At approximately 4:30pm Sunday, State Division of Investigations Officers took a fourth juvenile into custody related to the January 25 shooing in Carson City. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has determined that no other suspects are being sought at this time. The fourth juvenile will be returned to Carson City, where he will be charged similarly to those already in custody.
At approximately 7:44pm Saturday evening, Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Carson Tahoe Medical Center Emergency Department where two adult males had arrived with reported gunshot wounds. One victim was treated for an abdominal wound and transported by Care Flight to Renown Medical Center, and the second victim was treated for head injuries and released from Carson Tahoe Hospital care. The condition of the victim admitted to Renown is not immediately available.
Three juveniles, two males and one female, have been taken into custody related to the shooting. Of the three juveniles, ages 13-16 years, two were from Carson City and one from Douglas County. The juveniles were charged with Battery with intent to Commit Robbery, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Prohibited Person, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Battery Causing Substantial Bodily Harm, and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act. All three were booked into the Carson City Juvenile Services division.
As of this notice to the community, it is alleged that the juveniles met with the victims in an act to purchase marijuana vaping oils and vaping cartridges when the shooting took place.
From Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, in addition to the arrests, three residences in Carson City have been secured by SWAT and Special Enforcement Teams and searched by Detectives. This investigation remains active at this time, therefore no further details are available.
Anyone with any information connected to the shooting is asked to contact the Carson City Communications Division at 887-2677.
Sheriff Ken Furlong
Eugene Nichols, 48
Sexual Assault on child under the age of 14 and lewdness with a child under the of 14
A Carson City man who was charged with sexual assault and lewdness with children under age 14 was found dead Thursday afternoon in Douglas County in what was described by authorities to be a self-inflicted wound that proved fatal.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said detectives went to Genoa and confirmed that the deceased male was Eugene Nichols.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said a man shooting off a gun in the Genoa area prompted a number of citizen phone calls to Douglas County 9-1-1. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies found Nichols’ lifeless body in the Genoa area after a brief search.
Two men in their early 20’s inside CTRMC getting emergency treatment for gunshot wounds. One was flown to Renown in Reno. Neither suffered life-threatening wounds accord to Sheriff Furlong.
7:45pm Two males in their 20’s showed up Saturday night at Carson Tahoe RMC’s Emergency Room – both suffering gunshot wounds.
9:28pm Details of the shooting are still being investigated. It may have been in the Woodside area but that’s being nailed down by investigators. Two young men in their early 20’s were shot – one receiving a minor wound and the other with a serious stomach wound which prompted a Care Flight trip to Renown in Reno. Circumstances of the confrontation that caused the shooting are still being investigated, according to Sheriff Ken Furlong. Charges of Battery with a Deadly Weapon are being considered.
10:32pm Sheriff Furlong reports that neither male suffered life threatening injuries.
10:38pm Sheriff Furlong also asks that anyone having information about the shooting incident, or who happened to be an eye witness to the incident should call the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 775-887-2677l
2:41pm Traffic crash at Musser and Roop. 15 year old female hit her head on a window
7:56am – Report of traffic crash at the intersection of Goni and Hot Springs Road. There are injuries. Avoid the area. Emergency responders are enroute.
8:03am – Second ambulance is being sent to the scene due to extent of injuries.
7:30am – Auto collision on westbound William Street (Hwy 50) just a bit east of Saliman. No reports of injuries. CCSO on scene. Watch for auto parts on the pavement. At least one vehicle is off the pavement and in to a parking lot at Little Caesar’s.
Chinese New Year
Children’s Museum, January 25th, 10am – 3pm, State Museum to Children’s Museum
From Children’s Museum and Visit Carson City:
In collaboration with the Nevada State Museum the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada will be celebrating Chinese New Year on January 25th, 2020.
The celebration will begin at 10am the State Museum where there will be dancing and crafts, for more information contact the State Museum. At 11:30 there will be a parade from the State Museum to the Children’s Museum where the celebration will continue. The Children’s Museum will host crafts, dancers, dragons, learning how to use chopsticks, and so much more! Admission will be $10 per child and the event is free to all members. For more information contact the museum!
Loud as Folk
Brewery Arts Center
Jan. 25, 7-10pm
Come to Brewery Art Center’s Performance Hall on January 25, 2020 to experience Loud As Folk, hosted by Spike McGuire. This is one night only, and the showcase will be feature performances by Whitney Myer, Jelly Bread’s Dave and Cliff, Mel and Gia, and Tyler Stafford. Be sure to grab your tickets, so you don’t miss out.
