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Carson High Teacher Found Dead in Arizona

The Carson City High School community is mourning the loss of one of their teachers, Debbie Elder. Maricopa County Medical Examiner's office told KRNV that Elder died in Arizona on Saturday. The Mesa Police Department said her death appears to be a suicide.

Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes said Mrs. Elder was a 24-year teacher of the school district, teaching math at Carson High School and before that, Carson Middle School.

Two Carson City men jailed on multiple felony charges following burglary, vehicle chase

Two men were arrested Monday and face multiple felony charges after they allegedly stole a vehicle and then went to Kohl's where they stole an Xbox and then led Carson City sheriff's deputies on a brief chase.

Jacob Andrew Pacheaco, 27, and Danny Maxfield Jr., 37, were arrested separately, with Maxfield jumping out of a moving vehicle, suffering injuries which required him to go the hospital.

Lake Tahoe Home and Garden Show this Friday and Saturday

Event Date: 
April 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Third Annual Lake Tahoe Home and Garden Show will take place at the Recreation Center, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe, CA, this weekend. The popular event will be open 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Friday, April 25th,and from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Admission is free to the public.

Carson City man jailed after allegedly kicking deputy during arrest

A Carson City man was arrested Thursday on battery and resisting charges after he allegedly kicked an officer who was attempting to place handcuffs on him.

According to the arrest report, Carson City sheriff's deputies were called to a residence in the 500 block of Long Street for a report of an out-of-control juvenile female. The mother of the girl told dispatch that her daughter had hit her in the arm and was destroying things in the house.

Man jailed on drug charges gives Carson City officers his brother's ID to avoid arrest

Two men were arrested Friday, 3:45 a.m. at the intersection of William and Stewart streets in Carson City on drug-related charges.

Casey S. Clifford, 20, faces a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and three lesser charges: obstructing an officer, possession marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A 31-year-old man was also arrested on a misdemeanor warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Carson City Man Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Girl

A 49-year-old Carson City man was found guilty Friday of seven counts of sexual assault of a young girl.

After eight hours of deliberations, jurors convicted James Johnson of three counts of lewdness with a child under 14, three counts of sexual assault on a child under 15, along with one count of sexual assault on a child under 16.

The trial lasted three days and was prosecuted by Carson City Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger and Deputy District Attorney Iris Yowell.

Why Protest Common Core On April 5

On Saturday April 5 at 11AM there will be a demonstration against Common Core in front of the Legislature Building on Carson Street between 4th and 5th Streets. It s part of a simultaneous multi-state effort.


To understand why it is very important for everyone to come to this event, please consider the following.

Carson City woman turns herself in on felony warrant charge of credit card fraud

A 32-year-old home care worker turned herself into the Carson City Sheriff's Office early Tuesday on a felony warrant for her arrest.

Amy Lynne Wolf of Carson City was taken into custody at 1 a.m. on March 25. A warrant was issued Feb. 27, 2014 on a charge of suspicion of fraudulent use of a credit card. A $5,000 bondable was set and she was released from jail on that bond.

In other arrests: A man jailed Sunday on felony drug and fugitive charges had an additional misdemeanor charge added Tuesday after he failed to appear in a Carson City courtroom in May 2007 on a traffic citation.

Man wanted in Douglas County on drug trafficking charges arrested in California

A man wanted in Nevada on drug trafficking charges by the U.S. Marshal Service was arrested Friday in California.

Davis Gomez was taken into custody by Antioch Police Department officers after they were alerted the man was wanted through the U.S. Marshal Service, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks.

Breaking: Motorcycle crash at Roop and Fairview, Careflight called in

UPDATE MONDAY: The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the two people critically injured in motorcycle crash Saturday night in Carson City. The are Andrey L. Gallegos, 20, of Sparks, who was the driver of the motorcycle and passenger Audrey G. Rugamas, 21, of South Lake Tahoe. Go here for the updated story.


Woman jailed after leaving without paying at Carson City grocery store

A 25-year-old Dayton woman was arrested Wednesday at a Carson City supermarket after allegedly eating food without paying and then attempting to walk out of the store with a can of Dust Off.

According to the Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest report, the woman faces misdemeanor charges of larceny and violation of bail conditions. Deputies were dispatched to a William Street supermarket at 1:39 p.m. on a report of a larceny.

Man jailed on $1 million bail after chase through Carson City ends near Governor's Mansion

A 40-year-old man is being held on more than $1 million bail after leading Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies on a pursuit through the west side of Carson City late Wednesday night, ending when he crashed a stolen vehicle he was driving into a shed and tree near the Governor's Mansion.

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.

