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Carson woman’s missing car crashed; couple arrested

BRIAN DUGGAN
bduggan@nevadaappeal.com

Two Carson City residents were arrested in Reno shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday after crashing then fleeing from a stolen black Ford Mustang that belonged to a Carson City woman.

Anthony Brian Paetz, 24, and Krystal Renee Nardone, 23, were driving north on U.S. 395 when a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper tried to pull them over for speeding in a construction zone.

The driver, Paetz, allegedly fled down the Plumb Street off-ramp at 90 mph, lost control and crashed into the stop light at the bottom of the ramp.

Paetz and Nardone then ran from the vehicle, according to police.

Police captured Paetz near the scene of the crash. According to police reports, he was carrying a .40 caliber pistol.

Nardone allegedly fled the scene and hid in a bathroom inside the Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel where she was eventually arrested.

Both were transferred to Renown Medical Center for injuries, treated and then booked into the Washoe County Jail.

The car, which belongs to Carson City resident Patricia Barkley, was stolen on July 8. NHP spokesman Matt Kaplan said the original license plate had been covered by another license plate.

Barkley said she went to Reno to see the totaled car on Tuesday.

“None of my stuff was in there except ammunition,” said Barkley, who was $400 away from making the last payment on the Mustang. She’s borrowing a friend’s car for now.

To add insult to injury, Barkley said, “I am responsible for the towing. I had to pay the $301 to get it out today.”

According to reports, police found a Samurai sword with a 26-inch blade, a sawed-off Mossbert 12-gauge shotgun, drug paraphernalia and burglary tools in the car.

Paetz was booked on suspicion of 20 counts including attempting to elude police, second offense DUI, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving.

Nardone was booked on suspicion of obstructing and delaying a peace officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.