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Man jailed after allegedly injuring mother when she attempted to call 911 for help

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly tried to take a cell phone away from his mother who was attempting to call 911 for help after he became violent with her.

The Gardnerville man, Blane Allen Frazier, was arrested to the area of Highway 395 and I-580 freeway at 3:58 p.m. He faces a felony charge of preventing a victim from reporting a crime and lesser charges of domestic battery and open container.

Magazine field rep in Carson City on behalf of drug prevention efforts

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the local community that a representative from L.A.W. (Let’s All Work to Fight Drug Abuse) publications will be in the area for the next two weeks selling ad space to produce the latest edition of their magazine which is customized for Carson City.

The ad space purchased is not only used for the purchase of the latest L.A.W. publication, but also pays for materials for crime prevention, teen related material, coloring books, and other safety related materials.

Carson City man in critical condition after assault Thursday night on Woodside Drive

This story has been updated with new information regarding the arrest of two suspects in the beating death of 61-year-old Leon Arellano Pacheco of Carson City. Go here for the latest information to this developing story.

Masto Reminds Crime Victims of Their Rights During Week-long Observance

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto observes National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, which began April 6th, reminds Nevadans of their rights, and promotes the Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) program.

Eagle Valley Middle School Competes in State Science Olympiad

An extra-curricular activity at Eagle Valley Middle School, 11 Carson City students prepared for three months at after school meetings and on their own to compete in the state Science Olympiad held March 8 in Las Vegas. The team is coached by Josh Billings, 8th grade science teacher with assistance from family and teachers.

Jason Woodbury files for Carson City District Attorney

Jason Woodbury filed Friday as a candidate for Carson City District Attorney. This marks Woodbury’s first run for office and he says he’s looking forward to it.

“The folks I’ve talked with have a keen sense of their local government, and they’ve shared a number of concerns with me already. I have been encouraged by the positive reception from the public,” Woodbury said. “In the coming months, I hope to hear more about the service they expect from their District Attorney’s office.”

Carson City GATE students get schooled in sheriff's office K9 patrol

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit hosted a group of students from the Gifted and Academically Talented Education program from the Carson City School District Wednesday at the Fuji Park Pavilion.

Twenty-seven 6th and 7th grade students from Eagle Valley and Carson Middle Schools spent the day with the K9 Unit learning how the dogs work in drug detection, patrol work, and tracking. Demonstrations were done with the dogs and their handlers giving the students first hand experience at just what the teams are capable of.

Sheriff Furlong files for re-election: Community engagement cornerstone of continuous progress

On Monday morning, Sheriff Kenny Furlong walked across the court house parking lot and filed for re-election of the position he’s held for the last 11 years. Kenny and Undersheriff Steve Albertsen expressed their enthusiasm, not only for the community wide accomplishments that have been witnessed, but also for the positive direction that Carson City appears to be headed.

Pair jailed following alleged receipt for cash scheme at Carson City Walmart

Two Carson City women face gross misdemeanor charges of conspiracy to obtain money through false pretense after allegedly using a Walmart receipt exchanging it out for cash.

The women, ages 45 and 50, were arrested Saturday at 12:23 p.m. According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the Walmart in the 3200 block of Market Street after store security had the pair detained.

Nevada game wardens seek help in deer slayings

Game wardens are seeking information on two mule deer does and one fawn that were shot and left near the Cold Creek community, about six miles from the High Desert Correctional Facility sometime in the early morning of January 25. Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,000 reward to help catch the poacher.

Eagle Valley Middle School Science Olympiad Team Triumphs at Regional Tournament

The Eagle Valley Middle School Science Olympiad team won 1st place at regional competition held at University of Nevada Reno on Saturday, Feb. 8 against several teams from the Northern Nevada area.

Competition at the middle school level is opened to grades 6-9. Coached by EVMS science teacher, Josh Billings, the team is composed of EVMS 6th-8th graders and a freshman from CHS.

