Woman admits trying to pickpocket man

A woman who attempted to steal a man’s wallet may face 48 months in prison or 364 days in Douglas County Jail depending on whether she is convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor.

Alexis Cassandra Castillo, 32, admitted to larceny of a person Monday.

According to court documents, Castillo asked the victim to join her in the women’s restroom at the Harrah’s Casino in Stateline. She then called her boyfriend to come into the restroom and upon seeing the victim the boyfriend struck him in the face several times. While Castillo was leaving the restroom, she attempted to steal the victim’s wallet from his back pocket. In the police statements, Castillo claimed she feared the victim was going to sexually assault her, but the investigator indicated that her statements were inconsistent to prove that claim and the surveillance at the casino show a different story.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24.

• A man who claimed he did not know the oxycodone he gave away was going to a third party admitted to possession and attempt to sell a controlled substance Monday.

According to court documents, on or around Nov. 20, 2021, Adam William Westmark, 33, was contacted by co-defendant Chelsea Green who was seeking to buy 10 pain killers. Westmark took the pills from his mother’s prescription and met with Green in the Silver Strike Bowling Alley. Green purchased the pills from Westmark who then sold them to another party for $160.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 21.

• A Reno woman is facing the possibility of prison after she admitted to being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Adrienne Ann Gonzalez, 34, was arrested on Oct. 26, 2020, after deputies pulled over a Subaru that appeared to have bullet holes in the side.

Gonzalez was found with a handgun and a gram of methamphetamine.

She faces up to six years in prison at her sentencing on Nov. 22.

Gonzalez’ attorney Brian Filter said she has a job and a home in Reno.

He said that she was convicted of escape and possession of a controlled substance for sale and has been in custody since the 2020 arrest.

“I haven’t made my decision yet, but you may very well go to prison when you come back, District Judge Tod Young said.

• A man found with a ghost gun was ordered to serve 120 days in jail as a condition of his 2-5-year suspended sentence.

Christopher Kelly Collins, 45, was drunk when he was involved in a collision on Mottsville Lane that ended up with him in a ditch.

He has since been convicted of the DUI.

Collins made the AR-15 style firearm himself from a kit.

“You committed a crime of violence which is why you can’t possess a firearm,” Young said. “You couldn’t buy a firearm legally and there’s every indication you tried to get around the law.”

• A $10,000 nationwide warrant was issued for a Johnson Lane man who failed to appear in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.

Steven Douglas Bromagem, 33, was arrested Aug. 13 after an alleged drunken confrontation with a shotgun. Bromagem is accused of having a .224 blood alcohol content when deputies caught up to him.

Attorney Brian Filter said he’s had no contact with him.

• A Gardnerville man received probation for selling 2.9 ounces of methamphetamine.

Michael Donald Llewellyn, 26, must pay back $800 in buy money to the Nevada Division of Investigation in connection with his March charges.

“I know I have a past,” he said. “I’m a good person, but I’ve done some bad things and made some bad choices.”

He was ordered to complete the Western Nevada Regional Drug Court or face the underlying sentence of 2-5 years in prison.

• A California man who admitted to possession of heroin received a suspended 19-48-month sentence on condition he complete an addiction program.

James Richard Edward Alsbury, 40, said he is working a program as part of a child protective services case in Sacramento.



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