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Carson City deputies make 23 arrests over holiday weekend

The Carson City Sheriff's Office reports 23 arrests over the holiday weekend period from Friday to Sunday, with a handful being for DUI and drug-related offenses.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says the events this weekend at Mills Park generated a huge turnout, especially among families and by and large there were no major fights or crime-related incidents at the park.

Dayton man found guilty of drug, weapons charges after February bust nets stolen guns

A two-day trial led to the conviction Wednesday of a 47-year-old Dayton man on felony drug and weapon charges. Gary Edward Allen stood trial in Third Judicial District Court in Yerington and was found guilty on drug trafficking and four counts of possession of stolen firearms.

The conviction stems from a series of arrests made Feb. 14, 2014 in the hills above Clearview Drive in Carson City where at least 60 stolen guns were recovered. Allen and three others were arrested.

Carson City Sheriff's Office crime report

A 65-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of burglary after attempting to take more than $400 in merchandise from Walmart on Market Street in Carson City.

Darrel Wayne Fisher, a homeless man, also faces lessor charges of petit larceny and obstructing, according to a Carson City sheriff's deputy.

Officers were dispatched to the store at around 8:15 p.m. and met with Loss Prevention who observed the man leaving the store through the west door with a shopping basket of merchandise. He was confronted outside the store and taken inside.

South Lake Tahoe police seek help locating woman considered 'at risk' not seen since June 4

South Lake Tahoe police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman. Ruth Anne Scudder, 28, is considered a voluntarily missing adult, last seen two weeks ago.

Scudder has a mild mental handicap in which South Lake Tahoe police consider her to be at risk. Her family told police she left their shared South Lake Tahoe residence two weeks ago, Wednesday, June 4, and has not been seen or heard from since, said South Lake Tahoe Police Detective Jeff Roberson.

Suspect in Washoe Valley killings recently released from prison, tied to Arizona murder

Washoe County authorities have identified the man suspected of killing two women in Washoe Valley and say he may have also killed an Arizona man days after he was released from prison.

Anthony Gustave Nelson, 40, who had been released from prison in Arizona on June 2 for sexual assault, is the suspect in the deaths of two women, ages 68 and 70, and who led authorities on a chase from Carson City to Sand Mountain Recreation Area on Friday, June 13 in which he died in a shootout with deputies.

Investigation continues into Highway 50 chase, double homicide at Washoe Valley home

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate Friday's double homicide in Washoe Valley and the multi-county vehicle chase on Highway 50 that began in Carson City and ended in a shootout with officers in Sand Mountain Recreation Area in Churchill County. Two women were found dead inside a Washoe Valley home. One man was injured by the shooter.

Carson City man jailed after allegedly threatening motel clerk with hammers

A 39-year-old man faces felony charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, after he allegedly swung two hammers at a motel clerk Saturday night in Carson City.

Ryan Schroeder of Carson City also faces felony charges of burglary and probation violation. He's being held without bail on the probation violation charge and $40,000 on the other two charges. He was arrested at 10:59 p.m. at Carson and Ninth streets, according to a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy.

FBI launches campaign, offers reward to stop spike in laser pointer attacks on aircraft

The FBI launched a national campaign Tuesday aimed at stopping people from pointing lasers at aircraft, a federal crime because it presents danger to pilots, passengers and those on the ground. The agency is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of any individual who aims a laser at aircraft.

DARE program to graduate more than 500 Carson City area fifth graders

Thursday was DARE graduation day for around 90 Fremont Elementary School students. The drug prevention program, coordinated by Community Prevention Officer Lisa Davis of the Carson City Sheriff's Office, is active in all elementary schools with classes taught to fifth graders.

In all about 550 fifth grades from around Carson City will graduate from the program this spring, said Davis.

Carson City man jailed on felony domestic battery and home invasion charges

UPDATE: Carson City sheriff's office deputies made multiple felony and misdemeanor arrests from Friday through Monday during the Memorial Day weekend holiday period. Felony arrests were for domestic battery, weapon and drug charges.

Carson City sheriff's candidates square off on staffing, drugs and policing

With early voting in Nevada's primary election beginning Saturday, Carson City residents learned more about some of the philosophies of candidates in the contested races during Wednesday night's candidate forum hosted by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

The Performance Hall of the BAC was a full house for the forum, with hardly an empty seat found for the first segment where the candidates for sheriff were questioned. The audience was reduced to about half after the sheriff's candidate portion ended.

Carson City man arrested on illegal weapon charges

A 35-year-old Carson City ex-felon was arrested Thursday on suspicion of gross misdemeanor concealing and possessing a dangerous, illegal weapon.

The man was stopped for jaywalking across Long and Carson Street at around 6:30 p.m. He is known for prior felony entanglements with the law involving theft and drugs.

During a pat down for weapons, a Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team officer observed what appeared to be a bicycle pump hanging out of his right pants pocket while speaking with the man.

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.

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