9:23pm Report of a big pick-up towing a trailer has crashed into a freeway median on I-580 just north of the Fairview overpass. Nevada Highway Patrol is enroute. No reports yet of any injuries.
9:25pm Douglas County deputy was passing through the area and said that several people were out of the vehicle and were walking around. No signs of serious injuries.
It’s one of those stories that’s becoming more and more common during the Covid-19 pandemic and the nearly routine use of illegal drugs. Jobs are scarce and people are cooped up in whatever they call home.
Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies report that a neighbor on Woodside Drive spotted three young children running around outside their residence – two wearing only t-shirts – the youngest wearing no clothes at all.
The story began Thursday around noon, when a neighbor spotted the three scantily clothed youngsters outside with no supervision. The neighbor called 9-1-1 and sheriff’s deputies were there in short order. They rounded up the kids and put them back in their residence but they couldn’t find any sign of their parents. Suddenly an adult male emerged from his sleeping quarters in the garage – he’s a night-worker/day-sleeper. He told the deputies that he didn’t know the kids were outside and was unaware that their mother or father were not home. Deputies summoned child protective services.
Deputies say the adult male helped them contact the mother and the father of the children – the father at work – the mother sleeping off a night of drug use at another location.
Both eventually showed up at the scene. The residence was strewn with garbage and the smell of urine. Both were were arrested for Child Abuse, Child Neglect and Child Endangerment. They were both lodged in the city jail. The children were taken into protective custody.
8:29pm Natural Gas leak at the Fox Brewpub at 310 South Carson Street. Evacuation of the building is underway.
8:32pm Carson City Firefighters arrive on scene. Gas is leaking. Gas company is enroute.
8:33pm All gas to the building has been cut off at the ground level meters. Gas company is still enroute.
8:35pm Report that the gas leak may be coming from a faulty appliance in the building.
8:38pm Second and third floors are cleared.
5:26pm Fire at the Carson City Landfill. Carson City Firefighters are enroute to the landfill. Fire is creeping toward the south end of the landfill.
5:35pm Numerous fire engines arriving on scene. Firefighters should have just enough sunlight to track down most of the fire.
5:39pm Arriving firefighters report the fire is 80 feet by 15 feet. This shouldn’t take long. Normally this kind of fire requires an all night watch to ensure it doesn’t re-erupt.
5:44pm Firefighters on scene calling for two or three water tenders – especially the big one operated by city Public Works. Also call for a bulldozer to move the debris around so water spray can access all areas of the fire.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing and endangered veteran. The missing person is identified as Robert Hester (61 years old) and was last seen near his Carson City residence on or about October 1st.
Mr. Hester reported to an acquaintance that he was going to Reno to address an outstanding legal issue. Mr. Hester did not arrive. Mr. Hester does not have a vehicle and his means of travel is unknown.
Mr. Hester suffers from a traumatic brain injury and has mental health issues. The following is his photograph and physical description:
Robert Hester -Have you seen him?
Height: 5’4” Weight: 130lbs
Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Anyone with information on Mr. Hester’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Detective Brett J. Bindley at (775) 283-7856, Lieutenant Daniel Gonzales at (775) 283-7850, or the Carson City Sheriff’s Office: Dispatch at (775) 887-2008.