Police Blotter 06/30/08 | TheUnion.com

Police Blotter 06/30/08

Grass Valley Police Department


11:30 a.m. – A man in the police department lobby reported being assaulted by a child’s mother when he met up with her for a child custody exchange at the corner of Chapel and Pleasant streets. While officers were taking a report, the woman walked into the department and was cited and released for battery.

1:42 p.m. – A caller said a man wearing a gray shirt and capri pants was with a child and they were casing out the construction equipment on Plaza Drive. Officers were unable to locate the pair.

6:12 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Primrose Lane reported her former love interest is leaving harassing phone calls on her answering machine. Officers called the man and told him to cease.


8:23 a.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Marshall Street reported her property had been toilet papered and rice was strewn all over the yard.

8:42 a.m. – A disoriented person in the lobby of the police department was looking for his family. Officers directed the man to where they were camping just outside of Nevada City.

1:35 p.m. – A caller said a tenant had marijuana plants on his front porch on the 200 block of Church Street. Responding officers found the tenant had proper legal papers for the plants.

1:45 p.m. – A caller reported a small water leak at a home on the 300 block of Mill Street.

2:07 p.m. – A caller said they got a strange call from someone that sounded like the person was having a stroke. An emergency operator was unable to locate the person with a trace.

2:50 p.m. – The water leak on the 300 block of Mill Street got worse. City crews were dispatched to fix it.

3:17 p.m. – A report of a youth with an assault rifle at the corner of Memorial Lane and Colfax Highway turned out to be a young man with a paintball gun.

6:11 p.m. – An intoxicated man drove up to a business on Hughes Road in a green Jeep with body damage, got out and started asking people for gas or money to buy gas. Responding officers arrested the man on suspicion of driving under the influence, booked him into the county jail and impounded the vehicle for 30 days.

7:49 p.m. – A man was yelling at the staff inside a store on the 400 block of Brunswick Road. Officers advised the man to leave the store and that the problem was a civil issue.

8:09 p.m. – A large amount of Harley-Davidson riders were spied riding without helmets on Cypress Hill Drive.

8:18 p.m. – A large number of kittens were spotted at the entrance to the PG&E yard on McKnight Way. Animal control was dispatched to the scene.

8:20 p.m. – A caller at the corner of Richardson and Alta streets reported a verbal fight in progress with four individuals on a front porch. One of the people went inside, got a baseball bat and came out swinging at two of the other people involved. Responding officers arrested the man on suspicion of battery and he was booked at the county jail.

9:49 p.m. – A caller from the emergency room at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital wanted a report taken against a person who had sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. Officers took the report.

10:17 p.m. – A party on French Avenue with a bonfire was broken up by police. The people extinguished the fire and went inside.


2:21 a.m. – Officers had to ask several people who were talking loudly on Depot Street to take their conversation inside.

9:03 a.m. – A caller reported a red vehicle had driven into a building at Park Avenue and South Auburn Street. The driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance and the car was towed.

11:13 a.m. – A business on the 100 block of East Main Street reported a break-in overnight. Officers took a burglary report.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


8:52 p.m. – A woman in a wheelchair in a business on the 17300 block of Penn Valley Drive reported she was locked out of her house. Firemen assisted the woman to get back into her home.


1:54 a.m. – A 911 caller from the 14300 block of Sun Forest Drive reported a drunk juvenile had just fallen and hit her head at the residence. A medical emergency team responded.

2:15 a.m. – An allegedly drunken woman c ouldn’t find her campground at Scotts Flat Lake and said she hadn’t seen her son in hours. The five-year-old son was found sleeping in a tent. Officers arrested the woman on suspicion of being drunk in public and child endangerment and booked her into the county jail. The son was released to an aunt.

3:49 a.m. – A 911 caller reported he could not urinate. Deputies traced the call and cited the person for improperly using an emergency number.

8:59 a.m. – A caller from the 13700 block of Mallory Court reported someone tampered with her medications that came in the mail.

10:03 a.m. – A caller reported the theft of medications from her home on the 10900 block of Devonshire Circle.

