A 25-year-old Carson City man was arrested Monday in the 800 block of East Long Street. He faces two failure to appear in court charges and driving on a suspended license, all misdemeanors.
According to the arrest report, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy stopped the man after observing an unlicensed vehicle traveling south on Roop Street.
The pilot of a 1946 Cessna 120 found crashed east of Carson City on Sunday has been identified as Joseph James Miceli, 59, of Wellington, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office.
This story has been updated and the name of the pilot, Joseph James Miceli, 59, of Wellington, Nev. has been released. Go here for the latest version.
Representatives from the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were at the site this morning of an airplane crash discovered Sunday in which one person has died. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said a press conference will be held sometime today and provided a photo of the downed Cessna aircraft.
The body was removed from the aircraft at around 12:30 Monday afternoon.
Four people were arrested this weekend by the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team in two separate instances that involved heroin possession.
A Carson City couple were arrested Saturday, 12:44 p.m. in the 800 block of North Carson Street. Jeffery K. Freeman faces felony charges of failure to appear on a warrant for category B burglary, possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
UPDATE: One body was found inside a downed airplane Sunday southeast of Carson City near Mexican Dam in the Pinion Hills. Search and rescue crews found the body inside the aircraft at around 5 p.m., said Carson City Undersheriff Steve Albertsen.
Search and rescue crews were dispatched this afternoon after an airplane pilot contacted dispatch to report seeing an aircraft past the power lines in the Sierra Vista Lane area. A RAVEN helicopter was dispatched to aid in the search but was canceled after the Search and Rescue crews made it to the airplane and discovered the body.
The following is a press release issued Sunday night by Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong:
Don Gibson filed his candidacy Friday for Carson City Sheriff. He is a lifelong resident of Carson City and has seen positive change throughout the years.
Having been in law enforcement for over 16 years Gibson said he has the demonstrative ability and necessary leadership skills to administer the office of sheriff. His team would continue Carson City’s positive change and he will "always strive to improve the quality of life for all of us."
Gibson said professionalism, compassion and sincerity are all paramount when handling community affairs.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol will conduct saturation patrols Saturday, March 15 in the capital city area.
Deputies and NHP troopers will be looking for intoxicated drivers as well as driving habits and traffic violations which are associated with intoxicated drivers, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.
The patrols are designed to keep our roadways safe from impaired and unsafe drivers, he said.
Here is the video of the Feb. 27 candidates forum hosted by the Carson City Republican Central Committee.
The candidates who participated (in order of their appearance):
Mark Krueger, candidate for Carson City District Attorney (0:00)
Jason Woodbury, candidate for Carson City District Attorney (8:54)
Adam Laxalt, candidate for Nevada Attorney General (18:45)
Dan Schwartz, candidate for Nevada State Treasurer (28:18)
Ken Furlong, candidate for Carson City Sheriff (34:55)
Don Gibson, candidate for Carson City Sheriff (43:23)
Carson City Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Gonzales announced today that he filed to run for Sheriff of Carson City with the Carson City Elections Department.
Gonzales is running for Sheriff with the goal of increasing integrity, transparency, and accountability in the Sheriff’s Office, as well as restructuring the department to put more deputies in positions to better serve Carson City. “I understand today’s issues and have the vision to meet tomorrow’s challenges.”
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.
CARSON CITY — Former Nevada law enforcement official "PK" O'Neill, filed Tuesday at the Secretary of State's office, as a Republican candidate for Assembly District 40. The seat is currently held by former Carson Supervisor and retiring two term Assemblyman Pete Livermore, who is endorsing "PK's" candidacy.
He described O'Neill as "a once in a lifetime candidate." Pete said, "I wholeheartedly endorse him and am giving my total support to "PK" O'Neill on becoming the next representative for Assembly District 40."
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.
UPDATE: Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong reports that a 17-year-old male juvenile was taken into custody Monday night and faces vandalism charges involving a spree early Sunday in which at least 40 victims were targeted.
Furlong said the male was "somewhat" cooperative and arrested mid-evening. A second juvenile has been identified but was uncooperative. The suspect was arrested based on the surveillance video, taken in the area of Big O Tires on Hot Springs Road, said Furlong. The juvenile seen spray painting in the video below was arrested on suspicion of the vandalism.
