Sheriff’s Blotter: Nov. 22-28

Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. No names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The following is a summary of activity for Nov. 22-28, 2021

Nov. 22

The hazards of coming home late


1:36 a.m. Chester. A 911 call came in and disconnected. The 911 operator called back and left a message. 1:49 a.m. The caller recontacted and said a person is standing at the bottom of her stairs and she doesn’t know who it is. It is too dark for the caller to provide a description and she is afraid to get out of her car. 2:01 a.m. The deputy advised the subject was gone upon arrival.

Youngster lost at recess

8:56 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loose calf in the 4000 block of Chandler Road.

Batting practice

10:03 a.m. Portola. A caller reports property damage to her sister’s car. Suspects hit it with a baseball bat. The subjects are unknown, but she has a video of the suspects. 12:25 p.m. A deputy reports no vandalism, suspicious circumstances only.

Crossed wires, tables turned

10:52 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he has arrived at the home of his mother to take her to an appointment, and she is not answering the phone or answering the door. 11 a.m. The caller advised he made entry into the residence, the subject is not there, and he is no longer requesting assistance.


No need to wait for a reference, it’s not coming

11:37 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a subject has vandalized their property. The caller said the subject has kicked doors in and punched walls. It is unknown if the subject is currently there. The caller said her husband is currently on the scene and requests she call for a deputy as he has poor cell service. 4:02 p.m. A sergeant advised it is a tenant/landlord issue. Civil procedures were provided.


12:29 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a known person is in violation of a restraining order. The caller said the subject is blocking access to his property with a vehicle. The caller wants to speak with a deputy. 12:17 p.m. There is a current restraining order on file. 1:52 p.m. Dispatch spoke with the caller earlier when they stated the truck is parked on an easement/right-of-way. The restraining order does not mention the easement at all. 2:24 p.m. A sergeant contacted the subject who stated he has been using the easement exclusively and claims it is a utility easement only. The party did agree to move the truck. There is no evidence of a crime at this time, after reviewing the restraining order.


Shaken, not stirred

1:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports one of her tenants battered her during a property inspection. There were no injuries and no weapons.

All dried up

2:05 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a verbal argument and harassment with the neighbors. 2:43 p.m. A deputy advised no physical fight. The caller was upset with his water being shut off.

Lock out

4:35 p.m. Chester. A caller requests a welfare check on a member with a pet locked in a vehicle. The victim is currently locked out of the vehicle with a pet locked inside the vehicle. The estimated time of arrival for a tow truck is 15 minutes. There was no deputy in position to respond sooner.

Whoa up there, Sparky!

6:19 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle with a sparking tire speeding on Highway 70 through Portola. The vehicle is a white sedan traveling on Hwy. 70, now turning south going over Gulling St. bridge. There was no deputy in position.


Not your standard holiday décor

7:07 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a hypodermic needle hanging in the tree near Christmas decorations. The caller said the needle is capped. The tree is near the front door of Sweet Lorraine’s Restaurant. 7:23 p.m. A Drug Enforcement Officer located the needle and will dispose of it.

Small town charm

8:12 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports an overdue neighbor traveling from Reno. The vehicle was described, and the additional occupants were named. The caller said he attempted to contact them as well but there was no answer. CHP will be on the lookout. 8:36 p.m. The caller said one of the passengers called and reported the driver is okay. She is currently enroute from their home in East Quincy. 8:39 p.m. A deputy also contacted the overdue party at SavMor. The subject is okay and returning home.

Pot calling the kettle

9:31 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports harassment via text and social media. The caller said the subject banged on her door and tried to get into her apartment. The caller said the subject lunged at her doorway. Two subjects were identified as well as their apartment number residence. The subject has drugs, and no weapons. The subject was contacted and admitted to a recent relapse. The subject said that their probation office is aware as the subject is now on Prop. 36. The subject reported harassment from the original caller. The subject said she is being internet hacked, specifically by the original caller. 10:31 p.m. A deputy advised no crime. All parties agreed to keep the peace. Proper civil procedures were provided.


