Police blotter 05/30/08 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter 05/30/08

Grass Valley Police Department


10:43 a.m. – A caller from a business on the 500 block of Freeman Lane reported someone was caught on tape stealing car batteries earlier in the morning. Two men loaded about 21 batteries into a pickup and drove away. An officer took a report for theft.

3:41 p.m. – A caller from a store on the 600 block of Sutton Way reported a man stole a pair of headphones. Police took a report for petty theft.

4:19 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Dorsey Drive reported his red 1993 Chevrolet truck was taken sometime overnight. The keys had not been left in the truck. Police took a report for a stolen vehicle.

5:13 p.m. – A caller from Frontage Road off McKnight Way reported an emu was in the road. Police chased the emu and cornered it until Animal Control responded and took the emu into custody. It was unknown where the emu was from.

5:28 p.m. – A woman called from the 500 block of Whiting Street to reported her “ex” was just at the residence and was refusing to leave. He kicked the front door open, then left in his truck. Police arrested the 47-year-old man on suspicion of battery, violation of probation and driving on a suspended license. His pickup was towed.


12:17 a.m. – Police stopped a vehicle on the 200 block of Mill Street and arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving, driving on a suspended license and violation of probation.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


10:10 a.m. – A caller from the 13000 block of Simple Justice Road reported chainsaws, guitars and a Ruger pistol were stolen. A deputy took a report for burglary.

4:18 p.m. – The CHP responded to a single-vehicle accident on South Ponderosa Way. A 17-year-old boy lost control of his 1977 Jeep. The CHP determined the driver and his three juvenile passengers received minor abrasions. Alcohol was not involved.

5:46 p.m. – A woman called from the 11000 block of Squirrel Creek Road to report her husband shoved her several times during a fight and threw raw chicken in her face. Deputies mediated the situation and no arrests were made.

7:01 p.m. – A caller from Torrey Pines Drive reported the caller’s stepson stole a jar containing $100 in change. A deputy issued a citation.

7:50 p.m. – A caller from the 18000 block of Wolf Creek Road reported an Xbox and a skateboard were stolen. A deputy took a report for residential burglary.

Nevada City Police Department


12:02 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Argall Way reported a man was behind a business huffing paint. Police arrested the 43-year-old man on suspicion of possessing nitrous oxide.

5:43 p.m. – An off-duty deputy reported two men in front of the courthouse on the 200 block of Church Street were possibly breaking into a small gray sedan. Police were unable to locate the men.

7:58 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Broad Street reported a man who had been sleeping on a bench hit a female in the head. The female said the man also hit all of her friends in the head. No one wanted to file a complaint.

8:17 p.m. – A caller from the 12000 block of La Barr Meadows Road reported an assault occurred on Sunday. A deputy arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of battery and violation of probation.

Fire Calls


5:50 p.m. – A caller from the 19000 block of Pleasant Valley Road reported an out of control burn pile. The fire was under control by the time the fire department arrived.

– Robyn Moormeister

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