Police blotter: Aug. 12, 2008 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter: Aug. 12, 2008

Grass Valley Police Department


6:42 a.m. – A business on the 100 block of South Auburn Street reported a rock was thrown through the window overnight. Officers took a report for vandalism.

11:29 a.m. – A caller at the corner of Allison Ranch Road and Mill Street reported a driver and a woman in a Chevrolet Impala were fighting. The caller said the driver had been checking his brakes on Highway 20 and burning rubber.

11:36 a.m. – A caller reported a petty theft from a vehicle that was parked on Highway 49 between the Idaho-Maryland and Brunswick road turnoffs.

12:58 p.m. -A caller from the 200 block of Dorsey Drive reported being threatened.

4:36 p.m. -A caller from the 600 block of West Main Street reported a case of a woman threatening to kill her children. Officers took a report.

4:49 p.m. – A business on the 200 block of East Main Street reported a man who appeared to be drunk stumbling in the parking lot. He had a small child with him and was leaving in a vehicle. Responding officers arrested the man for driving under the influence and child endangerment.

6:44 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of East Berryhill Drive reported a woman yelling for help. Responding officers discovered a domestic argument in a nearby home and told the people to keep it down for the night.

6:56 p.m. – A person in the police department lobby reported vandalism to a vehicle.

7:58 p.m. -A woman at the Nevada County Fairgrounds reported the father of her children had punched at her daughter and then left for San Francisco. The case was turned over to the sheriff’s office.

8:53 p.m. – Juveniles were cited for driving a golf cart on Brighton Street.

9:16 p.m. – A traffic stop at Highway 20 and Highway 49 resulted in a woman being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. She was booked into the Nevada County jail.

9:17 p.m. – A caller reported an employee at a business on Nevada City Highway harassed her, spit and threw water on her vehicle. Officers took a report and were to follow up.

11:01 p.m. – A man from Richardson Street reported catching two boys trying to steal gasoline from his vehicle. The caller said the youths dropped a gas can and he chased one of them up the street. Responding officers checked the area extensively and could not find the youths.

11:47 p.m. – A business on West Main Street reported a fight between a woman and a man with Nazi tattoos. Officers were unable to locate them.


12:22 a.m. – Officers quieted a a loud party on the 400 block of West Main Street.

9:24 a.m. – A traffic stop at Idaho-Maryland Road and Railroad Avenue resulted in a man being arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended or revoked license and violating probation.

10:03 a.m. – Graffiti was reported at Dee Mautino Park.

10:49 a.m. – A vehicle was repossessed on a public parking lot on Sutton Way, and the owner was not aware of it.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


8:08 a.m. – Officers arrested a 19-year-old man on the 18000 block of Penn Valley Drive on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, violating probation and being under the influence of a controlled substance, and booked him into the Nevada County jail.

9:51 a.m. – A man from the 26000 block of Highway 49 said he woke up in the brush somewhere on the highway after being assaulted the night before and being dumped by the road. The man said he had dried blood all over him and his back was hurting. Officers arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury; he was booked into jail and released.

12:52 p.m. – A man from the 10000 block of Vagabond Lane reported his brother was causing a disturbance in the family. He said his brother tried to choke him on the couch and was now involved in a verbal argument with his father.

5:17 p.m. – A woman from the 19000 block of Hansen Lane reported having a verbal argument with her former tenants, who had returned to get their belongings, located a damaged tire on a trailer, and accused her of causing the damage. The woman requested a log entry only.

6:21 p.m. – A man from the 10000 block of Cedar Avenue reported his daughter just swallowed a penny and it got stuck in her throat.

6:31 p.m. – A woman from the 27000 block of Cherokee Street reported her neighbor was shooting at wildlife on his property. She said she saw some dead animals, and some others were limping.

6:36 p.m. – A caller from the 18000 block of Jayhawk Drive reported a golf cart rollover with children screaming. Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the call. A 40-year-old man from Penn Valley was driving the cart when the accident happened. Three girls, ages 4, 5 and 7, were riding in the vehicle. All occupants received minor injuries and were transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

8:29 p.m. – A caller from the 11000 block of McCourtney Road reported theft of a 1989 Mustang convertible. The owner of the vehicle was present with security personnel at the fairgrounds near Gate 4.


1:37 a.m. – Officers arrested a 43-year-old man at the intersection of westbound Highway 20 and Melody Road on suspicion of driving on a suspended license, being under the influence of controlled substance and drunken driving and booked him into the Nevada County jail.

– Dave Moller and Soumitro Sen

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