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Police halt alleged Nevada City break-in attempt by Brian Smith

A Grass Valley man posted bail and was out of jail Sunday after being allegedly being caught in the act of attempting to break into an occupied Nevada City residence.

Brian Smith, a 27-year-old construction worker, reportedly awoke the occupant of residence on the 400 block of Broad Street in downtown Nevada City while attempted to break into the front door shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday morning, said Sgt. Paul Rohde of the Nevada City Police Department.

The occupant called Nevada City Police, who walked up the residence without alerting the alleged perpetrator.



“They caught him on the front porch with the screen door open,” Rohde said.

After allegedly resisting arrest, Smith was found with burglar tools in his pocket, Rohde said.




Smith was booked into the county jail on two felony charges of second-degree burglary and two misdemeanor charges of trespassing and resisting arrest, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office jail media report.

Smith posted $25,750 in bail and was released from jail Saturday, according to the jail’s website Sunday morning.

To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email crosacker@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4236.


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