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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3B LAW AND ORDER S~IFF'S Eastern Plumas Health Care. Seizure: In Chester, a caller a caller reported that an un- struck a cement culvert, dam- BLO~ Portola fire was paged, requested an ambulance for a known animal broke into her aging the dolly enough to 5-year-old who was having a rabbit cage and took the rab- drop its load of logs. The safe- Arrests Arm: At Lake Almanor, a seizure. The call was trans- bit. The caller was provided ty chains on the logs stayed Graeagle caller requested an ambu-ferred to SIFC. the number for the California intact, preventing the'logs lance for his wife who could Department of Fish and from dispersing. One person was arrested on charges of DUI and violating not move her left arm. The Seizure: In Crescent Mills, a Game. Loewen continued to drive probation, call was transferred to SIFC. caller requested medical aid forward to a wide spot on the for a person who was having Caller: In Quincy, a caller re- shoulder. He detached the dol- Greenville Stroke: In Quincy, a caller re- a seizure. The call was trans- ported that someone calling ly from the truck and a pass- One person was arrested on a ported that a 91-year-old man ferred to SLEMS. Indian Val- from Zero One Communica- ing truck dragged the dolly to charge of public intoxication, was confused and couldn'tley fire was paged, tions was trying to sell her the shoulder. The truck came walk. The caller suspected the something. When she refused to rest completely on the west Portola man had suffered a stroke. Alcohol: In Portola, a caller to buy anything she said the shoulder. A self-loading log The call was transferred to requested an ambulance for a male solicitor cussed her out. trt~ck was called to pick up Two people were arrested on a charge of being under the Plumas District who had been drinking thelogs. influence of a controlled sub- PDH and Quincy fire were too much. The call was trans- Loewen was wearing a seat stance, paged, ferred to EPHC. Beckwourth CI'-IP REPORT belt, and was not injured. fire was paged. One person was arrested on a charge of violating probation. Quincy Two people were arrested on a charge of violating proba- tion. One person was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Pain: In Greenville, a female' called to reported severe ab- dominal pain. Saturday, June 2 Unknown malady: In Quincy, a caller requested an ambu- lance for a person who needed to be transported to the emer- • gency room. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH was Two people were arrested on paged. a charge of DUI. Unknown malady: At Lake One person was arrested on Almanor, a caller requested charges of being under the in- an ambulance for his wife. fluence of a controlled sub- The call was transferred to stance and violating proba- SIFC. tion. Accident: In Chester, a caller One person was arrested on a reported a vehicle had rolled charge of being under the in- over and that people in the ve- fluence of a controlled sub- hicle were injured. The call stance, was transferred to the Califor- nia Highway Patrol. The in- One person was arrested on formation was transferred to' charges of possession of a SIFC. The CHP reported that controlled substance, being all of the people were out of under the influence of a con- the vehicle and suffered mi- trolled substance and resist- nor scrapes and bruises. ing arrest. Cardiac: In Quincy, a caller requested an ambulance for a female who was having chest pain. The call was transferred to PDH. Quincy fire was paged and responded. Tuesday, June 5 Airway: In Crescent Mills, a caller requested an ambu- lance for her friend who was having difficulty breathing. The call was transferred to SLEMS. Crescent Mills and Indian Valley fire were paged. A deputy responded to assist. Fall: In Portola, a caller re- quested an ambulance for her husband who fell and had a possible broken rib. The call was transferred to EPHC. Beckwourth fire was paged. A deputy was advised. Wednesday, June 6 Cardiac: In Virgilia, a caller requested an ambulance for her husband who was having chest pain. The call was trans- ferred to PDH. PDH was Back~ Near Genesee, a caller paged. Fire reported a vehicle accident. Sunday, June3 The caller said the Jeep Miscellaneous Forest: Near Chester, a caller Cherokee was upside down.Saturday, June 2 reported a possible forest fire. All of the calls were trans- Dog: In Quincy, a caller re- The