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$1B Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progresswe, Reporter CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by Quincy CHP as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). Highway 49, May 23 At approximately 3:38 a.m., Edgar Stratton, 53, of Truckee, was driving his 2006 Chevrolet flatbed tow truck southbound on Highway 49 just south of Loyalton at approximately 40 miles per hour. As Stratton negotiated a left-hand curve inthe roadway, he observed two horses running northbound in the southbound lane directly toward his location. Stratton slowed and attempted to swerve out of the path of the horses but was unable to avoid a collision. A brown and white horse struck the right front of the Chevrolet and sustained major injuries to its legs and body. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene and the collision remains under investigation at this time. No injuries were reported by Stratton. Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, May 24 Between the hours of midnight and 5 p.m., an unknown driver was driving an unknown vehicle on an unnamed road inside the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, at an unknown speed• A blue 2001 Dodge pickup with a white 2002 Wells Cargo trailer was parked facing in a northbound direction on the unnamed road inside the fairgrounds. The unknown driver made an unsafe turning movement to the right and allowed the right side of the vehicle to strike the left rear side of the Dodge. The Dodge came to rest on its wheels facing north. The unknown driver left the scene without exchanging information with the owner of the Dodge. Due to the lack of information, no further follow-up was available. Anyone with information about the unknown driver or the vehicle is encouraged to contact the Quincy CHP office at 283-1100. Massack Rest Area, May 24 At an unknown time in the early morning, a single-vehicle hit-and-run traffic collision occurred at the Massack Rest Area east of Quincy on Highway 70. An unknown party was driving an unknown vehicle south and was apparently attempting to negotiate a curve on the rest area's - access road while approaching Highway 70. For an unknown reason, the party turned the vehicle to the right unsafely and exited the west edge of the access road. The vehicle subsequently collided with a metal fence post, two metal reflector posts, a wooden traffic advisory signpost and a metal stop sign post. Upon CHP arrival, Caltrans was notified and responded to the scene to replace the Stop sign post. Marble Hot Springs Road, May 24 At approximately 2:30 p.m., David Vanwinkle, 63, of Portola, was driving his 1998 Dodge pickup westbound on Marble Hot Springs Road at a stated speed of 13 mph. Vanwinkle's 13-year-old daughter was sitting on the tailgate of the pickup as they were exercising their dog down the dirt road. As the truck traveled west, the girl fell off the tailgate and the right side of her head hit the roadway. Vanwinkle stopped the Dodge and went to assist his daughter. He was able to help her into the passenger compartment of the truck and transported her to Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola for medical treatment. Due to the extent "HOW PEOPLE CHANGE" A Therapeutic Com'ersation about Personal Change in the Face of Substance Abuse WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014, 9:00-11:30AM at the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds Tulsa-Scott Building Learning Objectives: • Understanding the Stages of Change Model, from Pre- Contemplation to Maintenance • Identifying Problems with Persuasion • Using "Not-knowing Listening" to Engage with Clients • Open-Ended Inquiry to Ask the Right Questions Who Should Attend? • health providers, educators, jail staff, criminal justice partners, general population, probation, mental health therapists, substance use disorders counselors Presenter: David Schaffer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Reserve a Seat: Call: (530) 283-6337 Coffee and light refreshments will be provided at this FREE event of her injuries --a skull fracture to the right side of her head -- she was later transported by Care Flight to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno for further treatment. Highway 395, May 24 At approximately 6:25 p.m:, • Diane Hannon, 58, of Quincy, was driving her 2001 Honda northbound on Highway 395 at the Long Valley Agricultural Inspection Station. Hannon made the required stop at the station and began to resume travel northbound en route to her home in Quincy. Alfred Cleary HI, 70, of Blairsden, was driving his 2004 Mercedes entering the station behind the Honda, at a stated speed of less than 20 mph. Cleary failed to stop at the flashing red lights and stop sign posted at the station. The front of the Mercedes hit the rear of the Honda. As a result of the collision, the Mercedes sustained minor damage to the front of the vehicle and the Honda sustained moderate damage to its rear. Both parties were wearing their safety belts and were not Injured during the collision. Neither party was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Gold Pan parking lot, Quincy, May 25 At 8:40 p.m., an