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Honey oil lab charges in dispute (1)

May 23, 2015 — 

The October arrest of a South County man on charges that he was manufacturing honey oil illegally remains in limbo pending a Nevada County judge’s ruling, set for June 2.At …

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Court Wrap: Restitution hearing postponed in Yeoman cases (2)

May 23, 2015 — 

A restitution hearing for losses totaling nearly $160,000 was postponed after the defendant tried to fire her attorney.Jennifer Ashley Yeoman, 28, already has been sentenced to five years in prison …

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CHP arrest man on marijuana sales, transportation charges (3)

May 21, 2015 — 

A California Highway Patrol officer on patrol Tuesday night stopped a driver who reportedly was acting suspiciously, and ended up arresting him after locating more than 10 pounds of marijuana …

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Placer Sheriff’s Office seeking help in finding pharmacy robber (4)

May 21, 2015 — 

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing pharmacies in Kings Beach, Colfax, Incline Village and Reno.The suspect’s most recent …

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New manslaughter charges filed in Hotshot death (5)

May 20, 2015 — 

The Yuba County District Attorney’s Office has filed a new vehicular manslaughter charge against a former Hotshot firefighter, after a judge dismissed charges against him in March. Andrew Gruenberg pleaded …

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Fugitive arrested in kidnap and assault takes plea agreement (6)

May 20, 2015 — 

A Nevada County man known as “Hawkeye” pleaded no contest Monday to felony charges that he assaulted his ex-employee he accused of stealing marijuana plants in February 2014. Gerry Eugene …

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Evidence heard in heroin, meth sale case (7)

May 20, 2015 — 

A judge found enough evidence after a preliminary hearing to hold a Grass Valley man to answer on drug sale charges, after Grass Valley Police officers reportedly found heroin and …

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Wife of gold dealer arrested on welfare fraud charges (8)

May 19, 2015 — 

The wife of a Grass Valley gold dealer who is currently facing 40 counts of fraud and elder abuse for reportedly selling customers counterfeit gold is now facing legal troubles …

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Man arrested after reportedly hitting car, narrowly missing deputy, fleeing (9)

May 18, 2015 — 

A Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy narrowly escaped injury when a man parked at the scene of a reported assault suddenly reportedly reversed at high speed, struck an occupied truck, then …

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Trial date set for Nov. 3 in murder case (10)

May 16, 2015 — 

A Nevada County judge denied a motion to dismiss a special allegation that two brothers were lying in wait when they murdered Brian Spalding on April 14, 2014, and set …

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Heroin, meth seized during arrests of 4 (11)

May 16, 2015 — 

Local law enforcement had a busy day Thursday, with multiple agencies conducting a warrants sweep, and with a traffic stop on a suspected drug trafficker netting heroin and methamphetamine.A little …

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2 arrested on drug charges after traffic stop, search warrant (12)

May 14, 2015 — 

Two Nevada County residents were arrested on drug charges in different counties after a traffic stop May 8, but both will be prosecuted locally.A California highway Patrol officer pulled over …

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Traffic stop ends in pepper-spraying of suspect after pursuit (13)

May 14, 2015 — 

A Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy making a traffic stop on the San Juan Ridge reportedly ended up pepper-spraying the driver after a foot pursuit during which the man dropped a …

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Developer testifies in Gold Country Lenders case (14)

May 13, 2015 — 

Developer Steve Elder was on the stand Tuesday as the Gold Country Lenders trial started its fourth week in Nevada County Superior Court.Elder partnered with the company’s CEO, Phil Lester, …

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Trial dates set for Lamphier, Peceimer-Glasse (15)

May 12, 2015 — 

Trial dates were set Monday in Nevada County Superior Court for two high-profile cases — a child porn case involving a former Nevada County supervisor, and a resisting arrest charge …

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Trio arrested after narcotics traffic stop (16)

May 12, 2015 — 

Narcotics detectives making a traffic stop on a vehicle Sunday night ended up raking all three occupants to jail on a variety of charges, reportedly after finding more than 70 …

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GV bust reportedly uncovers meth, heroin, pills and honey oil lab (17)

May 12, 2015 — 

Narcotics detectives served a search warrant at a Grass Valley apartment Monday morning, reportedly uncovering a large cache of drugs including methamphetamine and heroin, as well as a “closed-loop” butane …

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Driver in fatal crash pleads not guilty to vehicular manslaughter (18)

May 11, 2015 — 

A man who reportedly caused a crash that killed his passenger in December 2013 pleaded not guilty in court May 7, and a preliminary hearing into the evidence was set …

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Police blotter: A skunk on the loose and public urination (19)

May 11, 2015 — 

Grass Valley Police DepartmentFriday8:38 a.m. — A caller on the 100 block of Presley Way reported a woman wearing a medical mask and not wearing pants wandering around in front …

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Reported OD leads to man’s arrest on drug charges (20)

May 9, 2015 — 

A man was arrested at a transient camp off East Bennett Road on drug sale charges after Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a possible heroin overdose in the area.Deputies …

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