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Bulletin,. Record, Progressive, Reporter , Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 3B LAW and ORDER 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. And those arrested should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. During the week of Tuesday, Nov. 29, to Monday, Dec. 5, there were 222 incidents handled by dispatchers. The reported incidents resulted in 10 arrests, 22 medical responses and nine fire responses. Following is a summary of the week's activity: BY THE NUMBERS 24 Calls to 911 19 Suspicious activity reports 12 Patrol checks 11 Loud disturbance reports 11 Domestic disputes 10 Alarm reports 9 Probation checks 7 Dog reports 6 Welfare checks 6 Death reports 5 Accident reports 5 Horse reports 4 Goat and sheep reports ARRESTS Chester One arrested on charges of driving on a suspended license, probation violation, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Portola One arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation. One arrested on a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance. One arrested on a charge of battery. One arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Quincy One arrested on charges of probation violation and driving with a suspended license. One arrested on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation. One arrested on a charge of public intoxication. One arrested on a charge of probation violation. One arrested on a charge of battery. MISCELLANEOUS Tuesday, Nov. 29 Not home for the holidays During a routine probation check in Quincy, a deputy reported the subject was not home. It was determined they have absconded. Spreading Christmas cheer In Quincy, a caller reported her ex-husband came to her house uninvited and called her names. Treatment needed A caller in Portola reported her friend just took a bottle of pills. It is unknown if she is suicidal, she is currently in the living room. A deputy reported the female is not suicidal but has been drinking very much. The hospital will provide treatment. Wednesday, Nov. 30 Give me the keys In Portola, a caller reported her daughter was causing an argument and trying to take the caller's car when she doesn't have a valid driver's license. A deputy reported both parties agreed to keep the peace. Calling again, she requested a deputy because she believes her daughter took her keys. The responding deputy reported he saw the caller driving her Car. Thursday, Dec. 1 Drone laws A caller in Quincy reported a male at Gansner Park flying a drone very low making her uncomfortable. The caller would like contact from a deputy regarding laws about flying drones in the park. Slip sliding away In Chester, a caller reported a vehicle slid off the road. No injuries were reported. Challenging feat A caller in Quincy requested medical for a female who possibly ran over her leg with her vehicle. Friday, Dec. 2 Fire call A caller in Quincy reported a log loader on fire and in need of the fire department. Seriously? In LakeAlmanor, a caller reported that a sliding glass door is open and the screen is off of the window. The front door has been propped open with a chair for the last two days. The caller said she spoke with the Country Club and they said to call the Sheriff. A deputy contacted a company who is responsible for winterizing the home and accidentally left the door open. People in a dogfight A caller in Chester reported that her ex-boyfriend is hitting her and yelling at her. Dispatch could hear lots of commotion and yelling. The caller reported that she is trying to get her dog from the house. CHP reported receiving a call from the male half but the call was disconnected. A sergeant reported there was an argument over a dog. The female half has left and everything is okay. Saturday, Dec. 3 Santa in reverse In Greenville, a caller reported she thinks someone came into her residence and took her DVD player and also took food from her. refrigerator. The caller reported this happened two or three nights ago. Christmas omelet A caller in Quincy reported a male subject stole some eggs and then took off on foot. The caller reported she has the subject on video. The subject was cited on charges of petty theft and conspiring to commit a crime. We have a pay phone??? In Meadow Valley, a caller reported his clutch is frozen on Bucks Lake Road at the 119 intersection, near the fire station. The caller is calling from a pay phone. Snow adventures found A caller in Meadow Valley reported that she and her family are stuck in the snow on Bucks Lake Road. They turned left where it said 9 miles to Bucks Lake, possibly 3.5 miles past the turnoff. Sunday, Dec. 4 Theft evidence missing In Quincy, a caller reported a theft just occurred. The suspect vehicle was described as it left. A deputy reported no evidence of a theft. Monday, Dec. 5 Possible overdose In Portola, a caller requested an ambulance for his roommate for a possible intentional overdose. EPDH responded and a deputy reported the patient was placed on a 5150 hold. Ambulance request A caller in Delleker reported she may have taken too many reeds, on purpose, and now is requesting an ambulance. Mari Erin Roth Staff Writer eroth@plumasnews.com Pet Country in Quincy was burglarized between the hours of 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, and 