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Sheriff’s Blotter March 27-30: Snow still causing problems around the county


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 27-30

March 27

Early morning

12:11 a.m. Quincy. A 911 open line, loud ringing on the line, nothing else heard. 12:13 a.m. The caller called back reporting she is having possible heart troubles, has high blood pressure and requests to speak with medics. The caller was transferred to REMSA. 12:14 a.m. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 12:40 a.m. Transporting one.

Celebrating spring

10:29 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports an ongoing problem with his neighbor shooting off bottle rockets, usually around 8 p.m. or 6 a.m., it’s not happening right now. The suspect’s name is unknown and the location is possibly known. He will call when it is happening. The information was given to patrol.

That’s cold

11:16 a.m. Beckwourth. A car was parked on Hwy 70 at A23 and when the caller returned the passenger rear window was broken. 12:14 p.m. The caller reports nothing is missing out of the vehicle.

Life as a drama

11:47 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a subject inside the house causing a verbal argument, tearing things up, acting in a mentally unstable way, possibly under the influence of drugs. There are no weapons. The subject is still on the scene. The caller is in the bedroom and is afraid to go out. 11:56 a.m. The caller called back. The subject is still inside screaming and slamming doors. She has two weapons, a 357 and a 38. She advises she will shoot him if he comes after her. 12:04 p.m. The subject took her car and left. She has lent him the car in the past. The vehicle details were provided. The subject is possibly on meth. 12:06 p.m. The information was given to CHP to be on the lookout for the vehicle. 12:11 p.m. The subject just called her and said someone else took her car and he didn’t, also said he is coming back to the house. The caller is going to her friend’s house, very close by. 1:13 p.m. A Sgt. advises a verbal argument only, proper civil procedure was provided.


12:12 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she just saw a subject with a pipe trying to pry open the door and then sprayed something on the lock. The business is all locked up. The subject was wearing a gray hoodie, brown cowboy boots and a black baseball cap, on foot, no vehicle seen. She saw him about two minutes ago. The subject left on foot. 1:28 p.m. A deputy checked the building, and it is secure.

Undercover caretakers

1:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he was checking on a house for the owner who advised it should be vacant, and he found multiple people staying there. He gave one person a ride to mental health for services. The owner had no idea these people were trespassing on the property. It was supposed to be vacant for 4-5 months. 4:48 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the property owner who confirmed no one is renting the residence and no one should be there. The owner requested anyone there be trespassed. Official trespass warnings were issued, and the parties agreed to vacate the property. The owner is requesting extra patrol checks.

Stuck near the runway

2:09 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller requests Fire be dispatched for a propane truck stuck in a hole on Hwy 70 at Nervino Airport. Per Caltrans, there is a failed culvert that caused the hole. It is unknown if the propane truck is leaking. They have units on the way. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 3:57 p.m. Beckwourth Fire advises assistance complete.

Too close for comfort

2:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports smoldering grass, possibly an unattended burn pile on the land across from Pet County west of Quincy. Quincy Fire was paged. 3:13 p.m. Assistance complete.

Up and took off

3:54 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a suspicious full-sized, off-white, truck with no plates from the late ’80s with yellow parts parked on a public street. The caller requests a deputy check it out. 6:34 p.m. The unit was unable to locate the vehicle.

Really, really frustrated

5:23 p.m. Chester. A caller reports two Ford Explorers and a silver car, four people, three females and one male. One female is beating on one of the Explorers with a hammer. The female with the hammer left in a silver Subaru Legacy (license plate provided) and headed toward the airport. 5:44 p.m. The caller called back, all units have left and the hammer was left in the parking lot; other license plate numbers of those involved were provided. 7:23 p.m. The female was destroying her own property, no report.

TV theme

6:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller reported secondhand information of a described vehicle that has been parked across from the mill for the last few days. People keep coming up to the vehicle and looking in but not touching the vehicle except one time a male subject with medical gloves lifted the hatch and it appeared there was something there covered with a sheet. 9:47 p.m. A unit reported nothing suspicious in the vehicle.

Hungry and lonely, but warm

6:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two cats in an attic area. Squatters were removed from the residence and left cats. The caller will take them if necessary. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

It’s got to be almost over or All-wheels not driving

11:49 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she is stuck on Marble Hot Springs in snow; her GPS routed her that way. She is in a black Kia Serrento with all-wheel drive, two adults are in the vehicle. The information was sent to CHP.

