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Gas Leak at 1216 Correlli Court

1:44pm  The natural gas company is responding to a report of a leaking gas line at 1216 Correlli Court.  Carson City Firefighters will soon be on scene.  Should  be a quick fix.

1:49pm  Carson City Fire-Rescue is now on scene.

1:57pm  Gas is shut off.

NHP Investigating Fatal Crash at Goni Road at Fermi Road

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at approximately 11:31 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal crash at Goni Road at Fermi Road in Carson City per a memorandum of understanding with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Preliminary investigation shows that a white 2005 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on Goni Road approaching Fermi Road. The driver of the Explorer began to negotiate a curve, entered a broadside skid, left the roadway to the left, and overturned.

The driver (Beau Mathews-Amos, a 24-year-old Reno resident) was declared deceased at the scene.

This crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) – NHP Case #210701654.

Where are their parents?

Carson City Traffic Deputies were participating in joint operation, Joining Forces, looking traffic violations and specifically for distracted driving violations. A Carson City Sheriff’s Office Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white 4 door sedan for speeding on North Carson Street. The Deputy contacted the driver and while speaking with the driver and passengers it was discovered they were all juveniles.

One passenger was wanted on a Felony warrant for drug charges out of Reno and another passenger was in possession of drug paraphernalia. A substantial amount of schedule 1 drugs were located in the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody for possession for sales of schedule 1 drugs and marijuana as well as traffic violation charges. All three occupants were transported to the Carson City Juvenile Detention facility. Further investigation is being conducted.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office Deputies are out every day, conducting traffic stops and proactive enforcement of laws, with the goal of reducing criminal activity and keeping the streets safe for the citizens and visitors in and around Carson City.

Media Release Originator: Sgt. Mike Cullen #3171

Teens caught with drugs and paraphernalia….

Scammers never quit…

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information.

While millions of American families started receiving the advance Child Tax Credit payments last week, criminals were already looking for innovative tactics to take advantage of unwitting victims. Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a variety of phone, e-mail, text message and social media scams targeting families eligible for the credit. Any communication offering assistance to sign up for the Child Tax Credit or to speed up the monthly payments is likely a scam. When receiving unsolicited calls or messages, taxpayers should not provide personal information, click on links, or open attachments as this may lead to money loss, tax-related fraud, and identity theft.

“For the first time, Americans are receiving advance payments of the child tax credit, giving rise to historic relief for millions of working families. Unfortunately, with these payments, there are those who, driven by greed, will try to exploit you for your child tax credit payment,” said IRS Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Corinne Kalve. “Taxpayers need to be aware of these threats and act with caution.”

“Advance payment of the child tax credit will give much needed support to millions of American families. Unfortunately, some individuals see these payments as an opportunity to enrich themselves at the cost of hardworking parents. Along with our partners at IRS, we will do everything in our power to prevent criminals from taking advantage of these families,” Said Scott Erik Asphaug, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Although scammers constantly come up with new schemes to try and catch taxpayers off-guard, there are simple ways to identify if it is truly the IRS reaching out.

  • The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers via e-mail, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information, even information related to the Child Tax Credit. 
  • The IRS does not leave pre-recorded, urgent, or threatening messages. Aggressive calls warning taxpayers about a lawsuit or arrest are fake.
  • The IRS will not call taxpayers asking them to provide or verify financial information so they can obtain the monthly Child Tax Credit payments.
  • The IRS will not ask for payment via a gift card, wire transfer or cryptocurrency. 

For taxpayers eligible for advance payments of the Child Tax Credit, the IRS will use information from their 2020 or 2019 tax return to automatically enroll them for advance payments. Taxpayers do not have to take any additional action. Taxpayers who are not required to file a tax return or who have not provided the IRS their information, may visit IRS.gov/childtaxcredit2021 to provide basic information for the Child Tax Credit. 

To report suspicious IRS-related phishing and online scams, visit IRS.gov.

Vaccines will save your life….

COVID-19 Case Update –

For the week, CCHHS is reporting 3 additional deaths due to COVID-19. The individuals were 2 Lyon County residents and a Carson City resident. CCHHS is also reporting 99 new cases and 57 additional recoveries of COVID-19 in the Quad-County Region. This brings the total number of cases to 13,331, with 12,872 recoveries and 233 deaths; 226 cases remain active.

Total Cases  Active Cases Recoveries Deaths *Population
Carson City 6,689 76 6,488 125 56,546
Douglas County 3,066 57 2,972 37 49,695
Lyon County 3,455 92 3,295 68 57,987
Storey County 121 1 117 3 4,465
Quad-County 13,331 226 12,872 233 168,693

*Population information taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.

Carson City had 1 death, 37 new cases, and 11 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Carson City is 5 new cases per day with a 7.7% test positivity rate.

