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Men accused of robbing elderly Carson City WWII veteran in court Tuesday

UPDATE: An arraignment hearing for Jordan Burkhart and Robert “Robbie” Michael Hernandez, accused of robbing an elderly man and a caretaker at gunpoint over Memorial Day weekend, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 9 a.m.

Two men who allegedly broke into the home of an elderly World War II veteran and held his caregiver at gunpoint over Memorial Day weekend will be in a Carson City courtroom Monday.

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.

26 arrested, 8 for DUI over holiday weekend in Douglas; 18 arrests in South Lake Tahoe

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 2014, 4th of July celebration in Douglas County went well. The celebratory crowds in the Stateline, Round Hill and Zephyr Cove areas of Lake Tahoe were large and with exception of a few altercations in the downtown Casino Core area, Nevada Beach and Zephyr Cove Beach, the crowd was relatively well behaved. Motorists were cooperative with the road closures and traffic control required for the fireworks display.

Two-day Highway 50 saturation patrol results in 107 citations; DUI checkpoint continues Friday night

Speeders along Highway 50 between Carson City and Lake Tahoe may have felt the pinch in a two-day saturation patrol by the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

In the Wednesday and Thursday stepped up traffic patrol, known as "saturation" 107 citations were issued, with the majority, around 95 percent of those stopped, for speeding violations, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.

Carson City man jailed for allegedly forging prescription from doctor

A 41-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 4:32 p.m. in the 500 block of East William Street on felony suspicion of forgery, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Robert Wayne Smith was jailed on $5,000 bail. Officers spoke with the pharmacist who received a call from a local doctor who asked the pharmacist not to fill any new prescriptions for the man as they were all forged, the arrest report states.

Holiday DUI checkpoint Friday near Lake Tahoe in Douglas County

Several northern Nevada law enforcement agencies will team up and “Joining Forces” this Independence Day as an additional security measure in providing for a safe holiday weekend.

On Friday afternoon and evening, police officers from the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, deputies from the Washoe, Lyon and Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices, and troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI road block on Highway 50 in Douglas County near Lake Tahoe. Motorists passing through the checkpoint will be briefly greeted by one of the law enforcement officers.

Korean War Vet Kicked To Street

To the editor:
Sheriff's deputies will enforce a lock-down (forced eviction) on 84 year old decorated Korean War Veteran, Rick Ostler early Friday, June 27.

Although Ostler has his rent paid through July 31, the Terrace Apartment management, where Ostler lives on Fifth Street in Carson City, has filed criminal misdemeanor assault charges against Ostler. To counter the allegation, Ostler submitted to and passed a lie detector test, proving, he says, contrived charges by Terrace Apt. personnel.

This year's winners of the 11th annual Carson City Extreme Officer Motor Challenge

Here are the results from this year’s Carson City Sheriff’s Office Extreme Officer Motor Challenge held June 13-14, 2014 in conjunction with the Legends of the West Bike and Car Fest:

Fight at Carson City apartment lands biological brothers in jail

Two brothers were arrested on misdemeanor charges early Tuesday at a motel apartment in the 200 block of West Caroline Street after fighting with each other, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

According to the arrest report, officers were called to the motel at 2:24 a.m. When they arrived they could hear yelling coming from a third floor. Officers met with one of the men, age 56, standing in front of the room and observed another man, who had blood streaming from his nose, inside the room.

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.

Carson City man faces felony charges after entering home to take a shower

A 27-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of violation of probation and being a sex offender failing to register. Mario Moreno was arrested in the 200 block of Jeanell Drive.
According to the arrest report, an officer assigned to the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team responded to a residence for a report of a suspicious subject at a residence.

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.

Four Carson City deputies on administrative leave following Friday chase, shootout at Sand Mountain

Reno police are now involved in the investigation involving Friday night's chase from Carson City to Sand Mountain Recreation Area in Churchill County in which a possible suspect in a double homicide earlier in Washoe Valley was killed during a shootout with authorities.

Nevada Guard commemorates Flag Day, Army birthday in Carson City

Nevada Army Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Hanifan began his remarks during the 16th annual Flag Day ceremony at the Nevada Capitol Assembly Chambers Friday by explaining why the flags around the state were at half-staff.