Carson City man arrested after allegedly stealing father's truck

A 35-year-old Carson City man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony grand larceny after allegedly stealing his father's truck.
Josh Baroni is being held on $25,000 bail. According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 600 block of of Kay Court in reference to a stolen vehicle.

Suspect in police chase that injured two Carson City deputies to be arraigned March 4

A 32-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman was booked Thursday into Carson City Jail after being extradited from California where she faces felony and gross misdemeanor charges of eluding police and endangerment related to a Jan. 12 police chase that began in Carson City, ended in South Lake Tahoe and injured two Carson City sheriff's office deputies.

Samantha Rose Randazzo is being held on $20,000 bail. Her court arraignment is March 4, 9 a.m. in Carson City. Randazzo allegedly rammed a patrol vehicle and then refused to get out of the SUV she was driving.

Ralph Denny, Sr.: A good man among our common men

Saturday, I attended a funeral in a somewhat cheerful mood. It was a celebration of the life of Ralph Denny, Sr., and he would have wanted it upbeat.

Over 350 people filled Carson City’s First Christian Church’s sanctuary and foyer. Ralph was not a celebrity or public figure, and few such folks were there – just the heart and soul of our local communities in abundance.
He was a fine man with such a great and joyous impact over 50 years on so many folks that most came in the same mood as me: sad to see Ralph gone, but feeling so much richer for knowing him, and wanting to celebrate him.

NHP ends high speed chase through Douglas, Carson City and Washoe County after conditions become too dangerous

UPDATE: A high speed chase that began in Mono County and went through Douglas and Carson City was scaled back Saturday morning after Nevada Highway Patrol troopers said the pursuit became too dangerous.

The pursuit of a silver Hyundai Sonata happened after a traffic stop in Mono County in which the driver was taken out of the vehicle and the passenger, identified as 26-year-old Geoffry Guess of Idaho, got into the driver's seat and sped away, said NHP Trooper Dan Lopez.

Proscenium Players 'Wedding from Hell!' extends Brewery Arts Center showings

The Carson City run of Proscenium Players, Inc., murder mystery production of “The Wedding from Hell!” is being extended for two additional weekends at the Brewery Arts Center as a murder mystery dessert buffet show.

Performance dates are Fridays, Feb. 21, and Feb. 28 and Saturdays, Feb. 22 and March 1 at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a Saturday, March 1 matinee performance at 2 p.m. This will be a fundraiser performance for the Carson City Senior Citizen’s Center with all the proceeds going to the Senior Meals Programs. All performance will be held in the Maizie Harris Jesse Theater at the Brewery Arts Center located at 409 W. King Street, Carson City.

Carson City man jailed, allegedly knocks phone out of hands of woman calling for help

A Carson City man was arrested Thursday on a domestic violence charge and a related felony charge after he allegedly prevented the victim, a family member, from calling 911.
Jeremy David Smith, 19, was placed into custody at 11:52 p.m. in the 4600 block of Oak Street.

Carson City man arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse

A Carson City man was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony child abuse. Terry Ray Kilfian was arrested in the 2200 block of Roop Street at 12:19 p.m.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies met with the 12-year-old victim who claimed his father punched him in the face, then kicked him on the side in his ribs. The child had visible injuries to his neck, face and ribcage, according to the arrest report.

Carson City man jailed on suspicion of domestic battery also had an arrest warrant

A 57-year-old Carson City man was arrested Monday, 10:25 a.m. in the 900 block of South Carson Street on suspicion of domestic battery and having a confirmed warrant.

According to the arrest report, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy was flagged down by security at a casino who advised there was a woman in the parking lot asking for police.

Nevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of earthquakes near Virginia City and Reno

RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno’s Seismological Laboratory reports an ongoing swarm of earthquakes near Virginia City, Nev. since Tuesday, Jan. 21. To date, over 100 events have been located. Four have been larger than magnitude 3.0, in the past two days.

There have been no reports of damage. The larger events have been felt in Virginia City about 8 miles to the southwest and in Reno about 10 miles west of the swarm.

Search continues for armed burglary suspect following Monday night car chase

UPDATE TUESDAY 9AM: The search continues this morning for a man who led Carson City sheriff's deputies on a vehicle chase near the Prison Hill area. Both detectives and deputies continued the search and the investigation overnight and into this morning.

The suspect allegedly broke into two homes, stole several weapons and other property and fled. A woman walked in on the suspect as he was stealing guns from her home and gave authorities a description of the vehicle the man was seen driving.

Murder mystery dinner theater returns to Carson City

Event Date: 
January 31, 2014 (All day)

Proscenium Players, Inc. and the Gold Dust West Hotel and Casino in Carson City invite you to “The Wedding from Hell!” a murder mystery dinner theater show.

