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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 3B LAW ORDER SHERIFF'S BLOTTER Arrests Blairsden One person was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. Chester Two people were arrested on a charge of DUI. One person was arrested on a charge of public intoxication. One person was arrested on charges of threatening bodily harm and violating probation. Clio One person was charge of DUI. arrested on a Greer/ville One person was arrested on charges of threatening bodily harm, making terrorist threats, rape, forced oral copulation, spouse abuse, false imprisonment and violating probation. Portola One person was arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating probation. Quincy Three people were arrested on a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Two people Were arrested on a charge of DUI. no fires burning in Plumas County, but that there were two fires in the Tahoe Forest District and the smoke from those fires was drifting toward Plumas County. Medical Wednesday, Aug. 7 Unknown malady: In Greenville, a caller requested an ambulance for unknown reasons, The call was transferred to South Lassen EMS. Indian Valley fire was paged. Fracture: In Quincy, a caller requested an ambulance for an injured logger who suffered a possible broken leg. The call was transferred to Plumas District Hospital. PDH was paged. The information was transferred to the US Forest Service. Unknown malady: In Quincy, a caller requested an ambulance for a female. The call was transferred to PDH. Thursday, Aug. 8 Finger: At Lake Almanor, a caller reported that her friend was water skiing and got the rope wrapped around her finger and was injured. The call was transferred to Susanville Interagency Fire Center. Friday, Aug. 9 Migraine: In Quincy, a caller reported a male was suffering a migraine. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH and Quincy fire were paged and responded. One person was arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating probation. One person was arrested on charges of being in possession of stolen property and violating probation. Fire Saturday, Aug. 10 Vegetation: In Greenville, a deputy received a report of a small vegetation fire. Indian Valley/Crescent Mills fire was paged. The USFS was informed and was sending a unit. A deputy requested that Burlington Northern be advised that there was a problem with a brake sparking from a railcar. The information was transferred to BNSF. Sunday, Aug. 11 Smoke: In Graeagle, a caller reported seeing smoke in the area. The call was transferred to the USFS. The USFS advised that there were Pain: In Greenville, a caller reported acute pain to the side of the body. The call was transferred to SLEMS. Indian Valley/Crescent Mills fire was paged. Saturday, Aug. 10 Numbness: In Portola, a caller requested medical aid for a male who had numbness in his arms. The call was transferred to Eastern Plumas Health Care. Eastern Plumas/Portola fire was paged. Back: In Quincy, Quincy fire requested that PDH be paged because of a patient with back pain. PDH was paged. Diabetic: In Quincy, a caller requested an ambulance for his wife who was unresponsive but breathing. The caller said his wife was diabetic. The call was transferred to PDH. PDH and Quincy fire were paged and responded. See Blotter, page 4B 284.7849 THE USA MADE PANELS WE USE ARE MADE IN OREGON. WE BUY IN QUANTITY SO WE CAN SELL THEM FOR THE SAME PRICE AS FOREIGN PANELS. SUPERIOR EFFICIENCY (16+%), WARRANTY (25 YR.) AND QUALITY. Winter is Just Around the Comer,,, Stop by and Check out our selection of stoves! Tues-Fri /'~ ~f~-,~ ~ ........ : 9:30am-5:30pm ~ 2019 East Main St., Quincy Sat lOam-4pm 283-2929 Closed Sun & Mon www.quincyhotspot.com QUINCY HOME MEDICAL SERVICES "A Medicare Certified Home Health Agency" Skilled Nursin Home Health Aide Physical Therapy Wound Care Occupational Therapy Home Infusion Nursing We Accept Medicare, Medi-Cal & many private insurances. For a referral to our agency, please ask your doctor or hospital discharge planner to call our office. 211 Lawrence St., Quincy 283-9787 2930 Riverside Drive, Susanville 257-4100 Toll Free: 800-494-1747 CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by Quincy CHP as a tenta rive summary pending the condusion of the investigation(s). C Road, Aug. 8 At approximately 11:25 p.m., an unknown party was driving a 2005 Dodge on C Road north of Clio State Route 40A at an unknown speed. According to the CHP report, for an unknown reason the driver was unable to follow the road as it curved and subsequently the vehicle left the roadway. The Dodge continued into a ditch and struck a small electrical utility box. Upon CHP arrival, no driver was Iocated on scene. A license plate check was run in an attempt to locate an address. After all means of attempting the welfare of the unknown driver, the Dodge was stgred and the roadway was cleared. The investigation is on-going and all future findings will be added to the report. Private access road, Aug. 9 At approximately 6:45 a.m., Frank W. Halverson, 27, of Reno, Nev., was driving a 2005 Hitachi Zaxis 330 LC excavator southbound on a private property access road (traveling toward the private property road of "Sanity Ranch Road") on his way to a rock pit. The access road was very narrow and Halverson was watching the excavator's tracks in an effort to ensure that it would not travel off of the roadway. The vehicle had been configured in such a way that the bucket was close to the cab with the bucket arm protruding upwards significantly. Halverson failed to see that the bucket arm was much higher than a set of Union Pacific Railroad power lines that crossed the access road. As the excavator was traveling slowly down the access road approaching two sets of Union Pacific Railroad tracks, the bucket arm came into contact with the power lines. Halverson failed to see that the bucket arm was in contact with the power lines and kept driving southward. The power lines were pulled southward and ripped from the tops of two power poles. The lines then parted near the middle of the catenary between the two power poles immediately to the west of the access road. Once the power lines parted, Halverson saw the lines droop in front of his vehicle. He then backed the excavator up and Insurance Turbo-charge 1/01ff 111 ralw.z ! I .eive two F E, movietidcets to Turbo @ocl una[.