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Court orders use of Pre-Trial Risk tool to release defendants

March 21, 2019 — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ordered all state courts to begin using the Pre-Trial Risk assessment tool to determine whether a defendant should be released after arrest. The unanimous order follows a two-year pilot program in Washoe County, Reno and Sparks, Clark County and

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Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Direct TV doesn’t go door-to-door

March 20, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 4:09 p.m., a 19-year-old California man was arrested at Jewell Avenue and Cardinal Way after a nearby resident called to report someone trying

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Trial date set in Douglas County, Reno murders

March 19, 2019 — RENO — A 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who's accused of murdering four people in Northern Nevada during a 10-day crime spree in January has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Wilber Martinez-Guzman pleaded not guilty to four counts of open murder at

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Dad held after toddlers found wandering, Sheriff’s Office says

March 18, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. SATURDAY • At 5:53 p.m., a 28-year-old construction worker was arrested on suspicion of Domestic Battery 1st after his girlfriend said he slapped her during a

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Death penalty sought vs. Guzman

March 14, 2019 — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against an El Salvadoran accused of shooting four Western Nevada residents in January. At a press conference on Thursday morning, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson announced there were sufficient aggravating circumstances to file a notice of intent

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Nye, Lyon counties settle suit with wrongly jailed Vegas performer after Carson City traffic stop

March 14, 2019 — RENO — Two rural Nevada counties have paid $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former Las Vegas entertainer who was wrongfully jailed for 18 days for a burglary he didn't commit in a bizarre case of mistaken identity, his lawyer said Wednesday. Sean

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Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Dispute over towels leads to arrest

March 13, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 6:38 a.m., a 37-year-old was arrested on two outstanding misdemeanor warrants after deputies were called to Dotty's Casino for an intoxicated subject refusing

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Brass knuckles found on mechanic, says Carson City Sheriff’s Office

March 11, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 5:06 p.m., Matthew Vanmeter, 33, was arrested after a traffic stop at Lompa and Dori Way for an expired registration. His vehicle was searched

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Woman held for public urination, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

March 6, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY • At 12:36 a.m., a 64-year-old woman was arrested outside the Frontier Motel after a deputy saw her urinating in public. She was arrested on

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Rock solid arrest for Carson City Sheriff’s Office

March 4, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY • At 11:27 a.m., a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion he threw a football-size rock through the driver's side window of a neighbor's car

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Woman held for cutting boyfriend, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

February 28, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. WEDNESDAY • At 6:05 p.m., Hailey March, 25, was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop at 10th and South Nevada streets. She was a

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$250 reward for info on vehicle burglary suspect

February 27, 2019 — Secret Witness is offering a reward of $250 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted for questioning relating to a burglaries of vehicles in Carson City. The Carson City Sheriff's Office is investigating a vehicle burglary which occurred on Kingsley

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$250 reward in Carson City stolen credit card case

February 26, 2019 — Secret Witness is offering a reward of $250 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card in Carson City. The Carson City Sheriff's Office is investigation a case of fraudulent

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Officials: Suspect in Tahoe City homicide committed suicide

February 21, 2019 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — A man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man in Tahoe City Saturday, died in an apparent suicide, authorities said. "Detectives have been continuously investigating the homicide that occurred at the Boatworks Mall on Saturday evening," a Placer County Sheriff's

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Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Not a good idea to almost back into deputy’s car

February 20, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. FRIDAY At 9:35 p.m., a 32-year-old union representative was arrested on a warrant out of the Walker River Township after deputies responded to a report of

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Suspect in fleeing vehicle in Lyon County apprehended

February 14, 2019 — The Lyon County Sheriff's Office and Lyon County District Attorney's Office are seeking help with a case involving a vehicle that fled the scene where a victim was located. Between 6:30 and 7 p.m., on Jan. 1, Lyon County Sheriff's deputies located a victim on

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Carson City Sheriff’s Office: K-9 has field day in arrest

February 13, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. TUESDAY • At 11:15 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a vehicle driving recklessly through a field near Highway 50 East. The arresting deputy said

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Woman, 18, held for domestic battery, Carson City Sheriff’s Office says

February 12, 2019 — The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. MONDAY • At 5:15 a.m., a 27-year-old construction worker was arrested on multiple misdemeanors after a traffic stop at Carmine and Neptune for a burned out

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Martinez-Guzman will face Washoe, Douglas murder charges first

February 8, 2019 — The 36 Carson City charges against Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman were put on hold Friday after prosecutors all agreed the murder charges in Washoe and Douglas counties should go forward first. Deputy DA Melanie Brantingham told Justice of the Peace Tom Armstrong the families of the

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Nevada Highway Patrol warns of phone scam

February 7, 2019 — The Nevada Highway Patrol is warning area residents to beware of a phone scam in which a male caller identifies himself as the state police. A spokesman said the imposter instructed the person called they needed to go to a Walgreens pharmacy and get funds

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