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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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Arrest on Sontag Road for Threats, Negligent Discharge and Brandishing of a Firearm

Grass Valley, Ca. – At approximately noon on Monday 3/6/2023, Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 56-year-old Brett Hill at his home in 14000 block of Sontag Rd for Criminal Threats, Brandishing a Weapon, Negligent Discharge of a Firearm, and Resisting Arrest. Just before 10:00 am, the Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center received a 911 call […]

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Theft Investigation Leads to Arrest for Possession of Stolen Property

On Wednesday February 1, 2023, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested 35-year-old James Michael Polney of Yuba City, Ca. for possession of stolen property stemming from a January 2023 burglary investigation in Nevada City. The original theft was reported to have occurred during the last weekend of January and included numerous items of property taken […]

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In Custody Death at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility

Nevada City, Ca. – Nevada County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the death of an incarcerated person from the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility (WBCF) who was discovered unresponsive in her cell at approximately 9:22 a.m. on January 17, 2023. The decedent is identified as Amy Wayne Morris, age 40, of Truckee, Ca. Upon locating Ms. […]

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Update: Search continues for missing 79 year old Phyllis Brodie

January 15, 2023 at 3:53 PM NCSO update: We are saddened to report that 79-year-old Phyllis Brodie was found deceased this afternoon just after 2:00 p.m. on private property near Banner Mountain Trail in Nevada City. While no suspicious circumstances were observed, official cause of death will remain pending a Coroner’s investigation. Our heartfelt condolences […]

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Child endangerment arrests after investigation by NCSO

Nevada City, Calif. – On 1/12/2023, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested the parents of a 2-year-old toddler for felony child endangerment following an investigation into the child’s welfare at their home in the 13000 block of Missouri Bar Rd. The Sheriff’s Office received a suspected child abuse report and responded to the residence with […]

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Shooting and grand theft of a dog lead to arrests in south county

On Sunday, April 3rd, approximately 3pm our dispatch center received a call reporting gunshots heard in the area of 24000 Restive Way with a female heard screaming.  While deputies were responding, our dispatch center received an additional call from a female reporting her dog had been shot by her neighbors.  Upon arrival, deputies made contact […]

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Pilot dies from injuries sustained in plane crash

November 11, 2020 – Just after 3:40 PM yesterday, the Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center received numerous 911 calls reporting an aircraft crash near the intersection of State Highway 174 and Meadow Drive. Rescue personnel, the California Highway Patrol, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Witnesses reported the plane had lost […]

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UPDATE: Missing person, NCSO requesting public’s help – located

July 20, 2020 – We are happy to report that Joey McCormack, who was previously reported missing in May, has been located safe and sound in Sacramento! June 28, 2020 – On the evening of Thursday June 25th, 2020 detectives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Special Investigations Unit developed investigative […]

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The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Launches Evacuation Tag Initiative to Help Alert First Responders During a Wildfire

Nevada County Calif. June 25, 2020 – The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is providing free “EVACUATED” tags for residents to place in a highly visible place such as a door, reflective address sign, mailbox, fence, or gate as they evacuate their residence during an emergency. These tags will help first responders swiftly identify which homes […]

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