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Older neighbor pins woman to a tree

78-year-old behind bars for ‘violent behavior’
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A 78-year-old Auburn woman remained behind bars Wednesday after she allegedly pinned her neighbor to a tree. Joanne Marie Weaver has not yet posted her $20,000 bail after she was booked into Placer County Jail Jan. 23 on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and stalking and a misdemeanor charge of violating a temporary restraining order. At about noon on Jan. 23, Weaver allegedly began tearing down her neighbor’s newly constructed fence bordering her property on the 1500 block of Bancroft Drive. Weaver than reportedly struck her neighbor, who is a 59-year-old woman, and pinned her against a tree and a rabbit hutch, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s report. Weaver then proceeded to knee her neighbor while she was pinned to the hutch, the report stated. A 35-year-old Auburn man reportedly tried to intervene but Weaver then struck him and tried to hit him with a heavy oak board, according to the report. Weaver’s neighbor already has a temporary restraining order in place against her and the sheriff’s report stated that Weaver continues to violate it. The report said the Weaver has caused her neighbor to fear for her life “due to her continued campaign of harassment and Weaver’s violent behavior.” Weaver has a court appearance scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Placer County Jail courtroom in Auburn. ~ Jenifer Gee