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Sheriff’s Blotter: May 13-16 – strange behavior continues

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 May 13-May 16, 2022

May 13

Early morning dump

12:46 a.m. Loyalton. A caller reports a single car rollover at the intersection of Hwy 49 and Garbage Pit Road. There are unknown occupants. The information was transferred to CHP.

Racoon season

1:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her dog was barking at the neighbor’s fence and is concerned, but does not see anyone or anything in the area. All the lights are turned off at the residence. 2:04 a.m. A deputy advised unable to locate anything suspicious or any activity in the area.

Econo Lodge

4:39 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a subject in a vehicle pulled up at the location around 4:12 a.m. and has not gotten out of the vehicle. It is a white Toyota with unknown occupants. CHP advised it is within city limits. 8:37 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject who pulled over to take a nap but has agreed to move along.

What the heck?!

8:37 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports seeing fire burning in her fire pit roughly 30 minutes ago. The caller went outside to put it out and her neighbor said he saw a suspicious male in all black put 3 pinecones in a bin and light them on fire. 8:57 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who requested extra patrol checks. The Sgt. will be on the lookout for the white male in all black with red on pants riding a bike.


10:43 A.M. Greenville. A caller reports that someone came onto his property and was burning trash.


10:58 a.m. Portola. A caller reports attempting to fall a tree and it went the wrong way and into a power pole. There are no sparks. Beckwourth Fire was paged. Liberty utilities were contacted. 11:10 a.m. A Sgt. advised traffic control at Mohawk and Ridge. 11:22 a.m. Per Fire, Portola Public Works to assist with traffic control. 11:31 a.m. The Sgt. advised the tree is being removed. 11:37 a.m. Fire advised Liberty is on the scene and to handle.

The woes of homeownership

11:51 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports being threatened by a homeowner who is threatening to “go postal” on him if the caller gives him another Home Owner Association violation. 4 p.m. A Sgt. attempted to contact the caller but no answer. A message was left with civil procedures.

21st century life support

12:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his wife left with several of his belongings including his wallet, driver’s license, and cellphone. 12:30 p.m. Civil procedures were provided.

Not today

3:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports multiple subjects are trying to camp out behind an address on Crescent St. They have one sedan parked in the small driveway that the company uses. It appears that they are trying to set up a homeless camp. 4:08 p.m. A deputy contacted the subjects who agreed to move along.

Two-way hazard

7:35 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports her friend hit a deer on Hwy 70, she is unsure where, other than it’s on the Quincy side of Portola, but there are injuries. The vehicle is a white Range Rover. Multiple reports of a vehicle vs. deer with injuries came in. A third party on the scene said it is on Hwy 70 east of C Road, the vehicle is still on the roadway, but the passengers may be injured. Eastern Plumas Fire and EPHC were paged. 8:02 p.m. Medics advise patients are being transported to PDH via private vehicles.

Hit and run or Hammer-time

7:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a female drove through the trailer park at approximately 50 mph, stopped at the neighbor’s house, got out of the car, and started smashing the neighbor’s vehicle with a hammer. The subject then got back into their vehicle and left the trailer park in an unknown direction. It was a female driving a light blue sedan. The caller does not know the neighbor’s number or address. 9:21 p.m. A deputy contacted the vehicle owner who does not want to report the incident.

Who goes there?

9:45 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male was banging on a door and had a flashlight looking into the windows and was yelling. The male is no longer at the location or may have gone inside. The subject was wearing a long sleeve black hoodie.

Directory assistance

11:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he is trying to find a location and he is lost. He is trying to find a specified ranch but had the wrong address. The correct address was given.

May 14

Repo man

9:55 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a suspicious tow truck slowly circling the neighborhood, approximately 3-4 times, before the caller followed the truck and it took off heading eastbound on Hwy 70. It was a yellow tow truck with Azteca Towing on the side and Nevada plates. Two people were in the cab. 10:22 p.m. A Sgt. advised the vehicle was gone on arrival. Patrol checks will continue through the day.

Skips scene on skateboard

11:35 a.m. Chester. A caller reports two males assaulting another male in front of his house. One subject was wearing a red hoodie and black sweats and the other was wearing a gray T-shirt and black sweats. The victim left heading down the street on Melissa on a skateboard with two dogs and a female. The assaulting subjects left heading in the opposite direction. 11:44 a.m. A deputy was unable to locate the subjects so far and will be on the lookout for the victim.

Paddles only

12:55 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports there is a motorized boat on the water at Round Valley reservoir. The boat is silver in color and the subjects have a white Toyota Tundra. There are 4 subjects on the boat with a dog and it was seen 10 minutes ago. The caller contacted Fish and Wildlife and was advised to call the Sheriff’s Office also. 1:47 p.m. A deputy was unable to locate any boats on or around the reservoir.

