Penn Valley man arrested twice in one week |

Penn Valley man arrested twice in one week

Grant McInnis
Nevada County Sheriff Department |

A Penn Valley man who had been arrested last week on burglary charges was arrested again on Sunday, reportedly after stealing a vehicle.

A woman from the 16000 block of Lazuli Lane called 911 Sunday afternoon to report that her house had been burglarized and her Jeep Cherokee had been stolen.

The suspect, identified as Grant Patrick McInnis, 25, was an acquaintance, said California Highway Patrol Officer Greg Tassone, adding that his description and the license plate were quickly broadcasted.

Later that afternoon, a CHP officer on patrol spotted the Jeep stopped at Highway 174 and Empire Street.

“He had run out of gas,” Tassone said.

McInnis was detained and the property stolen from the woman was reportedly located in the Jeep.

McInnis, who was suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance, reportedly had a seizure and was transported to the hospital for evaluation before being released for booking.

He was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, grand theft, possessing stolen property, driving on a suspended license, violating probation and committing a felony while on bail. He was being held in lieu of $12,176 bail.

McInnis had been arrested the Monday prior by Grass Valley police officers after reportedly breaking into the same vacant house twice.

The owner of the residence, in the 100 block of Bennett Street, called on Oct. 26 to report that the house had been broken into and items had been stolen. The next day, an officer on patrol encountered two men walking away from the residence, carrying items that officer had seen in the residence earlier — a large, bright yellow shop vacuum and a bright blue marine air horn. In that case, McInnis was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary of an inhabited dwelling, criminal conspiracy and trespassing, and was released on $50,750 bail.

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

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