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Sierra Front: Residents can return to homes, Clear Creek fire remains at 300 acres

UPDATE 440PM: Firefighters have contained the fire by 35 percent. Resources have managed to keep a hold of the fire. There were two small slop overs that are being held in place by helicopter and crew work.

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UPDATE 1020AM: All roads are now open. Residents can go back to their homes, however be alert and aware of the fire, and weather patterns in the area. The evacuation center at the Carson City Community Center is now closed. Animals can still be taken to Fuji Park.

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UPDATE 926AM: The Clear Creek fire remains at 300 acres, 25 percent contained as of 9 a.m., according to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center. No injuries reported. Vista Grande to Golf Course Drive is only open to residents. Around 40 homes in Clear Creek subdivision are under voluntary evacuation. Residents can go to the Carson City Community Center. Animals can be taken to Fuji Park.

The weather seems to be favoring the firefighters battling the Clear Creek Fire today. According to CarsonWeather.com, winds are expected to be light, with humidity above 60 percent.

The northwest flank of the fire (the steep side on the south side of Clear Creek Canyon) is still active. As a precaution, structure engines are staging in the Jacks Valley and Clear Creek subdivisions.

Lightning starts brush fire in Old Clear Creek area, 150 acres and growing; evacuation advisory underway

UPDATE 3 AM: Evacuation orders were instructed for Golf Club Drive, Jeffery Pine Lane to Old Clear Creek Road. There are about 20 to 30 homes in the area. Evacuees are urged to go to the Carson City Community Center. Animals can be sent to Fuji Park. The orders came down at around 1:45 a.m.

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Carson City sheriff's arrest log for July 14-15

The following arrests were made July 14-15, 2014 by Carson City sheriff’s deputies. Those arrested and facing charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

A 31-year-old Carson City man was booked Tuesday into Carson City jail on a gross misdemeanor warrant charge of tampering with a motor vehicle. The warrant was issued out of Carson City Justice Court on July 7, 2014. Bail: $2,500.

— A 63-year-old Carson City man was arrested Tuesday, 9:48 p.m. in the area of East Washington Street and North Plaza on a misdemeanor warrant charge of contempt of court. Bail: $1,000.

Carson City sheriff's arrest log for July 9-10

A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on felony drug charges after deputies searched his Jeep and found Oxycodone pills and methamphetamine inside a safe, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Kenneth Dominici of Carson City, who is listed as unemployed, was stopped at 9:21 p.m. in the area of Market Street east of Retail Drive after officers observed his left brake light not working and a shattered windshield directly in front of the driver's side.

Carson City sheriff's deputies make felony drug arrests involving heroin, meth and pills

A Dayton man was arrested Monday on felony drug charges after paramedics were called to the 1000 block of South Carson Street after the man was initially found slumped over the steering wheel of a running car, clenching money, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Matthew Paul Gonzi, 40, was arrested at 11:07 a.m. on suspicion of possession of controlled substances with intent to sell and possession of methamphetamine, both felonies, and four lessor charges including two failure to appear warrants issued out of Douglas County.

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.

Carson City sheriff's SET deputies arrest pair on felony drug charges

Two women were jailed Thursday on felony drug charges after the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team was tipped off that they may have been transporting narcotics from Reno.

Arrested were Joanna Shirey, 21, and Alicia Warthan, 32, both of Carson City. Officers attempting to locate the suspect vehicle, a blue Suzuki Sidekick with a white top, found it tailgating a white sedan at 6:23 p.m. on Russell Way.

Carson City Sheriff's Office crime report

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

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

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

Carson City sheriff's deputies find runaway Minden girl

Carson City sheriff's deputies located a runaway 12-year-old girl from Minden early Thursday morning, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
The girl had run away from her grandparents Minden home on Saturday. She was detained in Carson City and released to Douglas County Juvenile Probation.

