Thursday, September 06, 2007

Grass Valley Police Blotter vol. LXVIII

At 6:43 p.m., a woman called from the 10000 block of Robin Drive to report her intoxicated roommate was in the yard, naked and out of control. Deputies arrested the 57-year-old man on suspicion of public drunkenness.

[This was moving along fine until it turned out to be an old guy naked in the front yard.]

At 2:52 a.m., a caller from a train company reported three trespassers on a train near the Highway 20/Highway 80 interchange, four miles east of Yuba Pass. Officers would take no action for now because the train tracks were inaccessible.

[You don't hear much about freight hopping these days. Of course, the officers could have notified somebody further down the line I suppose.]

At 3:38 p.m., a man called from the 400 block of French Avenue to report his brother has been threatening to beat him up and burn the house down. The brother called from another home on French Avenue to report the first caller was threatening to beat him up. Police contacted the brother and mediated the situation.

[Later, one of the brothers called up and said, "He's doing it again!" and then hung up.]

At 3:59 p.m., a caller dialed 911 from the 100 block of Lidster Avenue to report his skateboard was stolen from his backpack while he was at school. A dispatcher advised the caller of the proper use of 911 and gave him the police business telephone number.

[We teach kids all about 911 (except appropriate usage I guess), but you have to go looking to find the actual number phone number for the police.]

At 9:05 a.m., a caller from the 11000 block of Newtown Road reported a person was using a camera with infrared lighting to film his property at night. The caller believed this was a restraining order violation. The caller would go to court next week to address the violation.


At 2:23 p.m. Aug. 23, GVFD and neighboring departments responded to a large vegetation fire in the Mooney Flat area of Penn Valley. Engine 1 was part of the initial attack and started extinguishing fire along the left flank of the blaze with a progressive hoselay. Engine 2 was assigned structure protection at the head of the fire. The blaze scorched approximately 60 acres.

[I just like the military metaphor used in this entry. I think this is one of the signs of a career being a traditionally a male profession.]

At 11:10 a.m., a man went into the police station to report the "no alcohol" signs he posted in Memorial Park had been removed. He also reported having problems with a drunken man at the park. Police would follow up.

[I stayed up all night making those signs! Well, at least we know his motivation.]

At 11:42 a.m., a man called from South Church Street at Walsh Street to report peppermint gum was stuck to his car. A patrol officer was advised.

[Advised of what? To be on the lookout for a vandal with fresh breath?]

At 12:40 p.m., a caller from Dee Mautino Park at Alta Street reported a man may have been drunk because he dumped some tequila in the park. Police contacted the driver of the truck and determined he had been drinking, but he did not qualify for a drunken driving arrest. Police cited the man on suspicion of having alcohol in the park.

[Which he would have known was against the law except somebody took down all those home-made signs.]

At 10:32 p.m., a caller from the 2000 block of Nevada City Highway reported a newer black Audi was doing donuts in a parking lot, then drove toward Grass Valley.

At 10:39 p.m., police stopped a black Audi S3 and arrested the driver, a 33-year-old man, on suspicion of drunken driving.

[Nice to see a case wrapped up in just 7 minutes.]

At 6:59 a.m., a woman called from the 11000 block of Ragan Way to report she and her dog hadn't eaten in a week. She had been saying strange things to fire department dispatchers. The fire department requested deputies respond to determine whether the woman should receive a mental health evaluation. The fire department and sheriff's deputies responded and determined the woman did not need to be evaluated and she had plenty of food at the residence.

[So was she on a diet or just bored early in the morning?]

Source: The Union (

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