Loud As Folk is a monthly song writer showcase that had begun in 2011 in Reno, NV. Each show is hosted by—local favorite—Spike McGuire and features both local and touring artists. With the help of venues and fans, Loud As Folk as been able to showcase unique talent as well as donate thousands of dollars to local organizations and charities.
Come to the BAC’s Performance Hall—511 W. King Street, Carson City—to see this great night of music! The show will begin at 7:00pm—so, doors open at 6:30—on January 25, 2020. Tickets are only $15 for BAC members, $18 for seniors and students, and $20 for adults.
What was thought to be a natural gas leak turned out to be a lot less than that…but it still smelled pretty bad….
4:40pm Wells Fargo Bank reports strong smell of natural gas. All bank employees have evacuated the building. Carson City Firefighters are arriving on scene.
Arriving firefighters didn’t think the smell was from a natural gas leak. And they were right. It was an odor being released by a drainage system associated with the bank. They pointed out the problem to the manager so he can summon a crew to clean out the storm drain system.
CCFD Courtesy photo
The Carson City Fire Department will be conducting wildland burn operations beginning Wednesday, January 22, in the Timberline area throughout the week – weather permitting.
Smoke will be very visible. Please do not call 9-1-1 because a flood of calls can clog the 911 phone system and somebody who REALLY needs help will suffer a delayed emergency response. If you are sensitive to smoke or have respiratory problems, you may need to keep your windows closed or stay indoors depending on smoke conditions.
The Carson City Fire Department, Capital City Handcrew take all factors into consideration and halt operations immediately when conditions change. Prior to conducting burn operations, crews establish a burn plan, which includes spot weather forecast, consideration of safety factors such as temperature, humidity, wind speeds and clearing the surrounding pile debris. When burn piles are completed wildland handcrews remain on scene to ensure hotspots are terminated.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Carson City Fire Department at (775) 887-2210. Again don’t dial 9-1-1 unless YOU have an emergency.
For more information contact Wildland Fuels Management Officer Rodd Rummel at 775-283-7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:35am Lots of fire trucks roaming the pavement in the 26-hundred block of East Nye on a report of a house fire near 2620 East Nye Lane. Firefighters arrived on scene to find no smoke anywhere. They circled the area and couldn’t find anything on fire. All firefighters returned to their respective fire stations.
A tragic story coming from the Carson City School District – the death of a recent graduate of Carson High School. The district says Jake Roman, who was very active in high school sports, was snowmobiling and was fatally injured. Jake was the son of the high school’s Athletic Director Blair Roman and middle school teacher Susan Roman.
The school district issued a statement to the community:
“All our hearts are aching for all the Roman family this morning as we mourn the tragic passing of their son this past weekend. Jake was well liked throughout the school district among his friends, peers, coaches and educators. We appreciate his example, and the memory of his legacy will forever be impressed upon our souls. Our sincerest love goes out to his parents, Coach Blair and Susan as well as his siblings, Lily and Michael.”
The family said Jake would have turned 21 last Monday. Jake died after his snowmobile collided with a tree near Blue Lakes Road west of Carson Pass.
Congressional hopeful Patricia Ackerman publicly announces her candidacy for Congress in front of State Legislative Building.
Douglas County resident Patricia Ackerman made it “on-the-street official” that she has filed her candidacy for U.S. Congress District 2. She will be running against incumbent Congressman Mark Amodei in the November election.
Standing in front of a supportive crowd Ackerman lamented that most Americans began losing their faith in government long before Trump was elected in 2016. Ackerman pointed out that fair and viable incomes have been falling in buying power over the past couple of decades causing millions of American families to be home renters rather than home buyers, not to mention the growing legions of families having to resort to homeless shelters.
Ackerman says many Americans are today suffering under swelling poverty, violence and disease due to lack of health care. Ackerman told her supporters that the country desperately needs to increase the nation’s minimum wage to $12/hour and soon-after to $15/hour.
“Health care for everyone is long overdue in this country,” said Ackerman. “What is loosely referred to as ‘American health care is really just disease management which is extremely profitable for the medical sector while causing death and family bankruptcies at an alarming rate. By the way, insurance companies are making a killing – literally. I believe when we offer all Americans universal health care, a number of very good things will happen:
1) Medical costs will fall dramatically,
2) Truly accessible health care will mean healthier lives for all Americans and
3) Medical care will no longer bankrupt countless American families. Our current congressman voted over a dozen times against our well-being and lied straight-faced about how his votes would affect Nevadans.”
