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Sheriff’s Blotter: March 25-28 – more dog bites; vehicles stranded

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

Staff Writer

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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 25-28, 2022

March 25

White wolves

8:26 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a problem with two dogs that are out in the streets often. The dogs have killed chickens and seem to be aggressive. The dogs are two white German Shepherds. The owners live at a specified location. The dogs were out an hour ago but are now possibly back home. The caller requests Animal Control attempt to contact the dog owners. The call was faxed to Animal Control.

Suspicious doings in Meadow Valley

8:38 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports that over the last couple of weeks suspicious subjects have been walking around the neighborhood with flashlights late into the night and early morning. It has been too dark to get a description of the subjects. This morning the caller attempted to talk to the subjects, and they ran away. The caller requests patrol checks of the area, specifically late at night and early mornings, when it is dark. The report was printed for Quincy units.

It’s a mystery

10:48 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports someone is living in the basement of her vacation home. The backyard has an access door on the side of the deck to the basement. Yesterday the door was off the hinges. Today the hinges are back on, and the door is locked. Yesterday when the door was open there was a tarp laid out with personal items and an extension cord into the basement. Country Club security said the caller should call the Sheriff’s Office. 1:04 p.m. A deputy said the residence is secure, and there is no one in the basement.

Rolling with the times

1:36 p.m. Portola. A caller said Fed Ex just delivered four tires and now the tires are missing. 1:43 p.m. The caller called back to say that Fed Ex moved the tires to the garage, so no report is needed.

Definitely a factor

2:45 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports an escaped burn pile on his own property. 2:36 p.m. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 2:49 p.m. The info was given to USFS who already has a unit on the way. 3:19 p.m. The fire is under control.

Not on the grocery list

2:57 p.m. Chester. A caller reports the theft of her wallet while shopping. The store provided video footage of it being taken by a female subject. According to the owner of the shop, the subject is a regular at the store and lives on a specified street, drives an older blue car, but her name is unknown. 3:12 p.m. The caller is outside the suspect’s house, her name is possibly known from a friend. While on the phone the caller confronted the suspect and there was a fight over the wallet. The phone disconnected. Deputies were on a priority call in Greenville. The caller called back and left a message about making a report. 4:45 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who got the wallet back. A report was taken.

It’s a scam

4:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports receiving scam calls from PG&E telling them to pay their bill over the phone. The caller requests the information be on file.

No help from the help

4:23 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports she found a ferret in her driveway and has it in a pet carrier. She requests Animal Control pick it up or advise on where to take it. 4:31 p.m. Animal Control advised that ferrets are illegal in California, and they cannot take it. The caller was advised to find a rescue or release it.

March 26

Something is missing

1:13 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a backpack and medication were stolen from a car a half an hour ago while she was inside a grocery store. The caller just realized it was taken when she got back to Graeagle. 1:44 p.m. The caller said the medication was found under the seat of the car, but the backpack is still missing. 2:24 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who said when she went into the store her vehicle was locked and there is no damage to the car. It is unlikely that the car was broken into, and the backpack was taken. The caller is unsure if she forgot the backpack at home. She will search for the backpack at home and call if it is still missing.

Second strike

1:33 p.m. A neighbor’s dog jumped the fence and bit the caller. The owners of the dog are known. The Pit bull dog is back at home now. The caller was bit in the back of the leg. They are not requesting an ambulance. 2:22 p.m. Animal Control handled.

Looking for adventure … found it

6:08 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports his vehicle is stuck in snow between Diamond Mountain Rd. and Susanville on Road 13 or 14; it’s a dirt road. The caller lost service. 6:10 p.m. The caller requests we let his wife know he is stuck in snow, so she is not worried. The caller lost service every other sentence and continued to recontact via 911. The caller is in a white Ford Explorer by himself. He lives in Taylorsville and took a left on a dirt road in Taylorsville. He headed left from Diamond Mountain Rd. on Road 13 or 14 then drove half an hour. He thinks he is closer to Susanville. From Diamond Mountain he went down the middle road at the fork. The road said it was to Susanville. 6:41 p.m. Attempts are being made to get T-Mobile help. They are not able to get a location, said the phone is powered off or has no service. They are faxing a form to get the last known locations. 6:57 p.m. The caller said that all road signs are burned around him. The last sign he saw was handwritten saying Road 13. He has been driving following Lights Creek, 10-15 miles past Moonlight Valley. He was on a dirt road when he hit snow and got stuck. He is currently on top of a ridge. The GPS on his phone is not working to show him his latitude and longitude. 7:23 p.m. The call finally lasted long enough to get a location from the phone. 9:51 p.m. Assistance complete, all Search and Rescue units can clear and return.


8 p.m. Portola. A caller is hearing an argument between a male and female. It sounds like they are outside; it is unknown exactly where. The female is saying, “get away” to the male. Both subjects are yelling loudly. The caller can only hear them, can’t see them. 8:29 p.m. A female subject was issued a violation for drunk in public.