Assistant DA Mark Krueger to run for top Carson City District Attorney seat

Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger on Saturday announced his candidacy for Carson City District Attorney.

As Assistant District Attorney, Krueger has been second in command at the Carson City District Attorney’s Office since 2012 and leads a team of 22 professional and support staff.

“I have extensive experience working with city government and the criminal justice system,” he said. “Carson City needs an experienced prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader to fill the important role of District Attorney and I bring that to the table.”

Carson City man jailed on suspicion of having stolen credit cards, meth and marijuana

A Carson City man faces three felony charges included possession of stolen credit cards and drugs after a Jan. 25 arrest near Fairview and Highway 50 East.

Casey Justin Cribbins, 25, is being held on $29,364 bail. A Sheridan, Wyo., woman who was with him faces misdemeanor warrant charges.

Maximum sentence handed down in 2013 Carson City killing on Super Bowl Sunday

David Michael Grimes, 33, was sentenced in Carson City District Court Tuesday to the maximum sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a Feb. 3, 2013 shooting outside a Washington Street home following a Super Bowl Sunday party.

Elderly man accused of shooting paralyzed wife at Carson City hospital intended to kill her, himself

An 88-year-old Minden man accused of shooting his wife at a Carson City hospital on Sunday told the arresting officer that he put four bullets in a handgun with the intent of killing the woman and himself, saying she had recently become paralyzed in an accident.

Hospital gunman identified as husband of victim; woman flown to Renown trauma unit with life threatening injuries

This story has been updated with new details about the elderly suspect and possible motive in Sunday's hospital shooting in Carson City. Go here for the update.

Lyon County authorities say tip about murder in Dayton unfounded after investigation

Lyon County law officers say an investigation based on a tip alleging homicide at a Dayton home has been determined to be unfounded.

After nearly two weeks of investigation, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office Detective Division has concluded that the allegation of murder taking place at a residence in the 100 block of Railroad Street in Dayton hasn't generated any evidence or a victim or a crime, said Detective Lieutenant J. L. Pattison.

It's Your City with Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong

This week's It's Your City is with Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong who discusses, among other things, 2013 crime statistics. Uniform Crime Reporting preliminary data for 2013 shows the crime rate for Carson City has dropped to its lowest level since 1994.

Carson City crime rate drops in 2013

Uniform Crime Reporting preliminary data for 2013 shows that the crime rate for Carson City has dropped to its lowest level since 1994.

According to press release from the Carson City Sheriff's Office, the “Crime Index”, measuring the number of major crime events (homicide, rape, robbery, burglary, assault, etc.), showed less than 1,700 events, an 11 percent decrease from the year 2012, and a 14 percent decrease from 2011.

Uniform Crime Reporting: Carson City has lowest crime rate since 1994

The Carson City Sheriff has received its preliminary crime data for the calendar year of 2013. The data, known as Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), is collected under precise standards and reported by agencies across the United States. In return, the information is shared in publications such as Crime and Justice in Nevada, published in the summer months by the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Caution should remain when comparing data from one community to another, as numerous variations must be considered which could alter assumptions.

Carson City Sheriff's Office identifies victims, provides new details into Saturday murder investigation

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has released the identities of the victims from the Saturday morning homicide. The deceased father is identified as Guy Perry, age 52, of Carson City.

He was killed by gunshot wounds to the upper torso. The injured daughter is identified as Cassandra Perry, age 19, also of Carson City. She suffered a gunshot wound to the head and is expected to fully recover from her wounds. As reported, the weapon used in this case was a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Sheriff’s detectives have determined the weapon used was a stolen gun.

Woman driving without a license jailed after giving cops fake name

A 21-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Sunday following a traffic stop near the intersection of College Parkway and Sherman. Carin Elizabeth Bohannan faces a felony charge of using false identification to avoid prosecution and a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

According to the arrest report, a Carson City Sheriff's patrol deputy conducted a traffic stop at 10:29 p.m. because of a non-functioning tail light.

