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Don’t fall for house or apartment rental scammers…

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports involving Craig’s List rental scams. Please consider these six steps to prevent being a victim of Craig’s List fraud:

Always Verify the Owner

Be very cautious about renting properties where the manager or owner is not willing to meet you in person.

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

When scanning through Craigslist listings, be cautious of apartments that seem too good to be true, as they probably are.

Never Give Personal Information Upfront

Another way scammers use Craigslist to try and entice potential victims is by convincing you it’s a really hot property, typically via e-mail, and insisting you “act fast” to reserve it.

Never Trust an E-mail

Unfortunately, scammers are hacking into the e-mail addresses of landlords and property owners on Craigslist and defrauding prospective tenants by posing as the real owners. The scam typically starts by answering your e-mail inquiry with a hard sell on why they need your personal information (or a deposit) before showing you the place.

Never Wire Money

Sending money by wire transfer is essentially the same thing as sending cash and once it has been sent, it’s nearly impossible to get it back.

Beware of the Middleman Scam

The “middleman scam” is when a scammer pretends a property is available for rent on Craigslist and claims to be handling, or managing, the place for the “real” owners. They’ll often claim the owner is out of the country and has trusted the place to them.

Additional information can be located on www.ic3.gov to report and avoiding being a victim of online fraud.

Detective Brett J. Bindley
Carson City Sheriff’s Office

Farmers Market Every Saturday at 412 N. Stewart (Behind Nugget Casino)

THE FARMERS MARKET IS BACK THIS SATURDAY!!
We are excited to be kicking off our first market this Saturday, June 5th. We ask that you do not come any earlier than 8:30 am for your safety and so the vendors have time to set up their booth.
There is a real sense of community at our local farmers market. It’s the place to be on a Saturday morning and fun to run into someone you know or who lives down the street and shares your same interest in buying fresh local produce from the person who grows it.
You see most of the same vendors and customers at the market every week. Offering that kind of community connection is addicting.
Each Saturday our local parking lot is transformed into a community gathering place. In the early morning hours, our vendors begin setting up fresh produce and baked goods while local artisans display their work.
You may also find a couple of non-profit’s that add to our community. Soon thereafter the parking lot welcomes the community customers who network with the small businesses that support our community.
You don’t just find the seasonal ripe produce or the sweet ear of corn, but just being at the market has a fun vibe. Chatting with so many individuals who are looking for fresh local produce and look forward to their weekly visit to the FM. Talking and learning from our farmers who travel to the market every week and appreciate the hard work that goes into a day of harvesting, cleaning and sorting to sell their valued produce and then tell you how it’s best eaten and used in recipes. It’s the whole FM experience and you just can’t get that in a grocery store.
The market should enrich the community and continue to provide a safe place to connect. Our Market does just that. It provides an opportunity for our valuable vendors to thrive and contribute to our local economy. We would love for you to visit and see for yourself all that is the Carson Farmers Market!
The market may look a little different this season, we are in a new location, but we have so many returning vendors along with so many new vendors.
*Per the Governor’s directive, per the CDC guidelines, masks are not required if you have been fully vaccinated.

Stabbings at Mills Park Carnival Friday Night

Update Saturday Morning: 

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong issued the following statement:

Last night’s incident appears to be isolated and not a result of the carnival, therefore the carnival will continue to operate as planned. There are no current threats to the public as a result of this incident. Sheriff’s Deputies are actively working on this investigation and there is an increased law enforcement presence in Carson City. Anyone with information is requested to call the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch number (775) 887-COPS(2677). A planned press release will be distributed around noon today.

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9:50pm  Stabbing at Mills Park Carnival.  Three were reportedly stabbed.  One is bleeding badly.  Care Flight may be summoned to the area.

9:54pm  Statement that one was wearing red shirt and shorts.  One victim is in the field.  Another is behind the bathroom. Roop and Williams and Saliman and Long are search areas.

9:58pm  One hot spot (bathrooms) for injuries from another fight – one additional stabbing victim.

10pm  Deputies trying to add up the number of stab victims.

10:01pm  Two more ambulances are enroute.

One stabbing victim is rushed to an awaiting Care Flight air ambulance.

The critically stabbed victim was flown to Renown in Reno. Another badly injured victim was rushed to a hospital as well.

Latest information: Before 10 p.m. Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of multiple people being stabbed at the carnival at Mills Park. The carnival is shut down until further notice. Sheriff’s Deputies setup a perimeter in the area, multiple suspects are being sought. One victim is in stable condition and two others are in critical condition. Anyone who knows who the assailants are or anyone with video of the incident or information is requested to call the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch number (775) 887-COPS (2677).

Nevada Inmate Walkaway Captured

Ray Johannsen – Inmate Walk Away

Inmate walkaway captured

Inmate Ray Johannsen, # 1191781, the minimum-security inmate who walked away from a Nevada Division of Forestry fire crew around noon is back in custody.

Johannsen, 42, who was determined missing from a crew working north of Sand Harbor in Washoe Valley was captured in Incline Village shortly after 2 p.m.

Johannsen was housed at the Stewart Conservation Camp. He arrived at the Nevada Department of Corrections on Aug. 25, 2020, from Elko County. He was serving a sentence of 16 to 40 months for attempting to traffic a controlled substance. He was scheduled for parole in July.
Additional charges are pending.

