Woman finds bullet hole in home

A Gardnerville Ranchos woman reported finding a bullet hole in her window. The bullet was one of five that hit the side of her house while she was away. She didn't notice the damage until Nov. 5.

The bullet appeared to be a .22 caliber and passed through the window, blinds, and into the bathroom and a closet before finally being stopped by a wall.

The shots appeared to have been fired from the road.

A Minden resident reported that she received a phone call from a man claiming to be her grandson on Nov. 6.

The man said he was in trouble, and needed her to send some money to Ottawa, Canada.

The woman said she didn't recognize the man's voice as that of her grandson and told him she was calling her daughter. The man then hung up.

When she checked on her grandson, he was neither in trouble, nor in jail in Canada.

A north county bank reported Nov. 6 that it received two checks from an organization known as Shoppers Choice Inc.

The checks appeared legitimate, but the bank number was off and the address turned out to be the Carson City Visitors Bureau. When the deputy called the number, the person on the other end of the phone refused to provide a business address.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to 15 contacts for domestic violence Oct. 29-Nov. 4.

There were eight verbal domestic contacts, three arrests for domestic battery with male battering male, female battering male and female battering female.

The district attorney's office reviewed one domestic battery case, a protection order violation and a no-contact order. A case of parental discipline was reported as unfounded battery.

Four juveniles witnessed domestic battery; two juveniles were suspects in a verbal domestic dispute. One juvenile was a victim of domestic battery. The Family Support Council assisted two people in completing protection order requests through East Fork Justice Court. One request was approved and one denied.

Connie Richardson, sheriff's office domestic violence prevention coordinator, said the average range for contacts this time of year is 12-18 per week. The average number of children witnessing domestic violence is 5-10 per week with juvenile suspects at 0-2 per week.


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