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Sheriff’s Blotter: Oct. 1-4

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 from Oct. 1- 4, 2021

Oct. 1


7:21 a.m. Graeagle. A caller said she was pumping gas and spilled several gallons. Graeagle Fire was paged. 8:04 a.m. The caller called back saying she slipped while getting into her vehicle. She declined medical care but said she would like the info on file.

Breakfast of champions

7:46 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a subject making obscene/crude gestures in front of the Bank Club in a black hat, Army green vest and yellow jacket, no weapons. 8:10 a.m. A sergeant contacted the man who was having a loud argument with himself and was advised to move along.

Regular customer

8:54 a.m. Blairsden. A caller requests a male subject be trespassed from her place of business. The caller only knows the person’s first name. The subject is described as an older male with grey hair and a short grey beard in his late 60s or 70s. The subject’s vehicle was described. The subject comes in between 6 a.m. and noon every day. A sergeant left a message for the caller to recontact when the subject returns to issue the trespass warning.

The woods have eyes

9:39 a.m. Portola. A caller reports an ongoing issue with subjects speeding on the forest service road. The caller requests to speak to USFS.

Mexican takeout

1:08 p.m. Portola. A caller reports phone fraud of $1500. The caller said a subject stated he was with a Mexican cartel and demanded money after stating he had the caller’s friend and would harm her if he did not send money. The caller said he contacted the friend who is “okay” but the caller sent the money to the subject. The caller said he sent money via Western Union and has documentation of transactions. 3:29 p.m. The caller called back advising Western Union has now refunded all the monies lost. 3:54 p.m. A sergeant advised info on file of no money lost.

Not a safe playtime

1:54 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he was involved in a verbal confrontation with a male subject hauling a bobcat and described the truck and license plate. The suspect later drove by the caller while in front of the school and made a gun motion with his hands towards the caller. The caller heard the suspect is working across from the substation. 4:05 p.m. A deputy spoke with the caller requesting info on file only at this time and will recontact if he has any further problems with the subject. 4:12 p.m. The deputy also checked the area near the substations and was unable to locate the vehicle.

Tracks in the ash

2:55 pm. Vinton. A caller reports they have noticed items missing from their property and suspects trespassing on their property. The caller said the surrounding property burned due to Beckwourth Fire and is also concerned that ash footprint has been disturbed. 3 p.m. The caller requests a deputy look around the property as the caller is not at the property. 3:54 p.m. No theft, the caller requests info on file that they believe someone was on the property.

Meadow Valley speedway

6 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports motorcycles speeding in the area. The call was transferred to CHP.

Stopped in the nick of time

7:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an intoxicated subject trying to drive. The subject was booked on a charge of public intoxication.

Bad trip

7:33 p.m. Greenville. A deputy spoke with a known subject who said his friend was having an anxiety attack because he took acid and was fine. 8 p.m. A known person said she can hear a male subject screaming from an address on North Valley Road. 8:07 p.m. A third caller on North Valley Road called saying the subject is at their house saying his name is David and is screaming for help. PDH was paged. 9:17 p.m. A male subject was arrested on charges of under the influence, and attempted violence against an officer of the state.

Heavy lifting

7:38 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a stolen engine hoist and stand. It is unknown when it occurred; noticed it missing after father had visited.

Trouble from the black and white

9:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she thinks someone tried to break into their home while they were out. The caller also said it appears that someone sprayed their dog with some type of pepper spray or chemical. The caller stated the dog and house smell of the chemical and the dog is vomiting. 9:38 p.m. A sergeant advised suspicious circumstance only, dog was sprayed by a skunk.

Disagreeable roommate

10:33 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her neighbor is causing a loud argument with herself. The caller sais the subject is yelling and cursing profanities. The subject lives alone and it does not appear anyone else is with her.

Oct. 2

Thoughts not for sharing

12:54 p.m. A caller reports a suspect threatened to ruin the caller’s life and spread false rumors. The caller said she received this information from the suspect’s primary care provider who was named. The caller said the care provider relayed that the patient is unstable and possibly violent. Proper civil procedures were provided.

