El Dorado County felony arrests rise, violent offense arrests drop

EL DORADO COUNTY — El Dorado County registered a rise in felony arrests as well as a drop in arrests for violent offenses in 2013 in comparison with 2012 figures, according to California Department of Justice Statistics.

The hike in felony offense arrests from 1,863 in 2012 to 2,019 in 2013 represents a roughly 8.4-precent increase. Of those arrested, 1,493 were men.

According to the data, 449 of the felony arrests made in El Dorado County in 2013 were for violent offenses, representing about 22 percent of the criminal activity punished. The data indicates that 325 of those arrested for violent offenses were men.

Those figures represent a 5-percent drop from 2012, when 479 violent felonies resulted in arrest.

Violent offenses also made up 25 percent of all the felony arrests.

Among the most violent crimes, three homicide arrests were made and seven on charges of forcible rape. The most represented violent crime was assault, with 405 arrests made. Assault arrests made up 90 percent of felony violent arrests and 20 percent of all felony arrests. Furthermore, a total of 11 arrests were made in connection to kidnappings.

Roughly 32 percent, 648, of the felony arrests were for drug offenses.

Of those, 291 arrests were made for drugs considered dangerous and 141 were for marijuana offenses.

Excluding rape charges, which are considered violent offenses, there were 32 sex offense arrests reported. Seven were for lewd and lascivious behavior, four were for unlawful sex and 21 were for other offenses.

Misdemeanor offenses, however, saw a drop of 2 percent from 3,918 in 2012 to 3,828 in 2013.

The most common misdemeanor offense that led to arrest was DUI, with 1,064. There were also 482 arrests made on charges of assault and battery, 215 for dangerous drug offenses, 208 for petty theft, 225 for failure to appear in court, 96 for trespassing and 81 for marijuana offenses.

Juveniles managed largely to stay out of jail, with four arrests reported.

No arrests for truancy or curfew violations were reported.

The DOJ considers a person has been arrested when he or she is taken into custody, because an officer has reason to believe the person violated the law. Not all arrests result in persons being jailed.

Felony arrests can result in a sentence to state prison if the offender is convicted as an adult. A misdemeanor arrest can result in a sentence of up to one year in county jail, a fine, probation, restitution, or any combination of those sentences.

El Dorado County Deputy Shot, Sketch of Shooting Suspect, Manhunt Continues

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Reward for arrest in stolen sign caper in South Lake Tahoe

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I am providing a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever did this. Any reports can come to me or the police department.


Letter: Reward for arrest in stolen sign caper

To the community,

In the past two weeks I have had 10 campaigns stolen from various locations around town. The latest was last (Sunday) between 6 and 11:30pm.

Austin Sass

Some were located on individuals front yards and six of the 10 off of locations on Highway 50. At some of these locations, there were signs from other candidates that were not disturbed.

Four on Highway 50 were large signs (3 feet by 3 feet) and were zip tied to metal stakes. It took considerable effort to cut these signs off and whomever did it was very bold to be doing such right on the main…

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In a report as inflammatory as the King Fire itself, a Reno reporter’s story claims fire fighters on first day of fire failed to notice that it was not out. By next morning the fire had exploded into what we know call the King Fire that destroyed more than 12 homes and cost more than $50 million to fight.

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kingOver the weekend the large Reno newspaper, owned by Gannet, filed a report that will have far reaching implications on not only fire fighter’s work, but on the case filed against the accused arsonist.

Siemny Chhuon of KXTV, writes,

“According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Scott McLean, the fire initially only burned 1-2 acres off a very steep canyon. ‘Evidently some debris rolled off the edge and into the lower elevations,’ McLean explained.”

The story goes on to say,


Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, has been charged with deliberately setting the King Fire.

“Cal Fire contained the fire contained the fire to about 80 percent that night. Mop up crews remained on scene. Hours later, McLean said crews realized a spot fire had started down below.”

We have heard numerous reports that the first response to the fire failed to do a good job “mopping up” and that their failure to…

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500 Pot Houses in South Tahoe Chief Says

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stoned tahoeThere are an estimated 500 unpermitted, illegal marijuana grow houses on the South Shore according to local law enforcement. In the city limits, South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler estimates there are 300 houses where marijuana is growing illegally … South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler and Matt Underhill made a presentation to the South Lake Tahoe City Council recently, bringing the problem of illegal grow houses to light.

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King Fire in El Dorado Co. Explodes overnight making it the Largest Fire in Regional History

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King Fire, at almost 71,000 acres, takes the crown as largest local fire in modern history dwarfing the Cleveland fire and consuming more acres than the Cleveland fire at 22,000 acres, the Freds fire at 7,560 acres, Sand fire at 4,240, and Angora fire at 3,100 acres combined!

King Runs the Rubicon – Fire Dwarfs the historic Cleveland fire!  Firefighters stumping King fire progress near Stumpy Meadows.

