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Sheriff’s Blotter Sept. 6-7: Puzzling situations rise with the heat

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. 6-7, 2022

September 6

Call when you have a visual

1:46 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports there are people outside of the residence. There are approximately 3 people. The caller can’t actually see the people, can only hear them. 1:50 a.m. A deputy advised no one is around the residence.

On-bearing problem

8:33 a.m. Beckwourth. A caller reports an ongoing bear problem, and she has not been able to reach anyone to help her. The number to Fish and Wildlife was provided again and she will try.

It does matter

9:16 a.m. Whitehawk. A caller requested information on shooting in a safe manner. She heard 6 shots this morning and she is concerned. The caller hung up before giving any further information.

Not exactly “public” property

9:39 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports the theft of a water hose owned by Quincy Chamber. It was taken from Dame Shirley Park.

Private tour

10:41 a.m. Chester. A caller reports there was an alarm activation last night. When she got on the scene it appeared that someone had broken into the museum. Nothing is known to be missing at this time.

I resemble that remark

12:16 p.m. Lake Almanor. A female caller stayed on the line and advised of an accidental 911 call but is unable or unwilling to spell her last name for documentation; she kept saying she needed to find her glasses. She advised the address is correct, her husband is asleep, and she did not want to wake him. 12:24 p.m. Request that Lake Almanor Country Club do a security check in the area to see if there is a possible medical need. 12:31 p.m. LACC advised contact with the female who has mild dementia. The husband is home with her and both parties are okay.

A simple solution

1:25 p.m. Portola. A caller reports her son’s cell phone was taken from his backpack while at the High School. The caller may have a possible suspect, just wants the deputy to get it back. 4:12 p.m. A deputy advises the phone has been returned. The owner requests nothing further.

The definition of: dilemma

1:38 p.m. Portola. A caller advised he has been drinking and will be calling all day. He said he has a drinking problem and wants to shoot himself. The caller said there are no guns in the home, his wife took them out, there are only kitchen knives. The caller does have slurred speech. 1:43 p.m. The caller’s wife is at work. He is asking for mental health help. He was offered contact with the Crisis Line, but he refused. The caller is calmer now and is not wanting to hurt himself any longer, just wants help. It was offered to call his wife to get the process started. The caller requests to not contact his wife. The caller said he would not hurt anyone if they were to come over. The caller continued to say he wants help but not sure how to get it. It was made clear that help could be sent but he could not hurt them or himself. The caller agreed then disconnected the line. 1:50 p.m. An attempt to contact the caller was made but no answer. 2:04 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the caller’s wife. She said there are firearms in the house, but her husband is not aware of them. She provided a secondary phone number but attempts to contact were met with no answer. The deputy will continue to contact the caller. 3:40 p.m. The deputy has attempted to contact several times but no answer. The information was provided to the family who will be staying away from the residence. The information is on file only at this time.

Kicked out

2:42 p.m. Chilcoot. A caller is very upset and sobbing. She reports she was kicked out of her house. She was taken to EPHC via ambulance yesterday. She has been living at a residence with a named subject for the past two years. The caller is at EPHC currently due to a health issue. A relative of the person she has been living with kicked her out and will not let her talk with the person she has been living with. 3:24 p.m. A deputy advised contact with all parties involved and civil procedures were provided.


5:17 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a stray dog, a husky. They have looked all around the area of Gansner Creek on Airport Road but have been unable to locate the owner. 6:04 p.m. A deputy transported the dog to Animal Control.

Kind of like reading directions, no one thinks to do it first

5:44 p.m. Portola. A caller reports possible vandalism or theft from mailboxes at the Quincy Ave. Post Office. All the mailboxes are opened. 7:04 p.m. A deputy advised the mailboxes are being fixed and there is a sign posted from the Postmaster.

Easy Peasy or Thanks for stopping by

8:59 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests a deputy come because there is a known male person at the front door of the jail. 9:48 p.m. The male was arrested on a charge of probation violation.

Getting scrappy

10:05 p.m. Mohawk. A caller reports a known female, and a known male are in a verbal argument. The caller is not currently there, the information is third hand from another tenant. 10:28 p.m. A deputy advised contact with both parties who said there was a verbal argument over the dogs fighting and both parties are okay.

September 7

An uncontrollable desire for a straight line

8:04 a.m. Delleker. A caller reports that a male with a dog is pushing on his fence. When confronted, the subject left northbound on foot. The caller is unable to provide a description of the subject. 8:28 a.m. A deputy completed a patrol check, everything looks okay.

A contractor somewhere is going to come up short

9:47 a.m. Chester. A caller reports a large pile of rebar in the roadway near the bridge by A13 and A36.

Missing you

10:47 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports her kids received a package via a third party but there is a restraining order in place against the sending subject. The caller is also reporting that her neighbor was asked to take pictures of her on behalf of the subject. 11:40 a.m. A Sgt. advised no violation, the order allows for peaceful contact.

Tight security

10:13 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a suspicious van that has been parked in the parking area for a few hours. The line disconnected before further information could be gathered. Attempts to contact the store received no answer. The caller called back and said the van is possibly abandoned. It is silver in color, and no one is around the van, it is parked in front of the pharmacy. The caller requests a patrol check due to multiple staff leaving soon and to check the van’s registration. 10:57 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the subject who said he is on a road trip and will be leaving the area tomorrow.


11:35 p.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger and probation violation.


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