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Police blotter

Grass Valley Police Department Saturday

• At 4:41 p.m., a caller on the 100 block of Scotia Pines Circle reported that his home had been egged sometime during the previous night.

• A woman reported at 9:38 p.m. that her 15-year-old son and his friends had decided to “hobo it” by sleeping in boxes behind the Rite Aid store in the Brunswick Basin. The woman wanted police to pick her son up and bring him home.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


• At 8:14 a.m., a caller reported the theft of about $50 cash from her purse, which was inside her home.

• Deputies responding to a Gold Flat Road home at 1:15 p.m. learned from a woman that Nicholas Ryan Riley, 22, of Nevada City, reportedly slapped the woman, choked her and threw a butcher knife at her. Deputies found and arrested Riley on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on a co-habitant, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

• A fight between two gold miners over borrowed equipment, near Bear River, led to the arrest of one of the miners. According to reports, Robert Lee Roark, 47, hit the other miner over the head with a baseball bat and threatened to kill him. The victim fled the camp site and ran for help. He suffered a 2-inch-long gash on his forehead.

Roark was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, threatening a crime, possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and a hypodermic syringe.


• A vehicle was reported burglarized at 5:38 p.m. from the 15000 block of Arrowhead Lane. Various legal papers, tax returns and 100 CDs were reported missing.

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