Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Grass Valley Police Blotter vol. III

At 3:05 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of Richardson Street reported protesters at Nevada County Citizens for Choice were walking in the street as well as on the sidewalk. The caller wanted officers to ensure the protesters were within protesting guidelines. Officers were unable to locate the protesters.

[I hate to get on the police as they have to deal with all of this silliness, but come on, they were unable to locate the protesters? I suspect that they had something better to do.]

At 1:43 p.m., a caller from the 400 block of South Pine Street reported she woke up and found a man with short blond hair wearing a tank top and blue shorts in her house. She thought he threw something against her house before he left. Police took a report. Nothing appeared to be missing from the house

[For no real reason, I feel sure that it was Owen Wilson. I can picture it in my mind.]

At 12:07 p.m., a caller from the 10000 block of Kearney Court requested that deputies make contact with a woman who had been drinking, screaming and was going outside naked. Deputies arrested the 47-year-old woman for failing to comply with a court order.

[Now if she had been 27, it is less likely this would have resulted in a call. Maybe. Still, one wonders what court ordered prohibition she violated; drinking, screaming, or public nudity.]

At 6:06 p.m., a caller from the 11000 block of Alta Sierra Drive reported a man was screaming at the top of the driveway again. Police arrested the 53-year-old man for resisting/obstructing a police officer.

[More screaming baby-boomers. This has to be a symbol for something.]

At 5:10 a.m., a caller from the 19000 block of Highway 174 reported a female had been screaming for approximately four hours. Deputies responded and arrested a 23-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man for inflicting corporal injury to a spouse/cohabitant.

[Were they hitting each other or had they ganged up on a third person, the screaming female? This is also an interesting measure of tolerance. Screaming from 1am until at least 4am was okay, but somewhere around 5am it became too much.]

At 3 p.m., a caller from Highway 174 near the Memorial Park pool reported a bicyclist was causing major traffic backup along the highway. Police made contact with the bicyclist, and all was OK.

[All was OK! Unless, of course, you were stuck in traffic behind this guy.]

At 8:51 p.m., police arrested two men in a grocery store parking lot on the 100 block of Neal Street. A 30-year-old man was arrested for using offensive words in a public place likely to provoke a violent reaction and a 23-year-old man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm.

[I find these charges both oddly specific and yet vague. I guess the litmus test for the first charge was the second charge.]

At 10:46 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of East Main Street reported vandalism - a tree was taken out of its pot for the second time. The caller requested extra patrol.

[This seems like the work of pretty ambivalent vandals. I am pretty sure Genseric, King of the Vandals who lead the sack of Rome, would object to the association. But, then, he was called Genseric the Lame, so who knows?]

At 11:45 a.m., a man called from Washington Road to report a group of people drinking in the park across from the store and a man with no shirt on threatened to dump trash in his yard.

[Having no shirt must just ruin your credibility when it comes to dealing with the police. The description "shirtless" just cries out as a warning in the police blotter.]

At 8:56 p.m., a man was admonished for calling 911 five times with the intent of annoying the dispatchers. He was advised he would be cited if he did it again.

[So, apparently, you are safe the first five times, but after that, you are gonna get it.]

At 9:38 p.m., a woman called from Willow Valley Road to report a male juvenile came to her door and appeared to be disoriented. The woman gave the juvenile water and a flashlight. The juvenile was walking in the area. Deputies gave the juvenile a ride

[Did the caller try to contact the kids parents?]

At 3:14 a.m., a caller from Via Vista and Ridge Road reported two men left an unknown substance in the roadway, and it was on the caller's tires. A deputy advised the substance was duct tape.

[Was the caller concerned that IEDs had made their way to Grass Valley?]

At 5:10 p.m., a woman from the 100 block of Mill Street reported receiving multiple calls from a person called Dave who said he was watching her work and was going to follow her home.

[Okay, creepy, and you have to call the police for this. Still, I cannot help wondering what would have happened if she had started on the Cheech & Chong "Dave's not here" routine.]

At 10:32 p.m., a caller from the 100 block of King Court reported being involved in a vehicle collision with two trees on Highway 49. The person was not under the influence.

[No doubt that the dispatcher, confronted with somebody calling in to say that they had hit two trees, automatically, and not unreasonably, assumed alcohol was involved.]

At 12:07 a.m., a caller from the 900 block of Sutton Way complained about a room full of noisy occupants. According to the caller, the manager has been unsuccessful in calming the occupants down. The occupants were contacted and told to keep the volume down.

[I like the phrase "a room full of noisy occupants." I would assume that this involved a motel or some other high density living arrangement, but it could have taken place at the monkey house at the zoo for all we know. Koko could be signing to her keeper, "Tell the chimps to shut up then show me your boobs again!"]

At 6:52 p.m., a woman from the 11000 block of Sierra Springs Circle reported that her juvenile son smashed windows in her residence with a baseball bat. When contact was made with the reporting person, her son was not there. She did not want to press charges but said she would contact officers when he returns for law enforcement admonishment.

[I hate to bring up the "wasting my tax dollars" line of argument, but discipline your own damn son lady!]

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