2:30pm – Rear-ender traffic crash at 3120 Highway 50 East. Victim car driver says she was hit from behind. Vehicles are partially on the side of the road. Law enforcement is on scene. Crash is on Highway 50 E just east of Airport Road.
A Carson City man, dead-set on getting a huge discount on two car batteries, found out the hard way that you can’t easily fool the Walmart loss prevention personnel.
According to a Carson City Sheriff’s Office report Louis Carrette, 39 of Carson City, picked up a couple of car batteries from the shelf and, according to deputies, swapped each of the batteries’ price tags ($100 each) and put lower priced tags ($5 each) on the batteries using a phony bar code. From there deputies learned that Carrette got through the “check-yourself-out-line” and headed for the exits.
By then store loss prevention officers were on to Carrette. Before he could get to his car, store officers intercepted him in the parking lot. After a brief confrontation, arriving sheriff’s deputies arrested Carrette on charges of attempted robbery. His bail was set at $40,000.
9:43pm – Flames are reported to be coming out near the top of a power pole at West Musser and Curry – southeast corner of the intersection.
9:48pm – Arriving sheriff’s deputy says the pole is not on fire..there is a decorative gas lantern on the pole that is emitting flames. Authorities are enroute to shut off the gas lantern.
9:56 – They think they’ve found one or two others…
9:58 – Stay alert – report additional incidents to 9-1-1.
4:20pm Report of a head on traffic crash at Imperial and College Parkway. There are injuries.
11:30pm Report of an apartment fire at 621 Hot Springs Road, #118. Initial report to the Sheriff’s Office was that there was smoke coming from the apartment. But arriving sheriff’s deputies and firefighters say there is no smoke coming from the apartment. Investigating.
11:37pm No fire. Firefighters returning to quarters.