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Salt lake City And West Wendover Join Force Arrest Three Felons

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan


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                                       Thomas Jason Vu                                                 Tiffany Ann Vu              

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                             Wanda Brianne Frehner

Photo Credit:West Wendover Police Department

On October 14 2014 members of the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team (JCAT) which consists of members of the Metro Gang Unit from Salt Lake City Utah and the U.S.Marshall’s office, along with members of the West Wendover Police Department were involved in the investigation and apprehension of three people who were staying at a local hotel. These three people were wanted for felony warrants issued out of the state of Utah.

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JCAT was able to track one of the person’s movements to West Wendover and confirmed that they were staying in a hotel. During surveillance of the room other subjects were recognized by investigators, who also had warrants from the state of Utah.

Employees and guests were removed from the immediate hotel area for their safety. Entry was made into two hotel rooms. A total 5 persons were detained, 3 of which had felony warrants. A vehicle that was associated with this group was reported as stolen from Salt Lake City earlier this week. This vehicle was recovered for the owner.

Vu, Thomas Jason $150,000 bail for Aggravated Burglary, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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Vu, Tiffany Ann, $10,000 bail for Possession of Forged Writing, or device for writing.

Frehner, Wanda Brianne, no bail warrant for multiple parole violations.

The other two people were released by JCAT after confirming their identity. No warrants were found for the others and no other charges were pursued.

 

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WWHS Boy Soccer Win Big Against Yerington and Cross Country For Divisionals

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

One Team, One Dream, Let’s Get It Wolverines!

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Jorge Lopez, Brandon Landeros, Macario Lmendoza, David Ceballos, Eduardo Gonzalez, Haran Carrillo, Daniel Escareno, Ervin Espinoza, Anthony Gonzalez, Mark Gomez, Bryan Hernandez, Jair Hernandez, Luis Hernandez, Oscar Hernandez, Yobani Marin, Valentin Mendoza, Carlos Quintero, Chris Ramires, Jesus Rosales, Raul Ruiz, Alex Ruvalcaba, Hector Torres, Anthony Lara, Jesus Jaimes. Assistant coach Elias Gonzalez and Head coach Miguel Jimenez.

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Coach Jimenez said: “We had a great game here against yerington. We came back from being down 2-0 to dominating the game to beat them 6-2 now we head out to incline and north tahoe to face our toughest opponents . I am very proud of how hard the boys are working and the team they are becoming.”

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 Joel Rodriguez on left 3rd place (and 1st place the week before)

Jorge Aguirre on the right 8th place(and 3rd place the week before)

This past week, the Cross Country team traveled to Winnemucca

last  Friday.  The course was fast as predicted.  The team did an awesome job.  Joel Rodriguez had another great showing in the JV race finishing 3rd.  Jorge Aguirre also finished 8th and the JV finished 4th overall.  The Varsity team also ran well.  The wolverines are winding their season down and preparing for divisionals in two weeks.

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Elko’s Most Wanted

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

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The Elko County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Burns, Michael Dean. Michael Dean Burns is wanted on a felony warrant for transporting a controlled substance.

Michael Dean Burns is a 34 years old white man. He is 6 feet 01 inches tall and weighs approximately 275 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

The Elko County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Valadez, Leo. Leo Valadez is wanted on a felony warrant for fail to register as a sex offender.

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Leo Valadez is a 48 years old hispanic man. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

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Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Dean Burns and/or Leo Valadez may contact the Elko County Sheriff’s Office at 777.2514, Elko Dispatch at 777.7300, Secret Witness at 738.4357, or your local law enforcement agency.

Sheriff James Pitts advises citizens to never attempt to detain or approach a possible wanted person, but instead, to please contact a local law enforcement agency to report this person.

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Facebook Leads Police To Robber

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

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WINNEMUCCA — Winnemucca police “like” Facebook after they used tips posted on the social media site to track down a suspect in a bank robbery.

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Police Chief Eric Silva says they posted a security photo of the suspect on Facebook after an armed robber made off with $1,000 on Monday from the US Bank in Winnemucca about 160 miles east of Reno.

