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.. o . J . . .., bUlleln, Kecora, 'rogresslve, eporter vveonesoay, JUly Z, ZU I ID iCaltrans urges cautious driving :" The California Department of : Transportation DiStrict 2, along ', with Cal Fire and the California , Highway Patrol, is urging motorists to do their part in "preventing vegetation fires during the drought. Since June 1, there have been four vegetation fires along Interstate 5 in Redding, Anderson and Cottonwood. The f]rst was caused by a driver stopping on dry grass on the side of the road. The second was caused by a discarded cigarette. The third fu'e was caused by a vehicle fire that spread into vegetation. The most recent f]re was also caused by a vehicle fire. Caltrans is performing roadside maintenance daily, including mowing in the early morning hours, to reduce the threat of vegetation fires. Drivers are also encouraged to do their part, by following a few simple guidelines: ----Conduct a pre-trip vehicle inspection before you get on the road. Make sure you have enough coolant in the radiator to prevent overheating. --If you must pull to the side of the road for an emergency, pull over in a safe area away from tall, dry brush or grass. -- you smoke in your car, use an ashtray and make sure the cigarette is entirely distinguished before disposing of it. --If you are towing another vehicle or trailer, secure the safety chains, and make sure all tires are in good condition. "Our goal is to keep motorists safe on the road, but we need their cooperation," said Caltrans District 2 Director John Bulinski. "We are in for a long hot, dry season, and ask that drivers use extra caution over the next few months to prevent any more fn'es., For more information on wildfire safety, visit Caltrans reminds the traveling public to move over if safe or slow down when they see Caltrans vehicles flashing warning lights along the side of the highways. It is the law. BLOTTER. from page 3B seizure. The man was by the bathrooms at a campground. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH was paged. PDH was canceled because the victim said he was OK and did not want an ambulance. Intoxicated: In Greenville, a caller reported that a man was causing a disturbance at the har and was falling all over vehicles and was making his way toward the Masonic Hall. The caller said the man defecated on himself. A deputy advised the man was requesting an ambulance. No fire department assistance was needed. The information was provided to SLEMS. The man was transported to PDH. Collapsed: In Portola, a caller i' reported that a customer had : collapsed. The call was transferred to EPHC. Portola f]re was paged. q a Sunday, June 22 Knee: Near Tobin, a caller at the Chambers Creek trailhead I requested medical aid for a ! person who had suffered a knee i injury. The caller said the ' person would be waiting at the i head of the trail. PDH was ' paged. ' 3 ' Bleeding: In Quincy, a caller reported that he cut his leg  severely in his garage and was bleeding. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH and Quincy fire were paged. Overdose: In Chester, a caller requested an ambulance for a woman who had possibly overmedicated herself. The  caller said the woman was hallucinating and acting very strange. The caller reported taking four pills away from the woman earlier in the day. The call was transferred to SIFC. SIFC requested a deputy respond. Monday, June 23 Unknown malady: In Graeagle, a caller reported that her boyfriend was not feeling well. The call was transferred to EPHC. Graeagle fire was paged. Fall: In Quincy, a caller requested an ambulance for her son who had fallen. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH and Quincy fire were paged. Cardiac: At Lake Almanor, a We can assist with all your building needs- from plans to the finished product (530) 283-2035 P.O. Box ! 369 QUINCY, CA 95971 l.Jc. #453927 caller requested an ambulance for an elderly female who was having heart issues. The call was transferred to SIFC. Vomiting: In Blairsden, a caller requested an ambulance for her husband who was vomiting blood. The call was transferred to EPHC. Plumas Eureka fire was paged. Cardiac: In Greenville, a caller reported a customer with chest pain at a store. The call was transferred to SLEMS. Indian Valley/Crescent Mills f]re was paged. Unresponsive: In Blairsden, a caller reported that a vehicle with a husband and wife was pulled over between Mohawk Vista Dr. and the Sand House. The male was reportedly sitting up but was unresponsive. The call was transferred to EPHC. Graeagle fire was paged. The information was provided to the CHP. Motorcycle accident: Near Keddie, the CI-IP requested medical aid for a motorcycle accident on Highway 70 near the bridge. PDH and Quincy f]re were paged. Passed.out: At Bucks Lake, the, Bucks Lake fire chief requested medical and fire for an elderly female who was passed out at Lower Bucks near the Timber Wolf Boy Scout Camp. PDH and Meadow Valley/Bucks Lake fire were paged. Miscellaneous Tuesday, June 17 Mysterious box: In Quincy, a caller reported that