call was transferred to ferred to the CHP. The CHP ported a stray dog was run- Susanville Interagency Fire advised that one caller report- ning onto the field at the Center. SIFC advised the call ed a female had back pain. Quincy Little League park came from about six miles in- South Lassen EMS and Indian and was disrupting the base- side the Plumas National For- Valley fire were paged, ball game. A deputy said the est. SIFC advised they had passed the information to the dog was gone by the time he U.S. Forest Service. Sunday, June 3 arrived. Fall: In Loyalton, a caller re- ported a horse had fallen on a 12-year-old girl. The call was transferred to EPHC. Internal bleeding: In Quincy, a caller reported a male who had possible internal bleed- ing. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH and Quincy fire were paged. The information was transferred to a deputy. Monday, June 4 Fall: In Portola, a caller re- quested an ambulance for herself after falling on some steps. She said she injured her elbow. The call was trans- ferred to EPHC. Portola fire was paged. Tuesday, June 5 Pole: In Chester, a caller re- ported a power pole that was on fire. The call was trans- ferred to SIFC. Medical Thursday, May 31 Pain: At Lake Almanor, a caller requested medical at- tention for a female who was in pain and was very weak. The call was transferred to SIFC. Friday, June 1 Fall: In Portola, a caller requested an ambulance for his neighbor who had fallen. The call was transferred to Snake: In Portola, a caller re- quested assistance with a large snake in her yard. A deputy arrived and took the 4- foot-long snake into custody. The deputy said the king snake was harmless and he relocated it. Sunday, June 3 Bear: In Quincy, a caller re- ported a bear was in his yard, going through his trash. He said he was unable to scare away the bear. A deputy re- sponded and said the bear was gone: Wednesday, June 6 Missing rabbit: In Greenville, River College Community Education offers a wide varlety of courses - vocational, cultural, orts and crafts, adventures in nature, music, dance - all designed to meet the needs and interests of the community. 570 Golden Eagle Ave. Quincy, CA For more information: contact Connie Litz at (530) 283-0202 ext. 317 or • Simple enrollment process • We handle the details for youI • Low fees & monthly payments • Convenient class schedules & times • Satellite offices available in Portola, Greenville and Chester • HEW 11550(c) PROQRAM We can help you! Program Directors: Andrew Mclntyre and Karen Coffren 231 Main St., #206 (above the post office) qu,ncy • 530-283-9921 Collided with guardrail, Struck boat trailer, June 3 June 6 Ryan D. Vukich, 33, of At 1:08 p.m., Gordon Lynn Reno, Nev., was backing a Powe11, 57, of Taylorsville, 1998 Toyota Corolla east- was driving a 2009 Harley bound on Goodwin Avenue Davidson motorcycle east- west of Buchanan Street, in bound on Highway 70 0.4 mile Quincy, at an unknown speed west of Keddie Resort Road, at 9:38 a.m. A 1976 boat trailer at a stated speed of approxi- was parked on the north mately35mph. shoulder of Goodwin Avenue, According to the CHP re- facing westbound. A 2007 port, for an unknown reason Dodge Dakota was parked on (possibly mechariical), Powell the north shoulder of Good- allowed the motorcycle to win Avenue, facing west- travel over the double yellow bound, just east of the boat lines of the highway into the trailer, westbound lane. The bike According to the California continued off the north shoul- Highway Patrol report, Vu- der and collided with its left kich had been drinking and side into a section of was allegedly under the influ- guardrail. Powell then drove ence of alcohol at the time of further eastbound and the collision. Due to his level stopped the bike on the north of impairment, according to side shoulder of the highway. the CHP, he was unable to The bike came to rest on its safely operate the vehicle. As wheels, facing east. Vukich backed the vehicle Powell was wearing a hel- eastbound in the middle of met. He was taken to Plumas the roadway its right rear District Hospital in Quincy struck the left side of the boat with minor injuries. trailer. The force of the colli- sion pushed the boat trailer to Swerved into lane, June 9 the east. The engine on the Leah King, of Reno, Nev., boat that was loaded on the was driving a 1999 Saturn trailer struck the front of the northbound on Highway 395 Dodge Dakota. jus't south of Red Rock Road Vukich was wearing aseat at an unknown