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Carson City deputies make felony fugitive, domestic battery and drug conspiracy arrests

A Carson City man was jailed Sunday on suspicion of felony domestic battery with strangulation. Michael Robson was arrested in the 1300 block of Ashby Court at 1:03 a.m.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Menlo and Lompa streets after dispatch received a call about a female screaming and children crying.

Deputies arrived and made contact with Robson who said he had been arguing with his girlfriend. Officers observed he had scratches to his knee and elbow and his hand was scratched and swollen as though he hit something, the arrest report states. His lip was red and appeared slightly swollen.

The man told officer the argument was verbal only and he was injured when he slipped in the parking lot and hit his head on a parked car. He said he slipped because he was intoxicated, the arrest report states.

Deputes spoke with the victim, who said the couple had been drinking earlier in the night and she upset Robson with something she said. The woman told officers Robson pushed her and then grabbed her by the throat, squeezing her throat to the point where she couldn't breath. She said she punched him in the mouth to get him to let go, the arrest report states.

The woman said Robson then began hitting her several times on the upper body and side. She said she fell to the ground and stayed there until he stopped hitting her. She said when he stopped, she ran inside. Once inside, the woman said Robson followed her, demanding to know where his phone was. The woman said Robson grabbed her and she bit him on the chest to get him to let go of her. She said he began hitting her in the arms and stomach again and said she yelled for the man's sister who was upstairs, the arrest report states.

The woman came downstairs and broke up the fight. Robson then called for friends to pick him and and was waiting outside when deputies arrived. The victim's upper body was red, officers observed with scratch marks on her left arm.

Robson was determined to be the primary aggressor and was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery with strangulation, a felony. A computer records check returned with no prior domestic battery convictions. Bail: $15,000.

In other arrests: Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 25-year-old man wanted in California as a fugitive.

David Andrew Sleeman, 25, was taken into custody at 11:11 p.m. after a traffic stop at East Proctor and North Carson Street. He is being held on $50,000 bail issued out of Stanislaus County Superior Court on a felony assault warrant.

According to the arrest report, Carson City sheriff's deputies observed a passenger inside a Toyota Camry jumping from the backseat to the front seat of the vehicle, distracting the driver.

Sleeman was the driver of the vehicle who identified himself using a Nevada driver's license. A dispatch check came back with a confirmed warrant and extradition order by Stanislaus County.

— A 24-year-old man, Michael Wesley Tiehm, was arrested Saturday, 12:17 a.m. in the 900 block of Woodside Drive on a felony drug conspiracy charge. According to the arrest report, an officer stopped a woman for driving on an expired registration.

Officers observed a baggie on the driver's side door, with its end torn off on the corner, known to be indicative of a method to transport drugs. The woman was asked to asked to step outside the vehicle. A K9 alerted to a presence of drug odor outside the exterior of the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the woman received a number of text messages about purchasing six "percs" which is a street name for Percocet, a controlled substance narcotic. Inside the baggie was a trace amount of crushed white powder. No other drugs were found in the vehicle.

The woman was read her Miranda rights and agreed to speak with the officer, telling him that she was going to buy pills at a nearby convenience store, the arrest report states. The officer said he would not arrest her if she agreed to go back to the market and buy the drugs that she had planned to do for $20, the arrest report states.

She agreed, a photo of the $20 bill was taken and surveillance of the market was put in place. Tiehm arrived from the Stanton Arms apartments, got into the woman's vehicle on the passenger side, sat briefly and exited the vehicle. Officers detained the man, located the $20 bill that it had photographed in the man's right shorts pocket.

The woman gave officers a box of cigarettes, and inside the box were six white tablets in a baggie. The tablets were identified as acetaminophen, 500 mg, the arrest report states. They were wrapped in a plastic baggie with electrical tape wrapped around it. The pills looked identical to Percocet and they were sold to the woman as Percocet, the arrest report states.

Tiehm was read and waived his Miranda rights, saying the deal was in place to sell the woman Percocet but that he "ripped her off" instead by selling her Tylenol. He was arrested on charges of felony drug conspiracy and gross misdemeanor sales of imitation drugs under the controlled substance act. Bail: $12,500.

— A 25-year-old Carson City man, Ryan Williams Rigs, was arrested April 12, 3:44 p.m. in the 3000 block of Clear Creek Road on a warrant for felony drug conspiracy issued April 7, 2014 out of Carson City Justice Court. Bail $2,500.

— A 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested Sunday, 8:40 a.m. at Roop and Oregon streets on suspicion of driving under the influence, second offense that caused an accident, a gross misdemeanor. He also faces misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

According to the arrest report, the man struck a telephone pole and drove away. He was stopped at Roop and Oregon streets, and smelled strongly of alcohol, providing a preliminary breath test of .191. A K9 alerted deputies of the presence of marijuana after an interior search of the vehicle. Dispatch confirmed he had a DUI conviction in 2010. Bail: $3,874.

— A 40-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Sunday, 10:06 p.m. the the 1700 block of North Carson Street on suspicion of battery on a peace officer, a gross misdemeanor.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Fall and David streets for a report of an intoxicated female. The officer spoke with the woman and told her go to home. The woman swore at the officer and then left. The woman the reappeared a few block away, sitting on some steps of a business. She was told by the officer, again, to get up and go home.

