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@0 ~t~UIII~,s~Ia~], Ub-~. LD, /'UUI II Fim Law enforcement person- nel work seven days a week, 365 days a year. They do in Plumas County, as I'm sure they do in cities and counties throughout the United States. Sunday through Saturday, crime does not take a day off, and each day has, I have dis- covered, a certain signifi- cance relating to the type of crime that occurs on that par- ticular day. People who work in profes- sions outside of law enforce- ment attribute various names or attitudes to differ- ent days of the week. For ex- ample TGIF refers to Fridays, when people are finally off work and can begin to enjoy the weekend. Wednesdays have been referred to as "over the hump" day, mean- ing the week is on the down- ward direction to the coming weekend. Mondays have been referred to by several names, some of which can't be print- ed, but the general idea is that nobody likes Monday be- cause they are back to work and have to work five days before they can enjoy the next weekend off. Now, as I said, in law en- forcement, different days of the week have a relationship busy because those persons to the type of crime that arrested on the weekend seems to occur most fre- , have been waiting in jail-~r quenfly on that particular the courts to open and now' . day. For example, it has be- they have to be shuttled from come a truism that domestic jail to the court and back. violence calls occur most fie- As for Tuesdays, most ex- quenfly on Sundays. Hence, perienced cops flread this day Sergeant Ken Nelson coined because the FBI statistics the phrase, "Domestic Vio- have shown that most law en- lence Day" when referring to forcement officers are shot Sundays. on a Tuesday. That has been Why on Sunday? Nobody true in our county as well. knows for sure, but one guess The one incident that comes would be that some people, to mind occurred in our by the time they have spent county in 1995, when one of an entire weekend together, our young deputies, six days resort to violence in response out of the academy, was shot to disagreements. There are in the leg while investigating many other contributing fac- a call. It happened on a Tues- tors such as alcohol abuse, day night. I haven't figured etc., but suffice it to say that this one out, but whenever I Sundays are busy with this work Tuesdays, I tend to be a type of call. little more apprehensive. Mondays, especially on day Wednesdays are unique, in shift, are as dreaded by cops that they seem to be "crime- as in any other profession, in-progress" days. Inevitably, but uniquely so in law en- we will get a call of some sort, forcement because a lot of like atheR in progress and cold crimes are discovered on the suspects are still on the Monday. Therefore, a lot of scene or still in the area. This report writing and investiga- has been great for us be- tions happen on Monday. cause, in our sheriffs office, Why on Monday?. Well, this we use Wednesdays as a is a pretty easy question to training day. answer because a lot of busi- Since cops love responding nesses are closed on the to in-progress calls, the sus- weekend or people have gone pects that commit crimes on on their weekend getaway, Wednesday will usually fred only to come back and fred themselves surrounded by they have been victims of about a dozen cops, all of burglary, vandalism, or whom want to make the in- thefts of some sort. progress arrest and get out of Also, Mondays are rather the training imposed upon $ Are you a PG&E customer? , Does your ...~J % income qualify? 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If you are not happy with-- your current Oxygen Provider and would like to become a part of the Lh cav: Family, call 257-7513 or 1-888-257-7513 : :HOURS: Serving: LASSEN, MODOC & PLUMAS COUNTIES #A * ;usanville Bulletin, them by Sergeant Mareina. peace, partygoers are en- ness Day. Why?. Let's face it, in-progress calls gaged in a fight, or juveniles cause most drunk are much more exciting and are caught drinking. Thesewill tell you they have interesting than sitting in a calls almost always happenonly "two" drinks. They ! classroom, on a Friday. obviously Now we come to Thursday. Again we ask "Why?." Nothing ever happens on a TGIF ple want to cele- their bloodstream, it Thursday. It is, at least in law brute the end of the work require a great deal enforcement in our country, week, socialize and get to- than just a really boring day. Nothing gether. It's just that some peo- like two six-packs. ever happens on a Thursday. pie tend to overindulge, and A few people still Fridays fred law enforce- when they do, it is usually on drive, with absolutely n0! ment busy handling distur- a Friday. gard to the fact that their bance calls. Friday is "Party Finally, that brings us toability to react and use Night." Whenever you mix a Saturday. Saturday is closely lot of people with alcohol and related to Friday, in that music, something will hap- many DUI arrests are made they have consumed. pen requiring a law enforce- on a Saturday, some even So there they are. The ment response, during the day, after people en days of the week as Neighbors are either re- have over-indulged on party relate to law porting a disturbance of the night. It is Alcohol Unaware- least in Plumas County. l~wltpltp~ policy The newspaper attempts to list the 36, of Portola, was Information that appears in this age of suspects whenever they are for allegedly violating column is compiled from the provided by the sheriff's depart- Plumas County SherOTs Depart. merit. Tti~sday, Dec. 18 rnent's activity log and, in some Weapons: Bobby cases, the county correcaonal cen- ARRESTS of Canyon Dam, was ter's booking log. The newspaper Thursday, Dec. 20 onan does not report suspects' names in Parole hold: Thomas M. Mor- loaded firearm. arrests for public intoxicaaon or gun, 25, of Portola, was ar- drunk driving (unless accompa- nied by a more serious charge, rested for allegedly violating Burglary: Robert J. such as probation violation or a parole. 