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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 3B LAW and ORDER CHP REPORT Mirror damage, Jan. 19 At approximately 11 p.m., a blue Ford Focus was legally parked on the north side of Care Street just west of East Street in Quincy. According to the California Highway Patrol report, a vehicle, believed to be a white Ford F-250, was travel- ing westbound on Cate Street and collided with the left side mirror of the Focus, causing minor damage. The driver of the F-250 then fled the scene in an unknown direction and failed to notify the owner of the Focus that there had been a collision with damage. The owner of the Focus found the vehicle damaged early the next morning and contacted the CHP to take a report. Pump station damage, Jan. 20 At approximately 2 a.m., the No. 2 diesel fuel pumping station at Allied Washoe in Quincy was struck and heavily damaged by an un- known driver. According to the CHP report, there were no witnesses to the collision and the damage was discovered the following morning when employees showed up for. work. Employees then con- tacted the CHP and a hit and run collision report was taken. Lost control, Jan. 22 At 5:40 p.m., Kelly Het'nan- dez, 19, of Quincy, was dri- ving a 2002 Ford Escape west- bound on Highway 70 just west of Portola at a speed of 35 mph. At the time, there was less than one inch of snow accumulated on the roadway surface, according to the CHP. There were also chain controls of "R-I" in place, which state all vehicles not pulling trailers and having good snow tires are OK to continue. With the chain controls there was also a 35 mph speed limit. The CHP reported that Hernandez was driving at a speed that was unsafe for the roadway conditions. This caused Hernandez to lose control of the vehicle. She attempted to recover control, but was unable to do so and collided with a wooden/metal guardrail. Following the accident, Caltrans arrived on scene and provided traffic control until CHP could arrive. Hernandez was not wearing a seat belt. No injuries were reported. Off roadway, Jan. 22 At approximately 7:25 p.m., Jacob Leathers, 23, of Quincy, was driving a 1999 Isuzu pickup. According to the CHP, Leathers lost control of the truck in the snow after turning right from Quincy Junction Road onto Lee Road in Quincy. Leathers was un- able to gain control of the pickup and it slid off the north roadway edge of Lee Road and into a barbed wire fence be- longing to the property at 766 Quincy Junction Road. The CHP reported that both Leathers and his passenger had been drinking prior to driving. Leathers was arrested for driving under the in- fluence. His passenger was arrested for being drunk in public. Both were booked at the Plumas County Jail in Quincy. Both were wearing seat belts, and no injuries were reported. Trailer separates; Jan. 24 At approximately 2:35 a.m., Cruz Sontos Cruz, 65, of West Covina, was driving a 1997 Peterbilt tractor towing a utility flatbed and a special construction flatbed loaded with bales of straw. He was driving westbound on High- way 70 just west of Paxton Road at a stated speed of 40 mph. According to the CHP re- port, the vehicle entered a left turn that was marked at a safe speed of 30 mph. As Cruz attempted to negotiate the combination of tractor and trailers through the curve, the rear trailer overturned onto its right side. The trailer separated from the vehicle D MV sl- a res VI N h istory As cat's were first being in- troduced into California, there was no orderly way to track the vehicles or the owners until 1905. To keep track of all vehicles, the state required cars, bicycles, carriages, carts and similar vehicles to be licensed. However, the automo- tive industry used a different method to track their vehicles -- vehicle identification num- bers (VINs). A VIN is a unique.serial code that is assigr/ed to every vehi- cle and was first used in 1954. They were typically placed on the driver-side door or at the bottom of the front windshield. Different manufacturers used different formats of VINs until 1981, when the National High- way Traffic Safety Administra- tion required VINs to be 17 characters and must exclude the letters I, O and Q. By excluding these letters, any confusion with the numbers one and zero was avoided. A VIN is not merely a ran- dom set of 17 characters. Each digit signifies information about the vehicle. A VIN is a vehicles' DNA; it is unique and unduplicated. For example, the first cha/acter identifies the country where the vehicle was made. Each country has a letter or number associated with it -- the United States is either 1 or 4. The second character identifies the manu- facturer, such as Toyota or Volkswagen. Each digit of the VIN provides more and more information on the vehicle. VINs are also printed on several car parts to cut down on part theft. Car parts that are labeled with VINs include transmissions, front and rear bumpers, engines, hoods, right and left doors, sliding cargo doors, right and left quarter panels and side assemblies, pickup/cargo boxes, rear doors and hatchbacks/deck lids/ tailgates. VINs do not just assist the automotive industry in identi- fying their vehicles, but can help car buyers avoid fraud. A vehicle's history is tracked by its VIN and can provide useful information to car buyers. Anyone can view a car's history using the VIN.  