Recent Stories in Crime

Man convicted in kidnap plot arrested again (1)

December 27, 2014 — 

A San Juan Ridge man who allegedly negotiated to have a woman kidnapped and possibly murdered — and who had been sentenced to four years and eight months in state …

Read more »

Man arrested in connection with Tahoe holiday burglary (2)

December 27, 2014 — 

Daniel Vega, 24, of South Lake Tahoe was arrested following a Christmas Day burglary. At about 6:30 a.m., South Lake Tahoe Police officers were called to a home on the …

Read more »

Probation search ends in arrest for suspected drug sales (3)

December 25, 2014 — 

A Lake of the Pines man ended up back in jail after a probation search reportedly uncovered nearly an ounce of methamphetamine in his residence. Jeffrey Lee Warren, 52, was …

Read more »

DUI suspect jailed after surrendering on arrest warrant (4)

December 24, 2014 — 

A local woman who had failed to report for booking on DUI charges filed after she reportedly caused a head-on crash in November surrendered last week after a $100,000 warrant …

Read more »

Gunfire in home leads to man’s arrest (5)

December 23, 2014 — 

A 20-year-old man ended up in jail Saturday morning after an argument that reportedly ended with him firing a rifle multiple times inside a residence. A neighbor on Tadpole Creek …

Read more »

Nevada City man arrested for allegedly stealing car, driving drunk (6)

December 23, 2014 — 

A Nevada City man who made headlines earlier this year for racking up multiple felonies and misdemeanors, and repeatedly failing to appear in court for those cases, is back in …

Read more »

Man arrested after allegedly attacking people, vehicles with knife (7)

December 23, 2014 — 

A 40-year-old Oregon man was arrested early Sunday morning by the California Highway Patrol after reportedly attacking people and vehicles with a knife. Aaron James Pagnozzi of Portland was on …

Read more »

Police Blotter: Juvenile uses large whip to threaten other juveniles (8)

December 18, 2014 — 

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday 10:06 a.m. — A caller on the 15000 block of Little Valley Road asked to speak with an officer regarding a potential fraud case after …

Read more »

Yuba County Sheriff: Camptonville man found dead (9)

December 17, 2014 — 

Dennis Hall, of Camptonville, was found dead just off the side of Old Camptonville Road on Sunday. Yuba County Sheriff’s Deputies say there were no obvious signs of trauma or …

Read more »

‘Hitman’ sends extortion email to local woman (10)

December 17, 2014 — 

Most phone or email scams are perennials, and pop up frequently to plague Nevada County residents. The Nigerian who needs help getting money out of the country. The grandson incarcerated …

Read more »

$100K warrant issued in DUI case (11)

December 17, 2014 — 

A Nevada County judge has issued a $100,000 warrant for a local woman who failed to report for booking on DUI charges filed after she reportedly caused a head-on crash …

Read more »

Man arrested in Memorial Park after teen reports inappropriate incident (12)

December 16, 2014 — 

A man was arrested Sunday afternoon in Memorial Park after a teen reported being touched inappropriately. The man, identified as James Clifford Steward, 45, had purchased vodka and was drinking …

Read more »

Man arrested on nine warrants, new drug charges (13)

December 15, 2014 — 

A Grass Valley man was arrested Saturday night after being pulled over for a traffic violation and was reportedly found to have nine outstanding warrants — and more than 10 …

Read more »

Nevada County medical marijuana advocate held to answer on pot cultivation, resisting arrest charges (14)

December 11, 2014 — 

A Nevada County judge found enough evidence to hold Brad Peceimer-Glasse — a medical marijuana advocate who was a strong proponent of Measure S, which would have revised the county’s …

Read more »

Suspected car thief offered plea agreement (15)

December 10, 2014 — 

A suspect in a stolen vehicle case waived his right to a preliminary hearing into the evidence against him Tuesday, as his public defender noted he is considering a plea …

Read more »

Hoarder in animal cruelty case sentenced (16)

December 9, 2014 — 

A dog hoarder described as having mental health issues — who was arrested in 2013 after Animal Control officers found more than 30 live dogs and five dead dogs at …

Read more »

Frying pan assault reportedly lands man in jail (17)

December 9, 2014 — 

A Grass Valley man ended up in county jail after he reportedly hit another man several times with a frying pan Saturday night. A man who lives in the 200 …

Read more »

Police Blotter: Caller needs ‘crazy cat’ locked in the bathroom removed (18)

December 8, 2014 — 

Grass Valley Police Department Friday 8:16 a.m. — A caller on the 100 block of Sparrow Creek asked animal control to pick up a cat that “may have gone crazy …

Read more »

Judge proposes OR release — with supervision — for defendants in fraud case (19)

December 6, 2014 — 

A Nevada County Superior Court judge — faced with a motion to set aside bail and release two defendants in a high-profile fraud case on their own recognizance — proposed …

Read more »

Four arrested in drug bust (20)

December 6, 2014 — 

Members of the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force arrested four people on drug charges after serving a search warrant Thursday night. At approximately 7:15 p.m., narcotics officers executed a search …

Read more »
View 20 More Stories in Crime »
Back to Top