Police and fire blotter 7/5/07 | TheUnion.com

Police and fire blotter 7/5/07

Grass Valley

Police Department


• At 4:32 p.m., a caller from a business on the 600 block of East Main Street reported that a woman had called in a fraudulent prescription. In connection, officers arrested a 25-year-old woman on an outstanding warrant from the state of Illinois, as well as on suspicion of unauthorized possession of a controlled substance.

• At 5:40 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Northstar Place reported that a neighbor was banging on the walls to aggravate the caller’s dogs and then calling Animal Control.

• At 6:23 p.m., a caller reported a four-car accident on the Brunswick overpass of Highway 49.

• At 9:11 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of East Berryhill Drive reported that someone was setting off fireworks near two local businesses. Additionally, the caller thought that she smelled marijuana.

• At 10:16 p.m., a caller from the 200 block of South School Street reported that a group of juveniles driving down Neal Street in a red jeep were throwing baggies filled with flour at people.

• At 11:04 p.m., a caller from the 600 block of Brighton Street reported that someone threw a baggie full of a white substance on her car.


• At 11:55 a.m., a caller from a gas station on the 900 block of East Main Street reported that an older woman wearing rhinestone glasses and driving a White Dodge Durango had just damaged a gas pump and left. Officers contacted the 62-year-old driver, who agreed to a civil compromise.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• At 10:19 a.m., a caller from You Bet Road reported seeing two people smashing the windows of a vehicle.

• At 11:01 a.m., a caller from the 20000 Block of Outpost Court reported that someone was shooting a gun on a neighbor’s property.


• At 7:06 a.m., a caller from the 17000 block of Virginia Way reported that a loose bull was destroying the lawn of her new property.

• At 8:53 a.m., a caller from the 11000 block of Red Dog Road reported that his duplex neighbor intentionally harasses him with loud music and rude gestures and tries to rile up his dogs.

• At 10:08 a.m., a caller from the 14000 block of Greenhorn Road reported that a burglar had stolen a large jar of change and some medication.

– Jill Bauerle

Fire calls

The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 44 calls for service from June 20 through June 26, including those as part of its joint operating relationship with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Nevada City Fire Department. Following are some of those calls:

• At 9:03 p.m., June 20, GVFD responded to a vegetation fire on East Main Street near Sierra College Drive. The first arriving engine reported a fire beneath the staircase of an old home site in the middle of a field. Firefighters quickly contained the fire with water and foam. Additional units were canceled, and two suspects were questioned at scene.

• At 9:56 a.m., June 21, GVFD responded to a medical call for a woman who jumped from a moving vehicle during a police pursuit on Alta Street. Firefighters found a young woman on the ground with multiple abrasions. Emergency personnel initiated spinal precautions while assessing for further injuries. The patient was transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

• At 7:46 p.m., June 21, firefighters responded to Ophir Hill Fire District for a woman who fell from a horse at Empire Mine State Park. Fire personnel treated the victim for neck and back injuries. Fire personnel and bystanders located and secured the victim’s horse. The patient was transported to SNMH.

• At 6 p.m., June 24, GVFD and NCCFD responded to the Angora Fire in South Lake Tahoe with 15 firefighters. Units were assigned to structure protection, where they all saw significant action the first two days, then assisted in mopping up and containing the fire for two more days.

• At 7:56 p.m., June 25, GVFD responded to an injury accident on Eskaton Road. Fire personnel treated an elderly woman with minor injuries who was transported to SNMH for further evaluation.

• At 12:28 a.m., June 25, GVFD and NCCFD responded to a vegetation fire on Wolf Mountain Road just past the Wolf Mountain lookout tower. Units arrived to find a fire in thick brush and a small, unattended campfire inside the old foundation of a round house. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the fire, which was caused by people.

• At 10:24 a.m., June 26, GVFD and NCCFD responded to a fire on the 1000 block of Greenwood Circle. They found a 6-foot-by-6-foot pile of debris being burned illegally in a pit in the backyard. A juvenile boy was attending the fire, and his parents were inside the home. Firefighters put out the fire and counseled the boy and his parents. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection followed up for a possible citation.

– Robyn Moormeister

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