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Sheriff’s Blotter Nov. 4-7 – be careful out there; the roadways are dangerous


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. 4-7

November 4

Together we can

7:39 a.m. Graeagle. A caller behind the Mill Pond reports there will be a community burn ongoing for the next three days. Burn permits are valid.

Community efforts

10:09 a.m. Clio. A caller in Whitehawk Ranch reports controlled burning in the area. Valid permits are on file.

In a hurry

1:17 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports reckless driving. A female driver passed him in a residential area on Hillcrest Drive at a high rate of speed. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Bow Wow

1:48 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports being bit by a dog on Sunday, an Aussie/Shepherd mix. The dogs’ owners were known. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Missing you

3:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a welfare check on a female. The caller advised the front door has been wide open for approximately 2 days. The subject was getting evicted from the location. 3:56 p.m. A deputy advises checking the unit. The manager of the park advised the tenant has been gone for over 2 weeks. The deputy will contact the caller and advise him of the information.


7:19 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a fence and trees are on fire, close to a propane tank. Graeagle Fire was paged. 7:36 p.m. A burn pile is under control, at the rear of a residence. The pile is permitted and attended. All units can clear.

No parking without a permit

8:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller on Pine Oak Lane reports a bear in the garage. It has happened the last couple of nights. The caller was given the information for Fish and Wildlife. 9:08 p.m. A deputy advised the bear was gone upon arrival and agreed to keep the peace.

Too close for comfort

9:20 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports kids are knocking on her door and taking shortcuts through her yard. She would like a deputy to contact her. Nov. 5, 12:07 a.m. A deputy advised attempting to contact the caller with no answer. 3:04 a.m. A deputy spoke to the caller via phone. The caller requests extra patrol checks in the area.

November 5

Heading for the hills

5:15 a.m. Vinton. A caller reports a vehicle vs. bear collision with no injuries to the driver at Hwy 70 and Dotta Guidici Road. The caller said the vehicle is off the road, but the driver is out of the car and stated no medical is needed. The caller said the vehicle is disabled and will need a tow truck. The information was transferred to CHP.

Burn out

6:14 a.m. Clio. A caller reports that a flareup at the community burn pile at the end of Boulder Drive in Whitehawk Ranch is visible. They had a burn there yesterday, but she can now see a glow from the area. Graeagle Fire was paged. 6:52 a.m. Four burn piles with short flame length and no rate of spread were reported. They will attempt to contact Whitehawk to have their burn contractor come out ASAP. 6:55 a.m. Whitehawk Ranch staff were contacted, and they advised they will man the burn piles until the contractor comes.

Goose chase

10:57 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports shots were fired in the area of the Mill Pond. There are two hunters in the area shooting at geese. 11:17 a.m. Fish and Wildlife will call out a warden.

Loose canon

3:17 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reported while out hiking, they found a pistol. It was found on a concrete Bridge on A13.

The case of The Slippery Skivvies

5:13 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the theft of his laundry at a laundromat. 5:36 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who was unsure if the items were stolen or if he misplaced them.

Punished by good intentions

6:01 p.m. Portola. A caller swerved to miss a deer and rolled his vehicle off the roadway at A15 and Carmen Valley Road. No injuries occurred. The information was sent to CHP.

Open invitation

9:06 p.m. Chester. A caller reports that he is on a video chat with his wife. She said that she heard someone or something walking around her back porch and garage area. She said she cannot see anyone but requests that a deputy come make sure no one is outside the residence. 9:26 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who said she is unsure if it is an animal outside her home but said the dog food bag is on the porch and it has been moved. The caller was advised to recontact if anything further happens.

Dry run

10:28 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports that she is stuck on Beckwourth-Genesee Road enroute to an address in Genesee coming from Sacramento. She has her two children with her, 8 and 3 years old, and no food or blankets. The caller does not speak English. 22:41 p.m. An agent will look at the call and find a SAR unit to go out and assist. Nov. 6, 1:07 a.m. They checked the whole Beckwourth Genesee Road and are unable to locate the subject. They will double back and check the residence of where the subject was heading to. 3:10 a.m. The Genesee address is not the true address. SAR units checked Beckwourth Genesee Road from Genesee Road to Clover Valley and back. Also checked any side roads off of the main dirt and were still unable to locate. Deputies will need to follow up in the morning. 3:58 a.m. A phone ping was sent. The phone is T-Mobile. 4:10 a.m. Per T-Mobile, the phone is either off or off the network. A 12-hour ping was also requested as well as all history for the phone within the past 48 hours. 9:15 a.m. Contacted the caller who said she and her children are walking out and now have service. The caller said she has someone coming to get her. The caller was advised to call 911 so we can get a better location. 9:40 a.m. The caller’s friend was advised to have her call 911. No contact yet. 10:08 a.m. The owner of Genesee Valley Ranch advised the caller is a friend of an employee and the caller was on the way to the ranch. The caller was able to get out and back to Beckwourth and is driving on Hwy 70 two minutes from Portola. 10:28 a.m. Contact was made with the caller who said a friend helped her get the vehicle unstuck. She is at 7/11 in Portola with the children eating and is okay. She does not need any help.

November 6

Moto mischief

2:37 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports 4 male juveniles riding electric skateboards in the parking lot of the post office yelling at one another and chasing each other. The caller requests a patrol check in the area due to prior vandalism. There is no deputy on duty. Hold for dayshift.

Ghost driver

10:08 a.m. A caller reports a drunk driver getting gas in a grey Dodge truck. The male driver told the cashier he isn’t driving but there is no on else with him. The info was given to CHP.

