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Former Sacramento County deputy takes misdemeanor plea on molest charge (1)

August 29, 2015 — 

A former Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy who was facing child molest and drug charges took a misdemeanor plea agreement in exchange for probation and lifetime registration as a sex offender.Donald …

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Former Twin Ridges school employee sentenced in embezzlement (2)

August 29, 2015 — 

The former business manager of the Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School was sentenced Friday to one year in jail after pleading no contest to multiple charges of embezzlement, falsification …

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More charges to come in Grass Valley gold fraud case (3)

August 28, 2015 — 

Gregory Arnoldi, the owner of Grass Valley Gold and Silver, currently faces a total of 40 counts of possessing and selling counterfeit gold and six counts of financial elder abuse.But …

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Tassone assault suspect deemed not mentally competent to stand trial (4)

August 28, 2015 — 

The man who allegedly attacked a 78-year-old woman outside a Grass Valley church and stole her car has been determined to not be mentally competent to stand trial.Criminal proceedings were …

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Traffic stop ends in drug-related arrest (5)

August 28, 2015 — 

A California Highway Patrol officer making a traffic stop early Thursday morning ended up arresting the driver on a number of drug-related charges.The officer stopped a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer driving …

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Grass Valley man takes plea in burglary, sex assault cases (6)

August 27, 2015 — 

A 23-year-old Grass Valley man took a plea in court Friday in connection with burglary and sexual assault charges, in return for one year and two months in jail.Daniel Vandoren …

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Music teacher booked on child porn charges (7)

August 27, 2015 — 

A well-known local music teacher and fiddle player was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges.Ethan Jonah Rohin Lewis, 32, was booked into the Nevada County Jail after turning himself in. …

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Dad arrested in butane honey oil lab explosion pleads guilty (8)

August 25, 2015 — 

A man arrested after his fiancee and child were injured in a butane honey oil lab explosion took a plea in court Monday in return for a suspended prison sentence …

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Struggle, injury to deputy ends in man’s arrest (9)

August 22, 2015 — 

A Grass Valley man reportedly injured a narcotics detective in an attempt to escape being placed under arrest Thursday afternoon.Zachary David Giguiere, 36, ended up in county jail on a …

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Two-time DUI driver given eight-year suspended sentence, treatment program (10)

August 22, 2015 — 

A woman who was arrested twice in six months on drunken driving charges was sentenced Friday to an eight-year suspended prison sentence, one year in jail and a one-year residential …

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Attempted murder suspect considering plea offer (11)

August 21, 2015 — 

A man charged with attempted murder after a shooting incident in early January has been offered a plea agreement that would send him to state prison for 15 years.The defense …

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Police officer, firefighter narrowly escape injury after driver tries to flee (12)

August 20, 2015 — 

A Grass Valley man was arrested Tuesday night after he reportedly tried to evade law enforcement, narrowly missing striking a Grass Valley Police officer and a firefighter.The incident began at …

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Defense attorney in child molest case files appeal to force trial (13)

August 18, 2015 — 

The defense attorney for the defendant in a multi-victim molestation case has filed a petition in the appellate court, asking to set aside the filing of a new criminal complaint …

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Assault suspect from Loomis used crowbar, pool cue (14)

August 18, 2015 — 

A Loomis man was arrested after he reportedly assaulted another man with a pool cue and a crowbar, while his female companion reportedly used a stun gun on the victim.Nevada …

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Grass Valley man arrested twice in one day (15)

August 18, 2015 — 

A Grass Valley man ended up in jail twice Saturday — first in connection with an assault, and then on drug charges.Grass Valley Police officers responded to a call regarding …

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Fairy Garden theft reported at fair (16)

August 14, 2015 — 

Community members have been asked to be on the alert for a flight of fairies that have been reported stolen from a Nevada County Fair exhibit.Many children worked tirelessly to …

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Four arrested on drug charges at Grass Valley apartment complex (17)

August 14, 2015 — 

Narcotics detectives serving search warrants at a Grass Valley apartment complex on Wednesday arrested four people on a variety of drug-related charges and took one small child into protective custody.Members …

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Adams given suspended sentence, drug rehab in multiple cases (18)

August 13, 2015 — 

A Nevada City man who made headlines in 2014 for racking up multiple felonies and misdemeanors and repeatedly failing to appear in court was given a suspended sentence Friday, provided …

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Pickax-wielding suspect arrested after road rage incident (19)

August 12, 2015 — 

A Nevada man living and gold-mining in Washington was arrested Tuesday morning after a road rage incident on Highway 49 reportedly ended with a collision between two vehicles, and an …

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Grass Valley cigarette store robbed at gunpoint (20)

August 12, 2015 — 

An armed suspect robbed a Grass Valley store employee at gunpoint Monday night and police are searching for leads.The employee called 911 at 8:45 p.m. to report the robbery at …

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