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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 23,,2015 5B LAW d ORDER SHERIFF'S BLOTTER Information in the SherifFs Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County SherffFs Office. No individuals' names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. During the six days from Tuesday, Sept. 8, to Sunday, Sept. 13, there were 215 incidents handled by dispatchers. The reported incidents resulted in 13 arrests, 27 medical responses and three fire responses. Following is a summary of the week's activity: BY THE NUMBERS 19 -- Domestic disputes 9 -- Reports of smoke 8 -- Deer struck by motor vehicles 7 -- Vehicle accidents 5 -- Probation checks 4 -- Reports of thefts or burglaries 4 -- Bear sightings in residential areas 2 -- Reports of dog bites 2 -- Search and rescue calls ARRESTS Chester One arrested on a charge of DUI. One arrested on a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Chilcoot One arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Greenville Three arrested on a charge of vandalism. One arrested on a charge of DUI. One arrested on a charge of violating probation. Lake Almanor One arrested on battery. a charge of Maybe Onearrested on a charge of DUI. Portola One arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating probation. The person was also arrested on two Plumas County warrants. One arrested on a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance. One arrested on charges of rape, sodomy and false imprisonment. Quincy Two arrested on a charge of public intoxication. One arrested on a charge of violating probation. One arrested on a charge of DUI. MISCELLANEOUS Wednesday, Sept. 9 Treed A caller in Portola reported that his dogs treed an adult bear and two cubs in his back yard. Fish and Wildlife was notified. A deputy responded to assist. Propane truck crash A propane tanker truck overturned on the Gold Lake Highway about a half-mile below the turn to Gray Eagle Lodge Road. The call was transferred to the CHP: Graeagle fire and Eastern Plumas Health Care were paged. Two other people called to report the accident. About 30 minutes later it was confirmed that the truck, which was about 65 percent full, was leaking. The sheriff and Environmental Health were notified. Bad first impression A caller in Beckwourth reported that an intoxicated male just left and was driving westbound on Highway 70. The caller said the male had been applying for a job. Suspicious heart attack victim A caller on Highway 70, west of the Rock Creek powerhouse in the Feather River Canyon, reported a person walking along the highway was having a heart attack. The call was transferred to Plumas District Hospital. The information was provided to the CHP and the USFS. A helicopter was also dispatched. Caltrans reported 14 minutes later that it had workers on site with the female victim. The USFS reported 50 minutes later that the heart attack victim was possibly poaching a mountain lion. The USFS reported finding a skinned mountain lion in the vicinity. The woman was flown to a hospital. Injured bear A caller at the transfer site in Delleker reported there was an injured bear at the dump. The caller said the bear appeared to have a broken foot on its left side. The caller said the bear CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Arm California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). Greenville, Sept. 10 Joshua Olson, 26, of Crescent Mills was driving a 1988 Chevrolet pickup northbound on Highway 89. At about 3:31 p.m., he was south of Grand Street. He had stopped and intended to turn left onto private property. Greg Tose, 55, of Placerville was riding his 2007 BMW motorcycle southbound on Highway 89. He was to the rear of a small SUV. As the SUV passed the pickup, Olsen failed to see the motorcycle and turned into Tose's path. Tose attempted to avoid a collision. He veered to the right and applied the brakes, but couldn't avoid hitting the truck. The motorcyclist sustained minor injuries. Neither the driver nor the passenger in the pickup was hurt. Both vehicles were damaged in the accident. Highway 70, Sept. 12 At approximately 11:35 p.m., Matthew Long, 27, of Greenville was driving a blue 1994 Ford Bronco westbound. ,When he was east of Spanish Creek Bridge, Long attempted to negotiate a turn. He allowed the right side wheels of the Ford to drift onto the dirt shoulder. The driver steered to the left and caused the vehicle to cross both lanes of the highway. The Bronco hit the dirt embankment on the eastbound shoulder. The impact caused the vehicle to overturn and land back on its wheels. Long then drove the Ford eastbound on the highway before parking it on the eastbound shoulder. The driver was uninjured and was able to get