~. 31, zo13 Bob Phelps Insurance Agent Lic #0579096 252-5014 Fax 257-3762 Cell 386-3515 email: robert.phelps@goAAA.com 2920 D Main St., Susanville CA parked it where it had been parked earlier. Halverson then waited for emergency personnel to arrive. South Mill Creek, Aug. 10 At approximately 2:30 p.m., Kimberly L. Browning, 41, of Quincy, was riding a Mongoose XR 200 bicycle northbound on S. Mill Creek Road in East Quincy, approaching Center Street at a stated speed of 10 mph. According to the CHP report, a 1990 Chevrolet 2500 pickup was legally parked 0n the east side in front 0f224 S. Mill Creek Road. Browning was looking down and manipulating her MP3 player and allowed her bike to drift to the right side of the road. The front of her bike struck the rear of the Chevy and Browning immediately went to the ground. She got up and rode to a friend's house and eventually made her way to Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, where she was treated for minor to moderate injuries. The bike received minor damage to its front wheel and handlebars. There was no damage to the truck. Highway 70, Aug. 11 Danielle R. Hopkins, 37, of Chico, was driving a 2010 Toyota Scion XB westbound on Highway 70, east of Rich Bar Road, at a stated speed of 55 mph. Hopkins was traversing a slight .right-to-left curve when she took her attention away from the roadway. According to the CHP report, the vehicle went onto the north shoulder and collided with the rock embankment. The Scio overturned ahd came to rest on its left side in the westbound lane facing in a northerly direction. Two passengers exited the vehicle with the help of concerned citizens and waited on the north shoulder until medical personnel arrived. Hopkins and her passengers complained of minor to moderate pain. Long Valley Road, Aug. 12 Vicki Johnson, 48, of Newcastle, was driving a 2010 Toyota Camry northbound on Long Valley Road just north of the railroad tracks heading toward Bordertown. At approximately 8:24 p.m., Johnson had just completed a sharp right turn and allowed her vehicle to travel across the opposing traffic lane off the opposite side of the road. The Camry hit a barbed wire fence and became stuck in the ditch. Despite her efforts to get the car out of the ditch and leave the scene, witness on scene called 911 and emergency responders from the Washoe County Sheriffs Office arrive and kept her from leaving. She complained of pain to her stomach, so she was airlifted to Renown with unknown injuries. Alcohol is suspected as a direct cause of the collision. Poker Flat, Aug. 14 At approximately 3 p.m., Brad R. Scherck, 23, of Gilroy, was driving a 2005 Yamaha WR250F dirt bike southbound on County Road 800 (Poker Flat OHV Road) approaching Poker Flat OHV camp from the vicinity of Howland Flat at a stated speed of 5 mph. Poker Flat Road is a rugged off-highway road with numerous large boulders and rocks in the road, along with large ruts, tree branches in the road, and tree roots exposed in the road. Scherck was attempting to climb a small rise in the road while traveling on large rocks and boulders. The front wheel of the Yamaha popped upward after going over a rock and the bike tipped over onto its left side. Scherck thrust his left hand outward to stop the fall and injured his left wrist upon impact with the ground. Scherck was able to get the bike righted and drove it back to his primitive campsite near La Porte. He went to Plumas District Hospital for his injuries. Highway 70, Aug. 15 At approximately 8:30 a.m., Ronda K. Duby, 45, of Chester, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet C5500 Plumas County transit bus loaded with three passengers westbound on Highway 70just west of Golden Eagle Ave. at a stated speed of 40 mph. Duby was driving a normal bus route from Quincy to Chestei:. According to the CHP report, a deer suddenly and unexpectedly jumped out from a grove of trees on the south shoulder and ran across Highway 70 towards the north shoulder directly in front of the bus. Duby could not take any evasive actions and the right front of the bus collided with the deer. This impact mortally wounded the deer and broke off the right front turn signal of the bus. No injuries were reported by Duby or the bus passengers. Highway 49, Aug. 15 At 1:50 p.m., Giovanni Castro, 20, of Reno, Nev., was traveling on Highway 49 just north of Sierraville in a 2000 Subaru, on their way to Chilcoot. According to the CHP report, Castro approached the left-hand curve at 50 mph and quickly realized he was not going to make the curve. The right side tires left the asphalt and entered the dirt portion of the roadway. Castro swerved to the left and then over-corrected to the right. As a result, the Subaru began to spin in a clockwise direction. The Subaru continued down the embankment and eventually flipped onto its roof. Castro and See CHP, page 4B h Sierra Firearms Instruction Offering CCW Classes for Sierra, P lflm a and Lassen CoUnties As well as Personal Protection Classes and Men's and Ladies' Basic Pistol Courses NRA Pistol Instructors Curt McBride & Travis Schiavone Call for information and sign up for one of the upcoming classes 530-927-9760 It is your right to protect your home and family. Know how to do it right and be prepared. Underwear, T-Shirts, Socks and Hickory Work Shirts sports Bras Scrubs & DMV Required Programs Helping People Successfully Satisfy Their Court & DMV Requirements At These Locations: Chester- 200 Main St. Greenville- 209 Hwy. 89 Portola - 500 First Avenue Quincy- 173 Lawrence Street John Banks For more information, contact Plumas Sierra Community Solutions (530) 283-9678 pscs@digitalpath.net * www.rduiprogram.com