Police blotter 2/18/08
Grass Valley Police Department
• 2:32 p.m. – A caller from a business on the 300 block of West Main St. reported a former employee was causing a disturbance and wanted the person removed.
• 4:36 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Mill Street reported checks were stolen from them and forged at a business in the city.
• 9:06 p.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Bennett Street reported hearing her car alarm go off and going outside to find the vehicle’s trunk had been opened. The caller said neighbors had reported various stolen items in recent days.
• 9:09 p.m. – A caller reported hearing screaming and gunshots in the area of West Empire and Le Duc streets. A man was arrested by responding officers on suspicion of being drunk in public and jailed at the Wayne Brown Correction Facility.
• 2:38 a.m. – A caller from downtown reported juveniles climbing on a fire escape. The subjects were told to move along by responding officers.
• 5:56 a.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Gray Owl Court reported someone had vandalized their vehicle by spray painting a symbol on it.
• 12:22 p.m. – A caller from Northstar Place said a man was turning garbage cans upside down to find cans and leaving the garbage on the sidewalk.
• 1:14 p.m. – A caller from a business on the 100 block of Joerschke Lane reported someone had passed a stolen check.
• 2:59 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Glasson Way reported that a patient had just assaulted a staff member and then left.
• 5:34 p.m. – A caller reported a confused looking elderly woman was driving the wrong way on the Golden Center Freeway.
• 8:35 a.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Sutton Way reported that their vehicle had been keyed.
• 11:02 a.m. – A report was taken for alcohol found at a middle school.
• 11:24 a.m. – A caller from the 10000 block of Gautier Drive said someone pretending to be her vehicle warranty company keeps calling to say it is about to expire. Her true warranty company said it was false.
• 12:36 p.m. – A caller from the 11000 block of Wolf Road reported $3,500 worth of tools stolen from his residence.
• 1:06 p.m. – A caller from the 12000 block of Ridge Road reported two pounds of her medical marijuana had been stolen by a family member.
• 2:10 p.m. – A caller from a school reported $400 was taken from a teacher’s purse. A juvenile was cited and released for the incident and deputies took a theft report.
• 3:38 p.m. – A caller from the 11000 block of Forest Knolls Court reported a credit card fraud.
• 4:30 p.m. – A 33-year-old Nevada City woman was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of possession of amphetamines and being under the influence of drugs. Bail was set at $11,000.
• 6:38 p.m. – A caller from the 16000 block of Nomad Way reported her husband and daughter were in a physical fight. Responding deputies calmed the situation.
• 6:42 p.m. – A 48-year-old man without an address was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of possession of amphetamines, drug paraphernalia and a probation violation. Bail was set at $10,000.
• 8:13 p.m. – A woman called from the 11000 block of Polaris Drive to say a man had broken her nose. An ambulance took the woman to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for treatment.
• 9 p.m. – A 20-year-old Grass Valley woman was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of possession of amphetamines, drug paraphernalia and for committing a felony while out on bail. Bail was set at $11,000.
• 9:59 p.m. – Two different callers reported a large teen party with alcohol and drugs with about 75 juveniles in attendance on Ponderosa Way. Deputies were unable to locate any such party.
• 9:19 a.m. – A business on the 17000 block of Penn Valley Drive reported a burglary.
• 1:23 p.m. – A business on the 17000 block of Penn Valley Drive reported a burglary.
• 1:24 p.m. – A caller from the 10000 block of Conifer Lane reported a medical marijuana theft from their residence and that a former house guest was suspected.
• 1:46 p.m. – A caller said a person on the 10000 block of Dixon Road was under the influence of drugs and with children. Responding deputies found no evidence of drugs and the children were clean, clothed and healthy.
• 5:03 p.m. – A caller reported a day-long family fight on the 17000 block of Norlene Way ended up with two adults assaulting her. A report was taken for battery.
• 8:15 p.m. – A man reported from the 15000 block of Washington Road that another man had been assaulted in a bar. The caller said he refused to let the victim take a machete from his home back to the bar. Deputies eventually found the man and arrested him on suspicion of battery and being intoxicated while on probation.
• 12:34 a.m. – A caller from the 11000 block of Washington Road reported an unoccupied vehicle upside down in the middle of the road with gas leaking out of it. The California Highway Patrol responded.
• 1:28 a.m. – A caller from the 11000 block of Inverness Way reported she heard gunshots.
Nevada City Police Department
• 3:22 p.m. – A caller from a business in the 700 block of Zion Street reported a juvenile was allegedly shoplifting. The juvenile was arrested and booked into juvenile hall.
• 5:06 p.m. – A caller from the corner of Main and Church streets reported their green Mitsubishi car had been stolen.
• 6:22 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Sacramento Street reported a domestic disturbance in a parking lot and that a subject involved hit two vehicles when driving away.
• 11:07 a.m. – A caller from Factory Street reported seeing a man on the side of the road covered in dry blood. The man was breathing, but unconscious. The man was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital by ambulance and became combative en route.
• 9:05 p.m. – A caller from Coyote Street reported hearing two gunshots.
• 11:48 p.m. – Two different callers reported hearing gunshots in the Grove Street area.
Grass Valley Fire Department
Feb. 6 – Feb. 12
The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 50 calls 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.
• 8:10 a.m., Feb. 6 – NCCFD, GVFD, and NCFD responded to multiple reports of a working structure fire with multiple explosions on Newtown Rd. The GVFD Duty Chief arrived first on scene and reported a fully involved house fire. As engines arrived, firefighters deployed hose lines and quickly knocked down the blaze. Additional water was supplied to the engines by a NCCFD water tender. The home was determined to be unoccupied and there were no firefighter injuries. Overhaul for hot spots took approximately four hours. The cause is still under investigation.
• 7:07 a.m., Feb. 7 – GVFD and NCFD responded to a vehicle accident on Ridge Rd. At scene firefighters reported a single vehicle struck a pole with moderate damage to the vehicle. Further investigation found that the single occupant was apparently uninjured. Ice on the road reportedly caused the accident.
• 10:05 a.m., Feb. 7 – GVFD and NCCFD responded to a vehicle accident on West Empire Street. The first unit reported a single vehicle into a power pole, again with moderate damage to the vehicle. The injured occupant was extricated by firefighters, initially treated, then prepared for transport to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.
• 10:52 p.m., Feb. 8 – GVFD responded to a reported unresponsive person near Squirrel Creek Rd. At scene firefighters and ambulance personnel found the patient to be in cardiac arrest, started CPR and initiated advanced life support measures. Ultimately efforts to resuscitate the victim proved futile and the patient was pronounced deceased.
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