Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies monday morning got a tip that a male had just dropped off a young girl after allegedly trying to force a sexual act on her. A description of the man went out over the radio and it wasn’t long before deputies spotted the man and his car near the Carson City Aquatic Center.
Deputies caught up with the man who was immediately detained. Deputies say that the black BMW described by the girl also had markings that led deputies to believe they had the right suspect. Kahlil Williams, 24, was taken the to Carson City Jail.
Deputies say the girl left her apartment and walked across Hot Springs Road to intercept a school bus to get bag lunches from the school district. While waiting for the bus a man in a black BMW pulled up and offered her a dollar bill. She got into the car and the driver immediately started driving away from the food mart. The man drove behind a motel where the man tried to remove her clothing. The girl told deputies she screamed NO!!, whereupon the man stopped his behavior and proceeded to drive the girl back to a spot near her home, forced her out of the car and he drove away.
The girl told her aunt what had happened. She called 9-1-1 and it wasn’t long before deputies spotted the BMW parked next to the city’s Aquatic Center. Deputies approached the man, identified him as a prime suspect in the incident, arrested him and took him to jail. Kahlil Williams, 24, was booked on charges of Kidnapping, Attempted Sexual Assault, Lewdness with Minor and False Imprisonment. His bail was set at $250,000.
Merkley, Wyden, Colleagues to Treasury: Disburse $8 Billion in Critical COVID-19 Relief to Tribal Governments Immediately
Treasury has not distributed any of the emergency funding
Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with 22 of their colleagues in the Senate, are urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to immediately disburse $8 billion in critical relief funds to eligible federally recognized Tribal governments.
The funding, which was allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is critical to helping Tribal governments—just like their state, local and territorial counterparts—respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue providing essential government services to their communities. But, as of May 1, the Treasury Department has not distributed any of the funding.
“The CARES Act was passed over a month ago and contained an express statutory deadline for distribution of the CRF to Tribal governments; however, to date Treasury has not distributed any of this critical funding. While disbursement of the $8 billion reserved for Tribal governments from the CRF was initially delayed due to litigation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s April 27 Order makes clear that there are no legal barriers to releasing CRF funding to Tribal governments,” wrote the senators.
Senators Merkley and Wyden have recognized that some of the health and economic challenges caused by the coronavirus are felt hardest among tribal communities—and the federal government is not doing enough overall to help tribes. To support tribes, the Senators are pushing not only for the expedient dispersal of the funding, but are also advocating for additional flexible, dedicated resources in upcoming coronavirus emergency relief legislation for tribal communities.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is asking for assistance in locating a suspect in a Child Abduction case.
This morning (Monday) around 10:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Hot Springs Rd. an elementary school aged student who was waiting for their lunch from the school delivery service was approached by an unidentified light brown colored male. The male was driving a four door black BMW with dark windows, sunroof and large light colored rims; possibly silver or white rims. The male subject lured the juvenile into the vehicle and drove around with the child and then dropped the child off near the location the child was abducted. The male subject is described as having corn rows or dread locks type hair, having a dollar sign tattooed on his right cheek and wearing a white tank top with black shorts.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.
Dispatch Center (775) 887-2677, Investigation Division Detective Hatley (775) 283-7852,
Investigations Sergeant Daniel Gonzales (775)283-7850 or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.
Case # 2020-2409
(775) 887-2677 Dispatch
Carson City Middle School Recognized as Distinguished STEM School
Carson Middle School has been recognized as a Distinguished School for performing an exemplary Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. Only 176 schools across the country received the top honors for their commitment to student engagement and access. Two schools in Las Vegas, one school in Reno, and Carson Middle School in Carson City
“This nomination is only given to schools with a large enrollment of the school population in the PLTW program, which, in our case, also includes underrepresented populations and Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) students,” said Katelyn O’Loughlin, sixth grade STEM teacher at Carson Middle School. “We have a distinguished STEM program because of our hard work and dedication to serving our students. Our deep belief that all children can achieve and deserve a STEM education makes a difference.”
Through the PLTW program, students developed STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. PLTW Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.
Carson Middle School uses gateway PLTW classes to bridge students into the Carson High School CTE program. They strive to align with the high schools in terms of Career and College Readiness standards. They also have programs at the middle school level that feed into High School Programs, such as Robotics club, Health Sciences, Information and Media Technologies and Skilled and Technical Sciences.
In all STEM classes, the school includes a unit or incorporate different careers related to a particular STEM field of study. This helps students to learn about those careers so they can start to plan a pathway for high school and beyond. The STEM classrooms also create real-world work environments where students get to imagine and design solutions by listening to others and sharing their ideas.
Project Lead the Way Classes offered through the Carson Middle School STEM Program include the following.
