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Minden fugitive taken by California authorities

Staff Reports

A man arrested by Douglas County deputies in Minden on Dec. 22 on a fugitive warrant was picked up by California authorities on Wednesday morning.

Sergio Arauza, 27, was arrested after deputies responded to a tip Arauza was at a County Road address. When Arauza appeared in East Fork Justice Court last week, he waived extradition. Authorities had until Wednesday to pick him up.

■ A Los Angeles couple made bail on Wednesday after being arrested on Monday on drug charges.

Gabriel Hosea Gomez, 24, and Samantha Amaya, 26, were pulled over on Monday morning after deputies responded to a reckless driving report.

According to the witness, the vehicle was travelling down Highway 395 at 75 mph and passing people on the double yellow line.

The vehicle, driven by Gomez, pulled over at the 7-Eleven where he apologized for driving so fast to a deputy.

The deputy said he smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Gomez and Amaya allegedly had marijuana, LSD, MDMA and cocaine.

Amaya was booked into Douglas County jail in lieu of $10,600 bail. Gomez was booked in lieu of $8,951.

■ A Gardnerville Ranchos woman is denying she drew a pistol in a threatening manner during an altercation on Monday night.

Sandra Withrow, 49, faces a misdemeanor charge in connection with the incident that occurred at about 9:45 p.m. along Tillman Lane.

Withrow was arrested and appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

■ A Gardnerville Ranchos man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly punched a woman on Monday.

Mark Jordan James Nadler, 29, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday. He faces charges of second domestic battery, and coercion because he allegedly prevented the victim from calling 911.

He is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 7.

■ Four men were booked into Douglas County Jail on early Wednesday morning on misdemeanor charges at Stateline. One man was arrested for minor consuming alcohol, gambling and having a fake identification. Two men were arrested for trespassing and another for being an intoxicated pedestrian.

■ A Mott Court resident reported someone threw a rock through the rear window of his car on Sunday night. He said he went to Jethro’s to watch a football game between 5 and 10 p.m. He said he came home after the game, but didn’t notice the damage until the next day.

■ A 55-gallon plastic drum sitting at the corner of Tillman Lane and Kimmerling Road on Saturday morning prompted deputies to investigate.

The drum turned out to be full of horse feed and was benign.

No roads were closed as a result of the call.