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Police blotter


• At 9:13 a.m., a caller from Packard Street between Brighton and Butler streets reported a man wearing camouflage clothing entered a back gate. The caller asked for an officer to check the area.

• At 11:07 a.m., a caller from the 200 block of Lloyd Street reported finding ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

• At 2:02 p.m., a vehicle hit the wall of a building on Neal at Pleasant streets.

• At 4:04 p.m., a caller reported seeing a man taking a woman’s purse out from under his jacket while in the JCPenney parking lot on Freeman Lane. Police found and arrested the 22-year-old unemployed Nevada City man, who was booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of theft and having drugs and paraphernalia. Bail was set at $11,000. Police suspected the man also was the one seen stealing a purse and wallet from shoppers at Raley’s; those thefts had been filmed by surveillance cameras.

• At 5:57 p.m., a caller from the Raley’s parking lot reported being locked out of a vehicle with a 10-month-old baby inside. Another person with a key to the vehicle was contacted.

• At 7:29 p.m., a caller from the 200 block of Catherine Lane reported jewelry had been taken from the home.

• At 8:21 p.m., a Grass Valley woman came to the police department reporting a man had held her against her will the previous night near Rattlesnake Road. A county-wide bulletin was issued to look for the alleged assailant.

• At 9:15 p.m., an employee of the Wall Street Cafe on West Main Street reported a customer was smoking and would not leave when asked to do so. Police advised the person to leave.

• At 10:01 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle at Penstock Drive at Butler Street, resulting in the arrest of 20-year-old man on a local warrant.

• At 10:45 p.m., an officer on the 200 block of Joerschke Drive arrested a 27-year-old Grass Valley laborer on a local warrant. The man was booked into the county jail on suspicion of violating probation and hit-and-run resulting in property damage, with bail set at $10,000.


• At 1:34 p.m., a woman from the 900 block of West Main Street reported finding a strange key in her door lock. The manager agreed to change the lock.

• At 1:53 p.m., a caller reported a mattress blocking Slake Creek Road. A dispatcher advised the California Highway Patrol.

• At 2:26 p.m., a caller from East Main Street reported a large dead deer on the roadway. Grass Valley Animal Control planned to remove the animal today.

• At 5:18 p.m., a woman reported a man about 35 years old was following her young daughter and yelling at young people on Mill at Bank streets. The man, described as having a mustache and goatee and wearing a tan jacket and beanie, had been seen last walking along the Golden Center Freeway near the Bennett Street onramp.


• At 12:20 a.m., a person flagged down an officer on the 700 block of South Auburn Street to report vandalism.

• At 2:06 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on the 100 block of West Berryhill Drive, resulting in the arrest of a 28-year-old Blue Lake man on suspicion of drunk driving. The technical sales support worker was booked into the county jail, with bail set at $1,326.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• At 9:13 a.m., an assault was reported at Nevada Union High School on Ridge Road.

• At 11:23 a.m., a caller from the 16600 block of Banner Quaker Hill Road reported an argument with a neighbor who had threatened to put curses on the caller.

• At 11:46 a.m., a caller from the DarkHorse Golf Course on Combie Road reported the theft of golf clubs.

• At 12:15 p.m., a deputy took a report for marijuana possession at Nevada County School for the Arts on Bitney Springs Road.

• At 6:47 p.m., a man from Torrey Pines Drive reported he had been assaulted near the corner of Poplar Road, and the alleged assailant had stated he had a 9mm weapon at his home. The alleged assailant had left in a white Saturn headed toward Grass Valley or Penn Valley.

• At 7:01 p.m., staff of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital reported a man who said his roommate had assaulted him on the 12000 block of Pasquale Road. Deputies arrested the roommate, a 52-year-old Nevada City student, on suspicion of battery and threatening a crime; his bail was set at $10,000.

• At 8:55 p.m., a woman from the 15100 block of Monte Vista Drive reported her son kicked her.

• At 10:24 p.m., staff at the hospital reported a person was in the emergency room after being assaulted at a party in Penn Valley, but did not want to make a report.


• At 11:11 a.m., dispatchers received a series of emergency calls from the 15000 block of Grizzly Hill Road. A woman who was out of breath said there was physical violence at the home. When a dispatcher called back, a man said the woman had kicked him in the stomach. Medical rescue workers arrived and took the woman, who previously had neck surgery, to Sutter Roseville Memorial Hospital. A warrant for spousal abuse was issued for the man, who was described at 6 feet tall and weighing 175 pounds.

• At 12:28 p.m., a caller reported vandalism to a vehicle at the junior parking lot at Nevada Union High School.


• At 12:24 a.m., the manager of the Higgins Chevron on Combie Road reported a woman without identification who was acting strangely had tried to buy alcohol. She had refused to leave and was outside, staring at the caller through the window.

• At 1:05 a.m., the Higgins Chevron manager called back to say she had found drugs placed on the hood of her vehicle.

Nevada City

Police Department


• At 10:37 a.m., en employee of SPD Market on Zion Street reported a person had tried to shoplift liquor. The person was asked to leave and never return.

• At 2:11 p.m., a caller from the 500 block of Nevada Street reported the theft of lumber.

• At 6:04 p.m., a caller from Northern Queen Inn on Railroad Avenue reported a large yellow dog running loose and scaring guests. An officer picked up the dog, which was very friendly, and kept the animal in his patrol car until county Animal Control could pick it up.


• At 10:44 a.m., a wallet was reported found at Mountain Pastimes on Spring Street. The owner retrieved it.

Fire Calls


• At 11:35 a.m., a caller from the 300 block of South Auburn Street in Grass Valley reported a vehicle on fire. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded, and the vehicle was towed away.

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