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Silva told the Elko Daily Free Press that Facebook users provided information detectives needed to identify the suspect, including a tip that he often parked in a lot at Winnemucca City Hall.

Silva said officers canvassed the area and found 49-year-old Norman Alston in a vehicle parked in the lot between other cars.

Alston was arrested and charged with armed robbery. His bail has been set at $50,000.

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Former Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa Honored

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

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Committee to Aid Abused Women, Honors Former Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa and Brenda Clubine, a domestic violence victim advocate who spent 26 years in prison for killing her abusive husband in self defense.

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CAAW’s annual Hannah Humanitarian Award Luncheon celebrate community leaders dedicated to ending domestic violence in Washoe County and raise funds to help victims rebuild safe and hopeful lives for themselves and their children. In Fiscal Year ’13-‘14 alone, CAAW provided 8.392 bed nights at the emergency shelter and transitional housing facilities for 234 women and 213 children, and processed more than 3,500 motions and protection orders for women and families in the northern Nevada community. In this same year volunteers and staff also responded to 10,000 requests through CAAW’s 24-hour crisis hotline and Vassar Street office.

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The event also featured Brenda Clubine as the keynote speaker, who spent 26 years in prison for killing her abusive husband in self-defense. In 1983, before Battered Women’s Syndrome was recognized, Brenda was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 16 to life. It wasn’t until 2008 that Brenda was released from prison. Brenda has dedicated her life to educating others on domestic violence and helping organizations like CAAW that support victims of domestic violence.

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J.M. Capriola Co. Designs Nevada 150 Commemorative Saddle

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

Sesquicentennial Saddle to Tour Nevada

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Leather and saddle craftsman Armondo Delgado, of J.M. Capriola Co., spent roughly 600 hours hand crafting the one of a kind saddle and Nevada

Elko, Nev. – Many commemorative pieces have been created in the past year in celebration of Nevada’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood but the Sesquicentennial Saddle, a legacy project, showcases craftsmanship from one of the

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oldest professions. Leather and saddle craftsman Armondo Delgado, of J.M. Capriola Co., spent roughly 600 hours hand crafting the one of a kind saddle and Nevada silversmith Mark Dahl, designed and created the silver work.

NV 150 Saddle Stamp Medallions

The Capriola Weatherly, 6 flower hand crafted saddle features a full floral hand stamped design on a weatherly tree, sculptured rope and silver straight up cantel with a rope and silver sculptured front fork, hand engraved sterling silver conchos and the Sesquicentennial medallion series across the back of the seat with a logo medallion on the saddle horn. In addition, the Nevada 150 logo is prominently displayed on both fenders. Capriola’s generously donated their time creating the saddle in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial.

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The saddle is highlighted by the GS Garcia leather stamp centered between the four medallions, made available by GS Garcia’s granddaughter, Dee Dee Garcia-White. Garcia’s most famous saddle brought home the gold medal from the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The stamp has only been used on a very limited basis since her grandfather passed away and this will most likely be the last time it will be made available, making this saddle a priceless piece of history. J.M. Capriola Co. was opened in 1929 by one of GS Garcia’s apprentices, Joe Capriola.

“I approached Capriola’s about this legacy project last year and it is far more than I could have imagined,” said Don Newman, Elko Convention and Visitors Authority executive director and Nevada 150 commissioner. “They were able to incorporate so much history in the saddle with the hand stamped designs, Sesquicentennial medallions and the GS Garcia Stamp. We are very excited to be able to donate this to the museum next year.”

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The saddle will be on display at various events around the State for the next year including the Elko Nevada Day Parade, the Nevada Day Parade in Carson City, National Finals Rodeo in Vegas as well as at Capriola’s in Elko. At the 151st Anniversary of Nevada Statehood, the saddle will be donated to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City for permanent display.

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The Nevada State Museum in Carson City has both the 1904 Garcia Saddle and the Halsey Saddle on display and these were the inspiration for the creation of this “Legacy” project for the sesquicentennial. The saddle was created in celebration of Nevada 150 by the Elko Convention and Visitors Authority, J.M. Capriola Co. and Dee Dee Garcia-White.

