Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Feb. 18-24. 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.

FEB. 18

Report of suspicious circumstances — Reporting party wanted an incident documented where his horse had gotten out of their fenced area. Reporting party stated that his neighborhood was busy with people coming and going through the night. The incident was documented.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that someone had stolen the license plate off her vehicle. The incident was documented.

Report of an unattended child — Reporting party stated that a child had been left inside a vehicle at a local parking lot. Before officers arrived the vehicle had left the area.

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

Report of an open door — Officer received a report of an open door on a vacant home. The home was checked and the door secured.

Report of unattended children — Officer received a report of several small children playing at a local park unsupervised. The children and their parent were contacted and advised they need supervision while at the park.

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

Report of identity theft — Reporting party stated that she attempted to file her taxes and someone had already done so using her information. Reporting party was provided with the appropriate documentation to assist her in her identity theft.

Report of an accident — James West of Ely was operating a vehicle and attempted to drive under an awning at a local business. The vehicle struck the awning causing damage. A report was completed.

Report of an accident — Reporting party stated that her vehicle had been struck by another vehicle while parked at her residence. The striking vehicle had left the area. Officer located the operator of the vehicle and identified her as Willie Lee of Ely. Lee was issued a citation for immediate notice to police

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that he was having a problem with a subject over rent money. Officers contacted the parties involved and they separated for the night.

Report of a child custody problem — Reporting party stated that the mother of his child is not following the child custody order. The mother and child were contacted and the incident was documented.

New bookings — Judy J. Valdez / Use of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia/ Bail $15,000. / Arrested by Department of Public Safety.

FEB. 19

Report of suspicious circumstances — The reporting party claimed an unknown subject unlawfully used a three-axle construction machine with a long blade used to create a flat surface, which had been left in a remote area overnight.

Report of a 911 hangup — Contact was made with the caller, who didn’t realize he called 911.

Report of a truancy — A student missed three or more days of school, unexcused, and was deemed a habitual truant.  A citation was issued to the student and the report will be forwarded to Juvenile Probation.

Report of an accident — Sonya Tiffany Lynn Mathews turned left from a controlled intersection and failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle driven by Richard Marquez.  Marquez vehicle struck Mathews’ vehicle.  Mathews was issued a citation for failure to yield.

Report of a bad check — The reporting party claimed to have received a check for services rendered, but the check was returned for non-sufficient funds.  It was later discovered the check was over a year old and the statute of limitations had expired.  The check was returned to the reporting party.

Report of fraud — The reporting party claimed someone had used her credit card number to purchase goods and wares.  The investigation continues.

Report of a disturbance — The reporting party claimed several juveniles were creating a disturbance.  The area was checked, but no juveniles were located.

Report of an arrest — Walter Robert Kennedy was arrested for an outstanding Justice Court warrant.

Report of a suspicions vehicle — The area was checked, but the vehicle was gone.

Report of a suspicious vehicle — The vehicle was located and the occupant was found to be sleeping.

Report of fraud — The reporting party claimed an unknown subject had written a check drawn from her account, which she said she did not authorize.  The investigation continues.

Report of a theft — The reporting party claimed a patron came to their restaurant, acquired services, and then attempted to pay with a canceled credit card.  The subject then fled the area.  The investigation continues.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Both parties were contacted and claimed they were only arguing.  Both parties separated for the night.

Report of an intoxicated driver — The vehicle was located and the driver was not intoxicated.

New bookings — Walter Robert Kennedy / Warrant for contempt of court and domestic battery #2 / Bail $1,050.

FEB. 20

Report of suspicious circumstances — The reporting party claimed to have heard noises outside his residence during the night.  The area was checked, but nothing unusual was found.

Report of an alarm — The alarm was found to be false.

Report of a parking violation — A commercial tanker was reportedly parked in a residential area.  Contact was made with the owner, who agreed to move it.

Report of identity theft — The reporting party claimed someone had used his personal identifying information to obtain credits cards unlawfully.  A report was completed.

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party reported his child’s mother didn’t have a car seat properly installed when he saw her earlier in the day.

Report of an alarm — The alarm was found to be false.

Report of a suspicious subject — A subject was reportedly selling wares door to door and appeared suspicious.  The area was checked, but the subject had left.

Report of an alarm — The business was checked and found to be secure.

