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Grass Valley

Police Department


• At 10:33 a.m., a caller from South Auburn Street reported a person waving a blue bandana appeared to have been drinking and was making people feel very uncomfortable.

• At 11:39 a.m., a woman called from the 300 block of Miners Trail to report two men soliciting a new business made her feel uncomfortable. Police were unable to locate the men.

• At 12:23 p.m., a caller from Walsh Street reported a suspicious-looking man was going door-to-door.

• At 12:41 p.m., a caller from Carpenter Street reported a solicitor was in the area. Police made contact. There were six solicitors in town. Police spoke to the driver who would pick up the solicitors and leave town.

• At 6:33 p.m., a caller from a drug store on the 1000 block of Sutton Way reported the illegal use of a credit card. Police took a report.

• At 7:37 p.m., police arrested a 49-year-old man next to the parking lot on South Church Street for violation of probation. He was booked into jail, then transported to the hospital emergency room for medical issues. Police cited and released him at the emergency room for the probation violation.

• At 7:53 p.m., a caller reported a small child was wandering around a parking lot on the 300 block of South Auburn Street looking for parents. Police made contact and located the parents at another apartment complex.

• At 9:48 p.m., a caller from a grocery store on the 100 block of Neal Street reported a person shoplifted alcohol. The caller did not want to file a report.

• At 9:56 p.m., a man reported people with a knife slashed his tires and made threats at a convenience store on the 100 block of McKnight Way. The people were in an older blue Chevrolet truck with a white top. There were three men and one woman. Police located the truck at a gas station on South Auburn Street. No arrests were made. The caller filed a report for vandalism.

• At 11:02 p.m., the CHP reported a reckless driver who almost hit a person in a crosswalk on South Auburn Street. The woman who reported the incident said the driver pushed her after she confronted him. Police made contact with the woman and took a report.

• At 11:33 p.m., a caller from Mill Street reported a fight with about eight people in front of a bar. Police made contact and no one wanted to file a report for assault. Police cited a 29-year-old man for false representation of identity to a peace officer and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

• At 11:40 p.m., a 911 caller from the 300 block of North Church Street hung up on a dispatcher. When the dispatcher called back, a woman said she was in a fight with a 32-year-old man. She said he punched her in the head and face and left, possibly on his way to a bar. Police checked the area for the man and were unable to locate him. Police took a report for battery of a spouse or cohabitant.


• At 12:31 p.m., police arrested a 25-year-old man at a gas station on Hughes Road at East Main Street for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

• At 2:21 a.m., a caller from the hospital reported people pulled up in front of the emergency room in a dark-colored truck. They were being belligerent and they had a sick friend with them. Police made contact. The people brought a 31-year-old man to the hospital from a party in Penn Valley because he was drunk and out of control. A taxi was called for the drunk man and took him to Spenceville Road and Devonshire Circle.

• At 4:30 a.m., a caller from the 100 block of Race Street reported the same 31-year-old drunk man was outside the house in violation of a restraining order. Police made contact and arrested the man for violating a restraining order.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• At 11:51 a.m., a caller from the 14000 block of Quaker Hill Cross Road reported an assault occurred two nights ago.

• At 11:55 a.m., a person in the sheriff’s office lobby reported a car was stolen from Daniels Drive. The person was referred to the CHP.

• At 2:46 p.m., a dispatcher from a tow company reported a tow truck driver was in an altercation with a woman at a gas station on the 10000 block of Wolf Road. The driver told a deputy the altercation started when he tried to deliver a vehicle and the woman refused to pay, then vandalized the tow truck.

• At 5:08 p.m., a caller from the 14000 block of Oak Leaf Drive reported a girl was hitting herself in the head with her fists and striking other people in the residence. A deputy mediated the situation and everyone involved agreed the girl needed to go to counseling.

• At 10:18 p.m., a caller reported a car was overturned on You Bet Road a half a mile from Highway 174. The call was transferred to CHP. The accident involved one vehicle and there were no injuries.


• At 12:54 a.m., a woman called from the 13000 Naomi Way to report her television just came on in the other room and channels were being changed.

• At 9:28 a.m., a caller from the 10000 block of Wolf Road reported a fight between a mother and her son. The caller said the son hit the his mother and the mother was under the influence of alcohol. The son would be disconnecting the phone and would hit his mother with it. A deputy responded. The mother wanted to press charges against her son. The deputy took a report.

• At 10:39 a.m., law enforcement was on the lookout for a for a man who accidentally fired off a gun in Dobbins. He also said he was going to kill someone and that he was using meth again. The man is a convicted felon and is not supposed to possess a firearm. The man was driving a green 1997 Volkswagen Jetta.

– Robyn Moormeister

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