Police blotter: July 28, 2008 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter: July 28, 2008

Grass Valley Police Department


2:29 p.m. – A caller reported a wheelchair that was taken from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital on Thursday is being ridden by two juvenile boys on Dorsey Drive. Officers made contact with the juveniles and the wheelchair was returned to the hospital.

8:10 p.m. – A caller reported five juveniles are dropping items off of the Brighton Street/Highway 20 overpass and on to the highway. Officers are unable to locate the juveniles and found no debris on the highway.


1:39 p.m. – A caller reported two teenagers have left Longs Drug with bottles of alcohol concealed in their shorts and are walking toward the Brunswick Road overpass. Officers find and arrest the teenagers.

7:11 p.m. – A caller reported she has trapped a feral cat that has been fighting with her cat. She is advised to take the cat to Animal Control, which she does.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


2:32 p.m.- Penn Valley Post Office reported that a white male had written a bad check to purchase $840 worth of stamps. A report was taken. The suspect is described as in his late 40s, 5-foot-7 with short sandy, blonde hair.

7:15 p.m. – A caller reported a deer with a broken jaw is in the driveway of the caller’s home on Dog Bar Road. Officers were unable to find the deer.

8:20 p.m. – A caller from Alta Springs Drive reported a young grandchild accidentally drank fingernail polish. The call is referred to Cal-Fire.

8:48 p.m. – A caller from Carriage Road reported a neighbor is yelling at their children even though they are on their own property. Caller says this has been an ongoing problem with this neighbor.

9:54 p.m. – A caller reported at least 12 juveniles loitering around a Combie Road business and refusing to leave. The juveniles were gone by the time officers arrived.


3:26 a.m. – A caller reported two large bears are on the deck of his Highland Drive home and eating from a bag of dog food.

1:49 p.m. – A caller from Pond Lane reported neighbors are shooting guns and bullets are landing on their roof. Officers are unable to locate anyone shooting guns. The caller later says the shooting stopped when police discussed the call on their radios.

6:33 p.m. – A caller reported a naked man is walking down Pleasant Valley Road and jumps into the brush whenever vehicles pass him. He is described as white and in his 40s. Officers checked the area but were unable to find him.


12:32 a.m. – A caller from School Street reported her roommate is threatening her. She said he made threatening statements in the past, wrote his name in blood on the refrigerator and left to go sleep in the cemetery.

Nevada City Police Department


4:04 p.m. – A caller from Nimrod Street reported people are yelling at one another in a nearby playground area.

Grass Valley Fire Department

July 16

12:56 p.m. – Grass Valley firefighters responded to a Dumpster fire on East Berryhill Drive. The fire was quickly contained.

7:36 p.m. – Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated firefighters responded to a structure fire on Carey Drive. Firefighters encountered no flames upon arrival. An investigation found that a melted electrical outlet caused the smoke.

July 17

4:53 a.m. – Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated firefighters responded to a propane leak on Nevada City Highway. Firefighters found that a large propane tank valve was not fully closed. Grass Valley firefighter assisted in evacuating a neighboring business as the valve was secured.

July 18

2:16 a.m. – Grass Valley firefighters responded to a vehicle accident with injuries on Bennett Street. One vehicle is overturned with an injured person trapped inside. The Jaws of Life are used to rescue the victim, who then was transported by air ambulance to a nearby trauma center.

8:02 a.m. – Grass Valley and Nevada County Consolidated firefighters responded to a report of a blown transformer and power lines down near Litton Trail. Firefighters secure the area and learn that a utility pole was struck by a construction vehicle.

– Pat Butler

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