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Sheriff’s Blotter: May 25-27 – reports of squatters, thefts – be vigilant

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 25-27, 2022

May 25

Getting an early start

7:49 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a possible drunk driver in a gray GMC truck all over the road that almost hit the caller. The information was transferred to CHP. 7:54 a.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the subject or vehicle.

Getting comfy 

8:41 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a civil matter about squatters on her property. 10:32 a.m. A deputy advised the caller to request the information be on file that she is feeling threatened. No crime at this time. Civil procedures were provided.

Lucky Loosey

9:27 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loose pit bull on the highway at Purdy Lane. The caller was transferred to CHP and the info was sent to Animal Control. 9:49 a.m. The dog returned home and is secured.

Sound advice

9:59 a.m. Quincy. A Sgt. requests information on file that a known subject left several voicemails at the courts, no specific threats, just rambling.


10:24 a.m. Mohawk. A caller reports his caretaker got into an argument with the park manager and the landlord and a deputy made her leave and now he wants her back to his home to care for him. The caller requests a call to help him figure the situation out.  5 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact but there was no answer. 7:50 p.m. The caller was advised that the caretaker can return to his home only, the caller was advised she can still be arrested for trespassing.

Defiantly high

12:02 p.m. Portola. A subject was arrested on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of a court order.

Adding pets to the family

1:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a homeless subject living under the bridge. The caller said that the female also has a dog that seems aggressive toward people walking past. The subject is possibly a known subject who has been known to be in that location. 1:52 p.m. Animal Control advised all parties were counseled.


1:39 p.m. Greenville. A caller requests Fire and Medical for a single vehicle accident with unknown injuries and unknown occupants. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire and PDH were paged. Plumas 11 requested a helicopter to loading zone 47. 1:55 p.m. Plumas 11 advised can cancel the helicopter. 2:26 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH. A deputy advised CHP to handle.

Seeing the other side of the coin

1:51 p.m. Portola. A caller reports the apartment manager was evicted but refused to leave. Now he is in the office and was yelling at the caller. The caller is standing by in the parking lot. 2:14 p.m. A deputy advised proper civil procedures were provided.

Gathering the spoils

2:11 p.m. Cromberg. A caller advised that while driving past the area of Spring Garden overpass area, it appeared that multiple people were loading up the lumber from the traffic accident.

Cooking in a tin can

4:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a horse in a horse trailer. The owner is no longer around the truck, and she is concerned due to the heat. The pick-up with a trailer has a dog sitting on the bed of the truck. 5:07 p.m. Animal Control checked the area and was unable to locate any trucks in the area with a horse trailer.

Better safe than sorry

5:30 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports his dog found a possible dead bear on his property. It may be a juvenile; it did seem to move when approached. The number for Fish & Wildlife was provided to the caller.

Belated Easter present

5:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she just came home and found a newborn kitten outside her residence. She is unsure what to do with it. 6:12 p.m. The caller was advised Animal Control will contact her in the morning.

No mother and child reunion

8:27 p.m. Graeagle. A caller requests a welfare check on her neighbor who is currently screaming at her son and he is crying, and it has been going on for 3 hours. 8:38 p.m. The caller called back and said the suspect may have a scanner. 9:15 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the people at the residence, can hear the mother and child inside, they appear to be okay. The subject refused to open the door. The deputy requests the information be forwarded to the DA and CPS.

Sometimes yes, sometimes no

10:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot has been there for approximately 30 minutes. 11:05 p.m. A Sgt. advised they will respond. 11:15 p.m. A Sgt. advised the subject was attempting to find a place to rest for the night. The subject has agreed to move on.

Mommy dearest

11:47 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports an unwelcome guest at the location, and she wants her removed. The suspect is the caller’s mother. May 26, 12:06 a.m. A deputy advised the suspect was gone upon arrival and will be trespassed the subject from the property.

May 26

Not the sound of silence

12:25 a.m. Portola. A caller reports there are barking dogs in her neighborhood. The caller is unable to give an address other than her own. The information was sent to Animal Control.

Heightened awareness  

8:51 a.m. Quincy. The jail received information that subjects may be stealing items from a residence, the owner of the residence is in custody. The two subjects were named. 9:13 a.m. A deputy advises the residence appears to be vacant, though there is a dog inside. They will check further. 11:03 a.m. A deputy advises no evidence of a crime currently.

Here kitty, kitty

9:37 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bear is in her yard and she is afraid to go outside. The bear is now going after her cat. The information was sent to Fish & Wildlife. 10:49 a.m. A deputy and Fish & Wildlife were able to scare the bear away.

Wobbly wheels

9:41 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a reckless vehicle all over the road, an 18-wheeler.

Time to leave the nest

10:10 a.m. Cromberg. A caller reports her mother is trying to get her to move out and she wants to speak to someone about her rights. 11 a.m. Civil procedures were provided by a deputy.

Who, who are you?

11:54 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports someone found a baby owl and brought it to the vet center. Now she is not able to find the nest. She had to take the baby home as the vet is closed. She can help show the area the baby was found, on North Arm Road near the 15 MPH corner. 11:58 a.m. The information was given to Fish & Wildlife.

Ricky racers

12:15 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports two reckless drivers heading northbound on Hwy 89. They are speeding and doing bad passing. They were seen about 15 minutes ago. License plates were provided.

