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llmullmuilil ] ! Jlllllllml:llFI illll I lllllilllll Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, April 8, 2009 5B LAW, from page 4B pain was reported. The call was transferred to EPDH and Portola Fire was paged. Miscellaneous Wednesday, March 25 People with Color Coded Cars are Always Up to Some- thing: In Greenville, a caller reported that two suspicious vehicles kept parking next to his property. The caller said it was a white van and a white truck. A deputy tried to contact the caller, but got no answer. From Dangerous Stagecoach- Robbing on the Back of a Wild Stallion to This: In Por- told, a caller reported an un- known person shot two paint- balls at a vehicle. No damage was sustained and the paint was removed. Information was put on file. Possible DUI: In Quincy, a caller reported a drunken driver westbound on 70 from La Porte Road who was unable to maintain lanes. The call was transferred to CHP. Thursday, March 26 Vandalism: In Beckwourth, a caller reported the passen- ger's side window was bro- ken in her truck. No one was at the residence at this time to make the report. She said she woul'd call back that evening. A deputy re- ported a $480 loss to two ve- hicles. You Know You're a Redneck if You Try to Showboat Even When You Don't Know How to Drive: In Portola, a caller reported two pickup trucks were four-wheeling on their property. The caller said the trucks were stuck and it was disrupting school. Portola CSO didn't pick up so a message was left with their answering service. Information was given to a deputy. A deputy reported the suspects were able to get the truck out of the hole and were advised to 1.Gave;the p'oet ........... Suspicious: In Quincy, some- one reported a drive-off from One Stop with approximately $5 in fuel lost. A deputy ad- vised it was a suspicious cir- cumstance. Possible Livestock Poisoning: In Quincy, a caller reported trespassing she believed was occurring when no one was home. She thought somebody was poisoning her horses. A former tenant was a possible suspect. Friday, March 27 This Hurts Me More Than it Does You: In Quincy, a caller reported a man she knew came onto her business prop- erty and punched one of her client's vehicles. The caller reported he was drunk. She requested contact with a deputy. Suspicious: In Chester, a sec- ondhand report was received from the CHP. A caller report- ed there were two males in a white truck parked in front of a residence down the street. The reporter said they had been there for about six hours. Interspecies Conflict: In Greenville, a caller reported an ongoing problem with the neighbor's dog jumping the fence and killing his ducks. The caller said he was going to take matters into his own hands. Saturday, March 28 Possible DUI: In Quincy, someone reported a DUi dri- ver headed toward Belden. Possible DUI: In Quincy, a caller reported a DUI driver who was unable to maintain lanes. Expelled: In Quincy on the FRC campus, a call about a fight with several people in- volved was dropped. A sec- ond call indicated the parties were separated and several left in a car headed toward town. An officer contacted the suspects and advised them to stay away from FRC for the night. Sunday, March 29 Stricken: In Quincy, a caller reporte d her neighbors hit her house three times. She wanted a deputy to talk to the neighbors. Campfire Races: In Greenville, an officer report- ed a suspect ran when a po- lice car pulled up. The sus- pect had an illegal fire and was camping illegally. Monday, March 30 Possible DUI: In Quincy, a driver behaving suspi- ciously and driving errati- cally was reported on Jack- son Street headed towards Safeway. CHP REPORT Low speed crash, March 25 Karl Stoner, 35, of Greenville was driving her 1998 Chevy pickup in the Safeway parking lot at ap- proximately five miles per hour. : Another 1998 Chevy pickup was parked in a parking stall facing in a southerly direc- tion. Due to her alleged prescrip- tion medication intoxication, Stoner made an unsafe turn to the right, allowing the right front side of her truck to strike the right rear of the parked vehicle. Stoner's vehicle came to rest facing in an easterly di- rection in the parking lot. The parked vehicle came to rest facing in a southerly di- rection in the parking lot. Stoner was arrested on sus- picion of driving under the influence of prescription medication. Deer vs. Car, April 2 Dixie Dickson, 63, of Loyal- ton was driving east on SR 70, just east of Scott Road, when a deer attempted to cross the highway and was struck by her 2003 Chevy. Dickson was uninjured, but her car received moder- ate damage to its front end, and the deer was killed. Chips are down, April 4 Raymond Standlee, 35, of Oroville was driving a '99 Kenworth Tractor westbound on SR-70, west of Paxton Road, at approximately 50 mph with a trailer loaded with wood chips. According to the CHP, Standlee took a left turn atan unsafe'speed, causing the load of chips to shift to the right, which led the tractor and trailer to roll over on their right sides. The wood chips were eject- ed onto the westbound lane and north roadway shoulder, and the vehicle came to a rest on its right side, facing in a westerly direction. Standlee exited the vehicle and waited for help before be- ing transported to PDH with minor injuries. IN THE COURTS Joshua Sebold Staff Writer Rick Chavez, accused of sexually assaulting a women in her house while selling magazines door to door last November, will appear in court Friday, April 24, to be sentenced. Chavez pled no contest to a felony assault with force like- ly to cause great bodily in- jury Wednesday, March 18. Deputy District Attorney David Hollister explained the plea bargain to Judge Ira Kaufman. "Both yesterday afternoon and this [afternoon], the vic- tim indicated to me that she did want this resolution to occur, that instead of going to jury trial, she wanted the People to make the offer that I've just recited in the idea that this would be a case that would be resolved. "In addition, I should tell the court that between our phone calls yesterday and to- day, the victim spoke with a number of family members, a number of friends, and I think her conclusion was not only hers alone but also a consensus with her support group." Hollister also told Kaufman that given the defendant's lack of prior criminal record and the evidence, "I do not believe this resolution will create a substantially differ- ent outcome than the resolu- tion would be had the defen- dant gone to trial and been convicted." In a later interview Hollis- ter noted Ch:ayez's, criminai , record did include one misde- meanor conviction for bat- tery, which he said would not have enhanced the defen- dant's sentence. Kaufman accepted this ex- planation and told Chavez he was making an open plea, meaning he could face up to four years in prison, al- though the judge could pick a lesser sentence if he feels it is appropriate. Earlier on in the investiga- tion, the Plumas County Sheriff's office reported Chavez had been suspected of sexual battery, rape and un- lawful sex with a minor in Shasta County. The PCSO also reported his criminal record in Shasta County included providing false information, battery on a cohabitant, peeking into an inhabited building and pos- session of illegal drugs. When interviewed, Hollis- ter said he investigated these reports while han- dling the case and only found evidence of the al- leged drug conviction, which turned out to be a paraphernalia accusation that never went anywhere and the alleged battery on a cohabitant conviction. The deputy DA said that case was actu&lly pleaded down to the misdemeanor battery mentioned earlier. ROAD REPORT Forest Service Road 20N35, known locally as the Scales Road, will be closed indefinitely for re- pairs due to a 200-foot land- slide. Passenger vehicles may access the Scales area via Yuba County Road 2 near North Star to Forest Service Road 20N63, through Buckeye Creek Area, Stowman Ravine, Si- mon Ravine, then to Sierra County Road 690. 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