$3,000 in construction equipment stolen

A project manager for Central Sierra Construction reported Nov. 13 that someone took equipment worth more than $3,000 from a construction site in the 2400 block of Precision in Minden.

He said the equipment was locked up when workers left Nov. 11, but missing when they returned Nov. 13.

Stolen were two air compressors worth $2,000, a $600 power cord, $700 temporary power box and 20 gallons of gasoline siphoned from a truck.

n Two Apple computer towers were found on the sidewalk in the 600 block of Joette on Nov. 14.

The resident said the towers were discarded in his yard late Nov. 11 and he moved them to the sidewalk in hopes that someone would recognize them and claim the equipment.

n A resident of an apartment in the 3500 block of Vista Grande reported a break-in Nov. 13 and the loss of video games and computer equipment worth nearly $1,800.

The 19-year-old victim said he came home to discover a door kicked open and items missing from an upstairs gameroom.

He said a laptop computer, Xbox and PlayStation 2 were missing.

n A 48-year-old Gardnerville woman was jailed Nov. 13 on $28,000 bail accused of kicking a sheriff's sergeant in the chest who came to her residence on a domestic battery call.

Karen Lynn Christianson was jailed on allegations of battery on a police officer and domestic battery in connection with the incident.

Christianson denied the battery, but said she and her boyfriend had been drinking and arguing. She said she became upset when her two dogs ran out of the apartment.

Deputies said the apartment was in shambles with broken glass, scattered candy and an upside down bowl in the living room.

The male victim said the suspect allegedly threw the bowl striking him in the head and hit him with the gate after the dogs got out.

When deputies arrested Christianson, she struggled, screaming and shouting obscenities.

She reportedly kicked the sergeant in the chest as he placed her in the patrol car.

Deputies said she continued her tirade on the way to jail, but calmed down inside.

n The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported 29 contacts for domestic violence Nov. 1-14.

There were 15 verbal domestics, one referral to the District Attorney for review or prosecution, and 11 arrests for domestic battery including two juveniles for battery against a family member.

Two juveniles were suspects in a verbal domestic and four juveniles witnessed domestic violence. One juvenile was a domestic battery victim.

The Family Support Council submitted five requests to East Fork Justice Court for temporary restraining orders with five approvals.

Two requests were approved for anti-stalking and harassment orders .

Connie Richardson, sheriff's department domestic violence prevention coordinator, said the average range for contacts is 12-14 per week this time of year.

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


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