Thursday, November 30, 2006

Grass Valley Police Blotter vol. XXXI

At 2:19 p.m., a caller from the intersection of Neal and Mill Streets reported that a man wearing a blue jacket, black beret and red scarf was jumping out at people and screaming. Police responded and told the man to move on.

[Another day in the life...]

At 9:14 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Bennett Street reported that a man wearing a red shirt and dark pants was exposing himself. Police arrested a 23 year-old man for indecent exposure.

[Red seems to be the warning sign of the day.]

At 3:50 a.m., a caller from a gas station on the 300 block of Sacramento Street reported a man who gave the clerk six dollars and asked for fuel but didn't have a vehicle. Police arrested the man for being drunk in public and under the influence of a controlled substance.

[Drunk, stoned, and interested in buying some bulk gas please!]

At 6:55 p.m., a caller from Scotia Pines Circle at Peabody Court reported a large touch football game in the middle of the street. The players were gone when police arrived.

[Gosh darned kids! The streets are for cars!]

At 7:56 p.m., a caller from Willow Valley Road reported hearing 4 gunshots near her residence from what she believed was a large gun.

[heh heh... the sound of the round is inversely proportional to the feel of the steel... or something....]

At 9:48 p.m., a man called to report his son and adult daughter were waiting out in front of an office supply store on Sutton Way all night for an early morning sale. An officer was advised so he could look out for their safety. The caller would also check on them.

[My children are foolish, can you bring them some pumpkin pie while you're out there?]

At 11:19 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Sutton Way reported a man named Duane often goes into a theater and makes threats toward workers.

[We know your name Duane! We know where you hang out!]

At 4:59 a.m., a woman from the 600 block of Kate Hayes Street reported her neighbors' house had been built unlawfully and light from their kitchen shines into her bedroom. She requested an officer make contact. The woman was advised to contact the city building department on Monday.

[And the people who live next door refuse to pick their feet up when the walk, so the caller is disturbed by a constant shuffling sound.]

At 2:54 p.m., a caller from Mooney Flat Road reported a man was dumping sewage from an open holding tank onto the roadway near the second gate of Lake Wildwood. Deputies were unable to locate the man.

[How about the sewage? That could not have gotten far and we have seen that the police in Nevada County have often been called on to use their noses in the pursuit of justice.]

At 6:25 p.m., a caller reported hearing five shots in the area of Lake Vera Purdon Road. A deputy was informed.

[But nothing about the gun this time, other than the implication that it may have held more ammo than the first one.]

At 10:12 p.m., a caller from the 13000 block of Meadow View Drive reported a vehicle had been stolen.

At 11:37 p.m., CHP officers arrested a 21-year-old man accused of stealing the car from Meadow View Drive. He was arrested on the 13000 block of Elderberry Lane on suspicion of malicious mischief, drunken driving and driving without a license.

[I have a soft spot for multi-part blotter entries .]

At 2:25 a.m., a caller from Squirrel Creek Road reported two men were lying in the roadway about 20 feet apart. A deputy arrested one man for public drunkenness and gave the other man a ride to his home on Oak Street.

[So, the other guy was lying in the roadway sober?]

At 5:34 p.m. caller from the 100 block of Richardson Street found a screw in her door.

[Was it holding the hinge on?]

At 3:06 a.m. police arrested a 21-year-old Grass Valley man in the 300 block of Second Street who lost his temper in an argument and allegedly fired six to seven rounds from a semi-automatic pistol. No one was injured, but the man was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility for assault with a firearm, threatening a crime and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was released after making a $25,000 bail.

[Another escalation in the gunshot drama! Who will make it eight rounds?]

A 3:40 a.m. caller from the 100 block of Solar Drive said her husband was drunk on the couch and she wanted him removed from the home.

[I am not sure there is much the police can do about that. Are his feet up on the couch?]

An 8:50 p.m. caller from the 15100 of Nugget Street said juveniles stole his golf cart, ran it into a ditch and stole items from it. The caller said he could see the juveniles rummaging through the cart when he came home and his headlights shown on them, causing them to flee.

[lock up your golf carts... lock up your golf carts... lock up your gold carts...]

An 11:24 p.m. caller from the 15300 block of Little Valley Road said his roommate just stole his dog and left the residence.

[Another dog theft?]

An 8:08 p.m. caller from Pine Hill Drive reported hearing six to seven gunshots in the area and fireworks prior to phoning.

[Okay, we need better counting skills here. Was the last one six and this one seven? And how do the fireworks figure into this? I'll see your six to seven gunshots and raise you three bottle rockets!]

At 1:12 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Mill Street reported a suspicious-looking man with an umbrella entered a laundry room through a window.

[Did he have an English accent?]

At 10:12 p.m., a caller from the 200 block of Broad Street reported a man collapsed at a bar. An officer cited the man for public drunkenness. He would remain at the hospital emergency room until he sobered up.

[Public drunkenness in a bar seems like seems like ticketing people for loitering at a bus stop. But, I guess if you get the emergency response people out to look after your drunken butt, you probably deserve it.]

At 11:37 a.m., a caller from Mill Street at Neal Street reported a man was acting strangely and had a bandana around his face so no one could tell who he is.

[I am betting the bandana was red, just to revisit that theme.]

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1 comment:

  1. Truth is I lost track myself. Was it six shots or seven. I guess you'll have to ask yourself, "Do I feel lucky?" Well... do you punk?