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Topaz burglar on probation to continue recovery (1)

March 5, 2015 — 

An Army veteran received a suspended sentence for a three-week burglary spree he said was fueled by drugs and alcohol used to deal with maladies from war. Jeffery Wilson, 43, …

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Gardnerville man to serve 18 months in prison (2)

March 3, 2015 — 

A former Topaz Ranch Estates man was sent to prison for 18 months after being found guilty of trafficking in a controlled substance. Corey Doan, 42, was arrested after selling …

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Smash and grabber will serve four years in prison (3)

March 3, 2015 — 

The last part of the smash and grab duo will spend up to four years in prison.Jacob Donovan, 35, was found guilty of burglary Monday, and sentenced to 16-48 months.His …

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Man denying burglary charges (4)

February 26, 2015 — 

A former Stagecoach resident is denying burglary charges in connection with his Feb. 9 arrest in Indian Hills.Christopher Qualls, 38, appeared in custody in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday …

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Man admits trying to throttle wife (5)

February 24, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A jury trial was vacated in the case of a man accused of terrorizing and beating his wife while they were at their Topaz Lake home.David L. …

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Two-man crew sought in Walmart theft (6)

February 21, 2015 — 

Investigators are seeking help identifying two men involved in the attempted theft of electronics from the Topsy Lane Walmerat on Jan. 28.The men entered the store at 7:25 p.m. One …

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Identity sought in bicycle theft (7)

February 20, 2015 — 

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who walked a bicycle out of the Topsy Lane Walmart and then rode it …

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Serial vandal ordered to pay $13,005 (8)

February 20, 2015 — 

A man who admitted to vandalizing more than 17 homes, businesses and government offices was sentenced to three, six-month sentences.Daniel Keenan Crawford, 21, who is serving an 18-48-month prison sentence …

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Hearing set in Gardnerville infant’s death (9)

February 19, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A preliminary hearing was set for March 13 for a father accused in the death of his infant daughter.Trent Getty’s attorney, Maria Pence, appeared on his behalf …

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Gardnerville restaurant robber arrested in burglary ring (10)

February 18, 2015 — 

Carson City, Nev. — A man who spent 11 years in prison for the 2003 armed robbery of a Gardnerville restaurant is in custody in connection with a tri-county burglary …

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Separate iThefts reportedly total $1,500 in lost devices (11)

February 17, 2015 — 

Three people are being sought in connection with the theft of a robot vacuum cleaner from Bed, Bath and Beyond on Feb. 6. According to the sheriff’s office, two men …

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Three-day weekend produces 26 arrests (12)

February 17, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — Between Valentine’s and Presidents days 26 people were taken into custody on a variety of charges, including intoxication.Sgt. Pat Brooks said there were 10 arrests on Valentine’s …

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Four arrested, two sought in regional burglary ring (13)

February 13, 2015 — 

Two people are being sought and four are in custody in connection with a burglary ring suspected of 30 break-ins in three counties, including Douglas.Arrested on Thursday were Rachel Strull, …

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Man sentenced to life for sexually assaulting minor (14)

February 10, 2015 — 

One Gardnerville man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl, while another faces up to a life sentence for making sexually suggestive movies …

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Man goes to jail in stepsister’s seduction (15)

February 10, 2015 — 

A Mexican national, who was on the run for 13 years after fathering a child with his underage stepsister, could spend the next seven months in jail.Jesus Jimenez, 33, was …

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Tahoe resident Tatiana Leibel guilty in husband’s murder (16)

February 5, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A Lake Tahoe woman was convicted Thursday night of second degree murder in the Feb. 23, 2014, shooting death of her husband.Tatiana Leibel, 50, was found guilty …

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Help wanted in identification of men in shoe shoplifting (17)

February 5, 2015 — 

The identities of three of four men appearing on security footage in connection with a case of shoe shoplifting is being sought by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.The men are …

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Burglaries prompt warning to lock up valuables (18)

February 5, 2015 — 

Residents are being warned to lock their doors and windows after a series of burglaries have been reported in the county.“Several residential burglaries have occurred in the Carson Valley in …

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Pathologist star defense witness in Tahoe shooting (19)

February 4, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A world-famous pathologist testified Wednesday that the shooting death of Round Hill resident Harry Leibel was an atypical suicide, not murder.Dr. Bennet Omalu was the last witness …

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Expert witness challenges crime scene processing (20)

February 3, 2015 — 

The first expert witness for the defense in the trial of Lake Tahoe resident Tatiana Leibel for murder said he could not come to a conclusion about what happened on …

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