Tip leads authorities to Amber alert couple
A Secret Witness tip led authorities early Thursday morning to two people being sought in connection with the Monday abduction of their children.
Dason Valdez, 29, was arrested on a warrant in Carson City. Krystle Reid, 27, was released in connection with the case.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Bernadette Smith said the couple was located by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 12:05 a.m. Thursday.
Charges for both are pending in Douglas County, Smith said.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the couple was unhappy with a Carson City District Court decision granting custody to Valdez’ parents.
Valdez allegedly battered his mother while forcefully taking the 4-year-old girl from her arms and fled to Carson City.
“Prior to leaving the residence Valdez told his parents that he was going to return later in the night and kill both of them,” investigators said.
An amber alert on Monday night resulted in the safe return of the children to the home.
■ A Jacks Valley man is facing two felonies in connection with a July 30 wreck that resulted in injuries to the other driver.
An amended complaint including the more serious charges was filed against Jeremy Means, 28, who appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.
Means if facing charges of failure to stop at a motor vehicle wreck involving injury and driving under the influence with injury.
According to court documents, the collision occurred at the intersection of Jacks Valley Road and Silverado when Means failed to stop for a motorist who was turning.
He allegedly left the scene, but was found at his Cindy Trail home, lying unconscious on his bed with a towel wrapped around his head.
On Wednesday Means’s attorney, Derrick Lopez, sought another month delay in the case and asked that a transdermal alcohol device be removed.
Prosecutor Rick Casper said he didn’t object to the device being removed as long as Means was ordered not to drive.
A hearing was set for Oct. 12.
Casper said that Means had driving under the influence convictions in 2008 and 2014.
■ A Gardnerville man was arrested Friday after a search warrant was served on a Pine Nut property.
Jacob Waymire, 37, was taken into custody on a charge of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm after four long guns, a handgun and 200 rounds of ammunition.
His bail was lowered to $2,500 cash or bond on Monday.
Attorney Kris Brown was appointed to represent him. He is scheduled to return on Sept. 28.
■ A Minden resident reported someone took his Trump-Pence sign from his front yard on Mahogany Drive during the weekend.
■ Topaz Ranch Estates resident Adam Westmark’s parole was revoked in July and he will serve out his prison term.
Westmark admitted to Topaz Ranch Estates burglaries and wrote $1,230 in checks on the account of a blind man.
He was last arrested in September 2015 for entering a home without permission. He was on parole on other charges he’d collected at the time, with 19-48 months hanging over his head. He was ordered to complete Western Regional Drug Court in January.
■ The Nevada parole board took no action in the case of Timothy Charles Morgan, 28, who committed 21 burglaries over three months in July 2009. He received two seven-year terms, and was required to serve two years on each count. He was sentenced to consecutive terms. At the time of his sentencing, Morgan still owed more than $41,000 from a series of 2006 burglaries, Morgan committed.
Prosecutors said Morgan resumed breaking into houses within days of being release from prison on that charge.
A man accused of stalking a Topaz Ranch Estates woman was denied parole in July. Jeffrey Wronek admitted to texting someone he was ordered not to contact. Violating a court order carries a maximum five-year sentence.
It was Wronek’s second violation in Douglas County for violating a court order. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison in November 2007.
Wronek’s next parole hearing is March 14, 2018.