July 4 arrest activity typical for holiday

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to 14 complaints of illegal fireworks in Carson Valley over the Fourth of July holiday.

The sheriff's office also had two reports of driving under the influence in Carson Valley and four DUI calls at Lake Tahoe.

The day's activities included four reports of accidents in Carson Valley and eight at the Lake. There were nine suspicious-person reports in Carson Valley and three at the Lake.

"The day shift was quiet, but as the sun set, alcohol and stupidity kicked in among some," said Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Mezzetta.

Mezzetta said four-officer foot patrols at the beach and the casino core helped quell problems before trouble started.

Deputies responded to four reports of disturbing the peace in the Valley and four at the Lake.

There were three reports of juvenile problems in the Valley and one at the Lake, one battery in Carson Valley, two at Lake Tahoe.

The sheriff's office responded to two suicide attempts in the Valley and one burglary report at Lake Tahoe.

n The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported 16 contacts for domestic violence June 28-July 4.

There were 12 verbal domestics with two referrals to the District Attorney for review or prosecution, one referral for an arrest warrant and one referral to the District Attorney for information and follow-up.

Four juveniles witnessed domestic violence.

The Family Support Council submitted three requests to East Fork Justice Court 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 contacts is 14-16 per week for this time frame. She said 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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