Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for August 6-11. Information and spellings of names contained in the blotter are as released by the WPCSO. Information will not be withheld at the requests of persons whose names appear in the blotter or elsewhere in the newspaper that are leased by law enforcement agencies that include the WPCSO, Nevada Highway Patrol, Ely Shoshone Tribal Police and other local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies.

 

AUGUST 6

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party claimed something was wrong with his neighbor.  The neighbor was contacted and was found to be intoxicated, damaging his residence.  He was warned about disturbing the peace.

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party claimed a neighbor had yelled at her.  The neighbor admitted to yelling, but claimed the reporting party was telling prevarications.  Both parties were told to stay away from each other.

Report of a trespasser — The reporting party claimed someone’s trailer was parked on his property.  The deputy was unable to locate the owner of the trailer.  The reporting party was advised he could have the trailer towed.

Report of a welfare check — The subject was located and found to be happy and in good health.

Report of a welfare check — The subject was located and claimed to be fine.

Report of an open door — A vacant home with an open door was checked and no one was inside.

Report of an alarm — The alarm was accidentally set off by an employee.

Report of a battery — The reporting party claimed to have been battered by a male subject.  After investigating the incident, the reporting party was allowed to sign a citizen’s complaint for battery, which will be served on the suspect, when he’s located.

Report of a theft — The reporting party claimed a male stole a TV from the motel room he had rented from the reporting party.  The suspect later attempted to sell the TV in a local store.  The reporting party found and confronted the suspect, who fled the store, but not before stealing clothing from the store. The suspect was later located and admitted to stealing the TV and the clothing.  The suspect, identified as Michael Avery, was issued two citations for petit larceny.

Report of a juvenile problem — Received a report of a child in the roadway.  The child was gone when officers arrived.

Report of found property — A bag was located behind a local store.  The owner of the luggage was located and the bag was returned.

Report of suspicious circumstances — A male subject was reportedly lying near the roadway.  The subject was located and claimed to be hitchhiking.  He was advised not to lie by the roadway.

New bookings — None.

AUGUST 7

Report of a theft — The reporting party claimed her ex-boyfriend stole her keys.  The deputy was unable to locate the ex-boyfriend.

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party claimed someone in his residence was acting crazy.  Deputies arrived and spoke to the lone occupant, who denied making the call and being crazy.

Report of an accident — Matthew Paulisich, of Pacifico, CA, was driving straight when a vehicle driven by Laura Flemming, of Ely, turned left in front of him.  This caused Paulisich to strike Flemming’s vehicle.  Flemming was issued a citation for failure to yield on a left turn.

Report of harassment — The reporting party claimed to have received several ribald, undesirable text messages.  A report was completed.

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party claimed a male had made threats toward him and confronted him at his residence.  The suspect denied the allegation and claimed the reporting party was the person at fault.  A portion of the incident was witnessed by a passerby and corroborated the reporting party’s claim.  The reporting party as allowed to sign a citizen’s complaint, which was served on the suspect, identified as Cody Bill Torgerson.

Report of a suspicious subject — A subject was reportedly loitering around a neighborhood, changing his shirt several times.  The subject was contacted and claimed to be trying to repair his backpack.  The subject was asked to move along, which he complied.

Report of suspicious circumstances — The reporting party, a victim in another crime, claimed an unknown male approached her at her work and asked her to drop the charges from the other incident.  She was advised to call back if the male returned.

Report of a suspicious vehicle — The reporting party claimed a vehicle had been left in front of her residence.  The owner was located, who said she was walking with friends in the area.

Report of harassment — The reporting party claimed a male subject had followed him home and was yelling at him.  The suspect was contacted and warned about his behavior.

Report of a theft — A local business claimed a male left without paying for services rendered.  The suspect was located and satisfied the outstanding balance.

Report of a non-injury accident — Christian Bennett, of Ely, reported that he struck an elk.  A report was completed.

Report of a domestic disturbance — The parties were located and it was determined that they had only been arguing.  Both agreed to separate for the night.

New bookings — None.

AUGUST 8

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a problem with a subject — Officer contacted a individual who was causing a disturbance at a local motel. The individual was trespassed from the area.

Report of a reckless driver — The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

Report of a reckless driver — Officer located the vehicle and a citation was issued to the operator for failure to yield from a private drive.

Report of a lost wallet — A report was completed.

Report of harassment — Reporting party stated that he was receiving unwanted text messages from a person who claimed he owed them money. The reporting party wanted the incident documented.

Report of a civil problem — Reporting party stated that he bought a trailer and then returned it. The reporting party wanted his down payment back. He was advised it was a civil problem.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Officer contacted the parties involved who were arguing over child custody. They were advised to keep the peace.