Smith Valley woman faces 20 years after Lyon jury finds her guilty of felony child abuse

A Smith Valley woman has been convicted of child abuse causing substantial bodily harm, according to the Lyon County District Attorney’s Office.

Ashlee Marie Kinsey, 24, formerly known as Ashlee Marie Morrow, had been charged with two counts of child abuse. After a four-day trial, a jury found her guilty on Dec. 13 of abusing a young boy by cutting his foot with a boxcutter as a form of punishment. She is scheduled to be sentenced in District Court in Yerington on Feb. 3. She faces up to 20 years in prison.

Carson City National Night Out ranks among best in the U.S.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has been informed that this year’s National Night Out, held in Mills Park in August, has been awarded 5th place among communities nationwide of populations between 50,000 and 99,999.

Carson City placed just behind Maple Grove, MN, Terre Haute, IN, Brooklyn Park MN, and Suffolk, Va. This award is Carson City’s eleventh consecutive year of receiving national recognition, each year climbing higher on the placement list of top rated community events.

Douglas authorities look for children, mother suspected in abduction

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a parental abduction of two children, missing since Nov. 21.

According to reports, Kathryn Ann Moore, 44, of Wellington, was scheduled to appear in District Court for the scheduled child exchange of Patricia Brite Read, 5, and William Jesse Moore, 2, to their father Richard Read of Gardnerville, who has joint custody of the children.

Kathryn did not appear in court for this exchange. Attempts to contact Kathryn have been unsuccessful and a recent visit to her home has indicated that she has left with the children.

Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest report for Dec. 3

A Dayton man was booked into Carson City Jail Dec. 2, on a felony failure to appear warrant.
James Kepler, 30, had a no-bail warrant issued Nov. 19 out of Western Regional Drug Court relating to the alleged crime of possession of a controlled substance.

Murder in the House of Horrors

Event Date: 
Repeats every week on the 6 of December every Friday and every Saturday and on the first Sunday until Sun Dec 15 2013 .
December 6, 2013 - 7:00pm

PPI Presents...Murder in the House of Horrors

Man gets life in prison for committing lewd acts on a child

Jason Bender, 29, received a life sentence Monday with a possibility of parole after serving 10 years in prison for lewd acts upon a 6-year old child, according to the Carson City District Attorney's Office.

Bender, who was recently released from prison for an unrelated drug charge, groped a six year old female while her family and other adults were in a nearby room. The child later disclosed the fondling to her mother and Bender’s sister who in turn reported the crime to authorities.

Gardnerville woman jailed on felony DUI charge

A Dayton man was booked into Carson City Jail Monday and faces a felony warrant charge of embezzlement. Sergio Joseph Torres, 24, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Nov. 18, 2007, for the alleged crime of embezzlement of value from $250 to $2,500, a category C felony. Bail: $5,000.

Carson City man returned from Idaho to face felony charge

A 29-year-old Carson City man was arrested in Boise, Idaho and faces a felony charge relating to an assault where a witness was prevented from reporting a crime and a motor vehicle was taken, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Adam Craig Meservey was extradited on Oct. 24 to face one felony charge after a May 2012 warrant issued out of Carson City Justice Court. He also faces a gross misdemeanor warrant charge of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor warrant charge of assault, issued in February 2012 out of Carson City Justice Court.
Bail: $8,000.

Graham's Word: Community Sports and Clubs Provide Outlets to Kids; Reduce Crime and Violence

We are hearing so much about bullying these days. Of course it's been around since the dawn of time. I believe the best way to combat bullying is sports/after school activities or clubs.

A lot of the kids that are bullied go straight home and do nothing but think about the bad stuff that happens to them and how they are going to make it stop. It consumes their thoughts.