A Dayton woman was transported to a hospital after her son's gun accidentally went off and shot her.
According to the Sergeant with the Lyon County Sheriff Dayton Substation, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, a young man was showing his new gun to his father.
Find the hero in you. Give blood and save lives during a blood drive today, March 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Carson City Sheriff's Office. First time donors welcome.
The United Blood Service "Bloodmobile" will be in the courthouse parking lot, 885 East Musser Street. March is Donor Appreciation Month. All donors will receive 300 extra hero reward points for giving blood at this drive. Please bring your photo ID and donor card. There's also free cholesterol testing with every donation.
Together on Tuesdays
I have been looking forward to meeting all of you and here is our first chance to get personally acquainted. Let's get together over a cup of coffee and talk about the issue's important to you and our community.
Together we can and will take action to create a safer and more secure Carson City. A community I have dedicated my life to. A place we are proud to call home!
Meet and Greet will be at the Hampton Inn & Suites on north Carson Street, starts at 6:00pm
Two men each face felony strong armed robbery charges after they allegedly grabbed a purse Friday afternoon from an elderly woman in downtown Carson City.
Jeremy Wilson, 29, and Kevin Wrzensinski, 27, were arrested at motel room at the corner of Plaza and 8th Street within about 15 minutes of the robbery, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
The men, who told investigators they are brothers, each have arrest warrants from outside the area and are not believed to be locals.
Deputies of the Douglas County and Lyon County Sheriff’s Offices have increased traffic enforcement patrols on various highways and roadways within the two counties. The added patrol began Monday and runs through Feb. 22.
The increased patrols will specifically target distracted drivers, motorists using their cell phones and those speeding, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks.
Carson City Sheriff's Office report details initial arrest that led to recovery of 60 stolen weaponsSubmitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:25am
More details have emerged following the arrest Friday of a Dayton man that led to Carson City and Lyon County authorities to recover approximately 60 stolen weapons, a stolen vehicle and narcotics. Three others were also arrested.
Keith Furr, 52, was arrested on charges of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, contempt of court and criminal contempt and is being held in Carson City with a bail of $23,500.
The Carson City Sheriff's Office will conduct saturation patrols on Saturday, Feb. 22 and again on Friday, Feb. 28.
The saturation patrols will focus on speeding, inattentive driving, and other related issues which lead to car crashes, said Sgt. Scott McDaniel, who also noted there's been an uptick in crashes recently.
UPDATE: Carson City and Lyon County authorities arrested four people Friday on felony and misdemeanor charges related to stolen weapons, a vehicle and narcotics.
The Lyon County Gang Unit and Carson City SET Team had information in regards to a parole violator in the Lyon County area, who was in possession of stolen weapons. Both teams worked together to locate and apprehend the suspect, said Lt. Shawn Clanton.
A High Wind warning for the region has prompted the Carson City Sheriff's Office to increase patrol this weekend in preparation of the arriving storm system.
Because winds are expected to reach 70 to 80 mph from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, the potential exists for downed power lines, trees, large branches and other blowing debris, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.
When the Carson City version of Dancing with the Stars spins into action on Saturday, Feb. 22, it will be the product of months of preparation and legwork from more than 10 local celebrity dancers.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is investigating three robberies of convenient stores that have suspect similarities, the latest on Sunday at Eagle Valley Market, which was also robbed on Jan. 18.
In a Jan. 3 robbery, the male suspect, race unknown, described as 5 foot, nine inches tall with a skinny build wearing a black knit cap, a bandana covering the face, black hoodie zip up sweatshirt, a grey under shirt, and dark colored pants entered the 7-Eleven store at 3838 Hwy 50 East at around 4:23 a.m.
A Carson City pair were arrested Jan. 31, 4:46 p.m. in the area of Highway 50 and Fairview on multiple felony drug charges following a sting operation through the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team.
The Carson City Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a man posing as a lieutenant who is telling them that they will go to jail unless they use a credit card or money order to pay for traffic tickets.
According Sgt. Scott McDaniel, a man is calling homeowners identifying himself as "Lt. Steven Mills" with the Carson City Sheriff's Office or the Ormsby County Sheriff's Office.
