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Sheriff’s Blotter Oct. 25-27: Firewood goes missing and roads get frosty

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 individuals’ names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The following is a summary of activity for Oct. 25-27, 2022

October 25

Harsh morning wake up

6:09 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a two-vehicle accident between a semi-truck and a Subaru. There are minor injuries, wrist pain. The call was transferred to CHP. A second caller reported the accident. 6:12 a.m. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 6:22 p.m. Medics advised there is no medical needs.


9:35 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a known person violated a restraining order. 9:58 a.m. A deputy advises the caller requests the information on file that the male half was using the Talking Parents App to discuss issues other than the child.

Of all the driveways to land in

11:45 a.m. Cromberg. The Fire Chief reports trespassing at Long Valley Fire Department. 12:38 p.m. No contact at the Fire Hall. 12:56 p.m. A deputy reports contacting the registered owner of a car at the fire station who said the vehicle is broken down and they will move it along later today. 2:34 p.m. The subject will move along, they are waiting for a car part. The Fire Department will work with him.

Man-made features along the PCT

1:41 p.m. Belden. CAL OES is reporting a Hazmat incident. Half a yard or 5 yards of concrete spilled into a waterway. The responsible party is Caltrans. Plumas County Environmental Health was notified.

Stealth mode not in play or Early warning system

3:22 p.m. Portola. A deputy reports contacting a female in reference to vehicle tampering. She reported a known person is tampering with her vehicle and believes he is going to take it. Civil procedures were provided. 4:20 p.m. A caller requests deputies to be on the lookout and arrest the subject for false incarceration. The authorization was signed in dispatch. The information was given to patrol. 4:35 p.m. A deputy reports the arrest of the subject on a charge of probation violation.

Double in trouble

4:35 p.m. Quincy. A detective reports carrying out a search warrant on Lawrence Sreet. A male subject was arrested on charges of transportation of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale, mail theft, receiving stolen property, and theft of credit or debit card. A female was arrested on charges of mail theft, receiving stolen property, theft of credit or debit card, and possession of methamphetamine for sale.

No cards, no letter

5 p.m. Quincy. A Sgt. was flagged down for a hit and run on Coburn Street. A white F250 hit a parked white Subaru. 5:22 p.m. CHP to handle.

Party for two ends up with guests

5:22 p.m. Cromberg. A caller is in an argument with an intoxicated husband. The subject is out in front of the Sheriff’s Office wanting to speak to a deputy. The male half was identified, and phone number provided. He was contacted and said that the female half left the residence with items that belong to him. The caller refused to provide any further information and became angry when asked for his address. 6:01 p.m. A deputy advised the subject is okay. The caller requests the information be on file that her husband is very intoxicated and was yelling at her and getting in her face. Temporary Restraining Order procedures were provided to the female half. She will stay away from the residence for the evening. The deputy left a voicemail for the male half.

Inappropriate at any age

6:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a disturbance with a juvenile. One female, named, has a knife and is pointing it at kids. 6:35 p.m. A deputy spoke with several juveniles. The female suspect was counseled and released to her father and all other juveniles were released to their parents.

Utilizing shelter as temperatures drop

6:33 p.m. Cromberg. A caller received information from neighbors that there are several people squatting in his house as well as multiple vehicles on the property. The caller recently inherited the property and said it should be vacant. The caller does not know the address but gave a description of the location. 7:48 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said the property is in probate. No paperwork showing legal ownership exists. The caller will recontact when he has paperwork for a civil standby.

A solution that caused more problems

7:02 p.m. Quincy. A Sgt. requests an ambulance at the jail for a court remand who turned herself in extremely intoxicated. PDH was paged. 7:26 p.m. One was transported to PDH. 8:21 p.m. The female was issued a violation of probation. 8:33 p.m. A caller reports there is a woman on her front porch on Old Meadow Valley Road saying she needs help. It is unknown what kind of help, but it did not appear to be medical. The subject’s first name was given. 8:45 p.m. A deputy advised the subject was gone upon arrival. 8:51 p.m. The female subject was located and issued the charge of probation violation and drunk in public.

… and with so much free wood readily available

8:29 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests patrol checks due to an ongoing problem of thefts in the neighborhood. The thefts are mostly of firewood. 9:48 p.m. A patrol check was completed. Oct. 26, 259 a.m. Another patrol check was completed.

