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Police blotter

Grass Valley Police Department


– A woman told authorities a man tried to open her car door while she was parked at 2:29 a.m. at Joerschke and Sierra drives. She said the suspect tried several other car doors, as well. Police did not find the suspect.

– An elderly woman was screaming for help at 4:02 a.m. at Catherine and Margaret lanes. The woman, who had a scrape on her head from an apparent fall, was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

– Five juveniles were reported outside Safeway trying to sell drugs to an employee’s daughters.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


– A 30-year-old Grass Valley cook was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and a hypodermic needle, both misdemeanors, and revoking probation, a felony. Michael Thomas Montes was being held on $2,000 bond at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

– A 24-year-old unemployed Nevada City man was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and willful failure to appear, both misdemeanors. Damien Eldrich Patterson was being held on $12,500 bond.

– A burglary was reported on the 20000 block of Jaguar Court. A Panasonic television, Skilsaw, drill and nail guns were reported missing from the trailer and shed.

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