Police blotter 7/23/07 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter 7/23/07

Grass Valley Police Department


• At 9:53 a.m., a caller from a business on Nevada City Highway reported a man fell off his motorcycle and then was run over by his motorcycle. The man was given medical treatment.

• At 12:25 p.m., a report was made of a vehicle with an unknown type of substance all over it. It was unknown if there would be any permanent damage.

• At 1:23 p.m., a woman from the 100 block of Crown Point Circle reported hearing people “spinning doughnuts” in a nearby parking lot.

• At 2:33 p.m., a caller from Sutton Way reported a small dog panting heavily in a sport utility vehicle.

• At 5:32 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Mill Street asked for assistance with a resident who had been causing disturbances and aggravating tenants.

• At 7:45 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of Castlemont Drive asked for a welfare check on a neighbor who has been yelling and shouting profanities at nothing and nobody.

• At 9:10 p.m., a caller from Neal Street reported an 18-year-old woman had hit the caller in the face twice. The caller did not wish to press charges.

• 10:47 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of Doris Drive reported a loud party with music and screaming. Contact was made at the residence and owners were advised to keep it down.

• At 11:15 p.m., a woman from the 100 block of King Court reported a green Dodge had run her off the road and threw something at her vehicle.

• At 11:31 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of Berryman Street reported a loud noise that sounded like hammering coming from inside a neighbor’s house. Contact was made with the residents who were advised to cease construction.

• At 11:49 p.m., a caller at French Avenue and Mill Street reported a vehicle accident with a bicycle.


• At 12:39 a.m., a caller from McKnight Way and La Barr Meadows Road reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot with the dome light on. An area check found nobody in the vehicle.

• At 5:45 a.m., a caller from Hughes Road reported a woman at a gas station pay phone yelling for help.

• At 6:06 a.m., a caller from the 500 block of Blight Road called to report someone had come into her residence last night and taken her check book. The woman called back to say she had found her check book.

• At 7:21 a.m., a caller from Rough and Ready reported a tan minivan with a rack repeatedly traveling into oncoming traffic.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


• At 1:04 a.m., a caller from Greenhorn Creek reported a group of loud people at the creek with firearms.

• At 2:12 a.m., a man from the 15000 block of Wolf Mountain Road reported a “crazy lady” was out to get him. The man didn’t know the address where he was when he called and said he knocked on the door of a random house and when no one came to the door he let himself in and called for help. The man was crying on the phone.

• At 10:17 a.m., a caller from the 400 block of Nimrod Street requested extra patrol after a man was kicked out of a traffic school class for acting erratic and semi-violent.

• At 11:09 a.m., a caller from the 16000 block of Brewer Road reported someone had spray painted the side of his house blue.

• At 1:01 p.m., a caller from the 10000 block of Broken Oak Court reported the theft of miscellaneous items from a residence.

• At 1:05 p.m., a caller from the 10000 block of Combie Road reported a woman had left her 18 month old baby in the car with a window barely cracked for 20 minutes while she went shopping.

• At 3:22 p.m., a caller from the 10000 block of Combie Road reported a neighbor harassing her by yelling and putting up signs stating that her son is a child molester.

• At 5:31 p.m., a caller from Indian Flat Road reported a suspicious vehicle had been parked in the area for a couple of days. It appears people are living in the vehicle, the caller said.

• At 5:33 p.m., a person from the 15000 block of North Bloomfield Road called because it was believed campers were shooting on the property.

• At 7:06 p.m., a caller from the 15000 block of Washington Road reported two females floating down the river who were possibly shot at for trespassing.

• At 11:11 p.m., a caller from the 11000 block of Francis Drive reported two men fist fighting in the middle of the street. The caller stated women were also involved in the fight at what appeared to be a large party of juveniles.


• At 10:15 a.m., it was reported that a seven-year-old was seeking treatment at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room after a dog had bitten the child in the face on Collier Road.

• At 10:19 a.m. a caller from the 11000 block of Ridge Road reported a heavyset balding man in his late 30’s was exposing himself while walking a medium-sized stocky dog. The caller said she was at the pool right now for a swim meet and the man walked up to the main part of the campus.

– Laura Brown

Fire Blotter

The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 56 calls for service from July 11 to July 17, 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 7:54 p.m., July 12, the GVFD responded to the victim of an assault on East Berryhill Drive. After GVPD secured the scene, emergency crews made contact with the victim. Due to the fact the victim was unconscious with multiple abrasions to the head, an air ambulance was called. The patient was airlifted to a Roseville trauma center.

• At 3:14 p.m., July 13, GVFD responded to Nevada Union High School for a football-related injury. Firefighters found the teenage football player unconscious after a head-on collision with another player. Emergency personnel immediately requested an air ambulance and secured the patient to a backboard. The patient was transported to a Roseville trauma center.

• At 8:46 a.m., July 14, GVFD responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 49 near Idaho-Maryland Rd. The first arriving engine company reported smoke showing from the engine compartment but no open flame. The fire had not spread to nearby vegetation. The smoke was caused by an extremely hot transmission, which fire crews cooled.

• At 12:50 p.m., July 14, GVFD responded to a reported commercial structure fire on East Main Street. Before they arrived, units were notified that the fire was not in a structure but rather a planter box in front of City Hall. Firefighters found and extinguished the small, smoldering fire, caused by a discarded cigarette butt.

• At 8:30 p.m., July 15, GVFD, NCCFD, and Nevada City Fire Dept. responded to a residential structure fire on Mill Street. Firefighters found the home completely charged with smoke from an active oven fire. Using fire extinguishers, they contained the fire to the oven and used ventilation fans to evacuate the smoke. Firefighters cleared the scene after using a thermal imaging camera to ensure the fire had not extended to the interior of the adjacent walls.

• At 12:24 p.m., July 16, GVFD, NCCFD, Penn Valley Fire Department, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection responded to a report of a vegetation fire on the 14000 block of Indian Springs Road. Firefighters found a fast-moving grass fire with several structures threatened. Fire units quickly deployed attack lines on the flanks of the fire while Calfire air tankers dropped retardant at the head of the fire and in front of the threatened structures. The fire was held to two acres and no structures were lost or damaged. The cause of the fire cause is under investigation by Calfire.

-Jill Bauerle

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