Police blotter: Sept. 8, 2008 | TheUnion.com

Police blotter: Sept. 8, 2008

Grass Valley Police Department


12:22 p.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Church Street reported the theft of Vicodin.

1:53 p.m. – A caller from Hughes Road at East Main Street requested a welfare check for a man with a head injury who appeared to be disoriented.

2:38 p.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Bennett Street reported a heated verbal argument between a man and woman that turned physical.

2:59 p.m. – A caller from Alta Street reported a juvenile on a skateboard was nearly hit by a vehicle.

4:03 p.m. – A caller from the 600 block of Pelton Way reported someone had rummaged through his unlocked vehicle.

4:08 p.m. – A caller from a shoe store reported a man on skateboard stole a pair of Vans shoes and was last seen headed toward the fairgrounds.

5:05 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Sutton way reported a juvenile throwing glass at the caller’s vehicle.

7:05 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of McKnight Way reported all the water of a business complex was coming out brown coming from the faucet.

8:45 p.m. – A caller from a local business reported a drug transaction in which two individuals exchanged money for a white bag and pipe.


4:19 a.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Pleasant Street reported a woman in her early twenties who appeared to be very intoxicated and walked into the caller’s residence by mistake.

4:33 a.m. – A caller from a business on the 600 block of Maltman Drive reported a broken window.

10:17 a.m. – A caller from a local business reported a woman who used a stolen credit card.

11:08 a.m. – A caller from Mill Street reported a man and woman dressed all in black possibly shoplifting. The man and woman were arrested and booked on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property. They also had a Placer County warrant.

2:01 p.m. – A caller from Nevada Union High School reported the theft of a cell phone.

12:24 p.m. – A caller from the 200 block of Sutton Way reported three juveniles between the ages of 8 to 11 throwing rocks at cars.

1 p.m. – A caller from the 400 block of Butler Street reported the theft of a 2003 Dodge Caravan. The vehicle was recovered and returned to owner.

11:22 p.m. – A caller from the 1800 block of East Main Street reported a broken window in a vehicle.

11:44 p.m. – A caller from the 100 block of South Auburn Street reported someone was “jumped” outside of a store. The man was transported to the emergency room.


1:29 a.m. – A caller from a downtown bar reported a fast taxi driver.

1:47 a.m. – A caller reported six boys on the roof of the office at Hennessy School. Contact was made with juveniles who were turned over to their parents.

2:27 a.m. – A caller from the 300 block of Mill Street reported a suspicious subject with gray hair, straw hat and a back pack on the caller’s porch. When the caller turned on the light the subject unscrewed it. The man was arrested for being drunk in public.

– Laura Brown

Copies of weekend incidents from the Sheriff’s Office dispatch log were not available Sunday.

Fire calls

The Grass Valley Fire Department responded to 43 calls for service from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2, including those responded to as part of our joint operating agreement with Nevada County Consolidated Fire Protection District and Nevada City Fire Department. The following is a breakdown of the week’s calls by general category followed by a small sample of those calls in more detail.

10:41 a.m. Aug. 30 – GVFD responded to a medical call for a football related back injury at Nevada Union High School. Firefighters took full c-spine injury precautions and placed the patient in a neck collar and onto a back board. The patient was then evaluated for extremity movement before being transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.

4:23 p.m. Aug. 31 – GVFD, NCCFD, and Calfire responded to a reported vegetation fire near West Berryhill Drive. Crews confirmed a growing vegetation fire with structures threatened. Firefighters deployed hose lines and received added support from Calfire air tankers as spot fires ignited across East Main St. The fire was extinguished with no structures damaged.

9:53 a.m. Sept. 2 – GVFD and NCCFD responded to a vegetation fire on Sierra College Drive. Firefighters found a bark pile on fire with no additional threat to vegetation or structures. The fire was contained with local construction water trucks and heavy equipment. Firefighters mopped up the hot spots.

6:15 p.m. Sept. 2 – GVFD responded to a report of a roadside vegetation fire on Idaho-Maryland Road. At the scene, firefighters discovered a small bark fire with a slow rate of spread. The fire was quickly extinguished and no cause was determined.

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