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Police Blotter: Screaming cattle and more phone scams

Grass Valley Police Department

Thursday

8:47 a.m. — A caller on the 1000 block of Plaza Drive reported illegal dumping in a Dumpster.



9:01 a.m. — A caller on the 900 block of Sutton Way reported a group of “transients smoking and loitering.”

1:09 p.m. ­— A caller on the 400 block of Central Avenue reported an abandoned vehicle with people camping in it, allegedly involved in some kind of drug activity.




1:21 p.m. — A caller on the 100 block of Margretta Court reported a broken lock and a possible burglary.

2:29 p.m. — A business on the 800 block of Sutton Way reported that a suspicious individual who had been warned not to come back was sitting out front.

4:10 p.m. — A resident of a living facility on the 300 block of Joerschke Drive reported being hit by a staff member.

5:27 p.m. — A caller on the 1000 block of Segsworth Way reported a known felon selling drugs with a loaded handgun in his pants.

7:45 p.m. — A caller on the 300 block of Idaho Maryland Road reported hearing an alarm going off with a flashing red light.

8:59 p.m. — A caller on the 200 block of North Auburn Street reported a physical altercation between two men.

9:39 p.m. — A business on the 800 block of Sutton Way reported that a bottle of beer had been stolen by a known subject.

Friday

1:41 a.m. — A caller on the 100 block of Ophir street reported a shirtless, bleeding man who was “freaking out,” on his way up and down a stairwell.

6:50 a.m. — A caller in the vicinity of Sutton Way and Plaza Drive requested extra patrols at 6:45 a.m. Monday through Friday to discourage juveniles from smoking at the bus stop near a movie theater.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office

Thursday

11 a.m. — A caller on the 18000 block of Excelsior Road reported a neighbor’s livestock loose in his yard, eating his hay.

12:40 p.m. — A resident from the 13000 block of Clancy Way reported an Internet scam involving an unknown subject claiming to be the reporting party on Facebook.

12:58 p.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported in the vicinity of Squirrel Creek Road and Red Quartz Lane, driven by a man yelling racial epithets at the reporting party.

1:47 p.m. — A caller on the 22000 block of McCourtney Road reported a fraudulent phone scam involving a subject claiming to be from the treasury office.

1:54 p.m. — A caller on the 10000 block of South Ponderosa Way reported a phone scam involving a subject claiming to be from the IRS.

4:29 p.m. — A caller on the 24000 block of Green Valley Road reported a possible Craigslist scam.

5:20 p.m. — A caller in the vicinity of Wolf Mountain Road and Sutherland Drive reported a 3-4 year-old juvenile walking in the roadway with a puppy, crying and yelling for his mother.

8:36 p.m. — A caller on the 15000 block of Bobel Lane reported hearing two gun shots, approximately 5 minutes apart, followed by a verbal altercation between two unknown subjects.

11:05 p.m. — A woman reported that her husband had gone missing after camping at an unknown location in Downieville to search for artifacts in abandoned mining camps. The case was transferred to Sierra County.

Friday

2:18 a.m. — A caller in the vicinity of Back Bone and Cruzon Grade roads reported intermittent gunfire and someone yelling.

6:18 a.m. — A caller in the vicinity of Pittsburg Road and Granholm Lane reported screaming cattle. Responding officers found that some of the animals were penned up and appeared to be unhappy.

Nevada City Police Department

Thursday

10:03 a.m. — A vehicle in the vicinity of Clark Street and Sacramento Street was tagged as abandoned.

10:55 a.m. — A caller on the 500 block of Highway 49 reported a possible vehicle burglary.

4:38 p.m. — A caller on the 200 block of Nevada Street reported a low-hanging wire, approximately one foot above the roadway.

9:49 p.m. — A caller in the vicinity of Commercial and York streets reported an intoxicated man knocking over tables on the boardwalk after getting kicked out of a business.

— Dave Brooksher


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