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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 3B LAW and 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. 16, to Monday, Dec. 22, there were 212 incident calls handled by dispatchers. Following is a summary of the week's activity: BY THE NUMBERS 38 medical responses 11 arrests 5 vehicles with snow-related problems 4 ffre calls 4 downed power lines 3 deer hit by vehicles 2 fallen trees 2 rockslides ARRESTS Chester One arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating probation. One arrested on a charge of public intoxication. One arrested on a charge of violating probation. Greenville One arrested on charges of aggravated battery, assault and violating probation. One arrested on a charge of performing a sex act against a victim's will. One arrested on a charge of DUI. Portola One arrested on a charge of DUI. One arrested on a charge of resisting arrest. One arrested on charges of spouse abuse, false imprisonment and unlawful exhibition of a deadly weapon.' Quincy ' ' One arrested on charges of violating a restraining order and spouse abuse. One arrested on a charge of DUI. MISCELLANEOUS Tuesday, Dec. 16 Lost then found A man flagged down an officer on Main Street in Quincy reporting that his young son was missing. The man said his son was last seen at the courthouse 20 minutes earlier. A California Highway Patrol officer found the boy five minutes later on the corner of Bradley and Main. Fight A caller on Wolf Creek Road reported that a person was down in the road following a fight. The caller said the other combatants jumped in a car and headed toward Greenville: Crazy man A woman on Miller Court in Quincy said that a man was in her house acting crazy and stealing her pills. Angry mother A caller in Portola said a mother was screaming at her young son next door. She said the mother told the boy he was disgusting and she wished he would go back to foster care. The mother reportedly told the boy that if he didn't give her the money she was going to beat him until he bleeds. A deputy responded and the mother said she was upset because the boy took $100 from her purse. Unwelcome contact A man on East Sierra Avenue in Portola said he had a restraining order on his ex-wife and she showed up at his place anyway. Some friend A caller on Third Avenue in Portola said he was just hit by an intoxicated friend who was refusing to leave. Suicidal A woman in Greenville said she was suicidal. Before she hung up, she said she cut her wrist and had a knife to her throat. The woman was sent to Plumas District Hospital. The mental health department was notified. Wednesday, Dec. 17 Bad customer A caller who works at a Chester motel said a customer stole two blankets and pillows. Street party A caller on Elm Street in Quincy reported an ongoing issue with people partying in the street and causing a disturbance. The caller said there were a number of vehicles parked on the street and possibly some underage drinking. The partygoers dispersed by the time a deputy arrived. Fstrated mom A woman in Greenville said she had been arguing with her husband for the past two hours and that he had her cornered in the bedroom and wouldn't let her leave. She then said she made it to her car and locked the doors, but didn't feel comfortable leaving because she had a child in the house. The woman said the argument wasn't physical. She said there were no drugs or weapons involved. She said it probably escalated because she was frustrated about being a stay-at-home mom. An officer responded to the scene and both parties agreed to keep the peace. Thursday, Dec. 18 E!bp..W, roQ. .m .... ; .... : . Acaller in Chester said her mother was threatening her and wouldn't leave her alone. The caller said she pushed her mom with her elbow. She said she possibly hit her mother in the face with her elbow. She said her mother left the residence. Cathouse A man in Greenville said his neighbor's front door was open and the elderly man who lives there was not home. The man said the elderly man has several feral cats and there was a strong odor of animal urine coming from the house. A deputy was unable to locate the resident but was going to contact animal control. Reckless A caller on the Lake Almanor Peninsula said a drunken person was driving a go-cart on Peninsula Drive and not obeying traffic laws, Mountain lion A man on Dyer Drive on the Lake Almanor Peninsula reported an ongoing problem with a mountain lion. The caller said he feared for the safety of his family. He said he planned to shoot the animal if he felt like he was m danger. Theft A caller in Chilcoot reported the theft of a wood splitter. Stranded and cold A caller near Westwood said he was stranded in the snow and was having chest pain. He said he was just 20 feet off of Highway 36 but said he felt "stuck" because he was cold and couldn't walk back to the road. Susanville Interagency Fire Center responded and located the man. ORDER Scary talk A caller in Quincy said a man made some suspicious statements when he went