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Sheriff’s Blotter Oct. 5-10: So many drunk drivers


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. 5-10, 2022

Oct. 5

Keddie kar krash

4:51 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a vehicle flipped over on Hwy 70 at Keddie. There are unknown injuries. The call was transferred to CHP. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 5:25 a.m. Medics are transporting one to the hospital.

Skateboard as a weapon

5:07 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a physical argument with his son who is trying to attack him with a skateboard. There are no other weapons. 5:13 a.m. An additional call came from the subject, it is difficult to understand but can hear yelling and profanities. 5:47 a.m. The subject was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Go GHS Indians

7:45 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports vandalism to the announcer’s booth on the football field. 9:39 a.m. A deputy advised a report was taken. The school will handle at this time.

An eventful afternoon draws out into the wee hours

4 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests extra patrol checks at the residence. She saw her son driving up the roadway. 5:16 p.m. The information was given to the deputy in dispatch. 9:55 p.m. The caller recontacted and said she was just woken up by a loud bang in her carport. She requests a deputy to check it out. 11:25 p.m. A deputy advised completing a patrol check. Oct. 6, 12:14 a.m. The caller advised that a drone was flying next to her window then left and flew over the house. 12:20 a.m. Deputies checked the area but were unable to locate any drones.

Fifty-two percent of accidents happen within 5 miles of the home

6 p.m. Quincy. A caller reported a drunk driver near Central Ave. and Lindan Ave. leaving eastbound from the Mobil station in a red van. The call was transferred to CHP. 9:13 p.m. A female driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.

Outdoor seating not available at this location

10:30 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a verbal argument at the Lassen Club. A male subject was kicked out of the bar and locked out. The caller requests a deputy due to the subject still being outside the bar. The subject is unknown in a plaid shirt and a hat. No weapons are involved. 10:51 p.m. A deputy advised it was a verbal argument only, no crime, and the parties are separated.

October 6

Stay alert for the other guy

1:36 a.m. Quincy. A male driver was arrested on Hwy 70 at Indian Hill for drunk driving and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 percent.

Just in time for All Hallows Eve

7:35 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a suspicious female lives in the residence and was telling the mother-in-law at the residence that she has been talking to relatives that have passed away. The suspect is supposed to leave the residence over the weekend and refuses to leave. The suspect and mother-in-law were identified. 8:22 a.m. A deputy advised civil procedures were provided.

Sibling rivalry on steroids

10:22 a.m. Chester. A caller reports an argument between he and his sister. The caller said he is locked out. There are unknown weapons. The caller is not giving information, just continues to yell. 10:28 a.m. A second caller is a neighbor who said her employee called her advising her of the argument. The male subject is screaming and yelling. He has a skateboard in his hand only. No other weapons are seen. The subject is the stepson of the employee calling her. 10:29 a.m. Bother parties are inside the residence now. The caller refuses to talk with dispatch and continues to yell at other in the residence and use profanities. 10:33 a.m. The location was given to CHP. The caller’s father is on the landline and said the son and daughter are in a verbal argument. The daughter was identified. 11:47 a.m. A deputy advised it was a verbal argument only. Parties agreed to keep the peace and separate. Civil procedures were provided.

Nice car

4:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male was harassing the workers at One Stop. The subject left westbound on E. Main in a grey convertible Firebird and is possibly driving drunk. 5:01 p.m. CHP gave the location of a male subject who was arrested on a charge of drunk driving.

Kitty litter

6:39 p.m. Portola. A caller reports 20-30 cats and a litter of newborn kittens in the caller’s wood pile. It was also reported to the residence and property owner who is not taking care of them. It’s been going on for years. The information was sent to Animal Control.

Patience, patience, not quite yet

10:31 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that someone is having a campfire. Long Valley Fire and Greenhorn Fire were paged. 10:56 p.m. Assistance complete.

October 7

Barking dog

6:37 a.m. Blairsden. A caller reports an ongoing issue with a dog barking at all hours of the night.

