Submitted by the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office for May 13-May 20. 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.

MAY 13 

REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED: City – the area was checked, nothing unusual was found.

REPORT OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE: The reporting party complained about refuse being dumped near some railroad tracks.  It is unknown who dumped it, but appeared to be old.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT: The reporting party claimed a suspicious male had been knocking on his door.  The male was located, who claimed to be looking for his girlfriend.  He was advised not to randomly knock on doors.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT: The reporting party said a male subject was running through private property.  Contact was made with the subject, who was the same male from a previous call.  He was advised to go home and sober up.

REPORT OF PROPERTY DAMAGE: City – the reporting party claimed 53 year old Ely resident Lance Burns had damaged his personal property.  Burns was later located and taken into custody for injury to property.

REPORT OF PROPERTY DAMAGE: City – the reporting party claimed someone tipped over his motorcycle, damaging it.  The investigation continues.

New Bookings: Lance Burns / Injury to property / Bail $2,000.

MAY 14 

REPORT OF INJURY TO PROPERTY: City – the reporting party claimed someone damaged his property.  The deputy discovered there was surveillance  video of the crime.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A CIVIL ISSUE: City – the reporting party claimed he sold various electronic devices to another subject, who was not staying current with the payment plan agreed upon.  He was advised the issue was civil, and to handle it as such.

REPORT OF CHILD ABUSE: City – the reporting party claimed a child had been touched inappropriately by an adult.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A THEFT: City – the reporting party claimed a subject had been stealing electricity from a neighbor.  The subject was contacted and advised he had gotten permission from the neighbor to use their electricity.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT: City – a minor was attempting to park next to another vehicle, and struck the fender.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – a deputy conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the driver, identified as 29 year old Daniel Clay Goerdt, of Spring Creek.  Goerdt was discovered to be in possession of an electronic device, which is a violation of his parole.  Goerdt was taken into custody without incident.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: The reporting party observed a male and female fighting, and later get into a vehicle and leave. Deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

New Bookings: Roger Dee Moon Jr / Serving time for previous arrest, Daniel Clay Goerdt / Parole violation / No bail

MAY 15 

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT: Lori Sankovich, of McGill, was backing from a private drive, and struck a parked vehicle, which slid into another parked vehicle.  A report was completed and Sankovich was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

REPORT OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE: The reporting party complained that a subject was storing garbage in a trailer, as opposed to using garbage cans.  The subject was contacted and advised she had to use garbage cans.

REPORT OF A PRIVATE PROPERTY ACCIDENT: City – Shasta Drake, of Ely, back up and struck a vehicle being operated by Louis Pavlos, of Utah.  A report was completed.

New Bookings: Lori Sankovich / Warrant / Bail $397. Diana Nicole Gonzales / Warrant / Bail $310 / Arrested by NHP

MAY 16 

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – the reporting party claimed a male was throwing rocks at her residence.  The male was gone when officers arrived.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: The reporting party claimed to be arguing with his adult son, who was damaging the house.  The son was contacted and appeared to be in distress.  The son was later transported to the hospital.

REPORT OF FRAUD: The reporting party claimed a man she met online paid her credit card bills in exchange for gift cards.  The man later reversed the payments on the credit cards.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A HABITUAL TRUANT: City – a student was deemed a habitual truant and was issued a citation for truancy.  A report was completed and will be submitted to Juvenile Probation.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – 47 year old Ely resident Kari Ann Shepard was arrested on an outstanding warrant at her residence.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: City – officers made contact with both parties who advised they had only been arguing.  Both were advised to keep the noise down.

REPORT OF HARASSMENT: The reporting party claims a neighbor continually causes problems in the neighborhood, including yelling vulgar things in front of children.  The neighbor was contacted and advised to curtail her behavior.  She said she would abide.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT: City – the subject was gone when officers arrived.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: The reporting party claimed her boyfriend had battered her and strangled her while she was driving.  The boyfriend was identified as 42 year old Utah resident James C Mitchell.  Mitchell was later arrested for domestic battery by strangulation.

New Bookings: Rogelio Garcia Martinez / Warrant / Bail $1,239 / Arrested by NHP, Kari Ann Shepard / Warrant for fraudulent acts related to prescriptions / Bail $5,000. James C Mitchell / Domestic battery by strangulation / Bail $10,000

MAY 17 

REPORT OF A DISTURBANCE: City – the reporting party complained about a semi-truck that was parked and the engine was running outside her residence.  The driver was contacted and moved the vehicle.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: The reporting party claimed a father and a son were involved in a physical altercation.  Deputies arrived and later arrested 37 year old Bradley Garretson, of McGill, for domestic battery.

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

REPORT OF THREATS: City – the reporting party received a phone call from someone he didn’t know.  When he called back, the caller threatened him.  It is unknown who the caller is.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A SHOPLIFTER: City – a male subject attempted to leave a local store without paying for items in his possession.  He was stopped by store employees and later issued a citizen’s complaint for petit larceny.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – the reporting party had allowed a female to stay with him in the past, but now, he doesn’t want her on his property.  Contact was made with the female and she was advised not to be on his property.

REPORT OF A HIT AND RUN: City – the reporting party claimed an unknown vehicle struck his vehicle while it was parked.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A THEFT: The reporting party claimed someone stole several items from her property while she was gone.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A TRESPASSER: The reporting party claimed a female was in his business, refusing to leave.  The female was gone when officers arrived.

