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Police blotter

Grass Valley Police Department


Thomas Michael Shea, 53, was arrested and booked on suspicion of violating probation and strong-armed robbery around 6:45 p.m., according to the Grass Valley Police Department.

According to a police report, Shea was arrested at the Grass Valley SPD Market on McKnight Way after he threatened to harm employees and witnesses who saw him walking out of the store with a bottle of alcohol.

Sgt. Brian Reno said witnesses saw Shea purchase groceries and then place a bottle of alcohol in his pants. Clerks asked Shea if he took the bottle without paying, which he denied. Shea tossed the groceries at the clerks and turned and faced them in a fighting stance, throwing a punch at one of them, Reno said. Shea missed hitting a clerk and then tried to run before being tackled, Reno said.

Shea is being held at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility without bail, jail officials said.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


Sheriff’s deputies arrested Erwin Kratzer, 41, on suspicion of recklessly evading a police officer, driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding the legal limit, driving with a suspended license and driving the wrong way on a divided highway.

He was booked at 3:47 a.m. Saturday and is being held at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail, jail officials said.

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