Police blotter 05/26/08 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter 05/26/08

Grass Valley Police Department


12:13 p.m. – A caller reported a non-injury accident on Brunswick Road at Nevada City Highway.

12:43 p.m. – A woman called to report she found a fanny pack containing three cameras and a pair of binoculars in her backyard between her fence and shed. Police placed the fanny pack in lost and found.

5:19 p.m. – A caller said liquidation signs were illegally posted on Sutton Way at Brunswick Road and the caller was tired of looking at them. An officer called the person.

8:46 p.m. – An officer arrested a person at the DUI checkpoint at Sutton Way at Brunswick Road on suspicion of drunken driving.

8:50 p.m. – A caller from South Church Street at Main Street reported a juvenile was stumbling all over the place and was almost hit by passing vehicles. Police arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of public drunkenness.

9:32 p.m. – Police cited a 33-year-old man on the Brunswick Road offramp of Highway 49 on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and violation of probation. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

11:57 p.m. – Police arrested a 30-year-old person on Plaza Drive on suspicion of drunken driving.


9:49 a.m. – A caller from a convenience store on the 100 block of Hughes Road reported a sign was stolen earlier in the morning.

11:41 a.m. – A caller from a gas station on the 2000 block of Nevada City Highway reported a sign was stolen. Police took a report for petty theft.

12:29 p.m. – A woman called from the 900 block of East Main Street to report her twin sister assaulted her. Police contacted both women and cited one on suspicion of assault.

1:21 p.m. – A caller from a gas station on the 1000 block of Nevada City Highway reported a sign was stolen. Police took a report for grand theft.

3:58 p.m. – A caller from McKnight Way reported a non-injury accident involving a white SUV and a small truck. Police took a report.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


5:56 p.m. – A caller reported an accident on Highway 49 at Old Downieville Highway. The CHP was notified.

7:26 p.m. – A man called from the 15000 block of Lakewood Lane to report his residence was burglarized. A deputy took a report.

7:51 p.m. – A caller reported a bicycle accident on Reward Street. An ambulance transported a person to the hospital.

8:20 p.m. – A caller reported hearing multiple shots in the Greenhorn Creek area. Deputies were unable to locate the source of the shots.

8:22 p.m. – A man called from the 11000 block of Tyler Foote Crossing Road to report his granddaughter vandalized his property and bit his wife. A deputy took a report.

8:27 p.m. – A woman reported someone tried to get into her garage on the 18000 block of Hummingbird Drive. The damage to her garage was estimated at $1,200. A deputy took a report.


5:59 p.m. – A woman called from the 11000 block of Polaris Drive to report her brother, who is on several prescription drugs for an injury, was threatening to kill the neighbors. The woman said he was very angry and the threats were probably drug-induced, and she was concerned for the neighbors’ safety. A deputy determined no crime had been committed.

10:20 p.m. – A deputy stopped a vehicle on McCourtney Road and arrested a person on suspicion of driving without a license.


1:44 a.m. – A man called from a campground on the 19000 block of Larsen Road to report a woman attacked his girlfriend. A deputy took a report.

8:55 a.m. – A caller from a store on the 13000 block of La Barr Meadows Road reported a man took a six-pack of Budweiser without paying.

Nevada City Police Department


5:09 p.m. – A caller reported several people were “carousing” and skateboarding in the roadway on the 200 block of Commercial Street. Police were unable to locate any skateboarders.

10:07 p.m. – A caller from a bar on the 200 block of Commercial Street reported a fight was occurring out front. Police arrested a person.


4:53 p.m. – A caller from a business on the 500 block of Searls Avenue reported tires had been slashed. Police took a report for vandalism.

Fire Blotter

The Grass Valley Fire Depart-ment responded to 59 calls for service between May 14 and May 20, including those responded to as part of its joint operational relationship with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Nevada City Fire Department. The following is a small sample of those calls:

n 7:10 a.m. May 15 – The GVFD responded to a report of power lines down on Douglas Avenue. The first arriving unit reported a tree had fallen and disconnected the service to a residence. Firefighters closed the road until the power company could respond.

7:40 a.m. May 15 – The GVFD responded to a vehicle accident on East Main Street near Hughes Road. At the scene, firefighters reported two vehicles involved in a rear-end collision with one injury. The patient, who appeared to only have minor injuries, was transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

1:44 p.m. May 17 – The GVFD and NCCFD responded to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of a store on the 600 block of Freeman Lane. There was a fire in the passenger compartment of the unoccupied vehicle. Fire- fighters quickly contained the fire. No injuries were reported.

4:52 p.m. May 19 – The GVFD, Rough and Ready Volunteer Fire Department, Penn Valley Fire Protection District and Calfire responded to a reported vegetation fire alongside Highway 20 in the Rex Reservoir area. The first arriving unit reported a half-acre fire. Firefighters quickly contained the fire. The cause was not determined.

– Robyn Moormeister

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