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Sheriff’s Blotter Nov. 14-20: Animal drama and seasonal weather hazards

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 Nov. 14-20

November 14

Tree house

1:45 a.m. Portola. A deputy reports assisting a citizen with a bear. 1:50 a.m. A mom and cub are up a tree south of 3rd and Utah streets.


7:27 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she hit a dog in her vehicle at Bell Lane and Quincy Junction Road. The call was transferred to CHP.

Full boat

12:55 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and possession of explosives.

While you were sleeping

3:08 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports a known person is selling all of another known person’s belongings while he is in the hospital. 4:40 p.m. A deputy contacted the hospital. The victim is unable to speak to the deputy currently. The case is closed pending contact from the victim. 5:02 p.m. The victim contacted from the hospital. A deputy advised no suspicious circumstances. The victim confirmed that the subject has permission to sell property on his behalf.

Hot rod

3:33 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle is on fire in the Post Office parking lot; it is fully engulfed. The party calling is attempting to extinguish the fire. 3:34 p.m. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 3:59 p.m. Fire is clear from the scene.

Back to streaming

3:48 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his house on Sylvan Road was broken into sometime in the last two weeks. The information came from a neighbor; the caller lives out of state. A television and DVD player are missing.

Mistaken identity

5:27 p.m. Portola. A caller requests Beckwourth Fire be paged for a fire at the Portola rail yard. The caller advised working the fire under a train car. Beckwourth Fire was paged to Portola Railroad Museum. 5:32 p.m. All incoming units can cancel. The Railroad workers are burning track, there is no fire emergency.

November 15

Got the green light

11:22 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a male subject is trespassing with a tractor truck and trailer loading up stuff. 11:35 p.m. A call came in from a Code Enforcement Officer advising that she is out with a known person who is removing property under County Authority.

Mid-day crash

12:09 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a non-injury vehicle accident across from Watson Road near the mill. The caller reports property damage only, near Collins Pines Mill, no need for fire or medical. The call was transferred to CHP.

Hunting grounds

1:01 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a male with a backpack seen on Sunday afternoon. The caller said when he attempted to locate the suspect, they were unable to locate them. However, they did find footprints in the snow around unoccupied residences. The caller requests extra patrol checks.

No cards or letters

2:08 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports possible mail theft. 3:37 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who advised no evidence of theft. The caller heard about recent mail thefts and did not get any mail last night. The caller was advised to contact the post office and recontact if she is a victim.


2:43 p.m. Quincy. A known person punched a guy inside the bar and is now out back behind the bar causing a fight. Medical was requested. 3:27 p.m. A subject was issued a violation for lewd conduct and a local warrant. 5:05 p.m. A charge of battery was added and the subject was issued an official law enforcement trespass for the Plumas Club.

Dog wars

4:02 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller moved out of the house, and the ex-girlfriend will not give his dog back. 4:18 p.m. A deputy advised civil procedures needed to retrieve the dog. 5:07 p.m. The female half was contacted, and she advised the dog belongs to her and she has proof. She is requesting the information be on file. The male half is threatening to break in and take the dog back. She is requesting extra patrol checks. The deputy advised proper civil procedures.

Winter wonderland-closed until Mother’s Day

4:42 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports being stuck in the snow, 6 inches, with three children: ages 10, 2, and 1 year old, in a silver Chevy Silverado. The caller was on the way from Oroville to Quincy. They have no food, water or blankets. 4:53 p.m. The information was given to Chico CHP to have a unit start up that way. 5:02 p.m. Butte County received the code from Glenn County but couldn’t get a ping from the 911 call for the location. The location was provided by the caller looking at the map on her phone. Butte County is adamant that she is in Plumas County. 5:47 p.m. Assistance from Butte County Search and Rescue was requested. The information was sent to Butte County Sheriff’s Office. 6:34 p.m. Butte County advised their SAR unit is on the way. 7:05 p.m. Butte County spoke with the caller who requests we notify her husband in Quincy on what is going on. 7:17 p.m. A Sgt. notified the husband. 7:49 p.m. Butte County SAR is out with the victim(s).

