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First week of murder trial to wrap Feb. 11 (1)

February 10, 2016 — 

The trial of homicide suspects Scott Hollingshead and his brother, Christopher Nix, will wrap up the first week of testimony today in Nevada County Superior Court.It was anticipated that Deputy …

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Suspect in Grass Valley burglaries arrested in Sacramento (2)

February 10, 2016 — 

A Sacramento County man was linked to a rash of burglaries and a vehicle theft by Grass Valley Police officers and was arrested Tuesday — reportedly while in the act …

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Suspect in store vandalism spree sentenced to 120 days (3)

February 8, 2016 — 

A woman suspected of trying to shoplift items from a downtown Grass Valley store and then allegedly assaulted employees was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail.Jordun Dawn Baggett, 21, …

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Costs in Gold Country Lenders case pass $600K (4)

February 5, 2016 — 

The cost to Nevada County, which is paying indigent defense costs in the Gold Country Lenders prosecution, has now soared past the $600,000 mark — the total the county had …

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Murder trial: Mother’s 911 call played during testimony (5)

February 4, 2016 — 

The mother of murder victim Brian Spalding sat stoically in court Thursday and listened to her own anguished 911 call, made as her son was kicked to death in front …

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Prosecution spotty, sentences vary in Nevada County mail theft cases (6)

February 3, 2016 — 

A lot of mail thefts reported to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office get referred back to the post office, because mail theft is a federal crime. A quick check of …

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Pot, plants seized at South County indoor grow operation (7)

February 3, 2016 — 

Narcotics detectives served search warrants at two commercial warehouses and a residence in South County Tuesday afternoon, reportedly seizing 125 marijuana plants, more than 200 pounds of marijuana shake and …

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Four cited, one arrested on drug charges in Grass Valley (8)

February 2, 2016 — 

Narcotics detectives served a search warrant for methamphetamine sales on a Grass Valley property Tuesday morning, citing four people and arresting one on drug charges.Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s …

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Strike offense dismissed in child molest case (9)

February 1, 2016 — 

A Nevada County judge ruled against the prosecution in regard to one count in a multi-victim molest case that has been wending its way through the courts for two years.Robert …

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Rough and Ready man shot in leg, during dispute (10)

February 1, 2016 — 

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to a Rough and Ready man seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to the leg Sunday afternoon.Grass Valley Police officers …

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Trial vacated, new case pending for burglary suspect in Nevada County (11)

January 29, 2016 — 

The trial of a man suspected of a string of burglaries — whose recent arrest and subsequent release from jail on less than $10,000 bail drew community outrage — was …

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Jury selection under way in Spalding murder trial (12)

January 26, 2016 — 

Jury selection in the trial of brothers Scott Thomas Hollingshead and Christopher Michael Nix, the suspects in the murder of Brian Spalding, began Tuesday in Nevada County Superior Court.Jury selection …

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Couple arrested on drug, child endangerment charges (13)

January 26, 2016 — 

Narcotics detectives conducting a probation search ended up arresting a man and woman on drug and child endangerment charges Tuesday.Members of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force went to …

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Report of BHO lab leads to Penn Valley man’s arrest (14)

January 24, 2016 — 

A Penn Valley man was arrested after Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies were asked to conduct a welfare check on very young children living at a residence believed to have a …

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Packard’s bail raised to $130K in string of outstanding cases (15)

January 24, 2016 — 

A suspect in a string of burglaries — whose recent arrest and subsequent release from jail on less than $10,000 bail drew widespread outrage in the community — was remanded …

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Tahoe-area ski resort seeks prosecution against man who triggered avalanche (VIDEO) (16)

January 22, 2016 — 

NORDEN, Calif. — Authorities may seek prosecution against a man who allegedly triggered an avalanche while reportedly skiing in a closed-off area Friday at Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit.According …

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Question of mental competence raised again in Condon Park assault case (17)

January 22, 2016 — 

The trial for a man accused of carrying a deadly weapon after he reportedly tried to grab a young girl in Condon Park — which was set to start next …

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Arnoldi and Daly sentenced in Grass Valley gold fraud case (18)

January 22, 2016 — 

A Grass Valley gold dealer charged with dozens of counts of possessing and selling counterfeit gold and financial elder abuse, as well as criminal conspiracy in a separate welfare fraud …

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Camptonville man arrested on DUI charges (19)

January 21, 2016 — 

A Camptonville man reportedly had an estimated blood alcohol content of one and a half times the legal limit when he crashed his truck Thursday morning, sending his passenger to …

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Suspicious vehicle leads to Northern Queen Inn guest’s arrest (20)

January 15, 2016 — 

Nevada City Police officers fearing that someone had tried to steal the tires off a motel guest’s vehicle ended up arresting the car’s owner after reportedly finding him with cash, …

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