Ski pass thief changes plea |

Ski pass thief changes plea

by Amy Alonzo

A Minden man who was scheduled for trial admitted during his pretrial conference to stealing thousands of dollars worth of ski pass vouchers from Heavenly Ski Resort.

Tim E. Jacobsen, 22, admitted he was one of three men who stole ski pass vouchers worth a total of $37,920 from Heavenly and sold them online. Mark E. Graham of Gardnerville and Angelo Bozin of South Lake Tahoe also are charged with the crime, which allegedly took place between October 2015 and March 2016. Both have denied guilt.

Jacobsen admitted Monday in a plea agreement to being a principle to embezzlement, a category C felony.

His trial was set for June 20. If Graham and Bozin also admit guilt, Jacobsen will return for sentencing Aug. 7. If one or both the other men continue to deny guilt, Jacobsen’s plea agreement is nullified, and he will head to trial, but at a later date.

Jacobsen is facing a 1-5 year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

A Gardnerville woman was sentenced to up to four years in prison for selling methamphetamine to Douglas County deputies while on probation.

Melissa A. White, 39, was arrested in March after she sold more than 5 grams of methamphetamine to deputies over the course of four transactions.

White’s probation was revoked, and she was ordered to serve her underlying sentence concurrently with her new sentence of 48 months in prison, with parole eligibility after 12 months. She gets credit for 94 days served.

A Gardnerville woman who violated her bail conditions for the second time will remain in custody until her August trial.

Stacy R. Conti-Salway, 35, was arrested May 25 on a warrant. She is facing charges including kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, and is scheduled for trial in August.

Conti-Salway has violated her bail twice, once by failing a drug test and the second, and most recent, time by removing her GPS unit and failing to report for a drug test. She was ordered to pay $200 for removing her GPS unit and about $1,000 in extradition costs.

Her bail is set at $100,000, cash only.

Conti-Salway is charged along with Francisco “Frankie” Perez with kidnapping and holding a man at gunpoint while he withdrew money from his bank. The pair also allegedly hit him in the head with an aluminum baseball bat. Perez was arrested in Yerington following a manhunt and has remained in custody. Conti-Salway was bailed out twice by her mom.

A joint trial is being held for the pair.

A Gardnerville Ranchos man charged with coercion and battery causing substantial bodily harm will head to trial in September.

Donald D. Eby, 59, was arrested Jan. 3 after he allegedly pinned a woman to the ground at his residence, attempted to bind her wrists with zip ties, and struck her in the face multiple times.

The victim was spotted, by several drivers, running down the road in the area of Waterloo and Centerville lanes in just a bathrobe and with zip ties around her wrists.

According to court documents, her cheekbone and nose were broken in the attack.

Eby’s trial starts Sept. 11.

A Gardnerville Ranchos man accused of conspiring to commit a burglary will be sentenced in July.

Joshua G. Gutierrez, 25, was arrested Jan. 19 after he was caught on surveillance trying to enter a Gardnerville residence.

Gutierrez claimed he was clearing snow for a neighbor, who had asked him to retrieve a ball from the backyard of the residence. No neighbors have been able to substantiate that claim, prosecutor Eric Levin said.

Gutierrez has a previous felony conviction, according to court documents.

A California woman claims she did not stab her former boyfriend in the torso with a knife.

Deana J. Beeman, 42, of Red Bluff, was arrested Feb. 10 following an incident at MontBleu Casino in Stateline.

According to court documents, a man, covered in blood, called for help near the concierge booth of the hotel, claiming he’d been stabbed. He had two stab wounds near his navel.

He claimed his girlfriend had stabbed him, and that she was in their hotel room.

According to court documents, Beeman told deputies they had been drinking and she didn’t remember what happened, but that “Gary is a good guy. If Gary says I hurt him, then I hurt him.” She also allegedly had blood on her, and claimed her knife was missing from her purse.

Beeman has several prior DUI convictions, prosecutor Tina Russom said. Russom cited incidents in 2012, 2010 and 2005.

Beeman will go to trial October 30.

A no-bail warrant was issued for a California woman who didn’t appear for her sentencing because she is in custody in her home state.

Stacy L. Reggiani, 37, of Gilroy, had previously admitted in Douglas County District Court that she took a Mercedes Benz belonging to another hotel guest from the valet at the Harvey’s in Stateline. Reggiani claims she drove the Mercedes to Roseville, Calif. and left it in a casino parking lot with the keys inside, and that she had permission to take the vehicle.