Breaking Bad

12:12 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an RV has been dumped at the campground and there is possibly drug activity happening. 12:34 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said a neighbor overheard someone talking about drugs at the campground. The Deputy will contact law enforcement for USFS. 4:44 p.m. A deputy advised there is no one near the fifth wheel, there are no plates on the fifth wheel and no signs of drugs.

Don’t fence me in

2:19 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a vehicle is blocking the driveway. It is a large truck and trailer. It has been there for approximately 45 minutes. The call was transferred to CHP. 3:16 p.m. A deputy advised the trailer was missing a tire. The vehicle and trailer have moved.

Too cool

6:52 p.m. Portola. A caller requests extra patrol checks for a suspicious male in a white Dodge van with an air conditioner in the back window that was hanging around his shop today. 10:33 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area and unable to locate any suspicious vehicles.

Night rider

9:27 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a motorcycle drove down Cedar Street heading eastbound towards First Ave. The caller said the motorcycle did not have a headlight on. The call was transferred to CHP.

October 8

Mobile home

9:14 a.m. Chester. A caller reports someone is trying to remove the trailer. The suspect was named. 9:41 a.m. A deputy advised it is a civil issue, no crime. Proper civil procedures were provided.

The opposite of laying low

11:09 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a verbal argument. A suspect is in the residence throwing items and breaking things. There are unknown weapons. The suspect was named. 12:05 p.m. A Sgt. advised a subject was arrested on a charge of probation violation.

Hit on the street

12:49 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports her vehicle was backed into while on the street. The caller requested a report for insurance.

Everything is A-OK at the Post Office

1:14 p.m. Portola. 911 received a call on an open line, can hear a female casually talking. An attempt was made to recontact. A female was reached who said she was at the Post Office and the phone was in her purse. Everything is okay and there is no assistance needed.

Well, Draconids meteor shower is on and hey! There is an awesome full Hunters Moon rising

6:34 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her vehicle is broken down, off the roadway with unknown issues 5 miles south of Red Bridge. The caller provided the location from GPS. The information was sent to CHP.

Thanks for calling this in

7:33 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports her boyfriend just “beat her up.” The caller disconnected before providing any further information. 7:38 p.m. Multiple attempts were made to contact the caller, the phone goes straight to voicemail. There is a prior Domestic Violence situation with the caller and a male subject. 7:39 p.m. The information was sent via text through Rapid Deploy. 7:42 p.m. The information was shared with CHP to assist. 8:50 p.m. The female caller was arrested on a charge of corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.

E.T. phone home

8 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male was riding a bike in the middle of the roadway on Hwy 70 just east of the Wye. He flagged her down and asked for a ride. The caller did not stop and was unable to provide a description. The information was transferred to CHP.

Risk assessment

8:02 p.m. Cromberg. A caller reports a motorcycle vs. deer accident. The male driver is laying in the roadway with visible injuries. The call was transferred to CHP. Long Valley Fire and PDH ambulance were paged. PDH requested EPHC be paged, and they were. 8:17 p.m. A CHP officer on the scene advised the victim is being taken to PDH by a passerby. Fire and Medical can cancel. CHP to handle.

Must be a hybrid

8:41 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requested a welfare check on a neighbor. Their vehicle has been running for 4-5 hours. They attempted to knock on the door but there was no answer. 8:49 p.m. The caller advised they contacted the subject, and they are okay.

Friends actually don’t let friends drive drunk or You’ll thank me in the morning

10:32 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a verbal argument at a wedding over parties taking her keys and refusing to give them back. 11:10 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who was upset her keys were taken from her due to her level of intoxication. The caller found her keys and agreed to stay the night with a friend.

October 9

Good luck unpacking this one

10:38 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a patient at the hospital is requesting help due to being homeless. The caller confirmed that there is no medical services needed. The caller named the subject who is a previous victim of a gunshot to the face. The caller requested a deputy contact for Adult Protective Services 11:09 a.m. A Sgt. contacted the Emergency Room nurse who advised they can not currently find the subject, but his belongings are still near the hospital door. The Sgt. advised hospital staff located an open door to the attic and are concerned that the subject my be in there. The Sgt. advised the hospital staff will call if he returns. 12:58 p.m. A Sgt. advised contacting the subject who agreed to move along.