Performance dates are Friday, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 8, 14, and Saturday, February 1, 8, 15 at 6 p.m. and a Sunday Brunch matinee on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.

NHP deputy chief Dennis Osborn picked to lead Nevada Highway Patrol

Dennis Osborn, deputy Nevada Highway Patrol chief, will assume the duties as chief of the NHP beginning Monday. He replaces former NHP Chief Troy Abney who left the department in November 2013 after serving nearly 20 months with the agency.
The announcement was made today by Department of Public Safety Director James M. Wright.

Fire Chief: White powder found at Nevada Supreme Court determined to be non-hazardous

UPDATE: Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi reports the powdery substance found in a package on the second floor of the Nevada Supreme Court Building on Thursday is non-hazardous.

He said the two office workers who were isolated have not displayed any symptoms associated with poisoning. As soon as the fire department completes its investigation the matter will be turned over to law enforcement.

The substance was sent inside a letter package and claimed to be anthrax, authorities said.


Gardnerville Ranchos house fire takes bizarre twist

The search for a local man deemed missing or endangered has apparently ended in Lee Vining.

Preliminary police reports as of 3 p.m. are that Gordon Campbell has been found alive and OK in Lee Vining. Details continue to be forthcoming in this developing story.

Carson City woman arrested after allegedly punching, biting her 15-year-old daughter

A 34-year-old man was arrested Jan. 14, 8:15 p.m. at 20 College Parkway and is being held without bail on a fugitive from justice warrant out of California, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Nicholas Schroeder also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. According to the arrest report, officers responded on an anonymous tip that Schroeder was at a residence and had the warrant.

Carson City woman arrested on suspicion of failure to register as a sex offender

A 23-year-old Carson City woman turned herself into Carson City Jail deputies Monday on a felony charge of suspicion of first offense burglary.

Melissa Eleanor Mulder was being held on $20,000 bondable bail. A warrant for her arrest was issued Jan. 2, 2014 out of Carson City Justice Court.

Chase from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe ends with arrest, two deputies injured

Two Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies were treated and released for minor injuries after a vehicle chase Sunday night that began in Carson City and wound up with a patrol car being rammed in South Lake Tahoe.

Samantha Rose Randazzo, 32, of South Lake Tahoe was arrested on suspicion of felony enhancement, evading, and assault with a deadly weapon. She also faces misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. Randazzo is being held in the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe. Her bail is $112,500.

Deputies injured, woman arrested after chase from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe

This story has been updated. Go here for the new version.

UPDATE: A South Lake Tahoe woman faces felony charges of evading, assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license after leading officers on a chase from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

Carson City District Court Judge Jim Wilson files for re-election

Judge Jim Wilson filed for reelection as district court judge. His campaign committee includes: Roger Williams, Mary Pierczynski, Frank Flaherty, Bill Brewer, Ryan Russell, and Daniel Gonzales.

Judge Wilson was elected to the First Judicial District Court, which serves Carson City and Storey County, in 2008.

Douglas County side at Lake Tahoe sees 24 arrests overnight during New Year's Eve period

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports 24 arrests during the New Year’s Eve celebration in the casino core area of Stateline at Lake Tahoe.

The celebratory crowd seemed no larger than in past years. U.S. Highway 50 was closed to vehicle traffic at about 11:40 p.m. for public safety reasons. The celebrants were allowed to flow into the roadway as they celebrated the coming of the New Year.

Storey County schools make 'first of its kind' decision for student safety

The Storey County School District Director of Transportation has become the first in the nation to take the pro-active step to hold interactive, scenario-based attack countermeasure training for school bus drivers. The first training takes place this Friday, Jan. 3 in Virginia City.

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.

Carson City deputies make multiple misdemeanor arrests over extended holiday weekend

A 32-year-old Carson City man was arrested Sunday, 6:21 p.m. in the 500 block of Country Village Drive. He faces a misdemeanor charge of larceny. The man allegedly took two pairs of jeans, a sweater, socks and a long sleeve shirt from a department store in the 3800 block of Carson Street.

Reno police provide details after Carson City murder suspect kills himself at park

More details were made available by Reno police this afternoon after a Carson City man wanted for murder fatally turned the gun on himself in a south Reno park.

Michael Dylan Brentlinger, 22, shot himself once in the head at Manzanita Park using a .45 caliber handgun, the same caliber believed used to kill a Carson City man early Saturday morning inside a Carmine Street home and critically wounding his 19-year-old daughter, said Reno Police Department Lt. William Rulla.

Carson City murder suspect kills himself in standoff with Reno police

Murder suspect Michael Dylan Brentlinger was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Reno park after a standoff with police there, confirms Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

A man has been found shot and possibly dead in a Reno park, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said. The man may be the suspect in Saturday's fatal shooting.

