Nevada County Sheriff’s Officers responded to call on Hummer Lane in Grass Valley just after 1:00 Monday afternoon. The caller was complaining about a caretaker that had been kicked off of the property at an earlier date for a variety of reasons but was still on the property. As deputies began to investigate, and walked up a path towards a campsite, they made an interesting discovery. Sheriff Keith Royal elaborates.
Upon further investigation it was determined the suspect had been diverting water from the victims property to water his 12 marijuana plants. The suspect admitted he did not have a recommendation and had not decided if he was growing for resale purposes.
Robert Furnas 53, was arrested for utility theft for diverting water and growing marijuana.