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Weekly buzz: The Union’s top 10 stories of the week — Oct. 11-18

Below is a recap of some of our most read stories from Oct. 11-18 at http://www.TheUnion.com.

10. Report of gunshot in residence leads to jail

Nevada County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a gunshot inside a residence, and ended up arresting a man on charges of accidentally discharging a gun, and resisting arrest.



“‘He came at the officers with clenched fists,’ (Lt. Steve Tripp) said. ‘He was Tased and a short struggle ensued’ before he was handcuffed.”

Originally published: Thursday, Oct. 8




9. One arrested, two sought in Nevada County drugs, weapons case

A South County man was arrested and booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance for sale, and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

“In a bedroom inside the residence, they reportedly found two packages of heroin — 24.86 grams and 9.81 grams, respectively. According to dispatch reports, the heroin was in multiple baggies inside luggage belonging to a man and woman visiting from Anchorage.”

Originally published: Oct. 9

8. Residents’ complaints put a temporary end to Nevada City Halloween Parade

Organizers for Nevada City’s Halloween Parade were discouraged by resident complaints.

“The residents of Nevada City had a problem with the parade because it brought so many people to town,” said Kim Cacioppo, an organizer. “It was already a busy area for them to do trick or treating, so they were unhappy that the parade brought even more people in, and people from out of town.”

Originally published: Friday, Oct. 16

7. Two arrested in connection with heroin sales

A man and woman were allegedly found using heroin behind a pharmacy dumpster, and ended up in jail on sales charges.

A Grass Valley Police officer was on foot patrol behind the pharmacy on Sutton Way at about 3 p.m. and saw two people using heroin, said Sgt. Joe Matteoni.

“(They) both were arrested and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and possessing a controlled substance for sale.”

Originally Published: Monday, Oct. 12

6. Wreck on Highway 49 leads to overturned car

A wreck that overturned a car on Highway 49, between Dorsey Drive and Brunswick Road, caused no serious injuries, but traffic ensued.

“I swerved twice,” (Al) Feser added. “Next thing I know, I was over.”

Originally published: Friday, Oct. 16

5. Obituary of LouAnne Rebekah Schroeder

“She enjoyed music, her family, and her greatest joy was being with her boys.”

Originally published: Wednesday, Oct. 14

4. Alleged deer poachers arrested in Nevada County

A couple were arrested after they allegedly used a spotlight to poach a deer off Dog Bar Road.

“They both had blood on their hands,” Sheriff Keith Royal said. “The deputy could see the stock of a rifle next to the passenger side and the tail of the deer sticking out of the trunk.”

Originally published: Wednesday, Oct. 14

3. Patch piracy call ends in man’s arrest

A man called 911 because he reportedly believed robbers were trying to steal marijuana, but was arrested after no intruders were found.

“Deputies reportedly found a shotgun — which had been discharged — inside the residence, a ‘large’ marijuana grow inside a greenhouse, and marijuana drying inside the residence, as well as evidence of a butane honey oil lab.”

Originally published: Tuesday, Oct. 13

2. Obituary of Lisa Ann Ruggiero

“Everyone that knew Lisa considered her to be a wonderful person and the best of friends. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her well.”

Originally published: Tuesday, Oct. 13

1. Nevada City man charged with attempted murder

A reportedly accidental shooting in Nevada City sent one man to a Roseville hospital, and one man to jail on attempted murder charges.

“(Robert) Johnson began yelling at the victim to get off the property, then leveled a double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun at him, Franssen said. He reportedly pointed the shotgun at the victim, then swung it away and fired, hitting the victim in the left elbow.”


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