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Nevada County Police Blotter: ‘Friend’ takes motorhome back to Grass Valley

October 17, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:41 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Mill Street reported three transients camped out in front of a closed-down business. The transients weren't camping and moved along. 1:09 p.m. — A caller from the 700 block of

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Trial date set for alleged kidnappers in Nevada County Superior Court

October 16, 2017 — A trial date of Feb. 20 has been set for Layla Callahan and David Munoz, who are facing charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment. Callahan, 23, and Munoz, 25, are considering a possible plea agreement, said their attorneys, Zenia Gilg and Greg Klein. The pair

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Grass Valley murder suspect pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

October 16, 2017 — Murder suspect Jason Schuller — who already had entered a not guilty plea — on Monday entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Deputy Public Defender Micah Pierce told Nevada County Superior Court Judge Candace Heidelberger that Schuller contends he was insane

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Suspect arrested in two Grass Valley spot fires

October 16, 2017 — A man believed to be homeless and living in a camp in the woods has been arrested in connection with two spot fires in the Glenbrook Basin last week. Kyle Patrick Cartmell, 35, has been charged with arson; he was booked into Nevada County jail

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Woman takes exception to be called ‘a fake-ass Dodgers fan’

October 16, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 2:18 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Arcadia Drive reported a vehicle accident with the vehicle in a front yard. A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and two passengers were arrested on

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller asks 911 for weather report

October 13, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:35 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Bobwhite Lane hung up. On call back, the caller said she was calling 911 for weather. She said she was on Ridge Road; however, when asked for a cross road,

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Pot smoking man advised to go to bed or jail

October 12, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 8:30 a.m. — A caller from the 800 block of East Main Street reported a man selling generators out of his truck. Contact was made and the man provided documentation that he owned the generators. The man was moving along.

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Ceiling fan left on for five days

October 11, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 10:15 a.m. — A caller from the 600 block of Freeman Lane reported a transient sleeping on a bench in front of a business. He had previously been advised of trespassing. 10:43 a.m. — A caller from the 600 block

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Backpack found with Guatemalan print

October 10, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:31 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Springhill Drive reported a gate was stuck and no one was able to get out of the business. One person had been stuck there since the night before. The caller

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller disappointed woman wouldn’t return weed pipe

October 9, 2017 — Nevada County Sheriff's Office Sunday 8:52 a.m. — A caller from Alta Sierra Drive reported a disturbance. The caller sounded extremely high on drugs saying there was a woman in all black that wouldn't give him back his weed pipe. The caller said something about

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man reports sidewalk chalk artists; Halloween drones a product of cold medication

October 8, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Friday 8:41 a.m. — Two men were contacted sleeping in sleeping bags in Memorial Park and were advised of the camping ordnance. 8:52 a.m. — A woman reported that a relative who lives in Mexico was asking for money online, claiming

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Two suspects arrested in armed robbery of Penn Valley yogurt shop

October 8, 2017 — A masked man reportedly robbed a Penn Valley frozen yogurt store at knifepoint Friday night before fleeing in a vehicle driven by a woman. The suspects were apprehended on the outskirts of Linda within a half-hour and booked into custody in Nevada County on $100,000

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Murder trial postponed

October 6, 2017 — The murder trial for Maurice Di Aundra Rogers, which was to begin on Oct. 17, has been postponed. Rogers faces a homicide charge in the death of Felicia Romaine Spruell-Jones, 46, of Reno, whose body was found east of Truckee on April 4, 2016. Spruell-Jones

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Six pigs found again, one bull reported twice

October 6, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 8:22 a.m. — A caller near the intersection of Crown Point Circle and Whispering Pines Lane reported a man acting very irate and seemed very agitated. He was waving a hammer around and yelling. 8:36 a.m. — A caller from

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Candy needed in order to enter

October 5, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 7:18 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Neal Street reported a transient who was panhandling was shaky and had slept next to wild birds the previous night with several bottles of vodka next to him. 8:13 a.m.

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Suspicious person clears blackberry bushes

October 4, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 7:38 a.m. — A caller from the 1300 block of East Main Street reported someone that was shaky when he was talking to the caller and said he needed a bandana. The caller said the person had an open pocket

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Three arrested in Nevada County on stolen vehicle, drug charges

October 4, 2017 — Nevada County Sheriff's deputies, in cooperation with officers from the Grass Valley and Nevada City police departments and the California Highway Patrol, served a criminal search warrant at about 7 a.m. Wednesday on three adjacent properties — two in the 16000 block of Jones Ridge

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man carrying dagger ensures kids he’s safe

October 3, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 8:27 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of East Berryhill Drive hung up. On call back everything was fine. It was a misdial while trying to call a daughter. 9:46 a.m. — A caller near the corner of

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Reality TV Bigfoot hunter, Justin Smeja, faces hunting charges in Sierra County

October 3, 2017 — A Citrus Heights man who appeared on the reality TV show "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty" was arrested over the weekend on accusations he violated state Fish and Wildlife laws in Sierra County, authorities said. Justin Samuel Smeja, 31, faces felony charges of perjury and

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Person nabbed for driving drunk after going through drive-thru

October 2, 2017 — Grass Valley Police Department Saturday 9:19 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Stewart Street reported going to check the mail and seeing the front door kicked in. A burglary report was taken. 11:27 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of

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