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Minden fugitive in custody (1)

November 21, 2014 — 

A Minden man who became a fugitive accused of fighting with a probation officer who was trying to take him into custody for a violation is scheduled to appear in …

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South Lake restaurant burglarized (2)

November 16, 2014 — 

Rami Merrikh thought he was getting satellite TV at his diner, Wildman’s ’50s Drive-In, Thursday morning. Instead, he got a broken window, cash stolen from his register and a single …

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Indian Hills man held in indecent exposure case (3)

November 16, 2014 — 

An Indian Hills man was ordered to appear in Douglas County District Court after a Friday preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court. Solomon Guyton, 28, was held to answer …

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Man waives hearing in underage sex case (4)

November 13, 2014 — 

A New Mexico man accused of fathering a child with his underage stepsister is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on Nov. 24. Jesus Uriel Jimenez, 33, appeared …

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Third offense sends Wellington man to prison (5)

November 11, 2014 — 

A Wellington man will have to spend at least two years in prison after having his probation revoked from two different cases and 12-30 months imposed for possession of a …

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Warrant issued after man leaves treatment program (6)

November 7, 2014 — 

A $10,000 warrant was issued for a former Fallon resident who left a treatment program last week without consulting with the court. Jeremy S. Valencia, 26, was permitted to participate …

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Woman believes dog poisoner loose in Ranchos neighborhood (7)

November 6, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos neighborhood may have a dog poisoner on the loose. Resident Orita Keebaugh said her daughter had two expensive Labrador puppies fall sick at her Purple Sage address. …

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Woman gets 6-20 years in Toler shooting (8)

November 5, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville woman received 6-20 years in prison for the Dec. 2 fatal shooting of her roommate, Marine Corps veteran Jason Thrift. “I pray to God that every day you …

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Habitual felon David Gomez gets 25-year sentence (9)

November 4, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man was sentenced Tuesday to a maximum of a quarter century in prison for drug trafficking and being a habitual criminal. David Gomez, 32, will have to serve …

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Wellington sex offender receives four life terms (10)

November 4, 2014 — 

A Wellington man received four life sentences Monday with the possibility for parole after 20 years. Joseph Bonilla, 37, admitted to four counts of lewdness with a minor in Douglas …

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Traffic near miss results in drug arrest (11)

November 1, 2014 — 

Two men were arrested Monday night after a deputy witnessed the driver of a red Jeep nearly hit another driver on Highway 395 south of Airport Road. The deputy reported …

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Woman gets jail time for tampering with a bear trap (12)

October 31, 2014 — 

A Reno woman may do jail time in connection with her and her mother’s conviction as the first people in Nevada prosecuted for tampering with a bear trap, a Washoe …

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Man gets 50 years in killing of state official (13)

October 28, 2014 — 

The last of four defendants in the beating death of Nevada Insurance Examiner William McCune, was sentenced Monday to 50 years in prison. District Judge Todd Russell ordered Raul Garcia …

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Indian Hills woman has purse stolen from truck (14)

October 26, 2014 — 

An Indian Hills woman called the sheriff’s office after finding her truck door open and a window smashed Wednesday. A deputy responded the afternoon of the call to find the …

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South Lake police investigate string of burglaries (15)

October 25, 2014 — 

A rash of five burglaries that occurred Oct. 22 near the Y in South Lake Tahoe could be connected. South Lake Tahoe Police Department investigators believe the same suspects committed …

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Man sought by probation officers remains at large (16)

October 22, 2014 — 

A 23-year-old Minden man is still at large after he ran from a state parole and probation officer in Carson City last week. Robert K. Schwoerer, 23, is believed to …

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Gardnerville Ranchos woman facing third DUI (17)

October 20, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos woman admitted Monday to driving under the influence, her third offense. Lisa Foster, 58, was arrested Sept. 23 after a flagger working on Kingsbury Grade noticed the …

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Douglas County getting warrants for blood draws (18)

October 18, 2014 — 

Procedures to obtain a warrant for a nonconsensual blood draw in DUI cases have been in place in Douglas County since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constituted a search. …

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Two injured in Thursday BlueGo bus accident (19)

October 17, 2014 — 

Two people were injured in an accident at Highway 395 and Airport Road 6:40 a.m. Thursday. BlueGo Bus driver John Thomas O’Connor, 71, was southbound on Highway 395 turning onto …

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Couple in custody in vehicle burglaries (20)

October 17, 2014 — 

A Chico, Calif., couple was arrested on Thursday in relation to four smash and grab vehicle burglaries in Carson Valley. Lisa Vantine, 32, and Jacob Donovan, 35, were taken into …

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