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Nevada County man accused of molesting girls held to answer on 10 counts (1)

August 29, 2014 — 

Family and friends of three girls who allegedly were molested expressed relief in court Thursday after a judge found sufficient evidence to hold the suspect to answer to 10 of …

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Oregon man arrested on honey oil charges (2)

August 29, 2014 — 

A man in a vehicle that was reportedly speeding on Highway 20 Tuesday night ended up in jail on honey oil manufacturing charges. A California Highway Patrol officer with a …

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Couple take plea in animal neglect case (3)

August 29, 2014 — 

A local couple took plea agreements on animal cruelty charges Thursday, in return for a maximum of 120 days in county jail. Sara Gore was facing five cruelty counts after …

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Motorcyclist involved in wreck arrested on warrants (4)

August 29, 2014 — 

A Plumas Lake man who escaped serious injury Wednesday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle ended up in jail after being treated for his injuries. Joshua Ayres, 22, sustained head injuries …

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Evans suit against Sheriff’s Office proceeding (5)

August 28, 2014 — 

It has been a little more than a year since Yvonne Davada Evans, a former accounting assistant with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, and her husband, retired Lt. Bill Evans, …

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Dog hoarder pleads no contest to felony animal cruelty (6)

August 27, 2014 — 

An alleged dog hoarder whose trial was set to start Tuesday showed up in court to plead no contest to felony animal cruelty and being a person prohibited from having …

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North San Juan’s Ridge Cafe robbed (7)

August 26, 2014 — 

North San Juan’s Ridge Cafe, a small organic-food cafe catering to — in their own words — “artists, farmers, craftsmen, tradesmen, mountain folk, neighbors, travelers, out-door enthusiasts, health-nuts, hippies & …

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Law enforcement officials raid Grass Valley transient camp (8)

August 23, 2014 — 

Grass Valley and Nevada City Police officers, with the assistance of California Fish and Wildlife and the Grass Valley Fire Department, served a search warrant on an elaborate campsite sprawled …

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Decision postponed again on child molest case (9)

August 22, 2014 — 

Any decision on whether a man accused of molesting three girls will be held to answer on the charges against him was postponed Thursday. Nevada County Superior Court Judge Tom …

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Colfax woman who embezzled more than $100K sentenced to three years (10)

August 22, 2014 — 

An employee of a Grass Valley-based glass company who embezzled more than $100,0000 was sentenced Thursday to three years. But Jeanne Marie Schreib will serve that as a split sentence …

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Grass Valley baby formula thieves arrested in Placer County (11)

August 22, 2014 — 

Three people were arrested, and one got away, in a series of brazen thefts at grocery stores in Reno, Grass Valley and Auburn Wednesday. Grass Valley Police officers were dispatched …

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Couple takes plea agreement in drug case (12)

August 20, 2014 — 

A couple arrested on drug charges in mid-May after a California Highway Patrol officer stopped to investigate their stalled vehicle took plea agreements in court in return for time served …

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Arraignment delayed in homicide case (13)

August 19, 2014 — 

The arraignment of two brothers on murder charges has been postponed until early September. Scott Thomas Hollingshead and Christopher Michael Nix were arrested in May in connection with the murder …

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Three alleged squatters arrested (14)

August 16, 2014 — 

Two men and a teen were arrested after allegedly squatting in a residence off North Bloomfield Road above Nevada City, and attempting to claim ownership under an affidavit of adverse …

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Grand jury indicts 2 in murder case (15)

August 16, 2014 — 

Two brothers arrested and charged in connection with the brutal murder of Brian Spalding on front of his residence in mid-April have been indicted by a criminal grand jury. “Shortly …

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Two arrested at illegal campsite (16)

August 15, 2014 — 

Nevada City Police officers arrested a man and a woman on a number of charges after being found at a campsite behind Juvenile Hall. Antoinette Lee Brantley and Patrick Gary …

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Four arrested on drug charges at North Church Street residence (17)

August 15, 2014 — 

A collaborative effort by local law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of four people on drug charges at a Grass Valley residence. Nevada City and Grass Valley detectives worked …

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Nevada Union High School locker vandals take plea agreement (18)

August 15, 2014 — 

The three men charged in a vandalism spree that caused $20,000 in damage to lockers at Nevada Union High School took plea agreements in return for stipulated jail sentences Thursday …

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Adams takes plea in global resolution of 8 cases in Nevada County court (19)

August 12, 2014 — 

A Nevada City man has taken a plea agreement in Nevada County Superior Court on four felonies and four misdemeanors that could net him nearly five years in jail. Samuel …

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‘Sovereign citizen’ pleads not guilty to attempted murder (20)

August 9, 2014 — 

The suspect in a shooting that injured a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger and a California Highway Patrol officer pleaded not guilty to all charges Thursday in Nevada County …

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