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Sheriff’s Blotter Oct. 16-18: Dog attack, stolen vehicle and spike strips deployed

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

Staff Writer

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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 Oct. 16-18, 2022

October 16

There is a party going on

3:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she can hear multiple people causing some form of argument and yelling. The caller said that the only thing she could hear was someone yelling “Call the cops.” It is unknown how large the group is. It is unknown if there are any weapons. 1:03 a.m. A deputy contacted the subject at the address who said there was no fight or any emergency. There was loud music only and the parties agreed to turn it down and keep the peace.

Poorly mixed cocktail

5:09 a.m. Delleker. A deputy arrested a male subject on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 percent, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Bump and run

10:44 a.m. Loyalton. A caller reports he was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle. No medical is needed.


Noon. Quincy. CHP reports a stolen vehicle. The vehicle is white Ford half ton with JF Shay writing on the door. The suspect is a white male with a shaved head, 5’8”, skinny, in a blue sweater, dark pants and black socks. The subject left a blue Ford and took the white Ford from a construction zone. 12:02 p.m. CHP advised the subject has returned and is now causing an argument with road closure staff. 12:10 p.m. CHP scanner traffic reports the subject is out on foot in the parking area near the road closure. 12:13 p.m. CHP advised the subject is on foot down by the river and possibly 5150. 12:16 p.m. CHP advised they have the subject detained. 12:20 p.m. CHP advised Plumas County Sheriff Office of the location.

Beware Rapunzel

1:38 p.m. Portola. A caller reports drug paraphernalia in a public restroom near the bike path parking area east of Portola. It was in the restroom near the church. 2:11 p.m. A deputy advised recovering a hypodermic needle. The deputy seized it for destruction.

Moms have friends too

5:09 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports his mother has been away from her residence since May and said that someone has been putting her mail inside of her house. No one should have had access to the inside of her house. The caller is heading back home to Reno and is available only by phone.

New direction: Leaf raking until the snow flies

7:08 p.m. Portola. A caller reports there are juveniles outside throwing rocks at his residence. 8:04 p.m. A deputy advised the juveniles were gone upon arrival. The caller said this is an ongoing harassment issue with the neighborhood juveniles. The caller requested extra patrol checks.

Go on now

8:10 p.m. Portola. A caller reports suspicious people are outside of their residence. They are in a vehicle but unable to provide a vehicle description. 8:20 p.m. A deputy contacted the juvenile identified who was just driving around. She agreed to move along.

October 17

Tampering with mail is a federal offense

9:38 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a credit card was stolen from the mail and has been used in Portola.

Change of season

12:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller is stating the girlfriend is throwing property out in the street. The named subject would like to speak to a deputy. 1:06 p.m. A deputy advised civil procedures were provided. The caller will recontact if further assistance is needed.

Outdoor adventuring

5:40 p.m. Bucks Lake. A 911 call came in with a female attempting to talk. There was poor reception and she could not be understood. Attempts to call back received no answer. A text was sent through Rapid Deploy. 6:15 p.m. A Sgt. is out with one person who advised his girlfriend and vehicle are missing and confirmed the number from the 911 is his girlfriend’s number. 6:30 p.m. The Sgt. located the female half who is okay. The vehicle is stuck just off the roadway. 7:13 p.m. The Sgt. assisted in getting the parties vehicle unstuck and they are on their way.

Dog fight, no, literally, dog fight

7:42 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he was attacked by a stray dog outside of his residence. He does not need medical. Now two dogs are fighting with each other in front of his residence. He was unable to provide a description of the dogs. The one that attacked him was large. The location was given to a deputy in Quincy. 9:35 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who is okay, with no dog bite. The information was faxed to Animal Control and the City of Portola.


9:58 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a structure fire, everyone is out of the house. There is a language barrier and additional details are not available. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged. 10:09 p.m. A second caller reports a trailer is fully engulfed in the Sunrise Trailer Park on North Beckwith. Mutual aid was requested from Eastern Plumas and Sierra Valley. Additional calls came in to report the fire. CHP is on the way from Delleker. 10:22 p.m. The information was sent to Liberty Utilities. 10:51 p.m. Liberty Utilities is on the scene. 11:06 p.m. A deputy advised the victim has somewhere else to stay and is not requesting any housing assistance. The victim was transported to EPHC. Oct. 18, 1:23 a.m. The incident is complete.