through a market checkout stand earlier in the day. He said his ex was dead. Then he said he was just kidding but that she might not be around much longer. Friday, Dec. 19 First snow A woman driving on Highway 36 just west of 89 near Chester said she was stuck in the snow. She said she was very scared because she had never driven in snow before. The CHP responded to help. Jack-knifed A caller in Portola said a semitrailer was jack-knifed across Pacific Street in Portola: Plowed A caller on West Spruce Avenue in Portola said a snowplow was tearing up the driveway. The caller said his father confronted the driver and the two were now arguing. A man reported the plow driver hit him with the edge of the plow. A second caller then reported the issue. Domestic A caller in Taylorsville said her sister was "flipping out" and assaulted their father. A deputy responded and said the father didn't want to press charges. The parents were reportedly both intoxicated. The angry sister agreed to stay somewhere else for the evening. Saturday, Dec. 20 Vandalism A caller on East Main Street in Quincy said an employee advised him that someone threw a rock through the window. No memory of night A woman on Main Street in Quincy said her friend was possibly slipped a drug at the bar the previous night. She said her friend believes she was assaulted. She said her friend didn't remember anything that happened during the evening but woke up with marks all over her neck. Scared stranger A caller in Meadow Valley said a strange man was at his house reporting that people with guns were after him. The caller said the man appeared to have arrived on foot. A deputy responded and the man was placed on a mental health hold. Sunday, Dec. 21 Boyfriend assault A man in Portola said his daughter was beaten by her boyfriend. Deputies responded and the boyfriend was arrested on multipIe charges. Monday, Dec. 22 Suspicious activity A caller on Hudson Avenue in Greenville said she heard banging from the house above just before 1 a.m. and then heard the kitchen window break. She said there were no vehicles around and she didn't know who lived there. She called back 20 minutes later to say that her son shined a flashlight into the yard and saw a young male wearing a white and black striped hooded sweatshirt run out of the yard carrying something. She said he was headed toward town. Missing vehicle A man on Jackson Street in Quincy said his grandson took his vehicle without permission and didn't bring it back. C{ unty fair chief offers free workshop on event organizing Those who need to put on an event and want to know where to begin are invited to a "fun and extensive" workshop to be held Jan. 28, 2015, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. "Not only will you learn the many nuts and bolts of putting on a successful event, you will find out many secrets of making it memorable as well," said organizer John Steffanic. The workshop will be conducted by Steffanic, Plumas-Sierra County Fair chief executive officer and "lifetime event junkie." Steffanic has put on hundreds of events, including hosting or organizing the two largest events in Plumas County every year: the llumas - Sierra County Fair and the High Sierra Music Festival. He offers his experience, especially for events held in smaller communities, to help other organizers create more effective projects that wilI accomplish their goals. He said his organization processes and creative ideas can be applied to everything from a block party to a large music festival. "It's amazing how, with just a little of what you will learn in this workshop, your events will be more successful and less stressful," said Steffanic. Attendees will receive a binder filled with worksheets that will walk them through the planning, operation and execution of a successful event. Would-be organizers will learn how to establish a stated purpose for their event, and how to set realistic expectations. Steffanic will explain how to build a team, break down the event, promote, prepare a budget and plan for the unexpected. All the while, he promises, he will be giving great advice on details can put an event head and shoulders above others. When asked who should attend the workshop, Steffanic said, "Of course, any community member who helps put on local festivals. But many people have to organize things like church events, educational programs and just regular parties. Anyone who wants to put on special gatherings can benefit." liany churches puf on events year-round, as do schools and government agencies. Businesses who want to put on promotional events will get a lot out of the presentation, said Steffanic. "Finally, there may be people who are wondering whether they have what it ' takes to put on an event -- this would be a great opportunity for them to explore what's involved," he said. The Events Workshop will take place Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Admission is free, and attendees will receive a free workbook as long as supplies last. 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