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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mamma, baby bear surprise family at 2:59 a.m. in west Carson City

Even though we knew that there were local bear sightings recently around Carson City, we were caught off guard early this morning when we discovered a bear in our back yard.

At 2:55 a.m. my husband was woken up to the sound of a distress call. The whimpering sound was right at the back door of our house. Michael went out onto our back patio to check out the commotion and he came face to face with a baby bear. As he turned around to come back in the house, I called the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Three from South Lake Tahoe arrested in Douglas County burglary

Three South Lake Tahoe residents were arrested Friday and stolen property was recovered after law officers found them attempting to burglarize a home at the Valley Crest Estates in the Indian Hills area of north Douglas County near Carson City, authorities said.

Four Carson City area men arrested in alleged attack

Sparks Police Department arrested four Carson City-Minden area men Saturday night after they allegedly attacked a man who was trying to protect a female friend from what police described as “inappropriate conduct.”

South Lake Tahoe police look for bank robber

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to help identify the suspect who robbed the El Dorado Savings and Loan at 3443 Lake Tahoe Boulevard this morning around 9:30am.

Based on surveillance footage, the suspect appears to be a white male adult in his fifties, approximately 6’-2” tall, weight proportionate to height, wearing a beige baseball cap, a short-sleeved plaid button down shirt, khaki cargo shorts and flip flop sandals.

The suspect walked into the bank and presented the teller with a demand note. The suspect claimed to be armed but did not display a weapon.

South Lake Tahoe police arrest sex offender after he allegedly skinned a raccoon

South Lake Tahoe police arrested a man on Monday for allegedly skinning a raccoon after a foot chase ended on the South Tahoe Middle School ball field.

Kevin Burroughs, 37, faces several charges including unlawful taking of wildlife. He is also a parolee and a registered sex offender out of California and had a felony warrant for being a parolee-at-large. The raccoon’s remains were recovered and destroyed by Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.

South Lake Tahoe police seek person of interest in gas station murder case

On the night of Tuesday Aug. 8, an unidentified suspect walked into the USA gas station located at 2470 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe and killed Manpreet Singh, 27, of South Lake Tahoe, with a gunshot to the upper torso.

South Lake Tahoe police detectives have been poring over several items of evidence to include the video produced by the station’s security cameras. On Friday of last week Detectives released a short video clip of a man inspecting the rear of the business on the day prior to the murder, hoping to identify him.

Police have discovered another individual on the security video it hopes to identify with the public’s help. The man pictured here was one of the last customers to interact with the victim clerk prior to the murder. There is nothing which indicates the man in this photograph is a suspect. Nevertheless, because he was among the last patrons to interact with the clerk before the assailant committed the murder, detectives believe he may possibly have seen or witnessed something which could provide valuable investigative information.

Carson City man jailed for credit card fraud at local motel

A Carson City man was jailed Wednesday and faces three felony charges including fraudulent use of a credit card after, among other things, allegedly stealing identity from a victim and charging hotel rooms on a Visa card.

Scott Michael Westman, 44, was arrested in the 2700 block of Carson Street. According to the arrest report, officers responded to a motel to assist the Colorado Springs Police Department in identifying a theft report. While responding to the hotel, dispatch advised a man had used information to obtain a credit card, which was being run up at the hotel.

South Lake Tahoe authorities arrest 1, seize items stolen from vacation homes

South Lake Tahoe police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with several burglaries of vacation homes in town in which a large amount of stolen property was recovered.

Eric Beaman, 26, of South Lake Tahoe, faces charges of being in possession of stolen property, said South Lake Tahoe Police Department Lt. Brian Williams. A search warrant of a home on Armstrong Avenue led to the finding and arrest.

Carson City sheriff's motor officers take top spots in San Francisco competition

Last week four of the Carson City's Sheriff Office top motor officers were invited to compete in the San Francisco Police Department Motor Officer Training Challenge held at Giants Stadium.

The SFPD Training competition attracted 52 motor officers from police, sheriff and highway patrol departments from California Oregon and Nevada. In June the Carson City Sheriff's Office hosted its own 10th annual Motor Officer Training Challenge during the Legends of the West Bike and Car Fest.