Foster care

12:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports finding a dog on Cemetery Hill, a white and silver Pit bull. The caller does not want the dog to go to Animal Control. She will keep him at her house until the owner is found. The information was given to Animal Control.

Too much gas

1:08 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a fuel delivery truck backed into her vehicle. The caller is no longer on the scene. There is significant damage to the vehicle and no medical is needed.

Clearing the air

1:37 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports an argument with a customer who was illegally dumping. The caller stated, “He is not a city resident,” and arguing could be heard in the background. The subject was stating he was not doing anything wrong. The caller was not providing further information, only arguing with the subject on an open line. 2:10 p.m. A Sgt. advised it was a misunderstanding between an employee and a customer, everything is okay now. The subject was gone by the time the Sgt. arrived on the scene.

Drunk over the hill

3:26 p.m. Spring Garden. A driver was arrested on Hwy 70 at Lee Summit and charged with driving under the influence.

An outing with grandpa

4:49 p.m. Lake Almanor. CHP reports two vehicles stuck in the snow on Silver Lake Rd. in the NE part of the county, possibly off Ten Road, at Silver Lake near Echo Lake. The vehicles are a 4WD pick up and a Dodge pickup. There are 6 people total including an 88-year-old male. There is an unknown amount of snow, but one pickup’s back end is completely buried. 5:36 p.m. CHP is not sure which way the subjects drove in and have not spoken to the subjects since the initial call. 5:40 p.m. CHP spoke to the parties. One vehicle is unstuck, and they are working on getting the other vehicle out. They did not say whether they still needed assistance. The subjects took A21 from Chester. 5:59 p.m. CHP is with the parties. 6:09 p.m. All vehicles are unstuck, and the parties are on their way.

Wearing out welcome, one by one

5:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two transients are starting an argument with workers, spending long amounts of time in the store, and refusing to leave. The subjects are currently sitting outside. One is a large blonde female and the other is a skinny male. 5:44 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the two subjects and gave them an official trespass from the business.

Stealing the shot

6:05 p.m. Beckwourth. An email was received 15 minutes ago from a caller advising a trespasser on a dirt bike was on his property and ripped his game camera off a tree. 7:06 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who would like the info on file. He will call again when he is in the area to report if the camera was stolen or damaged.

Road graffiti

6:24 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a white truck came out of Grizzly Ranch speeding and burning out in the roadway.

Short term loan without all the red tape

6:57 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports that around 11:20 p.m. today a known subject entered her residence and took her keys and took her car. The car was returned 15-20 minutes later.

Request to disarm

8:32 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests her ex-husband’s guns be taken out of her storage unit; she does not want the guns. She wants a deputy to meet her at the storage facility. 11:40 p.m. A Sgt. advised proper civil procedures were provided.

Keeping tabs

10:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his son was supposed to be home a few hours ago from Butte Meadows and has not returned. He was at the Boy Scout camp with a group of people but was supposed to head home and be home by 10 p.m. The subject is 16 years old in a green Ford Explorer. He has food and water with him. 11:27 p.m. The caller spoke to the camp who said he left at 10:15 p.m. 11:51 p.m. The juvenile has arrived home safe.

May 15

Drunk in town

2:36 a.m. Quincy. A Sgt. advised being out with a silver SUV vehicle behind the Sheriff’s Office and requests CHP to the location. 2:38 p.m. CHP requests medical services as a precaution. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. The vehicle owner was identified through the vehicle plate. 2:57 a.m. The female owner of the vehicle was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.

Gas up elsewhere

11:53 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she is having an argument with her boyfriend at the gas station. 12:07 p.m. A Sgt. advises the parties are separated and have agreed to keep the peace. The female half was provided temporary restraining order procedures. 12:56 p.m. The caller recontacted and stated the male half is still following her around and harassing her. 1:13 p.m. A deputy advised both parties were counseled and trespassed from the gas station per an employee’s request.

The road continues to narrow

4:15 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known female subject caused a disturbance at the grocery store and threatened the manager. The subject is out in front of the store by the water pallets. 4:29 p.m. A Sgt. advised the subject was given an official trespass from the grocery store.


4:26 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on charges of probation violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Couldn’t detain them

4:51 p.m. Chester. A caller reports three male subjects on dirt bikes almost hit her husband in the street. The call was transferred to CHP. 4:57 p.m. CHP requests a deputy respond because the subjects intentionally tried to hit the male and that male has the three male dirt bike subjects detained. 5:17 p.m. CHP was unable to locate the subjects. The caller said the three males on dirt bikes left.


5:57 p.m. Graeagle. A caller requests a welfare check on a neighbor who has been screaming most of the day, possibly at her child, and when the caller went to check on her and the child, the subject said she fell off a ladder and “needed help.” The caller did not believe she needed medical help. 6:41 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who is declining any assistance.

