Sheriffs' briefs

Sheriffs' briefs

Fernley boy's death investigated

Lyon County investigators are looking into the death of a Fernley toddler who reportedly fell from a bunk bed Monday afternoon.

According to Lyon County Sheriff's Department Records, officers were called to the 1600 block of Round Up Road on the report of a 1-and-a-half-year-old having difficulty breathing.

Lt. Rob Hall said paramedics performed CPR on the child and a Care Flight helicopter was called, but the boy was pronounced dead at the home at 7:35 p.m.

Hall said the child fell five feet from the top of a bunk bed. Further details of the incident were not being released.

"This appears to be accidental in nature," he said.

Jury finds woman guilty of storage unit burglary

A Carson City jury on Monday found a woman guilty of stealing a stereo from an east Carson City storage unit.

The jury deliberated for less than a half-hour before finding Mary Reasoner, 30, guilty of one count of burglary. She faces one to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 when sentenced March 20.

According to court records, Reasoner, accompanied by her cousin, Michael Kenneth Pierson, was captured on surveillance burglarizing a storage unit on South Sutro Terrace in August.

Pierson, 41, pleaded guilty to attempted theft and is serving one to four years in prison, according to Nevada Department of Correction records.

Reasoner remains free pending her sentencing.

Suspect sought in power station vandalism

(Staff report) Lyon County investigators are seeking information relating to the vandalism of Sierra Pacific Power Co.'s Fernley substation and nearby transformers.

Someone used a high-powered rifle to shoot at the unmanned substation and transformers, causing about $20,000 in damage on Sunday. The substation supplies power to about 9,000 people in Lyon County, according to a press release. The vandalism did not cause a power outage.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lyon County Sheriff's Department at 775-575-3383 or Secret Witness at 322-4900. Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.


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