Carson City Sheriff's Office plans saturation patrols for July 2-3

Carson City sheriff's deputies will conduct saturation patrols prior to the July 4 holiday weekend. The saturation patrols will be July 2-3 around Carson City.

Deputies will be looking for speeding violations, intoxicated drivers and other traffic-related offenses. These patrols are designed to help make our roadways safer, said Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Scott McDaniel.

Carson City sheriff's deputies busy with weekend DUI, felony and misdemeanor arrests

Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies kept busy over the weekend, making several arrests for DUI, domestic abuse, theft and felony child neglect and drug-related charges. Those arrested and facing charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrest man after 2,000 grams of meth found inside car trunk

A 46-year-old Los Angeles, Calif., man was jailed early Tuesday morning on felony charges of drug trafficking and sale after approximately 2,000 grams of meth was found inside a car, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Jose Reyes Andrade was arrested at 4:32 a.m. in the 100 block of East Long Street. Bail has been set at $270,000.

According to the arrest report, a Carson City deputy on patrol observed a Volkswagon Passat with Nevada license plates in front of closed businesses. The registered owner of the vehicle had a confirmed warrant.

Carson City sheriff's deputies log several misdemeanor-related arrests over weekend

The following misdemeanor arrests were made by Carson City sheriff's deputies from Friday, June 13, 2014 to Monday morning, June 16.
A 50-year-old Carson City man was arrested Friday, 8:26 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Carson Street on a misdemeanor warrant for petit larceny issued June 5, 2014 out of Carson City Justice Court. Bail: $500.

Carson City Sheriff's Office hosts 11th motorcycle competition

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office hosted the eleventh annual Carson City Sheriff Motors Competition this previous Friday and Saturday right smack in the middle of Carson Street in Carson City. Along with the Motors Competition was the Legends of the West Bike and Car Fest. The duo of the events brought mass crowds of locals and even drew competitors from clear across the country.

Double homicide confirmed; Suspect dead; High speed chase on Highway 50 through Carson City, Lyon, Fallon ends at Sand Mountain

This story has since been updated with new information provided Saturday by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office. Go here for the latest update.

UPDATE: 11:10PM: Two women were found dead Friday night in a Washoe Valley home while the suspect was killed in a shootout after a high speed chase on Highway 50 that began in Carson City and ended at Sand Mountain Recreation Area in Churchill County. One man was shot and injured and is at Renown Medical Center in Reno, said Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Lt. Tom Green. His condition is unknown at this time.

The suspect is believed to have stolen a white Jeep Cherokee, which was registered to the residence, Green said. Inside the garage of the home was a pickup with Arizona license plates. Detectives are trying to determine if the pickup belonged to the suspect, said Green.

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UPDATE 9:15 PM: The suspect in a Washoe Valley shooting earlier tonight is dead, confirmed Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong who was at the scene. No officers were hurt. Multiple agencies were involved in the pursuit, which began in Carson City on Highway 50 East and ended at a campground in the Sand Mountain Recreation Area. The campground was evacuated. At least eight Carson City sheriff's officers were involved in the pursuit.
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UPDATE 855PM: Suspect reported down in the Sand Mountain Area in Churchill County after a shootout with law enforcement. Officers on the scene said the chase has ended. More information forthcoming as it becomes available.

Carson City sheriff's SET team arrest two on felony drug charges

A 21-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of suspicion of maintaining a house where drugs are sold, used or both, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Officers with the Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team arrested Stacy Babb at a Jeanell Drive apartment where several had complained about recent drug activity going on. Her bail was set at $21,137.

Carson City sheriff's deputies arrest man on felony child neglect charge

A 39-year-old Carson City man was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of child neglect after he was found intoxicated with his young daughter in a department store fitting room, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

Robert Brent Key is in Carson City Jail on $40,150 bail. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to the department store at 8:56 p.m. in the 3800 block of South Carson Street after store employees reported a heavily intoxicated man who was knocking over clothing racks.

