Crime Roundup: Penn Valley murder; walking stick assault; ATV chase |

Crime Roundup: Penn Valley murder; walking stick assault; ATV chase

Sean Leonard Carstens
Nevada County Sheriff’s Office

Here is a roundup of some notable crime stories The Union covered this past week.

No suspects ID’d in Camptonville car shooting

A 27-year old Petaluma woman was driving north on the highway near Oregon Creek Day Use Area on June 23 when she was shot through the jaw and mouth. The same bullet also struck the passenger in her Toyota 4Runner, a 30-year-old man also from Petaluma, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said it hasn’t released the victim’s names because an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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No suspects identified in Camptonville shooting


Carjacking suspect pleads no contest

A man accused of carjacking his victim at gunpoint from a Nevada County home opted this week to plead no contest to the accusations and is expected to receive a sentence of over 11 years, authorities said.

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Carjacking suspect James Jerold Zinola-Young pleads no contest


Man accused of attacking victims with walking stick in woods

The charges stem from a Saturday afternoon assault in some woods in the 200 block of Dorsey Drive, Grass Valley Police Sgt. Clint Bates said.

Two men and a boy were playing with Airsoft guns when Kevin Lucas confronted them, Bates said.

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Grass Valley man accused of assaulting victims with walking stick in the woods


Man cut, kidnaps woman from Alta Sierra home

A Grass Valley man accused of forcing a woman into her car before driving from the scene faces multiple charges, including kidnapping, authorities said.

The charges stem from a 3 p.m. Saturday argument at a Little Valley Road residence near Alta Sierra, said Nevada County Sheriff’s Capt. Shannan Moon.

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Woman kidnapped from Alta Sierra home, Nevada County authorities say


Man steals ATV, take police on chase

The theft started with the suspect, not wanting to be found, sliding under a parked vehicle as its owner entered the garage searching for him, authorities said.

It ended a day later miles away with the arrest of Sean Russell Spittler, 32, of Linda, the ATV hidden nearby, Sheriff Keith Royal said.

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ATV theft takes strange turn, leads authorities from Newtown Road to Penn Valley Drive


Man charged with murder in Penn Valley shooting

Sheriff’s deputies charged a man with murder after responding Tuesday morning to reports of a shooting in the 11000 block of Sierra Circle. They found the deceased in the bedroom of a mobile home after arriving, Sgt. Justin Martin said.

An autopsy revealed that Sandra Lebarron died from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso, Sheriff Keith Royal said.

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UPDATE: 1 charged with murder in Penn Valley death

Friends say Penn Valley murder suspect kept guns in home, appeared to be deteriorating

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