Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Apr. 19 – Apr. 25 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 released 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.

APRIL 19
Report of an arrest—Officer reported that Benjamin M. Miller age 22 of Ely was arrested for possession of a controlled scheduled substance and on a probation violation.
Report of counterfiet money—Reporting party stated that an individual attempted to purchase an item with a counterfeit bill. The individual had left the store before officers arrived. Investigation continues.
Report of abandoned dogs—Reporting party stated that an individual had moved out of a home, but left her dogs behind. Officer reported that the dogs had food and water and there was still personal property in the home. The situation will be monitored.
Report of a theft—Reporting party stated that an individual keeps coming into her home and removing items. Investigation continues.
Report of a problem with a subject—Reporting party stated that an individual had come onto her property that wasn’t supposed to be there. When officers arrived the individual had left. The incident was documented.
Report of a problem with a subject—Reporting party stated that an individual came onto their property and was refusing to leave. Officer contacted the individual who was having a medical problem. He was taken to E.R. by ambulance.
Report of possible drug paraphernaila—Reporting party stated that she had located several items that might be affiliated with drug use. The items were collected and destroyed.
Report of a problem with a subject—Reporting party stated that several individuals were contacting people and asking them personal questions. The individuals were contacted who were working for a survey company. They were advised to obtain a city business license before continuing with their work.
Report of a fraud—Reporting party stated that she had received a check in the mail and was questioning if it was valid tender. She was advised it was a scam and to destroy the check.
Report of a suspicious vehicle—Officer contacted the occupant of the vehicle who was resting. No problems were reported.
Report of a welfare check—Officer contacted the individuals and reported that they were fine.
Report of a welfare check—The individual was contacted and was fine.
New bookings—Benjamin M. Miller / Possession of a controlled scheduled substance/ Bail $10,000 / Probation violation / No bail/Walter R. Kennedy / Ely Justice Court warrant, failure to appear/ Bail $1,205/Alan J. Miller / Ely Justice Court warrant, failure to appear / Bail $660./Randall Robinson / Ely Municipal Court warrant, failure to pay / Bail $895./William K. Sprouse / Ely Municipal Court warrant, failure to pay / Bail $705.

APRIL 20
Report of a citizen assist—Officer assisted an elderly male who had fallen inside his motel room and was unable to get up. He was assisted and no other problems were reported.
Report of a bad check—Officer received a reported of several individuals who had written checks to a business establishment for payment of services. The checks were written on non-sufficient funds. The checks will be forwarded to the City Attorney for prosecution.
Report of suspicious circumstances—Reporting party stated that someone had removed a vehicle out of her neighbor’s yard. Officer reported that the City of Ely had removed the vehicle due to it being a public nuisance.
Report of a possible domestic disturbance—Officer received a report of a possible domestic argument that was taking place. Officer contacted the parties involved and reported that during his investigation Robert J. Garcia age 39 of Ely was arrested. Garcia was arrested for obstructing a police officer and intoxicated person in a roadway.
Report of property damage—Reporting party stated that someone had entered into a vacant home and had broken several items inside the house. The incident was documented.
Report of a truancy—Officers were unable to respond due to the high volume of calls. The incident will be handled at a later date.
Report of a stolen vehicle—Reporting party stated that she had located a motorcycle in a shed that belongs to her. She stated that the motorcycle was not hers and she was unsure where it had come from. During the officers investigation it was discovered that the motorcycle had been stolen from a local tow yard. Officers reported that James A. Robison age 32 of Ely was arrested. Robison was arrested for grand larceny of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Report of an alarm— Officer reported that a panic alarm had been activated at a local business due to a customer causing a disturbance. Officers contacted the customer and he was escorted off the property.
Report of a suspicious subject—Officer received a report of a male adult who was acting strange by walking out into the roadway and wearing pajama pants. Officer contacted the individual who had crawled under a building and refused to come out. Officers were able to apprehend the individual and identified him as Jeremiah Thomas age 35 of Fort Collins, CO. Thomas was arrested for trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing a public officer.
Report of a theft—Reporting party stated that someone had stolen his bicycle from his yard. A report was completed.
Report of a private property accident—Raquel Jacobs of Ely was operating a vehicle and was attempting to drive from a private driveway onto a highway. As she did so an oncoming vehicle approached which made her back her vehicle up. She failed to see a vehicle behind her being operated by Michayla Cessford a juvenile of Ely. Jacobs vehicle struck Cessfords vehicle causing damage. An accident report was completed.
Report of a parking problem—Officer located the vehicle which was illegally parked in the roadway. The operator was contacted and advised to move the vehicle.
Report of an open door—Officer reported that he located several open doors on a closed business. The business was checked and the doors were secured by the business manager.
New bookings—Robert J. Garcia/ Obstructing a police officer and intoxicated person in a roadway/ Bail $430./James A. Robison / Grand larceny of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernal/ Bail $20,000./Jeremiah Thomas/ Trespassing, resisting a public officer, and obstructing a public officer/ Bail $1,065./Latisha R. Deleon/ Ely Justice Court warrant, contempt of court/ Bail $955. / Arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol/Omar Miramontes-Castillo/ Trafficking a controlled substance / Bail $500,000. / Arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol.

