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Sheriff’s Blotter Sept. 8-11: Keep your eyes on the road

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. 8-11, 2022

September 8

Prepared on any topic

12:04 a.m. Quincy. A caller has called multiple times. The caller rambles on about multiple issues.

How to get noticed when you are doing illegal … stuff

1:35 a.m. Quincy. A male subject was arrested at the Chevron station on Crescent St. with a red dirt bike with no plates on charges of probation violation, driving on a suspended license, and possession of methamphetamine.

Elvis has left the building

3:36 a.m. Portola. A caller reports that he has a bear in his garage. He is unsure how the bear got into the building. It is a detached garage. The caller was advised to not go near the bear. 3:42 a.m. Fish and Wildlife advised they will only respond if the bear is a public safety hazard. 4:08 a.m. The caller advised the bear has left the building and property. No further assistance is needed.

Concern for the locals

9:05 a.m. Portola. A caller requests a welfare check on a female camping on the side of Rocky Point with her dogs. The caller is concerned for her safety. She was described with red hair and no teeth, no vehicle, only a bike. 9:35 a.m. A deputy advised a probation check with no violation and all okay. Sept. 9, 6:49 p.m. A caller reports an illegal camp mid-way down Rocky Point Road in a blue tent that has been there all week. 10:24 p.m. A deputy advised contacting the subject. There was no probation violation and the subject agreed to move her camp in the morning.

In a hurry perhaps

6:22 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a large white object in the middle of the road on the eastbound side on Hwy 70 just west of Hwy 49. It looks like a camper shell. The call was transferred to CHP.

September 9

Now what are your next two wishes …:

12:38 a.m. Portola. A caller requests contact from a deputy. He is on probation and used drugs at the bar and is now paranoid that he will not pass his drug test and stated that he would like contact from the deputy to go to the jail for the weekend. 12:53 a.m. The caller recontacted and advised that he is currently at a specified location. The caller was advised to leave the residence and return to his property. An attempt to contact the subject at the address he said he was at received no answer, a message was left. A person at the property advised the subject is no longer at his property. His guests woke him up due to the caller being on the front porch. 1:14 a.m. The male subject was arrested on charges of possession of paraphernalia and under the influence of drugs.

Misreading the signs

6:08 a.m. Chester. A caller reports that someone stole his motorcycle. He left it parked on First Ave. yesterday and returned today to find it stolen. It is a 2004 Honda motorcycle, red and white in color. The call was transferred to CHP. 6:27 a.m. CHP requests a unit for officer safety. The location was given to a deputy who advised the motorcycle was not stolen. It was towed and impounded. The information was given to CHP who will contact the caller. 7:11 a.m. A deputy advised assistance complete.


9:26 a.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical services for a female fall victim off a horse who is having trouble breathing. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. A helicopter was requested to Gansner Park. 9:35 a.m. Careflight accepted with an ETA of 9:48 a.m.10:12 a.m.  Careflight is off the ground.


9:44 a.m. Lake Almanor. A caller reports a truck possibly stuck in mud southeast of the North Shore. The truck is buried up to the axels. 9:45 a.m. The location was given to a deputy. 10:40 a.m. A deputy and CHP contacted the driver and helped get the vehicle unstuck and back to the road. The female driver was counseled to not return to the lake bed.

Extenuating circumstances

2:59 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a traffic accident, and the driver left the scene. It was an older 90s Chevy Tahoe heading westbound on Hwy 70. The victim is standing by in a grey Suzuki. 3:12 p.m. A caller advises he was just in an accident, the other vehicle hit him first then got enraged. The caller said he had two children with him and was afraid of the other driver, so he left the scene and drove to Delleker. 4:34 p.m. A deputy advised the parties exchanged information.

Rinse and repeat

7:19 p.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested on charges of probation violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Protecting our forests

9:28 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a group of people are having a large campfire at the rear campsite over the spillway at Snake Lake Campground in the back corner by the dam. The caller phone disconnected. The information was transferred to USFS.

It is still the season

10:22 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she just hit a deer. There is no injury, and the vehicle and deer are no longer blocking the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP. 10:34 p.m. CHP contacted to advise the deer was dispatched and two shots were fired.

Running wild

11:58 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a loud college party, there are at least 10 people. Deputies are already on a case. Sept. 10, 12:16 a.m. The caller advised that the college students are now running up and down the street yelling. 1:53 a.m. A deputy advised contact with one of the residents who agreed to turn down the music and to keep the peace.

September 10

Old school is outdated

10:58 a.m. Meadow Valley. A caller reports a juvenile subject has been seen several times walking his German Shepard around the neighborhood hitting it in the head with the leash. Several neighbors have expressed concerns. The known parent was identified.

Ready for an evening round

4:30 p.m. Portola. A caller reports cows in the middle of the roadway on Grizzly Road above the golf course. The call was transferred to CHP.

It will be a long wait until the first snow

5:11 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports across the creek near Deans Valley camping, there are campers who had firewood near their tent. The information was sent to CHP.

Rock and a hard place

8:42 p.m. Delleker. A caller requests a welfare check on a friend who called her and is suicidal.  She was speaking to the subject on the phone when the subject told her that the caretaker was going to take care of her animals and then hung up on the caller. Attempts to reach the caller received no answer. The subject lives alone. 9:06 p.m. A deputy advised contact with the subject who is okay. She is just upset there are no resources willing to help in Plumas County. The deputy attempted to give the subject resources, but she refused to take any. Before hanging up the subject stated that she just wanted to be left alone.

A case for more homework

10:27 p.m. Chester. A caller reports about 10 kids at the school messing around with equipment and it appears the subjects are trying to break the locks off the propane tanks. 10:48 p.m. The caller advised the juveniles saw the deputy and started running south of Cross St. The deputy advised the juveniles fled on foot going towards First St. 10:52 p.m. The deputy advised no signs of vandalism and will be on the lookout for the juveniles.

September 11

Discomfort with a capital “D”

1:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller requests medical help for a female with an eye injury. The caller said her friend got a towel hook stuck in her eye and they can’t get it out. Quincy Fire and PDH were paged. 2:07 p.m. The patient is being transported to PDH.

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