Police Blotter: Oct. 23, 2009 | TheUnion.com

Police Blotter: Oct. 23, 2009

Dave Moller
Senior Staff Writer

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


8:30 a.m. – A person in the lobby of the office reported a telephone scammer from Canada told her money was needed to bail her nephew out of jail. The scammer left her a phone number and said to ask for “Sam Howard.” When a deputy called the Montreal Police Department to report the incident, they hung up.

8:39 a.m. – A caller from the 15800 block of Carrie Drive reported they were repossessing a vehicle with the owner’s knowledge.

8:42 a.m. – A caller from the 10900 block of Darlene Court reported they were repossessing a vehicle and the owner was aware of it.

9:31 a.m. – A caller at the park and ride parking lot at Highway 20 and Pleasant Valley Road reported they were repossessing a vehicle and the owner was aware, but did not want to voluntarily give the pickup truck up.

1:09 p.m. – A caller on Highway 49 said a boy about five years old was walking alone along the highway about 1/4 mile north of Alta Sierra Drive. Responding deputies could not locate the child.

6:51 p.m. – A caller from the 15200 block of Rough and Ready Highway said he had information on a large marijuana grow but was unwilling to provide details over the phone. Deputies will follow up on the call.

10:19 p.m. – A caller from the 13000 block of Roadrunner Drive reported a coworker at a local restaurant was getting threatening phone calls.

10:32 p.m. – A caller in Penn Valley reported a person was stabbed while breaking up a fight in the area. The victim refused to cooperate with arriving deputies, one of whom left him a card in case he changes his mind.


12:42 a.m. – A caller reported hearing strange sounds coming from the Ready Springs School campus.

3:36 a.m. – A caller from the 10900 block of Cavitt Lane reported waking up to bumping noises outside and thought it was a deer or her daughter coming home from college. The caller then saw a prowler against the residence, who ran down Valley Drive, got into a vehicle and drove away.

Nevada City Police Department


12:30 p.m. – A caller from Spring Street reported an elderly man apparently blind and intoxicated was walking up the street and into things. Officers found the man had made it home.

6:56 p.m. – A caller from a business on the 300 block of Commercial Street reported the theft of a bag of shoes from in front of the store.

Grass Valley Police Department


9:54 a.m. – A caller at McKnight Way and Freeman Lane reported being followed by a strange, white pickup truck.

9:15 a.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Berryhill Drive reported her vehicle was stolen overnight and she had two suspects.

1:17 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of West Olympia Drive said someone in a four-wheel drive with large tires was driving on a foot trail near the intersection of Brunswick Road and East Main Street.

4:25 p.m. – A caller from a parking lot on McKnight Way reported his vehicle license plate had been stolen.

4:27 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of Lidster Avenue reported her three-year-old child was missing. When officers responded, the child was found sleeping in the home.

9:53 p.m. – Officers pulled over a man at Tinloy Lane and Colfax Ave. and arrested him on suspicion of possessing and transporting drugs for sale. He was booked into the Nevada County jail and his car was towed.

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