Thursday, August 30, 2007

Grass Valley Police Blotter vol. LXVII

At 12:04 p.m., a caller from Highway 49 at the Colfax Highway offramp reported a reckless driver in a blue El Camino. The driver had a mullet hair cut. An officer was advised.

[A guy with a mullet driving recklessly in a blue el Camino. Sounds just about right to me.]

At 7:54 p.m., police assisted a man on a scooter on the 100 block of South Church Street. The scooter's battery ran out. Police plugged the scooter into an electrical outlet and called an ambulance because the man had not taken his medication.

[Was he arrested because he was blocking traffic or for just being out of control?]

At 9:47 p.m., a caller from the hospital reported a 46-year-old mentally ill man with "scary hair" involved in an earlier traffic accident had left the hospital. He was off his medication and was actively hearing voices in his head. He was not believed to be a danger to the public. The man's niece and local law enforcement were advised.

[Scary hair. But not a mullet. Well, at least we know why he was arrested now.]

At 6:50 a.m., a caller from Highway 20 and Mill Street reported that there was a loose dog running in and out of the roadway. The caller believed it was a beagle puppy with a collar. Police were unable to locate the animal.

[Even the dogs are jumping in and out of traffic now.]

At 2:59 p.m., a caller from Purdon Crossing reported that at 1:30 p.m., he saw a suspicious man with binoculars who was looking and acting very suspiciously. The caller also saw a woman who would not speak to him but was also acting suspiciously. The caller was requesting an area check.

[Suspcioun abounds!]

At 12:31 a.m., a caller from the 10000 block of Ball Road reported two men in her yard. She says this has been occurring for three months. Contact was made with the caller and she was advised that it could be an animal in the yard and to call back if she saw anything else.

[Two men. An Animal. Months. No idea what is going on here.]

At 8:12 a.m., a caller from the 14000 block of Tervetuloa Lane reported that someone unplugged her electrical fence. Police believed that it was possibly an animal.

[The animal certainly had motive.]

At 10:28 a.m., a caller from Sunset Place reported that she and her husband drove up a driveway to look at a home for sale and a neighbor came out and yelled at them and threw the For Sale sign at their car and wrote down their license plate number.

[They certainly won't be offering over asking for that place!]

At 3:38 p.m., a caller from the 200 block of Arcadia Drive reported that a juvenile had posted a message on the caller's MySpace account, threatening that he had weapons and was going to come after the caller. Officers responded and found that no crime had been committed.

[Words that could very well come back to haunt somebody.]

At 7:22 p.m., a caller from a business on the 1000 block of Plaza Drive reported that a 50 year-old, heavyset man wearing red suspenders and jeans was harassing customers and was last seen walking across the plaza.

[Is there a UNIX convention in town? I know, it did not say he had a big, scraggly beard, but it would certainly fit.]

At 1:16 a.m., a caller from the 1000 block of East Main Street reported a man with a
beard and a mustache wearing a baseball cap and camouflage pants who walked passed the drive-through and punched the window when he was refused service. Another caller reported the same man punched a vehicle window.

[I am sure there is a discrimination suit on the way from people without cars that cannot use the after-hours drive through window.]

At 11:55 a.m., a report was made of a man age 18-22 with a butch haircut wearing a black mesh tank walking down the road swinging nunchaks.

[If nothing else, fashion crime in progress.]

At 12:40 p.m., police contacted a man swinging nunchucks. The nunchucks were plastic. Police counseled the man.

[You think that the mesh shirt and plastic nunchucks makes you hot. They don't.]

At 4:12 p.m., a caller from 10000 block of Combie Road reported a man who had been seen getting dropped off in the area to panhandle numerous times during the day. A woman was also seen picking up the man and bringing him to Longs where he would buy phone cards and hand them to the woman. She then sprayed him down with water and returned him to the same location to panhandle.

[So that person you see at the off-ramp... they may have their own infrastructure going.]

At 9:28 a.m., a caller from Cannon Way reported a possible animal control issue with a Queensland Healer that refused to leave her property. The caller asked if she could shoot the animal because the animal was blocking the only exit door from her residence.

[I had to look up Queensland Heeler. It is a type of dog and not some member of the Australian branch of the SCA.]

At 11:47 am., Calfire requested assistance with a pregnant woman with altered level of consciousness throwing items around the house located on the 10000 block of Blackledge Road.

[The phrase "a pregnant woman with altered level of consciousness" is redundant.]

At 10:34 p.m., police chased two juveniles at Eureka Street and East Main Street and cited them on suspicion of burglary and possession of a beverage by a minor.

[One assumes that means an alcoholic beverage and not just a soda or such.]

At 10:13 p.m., a caller from Washington Road reported a physical fight between two men had been going on for hours. Deputies contacted the men an hour later, and they were at their respective homes.

[Hours? Are the reenacting that scene from "The Quiet Man?"]

At 5:22 p.m., a caller from the 10000 block of Wintergreen Lane reported two people in a silver pickup truck with a flag on the hood were trying to sell meat. Deputies were unable to locate the truck.

[Meat sold from the back of a truck. I bet that goes over well in 100 degree heat.]

At 6:55 p.m., a caller from the 20000 block of Linhall Road reported a man was talking to himself and throwing things around the room. He possibly had a knife with him and may have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Deputies advised the caller of the restraining order process and eviction process.

[File the deputies' advice under the heading of "small comfort."]

At 1:01 a.m., a woman called from the 11000 block of Still Road reported a person was in her barn. She said the person drove in without car lights on and the engine off. Deputies contacted the caller and were unable to locate anyone on the property.

[I bet that car gets great mileage if it can go with the engine off.]

At 9:17 a.m., a woman called from the 200 block of Lloyd Street to report her neighbor's dog was continually on their porch, growling at her and her family. A dispatcher said Animal Control could respond. The woman said if she shot the dog, police would respond. The dispatcher advised Animal Control of the situation and of the threat to the dog.

[And she is no doubt right.]

At 11:09 a.m., a man called from a gas station on the 2000 block of Nevada City Highway to report a woman in a green Subaru tried to drive off with the pump nozzle in the vehicle. When the caller tried to get insurance information from her, she said, "Not today, dude," and drove off. Police determined who owned the car and would follow up.

["Not today, dude," a phrase that will no doubt come back to haunt her.]

At 6:06 p.m., a woman called from the 15000 block of Ricky Court to report a man came to the door and asked for a drink of water. The caller told the man she didn't live there, and the man said all he wanted was a drink of water. The caller thought that was suspicious. A deputy contacted the man, who was selling magazines in the area. The deputy advised him to get proper permits from the county.

[It is in the high 90s to low 100s and now this guy wants water... very suspicious indeed!]

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