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Police blotter: Aug. 14, 2008

Grass Valley Police Department


11:33 a.m. – A caller from the 100 block of King Court reported the misuse of a credit card. Officers took a report.

12:42 p.m. – A woman from the 300 block of Hill Street reported her house had been egged and requested extra patrol in the evenings.

2:23 p.m. – A two-car crash at Brunswick and Idaho-Maryland roads resulted in no injuries.

2:34 p.m. – A caller from the 300 block of East Maryland Drive asked an officer to deal with an uncooperative person. The person was taken by ambulance to the emergency room at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

3:21 p.m. – A woman in the lobby of the police department reported she was almost hit while walking on South Auburn Street by a vehicle that was speeding. Officers contacted the driver and advised the person on driving habits.

4:56 p.m. – A physical fight between a man with a bleeding face and a woman in a parking lot on the 200 block of Sutton Way was reported. Responding officers arrested the woman on suspicion of battery and resisting arrest and booked her at Nevada County jail.

5:25 p.m. – A man was reported on Sutton Way at Olympia Circle wearing an orange jumpsuit, a George Bush mask, red horns and handcuffs, and he was holding a sign that read, “War Criminal.”

8:11 p.m. – A woman reported her vehicle was struck while parked at Butler and Minnie streets and the driver of the vehicle sped off. Officers took a hit and run report.

8:40 p.m. – A caller reported the illegal sale of alcohol to minors from a business on the 500 block of Brighton Street. Officers found the report was untrue.

10:37 p.m. – A traffic stop at East Main Street and Idaho-Maryland Road resulted in the arrest of a man on a Yuba County warrant. The man’s vehicle was released to his brother.


12:14 a.m. – A woman from the 800 block of Old Tunnel Road reported a fire on the deck of the apartment below her that was beginning to reach her deck. The fire was out when emergency crews arrived.

10:04 a.m. – A caller from the 700 block of Doris Drive reported the neighbor was cutting down trees and wanted to speak to an officer. A responding officer contacted both parties and mediated the peace.

10:39 a.m. – A strange, chemical smell was wafting across the area at North School and Richardson streets. Officers were advised.

11:25 a.m. – A caller at East Main and Bennett streets reported a possible drunk driver all over the roadway who had nearly taken out several vehicles. Officers located the driver, who was not intoxicated.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


9:39 a.m. – A man from the 17000 block of Indian Springs Road asked for help to get his pets and medications from a house from which he had been evicted because the homeowner would not give him access. The man was also given 10 days to retrieve his cat from the residence.

10:58 a.m. – A man from the 11000 block of Cedar Ridge Drive reported his neighbor had untied his dog and it was missing.

2:42 p.m. – A woman from the 12000 block of Mystic Mine Road reported a man on her property whom she said had a warrant from Yuba County. The man’s vehicle was hidden in the bushes behind the woman’s residence, she said.

4:09 p.m. – Officers arrested a boy on the 13000 block of Burma Road on suspicion of making threats and assault with a deadly weapon, and booked him into juvenile hall.

4:11 p.m. – Officers arrested a 47-year-old man on the 26000 block of Highway 49 on suspicion of violating parole and booked him into the Nevada County jail.

4:19 p.m. – A woman from Highway 49 reported someone shooting at her car.

10:48 p.m. – A caller from the 12000 block of Charles Drive reported seeing a large bear and could hear banging on the door.

11:19 p.m. – Officers stopped a vehicle on Highway 49 and arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving and driving without a license. They also arrested 37-year-old man on suspicion of resisting arrest and being drunk in public. Both were booked into jail.


5:52 a.m. – A woman from the 12000 block of Birchville Road reported her fiance was on probation and doing drugs.

– Dave Moller and Soumitro Sen

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