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Nevada County Police Blotter: ‘Rambo’ and ‘Fatso’ on the loose

June 11, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 9:26 a.m. — A caller near the corner of South Auburn Street and Bank Street reported transients using drugs at the old post office. 10:41 a.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Doris Drive reported a burglary to

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Murder trial set for Joseph Ward

June 4, 2018 — The murder trial of Joseph Ward is scheduled for July 18 in Truckee, a Nevada County Superior Court judge announced Monday. Ward, 32, is proceeding to trial on a murder accusation in the June 2017 death of Kenneth Pestana, 61, after a jury last week

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2nd murder suspect in death of veteran Stan Norman appears in Nevada County court

June 4, 2018 — Nevada County prosecutors say they've made no decision about seeking the death penalty in the Stan Norman murder case, walking back comments made last week. Sean Bryant, 51, and Michael McCauley, 41, each face a murder charge in connection with Norman's death. They also face

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Bag of chips, bottle of water found under bedroom window

May 30, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 9:26 a.m. — A caller from the 2000 block of Nevada City Highway reported two dogs locked in a hot car. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived. 11:46 p.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Freeman Lane

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller reports naked man in enclosed backyard

May 18, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:05 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Scotia Pines Circle reported a sofa had been dumped on a lot. The caller had security cameras installed and thinks there may be footage of the sofa being dumped. 7:54

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Common core math lesson ends with call to police

May 16, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 7:50 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of South Church Street reported someone screaming really loudly. The caller said the person was screaming slanderous statements about the caller's boyfriend. 11:20 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block

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Jason Schuller, convicted of murder, sentenced to 50 years to life by Nevada County judge

May 14, 2018 — Jason Schuller, convicted of murder in the 2016 shooting death of William Tackett, was sentenced Monday to 50 years to life in prison. Schuller, 37, said nothing as Nevada County Superior Court Judge Candace Heidelberger opted to include a weapons enhancement in the sentence —

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man hears either woman screaming or mountain lion

May 9, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 8:12 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Columbia Avenue reported theft of a half tank of gas and a gas cap. The caller said someone attempted to steal gas from the caller's other vehicle but that one

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Morning Joe snarls traffic

May 8, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:38 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Neal Street reported a shattered driver's side back window. 8:54 a.m. — A caller from the 600 block of Freeman Lane reported several cars in the street waiting to get

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man asks for drugs, makes lewd comments and tries to steal purse

May 4, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:40 a.m. — A person was stopped on the 400 block of Crown Point Circle. A person was arrested on charges of failure to appear. 10:23 a.m. — A caller from Rockwood Drive reported a car parked in a handicapped

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Nevada County Police Blotter: ‘Buff’ man interrupts tennis match

May 2, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 8:46 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Nimrod Street reported a woman in a bathroom freaking out. 9:36 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of West McKnight Way reported a man pulled into a lot

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man doing karate on neighbor’s lawn turns out to be neighbor

May 1, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 12:29 p.m. — A person in the police department lobby reported theft of his passport with his backpack while he was in San Jose five or six days ago. 2:54 p.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Sutton

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Report says high school student assaulted near Sierra College

April 26, 2018 — The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools sent out a release Thursday stating a Ghidotti student was assaulted on Sierra College Drive on Tuesday. A report was received from a student that there was an attempted sexual assault on Tuesday afternoon along Sierra College Drive between

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man pours liquid softener in dryer

April 25, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 10:35 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Eureka Street reported a mountain lion seen walking. 11:10 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Clydesdale Court reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill. 11:35 a.m. — A

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Driver’s car window mysteriously shatters

April 24, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 9:03 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Bennett Street reported his mom freaking out, throwing things and tackling the caller. The caller said no drinking, drugs or weapons were involved and that his mother was calming down.

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man driving golf cart drops two packages of meat

April 23, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 10:18 a.m. — A caller from the 600 block of Minnie Street reported having a dispute with people who were smoking and drinking at the skate park. 2:21 p.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Neal Street reported

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller needed help turning off phone

April 20, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 12:20 p.m. — A caller on Upper Slate Creek Road reported her son had trespassed on her property and she did not want him there. The caller did not know if her son was still on the property. A person

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man spotted with rear end hanging out, digging on side of road

April 18, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 7:05 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Jan Road reported a man standing in the driveway. The caller asked the man to get back after he approached her. The caller said the man was then standing in

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Is this the Terraces?

April 16, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 7:16 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Sutton Way reported a fire in some brush near apartments. 7:59 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Sutton Way reported a transient had a camp and had

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Hearing in murder case postponed in wake of attorney’s request for his own arrest

April 13, 2018 — The attorney for a man charged with the murder of a marijuana grow caretaker railed Friday against prosecutors, saying they've impeded his ability to speak to his client by relocating him to Placer County. Defense attorney Greg Klein, who represents Finley Fultz in the 2014

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