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Man arrested in drug possession

Staff Reports

A 23-year-old Minden man was arrested Dec. 23 after deputies found 19 ounces of marijuana in a backpack.

Deputies reported three males outside a Gardnerville liquor store at 8:45 p.m.

A man identified as Vadenais and an 18-year-old companion sped away when the deputy approached.

Officers followed Vadenais’ vehicle to Lampe Park at speeds of up to 60-mph in a 25-mph zone. Vadenais was captured after a chase through the park. Deputies found $588 in his pocket and the marijuana in his backpack.

He said he bought the marijuana at a Grateful Dead concert and planned to sell it and use some for personal consumption.

He was charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, driving under the influence of a drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting and obstructing an officer.

— The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two reports of vandalism where the owners’ vehicles were covered with food.

On Dec. 20, a resident of the 1700 block of Mahogany Circle contacted the sheriff’s office shortly before 10 p.m. to report his 2005 Ford truck had been wrapped in toilet paper and covered with plastic wrap.

Someone spread peanut butter on the passenger side door handle and other areas.

The cap had been removed from the gas hatch and there was evidence of eggshells and egg yolk on the gas receiver.

The owner said peanut butter and plastic utensils had been left in the truck. A trail of plastic bags, utensils and toilet paper was scattered down the west end of Mahogany Circle, leading the victim to believe he may have surprised the vandals.

On Dec. 22, deputies responded to a call to the 1300 block of El Dorado in Gardnerville.

The resident said he went to warm up his vehicle around 7:30 a.m. and discovered the driver’s side was covered in slices of lunch meat that had been drizzled with syrup or butterscotch.

He said several pieces of meat had been stuffed in the filler tube of the gas tank.

— A resident of the 2000 block of Kayne was cited Dec. 22 for aggressive driving after a woman said he ran her vehicle off the road and tried to open her car door.

Deputies said the victim was visibly shaking and on the verge of tears.

She said she was southbound on Stephanie, passed Wildhorse when she noticed the suspect tailgating her in a 2000 blue Jeep Cherokee.

She said she was driving the posted speed limit and the man passed her as they approached Highway 395, pulled in front of her, and stopped.

The woman said he ran her off the road, approached her vehicle and yelled at her to “stay off the road” and “get out of here.”

She said her daughter locked the doors just as he tried to open her door and broke off the driver’s side mirror.

The man told deputies he was following the woman when she slowed down as a patrol car traveled in the opposite direction.

He said she slammed on her brakes and slowed to 10 mph below the speed limit. When she didn’t speed up, he said he honked his horn and motioned for her to drive faster.

He said she made an obscene gesture.

He admitted pulling in front of her vehicle, but denied running her off the road. He said he wanted “to give her a piece of his mind.” He denied banging on her car or breaking the mirror and said he only got as far as the car’s hood.

— A Chichester Estates resident reported Dec. 21 that someone took a $1,800 mountain bike from the garage of his home.

The man, who lives in the 1300 block of Windsor, said the garage door was open for three hours while family members visited.

When he went to close the door, he noticed the bicycle was missing.

He told deputies he paid $1,800 for the bike a year ago.