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Prescription drug roundup Saturday (1)

April 22, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Douglas County Partnership of Community Resources, the East Fork Fire & Paramedic District Walmart and Walgreens, is conducting a prescription drug …

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Trial set for Leibel shooting (2)

April 22, 2014 — 

A Round Hill woman, who claimed her husband committed suicide, pleaded not guilty Monday to open murder with use of a firearm. District Judge Michael Gibbons set an eight-day trial …

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Gomez attorney seeks global resolution (3)

April 17, 2014 — 

Criminal proceedings against ex-fugitive David Gomez have been continued for one month while his attorney seeks a global resolution of multiple charges facing the 31-year-old Gardnerville man. Attorney Dennis Cameron …

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Ex-coach banned from youth sports (4)

April 17, 2014 — 

A former soccer coach pleaded no contest Wednesday to a battery charge against a referee, and was banned from coaching youth sports for two years. In addition, East Fork Justice …

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Final crowbar burglar gets prison (5)

April 17, 2014 — 

A 44-year-old South Lake Tahoe man, who had hoped for probation, was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 66 months in prison for his role in a series of burglaries. …

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Looking for volunteers to assist vulnerable residents (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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’ (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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