News Briefs: Truckee man missing; Program for crime victims approved |

News Briefs: Truckee man missing; Program for crime victims approved


Truckee man, 48, last seen at mobile home park

Police are on the lookout for a Truckee man who has been missing since last week and is considered at risk for suffering from depression. Jesus Lopez Gayton is 48, 5-feet-6-inches tall, with black hair, brown eyes and weighing about 200 pounds. Relatives last saw him on the morning of July 4 at his home in La Bamba Mobile Home Park on Donner Pass Road, in Truckee. He had told family members he wanted to go to Mexico to be with relatives there, but left his identification and bank cards at home. Anyone with information about Lopez Gayton’s whereabouts is asked to call the Truckee Police Department at 550-2320.

Best of the Blotter

11:34 p.m. Tuesday – A woman from the 1200 block of La Barr Meadows Road reported her vehicle had been shot with paintballs while she was driving through Grass Valley. See Blotter, Page A2.

Board of Supervisors

Program for crime victims approved

Area crime victims will receive updated information on the whereabouts of their attackers through a program approved Tuesday by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The California State Sheriff’s Association got a grant from the state Department of Justice to offer free victim identification software to every sheriff’s office in the state until 2010. Counties will decide whether to continue the program, which costs $10,000 yearly. The Victim Information and Notification Every day (VINE) and Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) systems and could be working in 60 days in Nevada County, Sheriff Keith Royal said. So far, 27 counties have connected to the VINE network.

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