Information in the Sheriff’s Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and compiled by Victoria Metcalf. No individuals’ names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The following is a summary of the week’s activity from Aug. 30 through Sept. 2.
In this report, the terms RP (reporting party), BOLO (be on the lookout) and occasionally HBD (had been drinking) are used.
A homeowner was threatening firefighters and threw a rock and threatened to shoot them. A deputy reported the arrest of the man who was charged with disturbing the peace.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who violated his probation terms.
A deputy reported the arrest of a woman who was charged with probation violation and disturbing the peace.
A woman was arrested and charged with violating her probation terms. She was later charged as a fugitive from justice.
A deputy reported the arrest of a man who was charged with violating his probation. The man was seen throwing things into the road and smashing something.
Thursday, Sept. 2
Failure to stop
At North Arm and North Valley roads toward Taylorsville, an RP said a vehicle failed to stop at the checkpoint. The vehicle was last seen going toward Taylorsville. The Chevy Tahoe had two occupants inside. Someone checked Arlington Road and Taylorsville and were unable to locate the vehicle.
In Greenville, a caller reported the theft of wrought iron in the burn-scar of her destroyed property. She saw footprints in the area. A deputy attempted to contact the RP several times.
Illegal campers reported
In Quincy, a caller reported illegal campers were parked on an empty lot next to him. He didn’t know who owned the property or if the people have permission to be there. Two camp trailers were there. A deputy contacted a woman there and her son owns the property.
Another flare up
At the Domingo Springs Campground near Chester, it was reported that a flareup was occurring in that area. The information was transferred to SIFC.
People scared away
On Valley View Drive in Portola, a caller reported that he was evacuated from his house and there were some suspicious people walking around it. A neighbor who was an off-duty Sacramento Police Department or Sheriff’s Officer saw them there and scared them away. The RP asked to speak to a deputy about extra patrol checks. Mutual aid law enforcement would handle the checks.
Spanish Creek flare up
At the Spanish Creek Campground near Keddie, a caller reported that the fire re-ignited. The information was transferred to the USFS.
At Yellow Creek, a caller reported a large stump was on fire near Highway 89. While the RP was on the phone a water tended pulled up to deal with it.
Fire near Chester
Eleven miles west of Chester on Highway 89, a caller reported seeing a flareup on Butt and Carter Mountain. The information was transferred to SIFC.
In Portola, a caller reported vandalism to his work truck. A customer broke the mirror.
Near Quincy, a deputy received a report that two chainsaws were stolen.
Eviction assistance needed
At the evacuation center in Portola, someone requested assistance removing a woman. She was removed and issued a trespass warning.
Suspicious man noted
In Quincy, a caller reported that a man was camped out and acting suspicious. A deputy contacted the man who was okay.
Suspicious woman seen
In Blairsden, a caller said that when he was walking to his truck he saw a woman walking to the back of the restaurant with a flashlight. The RP said when he yelled at the woman asking what they were doing there she ran off toward some homes. The woman said she was there because she thought she heard water running under the business. She said she tried to explain why she was there, but now was concerned because that man appeared to be driving in front of her residence. A deputy contacted everyone, and they agreed to keep the peace. They were given trespass warnings. Extra patrol checks were also put in place.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
In Portola, a caller reported that someone shot off fireworks in the Commercial and California streets area. A second caller said that gun shots were fired near California. A third caller reported fireworks near Second and Colorado streets. A fourth caller said there were fireworks by the Bank Club and saw them while driving south over the bridge. A deputy reported hearing fireworks as well and BOLOed the area. They were unable to locate anything. Someone later said a box of fireworks was found in a parking lot on Commercial Street. No crime occurred.
In Quincy, a caller reported a theft and some civil issues with two men involved. A deputy learned the theft occurred in Butte County and the RP will report it there. Civil procedures were also explained.