“As for prescription drugs our congressman voted against a bill which was designed to lower prescription drug prices to relieve financial pressure on struggling families.”
Ackerman went on to mention her support for labor unions which have been decimated over the past twenty-five years. Ackerman called for protecting the rights of labor union members which is the most effective way to enhance family wages and to push-back on corporate economic dominance. Ackerman said she was a longtime member of two major unions and understands very clearly why supporting union membership means better support for our families and our country as a whole.
When it comes to Public Lands Ackerman accused incumbent Congressman Mark Amodei of favoring wealthy special interests, putting their desires ahead of tourism, outdoor recreation and treating Nevada’s open spaces as exploitable assets rather than welcoming areas for Nevada residents and visiting tourists from around the world.
Ackerman went on to outline the existential threat to our Planet Earth due to human effects on climate. Ackermen said “We have very little time to make dramatic changes from fossil fuels to sustainable, clean renewable sources of energy.”
Ackerman said that transitioning to non-fossil fuels will produce at least 8,000 new, stable jobs in Nevada once we commit to renewables. She also pointed out that putting oil and coal in our rear-view mirror also means dramatically reducing economic threats from foreign sources of fossil fuels.
Ackerman went on to point out that Nevada is a geothermal center of gravity for Nevada and our nation – that underground energy is the smart alternative to our country’s energy challenges. Ackerman says current Congressman Mark Amodei voted at least nine times to block renewable energy funding.
On the topic of Education Ackerman pointed out that the quality of Nevada’s education system is rated second from the bottom among all 50 states. To turn that that situation around Ackerman proposes
1) Debt-free community colleges and trade schools,
2) Universal Pre-Kindergarten,
3) Social services to ensure our kids have the classroom and tutorial support they need to stay focused on learning which involves healthy food, stable housing, mental health support and violence-free environments and
4) Better federal support for students Kindergarten to 12th grade.
On Immigration, Ackerman calls for pathways to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in America. Research on contributions to the American economy are well documented.
As for womens’ reproductive rights, Ackerman says “A woman’s body is sacred to herself and that others have no right to tell her if or when to have a child.” Ackerman also says she’s a strong supporter for equal pay for equal work, not only for women but for African American women, Latinas, Native Americans, Homosexual men and woman and Transgenders.
Mining has made Nevada unique among the states. But Ackerman says she’s troubled by the Bureau of Land Management’s inadequate staffing levels that often can’t sufficiently monitor and control mining activities that have caused pollution problems. She’s also alarmed that exotic metals mined in Nevada that are refined to build high tech jet fighters assembled in Chinese manufacturing plants, don’t have to export the planes or technology back to America. That’s contained in a recent bill that was passed in the Congress with the support of Rep. Mark Amodei. The same exotic elements are included in the construction of high tech equipment that treat human tumors with neutron therapy.
Ackerman adds, “I pledge, in the interest of bipartisan national security interests that our own domestic natural resources are not used to promote or increase Chinese and Iranian business interests at the expense of American taxpayers. I want to ensure that American minerals stay HERE and help make OUR supply chain stable.
When it come to Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada, Ackerman says she’s absolutely opposed to the area being used as a nuclear waste repository.
On Veterans priorities, Ackerman says the government should:
1. Authorize the Veterans Administration to receive reimbursements from TRICARE and Medicare.
2. Modernize VA health IT systems so they function in our 21st century digital environment.
3. Expand tele-medicine and tele-health options to better serve veterans who must drive long distances to VA clinics in Elko, Fallon, Gardnerville and Reno.
4. Make nursing home eligibility part of the VA health benefits package.
5. Fully fund Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for veterans and their families.
6. Support U.S. House Resolution 2191, the Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act, which would prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from denying a veteran benefits administered by the secretary by reason of the veteran participating in a stqte-approved marijuana program. Thirty-three states have legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use.
Patricia Ackerman says she’s been a gun owner for decades. She says “I support full background checks and closing loopholes like those at gun shows. I believe assault weapons should be banned. I intend to foster a culture that works toward peace – not violence. And I will never accept any money from the National Rifle Association.”
