Transient at homeless center arrested on federal warrant |

Transient at homeless center arrested on federal warrant

A transient appeared in federal court in Sacramento Tuesday after being arrested at a Grass Valley homeless center.

It showed the system to keep western Nevada County homeless services safe is working: Joseph M. Kyne, 43, was at the Hospitality House welcome center on South Church Street awaiting placement at a local church for the night when the warrant popped up in a routine name check, Grass Valley police Capt. Rex Marks said.

Officers arrested Kyne on an outstanding federal warrant for allegedly harassing a federal official.

Hospitality House and police have an agreement to screen service recipients for safety concerns, Marks added.

“We routinely make sure people coming through don’t have potential warrants where they could be a threat to the community,” Marks said. “We made the check and then the arrest.”

Kyne was booked into Nevada County jail on a no-bail warrant for suspicion of influencing, impeding or retaliating against a federal official, Marks said. He did not know the nature of the alleged offense.

Calls to the FBI in San Francisco and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento did not produce any more specifics.

“It went off without incident,” said Hospitality House Executive Director Cindy Maple. “The process worked.”

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call (530) 477-4237.

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