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Chief: Attack “Isolated Incident”

Grass Valley’s Police Chief says there has been a lot of reaction to the news of the attack at St. Patrick’s Church on Sunday.  John Foster says there have been lots of comments on social media, and also from people that he’s talked to, expressing fear and concern about such a brutal attack in this community. Foster wants to reassure people that this is still a safe place to live…

Listen to John Foster 1

Foster says in just over 24 hours they have identified a suspect, and also did an exhaustive search for the stolen vehicle…

Listen to John Foster 2

Foster says if the vehicle is in the area, it is parked and covered, but he believes the suspect is gone. ‘Be on the lookout’ alerts have been issues throughout the state. Foster and Grass Valley Mayor Jason Fouyer will be on ‘KNCO Insight: Nevada County Action’ tomorrow to discuss the case and the latest update. (That’s from 1 to 2pm tomorrow (Tuesday) on KNCO).


July 8, 2015


No its not an isloated incident.
Its one of many incidents. Just different people commiting the crimes. There has been a serious intruder suscpious looking people in the area for past year.
I have had my own encounter feb 6. While i was parking-a man was waiting outside my vehicle 11:30pm in the one rainstorm we had. I scared him off with my stun gun and gun and car alarm.
Month or so later-There
Triston appleton car thief etcwas in our area busted evading gvpd, many fights ending in injuries at the park.
Lots of foot traffic and vandism. Jumping park fence to escape thru scotia pines.
Why do you think st patricks has is own security system--- breakins and vandalism.
Folks who live around here-you know! So does gvpd and city hall. I have ask for extra patrols during these hours because of what i see and been witnessed to. The love building has been broken into. Trash cans on fire at park i put out. Just listing the few
To prove a point.
This is not isolated incidents.
Its becoming escaladed incidents.
Speak up folks stand up for your community. Noone else will.

July 8, 2015


Tammy is spot on - I just returned to Grass Valley and no longer feel safe living downtown. The homeless population has escalated - they camp outside of my office on mc courtney - I leave late at night and do not feel safe. They are sleeping around the building day and night. My home is in downtown Grass Valley,homeless people middle of the night are moving about. Clear lake provides one way bus rides to Nevada County - free of charge - we have become dumping grounds. And then come fall we will have the trimmigrants cashing in on the pot industry and free foodbanks. Is anyone watching out for our county? I can no longer rent to long term tenants - they are all here for the drug trade...and law enforcement sits on their hands - allows growers to destroy my property - I even have picture of deputy standing next to 50+ lb trash bag of weed allowing my tenant to keep along with their 50 plus full size plants - my husband and I spent the whole day at our property with 6 narc agents and a sherriff and no arrest. Month later report shows prescriptions seem to have been falsified. - and when the growers moved they stole all of my property and sheriff said its a civil mater and would not take a report. Individual that rented my home never moved in, instead he moved growers to run his operation. no recourse for me! months after eviction sherrifs called me asking if I knew where they could be located - seems they stole a car... sounds like a civil matter was my response! Come on Nevada County - lets get the drug trade out of our county - im not talking about the individual that grows for his own use - im talking about the "for profit" drug trade and all of the crime it brings with it... protect our children - when you tell a law enforcement officer that your grandmothers house is now used as a meth lab and they say "we know" and nothing is done about it .. you have to say "what the hell is going on?!!!!"

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