while hiking below the new bridge at Spanish Creek,:he discovered a small gray box with wires coming out of it. The caller feared it could be a blasting cap left over from the bridge construction. A detective investigated and reported the device was not an explosive. He said it was some type of sensor. Careless driver: In Portola, a caller reported a male was hitting golf balls into the river from the highway. The caller was upset because the person hitting the balls was littering. A deputy contacted the golfer. The person hitting the balls into the river said he would stop. Thursday, June 19 Mountain lion: Off highway 89, about 4 miles south of Graeagle, a caller reported a mountain lion crossed the road in front of his vehicle. The caller was provided the number for Fish and Wildlife. Friday, June 20 Mountain lion: In Greenville, a caller at 298 Apple In. reported that a mountain lion came onto his property and killed his chickens. The call was transferred to Fish andW.i.J.fe ._ dispatch: ............. Saturday, June 21 Owl: In Beckwourth, a caller reported that an owl had flown into her window and was injured. The call was transferred to Fish and Wildlife. A dispatcher also tried to get in contact with a local person who helps with injured birds. Peter M. Tall 257.5199 SUMMIT BUSINESS ADVISORS Was pleased to represent Plumas Pines Investors, LLC (Mark Smith and Ellen Cantrell) In the successful purchase of: Plumas Pines Realty-Office Building 307 Poplar Valley Rd., Blairsden, Ca AND Plumas Pines Recreation Center, Inc, 126 Cottonwood Rd., Blairsden, Ca Call Summit Business Advisors for a Complimentary Business Value Estimate and Business Sale Consultation 530-836-1570 Plumas County's and Lassen County's ONLY Licensed and Certified Business Brokerage BRE #01525569 Locally Owned Graeagle, Ca CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by Quincy CHP as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the in vestiga tion(s). Bucks Lake Road, June 22 Mike Sunderman, 57, of Meadow Valley, was driving his brand new 2014 Ford F-250 pickup westbound on Bucks Lake Road, west of Slate Creek Road, returning home from Quincy. At approximately 9:10 am., while traveling westbound at approximately 50 mph, Sunderman noticed something coming down the embankment on the south side of the roadway out of the corner of his eye. He began to brake and turn to the right when a small deer ran directly into the side of his pickup, smashing the left side front fender and putting several dents in the driver's side door. Sunderman pulled into the nearest turnout and walked back to pull the deer out of the eastbound lane. Sunderman was not injured during the incident. Highway 89, June 23 At approximately 11:40 a.m., Jeffrey P. Balibrera, 56. of Auburn, was driving his 1999 Kenworth Tractor northbound on Highway 89, south of Greenville Wolf Creek Road at a stated speed of 55 mph. Balibrera observed two vehicles stopped in the northbound lane attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Greenville Wolf Creek Road from the highway at the last second. Balibrera applied his brakes and made an unsafe turning movement to the right. The Kenworth tractor rotated clockwise and drove into a ditch. The truck was blocking the northbound lane and was pulled out by a passing citizen. Balibrera was uninjured and was wearing his seatbelt. Highway 70, June 23 At approximately 2:44 p.m., a major injury collision occurred whet] Peter Koch, 54, of Cromberg, was riding his 2005 Harley motorcycle eastbound on Highway 70 east of Quarry Road at approximately 40 mph. Koch related that as he wa, negotiating a left-hand curve in the roadway, he allowed his motorcycle to drift onto the dirt shoulder, causing him to lose control of his motorcycle. Koch related that he was unable to regain control of his bike and he wa, heading in the direction of a metal guardrail. Koch, fearful of colliding with the guardrail, laid his bike over to the left. Koch and his motorcycle collided with the asphalt roadway Koch sustained major injuries, including lacerations to his face and body, as a result of the collision. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. Highway 70, June 23 Lowell Stringfellow, 72, of Quincy, was driving his 1993 Chevrolet Corvette eastbound on Highway 70 west of Chandler Road West, at approximately 4:25 p.m. As Stringfellow neared Quincy, Christopher Brown, 21, of Quincy, was traveling westbound in his 1999 Jeep Cherokee and preparing to make a left turn into the Evergreen Trailer Park Brown started his ]eli Jr and failed to notice thai Stringfellow was approaching from the west. Brown started his left turn directly in front of Stringfellow, causing Stringfellow to tnrn his vehicle sharply to the right. Brown came to a stop partially in the eastbound lane as Stringfellow exited the roadway and traveled over the embankment on ttw south shoulder. When Stringfellow's vehicle came to the bottom of the embankment, the front ol his Vehicle struck the ground. Brown pulled into the trailer park and contacWd Stringfellow. 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