Warming fire needed

10:18 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports they were goldmining in Graeagle off Red Fox Road and lost a member of their group. He was last seen “right before dark” at possibly 7 p.m. The caller said the subject’s phone is currently off and provided the number. The subject has no health concerns and is wearing a camo jacket, black hat, and jeans. He is a 60-year-old male. 10:25 p.m. The subject possibly knows someone with a cabin in the area. No further information was provided. 10:59 p.m. Coordinates were obtained from the phone ping. 11:18 p.m. The caller contacted to say it may have been closer to Downieville. The caller mentioned Red Fox Tail and Pauley Creek. Oct. 18, 12:02 a.m. An additional caller reports speaking with Sierra County and said the parties drove 1-2 miles on Gold Lake Hwy and turned east on Mills Peak Road. The subject has a knife and means to make a fire. 12:16 a.m. Clarified with Sierra County that the parties meant Mills Peak Trail off Mohawk Chapman Road. The new information on location was sent to rescuers.

October 18

Rough times

12:34 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports an ex-girlfriend came to the caller’s residence and caused a disturbance. The subject female left the residence when the caller made the call and left in a black SUV. The caller has a broken finger and is driving himself to PDH. He does not want to press charges, just wanted the subject to leave. 1:02 a.m. The Sgt. advised to refer to the criminal report for charges of corporal injury to spouse and assault with a deadly weapon.

Photo buff’s shutter bugs

10:44 a.m. Portola. A caller reports he is being harassed by a neighbor who is continuously taking pictures of him. The first name of the subject was known. 3:37 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who would like the information to be on file. Civil procedures were provided.

Did you lose a dog?

11:27 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loose Husky dog in the Safeway parking lot. 11:51 a.m. Animal Control advised locating the dog and transporting it to Animal Control.

Break in

1:22 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports a break in to his business on Peninsula Drive. The rear window was broken out.

Mental health help

2:16 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports her daughter is under the influence and appears to be under some type of psychosis. 3:09 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the subject, no drug use. The subject is having a mental health episode and is not a danger to herself or others. The subject declined medical treatment or further assistance.

It’s not over when it’s over

3:06 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a red Toyota 4-runner with the license plate provided passed the school bus while it was unloading children. 3:23 p.m. The deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle but will continue to be on the lookout throughout the shift.

Cabin fever

3:27 p.m. Clio. A caller reports his cabin was broken into sometime this month. Multiple items were stolen.

Not open for business

3:40 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a burglary to the Harlem Club. 5:10 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller. There was no burglary. The caller does not own the property but believes that someone was squatting in the building and took items but does not know what was taken. Suspicious circumstances only.


6:44 p.m. A caller reports two males are stripping an abandoned car on Rocky Point. The vehicle is a small gold sedan. The subjects are in a small white sedan. 7:10 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject on the west side of Rocky Point who is taking items out of his own vehicle. The deputy was unable to locate any vehicles on the east side of Rocky Point.

Collecting evidence

7:20 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports the owner of the trailer park is sitting outside recording the caller with his phone while she is outside of her residence in a golf cart. While on the line, the caller started screaming at the subject. 7:25 p.m. The subject called to say he is recording the caller because she is breaking park rules and he is gathering evidence to evict her. 8:06 p.m. A deputy contacted the parties involved. It is a civil issue over park rules. The parties agreed to keep the peace.

Felix’s house

10:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she believes someone opened her door and let out her cat. That door was unlocked. She is afraid to go home. 10:53 p.m. A Sgt. checked the residence, and it is secure.

Faster than a speeding bullet

11:38 p.m. Beckwourth. A vehicle was spotted failing to yield heading eastbound on Hwy 70 at A23 traveling 60 mph in moderate traffic with an expired vehicle registration. The subject is heading eastbound at Nervino travelling 70 mph, eastbound on Maddalena at 70 mph, eastbound on Buttes at 100 mph. CHP advised spike deployed. Deputies hit spike as well. CHP to continue. 11:47 p.m. CHP advises one in custody and one okay just east of Dotta Guidici. Oct. 19, 12:55 a.m. A male subject was arrested on charges of violating the terms of parole and disobeying a Peace Officer.

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