White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office for Feb. 12-Feb. 18 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.

FEBRUARY 12 

REPORT OF A BUSINESS ALARM: City – the alarm was accidentally set off by an employee.

REPORT OF IDENTITY THEFT: The reporting party received a bill in the mail for an account he doesn’t have.  He was advised to contact the company and advise them of the same.

REPORT OF A WELFARE CHECK: The subject was located and claimed to be fine.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT: A female subject, who was passing through the area, inquired about purchasing a new vehicle, that was no longer in production, at a local dealership.  She advised she would continue on her way to her final destination.

REPORT OF A THEFT: City – the reporting party believed someone stole her wallet.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A JUVENILE PROBLEM: City – the reporting party claimed her minor child was under the influence of a controlled substance, to which he admitted.  A report will be completed and submitted to Juvenile Probation.

New Bookings: None

FEBRUARY 13 

REPORT OF A THEFT: City – the manager of a local store discovered numerous employees had been involved in stealing from the business.  The manager was allowed to sign a citizen complaint against each employee for petit larceny and/or embezzlement.  The citations were served on the employees and they were each trespassed from the store.

REPORT OF AN ALARM: City – the alarm was accidentally triggered by an employee.

REPORT OF A POSSIBLE INTOXICATED DRIVER: City – the area was checked, but the suspect vehicle was not located.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – 24 year old Ely resident Brendan Draper was arrested for an outstanding NHP warrant.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES: City – an unknown male reported finding a small child wandering in a local motel.  The reporting party did not give any further information.  The area was checked, but neither the male, nor the child was located.

New Bookings: Brendan Draper / Warrant / Bail $285

FEBRUARY 14 

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City – a local motel manager had a tenant who refused to pay for a room and refused to leave.  The tenant left when law enforcement arrived.

REPORT OF A THEFT: The reporting party claimed someone broke into her house and stole medication.  The reporting party believes she knows the identity of the suspect.  The investigation continues.

 REPORT OF A PROTECTION ORDER VIOLATION: It was discovered the protection order hadn’t been served prior to the incident.  The adverse party was located and served with the order.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE: City – the reporting party, a juvenile, observed a male parked near a park and appeared to motioning for him to come to the male’s truck.  The area was checked, but the vehicle was gone.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – 38 year old James Doyal, of Winnemucca, was arrested after being stopped on an unregistered motorcycle and it was discovered his license was suspended.

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

REPORT OF A BUSINESS ALARM: City – the alarm was discovered to be malfunctioning.

REPORT OF AN ARREST: City – 26 year old McGill resident Jacob Hallett was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

New Bookings: James Doyal / Driving with a suspended license / Bail $740 Marissa McCracken / Possession of a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance, and sale of a controlled substance / Bail $100,000 Jacob Curtis Lee Hallett / Warrant – criminal contempt / Bail $5,000

FEBRUARY 15  

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT: City — officer received a report of two suspicious subjects that were loitering in a local bar. The individuals were contacted who had permission from the bar owner to be at the establishment.

REPORT OF A BATTERY: City — reporting party stated that while working at a local business establishment he was battered by a customer. Officer investigated the incident and identified the person who had committed the battery. The individual was issued a citation for battery.

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER: The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT: City — the individual was contacted who was traveling through the area. No other problems were reported.

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City — reporting party stated that an individual had come to her place of business and was causing a disturbance. When officers arrived the person had left the establishment. The person was later located and she was issued a citation for disturbing the peace and she was trespassed from the local business where the incident had occurred.

REPORT OF A THEFT: City — reporting party stated that someone had stolen her lap top computer from her home. The reporting party was unsure of when the theft had occurred. The incident was documented.

REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS PHONE CALLS: City — reporting party stated that she is receiving unwanted phone calls from a person regarding medical equipment. The reporting party was advised to block the number from her phone.

REPORT OF A THEFT: Reporting party stated that an individual had stolen some hay from his hay stack. Officer reported that the person who stole the hay had been identified and he was issued a citation for petit larceny.

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

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

REPORT OF A PROBLEM WITH A SUBJECT: City — reporting party stated that she is receiving unwanted text messages from a person. The parties involved were contacted and advised to stop texting each other

REPORT OF AN ACCIDENT: City — reporting party stated that while operating her vehicle she drove over a manhole cover which came lose and struck her car causing damage. The City of Ely was notified and the incident was documented.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: City — officer contacted the parties involved who were engaged in a verbal argument. The parties involved were advised to keep the peace.

New bookings: Michael R. Hiatt / Serving time for drug court Daniel R. Kumpe Jr. / Possession of a stolen debit card and fraudulent use of a debit card / Bail $20,000. Reannan L. Peacock / Serving time

FEBRUARY 16 

REPORT OF A DOG BITE: City – the reporting party was delivering packages when he was bitten by a dog.  Contact to be made with the dog’s owner.

REPORT OF FRAUD: The reporting party claimed to be having issues while selling a vehicle to another party out of town.  The information was documented, but it appears to be civil in nature.

REPORT OF THEFT: City – the reporting party is a care taker for an elder person, and reported someone has been stealing medication from the person for whom she cares.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER: City – the reporting party was allowed to sign a citizen’s complaint against another person for reckless driving.

REPORT OF PROPERTY DAMAGE: The reporting party discovered someone put a foreign substance in the gas tank of her vehicle.  The investigation continues.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: City – it was discovered 41 year old Ely resident Donica Herring used force against a family member.  Herring was arrested with 24 hours of committing the battery.

REPORT OF A BARKING DOG: The deputy was unable to make contact with the owner of the dog.

REPORT OF A FIGHT: City – when officers arrived, the fight was over and the participants had already fled the area.

New Bookings: Donica Herring / Domestic battery / Bail $3,000

FEBRUARY 17 

REPORT OF A STOLEN VEHICLE: City – it was discovered that the vehicle wasn’t stolen, the victim was intoxicated and forgot where they parked.  They were advised to find another way home, other than drive.

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

REPORT OF A FIGHT: City – when officers arrived, all participants had fled the area.

REPORT OF THREATS: The reporting party purchased an item from a male, and now the male was making threats because he wanted the item back.  Contact was made with the male, who claimed he was never paid for the item.  All parties claimed they wanted nothing to do with each other.

REPORT OF A PROTECTION ORDER VIOLATION: City – it was determined there was no violation of any active protection orders.

REPORT OF A PARTY: The reporting party claimed a juvenile party was taking place in a rural area.  The deputies located the party and issued one citation for minor in consumption.  Everyone else at the location had either not been drinking alcohol, or was over the age of 21.

New Bookings: None

FEBRUARY 18 

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: Deputies spoke to all of the parties involved and determined 37 year old McGill resident Dale Chilson caused a child to suffer unjustifiable physical pain as a result of abuse.  Chilson was arrested without incident.

REPORT OF AN ALARM: City – the building was checked and nothing out of the ordinary was located.

REPORT OF A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE: City – the reporting party claimed his wife had stolen his vehicle.  She later returned and he claimed she struck him.  29 year old Ely resident Nikki Leigh Jones was arrested for domestic battery.

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

REPORT OF A RECKLESS DRIVER: City – the area was patrolled, but no vehicle matching the description was located.

New Bookings: Sabrina Lee Humphries / Serving time on previous booking Dale Chilson / Child abuse / Bail $10,000 Nikki Leigh Jones / Domestic Battery / Bail $3,000

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