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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter , Wednesday, July 1, 2015 3B LAW AN> ORDER Clip REPORT The following incidents are. submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). Forest Service Road 24N29, June 19 At approximately 6:30 a.m. James Mcadam, 18, of Millbrae, was attempting to push start his 1997 Honda CR250R down a slight hill. Once Mcadam got his motorcycle running, he turned it around and drove uphill back to camp. Mcadam was in first gear when the motor of the Honda suddenly revved up. The motorcycle accelerated forward and up, throwing Mcadam off backward. Mcadam landed in the road on his back. The Honda veered off into a ditch. Mcadam's friends transported him to Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. He was treated for major injures including a possible fracture to the lower back and abrasions to his back and arm. Highway 70, June 19 A single-car accident occurred about noon on Highway 70, west of Rock Creek Dam. Edward Fox, 26, of McDonald, Tennessee, was driving a 2006 Ford Freestar westbound, at a stated speed of 45 mph. Fox was tr.aversing a right-to-left curve in the roadway when he took his attention away from the road. He allowed the right side of the car to drift onto the north shoulder of the highway and collided with the rock embankment. Afterward, Fox drove across the road to a wide turnout on the south shoulder. Both he and his passenger had been wearing seat belts. No one was injured. Highway 89, June 21 James Bageman, 81, of Los Vegas, Nevada, was driving his gray 2015 Mercedes Forester motor home on Highway 89 at 40 - 45 mph. At 8:45 a.m., when he was north of Wolf Creek Road, he made an unsafe turning move to the right. The vehicle traveled onto the west shoulder. The driver lost control of the Mercedes and the front of the motor home hit the dirt, grass and rock embankment. 3?he impact caused the vehicle to roll over onto its right side. It came to rest facing south. Bageman was uninjured. He exited the Mercedes and walked to a dirt road southwest of the vehicle. Long Valley Road, June 21 About 8:50 a.m., Edward Macafee, 41, of Carson City, Nevada, was driving his 2001 Dodge truck. According to Macafee, they were on Long Valley Road, west of Green Gulch Ranch, when a deer dumped directly in front of the truck. He swerved left to avoid it and overcorrected to the right. This caused the truck to ascend the dirt embankment and then roll over. Neither Macafee nor his passenger was wearing a seat belt. Both parties were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center, in Reno, Nevada, with moderate to major injuries. The investigation is ongoing and all findings will be published in a traffic collision report. SHERIFF'S BLOTTER Information in the Sheriffs Blotteris gathered from the dispatch logs provided by the Plumas County Sheriff's Office. No individuals' names are reported. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. During the week of Tuesday, June 16, to Monday, June 22, there were 278 incidents handled by disPatchers. The reported incidents resulted in 11 arrests, 41 medical responses and six fire responses. Following is a summary of the week's aqtivity: ARRESTS Butt Lake One arrested DUI. on a charge of Chester One arrested on a charge of violating probation. DeUeker One arrested on a charge of unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle. One arrested on a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Portola One arrested on a charge of violating probation. Quincy One arrested on a charge of public intoxication. One arrested on a charge of violating probation. One arrested on charges of public intoxication and being under the influence of a controlled substance. One arrested on charges of being in possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating probation. One arrested on charges of public intoxication and violating probation. One arrested on charges of _public intqx..~cation and Wednesday, June 17 Sinking A caller on Almanor Drive West said his 20-foot boat was sinking at the Plumas Pines Marina. Thursday, June 18 Dog bite An ER nurse in Quincy reported that a nurse was bitten by a dog in the emergency room. Goal oriented A caller on A15 near Clio reported a male pushing a bike over the pass toward Portola and looked like he might have heat stroke. The caller said he stopped and asked the male if he was OK and the guy pushing the bike wouldn't respond. A deputy went to the scene and the male said he was OK. He added that he had 14 more miles to go to reach his daffy goal. Gunshot A caller on Genesee Road in Taylorsville said her soon-to-be ex-husband called her and then she heard a gunshot on the other end of the line. Attempts to call the man were met with a busy signal. A 911 dispatcher was eventually able to reach the man who said everything was fine. He said the gunshot sound was from him shooting at a coyote. Bear problem A caller on Jackson Street in Quincy reported seeing a bear walking on his property for the second time in a week. He said he would like it to be on f'fie that there is a bear problem in his area. Combative A deputy calling from Plumas District Hospital in Quincy requested a sergeant respond to assist with a combative inmate who was being cared for at the hospital. Saturday, June 20 Snake bite A caller in Belden reported resisting arrest. =~ being bitten by a rattlesnake. ........................................ The QaJj__ e%reportedly headed MISCELLANEOUS Tuesday, June 16 Poison patrol A caller in Graeagle asked for extra patrols in his area because he said someone had been spraying poison on his backyard plants. Bike theft A caller in Quincy reported the theft of a BMX bicycle valued at $800. Water diversion A caller in Quincy requested to speak with a deputy regarding water rights. He said someone was blocking the flow of water on Mill Creek. to the U.S. Forest Service's Gansner Bar Station to seek medical help. The call was transferred to Plumas District Hospital and the information was provided to the USFS. Sunday, June 21 t Spouse abuse? A caller on County Road A23 near Beckwourth reported being the victim of a hit and run. He said he was riding an ATV when he was hit by a truck that left the scene. The caller added the truck was driven by his wife. Timber injury A caller located near Round Valley Reservoir reported a crew member was injured Some of your habits are not serving you at all but they seem to run your life. Please call the: Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 for information, referrals, and support. A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Celebrating Independence IF, t Flanigan-Leavitt ~!