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Sheriff’s Blotter: March 29-April 3 – more DUIs reported; illegal hunters

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 29-April 3, 2022

March 29

Space not for rent

8:20 a.m. Chester. A caller reports someone placed offensive stickers on the caller’s vehicle. No damage was caused to the vehicle. The caller is with Chester Fire. 4:17 p.m. The caller advised that it was a friend of his and he resolved the issue.

And the sign says …

9:25 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding possible trespassers in the area of Heart K Ranch. A call was made yesterday regarding the same issue. There are signs posted for “No Hunting,” but a suspect is back in the area again today. He is in a black Dodge with a camper shell with no plates wearing all camo gear with a hunting rifle. The caller did advise the hunter of the No Hunting Zone but he refused to leave and stated he had every right to be there. A call was made to Fish& Wildlife and a message was left. 9:29 a.m. Taylorsville. A different caller reports illegal hunters on the Heart K Range. He just saw the suspect vehicle drive by with the same male suspect in a black vehicle with no license plates. He drove across Flournoy Bridge then went right on Ward Creek Road. Yesterday a neighbor contacted the subject and he had a weapon and became belligerent before leaving. There was no physical description of the man. 10:22 a.m. A message was left for Fish & Wildlife, and they will be sending units to the area. 11:52 a.m. Two suspects just left the location. They left over Flournoy Bridge. 1:26 p.m. A deputy advised contacting all three callers and Fish & Wildlife contacted the suspects. 4:07 p.m. They spoke to a person and also the callers; stated unable to determine if the hunters were trespassing at the location. The callers will call back if anyone returns.

It wasn’t me

12:44 p.m. Quincy. Animal Control reports a named subject was driving a blue Ford Expedition north on Mill Creek when he swerved and almost hit him. A deputy contacted the subject and he was counseled and denied driving.

Itching for a game

1:02 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a man is in the middle of the road with a baseball bat. He is wearing dark clothes, red shoes and a baseball hat. The suspect location was given, and his name. 1:06 p.m. Multiple reports were made regarding the same subject and actions. 1:10 p.m. The subject was issued a violation for drunk in public.

Smoked out

2:45 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports an unattended burn pile at the “old pot farm” is smoldering. The residence is next to the caller, the old tree farm. A subject owner is in Florida; abandoned the property two years ago. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 3:14 p.m. Fire advised locating a small unattended burn pile and will contact the caller. 4:24 p.m. Beckwourth Fire advised the burn pile has been put out.

Public forum

4:10 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports he has a cabin in Wilcox Valley. He previously reported a burglary last October and now he is seeing his personal belongings on Facebook and he thinks his cabin was again broken into. He is not there now. 4:13 p.m. He has seen tools and antiques that he believes are his on Facebook just recently.

Oscar-worthy performance

4:10 p.m. Lunker Point/Frenchman Lake. A caller reports he is with the USFS and a boater has been drinking and is currently in custody and being non-compliant. 4:19 p.m. A deputy advises giving a field sobriety test to the subject. 5:56 p.m. The deputy reports the subject alcohol level was 0.00.

March 30

Waiting for “the one”

12:17 a.m. A female caller reports her boyfriend left her in the woods near Crocker Creek Campground. She is alone and has no supplies, and requesting help. She is not from the area. It was requested she dial 911 so that an exact location could be obtained. 12:23 a.m. The caller called back on the administrative line and said she was able to make contact with someone in the area and they will provide transportation, no further assistance is needed.

Don’t fall for it

3:06 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller is calling for her brother. Someone claiming to be a PG&E employee called him and he sent $1,800 to the person through his bank. They already contacted the bank. The bank advised them to make a report.

Dogs killed a cat

5:21 p.m. Chester. A caller reports two unknown dogs came onto his porch and killed his cat. The caller requests a deputy respond. The cat is still in the yard and he is unsure of what needs to happen to it. 6:19 p.m. Two Pit bulls were seen on camera, one with a pink collar went to the porch, took the cat and killed it. Proper disposal procedures were provided. The information was forwarded to Animal Control for a follow up. There are images if Animal Control needs them for the follow up.