I was bullied in school, but I never had time to think about any of that because I was involved in sports (baseball, basketball, bowling, soccer)

Carson City man sentenced minimum of 5 years in prison for child neglect with substantial bodily harm

Justin Carrigan was sentenced Monday to a minimum of five and maximum of 15 years in the Nevada Department of Corrections prison after a jury in September found him guilty of child neglect with substantial bodily after a 3-year-old suffered brain damage under his care.

This is the second time a jury convicted and Judge James T. Russell sentenced Carrigan of this crime. On September 29, 2011, a jury found Carrigan guilty of child neglect with substantial bodily harm but acquitted him of child abuse with substantial bodily harm.

Carson City woman jailed for felony domestic battery with strangulation

A Carson City woman was jailed Tuesday and faces a felony charge of domestic battery with strangulation.
Michelle Rene Scott, 45, was arrested at 1:58 p.m. in the 2600 block of East Nye Lane. Her bail has been set at $15,000.

According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched to a casino but were unable to locate the woman who was reported to be driving a green Pontiac Grand Am. Deputies learned of the license plate number which traced back to the Nye Lane address where she was arrested for the alleged crime.

Carson City man jailed after admitting to home invasion, punching flat-screen TV

A 20-year-old Carson City man faces a felony home invasion charge after admitting to breaking down the door of a College Parkway residence, punching a flat screen television and leaving.

Jared Olan Smith was arrested Sept. 30, 7:15 p.m. in the 100 block of North Nevada Street. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of commissioning the crime with property destruction.

Crime Log: Warrant Arrest Wednesday

Carson City Sheriff's Office took seven people into custody on Wednesday who had outstanding misdemeanor warrants for their arrest:

  • 29-year-old male transient in the 2900 block of Research Way; Contempt of Court, bail $1,000
  • 56-year-old female transient in the 200 block of Lone Mountain Drive; Contempt of Court, bail $622
  • 35-year-old Reno woman, transported to Carson City Jail by NHP; Failure to Appear warrant, bail $1,000

Crime Log: Mechanic accused of stealing vehicle

A Washoe Valley mechanic was arrested Tuesday night after he was found driving a vehicle with the wrong license plates.

According to the arrest report, Michael Francis Galloway, 56, was arrested in the 2300 block of Highway 50 East after a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy ran the license plates of the 1992 Ford Explorer he was driving, and they came back registered to a 1993 Jaguar.

Great and not so great escapes from Nevada State Prison featured at Oct. 16 talk

Event Date: 
October 16, 2013 - 6:30pm

One escape from Nevada State Prison fits the category of “great.” Most of the others, not so much. Glen Whorton, former director of the Nevada Department of Corrections, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Silver Oak Executive Conference Center in Carson City on “Great and not so great escapes from Nevada State Prison.”

His talk is free and open to the public. It is the first in a monthly series of presentations by the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society on the history of the 151-year-old prison.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong announces fourth term run

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong will run for a fourth term as the capital city's top law enforcement officer, announcing his 2014 re-election intentions Tuesday.

In what Furlong described as three "politically quiet but challenging years," crime statistics have trended downward since the 2010 election, which is remarkable given Carson City's economic climate as it continues to deal with the effects of a deep, prolonged recession.

Carson City man jailed after admitting to stealing cash from employer to pay drug debt

A Carson City man faces felony embezzlement, burglary and forgery charges after admitting to stealing $700 from his employer and then cooking up a story about how he was robbed and abducted. He admitted to stealing the money to pay off a drug debt.

Paul Joseph Bloomfield, 44, was arrested Sept. 13 in the 300 block of North Carson Street. He is also accused of attempting to cash a $1,000 stolen check from a dance studio.

Carson City man convicted of child neglect with substantial bodily harm

Justin Carrigan was convicted by a Carson City jury on Thursday of child neglect with substantial bodily harm. The Jury deliberated for approximately 45 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty.

This is the second time a jury convicted Carrigan of this crime. Allegations arose in this case from an incident on September 27, 2010, when Carrigan was the sole caregiver for Rochelle Ellis, a three year old at the time, according to a news release from the Carson City District Attorney's Office.

