Police Blotter: Aug. 18, 2008 | TheUnion.com

Police Blotter: Aug. 18, 2008

Grass Valley

Police Department


10:31 a.m. – A woman from the first block of Juan Way reported someone damaged the inside of her home with a hose through the open window.

11:45 a.m. – Keys were found in front of a business on the 100 block of South Auburn Street. Contact was made with the Post Office, where a person identified the owner of the keys, and they were put in the person’s P.O. box

1:13 p.m. – A 41-year-old man was cited and released on suspicion of driving on a suspended or revoked license at a business Brighton. His blue 1989 GMC S10 pickup was towed.

2:41 p.m. – A 23-year-old woman was cited and released on suspicion of shoplifting after having been taken into custody by the store management on the 100 block of West McKnight Way.

4:41 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Neal Street reported an unknown person threatened the caller about five minutes earlier. The person was in a silver Ford with a blue star on the back.

5:14 p.m. – A caller from Allison Ranch Road at Freeman Lane reported a man wearing a search and rescue shirt approached the caller’s sister in her vehicle and grabbed the sister, who drove away.

6:00 p.m. – A caller from Brunswick Road near Sutton Way reported an apparently drunken man about 42 years old wearing a white T-shirt and a backpack and hat who nearly fell into traffic.

6:51 p.m. – A caller from Joerschke Drive reported a motorhome occupied by three men that continues to park nightly on the roadway near the bus stop. An officer advised the men not to park on Joerschke.

7:01 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Carpenter Street reported the neighbors were in an argument, and a woman and children were crying, and the man left in a green Dodge Caravan. Officers arrested a 35-year-old man and booked him into the Nevada County jail on suspicion of spousal abuse.

7:13 p.m. – A caller reported three men drinking in the men’s bathroom at Memorial Park.

8:13 p.m. A caller reported the men were back at Memorial Park drinking. Officers contacted the men.

8:30 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Glasson Way reported a stolen helmet was that three shades of blue with flames coming from the skull. An officer took a report for theft.

8:20 p.m. – Officers cited and released a 22-year-old man on suspicion of shoplifting on the 100 block of Neal Street.

9:02 p.m. – Officers arrested 25-year-old man on suspicion of public drunkenness and having prescription medication without a doctor’s order, and booked him into jail.

11:24 p.m. – A man from the 300 block of Mill Street reported a man was at his daughter’s residence “causing problems.” Two children and another adult were at the home. The man left before officers arrived.

11:39 p.m. – A call regarding spider bites on the 400 block of Pine Street was transferred to emergency dispatch for response.


6:54 a.m. – A caller on the 100 block of Horizon Circle reported a possible garage sale violation. An officer contacted the vendors, who were to go to the police department to get the proper permits.

2:44 p.m. – A 19-year-old man wearing a black hoodie and no shirt took a bottle of vodka from a business on the 100 block of Neal Street. Officers arrested him and booked him into jail on suspicion of burglary.

2:49 p.m. – A caller at Alta Sierra Drive and Dog Bar road reported a dark blue four-wheel-drive vehicle in a ditch and a person leaning over the seat. The CHP was advised.

10:33 p.m. – An officer helped a person get into a vehicle that had been locked with a the keys and a child inside. AAA also responded.

11:25 p.m. – A man from the 100 block of Richardson Street reported his home was broken into between noon and 11:30 p.m. Someone came through a window and left through the front door. An officer took a report for burglary.


12:17 a.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Independence Court reported a loud party. Officers arrived, and the partiers agreed to quiet down.

7:53 a.m. – A man from the 700 block of Woodland Way reported dog that had been left outside and had been barking for more an hour. An officer informed the caller of further steps he could take with Animal Control.

9:09 a.m. – A caller from Cypress Hill Drive reported a child less than 10 years old riding a golf cart heading toward Lidster Avenue. An officer contacted the child and admonished the parents.

11:10 a.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Arcadia Drive reported a dog that had been barking for hours. An officer advised the dog’s owner of a city ordinance against barking dogs.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office

Items from the sheriff’s office blotter will be printed in Tuesday’s edition of The Union.

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