March 28

Too late, dark, and cold to hang

1:19 a.m. Chester. A caller reported a suspicious older male subject has been loitering around the store all night and refuses to leave. The information was given to the deputy in dispatch who is aware of the individual and will attempt to locate and trespass. 2:38 a.m. A deputy contacted the known subject, and he was trespassed from the store and moved along. He said he was waiting for a ride and was okay.

Cutting ties

10:34 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports last seeing their father in law in Sept. 2022. The subject was staying at Greenville Campground. The caller is concerned because they are still getting his mail but are unable to locate him. 10:44 p.m. A deputy attempted to call back but, no answer. 11:08 a.m. The deputy spoke to the missing person who said he is fine. He moved out of the area and does not want to speak to his family.


10:55 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a vehicle off the road into a fence with no injuries, a white Dodge Neon. The call was transferred to CHP.

Boom Boom

11:58 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she was just involved in an accident. She is not injured, just scared, in a grey Suzuki on the edge of the roadway on Hwy 70, west of the FRC turnoff. The caller was transferred to CHP. 12:10 p.m. A second caller is standing by with the victim, no other update.

One day at a time

12:11 p.m. Chester. A suspicious subject is trying to get into employees vehicles, acting suspicious, making comments about killing himself. The subject is a male in his 60s wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and gray sweat pants, no weapons are seen. The subject is there now, walking around the area, in front of the ATM. 12:14 p.m. The info was given to CHP who has a unit in Chester and will check the area. 12:21 CHP advises no units available. The caller called back to say the subject left walking westbound on Main Street shouting at passing cars in the middle of the road. 12:35 p.m. Per CHP Sgt. they will not be responding. 12:36 p.m. Another caller reports the subject is in the Kopper Kettle, being cooperative and they are allowing him to stay to get warm. A unit is on the way from Quincy. 1:36 p.m. Contacted the Kopper Kettle who advised the subject is still there and being cooperative. They were advised that the patrol deputies were tied up with vehicle accidents. She will call back if the situation changes. 2:13 p.m. Contacted Kopper Kettle, the subject is asleep in a booth. He keeps saying someone was coming to pick him up and the employee believes he is off his meds. It is unknown where he lives. 2:22 p.m. A message was left for PCIRC. 3:07 p.m. A representative called back and they will try to find housing for the subject and will call back when she finds something. 3:25 p.m. The Crisis Center advises they have approved one night stay at the Antlers Motel, they will call the Kopper Kettle and speak to them directly and call back if anything further is needed.

Whoa there

1:04 p.m. Keddie. There is a traffic accident with a semi headed westbound on Hwy 70 at Goat Hill and two vehicles up against the guardrail at Paddle Paw. There are two semi-trucks. The road is completely blocked. CHP is receiving assistance with multiple vehicle spinouts and big rigs stuck. 2:58 p.m. Assistance complete.

Not the way to get out and stay out

1:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his son took his car and cell phone without permission. The son just got out of jail and is staying with him. The caller has no phone, needs in-person contact. 4:41 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who requested to be on the lookout for the vehicle, no theft. The subject just took the car without permission. The night shift will be on the lookout.

The gift that keeps on giving, the very generous winter

1:34 p.m. Blairsden. A deputy is out with two vehicles off the roadway on Hwy 70 just east of Two Rivers. The drivers do not need any assistance. CHP is aware.

No thanks

2:04 p.m. Quincy. Multiple 911 calls received reporting a female unconscious in a vehicle that is in the ditch on east Main St. The call was transferred to CHP and PDH and Quincy Fire were paged and responded. 2:21 The patient left against medical advice.


2:36 p.m. Portola. A caller reports receiving a scam phone call from someone saying they have a work order for his house. He confirmed with Liberty Power there is no work order.

Less than ideal driving conditions

3:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a female sitting in her car and her head is flopping back and forth. The car has been parked for two hours. The caller asked her to move from one parking spot and she seemed a little off. 3:28 p.m. CHP advises the person is waiting for a ride. Their officer will check on her.

Too high for a jump rope, too low for a power line

3:39 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports that a low-hanging power line is about 4’ off the ground on Big Springs Road. The location was given to SIFC.