Nov. 23

A new way to say, “Happy holidays!”

10:17 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a road-related disturbance. The caller was in a county vehicle when a known subject came to Facility Services and stated, “This won’t end well.” The caller requested the information be on file.

Welcome to the neighborhood

11:46 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller wants a deputy to call and provide civil procedures regarding the sale of property. The new owner is not allowing the old owner to get the rest of his things from the property. The caller feels bad for her elderly neighbor being forced to leave his things behind because the new owner has locked all the gates. 12:15 p.m. The caller was contacted but no longer has interest in the situation. She became frustrated and requests nothing further.

Looking for a handout

11:57 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a stray dog has been around Holiday Market for several days. The dog is of medium build, black and grey, of an unknown breed. 2:37 p.m. Animal Control transported the dog to the shelter.


Permission to get “lit” during the lighting, granted!

12:18 p.m. A caller reports she needs to have an ABC permit signed for the tree lighting on Dec. 3. 3:14 p.m. A deputy advised speaking to the caller and will arrange a time to sign the form tomorrow.

Taking advantage

12:28 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a theft while they were working at an address on North Arm Road with fire victims. Items taken on Nov. 20 were a briefcase and a wallet.

Loiterers instigate counseling

1:19 p.m. Delleker. A caller requests Animal Control counsel the owners of animals at large. The dogs are a black lab and a small white shiatzu.

“And the sign says, … “

2:36 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a theft from an address on North Arm Road. Someone took his ‘No Trespassing’ signs. The caller also requests civil procedures given about how to handle his neighbors. 3:44 p.m. A sergeant advised attempting to reach the caller via phone and on site, but no one was at the address.


Remember, we have company

6:17 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a mountain lion near camp on Wolf Creek Road. The caller was provided the number for Fish and Wildlife.

Quick response

6:39 p.m. Spring Garden. A caller reports his brother is stuck in the vehicle and short of breath. The caller is requesting an ambulance. 6:44 p.m. Greenhorn Fire was alerted, Plumas District Hospital and Long Valley Fire Department. 6:51 p.m. The caller recontacted to say transport will be made in their privately-owned vehicle.

Old Yeller flashback

6:46 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his father-in-law was attacked by the family dog. The bone is showing. 6:55 p.m. There are two dogs, one is in the attic, the other is in the other room. They are mixed breeds. The caller wants them removed from the home. The dogs’ owners want the dogs gone. 7:09 p.m. A deputy spoke to the dog owners about the dogs. They are separated and animal control will handle the situation in the morning.


Too much holiday spirits

8:18 p.m. Chester. A caller advised a suspect threw wood, breaking a window. The suspect was last seen on Feather River Drive in a red Honda. 8:20 p.m. The subject broke the window after the caller and subject had an argument, no medical services are needed. 9:04 p.m. A deputy advised they will contact the victim when he is sober- he cannot recall the details of the incident. A deputy spoke with the suspect who has been home for the last four hours.

Adding a name to the Naughty List

8:39 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports that someone is knocking on her door and then running away. It has been happening for several days. The caller is scared and is disabled and wants to have extra patrols in the area. 11:23 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller but there was no answer. 1:25 a.m. A deputy advised of a patrol check-nothing suspicious. Hold for a day patrol check as well.


Working together

8:51 p.m. Chester. A caller is a fire victim volunteer and is requesting a welfare check on a subject last known to be at the Antler Hotel in Chester. The victim was kicked out. The caller is traveling from Chico to try and find him. 9:58 p.m. Deputies attempted to contact the caller to get more information, left a message. 10:01 p.m. The caller contacted and advised the victim has no working phone and could offer no physical description or vehicle description. The caretaker and case manager were identified. The caller said he would call back with additional information if possible. 10:34 p.m. The caller said another fire volunteer received a voice message from the victim’s phone number, but it was not the victim. The subject is possibly staying at the Gold Pan Motel. The caller will call back if further information is gathered.

