Fourth busy for law enforcement

Staff Reports

Douglas County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tom Mezzetta said deputies were busy with calls for service over the holiday.

"We were fairly busy this year. There were calls for disorderly conduct, domestics, a lot of issues involving consumption of alcohol - minors consuming. There were a few fireworks violations," Mezzetta said Thursday.

"It was not the quietest of years, but at the same time, there was nothing major," he said.

Most of the calls for service originated at Lake Tahoe, he said.

"Incidents at Nevada Beach and Zephyr Cove kept our officers busy," he said. "I understand the traffic was just horrendous."

He said there were four arrests for disturbing the peace, two arrests for assault and battery, two arrests for domestic battery, and arrests following traffic stops and for trespassing.

"With the exception of disturbing the peace arrests, it looks like an average weekend, but this was not a weekend," Mezzetta said.

Deputies were called to an address in the 1400 block of Grendon Way in Chichester Estates at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a fight in progress.

A dozen people, between the ages of 23-36 were questioned and a 32-year-old Gardnerville man was taken into custody for obstruction of justice after he scuffled with deputies.

Officers did not observe a fight when they arrived at the scene.

A 35-year-old Kingston Way man was cited for fireworks after a deputy responding to a complaint heard loud pops as he approached the residence in the 1200 block.

He said the man admitted he had fireworks and turned over a box of 66 firecrackers. The deputy said the box originally contained 100 firecrackers.

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