Probation revoked for copper tubing thief

Eirik Arizmendi

Eirik Arizmendi

A man who admitted being part of a gang that stripped 1,000 feet of copper tubing from the roof of Carson Valley Plaza was sent to prison for 2-5 years on Tuesday.

Eirik Josephlee Arizmendi, 35, appeared in Douglas County District Court, where he admitted to several probation violations, including being arrested in Reno on drug charges.

Arizmendi received probation in June and was ordered to pay $9,457 in restitution. He was brought back to Douglas County on Sept. 7.

Attorney Christopher Day said Arizmendi has a severe drug addiction and recommended Judge Tod Young reinstate his probation adding Western Nevada Regional Drug Court as a condition.

Prosecutor Erik Levin said Arizmendi failed to comply with the conditions of probation.

“He made absolutely zero effort to take the help that was given to him,” Levin said. “Drug court is just another thing for him to not go to.”

Young agreed that Arizmendi has a terrible drug problem, and he believed that was the root of his criminal behavior.

“But I can’t have you out there committing crimes and expect me to ignore it,” he said.

Arizmendi was given credit for 32 days time served.

He admitted to principal to grand larceny and willful injury to property in connection with the March 10, 2021, thefts.

• A 31-year old woman lost her drug diversion and was sentenced to 12-30 months in prison on Tuesday.

Kristen Marie King admitted she had fentanyl when she was arrested on June 21 after she had been granted diversion nine months prior for drug possession.

“She’s at an incredible turning point in her life,” attorney Nadine Morton said.

She was given credit for 166 days she’d spent in custody on the two cases.

King said she dropped out of high school at age 17 because of her heroin addiction.

• A 63-year-old Kingsbury woman admitted third possession of drug charge.

Debra Ann Cisneros will either face 12-30 months in prison or a suspended 19-48 months under an agreement with prosecutors.

She admitted she had methamphetamine when she was arrested on Aug. 6.

Cisneros served 12-30 months for possession of a stolen credit card. She also has felonies for possession and transport of a controlled substance.


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