As a partner with the Carson City School District’s gifted and talented education program, known as G.A.T.E, the Carson City Library engaged 27 middle school students from Carson Middle and Eagle Valley schools.
The half-day enrichment was designed to sharpen student’s critical thinking skills through activities that teach students to “see” the community with data.
One suspect is in custody today and faces a charge of felony eluding in Monday's residential burglary on Roundup Road in Carson City that resulted in a vehicle chase and search for the suspect, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
Brandon Peart, 32, of Carson City was booked into jail with bail at $25,000. The resident of the address had reported walking into the home and discovering the burglary in progress. According to the initial report, the suspect threatened the resident with bodily harm before fleeing the area and taking guns with him.
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.
The Carson City Sheriff's Office will hold a Communications Division exercise between 7 and 8 a.m. this morning. The radio transmissions that will go out over Carson City radio frequencies will be simulated only and not an actual incident in progress. The training exercise is expected to last 10 minutes.
A 51-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 8:34 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Carson Street on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
Mark Tyzbir, 51, was arrested after Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies went to the residence after learning of a domestic dispute there.
A Carson City Jail inmate faces a felony charge battery of a prisoner in an incident Wednesday. Billy Harris, 67, was removed from a holding cell at around 8:30 a.m. after allegedly punching, spitting and hurling a racial slur at an inmate, according to the arrest report. Bail: $20,000.
In other arrests:
The victim of Sunday morning's shooting at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center has died, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
The victim, Francis Dresser, 86, and her husband, lived of Douglas County. Carson City sheriff’s detectives have amended the arrest charges for William Dresser, Francis’ husband, to murder. Dresser remains in custody on suicide watch at the Carson City Jail on $225,000 bond.
Hospital gunman identified as husband of victim; woman flown to Renown trauma unit with life threatening injuriesSubmitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 01/19/2014 - 12:45pm
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.
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.
This story has been updated. Go here for the followup story.
UPDATE: Here's the latest update from Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong: At approximately 5:15 p.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Butti Way and Airport Road on a report of an adult male in the area bleeding heavily.
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 Sgt. Daniel Gonzales announced Wednesday his candidacy for sheriff of Carson City.
Gonzales says he is running for sheriff with the goal of increasing integrity, transparency and accountability in the Sheriff’s Office, as well as restructuring the department to put more officers on patrol and use monies to better protect and serve Carson City and its residents.
As an announced candidate for Carson City Sheriff I feel obligated to respond to the recently posted news article on Carson Now regarding a Sheriff’s office employee who allegedly embezzled money in the neighborhood of $100,000 dollars.
A former Carson City Sheriff's Office accountant faces eight felony charges of embezzlement after allegedly stealing at least $100,000 of bail and search and seizure money over several years.
Laura Wissert, 44, is expected to turn herself into Carson City Jail today after an arrest warrant was issued by a judge. Her bail is set at $20,000. She has retained Noel Waters as her attorney, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
The ongoing investigation of a parental abduction of two children, missing since Nov. 21, 2013 has ended with the arrest of Kathryn Ann Moore and the safe recovery of the two children Patricia Read and William Moore, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
Community members interested in law enforcement or those who may have wondered how the Carson City Sheriff's Office operates, the Citizens Academy is an good opportunity to experience the wide range of duties at the department, said Sheriff Ken Furlong.
The application deadline for the Carson City Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy is 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2014. The next academy begins Feb. 5.
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.
Two people were taken into custody by Carson City Sheriff's deputies in two separate cases of felony credit card fraud.
- Eric Anthony Weber, 42, was arrested Thursday afternoon near Mark Way and Shady Tree Lane on a warrant alleging five felony counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, a gross misdemeanor count of conspiracy, and misdemeanor probation violation. His bail was set at $8,000.
Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for a man who robbed the 7-Eleven at 3838 Highway 50 East early Friday morning.
According to deputies, the male entered the store at around 4:20 a.m. and waited until the clerk left her cash register and entered the store with a crowbar. He took the cash drawer and left the store on foot.
The male was approximately 5 foot 8 inches to 6 feet tall and was wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark pants and a dark cloth covering his face.
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.
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.