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Sheriff’s Blotter Sept. 30-Oct. 4: Increasingly odd behaviors

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 30-Oct. 4, 2022

September 30

The plot thickens

12:51 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that she was just woken up by someone drilling into her walls. She can hear people on her roof. The caller then rambled on about world governments out to get her and how multiple agencies put listening devices into the walls to spy on her. The caller continued to ramble on about past presidents and the Russian government using the same tactics to harass people. The caller only requests extra patrol checks.

You got that cuz you was with him

1:03 a.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on Hwy 70 east of Old Hwy on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent. Another male was arrested on a charge of drunk in public.

That’s bears, with an “s”

7:42 a.m. Portola. A caller on Fifth St. reports a large black bear at her residence. 9:14 a.m. A deputy advised the neighbors were made aware of the presence of bears. The bears were up in a tree.

This box isn’t empty; it’s filled with love

8:28 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports they had some empty boxes at the CSD and believes they were stolen from a residence. 10:19 a.m. A criminal report was filed.

Living in the world we create

10:23 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a landlord tenant dispute. The caller advised he let the air out of her tires and turned off the electricity. There was a verbal argument earlier this morning. The subject landlord was identified. 1:22 p.m. A Sgt. advised attempting to contact the caller, left a message. 2:29 p.m. The Sgt. advised there is no crime. The landlord is suffering from a dementia episode and flipped the caller’s breaker, but the power has now been restored. The Sgt. attempted to contact the landlord, but he was not home. The caller would like the landlord counseled and have him give her a proper 24-hour notice prior to coming over. Hold for the night shift to attempt to contact the subject. 8:29 p.m. Contacted the landlord and attempted to explain civil procedures multiple times however he did not seem to understand.

How wild and bizarre

11:54 a.m. Quincy. A caller at the tire store requests to speak to a deputy regarding her tire being taken and replaced with another. 1:20 p.m. A Sgt. advised the caller requests the information be on file.

You need special glasses to see that, right?

1 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports his cameras have been destroyed by lasers. 1:58 p.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances only. Information is on file and the caller requests extra patrol checks.

Disagreeable politics

2:57 p.m. Chester. A grocery store reports a man standing in front of the store with petitions has been asked to leave and he won’t. 3:17 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who agreed to move along. The subject refused to provide identification.

Cow in the road

5:38 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a small cow in the roadway on Golden Eagle Avenue and Hwy 70. The information was sent to CHP.

Coloring way outside the lines

6:15 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested during a probation check on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and violation of the conditions of release during parole.

Not the big finale you had in mind?

10:38 p.m. Chester. A Sgt. advises he is out on foot with one juvenile and requests medical assistance for an intoxicated juvenile. 11:01 p.m. A deputy advised one juvenile was released to Seneca Hospital and one was released back to their parent. Both juveniles have been counseled.

October 1

Dog bite

12:27 a.m. Chester. A caller is calling from Seneca Emergency Room for a dog bite. While in an altercation with her boyfriend, the subject pushed the caller on the ground and his dog bit her thigh. The subject was named. 1:16 a.m. A deputy advised attempting to contact the male half at the residence, no answer. Also attempted to contact the male via phone, no answer, but left a message. 1:19 a.m. Faxed to the DA and Victim Witness was notified. A criminal report was written up.

When they turn out the lights

2:18 a.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Crescent St.

Pellets for paddlers

6:35 a.m. Lake Davis. A caller reports hearing gun shots around the south east corner of Lake Davis near the dam. The caller said they heard approximately 20 or more gunshots and still counting. 7:29 a.m. A deputy advised possible shots west of the campground, possible hunters in the area. 7:38 a.m. The deputy advised driving around the lake. Everything is okay. There are duck hunters in the area.

Flower children

6:35 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports that someone stole a flower basket that hangs from the pole.

Didn’t this also happen last week?

11:24 a.m. Portola. A subject drove off with the gas nozzle from the Card Lock gas station in Portola. A deputy is attempting to contact the business owner.

We know who you are, we know what you did

11:30 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone is dumping trash in the dumpster at the location. The suspect was named. 11:32 The information was given to the Sgt. in dispatch. 12:54 p.m. The Sgt. was unable to locate the suspect. The information was relayed to be on the lookout in the area for the subject and if located to trespass him from the property. 1:06 p.m. The Sgt. attempted to contact the caller; the number was invalid.

Smile, you’re on camera

12:35 p.m. Delleker. A caller reports juveniles are riding dirt bikes on the property. 12:55 p.m. A deputy advised the juveniles were gone upon arrival. They will attempt to locate them. 12:58 p.m. The deputy advised unable to locate any juveniles in the area. 4:08 p.m. The caller advised the juveniles keep coming back on her property and then run away when she calls. The caller requested contact; she has pictures of the juveniles. 9:32 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and extra patrols were requested. The caller advised that if she is able to provide the addresses where the juveniles live she will call again.

