The Progressive is the local newspaper for the Chester area. One of our favorite sections is the Sheriff's Blotter where all the top law enforcement stories are logged. Here are some highlights:
Thursday July 5, 2007 - In Chester, a caller reported that she was threatened by a man. A deputy counseled them.
Thursday July 5, 2007 - In Chester, a caller reported that someone shot her windshield. A deputy said that it was not vandalized. A Fabreze got hot and blew up on the dash.
Thursday July 5, 2007 - On highway 36, three miles north of Gurnsey Campground, a man was found lying in a ditch. He was walking toward Lassen park. (ok, was he walking or lying down??)
Thursday July 5, 2007 - In Quincy, a caller reported that two drunken men chased her friend out of a theater and they didn't go back. (huh? )
Tuesday July 3, 2007 - In Quincy, a caller reported that someone called her and said he wanted to sell advertising. She thought it was suspicious.
Monday July 2, 2007 - Portola, it was reported that a person was having an ongoing problem with someone entering his home when he's at work. The person always uses the phone. A deputy checked the house, but didn't find anyone there and the house was secure.
Monday July 2, 2007 - In Quincy, a woman reported that her husband looked at porn on the computer and she wanted to talk to a deputy about it. A deputy reported that the allegation was unfounded.
Sunday July 1, 2007 - In Portola, a caller reported that it sounded like someone was breaking out all of the windows at a business and then hung up. A deputy reported that he was just there and there was a cattle truck nearby. (Yeah. I had to read it twice too and still don't know what the hell is going on.)
Saturday June 30, 2007 - In Taylorsville, a man reported that another man hit and tried to strangle him then threw a beer bottle and threatened him. (Wouldn't the "threatening" come BEFORE all the attempted murders?)
Sunday August 12, 2007 - In Portola, it was reported that three men who appeared to have been drinking took the caller's clothes out of a dryer at the Laundromat. A deputy said the men agreed to work it out and compensated the caller for the loss.
Saturday August 11, 2007 - In Chester, a caller reported that the neighbors were stealing water from the church. He called back to say that they had permission.
Wednesday August 15, 2007 - In Portola, a caller reported that his neighbor had been yelling at his mother for over an hour. A deputy said it was quiet and then thought it was the wrong address. He then said that no one was home.
Tuesday August 14, 2007 - At the shooting range in Greenville, it was reported that someone was shooting at the range by the campground. A deputy said he would check the area. (What am I missing here. They are at a SHOOTING RANGE!?)
Tuesday August 14, 2007 - At Nelson Creek, a caller reported that someone was dumping trash near his mining claim. He said someone left a note on his car accusing him of doing it. (Ok, I had to read this one THREE times)
Wednesday August 15, 2007 - In Beckwourth, a caller reported that someone let her dog out of the yard and then might have shot at it. A deputy said it was a case of suspicious circumstances. (Pretty damned good detective work if you ask me)
Sunday August 12, 2007 - In Quincy, a caller said that he was parked at a business and his dog was barking. The people in the truck parked next to him yelled at him. He said the man was holding a pickaxe. He said he didn't want to speak to a deputy.
Sunday August 12, 2007 - In Portola, it was reported that someone's uncle was causing a disturbance and tried to hit him. A deputy said it was a verbal situation. (More crack detective work)
Sunday August 12, 2007 -In Chester, a person reported a lost purse with a jar of olives, wallet, ID and credit cards in it. (A jar of olives???!!! And were the wallet, ID and credit cards in the jar of olives?)
Saturday August 11, 2007 - In Quincy, a caller requested information on an available motel in the area. She said she was in San Francisco and couldn't find any openings in the Truckee area (no where near Quincy). Dispatch advised the person to drive to Quincy. The person was very distraught and didn't want to drive to Reno. Deputies said that it was OK for the two women to sleep in their vehicle in a particular parking lot for the night. (I can't figure out what the hell is going on here)