October 11, 2016 – On Tuesday October 11th at approx. 1 p.m. members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force, the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit and the Grass Valley Police Department arrested Daniel Gene Paradiso DOB: 05/27/1982 in the Brunswick basin on the crimes of Kidnapping, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Threats.
It is believed that on Monday September 12th, Paradiso pulled a gun on another male while the two drove together in a vehicle through the Cedar Ridge area of Nevada County. After a short distance the victim, who was driving and will not be identified at this time, chose to jump out of the vehicle while it was still in motion. The vehicle quickly became disabled and Paradiso eventually fled the scene. Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene and handled the initial investigation. On the following day the CHP contacted the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and requested assistance with the case based on new information that had developed with their investigation. The Sheriff’s Office subsequently adopted the investigation and has been working the case since.
As a result of the investigation, detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crime’s Unit obtained a Felony arrest warrant for Paradiso in the amount of $100,000.00, as well a search warrant for his residence in South County. Following Paradiso’s arrest on today’s date, detectives located a handgun inside the vehicle he had been in. Other items of evidence were also located during the search warrant execution at Paradiso’s residence. A bail enhancement was sought for Paradiso, which was granted and he is currently being held on $1,000,000.00. Additional charges are anticipated as the investigation continues.
Another individual, Jonathon Joseph Trihub, who had been arrested at the scene by CHP on the day of the incident, was later released from jail without formal charges being brought against him. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office are still looking into what role Trihub might have played in the incident, if any at all. More information will be released as it becomes available.