Police Blotter: Feb. 1, 2010 (updated)
Grass Valley Police Department
10:58 a.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Glenbrook Drive reported he let a friend use his car over two weeks ago and the friend had not brought it back.
11:11 a.m. – A caller reported a toothless man at Neal Street and Church Street was swinging at people at the bus stop. Police made contact with the man.
11:20 a.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Bawden Avenue reported unsettling text messages. Police contacted the caller.
11:49 a.m. – A caller reported her purse was stolen at a business on East Main Street and Dorsey Drive. When police contacted her, she said she’d found the purse in a trash can with all the property intact.
1:07 p.m. – A caller from South Church Street reported four teenagers were stealing recyclables. The caller retrieved some of the items.
4:39 p.m. – A caller from the 700 block of South Auburn Street reported a man had been showing up at the gas station every day asking customers and employees for money. He appeared to be drunk and drove away in a Ford Explorer. Police were unable to locate the man.
4:51 p.m. – A man from the 400 block of Henderson Street reported he found a purse and would like to turn it in. The purse was returned to its owner.
6:11 p.m. – A man reported he found a wallet in front of a store on Neal Street and wanted to return it. The wallet was returned to its owner.
6:55 p.m. – A woman from the 400 block of Mill Street reported hearing a neighbor making drug transaction statements in front of her children. Police made contact and all was clear.
8:11 p.m. – A caller from the Salvation Army on Neal Street reported theft of donated items. Police were unable to located the alleged suspect.
11:14 p.m. – A man from the 200 block of Litton Drive reported drivers had been spinning donuts in a parking lot in the early morning hours. Police were advised.
11:42 p.m. – A caller reported a patient had been punched in the face in an assault at Berryhill Drive and was at the emergency room.
1:04 a.m. – A caller from Richardson Street at School Street reported a loud party. Police contacted the partygoers, who said they would keep it down.
9:09 a.m. – A man from the 700 block of Taylorville Road reported a man lying on the restroom floor. The caller could not enter the property because it was locked. Police made contact with the man on the floor, who was fine.
1:47 p.m. – A caller from Hughes Road near Ridge Road reported someone possibly had been shooting an Airsoft gun. Airsoft pellets were not located, but police collected a can of carbon dioxide.
2:34 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of West Empire Street said it appeared someone had broken in through the kitchen window, but the caller said it appeared nothing was missing. Police contacted the caller and took a report.
3:31 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Depot Street reported neighbors were playing football on the caller’s property and refusing to move on. Police were unable to locate anyone outside.
3:48 p.m. – A citizen reported a car on northbound Highway 49 near Empire had a purse on top, which fell off on the on-ramp. The citizen turned the purse in, and the purse was returned to its owner.
3:51 p.m. – A man calling from a store at Freeman Lane reported the medication Xanax was possibly taken from his vehicle last night.
7:12 p.m. – A woman from a restaurant at the 1900 block of East Main Street reported her car had been vandalized while she was working. Police took a report.
8:00 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Neal Street reported a man who had been drinking was trying to get on his motorcycle but kept falling over. Police arrested the man on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
9:21 p.m. – A man from North Church Street reported that a Ford Mustang and a lifted blue pickup were speeding up the roadway and it had been an ongoing problem. Police were unable to locate the vehicles.
9:38 p.m. – A woman from the 100 block of Scandling reported she tried to pick up a puppy from a breeder and was assaulted. The breeder said the woman was trying to take the puppy from its mother although it was only a week old. Both women were cited on suspicion of battery.
12:20 a.m. – A woman from the 300 block of Pleasant Street reported her husband had pushed her down and threatened her. He was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and battery.
2:27 a.m. – A man from the 800 block of East Main Street reported his girlfriend had just been assaulted and he was taking her to the hospital. Police were advised to be on the lookout for the suspects.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Office
9:28 a.m. – A caller from the 18000 block of Hummingbird Drive reported receiving a call from an inmate that seemed paranoid and threatening. Deputies contacted medical staff at the jail.
9:31 a.m. – A caller reported a possibly uncontrolled campfire near the Wolf Mountain radio tower.
11:40 a.m. – A woman from the 17000 block of Highway 20 reported burglary to her residence by a former county employee.
7:11 p.m. – A caller from the 15000 block of Brooks Road reported burglary to a pump house. A weed eater, leaf blower and gas cans were taken.
7:22 p.m. – A man from the 11000 block of Ringtail Road reported the father of his children’s friends shot at them with an Airsoft gun as they were leaving the house.
11:35 p.m. – A caller from the 10000 block of Streeter Road reported a suspicious extension ladder up one of the buildings. The business was secure.
12:52 a.m. – A woman from the 15000 block of Little Valley Road reported her son was “going nuts” with a screwdriver.
3:49 a.m. – A woman from the 11000 block of Alta Sierra Drive reported her cab driver just gave five people a ride home and they did not pay the driver.
10:48 a.m. – A caller from the 10000 block of Pryor’s Gulch Road reported neighbors were shooting guns near a house. Deputies were unable to locate the shooters.
11:00 a.m. – A caller from the 15000 block of Brooks Road reported footprints in the dirt leading to the crawl space.
11:57 a.m. – A caller from the 17000 block of Cooper Road reported a vehicle and shop had been burglarized overnight. Two chain saws and other tools had been taken.
12:05 p.m. – A caller reported seeing a drug sale at the 16000 block of Penn Valley Drive. Deputies were unable to locate the suspects.
12:33 p.m. – A caller reported a white Jeep on Rough and Ready Highway had been running for over and hour and the windows were steamed up. The situation was cleared when deputies arrived.
2:24 p.m. – A caller from the 11000 block of Farm Court reported a pit bull running loose attempted to charge a child. Animal Control located the dog a few hours later.
2:38 p.m. – A woman from the 11000 block of Black Oak Drive reported her son was very angry and carrying a baseball bat through the house. A juvenile was arrested.
8:56 p.m. – Deputies issued a citation for a minor in possession of alcohol on the 11000 block of Ridge Road.
11:01 p.m. – A caller reported four juveniles wearing masks were jumping in front of traffic and pulling their pants down at Banner Lava Cap Road and Gracie Road.
Nevada City Police Department
10:22 p.m. – A caller from Boulder Street at Broad Street reported a truck went into the wall. The driver initially left but later returned to the scene and the car was towed.
10:49 p.m. – A man reported several vehicle tires had been slashed at Galena Way and Turpentine Drive.
11:54 p.m. – A man from the 300 block of Long Street reported his home was egged.
1:28 a.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Sacramento Street reported a person who was possibly under the influence was circling around the building and not responding to the caller’s request to leave. An arrest was made.
– Michelle Rindels
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