Sheriff’s Blotter: Nov. 17-21

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. 12 – 17, 2021

Nov. 12

Not properly motivated


10:49 a.m. Chester. Chester Elementary. A caller reports information for an incorrigible juvenile throwing things and causing a disturbance. A deputy was requested to come to the school 11:15 a. m. A deputy advised assistance complete.

No need to worry about that 30-day review

11:17 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about a new hire who is making threats towards another employee. 11:51 a.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller. The information of the threat was third hand, and the victim does not desire to press charges. The caller advised the subject will be fired later today and the caller was just wanting the information on file.

Looking for a co-signer

3:43 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that he will be shooting a racoon that is under his home. The caller just wanted “us” to be aware before he did it. The caller was advised to call the Sheriff’s Office before he did it.


Tag, you’re it!

9:08 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious male at his residence standing on his front porch. The subject stated his name but is now gone. 9:52 p.m. The deputy advised it was a civil issue. The subject was at the caller’s residence attempting to serve civil papers.

Don’t call the cops

9:59 p.m. Hwy 70 between Chilcoot and Vinton. A caller reports a vehicle roll over. The driver may be intoxicated. The driver is asking the caller not to call the accident in. No injuries. The male occupant is out of the vehicle. The caller said it is a second-hand report from her sister who is on the scene. The driver was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.


10:35 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a suspicious male that is possibly related to an explosion that took place during the fire. The subject is walking at the north end of Round Valley. The subject has a walking stick with a light. 11:34 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the subject walking in the area, no crime.


Sounds like a safe distance

10:43 p.m. West shore Lake Almanor. A caller reports a known subject is calling and making threats. The caller is calling from South Dakota. The caller is not currently living in California. The caller said the subject is making physical threats to harm him. The caller requests the information be on file. 11/13 4:54 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller via phone. The caller is not in this state. The caller was advised to block the subject’s phone number and to block the subject on all social media. There is no crime. 5:08 p.m. The caller’s wife contacted and advised they blocked the subject’s phone number but now he is calling from a blocked number and continuing to make threats toward the caller. 6:04 p.m. A deputy provided proper procedures to the caller.

Long road delays on Hwy 89

11:37 p.m. Taylorsville. CHP reports a known subject reports another subject left approximately 8-9 hours ago to pick up medication from Rite Aid and has not returned. CHP put the info out to look for the subject. 11:48 p.m. CHP called back saying the caller wishes to cancel the request. It is possible that the subject is at a friend’s house and the caller will call back if in need of further assistance.


Nov. 13


8:47 a.m. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about some people duck hunting on the east shore. The caller is concerned because they are getting close to the residence. 8:53 a.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller. Assistance complete.

Helpful Hannah

9:54 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she located a phone, and while attempting to find the owner’s name in the phone they came across pornographic photos and possibly drugs that were folded into a paper between the case and phone. 10:42 a.m. A sergeant advised assistance complete. The sergeant will leave the phone at the jail to be returned to the proper owner.

Needle in a grass stack

10:49 a.m. Quincy. A caller advised locating a used drug needle in the grass. The caller advised he does not want to touch it or move but requests a deputy come and remove the needle. The caller said it is in the grass area far west of the store next to a described vehicle. The caller said he put a bright blue glove on the ground next to the needle. 11:37 a.m. A sergeant advise assistance is complete.


Children behaving badly

12:17 p.m. Portola. A caller reports multiple children skateboarding behind the library. The caller reports there are kids at the library being incorrigible, making vulgar statements as she was leaving. 1:50 p.m. A deputy reports the juveniles were gone upon arrival.

Not toy guns

3:08 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her son just came home and stated some kids at the park shot him with an air soft gun and stole his bike. 3:30 p.m. The caller recontacted via 911 and said that she has located the juvenile that stole the bike and shot her son. The caller is now at the park, no other parents are around. No deputies or CHP are in the immediate area. A second caller said multiple parents are in a verbal argument. There are no weapons. The caller said the argument is growing more intense. The victim is her son and his friend. She wants to file a report because several juveniles shot/pointed an air soft gun at her son and friend while in the park. 4:40 p.m. A sergeant contacted all parties. All parents and juveniles have returned to their residences. Two citations were issued to the offending juvenile subjects.


Let the sun shine, let the sunshine in

4:37 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a male and female causing a disturbance. The female broke the sunroof of a car with a rake. Both parties are intoxicated and hitting the car, breaking the sun roof. The two subjects were named. 5:40 p.m. A deputy advised it was a verbal argument only. The male half agreed to leave for the night. The deputy advised that the vehicle that was damaged belongs to the female subject.

Nov. 14

Scam close to home

9:09 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he received a scam call trying to get him to purchase gift cards and advised they would meet him at Rite Aid.

