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Sheriff’s Blotter

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 Feb. 22-Feb 24, 2022

Feb. 22

After midnight

4:41 a.m. Quincy. A female was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol with 3 priors within 7 years.

Coordinated effort

9:19 a.m. A caller reports USFS will be burning in the Butterfly Valley and Taylorsville area today.

He’s my best friend

9:56 a.m. Portola. Animal Control reports a dog bite. The victim is the owner.

Side road

10:41 a.m. Graeagle. A single vehicle traffic accident on Hwy 70 at Little Bear Road has resulted in a vehicle on its side. CHP requests Fire and an ambulance. 11:34 a.m. The patient declined further care against medical advice.

Power struggle

10:51 a.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a juvenile won’t go to school. The caller was advised she needs to call 911 by Behavioral Health. 11:06 a.m. The subject went to school. They will call back if further help is needed. 3:03 p.m. A deputy contacted the caller who requests the info on file.

Enjoying the great outdoors

11:45 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a transient under a tarp camping on the AT&T property in the shrubs in front of the building. 2:34 p.m. A detective advised the subject was gone on arrival and was unable to locate any identifying information in the belongings. 11:54 p.m. The subject was identified and issued a probation violation and was also trespassed from the property.

A thrill a minute

11:46 a.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports trucks have spun-out and are blocking the roadway. The information was transferred to CHP.

Cash in advance next time, buddy

12:05 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a customer is scamming her. The caller was given a fake check and has not cashed it. The caller owns a cleaning service. 1:38 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller. There is no loss. Info is on file as a money order scam.

Now what?

12:13 p.m. Taylorsville. Frontier reports a residential phone outage. 358 people are affected. 2:53 p.m. Frontier reports that services have been restored.

Plans for St. Patrick’s Day postponed

1:20 p.m. Quincy. A caller was remanded from the courthouse on charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol with three priors within 7 years.


1:42 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a turned-over vehicle on Hwy 70 at Camp Layman. Long Valley Fire and EPHC were paged. 2:06 p.m. All units unable to locate the vehicle.

Two against one

4:13 p.m. Quincy. A caller states that a named male and female are harassing her in an attempt for her to vacate a residence. Temporary Restraining Order procedures were provided.

Bumper cars

4:56 p.m. Graeagle. A caller reports a 2-vehicle accident on Hwy 70 at Road C with no injuries. The information was sent to CHP.

Informed delivery

4:58 p.m. A caller reports a subject is violating probation and the subject’s location was provided. 9:11 p.m. The subject was issued a probation violation.

Another crash

7:06 p.m. Portola. A caller reports a vehicle crash on the back road of the hospital in Portola. CHP is sending units. There are unknown injuries. EPHC and Beckwourth Fire were paged, and the information was sent to deputies.

Cat burglar

10:33 p.m. Beckwourth. A caller believes there are several people outside his trailer, and they are stealing things from his vehicle. 10:43 p.m. The information was given to CHP who will call back with an ETA; they are currently out of position. They will respond from Hwy 49 in the Calpine area. 11:09 p.m. CHP reports unable to locate anyone suspicious, everything looks okay.

Stuck like glue

10:37 p.m. Chester. A caller requests a deputy come to the acute floor. An unknown male is causing a verbal disturbance. He will not leave, and it is after visiting hours. The male is there with his fiancée. 11:21 p.m. Contact was made with the male, and he has been trespassed from the hospital. Staff are to follow up with the rest of the staff members. The hospital supervisor was given the update.

Feb. 23

Guard dogs

2:22 a.m. Quincy. The jail requests a housing check after 3 p.m. for a female inmate. FYI there are two very large dogs at the home, but they are friendly. 12:06 p.m. The jail called to cancel the housing check. 6:53 p.m. The jail requests a housing check between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon.

Hot sh%t

5:51 a.m. Greenville. A male caller was told there is a fire in front of his neighbor’s house and named the neighbor. 5:53 a.m. The neighbor called to advise that her manure pile is on fire. Indian Valley and Crescent Mills Fire were paged. 6:18 a.m. The neighbor called again to check on the ETA of the Fire Dept. and was told they are on their way. 6:30 a.m. The fire is out. 6:53 a.m. All fire is clear. The fire is out.

