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Sheriff’s Blotter May 22-23: Here come the bears and drunk drivers


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 22-23

May 22

In house

5:20 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a strong toxic smelling smoke coming from the residence and requests fire check. She knocked on the subjects’ door, no answer. Indian Valley Fire was paged. 5:40 a.m. A unit reports subjects appear to be burning trash in their stove. 5:41 a.m. Subjects are burning something in their stove that is causing an odd smell, won’t answer the door.

School lessons

8:47 a.m. Chester. A caller reports that while dropping their child off at the school, she was “flipped off” by a known person. The caller states there is no harassment order in place and would like a deputy to give her a call. 9:35 a.m. A detective attempted to call back and left a message. 11:55 a.m. Closed pending further contact.

Something NEW

9:22 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller is informing that the Army National Guard will be conducting parachute training over Lake Almanor on May 23 and 24. He provided a point of contact and number.

Given the boot

10 a.m. Quincy. A caller wants a deputy to give him a call in regard to his lease being terminated with a storage facility. 10:49 a.m. A detective contacted the caller who advised a representative from the storage facility called and stated they were terminating his lease and he was upset about it. 10:51 a.m. Contacted the manager who advised he has until Friday, June 30 to remove his belongings from the unit. The caller was contacted, and the information was relayed to him. Civil procedures were provided.

Snow is still an issue

11:19 a.m. Plumas Eureka. A caller reports he and his friend are stuck on the snow, they have been working at it for 3 hours. The pin is off Sloat McRae Road, per the caller they are on Johnsville Road at the end to the dirt, across the bridge, Eureka Creek, go two miles, in a silver Jeep Cherokee Rubicon with no chains. 11:54 a.m. SAR report of two people stuck on the snow. 1:30 p.m. The caller asked for an ETA for SAR then the call was dropped. 3:03 p.m. A caller hiked the roads and advised SAR to come in from the Mohawk side, there are too many big drifts. 4:34 p.m. The subject has been assisted and all units are returning.

Beetle juice

11:56 a.m. Portola. A member of school staff would like a call for an incident at the school. A juvenile set off stink bombs on the school bus. 12:39 p.m. No crime, the caller requests information on file only, the school will handle it.


1:02 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a hit and run to his vehicle. The subject hit his vehicle and then left, westbound on Hwy 70. The subject vehicle is a Toyota, and the caller got the name from a witness, the subject’s name was provided.

Charm school

1:15 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a person camping down Beskeen Lane that has multiple dogs that are running loose and the subject is threatening people. The caller would like a deputy to contact the camper. 5:41 p.m. A unit advised finding no dogs were found and spoke with people at the location who advised all is okay.

Time for a withdrawal

2 p.m. Portola. A caller reported a known person entered the bank and was causing a disturbance. The caller would like a deputy to inform the subject that if he does this again, he would no longer be allowed at the bank. The subject’s address was provided. 4:15 p.m. Units contacted the subject who was counseled about his behavior at the bank.

I spy with my eagle eye

2:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reported a possible drunk driver and provided the plate number turning on Clough St. parked just past the Lariat Lodge on the east bound lane. The information was relayed to CHP.

Have a heart

2:30 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reported being assaulted at the old Heart K Ranch in Genesee. The subject was named. The victim would like a call back from a deputy. 6:06 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

She’s got a ticket to ride

2:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she is in labor and is the passenger in a vehicle on the way to Reno. Her doctor advised her to call law enforcement. The caller does not want medical, just advising law enforcement. The Sgt. advised the caller to obey traffic laws and recontact through 911 if medical is needed.

Moved to act

3:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible attempted fraud. A subject called her and told her to clear out the money in her bank account and told her to put the money on a gift card to send to them. The subject threatened to issue warrants for her, also told her not to talk to anyone else about this. She took money out of her bank account but did not send anything to the people. 5:38 p.m. No financial loss. Referred the caller to Social Security/credit bureau. Nothing further at this time.

Details. More details

4:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two male juveniles were pushing another male juvenile in a purple shirt (whose mouth was duct-taped) across the road from the High School into the Safeway parking lot. The caller reported the incident to the Charter School but just wanted it documented in case the victim calls.

It’s summertime, expect the unexpected

5:44 p.m. Johnsonville. A caller reports a vehicle driving backwards on Hwy 395.

Out of sorts, out of place

5:45 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports two adult females (one is known) are intoxicated and being loud and inappropriate in front of children. 6:18 p.m. A unit made contact with the suspects in front of the High School. 6:53 p.m. The female identified was despondent over personal issues. Her employer will take care of her, cancel incoming units.

Stick “ler”

5:51 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a silver Chevy 2500 truck (license plate number provided) with red or blue trim has long pieces of lumber sticking out the back without a red flag or other warning of hazard.

May 23

Not resting

110 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject came up the steps and was banging on her door and said something about a wild animal chasing him. The caller is very distraught and stated he tried to enter her trailer. 1:19 a.m. The caller said the male subject is now in the bed on her truck, he is an unknown male. 1:34 a.m. The suspect had been advised to stay out of the RV park. 1:40 a.m. Deputy reports the arrest of the male subject on two charges, trespassing and malicious mischief to a vehicle.

Dog gone it

7:38 a.m. Chester. A caller reports her ex broke the lock on her gate and let her dog out last night. He is across the street right now and he is using drugs. 8:02 a.m. No vandalism, the subject only removed the screws from the latch. The caller requested contact from Victim Witness. Temporary restraining order procedures were provided. 8:05 a.m. The property owner called to also report the vandalism and report she believes it was her son and his girlfriend. A detective spoke to her and advised there was no permanent damage.

Being beary careful

12:36 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a small bear walked by the school and he is concerned. The school brought the kids inside.

Four years of …patience?

1:46 p.m. Portola. A caller reports paying for recycling through IMD for the last 4 years and has never had a recycle bin. The caller attempted to work things out with IMD but advised the owner has not been cooperative and refuses to return calls. The caller is concerned that other customers are also paying for false services. 2:50 p.m. The caller was referred to an attorney.

Second round’s on you

2:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller said he is stuck in the mud in the same area SAR got him unstuck from yesterday. He is stuck in the mud in a Jeep Rubicon. 3:19 p.m. The caller recontacted via 911 for local tow truck information. They advised they sent a tow truck out, but the location is unknown or if they are out with the vehicle yet. They will update when they know more. 4:37 p.m. Crescent Tow advised they have the caller unstuck and on his way.

Low tolerance

4:45 p.m. Cromberg. A male subject was arrested on a charge of drunk driving on Sloat Road at April Lane.

O’dark-thirty trash raid

11:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an ongoing issue with the neighbor’s dogs barking late at night. The dog owner is a known male. The caller requests contact from Animal Control. 11:23 p.m. The information was faxed to Animal Control. 11:27 p.m. A second caller reports the same ongoing issue. She was going to let the dogs off their leash. The caller was told not to let any dog off its leash. The caller stated she did not care. The caller was advised the information will be forwarded to Animal Control. May 24, 12:05 a.m. A deputy reports there was a bear in the area causing the dogs to bark. The deputy contacted the dog owner who agreed to bring the dogs inside.


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