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Sacramento man encouraged to do better (1)

October 20, 2014 — 

A California man was encouraged to take more initiative in regards to his deferred sentence Monday. Julian Philipp, 24, was placed on probation for possession of a controlled substance for …

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Douglas County getting warrants for blood draws (2)

October 18, 2014 — 

Procedures to obtain a warrant for a nonconsensual blood draw in DUI cases have been in place in Douglas County since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constituted a search. …

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Two injured in Thursday BlueGo bus accident (3)

October 17, 2014 — 

Two people were injured in an accident at Highway 395 and Airport Road 6:40 a.m. Thursday. BlueGo Bus driver John Thomas O’Connor, 71, was southbound on Highway 395 turning onto …

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Couple in custody in vehicle burglaries (4)

October 17, 2014 — 

A Chico, Calif., couple was arrested on Thursday in relation to four smash and grab vehicle burglaries in Carson Valley. Lisa Vantine, 32, and Jacob Donovan, 35, were taken into …

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‘Elvis wig’ robber sought in Indian Hills (5)

October 16, 2014 — 

A reward is being offered for information leading to an armed man wearing an Elvis wig, who robbed the Carson Country Market in Indian Hills 8 p.m. Thursday. Described as …

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Felony drug charge dismissed (6)

October 15, 2014 — 

A felony charge was dismissed against a Gardnerville Ranchos man who admitted to a misdemeanor drug charge in East Fork Justice Court on Monday. James David Goldberg, 56, admitted to …

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Alleged wanted felon arrested at gunpoint in Indian Hills (7)

October 14, 2014 — 

A man who called 911 and threatened a gunbattle with deputies was arrested at gunpoint in Indian Hills on Monday afternoon. Richard James Newell, 39, is being held in Douglas …

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Man gets 10-25 years in shooting death (8)

October 13, 2014 — 

An elderly Fish Springs man was sentenced Tuesday to 10-25 years in prison in the Nov. 21, 2013, shooting death of caretaker Catherine Mary Costanza. The sentence amounted to life …

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Man will sit out sentence for trashing house (9)

October 11, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man, who was convicted of wrecking a home where he was staying last Christmas, will likely spend this Christmas in jail. Roman Fanter, 26, appeared in East Fork …

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Deputies search for Nugget theft suspect (10)

October 9, 2014 — 

Carson Sheriffs deputies are looking for the man who allegedly stole tokens from the Carson Nugget on Monday morning. The man made his way to the center of an island …

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Woman to await sentencing in jail (11)

October 8, 2014 — 

A woman who admitted smoking methamphetamine with a 15-year-old was ordered held without bail on Tuesday until her Dec. 9 sentencing after she violated the conditions of her release. Katelyn …

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Douglas murderer dies in prison (12)

October 1, 2014 — 

On Wednesday, death caught up with the man who kidnapped, robbed and murdered a California Real Estate agent at Lake Tahoe a quarter century ago. John Colwell, 67, died of …

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Gardnerville man held in sexual assault of child (13)

October 1, 2014 — 

If allegations of sexual assault and lewdness with a minor are proven against a Gardnerville man, he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. Miguel Briones Gutierrez, …

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Former officer guilty of misdemeanor in Ashley Browder’s death (14)

September 30, 2014 — 

A former Albuquerque police officer was found guilty of two counts of careless driving in the death of Carson Valley resident Ashley Browder. Sgt. Adam Casaus, was found guilty on …

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Federal grand jury indicts Gardnerville resident (15)

September 27, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges that he submitted fraudulent reimbursement claims and made false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. …

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Bishop bank embezzler sentenced to 30 months (16)

September 24, 2014 — 

A Bridgeport woman was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay back $315,000 she embezzled from the Eastern Sierra Community Bank. Roxanna Foley, 53, was sentenced …

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Olive Garden brandisher gets up to 11 years prison (17)

September 23, 2014 — 

A man who brandished a pistol at the Carson City Olive Garden last summer was sentenced to spend up to 11 years in prison. David Paul Lane, 57, pulled a …

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Third sentenced in Gardnerville burglary case (18)

September 23, 2014 — 

A California man, who was arrested as the result of the investigation into a June 4 burglary, was sent to prison for 13-48 months on Monday David Herrera, 29, was …

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Woman released on five years probation (19)

September 19, 2014 — 

A Woodfords woman was sentenced to 14-36 months in prison but placed on probation for five years for possession of a controlled substance. Kelly Meahan, 46, was arrested July 3 …

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California man sentenced to eight years in prison (20)

September 19, 2014 — 

A 23-year-old Coleville man was ordered to serve 8-20 years in prison Tuesday after he admitted to attempted sexual assault on a child under the age of 16. Colton Ward’s …

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