White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office for Nov. 4-Nov. 9. 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 and tribal law enforcement agencies.

NOVEMBER 4 

REPORT OF AN ALARM: City – the alarm was haphazardly initiated.

REPORT OF A THEFT: City – the reporting party claimed several items had been stolen from her residence over the last month.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF LITTERING:The reporting party claimed trash was falling out of a truck on the highway.  Deputies checked the area, but the vehicle was gone.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: Officer responded to a domestic disturbance. Based on the investigation, 29 year old Ely resident Nikki Leigh Jones, was arrested for domestic battery.  During her arrest, Jones resisted arrest, battered an officer, and was later found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

REPORT OF A THEFT: The reporting party left town.  When she returned, she found an unknown subject had entered her home and stolen several items.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A DOG BITE: City – the reporting party claimed to have been bitten by a dog running at large.  A report was completed.

New Bookings: Nikki Leigh Jones / Domestic battery, resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer, and possession of a controlled substance / Bail $20,000

NOVEMBER 5 

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: City – the reporting party claimed to have been in a fight with her sister.  Due to conflicting statements, neither party was arrested.  A report was completed and submitted to the City Attorney.

REPORT OF A THEFT: City – the reporting party claimed someone stole his wallet while he was sleeping.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF VANDALISM: City – the reporting party, a manager of a local motel, claimed an occupant had vandalized a motel room.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF THEFT: City – a local business owner believes an employee has been stealing from the business.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A THEFT: The reporting party claimed to have gotten into an argument with a former spouse, who then stole her personal property.  The property was later returned.

REPORT OF A BARKING DOG: City – the owner was contacted and took the dog indoors.

REPORT OF A JUVENILE PROBLEM: City- several juveniles were playing in an abandoned building.  The juveniles were contacted and released to their parents.

REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED: The area was checked, but nothing unusual was found.

New Bookings: None

NOVEMBER 6 

REPORT OF HARASSMENT: The reporting party claimed her landlord was trying to evict her without following the proper process.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: City – the reporting party claimed there was activity at an abandoned home.  The home was checked and everything appeared normal.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: City – the subject was located, deceased in his motor home.  No signs of foul play were found.

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT: City – both parties had exchanged information prior to law enforcement arrival.

REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED: The area was checked and the officer found it was a resident using a noisemaker to keep deer out of his property.

New Bookings: None

NOVEMBER 7 

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – the reporting party claimed a male was threatening him via text.  Upon checking the text string, it was discovered both subjects were threatening each other.  Both were advised to leave the other one alone.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: Contact was made with the subjects, who said it was only an argument.  Both agreed to separate for the night.

REPORT OF AN ALARM: The residence was checked and was found to be locked and secure.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – a female was allegedly creating a disturbance in a local business.  When officers arrived, the female was gone.

REPORT OF A PRIVATE PROPERTY ACCIDENT: City – Jake Stark, of Ely, was backing from a parking space and struck a parked vehicle behind him.

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER: City – the vehicle was located, but no laws were being violated.

REPORT OF HARASSMENT: City – the reporting party claimed an ex-boyfriend was harassing her. She was advised on how to attain a temporary protection order.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: The reporting party claimed a female was causing problems at her residence.  When officers arrived, the female had already left.  The attempted to locate her, but were unsuccessful.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: The reporting party said his ex-girlfriend was getting property from his home when an argument ensued.  All parties were advised to stay away from each other.

REPORT OF A PARKING PROBLEM: City – the owners were located and moved their vehicles.

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

REPORT OF A THEFT: City – the reporting party claimed someone had stolen property from her home, possibly an ex-boyfriend.  The investigation continues.

New Bookings: Brandon Clifford Neibauer / Serving time for previous booking Kyle Patrick Hannig / Criminal contempt warrant x 2 / Bail $5,635

NOVEMBER 8 

REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED: City – the area was checked, but nothing was found out of the ordinary, nor were any other shots heard.

REPORT OF FRAUD: The reporting party, the owner of a local gas station, claimed that an unknown party had altered a fuel pump at his business.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF THEFT: City – the reporting party discovered a neighbor had plugged an extension cord into his home to use his power.  The deputy attempted to contact the suspect, but no one answered the door.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A TRESPASSER: City – the manager of a local apartment complex complained several people had been trespassing on the property.  The subjects were gone when deputies arrived.

REPORT OF FRAUD: The reporting party received a phone call from a subject claiming to be from the IRS.  He didn’t give any personal information and hung up immediately.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: City – contact was made with the subjects and they appeared to be fine.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: The reporting party claimed a female was getting into the back of his truck.  Contact was made with the female and she was told not to return to his property.

REPORT OF LOITERING: City – several males were reportedly loitering near a local business.  Deputies checked the area, but the males had left.

 REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – 23 year old Benjamin Anderson Miller, of McGill, was arrested on a Municipal Court warrant.

New Bookings: Samuel Ramos Garcia Jr / Contempt of court warrant / Bail $5,000 / Arrested by Parole and Probation Benjamin Anderson Miller / Criminal Contempt warrant / Bail $565

NOVEMBER 9 

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – the reporting party said she was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend.  The ex was contacted and advised to leave her alone.

REPORT OF A PRIVATE PROPERTY ACCIDENT: City – James Johnson, of Montana, was in a private parking lot, when he backed into a vehicle being operated by Craig Brown, of Ely.  A report was completed.

REPORT OF A STOLEN VEHICLE: City – the reporting party said a female, whom was living with him at the time, stole his truck.  The female and truck were later located, and the female advised the reporting party allowed her to drive the truck on several occasions, including the one in question.  A report was completed and will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

REPORT OF THREATS: City – a juvenile threatened another juvenile at a local school.  The report will be forwarded to Juvenile Probation.

REPORT OF A DISTURBANCE: The reporting party said her neighbor had been causing a disturbance late at night, for several nights.  She was allowed to sign a citizen’s complaint, which will be issued to the suspect.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – the alleged suspect, who was acting unusual, was contacted and advised to modify their behavior.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – 26 year old McGill resident Jacob Hallett was arrested on a warrant out of Tonopah Justice Court.

REPORT OF AN INTOXICATED DRIVER: The area was checked, but the vehicle was not located.

New Bookings: Benjamin Anderson Miller / Serving time for Ely Municipal Court Heather Varney / Serving time on previous booking Jacob Hallett / Contempt of court warrant, Tonopah Justice court warrant, and driving with a revoked license / Bail $2,008

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