Nevada County Police Blotter: Neighbor wants to know what she can do about annoying Christmas lights |

Nevada County Police Blotter: Neighbor wants to know what she can do about annoying Christmas lights

Grass Valley Police Department


9:01 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Marshall Street reported a vehicle with no license plates parked in front of his residence since the previous evening. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

9:27 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Railroad Avenue reported an issue with transients. A person was arrested on charges of camping in city limits and possession of drug paraphernalia.

2:44 p.m. — A caller near the corner of Sutton Way and Dorsey Drive reported an open field between the trees the caller located a transient camp. Officers had been out to the camp the previous week and the camp was documented.

3:12 p.m. — A person in the lobby reported theft of her passports and drivers license. The person said she believed someone intended to hurt her by stealing them. She later said she didn’t care if they were stolen and if she got hurt she was going home. She left the lobby after hanging up on dispatch.

3:58 p.m. — A caller near the corner of Race Street and South Auburn Street reported a man unable to stand on his own or walk. Officers were unable to locate the man.

7:35 p.m. — A caller from the 100 block of South Auburn Street reported his ex wasn’t being cordial during their child custody exchanges even though a temporary restraining order said she must be polite. The incident was documented.

9:19 p.m. — A caller from the 600 block of Whiting Street reported someone by their back fence yelling and causing a disturbance.


1:47 a.m. — A caller near the corner of Catherine Way and Presley Way reported wanting to know if there was an ordinance for bright and annoying Christmas lights. The caller was given the business line. The caller was later advised there is no such ordinance. She said she would attempt to speak with the neighbor in the morning.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


1:16 a.m. — A caller from Rattlesnake Road reported hearing three shots in the area. The caller called back when she found out it was her neighbor killing a raccoon that was attacking her chickens.

3:09 a.m. — A caller from Little Valley Road reported loud TV noises and flood lights keeping the caller awake.

6:46 a.m. — A caller from Empire Street reported someone possibly in his basement. The caller could hear his water running. Officers found the report unfounded.

9:19 a.m. — A caller from Melody Road requested a welfare check on goats that have nails so long they are having trouble walking. All goats and pigs on the property were checked and all feet and hooves were trimmed and in acceptable condition.

9:23 a.m. — A caller from Chiripa Way requested a welfare check on a hog, saying its nails were 3-4 inches long, split and curling backward. Two pot-bellied pigs, Gordon and Pauline, had acceptable hoof lengths.

9:32 a.m. — A caller from Sun Forest Drive reported a possible burglary in progress. The caller said there were people in a vacant house rummaging around inside. Officers found subjects working on the property.

11:47 a.m. — A caller from Birchville Road reported his car keys are not hanging where he left them. The caller believed his son possibly stole them.

12:13 p.m. — A caller from Banner Mountain Trail reported finding one of two guns he’d reported stolen.

12:46 p.m. — A caller from Pekolee Drive reported drug paraphernalia he’d found in his mailbox.

1:14 p.m. — A caller reported having just received more pictures of bombs and guns from an unknown subject.

4:50 p.m. — A caller from Patricia Way reported a light on in the kitchen of a house. The caller said the brother was supposed to arrive the following day and she hadn’t noticed the light on in the house since the house was sealed. The caller called back saying the brother arrived early.

6:53 p.m. — A caller near the intersection of Highway 49 and Brewer Road reported a man on a bicycle resting by the mailboxes. The caller was concerned he was actually casing the mailboxes and was afraid to get her mail.

7:48 p.m. — A caller from Rattlesnake Road called regarding her husband installing video cameras inside the house.

10:01 p.m. — A caller from Varnell Drive said someone just threatened her with a hammer and bit her on the shoulder. When advised she may need medical attention he broke the skin she said “this is not working” and hung up.

Nevada City Police Department


1:46 a.m. — A caller from the 900 block of Sutton Way reported a transient passed out on a front lawn.

— Ross Maak

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