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Police blotter

California Highway Patrol


• Several people were hurt at about 6:30 p.m. in a three-car wreck on Highway 49, just south of Christian Life Way, according to the highway patrol.

At that time, 33-year-old William Blake, of Grass Valley, was driving his 2002 Hyundai south on the highway. Driving a 1991 Honda Accord in the opposite direction was Rachel Wearne, 19, of Grass Valley. Behind Wearne, Catherine Hillebrand, 44, of Grass Valley, was driving a 1991 Infiniti.

For some reason, Blake crossed the double yellow line and struck Wearne head-on, according to the highway patrol. Blake then continued on and struck Hillebrand’s car head-on.

Wearne was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. A passenger, 19-year-old Laurie Tamietti, of Rough and Ready, suffered a broken collarbone.

Blake was also taken to the hospital with cuts to his chest and head. Hillebrand suffered cuts on her arms and knees. An 11-year-old passenger in her vehicle was also cut on her hands, arms and knees.

Traffic was slowed for an hour while the wrecked vehicles were towed away.

Grass Valley

Police Department


• Three 16- and 17-year-old boys were reportedly harassing other children at 6:08 p.m. at the Condon Park skate park. The caller said the three boys were also not allowing the caller’s son to leave the park.


• At 7:37 a.m., a caller on the 200 block of North Church Street reported that a brick had been thrown through the windshield of a 200 Mazda Protege.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office


• At 8:41 a.m., a caller near the intersection of Lowell Ridge Road and Highway 20 reported that her locked vehicle was burglarized while it was parked at the intersection.

Nevada City Police Department


• A caller on Hollow Way reported at 1:20 p.m. that someone had stolen oxycodone (generic oxycontin) from a vehicle.

• At 10:35 p.m., a caller on the 700 block of Nevada Street reported that someone had stolen his 6-week-old dog.

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