There are limits

9:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her neighbor is burning something in a large barrel. She is mostly concerned due to the size of the flames, 5-6 feet high flames. Quincy Fire was paged. 10:02 p.m. The fire was located, and the owner was advised to put it out. The owner agreed to extinguish the fire.

DUI alley

11:42 p.m. Cromberg. A female suspect was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and driving with an alcohol blood level exceeding .08 percent on Hwy 70 at Carmack Mine.

March 27

How is that possible?

12:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding being scammed out of $27,790 for the purchase of a tractor. A company was named as the suspect. The caller has already spoken to the bank.

Still not okay or what a bitch

1:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a friend’s child was bitten by a dog while riding a bike. The type of dog is unknown, on Mansell Ave, but it is a female dog. The child is being checked out by an aunt. No medical needed at this time. The information was faxed to Animal Control. 1:31 p.m. The caller called back to get an ETA of when a deputy will come. The location of the call is the home of the owner of the dog, but the name of the owner is still unknown. Past contacts with the address identified the owner. 3:34 p.m. A deputy advised no medical is needed. The dog is fully vaccinated and the owner will quarantine the dog until she speaks to Animal Control.


2:16 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a Subaru is over the side of the road 1.2 miles west of Nakoma. It looks like the vehicle has been there for a while, but it is upside down. There is no one near the vehicle, which is silver in color. The information was transferred to CHP.

Saving on gas

4:33 p.m. Quincy. A male subject’s vehicle was towed by Quincy Tow after he was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a switchblade, and probation violation.

Fire train?

5:08 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a train is possibly on fire; there is smoke coming from it as it passed. The caller can see the railroad tracks from her home. The train is heading toward Portola. Beckwourth Fire was paged. The information was given to Union Pacific. 4:23 p.m. Union Pacific reports the train is hauling gypsum in uncovered cars, and it can give the appearance of smoke on windy days. All units can cancel; there is no fire.

You found it

6:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised he came across a victim on foot who reports his vehicle is buried in snow on top of Mt. Hough at the Taylorsville/Crystal Lake split. It is a Nissan truck of unknown color. The subject is alone with a dog but has no cell phone service. The caller is on a motorcycle and made the call as soon as he had cell service. 6:25 p.m. There is limited snow. CHP was requested to handle, as there are clear roads to the location of the stranded vehicle. CHP will send a unit.

Corralling the rowdies, or is that false imprisonment?

6:46 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports multiple middle school kids involved in a fight at a residence and now the homeowners are holding them in the backyard. 6:51 p.m. An additional report came in from a female reporting a fight in her backyard. Some juveniles are on the scene, other fled on foot. The caller hung up.

March 28

Rural life

8:42 a.m. Quincy. A caller on Redberg Ave. reports noise from a neighbor who is cutting wood all day long. The neighbor is directly to the north of the caller’s location. It is unknown who the neighbor is. 8:59 p.m. A deputy advised the caller that it is normal to cut wood in the area.

Flashback to the good ol’ days of 1960

11:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a mother picked up children at school today and drove away with the children not seat belted in and hanging out of the windows. A 5-year-old was sitting in the front seat with no seat belt.

Foggy on facts

12:03 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports that over the last few days, firewood has been stolen. A suspicious car was reported to be a white Ford, older model Ranger, with two male juveniles, possibly from the Westwood area. The caller will contact the person who gave him the information. 2:03 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said they aren’t sure if anything was taken and will call back if more information is gathered.

There are strong clues

12:46 p.m. Chester. A caller advised her ex has family in Chester and she needs someone to check them and tell them to stop harassing her. Her ex and his girlfriend are hiding inside her cabinets, and she can hear them talking to her. The caller said something about the Chico Police Dept. and what they have done so far. She is requesting a call from a Chester deputy. 1:59 p.m. A deputy advised her to contact Chico PD.

Let me explain it to you

1:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known subject was trespassed from the store and has continually been in the store and is now making snide remarks to employees. It is requested a deputy advise the suspect of the no trespass notice. 2:18 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject regarding the trespass notice and explained what the trespass notice meant. The subject will no longer return to the store.

Hiding in plain sight

7:38 p.m. Quincy. CHP received a report of two male subjects in a fight in front of the Quincy CHP office and adjacent to the tattoo parlor. CHP said it is a fistfight with no weapons. The subjects are a one male with ear gauges and hair tied up and no description of the other subject. One subject had the other down on the ground and was hitting him. The original call was from an anonymous female. The phone rings but unable to leave a message. A deputy will search the area near the tattoo shop. 7:49 p.m. A second attempt to contact the caller resulted in an answer but the party is unwilling to give her name. She was driving by and saw the fight. A deputy was unable to see anyone in need of assistance.

Found the spare key

8:27 p.m. Chester. A caller reports people possibly coming into his residence without permission. The caller believes the subjects have keys, as it is not a forced entry. It is unknown if any property is missing. The caller was last at the residence on March 28. The caller is unable to provide the address details. It is possibly on Myrtle. The caller lives in a travel trailer fifth wheel. 9:21 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and reports suspicious circumstances only.

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