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Sheriff’s Blotter March 31-April 4: Spring is coming and the snow is melting, public intoxication frequent


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 31-April 4

March 31


12:36 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a deputy attempt to contact a homeowner to see if they know where their car is. The caller located the vehicle in the area of Third St. with ignition damage but stated the vehicle is not reported missing. 12:40 a.m. Checked with CHP who said no units are in the area. 1:01 a.m. The owner said the vehicle should be in a storage unit in Red Bluff. The owner was advised to contact Red Bluff Police Department due to them locating the vehicle with ignition damage.


6:27 a.m. Belden. A caller reports that his girlfriend sent him a text on March 30 around 6-7 p.m. stating that she was possibly in danger of an animal that was possibly following her. He has not been able to get a hold of her via phone since then. He is not in the area and is stuck down in Oroville. The subject does go out to get wood on foot with a cart and a chainsaw and the two live in Belden Town. 6:38 a.m. The caller advised that he was able to get a hold of the subject and she is okay and not in need of any assistance.

Mosquitos already

8:34 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports suspicious activity to her residence and believes her neighbor may have vandalized her screen on her window. 9:55 a.m. A deputy advised to refer to the informational report.


8:54 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports trash everywhere, including alcohol bottles, at Gansner Park. The information was passed on to Facility Services.

Guard dog

8:59 a.m. Quincy. A German Shepherd is running loose around Jackson and Coburn streets. The information was given to CHP. Animal Control is not available.


9:35 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a known female is trespassing on their property and won’t leave and is intoxicated, and has four German Shepherds. The information was given to CHP to assist. 9:43 a.m. The known female is requesting contact also and advised the neighbors are threatening her dogs. The parties are separated at this time. 9:58 a.m. The caller reports the female is back and she won’t leave. The information was given to CHP to assist. 10:26 a.m. CHP advised it is an ongoing dispute over loose dogs. The subject was back at her residence when CHP arrived but refused to speak to them and wants to speak to a deputy. 1:25 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller who would like a temporary restraining order provided and would like the subject trespassed and would like Animal Control notified that the four German Shepherds are always loose. 5:53 p.m. The female subject was trespassed and the TRO procedures were provided to the caller. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Throwing rocks

12:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests information on file that someone threw a rock at her son’s vehicle last night and it cracked his windshield around 7 p.m. The suspects are unknown.

Just one more night

12:37 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a known subject not paying for his room. 12:46 p.m. The caller advised she just spoke to the subject who said he would be in tonight to pay. She will recontact tomorrow if he does not. April 1, 10:22 a.m. The caller said the subject did not pay and would like to speak to a deputy. 5 p.m. The deputy advised the staff and said they are allowing the subject to stay one more night.

Stink pot

3:49 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a strong smell of propane outside. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 4:06 p.m. The information was sent to Amerigas. 4:08p.m. Assistance complete.

Art critic

4:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a suspicious photo of her granddaughter that was seen on social media. 5:59 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller regarding suspicious circumstances regarding social media, no crime.

Ground cover

6:52 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a mudslide on Hwy 89 near the Dawn Institute. The call was transferred to CHP. A second caller reports the slide is covering the entire southbound lane.

April 1

Maybe things will look different in the morning

3:36 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller requests a deputy to speak to her landlord/roommate who is intoxicated and yelling and playing music and TV very loud. The caller asked the subject to quiet down, and the subject refused. 3:54 a.m. The subject called in via 911 and requests assistance with his roommates. He wants to have the roommates removed from the residence. The caller was advised that he needs to start the eviction process through the courts. The subject appears to be very intoxicated and was advised to stay separated from his roommates and a deputy will contact him in the morning. 10:38 a.m. It is a landlord/tenant dispute, the information is on file only.

Exc”loos”ive breed

10:24 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a loose Labradoodle on the highway. The call was transferred to CHP.

Blackbeard’s ghost plays April Fool

12:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his wallet was stolen while he was setting up a funeral at the fairgrounds. 7:41 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who advised he located the property.

No moss

12:46 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a large boulder in the road on Hwy 89, three miles south of Whitehawk Ranch. The call was transferred to CHP.

Here today, gone tomorrow

4:55 p.m. West Shore Lake Almanor. A caller reports they have seen trespassers on their property via cameras and request a check of the property. 5:35 p.m. The caller advised the deputy can cancel, the people have left.

Warmed up early

7:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an argument with a roommate. The subject has been yelling at him all day and threatening him. The subject also broke multiple phones in the home. The subject is intoxicated in the living room. There are no weapons. 8:01 p.m. Units on their way were diverted to another call. 9:01 p.m. A second caller reports her neighbors are having an argument. The parties are currently separated. One subject is outside walking around. There are unknown weapons. 9:21 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller, it was a verbal argument only and the parties are separated.

