Distracted driving is a leading cause of crashes and injury to both drivers and pedestrians. The Carson City Sheriffs Office is working together with other Nevada law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for distracted drivers.
Nevada Revised Statute 484B.165 is the law that prohibits drivers from using cell phones while driving.
Simply put, you cannot:
Engage in non-voice communications on a cell phone or hand held device.
Engage in voice communications (unless you can do it without using your hands)
There are a few exceptions such as:
Public Safety Officers acting within the course and scope of their employment
Any person reporting an emergency, criminal activity or safety hazard or asking for help in a situation requiring immediate assistance or public utility personnel responding to an emergency.
Fines can be:
First offense within 7 years = $50.
Second offense within 7 years = $100.
Third or subsequent offense within 7 years = $250.
Plus, you could face a double fine if caught in certain areas like pedestrian safety zones, school zones or construction zones.
Put your phone down and pay attention to the road, other drivers and pedestrians. Talk hands free if you must, but wait till you arrive safely before you text and tweet.
By keeping these tips in mind you can reduce your chances of being involved in a crash, reduce your chances of a traffic citation and help to keep our roadways safe through these winter months.
Tentatively OK’d: 203 home subdivision off Mountain and Long on Carson City’s west side.
The 45 acres that are left of the old Anderson Ranch west of Mountain Street will soon stop growing tumbleweeds and start growing very expensive, tightly packed-together homes on very small lots – much to the disappointment of many nearby neighbors. Thursday night the Carson City Board of Supervisors, on a 4 to 1 vote, approved a 203 home subdivision on the property because the Supervisors said that the city’s land use ordinances allow such a project to be built there.
Neighbors like Maxine Nietz decried the decision pointing out that the new subdivision will change the character of their traditional, if not historical neighborhood into something resembling Los Angeles urban sprawl. Since Carson City’s land use regulations allows such a project, it opens the door to a similar decision if any builder wanted to construct another tightly-packed subdivision somewhere else on the west side.
None-the-less, more home construction was supported by others who said Carson City’s housing market is financially straining many families and that the city knows that building homes, condos and apartments could help moderate housing prices.
Meanwhile many long-time Carson City residents lament what they call “an erosion of Carson City’s trademark small town historical ambiance.” Several Supervisors noted that a number of city land use laws haven’t been revised in quite a while so it may be time to investigate possible regulatory changes to better preserve Carson City’s historical integrity before it’s too late.
Schools on 2-hour Delay:
Attention: Due to winter related conditions, all schools in the Carson City School District will begin 2-hours later than their usual start time, Friday, Jan. 17th. All Pre-K and Early Childhood classes are canceled. Principals will adjust the school schedule for the shortened day. Educators and staff should arrive safely and as early as they are able, well before school is to begin on the shortened schedule. Please take caution and plan 2-times your normal travel time depending on driving conditions. The school day will end at the normal time. Breakfast will not be served.
Click here for more information about weather related school closures.
Carson City getting first real taste of winter besides low temperatures…
All afterschool programs
canceled Thursday, Jan. 16!!
THAT’S TODAY…BY THE WAY…
1:45pm Rear ender crash on Carson at 4th. Watch for emergency vehicles.
1:50pm Another Crash at King & Division
Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 864 South Saliman on a report of one roommate holding a rifle, pointing it at the other, ordering him to move out. The victim said he was terrified and that his assailant grabbed his cellphone and wallet.
Somehow the victim managed to summon law enforcement who arrived to find gunman John Shelly with a rifle in his hands, wrapped in a blanket. Deputies quickly disarmed Shelly and cuffed him up.
The reason for the confrontation was not revealed in the criminal complaint. Shelly was jailed on $60,000 bail for Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
5:51pm Many fire units are enroute.
5:53pm Turned out to be a bonfire of rubbish. Most fire units returning to base.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in attempting to locate a issing/endangered elderly male. 62 year old Edward Ellermeier was last seen in Carson City at the Carson Tahoe Hospital on the of 12/21/2019. Edward was reported missing by family members out of State on 1/7/2020. Eward is described as 5’08, 160 pounds. He is bald with a grey goatee. He was last known to be driving a 1984 Ford Thunderbird with an Idaho license plate of 1A1839K. The public is urged to call the Carson City Sheriff’s office at 775-887-COPS (2677) if he is seen. The following picture is the most current available.
Anyone with other information on the whereabouts of Edward Ellermeier is asked to call Detective Chaney at 775-283-7853, Captain Brian Humphrey at 775-283-7850, or the Carson City Dispatch at 775-887-COPS (2677). You can remain anonymous.