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W 2B Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 Bulletin, Pro! Newspaper policy Information that appears in this column is compiled from the California Highway Patrol activity logs in Quincy and, in some cases, Susanville. The fact that someone has been involved in an automobile accident does not constitute liability or fault. In addition, the reporting CHP agency determines whether in- juries in the accident are char- acterized as minor, moderate or major, Near Plumas Avenue Moderate injuries were re- ported when a Portola resident was involved in a motorcycle incident Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m. Wayne Phillips, 43, was dri- ving a 1999 motorcycle on a dirt road at the west end of Plumas Avenue in the Portola Heights area. He was traveling on an icy road at 5 to 10 mph. He gave the motorcycle a lit- tle gas and the rear spu out from under him. Phillips fell Darling was wearing his seat a single-vehicle rollover Mon- dez, 22, of Quincy, was in the Quincy onto the road, where he broke belt. day, Jan. 1. The incident was vehicle. his leg near the hip. reported at 1:06 p.m., but oc- Seat belts and their use are Ofovine-QuiMy Some neighborhood children Highway 70, La Port Road cuffed earlier, being credited with the fact Bucks Lake Road found him and notified anoth- No injuries were reported The CHP dispatcher received that no one was injured during Minor " er neighbor who took him to when vehicles were in-a call of a vehicle rollover on the rollover, ed when an Edin Eastern Plumes District Hospi- volved in an incident Tuesday, Highway 89 at Dog Rock. dent was involved tal in Portola. He was then Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. When two officers arrived,Crawford and Kathadne m flown to Washoe Medical Cen- Charles Jason Poh, 30, of they found the vehicle on its streets, Quincy 30, at 5:55 p.m. ter in Reno. Quincy, was traveling east- roof, but no passengers. Moderate injuries were re-Deborah K. bound on Highway 70, east of The van was towed from theported to one driver in a two- was driving a 1997. Highway 70, Chambers Creek La Porte Road in.a 2000 Ford scene, vehicle incident Sunday, Dec. snowmobile No injuries were reported Contour. Later that same day, Morey31, at5:55p.m. Oroville-( when an Oroville resident lost Javier Romero, 25, of Porto- Nicholas, 22, of Shingletown, Rebecca K. Perdue, 17, of approximately 15to control of the big rig he was la, was traveling closely be- the driver of the vehicle, re- Petaluma, was driving a 1986 She began to driving and struck an embank- hind the Ford in a 1985 Chevy quested a collision report. Mazda northbound on a pri-Bucks, Lake ment Wednesday, Jan. 3, at pickup. Nicholas explained that, rate road south of Katherine track locked up on 12:15 p.m. Poh braked suddenly when awhile traveling southbound on Street. and icy road. John Darling, 55, was travel- small animal ran across the Highway 89 at approximately As she approached the inter- ing westbound on Highway 70, road in front of his vehicle, 55-60 mph, he entered a left section of Crawford and turn left and the west of Chambers Creek. and Romero was unable to stop turn in the roadway. Katherine streets, she failed to began to roll onto its Darling was in a left curve his vehicle, colliding with the Because of his speed, he was yield for approaching traffic. The driver was eje when he allowed his 1990 Ken- rear of the Ford. unable to negotiate the turn John S. Ringwald, 53, of the road. The worth to drift onto the right The collision resulted in mi- and his vehicle went off the Quincy, was traveling west- righted itself and shoulder, nor property damage to theright sideofthe road. bound on Crawford Street, ap- stop. This caused him to lose con- rear of Poh's vehicle. It then rolled onto its right proaching Katherine Street. As Campbell was trol of the truck which struck All parties were wearing side and then onto its roof. he entered the intersection, his away from the the rock embankment on the seat belts. Nicholas said it was late and 1996 Nissan pickup