Carson City Sheriff's Office detectives are on their way to Reno this afternoon. It is believed the suspect in Saturday morning's killing, Brentlinger, was found shot, possibly fatally self-inflicted, in the area of 630 Manzanita in Reno.

Sheriff's reserve assures 500 Carson City children get a Christmas Eve home visit from Santa

Santa Claus visited around 100 homes throughout Carson City Tuesday night, a 25-plus year tradition thanks to the Carson City Sheriff's Office Reserve Organization.

Decked out in full Santa Claus attire, the Jolly St. Nick, at least six different versions of him, plus several helpers and assigned reserve deputies passed out candy canes and pre-arranged gifts from parents to an estimated 500 children.

New Year's Eve at Lake Tahoe features casino corridor party, SnowGlobe music festival

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is making preparations for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration at Lake Tahoe starting on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013. Each year upwards of 60,000 celebrants ring in the New Year in the casino core area of Stateline, Nevada.

Wanted sex offender nabbed by Carson City officers after chase through streets, neighborhoods

A 48-year-old transient wanted by authorities after violating conditions of parole as a sex offender was stopped Wednesday on a traffic violation and took off running from Carson City deputies resulting in a search through neighborhoods, businesses and an RV park.

Robert Lee Lyons Jr. was arrested at 7:13 p.m. in the 2400 block of Michael Drive. He faces a felony charge of violation of parole as a sex offender, and six misdemeanor charges, including obstructing police officers.

Toys for Tots gets holiday delivery of gifts, cash collected by Nevada Department of Public Safety and Capitol Police

With ongoing requests for children's Christmas gifts still being taken, the Toys For Tots program in Carson City was presented with generous gifts of cash and children's toys on behalf of the Capitol Police division of the Nevada Department of Public Safety and the Nevada State Law Enforcement Officers' Association.

DUI checkpoint slated in Reno for weekend, funded through 'Joining Forces' grant

Several northern Nevada law enforcement agencies will be teaming up and “joining forces” by staffing a DUI checkpoint in Reno this weekend.

On Saturday afternoon and evening, law enforcement personnel from the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, UNR Police Services, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and Nevada Highway Patrol will be conducting the administrative road block.

Golden years ahead for retiring Teddy, Carson City's drug-sniffing Golden Retriever

Teddy, the warm-hearted, floppy-eared 8-year-old drug sniffing Golden Retriever and valiant member of the Carson City Sheriff's Office K9 squad for years, officially retires today.

Known for his gentle demeanor and love of tennis balls, Teddy has been adored by law officers, sheriff's office staffers, children and even the most unlikely folks — those who have had their vehicles searched — ever since he came on board as an 18-month old rookie sniffer.

Reno police: 2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Renown campus

Reno police continue to investigate a shooting this afternoon in a building next to Renown Regional Medical Center.
Police say a victim died and the shooter, a male, is dead, his body found in the third floor of the medical building at 1500 E. 2nd Street. Two more are being treated for injuries.

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.

Grass Valley woman jailed on DUI, eluding after chase from Truckee ends near Verdi

A Grass Valley woman was arrested Friday after a chase with the California Highway Patrol from California into Nevada, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Wendy N. Parish, 23, faces criminal charges of DUI drugs, driving without a valid driver’s license, and attempting to elude a police officer. Bail is $25,350 and she remains in custody as of Saturday afternoon, said NHP Trooper Chuck Allen.

Jobseekers warned of fraudulent job posting scam

Nevada JobConnect is warning jobseekers to beware of a Craig’s List scam in which two Northern Nevada customers recently fell victim.

An advertisement on Craig’s List requested jobseekers purchase Wal-Mart gift cards for $70 to pay for OSHA training for a job. Clients were told to go to the Reno or Sparks JobConnect where they would supposedly receive OSHA training to qualify for the job. However, no such training or job opportunity exists, said Renee Olson, administrator for the Employment Security Division of Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Carson City man jailed after allegedly stuffing a six pack of bottled beer in his pants

A Carson City man faces a felony charge of shoplifting after being arrested early Friday morning at a convenience store in the 3000 block of North Roop Street.
Tarron Westley Evans, 28, was being held in Carson City Jail on $20,000 bail. A 35-year-old accomplice was arrested on four misdemeanor charges including drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer.

Sheriff: Body of homeless man found in Carson City may have died from the cold

UPDATE: The body of a man found this morning in the hill area behind the AM/PM at 4190 South Carson Street likely died of exposure to the cold weather, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at around 11:25 a.m. after a caller phoned dispatch saying there was a man behind the store who wasn't moving. Foul play isn't suspected, said Furlong. A coroner and detectives were also investigating.

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