Grass Valley man arrested in alleged attempted metal theft |

Grass Valley man arrested in alleged attempted metal theft

An alert towing company employee spotted two men hopping a fence at Hansen Brothers Enterprises and foiled a pair of would-be metal thieves, said Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the business in the 11000 block of La Barr Meadows Road at about 3 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of two men who pulled up to the service equipment and truck yard with the men then hopping the fence, Royal said.

A man identified as Robert J. Thomason, 29, was located inside the yard, Royal said. He allegedly told deputies he was there with the other man to take scrap metal to sell for gas.

The second man was not located, Royal said.

Thomason was booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of trespassing, petty theft and criminal conspiracy. He was released on $11,500 bail.

Three arrested in traffic stop

Sheriff’s deputies ended up arresting three people after they spotted a parolee at large who allegedly had cut off his ankle monitoring device.

Steven William Taylor, 28, was spotted at a gas station on Plaza Drive at about 2:15 p.m. Friday, according to dispatch reports.

Taylor allegedly is a sex offender registrant and had cut off his bracelet, prompting his probation officer to issue a be-on-the-lookout advisory for him.

Deputies detained Taylor and allegedly located a small amount of methamphetamine on his person.

Taylor was booked into county jail on suspicion of transporting a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance, as well as an outstanding warrant. He was being held in lieu of $32,500 bail.

Two people with Taylor also were arrested. Cory Franklin Goodrich-Fordyce, 22, was on probation with search and seizure terms and allegedly had a knife and meth on him. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of transporting and possessing a controlled substance, carrying a concealed dagger and violating probation. He was being held without bail.

Carrie Jean Brown, 44, allegedly was found to have meth and a pipe on her. She was booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and hash and was being held in lieu of $11,750 bail.

911 call ends in stun gun, arrest

Deputies responding to a 911 call Sunday ended up Tasing and arresting a man who cut his arm on broken glass, according to Sheriff Royal.

A woman from Lime Kiln Road called 911 at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday but hung up, according to dispatch reports. On call-back, she said she did not mean to call, Royal said.

Deputes responded to the address and were met by a shirtless man whose arms were covered in blood, Royal said. He was screaming at them to leave and was refusing to let deputies onto the property, Royal said.

Deputies then Tased the man, identified as Jason Ray Krachey, 37, Royal said. He initially refused to go to the hospital but was eventually transported, treated and released.

Krachey allegedly told deputies he had been in an argument with the woman and had punched the window, cutting himself.

He was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer, booked and released on $750 bail.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email or call (530) 477-4229.

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