Initial reports indicated that a stolen car out of Reno was headed for Carson City with a lady driver at the wheel. Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies picked up on the chase which wound around the west side of town. The lady driver reportedly hit a number of parked cars while trying to elude Carson City Deputies.
Sheriff Ken Furlong said a number of Sheriff’s Office patrol cars were damaged in the chase. But again, deputies corralled the woman without any reported injuries. She was described as very “disturbed” and was whisked away from the scene and taken to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.
Submitted by Carson City Sheriff’s Department:
On April 9th, a state-owned vehicle was reported stolen from the Reno area. Agencies throughout the region were alerted to be watchful for the vehicle. At approximately 3 p.m., a Carson City Deputy on routine patrol witnessed a vehicle matching the reported stolen vehicle passing through the downtown city corridor at an estimated 70 miles per hour. When the Deputy turned his vehicle to stop the car the driver attempted to escape by speeding into a congested neighborhood with several schools letting out at the time.
Deputies were nearly able to stop the suspect at the extreme west side of Carson, however, the suspect then ran the stolen vehicle into the Deputies car and another parked car to escape from the area and fled directly into a school zone with parents and children exiting the schools. Although a school lockdown and spike strips were directed, the suspect ran the stolen vehicle head-on into another Sheriff’s vehicle at the 700 block of West Fifth Street before either precautionary measure could be executed. The suspect rammed the stolen vehicle into a Deputies SUV on the opposite side of the roadway. A total of 8 vehicles (including the stolen vehicle) were damaged by the suspect ramming the stolen vehicle into them. Initial information received suggested one vehicle hit in the school zone was loading children into the car.
Amber Monson, DOB:12/24/1989, was taken into custody at the scene after offering substantial resistance. While no significant injuries were reported, the suspect was transported to Carson Tahoe Hospital to be examined before she was transported to the jail. One Deputy was reported to have minor injuries resulting from shattering glass. No hospitalizations were necessary.
Monson was booked into the Carson City Jail on the charges of: Battery with a Deadly Weapon (5 counts, Class B Felony), Eluding Police with Death or Bodily Harm, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Child Endangerment, Duty to Stop at an Accident (three counts), and Reckless Driving. Bail was set at $30,000.