Current Situation: The King Fire is burning in steep terrain in the South Fork of the American River Canyon and Silver Creek Canyon, north of the community of Pollock Pines. Yesterday afternoon’s fire behavior became extreme with crown runs and long range spotting resulting in the fire making a significant run to the northwest towards Quintette, Volcanoville, and Stumpy Meadows Reservoir.  Field observations, and Infrared imagery…

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A possible arrest has been made for the start of the King Fire in El Dorado County, California.

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kingRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — A possible arrest has been made for the start of the King Fire in El Dorado County, California.  According to El Dorado County officials, 37-year-old Wayne Allen Huntsman was booked into Placerville Jail for Arson on Federal Land. He is being held at $10,000,000 bail.

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New reality show, “Sheriffs…El Dorado County” — No Kidding!

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El Dorado County is a new television show staring the men and women of the Sheriff’s Department. Fox40 and Foothill 7 Television have filmed 26 episodes so far, the first of which airs on Saturday, September 20 on Fox and Fox 40.

Viewers will follow the real officers and deputies of the department as they are involved in drug busts, Meth lab raids and pulling over drivers under the influence. You never know who you might see on an episode, perhaps a neighbor or two?

El Dorado County’s local television station, Foothill 7, teamed with Sheriff D’Agostini to create a series of training…

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More officers on duty as Tahoe PD responds to increase in crime

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Local business owner Jennifer Nutting is running to replace ousted El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, her husband.

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JOSÉ LUIS VILLEGAS — jvillegas@sacbee.com
There are some people who will vote for Jennifer Nutting to replace her husband on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors because they feel it rights a wrong.

Ray Nutting was removed from office earlier this summer after a politically motivated corruption trial that resulted in acquittal of felony charges and conviction of misdemeanors committed because, in the chaotic hours before he turned himself in to the authorities, he wrongly borrowed money for bail from people with business before the county.

After the trial, his fellow supervisors asked a judge to remove Nutting.

A lot of people, including many of his constituents, think Ray Nutting was wronged and that he was unjustly removed from his elected position. Having his wife serve out his term would serve some measure of cosmic justice.

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California Superior Court judges censured by watchdog agency

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bad judgeLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge from Orange County and another from Kern County have been censured by a California watchdog agency for sexual misconduct and other misbehavior.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner was censured for having sex with two women in his chambers, contacting prosecutors about jobs for a woman he was having an affair with, and failing to disqualify himself from a case involving a friend, the Commission on Judicial Performance said Tuesday.

Also censured was Kern County Superior Court Judge Cory Woodward. The commission said Woodward had a sexual relationship with a court clerk and resisted efforts to reassign the clerk. He is accused of misleading the court about the relationship.

Both judges will remain on the bench despite the censures.

Steiner’s sexual activity in the courthouse was “the height of irresponsible and improper behavior by a judge,” the commission’s report stated.

“It reflects an…

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Top 10 August Events and Summertime Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

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Tahoe1Lake Tahoe, renowned for over 300 days of sunshine and surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, may just be one of the best places in the world to take a summer vacation. With so much natural beauty and so many ways to do, see, and relax, there are nearly endless possibilities for how to spend your time around the lake. 

1 – Watch Shakespeare in the Park
Go to the Sand Harbor National Park and get some culture while you watch a local production of Shakespeare’s play, “As You Like It,” a charming tale about hiding away in the country that has been adapted and set during the Second Industrial Revolution. Open until August 24th, you will witness remarkable scenery, striking costumes, impressive actors, and hear the immortal words of the Bard himself. More information here: http://www.tahoesbest.com/lake-tahoe-shakespeare-festival-0

2 – Go to the Valhalla Art, Music, and Theatre Festival

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Sheiff boat sinks in tahoe

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Washoe County deputies are looking into what could have possibly caused one of the agency’s boats, the Marine 10, to sink off shore in Lake Tahoe. 

Authorities discovered the boat sank when they checked on it Thursday morning. Officials say Marine 10, along with Marine 20, is usually stationed in Pyramid Lake, but was moved to the north shore and tied to a buoy after a previous agency boat sank off shore in late May.

According to Public Information Officer Bob Harmon, the boat is hooked up to a trailer at night, but since the trailer is undergoing maintenance, Marine 10 was left in the water overnight.

WCSO has three boats, Marine 9, Marine 10 and Marine 20. Marine 9 and 10 are both 15-year-old boats.

The Sheriff’s Office is getting estimates on the two boats to see if they are worth repairing…

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InEDC.com: Opinion – El Dorado DA Vern Pierson is an unpaid Parking Hog on Main Street Placerville

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Opinion – DA is an unpaid Parking Hog on Main Street http://inedc.com/1-9208


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InEDC: In a Stunning Rebuke of El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson’s Charges, Jury find Dellinger & Alarcon Not Guilty of all charges

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Dan Dellinger and Cris Alarcon WIN – Vern Pierson loses again!

ImageIn what can only be termed as a crushing defeat of the District Attorney’s charges, the jury returns after just 47 minutes of deliberations to exonerate Dan Dellinger and Cris Alarcon of all charges in a unanimous 12 to 0 decision. This is ADA James Clinchard second major defeat in as many weeks after a jury returned no guilty charges of political malfeasance against Supervisor Ray Nutting last week.

