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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 5B CHP REPORT, from page 4B CHP REPORT Wrong number, Aug. 5 Lynn Gallagher, 59, of Sierraville, had just un- handed a load of a res- idence on E. Willow St. from his 1994 Peterbuilt log truck. CHP reported GaUagher for- got to lower the boom on his serf loader. Gallgher entered west- bound E. Willow St. and stopped at the stop sign at SR-89. He noticed the tele- phone pole to his left was moving and immediately re- alized he had left the boom on his log truck up and must have snagged a wire. Gallagher exited his vehi- cle and saw he had pulled down the telephone lines with his boom. There were no ihjuries. Cow, Aug. 6 Daniel Schwiesow, 30, of Portola, was driving a 1992 Subaru Legacy westbound on SR-70 approaching Scott Road in Lassen County at approximately 65 mph when a black cow stepped out in front of him. Schwiesow could not stop before he struck the cow at  approximately 65 mph. The impact threw the cow ap- proximately 60 feet onto the north shoulder. Schwiesow's vehicle re- ceived major damage to the front and right side. The windsliiel.d caved in on the right side causing moderate injuries to the two passengers on the right. Suspected DUI, Aug. 8 Kody Whitehead, 21, of Janesville, was driving a 1993 Toyota westbound on Fruit Growers Blvd. just east of Indian Creek Road at the stated speed of 35-40 mph. Whitehead was dri- ving around a right corner and drove into the east- bound lane and onto the south shoulder. Due to Whitehead's sus- pected level of intoxication and unsafe speed, he lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle left the south roadway edge of Fruit Growers Blvd. and began to fishtail left. CHP determined White- head overcorrected causing the vehicle to return to the roadway and fishtail to the right across the eastbound lane and into the westbound lane. The vehicle over- turned before coming to rest on its right side in the west- bound lane facing south. Whitehead and a male passenger were transported to Plumas District Hospital via South Lassen EMT. A fe- male passenger was Life- Flighted to Renown Medical Center. Drift, Aug. 10- T. Ficcaglia, 65, of Wasilla was riding a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle westbound on SR-36 at approximately 55 mph. CHP reported he al- lowed his vehicle to drift off the asphalt roadway and on- to the improved dirt shoul- der, then reacted abruptly in an attempt to re-enter the roadway. The abrupt turning move- ment caused Ficcaglia to lose control of the vehicle, which then rolled onto its right side and slid along the roadway before coming to a stop. As the bike slid along the roadway, Ficcaglia was ejected from the motorcycle. He was taken to Enloe Med- ical Center with major in- juries. I Out Our ..... i I;" " ,:N.. ..................... .!q .... I eL00S00WS.COM PLUMAS COUNTY'S ONLY LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED HOME OXYGEN AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDER Sept 11 8:30 am-4 pm at Feather River College $20 Registration Fee- Sept 7 deadline Fee includes a copy of the Go Green Rating Scale Register with PRS-Child Care Resource & Referral 283-4453 Are children in vour care being exposed to asthma triggers? Are there toxins in the plastic items being used? How safe are vour cleaning products? You'll learn how to evaluate your practices to create a healthier environment. COLLEGE CREDIT IS AVAILABLE Sponsored by Feather River College • Local Child Care Planning Council PRS-Child Care Resource & Referral For more information call Joyce Scroggs at 283-6500 ext 234 Sacramento teen injured in ATV accident Joshua Sebold Staff Writer A young man from Sacra- mento was airlifted to a hos- pital after spending a night in the La Porte Road area when his all-terrain vehicle went over a ravine. The Plumas County Sher- iff's Office received a call Sunday afternoon, Aug. 8, re- porting a 16-year-old male went missing during an ATV ride with family and friends. A press release said the boy's family told deputies he was following them from Lee Summit to a friend's cabin, off of La Porte Road, when they were separated. The family called the sher- iirs office after searching for around 90 minutes, The sheriff's office, Plumas National Forest and Plumas County Search and Rescue responded to the scene, assisted by a CHP he- licopter, until nightfaU. The ground search contin- ued until 10:30 p.m. without finding any trace of the miss- ing juvenile. California Fish and Game joined the other agencies the next morning and the search resumed. A friend of the young man's family reported find- ing him in a ravine below Fells Flat Road with un- known injuries. Various responders worked together to pull a young man from a ravine 180 feet below Fells Fiat Road in the La Porte area Monday morning, Aug. 9. Photo submitted The release said, "The vic- tim was hauled up to the road with a rope rescue sys- tem and turned over to PDH ambulance personnel." Quincy Fire and a Plumas District Hospital ambulance were requested and the first units on scene found the vic- tim 180 feet below the road with numerous injuries. The victim was flown to an out-of-county hospital in the CHP helicopter. The CHP's collision report described the crash in more detail. The juvenile "made an unsafe turning move- ment" and drove the vehicle off the roadway "for unk nown reasons." The report indicated.the vehicle "traveled through some roadside brush and plummeted down a very steep ravine," rolling several times and ejecting the dri- ver. According to the CHP re- port, the victim sustained "major" injuries and was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico. Search and rescue coordi- nator Mike Grant could not get any more information about the victim's condition because of privacy laws. Sheriff Greg Hagwood ap- plauded all agencies in- volved in the rescue, charac- terizing the handling of the incident as "a shining exam- ple of interagency coopera- tion." Traffic accident results in marijuana arrest A traffic accident Sunday, Aug. 8, at the intersection of Highways 36 and 44 resulted in the arrest of Ernest Vic- tor Illig, 58. Illig, of Bella Vista, was booked into the Lassen County jail on charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of sales, trans- portation of marijuana, dri- ving under the influence and driving with a suspend- ed license. At press time he was till in custody, held on h $30,000 bail. According to a press re- lease from the California Highway Patrol, officers re- sponded to the two-vehicle accident at approximately 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. During the investigation, I1- lig, who was one of the dri- vers, was arrested on suspi- cion of driving under the in- fluence of a controlled sub- stance. While conducting a prop- erty investigation of Illig's vehicle: officers located a large amount of marijuana .and called in the LaSsen County Narcotics Taskforce for further investigation of the situation. After serving a search warrant, agents seized 36 pounds of processed mari- juana with a street, value $146,000, as well as a digital scale, packaging material and $20,000 in United States currency. The CHP said the accident occurred when Steven Hut- den, 24, of Reno, Nev., was Highway 44 in his 1999 GMC Suburban. He stopped be- hind other traffic at the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 36. Illig, who as driving a 2002 Mercury Sable, failed to stop his vehicle in time and collided withthe rear end of Hurden's vehicle at a relatively low speed. . 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