Patricia Ackerman can be contacted by E-mail: patricia@Ackerman4Congress.com
by phone: 775-721-1910
on her website: Ackerman4Congress.com
Candidate for President
Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang will take the floor during an upcoming luncheon at the Carson City Round Table Pizza place at 3325 Retail Drive – very close to Walmart at the north end of town.
There are still 11 presidential candidates vying for THE big seat at the White House. Yang is among those vying for a shot at political glory. The January 20th get-together at Round Table will give Mr. Yang a chance to convey his view of the country’s overall condition and what lies ahead for the nation.
The all-you-can-eat pizza and salad bar lunch buffet is available for $8. A suggested donation for Mr. Yang is $5. All are welcome. For more information contact Rich Dunn at 434-8783 or email to RichDunn@aol.com.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of crashes and injury to both drivers and pedestrians. The Carson City Sheriffs Office is working together with other Nevada law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for distracted drivers.
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.165 is the law that prohibits drivers from using cell phones while driving.
Simply put, you cannot:
Engage in non-voice communications on a cell phone or hand held device.
Engage in voice communications (unless you can do it without using your hands)
There are a few exceptions such as:
Public Safety Officers acting within the course and scope of their employment
Any person reporting an emergency, criminal activity or safety hazard or asking for help in a situation requiring immediate assistance or public utility personnel responding to an emergency.
Fines can be:
First offense within 7 years = $50.
Second offense within 7 years = $100.
Third or subsequent offense within 7 years = $250.
Plus, you could face a double fine if caught in certain areas like pedestrian safety zones, school zones or construction zones.
Put your phone down and pay attention to the road, other drivers and pedestrians. Talk hands free if you must, but wait till you arrive safely before you text and tweet.
By keeping these tips in mind you can reduce your chances of being involved in a crash, reduce your chances of a traffic citation and help to keep our roadways safe through these winter months.
Tentatively OK’d: 203 home subdivision off Mountain and Long on Carson City’s west side.
The 45 acres that are left of the old Anderson Ranch west of Mountain Street will soon stop growing tumbleweeds and start growing very expensive, tightly packed-together homes on very small lots – much to the disappointment of many nearby neighbors. Thursday night the Carson City Board of Supervisors, on a 4 to 1 vote, approved a 203 home subdivision on the property because the Supervisors said that the city’s land use ordinances allow such a project to be built there.
Neighbors like Maxine Nietz decried the decision pointing out that the new subdivision will change the character of their traditional, if not historical neighborhood into something resembling Los Angeles urban sprawl. Since Carson City’s land use regulations allows such a project, it opens the door to a similar decision if any builder wanted to construct another tightly-packed subdivision somewhere else on the west side.
None-the-less, more home construction was supported by others who said Carson City’s housing market is financially straining many families and that the city knows that building homes, condos and apartments could help moderate housing prices.
Meanwhile many long-time Carson City residents lament what they call “an erosion of Carson City’s trademark small town historical ambiance.” Several Supervisors noted that a number of city land use laws haven’t been revised in quite a while so it may be time to investigate possible regulatory changes to better preserve Carson City’s historical integrity before it’s too late.
Schools on 2-hour Delay:
Attention: Due to winter related conditions, all schools in the Carson City School District will begin 2-hours later than their usual start time, Friday, Jan. 17th. All Pre-K and Early Childhood classes are canceled. Principals will adjust the school schedule for the shortened day. Educators and staff should arrive safely and as early as they are able, well before school is to begin on the shortened schedule. Please take caution and plan 2-times your normal travel time depending on driving conditions. The school day will end at the normal time. Breakfast will not be served.
Click here for more information about weather related school closures.
Carson City getting first real taste of winter besides low temperatures…
All afterschool programs
canceled Thursday, Jan. 16!!
THAT’S TODAY…BY THE WAY…
1:45pm Rear ender crash on Carson at 4th. Watch for emergency vehicles.
1:50pm Another Crash at King & Division
Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 864 South Saliman on a report of one roommate holding a rifle, pointing it at the other, ordering him to move out. The victim said he was terrified and that his assailant grabbed his cellphone and wallet.
Somehow the victim managed to summon law enforcement who arrived to find gunman John Shelly with a rifle in his hands, wrapped in a blanket. Deputies quickly disarmed Shelly and cuffed him up.
The reason for the confrontation was not revealed in the criminal complaint. Shelly was jailed on $60,000 bail for Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.