Fire near Chester
On First Avenue near the sewer pond, a caller reported fire and smoke. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Another report of fire
Near Pine Aire Motel near Twain, a caller reported smoke. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Fire’s a little close
On Warner Valley Road near Chester, a caller reported a flareup in her driveway. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Smoke near Chester
At the Rock Pit, a caller said she could see smoke coming from an area of the pit. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Fire at Bucks
A caller reported seeing a large plume of smoke north of Bucks Lake Dam. The information was transferred to incident command.
On Manzanita Mountain near Chester, a caller reported seeing a plume of smoke north of the causeway low on the mountain. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Southbound on Highway 89 at the Wolf Creek underpass near Greenville, a caller reported active flames on the side of the road. The information was transferred to the USFS.
Threw a shovel
In Cromberg, a caller reported that a woman was causing problems at an RV park. She was walking around the park screaming, then threw a shovel. She said someone turned off her water. Sergeants reported it was an argument about an irrigation well. The people were separated and agreed to keep the peace.
On First and Mansell streets in Quincy, a caller just saw three juveniles walking around in an area where a bear had been. The RP warned them about the bear.
In the area of the church and First Street in East Quincy, a caller reported they heard gun shots and saw a bear running around about five minutes ago. A deputy checked the area and was unable to find anything.
Tuesday, Aug. 31
In Quincy, a man said he was being harassed by an apartment manager. A deputy provided civil procedures.
On the Milford Beckwourth Road near Dixie Valley Road, a caller reported a firefighter with a broken wrist and an ambulance was needed. The patient was transported to Renown hospital in Reno.
From the Red Hill Lookout in the Belden area, a caller requested an ambulance for a firefighter who lost the feeling in his hands and was dizzy. PG&E was waiting at the Twain Store to lead the ambulance crew to the victim on Red Hill Road. The victim was on Kingsbery Grade and was conscious. The firefighter was transported to Plumas District Hospital in Quincy.
Near the Bucks Lake Dam, a caller reported seeing a large black column of smoke. The information was transferred to the USFS. The line was busy, so the information was sent to incident command.
At the Legacy Campground at Lake Almanor, a caller reported a flare up of the Dixie Fire. The information was transferred to SIFC.
On Osprey Loop on the West Shore Lake Almanor, a caller reported that two trees were smoking. The information was transferred to the USFS. In the same area, a second caller reported a flare-up next to a propane tank. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Spot fire noted
Highway 70 near Tobin, a caller reported second-hand information about a spot fire on the south side of Highway 70 near the railroad tracks. The information was transferred to the USFS.
In Portola, a caller reported that an employee was stealing lottery tickets. The loss prevention department was notified but required a report.
On Reservation Road near Greenville, a caller reported seeing smoke above the Indian mission in the forest. No flames were seen. The information was transferred to the USFS.
On North Valley Road in the Greenville area, a caller reported seeing smoke in the area of Keddie Ridge. The information was transferred to the USFS. A second call came in about someone seeing smoke in about the same location. Actually, multiple calls were received about smoke and flames above North Valley Road. The information was transferred to the incident command.
In the Quincy area, a caller reported that he was an evacuee from the Caldor Fire and a known woman attempted to scam him out of $500. The scam was via Facebook. No money was lost. The RP wanted to speak to a deputy. A deputy said the suspect is currently living in the Westwood area.
In Portola, the CHP reported receiving information about a disturbance and then the caller hung up. The original RP didn’t provide a location. Eastern Plumas District Hospital was paged, and a deputy checked a suspected area.
Fire near Chester
On Highway 89 and Lake Almanor West Drive, a caller reported a fire within some trees that were cut down. The information was transferred to SIFC. Multiple calls were received.
Fire in another area
At the Last Chance Campground near Chester, someone reported seeing smoke. The information was transferred to SIFC.
In Quincy, a sergeant reported finding two BB gun holes in two windows of the Sheriff’s Office.
In the Belden area, a caller reported smoke in the forest south of the address. The information was transferred to the USFS and incident command.