Settling in

11:44 p.m. Portola. A caller reports illegal camping/squatting at Lake Davis on Catfish Beach, near Big Mother Tree. Two white males have created a tent camp and outhouse facility. 11:51 p.m. USFS law enforcement dispatch was notified.

Unresponsive female

12:04 p.m. Portola. A caller requests medical attention for an unresponsive female who is not breathing, 23 years old, possibly drugs. The caller was transferred to EPHC. Beckwourth Fire and EPHC were paged. 12:11 p.m. CPR in progress. 12:23 p.m. EPHC requests a deputy response. The Sgt. is already on the way with an ETA of approximately 10 minutes. 12:35 p.m. The Sgt. advised the subject is dead.

What the cluck?  Chicken feathers!

6:23 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports her neighbor’s dog attacked and killed her chickens. The dog owner’s name was known. The caller requested a follow-up from Animal Control. They were faxed the details.

Not a good evening outfit

7:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a black cow in the roadway. CHP was notified.

October 10


12:38 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a fire in an unknown apartment number at Green Meadows Apartments. She believes the people are getting out of the apartment now. No further information, the caller left her apartment. Indian Valley Fire and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 12:52 p.m. Recontacting, the caller for an update; the caller said it is an electrical fire from an outlet. The neighbor had an extinguisher, but the apartment is filled with black smoke. The caller was yelling at occupants to get out of their apartment and stopped answering questions. 12:55 a.m. An additional engine was requested from Quincy Fire. They were paged. 1:16 a.m. The information was sent to PG& E and their ETA is 2:10 a.m. 4:50 a.m. The fire was extinguished, and the subject were provided in formation for Red Cross.

Hey Boo Boo

4:04 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports she believes someone is outside her house. It sounded like someone knocking on her window and then the door. 4:16 a.m. The caller said she can still hear someone outside and she locked herself in the bathroom. 4:49 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who was adamant someone was knocking on her door. The deputy was unable to located anyone in the area but did locate knocked over trash can and believed it to be a bear.

Check out time is 11 a.m. and no deposit, no return for you buddy

11:32 a.m. Chester. A caller from a lodge reports a subject that is refusing to leave and is lighting papers on fire in the lobby. 11:44 a.m. The subject is now throwing chairs around and also broke the front door by pushing it off the track. The caller states the subject possibly left. He is wearing a dark sweatshirt and khaki pants. 12:49 p.m. A Sgt. advised no vandalism. The suspect caused a disturbance and left. He will be on the lookout for the subject to counsel him.

Looking for a smooth operator

12:06 p.m. Clio. A caller reports she doesn’t have an emergency. She’s just having trouble placing an outgoing call. The caller was advised to try dialing 530 before dialing.

Can you get to the garden hose?

1:25 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she has an aggressive golden retriever in her garage, and she is unsure who the dog belongs to. The caller said if she gets close to the dog it growls and barks at her. 1:30 p.m. The dog has left for now. The caller will call again if it returns. The information was sent to Animal Control.


2:56 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports receiving scam calls from a male with an accent saying they will be showing up to her residence tomorrow to deliver medical supplies. The caller did not order anything and is concerned the caller had her address. 3:09 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requested the information be on file. Nothing further.

Hit and run

6:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle vs. pedestrian. The vehicle drove away. It was a Hyundai or Honda SUV. The driver was an older male with a white beard and the license plate number was provided. The information was sent to CHP. Eastern Plumas Fire and EPHC ambulance were paged. 6:36 p.m. The medic requested a helicopter. 6:40 Careflight is available at Nervino Airport. 6:45 p.m. The subject vehicle is a green Hyundai SUV. The subject is a 60–70-year-old white male with a white beard and balding last seen heading eastbound on Rocky Point Road. 7:05 p.m. The victim was transported to Nervino. A deputy is on the look out in the area for the vehicle but is unable to locate it. CHP is to handle. 7:10 Careflight is off the ground with the victim.



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