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Sheriff’s Blotter Sept 20-22: Doorbell cameras to the rescue

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 Sept 20-22, 2022

September 20

Innocent pup goes to doggy jail

1:37 a.m. Taylorsville. A female was arrested at the Taylorsville T on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 3:36 a.m. Her dog was transported to Animal Control.

Art class extra credit

8:42 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports graffiti on the gym walls at Quincy High School. It happened sometime over the weekend.

Are you for real?

9:54 a.m. Chester. A caller reports he just saw a concerning post on Facebook about a lost child in the Chester area. The post is suspicious and could be a scam. The caller sent a screen shot to the dispatch cell phone. 10:03 a.m. The imaged was forwarded to the deputy. 10:26 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller who said the post has now since been taken down. The deputy also contacted CHP and they advised there are no reports of lost children in the area.

No longer welcome

10:08 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that a subject was in her backyard. She was able to get him to leave and wants a trespass given. The subject name and description were given. The caller said the subject is possibly on drugs and gave a possible direction of travel and destination. 10:19 a.m. A detective contacted the caller she stated the subject was a family friend and left when she asked him to. The caller is requesting the information on file only and will call back if the subject returns.

How do you “trespass” a text?

2 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports neighbors are harassing her via text and the caller requests a call back from a deputy. The suspect was named. 2:52 p.m. A deputy advised there was no crime. Civil procedures were provided. The deputy will contact the suspect and give a trespass notice for the property.

Need a ride?

2:43 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports an abandoned vehicle. The owners stated they would have it towed but never did. The call was transferred to CHP.

The first cut is the deepest

3:39 p.m. Chester. A caller reports the theft over the weekend from Main St. It was a $400 Stihl MS 170 chainsaw.

Fall sets in

5:55 p.m. Portola. A caller reports smoke on the north side of Beckwourth Peak. The call was transferred to Beckwourth Fire for a smoke check. 5:59 p.m. Beckwourth Fire advised it is a water dog “fog” and not smoke.

September 21

Feeling a little less gassy

8:56 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports gas was taken from her vehicle. She had close to a full tank, she filled up the car last night for a trip to Reno and this morning there is no gas in the vehicle. She just wants the information on file, just wants someone to know.

Money to burn

9:36 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that his neighbor lets the vehicle run for long periods of time. The caller reports that the exhaust comes into his cabin and is very strong. The vehicle is a black F150 Ford truck. The car owners are FRC students. 10:11 a.m. The caller was contacted, there was no crime.


9:54 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a possible fire south of “P” hill on the Sierra Valley side. The caller and their mother are arguing about if it is a fire or just clouds. The call was transferred to USFS.


9:55 a.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

We be locking the door now

9:59 a.m. Chester. A caller reports someone came into her home while she was in the shower. The subject is unknown. The caller said she could hear them walking around. They turned on her Xbox and then left her apartment. Nothing seems to be taken. She has been previously stalked by a male subject from Portola.

Booted with no reservation

10:54 a.m. Prattville. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle on County Rd. 307 about 8 miles out in Humbug Valley. He made a report yesterday and reports that the vehicle is still in the area but now has a note that the vehicle will be towed today. The caller also reports what appears to be a small campfire that is out and cold near the vehicle, but no one is around. The vehicle is a Ford Focus, and the plate number was provided. 10:56 a.m. The caller contacted and advised that the report is on file, and they will recontact if the vehicle is not removed. This is private property of the Maidu Summit Consortium in Chester.

Sick patient seeks help at hospital

11:38 a.m. Chester. Seneca Hospital advises they have a racoon wandering around. The caller is concerned it may be sick. Fish and Wildlife number was provided.

No parking

12:55 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports suspicious activity at the skate park in Quincy. Her son told her that there is an older male selling vapes and possibly drugs to the kids while they are at the skate park. The subject sits at the picnic table near the park. The possible name of the subject was provided and where the subject possibly lives. There are several parents that have been told about this and they are all trying to get more information from the juveniles. 3:09 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the suspect or anything suspicious. The caller said she will recontact if she gets further information and requests extra patrols.

Lost keys near First St.

1:37 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he lost his keys, and he is calling to see if someone may have turned them in. The key fob is red, white, and blue with lots of keys.

Aggressive style on pitch

2:24 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports he was looking for a chimney sweep, and a chimney sweep company showed up about 15-20 minutes ago. The male subject kept saying she had scheduled an appointment. The caller said she had a different company come out and she is worried he will try and do something to her. The caller said he seemed very agitated. The subject name and phone number was provided. 2:47 p.m. A deputy advised the caller requested the information be on file.

Over the line

10:24 p.m. Quincy. A female was arrested on Main St. on charges of driving under the influence and driving with an alcohol blood level over .08 percent.

Live wire

10:29 p.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports 4-5 people are trespassing on his property. Two of them are in his house and the others are outside. The caller does not know any of the subjects and said they aren’t saying why there are there. The caller said the subjects do not have weapons, but he does. 10:44 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller via phone and the caller said there are now 4-8 people inside of his residence. The subjects are 3 females and an unknown number of males. The caller could not provide a description of any of the subjects and said he does not know how they got there. The caller said he has a loaded firearm on him and that none of the suspects have firearms. 11:14 p.m. The deputy contacted the caller’s mother who said she lives next door and heard the caller fire a weapon inside of this residence. 11:15 p.m. The information was given to CHP to assist in contacting the caller. Sept. 22, 1:01 a.m. The caller was cited for discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.

September 22

Vigil stands for … ?

6:22 a.m. Chester. A caller reports an ongoing issue with a neighbor’s dog barking outside every morning at 5 a.m. The dog owner’s name was provided. The caller stated he has reported this issue multiple times and has not had a followup from Animal Control. The caller advised he will “handle the problem himself” if dispatch won’t help him. The caller requested a call back at 7 a.m.

Loose change

11:21 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her brother lost his wallet near Redberg Ave. sometime yesterday. It is a small black Velcro wallet in case it is turned in.

The fool on the hill

7:01 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a neighbor, possibly on Nugget, shot a bear. The bear ran up the hill behind the caller’s house and rolled up into a ball and hasn’t moved in the last 10-15 minutes. The info was given to Fish & Wildlife dispatch. 7:34 p.m. The caller contacted to confirm that Fish & Wildlife will be sending someone, but they are still attempting to contact.

The inconvenient truth

7:26 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller said they can see via camera that there is a white pickup with two subjects in it that were walking around the house. They are now sitting in the car and have been there for about 25 minutes. 8:04 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the subjects who advised they were trying to stay at an Airbnb that was cancelled. Contacted the caller who said they cannot stay at the location. The subjects have been removed from the property. The subject’s information was recorded.


10:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical attention for a female in her 30s who is not breathing possibly due to an overdose. The caller said they have already given one dose of Narcan. The call was transferred to REMSA. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 11:07 p.m. Plumas 11 requested a helicopter to PDH for a 34-year-old female. 11:16 p.m. Careflight accepted with an ETA of 11:42 p.m. Sept. 23, 12:11 p.m. A deputy advised the patient was pronounce dead at 12:09 a.m.



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