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Carson City officers arrest men on felony weapon and drug charges

Carson City authorities arrested two men, both with felony convictions, on various felony weapon and drug charges after a traffic stop at 11:45 p.m. Jan. 12 in the 1400 block of Rand. A loaded rifle "ready to fire" tucked in the front seat of the vehicle, knives and methamphetamine were confiscated.

Dareck Gregory Pollock, 38, of Wellington, and Robert Lee Hill, 37, of Ridgecrest were taken into custody by Carson City authorities after a search of the men and vehicle turned up the gun, knives and drugs.

According to the arrest report, officers on patrol observed a 2001 Dodge van traveling westbound on William Street. The vehicle was speeding at 50 mph in a 40 mph zone and did not stop as a traffic light was turning from yellow to red, with a distance of more than 100 feet from the intersection, the report stated.

The vehicle was stopped and officers spoke with the driver, Pollock, and passenger Hill, who identified himself as "Bobby Hill" to officers. Hill appeared to have a nervous disposition and was shaking and breathing heavily, according to the report.

Officers asked Hill if there were any weapons in the vehicle in which he replied no. He did this as he was reaching to the floorboard of the vehicle, the arrest report states. An officer instructed the men to put their hands where they could be seen as a warrants check was conducted, the report states.

Hill was asked to speak if he had any weapons on him. He said he had a knife and began to reach in his pocket for it. The arresting officer instructed him not to reach for anything and a subsequent pat down was done for weapons. Recovered in the pat down was a knife, three meth pipes and 8 grams of methamphetamine. Hill was read his rights and in which he told officers that he brought the meth into Nevada from California, the arrest report states.

Meanwhile, Pollock agreed to a search of the vehicle. During the search officers found a stack of three throwing knives within the driver's reach on the dashboard of the vehicle and a Winchester .22 rifle laying between the two front seats. The weapon, in reach of both the driver and passenger, was equipped with a scope, had a cartridge chambered and was "ready to fire," according to the arrest report.

Officers asked if Pollock was a convicted felon. The man replied he was and it was confirmed through a records check.

Pollock faces a felony charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, a gross misdemeanor charge of possession of a dangerous weapon, misdemeanor being a convicted felon failure to register, misdemeanor speeding, running a red light and unlawful carrying a loaded rifle in a motor vehicle. Bail: $20,000.

Hill faces felony charges of trafficking meth, (4-14 grams) possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, importation of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail: $20,000.

In other arrests:

— A 22-year-old Carson City man was arrested Jan. 13 and faces a felony charge of obtaining and using identification other than his own to avoid prosecution and failure to appear in court. Elliott Sterling Shoshone was brought to Carson City Jail by Washoe County authorities on the warrants. The misdemeanor failure to appear was issued Oct. 2, 2012 by Carson City Justice Court. The second warrant charge, a felony was issued Sept. 9, 2011 with a $15,000 bondable bail on a charge of using false identifying information of another to avoid prosecution.

— A 30-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Jan. 13 on Carson and Robinson streets at 1:45 a.m. and faces a gross misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence with one prior conviction, driving on a suspended license improper turn and no proof of insurance. Bail: $2,500.

A 46-year-old Carson City man was arrested at 3: 32 p.m. Jan. 14 at the intersection of Bob White and Bandtail and faces charges of driving under the influence with a previous conviction, driving on a revolved license for DUI, failure to maintain lanes and improper turn.

Officers were advised the driver was seen in the area of Roop and College Parkway. An NHP trooper followed the suspect vehicle and a traffic stop was made. The trooper advised Carson City deputies that the driver had made a wide right turn when turning south onto Saliman and 5th Street. The man was asked if he had been drinking and the man said "No. None."

The man agreed to field sobriety tests, and then told the officer that he didn't want to do anymore tests but instead wanted to "blow into the machine." The breath test was a .227. Anything .08 or above in Nevada is legal intoxication. The man admitted to drinking whisky and beer earlier in the day.

— A 31-year-old Gardnerville man was arrested Jan. 14 on a bench warrant for a violation of a suspended sentence.

— A 19-year-old transient woman was arrested Jan. 13 in violation of a suspended sentence.

— A 46-year-old transient woman was arrested Jan. 13 in violation for failure to appear on a traffic warrant.

— A 41-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Jan. 14 at Carmine and Dori Way, having a warrant for her arrest in violation of a suspended sentence.

— A 46-year-old Carson City man faces a gross misdemeanor charge of abuse on an elderly person. He was stopped for jaywalking in the 1800 block of Carson Street. A wants and warrants check found that he had an outstanding warrant out of Carson City Justice Court. Bail: $3,000.

– A 45-year-old Carson City an was arrested Jan. 13 on two failure to appear traffic warrants from 2008. The man's bail status is on hold because of immigration concerns raised by the Department of Homeland Security.

— A 30-year-old Reno man was arrested Jan. 13 arriving to the Carson City Jail from Washoe County on warrants issued for his arrest for failure to provide proof of a substance abuse evaluation and community service. Bail: $1,000.

— A 19-year-old Incline Village man was arrested Jan. 13 on a confirmed warrant for being in violation of a suspended sentence for failure to obtain substance abuse evaluation. Bail: $1,000.

— A 52-year-old transient was arrested Jan. 13 and faces charges of being in violation of a suspended sentence in a failure to perform monthly probation reporting, attend a victim impact panel, complete DUI school and obtain a substance abuse evaluation. Bail: $3,000.

— A 40-year-old Reno man was arrested Jan. 13 and faces misdemeanor charges of contempt of court and an arrest warrant out of Douglas County for contempt of court. The Carson City warrant was for failure to provide proof of DUI school completion. The Douglas County warrant was for failure to pay $350 in restitution.

— A 24-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Jan. 13 and faces misdemeanor failure to appear (on traffic charges) driving without a valid license and expired plates. The woman was arrested near the intersection of Carson Street and Colorado at 1:21 a.m.

— A 38-year-old Carson City man was arrested Jan. 12, 6:25 p.m. at the intersection of Lompa and Bryan streets on charges of being an convicted felon failing to register and being in violation of alternative sentencing for drinking.

— Those arrested are innocent of charges until proven guilty in a court of law.

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