January 25, 2013 | Back to: Crime

Report of man in Grass Valley with gun draws multiagency response


A report of an argument involving a man with a gun drew a multiagency response and lasted for more than an hour Friday afternoon.

But the situation resolved peacefully and no one was arrested, said Grass Valley Police Sgt. Steve Johnson.

Officers went to the residence in the 100 block of Conaway Avenue in Grass Valley at about 4 p.m., after receiving a call that there was an argument in the front yard of the house involving a man who might be under the influence and who had a gun in his pocket.

“He was acting strange,” Johnson said. “He was beating his head against the wall.”

No one was outside the house when officers arrived, so they set up a perimeter around the house and used a PA system to call the residents outside, Johnson said.

The suspect, identified as Troy Reynolds, came out and was detained. Reynolds did not have the gun on him when he exited the house, but told officers he did have one earlier.

According to Johnson, the pistol was in a “state of disrepair” and Reynolds said he had been working on it.

A woman inside the residence also was called out, Johnson said.

“There was concern that there was a third individual inside the house who was not complying with commands to come out,” he said.

“We maintained the perimeter and continued to try to make contact” via phone.

Officers continued to keep an eye on the house, guns drawn, for more than an hour as neighbors gathered on porches to watch.

Other agencies that responded included the California Highway Patrol, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada City Police Department and a K-9 unit from Placer County.

By 5:15 p.m., however, it was determined no one was left in the house, Johnson said.

Reynolds was interviewed at the police department and evaluated for possible drug use.

“He never took the gun out of his pocket or threatened anyone.” Johnson said.

“He was determined not to be under the influence and was released.”

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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