Richard Pura, CC Jail photo
Fled to Arizona, brought back to CC
A man accused of nearly beating ex-wife to death in Carson City last month has been nabbed in northern Arizona and was returned to Carson City over the weekend.
Richard Pura was booked into the Carson City Jail on charges of Attempted Murder with a Deadly Weapon as well as Domestic Battery. Reports say Pura’s ex-wife was very severely injured and was left basically to die in the hills off Sierra Vista Lane on the east side of Prison Hill.
Authorities say the victim crawled out to a road where she was discovered by a passer-by. The victim was quickly transported to Carson Tahoe Hospital where she’ll need considerable care including facial reconstruction.
Reports say Pura was arrested four other times for domestic battery on his ex-wife. His bail was set at $150,000.
Grand Opening of Cucina Lupo Restaurant at 308 North Curry, Tuesday afternoon!
Mayor Bob Crowell and restaurant owner do the cut-the-ribbon honors.
A conservatively elegant dining area greets hungry customers…
Comfy bench seating…
And a very nice watering hole for those after dinner drinks…
Mayor Bob Crowell and Cucina Lupo restaurant owners and employees formally dedicated downtown Carson City’s newest culinary venue for Carson City residents (and others) to dine, have a few drinks and enjoy each other’s company there at Curry and Telegraph Streets. The owner also owns the Union Brewery just across Curry to the east.
The lunch menu is quite eclectic with Bruschettas, Frito Misto, Calamari, Shrimp and Seasonal Vegetables to Tomatoes & Burrata (and lots more) and a full range of pastas and sandwiches. For dinner it’ll take at least six months to get through the entire menu, it’s so varied from delightful variations of soups and salads, to pastas – including Beef Short Rib Ravioli, Fettuccine Alfredo, Brown Butter Gnocci to more entrees including Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Piccata and from the grill Bently Ranch New York Steak, Sirloin Steak, Chef’s Nightly Fish and a good ole Lupo Burger.
The owners say they serve Italian cuisine created with a focus on the flavors of Northern Nevada. Local farmers and ranchers all play a major role in the food and beverages they serve. “On behalf of our entire staff we welcome you to Cucina Lupo and hope to see you time and time again.” Once you experience their cuisine, there will be “times and times again.”
A friendly reminder from Santa’s Elves who want to clean out the barn at the North Pole before Climate Change beats’em to it…
Get away car…
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for information in several vehicle burglaries in Carson City for the month of October.
On October 8 2019, a vehicle burglary occurred at a trailhead on Golf Club Drive and US Highway 50 West in Carson City. The victim had parked their car at the trailhead and went on a bike ride. Upon returning to their vehicle, they discovered it had been broken into. The victim’s credit cards were used at the Chevron gas station on Mica Drive and Target in Douglas County.
Investigators obtained video surveillance from Chevron and Target. Two male suspects, one African American and the other either a white or Hispanic male were observed using the victim’s credit cards. They were driving what appeared to be a newer black Volkswagen Jetta.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reminds the public to not leave valuables in their vehicles such as wallets, purses, credit card and firearms in vehicles while especially at park and rides and trailheads
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch
(775) 887-2677, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Hatley (775)283-7852, Investigations Captain Brian Humphrey (775)283-7850 or Secret Witness (775)322-4900
Case # 2019-6983
Early Sunday morning house fire at 3130 Stafford Way, north of Stafford and Kingsley.
Substantial damage on the south side of the home, thought to be the area where fire started.
Temperatures near freezing – residents of the home warmed up in a sheriff’s patrol vehicle.
Attorney General Ford Wants Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposal Preventing Asylum-Seekers’ Ability to Access Work Permits
Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford has joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a comment letter opposing a Trump Administration proposal that would significantly hinder the ability of asylum-seekers to access work permits. Currently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 30 days to review asylum-seekers’ work permit applications following their submission. However, under the proposed rule, USCIS would completely eliminate that timeframe, forcing asylum-seekers to potentially wait indefinitely to find out if they will be authorized to work. The Trump Administration’s proposal would directly harm Nevada’s communities and ignores the vital economic contributions of immigrants throughout the country.
“Those seeking asylum in Nevada and around the country are already faced with many challenges and obstacles,” said AG Ford. “Delaying decisions on their work permits only makes their adjustment to life in the United States that much more difficult. Here in Nevada, we welcome new members of our community, especially those in dire need of assistance.”
Under the current system, asylum-seekers can apply for a work permit or Employment Authorization Document if their asylum application has been pending for 150 days. Once they file their application for employment authorization, USCIS must act on it within 30 days. Currently, 96 percent of work permit applications are handled within the regulatory timeframe. Nevertheless, USCIS is seeking to create further delays in the existing system. In fact, the proposed rule would result in a 21 percent drop in timely adjudications, which according to USCIS’ own estimates would result in up to nearly $775 million in lost compensation annually. Forcing asylum-seekers to wait even longer than they currently do before being able to legally work will negatively affect Nevada’s economy. Immigrant households contribute billions of dollars in state and local taxes every year and play an integral role in ensuring the successes of Nevada’s economy.
The proposed rule also threatens asylum-seekers and their families by making them more likely to seek work through exploitative employers in the underground economy. Moreover, asylum-seekers without a stable income source are less likely to be able to hire an attorney, which can disrupt their ability to successfully establish a legitimate asylum claim.
In addition to Nevada, attorneys general from the following states are also included in today’s comment letter: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and the District of Columbia.