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Douglas murderer dies in prison (1)

October 1, 2014 — 

On Wednesday, death caught up with the man who kidnapped, robbed and murdered a California Real Estate agent at Lake Tahoe a quarter century ago. John Colwell, 67, died of …

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Gardnerville man held in sexual assault of child (2)

October 1, 2014 — 

If allegations of sexual assault and lewdness with a minor are proven against a Gardnerville man, he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. Miguel Briones Gutierrez, …

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Former officer guilty in Ashley Browder’s death (3)

September 30, 2014 — 

A former Albuquerque police officer was found guilty of two counts of careless driving in the death of Carson Valley resident Ashley Browder. Sgt. Adam Casaus, was found guilty on …

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Federal grand jury indicts Gardnerville resident (4)

September 27, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges that he submitted fraudulent reimbursement claims and made false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. …

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Bishop bank embezzler sentenced to 30 months (5)

September 24, 2014 — 

A Bridgeport woman was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay back $315,000 she embezzled from the Eastern Sierra Community Bank. Roxanna Foley, 53, was sentenced …

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Olive Garden brandisher gets up to 11 years prison (6)

September 23, 2014 — 

A man who brandished a pistol at the Carson City Olive Garden last summer was sentenced to spend up to 11 years in prison. David Paul Lane, 57, pulled a …

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Third sentenced in Gardnerville burglary case (7)

September 23, 2014 — 

A California man, who was arrested as the result of the investigation into a June 4 burglary, was sent to prison for 13-48 months on Monday David Herrera, 29, was …

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Woman released on five years probation (8)

September 19, 2014 — 

A Woodfords woman was sentenced to 14-36 months in prison but placed on probation for five years for possession of a controlled substance. Kelly Meahan, 46, was arrested July 3 …

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California man sentenced to eight years in prison (9)

September 19, 2014 — 

A 23-year-old Coleville man was ordered to serve 8-20 years in prison Tuesday after he admitted to attempted sexual assault on a child under the age of 16. Colton Ward’s …

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Man, 37, suspected of starting King Fire; bail set at $10 million (10)

September 18, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately setting the King Fire. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, has been charged with arson. He is being held in …

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Gardnerville man reinstated after apology (11)

September 16, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man had his probation reinstated after apologizing for previously being uncooperative and rude to his probation offier. Patrick Adams, 19, who had denied several probation violations the week …

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Reward offered for lead on missing man (12)

September 15, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Seth Daniel Rogers, 19, who is wanted for failing to appear in drug court and he has …

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Ranchos man faces second felony DUI charge (13)

September 13, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos man faces a second felony driving under the influence charge after he was spotted riding an all-terrain vehicle to an accident at Dresslerville and South Riverview in …

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Man sought by drug court (14)

September 12, 2014 — 

A reward is being offered for information leading to finding a Carson Valley man who is wanted for failing to appear in drug court and traffic offenses. The Douglas County …

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Drug trafficker sent to prison (15)

September 12, 2014 — 

A Lovelock man apologized on Tuesday for claiming he was profiled in a pre-sentence report just before being ordered to consecutive prison terms of up to nine years for drug …

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Reward offered in Ranchos arsons (16)

September 11, 2014 — 

A reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of whoever set a rash of fires in the Gardnerville Ranchos on Aug. 24. The first fire was reported …

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Man denies high-tech peeping case (17)

September 10, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man denied charges he left his cell phone in an acquaintances’ bathroom to capture photos of naked girls. Michael Joseph Donovan, 55, will face trial in March on …

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Man gets probation for Gardnerville burglary (18)

September 9, 2014 — 

A California man was sentenced Monday to a suspended prison term in connection with a burglary that occurred on June 4 in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Jason Lyons, 32, admitted to …

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Man faces four life sentences (19)

September 9, 2014 — 

Topaz Ranch Estates man faces four life sentences for lewdness with child under 14 …

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Man in custody for warrants after traffic stop (20)

September 5, 2014 — 

A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on a felony warrant out of Eldorado County on Monday after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped by a Douglas deputy. …

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