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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 3B LAW and ORDER SHERIFF'S BLOTTER Information in the Sheriff's Blotter is gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff's Office. No individuals' names are reported. Those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. , During the week of Tuesday, Dec. 2, to Monday, Dec. 8, there were 248 incidents handled by dispatchers. The reported incidents resulted in 18 arrests, 28 medical responses and eight fire responses. Many residents called to repOrt seeing smoke in the area. Most of the smoke turned out to be the result of controlled burns. There were eight calls reporting rockslides or boulders in the roadway. Three callers reported hitting a deer while driving. Following is a summary of the week's activity: ARRESTS Beckwourth One arrested on a charge of DUI. One arrested on charges of DUI and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Blairsden One arrested on a charge of DUI. Chester One arrested on a charge of battery. Greenville One arrested on a charge of violating probation. One arrested on a charge of spouse abuse. Portola One arrested on a charge of child endangerment. One arrested on a charge of being under the influence of a ,, cotr911ed suhstarce. ...... ii,,,0peai'restd,0n,  charge of pUblic intoxie#tion. Quincy Two arrested on charges of possession of marijuana for sale and transporting marijuana. On arrested on charges of being intoxicated in public and violating probation. One arrested on a charge of violating probation. One arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating probation. One arrested on a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Three arrested on a charge of public intoxication. One arrested on a charge of DUI. MISCELLANEOUS Tuesday, Dec. 2 Unfinished business A caller in Chester said a man was supposed to do some work on his vehicle but never finished. The caller said the repairman left his tools behind and was threatening the caller because he wanted them back. Cat bite A woman in Portola said she was bitten by a cat and was now vomiting. She said she thought she had rabies. Wednesday, Dec. 3 Final words A woman in Chester reported that her boyfriend was upset over a breakup. She said he was screaming at her and following her in his vehicle. She said she pulled over on Main Street and the boyfriend got out of his truck and continued screaming. The boyfriend left the scene before California Highway ' Patrol officers arrived. 4 ' Dog problem 4 , A man in Keddie said his neighbor was yelling at him 'j because his dog was , trespassing, The caller said i his neighbor had been hostile . toward him and his family for some time. Theft A caller on Main Street in Quincy reported that household items had been stolen, including a bathtub and a sink. Poop patrol A caller on Sennett Drive in Crescent Mills said her neighbor was following her around to make sure that her dog didn't poop in the roadway. She said she didn't feel safe with the man following her. Theft A caller on West Sierra Avenue in Portola reported that someone stole a coat from the thrift store. Strange behavior A woman on Brentwood Drive in Chester said her husband was high on "Molly" and was acting very strange. She said he threw an ax at the door and she was concerned for her safety. Thursday, Dec. 4 Slides On Highway 70 near Quincy, a Pacific Gas and Electric crew set up flares to warn drivers of a rockslide blocking the eastbound lane. On Highway 70 near Pulga, a boulder the size of a vehicle was blocking the eastbound lane. Callers reported many rocks in the roadway between Quincy and Meadow Valley. Disarmed A man at the courthouse in Quincy said he had a restraining order against him and wanted to turn over his firearms. A witness said the man was very upset. A deputy took the eight guns for safekeeping. Threats A male on Center Street in Quincy said another male approached him and his cousin, saying he was a gang member. He said the alleged gang member threatened him. A deputy contacted the alleged gang member and counseled him. Friday, Dec. 5 Fall Just after midnight a woman brought her husband to Plumas District Hospital after he had fallen down a flight of stairs. The man, who was reportedly intoxicated, became upset and left. A deputy searched the area trying to fiend him. The hospital reported that the man eventually came back on his own. Unknown knocker A woman in Spring Garden said someone has been knocking on her door and running away before she can answer it. Harassed A man in Greenville asked deputies to contact a female who had been harassing him at the sewer ponds on Hot Springs Road. The man said the woman followed him through the gates and would not leave him alone. A deputy spoke to the woman about the incident. Trashed A woman in Crescent Mills said her neighbor threw his garbage over the fence and into her yard. Bad directions A caller near Sloat said several big-rig tractor-trailers were blocking the access near Twenty Mile House. Apparently the drivers' GPS systems told them to go down the road, even though there is no way for them to turn around there. Stranded A caller on Main Street in Chester said a man had been standing near the street for hours. The man said he missed the bus and was stranded for the night. A deputy responded and provided the man with a voucher for a room at a local motel. Saturday, Dec. 6 Cyber warfare A man in Quincy said he was bleeding after his girlfriend hit him during a fight about a laptop computer. He said his girlfriend left and went to a friend's house. Masked intruder A man on East Sierra Avenue in Portola said someone wearing a gas mask broke into a business just before midnight Friday. The man said the person broke in through a window. He didn't know if anything was taken. Dead bear A man said he found a dead bear cub near the water at the end of the River Walk on Rocky Point Road in Portola. Grease fire A caller reported an apartment building on West Loyalton Avenue in Portola was on fire. He said he could see black smoke coming from the building. The caller called back to say the occupants had left a stove burner on. He said the house was smoky, but the fire was out. Concerned