15 seconds of fame for the black and white polka dot hoodie

8:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two male teenagers stole some beer 30 minutes to an hour ago. The incident is on video. Deputies are on the lookout for two male teens, one wearing a black and white polka dot hoodie.

March 31

There’s hiccup in the giddy up

8:34 a.m. Chester. A caller reports receiving threats from a known subject who stated, “You are lucky I didn’t have a gun,” after his house was red-tagged. 9:27 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said yesterday the subject got in her face and citizens nearby stopped the verbal argument. During the meeting at the Building Dept. in Quincy, the subject said, “You’re lucky I didn’t have a gun yesterday,” referring to when the home was being red-tagged. The caller said she is not worried or feels threatened. The deputy will attempt to contact the subject and trespass him from Quincy Building Dept.

Way over the limit

12:13 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a drunk driver, in a dark Subaru, all over the road, from white line to white line. 12:19 p.m. A second caller reported a dark Subaru swerving all over the road heading eastbound over the causeway. 12:21 p.m. CHP is on the lookout. 12:30 p.m. The subject driver is out of the vehicle on Hwy 36 a mile marker 15. An ambulance is on the way for the drunk driver. CHP will handle.

Second thoughts

1:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests an ambulance for himself, he drank too much alcohol. PDH and Quincy Fire paged. 1:48 p.m. One was transported to PDH.

More second thoughts

1:26 p.m. Portola. A caller needs to speak to a deputy regarding a vehicle given to his son but now can’t contact the person that gave it to him to do paperwork.

Conviction by camera

3:55 p.m. Portola. A caller has a known suspect trespassing on video and taking yard tools. The suspect is not there now. 4:07 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who will work on getting video footage to provide. March 31, 6:49 p.m. The suspect was issued a probation violation and theft of property charge.

Help is on the way, by hook or by crook

10:01 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that her father is acting crazy and wants to kill himself. The caller handed the phone to a male who said he wants to kill himself. He stated that he is different than other people in town but refused to provide further info on what’s going on or what issues are occurring. He requests to speak in person to a deputy. He wants to go to the hospital but refused an ambulance and stated he needs a ride. There are no weapons. 10:53 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject and transported him to Seneca where he voluntarily admitted himself to the hospital. No further assistance is needed. 11:08 p.m. The hospital said the patient left. He became upset while starting the pre-evaluation. He stated he was confused and walked out of the Emergency Room. April 1, 12:26 a.m. The subject was arrested on a charge of public drunkenness.

April 1


10:32 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports theft of a no parking sign from Plumas Eureka Villas. The caller said it has happened several times, but they have been handling it on their own. 10:47 a.m. A Sgt. said it is a civil issue between HOA and a resident. The HOA would like the subject counseled only.

Heeler driven out of Dodge

11:01 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports that she was bit by her neighbor’s dog yesterday and went to the Emergency Room. No initial report was made. The dog is a Queensland Heeler. The owners of the dog are known. The information was sent to Animal Control. 12:35 p.m. A subject called and said she left town with her dog but can be reached by phone.

Dodge ball

11:27 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a 2-year-old male standing in the middle of the roadway, the caller said they almost hit the child. While on the line, a neighbor came out and got the child and said she isn’t sure where the child’s mom is. Names are unknown for parties involved, the caller was just driving by. The child is now at a described location. 1:01 p.m. A Sgt. said the 2-year-old at large was located and the parent said the child ran out the back door and into the road. The parents are fixing the problem.

Tourist season

11:58 a.m. Hamilton Branch. A caller reports following behind an over-sized semi truck carrying a mobile home, with Oregon plates, speeding, and unable to maintain lanes. It has almost hit multiple oncoming vehicles. 12:27 p.m. A deputy counseled the driver and his crew.

Caught in the act

1:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a patient forged a “return to work” notice with the doctor’s signature.

