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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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Owner of Banner Crest Care Home arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a 94-year old female

March 6, 2020 – On February 27th, 2020 the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a sexual abuse of a 94 year dependent adult female. The reported abuse had taken place at Banner Crest Care Home in the 12000 block of Cascade Way in Nevada City. After the initial information was collected, the investigation […]

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79-year old Nevada City man in custody on domestic violence and torture charges

February 24, 2020 – On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a possible elder abuse investigation. Several days earlier an 81-year-old female with advanced Alzheimer’s disease and dementia was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Upon medical evaluation, it was discovered that both of her femur […]

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Officer involved shooting on Walker Drive has fatal outcome

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. January 1, 2020 – Shortly before 1pm on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 the Nevada County Regional Dispatch Center received reports of a male subject walking down Squirrel Creek Rd near Adam Avenue with a shotgun over his shoulder. Several law enforcement officers from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and Grass Valley Police […]

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Nevada County: If you hear the HiLo sirens, evacuate immediately (video)

September 20, 2019 – The Nevada County Sheriff ‘s Office has partnered with the Grass Valley Police Department and the Nevada City Police Department to pilot new HiLo Sirens for evacuations. These sirens have a new sound to notify you and your family of an immediate evacuation order. This new system will not replace CodeRed […]

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Attempted murder suspect MacDuff apprehended by Nevada County Sheriff’s Office after pursuit

February 1, 2019 – This afternoon, at around 1:10 PM, a deputy from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office observed a subject who he believed to be Douglas MacDuff (wanted for attempted murder) traveling on Pleasant Valley Road in a white, BMW sedan. A deputy attempted to stop Mr. MacDuff, and Mr. MacDuff fled in his […]

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