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4B Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter LAW and ORDER SHERIFF'S BLOTTER Arrests Greenville One person was arrested on a charge of violating probation. One person was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Portola One person was arrested on charges of violating a re- straining order and violating probation. Quincy One person was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. One person was arrested on charges of spouse abuse and DUI. One person was arrested on a charge of DUI. One person was arrested on a charge of spouse abuse. One person was arrested on a charge of vandalism. One person was arrested on a charge of violating a restrain- ing order. Fire Saturday, April 14 Smoke: In Chllcoot, a caller advised a person came into a store and reported seeing a possible fire just off the side of the road. Sierra Valley Pxe was paged. The information was passed on to the Califor- nia Highway Patrol and U.S. Forest Service. Medical Sunday, April 15 FaLl: In Quincy, a caller re- quested an ambulance for her grandmother who had fallen. The call was transferred to Plumas District Hospital. PDH and Quincy fire were paged. Fall: In Graeagle, a woman who had fallen called and reported she had unknown injuries. The call was trans- ferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care. Graeagle fire was paged. Diabetic: in Gracagle, a caller reported his father was having a diabetic episode. The call was transferred to EPHC. Graeagie fire was paged. Monday, April 16 Fail: In Quincy, the CHP re- ceived a request for an ambu- lance for a female who had fallen. PDH and Quincy fire were paged. Tuesday, April 17 Fail: In Meadow Valley, a caller reported her elderly neighbor fell and needed an ambulance. PDH and Meadow Valley fire were paged and responded Hip: In Greenville, a caller requested an ambulance for a female with hip pain. The call was transferred to South Lassen EMS. Indian VaLley fn'e was paged. Unknown malady: In Chester, a caller reported a child was injured at school and taken to the emergency room by the principal. Cardiac: In Portola, a caller reported having a possible heart attack. The call was transferred to EPHC. Portola fLe was paged. Wednesday, April 18 Unknown malady: In Keddie, a caller was requesting an ambulance for a male who had passed out. Quincy fire and PDH were paged and responded. Miscellaneous Tuesday, April 17 Gas thief: In Portola, a caller reported a male was in his backyard trying to steal gaso- line from his truck. The caller said the person was in his yard the previous night as well. The caller said he went outside and confronted the person and hit him in the leg with a piece of firewood. He said the male then fled toward the Gulling Street bridge. A deputy was advised and said he would be on the lookout in the area. The caller described the male as being about 5-foot-9 with longer blond hair and a red hat. He said he was walking with a limp. CHP REPORT Accelerator stuck, April 16 At 3:14 p.m., Perry Minnick, 65, of Chilcoot, was traveling westbound on Highway 70 east of ChLlcoot near the inter- section with Highway 49. He was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Blazer at approximately 70 mph. According to the California Highway Patrol report, the vehicle's accelerator became stuck. Minnick applied the vehicle's brakes and was un- able to safely stop. Minnick continued westbound and, as he approached the intersec- tion of Highway 49, he ob- served an open field at the southwest corner. Minnick steered the Blazer off the road and struck a wooden utility pole and then con- tinued through a barbed wire fence. Minnick placed the vehicle's transmission in- to park and slowed to a .stop in the field. Minnick was wearing a seat belt. He received minor injuries, for which he sought his own medical aid. No Gardening made easier! 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Adults are nearby to provide gentle guidance. educators and care providers enjoy being with children and are friendly, energetic, creative and caring. They are familiar with how children learn and grow. Care providers and educators are helpful, respectful and responsive to the families they serve. Learn more about the Local Child Care Planning Council Call 283-6500 ext 234 other parties were involved. Struck parked car, April 17 At approximately 3.'20 p.m., Gaylen Stremcha, 79, of Greenville, was driving a 1993 Ford Taurus northbound on Williams Way, north of Hudson Avenue, in Green- ville. While pulling away from his residence at a speed of approximately one mph, according to the CHP, the right front of the Ford Taurus struck the left front of a parked 1995 Chevrolet Corsica. Stremcha was wearing a seat belt. There were no injuries as a