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Sheriff’s Blotter Sept. 27-29 -cows, bears and kids causing problems

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 27-29, 2022

September 27

Bring out the stretcher

4:21 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a deer in the middle of the road, possibly with broken legs. The call was transferred to CHP.

Questionable behavior

7:04 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports there is a cow in the empty lot behind Sierra Park Community off Lee Road. The cow is suspicious because there is normally not any cows in the area. The caller advised it is near the homes. The cow is brown and white and is alone. 8:08 a.m. The information was faxed to Animal Control.

Seeking punishment in Portola

7:43 a.m. Portola. A deputy was out with a male subject who has local warrants. The subject was then arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation.

Puttin’ a round

8:14 a.m. A 911 call hung up. Calling the number back, spoke to a male who said the call was accidental as he is at work on the Graeagle Golf Course.

Nobody home at the homeless shelter

8:32 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports he has an appointment to drop off a puppy and no one is at the shelter. 8:52 a.m. The info was sent to Animal Control 2 and the report was faxed to Animal Control.

Been there, done that

8:36 a.m. Cromberg. A call was received for a single car accident east of Mt. Tomba Road on the south side of Hwy 70. 8:37 a.m. Long Valley Fire and Greenhorn Fire were paged, and PDH. 8:39 a.m. CHP advised this is an old accident and can cancel the incoming units. The vehicle has been there for several months.

Lookie Loos keep bear in the tree

9:42 a.m. Chester. A caller reports there is a bear in the tree at Peterson Glass. There are half a dozen people under the tree and the bear is very scared. 9:50 a.m. The info went to Fish and Wildlife and they will notify an officer. 10:36 a.m. There is no warden in Chester. He will see what he can do. If anyone else calls, advise the people to leave the area so the bear comes down and leaves. 10:57 a.m. A deputy advised the bear is in the tree and asked everyone to leave the area. He will stay around to make sure no one bothers the bear. 12:41 p.m. Fish and Wildlife called to get further information on the bear. She spoke to someone at Peterson Glass and the bear is still in the tree. She requests if someone can create a perimeter around the tree, so the bear has room to come down. She is out of the area and still attempting to contact the local Fish and Wildlife warden. 1:32 p.m. A deputy advised that Lake Almanor Tow has set up a perimeter with trucks and cones and he will continue to do patrol checks. 1:57 p.m. The game warden is on the way from Susanville to the location with an unknown ETA. 2:47 p.m. A caller reports that school is now out and the kids and parents are standing around. The bear is now farther up the tree. 2:49 p.m. A fourth caller wants a deputy to the area to stop people from standing around the area. 2;53 p.m. The game warden called to say she is in the area and requested the address. She was responding from Cold Springs, NV.

Too fast for your own good

10:04 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a car drove off with the gas pump handle and now the pump is damaged. There is a video of the event, but they were unable to get the license plate number. The subject comes in frequently to the location, but the caller does not know their names. They are a local man and woman. 11:27 a.m. A deputy advised there was no criminal intent. Civil procedures were provided to the caller.

A wobbling skunk

10:38 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a skunk wabbling around and she is concerned it is rabid.

Liquid gold

12:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a water main break on Lindan Ave. near the fence line at Safeway. American Valley Community Services District was notified.

Border control

1:41 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a subject just yelled at him and he is worried for his safety. He was locking his gate at the end of the driveway when the subject stopped along side his vehicle and started to yell at him. This is an ongoing problem. The parties are separated. The subject residence location along with possible name was provided. The caller requests a call on his cell phone, he is not home for the next several hours. 2:05 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who reports the homeowner of a specific address yelled at him. The caller is unsure of the subject’s name. The deputy will attempt to identify the subject. The caller requests the information be on file.

Is there a troll under the bridge?

2:37 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports that about 45 minutes ago, an aide from the school was trying to locate a student. The aide informed the caller that a male subject has been attempting to offer students and passersby suspicious things. The location is west of Quincy High School on the bike path. The subject is under a bridge. It is a male and no other identification was provided. 2:47 p.m. The caller called again to say the subject male is shirtless. 3:48 p.m. A detective was unable to locate any subject in the area but will be on the lookout. Detectives request to keep the call open. 4:26 p.m. A detective contacted the caller on the bike path. The caller stated the kids did not tell her the man tried giving them “drugs” and only said he was “creepy.” The caller requests the information be on file.

It’s nothing, concrete

5 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone came onto her property and were cutting logs. They are out of the area and had a neighbor come over and approach the suspects. They took off and left their tools behind. A named person and phone number has the tools. 5:36 p.m. The caller recontacted to say we can cancel the call. It was a concrete company that had permission to be there.

Back to the Future … blip!

7:36 p.m. Chester. CHP is in pursuit of a motorcycle going 90 mph. The information was sent to a deputy in the area. 7:38 p.m. CHP lost sight. All units can cancel.

Less than ideal for musical chairs

8 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a child sitting in a chair in the median of the Hwy. 8:13 p.m. The subject is gone, possibly high school kids playing. An update was sent to the deputy who will be on the lookout.

 Don’t confront the prankster

11:40 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone keeps banging on the side of the residence, but the caller can’t see anyone. The caller named a suspect. 11:42 p.m. The information was given to a deputy. Sept. 28, 12:25 a.m. A deputy reports there is evidence of bear activity at the residence.

