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Sheriff’s Blotter: March 14-17


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 14-17, 2022

March 14

The big haul

3:57 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller advised a suspicious vehicle is driving up and down her street for the last couple of hours. It is a white SUV type vehicle. It is sitting in front of her house across from her bedroom with a flashlight. The caller feels like they are casing the area. CHP was requested. CHP is heading in from Hwy 70 and Rush Creek. 4:23 a.m. CHP is out with the white Chevy pickup at Main and Hwy 89 in Crescent Mills. Three subjects were arrested, two men and a woman. One man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, and an out of county warrant, the woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and the other man was also charged. Three items were logged in for safekeeping along with the vehicle.

Cold comfort

7:07 a.m. Quincy. Medical is requested at the jail for a male with frostbite. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 7:14 a.m. Cancel all fire units. 7:27 a.m. Transporting one to PDH.

It’s a miracle

7:36 a.m. Keddie. A logging truck accident took place on Hwy 70 east of the Wye. There are possibly three vehicles involved in a non-injury accident. Information was sent to CHP.

Afternoon clogging class

12:13 p.m. Virgilia. A caller reports a break in. People are inside of the trailer stomping around. The caller asked the suspects to leave, and they did not. 12:17 p.m. It is unknown who the suspects are or how many people are inside. The caller has left the location and the phone disconnected. Multiple attempts were made to recontact the caller but there is no answer, and the voicemail is not set up. 1:03 p.m. The homeowner is requesting contact. 1:36 p.m. A detective advised no burglary. A subject was identified with an out of county warrant.

Sounds like a big deal

1:36 p.m. Chester. A caller reports vandalism at Butt Valley Powerhouse. The caller reports cut-down com line poles and severed cables.

A case for self-drive vehicles

2:07 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a 2-vehicle accident at Hwy 70 and Blackhawk Road. Injuries are unknown. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. The information was transferred to CHP. 2:28 p.m. Plumas 15 advised no transports for medical care.

Even with daylight savings, it’s not 5 p.m.

3:24 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible intoxicated driver in a white Chrysler. The license plate number was provided. The info was sent to CHP.

A little sublet on the side

4:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone is staying at her location. They just got home and walked in and saw a suitcase full of another person’s things. A suspect name was given and the tenant’s name. 4:08 p.m. The tenant has been away from the location since July. The caller is the landlord.

Another miracle

5:07 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports third hand information of a traffic accident with a vehicle and a motorcycle. The caller doesn’t know if there are any injuries but stated the motorcycle is down. The information was sent to CHP. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 5:21 p.m. A deputy advised being out with the driver, no medical is needed, the same for the motorcycle, no medical needed. 5:36 p.m. CHP will handle it.

Heads up, someone is going to be calling you about me

5:42 p.m. Chester. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about a civil issue. The caller said that his ex-girlfriend is going to be calling saying he took a car. The caller said he just picked it up and he owns it. 5:51 p.m. The info was given to the deputy in dispatch. 6:52 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the caller. The caller requests the info on file that he advised he went and picked up the vehicle that is in both their names. The deputy advised it is a civil dispute and the caller was provided the case number.

Just checking to see if maybe you changed your mind

6:01 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that his ex-girlfriend is violating their restraining order. She has now walked away once the subject saw him calling. She is in a GMC Traverse, silver. 6:15 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and requests the information be on file only.

Oh, and one more thing

6:11 p.m. Quincy. A subject brought into the jail on charges was found with drugs on their person. 6:57 p.m. A deputy advised the subject would be rebooked with possession of drugs added to the prior charges.

Corralled by canine

6:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a German shepherd loose in the area and appears to be trying to bite him and is very aggressive. The caller is unable to leave the area due to being on foot. 6:53 p.m. A deputy advised the dog has been secured back in the yard as best as possible. The dog owner is possibly known and a known address. The deputy forwarded to Animal Control as the dog does appear to be aggressive.

Lucky shot

7:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that while cleaning a gun, it accidentally discharged and shot through the wall and shot the wall of a neighboring trailer. He went next door and the neighbors do not appear to be home. 8:16 p.m. A Sgt. advised contacting the caller and confirmed the accidental discharge. No crime and minor damage to the neighbor’s trailer. The caller left a note for the neighbors.