Fall victim

2:10 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requests medical for a 62-year-old female that fell off a ladder with unknown injuries The subject received a Care Flight to Enloe.

Camping season’s over

4:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports the theft of his camper off the roadway in front of his residence. The event took place in the last 24 hours. The caller said he would check with the local tow companies. 4:53 p.m. CHP reported theft report was taken from the caller.

Legal corporal punishment

6 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a loud argument between father and stepson. The victim is a 9-year-old boy and the father hit the child. The caller could see it through the window. The caller was unable to provide any names. 9:39 p.m. A deputy advised contacted the mother, no crime. The deputy advised legal corporal punishment.


6:47 p.m. Westwood. A caller requests deputies look out for vehicles involved in an incident where shots were fired in Westwood into a garage. The vehicles were a black Dodge with a red stripe and a 90s green Ranger pulling a trailer. The vehicles turned left toward Ash, unknown after that. The information was passed on to all on-duty deputies. 7:12 p.m. Seneca Hospital advised of a victim of a gunshot wound just dropped off, a gunshot to the chest and leg. The victim was dropped off in a green Ford Ranger pulling a trailer with racks and possibly an ATV in the back. Info was sent to deputies and Lassen County. 10:15 p.m. Lassen County advised two possible locations for the subject vehicle.

Evening stroll

11:18 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bear, a large bear, walking in the middle of the roadway. The caller is only requesting info on file. The bear is not being aggressive or anything, just walking around. 12:09 a.m. A sergeant checked the area but was unable to locate the bear.

Oct. 3

Text, don’t drive

2:11 a.m. Janesville. CHP is on the lookout for a 2013 black Ford Escape. The subject is intoxicated and left Janesville enroute to Loyalton to see his girlfriend.

Fire on the hillside-will we ever sleep well again

3:41 a.m. Belden. A caller reports that he can see a fire on the hillside just south of Rich Bar. The caller said the fire can bee seen “really well” from the halfway point between Rich Bar and Caribou. The information was transferred to USFS.

Dangerous when wet

5:15 a.m. Tobin. A man was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Three little piggies

9:12 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports three pigs near the roadway near Clifford Drive.

Storage unit thefts

12:09 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports an ATV was stolen out of McNeil Storage units in Canyon Dam. The caller said the ATV was recovered in the woods behind the unit without a battery and key. The caller said the storage unit was “ransacked” and additional property was stolen. The caller said it appears multiple other units were also burglarized and requests deputy contact. 1:13 p.m. A criminal report was filed.

Telling on yourself

12:35 p.m. Chester. A caller said he consumed too much alcohol.

What happened?

2:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a man bleeding on the side of the road lying in the driveway near passing lanes. The caller said the cause of the injuries is unknown; blood is coming out of the mouth and nose, the victim is holding an axe. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. 2:30 pm. The patient is responsive, all incoming units can reduce the code. 2:45 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH.


4:25 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports that a subject is harassing him by flying a drone above his property while the caller is out working on it. The caller said this is an ongoing issue and requests to speak to a deputy. The caller wants the info on file for now.

Where there’s smoke, there’s …

4:27 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports that his neighbor is having a good-sized burn pile. The caller requests the Fire Dept. check to see if that is allowed. 4:30 p.m. Graeagle Fire was paged. The residence was checked, there was no burn pile. The homeowner was using a BBQ and it caused a large amount of smoke.

Free wood

7:15 p. m. Mineral. A caller reports multiple locations on Highway 32 with wood in the roadway.

Another bear dies

9:42 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a hit bear laying on the north side of the road. It is unknown if the bear is dead. 10:44 p.m. A deputy reported a single vehicle vs. bear event with no human injuries, however the bear is dead and on the curb. Cal Trans will dispose of the bear at 11:45 p.m.


Envelope pushed

12:11 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a large bear just killed his cat and tore up his trash. The bear is still on the property. The caller said the bear has been around for about a month. 12:43 a.m. A deputy advised the bear was gone on arrival.

