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Sheriff’s Blotter Sept. 23-26: Recreation contributes to hazards this week


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 23-26, 2022

September 23

Convincing charade

1:37 p.m. Portola. A caller reports neighbors across from her are causing a disturbance. The caller can hear a lot of screaming and horns honking. There are male and female voices. 2:08 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject. There is no argument or disturbance, they were attempting to scare away bears on the property.


4:25 p.m. Portola. A caller reports other residents told him that squatters have entered the lower apartment that is gutted and locked. The caller says no one should be there. There were five unknown cars in front of the unit. The caller would like contact after the deputy checks in case he needs to arrange boarding up or repairing where the subjects got in. 7:09 p.m. A deputy advised there are no signs of forced entry or squatters.

The untrained ear

4:56 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports 7-10 shots fired in the area but is not familiar with weapons enough to know the caliber. 6:59 p.m. Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate anyone shooting.

Pushing the sound barrier

6:09 p.m. A caller reports someone is on her roof trying to break into her house. Someone named Jim is forcing sound into her house and causing her anxiety. 6:57 p.m. Quincy. A Sgt. advised a caller is having some cognitive issues.

Loose in the caboose

6:29 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone has been using the caboose as shelter. There is a heater plugged in and other items were left there. The caller didn’t lock it up and was hoping a deputy could get a person responsible later tonight. The caller is available by phone to explain further. Sept. 24 1:26 a.m. CHP advised a patrol check is completed and everything is okay. 8:56 a.m. A deputy advised screws have been removed from the door, there is no damage. The information was relayed to the caller who requests patrol checks throughout the weekend before he can get it fixed on Monday.

Home monitoring, minus the home

6:59 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports a homeless man is living in the area and usually has a 5-year-old child with him, but the caller just saw him walking towards his car without the child. 7:32 p.m. A deputy contacted two individuals who advised he had his son last weekend, and he has gone back to his mother.

Popped in Portola

7:59 p.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of the terms for release.

Begged, borrowed, or stolen?

11:13 p.m. La Porte. A caller requests that the sheriff’s office go to an address in La Porte to confirm with the home owner that none of his guns are stolen. The caller said they are out with a subject in possession of a gun that returns to another subject. 11:24 p.m. The information was given to a Sgt. who advised there was no deputy response. Attempts to contact the homeowner via phone was unsuccessful and all known numbers have been disconnected. Nothing further at this time.

Everybody’s invited

11:38 p.m. A caller reports a fire on the side of the road near the old Chester dump. The call was transferred to SIFC. 11:58 p.m. A Sgt. advised contact with the female half about a small warming fire. CalFire is also on the scene.

September 24

An intricate plot

4:39 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports people are outside her residence drilling holes though the walls. The drilling caused a water leak in her fridge. She can only hear the subjects outside on the dark side and the subjects melt into the shadows. The caller reported this via the administration line then called 911 to report the same issue. The caller requests a patrol check. 5:21 a.m. CHP contacted to advise that the caller contacted via 911 but refused to be transferred to the Sheriff’s Office. The caller rambled on about the prior reported issues of people drilling into the walls and requested to be transferred to the FBI. 8:23 a.m. A deputy advised completing a patrol check and reported unable to locate anything suspicious.

Fire drill

8:42 a.m. Portola. Beckwourth lookout advises smoke in the area of EPHC near Road 23N03. An engine and battalion are responding. 8:59 a.m. The information was given to a deputy and a Sgt. via telephone. 12:11 p.m. USFS advised it was a private citizen burn. It was extinguished and they were counseled.

Miracle repair service

10:01 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports they were just in an argument with a subject and the subject threatened to kick his door in. The subject took off in a silver Dodge Dakota with a broken back window. The subject was named. The argument address was given, and the subject’s possible destination was provided. The caller requests a patrol check. 10:29 a.m. A deputy checked the residence. No doors were kicked in nor was there any damage to the property.

Too much coffee or not enough

10:18 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known person caused an argument with her and her family while attempting to get coffee at a local shop. The subject yelled at them and followed them into the parking lot. The caller said it is an ongoing issue between the subject and the caller’s sister-in-law.

Member of the guard missing ‘dog tags’

12:23 p.m. Chester. A caller reports finding a dog running in the street and caught it so it wouldn’t get hit but can’t keep it or take it to Animal Control. It is a black female German Shepherd with no tags. 12:28 p.m. The dog was taken to Animal Control.