Noon blaze

12:24 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a motorhome is on fire at the Crescent Mills RV and boat storage across from the tow yard and Howard Storage. Crescent Mills Fire and Indian Valley Fire were paged. USFS is responding. 12:35 p.m. The fire is out.


1:29 p.m. A caller reports a tree across powerlines in front of Reservation Road. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 1:37 p.m. PG&E were notified. 1:39 p.m. USFS is responding. 1:47 p.m. PG&E report a 45-minute ETA. 2:23 p.m. PG&E are on the scene.

Just checking

3:57 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious male walking around pulling on door handles of Sierra Pacific Industry employee vehicles. The subject is wearing a black hoodie and has a backpack. 4:11 p.m. A deputy was unable to locate anyone in the area matching the description.

The devil is in the details

7:50 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his neighbor is recording him and saying he is making too much noise while unloading his truck.

Celebrating the end of fire season?

8:07 p.m. Portola. A caller reports one rifle shot about 10 minutes ago near Joy and Magnolia. 8:21 p.m. An agent was in the area at that time and confirmed it was fireworks.

Small structure fire

10:19 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a small structure fire; everybody is out of the house on Third. The caller was transferred to SIFC. 10:22 p.m. A second 911 call came in reporting the fire.

November 7

Deadly hazard

6:12 a.m. Chester. A caller reports that on Friday two Huskies got into her yard on Feather River Drive and killed her chickens. The dogs are loose in Chester this morning, possibly near Third. The information was faxed to Animal Control. 6:47 a.m. The caller said that one of the dogs is now on Lorraine.

Change of plans: heading for Madrone

8:48 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an overdue party, last seen Saturday around 4:50 p.m. The subject stated he was going to Snake Lake to cut more wood and hasn’t been heard from since. 11:45 a.m. Unable to locate the subject in the area of Snake Lake. 11:59 a.m. A text was sent to the subjects’ cell phone. The response was received. The subject was advised to call into dispatch to verify. 12 p.m. The caller said she spoke with the overdue party, and she is no longer in need of assistance. The caller said the subject is in Oroville. 12:28 p.m. The overdue party called and said he spoke to his wife and is in no need of assistance.

Park cleanup

9:23 a.m. Plumas Eureka State Park. A caller reports they will be conducting controlled burns within the park.

Preserving history

9:31 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports he will be burning at the Meadow Valley Church.

Unfortunate accident

12:51 p.m. Caribou. CHP reports a big rig over the side of Hwy 70 just east of Caribou. SAR, Fire, and ambulance were paged as a precaution. 1:02 p.m. USFS self-dispatched. 1:09 p.m. Plumas 12 requests a helicopter to Loading Zone #9. 1:17 p.m. A person from the trucking company called to say the sole occupant is on the roadway at mile marker 17.79. CHP was updated. 1:27 p.m. SAR can cancel. CHP is on the scene and at the roadway. REMSA helicopter advises Plumas 12 is on the scene and cancelling the helicopter. 1:30 p.m. Plumas 12 advises Fire and SAR can cancel.

Reaching the limit

1:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his roommate is causing a disturbance, has not paid rent for a year and now she is inside the house breaking items. The caller is on the porch.

Trouble in sight

3:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports four juveniles across the street from her address acting suspicious. They appear to be smoking from a drug pipe. 3:20 p.m. A deputy is out with the three juveniles. 4:06 p.m. The juveniles were released to their parents. They were counseled and given verbal warnings only. Nothing further was requested by the parents.

Unexpected road hazard

3:38 p.m. Chester. A caller reports kids playing in the middle of the road on Main Street in Chester. They are playing on the snow berm. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Calling card left behind

4:50 p.m. Portola. A caller reports powerlines on the roadway on A15 coming into Portola near Cedar Ridge Road. The information was given to CHP. CHP will not respond due to being in the City limits. 4:53 p.m. Beckwourth Fire was paged. Plumas Sierra Rural Electric received the details. 5 p.m. Multiple 911 calls came in reporting the same incident. The location was confirmed at A15 and Timber Lane. Plumas Sierra Rural Electric contacted and said they are not their lines. Liberty Energy was contacted. 5:05 p.m. Fire units advise they are not power lines, only a phone line. 5:15 p.m. AT&T given the location. 5:21 p.m. Fire advised a vehicle into the pole. 5:25 p.m. AT&T issued a ticket number for the incident and will recontact with an ETA on a repair crew. 5:27 p.m. Request that CHP and PCSO respond to block the roadway. CHP was given the information. CHP to respond for traffic control and safety. 5:36 p.m. Fire advised a license plate was found at the scene. 6:18 p.m. CHP diverted to a priority call. 6:21 p.m. Fire was released from the scene. A deputy will handle. 6:27 p.m. Traffic control is pending. AT&T ETA is approximately one and a half hours. 7:35 p.m. Recontacted AT&T to get an updated ETA. AT&T were unable to provide an ETA, still working to get a technician assigned. 9:47 p.m. A deputy advised AT&T is on the scene.

Could be a good sign

7:02 p.m. Quincy. CHP requests contact from the County Roads Dept. for seasonal preparation and possible closure of Bucks Lake Road and La Porte Road. CHP requests a plow in Quincy and Meadow Valley. 7:09 p.m. A message was left for Plumas County Public Works. 7:15 p.m. Per Public Works, Bucks Lake, La Porte, and Gold Lake Road are all closed. There is no plow currently on duty. They will resume at 6 a.m. on Nov. 8. The information was given to CHP.

Snow spin out

8:38 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a stranded vehicle spun out in the roadway. It is blocking the northbound lane on Hwy 89 on the Greenville Grade. The call disconnected. Calling the cell phone back the caller answered and confirmed no injuries. The white Nissan pickup spun out and has hazard lights on. The information was given to CHP.

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