Man held in attempted assault

A 40-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man was jailed on $103,000 bail, charged with attempted sexual assault and domestic battery.

Ismael Pacheco was arrested July 30 after the alleged victim screamed for her daughter to call 911.

When deputies arrived, Pacheco was attempting to leave and failed to follow a command to show his hand, so the deputy drew his weapon.

Pacheco finally complied and a search turned up two knives.

Pacheco is set to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday. The Roeser law firm was appointed to represent him.

n A 37-year-old Gardnerville man was jailed Aug. 1 on $25,000 bail charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

David Gerard Range was accused by the alleged victim of threatening him with a knife after he and the suspect's girlfriend disappeared twice into the bathroom of a mobile home where they were watching movies.

Deputies said the suspect, his girlfriend, the subject and his mother had been drinking and watching videos.

The victim and the suspect's girlfriend followed each other into the bathroom twice. When the suspect reportedly pulled a knife, the victim said he feared he would be stabbed.

n A California couple was arrested Aug. 2 and jailed on $10,000 bail each, charged with possession of stolen property.

Steven James Martinoni, 49, of Sacramento and Cynthia Markham, 47, of Orangevale, Calif., were stopped following a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Deputies said the pickup truck was carrying license plates from a 1983 Mercedes sedan.

The woman reportedly told deputies she had just purchased the vehicle and didn't have the paperwork.

A search of the vehicle identification number revealed that the truck had been stolen July 20 in Sacramento.

n A third suspect in a north Douglas County burglary ring was arrested Aug. 1 and jailed on $50,000 bail nearly two months after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Fred Santens Jr., 23, was charged with four counts of vehicle burglary and two counts of residential burglary.

He is to appear in court Aug. 9.

Co-defendant Eric Rangel is serving 10 years in Nevada State Prison in connection with a dozen burglaries that took place in December and January.

Kathlene C. Pierson, 21, of Carson City, pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglary. She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine at her sentencing Sept. 12.

Pierson also is responsible for $16,000-$17,000 restitution.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the fourth suspect, 26-year-old Ryan Pabor.

The four reportedly were responsible for four residential and eight vehicle burglaries in the Johnson Lane area in December and January. Several other attempts were thwarted by alert neighbors.

Investigators were lead to Rangel in January by a 57-year-old Johnson Lane woman who had been checking vehicles in shopping center parking lots for her stolen handicap parking sign.

They were led to Rangel's trailer at Silver City RV Park after the victim spotted the permit in Rangel's vehicle at Target.

n Two vehicle break-ins were reported July 31 at Sunridge Golf Course.

Both victims said they parked their cars at the golf course at 9:30 a.m. and when they returned at 2 p.m., windows were shattered.

One victim reported a gold watch, sunglasses and other items were missing worth $750.

The second victim lost a $1,500 gold and diamond ring, a garage door opener and vehicle registration.

n A 45-year-old Gardnerville woman was jailed on $50,000 bail after she tried to cash bogus checks at Rite-Aid on July 30.

According to reports, Claire Arthur is accused of passing checks worth $3,000 at Rite-Aid stores in Gardnerville, Carson City and Reno.

They also found stolen checks in her purse.

She was charged with burglary and uttering a forged instrument.

Arthur is to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Aug. 9.

n The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported 43 contacts for domestic violence July 19-Aug. 1.

There were 27 contacts for verbal domestics, 12 arrests for domestic battery, six referrals to the District Attorney for review or prosecution, two referrals to the District Attorney for review for violations of temporary protection orders, four referrals to the District Attorney for arrest warrants, and one referral to East Fork Justice Court for a temporary protection order review.

Twenty juveniles witnessed domestic violence and three juveniles were suspects in domestic verbals. One juvenile was referred to the District Attorney for review or prosecution and one juvenile was arrested for domestic battery for a total of 25 juvenile contacts.

The Family Support Council submitted seven requests for East Fork Justice Court for temporary restraining orders with seven approvals. Three requests were submitted for anti-stalking and harassment orders with two approvals and one denial.

Connie Richardson, sheriff's office domestic violence prevention coordinator, said the average range for this time of year for domestic violence contacts is 14-16 per week.

The average number of children witnessing domestic violence is 9-11 per week with juvenile suspects at 0-2 per week.


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