Class V rapid rider researched

2:21 p.m. Rock Creek. An Inreach personal locator activation was unable to establish communication with a subscriber who is a male whitewater rafting the Feather River near Hwy 70 and Rock Creek. The experienced paddler was identified. 2:26 p.m. Search and Rescue paged. 3:55 p.m. All units were unable to locate anyone in need of assistance.

Near miss

2:50 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a two-car collision with no injuries. All parties are out of the vehicles, one vehicle is in a ditch at A23 and Valle Vista. The call was transferred to CHP. 2:53 p.m. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged. 3:19 p.m. CHP to handle the non-injury accident.

Too close

3 p.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports two vehicles have parked on the beach off Big Springs Road. A grey Volvo sedan and a silver Mitsubishi SUV. 3:19 p.m. The caller reports the parties have left and they no longer need assistance.

Bucked off Buckeroo

3:32 p.m. Greenhorn Ranch. A caller reports an injured rider on a trail was bucked off a horse and lost consciousness. Medical services are requested. PDH and Greenhorn/Long Valley Fire were paged. 3:37 p.m. The ambulance can access the patient from Harrison Road. 4:14 p.m. A request was made for a helicopter to meet at Lee Summit. 4:18 p.m. Careflight 4 responded with an ETA of 4:35 p.m. 4:52 p.m. The patient was transported to Renown Hospital.

Long list

9:55 p.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine for sale, a local warrant, and violation of probation.

The things we do for love

10:22 p.m. Portola. A caller requests the number for the Stockton Police Department to report a noise complaint for her mother. The caller was given the number for the correct agency and was advised that in the future to have her mother caller her local law enforcement agency. The caller confirmed that she does not have any emergency and provided all her information.

September 25

Just keep on pushing

12:07 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a physical argument between his brother and his brother’s girlfriend. The caller said that the subjects stay in the guest house behind the main house. There are no weapons. While on the line the caller handed the phone to another person. That person said it was a verbal fight between him and his girlfriend. The female did push him but both parties are now separated. The caller was advised to stay separated from the female until deputies are on the scene. The male half agreed to stay at the main house and the female is still at the guest house. The original caller advised there are no drugs or alcohol and no weapons. The two arguing subjects were identified. 12:53 a.m. The female was arrested on a charge of domestic battery.

Consistently the most interesting house in Plumas County

12:59 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her home is vibrating. It is happening in each room. She called just to check if anyone else reported this issue. The caller was informed that no other reports of vibrating homes or earthquakes had come in. The caller requests extra patrols around the home. 2:43 a.m. The caller called again and said that she was just woken up by someone outside messing with the electrical box outside the house. The caller requests a patrol check. 3:28 a.m. A Sgt. advised the patrol check is complete and the residence is okay. 4:35 a.m. A deputy advised another patrol check is complete and was unable to locate anything suspicious or any vibrations.

Civil unrest

9:57 a.m. Portola. A caller reports harassment by the apartment manager. The subject has been slamming her door all night. The door is being slammed 4-5 times in a row. It was waking him up and his three dogs up and then they would bark. He did try to talk with her, but she will not come to the door. The manager’s name and apartment number were provided. 2:37 p.m. A deputy called back to advise the caller that it is a civil matter, and the info is on file.

Getting the picture

1:30 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports that a woman and several men in the area are harassing him while he is out with his dogs. The caller requests a call from a deputy. The caller said that the subject has put a gate across the road, but his neighbors are saying the road is public. The possible identity of the female subject was provided. 2:09 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and provided civil procedures, and information on the BLM land and sent the caller a map of the area.

This ain’t no party

4:32 p.m. Prattville. A caller reports he is at Lake Almanor and saw some fireworks being set off on a boat near Prattville. Now the boat is leaving the area. The caller said the fireworks were set off in about the only area the fire did not burn last year. The information was transferred to SIFC.

Twisted twaffic in Twain

4:37 p.m. Twain. A caller reports a single vehicle accident 20 feet off of the roadway with a sole driver. The driver is bleeding and has blurry vision and possibly a broken ankle. The caller was transferred to REMSA. 4:45 p.m. REMSA helicopter was ordered and will call back with an ETA. 4:47 p.m. USFS engine is responding. 4:51 p.m. A second page went out of Quincy Fire and a loading zone set up. 4:54 p.m. A third page went out for Quincy Fire. 4:57 p.m. Careflight ETA at the loading zone is 5:24 p.m. 5:02 p.m. Plumas 11 advised ground contact will be with engine 323. 5:04 p.m. Plumas 11 advised a helicopter is no longer needed. Fire can cancel and cancel the helicopter. 5:49 p.m. The patient was transported to PDH.