In Portola, a caller reported that a man just stuck a knife in her husband’s car tire about five minutes ago. The man was wearing a bandana and left in a silver SUV.
In Quincy, a caller reported seeing someone and flashlights at the neighbors’ house. The RP said no one lives there and no one should be there. A deputy said that a neighbor was attempting to scare off a bear with a flashlight. From the same area, a caller said that a 600-pound black bear pushed over his dumpster and was still in the area. A deputy said it was scared off.
Near Quincy, a caller reported that a bear was trying to get past her fence. It was about 30 feet from the house. The RP was provided with a number for fish and wildlife. The RP called back and said the bear was walking around her front yard. She said she has children in the house who needed to go home but she was uncomfortable going outside until the bear was gone. A deputy said the bear was chased away.
Monday, Aug. 30
In the Spring Garden area, a caller reported that her daughter was in an argument with her boyfriend. She said the man was HBD and threatened her daughter. He left the area but had some of the girlfriend’s property. Guns were in the home, but they didn’t know where they were. The victim was with her parents and a deputy reported that a gun was entered into the system. The deputy said the district attorney and victim witness were notified. After the deputies left the house, the victim said the man returned and tried to break into the house. A deputy said a civil standby was requested.
Someone in the house
In Quincy, a caller reported that someone was in her house yesterday or possibly one day the previous week. She requested patrol checks and was installing a camera.
In the Twain area, a caller reported a large flareup with flames showing. The information was transferred to the USFS and incident command.
In Quincy, it was reported that a man was upset about moving out of transitional housing. He was sitting on a front porch yelling at people. A deputy did a standby and the man was trespassed from the crisis center,
In Chester, a caller returned from being evacuated and found that things were missing from his garage.
In Portola, a deputy learned about a possible illegal dumping situation. When the deputy checked, it was a bear that was responsible. The trashed was cleaned up.
Bears move in
In Quincy, a caller reported that she has a problems with bears living by her house and she wanted someone to scare them off. Someone said the bears weren’t doing anything to her except getting into her trash. A deputy said the bears left the area.
Problems with patient
In Quincy, someone at the hospital reported that a man was causing problems with the nurses and was swearing. He calmed down. They requested assistance with him while they give him his medication.
At the causeway and Last Chance Campground near Chester, a caller reported seeing smoke. A second caller reported both smoke and flames. The information was transferred to the USFS.
On the ridge south of Arlington Road near Greenville, a caller reported there was some on the hillside in the forest. It wasn’t near any structures. The information was transferred to the USFS.
About 10 miles west of Chester at the St. Bernard area, a caller reported seeing a plume of smoke growing in a field. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Finding a gun
In Quincy, a caller said she went into the home of a client to get things for him while he’s in the hospital. She found a pistol there. She asked that a deputy come and get it. The deputy said it was a BB gun.
House should be empty
In Greenville, a caller reported that someone was living in the house who shouldn’t be there. The caller said her insurance adjuster saw the man who gave him his first name. He said he’d been living in the house since Aug. 4. The caller thought the person might be related to her renter, but the residence should be empty. A deputy said it was a civil matter between the caller and the renter. The deputy said the RP started the eviction process and the tenant has the right to be there currently.
In Quincy, a caller requested assistance with her son who was causing problems and unloading things on her property. A deputy contacted everyone who agreed to keep the peace. The deputy provided the proper civil procedures and the RP agreed to let her son keep his trailer on her property. The RP did call back wanting a clarification about where her son could park his trailer. The deputy said he would be doing extra patrol checks.
Dropped teen off
In Quincy, a juvenile reported that her parents dropped her off at the sheriff’s office after they argued. A deputy reported that everyone was counseled, and they agreed to keep the peace. The older teen was returned to the parents.
On Lake Almanor West Drive in the Chester area, a caller reported some trees were smoldering. The information was transferred to SIFC.
Noisy train reported
In Portola, a caller reported that a train horn was blaring for the last 20 minutes. Multiple 911 callers reported the same situation.