Life on the lake-quality problems

2:13 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about someone else’s dock breaking off and is now stuck under hers causing damage. 2:53 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the caller who said that Lake Almanor Country Club has removed the dock and is towing it back to the owner. No further assistance is needed.

Cautionary tale

2:20 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a burn pile that has gotten out of the pit due to high winds.

Getting to the root of the matter

2:25 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about someone of some company coming onto his property cutting trees down. He thought it was Frontier but he spoke with the foreman who said they have not cut any trees down. 4:42 p.m. A deputy advises possibly Frontier cute 2-3 trees under the lines. Civil procedures were provided.

Summer is hot dog season

2:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a white Honda with a dog in it for 15 minutes with the windows cracked. 2:48 p.m. The caller advised the owner of the dog has now left the parking lot.


3:17 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that an unknown subject is taking wires and other objects from the burned down property, the first burned down building on the right-hand side off Hwy 89. The subject has now left driving toward Chester in an older brown Dodge sedan with Nevada plates. The subject is unknown and wearing shorts. 3:38 p.m. A deputy advised looking around the area from Hwy 147 to Hwy 36 but unable to locate any vehicle matching the description. 4:09 p.m. The deputy checked the property and was unable to locate any signs of theft. The building was vacant prior to the fire. The deputy checked with the neighbors who were unable to provide any contact information for the possible owner. The deputy reports suspicious circumstances.

Goodbye sparky

4:59 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a burn pile check for a fire with no water around the fire. 5:02 p.m. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 5:17 p.m. The homeowner was told she must have water around her burn piles. The fires will be put out by the responders. 5:36 p.m. The assistance is complete.

Terrifying story

5:34 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that someone stabbed her dog while at the 7/11. The dog was inside the caller’s pickup, and the caller did not see anyone around the pickup when she came back out. 5:51 p.m. The caller is requesting a call back. The dog passed away on the way to Reno. The caller stated she will be leaving the residence shortly. 7:58 p.m. A deputy checked the cameras at the 7/11 and was unable to locate any evidence of a crime. The deputy attempted to assist the caller with trying to figure out what may have happened and was unsuccessful. Suspicious circumstances only at this time.


7:13 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject walking around the area in a black shirt and his underwear. It appeared that the subject was trying to get into the horse stalls but has now walked away.

Making memories

10:15 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports she loaned her vehicle to a friend, and she did not return the vehicle but now the vehicle is at the residence. The caller is going to call a tow company and have the vehicle towed to their home. 11:04 p.m. A deputy spoke to bother parties and civil procedures provided and they will handle the situation in court.

May 27

Setting up a home base

11:58 a.m. Quincy. A caller received information that there are people living on his property. It is unknown how many or who they are. The caller received information from UPS that there are packages being delivered to people on his property, but no one should be living there. 7:35 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller with civil procedures.

High traffic season is upon us

12:22 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests patrol checks throughout the day due to multiple vehicles speeding in the area and his children have almost been hit multiple times by cars going over 50 MPH in the neighborhood. The caller said he has contacted CHP multiple times and has never seen them in the area or been assisted. The information was faxed to the Chester substation.

Oh baby

4:10 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a baby cow is on the side of the roadway at A24/Hwy 70 and is concerned that the cow will walk into oncoming traffic.

Hot pants

6:36 p.m. Quincy. A deputy advised being out at the fairgrounds taking a stolen property report. The theft occurred between May 26 at 9:30 p.m. and May 27 at 7 a.m. The victim is a retired officer from the San Francisco Police Dept. and a wallet, a retiree badge, and pants were stolen.


7:22 p.m. Blairsden. A caller requests Fire be paged for a vehicle vs. powerline accident, with no injuries, but the transformer is sparking. Graeagle Fire was paged, and the information was sent to the power company. 8:24 p.m. Graeagle Fire is clear and returning. The power company is to handle it.


7:42 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports she was at a store in Quincy buying gift cards and a manager told her it was a scam. The caller is out in front of the Sheriff’s Office.

Forced entry

8:06 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller returned home after 2 weeks. The front door was crow-barred open and the crow bar is still there and the door is slightly ajar. The caller did walk into the house to find an open door and it looks as if someone when into the attic room and may still be there. The caller is not in the residence, is going to the neighbors to see if they have camera footage. 8:32 p.m. CHP advised the home is clear. 9:45 p.m. A deputy made a criminal report.

Tomorrow is another day

9:16 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a suspicious female is next door with all her items in the street. 9:32 p.m. The caller called again to say the subject is throwing items. 10:01 p.m. A deputy spoke to the subject who was upset because she couldn’t get her dog in the vehicle. She said she will be going to sleep and will not cause any more issues tonight.

Leaving a trail 

10:38 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a hit and run. One vehicle hit another and a trail of oil is leading to the house. The owner is trying to hide the vehicle in the garage. A white Jeep was hit on the corner of Commercial and Pacific. 11:23 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate the suspect at the residence and will attempt to contact the registered owner for the Jeep. May 28, 11:28 a.m. The Jeep owner said his vehicle was hit sometime last night. 3:34 p.m. A caller requests a deputy to call back. People are taking photos of her garage.

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