A caller on Highway 36, east of Johnson's Grade near Chester, said a man with two dogs was pushing a shopping cart along the roadway. He said he was concerned about the man due to the weather. Deputies responded but were unable to locate theman. Flipping the bird A caller on Highway 70, just west of Delleker, said a male was walking down the side of the road "flipping off"' passing cars. He said the guy was slowing down traffic. Suspicious activity A caller in East Quincy said a female in black shorts and a striped shirt was running around looking into houses and businesses in the area. The caller said the female then got picked up by someone in a compact car. The caller thought the activity was suspicious and that the female was "casing businesses." Followed - A caller at Portola High School said a man was causing problems for her and her fianc6 while they were at the school watching her brother. She said the man followed them out of the school and said, "You can't hide forever and it's going to happen right now." She said the man then walked toward the middle school. She said they have had problems with the man in the past. Threatening A woman on Fifth Avenue in Portola said a male was waving an ax in the air and making threats against her son. She said she retreated into the house but was worried that her son would be coming back soon. Shots and deer remains A caller on Sugar Pine Drive in Blairsden said he heard three rifle shots north of his residence and that someone later found a bag with deer parts inside. He said the person who found the deer parts was afraid to report it. Sunday, Dec. 7 Melee A caller in Westwood requested assistance for a fight involving seven people. The caller said he witnessed a male throw a female to the ground. He said he confronted the male, who took a swing at him. Monday, Dec. 8 Too much trash A woman in Portola said her neighbors were letting trash pile up outside their residence and it was becoming a problem. A deputy reported that the resident had indeed accumulated an unhealthy amount of trash. The deputy talked to her about it and she agreed to clean it up. Domestic violence A caller who was hiding behind a tree near a Quincy trailer park reported her stepfather was beating up her mom and that her stepfather had a gun in his hand. Deputies responded and took the man into custody on charges of false imprisonment and battery. Problem dog A woman on North Valley Road in Greenville reported an ongoing problem with a pit bull that was coming onto her property and chasing her horses. Cat fight A caller at a trailer park near Quincy said he and his neighbor were fighting over his cat. While the caller was on the line, he got into an argument with a different neighbor. The caller said the second neighbor left the scene but that he still didn't have his cat. A sergeant responded to the scene, met with all the people involved, and advised them to get a custody order for the cat. Tough love? A female in Calpine called to say that she sprayed her boyfriend in the face with pepper spray. She didn't say why.,. Don't know where to turn to for supporff If you or anyone you know are being bullied or harassed, whether at school or at work, please do not hesitate to call: The Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at: (530) 283-4333 1-877-332-2754 ~or~ 283-5515 for information & referrals - A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Request for Bids Plumas County Public Works/Road Dept. is accepting RFB for: Propane Fuel - Due on: 12/23/14 @ 2:00pro Fuel & Furnace Oil - Due on: 12/23/14 @ 2:30pm For more information and bid packets log on to: Pat Chase L'ving in Susar, v#le for 9 years leelorlcal 000000rviag all of Sierra, Plumtu, and Lee Shinabarger living in Porto!a "or 18 ye{ CHP, from page 2B just turned onto Plumas Ave. from Todd Road. At Bear Way, for an unknown reason, Parsons drove off of the north side of the road, crossed a dirt driveway and struck a power pole. After the collision, the driver exited her vehicle, walked home and notified a family member of the accident. Parsons had been wearing her seatbelt at the time. She sustained moderate injuries. Hwy. 395 on-ramp, Dee. 11 This collision occurred on the on-ramp from eastbound Hwy. 70 to southbound Hwy. 395. At approximately 2:11 p.m., Ralph R. Steinkellner, 61, of Reno, Nevada, was traveling eastbound on the on-ramp in his 2005 Jeep Wrangler at a stated speed of between 55-60 mph while allegedly under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. According to the CHP report, Steinkellner allowed the left side tires of his Jeep to enter the dirt median where it struck two separate paddle markers. Steinkellner turned his Jeep back to the right, traveled across the on-ramp lane and entered the dirt/grass area west of the on-ramp. Steinkellner attempted to regain control of his Jeep by turning back to the left and in doing so, the Jeep rotated n counter-clockwise direction and overturned onto its rooftop. Witnesses stopped at the collision scene and assisted Steinkellner. The CHP was notified of the collision. Steinkellner received minor injuries and was arrested. Feather River Canyon, Dec. 11 At approximately 6:30 a.m., Corie A. Howe, 25, of Taylorsville, was driving her work vehicle (a 2012 white Ford Expedition owned by Renzenberger Inc.) westbound on Hwy. 70 just west of Rich Bar Road at a stated 45 mph. There was a heavy rainstorm at the time with strong winds. As the Expedition was entering a moderate left hand curve, Howe saw some rocks in the roadway. Howe was able to swerve around the rocks, but then a large rockslide came off of the mountain on the north of the highway. The rockslide hit the Expedition and curled it towards the south side of the highway. The Expedition came to rest in the eastbound lane and partially on the south shoulder, very near the guardrail on the south shoulder. The right side of the Expedition was pelted with numerous rocks during the slide which broke out the right rear window, put a sizeable dent in the doorframe of the rear door and destroyed the right front corner of the vehicle. All of the occupants were wearing their seatbelts and they were not injured during the collision. 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