Home in time for the holidays


9:01 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports his son is getting out of jail tonight and is afraid he will show up on his property and cause an argument. 11:23 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller via phone and the caller requested a civil standby to have the son trespassed. Proper temporary restraining order procedures were provided. The subject was released from jail at 4:30 p.m. The caller will call back for a civil standby tomorrow unless the subject shows up tonight and he needs assistance.

Can anybody hear me? Is there anybody out there?

9:27 p.m. Twain. A call was transferred from CHP regarding a male/female disturbance, arguing. The caller cannot get anyone’s attention, calmly talking now but hard to understand. There are no priors associated with the phone number. The caller called back a few minutes later and said she needs help but can’t articulate with what she needs assistance. The caller now says she needs to go to the hospital for a head injury and is alone, she advised no drugs or alcohol. 9:36 p.m. PDH was paged. 10:19 p.m. PDH transporting one. 11 p.m. A deputy advised no crime.


Nov. 24

No thanks giving

2:43 a.m. Quincy. A subject was arrested on Blackhawk Road on charges of possession of a controlled substance, probation violation, operating a motor vehicle with an open container, and reckless driving.

Horsing around

6:41 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports two horses loose in the Annex parking lot. Russell Reid was contacted who advised they most likely belong to the owner at Gray’s Flower Garden. No answer was received from Gray’s. Reid said he will pass the info along to his people out feeding so they can attempt to help.


8:37 a.m. Vinton. A caller advises he is a heavy equipment operator and he knocked something over. The line disconnected. It was unknown what was knocked over and exactly where. 8:46 a.m. CHP dispatch advised they will notify agencies in that area. 8:50 a.m. A second caller reported two poles are down. The eastbound lane is blocked in Vinton at the Meadow Edge RV Park. Phone lines are down, and another pole is leaning. The information was transferred to CHP. 8:57 a.m.  A caller reported all lanes are blocked and requests Fire be paged to assist. He is on the Fire Dept. and will stay. The line dropped before the call could be transferred. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 10:04 a.m. The assistance was completed.


Maintaining a cool head

8:40 a.m. Chester. A caller states she was just in an accident on Hwy 36 at the top of Johnson Grade and she believes she is injured. The info was transferred to CHP. 8:42 a.m. A second caller reported a one vehicle accident with injuries. 9:31 a.m. The assistance was completed.

New math: 2+1+1=5

9:44 a.m. Chester. A caller reports she just saw five dogs running down the street. She doesn’t know who the owner is. The animals are on Purdy heading toward Sherman. She is concerned they may get hit. There are two big dogs, one medium dog and one small dog.

Holiday shopping black out?

2:58 p.m. Blairsden. A caller advises of fraudulent charges on a bank account. $404.22 is missing. 3 p.m. The caller was advised by the bank to make a report. She was told it was an electronic check. 4:03 p.m. A deputy reports suspicious circumstances only. The caller does not request a report now.


Please, please come to Thanksgiving?

4:06 p.m. Grass Valley. A caller reports his brother is harassing him via phone.

Who let the dog out?

4:53 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a dog barking constantly from a residence behind her. 6:38 p.m. A deputy reports all was quiet upon arrival.

Mission impossible high-tech spy tactics

6:36 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports she wants a patrol check at a mini storage facility in Greenville. She said she put a string around her lock but still thinks someone is trying to take her things. 7:37 p.m. All was well during a patrol check.


6:57 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller is having an argument with her husband. He left in a truck. He has a pistol and pocket knives. 7 p.m. There are shot guns and rifles in the truck. 7:26 p.m. A deputy reports the argument was verbal only, proper civil procedures were given. The caller will attempt to spend the night somewhere else.