Burn days

7:40 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that her neighbor is burning a large burn pile with 5-foot flames. She is concerned due to the fire size. 7:43 p.m. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 7:58 p.m. The homeowner was contacted. They were not aware of the burn ban in Portola. They were counseled and the fire was put out.

A trip with my dad

8:47 p.m. Frenchman’s Lake. A caller reports that her son got stuck driving out of Frenchman Lake Road. He is in a silver Dodge pickup with his 13-year-old daughter. It is unknown if they have food or water. The subject’s phone number was provided. 9:16 p.m. The caller was contacted and instructed to have the subject call 911. 9:33 p.m. The caller advised that when her son goes up to the lake, he goes over the dam to Frenchman Campground. The son was just going out for a day drive. 11:01 p.m. The subject was located at 11:39 p.m. and they are currently attempting to get the vehicle unstuck. 11:55 p.m. All parties are unstuck.

Losing touch

9:31 p.m. Virgilia. A caller requests a welfare check on his girlfriend. He was on the phone with her when she said there was suspicious activity at the door. Now the caller is unable to get a hold of her. Her name and phone number were provided. The caller is in custody currently. 9:47 p.m. A deputy requested the jail verify the recording. 9:58 p.m. Contact was made with the subject’s father who said he has not seen her or had good contact with her for some time. The only location he knows of is the one provided by the caller. The jail advised the recording does sound legitimate. 10:19 p.m. The subject is okay; she has family staying with her for the night. The information was relayed to the caller and the father.

March 15

Rocking the boat, … trailer

3:17 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a subject is outside her camp trailer jumping on the hitch. While on the phone the caller said the subject left the area. There is no CHP unit in the area.

Watch for this vehicle

4:51 a.m. Quincy. CHP requests to be on the lookout for a stolen vehicle out of Westwood. It is a 1983 Ford Bronco, blue with a white top. The license plate number is 1JF658.

Falling rocks

5:45 a.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a rockslide one mile south of Canyon Dam. 6:42 a.m. Another caller reported the rockslide at the same location.

Cold crop

7:58 a.m. Twain. A caller reports a possible marijuana grow. 8:51 a.m. Info was sent to Drug Enforcement units.

Forget something?

8:32 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a vehicle has been in the parking lot since last Wednesday. It is a white Chevy 4-door truck, license plate number PGX0461, Texas. 9:28 a.m. The vehicle returns as clear, and the caller was advised that they can tow the vehicle at their expense.

Mobile home

9:44 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a man has been living in his truck outside of his residence that was condemned. 10:24 a.m. A deputy advised contacting the subject who said he is living in his vehicle but has been in contact with Social Services regarding moving into a different location.

Slow drain

10:53 a.m. Quincy. The Sheriff’s Office reports a caller reporting a possible fraud from a bank account. Money has been taken from an account; $12,000 may have been taken over a period of time, over the last year. 10:56 a.m. The caller does not have an address and requested to meet with a deputy. 1:01 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller and reports no crime.

Petty theft

1:23 p.m. Portola. A market reports theft of a facemask and a light. A suspect was named.

Prank call

2:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an alleged jail Sgt. called his wife and stated she missed a court date and now has citations, and she needs to turn herself in. The number that called the wife was provided. The wife is unaware of any court date she had or missed. 2:47 p.m. A deputy contacted the victim, and she requested the information be on file, no crime.

Cheaper than stolen gas

2:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone has broken the gas cap on his or her vehicle.

We care

2:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a subject. PDH has gotten bad labs back on the subject and is concerned. The subject is possibly suffering from low blood sugar, and they haven’t been able to get a hold of the subject. The labs were drawn at 12:04 p.m. and they have been unable to reach him since then. He lives alone. 2:47 p.m. The caller advised they were able to speak to the subject.

Elevation + flatlander = Airhead

2:56 p.m. Chester. A caller reports someone just walked out of the store with a cart full of items and did not pay for anything. They are in their mid-20’s, tan slacks, and a bright red graphic sweatshirt. They left in a white Ford truck with a dirt bike in the back. The suspects turned right out of the parking lot. The suspect did mention he was from Chico.

Coming or going?

3:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone cut 50 feet of fence at the location and requests information on file. She will call back if she finds any more damage.

Common traffic zone

4:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she hit a deer and requests a CHP to dispatch a deer on Hwy 70 at the Feather River RV Park. The driver sustained no injuries. The call was transferred to CHP.

