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Bulletin, Recorcl, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 311 LAW AND ORDER BLOTTER, from page 2B appeared to be suspicious. The caller contacted her credit card company. Friday, Feb. 7 Road hazard: A caller reported a camper shell had fallen off a truck and was blocking the roadway on Highway 70, near the Graeagle junction. The call was transferred to the CHP. A deputy reported that the CHP was on the scene and was clearing the roadway. Saturday, Feb. 8 Diesel Spill: Near Canyon Dam, a caller reported a big-rig accident with a diesel spill about one mile south of Canyon Dam on Highway 89. The caller reported that about 125 gallons of diesel spilled into the dirt, but was not threatening any waterway. Environmental Health was contacted and the health agency advised that the spill was indeed close to water -- about 30 feet from a creek. The US Forest Service was notified. Indian Valley/Crescent Mills fire was paged. Fish and Wildlife was notified. CattleWomen and Cattlemen scholarships Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen are happy again to offer scholarships to this year's graduating seniors and to last year's recipients who are continuing their studies and meet the qualifications. The Francis Carmichael Memorial Scholarship will be sponsored by Plumas-Sierra CattleMen and be administered by the CattleWomen. The CattleWomen are offering their 37th Brand Quilt via a prize drawing; scholarship amounts will be determined by proceeds from Brand Quilt ticket sales. Students need to apply once for both scholarships. The first three qualifications are as follows: --Applicant must be a resident of Plumas or Sierra County for at least one year. --If applicant is from a farm or ranch family, he or she may enroll in any course of study at a college or vocational school. --If applicant is from a nonfarm/ranch family, he or she must enroll in a course of study in agriculture and/or programs that support the beef industry. Application packets are available now at local high schools, or by calling Maureen Kimberling, scholarship chairperson, at 993-4036. Applications to the chairperson must be postmarked on or before April 21. No late applications will be accepted. "We are very interested in supporting our youth and their families in the struggle to maintain the ranching and agricultural way of life,'-' said Kimberling. We're the experts or REPAIRING: DOORS Tram WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL Insurance repairs are one of our specialties! CONSTRUCTION I m SINCE I~1 4 ~ I General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by Quincy CHP as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). Highway 70, Feb. 7 At approximately 7:10 a.m Alexi V. Selemenev, 35, of Reno, Nev was driving his 1999 Ford F-150 eastbound on Highway 70, west of Parkers Road, at a speed of 45 mph. According to the CHP report, Selemenev fell asleep at the wheel and allowed his vehicle to leave the roadway. After leaving the roadway, his vehicle collided with a wood/metal street sign, destroying it. His vehicle continued eastbound, colliding with milepost marker 70 PLU 64.00. At some point while off of the roadway, Selemenev awoke and attempted to steer his Vehicle from its course of travel. The rear of the Ford came in contact with a depression in the shoulder, which caused the rear of it to go airborne and dislodge the camper that was attached to it. After the camper dislodged, it landed on the ground and was completely destroyed. Following the collision, Selemenev pulled to the shoulder and waited for assistance. Highway 70, Feb. 7 At approximately 5:25 p.m Janlce Bonnett, 57, of Portola, was driving her 200i Honda Civic eastbound on Highway 70, approximately I mile west of Little Bear Road. According to the CHP report, Bonnett lost control of her vehicle on the snow-slicked roadway, causing it to fishtail and subsequently rotate in a counterclockwise manner. The Honda traveled off the north edge of the road and its right side collided with a dirt embankment. Bonnett was wearing her safety belt at the time of the collision and was not injured. Round Valley Road, Feb. 7 At approximately 9:30 p.m Trudence A. Nield, 45, of Crescent Mills, was driving a 2008 Kia Spectra westbound on Round Valley Road, approaching Round Valley Lake at a stated speed of 10-15 mph. It