Window shopper

7:05 a.m. Chester. A downtown business owner called to report that she can see bear tracks around her business.

The long arm of the law yes, Stretch Johnson, no

9:10 a.m. Quincy. A caller reports a possible burglary to his home in San Diego. He is in Quincy now. The caller was advised to contact San Diego to make a report.

It had to be you

9:12 a.m. Chester. A caller reports she is the victim of cyber-bullying and porn on the internet. She believes she knows who is doing this and wants to speak to someone. 4:43 p.m. A Sgt. said the caller stated her phone number was attached to a possible sex ad and unknown male subjects have been calling her. It was possibly her ex, whom she named, who is responsible however she has no proof. The caller requests the information on file. The Sgt. suggested a break from social media and blocking unknown phone numbers.

Too late to tighten security

12:22 p.m. Chester. A caller reports a gun was stolen out of a travel trailer, taken about a week ago. The gun is a Springfield XDS 45 automatic pistol, and the serial number was provided.

Good news

12:39 p.m. Portola. A caller wants to file a missing person’s report on her sister who was a transient in Portola. She is 20 years old. She was last known to be couch surfing and possibly staying at Trails West with a known person. She has not been heard from in four days and her cell number was provided. 3:21 p.m. The caller called again to say that her sister has been located, nothing further needed.

Where’s that golden rule?

12:43 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports she has tenants living at her location and she is waiting for a court date for an eviction. She needs a dresser in the room they are staying in, but the tenants won’t let her in the room. The room is full of trash. The suspect was named. 1:06 p.m. No crime: Civil procedures were provided.

The relentless bunny

12:46 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a high-pitched beeping sound around the neighborhood. The beeping has been going on for two days. 1:33 p.m. A deputy advised locating a fire alarm of some type at an address on Sierra Way with no signs of smoke or other distress and no one at the residence. A business card was left.

Hot mess

2:52 p.m. Quincy. The jail called to report that the dump at Quincy Disposal is smoldering. Quincy Fire was paged. 3:02 p.m. They need someone to unlock the gates. The information was sent to Public Works and Waste Management. WM is sending someone to the location. 4:24 p.m. Fire advises the fire is extinguished.

Airmail delivery

3:08 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports a man is causing a disturbance. The suspects or weapons are unknown. 3:11 p.m. It is a man and a woman arguing. The male was named. 3:35 p.m. A Sgt. advises it is a verbal argument between two known persons. The female threw a brick at the fence when driving by.

Not cool enough in Lassen

3:11 p.m. Chester. A caller reports his ex-girlfriend is at his house with a hammer breaking the camera on his front porch. He is at the court in Quincy attempting to get a Restraining Order. The ex-girlfriend was just released from Lassen County jail. The place of business was identified. 3:40 p.m. A Sgt. advised unable to locate the subject or any damage to the cameras and that information was given to the caller. The caller said they have a video of the incident. 5:24 p.m. The caller requests terms on the subject. It was confirmed that there are no probation or terms with Lassen Sheriff’s Office or local authorities. The caller said the female has not returned to the residence.

Into the wild

4:29 p.m. Bucks Lake. A caller reports her son went camping over the weekend and did not come back to work Monday and didn’t show up at home. He left last Thursday. The subject is 37 in a white GMC van and lives in Chico with his boss who confirmed he is not there. He went alone with two dogs, black lab type dogs. His phone number was provided, it’s T-Mobile. He was going to go camping in the woods around Hwy 162 and Four Trees. The caller is sending an email with the details. None of his friends have heard from him. 4:47 p.m. The intended location was identified from the email the mom forwarded from the victim. The phone, however, pings the location as quite a way into Butte County. The info was transferred to Butte Sheriff’s Office and faxed to their dispatch.

Social distancing

9:27 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a suspicious male subject appears to be having an argument with himself. He is hitting the air and acting odd. The caller has locked herself in the office to stay away from the subject who is wearing camo pants, a fluorescent jacket, and a beanie. There are no weapons. 9:46 p.m. The subject was arrested on charges of under the influence of drugs and probation violation.

