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Sheriff’s Blotter March 2-7: Vehicles stuck in snow, people deal with mental health issues

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 2-7

March 2

45,000 Pounds is not enough weight

4:49 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports he is stuck in approximately 2 feet of snow on Gold Lake Highway, approximately 3-4 miles from Hwy 89. The caller reports he is in a Swift semi-truck pulling a heavy box load. 4:59 a.m. Swift called and has communication through radio with the driver and provided the same coordinates and advised the road did not have a closed sign and GPS led the driver that way. The driver is okay and has plenty of fuel for warmth, pulling 45,000 pounds. 5:30 a.m. The location was provided to CHP. 5:35 a.m. CHP will respond at daylight, but requests County Roads also respond as the road is not plowed. 5:38 a.m. County Roads will respond to Gold Lake Highway to plow. 10:02 a.m. County Roads was able to plow to the subject.

Missing the punchline

5:57 a.m. Lake Almanor. A male caller reports his family asked him to pay rent. The caller started laughing loudly and hung up. 6:01 a.m. The caller recontacted again via 911 and said, “Sorry, this is the last time I’m gonna call,” laughed and hung up. 6:19 a.m. A female caller requests assistance with their son. The subject has not slept in 4 days and has been threatening family and wrecking the house. The subject hit the caller and has been asking her if she “wants to die,” also threatened multiple time to burn the house down with everyone inside. This has been happening for multiple days, but it is really escalating since last night. Three other adults are in the residence. The caller advised all parties are in the master bedroom and the subject is somewhere else in the house at the moment. 7:53 a.m. The original male caller called back on 911 rambling about losing his hat in Susanville. 9:50 a.m. A detective and a Sgt. advised a 5150 hold was placed. 11:37 a.m. The subject was released to Behavioral Health, 5150 hold was placed.

Feeling special

7:13 a.m. Portola. A caller is reporting an illegal parked vehicle, blocking snow removal. The subject was given a warning to remove the vehicle. 7:32 a.m. The mother of the registered owner requests to speak to someone, she is upset because they only gave them two hours to remove the vehicle. The caller is also upset because others were not forced to move their cars.

When you find the one that fits …

7:50 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports he lost his hat in Susanville and it was a special hat.


9:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her car was stolen. She hired people to move snow for her and she believes they took her car, a 2000 Subaru Impreza, silver. The keys were (hidden) in the vehicle. The call was transferred to CHP. 6:13 p.m. Be on the lookout for the vehicle.

Really inconvenient

11:41 a.m. Portola. EPHC ambulance requested Fire paged for a lift assist. EPFD was paged. 12:01 p.m. Assistance complete. 12:18 p.m. Medic 4 requests Fire to return to help them get unstuck. EPFD paged to return. 1:04 p.m. Assist complete again.

Time to think

1:41 p.m. Blairsden. A caller advises she was just in a spin out and is stuck on Hwy 70 at Camp Layman, no injuries, in a green Jeep Cherokee.

Enjoying the quiet of winter

3:23 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests a welfare check on sister, spoke to last month, not suicidal, she has not been able to reach her. The work location was provided, the home address was unknown. The information was given to the Sgt. in dispatch at 6:30 p.m. 8:07 p.m. The Sgt. contacted the subject via phone who is okay, just doesn’t want contact with her family right now.

Dry city

4:46 p.m. Portola. A caller advises there is not water for the City of Portola residents, broken water main with an unknown duration. 8:53 p.m. A code red was sent. Boil water notice. The City of Portola has issued a boil water notice for the next 48 hours. The leak has been temporarily repaired. Expect full water pressure by midnight tonight. Boil water for 1 minutes prior to use. Boil water notice and updates on cityofportola.com

It’s a classic

4:52 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a traffic collision with injuries. A single driver needs medical. A Ram 1500 was parked and was hit by the driver of a Chevy Malibu. The call was transferred to for medical services and the location was given to CHP.


