Sheriff’s Blotter Nov. 23-28: Tis the season to get stuck in the snow; carry blankets


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. 23-28

November 23

Sit tight


3:20 a.m. Portola. A caller is reporting that he is sitting in his car and “nobody has come to get him.” The caller was repeatedly asked if he has an emergency or needs assistance and will only say that he is in his car. He sounds intoxicated. The call then disconnected. 3:32 a.m. Attempted to contact the caller but had to disconnect to take a second 911 call from a number advising ‘he is stuck in his car’ but cannot elaborate further. The caller sounds extremely intoxicated. The caller had to be put on hold but then he disconnected. 4:03 a.m. A deputy advised unable to locate the subject. Spoke to the bartender who said the male subject left prior to the deputy’s arrival.


8:10 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports he delivered concrete to a suspect who will not pay and won’t answer the phone. The suspect was named. 8;33 a.m. A deputy advised it is a civil issue.

Definitely over the limit


10:05 a.m. Portola. A caller reports theft from their residence including $20,000 from Social Security. There were two suspects named, a male and female. 2:21 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Out numbered

10:31 a.m. Clio. A caller reports she needs to get animals out of the residence. The caller said a deputy told her she could not go back into the residence. The information was given to an agent on the scene. 10:40 a.m. A deputy requested Animal Control for multiple animals. 1:17 p.m. A deputy advised cats and 35 chickens were released to animal control.

Early winter pastures

2:50 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a buffalo is wrapped up in the wires and there is a dead buffalo in the field. The caller is concerned because he thinks the animals are starving. The information was faxed to Animal Control and a voice message was left for the owner.


You’re not the winner!

6:55 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a scam. They won the Publishers Clearing House check for 8 million dollars. The caller lost $850 through a money order. 9:23 p.m. A deputy filled out a criminal report.

November 24

Sound cues for silent movie villains

3:59 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a train parked on the tracks is making loud hissing noises. The caller said it has been going on for over three hours. 10:17 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who still refused to provide his name and was advised to call Union Pacific.

Free pass

5:01 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a possible drunk driver just left the residence on Third in a described vehicle. The suspect was named. The suspect is possibly on the way to an address on Gulling. 5:05 p.m. The information was given to CHP. There are no units in the area.


Questionable fire starter

6:48 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a fire in the area of Hideaway Road. The caller stated hearing a loud explosion and can now see flames from the residence. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 6:53 p.m. A unit advised locating a small warming fire. Units can cancel.

November 25

Technical delay hampers quick response

4:48 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone just broke into the downstairs part of the house. The caller said that he saw the subject from a camera and returned home from work when he saw the subject on the camera. The caller believes the subject is a known person but is not sure. The caller said that he rents the upstairs part of the house, and the owner is not home. The caller said that he is currently in a safe location but can hear the subject downstairs. The subject’s clothing was described. The caller named the owner and said that the owner’s daughter and the owner are the only people that live there. 4:54 a.m. The information was given to a deputy and CHP. 5:02 a.m. The caller said that after rewatching the camera that it was an alert from Monday but it just notified him this morning which caused him to return home. The caller was advised that a deputy was already on the way. 5:06 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller and the caller confirmed that the video was from another date. The deputy confirmed no signs of forced entry and no sign that anyone was inside the downstairs part of the home.


The family that travels together, is stuck together

2:37 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her mother and her boyfriend are stuck in the snow in a dark blue or black Dodge Ram. The caller last spoke to the mother via text about an hour ago. The information was sent to CHP. The subject left from Chico, came to the area to get a Christmas tree. It was unknown what time they left Chico this morning. 2:47 p.m. A text message was sent to the subject via dispatch to get a better location. 2:51 p.m. Bucks Lake Fire was paged for assistance. 2:53 p.m. CHP advised a unit was unable to get through the road. 3:04 p.m. There is no response from Bucks Lake Fire. The information was sent to Search and Rescue. 3:05 p.m. SAR advised that units are responding to the area. 3:24 p.m. The caller advised the mother and boyfriend were able to get out and no longer need assistance. The truck is still in the area. 3:33 p.m. The subject called back and advised they are fine and no longer need assistance.