Dirty dozen minus six

11:58 a.m. Bucks Lake Road, Quincy. A caller reports he has the six K9’s that have been running loose in the area of Bucks Lake Road.

A house divided


12:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she is going to one of her listings today to start the process of selling the home for her client who is in the hospital. The caller said there is a subject still living in the home who is refusing to leave the home. The caller just wanted to make us aware that the subject may call the sheriff’s when the caller enters the home. The caller advised she has permission to enter the home and start the selling process.

Chill out in Chilcoot

1:22 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports that she and two friends are out riding horses in the area, and a subject started firing off a firearm. The caller advised that they unmounted and started walking and yelling at the male to stop. The caller said the male caused a verbal argument before leaving and was last seen heading southbound on Frenchman Lake Road. There were three occupants in an orange Jeep.


Lesson two in couple’s therapy

10:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her boyfriend is causing an argument. The caller said she has locked the subject out of the house, and he is currently in the backyard. The caller said the subject is now in the front yard banging on her vehicle and garage door. 10:55 p.m. A deputy advised all parties agreed to keep the peace.

Nov. 15

Fox flu

8:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he found a dead fox in his yard. The caller was concerned the fox was sick. The phone number for Fish & Wildlife was provided. The caller called 911 back and still wants to talk to someone. The number for Environmental Health was provided. 10:14 a.m. Animal Control responded and picked up the animal.

Leap to love is rocky

9:15 a.m. Quincy. A rock slide was reported at Lovers Leap then the line disconnected. The info was relayed to County Roads.


Bear the weight

9:52 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports having bear problems at his home and can’t get a hold of Fish & Wildlife. The caller requests to speak to a deputy. The caller was provided an alternate number for Fish &Wildlife.

Overflow danger

10:16 a.m. Gridley. An alert came in to be on the lookout for two suspects. One suspect is aged 35 and the other is 51 and they are related Hispanic men with the same last name. Officers need to use extreme caution as the subjects could possibly be armed with firearms. Butte County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred Nov. 4 in the Gridley area. Both suspects have active warrants for two counts of homicide. If located, approach with caution, detain, do not mirandize, and immediately contact the investigating detectives.

Help needed for the helper

11:35 a.m. Graeagle. A caller has been trying to help evacuees and now she knows they are not evacuees. She took them into her home and now they are causing problems. She thinks they are from Butte County. The subjects were told this morning that they were not welcome in the home now and it was requested that they not contact the caller. 12:29 p.m. A deputy spoke to the caller who requested the info on file in case there are further problems.


Slow rider

12:10 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle has been driving around his neighborhood. The caller reports a white Jeep Cherokee that has been speeding down the neighborhood roads. The other was a Blue Jeep Liberty being suspicious and repeatedly slowing and driving in front of the houses on the same road.

Is it real, or is it Memorex?

12:23 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that someone had broke into their business for the second time. The caller said that they took a bed and a TV. The caller is finding what else went missing. The caller requests a call from a deputy because the caller will be heading back down to Chico. 3:56 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller multiple times. Also, checked the building and said there was no evidence of a burglary. The deputy will attempt to contact the caller again.

Another scam


12:45 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports scam calls using her deceased husbands’ name. The caller advised no monies has been lost. The caller was advised to block the calls.

On the lookout

5:33 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports suspicious circumstances at Safeway at approximately 5:10 p.m. The vehicle was last seen on Hwy. 70 going toward the Wye past Mount Hough Forest Service office. The caller could hear a young girl scream in the backseat of the vehicle. The caller could not see the child. The caller took a picture of the vehicle. The caller is concerned it could be a child abduction. There was no hit on the vehicle identification. CHP will look for the vehicle.

Funny money

8:41 p.m. Chester. A caller advised a male subject attempted to use a counterfeit $50 at Dollar General. The caller said she refused to take it and the subject then left. The caller has a video of the subject. The business will recontact if the subject comes back into the store to have him trespassed.


Big cat territory

9:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports second hand information of mountain lions around the bike path and Claremont Trailer Park.

Nov. 16

Not so funny for local merchants

7:44 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports Goodwin General Store received a counterfeit $50 bill. 8:28 a.m. A deputy spoke to the caller who advised the transaction occurred on Nov. 12. They will review the camera and if they can identify a suspect they will call back for a report.

Good intentions

8:25 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the theft of her son’s bike off the porch. The bike is a boy’s off-road bike in orange and white with black trim and very large rims. 8:29 a.m. The caller reports no theft, her father has the bike to fix it.

Not the “greens” intended for children

10:15 a.m. Quincy. A caller with CPS is at a home checking on a child and they are not answering the door. The child ate the mom’s marijuana. The child is 6-7 years old. The caller is requesting a deputy assist her. 10:43 a.m. The caller has spoken to the mother and needs a deputy to assist in taking the child. 11:12 a.m. A deputy standby is complete.


