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Johnson Lane man’s trial vacated in heroin sales

October 18, 2019

A Johnson Lane man’s trial was vacated on Tuesday after he admitted to selling heroin within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop. Christopher Patrick McLaughlin, 30, appeared in Douglas County District Court with attorney...


Theft charges filed in vehicle burglary

October 18, 2019

A mother and son are facing felony theft charges in connection with an Aug. 10 vehicle burglary. Nicole Marie Nigra, 47, and Ronald Vincent Nigra, 33, were taken into custody earlier this week on warrants...


Douglas seeks two in ‘quick change’ scam

October 18, 2019

A man and a woman are being sought in connection with a “quick-change” scam conducted over the summer at the Round Hill Safeway. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has released security photos of the pair...


Medication ordered in motorhome pursuit proceedings

October 17, 2019

A California man accused of leaving a trail of sparks down Highway 395 as he attempted to elude deputies will have to take medication to render him competent to aid in his defense. Two Lakes...


Prison awaits woman who gave false name

October 17, 2019

A woman who gave her niece’s name to deputies when she was arrested was sentenced to 2-6 years in prison on Monday. Riki Eltingham, 41, received consecutive 1-3-year prison sentences on charges of using another...


Ranchos man accused of jimmying slot machines at casino

October 16, 2019

A Gardnerville Ranchos man was taken into custody on Tuesday morning after deputies responded to Harrah’s for a damage report. Casino security had Reece J. Lindahl, 29, in custody for allegedly trying to break into...


Pair faces prison in sports book scheme

October 15, 2019

Two people admitted to felonies on Monday in connection with a $1 million sports book betting scheme. Richard Fuentes Jr., 43, and Ashley D. Dean, 32, were arraigned in Douglas County District Court. Dean admitted...


Man receives life in grisly hotel stabbing

October 14, 2019

A man convicted by a jury of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Reno resident Kevin Edwards received a life sentence Friday. District Judge Tod Young gave Jose Rodriquez-Quezada, 45, another 8-20 years for...


Tahoe altercation leads to burglary charge Thursday

October 11, 2019

A Carson City man was taken into custody on Thursday morning after an altercation at a home in Roundhill. Stephen K. Milaeger, 35, was booked on charges of burglary, battery, preventing someone from reporting a...


Man plans to admit shooting at housemate

October 11, 2019

A Johnson Lane resident who fired a volley of bullets at a housemate indicated he would be admitting to a count of assault with a deadly weapon. Grant A. Lukins, 35, was arrested July 26...


Ex-felon goes to prison after stealing from family

October 10, 2019

An ex-felon, whose brother took him in after he was released from prison, was sent back to prison on Monday. Steven M. Pacheco, 50, was sentenced to 12-48 months in prison and ordered to pay...


Trial set in child abuse case

October 10, 2019

A North Carolina man is denying he made a 12-year-old boy put a gun to his head and say goodbye to his little sister. Christian J. Sharpsteen, 35, is on schedule to go to trial...


Man faces life in prison for raping child

October 8, 2019

A Gardnerville Ranchos man faces life in prison after he raped a 14-year-old girl. David John Harris, 27, appeared in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday where he entered a guilty plea to one count...


Drug sale leads to prison sentence

October 6, 2019

An Indian Hills man with a history of felonies was ordered to prison on Tuesday. Rafael J. Casarez, 40, was sentenced to serve 19-48 months in prison and remanded into the custody. Prosecutor Chelsea Mazza...


Douglas probationer in custody for robbery

October 1, 2019

One of the subjects of a Douglas County drug sweep is being held on robbery charges in Carson City. Christopher Mendonca, 24, was arrested Sept. 24 after Carson deputies responded to an early morning robbery...


Man arrested in battery on deputy

September 27, 2019

A Gardnerville man, who allegedly tried to strike a deputy while attempting to escape, was taken into custody on Friday afternoon. Steven Williams, 23, was arrested at 3:45 p.m. after an incident five hours earlier...


Man who kept using drugs off to prison

September 26, 2019

A Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to prison on Monday after he failed to remain off drugs, despite a judge’s warning. Jeffrey Alan Gross, 45, received 12-48 months in prison for sales of methamphetamine and...


Woman arrested after late-night brawl

September 26, 2019

A Sparks woman is facing a felony after she allegedly broke a beer bottle over a man’s head during a late-night melee in a Gardnerville parking lot. Stevie K. Yohey, 22, was arrested after deputies...


Ranchos man waives hearing in lewdness charge

September 20, 2019

A Gardnerville Ranchos man who has been in custody for more than 18 months on a child sex charge waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Jayson Kagan, 21, was arrested March 1, 2018, for lewdness...


Casino skimmer admits theft

September 19, 2019

An Indian Hills man admitted he skimmed more than $11,000 from a Stateline casino over the course of two years. Carlos R. Rohas-Bruno, 41, entered a guilty plea to felony theft on Monday. He faces...