Police blotter: July 17, 2008 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter: July 17, 2008

Grass Valley Police Department


12:51 p.m. – A caller reported a dog passed out in a vehicle on Sutton Way. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived.

1:31 p.m. – A business on the 12000 block of Nevada City Highway reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill. Officers determined the bill was simply old and verified its authenticity at a nearby bank.

4:06 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Dorsey Drive requested an officer after finding drug paraphernalia. Officers filed a report.

4:17 p.m. – A caller reported a transient was sleeping at Minnie Park and had urinated on a fence. The transient was gone when officers arrived.

4:28 p.m. – A business on the 100 block of East Main Street reported a person came in and left without paying for services. Officers took a report.

6:38 p.m. – A caller from Scotia Pines Circle reported a pit bull terrier on the loose in the neighborhood that has been aggressive in the past.

8:31 p.m. – A caller who lives in Nevada County reported her ex-boyfriend threatened her on the cell phone while she was in Grass Valley.

9:04 p.m. – A person found a wallet on the 400 block of Idaho Maryland Road and turned it in at the police station. The owner was contacted to pick it up.

9:21 p.m. – A traffic stop on Neal Street resulted in a man being cited and released for driving while suspended or revoked. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

3:02 a.m. – A caller reported a road block with traffic cones had been set up on Ridge Road across from Nevada Union High School, and when the caller slowed for it, someone threw fruit at his vehicle. Officers were unable to locate anyone after an extensive search of the area.

9:18 a.m. – A caller near Chapel and Brighton streets reported loud music coming from an area church. The music was turned down after officers arrived.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


8:29 a.m. – A man from the 19000 block of Victoria Drive reported that his ex-wife was trying to break down the door. She was evicted the week before, he said. Officers arrested the woman on suspicion of drunken driving and vandalism.

10:57 a.m. – A woman from Lake Vera Purdon Road reported being attacked by her estranged husband.

1:05 p.m. – A caller from Spenceville Road reported a man and a woman walking down the street with four children. The caller said the man hit one of the children and appeared to be drunk.

5:17 p.m. — Officers arrested a 23-year-old man from Penn Valley on Spenceville Road on an out-of-county warrant. The driver of the vehicle, a 61-year-old woman also of Penn Valley, was cited for driving without a license, having no insurance and because the registration of her vehicle had expired. The man was booked and released from the Nevada County jail.

6:21 p.m. — Officers arrested a 26-year-old woman from Nevada City on the 10000 block of Dixon Road on suspicion of violating a restraining order. She was booked and released from Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

6:27 p.m. – A woman called from the 14000 block of Rollins Park Drive saying that according to her tenants, the former owners of her property were removing items from the property.

7 p.m. – A woman from the 13000 block of Hemlock Drive reported her son ran away the night before. She also said some money possibly was stolen from her. A report was taken for petty theft.

8:10 p.m. – Officers arrested a 26-year-old woman on Highway 20 on suspicion of stealing or unlawfully driving a vehicle, driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence. She was booked into county jail.


4:41 a.m. – A caller from the intersection of Highway 49 and Heesche Avenue reported hearing gunshots close to the caller’s residence.

n 6:01 a.m. – A caller from the 13000 block of Grass Valley Avenue reported a burglary.

Nevada City Police Department


9:41 a.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Broad Street reported four planter boxes were stolen from in front of the caller’s business.

8:48 p.m. – A woman from the 300 block of Railroad Avenue reported she was harassed by a female panhandler with dark hair. The woman said she wanted officers to tell the panhandler to move on.

– Dave Moller and

Soumitro Sen

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