Police blotter 7/2/07 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter 7/2/07

Grass Valley

Police Department


• At 12:06 p.m., a caller from a business on the 200 block of Mill Street reported a man who had not shaved and was carrying a drink entered the business and was acting suspiciously. The man was directed toward a homeless shelter intake center.

• At 2:50 p.m., police arrested a 48-year-old man at the fairgrounds on McCourtney Road for a Sutter County warrant.

• At 3:39 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of Bridger Street reported a person came through a dog door and entered the living room, where a housesitter was sleeping. The owner of the house returned today. The housesitter did not call police when the break-in occurred, but the owner wanted police to make contact. Police advised the caller of security options.

• At 5:37 p.m., police cited a 46-year-old man in a grocery store parking lot on suspicion of vandalism to a vehicle.

• At 6:41 p.m., a caller reported a man carrying a sleeping bag on the 200 block of East Main Street was beating himself up, slapping himself and throwing himself on a rail. Police checked the area extensively and were unable to locate the man.

• At 9:24 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Sutton Way reported a drunken blonde woman in her 30s was knocking on doors. Police checked the area and were unable to locate the woman.

• At 9:28 p.m., a caller from Cherry Lane at Clark Street reported a man was hitting another man with a bat. Police arrested a 53-year-old man on suspicion of public drunkenness.

• At 9:58 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of East Main Street reported a man with a machete was threatening to kill everyone. The man left on foot toward downtown Grass Valley. Police took a report for criminal threats. They were unable to locate the machete. Thirty minutes later, police located the 27-year-old suspect and arrested him on suspicion of criminal threats and public drunkenness.


• At 1:42 a.m., police arrested a 30-year-old man on the 200 block of South Church Street on suspicion of drunken driving. Police also located a man lying in the road. They arrested the 29-year-old man on suspicion of public drunkenness.

• At 9:02 a.m., a man called to report his niece had his white 1995 Honda last night near a bar in downtown Grass Valley and they could not find it. Police checked the area and were unable to locate the car. Police would follow up.

• At 9:13 a.m., a caller from the 100 block of Neal Street reported a man implicated in a 2003 murder at Edward’s Crossing was fraternizing with underage females at a shopping center on the 100 block of Neal Street.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• At 9:48 a.m., a woman called from the 14000 block of Wild Duck Lane to report her father just hit her and her face was injured. Her father was outside. She didn’t need an ambulance. Deputies contacted the father and daughter and determined the incident was mutual combat. The daughter would leave for a while to avoid further incidents.

• At 11:27 a.m., a woman called from the 10000 block of Conifer Lane to report her neighbors were playing loud music. She sent her son to ask the neighbors to turn the music down, then the neighbors pointed potato guns at the caller and her children. Deputies contacted everyone involved and determined there was no crime.

• At 12:05 p.m., a caller from the 12000 block of Alpha Loop reported 12 trespassers down by the river.

• At 12:06 p.m., a woman called from Animal Control on McCourtney Road to report a man outside was threatening her and demanding to have his dog returned to him.

• At 2:36 p.m., a caller from Lower Colfax Road reported a suspicious-looking package was behind a large oak tree across the street from an orchard. Deputies were unable to locate any package.

• At 6:10 p.m., deputies cited a juvenile on Rollins Lake on suspicion of going the wrong way on the lake and operation of a boat while underage. The boat, a Seadoo, was towed by a deputy.

• At 7:03 p.m., someone broke a window at Grizzly Hills School. Deputies determined no entrance was made through the window.

• At 8:03 p.m., a fire captain reported occupants of two vehicles were throwing firecrackers out of the windows on Highway 49 near Camptonville. The CHP was advised.

• At 11:40 p.m., a caller reported a woman left with some men she did not know from Oregon Creek. The woman was last seen at about 8 p.m. at a bar on the 29000 block of Highway 49 in North San Juan. The woman had been drinking. A deputy contacted the caller and took a report for a missing person. Local law enforcement was on the lookout for the woman.


• At 4:07 a.m., a caller from the 15000 block of Stagecoach Way reported a man took mushrooms, and he was allergic to them. The emergency response was canceled. No arrests were made and no death was reported.

• At 9:37 a.m., a woman called from the 11000 block of Golden Oaks Court to report a snake was in her yard. She was standing 20 feet away from the snake, but she could not determine what type of snake it was or if it was alive. A deputy would not respond. The woman was provided with a phone number to a snake handling/removing company.

Nevada City

Police Department


• At 1:54 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Commercial Street reported a non-injury hit-and-run accident.

• At 3:22 p.m., a caller reported a man reading a book behind a restaurant on the 200 block of York Street had his hands inside his pants while others walked by. Police were unable to locate the man.

• At 6:54 p.m., a woman called from a hotel on the 200 block of Broad Street to report she had nowhere to stay and nothing to eat. The woman was referred to a shelter for women and children.

-Robyn Moormeister

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