APRIL 21
Report of vandalism—The reporting party, an agent of a local apartment complex, reported someone sprayed paint on the property.  The suspect was identified and a citation will be issued for vandalism.
Report of a problem with a subject—The reporting party was in the process of evicting tenants from a home he owned, but they were refusing to leave.  Both parties came to an agreement on when the tenants would leave.
Report of embezzlement—The reporting party, an owner of a local business, reported the business manager had embezzled funds from the business.  The investigation continues.
Report of a trespasser—A female was reportedly trespassing on property condemned by the City of Ely.  The female was removed from the property and cited for trespassing.
Report of a theft—The reporting party claimed an unknown subject stole her dog.  She later claimed the suspect tried to buy the dog from her, but when she refused, the suspect utilized the dark art of voodoo to curse her.
Report of threats—The reporting party claimed a female came to her house and accused her of stealing her dog.  The suspect was contacted and advised not to return to the reporting party’s residence.  Officers also found her dog.  Voodoo is not believed to be involved.
Report of vandalism—The reporting party claimed someone broke his window by shooting it with a bb gun.  A report was completed.
Report of a complaint—A tourist complained a local motel increased their daily rate from Wednesday to Thursday, but wouldn’t give a valid reason why.  The complaint was documented.
Report of a problem with a subject—The reporting party, an agent of a local motel, complained about a tenant who was yelling at other guests and employees about the alleged theft of her dog.  The tenant was trespassed from the property and left without incident.
New Bookings:
Michiela Marie Medina / Serving time for Drug Court

APRIL 22
Report of suspicious circumstances—Reporting party stated that she located the door to her vehicle open. Nothing appeared to be missing from the car. The incident was documented.
Report of property damage—Reporting party stated that when his tenants moved out from his rental they left a mess. The incident was documented.
Report of a juvenile problem—Reporting party stated that a juvenile was riding his skateboard down a highway. The incident was given to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Report of found property—Reporting party stated that he lad located a lost purse at his place of employment. Officer located the owner of the purse and it was returned to her. The owner claimed that several items were missing from the purse. Investigation continues.
Report of property damage—Reporting party stated that a window on her vehicle had been broken. Officer reported that high winds had caused the damage.
Report of a suspicious subject—Officer contacted the individual and reported that he was just out for a walk.
Report of a problem with a subject—Officer received a report of an individual who was laying in the roadway blocking traffic. The individual was contacted and identified as Brian S. Boots age 41 of Ely. Boots was arrested for intoxicated person in a roadway.
Report of a vehicle fire—Officer reported that a motor home traveling on US 6 had over heated and caught fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire department.
Report of an arrest—Officer reported that Anna Hutchison age 20 of Ely was arrested on an Ely Municipal Court warrant.
Report of a child custody problem—Reporting party stated that he arrived in town today to pick up his children, but the mother of his children was refusing to provide them to him. Officer contacted the mother who advised that the father was to pick them up yesterday, but failed to meet her at the designated spot and location. She advised she was not providing the children to him. The reporting party was advised of the mother’s decision.
New bookings—Brian S. Boots / Intoxicated person in a roadway/ Bail $355. /Anna Hutchison / Ely Municipal Court warrant, failure to pay/ Bail $665. /Deanndra Mike / Serving time