collided transported to PDH,1 north side of the roadway, he decided to contact authori- with the Mazda. was treated for a The truck then came to rest, Highway 8S, Dog Rock ties later. Perdue was taken to Plumasjury and released. blocking the westbound lane. No injuries were reported in One passenger, Jose Fernan- District Hospital (PDH) in Newspaper policy Information that appears in this column is compiled from the Plumes County Sheriff's Department's activity log and, in some cases, the county cor- rectional center's booking log. The newspaper does not report suspects" names in arrests for public intoxication or drunk driving (unless accompanied by a more serious charge). The fact that someone has been arrested and charged with a crime does not constitute guilt. The case may never appear in court if the district attorney determines there is insufficient evidence to prosecute the case. If the amount of bail is not listed, the suspect is released without bail. The newspaper attempts to list the age of suspects whenever they are provided by the sher. iff" s department. ARRESTS Saturday, Jan. 6 Violation: Dale Folchi, 46, of Portola, was arrested on an al- legation of violating a court or- der. Friday, Jan. 5 Battery: James P. Kindred, III, of Chester, was arrested on al- legations of battery, resisting arrest and violating probation. Violation: Ronald Anderson, 68, of Portola, was arrested on an allegation of violating pro- bation. Thursday, Jan. 4 Theft: Thor Schaefer, 27, of Chester, was arrested on alle- gations of grand theft and pos- session of stolen property. Theft: Eric W. Jarrard, 31, of Chester, was arrested on an al- legation of grand theft. Tuesday, Jan. 2 Violation: A Quincy juvenile was arrested on allegations of theft and violating probation. Tuesday, Jan. 2 Parole: Thomas P. Elgin, 45, of Greenville, was arrested on a allegation of battery withgreat Tires: A Quincy resident re- reported the parole hold. bodily harm. ported a theft of tires from the The estimated loss back of her truck. Sexual assault: A Quincy jure- Violation: Asa McElroy, of OTHER REPORTS nile was arrested on an allega- Quincy, was arrested on an el- Tuesday, Jan. 2 Saturday, Jan. 6 tion of unlawful sexual inter- legation of violating probation. Theft: A Greenville resident re- Garage: A Chester ported the theft of a holiday ported wreath. The estimated loss was garage and did not I $50. took place. course. THEFTS AND BURGLARIES Monday, Jan. 1 Sunday, Jan. 7 Spousal abuse: Sophia Y. Burglary: Chester High School Maness, 33, of Crescent Mills, reported a burglary. No details Cash: A Quincy resident re-Friday, Jan. 5 was arrested on an allegation were available, ported the theft of cash valued Howl: A Chester of spousal abuse. David A. at $400. ported that a Maness, 49, of Crescent Mills, Saturday, Jan. G S also was arrested. Bike: A bike valued betweenMonday, Jan. X $50 and $200 was stolen from Burglary: A Portola business Violation: Adam C. Eckenroad, Ann Street in Greenville. reported a burglary that result- 22, of Portola, was arrested on ed in more than $1,700 in dam- an allegation of violating pro- Friday, Jan. 5 age. bation. Burglary: A Quincy resident reported a $77 loss. Two jure- Sunday, Dec. 31 Sunday, Dec. 31 niles were arrested. Burglary: A Portola resident Violation: Timothy P. Ed- reported a burglary that result- wards, 42, of Quincy, was ar- Burglary: A Portola resident ed in $1,200 inlosses. rested on an allegation of vio- reported an auto burglary that lating probation, resulted in $1,000 in damage. Attempted burglary: A Portola resident reported an attempted Saturday, Dec. 30 Theft: A Quincy resident re- auto burglary that resulted in Battery: Frank R. Amodei, 42, ported the theft of items from $1,000 in damage. of Portola, was arrested on an Lawrence Street. The reported loss was $1,250. Purse: A Greenville resident Smoking: A Quincy I ported that smoking ing place in a tavern. Gun: A Portola ed that his son was back with a BB ical attention was law enforcement the incident. Wednesday, Jan. $ Biting: A Chilcoot ported that her dog Newspaper policy