Douglas County had 27 new cases and 14 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Douglas County is 3 new cases per day with a 6.2% test positivity rate.

Lyon County had 2 deaths, 35 new cases, and 30 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Lyon County is 4 new cases per day with a 10.2% test positivity rate.

Storey County had no new cases and 2 additional recoveries of COVID-19 this week. The current 14-day moving average for Storey County is 0 new cases per day with a 0.0% test positivity rate.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update 

As of July 21, 2021, approximately 167,659 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by Quad-County providers. CCHHS has administered 68,830 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Approximately 72,473 Quad-County residents have completed vaccination (received both doses of a 2-dose series vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna or received the single dose Janssen vaccine) and 78,945 have initiated it (received the first dose of a 2-dose series such as Pfizer or Moderna). Data is not CCHHS’ and is taken from the Nevada Health Response Dashboard which can be found at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.

In Carson City, 28,156 residents have been completely vaccinated and 30,587 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 56.28% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Douglas County, 22,775 residents have been completely vaccinated and 24,377 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 51.62% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Lyon County, 21,064 residents have been completely vaccinated and 23,460 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 42.02% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination.

In Storey County, 478 residents have been completely vaccinated and 521 have initiated vaccination. Approximately 11.68% of the population 12 years and older have completed vaccination. 

Upcoming CCHHS Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics 

All vaccines are available on a walk-in basis at every event for first and second doses. COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or proof of first dose is required for second dose. To find more COVID-19 vaccination events visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/events/.

Pfizer- Ages 12+ Moderna– 18+ Janssen- 18+
Date Time Location
7/27/2021 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fuji Park

601 Old Clear Creek Rd, Carson

7/29/2021 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Douglas County Senior Center

1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville

8/1/2021 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

305 N Minnesota St, Carson City

8/3/2021 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fuji Park

601 Old Clear Creek Rd, Carson

8/5/2021 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Storey County Senior Center

100 Mill St, Virginia City

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing For Those With Symptoms Or Who Have Been Exposed

CCHHS will be hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 testing event in Fernley on July 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fernley City Hall (595 Silver Lace Blvd. Fernley). This event is for those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19. Tests are available on a first come, first serve basis; no appointments or pre-registration needed.

Protect Your Health From Wildfire Smoke Exposure

Wildfire season is here and with it came the smoke. Wildfire smoke creates tiny particles in the air that can cause health concerns such as coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, eye irritation, Asthma attacks, sore throats, and headaches. Those with heart and lung issues, children, pregnant women, adults age 65 and older, and smokers may feel the effects of wildfire smoke exposure the most. Protect your health when smoke is in the air by limiting your time outside, close the windows and doors when possible, set your air conditioner to recirculate, and drink plenty of water. For more information on protecting yourself from wildfire smoke exposure visit https://www.cdc.gov/air/wildfire-smoke/default.htm.

For COVID-19 questions, testing resources, or vaccine assistance, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The hotline is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. The phone number is (775) 434-1988.

Heavy Fire Damage to Baker Street Home

Swift firefighters saved a home at Baker and Hickory. Owner not home.

Heavy damage to the home’s attic.

Owner’s dogs are fine.  Likely the homeowner will require temporary quarters while repairs are made.  Fire investigators are still determining the cause of the fire.

Don’t breathe too deep out there…

Due to poor air quality in Carson City from wildfire smoke in the region, Carson City may close some parks and recreation facilities for the safety of the public and employees. The sites that will primarily be affected by this include the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range and the outdoor pool at the Carson Aquatic Facility. City staff will evaluate the AQI (Air Quality Index) and the daily forecast each morning and determine whether or not facilities can remain safely open. If the AQI is at 150 or higher, the facilities will be closed to the public. All other facilities will remain open as scheduled.

The Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range will not have City staff on site to provide oversight for public shooting in instances of poor air quality, so the Range gate will be closed when the AQI is above 150. Range reservation groups that provide their Range Safety Officers for their own private/non-profit events or activities will be allowed to use the facility at their discretion.

Carson City Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department will be posting closures on the following sites:
Carson.org/airalerts
Carson City Parks and Recreation Facebook
For further information about closure of the Carson City Rifle and Pistol Range and outdoor swimming pool, please contact Parks Administration at (775)887-2262 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email at ccrange@carson.org.

Reports Keep Coming in About Re-kindles on Prison Hill

Reports keep coming in to the Carson City Fire Department that the recent wildland fire atop Prison Hill keeps re-igniting. Neighbors down below the hill have been calling in to report a re-kindle of the fire that broke-out from lightning strikes a few weeks ago. But every time the fire department rushes out to the site it’s just another dust devil kicking up the dry dust left behind from the original fire.

So, for those along Carson River Road who have a front row seat on that particular hillside, look at it real close. Make sure it’s just a dust devil created by the wind flowing from west to east. So far, all the reports turned out to be exactly that.

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