Grass Valley woman arrested in alleged carjack attempt |

Grass Valley woman arrested in alleged carjack attempt

A woman remains in jail Tuesday after she allegedly attacked people in downtown Grass Valley, knocking down one elderly victim as she tried to take her vehicle.

Trudy Lynn Jaramillo, 45, of Grass Valley, allegedly approached several people on Mill Street at about 9 a.m. Monday, said Grass Valley Police Capt. Rex Marks.

“She told them they were in her vehicle and tried to remove them from their vehicles,” he said. “She was delusional … She tried to commandeer at least two vehicles.”

After several alleged verbal outbursts, Jaramillo then allegedly escalated her assaults at the Post Office on East Main Street, Marks said.

“It got a little ugly,” he said. “She pulled a woman in her 90s out of her vehicle and pushed her to the ground.”

The victim sustained a few abrasions, but was not seriously injured, Marks said.

Jaramillo was arrested on suspicion of battery, carjacking and cruelty to an elder. She was being held in lieu of $51,500 bail at the Nevada County jail, where she listed her occupation as “shoveling horse poop.”

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

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