On 5-29-21 during the “Click It or Ticket” Joining Forces event, Carson City Sheriffs Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a white SUV for speeding and attempting to elude. Deputies eventually made contact with the driver when he pulled into a dead-end off of Airport Rd.
The driver attempted to hide his identity, however, was identified as Augustine R. Garcia, an ex- felon with outstanding arrest warrants. Garcia was taken into custody for the outstanding warrants and traffic violations. A substantial amount of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun were located inside Garcia’s vehicle. Garcia was also booked on the additional charges of drug possession and possession of drugs for sale as well as possession of a handgun by a prohibited person.
Deputies are out every day conducting traffic stops and proactive enforcement of laws, with the goal of reducing criminal activity and keeping the streets safe for the citizens and visitors in and around Carson City.
Concerned citizens who have witnessed a crime are always encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (775) 887-COPS (2677) or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900, REMINDER; calls to Secret Witness remain anonymous.
Media Release Originator: Sgt. Mike Cullen #3171