Desperate times, desperate measures

5:12 p.m. Spring Garden. Union Pacific Railroad requests assistance with a trespasser on foot in a tunnel on the railroad tracks. The subject is possibly a transient trying to stay out of the snow. The subject was not in distress, in a grey hoodie, blue jeans and carrying a backpack.

It’s slip n slide season, and we don’t mean summer

5:17 p.m. Graeagle. CHP requests County Roads sand the road in the area of A15 and Nakoma.


6:27 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports there was a female standing in the roadway. The caller stopped to ask if she needed help and the female tried to get into the caller’s vehicle. The subject has black hair and is wearing all black clothing. The subject vehicle is a black SUV parked on Willow Road with the lights off. The caller left the area but requested contact. 6:45 p.m. A unit was unable to locate a vehicle on Willow Road but will be on the look out on Hwy 89. 6:50 p.m. Neither the vehicle nor subject were located.

November 16

Community challenge

5:56 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a subject is currently banging on the door with a shovel and damaging the door. 6:03 a.m. A request was made that CHP do a patrol check. 6:23 a.m. CHP advised speaking with the parties who are okay and in their own houses. 6:39 a.m. A Sgt. advised contacting all three parties who all appear to be having behavioral health episodes and there is no evidence of anything reported is real.

At sunrise

7:39 a.m. Portola. A caller reports he hit a deer on Hwy 70 west of Portola and stated it is too large to move out of the roadway. The call was transferred to CHP.

Throwing the whole day out of whack

7:51 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspect in the hospital is causing a disturbance, throwing items, and refusing to leave. The subject is wearing a large puffy jacket and scarf and left toward the clinic with unknown weapons. 8:10 a.m. The subject is known. A Sgt. contacted the suspect who is okay and was just upset over a cancelled appointment. The suspect agreed to keep the peace.

Puppy love?

2:04 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports the ex is trying to take the dog. The caller stated she has evidence that she owns the dog and the suspect stated he was going to kill the dog. The caller requested the information be on file only. The suspect was identified.

Not sure which is worse

7:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports possible fireworks near West and W. Quincy Ave., approximately three have gone off. 8:22 p.m. The caller said she just heard another boom, is unsure if it is coming from a firearm or firework. 8:47 p.m. A deputy confirmed fireworks only.

Warming fire?

7:32 p.m. West Shore Lake Almanor. A caller reports a fire in a vacant lot of 121 Slim. The caller was transferred to SIFC.

November 17

Love of extreme limits

1:02 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that her husband just beat her up. The caller said that the husband has Alzheimer’s and is having an episode. The subject may need medical for his Alzheimer’s but no other injuries. The subject is wandering around the house. The caller is separated from the subject. There are no weapons, all weapons are locked up. 1:10 a.m. A deputy requests medics for a head injury and a cut to the arm. PDH was paged. 1:33 a.m. A deputy advised no crime. The subject is suffering from sever cognitive decline. One is being transported to PDH.

Still searching for “just right”

7 a.m. Meadow Valley. A Sgt. reports at a residence on Pineleaf for suspicious circumstances. A vehicle was located that a bear broke into, no further assistance is needed at this time.

College clean-up

10:07 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports controlled burning in the area on Golden Eagle Ave. today.

Checkout time 11 a.m.

10:51 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a welfare check on a maroon SUV that has been camped out in the parking lot for approximately one week. They have seen a small child with two males and a woman with the vehicle. 11:09 a.m. A deputy advised unable to locate any vehicle matching the description in the parking lot.

Askew on so many levels … a word to the wise

4:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports suspicious circumstances while inspecting a home. The caller advised going to the home, and it is not for sale, also, he received a check from a suspicious person to cash from Washington DC to pay for the work. The caller stated he did not cash the check through his bank. The caller requests a call back from a deputy. 5:45 p.m. Proper civil procedures were provided.

You got my number

4:45 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he is getting scam calls approximately 10-15 times a day and requests a call back from a deputy. 5:45 p.m. Proper civil procedures were provided.

Practically a herd

6:10 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports five cows in the roadway near the end of Nelson and North Valley Road. The call was transferred to CHP.

