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Looking for volunteers to assist vulnerable residents (1)

April 11, 2014 — 

Coordinator John Giomi is recruiting a new class of volunteer advocates to protect Douglas County’s elderly and disabled from abuse and exploitation. Classes begin April 29 for Special Advocates For …

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Douglas DA drops charges in Carson case (2)

April 10, 2014 — 

Murder solicitation charges have been dropped against a former state worker. Todd Robben will be released from Carson City Jail, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson announced on Thursday. Robben …

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Suspect accused of third offense DUI (3)

April 10, 2014 — 

A 49-year-old Johnson Lane woman with two prior convictions for driving under the influence was arrested Saturday on suspicion of a third offense, a felony. Deputies were called to the …

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Man accused of exploiting 90-year-old (4)

April 10, 2014 — 

A 43-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates man is facing several felony charges after authorities say he attempted to convince his 90-year-old employer to adopt him. Anthony Edward Kochanowski is set for …

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Gomez set for another hearing (5)

April 10, 2014 — 

Ex-felon David Gomez said he expected to retain a lawyer who would be able to appear on his behalf at a hearing Friday. Gomez, 31, is being held in Douglas …

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Pedestrian suspected of intoxication (6)

April 4, 2014 — 

A 46-year-old woman who completed a diversion program designed to keep drunk drivers out of prison was arrested Thursday on an allegation of being a drunk pedestrian. Brandi Smith of …

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Preliminary hearing delayed in 81-year-old’s trial (7)

April 4, 2014 — 

A preliminary hearing for an 81-year-old man accused of murder has been delayed until April 25. Melvin Norlund appeared Friday in East Fork Justice Court with his court-appointed attorney, Kris …

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Gomez held in Douglas jail without bail (8)

April 3, 2014 — 

Six months after ex-felon David Gomez slipped out of the courthouse prior to arraignment, he was back in Douglas County Jail, held without bail. Gomez, 31, was returned to Douglas …

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Leaving behind ‘heaven on earth’ (9)

April 2, 2014 — 

Steve Mokrohisky is confident he is leaving Douglas County in good hands. The county manager’s final day is April 11. County commissioners were to consider Thursday approval of an interim …

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Man sent to prison to complete sentence (10)

April 1, 2014 — 

Probation was revoked Monday for a 42-year-old Gardnerville man with a lengthy criminal history who told the judge he “just couldn’t hack it on probation,” and wanted to serve his …

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Pit bull in hotel room leads to arrest (11)

April 1, 2014 — 

Bail is $125,000 for a Stateline man accused of committing a felony while awaiting trial on a number of drug charges. District Judge Michael Gibbons raised bail for Adrian Leokel …

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Deferred sentencing in barbershop break-in (12)

April 1, 2014 — 

Sentencing was deferred Tuesday for a 19-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man who admitted breaking into his father’s barbershop, and stealing cash and firearms to support his drug habit. District Judge Tod …

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Prison sentence in battery (13)

April 1, 2014 — 

A 46-year-old California man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison after he admitted beating a woman so severely she has permanent damage to her eyesight. Scotchilyn Pfalz pleaded …

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Judge: Stop booze or face life (14)

March 28, 2014 — 

A 32-year-old Dayton man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in Nevada state prison for his second conviction of felony drunk driving. District Judge Michael Gibbons told Justin Reid he …

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Sex offender returned to prison (15)

March 28, 2014 — 

A sex offender was sentenced Monday to five years in Nevada state prison after he admitted violating terms of his court-ordered lifetime supervision. District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced Frank Pepper, …

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Murder suspect heads to district court (16)

March 28, 2014 — 

Murder suspect Nicole Followill is to appear April 14 for arraignment on a charge of open murder after she was bound over to Douglas District Court following a preliminary hearing …

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Sister charged with aiding fugitive Gomez (17)

March 26, 2014 — 

The sister of a Douglas County man arrested in California after eluding capture for several months has been charged with a gross misdemeanor for allegedly aiding and abetting her brother. …

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Restaurant burglar sent to prison (18)

March 25, 2014 — 

A 21-year-old Gardnerville man, who admitted burglarizing three Carson Valley restaurants, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in Nevada state prison. District Judge Tod Young told Lee M. Lawson he …

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Suspended prison term in battery (19)

March 25, 2014 — 

A 39-year-old Gardnerville man was sentenced Monday to five years probation, including 30 days in Douglas County Jail, for his part in an altercation a year ago involving his wife …

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Fugitive captured after K-9 bites arm (20)

March 24, 2014 — 

Fugitive David Gomez, one of Douglas County’s most wanted felons, was captured Friday in Antioch, Calif., after he was bitten by a K-9 service dog while trying to elude arrest. …

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