Carson City Sheriff's Office arrest log for Wednesday

A 20-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday in the area of Carson and 7th Street on a misdemeanor charge of violation of bail conditions, a Carson City sheriff's deputy said.

According to the arrest report, the deputy made contact with two people at a convenience store in the 700 block of South Carson Street. The officer recognized the two from prior contact and knew they should not have been in contact with each because of a forthcoming domestic battery hearing.

Carson City primary election results

9 p.m.: Results for contested local races. Carson City results are final. Still awaiting results from Washoe and other counties for Assembly and Senate races.

Carson City Sheriff

Kenny Furlong - 5,320 (60.37 percent*)

Daniel Gonzales - 1,907

Don Gibson - 1,496

Lorne Houle - 90

*Any candidate who receives more than 51 percent is automatically elected.

Nevada Assembly District 40 Republican Primary

PK O'Neill - 3,445 (59.3 percent)
Jed Block - 2,364 (40.70 percent)

Nevada Assembly District 39 Republican Primary

Jim Wheeler - 5,070 (62.73 percent)

Robin Reedy - 3,012 (37.27 percent)

Nevada Senate District 16 Republican Primary

Ben Kieckhefer - 8,133 (66.72 percent)

Gary Schmidt - 4,057 (33.28 percent)

Carson City voters take to the polls

Today is Primary Day in Carson City and it is also Carson City Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover's birthday.

The 65-year-old elections chief, former five-term Nevada Assemblyman and later a Nevada State Senator before resigning when he was appointed Carson City Recorder in 1985, noted this is not only his last primary he will oversee, as he is retiring this year, but he's now got his "Medicare card and everything."

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.

Carson City sheriff's SET officers arrest man on felony drug charge

The Carson City Sheriff's Office made the following arrests Thursday. Those facing criminal charges are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

A 25-year-old Carson City man was arrested Thursday, 6:56 p.m. in the 2200 block of Eastridge Lane on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance.

Officers with the Carson City Special Enforcement Team found five small tied multi-colored balloons, a hypodermic device, a pen barrel with residue and multiple pieces of aluminum foil with residue believed to be heroin inside a residence.

Dayton man identified in Tuesday airplane crash

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office has identified Steven Murphree, 45, of Dayton as the pilot killed Tuesday near the Dayton Valley Airpark.

Murphree's homebuilt single BD-4 plane wreckage was found on BLM land. He was the sole occupant. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said a pilot discovered the wreckage Tuesday afternoon.

Carson City Sheriff's Office: 3 defrauded of several hundred dollars in NV Energy phone scam

At least five residents have filed reports with the Carson City Sheriff's Office in the past two days after a telephone scam that involved so-called NV Energy bill collectors. Of the five complaints being investigated, three residents were defrauded of several hundred dollars, a deputy said Wednesday.

Carson City Sheriff's Office weekend arrest log

A 23-year-old Carson City man faces felony burglary and drug charges after allegedly walking out of Kohl's department store Sunday with merchandise, a Carson City Sheriff's Office deputy said.

Jac Michael Owen was arrested after store security observed him take a t-shirt and two pairs of shorts into the fitting room and then exiting with them concealed. The security guard stated the man then left the store without attempting to pay for the items, leaving in a 2002 Chrysler Prowler.

The Flying Pig Flea Market

Event Date: 
May 31, 2014 - 8:00am

The Flying Pig, Carson City’s Community Flea Market, is launching a fantastic summer series of events at Mills Park beginning Saturday, May 31. Up to 100 local vendors will gather in the shade of the popular Pony Express Pavilion, offering a huge selection of new, used, and repurposed treasures to delight bargain hunters and specialty shoppers alike.

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

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

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

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.