REPORT OF DRUGS: City – the reporting party complained that several juveniles were in a nearby apartment using drugs.  Contact was made with the occupants, and it was discovered they were using a controlled substance.  18 year old Ely resident Makayla-Ann Thomas, and two juveniles, were all taken into custody for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  The two juveniles were released to their guardians and reports will be forwarded to Juvenile Probation.

New Bookings: Bradley Garretson / Domestic battery and elder abuse / Bail $10,000. Makayla-Ann Thomas / Under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor / Bail $10,000.

MAY 18 

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: City – the reporting party observed a female urinating in a bucket in the parking lot of a local gas station.  The female was contacted and issued a citation for urinating in public.

REPORT OF A MAN WITH A GUN: City – the reporting party claimed a man in the back seat of a car had a gun next to him.  He continued by saying the driver appeared nervous.  Deputies checked the area for the car, but were unable to locate it.

REPORT OF A CUSTODY ISSUE: City – the reporting party was advised the child custody problem was a civil issue.

REPORT OF A THEFT: City – the reporting party claimed her property was in a friend’s bag, and he accidentally left the bag unattended at a local park.  When he returned, he found the bag, but the property contained within was missing.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: A vehicle was reportedly parked at a vacant residence.  The vehicle was located and it was discovered to be owned by the new property owner.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT: City – Pedro Auilar, of Arizona, was driving when Roland Good, of Eureka, made an unsafe lane change and struck his vehicle.  Good was issued a citation.

REPORT OF A THEFT: The reporting party returned to his property after being gone and discovered several items missing.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: 52 year old Ely resident Brian Russell Stanello was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

New Bookings: Gerardo Gonzalez-Flores / Serving time for previous arrest. Brian Russell Stanello / Warrant / Bail $645.

MAY 19 

REPORT OF A HIT AND RUN: City – the reporting party observed a gold car back from a parked position and strike a parked car.  The vehicle then left the area.  The vehicle was located and contact was made with the driver, identified as 26 year old California resident Jordan McCall Pastoor.  She was later arrested for hit and run property causing property damage and various other misdemeanors.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – the reporting party claimed a subject drives their vehicle on his property when trying to turn in the alley behind his residence.  Contact to be made with the vehicle owner.

REPORT OF PROPERTY DAMAGE: City – the manager of a local motel claimed an occupant had damaged the room he had rented.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – the reporting party claimed a male subject has been acting weird around her.  The subject was contacted and advised to stay away from the reporting party.

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

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: The reporting party said he parked his bike at a local park, and when he returned his bike tire had been damaged.  Several juveniles were located nearby, but all denied damaging the tire.

REPORT OF THEFT: City – the reporting party returned home from being gone for a lengthy period of time and discovered numerous items missing from her residence.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A CUSTODY ISSUE: City – both parties were spoken to and agreed to abide by their child custody order.

REPORT OF HARASSMENT: City – the reporting party claimed to have received a phone call from someone accusing her of being involved in a hit and run accident.  She hung up on them.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED: The source of the shots being fired was located and discovered to be several male subjects rabbit hunting.

REPORT OF DRUGS: City – the reporting party claimed two people had a child in a car and they were under the influence of drugs.  The car was gone when officers arrived.

New Bookings: Jordan McCall Pastoor / Hit and run causing property damage, hit and run of an unattended vehicle, insurance required, driving with a suspended license, and suspended vehicle registration / Bail $2,730. Derrick Joseph Dixon / Headlamps required, failure to drive within marked lanes, open container, and DUI / Bail $10,000 / Arrested by Ely Shoshone Tribal Police.

MAY 20 

REPORT OF AN ARREST: A deputy conducted a vehicle stop for speeding and spoke to the driver, identified as 20 year old Florida resident Lisney Andino-Quezada.  After a check of her driver’s license, Andino-Quezada was arrested for driving with a suspended license.  During an inventory of her vehicle, a controlled substance was located. During a search of her person at the jail, she was discovered to be in possession of a measurable amount of a controlled substance.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS SUBJECTS: City – two children were observed near attempting to tamper with the screen on an abandoned structure.  The juveniles were gone when officers arrived.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: The reporting party claimed a vehicle was parked in the travel portion of a county road and the occupants were sleeping.  The vehicle was located and contact was made with the operator, identified as 47 year old Ely resident Victor George McQueen.  After an investigation, McQueen was arrested for DUI.

REPORT OF A CUSTODY PROBLEM: City – the reporting party claimed the mother of his child did not deliver the child to him per their agreement.  It was discovered the mother was out of town, but was returning with the child.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: 53 year old Ely resident William Virgil Bartlett was arrested at his residence for an outstanding warrant.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS SUBJECTS: The two subjects were located and said they were just arguing.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: 37 year old McGill resident Tami Rae Birmingham was arrested at her residence for an outstanding warrant.

REPORT OF A FIGHT: City – upon arriving, deputies learned a male subject punched a female, injuring her.  The male then fled prior to law enforcement arrival.  The investigation continues.

New Bookings: Lisney Andino Quezada / Speeding, suspended drivers’ license. Possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, and introducing a controlled substance into a correctional facility / Bail $60,000. Victor George McQueen / Illegal stopping standing or parking, open container, and DUI / Bail $2,570. William Virgil Bartlett / Warrant / Bail $565 Tami Rae Birmingham / Warrant / Bail $405.