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Nevada County authorities: Burglary suspect caught wearing stolen clothes

August 21, 2017 — A Grass Valley man accused of wearing clothes he'd just stolen from a Mt. Olive Road motor home remained in the Nevada County Jail Monday under $65,000 in bond, authorities said. Raymond Merrill Jensen, 29, is charged with second- degree burglary, peeking inside an inhabited […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Motionless man on roof

August 18, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 8:06 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Sutton Way reported a 14-year-old who didn't want to go to school was being disrespectful and throwing things. 8:38 a.m. — A caller from Plaza Drive and Brunswick Road reported […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Flies, flies everywhere

August 16, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 7:46 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Mill Street reported a "bizarre" transient picking at the dirt and crawling around the ground. 9:59 p.m. — A caller from 300 Mill Street reported his car was stolen while […]

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John Richard Green sentenced to over 200 years on molestation charges in Nevada County Superior Court

August 14, 2017 — A man convicted on child molestation and rape accusations was sentenced last week to over 200 years in prison, authorities said. John Richard Green, 46, was sentenced Friday by Judge Candace Heidelberger to 208 years to life in prison on 16 counts of lewd act […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Trying to reach a 916 number, caller dials 911

August 11, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 9:22 a.m. — A caller near the corner of Brunswick Road and Sutton Way reported a possible attempted car jacking. The caller wasn't involved and didn't know if it was successful or not. Officers were unable to locate those involved. […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Drone flyer bothers neighbor

August 10, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 7:07 a.m. — A caller from the 1300 block of Whispering Pines Lane reported a suspicious, unoccupied vehicle and ongoing problems with drug activity and that people are frequently picking up needles from the parking lot. 9:54 a.m. — A […]

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Hot Spot Smoke Shop robbery case postponed

August 10, 2017 — A judge in the Hot Spot Smoke Shop robbery case opted Thursday to postpone the defendants' preliminary hearing until Sept. 5, citing scheduling conflicts and evidence issues. Joseph Daniel Sandoval, 21; James Edwin Sandoval, 32; and Anthony Richard Vicente, 31, are accused in the Jan. […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: 11 fire extinguishers taken

August 8, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 8:52 a.m. — A caller from Litton Trail reported a man took off his clothes while she was walking on the trail. Another caller reported the man was waving his arms about. 9:25 a.m. — A caller from the 300 […]

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Grass Valley police: Stabbing suspect not yet in jail, will receive evaluation

August 7, 2017 — A Grass Valley man accused in a weekend stabbing on North School Street remained in the hospital Monday afternoon pending a mental evaluation, police said. Eugene Maravel, 69, will face an attempted murder charge once he's booked into the Nevada County Jail. However, before Maravel […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: 911 called because someone parked in their spot

August 4, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:49 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Mill Street reported a man and woman transient on the property. The woman appeared to be taking a bath. 9:13 a.m. — A caller near the intersection of McCourtney Road […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller drops off pizza, sodas for firefighters

August 3, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 7:23 a.m. — A caller from the 1300 block of East Main Street reported ongoing harassment from her neighbors. It most recently occurred the previous day. The caller said she wants GVPD to help her, but the last time she […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man looks out of place in “fire” truck that looks like police car

August 2, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 7:36 p.m. — A caller from the 300 block of North Church Street reported a man asking for a ride to North San Juan just stole her vehicle. The person got in the vehicle when the caller's husband went inside. […]

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Nevada County sheriff: Man faces child sex charge, again

August 2, 2017 — A teen who made bond months ago on child sex charges is back in jail on new accusations of having sex with a minor, authorities said. Matthew Richard Chapdelane, 18, of Grass Valley, faces a count of having sex with a minor who's over three […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Possibly driverless vehicle backs into bushes

August 1, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:43 a.m. — A caller near the corner of Bank Street and Hansen Way reported transients camped under an overpass. The caller was provided with the business line number. 8:07 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Dorsey […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man accused of dredging; no dredging found

July 31, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 7:43 a.m. — A caller near the corner of Mill Street and Neal Street reported a woman smoking from a crack pipe. Officers were unable to locate the woman. 11:02 a.m. — A caller from the 600 block of Brighton […]

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Person on the street: Do you think crime is on the rise?

July 30, 2017 — A quick look on social media or in conversations around town, the perception seems to permeate that crime is on the rise in western Nevada County. Ivan Natividad, digital editor at The Union, took to the streets to see what folks were thinking: Is crime […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man yells profanities, later blows loud instrument

July 28, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 11:49 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of South Church Street reported a transient passing in front of a business, making people feel uncomfortable. 2:03 p.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Colfax Avenue reported a […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Cows wander into children’s camp

July 27, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 9:22 a.m. — A caller near the corner of Whiting Street and Leduc Street reported for the last two days there has been an unknown vehicle driving and possible camping. 10:46 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of […]

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Chicken booked in Nevada City

July 26, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 7:53 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Bank Street reported someone sleeping under the no trespassing sign. 8:56 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Dorsey Drive reported finding two tubs of marijuana near a […]

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Grass Valley police: Burglary suspect broke window, then chased another man down the street

July 26, 2017 — A West Sacramento man accused of breaking into a girlfriend's home and then chasing someone down the street remained Wednesday in the Nevada County Jail without bond, reports state. Alex Stilley, 21, is charged with second-degree burglary; assault with a firearm on a person; threatening […]

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