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Grandchild in trouble scam costs woman $1,250 (1)

March 28, 2015 — 

An Indian Hills woman reported that she sent $1,250 to someone who called and claimed to be her grandson on Wednesday. The caller told the woman he was in Atlanta, …

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Woman admits DUI after ramming Minden Northern Nevada Coin shop (2)

March 27, 2015 — 

A woman who drove her car into the Minden Northern Nevada Coin shop last year has admitted to a charge of driving under the influence in the incident.Cheryl Kaye Smith, …

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Public’s help sought in sniffing out couple in perfume theft (3)

March 25, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — The identities of two people are being sought in connection with a March 5 theft at Ulta Beauty in the Carson Valley Plaza.According to the Douglas County …

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Dayton man has probation revoked for failure to comply (4)

March 25, 2015 — 

A Dayton man had his probation revoked after failing to follow any court orders after his release.Travis Schwichtenberg, 29, was released from custody on probation on Jan. 12 in order …

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Walmart turns lost and found over to deputies (5)

March 25, 2015 — 

Douglas County deputies took charge of a big box of identification cards, driver’s licenses, cellular phones and other items left in the Gardnerville Walmart over the past two years.The manager …

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Carson City meth bust ends in nine arrests by Tri-NET (6)

March 22, 2015 — 

A total of nine people were arrested in Carson City Thursday on major drug charges after a three-month investigation by the Tri-NET Narcotics Task Force.Agents took over a house in …

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Admitted thief gets chance at treatment (7)

March 19, 2015 — 

A Reno man said Tuesday he’s been a heroin addict for a decade and spent the last two years supporting his habit by stealing.Stephen D. Schmaltz, 28, admitted to one …

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Traffic stop results in two arrests (8)

March 18, 2015 — 

A vehicle stop on Tuesday afternoon near the Gardnerville Walmart resulted in a foot chase, after one of the occupants jumped out and took off across a field.The stop occurred …

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Dead body found in Carson City near Lone Mountain Cemetery (9)

March 18, 2015 — 

Carson City, Nev. — An autopsy is scheduled today on a body found Tuesday morning by a hiker above Lone Mountain Cemetery at Roop Street and Winnie Lane.A hiker found …

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California man receives prison in credit card fraud (10)

March 17, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A California man, who admitted Tuesday he has been in prison five times and has been an addict all his life, was sentenced to 24-60 months in …

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Bearded man described in prowler calls (11)

March 13, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — Bearded prowlers were reported this week in Gardnerville and the Gardnerville Ranchos, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies responded 2:44 a.m. Monday to a report of …

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Hearing delayed in infant’s death (12)

March 13, 2015 — 

With the possibility that he may still face the death penalty, a preliminary hearing for Trent Lawrence Getty was continued on Friday.Getty faces a murder charge in connection with the …

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Preliminary hearing today in infant’s death (13)

March 13, 2015 — 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today in the case of a Gardnerville Ranchos man accused in the death of his infant daughter.Trent Getty, 23, is denying he is responsible …

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Identical sentences imposed on Gardnerville pair for selling drugs (14)

March 10, 2015 — 

A pair arrested for selling methamphetamine together outside of Rite-Aide received identical suspended sentences Monday. Amber Fitzgerald, 20, and Christopher McLaughlin, 25, were arrested Nov. 12, 2014, for selling 3.5 …

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Dollar General shoplifter sought (15)

March 9, 2015 — 

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a theft that occurred at the Dollar General Store located at 1257 Pit Road, Gardnerville. On Feb. …

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Video stalker faces more charges (16)

March 6, 2015 — 

A Reno man who spent six months in Douglas County Jail for video stalking is in custody in Washoe County on similar charges.Rodney Milton Skan, 60, was taken into custody …

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Topaz burglar on probation to continue recovery (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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