That won’t work

4:36 p.m. Chester. A caller reports someone stole old checks from a closed bank account. The bank called and stated a suspect tried to use a check. The suspect was named. A deputy will follow up.

Did the chickens cross the road?

5:17 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a neighbor’s Pit Bull attacked their chickens. None are dead but two are injured. The dog owner was named. The caller requested a call from Animal Control in the morning.


6:01 p.m. Portola. A subject on parole was issued a violating the terms of release for a felon.

Liquid libation

6:29 p.m. Portola. A person stopped at the substation to report six juveniles in the alley with alcohol. All juveniles were identified. Two were counseled and released to their parents.

Joy ride

6:52 p.m. Bucks Lake Wilderness. A caller reports a party stuck in the snow on Bucks Lake / Oroville Hwy near Four Trees and Wildcat Creek. There are three subjects with at least a quarter tank of gas but no food, no water, and unknown amounts of proper clothing. They are 4 miles from Wildcat, 6 miles from Coyote Gap and 12 miles off Hwy 70. They are possibly by Four Trees staging area in 2 feet of snow driving a silver F250 diesel truck, two miles from the pavement. One female was named with a phone number. The caller was advised to have the victim call 911 so that the location can be pinged from the phone. 7:43 p.m. The subjects are stranded near Frog Rock. 7:44 p.m. Search and Rescue were paged. 8:04 p.m. The caller called again and said the subjects have been stuck since some time yesterday. One individual walked out to Four Trees Road and Hwy 70 where the caller picked him up. The most likely location is Bucks/Oro Hwy and USFS road 23N18. The caller advises they will meet SAR on the back road at the start of the snow. Dispatch phone sent a text message to the caller to keep the line of communication open if needed. SAR reported being at Bucks Lake/Oro Hwy near Frog Rock at Bucks Lake. Feb. 16, 12:56 a.m. The rescue unit reports transporting a subject to the pickup location and all are loaded up and on the way to Quincy.

And along comes a stranger

7:23 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller requests a welfare check on a brother. He checked himself out of Enloe this morning after being in the Intensive Care Unit for the past week. The caller last spoke to him Saturday, but he spoke to a different family member this morning. The caller said the victim’s girlfriend reportedly paid a stranger $100 to pick the brother up from the hospital. 7:47 p.m. The subject’s son also called and is requesting a welfare check. 8:47 p.m. A second caller said they spoke with the girlfriend and her neighbor picked up the victim. 9:20 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who is not requesting a missing person’s report at this time, solely wants the possible places the subject would be to be checked. 9:47 p.m. A deputy was unable to contact the subject, the subject’s son, or girlfriend.

After dark

7:30 p.m. Keddie. A male subject was arrested and booked on a charge of driving with a suspended license that was due to a DUI.


11:34 p.m. Greenville. A male subject was arrested on charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation. The subject was advised the terms of probation.

March 16

Jailhouse Spam’s not just for breakfast

5:14 a.m. Quincy. The jail reports receiving several spam calls from a specified number. The voicemail associated with the number states that it is the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division. No name was given, and the male voice has a southern accent. No names were provided. The number has called several times. One time the caller said they were Sgt. Kelly looking for information about a case. It is requested that detectives be made aware of this.

 Dangerous behavior

9:49 a.m. Portola. A caller reports someone shot out his windows in his home and is slandering his name around town. Two suspects were named. The caller is not currently at home but requests a call back. 1:15 p.m. A criminal report was made.

Thieving crows and squirrels

10:16 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports small items have been stolen from her yard within the last couple months. She is not wanting to report the theft but requests extra patrol checks. The caller will be out of town from tonight until late Monday.

The benefits of being alone

10:24 a.m. Portola. A caller reports his mother called him advising his brother is out of control throwing things around and causing a general verbal disturbance with the mother and she feels unsafe. There are unknown weapons. 10:44 a.m. A deputy contacted the male half who agreed to keep the peace. The female half was gone upon arrival. No probation violation on the male half.


11:46 a.m. Maybe. A caller reports an abandoned, or possibly abandoned vehicle on his street. The grey Honda Civic has been on the road since this morning. The information was sent to CHP.

