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Missing Wheatland Man Located Deceased at Lake Englebright Dam

Smartsville, Calif. November 30, 2023 – During a missing person search at Lake Englebright, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NSCO) and Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (NCSSAR) team, with assistance from numerous allied agencies, located 57-year-old Michael Babb deceased on land near the base of Englebright Dam on the morning of 11/30/23. NCSO was […]

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Two Children Tie for First Place in Sheriff’s Holiday Card Contest

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) is pleased to announce two local children have tied for first place in the Sheriff’s first-ever Children’s Holiday Card Contest. The two first-place winning children are: “We had 227 submissions from local children ranging in age from 3 years old to 12,” said Sheriff Shannan […]

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Community Assistance Requested to Help Solve Cold Case Homicide

Grass Valley, Calif. Nov. 15, 2023 – Today marks the 12th anniversary of when Grass Valley resident Delbert Wilder, 63, was found murdered on his property in 2011. Deputies of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) initially responded to the property, located in the area of Greenhorn Rd in Grass Valley, for a welfare check […]

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Truckee Tahoe Airport District Awards Search and Rescue $60,000 for Truckee Command Vehicle

Truckee, CA – Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (NCSSAR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, responds to over 100 incidents per year in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office to locate persons who are lost or in danger. Timely response to incidences is critical, and thanks to a recent grant award from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District (TTAD) […]

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Ten Arrested in String of Illegal Cannabis Busts

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) has been proactively investigating suspected illegal cannabis grows in Nevada County. Over the span of one week, over seven properties were searched with authorized search warrants and all seven were found to be operating illegal cannabis grows (H&S 11358(C), two of which involved environmental crimes. […]

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Sheriff’s Office Launches Children’s Holiday Card Contest

Nevada City, CA – Calling local child artists! Elementary-aged children of Nevada County are invited to submit their holiday-inspired artwork to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) for a chance to have their artwork published and transformed into the official 2023 greeting card for the agency with naming recognition. In addition to having their artwork […]

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Local Law Enforcement Launches Annual ‘Pink Patch Project’ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nevada City, CA – The “Pink Patch Project” is here! For the entire month of October, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) deputies and police officers from partnering jurisdictions are wearing pink badges in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in addition to selling pink badges and one-of-a-kind breast cancer challenge coins to support local breast […]

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Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Receives $96,248 Grant to Fight Alcohol-Related Harm

Nevada City – Nevada County Sheriff’s Office announces they have been awarded a $96,248 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to reduce alcohol-related harm in their community. “This is important to Nevada County in order to increase protection for youth and to address crime at problem locations,” said Sergeant Andrew Liller. […]

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Sheriff Moon Appointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training

Nevada City, CA – Nevada County now has a voice in the establishment of standards, selection, regulations and trainings for all California law enforcement with a goal to increase public safety and police standards statewide. On Sept. 12, Governor Gavin Newsom formally appointed Sheriff Shannan Moon of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office to join the […]

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Illegal Cannabis Cultivation Bust in Penn Valley: 1,900-Plus Plants Destroyed

Penn Valley, CA – Junnior Alexander Cruz Valle, age 20 of Nevada City, was arrested on Aug. 31, 2023 for illegal cultivation of cannabis (H&S 11358(C)). Members from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, California Fish and Wildlife, Department of Cannabis Compliance, Nevada County Code Enforcement, and Army National Guard responded to the […]

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Grass Valley Man Arrested for Sending Harmful Matter to Children

Grass Valley, CA – Kenneth “Kenny” Brady Fox, age 20 of Grass Valley, was arrested at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Aug. 13 for distributing obscene matter to children with the intent to seduce minors and for committing a felony while out on own recognizance (O.R.) release. The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) was […]

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Human remains discovered east of Truckee

Truckee, Ca. – On March 27, 2023, at approximately 6:30 pm, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dispatch Center received a call from the area of Farad Rd and Interstate 80 east of Truckee. The caller reported finding severely decomposed human remains. Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies, detectives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes […]

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