Police Blotter 5/28/07 | TheUnion.com

Police Blotter 5/28/07

Grass Valley

Police Department


• At 4:16 p.m., a caller from a parking lot on South Church Street reported a man was on the ground bleeding. Police contacted the 44-year-old man and had him transported to the hospital. He was cited on suspicion of public drunkenness and violation of probation.

• At 7:58 p.m., a caller from the 600 block of Packard Drive reported an assault regarding a custody issue. Police arrested a juvenile on suspicion of assault and cited a 52-year-old woman on suspicion of assault.

• At 8:51 p.m., a Caller from Dee Mautino park reported two juveniles were putting dirt into the gas tank of vehicles. Police took a report for vandalism and cited a juvenile on suspicion of vandalism.

• At 9:39 p.m., an extremely intoxicated caller from the 400 block of East Main Street reported believing gangsters were attacking a gas station clerk. Police determined everything at the gas station was fine.

• At 10:27 p.m., police arrested a 31-year-old man at West Berryhill Drive on suspicion of drunken driving and driving with a suspended license.

• At 10:35 p.m., a caller from South Church Street and Walsh Street reported five juveniles dumped a recycling bin full of paper into the middle of the intersection. Eight people helped with the clean-up.

• At 11:42 p.m., police stopped a vehicle at the 11000 block of Nevada City Highway and arrested a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of drunken driving.


• At 12:16 a.m., a caller from a gym on the 100 block of South Auburn Street reported a drunk man was passed out in front of the business. He had blond hair, no shoes and was wearing slacks and a light green button-down shirt. Police contacted the man who would be making his way back to his hotel.

• At 2:16 a.m., police stopped a vehicle at Idaho-Maryland Road and arrested a 53-year-old woman on suspicion of drunken driving.

• At 5:52 a.m., a caller from Mill Street reported decorative flags along the street for the downtown association had been torn out and destroyed. The caller wanted a log entry.

• At 8:51 a.m., a caller from Highway 49 reported balloons from a car dealership were dipping toward Highway 49. Police contacted the dealership and the balloons were readjusted.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• At 1:31 p.m., a woman called from the 10000 block of Rough and Ready Highway to request police check on a person who was walking around with scissors and was threatening to beat car windows out. Deputies responded and the person was transported to the hospital.

• At 1:35 p.m., a caller reported a three-day rave, or large party, was taking place at the Chicago Powerhouse. The CHP and Placer County Sheriff’s Office sent in a deputy and an air unit to ensure the party was dispersed. The party was over.

• At 4:19 p.m., a caller from Highway 174 reported a man wearing white shorts and no shirt was running in and out of the roadway, cussing and yelling at vehicles. Deputies were unable to locate the man.

• At 5:12 p.m., a caller from Auburn Road reported mail was stolen from a group of mailboxes. 15 or 16 mailboxes were broken into. A deputy took a report.

• At 8:20 p.m., a man called from the 19000 block of Buck Mountain Road to report four juveniles in two golf carts had been racing on the street throughout the day and had driven over the caller’s lawn and garden. The CHP was advised.

• At 9:47 p.m., a caller from the Town of Washington reported a large party near a hotel. Underaged people were drinking and people were hanging off the back of moving vehicles. Deputies determined there were several drunken people in town.


• At 12:44 a.m., the CHP reported a woman was trying to remove an injured dog from the roadway on Highway 49 at Allison Ranch Road. The CHP requested response from Animal Control. An Animal Control officer was advised.

Fire Blotter

The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 55 calls for service between May 16 and May 22, including those responded to as part of its joint operational relationship with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Nevada City Fire Department. Some of the more notable calls include:

• At 4:57 p.m. May 16, the Grass Valley Fire Department and the Grass Valley Police Department responded to a natural gas leak as a result of a construction accident on South Auburn Street. Once at the scene firefighters isolated and denied entry, securing immediate exposures from the hazard. PG&E then arrived and were able to mitigate the hazard.

• At 10:55 p.m. May 18, the Grass Valley Fire Department responded to a medical call for a victim of an assault near Mill Street and Neal Street. Once at scene firefighters were escorted to the patient by police who had previously secured the scene. Emergency personnel started patient care on a male with a laceration to the forehead as a result of a fight at a nearby bar. The patient was then transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

• At 11:20 p.m. May 19, the Grass Valley Fire Department and Sierra Nevada Ambulance responded to a medical call for an unresponsive person near Hughes Road. At scene emergency personnel quickly assessed the patient and determined the need for CPR and advanced life support measures. The patient was then transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital as personnel continued life support measures en route.

• At 5:30 p.m. May 22, the Grass valley Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident as the result of a medical emergency on Sutton Way. Firefighters reported that a vehicle had lost control in a parking lot, striking other vehicles, landscaping, and a parking island. Prior to starting patient care firefighters needed to force entry to the vehicle due to damage and access difficulties. The patient was treated at scene by emergency personnel and transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

-Robyn Moormeister

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