7:30 a.m., Dec. 5. Owner Michelle Low said, "They broke the window and stole about $210." Low described the scene: "The monitor was knocked to the floor and broken and it appeared like they repeatedly threw the cash drawer on the floor to open it." After taking $50 from the broken cash register and $160 used to make change, the thieves exited out the door, which they left open. With temperatures dipping to 26 degrees, it is extremely fortunate that no animals died as a result of the burglary. The shop was freezing for the animals, according to Low, who said her husband had been coming regularly to put wood in the fire to keep the animals warm inside. "The cat was out and waiting to get back in when my husband came to the store," said Low, who said that is how he knew right off that something was wrong. The shop was not equipped with an alarm or camera security system at the time of the break-in, but that situation has been remedied according to the storeowner. CHP REPORT The following incidents are submitted by the Quincy Area California Highway Patrol as a tentative summary pending the conclusion of the investigation(s). DUI, Dec. 7 At about 10:32 p.m., Richard Duncm, 48, of Portola, was dTiving his 2013 Toyota eastbotmd on Highway 70. Just east of Highway 89, his stated speed was 40 mph. It was cold and snowing. Due to his speed on the snow-covered road, Duncan lost control of the vehicle. The car skidded onto the south shoulder, narrowly missing a Caltrans vehicle. The Toyota struck a chain control sign and rolled down a descending embankment. The driver was wearing his safety belt at the time of the accident and was not injured. CHP determined that Duncan had been driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested. Caution in snow, Dec. 8 At approximately 9:30 a.m. Kayla Kelton, 20, of Portola, was driving a 2006 Suzuki XL-7 westbound on Highway 70. Her stated speed was 45 mph approaching Sloat Road. The roadway at that time was covered with snow and ice under R-1 chain control with a posted maximum speed limit of 35 mph. Kelton encountered a patch of deep snow and slush in the roadway. This caused her to loose control of the Suzuki. The vehicle crossed over into the opposing lane and collided with a guardrall. Kelton had been wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident and was unharmed. mph. It was raining. At about 4:10 a.m., Corbin's vehicle collided with a large boulder in the eastbound lane and then struck a large tree on the south shoulder of the road. Corbin and a passenger had been wearing seat belts at the time. Both parties sustained minor injuries. This collision is still under investigation. CHP Reminder: Please remember to slow down and allow extra travel time during the winter months especially in snow conditions. It is the driver's responsibility to slow down and drive at a safe speed for the current conditions. Under chain control the posted maximum speed limit changes from 55 mph to 35 mph. Chain control checkpoints are unmanned in Plumas County and it is the driver's responsibility to recognize the change in roadway conditions and properly equip the vehicle. This can be achieved by placing the vehicle in 4-wheel drive, installing traction control devices or possibly even consider turning back because the road conditions are too dangerous. Every year, drivers 65-years-of-age and older look to the California Highway Patrol for assistance in maintaining or improving their ability to drive safely. In response, the CHP provides the "Age Well, Drive Smart" program to equip senior drivers with the necessary tools to remain safe and confident on the road. The program covers various topics ranging from California driving laws, safe driving practices and the effects of aging on a person's ability to drive safely. Beware of deer, Dec. 8 Clayton Johnson, 82, of Quincy, was driving his 1996 Jeep Cherokee westbound on Highway 70. At approximately 5:15 p.m., he was just west of Lee Summit. His speed was 55 to 60 mph. The weather was cloudy and the road was wet. A deer ran north across the two eastbound lanes into Johnson's lane, directly in front of the Jeep. Johnson did not see the deer until he was about to hit it. He had no time to slow or take evasive action. The front of the Cherokee collided with the deer within the westbound lane. The animal was killed instantly. It was moved to the north shoulder of the road for later removal by Caltrans. The front of the Jeep sustained moderate damage. Johnson was able to move the Cherokee to a safer location at Greenhorn Ranch Road. Neither Johnson nor his passenger were injured during the collision. Both had been wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. They waited with CHP for a tow truck. Boulder in roadway, Dec. 10 Jerry Corbin, 49, of Citrus Heights, was driving a 2015 Volvo truck-tractor pulling a 1996 Utility semi-trailer traveling eastbound on Highway 70 just east of Storrie Bridge. His stated speed was 45 Anderlini & McSweeney LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super Lawyer, a Martindalc-Hubbcll AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of California. We specialize in litigation including wild fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. 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