No rest at the resort or product doesn’t instigate repeat business

10:04 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports possible drug activity coming from the room next to hers. The caller said people are coming and going at all hours of the day and night, but never the same people. The case was forwarded to Drug Units.

Lawrence Street bear

10:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bear is getting into his trash can. The caller was provided with the number for Fish & Wildlife. The caller requests a deputy come and attempt to scare the bear off. The caller was also advised to lock up the trash can at night if possible. 10:44 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area but unable to locate any bears or any trash cans knocked over.

Nov. 25

You say potAto, I say potahto

7:54 a.m. Portola. A caller reports some illegal dumping and possible hazardous materials left behind in the alley. 8:35 a.m. A sergeant advised no hazardous materials. Someone was working on their vehicle in the alley and left some things behind. The caller requested an extra patrol.


Too close for comfort

9:56 a.m. Sloat. A caller is worried about retaliation. The caller heard someone shooting a gun about midnight on the signs near home. “Between 50-100 shots possibly from a high-powered assault rifle.” The caller requested extra patrol checks. 10:48 a.m. A patrol check reported everything okay.

Three little piggies … avoided Thanksgiving dinner

12:10 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports three pigs running down Hwy. 147. The caller has them corralled at her home.

The fair is in August

4:12 p.m. Quincy. A subject was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs at Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds.


7 p.m. Calpine. A caller reports her propane exploded.

Not enough turkey

9 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that a physical and verbal argument is taking place. The caller said that the subject started hitting him after a verbal argument. The caller said they are separated. The subject is still in the home and the caller is outside on the sidewalk. The subject was issued a battery violation.


Nov. 26

Where’s the beef?

7:08 a.m. Vinton. A caller reports a large cow in the road.


9:40 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a call from a deputy about temporary restraining order procedures. The caller is scared to come home. She is afraid of domestic violence and the subject has guns and has threatened to use them on her. She is in the hospital getting discharged today. 10:05 a.m. A deputy attempted to reach the caller.

After-hours car shopping

10:32 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a cut lock on the gate of a business, possible cars broken into, and suspicious items are all over. The caller would like a deputy to come and look at the property. 11:28 a.m. A sergeant reported the scene appeared to be a break in.

May have seemed important at the time

12:15 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a known person has stolen some of her and her children’s belongings. The caller said the subject pushed her into the doorway and took her iPhone. The subject left on foot, possibly headed toward the shooting range. A deputy was enroute from Chester. 1:13 p.m. A deputy reported looking for the subject from Greenville to Reservation and up the Crescent Grade but was unable to locate the subject.


Getting to know you

12:40 p.m. Portola. A caller reports guns being fired in the area; new neighbors are always shooting, and the caller is worried about the safety of visiting family members. 12:51 p.m. CHP checked and no shots were being fired at that time.

Maybe not flaunt it if you got it

1:38 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports vandalism to a $700 mailbox. The caller will be at Lake Almanor County Club until 3 p.m.

Oops, there it is!

1:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports smoke from an unattended burn pile behind Wilburn Construction on Lee Road. The caller advised it is not a burn day. Quincy Fire Dept. was paged.

You make me sick

3:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding eviction procedures/paperwork. The subject was named. The caller is currently staying in a room at PDH. 4:23 p.m. A deputy advised the caller will recontact Monday for a civil clerk.


Buddy system might need a little tweaking

4:14 p.m. Portola. A caller reports she was hiking and is now lost. The caller advised she is 30 minutes from Smith Peak. The phone is pinging to Smith Peak Road just north of Willow Creek Road. The victim is wearing a red sweater, has no food, water or lights. The caller said she started at Lake Davis, lost contact with her husband who returned to their vehicle by Lake Davis. The caller said her son is looking for her as well. The caller was advised to stay where she was, but said she was too scared and is continuing to walk back toward Smith Peak. 4:21 p.m. US Forest Service will look in the area. USFS Div. 1 reported the subject is not in that area and to call back if they still need help. Attempts to contact the husband and the son failed. 5:42 p.m. CHP transferred a call from the caller who was found by a passing motorist and is on her way home. The caller no longer requests assistance.


