Police blotter 6/25/07 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter 6/25/07

Grass Valley

Police Department


• At 1:51 p.m., a caller from Freeman Lane reported that someone driving a blue Chevy pickup follows her when she jogs. She had first noticed the truck a month ago. After changing her route, she noticed the truck again on Saturday. Officers advised her to call them the next time the truck trails her.

• At 2:08 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Carol Drive reported that property was stolen from her house while she was on vacation.

• At 3:54 p.m., a caller from southbound Highway 49 at Smith Road reported that someone in a green Toyota sedan threw a cigarette from the car window. Officers advised CHP.

• At 8:10 p.m., a caller from Ridge Road reported that an elderly driver had been driving in the wrong lane. After signaling the driver to pull over to the side of the road, the caller noticed that the driver was disoriented and required assistance.


• At 3:13 a.m., a caller from the 200 block of Dorsey Drive reported hearing strange raking noises outside of her apartment. Officers checked the area and found that the noise was caused by water from a sprinkler hitting the caller’s front door.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• At 1:22 p.m., a caller from the 10000 block of Harmony Ridge Road reported that a dog was pinned under a motor home. Animal Control responded and took the injured dog to a veterinarian.

• At 2:06 p.m., a caller from Greenhorn Road reported that two men in a red Jeep Cherokee had just stolen a “Men working” sign from the side of the road.

• At 6:07 p.m., a caller from the 14000 block of Lake Wildwood Drive reported that someone had stolen a purse from a car left unlocked in the driveway.

• At 7:59 p.m., a caller from the 20000 block of You Bet Road reported that his neighbor’s pit bull had just attacked his wife.

• At 9:44 p.m., a caller from the 14000 block of Golden Star Road reported that four people dressed in costumes were acting suspicious in a mobile park. Deputies went to the scene and found four kids playing.

• At 11:49 p.m., a caller from a campground on the 23000 block of Scotts Flat Road reported that a number of people who had been drinking were running around the camp yelling at people.


• At 10:14 a.m., a caller from the 11000 block of Sunset Way reported finding a pocketbook.

Fire blotter

The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 61 calls for service during the period, including those responded to as part of a joint operational relationship with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Nevada City Fire Department. The following is a small sample of those calls in more detail:

– At 8:40 p.m., June 16, GVFD and Sierra Nevada Ambulance responded to a victim of an assault near Walsh Street. After GVPD secured the scene, fire and ambulance personnel were cleared to move in from staging and make patient contact. After assessing the patient for injuries the victim refused treatment and was not transported.

– At 11:45 a.m., June 17, GVFD responded to a report of a hazardous condition on Race Street, specifically a suspicious odor emanating from a residence. The first arriving engine went into investigative mode and directed the second engine to stand by and prepare for hazardous material release scenario if the need arose. The investigative unit then tried to locate where and if any hazardous condition existed with the use of a gas detector. After a thorough search of the residence it was determined that no hazard existed.

– At 9:24 p.m., June 17, GVFD and NCCFD responded to a vehicle accident on La Barr Meadows Road. At scene firefighters found a vehicle that had veered off the roadway and into a fence. Although this was a non-injury accident it took tow truck operators nearly an hour to free the car from its entanglement. After the vehicle was removed without incident firefighters were released from their standby assignment.

– At 1:05 p.m., June 19, GVFD responded to a report of a small fire burning on the side of Highway 49 near Idaho Maryland Road. The first arriving engine was able to handle and canceled all additional units. After extinguishing the fire with foam and water firefighters investigated for a cause. No ignition source was found.

– At 3:01 p.m., June 19, GVFD and Sierra Nevada Ambulance responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian near Hughes Road. Emergency personnel arrived at scene to find the patient on the ground with a leg injury. The patient was assessed for further injuries while also being secured to a backboard. After splinting the injured leg the pedestrian was transported to SNMH.

-Jill Bauerle

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