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Sheriff’s Blotter: March 11-13 – cars vs. lions and bears

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 March 11-13, 2022

March 11

Next call: AAA for a dead battery

6:35 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a subject that appears to be asleep in a Uhaul truck in the front parking lot. The truck is backed near the front door and has its wipers on. The truck has been there for a couple hours. 6:41 a.m. The location was given to CHP to assist. 6:49 a.m. A CHP unit checked on the driver who is okay and was just resting. No further assistance is needed.

Search, Rescue, Arrest

8:13 a.m. Quincy. CHP reports there is an overturned vehicle subject on the side of the roadway on Bucks Lake Road at Slate Creek; it’s a black GMC Terrain. Quincy Fire, Meadow Valley Fire and PDH were paged. 8:30 a.m. Search and Rescue was paged as the response units said they checked the area and did not locate anything on the roadway. 10 a.m. CHP reports the arrest of a male on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level beyond .08 percent, and probation violation.

Word to the wise

9:16 a.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports break-ins to several storage units.


9:40 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a 15-year-old boy behaving incorrigibly, being verbally abusive, and it is escalating. Assistance is requested. 9:43 a.m. The child has now gotten in the vehicle and the Grandpa is taking him to school now. 1:24 p.m. The caller called again to say they no longer request assistance.

Let’s not call it love

10:20 a.m. Delleker. CHP transferred a caller who states her ex is knocking on her door. The subject drove there. All windows and doors are locked. She had to kick him out last night. He took all his property last night. He is now in the home and wants the caller to walk to him. The suspect is now going back to his vehicle. The suspect is now driving away in a 2007 blue Honda Civic. The caller just wants a call back from a deputy. 2:02 p.m. The caller called again and now requests contact at a specified address. 3: 39 p.m. A deputy advised doing a patrol check at the address requested. The deputy contacted the suspect outside the apartments and he agreed to move along.


11:19 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests a welfare check on a known person due to some health problems. The house is possibly condemned so if he is not at the residence he may be at another specified address, and his phone number was provided. 11:31 a.m. Code Enforcement advised they were just in contact with the victim who is requesting entrance back into the house to get some items. Code Enforcement requested a deputy go along as well. 12:32 p.m. The victim was contacted at the residence and he is okay. The deputy and the subject called the caller as well.

Red Jeep

4:20 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle driving with wanton disregard for safety, all over the road and speeding. The vehicle is a 4-wheel drive red Jeep. The info was sent to CHP.

Family vs. deer

4:52 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a vehicle accident. It was difficult to get any info, the only thing heard was a female screaming. The info was transferred to CHP. Graeagle Fire was paged, and EPHC. The caller reports he hit a deer. His wife is complaining of a head injury and there is a baby in the vehicle. The call was transferred to EPHC. 6:43 p.m. One was transported to Renown.


6:29 p.m. Portola. A caller reports theft of liquor. The caller attempted to run after juveniles that ran toward the school. There were six children, 3 boys and 3 girls.

Failure to appear no longer a mystery

6:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an argument with a child’s mom, verbal only. The named mother has been using drugs. There are no weapons and the parties are separated. The information was sent to CHP. 9:21 p.m. CHP advised both parties are separated and agreed to keep the peace.

Bearly awake

9:15 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a single car traffic accident on Hwy 89 at the Canyon Dam boat launch turn. It is a vehicle vs. bear accident with minor injuries. The vehicle is pulled over to the shoulder, and there are three passengers in the vehicle. 9:19 p.m. CHP requests a deputy, the CHP unit is from Susanville. An ambulance was requested from Greenville for mutual aid. PDH was paged. 9:25 p.m. CHP reported they have contacted AAA Lake Almanor Towing and they are on the way. 9:52 p.m. Plumas 12 advised no medical is needed.

March 12

All gassed up

12:21 a.m. Chester. A deputy requests a second unit and a tow truck. Lake Almanor Tow advised they are extending a tow to Crescent Mills. They have a second driver available and will be coming from Westwood. A male was cited on driving without a valid drivers license and a female was booked on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.


3:14 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports that a subject is banging on the back and front door, and yelling at the caller. There are unknown weapons; the caller cannot see the subject. 3:43 a.m. The caller called again and said the subject has now left the residence and the method of transportation is unknown. The subject’s clothing was described, but the caller is no longer requesting contact and just requests patrol checks in the area. 3:54 a.m. A deputy checked the residence and was unable to locate the subject. The deputy and CHP will be on the lookout for the subject.

Alone and scared

3:57 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that there are two to three people around her house. She cannot see them but can hear them outside talking and making threatening statements. The caller is not requesting contact, just extra patrol checks. 4:36 a.m. A deputy checked the residence and is unable to locate anyone or anyone around the property.

