Submitted by the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office for Mar. 19-Mar. 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 the law enforcement agencies that include the WPCSO, Nevada Highway Patrol, Ely Shoshone Tribal Police and other local, state, federal agencies.

MARCH 19 

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: City – contact was made with the parties involved, and it was determined a battery had occurred.  25 year old Ely resident Joshua Daniel Orion Crossman was arrested for domestic battery.

REPORT OF HARASSMENT: City – the reporting party claimed to be harassed by a former partner.  The other party was contacted and advised of the complaint.

REPORT OF FRAUD: City – the reporting party claimed to have received a check in the mail with a request to deposit it.  The check was found to be counterfeit.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A DEATH: Charles David Berger passed away at his residence from natural causes.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: City – the reporting party claimed a male subject was threatening suicide. The male was contacted and claimed he was fine with no thoughts of self-harm.

REPORT OF A CIVIL ISSUE: City – the reporting party claimed a former tenant from his rental had stolen property.  He was advised the issue would be civil.

REPORT OF A DOG PROBLEM: The reporting party discovered an unknown subject had shot his dog. The investigation continues.

New Bookings: Joshua Daniel Orion Crossman / Domestic battery / Bail $3,000.

MARCH 20 

REPORT OF AN UNATTENDED DEATH: Paula Geroux-Nicholes passed away at her home from natural causes.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: City – the subject was located and claimed to be okay.

REPORT OF A THEFT: City – it was discovered a juvenile stole an electronic device from another student while at school.  A report was completed and will be submitted to Juvenile Probation.

REPORT OF A TRESPASSER: City – the deputy spoke to the reporting party and other witnesses and it was discovered the alleged suspect had not trespassed onto the private property.

REPORT OF A CIVIL PROBLEM: City – the reporting party claimed he was bitten by a dog last year and the dog owner had agreed to pay his medical bills.  Since then, the owner has stopped paying the bill.  The reporting party was advised this was a civil issue.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: The reporting party claimed he went to a neighbor’s home and an occupant chased him away with a gun.  The occupant was contacted and denied the claim. During the investigation, 40 year old Preston resident Kimberly Jean Douglass was arrested for violating the terms of her probation.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: The reporting party claimed someone was banging on her door and yelling at her. Contact was made with the person, and it was discovered she and the reporting party were in a disagreement over another matter. Both parties were advised to stay away from each other.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: City – the reporting party claimed to be receiving several unwanted text messages from a male subject.  She was advised to block his account.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: The reporting party believed someone had tampered with their vehicle.  When they got home, they discovered someone had been in their home.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF ANIMAL ABUSE: City – the reporting party believed a neighbor was abusing a dog.  The officer only heard a dog barking and no one answered the door of the residence.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: The reporting party claimed someone was knocking on her door and she didn’t want him there.  The person was gone when officers arrived and they were unable to locate him.

New Bookings: Kimberly Jean Douglass / Probation violation / No bail

MARCH 21 

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: A deputy heard screaming coming from the train tunnel.  Upon locating the source, he found a filming crew making a movie.  He advised them to contact the Sheriff’s Office prior filming to avoid any further issues.

REPORT OF A PARKING PROBLEM: City – the reporting party complaining about a trailer being parked unlawfully. The owner was contacted and agreed to move the trailer.

REPORT OF A THEFT: The reporting party believed a package he was awaiting had been stolen.  It was discovered to just have been delayed.

REPORT OF A BAD CHECK: City – a local business reported receiving a check for goods and services, which was returned for non-sufficient funds.  Contact was made with the author of the check, who agreed to take care of the problem.

REPORT OF HARASSMENT: City – the reporting party claimed a male was harassing her sister.  She was advised the procedure of obtaining a protection order.

REPORT OF A HIT AND RUN: City – the reporting party claimed another vehicle struck his vehicle and fled the scene.  Deputies were unable to locate the other vehicle.

REPORT OF A CUSTODY ISSUE: City – the reporting party claimed his ex-wife was trying to move to another state with children they had in common.  He was advised he needed to handle the custody issue through the courts.

REPORT OF A HIT AND RUN: City – the reporting party claimed an unknown vehicle struck her vehicle while it was parked and unoccupied in a parking lot.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – 59 year old Donald Skinner, of Ely, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – a deputy observed 26 year old Ely resident Dakota Hunt on private property from which he had previously been trespassed.  Hunt was arrested for trespassing.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: City – the reporting party claimed several people were removing property from a house.  It was discovered the people were moving out.

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER: City – the reporting party claimed to have seen a vehicle driving recklessly.  The vehicle was gone when officers arrived.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: City – the vehicle was located and the driver claimed to be going to a house to retrieve some property.

New Bookings: Carol Ann Walker / Vehicular Manslaughter / No bail. Donald Darreld Skinner Jr / Warrant / Bail $285. Dakota Miles Hunt / Trespassing / Bail $355.

MARCH 22 

REPORT OF AN OPEN DOOR: City — officer reported while patrolling the Ely area he located an open garage door. The owner was contacted and advised. No problems were located.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City — reporting party stated that an individual who was intoxicated came to her home and she didn’t want him there. The person was contacted and advised to leave. He complied.

