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4B Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter CHP REPORT The fallowing incidents aresubmitted by the @uincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative stmunary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). Deer in roadway, Oct. 8 Flinda France, 72, of Beckwourth, was traveling northbound on Beckwourth Calpine Road (County Road A23), north of Valley Vista, when a large buck entered the roadway from the west. It was about 10:10 a.m. France was unable to avoid a collision. The front of her Jeep struck the deer, causing major damage to the front of the vehicle. It became disabled within the northbound lane. The deer died as a result of the collision. France was wearing her safety belt at the time and the air bags were deployed and was not hurt. Vehicle broadsided, Oct. 10 At approximately 10:25 a.m Alana Cruz, 20, of Stockton, was driving a 2012 Toyota. She was attempting to make a right turn while exiting the Subway parking lot in Quincy. Nicholas Britt, 32, of Meadow Valley, was traveling eastbound on Highway 70 in the slow lane in his 2006 Ford approaching Cruz. As the Ford passed the Toyota, Cruz made a right turn and broadsided the right side of Britt's vehicle. Neither party was injured as a result of this accident. Overturned truck, Oct. 10 At about 9:30 p.m Chia Vang, 27, of Elk Grove, was driving a 2003 white Ford F-350 eastbound on Highway 70 at the Rock Creek Bridge. Vang was negotiating a right-hand curve in the roadway when he allowed his vehicle to travel across the westbound lane and onto the north shoulder of the highway. The F-350 overturned onto the road, blocking both lanes, facing west. Vang was wearing his seat belt and was unharmed. This collision remains under investigation. DIJI, Oct. 13 At about 6:30 p.m Denise Simon, 44, of Reno, was driving a 2013 Kia southbound on Highway 49 at Newman Point. The driver was unable to keep her vehicle on the road as she negotiated a left hand turn. The Kia left the west roadway edge and traveled in a southbound direction on the west shoulder where it struck a signpost. Simon was wearing her seat belt and was not injured. She was determine to be under the influence of prescription medications and was placed under arrest for DUI. TEEN CLASS Is your teen looking forward to getting their driver's license? Do they have their license and you worry every time they get in a car? The CHP is offering a free two-hour class titled "Start Smart" that provides driver safety education for teens and their parents. The next available class is Thursday, Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m at Feather River College, room 5. To sign Up for this fi:ee class, call 283-1100. Victoria Metcalf Assistant Editor Karen Schwamb, the woman charged with three counts of murder and a fourth count of felony driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and causing injury in a prior conviction, was in court Friday, Oct. 12, for her "pre" preliminary hearing. Another hearing is set for Dec. 14, at 9 a.m in Plumas County Superior Court. The preliminary is set for January or February, with the trial scheduled to begin next June, according to District Attorney David Hollister. A black box, also known as an event data recorder (EDR), was recovered from the totaled 2017 Subaru Outback Schwamb was driving Monday, Feb. 5, at 2:19 p.m according to Hollister. The EDR records sudden bi'aking activities in 96 percent of new cars sold in the U.S. This is generally in situations where the brakes are hit hard enough that airbags might be deployed. Hollister said he is also waiting on information from the California Highway Patrol. That information is from a Multidisciplinary ,n Accident Investigation Team. This kind of a report contains highly technical information on the incident. Schwamb's attorney, Joseph Tully, said Oct. 12 that he is "waiting for a very important discovery," item to present. Tully is not a court appointed attorney, but one Schwamb obtained through her own resources. Although Judge Janet Hilde initially appointed court attorney Craig Osborne to r@resent Schwamb during the initially hearings, she was able to hire Tully who has an office in Martinez. During those initial court appearances, Schwamb still showed the injuries she sustained during the head-on with the Ford pickup. A significant bump showed on her forehead and her eyes were black with bruising eventually turning to green and yellow. She also had one foot in a walking brace. Hollister said that additional charges could be added to Schwamb's list by the time it goes to trial next year. Schwamb is being held in the Plumas County Sheriff's Corrections Center. Schwamb and her boyfriend, who was a passenger in the Subaru at the time of the crash, were relatively new residents to Twain. The couple had rented an RV space, while working a mining claim he held. Collision Schwamb was driving her 2017 Subaru Outback eastbound on Highway 70 approaching Soda Creek Road at approximately 80 mph, according to the CHP report. A Belden resident was driving his 1997 silver Ford F-150 westbound. He was approaching the Outback from the opposite direction at about 55 mph. Two people on a 2016 Kawasaki Concourse were westbound behind the pickup at approximately 55 mph. The Outback caught up to a slower moving vehicle (a red pickup) and Schwamb allegedly decided to pass the red pickup over the solid double yellow lines on a right hand curve. She turned the Outback from the eastbound lane into the westbound lane. As the Outback was passing the red pickupl it collided with the F-150 slightly offset from head-on. The F-150 was on its side of the road and the driver had no time to react to seeing the Outback in that lane. During the collision, the Outback rode up on the F-150 striking the driver's compartment and threw the F-150 into the mountainside on the north side of the highway. After this collision, the Outback came back down into the westbound lane of Highway 70, swerved partially into the eastbound lane, back into the westbound lane, and then began rolling over. The right rear side of the Outback struck the ground at the Centerline of the highway. While it was rolling over onto its right side, the motorcycle struck