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Man waives hearing in theft charges

August 23, 2019

A Topaz Ranch Estates man with a long criminal history in Douglas County waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Adam William Westmark, 29, is scheduled to be arraigned in Douglas County District Court on Sept....


Warrant issued in trafficking

August 23, 2019

A $25,000 nationwide warrant was issued for a San Jose woman who failed to show up for a hearing on Tuesday. Shawna C. Vallero, 35, is facing felony drug charges, including trafficking, which carries up...


Man accused of sexual assault

August 22, 2019

A California man was arrested at Lake Tahoe on charges of attempted rape and felony domestic battery on Sunday night. Bryan A. Meehan, 43, of San Diego was taken into custody in Roundhill at 9:54...


Thief sent to prison 5 years after crime discovered

August 22, 2019

A man who said he moved to Carson Valley to get away from crime-ridden California was sentenced on three felonies Monday. Thomas Reed IV, 35, received a 28-72-month prison sentence after he admitted to charges...


Inmate walks away from conservation camp

August 20, 2019

Authorities are looking for a minimum security inmate who walked away Sunday from the Stewart Conservation Camp located outside Carson City. James Park, 51, was found missing during an institutional count at the camp, according...


Murder trial set for next month postponed

August 20, 2019

A trial in the death of a Gardnerville Ranchos man scheduled for next month has been postponed. Adam A. Bernard, 41, is claiming self-defense in the July 8, 2017, beating of Brian Cook, who died...


Gun-toting felon’s sentencing delayed

August 17, 2019

Sentencing for a Kingsbury man with a significant felony record was delayed Friday until Sept. 18. Adam Scott Morris, 53, faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine after he admitted to...


Woman faces theft charges in burglaries

August 17, 2019

A Fairfield, Calif., woman is in Douglas County custody multiple theft charges. Briana T. Williams, 23, was arrested on a Tahoe Township Justice Court warrant issued in April. She faces two counts of burglary, one...


Man waives hearing in sex crime

August 16, 2019

A Gardnerville Ranchos man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday and was ordered to appear in Douglas County District Court on Oct. 8. David John Harris, 27, has...


Man accused of jealous rage faces felonies

August 15, 2019

A Gilroy, Calif., man is in custody on a felony robbery charge in connection with a Feb. 12 altercation at a Stateline casino. Efrain Salinas Jr., 29, was taken into custody in Stateline on a...


Man who fled scene of wreck faces prison

August 14, 2019

A Stateline man admitted causing a three-vehicle car wreck on Kingsbury Grade in April. William Jerome Carnes II, 38, faces up to 10 years in prison after he admitted to a count of failure to...


Woman settles on name, waives hearing

August 10, 2019

A California woman, whose identity was revealed after her picture appeared in the media, waived her preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Third name was the charm for Riki Scibelli, 41, who appeared in East Fork Justice...


New attorney won’t delay trial

August 9, 2019

The withdrawal of one of Douglas County’s contract defense attorneys won’t delay a trial for a man accused of felony evading authorities on July 1. Defense attorney Brian Filter will take over the case against...


Identity of burglary suspect sought

August 8, 2019

Authorities released video on Tuesday in an effort to identify a man suspected of burglarizing a home in the Silver Ranch neighborhood on July 31. The doorbell video shows the man walking up to the...


Meth seller could face long prison term

August 8, 2019

A Carson City woman faces 3-18 years in prison after she admitted to selling methamphetamine on three occasions. Anne Marie Spiker, 36, entered guilty pleas to three counts of felony sales of a controlled substance...


Bail $1 million in shooting

August 5, 2019

Bail was set at $1 million cash or bond for a man arrested last week after he allegedly fired a volley of bullets at a roommate. Grant A. Lukins, 35, appeared in East Fork Justice...


Man faces felony in collision

August 3, 2019

A Ruhenstroth man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence after a collision at Highway 395 and Stephanie Way on Thursday. Bradley O. Lundin, 65, was arrested just before noon as a result...


Accused LSD salesman, driver face Douglas charges

August 3, 2019

An accused Carson City drug purveyor and his driver were taken into custody this week on felony warrants out of East Fork Justice Court. Brandon K. Ledford, 19, was transferred to Douglas County from Carson...


New attorney appointed in counterfeiting case

August 2, 2019

A Stateline man facing a charge of possession of counterfeit bills will get another attorney after his withdrew on Tuesday. Aaron Lee Campbell, 45, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Tahoe Township Justice...


Silver Springs woman faces drug charge

August 1, 2019

A Silver Springs woman was booked into Douglas County Jail on Tuesday night after she was stopped at Highway 395 and Stodick Parkway in Gardnerville. Vanessa Yescas-Flores, 28, was taken into custody 11:30 p.m. on...