Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Oct. 22-28. 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. 22

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

Report of an alarm — Officer received a report of an alarm at one of the cities pumping stations. The City of Ely was notified.

Report of suspicious circumstances — Reporting party stated that she had observed a female crying and a male subject near her acting suspicious. Officer reported that at this time no crimes have been report related to this incident.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Anthony Valencia age 54 of Ely was arrested on an Ely Municipal Court warrant.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that someone had stolen her vehicle keys while she was at a local bar. Investigation continues.

Report of a civil problem — Officer provided information to an individual who was dealing with a deceased family member’s property.

Report of harassment — Reporting party stated that he is receiving unwanted text messages from his ex-girlfriend. Officer viewed the messages and reported that no harassment had occurred.

Report of an accident — Jared Taylor of Ely was operating a vehicle traveling on the Bench Road north of Ely. As he did so he lost control of his vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and roll. Taylor failed to report the accident and was later located at his residence. He was taken to E.R. by ambulance due to injuries he sustained during the accident. An accident report was completed and several traffic citations for Taylor are pending.

New bookings — Anthony Valencia / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $405. Christopher Jensen / Serving time.

OCT. 23

Report of a juvenile problem — Several juveniles were reportedly smoking near a public building.  The juveniles were gone prior to law enforcement arrival.

Report of a juvenile problem — The reporting party complained about a juvenile not going to school.  It was later learned the juvenile was being home-schooled.

Report of an animal problem — Two bull elk were reportedly stuck in a barb wire fence.  Upon arrival, one bull was deceased and officers freed the other.

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party claimed to have entered into a verbal agreement to have mechanic work done on his vehicle.  The reporting party has paid, but the work has yet to be finished.  The investigation continues.

Report of an arrest — Rita Wooldridge was arrested at her residence for two warrants from Ely Municipal Court.

Report of an arrest — Terry Ann Betschart, 63, of Ely, was arrested on a Justice Court warrant for grand larceny and forgery.

Report of a domestic disturbance — The two parties involved were traveling through the area and began arguing.  The driver stopped and wanted the passenger out of the vehicle.  Officers spoke to both parties and they agreed to get along until they parted ways.

Report of suspicious circumstances — The reporting party observed a neighbor’s window had been broken.  It was later learned the home owner damaged the window the night before.

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

Report of harassment — The reporting party claimed to be receiving harassing text messages from a co-worker.  Officers were unable to locate the co-worker.

New bookings — Rita Wooldridge / Warrant – contempt of court / Bail $880. Terry Ann Betschart / Warrant – Forgery and Grand larceny x 11 / Bail $110,000.

OCT. 24

Report of a citizen assist — Reporting party stated that her husband suffers from dementia and he was acting aggressive towards her. Officer reported that due to the husband’s confused state of mind he was taken to E.R.

Report of a possible theft — Reporting party stated that an individual recently passed away and that someone is going into the deceased home and was removing property. Officer contacted the individual who was removing the property and he claimed to have permission from a family member of the deceased to do so. Investigation continues.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Jasmine L. Bishop age 22 of Ely was arrested on a Ely Municipal Court warrant.

Report of threats — Reporting party stated that he had an argument with an individual and during the argument the individual threatened to go and get a gun and shoot him. All the parties involved were contacted who gave conflicting statements. They were advised to stay away from each other.

Report of a trespasser — Reporting party stated that someone was camping in the backyard of a vacant home. The area was checked and no one was located.

Report of an abandoned vehicle — The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

Report of an accident — Kendra Fullmer a juvenile of Ely was operating a vehicle on Bustos Drive. As she did so she allowed her vehicle to drift off the roadway striking a guide wire to a power pole. An accident report was completed.

Report a theft — Reporting party stated that he is behind on his rent so his landlord took his camp trailer. Investigation continues.

Report of a suspicious subject — Officer located the individual who was taking pictures of old buildings. No crime had occurred.

Report of an accident — Charles Duncan of Laverkin, UT was operating a vehicle near Hiko, NV when he struck a cow causing damage to his vehicle. A report was completed.

New bookings — Jasmine L. Bishop / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $775. Jerome W. Link / Probation violation / No bail / Arrested by Parole and Probation. Marta Estopare / Serving time. Robert B. Piscovich / Serving time. Anthony S. Whitten / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / No bail.

OCT. 25

Report of a possible drunk driver — Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle and reported that he was not intoxicated.

