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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man answers door naked, stating claim to be there

May 26, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:42 a.m. — A caller from the 800 block of Sutton Way reported someone urinating in the bushes and yelling obscenities at people. 10:09 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Bank Street reports people on the back […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Person on bench found to be napping

May 25, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 8:59 a.m. — A caller from the 500 block of East Main Street reported someone loitering in the area watching vehicles pass. When a vehicle appeared to be out of the area the subjects ducked down to the back of […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller reports transients ‘humping’ in public

May 24, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department TUESDAY 8:09 a.m. — A caller on the corner of South Auburn Street and Badger Lane reported a yellow bus has been parking in the area for a week. The caller advised dispatch that it was right near the bus stop […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Father throws rocks at cars

May 23, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:50 a.m. — A caller near the intersection of East Berryhill Drive and East Main Street reported a father at the bus stop that has been throwing rocks at cars that run the bus flashing lights. The caller reported the […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Fore! Driver slides off road, crashes into golf course

May 22, 2017 — GRASS VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT Sunday 10:31 a.m. — A caller in the 200 block of Sutton Way reported subjects drinking and doing drugs at a picnic bench between two apartment buildings. 12:31 p.m. — A caller in the 1000 block of Sutton Way reported a […]

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Downtown Grass Valley police chase ends in creek, police say

May 22, 2017 — A Grass Valley man who police say fled from officers before striking a fire hydrant and running through a creek remained in jail Monday without bond. Stephen Nicholas Woodward, 30, faces charges of evading police; resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer; hit-and-run; driving while his […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Hitchhiker ‘looking for trouble’

May 19, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:23 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Kidder Avenue reported two transients walked by and left a new-looking bike in front of the caller's house. The caller felt it may have been stolen. The caller called back […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Person calls 911, says ‘I didn’t call 911.’

May 18, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 8:13 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Sierra College Drive reported a customer dropped her wallet and another customer picked it up and took it. 9:06 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Mill Street […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Woman calls police to report feeding her cat

May 17, 2017 — GRASS VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT TUESDAY 10:53 a.m. — A caller on the 100 block of Main Street reports a purse with business cards and a rusty razor blade inside, shoved through the business mail slot. The caller requested it be picked up. 12:13 p.m. — […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Drunk wife gets house wet; officers unable to locate alligator

May 16, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 10:27 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Kidder Avenue reported his wife had been drinking, called 911 and set down the phone prior to walking outside. The caller picked up the phone as a good citizen. He […]

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Grass Valley police link pair to burglary, over $10K in stolen tools

May 15, 2017 — An expired vehicle registration led Grass Valley officers on Sunday to find two burglary suspects and discover several stolen tools and credit cards, police said. Crystal Dawn Ashley, 28, and Johnathane Casey Bancroft, 31, face three counts each of receipt of stolen property, two counts […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Roadside pit stop

May 14, 2017 — GRASS VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT Saturday 8:04 a.m. – A caller at Mill Street and Chapel Street reported an abandoned house with squatters. 10:49 a.m. – A caller reporting from a hospital in Sacramento reported his house in the 600 block of Whiting Street is a […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Person says someone broke into house, left shirt on hanger

May 12, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:41 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Clydesdale Court reported someone in the parking lot with a man that harassed the nighttime janitorial staff. 8:10 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Sutton Way reported […]

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District attorney wants judge to reconsider his ruling in drug case

May 11, 2017 — A man who challenged a search warrant that authorities say revealed drugs in his home has won a legal battle that will stop certain evidence from reaching a jury, officials said. Michael David Habig, 40, successfully argued this month that a search warrant penned by […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: ‘Hoodlum’ juveniles seen wearing ‘teenage clothing’

May 11, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 8:10 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Mill Street reported theft of items from an unlocked vehicle during the night. 9:30 a.m. — A caller near the corner of West Berryhill Drive and East Main Street reported […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Officers find drywallers working late

May 10, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 9:29 a.m. — A caller requested contact regarding his stolen motorcycle that he advised was being hidden at a specific location. 10 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of East Main Street reported a man lying in the […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller reports stolen vehicle. Officers find caller was pranked

May 9, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:07 a.m. — A caller from the 800 block of Sutton Way reported a person had a sandwich made and walked out with it and that this was an ongoing issue. An arrest was made on charges of a probation […]

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Nevada County authorities: Teen free on home invasion accusation now facing robbery charge

May 8, 2017 — A teen released a month ago on home invasion accusations now faces unrelated charges after he robbed a man over the weekend, authorities said. Jason Michael Baldwin, 18, is charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, participation in a criminal street gang, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, […]

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Nevada County authorities investigate home invasion on Lost Lake Road

May 8, 2017 — Nevada County authorities say two men who broke into a Lost Lake Road home over the weekend and assaulted the residents remained at large on Monday. The home invasion happened around 10:40 p.m. Sunday in the 12000 block of Lost Lake Road, sheriff’s Lt. Bill […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Masked woman found in bushes

May 5, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 7:48 a.m. — A caller from Clark Street reported a restrained neighbor placed a small pile of dirt by the gate with a couple small pieces of trash in the pile. The homeowner didn't see it occur. 9:30 a.m. — […]

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