Bumper cars

3:27 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a vehicle traffic accident, possibly a solo vehicle. The caller could only hear the accident and is walking over to see if anyone is injured at Hwy 89/Hwy 70. Multiple 911 calls came in to report the accident. There are possibly three vehicles involved and it is causing a traffic hazard. Graeagle Fire and EPHC ambulance were paged. 3:44 p.m. A deputy advised it is a non-injury accident. CHP will handle it.

The scenic route

5:36 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports her mother, stepdad, and grandmother left their residence in Mariposa at 8 a.m. for a wedding in Portola and never showed up to the wedding. The wedding is at a ranch in Portola, the caller doesn’t know where, the caller will have to find out. It started at 3 p.m. The caller is not at the wedding, the family is at the wedding and said they didn’t show up. The vehicle and occupants’ info were provided. 4:59 p.m. The deputy contacted the caller who does not wish to file a missing persons report right now. She last talked to the subjects when they were in Truckee heading to Two Hearts Ranch on A23. A BOLO was requested from CHP. 7:02 p.m. The caller said the subjects GPS led them in the wrong direction and they got lost but they are now okay and in Portola.

Keep your hands to yourself

7:03 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a violation of a restraining order. A restrained party caused a disturbance at Polka Dot and attempted to grab his daughter’s hand and hug her. The subject was named. 10:34 p.m. A deputy advised trying to contact the party and left a message. Oct. 2, 12:01 a.m. The suspect was arrested on two charges: violation of a restraining order and possession of ammunition by a person previously convicted of a felony prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Lead foot

8:28 p.m. Lake Almanor Peninsula. A caller reports an ATV traffic accident into a tree in front of a residence. One subject has a leg injury. 10:37 p.m. A deputy advised assistance complete. CHP is to handle the scene and a tow truck is on the scene.

More swervy on the curvy

10:22 p.m. Graeagle. A male driver was arrested on Hwy 70 at Little Bear Road on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 percent.

October 2

Mountain life

1 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a 4-wheel-drive white Chevy pickup is parked in the middle of the road with its hazard lights on and there is no one around. There is blood on the side of the truck and on the ground and on the guard rail. The caller confirmed it does not appear anyone is around the vehicle or in the cab of the truck. 1:51 a.m. CHP requests a deputy go to the home of the registered owner to do a welfare check. CHP dispatched they were unable to located anyone around the vehicle. The vehicle has minimal damage but there is a lot of blood on the truck and the ground. 2 a.m. The deputy checked the residence and there was no answer.

Read the fine print

10:35 a.m. Chester. A female caller said she wants a deputy to come to her location. A named male will not give her back her property. Then the line disconnected. The information was sent to the deputy in dispatch. 10:37 a.m. A ping was sent for the caller’s location. An attempt to call the female went to voicemail but unable to leave a message. 10:38 a.m. The phone was pinging to a location on Main St. and a name and number was obtained for the address. A male caller is now calling saying a subject will not allow him to get his truck off the property and there is no emergency at this time. The caller wants information on how to get his vehicle back. The caller reports the subject wants him to pay $4,000 in storage fees before he will return the vehicle. 11:10 a.m. The caller is calling to see when a deputy will call him. He said this is not an emergency. 11:23 a.m. A Sgt. attempted to contact parties multiple times with no answer. 11:46 a.m. The deputy advised it is a civil issue and civil procedures were provided to both parties.

Wedding reception

10:42 a.m. Paxton. A caller reports she was at a wedding at Paxton Lodge last night and her vehicle was vandalized. It is now undrivable. All the windows were broken out and there is also body damage to most of the car. 2:09 p.m. A male subject was arrested on a charge of malicious vandalism.

Mother, may I?

10:44 a.m. A caller reports he had been renting a home in Chester. He left a vehicle on the property when he left. Now the property owner will not allow him to pick up the vehicle.

Deer down

10:49 a.m. A caller reports there is a dead deer in the empty lot on Lee Road and the caller would like the deer removed so that other animals do not eat it. The caller said the backend of the deer is missing, possibly due to animal activity.

Thanks for noticing my efforts

1:47 p.m. Portola. A caller reports there is suspicious activity at the abandoned property next door. People are moving things out. The caller requests to speak to a deputy. 2:22 p.m. A deputy contacted the home owner who is working on cleaning up the property.

A real Goldilocks tale

8:43 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she arrived home and there were 5 raccoons inside of her residence. She was able to get the raccoons out and does not need assistance.

October 3

Don’t help me no more

6:18 a.m. Mohawk. A caller reports problems with a new IHSS worker. He is refusing to leave and trying to take his property. 6:25 a.m. A female took his phone and spoke with dispatch and advised there is no issue. The IHSS worker spoke with dispatch and advised everything is okay, he is just waiting to get paid. 7:23 a.m. The caller called again and wants the caretaker removed from his home. The subject is trying to take his personal belongings. The caller said this is a secondary caretaker that is not working out. 7:57 a.m. Contact was made with all parties involved. The subject was escorted from the property.