A state-wide simultaneous sing along of “Home Means Nevada.”

Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced one of the final Sesquicentennial initiatives and invited fellow Nevadans to join him, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada 150 Commission for #NevadaSings, a state-wide simultaneous sing along of “Home Means Nevada.”  On Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m., Nevadans will join together to demonstrate their state pride by singing a rendition of “Home Means Nevada” in an attempt to set a record for the most people in an American state to sing their state song at the same time.

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White Pine County Blotter

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

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10-10-14 New bookings

Vergal C. Sorensen/ D.U.I. and requirements for turning / Bail $1,005.

Richard L. Vela/ Unregistered motor vehicle, no insurance and possession of a controlled substance / Bail $15,000.

James E. Southcott / Serving time

Tanaiah A. Bettega / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / No bail

10-11-14 New bookings

William R. Gergen / Serving time

10-12-14 New bookings

Michael S. Avery / Burglary and petit larceny / Bail $10,000.

Lucien H. Leflohic / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $611.

10-13-14 New bookings

Jeremy J. Brown / Probation violation / No bail

10-14-14 New bookings

Evelynn R. Robertshaw / Two counts of use of a controlled substance / Bail $20,000

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10-10-14

REPORT OF A DEATH

City — officer reported that James K. Price age 68 of Ely died at his residence of natural causes.

REPORT OF A FOUND BICYCLE

The bike was placed into lost and found.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT

City — officer received a report of a vehicle accident that occurred at the Ely Landfill. During the officers investigation of the accident it was determined that Corrine Marrujo of Ely was operating a vehicle and drove it off a dirt embankment causing the vehicle to roll. Marrujo and a passenger in the vehicle were taken to E.R. by ambulance.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT

City— reporting party stated that a subject had entered into a home and was removing property. Officer contacted the individual who was removing property he believed belonged to him. Officer reported that during his investigation the property in question needed to be settled in probate.

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REPORT OF A CITIZEN ASSIST

Officer assisted an individual who had locked himself out of his residence.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT

City — officer contacted the individual who needed medical assistance. He was taken to the hospital by the deputy.

REPORT OF A THEFT

City — reporting party stated that an individual had stolen his mediation he had left in his vehicle. Officers have identified the suspect in the theft and the investigation continues.

REPORT OF A PERSON THREATENING TO HARM THEMSELVES

City — officer contacted the person making the threats and she denied the accusations.

REPORT OF A FRAUD

City — reporting party stated that someone had obtained a credit card in his name and had charged numerous items. The credit card company was now wanting him to pay the bill. A fraud report was completed for the reporting party.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT

City — officer received a report of an individual putting up private property signs, but the property belonged to the city of Ely. The individual was contacted and advised to remove the signs.

REPORT OF A PARKING PROBLEM

City — officer contacted the owner of the vehicle and it was removed.

REPORT OF A STOLEN GUN

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT

City — officer reported that James Ferris of Bainbridge Island WA. was operating a vehicle and drove under the awning at the Copper Queen Casino. Due to the height of the vehicle it struck the awning. An accident report was completed.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT

City — Emery Fredenbug of McGill was operating a vehicle and was backing up. He failed to see a vehicle behind him belonging to Melinda McQueen of Ely. Fredenburg’s vehicle struck McQueens vehicle causing damage. Fredenburg was issued a citation for unsafe backing. An accident report was completed.

REPORT OF FOUND CAMERA

City —the camera was returned to the owner.

REPORT OF AN ARREST

City — officer reported that Vergal C. Sorenson age 53 of Aurora, UT was arrested for D.U.I. and requirements for turning.

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REPORT OF AN ARREST

City — officer reported that Richard L. Vela age 25 of Ely was arrested for unregistered motor vehicle, no insurance and possession of a controlled substance.

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Vergal C. Sorensen/ D.U.I. and requirements for turning / Bail $1,005.

