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Sheriff’s Blotter Sept. 15-19 – a little bit of everything

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 Sept 15-19, 2022

September 15

Things that go rolling in the night

4:36 a.m. Loyalton. A caller reports her vehicle was stolen. While on the landline with the caller she said it wasn’t a theft, she located the vehicle at the bottom of the driveway. It appears the vehicle went into neutral and rolled down the driveway. No further assistance is needed, confirming, no theft.


12:23 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports she has found some drugs in her son’s room and would like an officer to come pick it up. 1:11 A deputy advised the contraband was seized and will be properly disposed of.

In a serious hurry

2:31 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a reckless driver in a white Ford Windstar that ran two cars off the road. The call was transferred to CHP.

Seriously cold water

8:33 p.m. Chester. A male voice was heard screaming Help me – I’m going to die! 8:51 p.m. A Sgt. requested medical for a subject that was in the water, possibly hypothermic. 9:18 p.m. A deputy advised a subject was released to medical personnel with no further assistance needed.

Cat creeping

10:54 p.m. Loyalton. A caller reports seeing a large mountain lion in the area. The caller was transferred to Sierra County.

September 16

And the fog lifts …

12:04 a.m. Blairsden. A caller requests a ride to Reno, NV. The caller was advised that dispatch doesn’t offer any transportation services. The caller confirmed that he does not have a need for law enforcement, fire, or medical, and has no emergency to report. 12:24 a.m. REMSA contacted and advised that they received a call from the same address requesting medical aid for a male detoxing. 12:26 a.m. Contacted the caller who requests medical for a 39-year-old male who is detoxing from alcohol. Graeagle Fire, Plumas Eureka Fire and EPHC were paged. 1:04 a.m. The patient was transported.

Road service

12:30 a.m. Keddie. A caller requests Fire for a vehicle towing a trailer with a smoking axle. The vehicle is currently stopped with their unit on Hwy 70 just east of Quarry Road. Quincy Fire was paged. 1:25 a.m. Assistance complete.

Heavy load

7:54 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a jacket left in the lobby with a loaded firearm. 7:44 a.m. The information was relayed to the Sgt. in dispatch.

Efforts for a clean neighborhood

8:07 a.m. Crescent Mills. A caller requests extra patrol checks in the neighborhood due to possible drug use and sales. Multiple vehicles will start coming in after 6 p.m. possibly to a unit that is currently vacant.

Where’s the beef? 

10:38 a.m. Portola. A caller reports theft of meat from a store, the caller has it on video. The name of a possible suspect was provided. 11:07 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requested the suspect be trespassed from the store if contacted. 1:41 p.m. A deputy contacted the suspect and trespassed him from the store.

Afternoon hike

12:28 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a mama bear and two cubs up a tree. The caller is afraid the mom will get aggressive. The information was given to Fish and Wildlife.

Indecisive seeks inspiration

1:05 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports suspicious activity at the trailer park. The fence has been broken, someone is letting the air out of her tires, and her son’s vehicle was gone through.

Sink hole drop box

1:39 p.m. Chester. A deputy is out with CHP and advised there is a depression in the road at First Ave. and Third St. that appears hollow underneath. County Roads notification is requested.

Stuck in the past

2:45 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports a known woman drove on his property and is now stuck in a ditch and would like contact. 5:02 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests that the subject be counseled. The deputy contacted another known female.

Family matters

3:41 p.m. Portola. A caller requests to speak to a deputy regarding some threats he is receiving from his father via text. 5:52 p.m. A deputy attempted contact but is unable to leave a message. 7:16 p.m. A deputy advised temporary restraining order was provided. There is no crime but the caller requests that if his father requests a welfare check on him, he is fine, just not speaking to him.

Dramatic display

6:03 p.m. Portola. A caller reports an unresponsive male subject in a vehicle hanging outside of his window on Hwy 70 just east of the airport. The caller called out to the subject, but he did not respond to her. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged. 6:18 p.m. CHP advised medical can cancel, no medical is needed. An update was sent to responding units.

Riding the sound waves

11:39 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports loud music coming from a residence on Katherine St. The caller is unsure where from. The information was given to deputies in dispatch. Sept. 17, 2:11 a.m. A deputy advised checking the area and unable to locate any loud music coming from a residence but can hear the music from the event at the fairgrounds.