Automation and Robotics
Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
Design and Modeling
Energy and the Environment
Flight and Space
Carson Middle and Eagle Valley Middle School are numbered among the more than 11,500 schools across the U.S. in offering PLTW programs to students. Awards in Nevada went to two Las Vegas schools, one in Reno and Carson High School.
2:35pm Three vehicle crash next to Bodine’s Restaurant on South Carson Street. Watch for emergency vehicles.
The Carson City Parks and Recreation Department is back open for business…but only partly. Hiking trails in the area along with tennis and pickleball are up and running. So are some other activities. For what’s open and what’s not, check here.
Corona Virus still very much with us...
It appears that the Corona Virus snuck inside the Eagle Valley Children’s Home in Carson City. Three employees tested positive for the virus and won’t be allowed back to work until they’re clear of the virus. Routine testing snagged the virus and it appears the Children’s Home got lucky. No other staff and none of the clients who live there have shown any signs of the disease. The three employees who tested positive are awaiting clearance to come back to work, provided they show no signs of the virus in their blood streams.
The Children’s Home has launched “distance visiting” via remote video so families who might test positive won’t infect any children or staff inside the facility. The Corona Virus can survive in the human blood stream and never show any symptoms. It takes a blood test to find out if they’re in there. It’s a very sneaky bug. Health and Human Services facilities around the state are routinely testing workers to ensure they didn’t accidentally come to work not knowing they were exposed to the virus in the community. Their main indicator is whether their temperature has hit 100.4 rather than the standard range of 97.7 to 99.5 degrees.
Quad-County COVID-19 Update: One New Case and Four Recoveries
Quad-County Emergency Operations Center (Quad EOC) is reporting one new positive case and four additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. This brings the total number of cases to 103, with 57 recoveries and one death, 45 cases remain active.
The new cases are:
- A female Lyon County resident in her 30’s
Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the case will be released.
Gender and age break down of the cases by county is available at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/. Statewide numbers can be found at the Nevada Health Response website (nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/).
Community-Based Testing Without Symptoms Begins This Week
All appointments for the community-based COVID-19 testing for those without symptoms have been booked. Thank you to everyone who called and scheduled an appointment. Testing will begin this week. The registration line will remain open to answer questions and provide assistance for those who have scheduled appointments. The phone number is (775) 434-1450.
For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline 7 days a week, 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789.
Corona Virus update…
Data finalized this week by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 42,541 for the week ending April 25, which is a 7.7 percent increase compared to the prior week. This is the fifth highest total in state history.
Thus far in 2020 there have been 412,211 initial claims filed. Continued claims which represent the current number of insured unemployed workers filing weekly for unemployment insurance benefits, rose to 274,850 – an 18.7 percent increase from the prior week. This places Nevada’s insured unemployment rate at 19.9 percent, the highest rate in State history.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 017 to temporarily provide economic relief to Nevadans by freezing some garnishment actions and executions of judgment against bank accounts, including Nevadans receiving CARES Act money. Please note this does not apply to judgments for child support, spousal support like alimony, or restitution to victims of crime.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak unveiled his Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery Plan. the State’s expects to reopen the economy, put Nevadans back to work and transition into the new normal while continuing to employ safeguards against the COVID-19 virus.
The plan lays out the specific criteria that will be used to begin the “step-by-step” phased-in approach, like maintaining hospital capacity and increasing testing.
The general phases of the plan were also outlined, with Phase 1 anticipated to begin on or around May 15th, depending on Nevada’s ability to hit the criteria and the recommendations of both the Local Empowerment Advisory Panel (LEAD) and the Medical Advisory Team (MAT). CLICK HERE to see the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery PLAN in its entirety.
Northbound exit from I-580 at Fairview
Lady driver lost control of her SUV on the curvy exit, rolled it, landing on its side facing opposite direction. Lady did not appear to be injured.
A lady driver headed home Saturday night for the evening was exiting northbound I-580 at Fairview when things went terribly wrong. That exit tends to be rather curvy so exit speeds need to be a lot slower than you’d expect. Unfortunately the lady lost control of her SUV on the second curve of the ramp. She rolled her vehicle – coming to rest on it’s right side facing the opposite direction. She was extricated from her vehicle with help from first responders. She didn’t seem to be injured.
Just about a month ago a man and woman were injured when their sports car failed to negotiate the first exit curve – close to the freeway. The car flipped. Both were injured. One of them was Care Flighted to the trauma center at Renown in Reno.
Again, the northbound I-580 exit at Fairview is a little tricky. It’s common for drivers to hit those exit curves a little too fast. The instant you take the exit ramp slow it way down, so you don’t wind up “upside down.”