10:12 a.m. – A caller from a business at Rollins Lake reported a boat was sinking and leaking fuel into the water. The Nevada County Health Department and the California Department of Fish and Game responded and placed absorbent material in the lake to gather the spill. No one was injured, but officials said the boat owner would be responsible for the clean-up and removal of the sunken boat.

11:31 a.m. – A repossession of a vehicle occurred on the 15000 block of Pammy Way.

11:44 a.m. – A woman on the 10600 block of Melody Road reported harassing phone calls from a business.

12:20 p.m. – A caller from the 12500 block of McCourtney Road reported her husband had failed to turn over firearms to authorities that were part of a temporary restraining order. Officers will investigate the situation.

2:34 p.m. – A caller from the 18600 block of Country Lane reported being assaulted by his ex-wife.

2:43 p.m. – A 911 caller from the 11300 block of Vinlee Place reported two possibly intoxicated males were in a fight and both were cut by glass. Medical personnel found the men by a pool and treated them.

3:47 p.m. – An online fraud was reported from a person on the 13200 block of Golden Eagle Way.

5:55 p.m. – A man was seen on the side of Gracie Road and was later seen staggering. Medical personnel assisted the man.

7:10 p.m. – A boater at Rollins Lake was cited for not having a flotation device on board.

7:33 p.m. – A caller from the 11500 block of Torrey Pines Drive reported that he had a suspect in mind on a local burglary and where the stolen goods were. Officers took a report.

8:05 p.m. – A caller from the 21500 block of Dog Bar Road reported receiving threatening text messages.


12:00 a.m. – A caller from the 15100 block of Beeman Lane reported the repossession of a vehicle.

1:07 a.m. – A caller from 12100 block of Shady Lane reported hearing an elderly person yelling, “Help me!” The caller got the woman a ride to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in a taxi.

7:19 a.m. – A caller from the 15300 block of Indian Springs Road reported the voluntary repossession of a vehicle.

9:47 a.m. – A caller from the 11500 block of Francis Drive reported a bear in the neighbor’s back yard. A report was taken for Fish and Game.

11:46 a.m. – A caller from the 11600 block of Ragan Way reported a bear was roaming the neighborhood.

2:14 p.m. – A caller from the 12100 block of Pitcairn Lane said suspected thefts from his bank account were actually his own children taking money from him.

Nevada City

Police Department


5:42 p.m. – A person in a business on the 300 block of Sacramento Street reported a homeless man had just threatened him.


12:05 a.m. – Medical personnel were called after a man suffered a head injury in a fight downtown.

Grass Valley Fire Department

The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 45 calls for service during the period, including those responded to as part of the joint operational relationship with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Nevada City Fire Department. The following is a breakdown of the week’s calls:

6/19 at 8:00 a.m. – GVFD responded to a medical call for an unresponsive person due to alcohol poisoning. At the scene firefighters began treating the patient for respiratory distress which included assisting the patient with breathing. Personnel then took the patient for transport to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

6/21 at 9:16 a.m. – GVFD and NCCFD responded to vehicle versus pedestrian on Brunswick Road near Loma Rica Drive. The first arriving unit reported a single patient in the road with significant injuries and ordered an air ambulance. Personnel then started care on the unresponsive patient and packaged the patient for transport to a trauma center.

6/22 at 11 p.m. – GVFD and NCCFD responded to a commercial alarm sounding on La Barr Meadows Road. The first arriving unit reported nothing showing and investigated for signs of fire. After thoroughly checking the exterior and interior of the building, the call was confirmed as a false alarm.

6/23 at 9:45 p.m. – GVFD and NCCFD responded to a motor vehicle accident on McCourtney Road. The first engine at the scene reported a single vehicle upside down in the road and investigated for injuries. One occupant was located and treated for a back injury. The patient was loaded onto a back board and transported to SNMH for further evaluation.

6/24 at 3:24 p.m. – GVFD responded to a medical for heart problems near Colfax Ave. At scene personnel made contact with a patient with heart trouble and immediately administered oxygen and monitored vital signs. The patient was transported to SNMH.

– Dave Moller

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