New bookings — Jenene Whitney / Driving under the influence, possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription, open container, and failure to dim lights / Bail $6,710 / Arrested by Nevada Highway Patrol.

FEB. 21

Report of a business license violation — A male subject was reportedly selling new merchandise without a city business license.  The male was contacted and advised not to conduct business without the proper licensing.

Report of a trespasser — The reporting party claimed someone had gotten into a vacant home.  The building was checked, but no one was found inside.

Report of suspicious circumstances — The reporting party claimed a vehicle was abandoned on a rural roadway.  The vehicle was located and towed.  The owner was contacted, who claimed the vehicle broke down the day before.

New bookings — None.

FEB. 22

Report of suspicious circumstances — The reporting party claimed to see a female walking away from a vehicle that was parked on a summit.  When he drove by the next day, the vehicle was still there.  A deputy located the vehicle and found the female inside.  The female claimed her vehicle had ran out of gas the day before and she was unable to call for help.  The female was assisted and continued on her way.

Report of a residential alarm — The home was checked and found to be secure.

Report of found property — A check was found in a parking lot near a motel.  The check was placed into lost and found.

Report of threats — The reporting party claimed her ex-husband had made threats to her in reference to a recent child exchange.  The reporting party only wanted a report documented in case of further problems.

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

Report of a private property accident — Vicki Nicholes, of Ely, was backing from a parked position in a private parking lot, and struck a parked vehicle behind her.  A report was completed.

New bookings — None.

FEB. 23

Report of a traffic hazard — The reporting party claimed a vehicle was blocking a road.  The vehicle was located and was found not to be in violation of any parking laws.

Report of elder abuse — The reporting party claimed someone may be abusing an older person.  Contact was made with the alleged victim and the report was unfounded.

Report of drugs — The reporting party came to the PSB with an envelope containing drugs, which they claimed an unknown person mailed to them.  The drugs and information were passed on to the Eastern Nevada Narcotics Task Force.

Report of harassment — The reporting party claimed to be receiving unwanted text messages from an unknown person.  A report was completed.

Report of an injury accident — Ryan Benson and Jacob Steel, both of Ely, were traveling in opposite directions on the same road approaching each other.  They met at a curve in the road, at which point Benson failed to drive on the right side, and struck Steel head-on.  Benson was issued a citation for driving on the right side required.

Report of a found dog — The dog was transported to the City Pound.

Report of a welfare check — The subject had left town prior to law enforcement finding and contacting them.

Report of a domestic battery — Officers responded to a domestic disturbance, where it was alleged a man battered and strangled his girlfriend.  Deputies later arrested 44-year-old William McCutcheon, of McGill, for the battery.

Report of harassment — The reporting party claimed to be receiving unwanted, hurtful, text messages from an acquaintance.  It was later discovered that the reporting party was reciprocating the pernicious text messages.  He was advised to turn his phone off for the night.

New bookings — Nikkey J Bronson / Serving time for Drug Court. Theodore Edward Drummond / Driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia / Bail $2,235 / Arrested by Nevada Highway Patrol. William McCutcheon / Domestic battery and domestic battery by strangulation / Bail $10,000.

FEB. 24

Report of an arrest — A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a minor infraction.  The occupants were identified as 48 year old Charles Johnson, of West Hollywood, and Zachary Keene, of Los Angeles.  Based on interviews and investigation, Johnson was arrested for DUI drugs and several counts of possessing drugs.  Keene was arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia.

Report of harassment — The reporting party claimed to be receiving harassing phone calls from a female.  The female was identified, and it was found that the reporting party is a suspect in harassing the female.

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party claimed a neighbor was blocking his driveway.  Upon checking the property, it appears there is a dispute between the two parties in regards to ownership.  Both were advised to handle the situation civilly.

Report of an arrest — 29 year old Ely resident Charles Cambell was arrested at his residence on a warrant.

Report of an alarm — The building was checked and found to be secure.

New bookings — Zachary Keene / Possession of drug paraphernalia / Bail $355. Charles Johnson / Possession of methamphetamine, under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance, and basic speed / Bail $120,000. Jorge Mendoza-Sanchez / Fugitive from justice warrant / No bail / Arrested by Nevada Highway Patrol. Charles Cambell / Warrant for contempt of court / Bail $285.