Carson man in custody in threats
A Carson City man was taken into custody early Monday morning after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with two knives.
Jose Juan Alcocer, 37, is accused of threatening to kill a Gardnerville woman during a struggle at her Gardnerville apartment.
Deputies responded to the home in the 1300 block of Stodick Parkway. The woman had deployed pepper spray after she said he stabbed the wallboard and struck her and her son.
Alcocer is scheduled to return to East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday with his attorney, Maria Pence.
■ A Carson City man was arrested early Sunday morning at Topaz Lake campground after he allegedly hit another man in the head with a rock.
According to court documents, the 34-year-old man was being ejected from a campsite by a park employee when he responded by picking up a rock and hitting the 71-year-old in the heqad.
The man is facing a charge of battery and was booked into Douglas County Jail in lieu of $3,003 bail.
■ A Gardnerville Ranchos resident said he has had three scam calls in the past two weeks saying his grandson was in trouble.
“They seem to be very active,” the man, who is a grandfather, said.
“The first time I got one about a year ago, it sounded like my grandson,” he said. “I finally decided it wasn’t on the up and up.”
The caller’s story was that his grandson had taken off to a distant city and was incarcerated.
The man said he didn’t give the callers any money, and reported the calls to the sheriff’s office.