Monday, January 21, 2008

Grass Valley Police Blotter vol. LXXXIV

10:36 a.m. - A caller from a store on the 100 block of West McKnight Way reported having a surveillance video of a 27-year-old woman shoplifting clothing. Police would follow up. Three hours later, the woman returned to the store to pay for the items. Police did not take a report.

[It is nice to see that there is a grace period during which guilt can take its course.]

12:50 p.m. - A woman called from the 100 block of Carriage Lane to report a man who had been dating her daughter was outside the house looking for her. Her daughter was hiding from the man. Officers contacted the man and told him not to return.

[Every parents dream scenario.]

12:18 p.m. - A caller from a business on the 700 block of Freeman Lane reported three juveniles had attempted to pass a fake $100 bill. When the reporting person refused to make the change, they vandalized the bathroom and left in a green Ford pickup.

[Kids these days.]

6:22 p.m. - A caller from the 11000 block of Hidden Valley Road reported someone left a message on her answering machine and said in a very low soft voice, "Ow, please help."

[How do you even start on the issues here?]

12:51 p.m. - A caller from Highway 20 at McCourtney Road reported a woman with long gray hair and wearing a long purple sweater was standing in the turn lane yelling at vehicles. Police provided a ride for the 56-year-old woman across the highway so she could wait for her caretaker.

[Just another day in Nevada County.]

1:21 p.m. - A woman called from a business on the 100 block of South Auburn Street to report a man in his mid-20s carrying a violin frequents her shop and makes people uncomfortable by making noise. Today, the man entered and said he hates the caller. She has asked him to leave, but he continued to return. Police advised the man not to return to the business.

[I am pretty sure I knew this guy... or somebody very much like him... back in junior high.]

5:17 p.m. - A caller from a business on the 100 block of Bank Street reported a skateboarder grabbed an employee. Police arrested the 18-year-old man on suspicion of assault and false personation of another.

[How often have you been accused of "false personation?" Or even genuine "personation" for that matter? It wasn't even election day.]

12:28 a.m. - A man called police to ask them to check on his wife on the 800 block of Morgan Ranch Drive because he was out of town and she was not answering her home telephone or cellular phone. Police contacted the woman, who said she is fine. She said the man was very jealous, and she declined to speak to him.

[There has to be a good back story there.]

1:21 p.m. - A caller from the Nevada County elections office reported opening an envelope containing a torn ballot and other items. A deputy determined the incident was not a law enforcement issue.

[As long as it does not come back to haunt anybody....]

6:09 p.m. - Someone called 911 from the 14000 block of Highway 49 and hung up. When a dispatcher called back, a man said no one had called and everything was fine. The dispatcher said the man was too adamant that no one had called, and he would not consider that the call may have been accidental. He was very unconvincing. Deputies checked on the location, and everything appeared fine.

[The caller doth protest too much for a reason, it seems.]

9:45 a.m. - A caller from the 15000 block of Stagecoach Way reported harassment. A man was attempting to report the caller's vehicle as stolen. A deputy advised the caller of the restraining order process.

[You would think that the whole "false reporting of a crime" thing might come into play here.]

Source: The Union (

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