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Deputies may testify in shooting

September 12, 2019

The deputies involved in a gun battle on Kingsbury Grade will get to testify in the sentencing of a Bay Area man who admitted trying to kill them. Stefon Demar Jefferson, 43, appeared in Douglas...


Warrant issued in case of man who avoided prison

September 12, 2019

A man who received a suspended 4-10-year prison sentence for hitting a pedestrian at Lake Tahoe had a petition for an honorable discharge denied on Monday. Nicholas Pessah, 30, is now facing a motion to...


Trial date in eluding case approaching

September 11, 2019

An Oct. 2-7 trial is looming in the case of two people accused of felony eluding after a chase that managed to pass several Carson Valley neighborhoods. Ronnie Demone Crawford Jr., 42, and Tasheena Savage,...


Teenage girl severely injured in videoed Ranchos beating

September 7, 2019

The Sept. 3 beating of a girl in the Gardnerville Ranchos prompted the arrest of two other girls after deputies reviewed video footage posted to Facebook. A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old were taken into custody...


Warrant issued in Tahoe fatal

September 6, 2019

A warrant has been issued in the case against a Californian accused of being under the influence during a fatal June 13 collision at Lake Tahoe. Jerrad Dominguez, 40, is being held in Sacramento on...


Parole denied in abduction case

September 6, 2019

Parole was denied for a former Minden man who grabbed an 11-year-old boy from a church picnic eight years ago. Jacob Wilcher, 29, was denied parole on July 24 and isn’t scheduled for another hearing...


Minden man faces felony in code dispute

September 6, 2019

A Minden man is in custody facing a felony after he allegedly threatened and spat on a code enforcement officer while she was trying to get him to move his recreational vehicle. John P. Zalewski,...


Man arrested in Friday afternoon wreck

September 5, 2019

A Reno man was taken into custody after a vehicle collision snarled Gardnerville’s Main Street on Friday afternoon. Kevin Anguiano-Barraza, 24, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs as a result of the...


Parolee arrested with cash, drugs

September 5, 2019

A man California claims absconded from parole was arrested on Sunday after the Nevada Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop at Highway 395 and Genoa Lane. Thomas R. Hall, 38, was pulled over after a...


Douglas looking for help IDing suspected bike thief

August 31, 2019

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public assistance with an attempt to identify the suspect in a bicycle theft from the Casino Core area in Stateline at around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8.  ...


Kingsbury shooter plans guilty plea

August 30, 2019

A Bay Area man who exchanged gunfire with deputies during an April 26 chase down Kingsbury Grade plans to admit to a count of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon his attorney...


Police: Sexting minor results in arrest

August 29, 2019

A Gardnerville man was arrested on a felony lewdness charge in South Lake Tahoe after detectives set up a sting pretending to be a girl. Robert Allen Oakes, 55, was contacted during an investigation into...


Alleged DUI leads to weapons charges

August 29, 2019

A man taken into custody after a Tuesday evening traffic stop at Lake Tahoe faces felonies for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Jared A. Ayers, 23,...


Hearing set in lewdness case

August 29, 2019

A two-hour evidentiary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 14 in the case of a Gardnerville man accused of lewdness with a 13-year-old girl. Michael Howell Jr., 21, has been in Douglas County custody since December...


Prison sentence extra in counterfeit money sale

August 28, 2019

A man with a long record faces up to five years in prison after he sold $1,000 in fake currency for $300 at Stateline. Aaron Lee Campbell, 45, admitted Tuesday that he sold the bills...


Four ounces of meth gets man 10 years in prison

August 27, 2019

A Carson City man who admitted selling 4 ounces of methamphetamine, in addition to rocks and salt, was sentenced to 4-10 years in prison. Daniel Waldo Martinez, 32, admitted to selling the methamphetamine and in...


Former coach faces hearing in lewdness case

August 24, 2019

A former volleyball coach accused of having an affair with a teenage player is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing in November. Gardnerville resident Richard Jenkins, 47, was ordered to return to...


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...