September 28

Log jam

8:25 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports a rolled logging truck with unknown injuries. The call was transferred to CHP. 8:28 a.m. Indian Valley Fire, Crescent Mills Fire, and PDH were paged. 8:35 a.m. A request was made for a helicopter. 8:35 a.m. USFS Battalion 24 will be sending engine 2241 to respond. 8:37 a.m. A second page for Fire was made. 8:41 a.m. CHP advised north of Greenville, north of Old Haun Road, an off-duty person is on the scene who advised the driver is climbing out. 8:42 a.m. The info was sent to SIFC to page West Almanor Fire Department. 8:49 a.m. SEMSA ETA is 9:25 a.m. 9:06 a.m. Careflight new ETA is 9:23 a.m.

Hand-to-hand assistance

9:04 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports his wife is missing. She was hallucinating last night, was released from Seneca yesterday after a head injury from a fall. There are no drugs or alcohol, she has mental health issues, is not suicidal. She left on foot and was last seen last night after 7-8 p.m. Her outfit was described, and her age given. The caller has been looking for about an hour and has been unable to locate the subject. There are no known friends. He has been unable to locate her phone and when called it goes to voicemail. 9:23 a.m. A phone ping with US Cellular was sent. 10:56 a.m. The missing person’s son advises that the subject was found but needs medical help for a loss of consciousness. 11:03 a.m. The location was given to CHP who will send a unit from Bailey Creek. 11:36 a.m. Medics are transporting the subject to Seneca.

Heavy load to bear

9:15 a.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports her husband has left hip pain due to a utility trailer falling on him. The trailer is not on him now. He is laying on the ground. The call was transferred to SIFC.

Is there anyone who cannot relate to this?

1:13 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious vehicle and suspects in a white Ford Escort 4-door sedan. The male has all his belongings out of the vehicle and may have paraphernalia on him. 1:53 p.m. A Sgt. contacted two identified persons who were in an argument over missing keys. The keys have since been found. The male half has left the scene and the female will be at the Annex.

Fall colors are coming

2:46 p.m. Blairsden. A caller reports a two-vehicle accident, with two parties with unknown injuries. The call was sent to CHP. 4:48 p.m. A second call was received. Graeagle Fire and Plumas Eureka Fire, and EPHC were all paged. 3:28 p.m. One was transported to the hospital.

The family business

2:54 p.m. Chester. A caller reports he was assaulted by his older brother and boss this morning at work. The injuries are a black eye and a fat lip. The caller requests the information on file only.

Break out those old flares

3:28 p.m. La Porte. A caller reports she is broken down in a white Jetta. The vehicle is disabled in the middle of the road on Quincy/La Porte Road just north of Hogsback. The call was transferred to CHP.

Port-a-potty prank

5:42 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a group of juveniles at the park are trying to tip over the port-a-potty. 6:01 p.m. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the subjects.

More bathroom issues

6:08 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller reports vandalism to her bathroom from her contractor. 7:35 p.m. A deputy attempted to contact and left a message. 8:30 p.m. The deputy advised no vandalism, it is a civil matter. The caller requests the subject be trespassed from the property. The deputy contacted the subject, and he was informed.

A version of consistency and reliability

6:44 p.m. Quincy. A unit is out with a known subject possibly joy riding on a motorcycle. 6:54 p.m. The subject was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and violating a court order. 6:55 p.m. Quincy Tow was notified for the vehicle.


8:16 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a laser illuminated military airplane cockpit, a green laser, at Gansner Airport. The caller requests we check out the area. 9:03 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area and being unable to located anyone with a green laser.

Cat and mouse

9:18 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that someone is running around the neighborhood banging on doors and walls of neighboring houses. She saw the subjects running north from Fourth St. The caller also stated that the subjects stole a marijuana plant from her neighbor last night. 9:27 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests extra patrol checks.

After dark

10:19 p.m. Portola. A caller requests a deputy come to his residence. The caller said the subjects were coming to get a trailer off the property but were told to do it before it was dark. The caller said that the subjects seem to be under the influence of drugs. The caller said that the old trailer has a flat tire on one side. 10:23 p.m. A deputy advised checking the area and not finding any one or a trailer with a flat tire in the area.

September 29

Drawing attention

7:20 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a verbal argument. The vehicle parked next door to the caller has a couple arguing outside the car. 8:11 a.m. A Sgt. reports the arrest of a male subject on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. 9:52 a.m. The caller called back to report the female is parked in front of another house. She is walking up and down the street talking on the phone. And is now parked at Pioneer Park.

More will be revealed

8:48 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that a subject was staying with them and took her keys and loaded her canoe on top and left the car in neutral. The car rolled into a pole causing a lot of damage. She just found this info out when she looked at her cameras. The subject was named, he lives elsewhere now, and the caller would like to speak to a deputy.

After school club

4:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she picked her granddaughter up from a friend’s house and there were four to five 13-year-olds all high and smoking weed. The caller believes the parent at the residence (the mother) is aware. The juveniles were named. 6:07 p.m. A female was cited on charges of possession of marijuana and a minor committing a crime. Deputies report that several juveniles were counseled and released to their parents or guardians.

Fire hazard

6:06 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports kids are smoking in the grassy area north of American Valley Estates. The caller is concerned about fire hazards. 8:09 p.m. Per a Sgt., the area was checked, and no one was seen.

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