was raining and the road was covered with slushy snow. As the Kia was driving towards the lake, it lost traction with the roadway. According to the CHP report, Nield was not able to regain control and the vehicle skidded off the roadway and impacted with two trees on the north downhill embankment. It came to rest facing against the two trees down the north embankment. Nield made her way back home and made arrangements the next day for her vehicle to be recovered. Due to Nield's use of her seat belt, she did not receive any injury during the collision. Highway 89, Feb. 8 At approximately 8:45 a.m Ernest De. Jurezlopez, 35, of Woodland, was driving a 2009 Freightline Conventional, pulling an empty utility box semi-trailer, southbound on Highway 89 south of Canyon Dam at a stated speed of 50 mph. It v~as raining, and the highway had patches of slushy snow with loose aggregate material applied to the roadway by Caltrans for added traction. According to the CHP report, as the truck went around a curve, the trailer lost traction and began fishtailing. Jurezlopez tried to bring the vehicle back under control, but could not. The truck began to jackknife, with the tractor yawing clockwise and skidding towards the west shoulder. The tractor impacted with a gnardrafl on the west shoulder rupturing its left saddle diesel fuel tank and spilling approximately 125 gallons of diesel fuel on the shoulder and down the west embankment. The left side of the tractor then violently impacted with a very large cedar tree. This impact whipped the trailer clockwise, ripping the fifth wheel off of the tractor. The trailer then separated from the tractor. The trailer came to rest facing northwest completely blocking he southbound lane and partially blocking the northbound lane. The tractor came to rest facing south down the west embankment. Due to Jurezlopez's use of his seat belt, he did not receive any injury during the collision. US 395 on-ramp, Feb. 8 Melody Ramsey, 47, of Chilcoot, was driving her 2003 Subaru Baja eastbound on Highway 70 to the US 395 southbound on-ramp at a speed of 55 mph. At approximately 8:56 a.m Ramsey sneezed, which caused her to close her eyes while she was driving, according to the CHP report. Her vehicle left the roadway and collided with a metal paddle marker. The collision with the paddle marker caused Ramsey to open her eyes and see her vehicle was going to impact a second paddle marker. Ramsey TRUSTS my name is (Previously Steely Dan) My family did not want me and brought me back to PAWS after I0 years. I am now an 11 year old Russian Blue, neutered male. I have been in a cage at PAWS for 8 months. I am a big boy -- 231bs. when I came here, but I am now down to 171bs. and much more active and playful. I have a cute little head tilt when I walk and look at you due to a tangle with a car. I am a quiet cat, up on my shots, putty, and I love to eat. I really would love to have an inside/outside home again. 2453 E. Main St.(Quincy 283-5433 turned her vehicle from its course of travel which caused it to slide out of control. Ramsey impacted the second paddle marker and slid out of control across the lane of traffic and into the dirt-grass median. After entering the median, her vehicle continued to slide sideways for a short time before partially overturning and coming to rest on its right side. After the collision, Ramsey was able to extricate herself from her vehicle. Highway 89, Feb. 8 At approximately 3 p.m Christopher M. Barton, 32, of Palm Springs, was driving a silver 2001 GMC Yukon northbound on Highway 89 north of the Greenville Wye (Highway 70) at a stated speed of 45-48 mph. It was raining at the time and the roadway was very wet. As the Yukon was traveling around a very sharp left-hand curve, its tires lost traction with the road and skidded onto the east dirt/gravel shoulder. According to the CHP report, Barton forcefully turned the steering wheel to the let and sent the Yukon into an uncontrollable counterclockwise yaw. It then skidded across both lanes of the highway and impacted head-on with a rock embankment on the west shoulder. The vehicle came to rest facing west, completely blocking the southbound lane. Due to Barton and his two passengers properly using their seatbelts, no one in the vehicle was injured. Clio State 40A, Feb. 9 At approximately 7 a.m Travis Bok, 21, of Portola, was driving a white 1993 Mazda