Aggressive shopper

6:50 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests info on file that her ex-boyfriend’s aunt “lunged” at her and made harassing comments towards her while she was shopping at a grocery store in East Quincy.

In the pink

8:43 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a woman half-clothed is running up and down the street attempting to get money. She stated the woman said she is on the run and needs money to get out of town. The caller gave the subject a pink turtleneck and yoga pants and now the woman will not leave. 8:46 p.m. The male half said that she is on foot heading eastbound on Lawrence and said she was half-clothed, and his female partner gave her some clothes. 9:06 p.m. A Sgt. looked for but was unable to locate the subject.

May 16

Big cat or maybe little foxes

12:28 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports dogs on Redberg Ave. are barking in her backyard and she can hear a mountain lion possibly. The caller was advised to call Fish & Wildlife and keep her dogs inside the home.

No mas agua

4:19 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports he has no water at his home. He is wanting to know if there is a scheduled water outage on Cedar Drive. The caller was advised to contact the water company.

Application for Town Greeter declined

7:24 a.m. Quincy. A caller said they were advised that two people, possibly homeless, have been camping out at the front doors of the Post Office. They are smoking weed and being mean to people. The caller is not at the location, but a deputy can contact a specified person if needed. 7:47 a.m. A deputy advised giving a trespass to the subjects.

Take it back

8:36 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a known subject threw a bunch of her belongings and trash into the street and left it there. The caller is unsure if she is home but wants her to pick it all up.

Two completely different versions

8:44 a.m. Meadow Valley. A female caller reports two male subjects are yelling and driving erratically in the street. 9:12 a.m. A deputy advises no disturbance between the male parties. The female was yelling at her cat and attempting to locate the feline.

Hold on

9:55 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her ex would not leave her vehicle. While taking down the information, the subject ex left and the caller requests no further action. 10 a.m. The caller reports the male took the keys to her vehicle and would now like contact. 12:53 p.m. A deputy reports a verbal argument and civil procedures were provided.

Moonlight harvest

11:59 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a possible illegal wood cutting on Lower Williams between Hwy 89 and Powerline Road. A vehicle is stuck about midway from Hwy 89 in a white Ford 150 or F250 single cab with very damaged plates, possibly from Washington state. The caller heard the vehicle last night between 11 p.m. -1:30 a.m. but didn’t see the driver. 12:13 p.m. The information was given to USFS.

Repeat offenders

12:35 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male and female, appearing to be homeless, came into the store and yelled at her. They are now verbally fighting out on the street. They are walking towards Jeffrey’s Café and Pub. 12:54 p.m. A deputy advised the parties were counseled again.

Car camping

6:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy for a pedestrian causing a disturbance at Dame Shirley Park. The female has a German Shepherd dog with her in a green Honda Civic and appears to be homeless living in her car. 6:56 p.m. A Sgt. advised the car was gone upon arrival and will keep a look out.

Out of work cattle dogs audition -alas, no openings

7:37 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports dogs chasing and attacking deer. The caller said the dogs were biting the legs of deer. The owners of the dogs are unknown. They are two white dogs with black spots. Both have collars. The dogs left and traveled in a southerly direction when the caller went yelling at them to scare them away. The dogs possibly live on Carol Lane West.

In search of a picnic basket

8:30 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a bear on the deck of their home. The bear is not threatening humans or pets. The bear has been hanging around the neighborhood for the past several days and several neighbors are concerned. The caller was provided the number for Fish & Wildlife.

At wits end

9:23 p.m. Chester. A caller requests a deputy help with her son. He is having violent outbursts and she is in fear for her family. There is a young daughter in the home as well. The caller requests advice on how to handle him. She is very upset. 10:58 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller and provided procedures and options.

Out of bounds

9:25 p.m. Hamilton Branch. Two subjects were arrested in the Hamilton Branch parking lot near the bridge. One was charged with probation violation and possession of drug paraphernalia, and the other was charged on under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Off the deep end

10:38 p.m. Graeagle. A 911 call came in pinging 1-2 miles north of Gold Lake staging area. Someone is in the road yelling. A male subject claims he fell off a cliff. 10:43 p.m. Graeagle Fire and EPHC were paged. 10:51 p.m. CHP advised sending units from Bordertown and Blairsden. They have been getting similar calls from the area and it is a homeless guy that they are unable to locate, possibly a 5150 case. 11:05 p.m. CHP advised they are at the vehicle and request that Fire and Medical continue to respond.

Nothing new

11:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loud party at the corner of Jackson and Lindan. The people that live there are always loud. The caller requests a deputy respond. May 17, 12:30 a.m. A Sgt. advised the area was quiet upon arrival, no party. The subject said he had a few friends over earlier and agreed to keep the peace.

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