Report of a noise complaint — Several juveniles were contacted and advised to keep the peace.

Report of a disturbance — Officer contacted several children who were playing in the area and advised them to keep the noise down.

Report of a welfare check — Officer contacted the individual and reported that he was fine.

Report of a welfare check — The individual was not located.

New bookings — None.

AUGUST 9

Report of a problem with a subject — Officer made contact with a female who was unable to take care of herself due to her intoxicated state. The female was detained until sober.

Report of a civil problem — Reporting party needed information about loaning his vehicle to a friend. Officer provided the reporting party with the information needed.

Report of a welfare check — Officer contacted the individual who was taken to E.R. due to medical problems.

Report of a dog bite — Reporting party stated that while she was at a local park she was bitten by a dog that was running at large. The reporting party received medical attention at E.R. Officer patrolled the area and the dog was not located.

Report of an ATL — The area was patrolled, but the person was not located.

Report of an injured deer — Officer checked on the deer and reported that it appeared to be sick, but was able to care for itself.

Report of harassment — Reporting party stated that he is receiving unwanted text messages from a ex-coworker who was blaming him for situations that had occurred at work.  Reporting party wanted the incident documented.

Report of vandalism — Reporting party stated that a individual had spun her tires on her vehicle in front of his gate causing damage to it. The individual was contacted and advised to stay away from the reporting party.

Report of a domestic battery — Officer received a report of a domestic battery that had taken place. During the officers investigation James Matyja age 47 of McGill was arrested. Matyja was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, domestic battery, and destruction of property. He is accused of attempting strike a family member with a hatchet and damaging property inside the home.

Report of found drug paraphernalia — The items were collected and destroyed.

New bookings — James Matyja / Assault with a deadly weapon, destruction of property, burglary, and domestic battery / Bail $20,000.

AUGUST 10

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of suspicious circumstances — Reporting party stated that he thought a theft had occurred. Officer investigated the incident and reported that no problems were located.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Officer contacted the individuals involved who denied any problems had occurred.

Report of a parking problem — Officer observed the vehicle and reported that the vehicle was legally parked.

Report of a welfare check — Officer contacted the individual and took him to E.R. for medical assistance.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that her ex-husband had brought their daughter home and was acting strange. Reporting party wanted the incident documented.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that his ex-employer was driving reckless and not allowing him to change lanes in his vehicle. All the parties involved were contacted and advised to obey the traffic laws to stay away from each other.

Report of property damage — Reporting party stated that someone had cut the tires on his ATV’S.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Officer contacted the parties involved who had engaged in a verbal argument. The parties worked out their problems.

Report of a civil problem — Officer provided information about an eviction.

Report of an abandoned semi truck — Officer is attempting to locate the owner to have it moved.

Report of an accident — Officer reported that an unattended parked vehicle had rolled backwards and struck another unattended parked vehicle. The owner of both vehicles were contacted and a accident report was completed.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

New bookings — None.

AUGUST 11

Report of a juvenile problem — Officer reported that he located a juvenile out past the hours of curfew walking down a city street. The juvenile was detained and later released to his mother.

Report of vandalism — Reporting party stated that someone had thrown eggs at his house. The incident was documented.

Report of a parking problem — Officer contacted the owner of the vehicles and had them removed.

Report of a dead horse — Officer located the animal that had been deceased for a long time. Officer reported that there was no indication of any crime that had occurred.

Report of an accident — Shawna Thiel of Ely was operating a vehicle traveling on Great Basin Blvd. Samantha Stuebner of Ely was operating a vehicle on Ave M entering onto Great Basin Blvd. Stuebner failed to yield to Thiel causing an accident. Stuebner was issued a citation for Failure to obey stop sign. An accident report was completed.

Report of an accident — Joe Goldsmith of Ely was operating a vehicle on Aultman Street. He was making a turn into a private drive. Wayne Bryant of Ely was operating a vehicle and was traveling behind Goldsmith. Bryant failed to stop his vehicle behind Goldsmith causing an accident. Bryant was issued a citation for following to close. An accident report was completed.

Report of a welfare check — Officer attempted to locate the individual, but she was not at home.

Report of possible child abuse — Officer received a report of a child that had been injured while visiting a family member. The child indicated that he had been struck by a family member. Investigation continues.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Christepher McConaha age 38 of McGill was arrested for failure to maintain lane of travel, method of turn, open container and D.U.I. #1

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

New bookings — Christepher McConaha / Failure to maintain lane of travel, method of turn, open container, and D.U.I. #1 / Bail $1,475. Brandie Tate / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $605.