Richard L. Vela/ Unregistered motor vehicle, no insurance and possession of a controlled substance / Bail $15,000.

James E. Southcott / Serving time

Tanaiah A. Bettega / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / No bail

10-11-14

REPORT OF A BATTERY

City — reporting party stated that while she was working at a local bar as the bartender she was punched by one of the customers. The bartender was allowed to sign a citizen’s complaint for battery on the individual she claimed struck her.

REPORT OF A FOUND DUCK

City — the duck was placed into the duck pond.

REPORT OF A THEFT

City — reporting party stated that the license plate had been stolen off his rental car. Officer reported that the vehicle had a temporary license placed in the front windshield of the vehicle. No theft had occurred.

REPORT OF A POSSIBLE DRUNK DRIVER

City — the operator of the vehicle was contacted and the she was not intoxicated.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS PHOTOS

City — reporting party stated that she had located a disturbing photo on line. Officer reported that the photo originated from Mexico. No action was taken.

REPORT OF A FOUND FANNY PACK

City — the owner of the fanny pack was notified to claim it at the Sheriff’s Office

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER

City — the area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT

City — officer reported that Travis Morrison of McGill was operating a vehicle traveling on Great Basin Blvd. Anthony Zamora of Ely was operating a vehicle traveling behind Morrison. Morrison stopped his vehicle due to several individuals crossing the street. Zamora was unable to stop his vehicle and collided into the rear of Morrison’s vehicle. Zamora was issued a citation for following to close. The two individuals who were crossing the street were identified as John and Jo Ann Acres of Las Vegas they were both issued citations for crossing at other than crosswalks.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT

City — reporting party stated that an individual whom he had problems with in the past made several threats toward him. Officer reported that when the subject making the threats is located he will be issued a citation for harassment.

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William R. Gergen / Serving time

10-12-14

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK

City — officers received a report of an individual who was threatening to harm herself. The individual was residing in California. Officers contacted the local Sheriff’s Office over that jurisdiction in California and provide them with the information.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT

City — officer received a report of an individual panhandling at a local business. The manager of the business wanted the individual removed and trespassed from the property. The individual was contacted and advised.

REPORT OF A DOG PROBLEM

City — reporting party stated that she was chased by a dog running at large. The owner of the dog was contacted and advised of the problem.

REPORT OF A THEFT

City — officer received a report of an individual who had gone to a local store and removed several items without paying for them. During the officers investigation the individual was identified as Michael S. Avery age 48 of Ely. Avery was arrested for burglary and petit larceny.

REPORT OF A FOUND BRACLET

City — the item was placed into lost and found.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK

The individual was contacted and was fine.

REPORT OF AN ARREST

City — officer reported that Lucien H. Leflohic age 30 of Ely was arrested on a Ely Municipal Court warrant.

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Michael S. Avery / Burglary and petit larceny / Bail $10,000.

Lucien H. Leflohic / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $611.

10-13-14

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT

City — officer received a report of a subject that was suffering from dementia and had become increasing angry. Officer contacted the individual and was able to calm him down.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT

City — reporting party stated that while she was at a local business an elderly male driving a vehicle drove his vehicle into the back of her car. The elderly male then fled the scene. The reporting party was able to obtain a license plate off the striking vehicle. Officers are attempting to locate the striking vehicle and operator.

REPORT OF A TRUACNY

City — officer received a report of a juvenile student that had missed numerous days of school. The juvenile will be issued a citation for truancy and a report will be sent to Juvenile Probation.

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REPORT OF AN ALARM

City — false alarm. The alarm company was working on the alarm.

REPORT OF MISSING CATS

Reporting party stated that she is missing several of her cats and several others were sick. She believes that someone is possible poising them. Investigation continues.

REPORT OF AN AGENCY ASSIST

City — officers assisted hospital staff with an individual who needed medical attention, but wanted to leave the hospital. The individual decided to receive the necessary treatment.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE

City — officer contacted the parties involved who had engaged in a verbal argument. They were advised to keep the peace.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK

City — the individual was contacted and was fine.

