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Carson City Fire Dept: Be careful with fire. Obey City Laws

The Carson City Fire Department is implementing fire restrictions on city and privately owned lands within Carson City.

Vegetation in western Nevada has dried out significantly. A large crop of grass and brush is evident at lower elevations and trees and other forest vegetation at higher elevations are quickly drying out. The public is encouraged to safely enjoy the public lands, bearing in mind that human-caused fires annually threaten human life, private property and public land resources every summer.

Off-highway motor vehicle enthusiasts are advised that hot exhaust systems can ignite dry grasses. The potential for another devastating fire during the summer is very real. Report fires to the Carson City Dispatch Center by calling 911.

Fire Restrictions Prohibit:

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire, or stove fire except a portable stove using gas or pressurized liquid fuel, outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area (except by permit).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or at a developed campground or picnic area.

3. Operating vehicles or other motorized equipment off of existing paved, gravel, or dirt roads.

4. Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.

5. Using or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.

6. Possession or use of fireworks (always prohibited), or any other incendiary device.

7. Use of tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition or exploding targets while recreational shooting.

8. Open burning (e.g. weeds, brush and yard debris).

In addition, the Nevada Division of Forestry has placed travel restrictions within the Sierra Fire Protection District. These restrictions prohibit operating vehicles off of existing hard surface gravel roads or dirt roads in wildland areas, and operating vehicles or equipment traveling on or using wildland areas without at least an axe, shovel and one gallon of water. The BLM and the Forest Service recommend avoiding cross-country travel whenever possible to prevent grass from igniting from hot exhaust systems. Those city agencies that have responsibility to perform off road work should pay particular attention to where vehicles are driven, parked, or stopped.

These restrictions do not prevent individual property owners from the safe use of BBQ’s, Chimeras, or patio fireplaces provided they are used on non-combustible surfaces away from ignitable wildland fuels on their own property.

Robbery starts in Sun Valley – Robber chased to Carson City


The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reports that a robbery that occurred Saturday night in Sun Valley, just north of Reno, wound up traveling 30 miles south to Carson City.

Deputies catch up with the man pursuing another man for robbing his girlfriend.

Preliminary information indicates that a young woman was paying for gas at a Sun Valley gas station when a man approached her and forcefully demanded money. The money was given and the robber took off. The victim’s boyfriend learned of the heist and managed to catch up with the robber in Washoe Valley. The robber got off the freeway using the eastbound off-ramp at College Parkway. At the end of the off-ramp, at the signal light, the pursuing male reportedly fired at least one shot at the robber.

What happened after that is sketchy but Carson City deputies quickly spotted the pursuer’s white sedan and soon had the driver out and on the ground at the Shell station, across from the Carson Mall.  The man appeared to cooperate with deputies.

In the meantime, other deputies were searching the area off the eastbound I-580 off-ramp at College Parkway where the one shot was fired at the robber. Four or five deputies were using their flashlights to discover any available evidence that may have been left behind.

Shooter suspect, chasing robber

Deputies searching I-580 off ramp area where shot was fired at the robber.

Other details remain sketchy.  We hope to have more information later this morning.

Elderly male suffers heart attack while driving. Ends tragically on South Edmonds.

Elderly male driver likely suffered a heart attack while driving north on So. Edmonds.

An elderly man driving southbound on South Edmonds Friday afternoon is believed to have suffered a heart attack causing him to lose control of his car.  The car drifted to the right – left the pavement – and smashed in to a concrete driveway culvert.  The impact was very violent and demolished half the car.  Witnesses told a sheriff’s deputy that the man was trapped in the wreckage and was not breathing.

Arriving Carson City Fire-Paramedics worked hard to get him out of the wreckage…but it took a while due to the caved-in interior of the two front seats.

Paramedics quickly got to the man who was reported to be not breathing.

Paramedics loaded the victim inside an ambulance which did not leave the scene right away.  The deceased driver’s name was not immediately released as per protocol – that his family should be informed first.

Paramedics and Firefighters finally extricate the victim.

Help prevent identity theft – Shred old documents no longer needed…

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a “Shred Day” at the Lincoln County Courthouse parking lot located at 225 West Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365. The event is being held in an effort to combat identity theft and financial fraud for our citizens and assist them in protecting their personal privacy. 

Shred Day is a free event open to the public. Please bring your paper documents, files, notebooks, canceled checks, or any other document that contains your personal or sensitive information. We also accept CDs and DVDs that contain personal or sensitive information. The shredding is 100% secure and will be conducted by an iSecure truck on site. 