Totally uncool

8:11 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports they have returned home and noticed missing items, military documents/ribbons, and jewelry box. The caller is staying on property in an RV.

Security breach

1:37 p.m. Canyon Dam. A caller reports she went to see her trailer at the storage unit to check her belongings. It is a white trailer with the locks cut off. There is missing/damaged furniture inside. 2:27 p.m. A sergeant contacted the victim who said they will call back when husband can take an inventory of property for the report.

Citizen citation

2:12 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports that he had been in a loud argument with the landlord over a parking issue. They are separated. The landlord put a parking violation sticker on the caller’s car. The caller is disabled and wants his car accessible. 2:57 p.m. The caller was contacted and said that the issue is between the IHSS worker and the landlord. Both the landlord and the IHSS worker were contacted and provided civil procedures. Both parties agreed to keep the peace and have resolved the issue.

Simple solution

2:16 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle parked in her personal driveway. The vehicle has been there since last night. The caller has not seen anyone near or around the vehicle. The caller provided the vehicle information. The registered owner was identified. 2:35 p.m. The caller was called back and advised she is permitted to have the vehicle towed. The caller said the keys are in the vehicle and she will be moving it. No further assistance is requested.

Ruff neighborhood

2:19 p.m. Twain. A caller reports the neighbor’s dog just attacked their dog. The caller has very poor cell service, unable to obtain further info. 2:27 p.m. Caller called back and could not provide any info other than that the dog was a Pitbull mix. The information was given to Animal Control.


2:23 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that her checking account was fraudulently used. Theft was for $45. The caller is unsure of what to do and asking to speak to a deputy 3:02 p.m. Attempted to contact caller, left a voice message.

Caught in the middle

2:25 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a neighbor’s dog came into her yard and her dog went after it. She tried to break up the fight and was bit several times, needs an ambulance. 3:16 The caller was transported to PDH.

Mule fall

5:23 p.m. Blairsden. A caller requests medical care for a 65-year-old female that fell off a mule. She is having difficulty breathing with possible broken ribs. The caller is currently driving with the victim down forest road 23N37 and requests to meet medical at a specified location.

Against her will

6:47 p.m. Susanville. A caller reports she is at Mooney Road in Westwood and was brought there by a male subject who took her there against her will. The caller said the subject threw all her belongings into the creek. The call was transferred to Lassen County.

Different perspective

8:27 p.m. Portola. A caller reports neighbor children injured in a loud argument; the victims are three children. The caller then said they are possibly robots, and said other people can not see them. The caller’s husband got on the line and provided info that the caller is seeing things, that there are no injured children. A deputy spoke to both parties, all are okay. No further assistance needed.

No room at the Inn

9:36 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male in need of assistance. The victim is blind and was walking down the road, possibly looking for shelter. 11:31 p.m. A deputy advised the victim was contacted and said he had hitchhiked from Chico and had no place to stay. The deputy attempted to contact Gold Pan, Lariat Lodge, Sleepy Pines, Pine Hill, Spanish Creek, Ranchito and Sierra Motel and all were booked or did not answer.  The Crisis line was also contacted, unable to assist. A deputy advised the victim to stay at SavMor in the well-lit area, but the victim refused and said he would wander around trying to find a ride. The deputy will continue to do welfare checks throughout the night. 11:40 p.m. A deputy also contacted a known person who gave the victim a ride from the wye and attempted to drop him at a motel, but he refused. 12:38 a.m. The Relay station called to say the victim is in front of the gas station and was almost hit by a vehicle. 12:57 a.m. A deputy contacted the victim and advised him of the dangers of walking in the dark with his disability, but the victim refuses to stay stationary. The victim will be attempting to get a sleeping bag from a known person and will most likely be staying in the area of Pioneer Park.

Bar crawl

11:23 a.m. Quincy. A deputy was flagged down for a possible loud argument in front of “Plumies” and will be enroute to investigate. 11:30 p.m. A deputy said no argument upon arrival. The bartender said it was a female checking out the bar but has since left.

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