Quick turnaround

3:21 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports verbal abuse with a named subject. The caller just moved in to the subject’s house and he is now asking her to leave. The caller was notified there would be a delay in response due to no units in the area. The parties are separated. 4:11 p.m. A second caller advised the female half is screaming and refusing to leave and unloading her truck. There is no physical contact, a verbal argument only. There is possibly drug use involved. No weapons. CHP will see where their units are. 4:57 p.m. A Sgt. advised the female half agreed to leave. 5:56 p.m. The second caller recontacted to say the female half did not leave. 6:59 p.m. A deputy said there is no argument. The female half is still just attempting to pack her stuff and the male party is mad that she hasn’t left yet.

Passionate gamer

4:07 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports his son is having a mental health episode, screaming at parents, and throwing things and nothing is calming him down. The caller originally asked for an ambulance to sedate him but then said he thinks no one can help him. The caller handed the phone to another person who advised no help is needed. While on the line the caller said the juvenile has calmed down and he is not requesting assistance at the time. He will recontact if things escalate again.

Oops. That’s a boo boo

4:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he witnessed a vehicle vs. vehicle hit and run. The caller is not involved, only witnessed it. The black F150 backed into the red Explorer and drove away. No one is in the victim’s vehicle. The information was sent to CHP.

Drunk driver

9:50 p.m. Keddie. A male was arrested on Hwy 70 at Goat Hill on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.

Extended stay

11:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an abandoned vehicle at the end of her driveway on East Main Street, a green Ford SUV.

March 17

Dog protests for day shift

12:21 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports that a neighbor’s dog has been barking for the last week starting at 8 or 9 p.m. and then continues all night. The caller is unsure of the address. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

After hours

2:20 a.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on Main and Honeybear for driving while intoxicated probation violation and charged with driving while license suspended for a DUI.

Puppy knows the rules

9:59 a.m. Quincy. Animal Control is following up on a report of a stray dog on Chandler Road. 10:14 a.m. Animal Control reached the dog, who was on his own porch.

The prank continues

11:47 a.m. Chester. A caller received a call from a specified number saying he was an officer Perez from the Plumas County Jail, and she was in trouble. The caller was advised it was a scam call and the information would be on file. Cross check of the phone number returns as a cell phone. No calls have been received by dispatch from the number.

Virtual losses

11:56 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports fraudulent activity on his Wells Fargo account and Venmo account. The caller has already talked with his bank but needs to make a report. There was $900 taken from Wells Fargo, and $1500 loss from Venmo. A criminal report was filed.

It’s no surprise

2:14 p.m. Chester. A repo agent advised that they are going to repossess a vehicle on Main St. The vehicle owner is aware. The silver 2017 Dodge 1500 was repossessed at 2:24 p.m.

Call before you dig, check before you cut

2:25 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports the neighbors cut a tree down on her property while she wasn’t home. 3:05 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the neighbor who is unsure of the property line and will contact the caller to work it out. No further assistance is needed. The parties will call back if more is needed.

Gas prices are up

2:34 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports he got $15 worth of gas at a station in Portola on March 2 but was charged $115. The caller attempted to contact the store but has been unsuccessful. The caller cancelled the card but is requesting a call back. 3:03 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who requests the information be on file. The caller will attempt to work it out with the store and is unsure if theft occurred or if it was an error.

Partners in crime

4:39 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his dog got hit by a gray Ford F150 on Hwy 70 in front of Dollar General and the vehicle drove away. The dog is likely dead and still in the roadway.

No note

8:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a hit and run to his vehicle sometime last night at the college dorms resulting in vehicle damage.

Funeral pyre                 

10:12 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a large burn pile by the cemetery. She thinks someone is next to it but is unsure. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 10:24 p.m. The cemetery is burning tonight for a funeral tomorrow, no response is needed.

Drawn in

10:28 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a verbal argument with her husband. She asked him to leave, and he refused. Now they are having an argument, verbal only, never physical, and she is requesting assistance with having him leave. The caller agreed to separate from the subject. The subject husband is intoxicated and has no weapons. 10:33 p.m. The subject has now left the residence on foot in an unknown direction. No further assistance is needed but she requests the information be on file of the argument. 10:38 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and will be on the lookout for the subject.

Rock on

11:01 p.m. Chester. A caller requests a deputy go ask the bar to turn their music down. She lives across the street and can hear the music in her home. 11:23 p.m. A deputy checked the location, the music was not unreasonable. The deputy spoke to a patron who said he would go in and tell the bartender to turn the music down.

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