Tough Porch Patrol or I don’t like what you’ve done with the place

10:44 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her neighbor was pounding on her door. By the time the caller got outside, the subject was back at her cabin but everything on the caller’s porch broken and scattered around. The suspected subject was named. 11:01 p.m. A deputy contacted both parties. The suspect agreed to stay at her own house.

October 26

Volatile relations

12:03 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a named female hit him in the face. The caller declined needing an ambulance. The subject left on foot in an unknown direction. 12:30 a.m. A deputy contacted the female half who was uncooperative. 5:26 a.m. The female subject was charged with domestic battery.

Slow down … Winter conditions are here

4:15 a.m. Clear Creek. A caller reports he was in a vehicle traffic accident. He hit a deer and his vehicle is “almost off a cliff.” The caller was frantic and could not answer if he was injured. The caller was transferred to CHP.

Burn ban lifted is no invitation to throw caution (or sparks) to the wind

5:59 a.m. Clio. A caller reports two large burn piles very close to a residence. The house is right next to the Fire Department. The owner was named. Eastern Plumas Fire Dept. was paged. 6:35 a.m. The caller requests that USFS be notified. There is a very large pile with embers in the trees. The information was given to USFS. 9:33 a.m. Assistance is complete.

Unreported bicycle- Anyone missing one?

8:28 a.m. Chester. A caller reports finding a black Beach Bomber Infinity Lahona with Hawaii stickers. It is a man’s bike. 4:01 p.m. The deputy is on multiple calls and the caller did not call back. The property was checked in the property system but was unmatched for a stolen bicycle.

Sharp teeth

8:32 a.m. Meadow Valley. Animal Control requests a case number for a bite victim on Bucks Lake Road.

Afternoon accident

1:11 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a 2-vehicle accident on Hwy 89 on the southbound side before the grade. Two vehicles are in the road with minor injuries. 1:13 p.m. The call was transferred to CHP and paged PDH, Crescent Mills Fire and Greenville Fire.

Keys to the kingdom

3 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports an employee is refusing to return the business keys to a local bar. 3:11 p.m. A deputy reports it is a civil issue and proper procedures were provided.

Election time soapbox

3:10 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious subject causing a disturbance at a store. The subject is wearing a red shirt and black pants, is outside, and there are no weapons. It is verbal only. The subject is yelling about politics and getting people to sign papers. While on the line the subject left, and the registered owner requested no further action.

Heading east

4:30 p.m. Vinton. A caller reports a reckless driver in a white flat bed pulling a green trailer, all over the road, heading eastbound on Hwy 70 from Hwy 49. The call was transferred to CHP.

Under the shade of darkness

7:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports three teenagers at the bus stop in front of Safeway throwing something at cars driving by. 7:38 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the juvenile subject who was counseled, and the Sgt. notified the parent.

Not skinny enough

7:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle parked in the middle of the crosswalk at Harbison and Main. It is a grey Subaru.

Frequent flyer

11:15 p.m. Graeagle. A male subject was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent on Hwy 70 west of Mohawk Vista Drive.

October 27

Morning stroll

6:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a cow in the roadway on Quincy Junction between Bell Lane and Lee Road.


9:54 a.m. Chester. A caller reports nude photos were sent via air drop to other students. The suspect is unknown. The incident happened on Tuesday. Two suspects were indexed. 4:57 p.m. A deputy advised still interviewing and to refer to the criminal report.

The ‘need to knows’ didn’t know

2:44 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports illegal dumping of trash. A vehicle is parked at an abandoned house at the end of Mt. Creek Bridge Road. 3:44 p.m. The homeowner was contacted. Employees are there in the area to do work. There is no illegal dumping.

We have ways

3:40 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports ammunition was found at the location and does not want it at the residence. 7:04 p.m. A deputy advised the caller of how to properly dispose of unwanted ammo.

Enjoying the journey or We paused when agitated or afraid

10:39 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a white sedan is sitting at the gas station pumps with the windows rolled down and playing music very loudly. 10:45 p.m. A deputy advised unable to locate any white sedans at or around the business and unable to locate any loud music in the area.


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