Taking it too far

8:51 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a female subject throwing items at a male and she had a shovel trying to hit him. The male subject ran down the street. The female subject was arrested on a charge of corporal injury to a spouse, and assault with a deadly weapon.


9:22 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a named female refused to exchange a child because his mother was in the car. The female said that when she showed up the male half had several family members in the parking lot and she felt intimidated, so she left. 9:27 a.m. Both parties are requesting contact.

Escaped burn pile

4:33 p.m. A caller reports an escaped burn pile. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 4:37 p.m. A second caller reports approximately a quarter acre fire. USFS was paged. 5 p.m. A caller advised the fire is still spreading and getting closer to the trees. 7:16 p.m. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were released from the scene by USFS. They will handle it.

Checked out of the “car” motel

4:49 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a male subject is slumped over in a black Nissan Altima. It is unknown if the subject is just sleeping or in need of assistance. The info was sent to CHP to respond. 5:01 p.m. CHP is unable to locate the driver of the vehicle, it is unoccupied at this time. 5:18 p.m. CHP contacted the driver who is okay.

Odd Thomas

6:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports ongoing harassment from the neighbors. 7:15 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who wants the information on file that the neighbor’s kids are yelling odd things at her. The deputy provided civil procedures.

It’s your party, you can yell if you want to?

8:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that her neighbor is shooting off fireworks from his residence. 8:31 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who denied having or setting off fireworks. The subject is having a birthday party and agreed to keep the peace. 8:35 p.m. The caller stated the subject is now outside yelling toward her residence and playing the music outside.

A feeling of loss

10:09 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about ongoing theft issues. 10:50 p.m. The caller has no proof of theft, they can only hear the suspects but cannot see them in the area. They request patrol checks in the area. She will recontact if she locates anything. The deputy advises the caller may be having mental health issues. The deputy will complete patrol checks through the night. March 13, 1:37 a.m. A deputy advised patrol check complete and was unable to locate anyone in the area and unable to locate anything suspicious.

Not sure, but something is off

11:04 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy come check on a subject. The male appears to need some form of help. The caller said he does not appear to need any medical aid but possibly needs other assistance. The caller said that she has never seen the subject before. The subject is going to be sitting on the wooden park bench next to the car wash. 11:14 p.m. A Sgt. said the caller said the subject left on foot prior to the Sgt.’s arrival. He will look around the area. 11:18 p.m. No one needing assistance was found.

March 13

After the love

12:17 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that a subject is violating a restraining order. The subject has been attempting to contact her via text messages. She requests contact in the morning due to the hour of night. 12:37 a.m. The caller called again to add that the subject also stole their child’s social security card and other insurance info. She requests a call from a deputy first due to not knowing when she will be able to speak to someone tomorrow. 9:01 a.m. The caller called back via 911 requesting contact from a deputy. 9:16 a.m. The caller contacted again on 911 and stated we haven’t contacted her and if we do contact her she won’t be in this County. 9:42 a.m. A deputy advised making contact and the caller requests the information on file.

Fuel is SO expensive

12:43 a.m. A caller requests to speak to a deputy. She thinks someone stole her fuel from the fuel tank. Her heater stopped and she checked her tank and it’s empty. She just had fuel delivered last week. 1:10 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller. There are suspicious circumstances only. The caller does not remember the last time she bought fuel. The caller will contact her fuel provider to check the tank and heater. 12:26 p.m. The caller stated there is a small leak in the tank but doesn’t believe all the fuel leaked out but will call back if something changes.

Go away

6:36 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports two men with flashlights walking around the property and looking in windows. The caller has cameras and the suspects were seen around 5:30 a.m. this morning. 10:44 a.m. The caller said her neighbor went and checked the residence and found no signs of forced entry.

Good morning, sweetie

6:40 a.m. Sierraville. A caller reports some form of a domestic violence or argument with her boyfriend. The caller can be heard screaming, “Give me my phone back.” The male subject can be heard in the background yelling at the female caller. The call was transferred to Sierra County.


11:51 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a snow pole is leaning into the southbound lane and took off his mirror. The information was transferred to CHP.

Thanks for calling back

12:26 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding assault from the Nevada government. 1:30 p.m. A detective contacted the caller who stated he has an appointment with Behavioral Health tomorrow at 9:30. The caller is not requesting any further assistance.


1:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone is shooting above the Harlem Club in the woods, about 20 shots were fired about 10 minutes ago. 3:56 p.m. Nothing was located.

Drug side affects

7:47 p.m. Portola. A female advised that a male suspect broke down the door then choked her out. The location is unknown and medical was refused. The suspect was described. 7:50 p.m. The suspect has a big knife on his side. He broke down the back door and is on drugs. He possibly left in a grey vehicle. Contact with the male was not made.

Mountain Lion

9:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a case file for a vehicle vs. mountain lion accident. No damage, the mountain lion ran off. The location was at the Greenhorn Creek Bridge and Hwy 70.


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