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Blotter: Stolen pants reappear at store they were stolen from (1)

September 14, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Friday 7:06 a.m. — A 911 caller on the 100 block of South Auburn Street reported a group of “transients” drinking and yelling near a dumpster. …

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Nevada County waits to hear on motion to dismiss in Malott suit (2)

September 6, 2014 — 

A convoluted civil rights lawsuit alleging a bizarre conspiracy perpetrated by the Nevada, Placer and Sacramento County Sheriff’s offices continues to wend its way through federal court after being filed …

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Marijuana grow busted in Oregon House (3)

September 6, 2014 — 

Local law enforcement, tipped off by police in Illinois, busted a marijuana grow operation near Oregon House; the case serves as an example of Yuba County’s role as a supplier …

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Carmichael man arrested on knife, drug charges (4)

September 5, 2014 — 

A California Highway Patrol officer stopped a suspicious vehicle with out-of-state plates Wednesday and ended up citing the driver and arresting his passenger after reportedly locating marijuana, methamphetamine and an …

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Two arrested after crash on Pleasant Valley Road (5)

September 4, 2014 — 

Two men were arrested after a solo-vehicle collision Tuesday night. At approximately 5:55 p.m., a man identified as M. Montano-Herrera, 19, was driving a 1990 Toyota pickup truck on Pleasant …

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Traffic stop ends in arrest on drug, weapon charges (6)

September 4, 2014 — 

A Rough and Ready man who was stopped because he reportedly was recognized as being a driver with a suspended license ended up going to jail on a number of …

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New charges filed against suspected embezzler in NC case (7)

September 3, 2014 — 

A new felony complaint has been filed against a Grass Valley woman already facing two separate cases involving identity theft and embezzlement — and she is being sought on a …

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Defense attorneys ask for another continuance in Gold Country Lenders case (8)

August 30, 2014 — 

A late October trial date for the Gold Country Lenders fraud case is in question, after the defense attorneys for Chief Executive Officer Phil Lester and Chief Financial Officer Susan …

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Nevada County man accused of molesting girls held to answer on 10 counts (9)

August 29, 2014 — 

Family and friends of three girls who allegedly were molested expressed relief in court Thursday after a judge found sufficient evidence to hold the suspect to answer to 10 of …

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Oregon man arrested on honey oil charges (10)

August 29, 2014 — 

A man in a vehicle that was reportedly speeding on Highway 20 Tuesday night ended up in jail on honey oil manufacturing charges. A California Highway Patrol officer with a …

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Nevada County couple take plea in animal neglect case (11)

August 29, 2014 — 

A local couple took plea agreements on animal cruelty charges Thursday, in return for a maximum of 120 days in county jail. Sara Gore was facing five cruelty counts after …

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Motorcyclist involved in wreck arrested on warrants (12)

August 29, 2014 — 

A Plumas Lake man who escaped serious injury Wednesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle ended up in jail after being treated for his injuries. Joshua Ayres, 22, sustained head injuries …

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Evans suit against Sheriff’s Office proceeding (13)

August 28, 2014 — 

It has been a little more than a year since Yvonne Davada Evans, a former accounting assistant with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, and her husband, retired Lt. Bill Evans, …

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Dog hoarder pleads no contest to felony animal cruelty (14)

August 27, 2014 — 

An alleged dog hoarder whose trial was set to start Tuesday showed up in court to plead no contest to felony animal cruelty and being a person prohibited from having …

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North San Juan’s Ridge Cafe robbed (15)

August 26, 2014 — 

North San Juan’s Ridge Cafe, a small organic-food cafe catering to — in their own words — “artists, farmers, craftsmen, tradesmen, mountain folk, neighbors, travelers, out-door enthusiasts, health-nuts, hippies & …

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Law enforcement officials raid Grass Valley transient camp (16)

August 23, 2014 — 

Grass Valley and Nevada City Police officers, with the assistance of California Fish and Wildlife and the Grass Valley Fire Department, served a search warrant on an elaborate campsite sprawled …

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Decision postponed again on child molest case (17)

August 22, 2014 — 

Any decision on whether a man accused of molesting three girls will be held to answer on the charges against him was postponed Thursday. Nevada County Superior Court Judge Tom …

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Colfax woman who embezzled more than $100K sentenced to three years (18)

August 22, 2014 — 

An employee of a Grass Valley-based glass company who embezzled more than $100,0000 was sentenced Thursday to three years. But Jeanne Marie Schreib will serve that as a split sentence …

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Grass Valley baby formula thieves arrested in Placer County (19)

August 22, 2014 — 

Three people were arrested, and one got away, in a series of brazen thefts at grocery stores in Reno, Grass Valley and Auburn Wednesday. Grass Valley Police officers were dispatched …

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Couple takes plea agreement in drug case (20)

August 20, 2014 — 

A couple arrested on drug charges in mid-May after a California Highway Patrol officer stopped to investigate their stalled vehicle took plea agreements in court in return for time served …

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