out of the Bronco without assistance. Officers from the CHP Quincy Area responded to the scene to handle the collision investigation. Long was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. MADDEN USFS Road 24N28 (Slate Creek Road), Sept. 14 This single car accident occurred south of USFS Spur Road 24N23X at about 11:00 p.m. Nathan Church, 18, of Santa Margarita was driving a green 1997 Toyota Ray4 with a passenger. Church was traveling north. He approached USFS Spur Road 24N23X at a stated 25 mph. A deer suddenly came off of the hillside to the east and entered the roadway. Church saw the deer and swerved to the left in an attempt to miss it. The Toyota entered an uncontrollable counter-clockwise yaw. The Ray4 began skidding sideways towards the west side of the road. The car went over the very steep dirt embankment. The right side of the vehicle hit a small grove of saplings. The Toyota rolled over one complete time and came to rest on its wheels. It was approximately 30-35 feet west of the west roadway edge facing north. The driver and his passenger exited the vehicle and climbed back up to the road: An acquaintance of Church's happened along and drove Church and his passenger back to their homes. The next morning, Church and his passenger went to the Quincy CHP Office to report the collision. The Ray4 sustained major rollover damage to its entirety including significant contact damage to both sides and roof, a shattered windshield, and a broken out left rear window. Church and his passenger had been wearing seat belts and were unharmed. Highway 89, Sept. 14 Jerad Potts, 38, of Paradise was driving northbound in his 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. About 12:50 a.m., when Potts was south of Stampfli Lane, a deer jumped out from the east shoulder. The driver swerved left to avoid a collision. The Poi/fiac traveled across both lanes oftraffic, onto the west shoulder and into a ditch. The car continued down the ditch and hit a tree. Both front airbags deployed. Potts was wearing his seat belt. As a result, he suffered only a minor abrasion to the left side of his face. Highway 89, Sept. 15 About 9:23 a.m., Jean Bonander, 62, of Tiburon was driving her 2013 Lexus SUV southbound. She was south of A15 and traveling at 40 mph. A deer was on the east shoulder of the highway, south of the vehicle. The deer ran directly into the SUV's path, causing this collision. Afterward, the deer ran away and the vehicle was moved out of the roadway. According to the CHP report, the driver was not injured. Anderlini & McSweeney LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super Lawyer, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of California. We specialize in litigation including wild fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. Local References Call 650-212-0001: and ask for Terry Anderlini or Chris Andersen candersen@amlawo t Saturday, Oct. 9 & 10 ser _ ........ HOMETOWN would walk a little and then fall. Fish and Wildlife was notified. Two deer struck at once A caller on Highway 89 near Graeagle advised he just hit two deer 8:48 p.m. He said one of the animals was dead and the Other was badly injured and needed to be dispatched. About 10 minutes later, the man called back to report the injured deer had died. Thursday, Sept. 10 Concerned for daughter's safety A caller in Greenville requested a welfare check on his daughter because he was concerned for her safety. He said her husband fired a gun inside the house two weeks ago and that phone calls to his daughter go unanswered. He said his daughter's husband has many weapons in the home and has a history of domestic violence. A deputy contacted the caller's daughter and she was referred to the county victim witness program. Harassment A caller in Portola reported that while she was in her front yard she was approached by a heavy-set man with a reddish beard who was riding a bicycle. She said the man asked her several strange questions and also asked her if she was alone A sergeant responded and spoke to the woman who requested extra patrol checks. Friday, Sept. 11 Safety first A caller on Bucks Lake Road in Quincy said two males were shooting a gun into the air-- possibly at squirrels in a tree. A detective responded and contacted the shoot6rs. It was determined they were shooting a pellet gun in a safe manner at the squirrels. Saturday, Sept. 12 Boat capsizes A caller at the Canyon Dam boat launch on Lake Almanor reported that an older male needed to be transported to the hospital after a boat he was riding in with other people capsized. The man was transported to the hospital by Susanville Interagency Fire Center. More voices A caller in Meadow Valley reported she is hearing voices again. 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