APRIL 23
Report of an agency assist—Officer assisted the Nevada Highway Patrol with an operator of a vehicle who was having a medical problem. The individual was taken to E.R.
Report of property damage—Officer reported that someone had taken a beer bottle and through it threw a window of a local business. Investigation continues.
Report of a civil problem—Reporting party stated that an individual had parked a trailer on his property. The owner of the trailer was advised to move it or the owner of the property was going to have it towed.
Report of a private property accident—Lavonne Allphin of Ely was operating a vehicle and failed to maintain control of it. The vehicle she was operating drove over a curb and struck a building. An accident report was completed.
Report of a problem with a subject—Reporting party located an individual walking on the roadway and she wasn’t dressed properly for the weather conditions. The individual was brought to the PSB. She advised she had an argument with her boyfriend and left their apartment. The individual warmed herself than left to go home.
Report of a battery—Reporting party stated that he had confronted a juvenile about his behavior towards his mother. The juvenile then attacked him. The juvenile was contacted who related the same story as the reporting party. A report was sent to Juvenile Probation
Report of dogs at large—The area was patrolled, but the dogs were not located.
Report of a fraud—Reporting party stated that he allowed someone who was representing a computer company to gain access to his computer claiming they were going to fix a virus he had on his computer. The reporting party stated that once he had done this he realized it was possibly a fraud. The reporting party was advised to monitor his credit and banking accounts for fraudulent activity.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE
City — officer contacted the parties involved who had engaged in a verbal argument over a house guest. The parties advised the argument was over and no further problems would take place.

New bookings None

APRIL 24

Report of a suspicious vehicle—Officer reported that he contacted the operator and he was waiting to pick someone up.

Report of an alarm—False alarm.

Report of a trespasser—Reporting party stated that he had recently trespassed an individual from his place of business. He stated that the individual had returned. The individual was located and issued a citation for trespassing.

Report of a suspicious vehicle—The operator of the vehicle was contacted who stated that he was having mechanical problems with his vehicle.

Report of a domestic disturbance—Officer contacted the parties involved who were intoxicated. One of the individuals involved was taken to the E.R. due to a medical condition. No other problems were reported.

Report of possible drug use—Officer received a report of possible drug use at a local motel. Officer made contact with the occupant of the room and identified her as Wilda R. Christopher age 27 of Reno, NV. During the officers investigation Christopher was arrested for under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Report of suspicious circumstances—Reporting party stated that she was having problems with several individuals due to past relationships with them. She advised today she found a tire on her car damaged. The reporting party believes that the people she is having problems with caused the damage. The incident was documented.

Report of a welfare check— Officer contacted the individual who was not taking her medication properly. Officer advised a friend that was caring for the individual to assist her and watch over her.

Report of a problem with a subject—Reporting party stated that several individuals were threatening to harm him over some past problems. Officer contacted the parties involved and advised everyone involved to leave each other alone.

New bookings—Wilda R. Christopher/ Under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia/ Bail $30,000./Deric T. Jackson / Serving time

APRIL 25

Report of a motorist assist—Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle who was having a mechanical problem with a trailer he was towing. A tow truck was dispatched for assistance.

Report of an accident—Reporting party stated that while operating a vehicle on US 6 he struck a horse causing damage to his vehicle. A report was completed.

Report of a civil problem—Reporting party stated that his landlord keeps raising his rent. He was advised it was a civil problem.

Report of a subject with a gun—Reporting party stated that an individual had entered their place of business wearing a firearm. The individual was requested by management to remove his firearm. He compiled.

Report of a problem with a subject—Officer received a report of an individual who was confused about her identity. Officer reported that the individual was having some sort of medical problem. She was provided medical attention at the E.R.

Report of a theft—Reporting party stated that while attending a class at school she had removed her ring. When she went to retrieve it, it was missing. Investigation continues.

Report of a welfare check—The individual and her children were contacted and they were fine.

Report of a dog problem—Reporting party stated that a pack of dogs were running near his home. Officer reported that the dogs were not located.

New bookings—None