September 17

Nothing changes if nothing changes

2:02 a.m. Quincy. A known male subject was detained at Massack Rest Area. His vehicle was impounded. 2:35 a.m. The subject was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine, and violation of probation.

Ride gone

9:14 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a bike stolen from Fairgrounds Road last night between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. The bike is a Santa Cruz “Tallboy” with a black and green frame and orange stickers on the front with a child’s bike seat. The bike was logged in as stolen.

Can’t find anything without her

9:29 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he believes his ex took several things from where he was living and sold them. The caller advised a restraining order is in place. The subject female was named. 11:43 a.m. A deputy advised no items were sold or stolen; all items are still at the residence. The parties will attempt to come up with a plan for the caller to get the items.

Loose, lost, or left

12:15 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible dumped dog at Pioneer Park. The dog has a collar but no tags. It is a small Terrier mix. 12:18 p.m. The information was given to a deputy. 12:39 p.m. The dog is in custody. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Digging for gold in all the wrong places

3:07 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports running trespassers off his property who were attempting to mine and passed several ‘No trespassing’ signs. The caller requested a call from a deputy for advice if it happens again. 3:18 p.m. A deputy left a message. 7 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who requests the information be on file and the caller was advised to call if the subject returns.

Lost and found

6:08 p.m. Chester. A caller reports her husband is missing. He was last seen around 1 p.m. as he was going on an ATV to look at the bridge in the area across from the campground just before Domingo Springs on the right side. The subject’s attire was described. The caller is at the campground in a trailer. 6:55 p.m. The caller advised her husband does have a firearm with him and she just heard gunshots in the area. 7:05 p.m. The information was given to a local known male who advised he will have people in Chester go look in the area. 7:22 p.m. A deputy advised they are in the area looking. 7:48 p.m. The caller advised the husband arrived back at the campsite.


6:37 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle on the dirt road has a dog inside and no one is around. The caller described the exact location off A15. The caller said he has been taking his dogs for a walk throughout the evening and it’s been about 2 hours. The vehicle is a white Subaru 4-door with a paper plate on the vehicle. The plate number was provided. 6:44 p.m. The information was given to CHP. 9:10 p.m. CHP advised their unit checked the area and were unable to locate any vehicles with a dog in it. Sept. 18, 2:34 p.m. The caller reports the vehicle is back and the dog is still in the vehicle. The vehicle is located at the back of his property, and he is worried about the dog. The caller requests a call from a deputy. 3:01 p.m. A deputy located the vehicle with the dog and the dog is okay. Footprints in the dirt appear that the dog has been let out. Hold for Animal Control to follow up. The location was provided, and the information was faxed to Animal Control.

It’s a toss up

6:56 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle accident involving two vehicles. One vehicle has flipped. There are unknown injuries. Sierra Valley Fire was paged. 7:45 p.m. Medic 2 advised the patient left against medical advice.

September 18

Getting comfortable with unwelcome guests

3:01 a.m. Portola. A caller reports two bears in his garage. He believes it is a mother and a cub. The caller was advised to not go into the garage. The Sgt. advised there will be no deputy response. The information was given to Fish and Wildlife who advised they will not respond either.

Rocky road

2:24 p.m. Belden. A caller reports rocks in the roadway. The call was transferred to CHP.

This ain’t the tin man

2:46 p.m. Chester. A caller reports someone with an ax is trying to get into the residence next door. The subject is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and wearing a dark colored baseball hat. 3:04 p.m. A deputy spoke to the neighbor who was doing work at the property and was making a door into a solid wall with a hatchet.

Quickdraw McGraw or Trigger finger

4:28 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a loud truck drove by her property at an unsafe speed. When she yelled for the truck to slow down the occupant gave her the finger. It is unknown who the subject is. The vehicle was a 2-door white truck. The call was transferred to CHP.

Dog bites

5:53 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports her son was bit by a dog. The bite did break the skin. The dog bite occurred near Ada Lane and Silver Creek Road. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

There is need to keep alert

8 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a reckless driver that keeps driving into oncoming traffic. It almost caused multiple accidents. It is a white Ford F150. The information was transmitted to CHP.