Bedtime choices

8:55 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was detained and charged with resisting arrest and willful violation of a court order on First and Cedar Streets.

November 18

Road warrior

7:57 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a female in a small gray sports vehicle is driving recklessly. The caller said the driver jumped the intersection at A13. The female driver then turned around and did it again. 8:15 a.m. A deputy advised contacting the only gray vehicle with CHP and there was no crime.

Road hog

8:24 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a reckless driver. The caller said a semi keeps speeding and trying to push her off the roadway. The call was transferred to CHP.

Permission to light up in public

10:23 a.m. Portola. A caller requests to have a deputy sign an ABC permit for tree lighting. 12:11 p.m. The caller was advised that a deputy will give her a call when one is available. 4:48 p.m. The permit was signed.

Book judged by its cover

2:15 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a male carrying some garbage bags and looks to have an injured nose. 2:34 p.m. A deputy contacted the identified subject who was on his way to the dump and is okay.

Crowded in Cromberg

3:30 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports she hit a bear on Hwy 70 east of Harrison Road. The caller was transferred to CHP.


3:54 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a civil matter with her landlord who was named. 4:22 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller, there is no crime. The caller requests information on file that her landlord is parked in his driveway and she now must walk around his vehicle to move her boxes.

Crossing the line

10:49 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone just broke into the neighboring cabin. The subject is a male adult and was banging on the door, possibly intoxicated, then entered the cabin through the window. The caller is unsure if the tenant is even at the residence and stated that the tenant should live alone. The subject and tenant are unknown. The caller stated she is the manager but was unable to provide who lives in the cabin. 11:11 p.m. A male subject was arrested on a charge of under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and entering or staying at a residence without permission.

November 19

Hit and run

12:48 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that someone hit his vehicle on Nevada St. approximately 10 minutes ago. The caller did not see it happen.  He was woken up by his neighbor who heard it. 1:23 a.m. A deputy requests the dayshift patrol and be on the look out in the area for a vehicle with possibly front passenger damage. No information on the subject vehicle was known.

The ties that bind

3:56 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports that a subject is outside the residence shining a flashlight into her home. The caller said that the subject has had a relationship in the past with the caller’s husband. Her husband is asleep. The caller requests that a deputy come trespass the subject from the residence. The caller confirmed the subject is still there and named her. 4:31 a.m. A deputy advised checking the area and the subject was gone upon arrival. 8:40 a.m. The subject contacted regarding the incident and said that her ex stole her phone. 9:24 a.m. A deputy spoke to the subject and filled out a report.

The Bermuda Triangle of the Sierra or Do you have a car I can borrow … until June?

10:59 a.m. La Porte. CHP advised a caller is stuck in the snow and out of gas in approximately 3 feet of snow between Bucks Lake and La Porte. The vehicle is a purple 4-Runner. 11:09 a.m. The caller stated he is having trouble breathing but refused medical twice. He has some clothes and blankets. 11:18 a.m. CDF Grass Valley to page out to La Porte Fire. 12:17 p.m. Cal Fire advised making patient contact. No medical is needed. They will recontact when the victim is back in La Porte. 1:22 p.m. CHP advised they will air lift the male out and take him to La Porte Firehouse. 2:17 p.m. Per Cal Fire the helicopter has the victim, and they are on the way to the Nevada County Airport where the victim is meeting a friend and will retrieve the vehicle at a later date. No medical is needed.

WILD!!! How is that even possible?

4:28 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports his neighbor’s vehicle has been running for three days straight. The first name was known. 6:12 p.m. A deputy located the vehicle that is running but locked. There is no answer at the residence, all windows and doors are secure. 9:21 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact someone at the residence but was unable to locate anyone or anything suspicious.


7:59 p.m. Quincy. A male on foot heading across Gansner bridge was detained at Gansner Park for carrying a concealed dagger, resisting arrest and violating a court order.

November 20

Hazard removed

1:08 a.m. Quincy. A female was arrested on Lee Road and Rogers Ave. on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent, and violation of probation.

Where’s your kin?

3:30 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports that while out hunting in Plumas County she came across two bovines in open range. The caller believed the bovine were emancipated. The report was sent to the Brand Inspector.





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