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Transient arrested on federal warrant

The system to keep homeless services safe in Grass Valley worked Sunday afternoon, when a man was arrested on an outstanding federal warrant for harassing a federal official.

Joseph M. Kyne, 43, was at the Hospitality House on South Church St. awaiting a placement at a local church for the night when the warrant popped up in routine name check, according to Grass Valley Police Capt. Rex Marks.



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

“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 the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility 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.”


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