Friday, August 04, 2006

Grass Valley Police Blotter vol. VII

At 6:39 p.m., a caller from a fast food restaurant on the 11000 block of Nevada City Highway reported a man called a manager and threatened there were bombs and the manager did not believe him. The man called again to say he was going to detonate them. Police made contact and there was no bomb. A report was taken.

[I like the idea of a bomb threat where the person taking the call refuses to believe the caller. There is a Python-esque skit in that situation somewhere. Still, that does not mean I actually want to be in the building during the call.]

At 10:55 a.m., a man called from the 12000 block of Redwood Lane to report he arrived home to find a screen hanging off the window and a large puddle of urine on his desk. Nothing was missing from the residence. A deputy took a miscellaneous incident report.

[Bad neighbor relations, random juveniles, or an ex-girlfriend? You make the call!]

At 12:18 p.m., a man called from the 100 block of Neal Street to report his ex-girlfriend tried to run him over with her vehicle. The man requested a log entry only.

[He is obviously still in love. Will it lead to wedding bells or restraining orders? Only time will tell.]

At 6:17 p.m., a man called from the 300 block of Mill Street to report his wife had been hitting him in the head and he wanted her "talked to." Police made contact. Some community property was damaged and the woman had been drinking but was not drunk.

[Still, I am pretty sure that the inhibition releasing nature of alcohol played its part.]

At 4:51 p.m., a woman called to report she saw computer images of a juvenile smoking drugs with a parent. The woman said the juvenile's 11-year-old brother was taking the pictures, and it occurred on Bennett Street.

[I hear that this sort of thing happens all the time over on]

At 1:16 a.m., the CHP reported receiving a report of a possible drunk driver pulling into the county jail. The driver was arrested for drunk driving.

[I was half expecting the second sentence to read, "Police were unable to locate the suspect," just given past history, but I guess this was a pretty easy bust.]

At 6:11 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Broad Street reported they were flagged down and advised of a person in a bar with a gun. An anonymous man also called to report a man pulled a gun on him. The man with the gun called to say it was a BB gun and he pulled it because people wanted to fight him. Police took a report.

[Did the officer just call the report in as well? It seems like this whole situation was handled over the phone.]

At 5:06 p.m., a caller reported a full keg of beer was found on the side of the road. A deputy took a report.

[And? Did the deputy just leave it there?]

At 6:29 p.m., a woman called to report inappropriate pictures were taken of her at a party last night. A deputy took a report.

[Well, I guess at least she was not arrested the night before for being drunk in public... or indecently exposed.]

At 4:14 a.m., a caller from 11000 block Lakeshore North reported possible vandalism to security vehicles and an volunteer patrol car. All of the vehicles had flat tires.

[This rates somewhere behind "Fire Station Burns Down" for irony, but it is still fairly rich.]

At 4:21 p.m., a caller from a convenience store reported the manager frightened her talking about "revenge for his people" during a political conversation that took place inside of the store. The woman did not want police contact. She just wanted the information given to an officer.

[Revenge for his people? A new tack in customer relations! My imagination has him following that up with something about the streets running red with the blood of the unbelievers.]

At 3:48 a.m., a caller from Lawrence Way reported music from the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" theme was disturbing the peace. A deputy checked the area and the music tracked to an outdoor pavilion on Connie Court. The television was turned off.

[I could hear that theme in my mind even as I read this. And a definitive ending for a police blotter entry! Still, I wonder, was the TV just there by itself, or was somebody watching it?]

At 10:09 a.m., a caller from Highway 49 just past Ladybird Drive reported a man was on the side of the road yelling at traffic and getting close to traffic.

[In San Jose, we just hand these people signs pointing to new housing developments and let them be.]

Source: The Union (

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