Grass Valley police: Anonymous tip leads to more charges, arrest |

Grass Valley police: Anonymous tip leads to more charges, arrest

Jessica Rose Risdal

A Grass Valley woman wanted by authorities fled from officers when they approached her and was found with stolen credit cards, police said.

Jessica Rose Risdal, 26, was charged Wednesday with two counts of receipt of known stolen property and one count each of unauthorized use of another’s ID and obstructing/resisting a public officer. Wanted on outstanding warrants, Risdal also faces three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and entering a non-commercial dwelling, Nevada County Jail records state.

Booked Thursday into jail, Risdal remained held that afternoon without bond, authorities said.

Officers spotted Risdal with two men around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after responding to an anonymous tip that she was at Memorial Park, Sgt. Brian Blakemore said.

“They identified her by name to the dispatch center and described her hair color, which is a very vibrant orange,” he said.

Risdal and the men began walking away from police, leading officers to drive around and find her south of the park, Blakemore said.

“Upon approaching them, she took off at a full sprint away from us,” he added.

Risdal threw her purse into some bushes as she fled down a path off Pine Street, though officers soon caught her and retrieved her purse, Blakemore said.

Inside the purse officers found several credit cards and insurance cards in other people’s names. Police soon learned that those card owners had reported them stolen. One credit card was used at a Sacramento store, the sergeant said.

An officer found a receipt from that store in Risdal’s wallet, leading to additional charges, Blakemore said.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User