4:53 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports a Ford Explorer off the road with no injuries on Butterfly Valley Road. The caller advised he will call a tow truck, no assistance needed.

I can see you

5:14 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a stolen iPhone. The caller said they can see that the phone is currently being charged and shows a pin at an RV park in Maybe. The subject is unknown. The caller believe they lost it in the parking lot during the snowstorm. 6:20 p.m. The caller recontacted and advised the phone was located, no further assistance is needed.

Additional hazard removal

7:57 p.m. Chester. A female driver was arrested on Riverside Ave. on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 percent.

March 3

On pause

10:13 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a male subject slumped over the wheel and passed out does not believe the subject needs medical, is breathing but believes he is intoxicated. The call was transferred to CHP. 12:33 p.m. CHP was given the location and a male subject was arrested on a charge of drunk driving.

Unnecessary hazard

5:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports being at Pioneer Elementary School on Mill Creek where kids under the bridge are throwing snowballs at vehicles, and hit the caller’s windshield. It is 2-3 kids of unknown ages in dark clothes. 5:59 p.m. Unable to locate the juveniles.

To the hospital

10:51 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a non-responsive female, it is unknown what happened. The subject was sitting in a chair and just passed out and fell on the floor. The subject has not had much to drink since arriving at the bar. The caller was unable to determine if the subject is breathing or not. Multiple subjects are yelling loudly in the background. The subjects’ name was provided. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC ambulance were paged. 11:09 p.m. The subject was transported to EPHC.

March 4

Government affairs

10:02 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that someone has stolen part of his GI bill. The caller stated that someone hacked into his Department of Defense account and stole money. The information was given to the Sgt. in dispatch. 10:24 a.m. The Sgt. contacted the caller and the caller said that it may just be a mistake and is no longer requesting assistance. The caller said he will contact the Veteran’s Affairs police if anything was taken.

Daytime nightmare

11:42 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that she is housesitting and noticed a male walking up the driveway carrying a bat. The subject turned around and walked across the street and caused a verbal argument with the neighbor. The caller is unsure if the subject is still at the neighbor’s house due to not seeing anyone or hearing the yelling. The subject is in all black clothing with a bat. 11:51 a.m. The caller recontacted and said that the subject broke out all the windows on a vehicle parked in the driveway. The caller said the vehicle is not hers but belongs to the friend she is housesitting for. The caller confirmed the subject is no longer at the residence and has possibly returned to his residence. The caller gave the possible address of the subject. 2:23 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller and the homeowner who said that the subject is living in the mother-in-law unit and has been having some behavioral issues. The Sgt. confirmed that no one else is at the residence. A neighbor advised she is also going to bring her dogs in the home for officer safety. 4:03 p.m. The subject was taken to EPHC to speak to the doctors for behavioral health issues.

More hazards from snow

3:45 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a welfare check on an elderly woman who lives alone. The caller said she does not know the subject but stated she was helping another elderly woman go to the subject’s home and when the subject opened the door the smell of kerosene was coming out of the woman’s home. The caller also said that the heater’s exhaust appeared to be covered with snow. 4:32 p.m. A detective said the subject is okay and assistance is complete.

March 5

A long road to hoe

4:44 p.m. Maybe. An open line 911 call, the caller picked up and stated her phone keeps calling 911. There is no emergency, she and her husband are plowing their 5-mile driveway.

Flash crash

4:44 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that a known female drove by and smashed the caller’s front windshield.

Help on the way … tomorrow

6 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports their personal bulldozer broke down in the middle of the road to their house. The caller wanted the Roads Dept. to know so they don’t turn in and have to back out or hit the dozer. The mechanic is hopefully coming tomorrow.


8:25 p.m. Chester. A caller reports an argument with his wife who is throwing things around the house. The wife suffers from illness. 9:01 p.m. The subjects want deputies to cancel. The caller will contact a local deputy tomorrow. Both parties agreed to try to keep the peace tonight. 9:28 p.m. A deputy contacted both parties via phone who agreed to keep the peace for the night. No further assistance.

