Nevada County Sheriff's Office

Missing Sierra snowshoer survived two days in snow cave

Cold and hungry but alive and well, a lost Tahoe City snowshoer was found by searchers Thursday two days after going missing near Castle Peak near Donner Summit. Waving a blanket, ...

Two in jail, one dead after home robbery

Two men are jailed and a third is dead after a home invasion robbery, possibly seeking marijuana, turned into a fatal highway car chase. At about 10 a.m. Saturday, two masked me ...

Weimar couple arrested for allegedly trying to sell meth

A Weimar man charged with trying to sell methamphetamine is scheduled to appear in court next month. Brian Costanzo, 39, was among three arrested at a Grass Valley motel last week ...

Two arrested for posing as police, stealing marijuana

Two Nevada County men are in jail after posing as law enforcement and assaulting a resident. Christopher Lee Brooks, 26, and Clayton Robert Madsen, 30, remained jailed in Nevada C ...

Narcotics task force finds more marijuana connected to North San Juan arrest

A narcotics task force has found more marijuana grow sites connected to a North San Juan man already in custody. On Thursday officials with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Narcotic ...

Harvest time means more crime for area

It’s harvest time for marijuana plants and with that comes an increased potential for violent crimes. In the past month, the Journal has reported a handful of thefts involving ...

Juveniles behind some summertime crimes

A string of summer vandalism attacks has victimized homeowners, schoolteachers and Downtown Auburn business owners. Police say juveniles are behind some of the crimes. The crimes ...

More than 1,400 marijuana plants found, man arrested

A Nevada City man was arrested Wednesday after authorities found him at the site of 354 marijuana plants. Robert Furnas, 50, was charged with planting and/or cultivating marijuan ...

Nevada County authorities arrest stabbing suspect

A 26-year-old transient was arrested this week on charges related to a Tuesday morning stabbing and robbery. Officials revealed Wednesday that they arrested Brice Peeler at an Ol ...

Sheriff’s deputies arrest man for attempted murder

A call about a man jumping out in front of vehicle led to an attempted murder charge Thursday. Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies took 19-year-old David Paul Bledsoe into custody ...

Man arrested on rape charge

A 36-year-old man arrested on charges of rape, sexual battery and oral copulation was released from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office jail Tuesday after posting $75,000 bail. A ...

Burglary suspects broke into at least 6 vehicles

Sgt. Brian Wigham said he was taken aback at the amount of stolen property found inside the home of two burglary suspects tied to several Placer County vehicle thefts. Placer Co ...

Elderly couple found shot to death

A Peardale couple was found shot to death in their home on New Year’s Eve. Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an 11:56 a.m. Dec. 31 call from a family member living ...
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