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South Lake man faces charge for false ID manufacture

September 21, 2017 — A South Lake Tahoe man allegedly found with equipment used to manufacture false identities and documents is being held on more than $200,000 bail. Ray Brashears, 33, was arrested after he was stopped by Douglas County deputies at 9 p.m. Tuesday. According to the sheriff's […]

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2 arrested for DUI

September 21, 2017 — Two men were arrested on suspicion of DUI charges. A 59-year-old Gardnerville man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and failure to maintain a lane after deputies responded to reports of a reckless driver at Highway 395 and Topsy Lane 9:10 p.m. Monday. Deputies located […]

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Sex with underage girl earns man 5-year sentence

September 21, 2017 — A Gardnerville man received a five-year prison sentence on Tuesday after he admitted to a charge of statutory sexual assault. Fredrick L. Clark, 54, will be eligible for parole after serving a quarter of his sentence in the case that involved a 13-year-old girl. According […]

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Argument over movie results in battery arrest

September 19, 2017 — A Gardnerville man was arrested after hitting two victims over a movie. David R. Bratcher, 29, was arrested Friday after deputies responded to reports of a domestic dispute near the 1300 block of Cahi Circle. Reports said that Bratcher was in a vehicle with the […]

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Two admit involvement in rash of vehicle burglaries in Stateline

September 19, 2017 — Two involved in a number of vehicle burglaries admitted guilt in court Monday. Carlos O. Barragan, 29, of Mexico, and Alisha N. Collum, 28, of South Lake Tahoe both pleaded guilty in their roles in a string of burglaries at the Mont Bleu and Hard […]

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Man on suspended sentence arrested

September 12, 2017 — A Gardnerville Ranchos man on probation for attempted burglary was taken into custody on Saturday after residents said he appeared to be casing their homes. Joshua G. Gutierrez, 25, was found driving through Pleasantview in a bronze Safari van. He was stopped after he failed […]

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Prison for woman in robbery at gunpoint

September 12, 2017 — A Gardnerville woman was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for her involvement in a violent robbery last December. Stacy R. Conti-Salway, 35, was sentenced in court Monday despite tearful pleas to the judge to grant her probation. "I made a horrible decision … to […]

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Reported Texas parole absconder arrested in Gardnerville Ranchos

September 11, 2017 — An alleged parole absconder from Texas was arrested in the Gardnerville Ranchos on Saturday after he attempted to elude deputies on a bicycle. Jerimiah Brown, 36, was spotted by a patrol deputy riding the bicycle west on Riverview Drive. The deputy became suspicious when Brown […]

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Loud radio results in rolling battery

September 7, 2017 — A Gardnerville man was arrested Sunday when a fight about the radio volume turned physical. The 35-year-old was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery after deputies responded to reports of a fight in a vehicle near the 900 block of Dresslerville Road. According to reports, […]

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Dayton man admits being burglary lookout

September 7, 2017 — One of the men involved in a rash of residential burglaries in Western Nevada pleaded guilty in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. Farron R. Cook, 27, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to one charge of felony attempted burglary for acting as the lookout in a […]

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Gardnerville man faces 45 years in child sex exploitation charges

September 5, 2017 — A Gardnerville man faces a minimum of 45 years in prison after he admitted to federal charges that he took explicit images of children in a Gardnerville childcare facility restroom. Stephan DeGraffenreid, 26, pleaded guilty this week to charges of child sexual exploitation. The facility […]

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Authorities issue new Stateline robbery photos

September 1, 2017 — Authorities hope new pictures will help identify the two men responsible in an assualt and robbery that occurred Aug. 13 at Harrah's in Stateline. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office released three new photos of the men they suspect were involved in the early morning assault […]

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Stateline burglaries prompt warning to lock doors

September 1, 2017 — A rash of vehicle burglaries over the past week have prompted a warning to Stateline residents to lock up their homes and vehicles. There have been 13 attempted burglaries and burglaries with losses, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Spokeswoman Sgt. Bernadette Smith. "The crimes began […]

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Football injury won’t keep drunk driver out of prison

August 31, 2017 — A Gardnerville man tried to claim in court Tuesday that concussions from a lengthy football career are what caused him to drive drunk. William K. Tinlin, 67, was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison for felony DUI. Tinlin was arrested Dec. 5, 2016, after deputies […]

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Pair faces life sentences in abuse of toddler

August 31, 2017 — A man and woman are facing multiple life sentences on charges of sexual assault and child pornography with a 3-year-old girl after they were indicted by the Douglas County grand jury on Wednesday. Indian Hills resident Ciro Camacho III, 33, and Los Angeles resident Umi […]

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Stateline man gets up to 5 years for felony DUI

August 25, 2017 — A Stateline man received 2-5 years in prison for driving under the influence with a prior conviction on Tuesday. Scott O. Newman, 57, has felony DUI convictions from 2009 and 2013, according to the courts. He was arrested in September 2016 with a .2 blood […]

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Minden man appeals battery sentence

August 24, 2017 — An appeal is pending in the case of a Minden man who allegedly admitted a charge of battery causing substantial bodily harm. Joseph R. Chafin, 24, allegedly broke another man's leg during an early morning brawl in downtown Gardnerville. Prosecutor Erik Levin said Chafin was […]

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Instagram post leads deputies to Mono County graffiti artist

August 24, 2017 — A Bridgeport woman is facing felony vandalism charges after she allegedly posted her work to Instagram on Tuesday. Lorena Holdaway, 21, was arrested on Wednesday after Mono County employees found the entire wall of the Bridgeport ballfields bathroom had been painted with the words Digit […]

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Ski pass trio sentenced

August 22, 2017 — The trio involved in selling fraudulent ski passes last year were granted probation in court Monday. Angelo R. Bosen, 25, of South Lake Tahoe; Tim E. Jacobsen, 22, of Minden; and Mark Graham, 21, of Gardnerville, were all arrested after authorities discovered they were stealing […]

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Hit and run lands man in jail on multiple charges

August 22, 2017 — A Mound House man was arrested on hit and run charges following a multi-vehicle accident on Aug. 14. Trevor A Loyd, 45, was arrested on hit and run with injury, driving with a suspended license, no insurance and no registration. Deputies responded to reports of […]

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