Sheriff’s Blotter: Oct. 22-24

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 for Oct. 22-24, 2021

Oct. 22

Keeping a low profile


1:01 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. The vehicle is described and the possible owner. The caller said the subject is going through his own vehicle but may have a handgun and he is afraid. CHP came from Canyon Dam and at 2:50 a.m. held the subject on three local warrants.

Slip ‘n’ slide

6:42 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports a mud slide in the road. There is mud in both lanes, but it is still passable.

Hazardous crossing

7:13 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports multiple rocks in the roadway and low visibility.

A rough night ends laying in a ditch

7:40 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the stop sign at Quincy Junction and Bell Lane was hit and is now laying in the ditch.

Misdirected redirect

8:17 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a drain that was put in by the county is blocked and causing the water to flow into her house. 8:21 a.m. The information was relayed to Chester Public Works.


He’s his brother’s keeper

10:38 a.m. Little Volcano Road. A caller requests to be patched to his brother. The caller said he was up hunting and got his truck stuck. The caller was only able to call 911. The caller said he is walking down to La Porte Road now. The brother was contacted and said he will go pick up his brother.

Quality problems

2:55 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller requests to speak to a deputy. The caller said a subject is moving docks around. The caller said that the docks being moved are now blocking his. 3:34 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller, and said it is a civil issue between the caller, the subject, and PG&E. The caller will contact later to provide more information.

Heads up

5:36 p.m. Chester. A caller advised he is going to be flying over the area for a bit and may be touching down on both Lake Almanor and Butte Lake. The caller is in a yellow and silver colored plane.


Heavy drama

7:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known person punched her in the face. There are no weapons involved nor any medical assistance requested. The parties are separated. 8:24 p.m. A deputy advised no crime, a verbal argument only, and the male half is leaving for the night. 8:39 p.m. Suicide prevention line advised they received a call from the caller stating she took a handful of narcotics. The information was relayed to fire and medical services for assistance. 8:58 p.m. PDH transported one person.

Too cold for an outdoor nap

8:02 p.m. Loyalton. A caller reports a suspicious man lying near the side of the road. There is no vehicle around. The information was transferred to Sierra County.

Oct. 23

Buzzed driving

12:12 a.m. Chester. A driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence on Main Street.

Just wondering

7:15 a.m. Chester. A caller requests to speak to a deputy. The caller has some questions about evictions. 7:35 a.m. A deputy advised assistance completed.


More water works

8:52 a.m. Warner Valley. A caller reports that she is concerned about the drain on Chester Warner Valley Road. The caller said the drain is already getting plugged up. The caller advised the drain is half a mile past where the pavement ends.

Fire souvenirs

1:18 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that people are taking bricks from the destroyed bar in Greenville. The caller requests a call back from a deputy. The caller said a friend sent her a message stating someone in an older blue pickup was outside the bar taking bricks. 1:41 p.m. The deputy attempted to contact the caller but there was no answer. 2:51 p.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances only, no theft. The subject had permission from the property owner. The caller was just concerned about other people taking property from the burn footprint. The caller requested extra patrol checks.

The jaywalker


4:04 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports two subjects walking in and out of traffic. One male and one female. The caller said both parties are possibly intoxicated, and it appears the male is yelling. The caller said the male just walked into the roadway. 5:17 p.m. A sergeant reports unable to locate, CHP was looking as well.

Lingering effects

4:48 p.m. Keddie. A caller reports multiple trees on fire, near Butterfly Valley Town Road. A caller said there are some small fires on the ground but mostly in the trees. Quincy Fire was paged. 5:16 p.m. The fires were only burn piles; no trees were on fire.

Them’s the rules

6:30 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requests a welfare check on her friend. The caller said the victim left a local address on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and stated she was going to go to Crystal Lake. The caller said the victim did not take a sleeping bag and doesn’t know if she took any food. The caller said she was speaking to the victim via Facebook Messenger about 15 minutes ago and trying to get the victim to come back to the house. The caller said the victim stated she had left a letter in her backpack for her parents. The caller said they were unable to locate the letter but that the victim had left behind all of her banking products. The caller said the victim never made any suicidal statements. The victim left in a described vehicle and took her dog. 7:28 p.m. A deputy advised that the victim is suicidal alone and possibly armed and deputies will not be responding, per policy. The deputy advised the caller and the parents of the Plumas County Sheriff policy.