REPORT OF A NOISE DISTURBANCE

City — officer contacted the occupant of the apartment and advised him to turn his music down. The occupant complied.

REPORT OF A POSSIBLE DRUNK DRIVER

The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

City — reporting party stated that several windows and doors are open on a vacant home. The home was checked and the doors and windows were secured.

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Jeremy J. Brown / Probation violation / No bail

10-14-14

REPORT OF OVER DUE HUNTERS

City — reporting party stated that her son and grandson had gone hunting the day before and hadn’t returned home. Officer reported that they were located at home in Reno.

REPORT OF A POSSIBLE DRUNK DRIVER

The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

REPORT OF A FOUND FIREARM

City — reporting party stated that while she was cleaning a room at a local motel she located a firearm. The owner of the firearm returned to the motel and the gun was released to her.

REPORT OF A POSSIBLE THEFT

City — reporting party stated that an employee had keys made to the business. The reporting party believes the keys were made so the employee could steal items. The incident was documented.

 

REPORT OF A DOG AT LARGE

Officer received a report of a dog that was running at large. The owner of the dog was contacted and advised of the problem.

REPORT OF AN OPEN DOOR

Officer received a report of an open door on a closed business. The business was checked and the door secured.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT

The report was given to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT

City — Krystal McElroy of McGill had parked her vehicle at a local business and exited the vehicle. Debra Francone of Ely was operating a vehicle and parked her vehicle on a public roadway. McElroy’s vehicle rolled out of the parking lot and struck Francone’s vehicle causing damage. An accident report was completed.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE

The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

REPORT OF A SHOPLIFTER

City — reporting party stated that two individuals entered into a local store and stole several items. Officers have identified the individuals and they will be issued citations for petit larceny when located.

REPORT OF A VEHICLE IN THE ROADWAY

Officer located a semi-truck that was parked alongside the roadway. The driver was resting and no violations were reported.

New bookings

Evelynn R. Robertshaw / Two counts of use of a controlled substance / Bail $20,000

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Nevada 150 Events Held at the end of October

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

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Carson City, Nev. – Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of October. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Oct. 16 through 30.

The Vegas Valley Book Festival, Nevada’s largest literary festival, will take place Oct. 16 – 18 in Las Vegas, NV. For the last thirteen years, the festival has served as a celebration of written, spoken, and illustrated word, offering a “one-stop shopping experience for literature.” Each year this festival draws more than 10,000 attendees, and since it’s founding in 2002, the festival has presented over 600 authors and speakers and over 450 events. Call for more details 702-229-5902 or contact them via email at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org.

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On Friday October 17th, come watch the Nevada 150 Pony Express Delivery, on the south steps of the Nevada State Capitol Building in Carson City, NV at 3:30 PM. Pony Express riders will deliver special Proclamations issued in honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial by the White Pine, Eureka, Lander, and Churchill County Commissions and hand them off to Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki at the State Capitol Building. For more details call 775-687-0645 or visit www.nevada150.org.

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The annual Carson City Ghost Walk will be held Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning on the corner of 3rd and Curry Street in Carson City, NV. Explore and relive Carson City’s rich history by learning about the Victorian Era through lingering spirits of the past, including visiting the inside of at least five different houses. Tours depart every half hour and last about 90-minutes. Ticket cost is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets call 775-348-6279 or visit www.carsoncityghostwalk.com.

The Las Vegas Ultra Marathon Run and Relay will be held on Oct. 18 from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., dependent on the distance you plan on racing, in Floyd Lamb Park in Las Vegas, NV. The Las Vegas Ultra Marathon has made Nevada’s Sesquicentennial their theme this year, honoring Nevada’s 150 years in the union by having a special 150K Run and Relay. Contestants can run through incredible trails, by the lake, through the Nevada desert and under the stars. For more information or to register visit www.desertskyadventures.com/las-vegas-100 or call 702-241-2044.

A Celebration of Nevada’s 150th Birthday and Festival of Diwali, will be held on Saturday Oct. 18 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Laxalt Auditorium in Reno, NV. Organized by TACH International, Inc., this event includes a celebration of Nevada’s 150th Birthday and the festival of Diwali together with Music & Dance in association with the Indo-American Community. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.tach.info or call 775-336-9733.