Another 24-hour reprieve

4:05 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious male outside of the bank scaring people. The caller said the subject is talking to walls and power poles and trying to get into parked cars. The male was outside the bank yesterday as well acting the same way. 4:10 p.m. A second caller is reporting the same, but the subject is now walking toward Holiday Market. Plumas Crisis said they will try to get the room again and will recontact. A deputy spoke with the brother who stated he is unable to get to Chester due to the weather but will try again tomorrow. 5:06 p.m. A deputy advised the subject was taken to a hotel for the night. Assistance complete.

Taking care of business

5:25 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports that she needs her street plowed. County Roads came by and plowed the main road but not their street. 5:36 p.m. The information was given to County Roads. They will contact the driver in the area and see if there was a problem and if so they will attempt to handle it tonight, possibly tomorrow.

Not exactly a commuter lane

5:30 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject is in a wheelchair in the middle of the roadway on Hwy 70 near the Gansner Creek bridge. The information was transferred to CHP.

Money slips through my fingers

8:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that her mother was scammed out of $45,000. She was moving money from another account into her Plumas Bank account and took the money and sent it somewhere. The closest family member that controls the subject’s bank account contact information was provided. 8:48 p.m. A deputy said to close the case pending further contact from the family who will recontact after meeting with the banks.

Fear makes manners short

10:22 p.m. Portola. A caller reports the snowplow has built a berm in front of his house and he is concerned that he can’t get out if needed. The caller is extremely rude and demanding. The caller was advised to contact Caltrans. 10:44 p.m. The caller recontacted to complain further about the snow in front of his house. 11:05 p.m. A deputy advised the caller was counseled and given numbers to proper agencies to contact.

March 29

School is in session

6:40 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle has been in the parking lot for the last few days and now needs the lot vacated for students and teachers. It is a blue and white Ford truck with a camper trailer behind it. 6:45 a.m. The owners of the vehicle were identified. 7:21 a.m. A Sgt. contacted a person who lives with the registered owner and she said she will attempt to contact the subject and have her remove the vehicle.

Hope you are calling from outside

11:04 a.m. Graeagle. A caller believes his roof is starting to collapse. It is showing some cracks on the walls and buckling. The caller was referred to the building department.

Camped outside the lines

6:43 p.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested at the transient camp at Taylor Ave. on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation.

March 30

Left alone in the dark

2:08 a.m. Greenhorn Ranch. A caller reports a truck off the roadway that appears to have been in an accident. The caller said she stopped but did not see anyone in the area and it appears to have been left there. It is a newer white Ford F250. The call was transferred to CHP.

Hot house

6:14 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a chimney fire. She has exited the home; her husband is still in the house trying to get the fire extinguished. The caller was advised to have everyone exit the home. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 6:33 a.m. Assistance complete.


8:42 a.m. Portola. A caller reports he is being harassed by a known person. The suspect is driving by and taking pictures of him non-stop. The caller requested the information be on file.

If I had a hammer …

8:59 a.m. Portola. A caller reported a theft from his property of hand tools, approximately two days ago. 10:40 a.m. A deputy advised no theft, it is a civil matter.

The quick fix or If only they were all that easy

10 a.m. Taylorsville. A 911 call came in on a landline. The caller requested assistance. He is elderly and can’t find his phone. 10:53 a.m. A deputy advised assistance complete, and the caller is okay.

Neighborly love

1:04 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests public assistance. His power is out and he is oxygen dependent. PDH and Fire were paged. 2 p.m. Assistance complete. 4:38 p.m. The caller requested assistance with getting some gas for his generator that he needs for his oxygen. He has cash for it but needs someone to get it for him. 6:33 p.m. The caller called back and stated his neighbor was able to help him so he is good for now.


1:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone dumped trash by the creek, at Gansner Park. The trash is raw meat wrapped in plastic. The caller is concerned for animals that may try to eat it.

Seeking peace in the way outback

5:35 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports the neighbor’s dogs are non-stop barking and the owners are home. 4:49 p.m. Per the deputy, it was quiet upon arrival.

Right to refuse

6:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports 6-8 teenagers causing problems in the store. They accused the caller of racism against them and also said they had been drinking, 7 males and one female. While on the phone the subjects were walking in the parking lot area. 6:27 p.m. Per the deputy, the juveniles were gone upon arrival. The caller is requesting they be trespassed from the store. Units are checking the area but are unable to locate the juveniles.


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