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Evaluation required for man accused of sex with 15 year olds (1)

September 4, 2015 — 

A man awaiting sentencing in a July 2014 statutory sexual seduction case faces charges that he violated his bail conditions by smoking marijuana.Jordan Schroeder, 23, allegedly had sex with two …

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$2,000 reward offered for suspect in Tatro arson (2)

September 3, 2015 — 

Authorities are requesting the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an attempt to burn down the house of a Carson City judge.The Carson City Sheriff’s Office, in …

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Woman identified in Chichester incident (3)

September 2, 2015 — 

A woman found dead in her living room on Tuesday night was identified as Gardnerville resident 82-year-old Phyllis Lewis.Her husband, 86-year-old William Lewis, was in the home at 1471 Edlesborough …

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Robot helped defuse Chichester situation (4)

September 2, 2015 — 

The Tahoe-Douglas Bomb Squad robot helped to end a situation at a Chichester Estates home peacefully on Tuesday night.Deputies responded to a suspicious circumstances report in the 1400 block of …

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Chichester standoff ends peacefully (5)

September 1, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — The discovery of a dead woman in the living room of a Gardnerville home on Tuesday evening led to a standoff which closed off the main access …

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Seventh person in custody in ‘Pillowcase Bandit’ ring (6)

August 28, 2015 — 

A seventh member has been arrested in connection with the “Pillowcase Bandits” — a burglary ring that hit Carson City, Douglas and Washoe counties in the last year.On Wednesday, the …

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Suspects in extortion case free on bail (7)

August 28, 2015 — 

Two men accused in the burglary, robbery and exploitation of a 74-year-old Minden resident appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.According to the victim, Sonny Sterio, 41, and Michael …

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Man sought in connection to Big 5 theft (8)

August 28, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man connected with a theft at the Big 5 Store in the Ironwood Center in Minden.The man and six juveniles …

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Minden ‘psychic’ fails to foresee need for job (9)

August 28, 2015 — 

A Minden psychic, who was arrested in July 2014 and released on probation for obtaining money under false pretenses, did not show up for court on Tuesday.Helen Welch, 65, former …

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Carson-Douglas drug case near settlement (10)

August 28, 2015 — 

A 61-year-old Carson City man is expected to admit charges of trafficking and sales of a controlled substance, his attorney told a judge on Wednesday.Dennis Walter Myers appeared in East …

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Man in custody in Stateline attack (11)

August 26, 2015 — 

A New Mexico man who was camping near Kahle Drive faces numerous charges related to an alleged attack on a Stateline woman.Jerry Hipley, 24, of Ruidoso, N.M., was arrested on …

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Gardnerville man gets prison after jail battery (12)

August 24, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man, who was serving a six-month sentence for punching a man in the face in April, will go to prison for 18-60 months for doing the same thing …

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Men face elderly exploitation charge (13)

August 24, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A Carson City man is free after posting a $175,012 bond in connection with his arrest for allegedly trying to extort $900 from an elderly Minden resident.Michael …

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Sacramento man seeks diversion in felony DUI (14)

August 24, 2015 — 

A Sacramento man is seeking diversion on a felony drunken driving charge.Lucas A. Taylor, 35, is facing a maximum of up to six years in prison and a $5,000 fine …

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Man who cooked books faces sentencing for driving sloshed (15)

August 21, 2015 — 

A bookkeeper, who admitted taking $120,000 from a Storey County business, will have to wait for his sentencing in that case to find out if he will serve time for …

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Funeral service for fallen Carson City deputy draws thousands (16)

August 20, 2015 — 

A procession for fallen deputy Deputy Carl Howell has arrived at the Reno Events Center, 400 North Center St. The public is invited.The funeral for will include a multi-agency processional …

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Tahoe burglar gets maximum sentence (17)

August 19, 2015 — 

A former Lake Tahoe resident was sentenced to 4-10 years in prison for taking $8,100 from a rental office.It will be 2022 before Donald Freitas, 52, who is also serving …

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Funeral Thursday for Carson deputy (18)

August 17, 2015 — 

A dozen Douglas County officers responded to the shooting in Carson City that claimed the life of Deputy Carl Howell.A funeral service for Howell, 35, is 11 a.m. Thursday at …

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Deputy hurt and two cars damaged in Sunday chase (19)

August 17, 2015 — 

A Douglas County deputy received a minor injury, and two patrol vehicles were damaged on Sunday after officers responded to a report of a drunken driver in Gardnerville.Deputies received a …

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Tahoe man to appear on Utah warrant (20)

August 17, 2015 — 

It’s not unusual for a story about fraud to begin with the purchase of a bridge, but in the case of a Zephyr Cove man being held on a warrant …

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