Carson City District Attorney Rombardo will not seek third term

Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo will not seek a third term as the District Attorney of Carson City.

“I want to thank the people I work with in the District Attorney’s Office. They are an impressive team of professionals dedicated to making Carson City a better place. I also want to thank the voters of Carson City for giving me the opportunity to serve the community. It has been an honor to act as their District Attorney for the last seven years,” said Rombardo in a released statement.

Carson City DA: A rush to judgement is a real cause for concern

The August 29, 2013 "opinion" questioning the District Attorney's decision-making in a pending death penalty case reveals a lack of understanding of the criminal justice system.

Workplace and gun safety discussed on Women to Women Nevada

Security experts Deb and Jeff May of Carson City join Carol Paz this week on Women to Women Nevada. Their company, Apex Security Consulting, specializes in workplace crime and prevention.

South Lake Tahoe man arrested in stabbing death of woman

South Lake Tahoe police have arrested a man they believe stabbed a 57-year-old family member to death early Wednesday morning on Wildwood Avenue.

Sean-Paul Andrew MacIntire, 32, of South Lake Tahoe faces first degree murder charges in the stabbing death of Shirley Gordon, said South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Brian Williams.

Carson City authorities make felony arrests in attempted robbery, domestic battery calls

A 19-year-old Carson City man faces a felony charge of attempted robbery after he was arrested Sunday for allegedly demanding money from a victim and then chasing him to a nearby apartment complex.

Carson City celebrates National Night Out with new community initiatives

Carson City neighbors by the thousands gathered Tuesday evening at Mills Park for the 11th annual National Night Out.

The themes for the evening were community and neighborhood partnership and outreach. Judging by attendance, it was one of the largest gatherings thus far for the annual summer event, hosted by the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

"The turnout is one of the biggest I've seen," said DARE officer Lisa Davis, a coordinator of the event. "It says a lot about our citizens who have come together for a cause we all want: A safe and healthy community."

Neighborhood outreach is theme of Carson City Sheriff's National Night Out

With neighborhood outreach as the theme, Carson City Sheriff's Office organizers say the National Night Out event at Mills Park on Tuesday will also highlight a number of new community wide initiatives.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and brings thousands of Carson City residents to the park annually in a open house environment, providing partnerships between law enforcement and the community. In Carson City, this event represents the culmination of efforts made to address crime, drugs, and violence and is the largest event of its kind in the area.

Carson City man faces felony charge in domestic battery

A Carson City man was jailed early Tuesday morning following a domestic battery in which he allegedly prevented the victim from reporting the crime.

Amalio Pedro Montanes, 25, was arrested in the 3300 block of Pontius Place at 1:26 a.m. According to the arrest report, officers responded to the residence on a welfare check after dispatch received a call from a woman who gave an address and then disconnected.

Upon arrival officers met with the victim who stated she was upset with her boyfriend, identified a Montanes. The victim said he had come home drunk and wanted him to leave.

National Night Out brings neighborhoods to Mills Park on August 6

Event Date: 
August 6, 2013 - 5:00pm

Meet up with your neighbors at Mills Park on Tuesday, August 6 for the 11th annual National Night Out at Mills Park hosted by the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. is aimed to heighten awareness about crime, substance abuse, safety and violence. Citizens can learn what they can do to reduce crime and increase personal safety, while having fun. Meet the heroes of law enforcement and public safety. Explore equipment.

The event is free - games, music, food, fun for all!

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Carson City Sheriff's Office National Night Out

Event Date: 
August 6, 2013 - 5:00pm

Carson City Sheriff's Office announces the 11th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. The event is to heighten awareness about crime, substance abuse, safety and violence. Citizens can learn what they can do to reduce crime and increase personal safety, while having fun. Meet the heroes of law enforcement and public safety. Explore equipment. Fundraisers. Event is free - games, music, food, fun for all.

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