Unloading more than necessary

2:50 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports a moving van blocking the roadway and leaking fuel. The caller said she tried to talk with the driver, but the driver doesn’t speak English.

Not whistling, but rockin’ while they work

4:18 p.m. Chester. A caller reports loud music about four houses down. It’s been going on for some time. The caller requests a deputy counsel the suspects. The suspects are unknown but there is a wood pile out front. The music can be heard very loud in the background of the call. 4:36 p.m. A sergeant advised the subjects who agreed to turn down the music.

No quick fix

5:50 p.m. Chico. A disaster response worker requests a call from a sergeant for help finding a fire evacuee last seen in Chico. The evacuee’s house burned down in Greenville. 5:53 p.m. The victim was staying at the Torres Shelter in Chico but was admitted to the hospital due to infection. The shelter kicked him out due to the hospital stay. The caller has not called Chico to help locate the victim and became very agitated and rambling about the victim needing help, and that Plumas County is under Federal mandate to help locate the victim and then hung up the phone. 6:55 p.m. Agencies advised the victim is not missing. The caller was referred to Butte County for assistance locating the victim.



7:15 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a very large fire. The flames are taller than the garage. The caller is unsure if it is a burn pile. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 7:43 p.m. Fire advised the subjects did have a fire and were unaware they needed a permit. The parties were counseled, and assistance was complete.

Nov. 17

Wishing it was a bad dream

2:58 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an argument with his girlfriend turned into her making suicidal statements and grabbing weapons including a knife. The subject is not under the influence of substances and does not want to hurt anyone else. The subject has done this before but not for several years. The caller is currently in the living room, and it is unknown where the subject is. 3:47 a.m. A deputy advised no medical help needed and all services declined. The parties agreed to keep the peace for the night.


Abrupt wake-up call

8:27 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a single vehicle crash. The vehicle is off the road and the victim is getting out now, and appears to be okay, but unknown injuries. 8:29 a.m. CHP and Medical/Fire are responding. A deputy provided a ride for a dog to a Chester residence.

Loaner program recall

9:38 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her ex took her vehicle without permission. She has lent it to him in the past. The subject is homeless. 11:29 a.m. A deputy spoke with the caller who allowed the suspect to use the vehicle however now believes he is using drugs and wants it back or wants the suspect to put the vehicle in his name because she fears liability if he gets into a crash. Proper civil procedures were provided to the caller.

Time to go buddy

11:16 a.m. Taylorsville. A caller requests a deputy on her property now. A suspect returned and she wants him gone. A deputy advised the suspect was gone on arrival. The caller said the subject is making statements that he owns the place, and she is concerned of what he will do. Civil procedures were provided, and the caller was advised to recontact if the suspect returns. 3:48 p.m. The caller advised the suspect is back on the property and now she is going into her house to get a gun. The subject was issued a trespass warning, a probation violation, and a resisting or deterring an officer citation.


On the market, but call for an appointment

11:55 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports an unwanted suspect at an active real estate property. The subject provided a name to the caller but the subject is unknown to the caller, and no description is available. The subject was issued a probation violation and possession of medication without a prescription citation.

Makes a report

12:49 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she was threatened by her ex. He pointed a gun at her on Nov. 13. She wants to file a report with a deputy.

Smoke run

1:13 p.m. Chester. A caller is an Emergency Room nurse at Seneca and reports a patient has left the premises, gone against medical advice, in a wheelchair. The caller requests they want it (the wheelchair) and possibly the patient, back. The patient went in the direction of Dollar General. The patient is wearing a ball cap, light-colored pants, and a red plaid robe. 1:24 p.m. The nurse called back. The wheelchair has been returned. No further assistance is needed.


Scratching the itch

3:06 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a call from a deputy. He needs advice about a neighbor’s dog scratching his car and letting the dog wander around the area unsupervised. 3:24 p.m. The caller was provided proper civil procedures.

Tis the season

3:59 p.m. Quincy. A delivery driver called to report a possible package thief that he believes has been following him for the last several drops on Cedar St. in East Quincy. The vehicle is possibly a black Dodge quad cab pickup with a gold grill. The last drop off was at Cedar and First Street.

Head injury

5:24 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she was hit with a baseball bat on her head by a known subject. 5:33 p.m. The suspect was located near the railway. 5:50 p.m. The deputy requested medics as a precautionary measure for the head injury. 7:34 p.m. Deputies attempted to locate the suspect in multiple places but were unable to locate him.


Hurling into the dark

5:56 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports she was driving down Alta Camp when a child threw something in front of her car; it hit her hood. The caller is currently at the home of the juvenile. There does not appear to be parents in the area. The caller was advised to remain in her car. 6:33 p.m. A deputy advised the juvenile admitted to throwing a water bottle at the vehicle. The deputy advised, in the interest of justice, the juvenile was counseled and released to the parent.