Join the University of Nevada alumni and friends on Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. for the Original 1874 University of Nevada Bell Restoration Dedication at Elko High School in Elko, NV. The University first opened its doors in Elko on Oct. 12, 1874, a century later a dedication was held for a bell monument that was erected as part of the University of Nevada’s Centennial Celebration. The original bell, which sits on the Elko High School campus, is now in need of a refurbished monument since the original wood monument deteriorated. Help rededicate the new brick monument at the location in which higher education began in Nevada, while marking Nevada’s Sesquicentennial and the 140th year of the University of Nevada. For more information or to donate please call 775-397-7536.

Open Spaces and Special Places, an annual benefit will be held Oct. 23 – 26 at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno. The annual benefit art show will run all day at the museum, showcasing local artists and artisans all to support the Nevada Land Trust. Artwork featuring both Nevada and its local artists will be for sale as well as a special section of the show called YEA! that will feature emerging artists in the area. The event includes two receptions, one of which is a closed VIP event for invitees only. The other is free and open to the public, and a portion of the sales of the art goes to the Nevada Land Trust. For more information call (775)-851-5180 or visit www.nevadalandtrust.org.   

Join the Silver Stage Players at the Northeastern Nevada Museum Theater in Elko as they help celebrate Nevada’s 150th birthday with their production of Beth Fine’s The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth & Fiction from Oct. 23 – 25 at 7 p.m. This classic melodrama is inspired by Helen Wilson’s account of the last documented mail stagecoach robbery in the west which took place in Jarbidge, NV. The show is family-friendly and filled with intrigue, murder, and lots of fun! Tickets are only $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and students. The Friday October 31st Nevada Day performance is FREE!  For additional information please visit www.silverstage.org or call 775-934-3721.

The Mormons in Northern Nevada: Influence & Historical Significance, with Anita Hicks will take place on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Downtown Reno Library Auditorium. This program touches on the history and influence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern Nevada’s history. Anita Hicks was born and raised in the Reno/Sparks area and holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management from Brigham Young University, and is the author of a forthcoming book about the history of the LDS Church in Nevada. For more information or please visit www.washoecountylibrary.us or call 775-327-8300.

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Duke’s Place is an original story and dance production designed, written, and choreographed by Rosine Bena that will take place on Oct. 24 and Nov. 1 at the Carson City Community Center in Carson City, NV. This original production, set in 1940’s and 50’s Reno, presents an important part of Nevada’s history telling the story of a magical reunion between a father and long lost daughter. The cast features 20 professional dancers including former Joffrey Ballet principal, Domingo Rubio, Sierra Nevada Ballet principal, Ananda Bena-Weber, and international tap star, Sam Weber, known as the “fastest feet in Tap.” Another 15 – 20 student dancers and a full 16 piece orchestra with music arranged and conducted by Chuck Reider truly bring the show together. For more information or please visit www.sierranevadaballet.org or call 775-737-9101.

The 5th Annual PDOP Pumpkin Days, a fundraiser for the Pahrump Disability Outreach Program, will take place on Oct. 24 – 26 at Ian Deutch Park in Pahrump, NV. Fun activities include a Monster Dash 5K, pumpkin patch, hay rides, hay maze, petting zoo, face painting, and more, including photo opportunities, snacks and hot apple cider. During the week the pumpkin patch is open from 3 – 9 p.m. and on Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. The Monster Dash 5K will be held Saturday October 25th beginning at 8 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m. Entry is $5 per person or $10 for a wristband to access the event during the entire weekend. For more information visit  www.pdop.info/pumpkindays.com or call 702-516-0847.

The Strozzi VFW Post 12108 is hosting the Bullfrog Historical Mining District Poker Run on Oct. 25 in Beatty, NV. This poker run is held in honor of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, a $25 entry fee for the day includes 1 poker hand and 1 BBQ dinner; all registrants must be 18 or older. For additional information call 775-553-9313 or email beattyvfw@att.net.