result of this collision. Overturned, April 22 This accident occurred on Beckwourth Loyalton Road (County Road A24) north of Club Drive at approximately 6:08 p.m. Melonie D. Bates, 36, of Portola, was traveling northbound on A24 in a 2007 Dodge Caliber at a stated speed of approximately 60 mph. As she attempted to nego- tiate a left-hand curve in the road, according to the CHP report, her vehicle's right side tires left the roadway and entered the dirt shoul- der. Bates attempted to turn back onto the roadway and in doing so, she overcorrected and the Dodge began to rotate counterclockwise. The Dodge continued to rotate and slid off the oppo- , site side of the road where it overturned one time and traveled through a barbed wire fence. Bates remained inside her vehicle until a passerby stopped and re- ported the collision. She was wearing a seat belt and was taken to Eastern Plumas Health Care with minor injuries. Law and Order policy Information that appears in this column is compiled from the'Plumas County Sheriff's Office activity log, the county correctional center's booking log and California Highway Pa- trol press releases. The Sheriff's Blotter shows initial charges. In some instances the charges may change after the dispatch report. We do not report suspects' names in arrests for public intoxiation or drunken driving unless accompanied by another serious charge, such as probation violation, a vehKle acdent or another felony. 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 diict attorney determines I there is insufficient evidence to prosecute. The fact that someone was involved in an automobile collision does not constitute liability or fault. Minors are named as legal-age ,drivers at 16, unless they l are charged with a crime in conjunction with an incident. The CHP determines whether injuries are characterized as minor, moderate or fatal. Truckee man walks away from crash After flipping his small plane at Deerwater Air Field in Sierraville, the embarrassed pilot walked away uninjured. Photo submitted A Truckee man was upset but not. injured after flip- ping his small plane in Sierra Valley last week. On Friday, April 20, around 10:35 a.m., the Sierra County Sheriff's Office re- celled a call about an over- turned aircraft at Deerwater Air Field in Sierraville. Deerwater Field is a small landing strip with a taxiway and parking for small aircraft. A Grass Valley couple visiting the Sierra Hot Springs nearby witnessed the accident and said the plane had flown in at least once, landed and taken off again. Then it flew around the last time and was rolling down the runway when it began bouncing and very slowly flipped nose over. They said the pilot, the sole occupant, exited and began yelling in obvious frustra- tion. The Truckee area pilot, who requested to remain anonymous  said, "I really don't want my friends to read my name in the paper. I have been a pilot for many years and this is just really embarrassing!" He was interviewed by sheriffs De- tective Mike Fisher, also a pilot, and later by Federal Aviation Administration personnel. The pilot said he was doing practice landings when he lost control of the plane and it veered left off the runway. He applied en- gine power and tried to lift off; however, he just barely clipped the barbed wire fence enclosing the runway, which caused him to bounce off into the sagebrush. The plane then nosed over up- side down. He said he Was uninjured and was just glad to be able to walk away. The FAA is investigating the cause of the accident. Responding personnel in- cluded the sheriff's office, Sierra County fire, Eastern Plumas-Loyalton ambu- lance, U.S. Forest Service, California Highway Patrol and, later, investigators from the FAA's Reno, Nev., office. Permits required May 1 Effective Tuesday, May 1, dooryard burning permits will be required for residen- tial burning within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties. Permits are required from May i to midnight June 30 for all residential burning on state responsibility area lands. At midnight June 30 a burning suspension will go into effect until the end of the declared fire season or until lifted by the unit chief. Burning is allowed only on a permissive burn day, contact the local Air Pollution Control District (APCD). In Plumas County, call 832-4528 for Portola, 2833602 for Quincy, 284-6520 for GreenviLle and 258-2588 for Chester. Burn only natural vegeta- tive material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trim- mings. Burning household garbage is not permitted. A signed permit is required while burning and the fire must be controlled at all times. A permit does not protect a person if the burn escapes. He or she is still liable for any suppression costs. 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