Post-holiday celebration

5:43 p.m. Portola. A caller reports child abuse. The caller said two children are in the residence screaming and crying. The caller said a male and a female are yelling at each other and throwing items. 6:18 p.m. A deputy advised the argument was verbal only and all parties agreed to keep the peace.

Nov. 27

Keep your distance

9:12 a.m. Strawberry Valley. A caller reports a subject has threatened to kill him and his daughter. The caller said the subject is a danger to himself and others. The caller said he has left the residence and is currently at his daughter’s residence on La Porte Road. The caller said the subject has access to firearms in the residence. The caller’s residence is in Yuba County. The call was transferred to Yuba County Sheriff Office.

Quit bragging

9:55 a.m. A caller advised flying a float plane today between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. over Lake Almanor, Butt Reservoir, and Bucks Lake.


Nasty prancy prickly poodle

9:55 a.m. Mohawk. A caller requests Animal Control for a bite case. The victim was bitten by a grey poodle. The owner is unknown. The bite took place at Sierra Springs Trailer Park.

A need for Sharp’s containers, on street corners?

11:44 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller advised he found several syringes in his back yard and requests a call from a deputy regarding how to dispose of them. 11:55 a.m. A deputy completed the assist.

Input overload

1:05 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a female in the highway in front of Goodwin’s Store. The female has a jacket over her head and is in the roadway yelling.

The bullies win again

5:50 p.m. Portola. A caller reports several juveniles are harassing a female in Portola Park. The caller said one of the juveniles stated he threw a rock at the female’s head, and she is bleeding. 5:54 p.m. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC paged for precaution. The victim was located and has a small cut on her head but is declining medical services. 6:08 p.m. The deputy said the subject refused to state what happened to her cheek/abrasion, declined medical and refused to let a deputy assist her.



7:31 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a female who is a danger to herself and others in front of the substation; the subject tried to jump in front of an ambulance. The female has been the subject of 911 calls all day. 8:18 p.m. A deputy advised the caller is not a danger to herself or others, and the subject still refuses all services.

Nov. 28

Holiday clearance

8:15 a.m. Clio. A caller reports a business has been burglarized. There are computers on the floor and drawers open. The caller said the safe is missing that has all the keys to the lodge in it. The camera box and iPod are missing. The caller said it is possible that the subject is an employee. 10:10 a.m. A report was filed.

A cry for help

12:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a subject is inebriated and possibly suicidal. The caller said he is currently outside of the residence. The subject is in the rear bedroom. 1:55 p.m. A detective contacted the caller who was standing outside with his other roommate. They said the subject was in her bedroom and was possibly under the influence but could not confirm. The caller stated the subject sent a picture to his phone showing where she has “cut” herself. The detective observed the photo, and it was a superficial cut. The caller and other roommate stated they would be leaving for the day. The detective attempted to contact the subject two times via phone to see if she would like to seek medical help. The detective left a message requesting a call back.


Freedom of speech

4:01 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a neighbor threatened them after a dispute over signs on property. The caller said the neighbor yelled at her and told her she could not remove a sign. 4:09 p.m. The subject then called requesting to speak to a deputy regarding signs.

A bite is a bite

4:25 p.m. Chester. A report was received from a known person that his dog attacked a neighbor’s dog. The dog owner paid for all the vet bills, however, the neighbor’s friend threatened to shoot the biting dog. The information will be on file about the threat.

Who knew ‘doing laundry’ was a contact sport?

5:24 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known person attacked her at the East Quincy laundromat approximately 6 hours ago. The caller said the subject hit her in the face with a closed fist and scratched her. The caller said the subject left in a grey or brown Suburban eastbound on Hwy. 70. 5:46 p.m. A sergeant said the caller is non-desirous to press charges. Proper temporary restraining order procedures provided.