Police blotter 2/11/08 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter 2/11/08

Grass Valley Police Department


• 10:07 a.m. – A caller from the 100 block of West Empire Street reported a white four-door Mercury Tracer crashed into a pole. Police took a report and cited the 55-year-old female driver on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.

• 2:31 p.m. – A caller reported a woman on the 15000 block of Old Downieville Highway dropped her cell phone during her conversation with the caller and it clearly sounded as if she was being assaulted. Dispatchers advised patrol officers.

• 2:54 p.m. – A caller from a business on the 700 block of Maltman Drive reported a man and woman with a small child stole some turtles. The suspects were in a blue minivan. The caller allegedly caught them stealing the aquatic animals on camera. Police took a report for petty theft.

• 4:50 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of West McKnight Way reported a girl within a group of girls was violating the caller’s restraining order and harassing the caller. Police took a report for a restraining order violation.

• 9:06 p.m. – A caller from a restaurant on the 2000 block of Nevada City Highway reported a woman standing at a bus stop ate dinner at the restaurant and left without paying. Police contacted the 44-year-old woman who paid her bill. Police told the woman not to return to the restaurant.

• 10:46 p.m. – A woman in the police station lobby reported her husband on the 400 block of Maryland Drive assaulted her and kicked her out of the house, while her children were still there. She declined medical attention. Police arrested the 27-year-old husband on suspicion of domestic battery.


• 1:46 a.m. – A woman called from Plaza Drive at Sutton Way to report a man flagged her down and said he heard a woman scream in the wooded area. The man said he asked the woman if she needed help and she screamed, “Help me.” Police checked the area extensively and were unable to locate the woman in distress.

• 3:32 a.m. – A caller from the 100 block of West Empire Street reported a person was lying on the ground wrapped in a blanket and yelling, “Help me.” Police arrested the 58-year-old woman for an out-of-county warrant.

• 7:27 a.m. – A man called from the 200 block of Sutton Way to report he wanted to press charges against a man who vandalized his daughter’s car. Police took a report for vandalism and cited a 25-year-old man on suspicion of vandalism.

• 11:07 a.m. – A caller from the 400 block of Neal Street reported a young child, about 18 months old, was just found walking down the road without shoes on. The parents were not around. Police located the child’s parent, a 37-year-old man, and cited him on suspicion of child endangerment.

• 4:10 p.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Mill Street reported a man had a dog off the leash. Police arrested the 52-year-old man for a warrant.

• 2:16 p.m. – A caller from a store on the 100 block of Neal Street reported a bearded man just stole a bottle of vodka. Police cited the 58-year-old man on suspicion of shoplifting.

• Between 4:37 p.m. and 5:38 p.m., police received calls from five different locations in downtown Grass Valley reporting a blond man in his 20s was harassing people and causing a disturbance. Police contacted the man at a store on the 100 block of Neal Street, and he said he would be leaving Grass Valley for the day.

• 6:09 p.m. – A caller from a bar on Main Street reported a blond man who had been told to leave earlier was back inside the building. Police arrested the 24-year-old man on suspicion of trespassing and booked him into jail.

• 6:10 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of West Empire Street reported juveniles were attempting to break into cars. Police arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of attempted burglary, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer.


• A caller from the 600 block of Walsh Street reported a man was violating a restraining order. The caller didn’t believe the man was there to harass the caller. Police advised the man to leave and if he violated the order again he would be arrested.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• 10:08 a.m. – A woman called from the 12000 block of Rough and Ready Highway to report her neighbor stole her cat and it was an ongoing issue.

• 10:20 a.m. – Dispatchers notified area law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for a 21-year-old male transient last seen in Nevada County on Feb. 7. A domestic violence victim signed a citizen’s arrest for him on suspicion of making threats, burglary, and false imprisonment.

• 11:42 a.m. – A caller reported a cabin on the 18000 block of Tyler Foote Crossing Road was vandalized and burglarized. A deputy took a report for vandalism and grand theft.

• 2:17 p.m. – A caller from the 17000 block of Red Dog Road reported theft of wood. A deputy took a report for grand theft.

• 6:52 p.m. – A woman called from the 10000 block of Jasper Agate Court to report a drunk man on her back porch was trying to get into the house by turning the doorknob on a locked door. The woman said the man also went into her garage. Deputies arrested the man on suspicion of public drunkenness and prowling.

• 7:55 p.m. – Police arrested a person on Brunswick Road on suspicion of drunken driving.


• 12:52 a.m. – Deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 49 at Pleasant Valley Road and arrested a person on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

• 3:11 p.m. – A man called from the 24000 block of Lowell Hill Road to report people were shooting onto his property from Red Dog Road, right next to signs that state “no shooting.” The shooting later stopped and the caller no longer needed a deputy to respond.

• 7:21 p.m. – A woman called from the 10000 block of Foster Driveway Road to report her husband was holding her down and would not let her go. Deputies arrested the man.

Nevada City Police Department


• 5:15 p.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Broad Street reported a man in front of City Hall was annoying workers and saying “I’d do anything to go to jail tonight.” Police advised the man he couldn’t go to jail unless he commits a crime.


• 12:43 – A woman called from the 100 block of Boulder Street to report she was assaulted by a bartender on the 300 block of Broad Street. Police took a report and told the woman to call back when she is sober. The woman continued to call 911 repeatedly to demand that police respond. The dispatcher informed the woman that she could be arrested for making harassing phone calls.

• 1:13 a.m. – Police arrested a woman on the 100 block of Boulder Street on suspicion of making harassing phone calls.

• 8:58 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Cypress Hill reported a small chimney fire.

• 9:19 p.m. – Police arrested a person on Ridge Street at Zion Street on suspicion of drunken driving.


• 7:25 a.m. – A caller from a store on the 300 block of Sacramento Street reported a man just drank a beverage and left without paying for it. Police located the man on the 500 block of Sacramento Street and arrested him on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest.

Grass Valley Fire Department

The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 63 calls for service between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5, 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:

• 2:59 p.m. Jan. 30 – The GVFD and NCFD responded to a reported vehicle fire on Sutton Way. On arrival firefighters reported an extinguished engine compartment fire with no injuries. The fire was caused by leaking oil.

• 8:45 p.m. Jan. 31 – The GVFD and NCCFD responded to a report of live power lines down on Greenhorn Road. Firefighters discovered a tree into power lines but no active fire. Fire crews secured the area and stood by until Pacific Gas & Electric arrived.

• 8:33 a.m. Feb. 1 – The NCCFD and GVFD responded to a vehicle accident on Allison Ranch Road. At scene firefighters reported a single vehicle into a pole with moderate damage. The injured single occupant had self-extricated. The patient was transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

• 6:06 p.m. Feb. 2 – The GVFD responded to a transformer explosion on Rough and Ready Highway. At scene firefighters confirmed a blown transformer but no fire or power lines down. Fire personnel secured the area and PG&E personnel took care of the problem.

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