Copper theft results in arrest of Indian Hills man |

Copper theft results in arrest of Indian Hills man


The theft of 1,000 feet of copper wire from Clear Creek Golf Course last spring resulted in the arrest on Saturday of an Indian Hills resident.

Ralph Clifford Hayes, 49, was taken into custody on a warrant after he was spotted at the Grant Walmart around 10 p.m. Saturday.

When informed of the warrant, Hayes ran from deputies across Service Drive and into Industrial Way. Deputies and a K-9 allegedly found Hayes hiding behind Silver State Roofing.

The warrant was issued for grand theft. According to a report in support of the warrant, Hayes allegedly spotted the wire while working on a Nevada Division of Forestry work crew.

Hayes was allegedly involved in selling the wire for scrap for $260.

■ An Indian Hills man was arrested early Sunday morning after deputies responded to a traffic accident on Placer Court.

According to the sheriff’s office, a GMC Yukon with Nevada license plates ran into a brick wall. A witness said the driver appeared to be passed out behind the wheel.

When deputies arrived, they found the Yukon still running, in gear, and the 37-year-old driver behind the wheel.

A preliminary breath test indicated his blood alcohol content was .178 percent. He submitted to a blood test.

■ Gardnerville man was taken into custody for driving under the influence early Saturday morning at Highway 395 and Airport Road.

After a traffic stop, the driver was taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests and having a .144 percent blood alcohol content on a preliminary breath test. Deputies also found a bag with .8 ounces of marijuana in his pocket.

The passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody on two East Fork Justice Court warrants.

■ Gardnerville Ranchos man was taken into custody for driving under the influence early Friday morning after deputies saw him pull up to a Manhattan Way address and bump the vehicle in front of him.

The occupant of the vehicle was contacted by deputies who were conducting a traffic stop nearby. A preliminary breath test revealed he had a .151 blood alcohol content.

■ A California man reported his iPhone disappeared while he was gambling at Carson Valley Inn on Thursday.

He tracked the phone to an address near Douglas Avenue and Douglas Circle.

Deputies attempted to locate the phone but could not pin down an apartment.