~,SUr~_,qC~3 ,\C~{-_--iiC~.-..", MC. after a log fell on his leg. An ambulance was able to make it to the scene and the victim was evacuated. ATV injuries A caller who was located about six miles south of La Porte reported three people were injured in ATV accidents. The caller said two juveniles were injured when they drove their quad over a cliff. When their father went over the cliff to help them, he became injured as well. The caller said all three victims managed to climb up to the road but needed medical attention. The call was transferred to La Porte CDF. The CHP and USFS were notified. Barking and squealing A caller on Sierra Way in Quincy said she could hear her neighbor's dog barking and the neighbor's pig was squealing a lot. The caller said it sounded like the dog was harassing the pig. An officer responded to check on the dog and the pig. Both animals appeared to be fine. Drunk, stuck and arrested A caller at Butt Lake's Cool Springs Campground said an intoxicated male had driven his truck into a ditch on the side of the road and was spinning his wheels and cussing. The caller said the intoxicated man had a gash on his head from falling down earlier. The CHP responded and the man was arrested on a charge of DUI. resi Fire sus As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, Cal Fire has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties. This suspension took effect at 8 a.m., June 29, and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris including branches and leaves. "Last year the Intermountain Area experienced the Eiler Fire, the Bald Fire and the Day Fire: three fires that burned over 85,000 acres," said Dave Junette, unit chief for the Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit of Cal Fire. "All three of these fires required evacuation, and many homeowners experienced firsthand how dilTmult it can be when you are not prepared." "With record-setting drought conditions we must take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting," said Chief Ken Pimlott, Cal Fire director. "One less spark, means one less wildfire." Similar to last year, Cal Fire has already responded to significantly more wildfires than the average. Cal Fire is asking residents rning to ensure that they are prepared for wildfires including maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of defensible space around every home. Here are some tips to help prepare your home and property: --Clear all dead or dying vegetation 100 feet around all structures. --Landscape with fh:e resistant/drought tolerant plants. --Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy facility. The department may issue restricted temporary burning permits if there is an essential reason due to public health, safety. Agriculture, land management, fire training, and other industrial-type burning may proceed if a Cal Fire official inspects the burn site and issues a special permit. Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property that are otherwise permitted will be allowed if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. For additional information on preparing for and preventing wildfires visit Monday, June 22 Going 122 The CHP reported trying to pull over a man who was going 122 miles per hour on a motorcycle on westbound Highway 70 dear Beckwourth Pass. According to the call log, they weren't able to catch the rider. COUNTY OF PLUMAS NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Plumas County Department'of Social Services (PCDSS) invites responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide and operate an Independent Living Program (ILP) to assist eligible County foster youth age 16 to 21 and young adults up to age 21, who were formerly in foster care as dependents or wards of the juvenile court system, in the transition to independent living and self- sufficiency. The County anticipates funding of approximately $48,000 per County Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30) for the provision and operation of an Independent Living Program. The initial funding period will be from September 1,2015, through June 30, 2016. The provision of the ILP may be extended for up to four additional one-year periods at the discretion of the County and contingent upon available funding. The Request for Proposals (RFP) document will be available to the public beginning June 19, 2015, from PCDSS, 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 207, Quincy, CA 95971, 530-283-7045, FAX 530-283-6368, or by emailing your request to: marasolomon Notices of Intent to submit a Proposal must be submitted to the Plumas County Department of Social Services by July 3, 2015 at 5 p.m. PST', only those who submit a timely Notice of Intent will have their Proposal considered. The tentative ILP contract start date will be September 1,2015. All Proposals must be submitted via US Mail or hand-delivery by July 31,2015, no later than 5 p.m. PST to: County of Plumas, Department of Social Services, ATTN: Leslie Mohawk, Program Manager, 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 207, Quincy, CA 95971. Postmarks will not be accepted in lieu of actual receipt. Late proposals will not be considered. For Work,,roe Deveb , Inc. Providing hways to success NOW HIRING The Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. is recruiting temporary workers to assist public and non-profit entities with drought related projects. Work is estimated to begin July 13, 2015. Examples of job openings include, outreach and education coordinator, general labor, irrigation and maintenance workers, and many more. These positions are open You have been You have ~~: to individuals meeting the following criteria: laid off or hours reduced due to drought conditions or been unemployed for 15 out of the last 26 weeks Positions available in Lassen, Plumas, Modoc and Sierra Counties Please visit or contact one of our offices for more information Lassen County 1616 Chestnut Street, Susanville, CA- 530-257-5057 Plumas County 270 County Hospital Rd, Suite 107, Quincy, CA - 530-283-1606 Modoc County 221 N. Main Street, Alturas, CA- 530-233-4.161 Sierra County 305 South Lincoln Street, Sierraville, CA - 530-994-3349 AFWD is an equal opportunity employer/program. AFWD is a proud partner of America ebCenter | t I