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Two Car Thieves Chased and Caught in Grass Valley Area

Shortly after 7 AM Thursday morning Grass Valley police officers were alerted to the theft of a 1999 Ford F250 4×4 on the 400 block of Neal Street. Captain Rex Marks says Grass Valley PD notified the California Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s department that the vehicle may be headed in a southerly direction. Additional information received indicated that a second vehicle, a Brown Suburban, may be following the Ford pickup.
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Two suspects fled the vehicle. The first, Christian Davis, 22, of Grass Valley was located in the vicinity of Walker and Butler Streets in Grass Valley and taken into custody.  The second suspect, a female, avoided officers.

Minutes later CHP located the Ford Pickup heading north bound on Old Rough and Ready highway re-entering the Grass Valley City limits.
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Christian Ponce 19 of Grass Valley was taken into custody.
Both vehicles were recovered. Allegedly the two incidents are related.
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Both Davis and Ponce were booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.


June 13, 2013

Michele Jenkins

I am the owner of the brown Tahoe (not suburban) that was recovered. Unfortunately these inconsiderate jerks trashed my vehicle!! Thankful that the other owners car did not meet the same fate. Thank you to the CHP, Nevada County Sheriff's office and Grass Valley Police Department for their quick response despite the outcome of my car. I hope the judge makes an example out of them for their fellow offenders.

June 14, 2013

Peter Unger

I went to school with Christian. Very sad to see the direction his life has gone.

June 18, 2013


These are the kinds of things that happen when you take away punishments for kids...
Start spanking your kids and they will turn out better.

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