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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 $B LAW ORDER Law and Order policy Information that appears in this column is compiled from the Plumas County Sheriff's Office' activity log, the county correc- tional center's booking log and California Highway Patrol press releases. The Sheriff's Blotter shows initial charges. In some in- stances the charges may change after the dispatch report. We do not report suspects' names in ar- rests for public intoxication or =drunken driving unless accompa- nied by another serious charge, such as probation violation, a ve- hicle accident or another felony. The fact that someone has been arrested and charged with a crime does not constitute guilt. SHERIFF'S BLOTTER Arrests One person was arrested on a probation violation charge. One person was arrested on an intoxication charge. Four people were arrested on DUI charges. One person was arrested on a parole violation charge. Fire Sunday, Feb. 21 Chimney: In Greenville , a chimney fire was reported with everybody out of the building. Indian Valley Fire was paged and responding. Line Down: In Portola, a sergeant requested Portola Fire respond for some type of line down. The caller didn't know if it was a power line or not. PFD was paged. A sergeant reported it was a TV line. PFD secured the line, and the sergeant advised the homeowner. Medical Thursday, Feb. 18 Cardiac: In Portola, a caller requested an ambulance for herself due to chest pain. The call was transferred to EPDH, and Portola Fire was paged. Limb: In Taylorsville, a caller reported someone's wife fell and had a broken leg, The call was transferred to SLEMS, IV Fire was paged, and informa- tion was given to a deputy. Airway: In Portola, a caller re- ported he was having difficul- ty breathing. The call was transferred to EPDH, and PFD was paged. Friday, Feb. 19 Stomach: In Greenville, some- one reported a male with se- vere stomach pain. The call was transferred to SLEMS and Indian Valley Fire was paged. Information was given to a deputy. Neural: In Chester, a caller re- quested an ambulance for someone with back and neck pain and a severe headache. The call was transferred to SIFC and information was giv- en to a deputy. Unknown Malady: In Dellek- er, a caller requested trans- portation to Reno via ambu- lance. The call was trans- ferred to EPDH. Saturday, Feb. 20 Hand: In Quincy, CHP was re- questing medical for someone who suffered a compound frac- ture to the hand. Quincy Fire and PDH were_ paged and re- sponding. SUnday, Feb. 21 Limbs: In Greenville, a caller requested an ambulance for himself for "bad swelling" in his legs. The patient was being transported. Monday, Feb. 22 Pain: In Quincy, a caller re- quested an ambulance for chest, arm and leg pain. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. Tuesday, Feb. 23 Fall: In Greenville, a caller re- quested fire be paged for a fe- male fall victim. IVF was paged. Unknown Malady: In Greenville, a caller requested an ambulance. The call was transferred to SLEMS, and In- dian Valley Fire was paged. Carpal: In Chester, a caller re- ported she had fallen and bro- ken her wrist. The call was transferred to SIFC, and a deputy responded to assist. Wednesday, Feb. 24 Sick: In Greenville, a caller was requesting medical aid for his wife who was ill and in pain. The call was transferred to Lassen EMS, and IVF was paged. Sick: In Quincy, a caller re- quested an ambulance for an ill male. The call' was trans- ferred to PDH. Fire and an am- bulance were paged. Cardiac: In Quincy, a caller requested an ambulance for a possible heart attack. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH and Quincy Fire were paged. Fall: In Chester, a caller re- quested an ambulance for her husband who fell a few days before and was unable to get up. The call was transferred to SIFC. The patient was being transported to Seneca. Airway: In Greenville, a caller reported her husband was having trouble breathing. The call was transferred to SLEMS, and Indian Valley Fire was paged. Thursday, Feb. 25 Fall: In Quincy, a caller re- quested an ambulance for a fall victim who slipped on ice. The call was transferred to SIFC. Miscellaneous Thursday, Feb. 18 Trying to Make Waves: In Quincy, a caller reported dam- age to a coaxial cable on Radio Hill. The caller said the cable appeared to have been cut. A sergeant reported vandalism with a $240 loss. . They Must Have Had It Set to "Unload": In Portola, someone reported a "loader type vehi- cle" was leaking diesel fuel. The reporting party said a few gallons had leaked so far. Por- tola Fire advised one or two gallons leaked so far and someone was working to fix the problem. PF was setting up containment booms around the spill. Friday, Feb. 19 Burglary: Near Lake A1- manor, a caller reported a bur- glary. The caller was unsure when it happened but was no- tified by his Realtor two weeks before. A deputy ad- vised a $4,700 loss. Saturday, Feb. 20 Theft: In Chester, a caller re- ported his BMX bike was stolen in the last half hour. A deputy advised it was a $600 loss. Tuesday, Feb. 23 It's All in the Mine You Know: In Belden, Butte County report- ed receiving information of vic- tims