Rock 'n' roll memorabilia reported stolen

Autographs, ticket stubs, guitar picks and backstage passes from rock 'n' roll legends Kiss, ZZ Top, Van Halen and other groups were reported missing from a home in the 1400 block of James Road.

The victim estimated the loss at $8,000.

The items also included drum sticks, autographed photos and guitar strings.

According to the victim, the memorabilia had been arranged in shadow boxes by group.

Other artists in the collection included Ted Nugent, Motley Crue and Fleetwood Mac.

The victim moved to Las Vegas in November and left the items in the house which is up for rent.

The victim also reported $250 worth of pool balls missing.

A neighbor reported the burglary April 6.

n A Gardnerville woman was charged with driving under the influence after she fled deputies and Winhaven residents upset because she allegedly drove over their lawns.

Nikki Wilhelm, 39, is to appear in court April 19.

She was charged with driving under the influence with one prior and with a blood-alcohol content of more than the legal limit of .08.

A deputy responding to the call was alerted to the woman as she tried to flee the Minden subdivision.

The officer said she sped out on the wrong side of the road at a dangerous speed, driving on the sidewalk.

She refused to stop after the deputy activated his lights and he blocked her vehicle.

The deputy said she sat in her locked vehicle and when she finally emerged, was so intoxicated she couldn't stand up.

The deputy said he couldn't understand a word she said.

Her blood alcohol tested at .260, more than three times the legal limit.

Records indicate Wilhelm has four prior DUIs, but only one within the last seven years.

n Probation was revoked Monday for a 20-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man who admitted drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and ingesting morphine.

Kirk Fliegel was arrested when deputies went to a residence to investigate a fight. He was charged with an alternative sentencing violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and minor consuming.

"Do you have a death wish?" East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl asked at Fliegel's arraignment Monday.

"You're drunk, you're smoking dope, and you're eating morphine. You're not going to see you're 25th birthday," EnEarl said.

EnEarl ordered Fliegel jailed until he can be admitted to an in-patient drug treatment program.

He continued sentencing on the new charges until Fliegel completes rehabilitation.

n A 48-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man is to appear in East Fork Justice Court on May 3, charged with driving under the influence after a deputy advised him not to drive.

Raymond Miller was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or more, driving without insurance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was pulled over at Highway 395 and Ironwood, accompanied by his girlfriend, whose blood-alcohol content was above the legal limit, and his 10-year-old son.

According to court documents, a deputy had been called to Miller's address earlier in the day. Miller reportedly told him he was headed to a family dinner in Carson City. But the deputy said Miller had a strong order of alcohol about him and told him not to drive.

A few minutes after the deputy left, he observed Miller behind the wheel of his vehicle at the intersection of Highway 88 and Waterloo Lane.

He followed the vehicle to Ironwood and initiated a traffic stop.

Miller's blood-alcohol content was .16, twice the legal limit for driving, according to a preliminary breath test.

Miller claimed he was permitted to use medical marijuana.

The boy was picked up by his mother, with whom Miller has joint custody.

"What do you think is going to happen to visitation and custody?" asked East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl at Miller's arraignment Monday.

"I hope to straighten it out," Miller said. "I do want him. He wants to live with me."

EnEarl released Miller on house arrest, subject to search and seizure and random testing for drugs and alcohol. He also ordered him to get rid of the marijuana.


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