Parenthood not as advertised

4:15 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports two missing dogs since yesterday. They left the house in the morning around 10 a.m. and did not return. One is a mini poodle and one is a mini schnauzer. The dogs are new parents and left 5 newborn puppies at home. 4:19 p.m. The info was sent to Animal Control and Portola Substation. 8:53 p.m. The caller said she believes her dogs were stolen from her yard. She said the dogs have never wandered away from her yard and they went missing at 8 a.m. so it is strange.


6:31 p.m. Quincy. A caller advised she has a possible customer who was locked inside the gates after business hours and is now angry and causing a problem. The subject is unknown. The subject could be heard in the background yelling that he is not causing any problems. 6:54 p.m. A Sgt. provided a civil standby for the subject and assistance is complete.

Locked up in lock up

8:41 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a Pit bull running loose on Pearl Road. The dog is not aggressive toward people but is a bit aggressive to other animals. The dog has a harness and the caller will try to keep him until a deputy arrives. 9:02 p.m. The dog is on the way to Animal Control, a white Pit bull with no collar.

April 2


9:43 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a lost wallet containing $1,200 in cash, multiple cards, and ID. It was lost somewhere in Quincy while running errands on March 29, not sure where, as she stopped multiple places. The wallet is long and has an Nintendo controller on the front.

Sneak peek

12:16 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a postal service driver is allowing the neighbor across the street to look at her mail before it’s going into her mailbox. The caller has seen the USPS driver show the subject her mail and tell her whom it’s from. The neighbor is named; the driver is unknown. The caller has reported this to USPS but has had no response.

April Fool’s is over

12:36 p.m. Chester. A caller reports his dog locked him out of the vehicle while it is running, outside the Valero. 1:05 p.m. A deputy is helping a party locked out of a vehicle. 1:38 p.m. Assistance is complete.

Looks can be deceiving

12:43 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports smoke on the north side of Beckwourth Pass possibly, they are unsure. They are calling from Hwy 395 looking north. The info was sent to USFS. 12:47 p.m. A second caller reports seeing smoke in the direction of Frenchman Lake from Ridgecrest Lane. Smoke appears black then goes away and reappears. 12:49 p.m. USFS said there are large dust devils in the area of previous burns that look to be smoke. They have received multiple reports; a crew has already checked it out.

It’s the law

5:38 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a large group of juveniles are riding motorcycles fast in the street with no helmets and no adults around.

Canyon crunchies

9:09 p.m. Belden. A caller reports a single vehicle accident. She is unsure of the location other than it is 20 miles west of Quincy. The vehicle is on its roof, still on the roadway, with one occupant and unknown injuries. PDH was paged. CHP advised a passerby stated the vehicle is 4 miles east of Belden and it appears the driver is stuck. CHP requests Fire to respond. Quincy Fire was paged to assist. 9:32 p.m. Plumas 15 requests a helicopter respond. The victim is now out of the vehicle. 9:40 p.m. Careflight 4 accepted the call and has an ETA of 10:17 p.m. April 3, 12:59 a.m. The patient was transported via ground to Enloe Hospital.

April 3

One man’s dream is another man’s horror

6:25 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests a call back from a deputy. He is being attacked via astral projection. 10:35 a.m. He called back to say he is “being attacked right now.” He was told the detective will call him. 11 a.m. The caller said he wants an ambulance because he is being attacked by the government, while on the line he said he does not want an ambulance. He is just waiting for contact from the deputy. 11:40 a.m. The caller requested medical assistance due to having difficulty breathing. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 11:56 a.m. One was transported to PDH. 1:30 p.m. Calling again, he is back at home and requesting a call from the deputy. 1:40 p.m. A detective advised contacting the caller and he said he is going to take a nap and no further assistance is needed.

Relocation program

1:45 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a neighbor picking up pine needles and driving them into the forest to dump. He has not seen him do this but has watched him drive into the woods and then come home with an empty truck. Only the subject’s first name is known.

Dang roommates

11:40 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a patrol check. His roommate keeps leaving the garage door open when he leaves for the night. 11:58 p.m. Patrol check complete.




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