Western Nevada College Peace Officer Academy graduates 22

Northern Nevada communities are set to reap the rewards of the Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy’s 2013 graduation class. Twenty-two cadets were honored Friday at Western Nevada College. The 2013 WNC graduating class hails from throughout the region:

Nevada Highway Patrol to step up traffic enforcement on Highway 50

The Nevada Highway Patrol will be stepping up enforcement efforts on US 50 effective today through August 12, 2013. These efforts will emphasize on stopping and citing motorists who exceed the posted speed limit; in addition to the speed enforcement campaign, troopers will be looking closely at other traffic violations such as reckless or aggressive driving, Driving Under the Influence, following too closely, talking or texting on a hand-held cell phone and lane change violations.

Update: More details on fatal plane crash in South Lake Tahoe

A single engine Mooney airplane crashed shortly after take off from the South Lake Tahoe airport at approximately 11:10 AM today.

The plane was observed by numerous witnesses begin to lose altitude after take off, and bank sharply into a wooded area east of the airport. The plane crashed into some large pine trees and flipped over.

The male pilot, Steven Lefton 67 years of age of Palo Alto, CA was killed on impact. His wife, Karen Lefton sustained moderate injuries and was pinned in the wreckage of the plane.

Ex-Gov. Gibbons, Mazzeo settle high-profile lawsuit

A former cocktail waitress has reached a $50,000 settlement in her high-profile, 2008 federal lawsuit against ex-Gov. Jim Gibbons, former Sheriff Bill Young, Republican political strategist Sig Rogich and the Metropolitan Police Department, a lawyer said Thursday.

South Lake Tahoe man fatally stabbed in fight, suspect remains at large

A 28-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was stabbed to death early Saturday morning and a suspect in the killing remains at large, South Lake Tahoe police say.

The incident began as a fight on Pioneer Trail near the Americana Village Suites and was reported to authorities at around 3:30 a.m., said Lt. Brian Williams of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. The victim, who was in a fight with the suspect and other men, was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital by family members and died from a stab wound to the torso area.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s.

Carson City Sheriff's Office warns of check, money order scams

If you find yourself the recipient of a check or money order for a large sum of money, chances are that the check or money order is part of a scam, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office warns.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of victims selling products using online programs, such as Craigslist, being contacted by an unknown buyer who sends a check or money order for an amount over the asking price.

Fourteen-vehicle pileup snarls Reno morning commute on Highway 395

Fourteen vehicles were involved in a crash Wednesday morning on southbound Highway 395 between McCarran and Oddie Boulevard in Reno, the Nevada Highway Patrol reports. One person was injured.

The crash happened at 6:43 a.m. and caused traffic delays. According to NHP Trooper Chuck Allen, the chain of events began when five vehicles were involved in a collision in the left lane of the south bound travel lanes.

Carson City Sheriff: Four face murder charges in presumed death of Nevada insurance examiner

Four suspects in custody, three men and one woman, now face murder charges in connection with the disappearance of a Nevada insurance examiner, presumed dead after a body was discovered bound and duct taped in the Carson River on Saturday, authorities said.

Body found in Carson River believed to be Nevada insurance examiner; four in custody

UPDATE: The body of a man believed to be an insurance examiner for Nevada who was reported missing Thursday and whose apartment was ransacked, was found Saturday morning in the Carson River. It was wrapped in a blanket and bound in duct tape, authorities said. An autopsy has been finished.

Four now face murder charges after two of the suspects charges were upgraded. They are Michael Paul Evans, 23, who was found in Carson City early Saturday morning. Three others, two men and one woman, were arrested in Las Vegas and have been cooperating with authorities, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said. They are Anthony Elliott, 20; Makyla L. Blackmore, 20 and Raul Garcia, 22. Residential robbery is believed to be the motive, Furlong told KOLO.

Evans was booked into the Carson City Jail and faces charges of murder, murder of an older person, battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm and burglary. Bail is $550,000.

According to Sheriff Furlong, during the early morning hours on Saturday, the Carson City Special Enforcement Team coordinated with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and arrested the three, who are expected to be returned to Carson City within the week.

Here is the news release from Sheriff Furlong:

Emotions Run High on Both Sides of Campus Carry Debate

Wednesday was a deeply emotional day for both lawmakers and testifiers at legislature; discussion on whether concealed weapons should be permitted on Nevada’s college campuses spurred verbal attacks between individuals on both sides of the debate, and eventually tears shed down the cheeks of one assemblyman.