Nevadaween is an annual Nevada tradition taking place on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park in Las Vegas. The event celebrates both Nevada Day & Halloween and will include children’s activities, pioneer games, cookie decorating, pumpkin painting & Native American fry bread. A special Costume Contest begins at 10 a.m., the Soup Cook-off begins at 11 a.m., and the Dedication for Charlene Cruze begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $1 and children 12 and under are free. For additional information or please visit www.friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

Join thousands of Nevadans and recreational enthusiasts for Get Outdoors Nevada Day on Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event takes place at the beautiful Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas, NV. Sample many of the region’s incredible outdoor adventure opportunities, featuring community groups, non-profit organizations, local, state and federal agencies as well as retailers, outfitters and outdoor event promoters. For additional information or please visit www.getoutdoorsnevada.org/day or call 702-997-3350.

Join the Friends of the Fort and the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in a historic Re-Enactment of the Helen J. Stewart Land Deed on Oct 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park in Las Vegas. On Dec. 30, 1911 Helen J. Stewart deeded 10 acres of her land to the United States of America for use by the Southern Paiutes. Current dignitaries will represent important people from the past. This activity is part of the Nevadaween celebration at the Old Fort that same day which continues from 9-2 pm. Admission to the park is $1 and children 12 and under are free. For additional information or please visit www.friendsofthefort.org or call 702-486-3511.

Always Lost: A Meditation on War Exhibit will be displayed at the Nevada State Museum at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas until Oct. 27. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and will include original poetry by Nevada writers; the 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning Iraq War combat photograph collection courtesy of The Dallas Morning News; and the Wall of the Dead, faces and names of U.S. military war casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. Admission to the Museum is $9.95 for adults, $4.95 for children, and $8.95 for 65+ and those with a military or student ID. Free admission for Nevada State Museum and Springs Preserve members. There is no additional charge to view the exhibit. For more information please visit www.wnc.edu/always_lost/ or call 702-486-5205.

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The Nevada 150 Concert will take place on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center in Carson City, Nevada. This Carson City Symphony concert features music composed specifically in honor of Nevada’s history with a chorus, narrators, soloists, and a pre-concert talk that describes the cultural and historic context of the musical selections. Tickets will be $15, with $3 discount for students and seniors, and free for violin students and youth age 16 and under.  Visit www.ccsymphony.com or call 775-883-4154 for more details.

The 4th Annual Nevada Day Governor’s Banquet will take place at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV on Oct. 28 beginning at 6 p.m. The gala is a tradition and fundraising event – led by Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval. A portion of the proceeds of this year’s Banquet goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nevada, in addition to the non-profit Nevada Day, Inc. The evening features; special guest speakers, door prizes, silent auction, live entertainment, a Nevada birthday cake-cutting ceremony and much more. Semi-formal attire suggested. Tickets are $60 per person or $500 for a table of 10. For additional information or to purchase tickets please visit www.NevadaDay.com or call 775-882-2600.

Every Sunday at 2 p.m. through the month of October the Downtown Reno Library is hosting; Reno the Biggest Little City in Hollywood Movie Series. As part of the Nevada 150 celebration this special Sunday movie matinee series features 5 classic films that were filmed in Reno. For more information please visit www.washoecountylibrary.us or call 775-327-8300.

The 36th Star Nevada’s Journey from Territory to State exhibit will be on display the entire month of October all day at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV. The exhibit honors the “Battle Born” state with a significant exhibition detailing the journey toward Oct. 31, 1864. This special show features historic treasures from our nation’s capital, including a special 36-hour Nevada Day Weekend presentation of the original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and the 175-page transcription of Nevada’s State Constitution. For additional information or please visit www.nevadaart.org/exhibitions/detail?eid=286 or call 775-329-3333.

Join the Nevada Indian Commission for a special Sesquicentennial Honoring Reception for the Centennial Indian Princess Contestants on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Gold Dust West Casino Hotel in Carson City, NV. This event will honor 22 contestants who participated in the Centennial Indian Princess contest that took place on Nevada Day in 1964. The event is open to the public and all are invited to participate. For additional information please visit www.nic.nv.gov or call 775-687-8333.

