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Man denies guilt in Tahoe stabbing (1)

December 17, 2014 — 

A jury trial was set for May in the case of a San Francisco man who is denying a charge of battery with a deadly weapon in a July 5 …

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California woman awaits prison sentence (2)

December 16, 2014 — 

A California woman admitted to having more than four grams of methamphetamine in her possession during a traffic stop. Tiffany Benton, 43, was arrested Oct. 4 when deputies pulled a …

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Vandals break windows in Minden (3)

December 15, 2014 — 

Several reports of vandals throwing heavy objects through windows early on Friday morning are under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokesman, Sgt. Pat Brooks, said one of …

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Gardnerville shooter gets four months for probation violation (4)

December 10, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man was ordered to serve four months in jail after admitting he had an addiction to prescription pills. Bryce Askay, 24, was placed on probation for discharging a …

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Man faces life sentence in sexual assault on child (5)

December 9, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man faces life in prison after he admitted Tuesday to having sex with an 11-year-old girl. Miguel Briones Gutierrez, 34, appeared in Douglas County District Court where he …

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Probation absconder sentenced to prison (6)

December 9, 2014 — 

A 23-year-old Minden man was sent to prison for leaving the state while on probation. Robert Schwoerer was arrested Dec. 1 in Stockton, Calif., after he fled from probation officers …

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Police officer gets 90 days in Browder death (7)

December 5, 2014 — 

The police officer responsible for the traffic death of Carson Valley National Guardswoman Ashley Browder received the maximum sentence on Friday. Former Albuquerque police Sgt. Adam Casaus received 90 days …

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Sentencing continued in assault case (8)

December 5, 2014 — 

Sentencing was continued for a Reno man who severely injured a stranger by hitting him in the back of the head with a bottle at a Stateline nightclub. Adam M. …

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Indian Hills man receives deferred sentence, counseling (9)

November 28, 2014 — 

An Indian Hills man received a deferred sentence and ordered to complete drug court as well as counseling instead of go to jail Tuesday. Keith Curtis, 35, admitted to conspiracy …

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Tips to avoid holiday scams (10)

November 28, 2014 — 

Local and regional law enforcement are warning residents of multiple scams going around in the area. A Carson Valley woman called The Record-Courier earlier this week about an email scam …

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Suspected smash and grabber remains out on bail (11)

November 25, 2014 — 

A Chico, Calif., woman associated with the October smash and grab vehicle burglaries was allowed to remain out on bail on Monday. Lisa Vantine, 32, was released from custody last …

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Gardnerville man released on bond in October casino takeover (12)

November 22, 2014 — 

A former Douglas County deputy has turned himself in to Madera County authorities and been released, according to a report broadcast by a Reno television station. KTVN-TV reported 38-year-old Brian …

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Minden fugitive in custody (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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