Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Grass Valley Police Blotter vol. XXXXVII

At 6:37 p.m., a woman called from the 100 block of Grove Street to report her neighbor was painting her yard fluorescent orange so the caller could see the yard from her kitchen window. The woman requested contact from an officer. An officer responded.

[Silly to paint your yard that color, but is there some ordinance against florescent orange? It can get foggy up there.]

At 12:43 p.m., a caller reported a man wearing a turban was panhandling in a drugstore parking lot on the 1000 block of Sutton Way. Police contacted the man and advised him of a city ordinance.

[No turbans allowed.]

At 1:37 p.m., a woman called from the 300 block of Railroad Avenue to report semi-trucks were in her lot and she wanted them removed. Police contacted everyone involved and the vehicles were to be moved. A man called to report a "hostage situation." Police determined his car was blocked in, and he was not a hostage. He was counseled on the proper use of 911.

[The claim of "Stockholm Syndrome" when caught chatting up a female driver was discounted by his wife.]

At 2:55 p.m., a man called from the roundabout on Sierra College drive to report a white minivan stopped in front of him and he fell over on his bike. Police contacted the man, and determined there was no injury. He did not need medical attention.

[Cue Laugh-In clip of that guy falling off of his tricycle.]

At 8:24 p.m., a man called from East Bennett Street to report suspicious circumstances. A dark blue Chevrolet Tahoe showed up in his driveway and dropped off a girl who asked the caller to take her shopping. She said she was from Sacramento. She was with two young men who were quite a bit older than she was. They said they did not know who the girl was. When the caller said he wanted to contact the girl's parents, all three got back into the car and headed toward downtown. Police checked the area extensively and were unable to locate the girl, the men or the vehicle.

[Suspicious... but "take me shopping?" ]

At 8:28 a.m., a man called from a hotel on the 600 block of South Auburn Street to report he was being harassed by police officers. He said officers should not return without a warrant. The man asked to talk to a sergeant, but hung up before he was connected.

[Calling the police to complain about the police?]

At 8:47 a.m., a caller from a hotel on the 600 block of South Auburn Street said he requested officers 20 minutes ago. A dispatcher transferred the call to an officer.

[Clarity is the essence of communication.]

At 7:02 p.m., a caller from the 13000 block of Wood Rose Way reported an unwanted person, then the line was disconnected. Deputies responded and arrested a man on suspicion of damaging a telephone line, assault and violation of a court order.

[Just keeping up on the telephone damage score.]

At 8:40 p.m., a caller from Broad Street reported a tour bus was driving down the street with a sign flashing "emergency call 911" on the side. Police were unable to locate the bus.

[Always good for that "lighter side of the news" segment.]

At 5:03 p.m. a caller from the 200 block of East Main Street reported three men tried to sell her perfume that didn't seem like perfume. She told officers she smelled some and "felt funny." She denied medical attention. Police checked the area but did not locate the alleged suspects.

[Frankly, I feel that way just walking through the cosmetics department at Macy's.]

At 6:14 p.m., a caller from the 23000 block of Wayfarer Court reported that a neighbor had threatened her and her husband while they were outside. At 7:33 p.m., the same caller reported that the neighbor had pulled down some yellow caution tape on her property and threatened to kill her.

[Another one for the annals of neighbor relations.]

At 6:17 p.m., a caller from Bubbling Wells Road reported that the neighbors had been riding dirt bikes in the area all day.


A 9:17 a.m. caller from the 12000 block of Gayle Lane reported finding dynamite in her front yard. Responding deputies said it was a road flare.

[That got some adrenalin pumping I bet.]

A 5:46 p.m. caller from the 300 block of Auburn Street reported her husband was drunk and shooting at a bird with a pellet gun. Officers responded and the man left for the evening.

[And went where drunk and armed?]

A 2:55 p.m. caller from the 300 block of School Street wanted to make a citizen's arrest of a school traffic guard who was refusing to let him make a turn. Officers responded and resolved the issue.

[And to think that I saw it on School Street.]

A 6:42 p.m. caller from the 100 block of Mohawk Street said it appeared a female was sleeping in the bushes across the street. Police contacted a 46-year-old man there, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

[Excuse me, Miss? What do you mean "Miss?" Sorry, I've got a cold.]

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