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No report of foster problems before murder-suicide

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials from Child Protective Services say they had no reports of problems with a foster family before an apparent murder-suicide in Las Vegas that left a toddler dead.

A notice issued by the state Tuesday offers few other details on the death of 16-month-old Michell Momox-Caselis or her 37-year-old foster father, Joaquin Juarez-Paez.

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The father was found dead last Sunday morning in the parking lot of an apartment complex on North Jones Boulevard. His wife was searching for the keys to the vehicle when she discovered the toddler dead in her crib.

“It appears that the male who was found in his vehicle had killed their foster child and then ultimately took his own life,” said Lieutenant Ray Steiber, Homicide Division of Metro Police.

Lt. Steiber went on to say the cause of death for the child appeared to be asphyxiation. He said it doesn’t look like the child’s foster mother had anything to do with this crime.

“Mom was at home asleep is what we do know, and we know that the father, the male was due to leave for work early in the morning. It was because he didn’t show up for work, it alerted mother and she went outside and ultimately found her husband,” Lt. Steiber said.

When asked if there was anything to indicate why the foster father allegedly did this, Metro Police said they’re waiting for the autopsy report to give them more answers in this case.

“That’s all under investigation. I don’t have specifics in regards to the father’s history or what led to him doing this to his child. That’s going to be vetted out and determined probably a little later in the investigation,” Lt. Steiber said.

The name of the child has not been released yet. Detectives said there was also a 6-month-old foster child in the home, but that child was unharmed. Child Protective Services will have to make a decision in regards to that child.

Officers say the couple had recently become foster parents for Momox-Caselis and another child. The notice says another “relevant household member” was immediately removed from the home.

Coroner’s officials haven’t yet released their causes of death.

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Trespass killing trial still set in Reno Jan. 20

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Howard Copelan

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RENO, Nev. (AP) – A 73-year-old Sparks man charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser is ready to go to trial and ready to prove he was acting in self-defense in a case that has brought attention to Nevada’s “stand-your-ground” law, his lawyer said Wednesday.

After a month of repeated requests, Sparks police have finally agreed to let the defense team review all the evidence from the vacant home where Wayne Burgarello is accused of killing one man and seriously injuring a woman in February, Reno lawyer Theresa Ristenpart said.

She told Washoe District Judge Patrick Flanagan that means there’s no need at this time to postpone the Jan. 20 trial date.

Washoe County Deputy District Attorney Bruce Hahn agreed there was no need to change the date, but he said his assessment could change as he starts to assess the expert witnesses he’ll need to testify at the trial.

Flanagan set another status hearing for Nov. 19.

Detectives say Burgarello fatally shot Cody Devine, 34, five times, once in the head. He’s also accused of shooting and seriously wounding Janai Wilson, 29, inside the rundown Sparks duplex he owns.

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Burgarello, a former artist and school teacher in the Reno area, said he found garbage, syringes and drug paraphernalia when he entered the darkened home, calling out several times that he was the homeowner and was armed.

When he entered a back bedroom, Devine’s “arm came up like a gun” and Burgarello opened fire, his lawyer said in court filings.

More than 30 states have so-called “stand-your-ground” laws that allow deadly force against attackers posing an imminent threat regardless of whether the aggressor is armed. Nevada law says the shooter cannot be “the original aggressor.”

Ristenpart has insisted there has been a rush to judgment by some regarding the applicability of that specific law in this case. But she told reporters outside the Reno courtroom on Wednesday she’s of the “firm belief he did not do anything wrong.”

“What it comes down to is he acted in lawful, justified self-defense and that is legal in the state of Nevada,” Ristenpart said. She declined to comment on whether Burgarello might be willing to consider pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

“That will be up to the state,” she said, adding there has been no such offer. “He’s charged with open murder, which includes everything from first-degree murder to negligent homicide. The state has not been very clear as to what their theory is in the case.”

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