Singer Jakki Ford at “Living the Good Life Bistro,” 1480 No. Carson Street

Jakki Ford
Mile High Jazz Band

Mile High Jazz Band will present a live, in-person performance of 2021 on Tuesday, May 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  It’s an outdoor dinner show at Living the Good Life Bistro, 1480 N. Carson Street in Carson City.  For reservations, text 775-720-5834 before 5:00 p.m. or call 775-841-4663 after 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

The program includes favorite big-band jazz tunes and features the vocal stylings of Jakki Ford.  Pianist and band leader David Bugli said, “Our dinner show at Living the Good Life last month drew a large audience, and we are so happy to be performing for the public again.” Some tunes on the program are “Satin Doll,” “One O’clock Jump,” and “Orilla del Mar.”  Jakki Ford will sing “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “All or Nothing at All,” and more favorites.

The June 8 event is the second of a series of three outdoor dinner shows Mile High Jazz Band has scheduled at Living the Good Life.  The next one will be on Tuesday, July 6. Reservations are recommended.

Mile High Jazz Band is supported in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Governor’s Office of Economic Development provided additional support through its Nevada Pandemic Emergency Technical Support Grant for 2021.  For information about the band and activities, see milehighjazz.com.

Time to drop “Hammers on the Scammers”

Carson City Sheriff’s Office warns everyone “Don’t fall for Craig’s List rental scammers.”

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports involving Craig’s List rental scams. Please consider these six steps to prevent being a victim of Craig’s List fraud:

1. Always Verify the Owner. Be very cautious about renting properties where the manager or owner is not willing to meet you in person.

2. If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is. When scanning through Craigslist listings, be cautious of apartments that seem too good to be true, as they probably are.

3. Never Give Personal Information Upfront. Another way scammers use Craigslist to try and entice potential victims is by convincing you it’s a really hot property, typically via e-mail, and insisting you “act fast” to reserve it.

4. Never Trust an E-mail. Unfortunately, scammers are hacking into the e-mail addresses of landlords and property owners on Craigslist and defrauding prospective tenants by posing as the real owners. The scam typically starts by answering your e-mail inquiry with a hard sell on why they need your personal information (or a deposit) before showing you the place.

5. Never Wire Money. Sending money by wire transfer is essentially the same thing as sending cash and once it has been sent, it’s nearly impossible to get it back.

6. Beware of the Middleman Scam. The “middleman scam” is when a scammer pretends a property is available for rent on Craigslist and claims to be handling, or managing, the place for the “real” owners. They’ll often claim the owner is out of the country and has trusted the place to them.

Additional information can be located on www.ic3.gov to report and avoiding being a victim of online fraud.

Fatal Crash: Pyramid Way and Sky Ranch Blvd kills Carson City man

NHP Investigating Fatal Crash at SR-445 and Sky Ranch Blvd

This week the Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to an injury crash at Pyramid Way and Sky Ranch Boulevard in Spanish Springs.

Preliminary investigation shows that a gray 2004 Honda Civic was traveling wrong-way northbound on Pyramid Way in the left lane of the southbound travel lanes north of Sky Ranch Boulevard. A white 2003 Toyota 4Runner was traveling southbound on Pyramid in the left lane approaching the Honda. The front of the Honda struck the front of the Toyota.

The driver of the Honda Civic (Michael Richey, a 64-year-old Carson City resident) was pronounced deceased on scene.

This incident is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.)

Nevada State Prison Inmate walks away from work camp at Tahoe

Inmate Ray Johannsen – Still at Large

Inmate walkaway from NDF crew near Sand Harbor

The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) reports that on June 2, 2021, a minimum-security inmate walked away from a Nevada Division of Forestry fire crew near north of Sand Harbor in Washoe County.

Inmate Ray Johannsen, # 1191781, a 42-year-old man, was determined missing from the crew around noon.  Escape procedures were initiated, and search teams remain in effect. Johannsen arrived at the Nevada Department of Corrections on Aug. 25, 2020 from Elko County. He is serving a sentence of 16 to 40 months for attempting to traffic a controlled substance. He was scheduled for parole in July.

Johannsen is 5 feet 10 inches tall, 220 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He has a beard and the following tattoos: a sleeve on his lower left leg from ankle to knee, which includes skulls, faces, flames and cheese; “KD” on a web on his left hand; left arm sleeved with skulls and faces; portraits of his parents and a skull on his back; lower left arm sleeve with skulls, faces and “Amanda,”; right neck “Nikki”; center chest has skulls and faces; lower right leg sleeve from ankle to knee with faces, a gargoyle and a zombie.

A retake warrant has been issued. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johannsen should immediately call 911.

Two miles of new pavement coming up on Highway 50 East

Two miles of smooth pavement on its way to Highway 50 East.

The Nevada Department of Transportation has ordered the resurfacing of approximately two miles of U.S. 50 between Asphalt Drive and Nichols Lane in eastern Carson City.  The project scheduled for July, to resurface the aging highway surface, will run about $300,000.

Drivers should expect lane and brief intersection closures as the road is brought back up to normal.  Speed limits are expected to be lowered off and on throughout the project.  While one lane in each direction will always remain available, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes during construction. The highway was last fully repaved in 2004.