The woman again, yelled and cursed at the deputy and walked away. As the deputy was preparing to leave, the woman walked up to the door of the patrol vehicle, punched the deputy in the shoulder with a closed fist and said "f*** you a******," the arrest report states. She was arrested, taken to the hospital, where she had a preliminary blood alcohol content of .380. After she was medically cleared she was taken to jail. Bail: $2,500.

Those arrested and facing charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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UPDATE: The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation is pleased to host HopeFest 2014, an outdoor concert tonight, Friday, offering free admission with all sales on food, drinks and raffle tickets directly benefitting local cancer patients.

Nationally famed folk-rock band, Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours known for their cowboy jazz, Tex-Mex groove and soulful R&B dance tunes will be the headlining performers. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center located at 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City.

Attendees of the Valhalla Art, Music and Theater Festival at Lake Tahoe learn how to use a cross-cut saw, the primary tool used today to keep trails open and accessible in the Wilderness. The event celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 National Wilderness Preservation Act.

U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit staff provided saws, logs and gloves and guided over 50 participants of all ages as they cut through a 10-inch log and received the souvenir slice branded with the 50th Wilderness Anniversary logo.

A 51-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of child abuse after allegedly hitting and punching two juveniles, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Michael Todd Presley was arrested at 9:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of Short Putt Drive. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. According to the arrest report, officers were called to Governor’s Field at 4:15 p.m. regarding a report of suspected child abuse.

A Carson City couple have made a commitment to take on the toughest job they're destined to ever love. Warren and Anita Shaul have been accepted into the Peace Corps and will begin work in Nicaragua this month as volunteers.

Warren Shaul says he was motivated to join the Peace Corps because when he has traveled, he enjoyed experiences where he had the opportunity to stay in one place and build friendships with the people he worked and lived with.

Sparks police say a Carson City man is the suspect in a bizarre incident where at least 100 rounds from three different weapons were shot from the second floor of Motel 6 early Thursday morning. No one was injured but several vehicles were damaged.

Luis Alberto Machado, 34, was arrested following the incident at the south side of the Victorian Avenue motel, after police fired a single shot that missed but forced him to surrender. He faces charges of obstructing with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon on police officer, trafficking controlled substance and felony property damage.

Carson High has a new principal to call the shots around the school. Tasha Fuson stepped up to take over the biggest position Carson High offers to begin her 20th year in education. Mrs. Fuson has lived in Washoe Valley for the last seven years after growing up in Las Vegas. She chose Carson because she lives close and she (and her family) have been highly involved in the community for the last seven years.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 14-year-old girl, considered a runaway. Jocelyn Morales is 5 feet 2 inches, 102 pounds with brown, shaved hair. She was last seen Aug. 19, when she left her Hot Springs Road home and failed to show up for school, said Carson City Sheriff’s Detective Steve Olson.

She was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray leggings and black Vans shoes. Jocelyn has run away in the past, however she did not bring any additional clothing with her. She is entered into the National Crime Information Center as a runaway.

Tickets for the 2014 season of the Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad are now on sale. The perennial holiday favorite all-ages train ride from the frosty Northern Nevada landscape to the North Pole, will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 22. The hour long V&T diesel train ride includes a keepsake silver bell, hot chocolate and cookies, entertainment and a reading of The Polar Express.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will conduct another pedestrian crosswalk operation on Friday, Aug. 29. These operations are conducted to educate the public in pedestrian and driver safety, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.

Earlier this month, a similar operation was held where 50 traffic citations were issued along the north and south ends of Carson Street.

The operation, in cooperation with the Nevada Highway Patrol, was done as a way to address pedestrian safety and a growing number of motorists failing to yield as pedestrians cross sidewalks, said McDaniel.

Attention musicians: The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season on Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 to 9:15 p.m., at the Carson High School band room.

The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. It is open to string players at any time without audition, and to other instrumentalists when positions are available. Current openings are for strings and horn. Musicians who are interested in joining should contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

The Carson City Board of Supervisors are meeting today in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center. Go here for the agenda and here to watch it live.

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In other arrests: A 33-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 2:19 a.m. in the 900 block of South Carson Street on the following misdemeanor charges: Possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, no valid insurance, and two counts violation of a suspended sentence.

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The cause of death is still pending the autopsy results. Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Pat Brooks said Wednesday that DNA from the remains has been collected and DNA has been taken from the parents of the person who it is believed to be the deceased.

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The event is Friday, September 26 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for the general public. Veterans will be able to enter the Job Fair at 1:30 p.m. for early admission.

The Job Fair will be located in the large gym at the Carson City Community Center on 851 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701.

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Helping Hand signups continue with an August 29 application deadline.

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This is an opportunity for Nevada students to get creative and use social media to promote awareness about prescription drug abuse and encourage their peers to stay away from abusing prescription drugs.

Winners will be selected from each Nevada school district. Final winners will be announced Nov. 3, 2014.

A very small earthquake measuring a magnitude 1.38 rattled Carson City at 11:54 a.m., according to the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. The quake was located about 2.3 miles east southeast of Carson City.

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Work on a critical construction phase of the Carson City Freeway Project has finished, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Completion of the 2B-2 roadway project is considered a milestone, NDOT officials say. The project included roadway grading, utility relocation, extensive drainage facilities to channel storm water runoff and construction of an overpass bringing Snyder Avenue over the future freeway.