Tis the season

9:19 p.m. Portola. A caller reports seeing blue lights in her back yard and requests a deputy check the area. 9:21 p.m. CHP advised a unit will check the area.  9:40 p.m. The caller recontacted to report the lights are coming from her neighbor’s decorations.

Oct. 24

Polar dip

8:28 a.m. Quincy. During a patrol check, a man was seen walking in shorts, flip flops, and a T-shirt. The subject is camping at the swimming hole down at the end of Beskeen Lane. A welfare check was requested. 9:38 a.m. A detective was unable to locate anyone in the area or anyone in need of assistance.

Seasonal slide

8:31 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a mudslide working its way to the pavement. 3:27 p.m. Caltrans advised Frenchman Lake Road is now closed due to mudslide. It is closed from Chilcoot Campground to the dam.

From drought to flood in a matter of days


8:51 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that the street corner of Second and Colorado is flooding. The caller put sandbags out, but the water is starting to go over them. The information was relayed to the City of Portola.

Hazardous highway

3:37 p.m. Tobin. A caller reports that her husband was trying to get down to Sacramento from Twain. The caller said her husband called to say he was at the PG&E station and heading back to Twain. The caller is just concerned because she hasn’t heard from her husband in over an hour. The caller last spoke to the subject at 2:30 p.m. The information was given to CHP who were unable to locate the vehicle on the road or at Twain. Multiple PG&E workers were contacted who advised at 4:30 p.m. the driver was trapped with a PG&E worker. 6:24 p.m. Rock Power station advised that the subject is now in the building and safe. The subject advised that he and his brother-in-law are staying with the PG&E crews overnight. 6:50 p.m. The caller is aware that her husband is safe.


Another case for staying home

4:33 p.m. Rogers Flat, Quincy. A caller reports her husband is at the PG&E Rogers Flat area between two large mudslides. The water is rising quickly. The victim has no cell service and can only contact the caller through Facebook Messenger. 4:42 p.m. Search and Rescue were paged. A detective and a sergeant advised they are 7 minutes out. 4:43 p.m. CHP advised the information was given to Cal Trans. CHP has no units in the area. Caltrans has no units in the area and will not be sending units. Caltrans supervisor advised the area is flooded and Search and Rescue may not be able to get into the area. 4:56 p.m. There was an attempt to contact the caller for further information but no answer. 5:09 p.m. The caller recontacted to advise the subject left their car in the roadway. The victim walked over the bridge and is with PG&E employees and safe. 6:46 p.m. The victim contacted to advise PG&E crews were able to get him unstuck and escorted him out of the canyon. He is now in Oroville and safe.


Road block

6:34 p.m. Taylorsville. A caller reports a large tree across both lanes of North Valley Road. A loader will be needed to remove it.

House on fire

9:06 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports seeing a house on fire at the corner of Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 70. The roof of the house is on fire on the south side of Hwy. 70 near the turn off. 9:09 p.m. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 9:12 p.m. A second caller advised there is an older man in the house. Two men have entered the house to get the subject out. While on the line, the caller advised the subject is out of the residence and she does not believe there is anyone else in the house. 9:15 p.m. A third caller reported the fire. Beckwourth Fire was paged for mutual aid. A fourth caller called. 9:21 p.m. A request went out for a water tinder from Loyalton. The location was given to Sierra County to page out. 9:37 p.m. There are two exposures. The structure is fully engulfed. There are live power lines. An attempt was made to contact Plumas Rural Services for a response, they will call back with the ETA. 10:41 p.m. Plumas Rural Services advised they are on the scene. A deputy advised the owner of the residence is okay and will be staying with family in Loyalton. 11:33 p.m. The fire was knocked down.