Fish in Nevada without a license this Saturday

If you have been trying to figure out a way to get the kids off the computer and out of the house, then the Nevada Department of Wildlife has a plan, and here’s the best part: it’s free.

Nevada Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 14. On Free Fishing Day anglers may fish in any public fishing water in the state without a fishing license or trout stamp. All limits and other regulations apply.

Woman jailed on battery charge after report of exposed women rolling around in grass

A 49-year-old Dayton woman faces a gross misdemeanor charge of battery on a police officer and two misdemeanors — disorderly conduct and obstructing and resisting an officer — after being arrested Saturday at Carson and Telegraph streets, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy said.

Officers were called to the area at 7:48 p.m. after a passerby reported seeing three intoxicated women rolling around and wrestling on the grass with their dresses up. The three women, all intoxicated, were found in the grass area in front of the Paul Laxalt Building.

Carson City Sheriff's Office lowers flag, grieves loss in Las Vegas shooting

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office grieves with the men and women of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for their horrendous loss, as well as the community suffering, resulting from the weekend's senseless shooting.

Missing Gardnerville Ranchos boy found safe

UPDATE: At 9:45 p.m., Tuesday confirmation has been made that Romeo Obrien has been located safe and has been reunited with his mother.

UPDATE: Douglas County authorities have not confirmed the missing 11-year-old boy has been found. Police scanner traffic has suggested otherwise, however dispatch has not been given the go ahead to confirm.

An 11-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos boy is missing, authorities report Tuesday night. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Search and Rescue are searching for 11-year-old Romeo Obrien.

Column: IRS telephone scammers target victims with threats

The IRS has warned repeatedly of a massive, sophisticated telephone scam. IRS warned of this scheme last October, then Feb. 27, 2014 and again March 20, 2014.

The scam is when victims are contacted by telephone and usually told they are entitled to big refunds or that they owe money that must be paid immediately to IRS.

Carson City man jailed on felony domestic battery charge; allegedly punched and choked wife

A 57-year-old Carson City man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony domestic battery after allegedly beating and choking his wife until she passed out, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy said. Gerald Richard Perschke was booked into Carson City Jail on $20,000 bail.

Two arrested in early Sunday robbery of elderly Carson City man and caretaker

Two men are in custody Wednesday night following Sunday's armed robbery of an elderly man and caretaker inside a Canvasback Drive home, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Detectives with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrested Jordan Burkhart, 24, of Wellington and Robert “Robbie” Michael Hernandez, 27, of Carson CIty. Burkhart was arrested at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office without incident on a probation violation, said Furlong. Following the arrest, the search continued for Hernandez and ended in the Reno/Sparks area. Bail was set at $250,000 each.

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.

Eagle Valley Middle School aide accused of sexual conduct with student

A 28-year-old Eagle Valley Middle School teacher aide was arrested Friday on suspicion of having sexual contact with a student, according to a criminal complaint filed in Carson City Justice Court.

Stephanie Mariskanish was arrested without incident and is being held on $20,000 bail. According to the complaint filed on Friday, the woman is accused of four counts sexual contact with a 14-year-old between Feb. 1 and March 30, 2014.

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 sheriff's deputies arrest couple on domestic battery, obstructing charges

A 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested Tuesday in the 2000 block of West College Parkway on suspicion of domestic battery, resisting a police officer and marijuana possession, according to a Carson City sheriff's deputy.

Officers were dispatched to a motel in the 2700 block of South Carson Street at 7:43 p.m. on a report of domestic battery. Officers were told a woman was bleeding profusely from her face and that a man told her to get into a car. The woman complied and the vehicle left the scene.

Carson City weekend arrests include several felony and misdemeanor-related offenses

The Carson City Sheriff's Office made several felony and misdemeanor arrests over the weekend, many for drug offenses and court warrants.

A 47-year-old Carson City man, Jon Michael Dietmeier, was arrested Friday, 11:07 p.m. in the 2600 block of Highway 50 East by Carson City sheriff's SET officers on felony drug and weapon charges.

