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Suspected drug related explosion causes damage to apartment (1)

May 22, 2015 — 

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- A suspected small honey oil lab, a substance made from marijuana plants, caused a minor explosion that blew out the windows of an apartment in a …

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Eldorado sheriff’s deputy arrested on drug charges (2)

May 20, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1300 block of Centerville Road for a reported domestic dispute that resulted in an arrest of an Eldorado County Sheriff’s Deputy. On …

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Court throws out 1995 conviction of 14-year-old (3)

May 12, 2015 — 

The Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco has upheld the district court order granting a new trial in a 20-year-old Carson City murder case.Peter Quinn Elvik was just 14 when …

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Man who sued county in custody for DUI (4)

May 7, 2015 — 

A man who sued the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for use of excessive force in an Aug. 22, 2009, arrest is in custody on a charge of felony driving under …

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Video game theft leads to real-life trouble (5)

May 5, 2015 — 

The theft of $1,439 in video games, including 10 copies of “Grand Theft Auto,” resulted in two people admitting to grand larceny on Tuesday.Darcie Green, 29, and James B. Cook, …

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Reno man gets probation for burglary (6)

May 5, 2015 — 

A Reno man was granted probation instead of prison because of half a dozen letters in support of his drug recovery. Daniel Houser, 37, was granted probation instead of a …

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Douglas County hires code enforcement officer (7)

May 4, 2015 — 

Douglas County has hired Patrick Kieva to fill the vacant code enforcement officer position. The upcoming warm weather provides the ideal time for everyone to do a spring cleaning to …

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Parolee heads back to prison (8)

April 30, 2015 — 

A parolee, who was arrested in January for driving under the influence and showing a relative’s ID, is expected to spend up to four years in prison.Samantha Henry, 28, was …

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Man gets probation for bottle bombs (9)

April 29, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos man was ordered to complete Mental Health Court so he can be monitored to take his medications.Michael Tom, 29, pleaded guilty in January to one count of …

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Minden psychic granted probation (10)

April 29, 2015 — 

A Minden woman will spend 65 days in jail for taking $700 in exchange for a psychic marital problem resolution.Helen “Madam Helena” Welch, 65, was placed on probation for three …

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Court date set in death of infant (11)

April 24, 2015 — 

The father of a 2-month-old girl could go on trial after a judge ruled on Friday there was sufficient evidence the child was killed by a blow to the head. …

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Department looking for attempted Walmart theft suspect (12)

April 24, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public for help in locating a man accused of attempted theft. On March 18, at 7:03 p.m., a male suspect tried to …

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High tech peeper receives life sentence (13)

April 23, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man received a sentence of up to life in prison for video-taping neighborhood girls in their bathroom. Michael Joseph Donovan, 56, admitted to making videos of children, focusing …

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Gardnerville man faces prison for third DUI (14)

April 21, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man admitted to driving under the influence for a third time in court Monday. Sean Down, 46, admitted after getting in a fight with his wife he had …

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Sentencing in Tahoe murder Monday (15)

April 17, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — Sentencing in the Feb. 23, 2014, shooting death of Lake Tahoe resident Harry Leibel is scheduled for Monday.Tatiana Leibel, 51, was convicted Feb. 5, 2015, of shooting …

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$36,000 child support lapse results in prison sentence (16)

April 13, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man, who has been on probation since July 2012, was ordered to prison on Monday for failing to support his two children.Steven Alumbaugh, 50, was sent to prison …

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Sexual assault charge upheld (17)

April 10, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A sexual assault charge was upheld against a Gardnerville Ranchos man, who’s denying he attacked a co-worker in March. The 17-year-old victim testified that Jose Clemente, 19, …

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Female drug traffickers sent to prison (18)

April 10, 2015 — 

Two women arrested in separate drug trafficking cases in January were sent to prison on Tuesday.South Lake Tahoe resident Cassondra Maskaly, 26, was sentenced to 2-5 years after she admitted …

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Wreck leads to DUI arrest (19)

April 9, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville woman was arrested after she drove her vehicle into a ditch along Pinenut Road.The wreck was reported at about 7:15 p.m. near Windmill. When the deputy arrived, he …

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Gardnerville man sent to prison for probation violation (20)

April 8, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man will spend 12-30 months in prison after he collected another felony while on probation. Cahner Yews, 21, had his probation revoked after giving deputies a fake ID …

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