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Sheriff’s Blotter Nov. 9-13: Alcohol and ice doesn’t make nice


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. 9-13

November 9

Where’s the Midnight Rider?

2:22 a.m. Quincy. CHP requests assistance with a horse in the road; their unit is from the tunnels. The info was given to the deputy in dispatch. 2:47 a.m. A deputy advised the horse was returned to the corral.

Peek a boo

7:23 a.m. Canyon Dam. CHP requests a unit for a vehicle off the roadway into the trees. It is unknown if anyone is in the vehicle. One caller said no one was in the vehicle and a second caller said there might be someone in the vehicle. CHP is responding from Hwy 32. 7:26 a.m. SIFC is responding for precautionary reasons. 7:35 a.m. CHP advised the vehicle is empty.

Anonymous donations

10:06 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a theft from a vehicle. The caller advised a wallet was stolen with money inside. The vehicle was unlocked.

Keeping track of time

10:59 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports he dropped off his watch to a jeweler and now he can’t get his watch back. 12:36 p.m. The deputy advised it is a civil issue. Civil procedures were provided.

All out of Windex

11:24 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports his airplane may have been stolen. The caller stated the plane is outside and a detailed description was given. 11:34 a.m. The information was relayed to a deputy. 11:54 a.m. A deputy advised the plane is still there.

Long weekend! Nailed it!

12:58 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he is camping on Yellow Creek, and he can’t drive out due to snow, possibly 18 inches of snow. He is off Humbug Road about 12 miles off the highway. The caller does not have his phone charger and is using an old phone. He has plenty of food and has propane for heat and 3/4 of a tank of gas. Unable to get location due to not having his regular phone with service. He does not want help, he just wanted to check to see if the phone would be able to call 911. 1:09 p.m. The caller advised he would call back if further assistance is needed.

Keeping track

1:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her money order was stolen out of her vehicle. 2:24 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller and determined suspicious circumstances only at this time. It appears the caller may have just misplaced it and will recontact if further assistance is needed.

Thanks for the help

2:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports his home healthcare giver stole his animal and vandalized his vehicle. 2:54 p.m. The caller called back with more details on the suspect. 3:17 p.m. A deputy advised CHP to handle the vehicle situation and the deputy will attempt to locate the dog. Civil procedures were provided.

Afternoon excess

4 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on Hwy 70 and Purdy Lane on charges of resisting arrest and driving under the influence.

Roaming Rover blames it on the bears

4:02 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports his neighbor’s dog has been getting into trash at the residence.

High Plains drifter

4:57 p.m. Calpine. A caller reports fire in the trees visible from Westside Road. The caller was transferred to USFS.

Red sky at night

7:11 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a possible structure fire near Monument Lane. 8:08 p.m. Fire advised clear and available.

Rocky road

7:31 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a large boulder in the road. The caller was transferred to CHP.

November 10

Heck of a morning

4:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that he was attacked by his brother-in-law. The caller said he was just walking to his cousin’s house when the subject drove past him, stopped, and started to attack him. The caller said that the subject punched him and kicked him before driving off. The caller said that the subject left in a small light grey pickup and is possibly going back to his residence in town. The caller also stated that his cousin advised him that the subject just did the same thing to him at his residence. The subject is possibly on drugs and intoxicated. There are no weapons. The caller said that he is using someone else’s phone and will recontact when he gets to his motel room to provide the room number and a better location. 5:01 a.m. The caller recontacted and said he is in a specified room number and provided his phone number. The caller confirmed he is separated from the subject. The caller stated that he does have injuries from the subject but refused medical services twice.

Have a nice day

1:20 p.m. Chester. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding a lockout. 1:43 p.m. A deputy advised having an order by a judge to do the lockout notice. He attempted to explain to the caller who then ripped the papers out of his hands and left.

They are still out there

2:15 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a deer is hit and needs to be dispatched. The call was transferred to CHP.

Sharing the wealth

2:32 p.m. Chester. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding his neighbor who keeps shoveling snow onto his property and the road. 2:55 p.m. A deputy advised all parties were counseled on snow removal.

Religious freedom

6:05 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports a subject just tried to steal his backpack. The subject is possibly affiliated with a specifically named church. The caller is going up to his camp and will call back over the weekend when he is back in Chester. The caller said this was documented and no further action is needed at this time.

Pedal power

9:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports theft of a bike or bike parts and other items in a storage unit that was tampered with. A suspect was named. 9:36 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. The caller has a written contract with the suspect to use the bike. The caller said the bike now has been damaged. Civil procedures were provided.


