No individuals’ names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

            The following is a summary of the activity from Aug. 3 through Aug. 5.

            In this report, the terms RP (reporting party), BOLO (be on the lookout) and occasionally HBD (had been drinking) are used.

ARRESTS

Meadow Valley

            A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with trespassing.

Portola

            A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

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MISCELLANEOUS

Thursday, Aug. 5

Fire reported

            In Portola, a caller said she could smell smoke in the area. She didn’t see any flames but wanted someone to check the area. Eastern Plumas Fire Department was paged. The USFS said their unit was driving the area and it was reported to them. Someone from the unit said it appeared to be smoke from the Dixie Fire and others.

 

Suspicious vehicle reported

            In Greenville, the CHP reported someone located a suspicious vehicle in front of a residence. The CHP spoke to a neighbor who said he didn’t know whose vehicle it was. The CHP also reported that an alarm was going off from the residence. A deputy said it was suspicious only but would order extra patrol checks in that area during the night.

 

A regular zoo

            On the Old Meadow Valley Road, a caller reported that she just heard about six gun shots and then three more about two minutes later. The RP said she is the one who fired the shots. She was trying to shoot a bear that was in her shed then saw a mountain lion and shot at it. She didn’t know if the bear was hit but she was certain the mountain lion was shot. She didn’t know where it went. A sergeant said the homeowner shot at the mountain lion that was trying to get her chickens.

Welfare checks

            In Greenville on Pine Street, a caller requested a welfare check on a relative. It’s unknown if the family member got out of the fire.

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            In Greenville, a woman said that her father called her by way of a fireman’s cell phone. She said he was still at his place and it hadn’t burned.

            Another called requested a welfare check on a man who was refusing to leave the area.

            Also in Greenville a caller requested a check on his friend. He said he hadn’t been able to reach him since the area was evacuated.

            In Greenville, it was reported that a man on Pine Street refused to leave when his sister left.

 

Another welfare check

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                        In Greenville a caller requested a welfare check on her father who refused to leave his place. She last spoke to him a few days before.

Welfare checks

            In Greenville, a caller requested a welfare check on friends. The RP didn’t know if they evacuated or not. A detective contacted one of the men who was safe in Nevada.

            Another in Greenville: another caller requested a welfare check on his friends. The RP didn’t know if they evacuated or not.

            In Greenville, a caller requested a check on a friend that lives in an upstairs apartment.

            Also in Greenville, a caller requested a welfare check on her father-in-law who they hadn’t spoken to for a few years. He lived in an apartment in the Sierra Lodge.

Burglary reported

            In Portola, a caller said that someone broke into a business the night before. Although it was no longer open for business some items were stolen. A deputy contacted the RP who was no longer interested in pursuing the matter. The RP requested extra patrol checks.

Vandalism reported

            In Chester, a caller reported that her nephew possibly broke into her residence while she is evacuated. A deputy said the RP is going to contact the CHP to reported that a trailer was stolen or missing. The RP said she hadn’t been at home for more than two years. She said she would recontact after the evacuations are lifted and she can check the place.

Possible burglary reported

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            A deputy reported assisting another agency by request from the USFS. It was possible that a burglary was in progress. It was a cold burglary and the USFS was going to handle it.

Didn’t want vaccine

            In Quincy, a caller reported a disturbance in the home because a juvenile didn’t want to take the COVID vaccine. A deputy referred them to social services. The RP said his son locked himself in his room following an argument with his mother. A deputy contacted the juvenile and the father who were okay. The information was transferred to the district attorney and social services.

Welfare check requested

            In the Greenville area, a caller requested a welfare check on his grandfather on North Valley Road.

Harassment reported

            In Portola, a caller reported her ex-boyfriend is harassing her by texting through a third party. The RP who said she is feuding with him over a sweatshirt. The deputy was going to try to set up a civil standby to get the sweatshirt later.

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Fire close at hand

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            A caller said he was still at his home at Round Valley Lake and is fighting the fire that is all around him. He was using his own fire truck and equipment. He was requesting help with fighting the fire. The flames were about 100 yards away and coming at him. The information was transferred to the USFS who was going to try to get a water drop on him.

Caller threatened

            In Portola, a caller reported receiving threatening calls. A deputy contacted the RP and the other party who is a victim of a scam. The RP’s phone number is the same as the one the scammer used.

 

Welfare checks requested

            In Taylorsville, a caller requested a welfare check on her brother. The caller didn’t know if he evacuated. The brother contacted the RP, and he was evacuated and safe.

            In Greenville, a caller requested a welfare check on her mother. She didn’t know if her mother evacuated. She doesn’t drive, but has friends who would have helped her. The RP couldn’t receive calls because she was at Bucks Lake and would recontact later for update.