United Way partners with Carson City agencies to address crime prevention and substance abuse

The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has chosen several Carson City area nonprofit organizations and agencies to help with funding in areas that address crime and substance abuse prevention among youth.

The partnerships, announced Monday, are aimed to address the complex conditions that are putting youth at risk, said Karen Barsell, CEO and president of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

United Way creates partnerships with Carson City agencies to address crime, substance abuse prevention

The United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has chosen several Carson City area nonprofit organizations and agencies to help with funding in areas that address crime and substance abuse prevention among youth.

The partnerships, announced Monday, are aimed to address the complex conditions that are putting youth at risk, said Karen Barsell, CEO and president of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

Nevada Campus Carry Bill Gains Support

After the horrific events of Sandy Hook, it was only a matter of time before Nevada — one of the most liberal gun control states in the country — met to discuss concealed weapons on campuses. While K-12 schools are currently protected under federal law as “gun-free zones,” the Senate Judiciary Committee met this morning to discuss SB 223, a bill that proposes employees and faculty members be permitted to carry concealed weapons on higher education campuses.

Man jailed for felony parole violation; Two Dayton women arrested following meth sting sale

A 27-year-old Carson City man faces a felony charge of being in violation of parole after he was found Thursday under the influence of drugs at a gas station. He was also allegedly in possession of drug paraphernalia and told a witness, concerned about his well being, that he was "on H" which is street slang for heroin.

Man jailed for hit and run near school, admits to taking six Ambien the night before

A 36-year-old Carson City man faces misdemeanor charges of hit and run and driving while under the influence of drugs after admitting he had taken six Ambien the night before to help him sleep and then woke up to drive his children to school.

The man was arrested March 7, 8:37 a.m. at his home in the 400 block of Winnie Lane after witnesses provided a license plate number following a vehicle crash in which the man fled without stopping. He also reportedly crashed into a curb, losing his hubcaps and was seen driving on a sidewalk.

Immigration 'Reforms'? Real Reform Is As Simple As 1-2-3-4


1. Secure the borders.
2. Quit politicizing immigration and illegal immigration.
3. Turn off the magnet to illegal immigration.
4. Put an end to “anchor babies.”


As an immigrant and a naturalized U.S. citizen myself, with several generations of U.S. citizens in my extended family tree and none left in Europe, I am writing to express my most vehement protest against the proposed “reforms” in our immigration laws that are being announced at the present time, whether they come from the president or Congress.

No leads in search for missing Petaluma woman; FBI joins Lake Tahoe search

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, along with several agencies including the FBI, are actively searching for 19-year-old Alyssa Byrne of Petaluma, Calif., who was at South Lake Tahoe attending a music festival and was last seen by friends on the gaming floor of the Horizon Casino in Stateline between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Reno woman found safe, Petaluma woman remains missing after attending South Lake Tahoe party

UPDATE: 8:27 PM: The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the 21-year-old Reno woman reported missing since early New Year's day, Chantel Good, has been found unhurt. Still missing is a 19-year-old Petaluma woman, Alyssa Marie Byrne.

UPDATE 7:35PM: Reno Channel 2 KTVN reports that a 21-year-old Reno woman is missing as well as a 19-year-old Petaluma woman.

Chantel Good is described as 5 foot 4 inches and was last seen wearing brown boots, a flower-printed blue dress, a creme/beige pullover sweater, and a pink Aztec-design sweater. She was holding a brown satchel.
If you have any information on Good's whereabouts, call the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at (530) 542-6110.

Suspects in Carson City Wells Fargo bank robbery tied to Reno bank robberies

UPDATE 7:17PM: Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said the two suspects captured after this morning's Wells Fargo bank robbery may be tied to a Nevada State Bank robbery in Reno. The two men, Kenneth Wayne Young, 44, and Michael Lee Smith, 36, are leaving Carson City Jail and will be booked and arraigned in federal court.
The following is a statement from the Carson City Sheriff's Office regarding the robberies:

Nevada Gaming Control Board makes arrest sweep in nationwide illegal sports betting ring

Eight Las Vegas area men have been arrested and face money laundering and conspiracy charges after agents shut down a major national bookmaking ring. The Nevada State Gaming Control Board Enforcement Division, working with the New York Police Department, the FBI and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, participated in the service of search warrants and the arrest of eight men from the Henderson and Las Vegas areas.