A little late to linger

4:02 p.m. Lake Davis. A caller reports cows are still up at Lake Davis and all the cows are usually not in the area this late in the season. The caller doesn’t know who the cows belong to. 4:06 p.m. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Holiday happenings

5:31 p.m. Chester. A caller reports they are stuck in the snow on Old Red Bluff Road in a Subaru Outback.

Crunch on A15 and Main

6:31 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a tan Jeep Wrangle was in a single vehicle accident. The female driver has a possible head injury. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged. 6:33 p.m. CHP will assist by responding from Hwy 70 and Hwy 49. 7:31 p.m. One person is being transported to Renown. 8:19 p.m. A deputy advised CHP to handle the accident.

House fire

9:26 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his neighbor’s house is on fire. The caller confirmed with the homeowner that someone is stuck inside on the second floor. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged. 9:35 p.m. Sierra Valley Fire and Eureka Plumas Fire were paged. 9:37 p.m. Multiple 911 calls are reporting the same thing: a single structure fire with someone stuck inside. 9:48 p.m. Fire is on the scene and confirmed no occupants are left inside the residence other than possibly some pets. The location was given to Liberty Power. 10:05 p.m. Liberty Power reports an ETA of 10-15 minutes. The information was given to Red Cross who said that it may be up to one hour for the local Red Cross to contact the victim. If the victim does not get contacted within the next hour to recontact the Red Cross and have an additional dispatch sent. Nov. 26, 1:14 a.m. There are two dead dogs on the second floor. The call was faxed to Animal Control for further assistance with the dogs. 2:32 a.m. All Fire units are clear, there is no further assistance needed at this time.


November 26

There is a season, turn, turn, turn

7:35 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports hunters are across from her residence and requests to speak to a deputy. The information for Fish & Wildlife was given to the caller. 7:57 a.m. A deputy contacted the homeowner and advised them of Duck Hunting Regulations.

Flame-resistant is no match

1:12 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a large burn pile by the County Barn. Someone is attending the fire but it is large and they are throwing mattresses and trash into the pile. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged as a precaution. 1:22 p.m. A second page for the two fire companies was made. 1:35 p.m. Fire advised the burn is attended and the homeowner has water. No need for Fire.

Scattering ducks

2:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he is out duck hunting and said Razors just came down to the beach and tore up the beach by doing donuts. It was approximately four young adults, 3 males and a female. The suspects left the area.


Akin to horse stealing in these parts

2:23 p.m. Clio. A caller reports suspicious vehicles are in the driveway and are loading up firewood into the back of the vehicles. The vehicles were described. 2:54 p.m. A Sgt. contacted a female who said the family is staying at the AirBNB and was given permission by the homeowner to use the firewood.

November 27

The woodsman’s calling card

7:41 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the building was broken into. 3:38 p.m. The caller found a hatchet while cleaning her office and is waiting outside the Annex for contact. 4:27 p.m. A Sgt. retrieved the hatchet.

Random checks

2:44 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested during a probation check on charges of under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation.

Perhaps in the spring

3:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests information on file that he lost his keys, in case anyone calls to turn them in. It is a Carhartt key chain with multiple keys that was lost between Massack and Argentine lookout.


Deep sleep

4:04 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a known female. The caller was attempting to return the subject’s dogs that were loose on Mount Hough. The caller said the front door is wide open and the vehicle is in the driveway, but no one is answering from outside. 4:26 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who is okay and was asleep on the couch.

Thanks for sharing

9:32 p.m. Westwood. CHP transferred a call, a rollover from Lassen. The call is in Westwood, can hear multiple people yelling. Lassen County is on the line, the callers are only arguing with each other and refusing to answer any questions.

November 28

Heads up, feet down, snow tires on

8:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports very icy roads in front of Plumas District Hospital. The information was sent to the Road Department.

And now for the history of cleaning fees at equipment rental stores


11:51 a.m. Quincy. A subject returned a rental truck via self-check-in and stated the truck was clean inside. There was blood all over the back of the vehicle with bloody handprints. 2:17 p.m. No crime, suspicious circumstances only.