Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Oct. 15-21. 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.

OCT. 15

Report of a problem with a subject — Officer made contact with an individual who was having mental problems. She was advised to contact her local doctor and seek medical assistance.

Report of an intoxicated subject — Officer received a report of an intoxicated subject who was passed out at a local bar. The subject was contacted and advised to leave.

Report of a welfare check — The individual was located and was fine.

Report of a reckless driver — Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle and advised him of the complaint the Sheriff’s Office had received about his driving.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a truant student — Reporting party stated that her juvenile daughter was refusing to go to school. The daughter was contacted and advised of the consequences of her actions. A report was sent to Juvenile Probation.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that he is selling a home, but the person living next to the home keeps telling people not to buy it because the people that lived there before were drug users. The incident was documented.

Report of an endangered person — Officer received a report of an individual traveling through the Ely area that was listed as an endangered person. Officers located the subject and reported that he was fine. The Sheriff’s Officer that had requested the check on the individual was advised no problems were located.

Report of a vagrant — Officer received a report of a subject sleeping on a bench near a local business. The individual was contacted who called a friend for a ride home.

Report of an accident — Shannon Cessford of Ely was operating a vehicle traveling on Great Basin Blvd.  Tony Locke of Ely was operating a vehicle also traveling on Great Basin Blvd. As the vehicles went through the intersection of Aultman and Great Basin Blvd. Locke’s vehicle rear ended Cessford’s vehicle. An accident report was completed and Locke was issued citation for following too close.

New bookings — None.

OCT. 16

Report of a death — Officer reported that John C. Carrol age 35 an inmate at Ely State Prison took his own life. Carrol was taken to the Clark County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to confirm the manner of death.

Report of a reckless driver — Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle and he was advised of the complaint about his driving.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a bad check — Reporting party stated that a customer had written a check that was returned to the business for insufficient funds. The check was collected and turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for collections.

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

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a barking dog — Officer contacted the owner of the dog and advised him of the problem.

Report of an accident/ private property — Marie Chrisman of Ely was operating a vehicle and was backing up. She failed to see a parked vehicle behind her being operated by Scott Johnsons of Cove, OR. Chrisman’s vehicle struck Johnsons vehicle causing damage. An accident report was completed.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Officer contacted the individuals involved who had engaged in a verbal argument. They were advised to keep the peace.

Report of an ambulance assist — Officer assisted an individual who had fallen and inured his head. He was taken to E.R. by ambulance.

New bookings — None.

OCT. 17

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Bryan A. Fitzner Jr age 28 of Ely was arrested on a probation violation. During his arrested he was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Officer contacted the parties involved who were engaged in a verbal argument. The parties separated for the day.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Christopher McLaughlin age 38 of Wells, NV was arrested of an Ely Justice Court warrant.

Report of an accident — Renee Lazar of Ruth was operating a vehicle and backed over a retaining wall. An accident report was completed.

Report of a custody problem — Reporting party stated that his ex-wife is not following the child custody order. Both parties involved were contacted and advised to follow the current order.

Report of harassment — Reporting party stated that his old girlfriend now has a new boyfriend and he is concerned that the new boyfriend might cause problems with him. The incident was documented.

Report of possible drug use — The information was given to the TASK FORCE

Report of a suspicious vehicle — The vehicle was located and no problems were reported.

New bookings — Bryan A. Fitzner Jr / Probation violation / No bail / Possession of a controlled substance /Bail $15,000. Christopher McLaughlin / Ely Justice Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $1,011.

OCT. 18

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that she had her boyfriend move out. The boyfriend want his property, but she won’t be able to get it to him unit next week. The boyfriend was advised and the incident was documented.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that she had left some money in a friends vehicle and the money is now gone. Investigation continues.

Report of a citizen assist — Officer assisted an individual who was having problems getting a door open at her residence.

Report of a dog bite — Reporting party stated that his dogs started fighting and when he went to separate them one of them bite him. The reporting party received medical attention.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that he was cashing his winnings out at a local casino, but didn’t have his ID with him so they wouldn’t pay him. Officer reported that the incident was resolved.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a welfare check — Officer contacted the mother and child and reported that they were fine.

Report of dog running at large — The owner of the dog was contacted and advised to keep her dog contained.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that she broke up with her boyfriend, but he keeps texting her. She also reported that when he was leaving her home he struck her car with his vehicle and left the scene. Officers are attempting to contact the boyfriend.

Report of an ATV disturbance — Officer received a report of several ATV’S riding on the city streets. The area was patrolled, but they were not located.

Report of a fire — The report was given to the Fire Department

Report of a vehicle parking in the roadway — The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

Report of a suspicious subject — The area was patrolled, but no one was located.

Report of a suspicious noise — The area was patrolled, but nothing was located.