Not laughing

7:56 p.m. Portola. A caller reports they just had a patient enter the Emergency Room with a stab wound to the back below the neck. The patient is awake and conscious but not stable at this time. The patient came in alone with no weapons. 9:03 p.m. A male subject was arrested on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. 10:26 p.m. The jail requests an ambulance for the subject due to low oxygen and general illness. PDH was paged. The patient was transported to PDH.

Tough night

9:15 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a sworn deputy of the State. His children found needles in his home. The caller refused to provide any further information to dispatch and stated he will only talk to a sworn deputy. 9:22 p.m. Two deputies are on two other cases. 9:30 p.m. The caller recontacted via 911 and demanded to speak to a sworn deputy right now. The caller was advised the deputy is on another call and will return his call once they are all clear. The caller became upset and was advised multiple times that a deputy would contact him, and the line was disconnected. 9:43 p.m. CHP advised the caller recontacted and said that the mother took one of the children but stated he is not concerned about the child’s safety but is concerned that he does not know where the mother is taking the child. The caller also said he is concerned about the needles in the house that were located by the child. 10:27 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who appeared to be intoxicated and requested deputies come to the residence to look at the unused needles that the child was playing with while both parents were at home. The caller also requests to be on the lookout for the mother and child and requests a welfare check on the child due to the mother being a known drug user. The deputy advised the information will be on file for the needles and the BOLO will be given to CHP. 11:44 p.m. The jail contacted and said the caller contacted them and stated that he is upset and is going to start throwing the wife’s belongings outside. April 2, 12:11 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller again. The caller is very intoxicated and is requesting a deputy come to his home and arrest him. He said that there are drugs and paraphernalia in the home and that the children should not be there. The call was faxed to Social Services to follow up with the mother and father.

April 2

Closing time

2:08 a.m. Taylorsville. Crescent Mills. A caller reports that his ex-girlfriend just showed up at his home uninvited and started yelling at him and broke out a window of his vehicle. The caller said he is inside his home and the subject is locked outside but still causing a verbal disturbance. There are unknown weapons. 3 a.m. A deputy advised the subject was gone upon arrival and the caller does not know where the subject could have gone. A criminal report was filed.

Wasting resources, what if your mom was calling for help?

6:17 a.m. Quincy. Multiple administration calls from an unknown male caller with a subject calling in on a blocked number. The first 5-10 calls the male was making statements about wishing the Sheriff’s Office would blow up and using profanities. As for the remaining calls, nothing was heard but a second phone number was being used to call the office. The second number was also blocked. 6:24 a.m. As of 6:23 a.m., the blocked number has called 79 times. 7:28 a.m. 139 calls as of 7:28 a.m. 8:03 a.m. 168 calls as of 8:03 a.m. 8:29 a.m. 190 calls as of 8:29 a.m. 8:54 a.m. 210 calls as of 8:54 a.m. 9:16 a.m. Contacted AT&T to check to see if they could assist with no resolve. 9:33 a.m. Contacted Frontier who said they will look into it and see if they can pull anything. 9:59 a.m. 250 calls as of 9:59 a.m. 10:03 a.m. Contacted an agent who advised he will go to the substation and see if opening the phone line will stop the calls. At approximately 10:30 a.m. the agent took all lines off the hook. The phone calls now route to the fax machine and do not roll over to dispatch. 10:49 a.m. Frontier contacted and advised Verizon is the carrier of the origin number. 10:59 a.m. Contacted Verizon Wireless who advised they are unable to trace the caller from the line; they are calling with a blocked number.


2:10 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an elderly male with a walker is in the roadway on Hwy 70 heading eastbound near the road sign at Massack. The subject is walking in and out of traffic. The information was sent to CHP.

Looking for a healthy beverage to wash it all down

2:15 p.m. Portola. Sierra County received a second-hand report from a caller of a drunk driver. The subject is known, the vehicle and plate number provided, and the driver is on a suspended license. The driver is currently at the Feather River Co-op in Portola. The call was transferred to CHP.

Throwing the book

3:06 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports an argument at Greenville High School during the men’s tournament event. The subject is unknown but 30 years old in black pants, green shirt, a brown hoodie with short brown hair. The subject is on drugs or intoxicated. CHP advised they have no units in the area. 3:15 p.m. The caller checked back for a status update. The caller said the subject is now walking down Hwy 89 between Evergreen Market and Papenhousen Gas Station, and now the subject is known. 3:19 p.m. The caller said the subject is now at Evergreen Market. 3:21 p.m. The subject is now in a vehicle, a black Nissan, headed north on Hwy 89. The caller recontacted to advise the subject is driving back and forth on Hwy 89 in front of the High School. 3:28 p.m. The vehicle owner is now in a verbal argument with a subject at Evergreen parking lot. 3:44 p.m. The subject was arrested on charges of public intoxication, battery on a peace officer, criminal threats, and probation violation.