Nap time

10:01 p.m. Portola. A caller reports that there is a male subject that has been sitting in his vehicle for approximately 45 minutes. The driver appears to either be asleep or slumped over and the caller is unsure if the subject needs any assistance. The caller does not feel comfortable going to check on the subject. It is a maroon Jeep SUV. CHP was called to assist. 10:25 p.m. CHP advises contacting the subject who was just resting, not intoxicated or in need of any assistance. The driver is okay.

Feb. 24

Strange marks

7:31 p.m. Portola. A caller reports strange drag marks in the snow outside of the side window of the house. 8:34 a.m. A deputy advised suspicious circumstances only. It appears a child may have drug a sled through the snow.

Probation: a trial period

9:02 a.m. Portola. A male subject was arrested in a vehicle and charged with possession of drugs and probation violation.

Pay day

9:37 a.m. Chester. A caller reports someone tried to cash a fake pay check at Chase Bank for $1,800. The caller has no information on who the subject was. The restaurant has a signature stamp, and that was used on the check. The subject was then identified, and info is on file.

Heavy losses

10:21 a.m. Greenville. A caller reports items were stolen from a storage shed. The caller lost their home in the Dixie Fire. The caller reported multiple tools that were in a leather pouch, four iron skillets and Dutch ovens with lids were taken. The shed was not locked but it is now. The caller requests extra patrol checks as well.

Once removed

10:45 a.m. Chester. A caller requests a civil standby. The caller’s mother passed away and the caller inherited the house. A male subject used to live at the house before he passed, and his girlfriend lives at the location and is refusing the caller from coming to the location. The caller said she will be at the location around 1 p.m. 11:58 a.m. A deputy contacted the caller. Civil procedures were provided, no need for a standby at this time.

The devil is in the details

11:26 a.m. Portola. A caller reports their car was stolen Jan. 8. The brother was given permission to use the vehicle for one night and was named. The car is a 2013 silver Mini Cooper. It may be in Reno now. 1:39 p.m. A deputy contacted the victim who no longer wants to report the car was stolen.

Reality vs. video games

3:09 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports their son is being harassed at school. The threats are to kill the victim’s siblings and parents. The subject has shoved the victim multiple times. The victim was named and the first name of the subject. 3:15 p.m. The school was contacted. 6:47 p.m. A Sgt. contacted the caller who said the school is handling it but would like the info on file.

A crook in crocs

3:15 p.m. Portola. A caller reports someone stole a checkbook out of their vehicle. The caller saw a male breaking into the vehicle from inside of the store wearing a long-sleeved yellow jacket, grey sweat pants and purple crocs. Insurance cards are also missing. The suspect went towards Maria’s Restaurant. 3:38 p.m. A deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the suspect and the caller was gone on arrival. The attempt to contact the caller via phone received no answer.

Stuck in the middle

3:36 p.m. Quincy. A nurse advised a subject was involved in an altercation and was hit while trying to separate a fight.


3:39 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports four men are outside of his home. Two are in his vehicle and two are on the roof. The subject may be having a behavioral health episode. 4:15 p.m. PDH was paged at 4 p.m. 4:59 p.m. The subject was placed on hold for his safety and the safety of others.

An inside job

3:52 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a 24-hour notice was placed on the bathroom door at the location. The caller has been working with a deputy. The suspect was named. 6:48 p.m. A Sgt. advised the caller requested info on file that her roommates are trying to prevent her from accessing the bathroom and that there is ongoing harassment from the roommate and neighbor. Temporary Restraining Order procedures were provided.

Ice on, ice off

4:47 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports kids are on Dellinger Pond throwing rocks. The pond is iced over, and the caller is concerned. 6:10 p.m. A deputy checked the area and was unable to locate anyone around the pond.

On the road again

7:19 p.m. Quincy. A caller reports a large cream-colored dog is loose in the neighborhood. The caller said the dog is very friendly, but they were unable to catch it. The information was sent to Animal Control.

It’s a … baby!!!

9:11 p.m. Loyalton. A caller requests medical services for her daughter who’s water just broke. The call was transferred to Sierra County.

Mischief makers

10:01 p.m. Greenville. A caller reports suspicious subjects walking around the neighborhood with flashlights. She can see the subjects running through people’s yards. 10:59 p.m. A Sgt. advised checking all over Wolf Creek Road multiple times but unable to locate anyone outside and unable to locate anything suspicious.


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