9:51 p.m. Lake Almanor. CHP requests back up for a possible intoxicated driver involved in a crash at Lassen View Drive and Sunset Trail. Nov. 11, 1:23 a.m. Assistance complete.

Multiple dings

9:55 p.m. Quincy. A male driver was arrested during a probation check on charges of probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, and driving on a suspended license. Quincy Tow was called to tow the vehicle.

November 11

Lose a dog at Safeway?

12:05 p.m. Quincy. A Husky dog was found running in the road in front of Safeway and was brought to the Animal Shelter.

Smoking … garage

3:32 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible structure fire, smoke is coming from the garage and alarms are going off. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. 3:51 p.m. Meadow Valley Fire was paged. 4:57 p.m. Assistance complete.

Collecting for UNICEF? Fuller Brush man?

7:28 p.m. Hamilton Branch. A caller reports being out of town until tomorrow afternoon. The caller saw a subject on a Ring Camera looking at delivered packages. The subject didn’t take any packages but returned a second time and knocked on the door. The subject was last seen around 7:30 p.m.  A male age 50-60 years old with a moustache with a black baseball cap, yellow shirt, camo jacket, jeans and associated with a Dodge Caravan, dark blue in color. The caller will take care of the packages, but the caller is concerned about the suspect possibly returning to burglarize the residence. 8:41 p.m. The caller called a friend who is staying the night at his home, driving a GMC Yukon will be at the residence. 10:15 p.m. A deputy advised completing a patrol check.

Cited on local warrants

8:48 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was cited on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine, and local warrants.

Rough night

10:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a female is outside screaming that she is going to kill anyone that comes near her. No further information was provided. The caller said that the female stopped yelling. The caller could not see her but only heard her yelling. The subject’s possible location was given. There are unknown weapons. The suspect is unknown. 10:51 p.m. A deputy advised checking the whole trailer park and unable to locate anyone in need of assistance inside the park. A deputy contacted multiple tenants who said they heard a female screaming but it appears the subject may have left the property. Deputies will be on the look out for the subject. 10:59 p.m. A female subject was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Nov. 12 6:46 a.m. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about his roommate going into his room and damaging property as well as possibly stealing items. The caller said he just got home from work. Also said that he needs to know the process of getting a restraining order for the female subject. 1:27 p.m. A deputy provided proper civil procedures. No additional crime.

November 12

I was just going to use that

9:31 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a generator was stolen within the last two weeks. It is a Honda 10,000-watt generator. 9:56 a.m. A deputy filled out a criminal report.

Things that go bump in the night

10:24 a.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy about suspicious parts of a vehicle outside of the residence. The caller stated it appears someone might have crashed and drove away. 10:48 a.m. A deputy advised the debris in the area appears to have been there for a while.

No box … no mail

Noon. Quincy. A caller reports someone vandalized the mailbox. 1:48 p.m. A deputy advised unknown crime at this time. A voicemail was left for a possible suspect. 7:58 p.m. A deputy contacted a subject who said she will contact her neighbor and repair his mailbox. No further assistance is needed at this time.

Dangerous practice

1:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a juvenile in the area of Redberg Ave. is jumping out near cars when they drive past. The subject is standing by the mobile home park near Grocery Outlet in blue jeans and a black hoodie. The information was given to CHP.

Oh. You’re seeing someone?

4:17 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a friend’s phone was stolen sometime today, it is unknown where. An unknown male answered the phone and said he was in Carson City. 4:23 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said her friend’s boyfriend has the phone. No further action is needed.

New court dates pending

4:40 p.m. Quincy. A female subject was provided with the terms of her probation and then arrested on a charge of probation violation and possession of methamphetamine.

It wasn’t me

6:14 p.m. Portola. A caller reports people are setting off fireworks. It has been an ongoing problem and they were just set off again five minutes ago. The subjects set them off in the parking lot and ran into a specified apartment. A subject was named. 7:13 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who denied setting off fireworks and advised the fireworks were coming from a different location.

Smashing pumpkins

8:08 p.m. Quincy. A patrol check was requested for approximately 15 juveniles walking around the neighborhood being loud and smashing pumpkins in the road. 8:20 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the juveniles or anything suspicious.

Frosty but not cool

8:35 p.m. Portola. A female driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with an alcohol blood level over .08 percent, and resisting arrest.

November 13

It is jacket and muffler season

2:30 a.m. Quincy. A male driver was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and driving with an alcohol blood level greater that .08 percent.


10:48 a.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of probation.

Dick Van Dyke where are you?

5:17 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a lot of smoke billowing from a block away. She does not believe it is chimney smoke. 5:18 p.m. Beckwourth Fire was paged. 5:22 p.m. An agent advised a chimney on Gulling is producing a lot of smoke but no flames.


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