Trio of trouble

6:46 p.m. Portola. A caller reports three males, possibly teenagers, carrying rifles, acting like they were trying to shoot at birds, possibly heading to the apartment complex. 6:57 p.m. The information was sent to CHP, checking unit availability. CHP will check the area. 7:08 p.m. The information was given to Quincy. 7:13 p.m. CHP checked the Loyalton Apartments and the area and were unable to locate.

April 3

Covering all the bases

12:29 a.m. Portola. A caller reports the Bank Club is saying his card is declined and he is trying to leave. He does not want to be accused of stealing. 12:50 a.m. A deputy advised the subject is intoxicated. He paid his tab and received a ride home. No further assistance is needed.

When do you really know that you know? You know?

7 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports that PDH treated a juvenile that ingested acid. He was treated and released on Sunday. The caller did not call when the subject was there and advised multiple juveniles possibly also took the acid. 1:08 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the juvenile’s father who was unaware of the incident. Contact was made with the juvenile who admitted to consuming drugs. No other person consumed, and he would no provide any further information. The juvenile was counseled. The information was faxed to CPS.

Wakey wakey

7:34 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a bear got into his trash and made a mess last night. He wants a deputy to come see it and was advised there was nothing a deputy could do. The information is on file. 7:38 a.m. The caller also stated he yelled at his IHSS worker and she quit. The caller was referred to whoever coordinates the IHSS workers.

Burn season

9:04 a.m. Quincy. A caller advised they will be burning on Quincy Junction Road.

Free ride

12:11 p.m. Portola. A caller is requesting tows for abandoned vehicles being tagged, a Mini Cooper with Nevada plates, a Chevy 1500, and a GMC Suburban all on Gulling St. Another vehicle on W. Loyalton Ave. was tagged, a fifth-wheel RV.

Keeping watch

12:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle with a broken window is parked across the street from the school. The caller made contact with the subject and they rolled up the window. The caller also reports the subject drove by the school earlier and honked at the children and requests a deputy check the area. 12:20 p.m. The vehicle license plate was provided and the registered owner identified from Taylorsville. 12:37 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject who was using T-Mobile to make a call and will be moving on.

There is plenty of wood available

2:31 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a suspicious person on their property cutting firewood. When contacted, the suspect caused an argument. 2:33 p.m. The caller is on the property in a travel trailer. While on the phone, the suspect got in his vehicle and is still on the scene. 3:32 p.m. The caller said the suspect left and provided the plate number. 4:18 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requested AT&T contact the subject and give a trespass warning. A message was left, no answer.

Rough stuff

4:10 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports vandalism to a vehicle on Hwy 70. It occurred last night. There is damage to the fuel tank door and severe damage.

Over doing it

6:14 p.m. Portola. A caller needs an ambulance due to excess alcohol intake. The caller was transferred to EPHC. 6:20 p.m. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged.


7:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known person is in front of Safeway walking toward Quincy in a black hoodie, green backpack, and is “very under the influence.” 7:53 p.m. Checked the area but unable to locate the subject.

Out of the scope, not on the job description

9:32 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a deputy check out a couch that he doesn’t like the upholstery on; told the caller that a deputy would be advised.

April 4

Late night action

1:16 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports they can hear an argument between two known parties. Can only hear screaming, it is unknown if it is physical or if there are any weapons. 1:51 a.m. Deputies contacted both parties who denied any type of argument. The male half advised he just got home.

Clean up on aisle 10

8:24 a.m. Quincy. USFS advised they will be burning near Oakland Camp today. Smoke will be visible.


8:51 a.m. Portola. Animal Control advises of a dog bite on Semaphore Road.

Double ouch

8:57 a.m. Quincy. Animal Control reports a dog bite on Pine St.

Learning new things

10:27 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports while a subject was at Public Health, he was making threatening statements towards the deputies. The caller said the suspect stated, “If the cops keep shining lights into his residence, something bad is going to happen.” The subject was booked with a probation violation.

Just checking

11:45 a.m. Quincy. During a probation check, two subjects were arrested. One male subject was charged with probation violation and resisting arrest. The other was charged with under the influence of a controlled substance.

Testing the limits

2:03 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a restraining order violation. The restrained party walked in front of her car at the apartment complex they both live in. The caller requested a call back. There is a valid restraining order in place through 2026 for a 10-yard stay away. 6:07 p.m. Contacted the suspect who said he did walk past her car but was not intentionally trying to violate the order. He did not look at her nor say anything to her. The subject was counseled.


2:33 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was issued two violations during a probation check, possession of ammunition and probation violation.

Double down

3:32 p.m. Quincy. A caller requested a welfare check on a friend. The caller was on the phone with the subject who advised she and her dog were sick. The subject was possibly intoxicated and declined an offer for an ambulance. 4:11 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who said she is sick but is not requesting any medical services.

Double check

6:47 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was issued two violations during a probation check, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.


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