24, of Idaho, was felony). The fact that someone has a 1999 warrant, allegingi been arrested and charged with a Wednesday, Dec. 19 counts of burglary. crime does not constitute guilt. Violation: Bruce L. Buckner, The case may never appear in 41, of Greenville, was arrest- Violation: Terrance court ~fthe district attorney deter- ed for allegedly violating pro- 38, of Portola, was mines there is insufficient evi- bation, for allegedly violating dence to prosecute the case. If the tion. amount of bail is not listed, the Parole hold: Gerald K. Maffei, suspect is released without bail. Newspaper policy Roden was operating the Information that appears in vehicle without a valid dri- this column is compiled from ver's license. the California Highway Pa- trol activity logs in Quincy Hil~way 411, i of ~=on and, in some cases, Su- lame sanville. The fact that some- Minor injuries were report- one has been involved in an ed when a Loyalton resident automobile accident does not encountered icy roads and constitute liability or fault. In roiled the 2000 Dodge pickup addition, the reporting CHP he was driving Monday, Dec. agency determines whether in- 17, at 7:45 a.m. juries in the occident are char- Jonathan W. Wakefield, 19, octerized as minor, moderate, was driving northbound on major or fataL Highway 49 at 50 mph when his vehicle began to fishtail md Clinch ~ due to the icy road eondi- ~ tions. - No i~ries,~k-el~rt~ Wakefield tried to r~gain In a }wo-vehicle Inc3~leir[ control of his pickup by de- Monday, Dec. 17, at 10:10 a.lj. celerating and counter steer- Kathryn Ann Olynyk, 45, of ing. Quincy, was driving a 1999 The pickup rotated in a Honda Accord eastbound on counterclockwise direction Jackson Street from Church and skidded across the south- Street at 20-25 mph. bound lane and off the west Michael Mathew Roden, 18, roadway edge. of Cromberg, was driving a The pickup rolled over onto 1978 Ford pickup. He was en- its left side. tering Jackson Street from Wakefield was taken to the Plumas County school Eastern Plumas District Hos- district office parking lot on pital in Portola for treatment. Church Street. He was wearing his seat Roden failed to see Olynyk belt at the time of the inci- approaching from the west dent. when he entered Jackson Street. Highway 396, i Of Olynyk swerved but was unable to avoid the collision. No injuries were reported Roden's pickup struck when two vehicles were in- Olynyk's Honda near the rear volved in an incident Mon- driver's side passenger door. day, Dec. 17, at 7 a.m. Anthony Paul of Portola, was driving a i Peterbilt with a 2000 trailer eastbound on Road and was sto Highway 395. Keenan turned ril the southbound lane of way 395 and was 30-35 mph in tions. Weston J. Musnicki, Tonopah, Nev., was southbound on Hi at 65 mph north of Scott Musicki said he was and not fully awake. the truck and was in process of changing when he hit the truck overturned. gl Im Dr. Steen Jensen among 1,787 initiates around the world came fellows College of Surgeons convocation the college's recent 87@! nual Clinical Con New Orleans. Jensen received a doctorate in 1991 lumbia University is currently p Plumas District Hos ~0000 "~%~ Seneca District Hospital Indian Valley HospitaL Attention Dog Owners! In 1999, Jensen a board certification f Is this your dog? American Board of St Gracie, a white He has a strong pro _ al interest in 1 Great Pyrenees, surgery, endoscopy was found at the paroscopy and holds Greenville "Y". ~ bership in other This dog is a very societies, including the fornia Medical oci gentle giant. She and the Quad Counties ,rob is an adult, that ical Society. trip has been trained. The American Colic Surgeons is the largest . She minds well. nization of surgeons i the owner can- not be found by world. By meeting the lege s stringent memb Dec. 26th, she will go up for adoption, requirements, fellows t college have earned the tinguished right to Visit our Website at www.pcanimalcontrol.net designation of FACS American College of geons) aRer their name i you turn your pet over to Please think before animal control. The animal rescue agencies will m/ tt p:cant for felJ graduate oJ # not always take the animals. If no home can be proved medical scho ; J have completed ad' ~t! found, they will be put to sleep, training in one of the gical specialties For more information call the Plumas County bythe college; Animal Shelter in Quincy at 283-3673. been in practice in the geographic location This public service announcement brought to you by: least one year at the HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEMS admissionhisr her application.into the surgeon must H~ItJnl~ Cool|ng ~ R4dMge4~on Sp4N:hdlst ~ demonstrate ethical 64 Bresciani Lane, Quincy and professional and his or her a fellow must be 3/4of its