The following cases indicate processing by the Plumes Coun- ty Superior Court. The informa- tion is obtained through the court and the district attorney's office. The dates printed reflect time of processing, although the incident in question may have occurred years earlier. The fact that someone has been charged with a crime and is being processed for it does not consti- tute guilt under the California Photo submitted State Assemblymember Dlon Aroner hands Moun- tain Circle Director Pamela Howell Schaffor an accredi- t ion certificate. court system. If the district at- torney determines there is insuf- ficient evidence to continue prosecuting the casez it may be dismissed or the c/r: s may be amended: In some cases, Plea bargaining also is permitted by the court and the district attor- ney. The headlines that accom- pany each case should not be construed as a statement about a defendant's guilt or inno- cence; rather, the headlines are intended as short descriptions of the type of case in question. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE 10 a.m. Mondays New attorney Wayne Hulsey, of Plumas County, has changed defense attorneys. Hulsey, a defendant on a felony drug charge, has substituted Bruce Clute for Janet Hilde. Hulsey is sched- uled to return to Plumas Coun- ty Superior Court Feb. 9 to con- sider a plea offer from the dis- trict attorney. PetWon dropped The Plumes County District withdrew a petition to revoke the probation of Dan Alvey, 45, Mountain Circle Executive Director, Pamela Howell Schaffer, was recently present- ed with a Certificate of Ac- creditation by California State Assemblymember Dion Aroner. The accreditation was au- thorized by the California Al- liance of Child and Family Services after an extensive program review of Mountain CircleOs treatment foster care program. After 15 years of service, Schaffer has elected to step down as director of Mountain Circle. Her replacement, Shau- na Rossington, begins employ- ment with the non-profit orga- nization on Jan. 8. Mountain Circle operates its program services in the tri- county area with offices in Loyalton, Quincy, Greenville and Susanville. of Quincy. He was released No contest cy, was ordered laS from custody. Johnathan Ackley of Plumas perform 150 hours County pied no contest last ty service, Case delayed week in Plumes County Supe- . tion to a A hearing to determine riot Court to one count ofmis- serve seven da ]s in whether Arnold A. Sisson, 33, demeanor theft. He is sched- orderwas of Yucaipa, and Kenneth A. uled to be sentenced Feb. 6 by probation handed Mierow, 22, of Petaluma, will Judge Ira Kaufman. week by Plumes face felony auto theft allege- Two years rior Court Judge tions has been scheduled for Steve G. Rigney, of Quincy, The time in jail Jan. 19 in Plumas County Su- was ordered last week by been served. She perior Court. The hearingwas Plumas County Superior Court test in November to$ originally slated for Jan. 5. Judge Ira Kaufman to servemeanor count of two years in state prison. He ment. Hearing delayed was convicted last month of A hearing to determine selling methamphetamine. Nocc tteat whether Jerome Merino of Kaufman said that Rigney was Scan E. Frasl, of Plumes County will face felony eligible for probation, but be- County, pied no deputy assault allegations has lieves he would fail to succeed, week in Plumes been delayed. Originally set for resulting in the prison term. rior Court to a felony Jan. 5, the hearing date has He was given 51 days of credit receiving stolen pt been moved to Feb. 2 in toward his prison time by Frasl, whofacesa Plumes County Superior Kaufman. one year in jail Court. A potential plea date of 150 days agreement, is Jan. 19 has been scheduled. Anna R. Comstock, of Quin-sentenced Feb. 16. REASONS TO "FIX" YOUR ALTERED CATS LIVE LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES and health problems mean less vet bills for their owners. ALFRED CATS MAKE BETTER, MORE AFFECTIONATE COMPANIONS. NEUTERED MALES ARE LESS LIKELY TO "SPRAY," ROAM, RUN AWAY OR GET INTO FIGHTS. 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