Not Mr. Rogers neighborhood

8:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports someone is cutting a tree down. He does not belong on the property. The subject is a male. It is unknown who he is. The subject is male, no further information, and has a white truck. The caller wants to remain anonymous. 9:16 a.m. The caller called back angrily complaining that a deputy came over but did not make the subject leave, and then hung up. 9:28 a.m. A Sgt. contacted two male subjects at the location. Both have permission to be cutting up a fallen tree to clean up the property before they move out.

Step by step, inch by inch … slowly I turn

11:43 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports Pioneer Elementary simulated a lockdown due to a skunk being on the campus. Fish and Wildlife advised they are slowly removing it now and will be dispatching it once off the school grounds.

Labor intensive

12:46 p.m. Portola. A caller reports his truck is stuck on Mount Haskell. He was trying to turn around and a log is stuck under his vehicle. He has been trying to dig it out for the last several hours. The caller was transferred to Sierra County.

Under-utilized horse power

1:14 p.m. Paxton. A caller reports a stranded female in a Ford truck pulling a horse trailer. He said he tried to have AAA send help to her, but they requested law enforcement to call them. No medical is needed, just needs a tow truck. The call was transferred to CHP.

The unlit burning bush

1:19 p.m. Crescent Mills. A caller reports her father was in an argument with the neighbor. Her father refused an ambulance, she will be taking him to the hospital. A named subject took a branch from the burn pile and hit him (her father) in the hand. The subject has been riding his 4-wheeler up and down the street since 5 a.m. and her father went out to confront him and was attacked with the branch. 1:25 p.m. The information was given to a unit in dispatch. 2:08 p.m. The caller is calling back to report her father is at the hospital now. 2:30 p.m. PDH is calling to advise they have the subject father in the Emergency Room, and he reports he is the victim of an assault. 3:19 p.m. A Sgt. advises to refer to a criminal report. The known suspect can be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and the suspect is on searchable probation. 3:46 p.m. A temporary warrant was issued for the subject. 4:50 p.m. The male suspect was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Conscience at work

2:46 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a known male stole his dog because he owes the subject money. 3:57 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller and the subject. There is no evidence of a crime. The dog ran away on Friday.

Oops, yeah, don’t do that

6:41 p.m. Quincy. A caller received a letter advising his identity was compromised. He called the number on the letter and gave the person his social security number and now believes it was a scam. 6:59 p.m. A deputy advised the caller contacted the IRS. The deputy reported suspicious circumstances only.

Water leaving a bad taste

7:38 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports of being harassed by water employees. The caller advised they are rude and use foul language while monitoring water consumption in the neighborhood. The caller wants the information on file only. The caller will report it tomorrow during business hours.

October 4

Baking class

2:15 a.m. Quincy. A Sgt. requests a case be pulled. The jail found a large bag of white powder.

After hours bargain hunter

9 a.m. Greenville. A caller requests extra patrol checks due to a male subject that has been showing up around dusk and going through things on the job site. The subject male has short hair and a beard and is approximately 5’6” and of slender build. 10:28 p.m. A deputy advised completing a patrol check.

Stronger than coffee as a wakeup or Adrenaline-powered for survival

9:45 a.m. Chester. A caller requests medical for himself for a fall from a roof and he is bleeding from a head wound.

Up on the rooftop, click, click, click or Sun deck

3:43 p.m. Portola. A caller reports two bear cubs are on his roof and won’t leave.

Could we watch that 80 more times

4:16 p.m. Quincy.  A caller reports her back window was broken out while she was at work at the hospital. Staff will be checking the cameras. 4:31 p.m. The caller advised the video footage shows the window just shattered itself, no one was around. The caller requests no further contact.

Son of a gun

4:36 p.m. Chester. A caller reports she let her son use her rifle for hunting season and now he is refusing to return it to her. 6:57 p.m. A deputy contacted the subject who lives in Janesville and agreed he would return the firearm to his mother. The caller will contact Lassen County for a civil standby to retrieve it.

Free style

7:12 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject running around the Pioneer Elementary campus and into traffic. The subject is currently running around the grass area of the campus. The male subject is in his early 20’s in a bright red T-shirt and baggy black pants. 7:26 p.m. A deputy requests an ambulance for a male who is extremely intoxicated. PDH ambulance was paged. 7:46 p.m. A male subject was issued a violation for drunk in public.

In need of a soap box

7:42 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a male subject is standing at SavMor gas pumps screaming at cars passing and people pumping gas. The subject is wearing a red Carhartt hoodie. The information was sent to CHP to assist. 7:57 p.m. A Sgt. provided the subject with a ride to the Gold Pan Motel.


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