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Grass Valley man sentenced to five years for unlawfully manufacturing ghost guns

September 21, 2018 — Michael Paul Grisham Smith, 44, of Grass Valley, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to five years in prison for unlawful manufacturing and dealing in firearms, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. According to court documents, Smith contacted a firearms

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Member of Nevada City based fraud conspiracy sentenced to seven years

September 21, 2018 — Larry Allen Todt, 66, formerly of Malibu, was sentenced to over seven years in prison and ordered to pay over $3,000,000 in restitution for his role in a fraudulent mortgage elimination scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. On Dec. 6, 2017, Todt was convicted

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man wants to know ‘Why? Why?’

September 21, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:43 a.m. — A caller near the intersection of Highway 20 and Uren Street reported a woman in the road who ran up to a vehicle and pulled her pants down and flashed the caller. She was then pantless and

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Hairy men shooting up

September 18, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 12:23 p.m. — A person was stopped on the 800 block of East Main Street. A person was arrested on charges of four counts of failure to appear. 2:03 p.m. — A caller from the 200 block of East Main

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Dirt biker threatens property owner

September 17, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 8:41 a.m. — A caller from the 900 block of Sutton Way reported a very drunk woman in a kitchen harassing staff and refusing to go back to her room and stay there. An arrest was made on charges of

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man on bicycle yells at fence

September 14, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 7:55 a.m. — A caller from the 2000 block of Nevada City Highway reported finding five syringes loaded with heroin in a shopping cart. The caller requested an officer pick them up. 9:58 a.m. — A caller from Dee Mautino

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Parent pep talk heard in background

September 12, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 7:08 a.m. — A caller from the 1000 block of Sutton Way reported a man freaking out throwing things. An arrest was made on charges of possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and a probation violation. 8:25 a.m. — A caller

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Zombie-like person on road

September 11, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:32 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Colfax Avenue reported a man passed out in front of a business, possibly drunk. 11:28 a.m. — A caller near the corner of Kidder Avenue and Maryland Drive reported a

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Skunk walks in circles before entering shop

September 4, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 11:49 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Brentwood Drive reported a woman who may have been going into labor. 3:59 p.m. — A caller from the 200 block of North Auburn Street reported ongoing issues with a

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Woman said she was poisoned, leading to theft

August 31, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 9:04 a.m. — A caller from Grass Valley reported possible gang activity. 10:10 a.m. — A caller from the 600 block of East Main Street reported a suspicious woman, possibly on drugs, falling down and talking to herself. An arrest

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Woman called to say husband wouldn’t leave for 90 days

August 29, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Tuesday 9:05 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of Scotia Pines Circle wanted to know why her power was out. She was advised to call PG&E. 11:04 a.m. — A caller from the 1300 block of East Main Street

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Man threatens caller’s mom after stolen water confrontation

August 27, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 9:29 a.m. — A person on the 100 block of Glasson Way was arrested on charges of escaping or trying to escape from custody. 10:57 a.m. — A caller from the 600 block of Sutton Way reported his truck was

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller asks for contact with honest deputy

August 24, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 8:36 a.m. — A caller from the 1000 block of Idaho Maryland Road reported burglary to a storage yard. 8:52 a.m. — Several callers from the 255 block of South Auburn Street reported a woman with her jeans around her

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Bucket contains foul odor of death

August 21, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 8 a.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Freeman Lane wanted to talk about a car she saw the previous day and symbols on her car and her work schedule. She was told to call the business line.

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Motorcycling rider not using handle bars, standing up and dancing

August 20, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Saturday 9:59 a.m. — A caller from the 1400 block of Segsworth Way reported a neighbor harassing the caller and his wife every time they are outside. The subject was a legless older man who threatened to "go put on his

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Drunk woman reported yelling at vehicles

August 17, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 8:31 a.m. — A caller near the intersection of Highway 20 and the Brighton underpass reported a woman sitting close to the fog line. 8:59 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of South School Street reported a nearby

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller says sidewalk washing against state, federal and NID law

August 16, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 7:07 a.m. — A caller near the intersection of the Golden Center Freeway and West Empire Street reported a transient couple having sex approximately 100 feet off the road. 8:27 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of West

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Cops called on man carrying empty egg cartons

August 13, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 8:29 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Dorsey Drive reported someone using her carport regularly and were there then. The caller said the people were leaving garbage and "drug bags" around the complex. 10:15 a.m. — A

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Light scatters possible play fighters

August 3, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Thursday 8:29 a.m. — A caller from the 400 block of Central Avenue requested extra patrol of the park while his kids were at a camp. The caller said his son was threatened by a transient the previous day. 9:56 p.m.

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Police Blotter for Nevada County: Nutritional value of soda creates disturbance

July 31, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Monday 8:54 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of South Church Street reported remains of a transient camp on the roof. 9:51 a.m. — A caller from Sutton Way requested information regarding leaving her juvenile daughter alone while the

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