the hood, windshield and roof of the Outback. The impact caused the Outback to roll back over onto its wheels. The F-150 came to rest on its wheels, blocking the eastbound lane, facing north. The Outback came to rest on its wheel blocking the westbound lane, facing west. The motorcycle came to rest on its right side facing north. A passenger in the Outback sustained minor injuries and was transported to PDH. The driver of the F-150 was killed. The two people killed on the motorcycle were from Paradise. The crash closed the Feather River Canyon for nearly three hours. BLOTTER, from page 3B In the area of Coyote Canyon Road off Highway A23 in the Beckwourth area, a caller reported that lightening struck a tree and it was on fire. The information was transferred to USFS. Child making threats In Greenville, someone at the elementary school reported that one child threatened another child. A deputy reported they were counseled. looked lib people were camping there. A deputy reported that some vehicles had been abandoned on the property. The code enforcement person was notified. Checking on a toddler In Portola, a caller requested that someone do a welfare check on a toddler. The caller said that it appeared the toddler wasn't being supervised. The baby was outside in only a diaper and often without anyone around. A deputy said the child was okay, but notified the district attorney and CPS. Vandalism ~ported In Johnsville, a caller reported receiving a report that a homeowner had an arrow shot at his house. Threats made at hospital In Quincy, a caller from the hospital reported that a patient verbally threatened her. The person said he would go to the caller's house and ring her neck. Then he was going to the clinic to take care of business. A deputy contacted the patient who was apologetic about his behavior. Trespassing in Chester A caller reported that trespassers were on his empty lot. He said it :~ : :Camp in the trees In the Blairsden area, a caller reported that a trespasser might have setup a camp in the ~ees. k deputy reported the trespasser wasn't there. The deputy broke down the tent and the owners were to remove the rest of the belongings the following morning. . Big rocks seen West of Maggie's on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon, a caller reported seeing basketball-sized boulders in both lanes. The information was transferred to CHP. More rocks came down On Hwy. 32 in Tehama County, a caller reported that boulders were in both lanes of the roadway for a distance of about 1,000 feet. The information was transferred to CHP. Wednesday, Oct. 3 Brea~-in possible ClIP received information that someone was attempting to break into the scale house at the Greenville Wye. The buildingwas secure. Student makes threats In Greenville, someone at Greenville Elementary School reported that they have a student who threatened to kill another student. The school was to handle the situation. Stuck in the lift In Quincy, a caller reported that an elevator alarm was going off at the county annex bn County Hospital Road. An elderly person was stuck in the elevator. Court security reported that the subject got out of the elevator. Juvenile counseled In Greenville at the junior/senior high school, someone from the school requested assistance from a deputy with a student. The juvenile was counseled. Theft reported In Portola, it was reported that a woman was trying to break In to a place. A deputy reported that solar lights were stolen. Burglary reported In Quincy, a caller requested to speak with a deputy because someone stole his firearm. Abandoned wood splitter In Blairsden, a caller reported seeing a wood splitter in a ditch. It looked like it was dumped or abandoned. : Bm' a el orted In Quincy, a caller reported that someone trashed her house and multiple items were stolen. Fire reported On Hwy. 70 in the Feather River Canyon, the USFS reported a fire near Tobin in the area of road 24N6E section 9. It was highly visible from thehighway. Tuesday, Oct. 2 The earth trembled In Chester, a caller reported that she felt an earthquake at 3.'51 a.m. The information was transferred to SIFC. Playing chicken with trains At Wolf Creek Road near Kinder Avenue in Greenville, it was reported that a woman was sitting on the railroad tracks. She moved at the last minute just as a train approached. A deputy was unable to find the woman. Several Burlington Northern Santa Fe workers were in the area and said they would cali if the woman returned. Missing wench In La Porte, a caller reported that someone stole the "wench" offhis jeep. It's believed that it was a "winch" not a wench. What a fred In Quincy, in the field next to the bowling ally, a caller reported that she thought she found marijuana on a pathway near her house. Burglary reported In the Chilcoot area, a burglary was reported. What were they after? In Delleker, a caller reported that someone broke into the wastewater plant. Some items were stolen. Too noisy to drive In Portola, a caller reported that an individual was screaming and yelling into a truck. The caller thought the individual was either intoxicated or on drugs. The caller was concerned that the person might try to drive. There was no deputy in the area and the call was transferred to CHP. Cover missing In Portola, A caller reported that the cover was off the sewer on Loyalton Avenue. The information was transferred to the city of Portota. Gave them the info In Greenville, a caller reported thatshe~eceivel acall an~ ~av~ them all of her information before she realized it was a scare. A deputy explained the proper procedure to the caller. Stop calling! In Quincy, a caller reported that he has a restraining order against a woman, but she called him at least 20 times. Deputies counseled the woman. A lot of activity Blairsden's main street was busy when a caller reported that three horses were walking down the road. The call was transferred to CHP. ] Quincy Sew & Vac | t 283"4277 Sewing ] Open: Machine and [ ] Mon-Thurs. 9am-4pm . Vacuum [ ,(next to CHP offa:e) Cleaner Repairs 102 Main St Quincy I |1. Wearohemtosetyeyourtr~-ml.tedn~-~#s. Bm LAKE ALMANOR ' ~ : "Expert tree climbing Tree falling [ ]],] [ [ BUILDING DESIGN/DRAFTING . 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