Simply enter the VIN into one of the man)/websites that offer this service (e.g., CARFAX, instaVIN, AutoCheck). Always Here To Help! PETER M. 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The trailer came to rest on its right side on the north shoulder of Highway 70. Cruz pulled the truck to the right shoulder just west of the accident scene. He was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Jumped culvert, Jan. 26 Rachel L. Broadway, 18, of Quincy, was driving a 1998 Cadillac Seville at 4:03 a.m. eastbound on Highway 70 in Quincy at a stated speed of 45 mph. According to the CHP report, Broadway had been drinking and was under the influence of alcohol. Due to her level of impairment, she was unable to safely operate the car. As the Cadillac crested the top of Cemetery Hill, she allowed it to cross the westbound lanes and leave the north roadway edge. The car drove across the cement sidewalk and onto the snow-covered north shoulder as it traveled north- west. The vehicle then jumped a culvert west of 779 E. Main St. and struck a dirt embank- ment, causing major damage to the front end of the vehicle. The car came to rest against a stack of wood in the front yard of 779 E. Main St. Broadway was wearing a seat belt and no injuries were reported. She was arrested at the scene for DUI and booked into the Plumas County Jail. VITALS, from page 2B in Livermore with his family. Arrangements made by Manni Funeral Home of Portola. Those who would like to make a donation in his memory are invited to send a check to Town Branch Hope Center, P.O. Box 1831, Prestonsberg, KY 41653. Richard Gary Powers Richard Gary Powers, beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away Jan. 20, 2012, at home with his wife, mother and brother by his side. Richard was born May 5, 1944, in Alturas, moving to Loyalton at the age of 12. He was preceded in death by his father, Alven Powers. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, JoAnn; sons, Brant (Tamara)Powers and Marty .(Suzanne), Powers; grandchildren Jessica, Gar- rett, Hunter, Faith, Dyson and Everett; mother Marietta Thomsen, of Portola; brother Gordon (Peggy) Powers, of Portola; sister Marilyn (Bruce) Lee, of Portola; brother and sister-in-law James and Vicki Reynolds, of Sacramento; mother-in-law Geneva Massey, of Grape- vine, Alaska; and many loving nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. Richard graduated from Loyalton High School in 1962 and went on to get his BA from Sacramento State College. Starting in high school through college, he spent his summers working in the woods as a logger. His beloved friend Ellis Smith gave Richard his first falling job and upon Ellis' retire- ment Richard became a falling contractor. From there Richard's love of logging took him further into the business, where he engaged in contracting, buying equipment to build a complete logging company, which he worked at for the last 43 years of his life. Through all of this Gordon, his brother and best friend, worked at his side untilretirement. Richard also worked for Caltrans during the winter months for over seven years. Richard's spare time was spent supporting his sons' sports endeavors as coach and fan, their college careers and most recently his grarld: chiR!ren',s #th!t tivities, , He was an all-around out- door enthusiast, which he shared with his family. His community was important to him and he was honored to have Served on the City Council. The love he had for his family, including his nieces and nephews, was probably only surpassed by his love and faith in God. His faith gave him strength to fight off the woes of cancer for 21 years. He joined his lord peacefully, without pain and he was still filled with love for all. A celebration of his life was held Friday, Jan. 27, at the Assembly of God Church in Loyalton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that dona- tions be made to Sierra Valley Roping Club at P.O. Box 324, Sierraville, CA 96126. Services arranged by Manni Funeral Home of Portola. DEATH NOTICE Bertram C. Janes Sept. 22, 1943 - Jan. 27, 2012 A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. in Shady Grove Cemetery in Portola. Manni Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. MARRIAGE LICENSE ,, Jan. 12 ......... Courtney Danielle Clifton and Cory Wayne Brubaker, both of Meadow Valley. Gentle, effective family dentistry Emily S. 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