Carson City deputies arrest alleged motorcycle club members on trespass, obstruction charges

Two men affiliated with a motorcycle club were arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and obstructing officers at a restaurant in the 300 block of South Carson Street.

According to the arrest report deputies with the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team were dispatched at 7:39 p.m. in reference to motorcycle club members entering the restaurant and open carrying a firearm. The club is a documented, criminal outlaw motorcycle group, the arrest report states.

Sparks Police End Probe of Schoolyard Shooting

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Nearly seven months after a deadly schoolyard shooting in Nevada, police have completed their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the seventh-grader who killed a teacher and wounded two classmates before taking his own life.

Carson City deputies arrest man on weapon and drug charges after shooting near hikers

A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday on felony drug and firearm charges after he allegedly fired several rounds from a handgun near hiking trails, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Jesse Jonathan Sillis-Teran, 26, of Carson City is being held on $27,911 bail. According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched to the area of Silver Saddle Road and Carson River Road for a report of shots fired in the area.

Carson City man arrested for interfering with firefighters at structure fire

A 29-year-old Carson City man was arrested early Friday after he allegedly interfered with firefighters at the scene of a structure fire in the Indian Hills area.

Blake Lister was arrested and booked into Douglas County Jail on charges of interfering with extinguishing a fire and obstructing officer. He is being held on $1,280 bail, said Sgt. Pat Brooks.

South Lake Tahoe police seek help finding missing developmentally disabled woman

Police in South Lake Tahoe are looking for a developmentally disabled woman who has been missing since Tuesday morning.

Ruth Anne Scudder, 28, disappeared after leaving her home on Lakeview Avenue in South Lake Tahoe. Ruth Anne is developmentally disabled which may affect her judgment and speaks slowly. She frequently uses BlueGo services for transportation.

Ruth Anne is a white, female adult, 5’4” tall with blonde hair and green eyes, weighing 135 pounds. It is unclear what clothing she was wearing when she left her residence.

Nevada law officers honor their own fallen in memorial service at state capitol

The 17th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony was held at the capitol building grounds Thursday in Carson City. The service honored the 126 Nevada peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

In 1998 the memorial was dedicated on the capitol grounds in Carson City to recognize the ultimate sacrifice the officers made in service to their communities. Officers from around Nevada participated in a relay with 126 stops that began April 24 in Las Vegas and ended in Carson City in time for Thursday's ceremony.

Law enforcement run ends in Carson City with ceremony Thursday at the Nevada State Capitol

The final stretch of a relay run among Nevada law enforcement officers that began in Las Vegas ended Wednesday in the state capital of Carson City, with a ceremony that will culminate Thursday noon at the Nevada capitol grounds.

The conclusion of the 400-plus mile run is part of the events surrounding the 17th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony. The service will honor the 126 Nevada peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Carson City man jailed after allegedly threatening to kill ex-girlfriend with gun

A Carson City man was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill himself and her with a semi-automatic handgun.

Jorge Alberto Garcia-Austria, 34, was arrested following the alleged incident that happened Monday in the woman's Koontz Lane home. He is is being held on $23,137 bail.

Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony to be held Thursday in Carson City

In conjunction with National Police Week, the 17th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony will be held noon Thursday, May 1, 2014 on the Capitol grounds in Carson City.

The service will honor the 126 Nevada Peace Officers that have been killed in the line of duty. In 1998, the memorial was dedicated on the Capitol grounds to recognize the ultimate sacrifice these officers made in service of their communities.

Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Annual Memorial Service

Over 100 Honor Guards from all over Nevada will participate in the ceremony.
Nevada will honor 126 law enforcement officers that have died in the line a duty
Event Date: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu May 01 2014 .
May 1, 2014 (All day)

In conjunction with National Police Week, Thursday, May 1, 2014 the 17th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony takes place on the Capitol grounds in Carson City, Thursday, May 1.

The service will honor the 126 Nevada Peace Officers that have been killed in the line of duty. In 1998, the memorial was dedicated on the Capitol grounds to recognize the ultimate sacrifice these officers made in service of their communities.

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.

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