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Probation in assault; officials say ringleader may still be at large (1)

August 5, 2015 — 

The orchestrator of a marijuana-related kidnapping and assault in the Yuba and Nevada county foothills in early 2014 may still be at large, officials said Monday. Gerry Eugene Drake was …

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Suspect in assault, vehicle theft arrested (3)

August 4, 2015 — 

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies assisting firefighters at a medical call ended up arresting a man on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and vehicle theft Thursday.Deputies responded to the …

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CHP arrests 2 on pot transportation charges (4)

August 4, 2015 — 

California Highway Patrol officers working to clear a tree that had fallen, blocking a roadway, ended up arresting the adult occupants of an approaching vehicle after reportedly discovering about 20 …

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Opening statements in molest case set for Monday (6)

July 25, 2015 — 

Opening statements are expected Monday morning in a multi-victim molestation trial.Robert Lewis Taylor is facing one count of continuous sexual abuse, four counts of lewd acts on a child, one …

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Additional charges filed in Tassone case (7)

July 24, 2015 — 

Additional charges have been filed against the man suspected of attacking 78-year-old Mary Grace Tassone outside a Grass Valley church and stealing her car.Alan Curtis Kierkegaard, 50, has now been …

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Hometown Hydroponics owner in court on pot charges (8)

July 24, 2015 — 

Scott Andrew Denty, the owner of Grass Valley’s Hometown Hydroponics, was in Nevada County Superior Court Thursday to argue that he should be allowed to use medical cannabis while his …

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Reportedly suicidal woman in Meadow Vista killed by deputy (9)

July 24, 2015 — 

While responding to a call about a suicidal woman in Meadow Vista early Thursday morning, a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy reportedly was forced to shoot the woman when she drew …

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Nevada City woman pleads guilty to marijuana cultivation and structuring currency transactions in federal court (10)

July 23, 2015 — 

A Nevada City woman indicted in 2011 on federal charges pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to manufacture marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, and structuring currency transactions to evade federal reporting requirements, …

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Escaped campfire leads to arrest (11)

July 22, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police officers arrested a woman after she reportedly started a campfire that escaped into surrounding brush off Sutton Way Monday evening.A witness called 911 at about 6:30 p.m. …

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Defense attorneys in Gold Country Lenders case ask for postponement of sentencing (12)

July 22, 2015 — 

A fraud case that has been dragging its way through the court system since the defendants were arrested in September 2012 likely will see at least one more delay.The defense …

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Assailant at Grass Valley hip-hop concert sentenced (13)

July 22, 2015 — 

A Grass Valley man charged with stabbing several people at a hip-hop concert in downtown Grass Valley was sentenced Monday to one year in county jail after pleading no contest …

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Church assault suspect defers entering plea (14)

July 17, 2015 — 

The man suspected of attacking 78-year-old Mary Grace Tassone outside a Grass Valley church July 5, and stealing her car, deferred entering a plea in Nevada County Superior Court Thursday.Tassone …

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Waste Mgmt. embezzler pleads guilty (15)

July 17, 2015 — 

One of the two men charged with embezzling from Waste Management has pleaded guilty, while the other deferred entering a plea.Criminal complaints were filed on April 7 against Randal Lee …

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Evidence, allowable testimony at issue in upcoming Nevada County molest trial (16)

July 14, 2015 — 

With a little more than a week remaining before a multi-victim molestation trial is set to start, a local judge has denied a motion to quash evidence obtained via a …

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Man arrested in connection with assault, robbery in downtown Grass Valley (18)

July 13, 2015 — 

A man remained in custody after reportedly assaulting a woman, then breaking into a business and stealing a bike, Saturday night in Grass Valley.Grass Valley Police officers responded to a …

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Grass Valley assault suspect to enter plea Thursday (19)

July 11, 2015 — 

The man suspected of attacking a 78-year-old woman outside a Grass Valley church July 5, and stealing her car, is set to enter a plea in Nevada County Superior Court …

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‘Squatter’ arrested on trespass, threat charges (20)

July 11, 2015 — 

A man camping on property off Upper Slate Creek Road ended up in jail with a $250,000 bail enhancement after reportedly threatening Grass Valley police officers.Sgt. Jason Perry said he …

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