Victim says man grabbed wallet

A Gardnerville woman reported Wednesday that a man grabbed a wallet out of her hand as she walked toward her vehicle at McDonald's.

The woman said the theft occurred at noon. She said she was returning to her car when the suspect walked up, snatched her wallet and ran toward the housing development behind the Minden restaurant.

She said the wallet contained $250 cash, her Social Security card and casino gaming cards.

The victim described the suspect as 16-25 years old, light-skinned, thin build, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, unshaven, wearing a black jacket and black knit cap.

n The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported 41 contacts for domestic violence Dec. 2-16.

There were 17 verbal domestic contacts, 10 arrests for domestic battery including nine adults and one juvenile, one arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, one arrest for destruction of property and child endangerment, eight referrals to the district attorney for review; one referral for an arrest warrant, one referral to East Fork Justice Court for an alternative sentencing violation and one unsubstantiated battery.

Thirty-one juveniles were involved in domestic violence contacts including one juvenile suspect in a verbal dispute and three juvenile suspects in domestic battery. Twenty-seven juveniles witnessed domestic violence.

The Family Support Council assisted 10 applicants for protection orders through East Fork Justice Court. Three requests for temporary restraining orders were approved, one denied and two pending a hearing.

One request was approved of an anti-stalking and harassment order with two denials and one pending a hearing.

Connie Richardson, Douglas County Sheriff's Office domestic violence prevention coordinator, said the average for adult contacts is 12-18 for this time of year.

The average range for children witnessing domestic violence is 5-10 per week with juvenile suspects at 0-2 per week.


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