Police blotter 5/22/07 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter 5/22/07

Grass Valley

Police Department


• At 12:54 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of Race Street reported a cat was stuck in a drainage ditch.

• At 3:40 p.m., a caller from a liquor store on Colfax Avenue reported a man wearing a cowboy hat and driving a white minivan was almost in a traffic collision. Police contacted the man, who had been drinking, and advised him not to drive.

• At 4 p.m., a woman reported a person had four unleashed and aggressive dogs on Litton Trail at Sierra College Drive. The woman said this was the second time she ran into the person. Police contacted the dog owner in her car. She was admonished and advised of leash laws.

• At 6:03 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of Bridger Court reported a man assaulted a woman during a child exchange. He returned to the house and was sitting in his vehicle outside. Police cited the man on suspicion of battery. The woman left the house, and both would attend mediation Monday.

• At 8:41 p.m., a caller from a restaurant on the 100 block of West McKnight Way reported a man and a woman were very drunk and may attempt to leave the restaurant in a gray PT Cruiser. Police contacted a 58-year-old woman and arrested her on suspicion of drunken driving.


• At 8:22 a.m., a caller reported a stop sign at West Empire Street was nearly covered by bushes and trees. Public Works was advised.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• At 12:44 p.m., a woman called to report numerous transient camps in the area of Gold Drive and Squirrel Creek Road. She said a person set up a camera and started taking pictures of her son yesterday. The woman requested extra police patrol.

• At 2:28 p.m., a caller from Highway 49 south of Carriage Road reported a man was yelling, screaming, pulling his own hair and stepping out into the roadway.

• At 9:52 p.m., a caller from Greenhorn Creek reported promiscuous shooting over the previous hour on the Buckeye side of the narrows. The caller called back to say the shooters had left the area, and there was no need for police response.

• At 10:22 p.m., a woman called from the 15000 block of Highway 20 to report her husband was beating her. The line became fuzzy and was disconnected. Dispatchers called back and the woman said her husband hung up the phone. She said he was extremely drunk and he had punched her in the stomach, then hit himself repeatedly in the face. The man said the woman beat him. He began hitting his head against the wall. Deputies arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of battery.


• At 3:07 a.m., a night guard at a self storage unit on the 18000 block of Pine Shadows Lane reported hearing several strange noises outside that woke him up. He then heard screeching tires and a vehicle hitting something. A vehicle had hit a tree and knocked it down across the roadway. There were no injuries. The California Highway Patrol, Department of Transportation and a tow truck responded.

• At 6:49 a.m., a caller from the 15000 block of One Mile Way reported a woman in a burgundy van was brushing her teeth at the end of the paved road. The woman was asked to leave and she would not. Deputies were unable to locate the woman.

• At 9:40 a.m., a caller from the 15000 block of Thiel Way reported someone went through two unlocked vehicles. A few dollars and some chewing gum were missing.

Nevada City

Police Department


• At 1:39 p.m., a 911 caller from a pay telephone on the 300 block of Broad Street reported a robbery was in progress. Police checked the area and took a report for annoying or harassing phone calls to 911 and a false report of a criminal offense.

– Robyn Moormeister

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