March 6

Gonna be a little late to work

8:06 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle into the snowbank. The female is still in the car. The information was sent to CHP.

Just needed a smoke

4:51 p.m. Portola. A subject is in the dental clinic smoking something. The caller believes the subject was just released from EPHC and they want him removed from in front of the clinic. While on the line, the subject left and went back to EPHC. The information was given to a unit to do a check in the area. 5:08 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area and unable to locate, will contact staff to confirm they are okay. The deputy advised staff confirmed they are okay and were unable to locate the subject. The subject deputy will also check with the ER staff.

We’ve got footprints

5:28 p.m. Graeagle. A caller requests a welfare check on his sister. He lives out of the area and has not been able to get a hold of her for the past 6 days. 6:01 p.m. A deputy advised no contact at the door, however there are footprints in the snow from today and the deputy spoke to a neighbor how saw the subject and the subject appeared to be okay. The caller will contact the caller and advise him.

Hit and run

6:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reported a traffic accident. He was inside the mill working and just returned to his vehicle to find someone hit it. The call was transferred to CHP.

Process interrupted

6:55 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. A female was arrested for a Nevada warrant only.

Rinse and repeat

8:14 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was cited on a charge of probation violation.

March 7

First call

7:03 a.m. Vinton. A caller reports she just crashed and overturned her car. It is unknown if she is off the road. She is not injured. The caller was transferred to CHP. 7:07 a.m. The second 911 call was received. 7:11 a.m. CHP requested an ambulance, the caller is advising she may be injured. EPHC and Sierra Valley Fire were paged. 7:23 a.m. Per EPHC on scene, possibly still in Sierra County. 7:51 a.m. Ambulance advises the patient declined medical against medical advice.


8:24 a.m. Portola. A caller reports the City plows are putting too much snow in his driveway and he can’t deal with it. He tried calling the City – he wants us to do something. The information was given to City Hall.

Digging deep

9:41 a.m. Blairsden. A caller is snowed in and needs help shoveling out. He has no friends or family that can help. He will try social media. The caller was advised we would try to find someone to assist. 9:56 p.m. The information was given to a subject who will contact the caller and try to help him.

Do those Bobbys wear socks in the winter?

10:47 a.m. Keddie A caller reports having a problem with bobcats and would like Fish & Wildlife notified.

Downtown high-rise

11:26 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she just high-centered her vehicle on Main St. in front of the courthouse, no injuries, in a Jeep Cherokee. The call was transferred to CHP.

Father and son

11:36 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an ex-employee is in the store and causing a disturbance. The subject’s father is also in the store causing problems. 11:49 a.m. A Sgt. advised the subject left prior to arrival.

Frustration overload

1:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that her neighbor was trying to pull into his driveway got mad, backed up his vehicle then drove forward and crashed into her fence and other parked vehicles. The call was transferred to CHP. 1:19 p.m. CHP contacted and requested a deputy for the caller and the subject in a verbal argument with unknown weapons. The information was given to deputies in dispatch. 2:01 p.m. The deputy advised contact with the caller. The caller said CHP was there and took a report and no further assistance is needed.

MORE snow

2:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports they received a call from a subject saying she cannot get out of her driveway due to the snow. The subject has a private driveway and is unable to clear it. 4:41 p.m. Multiple attempts were made to find assistance for the subject, but unable to find someone to assist. 5:08 p.m. Th subject was advised that we are attempting to find her assistance.

Thanks for the help

4:50 p.m. Quincy. A medical unit requested a deputy. Their patient’s wife will not let him into the house after they shoveled his walkway. 5:03 p.m. A deputy advised the patient is being returned to the hospital. No further assistance is requested.

Out of the frying pan

6:13 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a small grease fire in the kitchen. Quincy Fire was paged. 6:33 p.m. Assistance complete.

High octane

7:44 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports a single vehicle traffic collision with no injuries. The female driver is possibly inebriated. The call was transferred to CHP.

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