Bike Month Wrap Up

As May comes to a close, it’s time to look back on all the fun events we had during Bike Month and thank our volunteers and sponsors who made it all possible!
Tour of Carson City

Man jailed after Carson City sheriff's deputies find copper wire inside stolen vehicle

A 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of being in possession of stolen copper wire and burglary tools inside a stolen vehicle, according to a Carson City sheriff's deputy.

Maxwell Chinevere, a transient, was stopped by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and subsequently arrested after an investigation by the Carson City Sheriff's Office led to the recovery of the vehicle and items stolen from a business in the 3200 block of Deer Run Road.

Carson City sheriff's detectives search for pair who robbed home at gunpoint early Sunday

Two armed men kicked in doors of a Carson City home early Sunday morning, holding two at gunpoint while taking items and demanding a safe, a Carson City Sheriff's Office detective said.

No one was hurt in the robbery, reported to the Carson City Sheriff's Office at 4:49 a.m. in the 1200 block of Canvasback Drive, said Detective Sal Acosta. Both men ransacked the home, occupied by a 101-year-old man and a caretaker, before leaving and remain at large, said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Video: Carson City sheriff candidates talk budget, policies and policing at chamber forum

Four candidates for Carson City sheriff squared off Wednesday night in a forum hosted by the chamber of commerce. The candidates were presented questions about budget matters, policies, goals and staffing.

The candidates are incumbent Sheriff Ken Furlong, Deputy Don Gibson, Sgt. Daniel Gonzales and former U.S. Marine Lorne Houle. Early voting in the primary election began Saturday. The primary election is Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Carson City sheriff's SET team helping criminals stay clean

With just a few hours of sunlight left on a spring afternoon, Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt Brian Humphrey and his partner, IVO are set to begin their ten-hour shift.

But what may appear to be routine patrol, is actually more of a fishing expedition.

Video: Candidates for Carson City Board of Supervisors featured at chamber forum

Here is the video of Wednesday's candidate forum featuring candidates for Carson City Board of Supervisors. There is not a primary for these two races. The candidates are:

Carson City sheriff's SET officers arrest man for heroin possession following traffic stop

The Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team arrested a 27-year-old Dayton man Thursday after a needle filled with heroin was found after a traffic stop. David Scott Illig was arrested at 7:52 p.m. in the 3300 block of Highway 50 East.

According to the arrest report, a SET team officer patrolling noticed a white Mercury Topaz without license plates, traveling east on Highway 50.

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.

On Your Side: Storey County Sheriff Race Turns Ugly

VIRGINIA CITY — With the primary election just around the corner, accusations of rape have surfaced in the Storey County Sheriff's race. Sheriff Gerald Antinoro is squaring off against two of his own deputies in his re-election bid. But the fact that they all work together has not stopped this race from getting downright ugly.

Douglas County sheriff's investigators arrest man for alleged theft of solar equipment

A 40-year-old Reno man was arrested Tuesday by Douglas County authorities following an investigation that lasted several months into stolen solar energy equipment.

Geoffrey Earl Meudt, a former resident of Gardnerville, faces a felony charge of possession of stolen property, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pat Brooks. From November 2013 to April 2014, there were five separate thefts in Douglas County of electrical producing solar panels and associated solar energy system components.

Man arrested in ATM robbery at Bank of America in Carson City

UPDATE: A 36-year-old man is in custody this morning after allegedly robbing a customer at an ATM machine in front of Bank of America on William Street in Carson City.

The suspect, Fernando Romero, allegedly stole $340 from a customer who was using an ATM machine in the robbery. He is being held on a robbery charge with a bail amount of $40,000.

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.

Public invited to tonight's Carson City Chamber Primary Candidate Forum

Event Date: 
May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Carson City voters are invited to meet and hear the candidates for Sheriff, Nevada State Senate and Assembly and Carson City Supervisor at the Chamber’s Primary Candidate Forum scheduled tonight at the BAC Performance Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

The Sheriff’s primary race has four candidates seeking that office and will be reduced to two or could be won in the primary negating the necessity for a general election vote. This race is of the most interest to the voters.

