Nevada County Police Blotter: Hissing bat disappears |

Nevada County Police Blotter: Hissing bat disappears

Grass Valley Police Department


7:36 a.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Butler Street reported her daughter texted her saying her car was “messed up.” The caller said the daughter was not answering her phone. The woman later called back, reporting that her daughter was okay, and that someone had sprayed a fire extinguisher into her vehicle with the window down.

8:01 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Centra Avenue reported a man urinated outside a locked restroom.

9:28 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Bank Street reported two men were drinking alcohol at picnic benches on a playground, and another person was camped out near a retaining wall, looking “out of it.”

10:17 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Hill Street reported a bat had been outside hissing, but it was no longer there.

1:01 p.m. — A caller from the 900 block of Plaza Drive reported seeing a large blue tent just beyond the treeline, and said it appeared to be a new transient camp.

1:08 p.m. — A caller near the intersection of Henderson Street and Colfax Avenue reported a large, brown school bus parked behind a business. The caller reported that people were doing drugs and hiding in the bushes.

2:28 p.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Central Avenue reported seeing a man running to a vehicle with a large bag of marijuana and exchanging money with someone in another vehicle.

5:52 p.m. — A caller from the 600 block of Freeman Lane reported a hummingbird was trapped inside a business and was trying to eat some produce.

6:57 p.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Central Avenue repoted a group of people described as shirtless and tattooed were harassing park goers and ran off a veteran who was vising the memorial.

8:54 p.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Central Avenue reported several people in the park after hours.

9:05 p.m. — A caller from the 200 block of South Auburn Street reported several people on a playground hanging out and smoking.

10:36 p.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Chapel Street reported two or three people were on their knees in front of headstones at a cemetery with flashlights on.


3:59 a.m. — A caller from South Auburn Street reported hearing something crying. The caller wasn’t sure if it was a human or an animal.

7:16 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Central Avenue reported a man drinking beer in some bleachers and leaving beer cans all over.

9:43 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Race Street reported a shirtless man and a small woman were walking and hitting each other.

3:50 p.m. — A caller from the 800 block of Sutton Way reported a man at a business was putting little cartons of milk in his backpack.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


7:18 a.m. — A caller from the 22000 block of Cottage Hill Drive reported the door to his house was unlocked when he arrived home, which had happened before. He also reported items in his vehicle were “strewn about.” He said random people have been hanging out by his house lately.

7:26 a.m. — A caller from Bartlett Road reported her aunt told her that in the year 1959 her father killed a forest ranger in the woods outside Grass Valley. The caller had few details and was curious if it was true.

10:02 a.m. — A caller near the intersection of Brooks Road and Pine Cone Circle reported picking up a “large amount” of mail that had been dumped in the area.

10:36 a.m. — A caller from Rough and Ready Highway reported two firearms had been stolen from his son’s trailer.

12:47 p.m. — A caller from the 17000 block of Penny Court reported that a woman violated a restraining order against her by saying she “needed the kitchen.” The caller reported living in the same residence as the woman.

4:00 p.m. — A caller from the 12000 block of Squirrel Creek Road reported she drove by a man who tried to flag her down on the side of the road. The man appeared to be fiddling with a small machine gun.

4:58 p.m. — A caller from the 10000 block of Greenwood Road reported her dog appeared to have expired from heat exhaustion. She requested assistance reviving the dog, reporting she’d already tried CPR.


8:01 a.m. — A caller from the 11000 block of Lakeshore South reported a homeowner found a note in front of their house that said “Help! I have been kidnapped!” but there was no other info on the note.

8:13 a.m. — A caller near the intersection of Adam Avenue and Squirrel Creek Road reported finding a yellow bike near a neighbor’s property.

2:29 p.m. — A caller from the 16000 block of Little Valley Road reported finding a suspicious bag on her property. The contents of the bag included adult toys, bones and needles.

3:44 p.m. — A caller near Rollins Lake reported a man chasing a family on a boat. The caller stated that man was circling around the family, which included two parents, two small girls, a baby and a dog, and screaming at them. The caller also reported that the man may have been upset about the possibility that his dog was bitten by the family’s dog. The children were crying.

9:17 p.m. — A caller from Three Homes Road reported he was being choked by his nephew. He stated that there was a shotgun at the residence, but it had been taken apart. The nephew was heard in the background saying “I don’t want to shoot you either,” to which the caller responded “You put a shotgun in my face.” The caller stopped responding to dispatchers, but someone was heard saying “You don’t have to do this.” A metal clicking sound and a dog panting were also heard in the background. Sheriff’s deputies later arrived and an arrest was made.


5:27 a.m. — A caller from the 14000 block of Highland Drive reported her husband went downstairs approximately 10 minutes ago to turn off the water and wasn’t responding to her when she called to him. The caller requested an officer respond to make sure he was okay, because she was afraid someone might be waiting for her if she went downstairs. The caller then called back to report that her husband had returned upstairs and was okay.

— Matthew Pera

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