Multiple reports lead to woman’s arrest |

Multiple reports lead to woman’s arrest

Sarah Kennard
Nevada County Sheriff Department |

A woman who reportedly was the cause of multiple 911 calls ended up in jail Tuesday night on assault, vandalism and trespassing charges.

The first call, at just after 5 p.m., involved a woman reportedly being threatened by the other woman at a residence in the 10000 block of Oak Drive, according to dispatch reports.

The suspect reportedly had fled the scene when a deputy arrived, however.

The second call was from a neighboring property at just before 8:30 p.m., of a trespasser, said Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smethers.

The homeowner told deputies that a woman had entered a guesthouse without permission and was “flipping” stuff over and vandalizing items, Smethers said.

When the homeowner confronted the woman, identified as Sarah Rose Kennard, he reportedly recognized her as a neighbor from the adjoining property.

“He told her to get out and she grabbed a couple of knives,” Smethers said.

Kennard reportedly raised the knives over her head and began swinging her arms in a threatening manner, then punched the man in the face before fleeing.

At 9:12 p.m., the caller from the first incident called 911 again to report that Kennard was back at the residence, where she reportedly had been living with her boyfriend.

According to dispatch reports, she had dumped marijuana all over the place and was tearing the place apart; she reportedly had a knife and was threatening to kill a man at the property.

Kennard was detained and arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury, battery, vandalism and trespassing. She was being held in county jail in lieu of $32,500 bail.

Another woman at the property, identified as Michelle Marie Meyer, 46, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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