NHP: Troopers investigate 65 crashes and make 54 arrests during five days of Street Vibration events

The Nevada Highway Patrol reports investigating 65 crashes associated with the 2012 Street Vibration motorcycle rally which had riders attending events between Reno, Carson City, Virginia City and Lake Tahoe.
There were no fatalities associated with the annual motorcycle rally, according to NHP. Reno police however, were investigating a Sunday morning fatal crash on Plumb Lane.

Game wardens seek help to catch Susanville deer poacher

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is seeking help from the public after four very large bucks were poached within the last three weeks.
Three of the bucks were poached within the city limits of Susanville and the other was poached near the city.
“These poachers have shown total disregard for public safety by shooting deadly weapons in residential areas and within the city limits.” said Lassen County Warden Nick Buckler. “Almost as disturbing is the lack of respect for Lassen County’s wildlife, especially our famous trophy bucks.”

Crime Log: Carson City man arrested on Oakland murder warrant

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrested Donald Tremayne Britton, 38, a Carson City man, at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Britton was arrested on a fugitive from justice (murder) warrant in his name and extradited to Oakland by the Oakland Police Department Thursday. There is no bail.

Officers have also arrested the following individuals based on misdemeanor allegations:

  • A 28-year-old Carson City woman for a contempt of court warrant in her name.
  • A 51-year-old Carson City woman for a petit larceny warrant in her name.

DUI checkpoint slated for Incline Village at Lake Tahoe during July 4 holiday

The Nevada Highway Patrol, along with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department, and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office are planning a sobriety check point at Lake Tahoe for the Fourth of July holiday.
The check point will be held in Incline Village and is being funded by a Joining Forces grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.
Due to the fireworks display and other special events planned at Lake Tahoe, a large increase in both vehicular and pedestrian traffic expected during the holiday, said NHP Sgt. Scott Farmer.

Murder-suicide being investigated by South Lake Tahoe authorities

A man found dead and hanging from a tree Friday in an apparent suicide may have been involved in a homicide being investigated since Wednesday, South Lake Tahoe authorities report.

Five Southern Nevada Residents Seek Board Of Education Seat In District 3

CARSON CITY – Five candidates, including one current board member, are seeking the State Board of Education seat in District 3 in Clark County in the June 12 primary.

The top two vote-getters in the nonpartisan race will move on to the general election in November. The board, reconstituted in the 2011 legislative session, has four elected seats. Another three will be appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative leadership.

Washoe Valley man on parole faces felony weapon charges

Nevada Department of Public Safety - Division of Parole and Probation officers arrested Andrew Kay at his home in Washoe Valley, Nevada on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 for Probation Violation. The arrest of Kay resulted in the seizure of multiple weapons.

On May 11, 2011, Andrew Kay was placed on probation supervision for 14 felony and two gross misdemeanor convictions; Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Burglary (two counts), Grand Larceny, Malicious Destruction of Property (five counts) and Possession of Stolen Property (five counts).

New Highway Patrol, Capitol Police Appointments Made By Department Of Public Safety

CARSON CITY – Two top state law enforcement positions have been filled by the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Troy Abney was named as chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol after a national search. Abney has 28 years of law enforcement experience, including serving as the assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol where he led 786 sworn and non-sworn members.

Department of Public Safety Announces New Capitol Chief Police

The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Navin to the position of Chief of the Capitol Police Division.

“Chief Navin comes to the department with a wealth of knowledge in the law enforcement field and will bring great leadership to the division,” said Director Chris Perry.

2011 Public Employee Salary Data Shows Nearly 1,000 Workers In The $200K Club

CARSON CITY – Nearly 1,000 state and local government workers, many of them firefighters and police, make over $200,000 a year when all pay and benefits are counted, according to a 2011 pay analysis published today by the Nevada Policy Research Institute.

South Lake Tahoe authorities make arrest in 31-year murder case of Richard Swanson

A Carmichael, Calif., man has been arrested in the 31-year-old murder case of Richard Swanson, South Lake Tahoe police report.
On March 28, 2012 Andrew Sanford, 50, of Carmichael, was arrested and booked in the Sacramento County Jail for the murder of Richard Swanson. The robbery/homicide occurred on Aug. 14, 1980 in South Lake Tahoe at what was then the Shell Gas Station located at the “Y” on the corner of Lake Tahoe Blvd and Emerald Bay Road.

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