Carson City sheriff's SET officers arrests pair on suspicion of selling heroin to informant

Two people were jailed Saturday on multiple felony drug charges after allegedly selling heroin to an informant, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Team.

Kevin Shaw, and Sarah J. Jones-Nicholson, both 35 and from Carson City, were arrested at 10:18 p.m. in the 3200 block of North Carson Street.

Photo gallery: Carson City Sheriff's Office 'Cops and Kids' Open House shines under sunny skies

For 11 years the safest street party in Carson City continued live up to expectations with well over a thousand attending Saturday's Cops and Kids Sheriff's Office Open House.

Carson City sheriff's detectives seek help in locating missing woman

A 42-year-old woman is missing and may be in danger, a Carson City Sheriff's Office detective said Friday. Stephanie J. Pheasant of Carson City was reported missing by family on April 22. Her family has not seen her since February 2014, said Carson City Detective Doug Speegle.

She is known to frequent hotels and has no known vehicles. She was a victim in a November 2013 domestic battery incident and may be in the company of the defendant, Steven Ray Johnson, whose whearabouts are also unknown, said Speegle.

Carson City Sheriff's Office nabs suspected Lake Tahoe bank robber

UPDATE: A suspect in a Friday morning bank robbery at Lake Tahoe was taken into custody in Carson City after being located by the Carson City Sheriff's Office, authorities said.

The suspect, Brent Muir, 55, of Carson City, was found by Carson City Sheriff's Office Sgt. Mike Cullen after a vehicle pursuit by the FBI, Nevada Highway Patrol, Douglas County, Washoe County and Placer County, Calif., law officers.

Women to Women with Natasha Gibson

This week's Women to Women features Natasha Gibson whose husband, Don Gibson, is running for Carson City Sheriff. Natasha is a Nevada native, born to Reno.

Natasha was raised mostly in Carson City as a youngster and graduated from Pioneer High School. She and her husband share Brandon, 2-years-old and Dylan, 13. Natasha is employed by Advanced Industries by Design.

Mrs. Gibson credits her husband with helping her through an extremely difficult period of her life, and the insight that he gave her is one of the strengths that he is able to give others, according to Natasha.

Meet and Greet Daniel Gonzales, Candidate for Carson City Sheriff - May 17- 8PM

Elect Daniel Gonzales
Caterpillar's Hookah Lounge
Event Date: 
May 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Meet and Greet at Caterpiller's Lounge - Daniel Gonzales, Candidate for Sheriff will be at Caterpiller's Hookah Lounge , Saturday May 17, 8:00 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the candidate, his wife Meliah, and other members of his team to learn first hand about his vision of service for Carson City, and to share your ideas and concerns.

Daniel's team will be setup to help people register to vote online. The deadline for registering is May 20.

Caterpillar's Hookah Lounge
314 S. Carson St, Carson City NV 89701
(775)883-2777

Home Meet and Greet for Lorne Houle, Candidate for Carson City Sheriff

Carson City Sheriff Candidate
Event Date: 
May 25, 2014 - 1:00pm

I extend this opportunity to those who would like to get familiar with the policies and changes the Carson City Sheriff's Office will endure should I be elected the next Sheriff.

I invite you into my home to allow citizens of the community to present ideas or suggestions about how to reform and improve the department. I want to know what YOU want. This would be the time and place to ask any relevant questions before election week and what to expect from me at the Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum, which takes place on May 29th at the Brewery Arts Center.

Carson City Chamber to hold May 21 primary candidate forum at BAC

The choice of the best candidate to send to the general election is an important decision that must be made by the voter.

Carson City voters are invited to meet and hear the candidates for Sheriff, Nevada State Senate and Assembly and Carson City Supervisor at the Chamber’s Primary Candidate Forum scheduled at the BAC Performance Hall on Wednesday, May 21 beginning at 6 p.m.

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