unknown driver was backing up in an unknown vehicle west in a U-turn-type movement from a parking stall at 200 Crescent St. (Gold Pan Motel) in Quincy at approximately 2 - 3 mph. A 2014 Volkswagen Passat was parked in another parking stall two stalls to the right of the first vehicle. The unknown driver made an unsafe backing movement and allowed the rear of the vehicle to strike the rear of the Passat. After the collision, the unknown driver fled the scene and turned right onto Highway 70 (westbound) without exchanging information with the driver of the Passat. Due to the lack of information, no further follow-up was available. Highway 89, May 26 At approximately 7 a.m., Christopher B. Brown, 32, of Quincy, was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla southbound on Highway 89,south of Arlington Road, at a stated speed of 50 mph. Brown observed a bear on the west shoulder of the road and slowed down when the bear ran across the roadway in front of him. Brown made an unsafe turning movement and swerved to avoid colliding with the bear. Brown swerved to the left and drove the Toyota across both lanes of traffic and down over the embankment and came to a stop approximately 40 feet down the embankment• Brown was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. Highway 70, May 26 At 5:45 p.m., Molly Baker, 26, of Quincy, was driving a gray 2002 Chevrolet Silverado on Highway 70 east of Murphy Creek at approximately 60 mph. Baker allowed her vehicle to drift onto the north dirt shoulder. The front of the Chevrolet struck the north shoulder embankment• Baker made an unsafe turning movement to the left and allowed the Chevrolet to travel out of control. Baker allowed the Chevrolet to roll over and come to rest on its roof, facing south, blocking the eastbound lane. After the collision, Baker exited the right side of the Chevrolet and waited for help. Bucks Lake Road, May 27 At approximately 12:05 p•m., a property damage collision occurred when Kyle Eiter, 25, of Quincy, and his passenger Mishala Kiedrowski, 23, of Quincy, were traveling eastbound on Bucks Lake Road east of Plumas District Hospital in Quincy at approximately 30 mph in a 2005 Ford Focus. Eiter related that a bee had flown into the vehicle and landed on his neck, at which time he slapped at the bee with his right hand. Eiter allowed the Ford to drift to the right off the roadway, and the right front of the Ford collided with a metal guide marker. The Ford continued to the right off the roadway into a ditch and the left front of the Ford collided with a tree. Eiter and Kiedrowski were able to See CHP, page 5B PUBLIC NOTICE- PUBLIC NOTICE ,: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Notice is hereby given That the Office of the Sheriff-Coroner is in the process of establishing an eligibility list for future job openings within the department• Applications for placement on the eligibility list and job descriptions may be obtained at or by calling 530-289-3700. Employer: SIERRA COUNTY SHERIFF-CORONER Position: Corrections-Communications Officer I, II, & III Full Time and Part Time Salary: C/O I $2,792.37 $3,394.14 C/O II $2,970.41 $3,610.55 C/O III $3,208.19 $3,899.58 SIERRA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply Final filing date: Friday, June 27, 2014 * 5:00 PM Submit applications to: Sierra County Sheriff's Office P.O• Box 66 / 100 Courthouse Square Downieville, CA 95936-0066 Sudoku Puzzle #3047-D 1 2 5 1 3 7 8 9 5 6 2 3 4 i 9 3 4 1 7 8 5 6 Difficult 3 4 1 7 5 9 2 Sudoku Solution #3046-D 812546379 475938621 369721845 531 487962 294165783 6873921 54 948653217 156279438 723814596 "Dwarf Stars" Across 1 Jack and 5 Phone download 8 Ginger (cookies) 13 "Goodbye," in Spanish 15 Road stuff 16 Cute little creature from Australia 17 Do a dishwashing job 18 Undivided 19 " its course" 20 Ready for bed 23 James Bond creator __ Fleming 24 Infield cover 25 Bugs Bunny catchphrase 30 Person from Mecca, usually 34 No longer working: abbr. 35 "Understood" 36 "Rolling in the Deep" singer 37 Every last bit 38 Criticize 41 Rank below general: abbr. 42 Park (Monopoly property) 44 The E in Q.E.D. 45 "You've Got Mail" company 46 Sammywith 609 home runs 47 Delights 50 Plant's "foot" 52 no. 53 "Step right up!" 59 Like some diet foods 60 Paddle's cousin 61 Director Welles 63 Old saying 64 Card game with a colorful deck 65 Joe of"Goodfellas" 15 18 24 28 29 44 48 55 56 60 64 67 66 Printer powder 14 Keep for later 67 Danson or 21 Occupied Williams 22 Fond du__, 68 Fall Wisconsin 25 Alternatives to Down sandwiches 1 Jelly container 26 "Greetings!" 2 "That's cool!" 27 Book of maps 3 Supermarket hassle 28 Kitty or puppy 4 Went ballistic 29 Bo who scored a 5 Lots and lots "10" 6 Feeling of guilt 31 Summary, 7 " , change-o!" 32 Throw for (Magician's phrase) (surprise) -- 8 Person who goes 33 Stomach downhill in a 36 #1 hit of 1958 • hurry? 39 "you trying to 9 Reporter's book tell me..." 10 Org. for seniors 40 Broken bone fl "Hamlet" or healers "Romeo and Juliet" 43 Utter ruin 12 __ Francisco 47 Mafia 48 Enjoyed a restaurant 49 Batman's butler 51 Playful water creature 53 Extinct • bird 54 The end era 55 Archenemy 56 Longtime Yankees nickname 57 Cold War country : 58 Crazy 59 __ King Cole 62 Bite playfully