Yes, please don’t break into my vehicle

5:26 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports that her ex-boyfriend is outside in the driveway. It appears that he is trying to break into her vehicle. The caller is currently inside the residence. She does live there but she just wants him to not break into her vehicle. The subject was named. There are no drugs, weapons, or alcohol. 6:26 p.m. A deputy advised no crime. Bother parties agreed to keep the peace and separate for the night. The deputy advised both parties were provided with proper temporary restraining order procedures and victim witness information was given.

He stopped and asked for directions

9:24 p.m. Chester. Tehama County reports hikers on the trail that are now lost, a male and female. They parked the vehicle at the trailhead near Humboldt Road and started walking. They have some water, no food, and some clothes. 9:58 p.m. Spoke to the subjects and provided directions to get off the trail and back to their vehicle. The subjects were sent a message via dispatch cell phone to provide updates. 10:23 p.m. The subjects are back at their vehicle and okay, no more assistance is needed.

Too little, too late

11:50 p.m. Chester. A male subject was arrested at the Rest Stop on Hwy 147 on a charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.

September 26

Caught unawares

6:37 a.m. Portola. A repossession company notified that they will be repossessing a silver 2018 Subaru Outback. The registered owner is unaware of the repossession. 8:03 p.m. The vehicle was registered as repossessed should the owner report it is missing.


10:07 a.m. Portola. A caller reports a named subject will not leave. She came over last night to visit his roommate and will not leave and is acting strange. 10:11 a.m. The caller called back and said the subject who was refusing to leave is now unresponsive and not breathing. They request an ambulance for the subject. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged. 10:13 a.m. A deputy advised the subject is deceased.

Oh hey! Go Feather River College!

11:50 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a Golden Eagle on the path in Gansner Park on the east side of the park along the creek. He has been unable to reach Fish and Wildlife. 11:53 a.m. The information was relayed to a local trapping service. 11:55 a.m. Fish and Wildlife advised to call the local rescue service as they have no one available in the area. 12:10 p.m. Another raptor specialty company was contacted, and the caller provided information was relayed.

Not a good rest stop

1:49 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a sleeping bag in the roadway in the eastbound passing lanes of Hwy 70 east of Portola.

All in the family

4:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports while she was in jail, her son stole her car and used her debit card for a period of 8 months. The caller also reports several items from her home are missing. The subject was named. 5 p.m. A detective contacted the caller who stated the incident happened in 2021. The caller stated she already talked to law enforcement in the past. No crime. Civil procedures were provided.

Ya snooze, ya lose

4:48 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a known subject came into her house and took some marijuana. 5:24 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact and left a message. 11:45 p.m. Another attempt to contact the caller was made by phone and at the residence but there was no answer.

Losing track

6:14 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she can’t find her 2-year-old. The caller was using the bathroom and the child opened the door and now the caller can’t find her. The caller has searched the area but is unable to locate her. 6:22 p.m. A deputy advised the child has been located. 6:33 p.m. The caller (the mother) was issued two violations: child endangerment and probation violation. 8:13 p.m. The information was faxed to the District Attorney and Social Services.

One way, or the otter

7:54 p.m. Seneca Hospital reports treating a patient that was bit by otters while swimming in Lake Almanor. 8:03 p.m. The information is on file and the caller was provided the number to Fish and Wildlife and Public Health.

Same action, same result

9:16 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that she came home and found a note from her ex on her front door. There is a restraining order in place through Elko, NV valid until 2024. The named suspect is currently in his described vehicle outside of the residence. 9:57 p.m. A deputy provided the information to Crescent Tow. 10:25 p.m. The male subject was arrested on charges of violating a restraining order and a local warrant.

Hard to reach

9:21 p.m. Portola. A caller reports he crashed his dirt bike at the top of Beckwourth Peak. The subject said he has an injury to his foot and requests medical assistance. He took Q15 up to the peak. He said vehicles can drive up to him on a dirt road. The call was transferred to EPHC and Beckwourth Fire was paged. The information was also sent to CHP. 10:27 p.m. The assistance unit requested contact with the subject for a better location. The caller is near the towers at the top on the south east side of the peak, approximately 4 miles up. 10:33 p.m. SAR was paged. The message sent was Respond to Beckwourth Peak Road for a male with a foot injury at the top near the cell tower. 10:51 p.m. All responding units can cancel. Medics are on the scene. 11:15 p.m. The patient left against medical advice.





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