There is no limit to the amount of shredding that you may bring; however, once the truck is full, we will not be able to accept any more documents.   

Shredding is one of the most important things you can do to prevent identity theft. Below are just a few examples of items you should shred and not place in your trash can. 

– Expired or unused credit and debit cards 
– Credit card statements 
– Pre-approved credit card offers and applications 
– Checking and savings account statements 
– Canceled checks 
– Investment account statements 
– Pension account statements 
– Paycheck stubs 
– Phone and utility bills 
– Tax returns and statements 
– Medical records or bills 
– Insurance policy or claim information (auto, health, life) 
– Expired identification documents (driver licenses and passports) 

Questions? Please call 541-265-4912 .

Sheriff’s Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremony

Please join Carson City Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and Carson City Sheriff’s Office staff for a moment of remembrance honoring Carson City’s fallen law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice.

John L. Blackburn, Sheriff, End of Watch December 9, 1861, Stabbed During Arrest Incident

Timothy G. Smith, Sheriff, End of Watch December 17, 1867, Shot During Arrest Incident

Vernon B. Carvin, Deputy, End of Watch October 31, 1949, Heart Attack During Combative Inmate

Daniel E. McDaniel, Deputy, End of Watch June 19, 1963, Auto Accident

Carl G. Howell, Deputy, End of Watch August 15, 2015, Shot/Domestic Dispute

 

What: Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremony

When: August 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

 Where: at the Sheriff’s Office, 911 E Musser

Refreshments following the ceremony in the Ormsby Room.

Domestic violence and break-up spawns gunfire, children saved, but father fatally wounded

Update on N. Edmonds SWAT action last Saturday:

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who was shot dead by SWAT team members in Carson City Saturday

A sheriff’s office release says the deceased male was identified as 32-year-old Cortney Ronald Staley. They said he was the biological father of the infant involved.

The CCSO said he died during an exchange of gunfire with a SWAT team just before 9pm following a long stand-off with Carson City Sheriff’s sharp-shooters. On more than one occasion Staley came out with his infant son pressed against his chest, screaming profanities at deputies. On one occasion Staley came out to yell at the deputies some more, while holding a pistol to his own head. After night-fall, the CCSO SWAT Team forced their way into the apartment, overwhelmed Staley with gunfire. Moments later Staley was dead. The infant was not injured.

A mother and father and their three young children went through Domestic Violence hell Saturday afternoon in Carson City as a fight between mom and dad turned deadly.

Scene of a tragic end to a marriage and one life…on No Edmonds

The estranged father was authorized by a judge to visit their children at their apartment on North Edmonds but a battle of words broke out causing the mother to scoop up two of the couples’ youngsters and all three fled the apartment, leaving the father holding the third child, an infant, in his arms. His estranged wife contacted the Sheriff’s Office and deputies began arriving on scene very quickly.

SWAT deputies took their positions in preparation of what looked like a long stand-off.

They surrounded the apartment at 1402 No. Edmonds where the father was hold-up with his infant son inside the apartment.

Holding his infant son, and a gun to his own head, the father demanded that law enforcement leave….

Deputies called the father out to talk to him. But the father spewed long tirades of profanities and when he came out holding his son in one arm he held a pistol against his own head yelling at deputies to leave.

Gun blast took out the west side window…

The father and infant went back inside. Soon there was a gun blast from inside the apartment. Then another and another and then more. Finally the west side window of the apartment was blown out by a gun blast.

SWAT team rushes the apartment. Lots of gunfire leaving the father dead. His son who survived is scooped up and taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Right around sundown, the Carson City SWAT team rushed up the stairs and threw a “flash-bang” device into the apartment which went off like a bomb. Quickly the SWAT team went inside to bring the stand-off to a close – and that’s what happened. The father was killed but the infant was still okay. The infant was likely rushed to Carson Tahoe Hospital to be checked and evaluated.

No names have yet been released in connection with the incident.

Major traffic crash at 580 and 50 in south Carson – Minor injuries but it was a mess.

Large delivery truck with weak brakes barrels down Hwy 50 into intersection with I-580.  Note the collision spot when one car was punched sideways.

Truck barreled through a red light. Loses front bumper hitting a car.

Damage was considerable.  Five other vehicles were damaged. Truck driver not injured and nobody went to the hospital.

This vehicle appears to have been blown sideways. Notice drivers side windshield.

Traffic north and soundbound on I-580 was backed way up.