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Admitted thief in custody for violating probation

January 24, 2020

A Carson City man who admitted stealing from a Ruhenstroth family is in custody on a warrant after he failed to appear in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. William B. Soukup, 21, was booked...


Men arrested in fake check scheme

January 23, 2020

A check-kiting scheme may have cost a south county casino $30,000. Two men were arrested on Friday night at the Topaz Lodge in connection with fraudulent payroll checks. Jonathan Lee Schofield, 35, and Henry Jesse...


Accused drunk driver ordered to district court

January 23, 2020

A Gardnerville Ranchos woman accused of being drunk when she rear-ended another vehicle last summer was ordered to appear Feb. 2 in Douglas County District Court on a charge of felony driving under the influence....


Centerville burglar admits charge

January 22, 2020

An admitted burglar, who was caught thanks in part to a check of social media, faces 2-15 years in prison at his March 3 sentencing. Jesse Louis Martinez, 29, admitted to a count of burglary...


Warrants issued in violent confrontations

January 18, 2020

Nationwide no-bail warrants were issued Tuesday for two men accused of unrelated violent offenses. California resident Andrew S. Elliot, 52, failed to appear for sentencing on a charge of attempted assault with a deadly weapon....


Tahoe man in custody on fugitive warrant

January 16, 2020

A Lake Tahoe man was taken into custody on a fugitive warrant out El Dorado County on Sunday night. Donald George Mendez, 57, appeared in Tahoe Township Justice Court on Tuesday. He was booked 9:30...


Driver in DUI wreck goes to prison

January 16, 2020

A Lake Tahoe man agreed both he and the people he hit while drunk were lucky someone wasn’t killed. John Allen McCabe, 50, failed to stop in time at the intersection of Highway 50 and...


Woman sent to prison in betting scheme

January 14, 2020

A former manager at a Lake Tahoe sports book received a four-year prison sentence on Monday in connection with a $1 million betting scheme. Ashley D. Dean, 32, admitted to being a principal to embezzlement...


Valley marks anniversary of homicides

January 13, 2020

A year ago Thursday, a Reno couple became the final victims in a quadruple murder spree that claimed two Gardnerville Ranchos women the previous week. Gerald and Sharon David were killed on Jan. 16, but...


Topaz Ranch Estates woman ordered to drug court

January 10, 2020

A Topaz Ranch Estates woman who found herself in custody twice in six months will attend Western Nevada Regional Drug Court. Sandra Wages, 35, admitted to charges of attempted embezzlement and possession of methamphetamine. Wages...



New Year’s argument results in felony charge

January 4, 2020

A Lake Tahoe man is accused of strangling a woman during an argument on New Year’s afternoon. Christopher Paul Cameron, 46, was taken into custody after deputies responded to an address in Stateline at around...


Accused burglar waives hearing

January 4, 2020

A man who was arrested with a stolen motorcycle and firearms plans to admit a felony, his attorney said Wednesday. Jesse Louis Martinez, 29, waived his preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court. Attorney Brian...


Suspect sought in reported credit card theft

January 3, 2020

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in the theft of a wallet and fraudulent use of a credit card in the North Douglas County area. According to...


Man faces prison in strangulation case

January 2, 2020

A Gardnerville man admitted Monday he tried to strangle the mother of his children during a Nov. 30 fight in Indian Hills. Michael Daron Skenandore, 27, appeared in Douglas County District Court with his attorney...


Suspects sought in theft at Carson City Raley’s

January 2, 2020

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify suspects in a theft of a wallet and use of stolen credit cards. On Dec. 7, a victim reported her wallet was stolen from her purse...


Collision results in felony charge

January 2, 2020

A Carson City man is facing a felony child abuse charge after he was arrested in connection with a collision early Monday morning. Tyson Dean Saunders, 19, was taken into custody after deputies responded to...


Officer testifies in Minden intimidation

December 31, 2019

A code enforcement officer quit her job after an altercation with a man being investigated for selling drugs on the very day she said a Taser she’d sought for two years arrived, and then she...


$50,000 warrant issuedin Lake Tahoe drug case

December 23, 2019

A $50,000 nationwide warrant was issued for the arrest of a South Lake Tahoe woman facing a felony for drug sales after she failed to show up in Douglas County District Court last week. Brittanie...


Date firm for first 2020 trial

December 19, 2019

While attorneys sounded like they’d like to delay the first criminal trial of 2020, District Judge Tod Young held firm on Tuesday. The Jan. 14 criminal trial will be one of the first of 2020,...