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California man sent to prison for decade (1)

August 3, 2015 — 

A Sacramento man who has been struggling to stay out of trouble for more than 25 years, was sent back to prison. Joel David, 46, was sentenced to 2-10 years …

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Carson investigators examining scene in Ranchos shooting (2)

August 3, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — Carson City investigators are examining evidence from a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place in Douglas County last week.“We’ve had officers there all day looking at it,” …

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Deputies identified in Monument Peak shooting (3)

August 3, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — Six deputies involved in a fatal shooting on Thursday have been identified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Sgt. Dan Coverly, Sgt. Dave Stanley, Investigator Jon Storke, Deputy …

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Night in Country assault suspect interviewed (4)

August 3, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — A suspect has been interviewed in the beating of a 21-year-old Carson Valley man at Night in the Country in Yerington, and the case has been forwarded …

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Woman faces second car theft charge (5)

July 31, 2015 — 

A California woman, who allegedly took a vehicle from the couple she was staying with while she was awaiting proceedings for taking her mother’s vehicle, is scheduled to appear in …

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Man faces 1-5 years in theft of ‘Grand Theft Auto’ games (6)

July 30, 2015 — 

A man who admitted to grand larceny for taking several copies of the game, “Grand Theft Auto,” appeared Tuesday in Douglas County District Court on a warrant for failing to …

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Two DUI-related Douglas collisions occur in two days (7)

July 29, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — Two men were taken into custody over two days on drunken driving offenses connected to two collisions with injuries in Douglas County.A South Lake Tahoe man was …

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Man in custody in video game theft (8)

July 27, 2015 — 

A man who admitted to grand larceny for stealing video games, including 10 copies of “Grand Theft Auto,” is back in Douglas County custody after he failed to appear for …

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‘Pillowcase’ burglary ring case arrives in Douglas (9)

July 23, 2015 — 

One of the men implicated in the tri-county “Pillowcase” burglary ring broken up earlier this year in Carson City appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.Travis Luke Lieberwirth, 37, …

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Broken arm leads to one arrest (10)

July 22, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos man was arrested after allegedly breaking a woman’s arm. Mariano Mesa was arrested around 2 a.m. Thursday. When deputies arrived at the Long Valley home, a woman …

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Arraignment continued to check criminal past (11)

July 21, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A Reno man’s arraignment was continued for a week on Monday so his lawyer could look into his criminal history. Robert Jorgenson, 34, was arrested on a …

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State challenges ruling tossing murder conviction (12)

July 21, 2015 — 

A Douglas County man may face a rehearing after a federal judge tossed out his conviction and life sentence for a murder committed 20 years ago.Peter Quinn Elvik, 34, was …

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Gardnerville Ranchos man denied diversion (13)

July 19, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos man had his request for diversion denied on a possession of a controlled substance charge. Daniel Duckworth, 33, was placed on probation for no more than three …

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Man sent to prison after third failed diversion (14)

July 19, 2015 — 

A California man who had been given two opportunities at a diversion program was sent to prison after his third attempt.Joel Grosskopf, 28, was sentenced to 12-32 months in prison …

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Lake Tahoe neighborhood ‘angry and horrified’ with bear’s fatal shooting (update) (15)

July 15, 2015 — 

State wildlife authorities are investigating if man acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a young black bear near Pioneer Trail at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore late Thursday.California Department …

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Trial set in Chichester burglaries (16)

July 13, 2015 — 

A California man denied he burglarized Chichester homes, and asked for a new attorney on Monday.A three-day trial was set for Sept. 8 for Christopher Bernal, 22, who pleaded innocent …

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Reward offered in window breaking (17)

July 8, 2015 — 

The public’s assistance is being sought in identifying whomever was responsible in two instances of destruction of property in the Gardnerville Ranchos. During the early morning hours on June 2, …

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Briefcase prompts visit from bomb squad (18)

July 8, 2015 — 

A briefcase left against a wall at the Minden Starbucks resulted in a response from the Tahoe-Douglas Bomb Squad on Sunday.Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded at about 3:40 p.m., and …

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Gardnerville man pleads guilty to theft (19)

July 8, 2015 — 

A Stateline man admitted to taking his grandmother’s car and then ditching it after she called the police. Zachary McClure, 20, was arrested June 15 after abandoning his grandmother’s 2003 …

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Deliquent fathers admit failing to support children (20)

July 7, 2015 — 

Two men who owe thousands in back child support pleaded guilty in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.Patrick McKinnon, 58, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to support his …

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