Protege southbound on Clio State 40A road. 1.2 miles south of Highway 70, at a stated speed of 20 mph. The road was wet and muddy from consistent rain. Bok was driving the Mazda while running his dog, and when he attempted to negotiate a right hand curve, the Mazda lost traction with the muddy roadway. The Mazda slid off the road and the left front corner of the vehicle impacted with a tree approximately five feet from the east edge of the road. After the impact, the Mazda "shot across the road" and came to rest on its wheels approximately 10 feet from the west edge of the roadway, in a bush-covered area. Bok was able to exit the vehicle Get a Free with lost-key protection with your insurance quote.* *Offer good until March 31, 2014 or while supplies last. Insurance- Travel Membership Bob Phelps Insurance Agent Lic #0579096 252-5014 Fax 257-3762, Cell 386-3515 email: 2920 D Main St Susanville CA and walked home to his Highway 89, Feb. 13 residence in Portola. Bok was At approximately 7:50 p.m wearing his seatbelt at the Sydney Dully, 68, of time and suffered no injuries. Greenville, was driving her This collision is still under silver 2011 Nissan Alfima investigation by the southbound on Highway 89 California Highway Patrol. (Main Street) in Greenville. It was dark and raining at the Highway 89, Feb. 10 time, according to the CHP This collision occurred at report. Dully slowed and approximately 4 p.m. on attempted to make a left turn Highway 89 north of Calpine onto what she thought was Summit. Quentin L. Hot Springs Road. Dully Youngblood, 50, of Clio, was related that it was difficult to traveling northbound on see the roadway due to the Highway 69 in a 2002 Toyota glare of he streetlights and Sequoia at a stated speed of other artificial light in the 45-50 mph, when he observed area created by homes, two deer standing in the businesses and oncoming southbound lane. Youngblood traffic. After making a left slowed and moved the Toyota tu,Dully realized that she to the right, where it entered was not turning onto Hot the snow-covered shoulder. Springs Road, but driving off According to the CHP report, of the east roadway edge and due to the snow and down a small embankment downward angle of the .just to the north of Hot shoulder, the vehicle Springs Road. After her continued further off the vehicle traveled down the road, down an embankment small embankment, a passing and into a grove of trees. The motorist came to her aid and right side of the Toyota called 911. Dully was not struck a pine tree, causing injured in the collision and minor damage. Youngblood her vehicle had only minor was wearing a safety belt at damage. the time and no injuries were reported. -Jackson Street, Feb. 14 At approximately 2:50 a.m Highway 70, Feb. 12 a 16-year-old male, of Quincy, At approximately 6 p.m was driving a green 1996 Kirk Wittorff, 55, of Minden, Toyota Camry eastbound on Nev was driving his Suzuki Jackson Street in Quincy just SX4 westbound on Highway east of East Street, at a stated 70 just west of Chandler Road speed of 20 mph. According to East, at approximately 55 the CHP report, he noticed a mph. According to the CHP dog in the eastbound lane of report, a deer traveled in a Jackson Street lying in the northerly direction directly roadway. He drove directly into the path of Wittorifs over the dog. The underside vehicle. Wittorff did not have of his vehicle collided with time to take evasive action the dog. He then stopped to and the front of his vehicle check on the animal and collided with the deer. called 911 to report the Wittorff and his two collision. The driver was passengers were wearing wearing his safety restraint their safety restraints at the at the time of the collision. time and no one was injured. Don't know where to turn to for supportl We are right here with emotional support, information, referrals, advocacy and accompaniment to other agencies as needed. Everything is confidential. CALL the Plumam/Sierra Crisis Line at: (530) 283-4333 " 1-877-332-2754 The -or-- Resource Center at: 283-5515 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center QUINCY HOME MEDICAL SERVICES "A Medicare Certified Home Health Agency" Skilled Nursin Home Health Aide Physical Therapy Wound Care Occupational Therapy Home Infusion Nursing We Accept Medicare, Medi-Cal & many private insurances. 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