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Bail reduced for Grass Valley assault suspect (2)

January 30, 2015 — 

The bail for a Grass Valley man charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon was reduced from $100,000 to $50,0000 after he appeared in Nevada County Superior Court. …

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Public’s help sought with arson clue (3)

January 29, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police Detective Dale Norvell and Grass Valley Fire Marshal Jeff Wagner are seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a homemade gas can, in connection with …

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North Carolina motel murder suspect arrested in Truckee (4)

January 29, 2015 — 

A man wanted in the strangulation murder of a motel manager in North Carolina was arrested in Truckee on Monday after a federal marshal on vacation spotted him on the …

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Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty (5)

January 28, 2015 — 

A Grass Valley man suspected of stabbing several people at a hip-hop concert in downtown Grass Valley has pleaded not guilty. Steven Robledo Jr., 30, has been charged with three …

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Local woman arrested in honey oil lab fire (6)

January 27, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police officers responding to assist with a fire on Henderson Street Sunday afternoon ended up arresting a female tenant after it was determined the blaze was caused by …

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Lamphier arraigned in child porn case (7)

January 27, 2015 — 

Former county supervisor — and, briefly, Grass Valley city council member — Terry Lamphier was arraigned on child porn charges in Nevada County Superior Court Monday morning. Lamphier did not …

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Judge: Insufficient evidence Truckee contractor at fault in carbon monoxide deaths (updated) (8)

January 24, 2015 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A Nevada County judge has ruled in favor of a local contractor who was accused of criminal negligence in the 2013 carbon monoxide-poisoning deaths of two men. …

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Man arrested after allegedly assaulting Caltrans worker, CHP officer (9)

January 23, 2015 — 

A man believed to be homeless allegedly attacked a Caltrans worker and a California Highway Patrol officer Thursday afternoon and was arrested on multiple charges. The incident began at approximately …

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Alleged baseball bat attack lands one man in jail, one in hospital (10)

January 20, 2015 — 

A Grass Valley man is in jail on $100,000 bail after he allegedly hit another man in the head with a baseball bat Sunday night, sending his alleged victim to …

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San Francisco man in teen sex case sentenced to 4 years (11)

January 19, 2015 — 

A San Francisco man arrested last year for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old Nevada County girl was sentenced Friday to a four-year split sentence. John Wayne Hill, 32 …

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Police Blotter: Garbage bags full of marijuana cause traffic in Nevada County (12)

January 17, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 8:38 a.m. — A caller from the 1900 block of Nevada City Highway reported that someone broke into their business machines last night. 10:03 a.m. …

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Suspect in shooting case mulling plea deal (13)

January 16, 2015 — 

A man facing charges of assault with a firearm on a person, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, reckless evasion of a peace officer, and driving under the influence is considering …

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Arrest made in cold case double-homicide in Placer County (14)

January 16, 2015 — 

Twenty-four years after a Weimar couple was found shot to death in their home, Placer County sheriff’s detectives have arrested the man believed to be responsible for killing them. The …

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Reward offered for jewelry stolen from Nevada City home (15)

January 15, 2015 — 

The family of a couple whose collection of unique, handmade jewelry was stolen before the New Year is offering a “generous” reward for its return — or for information leading …

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Double-murder suspect arrested Saturday night in Truckee (16)

January 13, 2015 — 

TRUCKEE — Authorities arrested a suspect in a pair of murders in California and Florida after a traffic stop Saturday evening on Interstate 80 near Donner Lake. According to the …

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Bay Area rapper J Diggs, clocked at 75 mph, arrested on suspicion of felony gun possession in Truckee (17)

January 10, 2015 — 

TRUCKEE — The co-CEO of San Francisco hip-hop record label Thizz Entertainment was arrested Thursday evening in Truckee on suspicion of felony possession of a handgun. J Diggs, 43, of Sacramento, …

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Report of trapped brother leads to arrest of Penn Valley man (18)

January 10, 2015 — 

A Penn Valley man ended up in jail after he called 911 to report his brother was trapped in a culvert — but no one was actually there. John Zachary …

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Gold Country Lenders case on track for April trial (19)

January 10, 2015 — 

The fraud case against Gold Country Lenders CEO Phil Lester and CFO Susan Laferte — which has been dragging through the courts since their September 2012 arrest — is still …

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Probation search ends in arrest (20)

January 9, 2015 — 

A San Juan Ridge man was arrested on suspicion of violating probation after narcotics detectives conducted a probation search at his Blind Shady Road residence. Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies searched …

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