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Stateline hotel murder case must wait on feds

February 21, 2018 — It could be more than a year after the victim's body was discovered before the chief suspect sees the inside of a Douglas County courtroom. Jose Rodriguez-Quezada, a 44-year-old transient indicted in the stabbing death of a Reno man at a Stateline casino, will face

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Carson City man arrested on felony burglary charge

February 20, 2018 — A Carson City man was arrested on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Matthew R. Sorenson was arrested on Wednesday when deputies were responding to a call at Walmart on Topsy Lane. Deputies were flagged

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Washoe sheriff: Incline police substation will remain open

February 17, 2018 — The Incline Village substation is changing staffing starting Monday, but will remain open. Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen said earlier this week there is no truth to the rumor he is shutting down the substation because of budget cuts. Both Washoe and Douglas counties maintain

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Reno woman arrested on battery

February 15, 2018 — A Reno woman was arrested Monday on a gross misdemeanor charge of battery. Jennifer E. Taylor, 55, was arrested at Carson Valley Medical Center when deputies responded to a battery report. Deputies made contact with the victim who was working with Taylor, who had been

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Man involved in 2015 stolen vehicle incident has probation reinstated

February 15, 2018 — An Ione, Calif., man had his probation reinstated after he admitted multiple violations for traveling to Michigan, Maryland and Chicago. Tyler J. Chadwick, 33, was arrested in 2015 on charges of grand larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. Deputies

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Road-rage rammer admits assault charge

February 13, 2018 — A Minden man changed his plea and admitted to charges of assault with a deadly weapon and willful injury to property. Justin A. Moore, 44, was arrested Sept. 28, 2017, on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, destruction of property and child abuse and

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Gardnerville man arrested on felony domestic battery charge

February 13, 2018 — A Gardnerville man was arrested on a domestic battery felony charge on Saturday. Jason N. McKinney, 36, was arrested when deputies responded to a report of a domestic battery on Chichester Drive in Gardnerville. On scene, deputies met with the victim who said McKinney had

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Topaz Ranch Estates man arrested on possession charge

February 13, 2018 — A Topaz Ranch Estates man was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and trespassing on Thursday. Cameron R. Weiss-Karm was arrested after deputies began a business check at Walmart on Grant Avenue in Gardnerville and found him in the parking lot. The

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South Lake man to serve 3 years for cashing fraudulent check

February 8, 2018 — A South Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison after he admitted to a charge of uttering a forged instrument. Mario A. Amial, 28, was arrested for cashing a fraudulent check of $325. Deputies were notified in November by the victim

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Public assistance requested in locating felon

February 8, 2018 — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a man wanted for burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle and larceny. Thomas Reed, 34, is the subject the Sheriff's Office is looking for. According to a Twitter post, Reed was last

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Woman faces felonies in Tahoe fatality

February 8, 2018 — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 15 in connection with last summer's fatal collision at Lake Tahoe. Carson City resident Kimberly Ann Davis, 40, faces four felonies in connection with the June 26 head-on that occurred on Highway 50 near Cave Rock. Those

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Gardnerville man arrested on charge of eluding a police officer

February 6, 2018 — A Gardnerville man was arrested after he allegedly tried to back his car up into a deputy. Richard Greene, 35, was arrested on charges of ex-felon failure to register, reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, speeding 41 plus over, failure to obey a traffic

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Man faces up to 15 years for felony DUI

February 6, 2018 — A Gardnerville man admitted to a charge of driving under the influence with a previous felony conviction and is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison. Albert J. Yant, 57, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, hit and run and on

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Jury acquits Tahoe man of DUI

February 3, 2018 — A jury found a Lake Tahoe man innocent of a charge of driving under the influence on Friday evening. Daniel K. Gorman's trial began Monday with the selection of six women and six men to serve on the jury. The group deliberated for 90 minutes

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Wellington man arrested faces battery accusation

February 1, 2018 — A Wellington man was arrested Monday for his involvement in a battery at Topaz Ranch Estates bar and a battery from Dec. 21. Deputies were contacted about a battery that occurred at a residence. On scene, the victim said he was on his property when

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Man competent in sexual assault case

February 1, 2018 — An Oregon man appeared in Douglas County District Court for a competency hearing on Tuesday. The man faces an indictment for sexual assault on a child. Juan G. Ramirez-Vargas, 45, is denying charges of sexual assault on a child under 14 and lewdness with a

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Gardnerville man granted probation after violating

January 30, 2018 — A Gardnerville man had his probation reinstated after he relapsed and used methamphetamine. Robert B. Jorgenson, 34, was convicted of theft in 2006 and has been on probation for the last two years. In December, Jorgenson reported to the Douglas County Division of Parole and

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Gardnerville man arrested on drug charges

January 30, 2018 — A Gardnerville man with a history of using and possessing narcotics, according to reports, was arrested on drug charges Sunday. Nicholas L. Bornt, 34, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, failure to signal and license plate improperly displayed.

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Jury trial set for DUI case

January 25, 2018 — A jury trial for Daniel K. Gorman is set to begin Monday in District Judge Tod Young's court. Gorman, 25, pleaded not guilty to a felony driving under the influence — third offense charge in September 2015. Gorman was originally arrested on charges of driving

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South Lake Tahoe woman admits to vehicle burglary

January 25, 2018 — A South Lake Tahoe woman admitted to a charge of vehicle burglary in Judge Tod Young's court on Tuesday morning. Larissa B. Lehmann, 33, was originally arrested on four failure to appear warrants, five charges of burglary, possession of a credit card without consent and

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