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CCSO wants to know the location of these men suspected of credit card fraud

Suspected vehicle burglar using stolen credit cards.

Suspected vehicle burglar using stolen credit cards.

Carson City Sheriff’s detectives are trying to track down these two men who allegedly broke into vehicles recently parked at Silver Saddle Ranch and at the Korean War Veterans Memorial off  East 5th and stealing the victims’ credit cards.

The two suspects, pictured above, shows them taking purchased items from a store after using stolen cards at Target, Best Buy and Game Stop.

Anyone knowing who these men are should call the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 775-887-2677 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

It’s common that people drive up to trailheads, park their vehicles, lock their doors and leave on a nice long hike.  Trouble is a lot of hikers leave their valuables in plain sight inside the vehicle which is a huge temptation for thieves.  Always conceal your valuables under seats or in the trunk.  Or better yet, take them with you or leave them at home.  Wallets don’t weigh that much.

 

Open outdoor burns are allowed through April 19th

Spring 2020 Open Burn

Carson City, NV – The Fire Department will allow open burning through April 19th.

The purpose of the open burn period is to provide residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris. In order to make this a safe endeavor for those involved, the Carson City Fire Department will require a burn permit.

Permits can be obtained online at our website at www.carsonfire.org. Click on the notice for “Open Burn” and it will take you to a form that you will need to print and have on your person when burning.

Due to the closing of our main office to the public, permits will NOT be available on a walk-in basis.
For additional questions or concerns, please call the Carson City Fire Department’s Fire Prevention

Division at 887-2210, ext. 7145, 8-5 p.m., M-F.

Rental evictions put on hold for the time being…

Carson City Justice/Municipal Court

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our region and Governor Stephen Sisolak’s declaration of a state of emergency, closure of all non-essential services state-wide, and request for all Nevadans to stay home to implement social distancing. The Carson City Justice/Municipal Court has suspended all eviction proceedings until further order of the court.

The public is encouraged to contact the Justice/Municipal Court via email with any questions or concerns.

Carson City Justice Court Clerk’s Office Email: JusticeCourtClerk@carson.org Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
Office Number: (775) 887-2121 option 4.

Roaring chimney fire stopped by Carson City Firefighters up County Line Road

Chimney fire near County Line Road and Wild Sage Drive in the Timberline area
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Chimney fire put out at home in Timberline area.

Early Friday evening Carson City Firefighters were called to what was described as an out of control chimney fire off County Line Road.  There was quite a blaze burning inside the chimney – heavy smoke and flame quite visible from the top of the chimney.

Firefighter checking the interior of the chimney sleeve.

Firefighters made their attack by lugging a fire hose onto the roof and blasting a lot of water down the chimney.  Firefighters say they got there just in time to prevent any fire escape through the chimney walls to the outside much to the great relief of the homeowner.

Firefighters soaking the interior of the chimney to ensure fire was out.  Notice the check hole to allow firefighters to see if there was any fire damage outside of the flue

Fortunately nothing more than smoke got to the outside much to the relief of the homeowners.

Documenting extent of damage to the top and interior of the chimney.

Firefighters on the roof took pictures of the damage to ensure they didn’t miss any hot spots.

Thumbs Down on nearly 20′ high pump station off Norfolk Drive

Water booster facility already under construction….neighbors not happy.

The Carson City Planning Commission ran in to a brick wall of angry neighbors this week when they found out that the city was trying to build a view-killing 20-foot high water pump station on the backside of their homes – blocking their views of the Virginia Range. Part of the Long Ranch community lies between Kings and Ash Canyon Creeks and the city wants to build a water booster pump station just on the other side of the neighbors’ fence line.

Neighbors complained that they had heard there was a booster station planned for the area, but they assumed it would be built primarily underground as other booster stations in the area. So when they found out that the pump station building was going to be nearly 20 feet high with an engine muffler exhaust pipe coming out the top, they drew the line. One family complained that city officials were not completely transparent about their plans because the location of the pump station was not clearly indicated. So when a last minute site-plan was announced, it took everyone by surprise on the final location and the fact that their scenic views would be obscured.

The planning commission seemed a little taken-a-back as well. The commissioners told city staff to go back to the drawing board and reduce the size of the building. Instead of a nearly 20 foot high structure, commissioners said 15 feet ought to be the limit and that the station’s muffler should be downsized as well.

Public Works and Planning staff obviously got the message and said they would return in the near future with a scaled down version.

Hemp growing in captivity….

The Planning Commission also had another controversial issue to settle – where to grow hemp – which is marijuana without high levels of the psychotropic ingredient THC.  Hemp is used for a lot of things around the world, like paper, rope, clothing, plastics, even paint. 

But a wrinkle has erupted in Carson City as a great deal of interest is rising in growing hemp and refining it for manufactured products as mentioned above.  Trouble is, sizeable fields of hemp give off the same pungent “aroma” as regular marijuana plants.  And that’s why hemp is usually grown far away from inhabited areas or inside large industrial buildings. 

But there are some adventurous hemp growers, even marijuana growers, who want to grow their “crops” close to town so they can keep an eye on them.  But of course, if the neighbors get a whiff of what’s going on, they may not like it and complain to authorities. 

The strong aroma of young marijuana and hemp is not universally welcomed as the scent drifts into nearby neighborhoods.  But with air-tight indoor “grows”, the aroma stays with the plants – which brings us to why local laws encourage growing the weed indoors. 

As a result, the Planning Commission voted to ask the Carson City Board of Supervisors to draw up a new city law that basically outlaws “outdoor” grows of both marijuana and hemp.  Once harvested, both varieties lose their pungent aroma.  The commissioners therefore kicked the issue upstairs to let the Supervisors handle things – which will likely ensure that all marijuana and hemp are grown either inside large warehouses or in a location far, far away from human habitation.

We’ll see what the Supervisors come up with.

 

 

First Corona Virus case at a Nevada Prison

Corona Virus has made it inside state prison near Las Vegas

The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) announces its first confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting an employee at High Desert State Prison (HDSP), located north of Las Vegas. “Our top priority is the health of staff and inmates at our facilities,” said Charles Daniels, NDOC Director. “Our preparation and response is deliberate and in accordance with agency contingency plans and protocols. Now that we have a confirmed case, our next goal is mitigating and ultimately preventing the sustained spread of COVID-19.

”To contain the virus at HDSP, NDOC has implemented procedures consistent with national and state health and human services guidelines. These procedures include:

* The employee self-quarantining at home
* HDSP inmates being isolatedin their cells.
* NDOC medical staff will continue observing inmates and staff for signs of the virus, which include coughing, fever, and shortness of breath.
* Surface Sanitation Teams, using a 10% bleach concentration solution will continue to thoroughly clean surfaces at all facilities.

Prison officials say NDOC will continue to closely monitor the situation at HDSP and all other NDOC facilities as it continues to work closely with local and state public health officials to ensure the health and safety of staff and inmates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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