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Police Blotter

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


Joseph H. Beede, 22, of Rough and Ready was booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at 1:12 a.m. on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine. His bail is $50,000. He was arrested Friday night in an Alta Sierra home, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


Harold J. Timmerman, 32 and 45-year-old Georgiane E. Bell, both of Grass Valley, were booked on suspicion of burglary, and Bell was also booked on suspicion of meth possession. Bail is $25,000 each.

They’re accused of breaking into a trailer home on Metcalf Road, northwest of McCourtney and Lime Kiln roads, and later a nearby cabin on Yah Way, where they were arrested at 8:30 p.m., Undersheriff John Trauner said. The suspects allegedly stayed at the Metcalf Road property a week and ate the owners’ food, used their generator and stole a rifle, Trauner said.


Lynn E. Wedgley, 32, of Grass Valley was booked on suspicion of forging or altering a prescription. Her bail is $10,000.

She was arrested after a Longs Drug worker reported at 9:48 a.m. that Wedgley altered the quantity on her pill prescription, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Grass Valley Police Department


Ernest M. Prendez, 30, of Grass Valley was arrested on suspicion of meth possession, syringe possession, vehicle theft, driving on a suspended license and violating probation, according to police. He was booked into the jail without bail.

He was arrested at 1:24 p.m. after a traffic stop at Kidder Avenue and Maryland Drive, police reported.

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