Friday, September 14, 2007

Grass Valley Police Blotter vol. LXVIX

At 2:55 p.m., a bus driver called to report a man was becoming more and more agitated on the bus and the bus would stop soon at South Church and Neal streets. Police arrived and talked with three bus drivers, who did not have a problem. They were unable to locate the agitated man.

[There is a "missed the bus" joke in there somewhere.]

At 10:08 a.m., a woman called from the 11000 block of Ragan Way to report she believed a war was happening and she wanted a deputy to respond to teach her what to do in case of an emergency. She told the dispatcher she was OK, and she was going to sleep.

[Paranoia can strike at any moment.]

At 2:48 p.m., a caller from the 600 block of Whiting Street reported a solicitor was going door to door selling meat. The solicitor was driving a white truck with a shell with a phone number written on the side. The caller told the solicitor to be on his way, and he left.

[Be on your way! And is door-to-door meat sales a lucrative business in Nevada County?]

At 2:17 p.m., a caller from Foxtail Drive reported a possible violation of a restraining order. A person was refusing to leave a driveway and stop blowing leaves. A deputy contacted the caller.

[I bet there is a long story behind this one.]

At 4:25 p.m., a caller reported a male juvenile, a ward of a reform school, got out of a vehicle on Whispering Pines Road and ran away. The boy told the driver he would call law enforcement when he was done with what he had to do. Local law enforcement was advised to be on the lookout for the boy.

[Do we still have "reform schools?" Do they actually reform anybody?]

At 9:11 p.m., a caller from the 11000 block of Ridge Road reported two juveniles were wearing all black with hoods and masks. They were refusing to cooperate with a custodian, and the caller said the youths were being detained. Deputies determined the juveniles had been playing "ninja warrior." No crime had been committed.

[See, "Ask a Ninja" is just making things worse.]

At 9:30 p.m., a woman from Forest Springs Drive reported a man called her and said he was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He wanted her bank account information. A deputy advised the woman about scams.

[Let's hear it for somebody doing the right thing and not falling for a scam!]

At 11:09 p.m., a caller from the 17000 block of Geneva Court reported waking up in his house and seeing someone going through his window. Deputies responded and found that the trespasser had been not a person but a bear.

[Again, under the heading of "small comfort."]

At 3:44 p.m., a caller from Union Street reported that quarters were spilling out of a broken parking meter.

[That brings up a very "Vegas" mental image... and a joke about the idiot who was bragging about the "out door gambling" in Nevada.]

At 1:47 a.m., a caller from South Auburn Street and Highway 49 reported two individuals under the highway in a "compromising position." Officers responded and told the two individuals to move along.

[I promise to post any entry with the words "compromising position." But under the highway? How does that work?]

At 5:54 p.m., officers arrested a 48-year-old man at Memorial Park on suspicion of riding a bicycle under the influence of drugs or alcohol and booked him into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

[I did not know that was the sort of crime that would put you in jail.]

At 11:07 p.m., a caller from the 300 block of Horizon Circle reported locking herself out of her bedroom. Officers advised her to contact a locksmith.

[Locked out of your bedroom? Is this a cry for help? Does this have deeper meanings?]

At 8:15 a.m., a caller from the 16000 block of Dry Creek Lane reported someone had been harassing him using the Internet for more than a year, using an ISP changer and other illegal devices.

[I want to see the GVPD get right on this one.]

A 9:47 a.m. caller from the 16200 block of Dry Creek Lane reported possible fraud and illegal Internet activity by a person who had been harassing him over the Internet for the past year.

[I guess the answer he got from the GVPD was so satisfying that he had to call the Nevada Country Sheriff's department next.]

A 1:33 p.m. caller from the 11500 block of Bitney Springs Road said a subject stole her trash can overnight, replaced it and left two rubber gloves on the lid.

[Somebody at Homeland Security is going to get in trouble for leaving their gloves behind.]

A 2:16 p.m. caller from Broken Oak Court reported the theft of an ATM card from his or her residence.

[I've been on the phone with people whose sex was indeterminate from their voice. Worse is somebody who sounds like the other sex.]

At 8:04 a.m., a caller from the 200 block of Church Street reported an abandoned vehicle parked on the street for more than a week with toys glued all over it.

[The police blotter needs pictures with entries like these.]

At 8:48 p.m., a caller from the 1000 block of East Main Street reported a naked man between 40 and 50 years old driving a white truck. Police searched but couldn't find the man.

[Naked old guys on the loose again.]

Source: The Union (

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