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Police: Truckee man tried to hack officers with pickaxe

Jason ShuehSierra Sun
Nevada County Sheriff's OfficeRobert Grover, 47.

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; A Truckee man remains in custody in Nevada County Jail after being arrested three weeks ago on suspicion of assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon when he allegedly tried to hack officers with a pickaxe.Robert Grover, 47, was arrested on the evening of June 11. Grover was allegedly vandalizing a town of Truckee stop sign on Riverpark Place; according to the Truckee Police Department, two patrol cars responded to the scene. When officers approached Grover, they say he attempted to hack the officers with the axe.Truckee Police Detective Sgt. Jason Litchie said Grover was subdued by officers with the help of an electrical Taser.andamp;#8220;He didnandamp;#8217;t want to listen to the officersandamp;#8217; commands and decided to take on the officers,andamp;#8221; Litchie said.Grover was booked in Nevada County Jail in Nevada City on charges of assaulting a peace officer with a deadly weapon, threatening a police officer, vandalism and possession of a deadly weapon. Litchie said Grover is known to the police department for previous issues but did not specify.Calls to the Nevada County District Attorneyandamp;#8217;s office were not immediately returned regarding potential court dates for Grover.