REPORT OF A DEATH: City — officer reported that Howard L. Fillman age 83 died at his residence of natural causes.

REPORT OF A BATTERY: City — officer received a report of a battery that had taken place at a local school. The students involved along with their parents were contacted and a report will be sent to Juvenile Probation.

REPORT OF AN INJURED DOG: Reporting party stated that his dog had been shot by his neighbor. The reporting party had left the Ely area and when he returns the investigation will continue.

REPORT OF A FRAUD: City — reporting party stated that while attending a home show in another state, she purchased an item with her credit card. When she returned home she observed that the company that she had bought the items from had added an extra charge on her card. A police report was completed and the reporting party advised the credit card company.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: City — officer reported that the residence the children were supposed to be living at was vacant. The individuals were not located.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: City — when officers arrived the vehicle had left the area. The incident was documented.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: City — officer contacted the parent and the children and reported that they were fine.

REPORT OF A DISTURBANCE: City — officer received a report of loud music coming from a motel room. The occupant was contacted and advised to turn the music down.

New bookings: None.

MARCH 23 

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City — officer reported that Clinton Fikes age 54 of Ely was arrested for driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle with suspend registration.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City — officer reported that during a vehicle traffic stop the operator of the vehicle was identified as Hope Dixon age 43 of Mesa, AZ. During the officers investigation Dixon was arrested for lighted lamps required and DUI.

REPORT OF DOGS AT LARGE: City — the dogs were captured and returned to their owner.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: City —- when officers arrived the vehicle had left the area. The incident was documented.

REPORT OF A CIVIL PROBLEM: City — reporting party stated that he had been evicted from his residence. The reporting party wanted to know what type of legal action he could pursue. He was advised to seek legal counsel.

REPORT OF A POWER LINE IN THE ROADWAY: Officer located the down line and reported that it was an old cable line. The line was removed.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: City — officer attempted to locate the person, but they were not at home.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: Officer received a report of a domestic battery that had taken place. During the officers investigation Crystal V. Neale age 31 of Ruth was arrested. Neale was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery and interfering with a communication device. She is accused of battering her boyfriend. Investigation into the incident continues.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

REPORT OF A JUVENILE PROBLEM: City — officer received a report of several juveniles riding their bicycles in the roadway. The juveniles were contacted and advised to yield to vehicles.

REPORT OF A VIOLATION OF A COURT ORDER: City — officer spoke to the reporting party and advised that no violation had occurred.

REPORT OF DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY: Officer removed the pieces of wood from the roadway.

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER: The report was given to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

New bookings: Clinton Fikes / Driving while license suspended and operating a vehicle with suspended registration / Bail $985. Hope Dixon / Lighted lamps required and DUI / Bail $965. Tabatha Dudley / Serving time. Crystal V. Neale / Assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery and interfering with a communication device / Bail $20,000.

MARCH 24 

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: City — officer located the vehicle and reported that no violations were located.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City — reporting party stated that she rents a home to an individual and that the rented allowed another person to move in with her. The reporting party wants the other person removed. The reporting party was advised of the proper eviction process.

REPORT OF A THEFT: Reporting party stated that several railroad crossing signs had been stolen. A report was completed.

REPORT OF HARASSMENT: Reporting party stated that she received an unwanted letter from an individual that addressed a property dispute they are engaged in. The incident was documented.

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER: The report was given to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER: City — officer contacted the operator of the vehicle and advised him of the complaint. The incident was documented.

REPORT OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE: City — officer located several bags of garbage that were in the yard of the residence. The occupant of the home was not at home. Contact will be made at a later date.

REPORT OF A CIVIL PROBLEM: City — reporting party stated that she had purchased a vehicle from an individual and now the individual was refusing to give her the car. The owner of the car was contacted who stated that she did not sell her car to the reporting party. Both parties were advised it was a civil problem.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: City — officer located the vehicle and reported that it had been stolen from the Las Vegas area. No occupants were located near the vehicle. Investigation continues.

REPORT OF AN ALARM: City — false alarm.

REPORT OF A THEFT: City — reporting party stated that he had placed his wallet down on a counter of a local store. When he went to retrieve it someone had stolen it off the counter. No suspects were identified. The incident was documented.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: Officer contacted the parties involved who reported that they had been involved in an argument. Officer advised the parties involved to stay away from each other for the night.

REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED: The area was patrolled, but no problems were located.

New bookings: None

MARCH 25  

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: City — officer contacted the mother and children and reported that they were fine.

REPORT OF ABANDONED TRAILER: Officer located the trailer and had it towed from the area.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: The individuals were contacted and were fine.

REPORT OF FOUND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: City — office inspected the items and reported that nothing illegal was located.

REPORT OF A CIVIL PROBLEM: City — officer contacted the parties involved who were separating and arguing over property. They were advised it was a civil problem and to keep the peace.

REPORT OF PROPERTY DAMAGE: The report was referred to another agency.

New bookings: None