Speed limit 25 mph

8:15 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a deer is in the roadway in front of the Post Office on Main Street. It looks like the deer may have been hit by a vehicle.

September 19

Slow night for 911 calls

2:09 a.m. All administration and 911 lines are down. The lines were tested from a cell phone to 911 and Administration and the line does not ring and has a busy tone. All deputies are aware. 2:10 a.m. AT&T issued a ticket number for the problem. 2:27 a.m. Attempted to contact the jail via cellphone and their line is also down. The status of the jail was checked, and all is okay. 2:31 a.m. Lassen County 911 calls are rolling over to SIFC-they will be dispatching from the SIFC center. Lassen County Administrator lines are coming in as normal. The information was given to PDH and EPHC. 2:35 a.m. The information was sent to CHP, the lines are working for them. 5:04 a.m. Contacted AT&T for an update, still no ETA from them on repair. 6:27 a.m. Only texts to 911 and the dispatch cell number 283-7444 are receiving calls. 7:54 a.m. Attempt to contact Administration via personal cell phone, the lines are still down. 9:01 a.m. A single landline 911 call came in. Administration lines in and out are still not working. The information was given to the on-duty patrol Sgt. 9:11 Test calls made from a landline to 911 were unsuccessful. 9:55 a.m. OES called for an update. 10:02 a.m. 911 test from a personal cell came through fine. Inbound administration lines are back on line as well. 10:25 a.m. Phone lines and 911 seem to be back on line. Several test calls came in without problems.

I can’t drive 55

10:58 a.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports a dangerous driver heading westbound on Hwy 70 passing Beckwourth. The call is pinning in Chilcoot. The caller advises she is driving 55 mph and a male is tailgating her in a light green van. The information was sent to CHP.

After a slow morning bite

11:03 a.m. Taylorsville, Antelope Lake. A caller reports a vehicle accident at Antelope Lake near the boat ramp. A vehicle collided with a tree. The caller looked around and did not see anyone in the area in need of medical care. There were a lot of people in the area. The caller just returned to the area where he was able to get cell service and wanted an update. He called yesterday around 3 p.m. The vehicle is a blue CRV SUV.

Not the PTA

11:28 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a parent is harassing the school and teachers on social media. The caller requests a deputy to help. The subject was named. 12:26 p.m. The caller was contacted, and civil procedures were provided.

Indian falls

12:12 p.m. Indian Falls. A caller reports a small rock slide south of Indian Falls across both lanes. Both lanes are affected but cars are still able to get through. The information was sent to CHP.

For public safety but not public property

12:33 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports theft of six 8-foot steel trench plates for road construction were taken from Bucks Lake Road at Snake Lake Road. They were placed there about 4 weeks ago for work. The caller sent a truck this morning to pick them up and they are now gone. The caller does not know the timeframe when they may have been taken.

About to spring a leak or HEAVY haul

12:54 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a car in the spring on Diamond Mountain Road north of 28N02. Water is up to the roof on Diamond Mountain Road south of Gold Run Road and north of 28N02. It is a white SUV, possibly a Jeep, Honda, or Toyota with a roof rack. The caller’s husband was in the area yesterday and the vehicle was not there. 1:04 p.m. A request was made to send Search and Rescue and they were paged. 1:51 p.m. CHP is on the scene and advise all other units can cancel. They have a tow on the way. 2:25 p.m. A Sgt. reports that the vehicle has been recovered. It is unoccupied and was reported stolen out of Susanville. CHP will handle the call.

Even after the rain, no burning

2:22 p.m. Portola. A caller reports fire around A15 as seen from North Iron Horse Drive. 2:26 p.m. Eastern Plumas Fire was paged. 2:50 p.m. The fire has been extinguished and the home owner was counseled about burn permits.

Rumor mill

3:01 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a call back regarding lies being told regarding him. 3:13 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact the caller via phone but there was no answer. A message was left. 3:38 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who advised people are spreading rumors about him that are not true. The caller requested the information be on file only.

Long distance

11:21 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports ongoing harassment from a named person. The caller reports continuous calls and texts. The caller is from Oakland. Sept. 20, 12:54 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller and provided proper temporary restraining order procedures.

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