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Minden drug dealer admits felonies

November 15, 2019

One of the residents of a County Road home arrested in a drug raid admitted to two felony counts on Tuesday. Jerold Melton Brewer, 48, entered a guilty plea to counts of trafficking and sales...


Man arrested in domestic battery

November 15, 2019

An Indian Hills man was taken into custody on Nov. 9 after a woman reported receiving a text for help. Joshua Ian McCarthy, 36, was taken into custody after deputies found him walking barefoot down...


Man faces prison for felony DUI

November 14, 2019

A Lake Tahoe man admitted to a subsequent case of felony driving under the influence in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. John Allen McCabe faces up to 15 years in prison and a $5,000...


Jury convicts man of having burglary tools

November 14, 2019

A jury convicted a Gardnerville man of possession of burglary tools on Friday. Joshua Spring faces up to a year in jail at his Dec. 2 sentencing. He was ordered taken into custody without bail...


Habitual felon sentenced in July 1 pursuit

November 12, 2019

A Californian who led Douglas County deputies on a July 1 chase around Carson Valley was declared a habitual felon on Tuesday and sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. Ronnie Demone Crawford Jr.,...



Man faces prison for felony DUI

November 8, 2019

A Lake Tahoe man admitted to a subsequent case of felony driving under the influence in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. John Allen McCabe faces up to 15 years in prison and a $5,000...


Kingsbury shooter gets 40-year prison sentence

November 7, 2019

It’s nothing short of a miracle that Sgt. Ron Miller survived to provide a victim impact statement at the sentencing of a man who opened fire on him during a high speed chase on Kingsbury...


2 trials confirmed and a third on the way

November 7, 2019

A three-day trial of a Carson City man on charges of home invasion and assault with a deadly weapon is on track to start Nov. 20 after a motions hearing Tuesday. Gary Allen Dillishaw, 20,...


Tahoe couple receives prison in narcotics raid

November 7, 2019

A 61-year-old Lake Tahoe man, who prosecutors say was selling methamphetamine to make ends meet, received up to seven years in prison Tuesday. Timothy R. Hecox, 61, was arrested during a July 20 raid on...


Man waives extradition on drug charge

November 7, 2019

A Coleville man waived his extradition on Monday after he was arrested on an Arizona fugitive warrant. Robert Roa, 31, was eastbound on Virginia Ranch Road approaching Highway 395 over the weekend. He was pulled...


Supreme Court hears Ranchos shooting case

November 5, 2019

Arguments over whether a Salvadoran man should have been indicted by a Washoe County grand jury for murders committed in Douglas County were heard by the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday. Gardnerville Ranchos residents Connie...


Man admits Stateline knife attack

November 2, 2019

A Californian faces 1-5 years in prison after admitting to attempted assault with a deadly weapon in connection with an alleged knife attack at Stateline last year. Andrew S. Elliot, 52, agreed to a plea...


Mound House man held in Walmart theft

November 2, 2019

A Mound House man with a long history of theft convictions is facing a felony in connection with stealing car batteries from the Gardnerville Walmart. Duke Maita, 48, is the third person to be charged...


Man faces felony DUI in rollover

October 30, 2019

A man who was involved in a vehicle rollover in Gardnerville on Friday is facing a felony charge of driving under the influence. Brandon Matthew Sortor, 35, was driving a GMC sport utility vehicle southbound...


Minden drug raid suspects appear in court

October 29, 2019

A Minden man arrested after an altercation with the county code enforcement officer admitted to three felonies in Douglas County District Court on Monday. John Patrick Zalewski, 48, faces an aggregate sentence of up to...


Woman admits to Tahoe burglary spree

October 25, 2019

A Fairfield, Calif., woman who was arrested during a Lake Tahoe vehicle burglary spree admitted to being a principal to grand larceny. Briana Williams, 23, faces 1-5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine on...


Accused mushroom salesman held on $250,000 bail

October 24, 2019

Carson Valley’s ’shroom supply may have been significantly reduced with the seizure of 5 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms and nearly $10,000 in cash in Johnson Lane last week. Robert Vieth Wilson, 63, is scheduled to...


Lyon mother sent to prison for drugs

October 24, 2019

A mother of four was sentenced to 19-48 months in prison to trafficking in methamphetamine. Silver Springs resident Vanessa Yescas-Flores, 29, was not eligible for probation. The sentence will be served at the same time...


Fight with deputies on main street results in man’s arrest

October 22, 2019

A Sparks man was taken into custody on Monday after a fight with deputies that occurred along downtown Minden-Gardnerville. Adan Manjarrez Palomar, 31, was contacted after someone reported a shirtless man punched a parked vehicle...