Report of suspicious circumstances — Reporting party stated that she went to a yard sale and a lot of the items for sale were new. The reporting party thought that they might be stolen. Officer contacted the seller of the items who runs a business in Las Vegas. He had brought the items to sell from his business.

Report of suspicious hunters — The report was given to the Department of Wildlife.

Report of an accident/ private property — Crystal Caviglia of Ely was operating a vehicle and was backing up. She failed to see a vehicle behind her being operated by Benjamin Martin of Langley, WA. Caviglia’s vehicle struck Martin’s vehicle causing damage. An accident report was completed.

Report of an accident — The report was given to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

New bookings — William R. Gergen / Serving time.

OCT. 26

Report of a reckless driver — Reporting party stated that a vehicle followed him with its high beams on for several miles. Officer reported that the vehicle was hauling a load of materials and caused the lights of the vehicle to shine upwards. No crime had occurred.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Randall R. Robinson age 33 of Ely was arrested for D.U.I, failure to maintain lane of travel, and license plate light required.

Report of an open door — Officer received a report of an open garage door on a residence where the owners were out of town. The residence and garage were checked and secured.

Report of a domestic battery — Officers received a report of a domestic battery that had taken place. During the officers investigation Christian Medina age 33 of Ely was arrested. Medina was arrested for domestic battery with strangulation. He is accused of battering and strangling his girlfriend.

Report of a battery — Officers received a report of a battery that had occurred in the jail facility at the Public Safety Building. Officers reported that two inmates had battered each other. Investigation continues.

Report of a dog problem — Report was given to Ely Animal Control.

Report of a suspicious vehicle — Officer received a report of a vehicle parked by a vacant home. The area was patrolled and no problems were located.

Report of a dog bite — Reporting party stated that their daughter had been bitten by a dog at large. The owner of the dog was contacted and advised of the situation. Ely Animal Control to follow up on the quarantine of the dog.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Lacey J. Southall age 25 of Ely was arrested for headlamps required, open container and D.U.I.

Report of a noise disturbance — officer contacted an individual who was playing his home stereo to loud. He was advised to turn it down.

Report of a custody problem — Reporting party stated that he has a child in common with a local female and she is refusing him visitation rights. He was advised to obtain a child custody order through the legal system.

New bookings — Randall R. Robinson / D.U.I., failure to maintain lane of travel, and license plate light required / Bail $1,155. Christian Medina / Domestic battery with strangulation / Bail $10,000. Lacey J. Southall / D.U.I., headlamps required, and open container / Bail $1,320. Gentre Gonzales / Basic speed and suspended registration / Bail $140. / Arrest warrant out of Elko County / Arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol.

OCT. 27

Report of a drunk driver — Officer received a report of a vehicle that was swerving in its lane of travel. Officer located the vehicle and reported that the operator was not intoxicated. However the operator was issued a citation for operating a vehicle without a valid license.

Report of a reckless driver — Officer contacted the operator of vehicle and advised him of the complaint that had been filed against him.

Report of an accident — Reporting party stated that while he was operating his vehicle on US 93 North a vehicle in front of him caused some debris to strike his vehicle.  A report was completed.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that someone had stolen his license plate and spare tire off his trailer. A report was completed.

Report of agency assist — Officer assisted DCFS on a child in need of supervision. The child was removed from the home and taken to the hospital for medical assistance.

Report of a reckless driver — Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle employer and advised her of the complaint against the driver.

Report of a disturbance — Officer received a report of an argument that was taking place and it was disturbing the neighbors. The parties involved were contacted and advised to keep the peace.

New bookings — None.

OCT. 28

Report of a barking dog — The area was patrolled, but the dog was not located.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a dead deer in the roadway — The area was patrolled and no deer was located.

Report of a found wallet — The wallet was returned to the owner.

Report of found fire extinguishers — Officer reported that several juveniles had located several fire extinguishers. Officer reported that they had been stolen several months ago from a local business. They were returned to the proper owner.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that they had moved out of a trailer, but had left some property behind. When they returned to get their property it was missing. Officer contacted the renter of the trailer who had stored their property. The items were returned.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

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

Report of a dog fight — Reporting party stated that her friends dog had been attacked by two other dogs. Reporting party stated that all the dog involved were running at large. The area was patrolled, but no dogs were located.

Report of a possible sexual assault — Reporting party stated that a male subject entered into her apartment, exposed him himself and then touched her inappropriately. The subject then left her home. Investigation continues.

New bookings — Jesse K. Campbell / Use of a controlled substance / Bail  $15,000.