Report of a barking dog — The owner of the dog was contacted and advised of the problem

New bookings — Ronald T. Gallegos / Serving time. William R. Gergen / Serving time.

OCT. 19

Report of a possible prowler — The area was patrolled, but no one was located.

Report of a civil problem — Reporting party stated that he sold a refrigerator to an individual and now the individual is claiming the refrigerator doesn’t work and wants his money back. The reporting party and the purchaser of the refrigerator were advised it was a civil problem.

Report of a possible drunk driver — Officer located the vehicle and contacted the occupants. During the officer’s investigation Tamara M. Amick age 51 of Catalina, AZ was arrested for obstructing a police officer. She is accused of provided false information to the officer about her identification. Timothy Welsh age 49 of Catalina, AZ was also arrested. He was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

Report of a noise disturbance — Officer contacted several occupants at a local apartment. They were warned about disturbing the peace.

Report of an ATL — The individual was located and was fine.

Report of a parking problem — Officer received a report of a vehicle blocking an alleyway. The operator of the vehicle was contacted and advised to move his vehicle.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that she recently broke up with her boyfriend and he wants her out of their house. She was advised of her rights as a renter of the home.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Report was given to Ely Tribal Police.

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

New bookings — Timothy Welch / Possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and open container of alcohol in a vehicle / Bail $10,000. Tamara M. Amick / Obstructing a police officer / Bail $355. Steven S. Linnell / Domestic battery / Bail $3,150 / Arrested by Ely Tribal Police. Simonne D. Thompson / Domestic battery / Bail $3,150 / Arrested by Ely Tribal Police.

OCT. 20

Report of a domestic disturbance — Reporting party stated that she had a verbal argument with her boyfriend. The two parties involved separated for the night.

Report of an accident — Charles Pope of Henderson, NV reported while operating his vehicle on a rural highway in Nevada he struck a deer causing damage to his vehicle. The incident was documented.

Report of a juvenile problem — Reporting party stated that her juvenile daughter befriended an individual on Face Book and they have been having inappropriate conversations. The reporting party had her daughter discontinue her contact with the individual and the incident was documented.

Report of a possible robbery — Reporting party stated that she had a friend’s medication and some personal property in a safe. She was moving the safe to a more secure location when she was attacked by a white male adult. The reporting party claimed she had been struck in the head by the attacker who took the safe and then fled the area. During the officers investigation the reporting party who was identified as Desiree D. Vaught age 43 of Ely was arrested for grand larceny, false report to a police officer and obstructing a police officer. Officers reported that Vaught had fabricated the story to cover up her theft of the items.

Report of a runaway juvenile — Officer received a report of a runaway juvenile from AZ. The juvenile was located in the Ely area. She was detained and later released to her guardian.

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

Report of a possible sexual assault — Officers are investigating a possible sexual assault of a minor.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that while he was working on a slot machine at a local casino someone stole his tools. The suspect in the theft was identified as Rickey L. Avery age 47 of Ely. Avery was arrested for petit larceny, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Report of a possible prowler — The area was patrolled, but no one was located.

New bookings — Desiree D. Vaught / Grand larceny, false report to police and obstructing a police officer / Bail $10,000. Rickey L. Avery / Petit larceny, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia / Bail $15,000.

OCT. 21

Report of a death — Officer received a report of an unresponsive female at a residence in the McGill area. Officer reported that the female was identified as Tabitha E. Gruda age 35 of McGill. Gruda was taken to E.R. by ambulance, but was pronounced dead upon arrival. Gruda was transported to the Clark County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy to determine her cause of death.

Report of a juvenile problem — Officer received a report of several juveniles smoking in a prohibited area. Officer contacted the juveniles and they were advised of the restrictions.

Report of a truancy — Officer reported that a juvenile had been truant at a local school for several days. The juvenile will be issued a citation for truancy and the report will be forwarded to Juvenile Probation.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Nikkey J. Bronson age 26 of Ely was arrested on a Ely Justice Court warrant for burglary.

Report of a sexual assault — Reporting party stated that she had been sexually assault while at a friend’s home. Investigation continues.

Report of an alarm — The alarm was determined to be a water pump alarm. The information was provided to the Water Department.

Report of a trespasser — The area was checked and no one was located.

Report of child endangerment — Officer received a report of several small children riding in a vehicle not wearing seatbelts. The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

Report of harassment — Reporting party stated that an adult male keeps texting her juvenile daughter and she wants it to stop. Officer is attempting to locate the adult male sending the text messages.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that a family member keeps entering into his home uninvited and taking his property. The family member was contacted and trespassed from the property of the reporting party.

New bookings — Nikkey J. Bronson / Ely Justice Court warrant, burglary / Bail $10,000. Frank Miller / Probation violation / No bail / Use of a controlled substance / Bail $15,000.