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Further Update on Saturday night’s shooting

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
Carson City

Man charged with sexual assault and lewdness with an under age child commits suicide

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 gunshot wound victims show up at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center Emergency Room

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

Chinese New Year Celebration at the Children’s Museum and more…

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.

Strong smell of natural gas in vicinity of Wells Fargo Bank, 2424 So. Carson

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.

Carson City Firefighters conducting “control burns” on city’s west side…

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

Reported Structure Fire at 2620 E. Nye Lane

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.