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Sexual assault case delayed until September (1)

August 27, 2014 — 

A man facing charges of sexual assault and lewdness with a child had his arraignment continued another two weeks while he heals up from dental surgery. Joseph Bonilla, 36, was …

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Federal inmate sentenced (2)

August 22, 2014 — 

A man serving a 9-year sentence in federal prison for possession of child pornography was sentenced in abstentia on Tuesday. Jarrod A. Pounds, 29, isn’t expected to be released until …

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Man gets probation in solar panel thefts (3)

August 21, 2014 — 

A Washoe Valley man, who admitted taking solar panels from three Douglas County locations, said he’d turned his life around after finding religion. Geoffrey Meudt and his family are living …

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Woman admits killing roommate (4)

August 19, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville woman who killed her roommate, Jason Thrift, on Dec. 2, 2013, was drunk and had fought with the victim much of the morning before loading a handgun and …

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Elderly man admits shooting caretaker (5)

August 19, 2014 — 

An elderly Fish Springs man admitted Tuesday to second degree murder in the shooting death of his caretaker, though he still claimed it was an accident. Melvin Norlund, 81, faces …

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Ranchos man must face drug charge (6)

August 15, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos man was ordered to Douglas County District Court after a judge found sufficient evidence Friday that he had methamphetamine in his possession. James David Goldberg, 56, was …

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Chief justice serves as jury foreman (7)

August 14, 2014 — 

Serving on the jury in the Olive Garden assault case against David Paul Lane was a great experience and interesting, Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons said Thursday. He …

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Lane convicted — but only on two of five counts (8)

August 14, 2014 — 

It took a jury just 90 minutes Thursday to convict David Paul Lane of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon at the Carson City Olive Garden …

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Badgett faces multiple charges (9)

August 13, 2014 — 

Erik Badgett, former director of the Family Guidance and Wellness Network in Carson City, faces multiple charges including Medicaid fraud filed by the attorney general’s office. He was arrested in …

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Paint vandals get probation, ordered to pay $4,600 (10)

August 12, 2014 — 

The victims of three vandals accused of dumping paint on eight vehicles in Johnson Lane said the incident made them question the safety of their north Carson Valley neighborhood. Four …

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Nevada chief justices to serve as juror (11)

August 12, 2014 — 

For the first time in Nevada history a sitting Supreme Court Justice has been selected to serve as a juror in a trial. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons was …

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Olive Garden brandishing jury selection starts Monday (12)

August 10, 2014 — 

An Indian Hills man who admitted to resisting a Douglas County deputy with a weapon faces trial for brandishing that weapon at the Carson City Olive Garden on Monday. Lane, …

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California man faces charges in Rim fire (13)

August 7, 2014 — 

A Columbia, Calif., man was indicted for starting a fire last year that was the largest in Sierra Nevada history. Keith Matthew Emerald, 32, faces four federal charges in connection …

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Man faces prison in drug case (14)

August 7, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man will admit to sales of a controlled substance, his attorney said Wednesday. Christopher Robert Bechtold, 27, waived a preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court. Defense attorney …

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Psychic arrested in sting (15)

July 23, 2014 — 

A Minden woman who was arrested for obtaining money for false pretenses allegedly told an undercover officer that for $700 she could make a cheating spouse faithful. Helen “Helena” Welch, …

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Warrant issued for arson felon (16)

July 23, 2014 — 

A nationwide, no-bail warrant was issued for the arrest of a Gardnerville Ranchos resident who was on a diversion program in an effort to avoid prison. Richard Vonderscher Jr., 46, …

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The R-C Morning Report for July 23 (17)

July 23, 2014 — 

Bear cubs were stuck in a dumpster near south Benjamin up on Kingsbury Grade. A deputy on scene helped the cubs climb out of the dumpster. The Elks Summerfest Carnival …

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Domestic violence earns man probation (18)

July 17, 2014 — 

A Wellington man received a suspended 12-36 months prison sentence after admitting to strangling and hitting his wife. Shaun Osteen, 36, was arrested April 23 after his sister removed his …

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Bridgeport pot farmer’s crop seized (19)

July 14, 2014 — 

A Bridgeport pot farmer who said he was cultivating for co-op marijuana stores in Mammoth Lakes and Los Angeles was arrested last week, and his crop seized. Jeffrey Greene, 50, …

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Dog killed in home outrages neighborhood (20)

July 14, 2014 — 

Neighbors in Gardnerville’s Arbor Gardens are up in arms after a dog was killed inside its home. Douglas County Animal Services Supervisor Janet Duzan confirmed the dog was killed, but …

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