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Police blotter

Grass Valley Police Department


• A caller reported a man was walking with a gun up Richardson Street toward Alta Street at 11:42 a.m. A second caller reported seeing the man loading the gun earlier that morning on North Church Street. Police responded to find a man with a lighter that looked like a gun and arrested him on outstanding warrants for theft and petty theft.

• A caller reported at 12:05 p.m. that two men were bicycling on the Golden Center Freeway at Dorsey Drive.

• A man called at 2:59 p.m. to report receiving bodily threats over his fax from a former business partner. The man’s wife reported the threats were financial and not physical.

• A caller in the 200 block of Sutton Way reported a woman screaming in a nearby apartment at 10:41 p.m. Responding officers arrested William L. Arnberg, 29, of Grass Valley, and he was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on suspicion of false imprisonment and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant. His bail was set at $35,000.


• At 7:29 a.m., a caller reported being in a vehicle accident at midnight and that information had been exchanged with the other driver. The caller said he had found the information was bogus.

• A caller said at 7:46 a.m. that someone had stolen a generator out of the back of his truck overnight while it was parked at the Best Western Gold Country Inn on the 11000 block of Sutton Way.

• A caller reported at 11:35 a.m. that his roommate on the 400 block of Brighton Street had 80 pounds of marijuana in the house and that people had been following him. Police chose not to respond.

Nevada County

Sheriff’s Office


• A caller reported a man was fondling himself on the front steps of the Rood Administrative Center off Highway 49 at 3:33 p.m. He had moved on when officers responded.

• A man called from the 11000 block of Joerschke Drive at 6:13 a.m. and said a man was chasing him and the person may have already killed his cousin. Officers responded and booked the man on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.

• A caller reported at 10:04 a.m. that someone had stolen checks from her mailbox on the 11000 of West Brookview Drive and was cashing them.

• A victim reported at 11:53 a.m. that someone had charged $2,000 worth of merchandise on her credit card over the Internet.

• A woman called at 3:40 p.m. to say she had received a counterfeit cashier’s check for a puppy she was going to sell. The check was for $3,250, but the puppy only cost $900, the woman said. Her bank confirmed that the check was fake.

• A caller reported at 8:32 p.m. that a man had pistol-whipped him on the 20000 block of Post Chaise Circle and knocked some of his teeth out.

• Nicholas J. Dion, 24, of Grass Valley, was booked into the Wayne Brown Correction Facility on suspicion of failure to comply with a court order, possession of marijuana for sale, transporting drugs and inducing a minor to use or sell marijuana. His bail was set at $55,750.


• John P. Corin, 21, of Grass Valley, was booked at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility at 12:35 a.m. on suspicion of receiving stolen property, forgery, attempted burglary and being under the influence of drugs. His bail was set at $31,000.

• A caller said at 9:28 a.m. that his landlord illegally entered his home on the 10000 block of Cypress Court and blew out the pilot lights on his stove.

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