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Warrant issued in motorhome eluding case

January 15, 2019 — A $10,000 nationwide warrant was issued for the arrest of a California man accused of eluding officers in two counties in a motorhome after he failed to appear in Douglas County District Court on Monday. Alturas resident Christopher Debastiani, 46, waived his Tahoe Township Justice

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Death of convicted murderer confirmed as suicide

January 14, 2019 — LAS VEGAS — The death of a twice-convicted murderer who declared that he wanted to die and became frustrated when his lethal injection was postponed by legal challenges has been confirmed as a suicide, authorities said Monday. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, died Jan. 4, said

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Cab driver held for DUI, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

January 14, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 12:14 p.m., a 31-year-old Dayton man was arrested on a P&P hold after deputies were tipped to his location in an Edmonds Drive

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Retrial in 1996 Carson City murder on hold

January 14, 2019 — The retrial of Peter Quinn Elvik on murder charges is on hold after State Public defender Karin Kreizenbeck filed a writ asking the Nevada Supreme Court to order the case dismissed. Elvik was convicted in 1996 of the shooting death of William Gibson at the

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Court upholds sentence for youth sexual molestation

January 11, 2019 — A federal appeals court has ruled a prison sentence of 10 years to life is valid for a woman who, during an offense that lasted 25 minutes, sexually molested a 13-year old boy in Elko County. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the

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Man convicted of trying to run over Lyon County deputy sheriff

January 10, 2019 — A Lyon County man who tried to run over a deputy sheriff has been found guilty on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Florencio Brito was found guilty by a jury after a one-day trial on Tuesday in the Third Judicial District Court

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Carson City man gets 25 years in 2013 murder; parole possible after 4 years

January 9, 2019 — Carson City District Judge Todd Russell on Wednesday sentenced Leonardo Cardoza to 25 years on his plea to second-degree murder. In addition, Russell made the sentence concurrent to his existing sentence for attempted murder. That means he will be eligible for parole after serving 10

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2 held after fight over parking space, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

January 9, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 3 p.m., a 34-year-old construction worker was jailed on suspicion of domestic battery after deputies responded to a residence on Telegraph Street for

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Questions linger after Nevada death-row inmate found dead

January 7, 2019 — LAS VEGAS — The apparent suicide of a Nevada death-row inmate who said he wanted to die and tried several times to kill himself amid court fights and postponements of his execution has renewed a debate over his treatment and the death penalty itself. Attorneys

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Man afraid of spiders jailed, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

January 7, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 2:20 p.m., a man was arrested at the Carson Nugget Inn after an employee reported he first kicked the door of a unit and

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Weekend sees several drug arrests, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

January 2, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 7:45 p.m., Austin Rivers, 27, was arrested at the McDonalds on South Carson Street after deputies were dispatched there to serve a misdemeanor

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Nevada Supreme Court orders new trial in child abuse case

December 27, 2018 — James Marlin Cooper will get a new trial on charges of domestic battery and child abuse after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled there was race-based discrimination in his jury selection. Cooper was convicted of two counts of child abuse/neglect and one count each of battery

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Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Man uses grand theft auto to go door to door

December 26, 2018 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 5:49 p.m., Jonathan Jenkins, 37, was arrested on suspicion of felony drug violations after a traffic stop at Saliman and 5th Streets. After

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Duo arrested after call to Kohl’s, CCSO says

December 19, 2018 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 7:43 p.m., Stephanie Ramos, 25, and Joseph Ramos, 36, were arrested after deputies were called to Kohl's on a report of an unwanted

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Transient jailed ‘after a series of events,’ CCSO says

December 17, 2018 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 1:20 p.m., Robert Gallina, a transient, was jailed after a series of events that began when he gave a woman some jewelry he

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Sentence in 2013 Carson City murder vacated

December 12, 2018 — The murder case of Leonardo Cardoza is headed back to Carson District Court one more time. But this time, he will be sentenced by Judge Todd Russell instead of James Wilson. Cardoza was originally convicted of first degree murder in the death of Desiree Bragg,

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Bad headlight leads to DUI arrest, CCSO says

December 12, 2018 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 3:59 p.m., Jessica Muench, 37, was arrested after she was reported by Walmart security for leaving the store with several items she didn't

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Pursuit involving Carson City Sheriff’s Office ends in arrest

December 12, 2018 — A man was arrested after a vehicle pursuit involving the Carson City Sheriff's Office on Saturday, according to a media release. Dakota Wenford Howell, 25 of Carson City was arrested as a result of the incident. At about 5:45 p.m. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were

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$150,000 bail for suspicion of lewdness with a child, CCSO says

December 10, 2018 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 8:40 a.m., Glenn Koehler, Jr. was arrested at an address on Highway 50 East on a warrant on suspicion of unlawful possession of

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Grant to train Nevada officers to handle DUI cases

December 5, 2018 — The Nevada Attorney General's Office has received an $80,000 grant to provide training for law enforcement agencies in handling DUI cases. The grant was awarded by the state's Office of Traffic Safety. Attorney General Adam Laxalt said it will provide "intense and specialized DUI training"

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