            In Chester, a caller said he called and requested a check on his wife two days ago, but she didn’t come home. He was requesting that someone check on her again. Due to the fire conditions it was unknown if anyone could respond but would follow-up when possible The RP called back and said a man was with his wife.

Theft reported

            In Crescent Mills, a caller said his generator was stolen.

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A long way from home

            A caller reported that a woman picked up her Yorkie in Lemmon Valley outside of Reno when it escaped her yard. The woman took the dog to the Washoe County Animal Shelter. She reported it but then took the dog home with her in Plumas County. The Washoe County facility contacted the woman who has the dog. She was to bring the dog to the shelter but refused to leave it there. The call was transferred to Washoe County.

 

Fire reported

            On Chandler Road at Oakland Camp near Quincy, a caller reported a possible spot fire on the ridge in the burn scar above the road. The information was transferred to the USFS. A woman said she could see a spot fire on Mt. Hough and that information was also transferred to the USFS. Multiple calls were received about it.

Tree on fire

            On Frenchman Road and 25N70, a caller reported that a tree was on fire in his neighbor’s yard. The information was transferred to the USFSF. Sierra Valley Fire Department was paged. The USFS said the fire department could cancel.

 

Fire reported

            In the Mt. Hough burn area above Quincy a fire was reported. The information was transferred to the USFS.

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Odd type of fire reported

            In Greenville, a caller reported having second-hand information about a manure pile that was on fire behind someone’s house. No one was at home there.

Shots fired

            On North Valley Road near Greenville, a sergeant was enroute over shots being fired. A sergeant transported someone from another agency to the residence and would contact someone else the following day. The USFS was to stay clear of that address. The man was armed and fired the shots.

Fire Reported

            On the mountain behind River View Estates near Portola, someone reported that they could see smoke and a red glow coming over the ridge. They couldn’t explain which mountain was involved. The information was transferred to the USFS.

Rough call reported

            In Greenville, a caller was yelling and cursing and was hard to understand. He was on the Crescent Mills Fire Department and was the only person attempting to save a home in the area. He was inquiring where the USFS and CalFire units were. The RP said nobody was helping them save their homes or get out.

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Fire reported

            In Chester at the Lassen Meadows Ranch, a caller requested a CDF crew to come put out a spot fire. The RP said they were there all day, but the fire was near a large 500 gallon propane tank. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Open campfire

            In Sierraville, a caller said she saw an open campfire. The information was transferred to Sierra County.

 

Lending a hand

            In Crescent Mills, a deputy said he was at a residence helping load up some things to help the person get out.

 

Welfare check requested

            In Portola, a caller requested a welfare check on a victim because the RP wasn’t able to contact him. The RP said that when he tried to call he got an odd recording he’d never heard before. The RP said he was like an uncle to the victim, but they were not related. An attempt was made to contact the victim and an automated recording advising the phone number is no longer reachable. A deputy contacted the victim who was fine. The victim said she would contact the RP but didn’t want to speak to him and won’t in the future.

Suspicious situation

            In Chilcoot, a caller said she saw a suspicious man walking around the general area of the store. The CHP said their unit copied the cross traffic and they were enroute from Highway 49 to Highway 70. The CHP checked the area but didn’t find anyone walking around.

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Tuesday, Aug. 3

Suspicious incident reported

            In Mohawk a caller reported that someone was trying to steal his vehicle. There were five people near his truck and another within 50 feet of it. The RP said he had a loaded rifle with him. The RP was unsure if there were still people around his truck. He said it was very dark and he couldn’t see far past his porch. A deputy contacted the RP, and it was just suspicious.

Vandalism reported

            In Portola, a caller reported that sometime in the night someone broke her driver’s side headlight of her vehicle.

Assault reported

            At the Jail, it was reported that someone was assaulted during the night. Both parties were requesting to press charges.

Flareup rep

            At  or near Portola, a caller reported a flareup on the Beckwourth Complex. Multiple 911 hang-up calls were received by dispatch. The information was transferred to the USFS and three engines were going.

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Weapon reported

            In Chester, a caller reported that his brother made threats with a weapon to his friend over moving a boat. The boat was registered to the RP. The RP received a text from his brother telling him of the incident. He had no other details as he is in Arkansas. Someone attempted to contact the person who supposedly moved the boat. A message was left for him to contact dispatch. The individual didn’t point a weapon at him but did have a gun in his hand. He didn’t want contact or to press charges.

 

Harassment, trespassing reported

            In Quincy, a caller requested to speak to a deputy about a problems of being harassed. A detective said the RP was not currently on the property and hasn’t been since June. The RP was going to recontact for an official trespass.

Suspicious load

            On Bucks Lake Road toward Oroville, a caller reported seeing a silver Chevy truck full of possibly stolen fire equipment that was heading toward Oroville. The driver was HBD. The information was transferred to Butte County.

 

 

 

           

           

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