speed at 12:30 belt, and no injuries were re- p.m. Joel Peterson, 44, of ported. He was arrested. Reno, was driving a 1994 Jeep Lost logs, June 4 Wayland J. Loewen, 45, of Glenn, was driving a 2001 Pe- terbilt tractor-trailer at 6:30 a.m. in the southbound lane of Highway 89 in an unincor- porated part of Plumas Coun- ty at approximately 35 mph. According to the CHP re- port, Loewen had fallen asleep and allowed the vehi- cle to drift onto the west shoulder. The truck's dolly Cherokee southbound on Highway 395 approaching King's location at approxi- mately 60 mph. For unknown reasons, ac- cording to the CHP report, King suddenly swerved into the southbound lane. Peter- son saw the Saturn swerve to- ward him, and he swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the collision. The Sat- urn sideswiped the Jeep's left rear quarter panel. Peterson immediately pulled to the west shoulder and stopped. King pulled to the east shoulder and stopped. King then got out of her vehicle and left the scene on foot. No arrests were made, and no injuries to the drivers or passengers were reported. Struck guardrail, June 10 At 9 p.m., a 2000 Harley, Davidson Sportster motorcy- cle was being driven by a Chico man westbound on Highway 70 west of Rush Creek Road in the Feather River Canyon at an undeter- mined speed. According to the CHP re- port, while attempting to ne- gotiate a right turn in the roadway, the driver allowed the bike to cross over the dou- ble yellow lines and into the eastbound lane. The bike left the south roadway edge and traversed a gravel shoulder. It continued to the south where it struck a metal guardrail. The force of the collision fully ejected the driver, caus- ing him to also strike the guardrail. The impact caused fatal injuries to the driver. At the time of the CHP report, the driver's family had not been notified and his identity is being withheld until proper notifications are made. Sea way The Plumas County sher- iffs Search and Rescue team is starting its fourth annual donation drive. Local citi- zens will be receiving phone calls soliciting a donation; this is a legitimate fundrais- er for the organization. Over the past few years the money raised from this drive has brought in much- needed funding for safety equipment and training to enhance the team's ability, to assist those in need through- out Plumas County. Anyone with concerns can contact the Plumas County Sheriff's Office during business hours at 283-6375. rams Helping To Rebuild People's Lives Countywide At These Locations: Chester- 372 Main St. Greenville - 209 Hwy. 89 Portola - 500 First Avenue Quincy- 2288 E. Main St., #F-4 John Banks For more information, contact Plumas Sierra Community Solutions (530) 283-9678 • Would your home survive ] Be Ember Aware: Weekly informational tips to help homeowners reduce the risk of a shower of embers? I°singtheirh°medudngawildfire" The most reliable way to predict which houses will survive a wildfire and which will be destroyed is by looking at the roof. Houses with wood shake or shingle roofs are the number one reason homes are destroyed during a wildfire. Using wood shakes or shingles for roofs in high fire hazard areas is like stacking hundreds of pounds of kindling on top of your home. During the hot summer months, the shakes or.shingles can be nearly bone dry and easily ignited by embers. The embers come from pieces of burning material, like needles, Photo by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension leaves, bark or branches, that can be lofted high into the air during a wildfire and travel a mile or more from the actual fire. Unfortunately, there is no effective, inexpensive long-term solution to the ember threat to wood roofs. We recommend replacing wood shake or shingle roofs with a Class-A fire-rated roof, with fire-resistant roofing material, such as asphalt composition shingles, metal or concrete or clay tile. Although this can be expensive, it may well be the one thing that saves your home when the embers arrive. Research shows that how a house is built, the characteristics of the adjacent vegetation, and routine maintenance often de- termine which homes burn and which survive. l -"---",~, Watch this paper each week for tips to help you prepare and survive wildfire season. For more information on protecting your home from wildfire contact the Plumas Firesafe Council or ycer local fire department. On the web: or This message brought to you by the Plumas Cotrnty Fire Chief's Association ,4