possibly trapped in the Belden Mine. The report was that three people went to the mine, one was out and two were still inside and possibly trapped. The caller said the re- porting party was the father of two of the victims. The report- ing party was on the phone with his son. While on the phone the reporting party ad- vised everyone was out and OK. Thursday, Feb. 25 Animal Cruelty: In Quincy, a caller reported possible animal cruelty. The caller reported Need help REP NG ng we II find can. CONSTRUCTION 81NC 114 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 her daughter had to give a dog away because she couldn't keep it at her residence and when she went to get the ani- mal it had been starved and possibly beaten. The caller was requesting contact with an officer. High Priority Mail: In Quincy at the post office, a caller re- ported finding marijuana. A sergeant advised the property was seized. Juvenile: In Chilcoot, a caller requested a welfare check for a juvenile possibly missing from foster care. A deputy ad- vised an unrelated juvenile at the residence that was checked was found to be in possession of drugs. CHP REPORT Slush and speed, Feb. 21 Bradley Vetting, 50, of Dixon was traveling north- bound on SR-89 at at approxi- mately 40 mph in a 2007 Dodge Nitro. CHP reported it was snowing at the time and the roadway was covered with snow and slush. Due to his alleged speed on the snow-covered roadway, Vetting slid sideways rotating in a clockwise direction. He steered to the left in an at- tempt to regain control, but overcorrected, causing the ve- hicle to rotate in a counter clockwise direction. The vehi- cle then skidded across the southbound lane, went off the roadway and struck a tree. Vetting and his passenger, Kyle Bushey, 20, of Dixon were unharmed but another passenger, Elizabeth Vetting, also of Dixon was taken to Eastern Plumas District Hos- pital for moderate injuries. Head on collision, Feb. 22 Jose Garcia, 87, of Portola was driving a 1992 Subaru Legacy eastbound on SR-70 in the left turn lane for Grizzly Road. J. W. Nordt, 33, of Portola was als0 traveling westbound on SR=70 approaching Grizzly Road at approximately 65 mph in a 2004 Ford Focus. CHP determined Garcia made a left turn towards northbound Grizzly Road, di- rectly in front of Nordt who could not react before the left front end of his vehicle im- pacted the left front end of Garcia's vehicle. Nordt received minor in- juries to his elbow and ankle. Garcia died as a result of in- ternal injuries. Suspicion of DUI, Feb. 22 Gerald Halberg, 66, of Quin- cy was driving a 1991 Toyota Supra eastbound on SR-70, Monthly reimbursement rates as hkJh as *940 Call for rate Information Compare Then Join our team We need Foster Parents and we provide exceponed training, support and services Call Cathy at 530-966-6682 or emaih couragetc@att.nel Lie. # 04500210S east of Elephant Butte at a stated speed of 55 mph. Halberg stated that an unin- volved vehicle traveling west- bound on SR-70 crossed into his lane, causing him to turn his vehicle onto the south shoulder of SR-70. Halberg at- tempted to regain control of his vehicle, but overcorrected causing his vehicle to spin in a counter clockwise direction where it collided with a guardrail on the north shoul- der of SR-70. Halberg sustained minor in- juries and was transported to Plumas District Hospital. He was also cited on suspicion of DUI and released. Icy roadway, Feb. 22 Leonard Zylstra, 47, of Reno, Nev. was driving eastbound on SR-70, east bf Mohawk Road, in a 1997 Ford Ranger at approximately 52 mph. Zylstra was ascending a slight grade and entering a right to left curve in the road- way when his rear wheels lost traction due to icy roadway conditions. Zylstra counter steered and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle slid off the south roadway edge and onto the paved shoulder, until the right side of the vehicle collid- ed with a highway guardrail. Zylstra counter steered his ve- hicle back onto the roadway but could not regain control; the vehicle traveled across the eastbound lane and the front end collided with another highway guardrail along the north road edge. Because of the impact, the vehicle climbed onto the top of the guardrail before coming to rest, blocking the eastbound lane. No injuries were reported. Landslide, Feb. 24 Clifford White, 66, of Par- adise was driving a 2002 Toyota truck eastbound on SR-70 at 40-45 mph. According to CHP, as White rounded a right turn in the roadway, a large rock fell off the cliff face, landed in the westbound lane and bounced into the eastbound lane, di- rectly in front of White. White could not react in time and the vehicle struck the moving rock. As the vehi- cle struck the rock, a second rock struck the driver's side of the truck. The collision with the first rock severely damaged the left front tire and White could not control his vehicle as it crossed over the double yellow lines and into the westbound lane. The vehicle left the north roadway edge and struck a rock wall before coming to rest on the north shoulder of SR-70 facing eastbound against the rock wall. White was uninjured. CONCERT MARCH 27, 2010 AT 2:00 P.M. 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