Disclosure: This writer is the same as the defendant in this case even though the DA’s office was inexplicably unable to correctly spell the name.

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El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting keeps office- not guilty of felonies, guilty of misdemeanors

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ImageJury Comes Back with no Felony Convictions for Supervisor Ray Nutting. After Judge Timothy S. Buckley finished reading the verdicts, he dismissed the jury and offered his own observation: “Somewhat of a mixed bag. Congratulations, Mr. Nutting.”

Jury Returns with defeat for DA Vern Pierson in case against Supervisor Ray Nutting.

On All charges against Supervisor Ray Nutting, except charge 3, the Jury has returned a NOT GUILTY verdict.

On Charge 3, the Jury was Hung at 5 to 7, leaving the DA with the option to try again for a conviction on the single charge.  This charge alleging that Nutting fabricated documents related to herbicide treatment for which he was reimbursed by the state.

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Editorial: Political prosecution in El Dorado County

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sac beeBy the Editorial Board

Published: Friday, May. 9, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, May. 9, 2014 – 12:10 am

What does a political prosecution look like? Depending on your perspective, it might look like a peace protester thrown in jail for marching in the street. Or an evangelical Christian convicted of trespassing at an abortion clinic. Even the impeachment of a president for lying about cheating on his wife.

Ray Nutting

Ray Nutting

It also could look like Ray Nutting. Though the conservative four-term El Dorado County supervisor and timber rancher probably wouldn’t enjoy the comparison, he is on trial for transgressions so common among elected officials that they are usually dispatched with a slap on the wrist and a fine.

DA Vern PiersonHis real crime appears to be occupying the wrong side of a political divide in this county – one that has deepened with the overzealous and politically motivated prosecution…

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Google and Bing search for Carson City DA “Mark Krueger” now suggesting “SCANDAL” and “PROTEST”

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Google and Bing search for Carson City DA “Mark Krueger” now suggesting “SCANDAL” and “PROTEST”

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

CORRUPT – Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

mark krueger for da

Google and Bing search for Carson City DA “Mark Krueger” now suggesting “SCANDAL” and “PROTEST”

Corrupt DA Mark Krueger – Carson City ANTI Corruption protest

Jason Woodbury announces 2014 run for Carson City District Attorney against Corrupt Assistant DA Mark Krueger

Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

Mark Kruger is currently employed by the corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo: 2,053 MORE WORDS

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South Lake Tahoe, CA Police Search For Missing Woman Ruth Anne Scudder

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ruth anne scudder

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA – South Lake Tahoe Police are looking for a woman who disappeared last Tuesday morning after leaving her home on Lakeview Avenue.

Police say Ruth Anne Scudder is mentally disabled, which can affect her judgment and speech. She frequently uses BlueGo services for transportation.

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Vern Pierson District Attorney of El Dorado County received a letter from the Fair Political Practices Commission regarding violations of the Political Reform Act’s campaign disclosure provision

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DA Vern PiersonThe District Attorney of El Dorado County received a letter from the Fair Political Practices Commission regarding violations of the Political Reform Act’s campaign disclosure provisions.

See the FPPC report here: Vern Pierson warning letter from FPPC

“Specifically, the FPPC found that you violated the Act’s campaign disclosure provisions with regard to loans made to your committee and that you also violated the Act’s ‘one bank account per campaign’ requirement as evidenced when you reimbursed yourself for $4,100 for campaign expenses you paid with personal funds without first depositing that amount in the campaign bank account,” the letter from FPPC Chief Enforcement Officer Gary Winuk to District Attorney Vern Pierson read.

A second complaint was filed against Pierson alleging his wife is a physical therapist and Pierson is the chief technology officer of the county, but that these are not divulged on campaign finance forms. In a footnote in the…

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Calif. State Court of Appeals to Investigate DA Vern Pierson’s Work

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Calif. State Court of Appeals to Investigate DA Vern Pierson’s Work

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TY Robben AKA “Top Ramen” Free At Last – All charges dropped

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TY Robben AKA “Top Ramen” Free At Last – All charges dropped – Story developing

Taxpayer money spent on RETALATION

Taxpayer money spent on RETALATION

Judge Tatro and Assistant DA Mark “Freddie” Krueger must resign and criminal charges must be filed against him  for filing a false report against me!

Thank you Douglas County DA Mark Jackson for respecting the US Constitution and my 1st & 14th Amendment rights in these matters and the honor to respect the law(s) and look at the facts unbiased.

Douglas DA drops charges in Carson case

Murder solicitation charges have been dropped against a former state worker. Todd  “Ty” Robben now know as “Top Ramen” (jail ‘street’ name) will be released from Carson City Jail, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson announced on Thursday. Robben has been in jail since last summer after he was arrested for allegedly trying to intimidate Carson Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Jackson…

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We are looking or stories of Government, Judicial and law enforcement corruption in all of Nevada and especially Carson City.


We want to make Sheriff Ken Furlong unelectable in the 2014 elections. We want Judge Tatro off the bench.


Do you have a Nevada corruption story? Send it to us at nevadawatchdog@rocketmail.com

We made DA Neil Rombardo, DA Dick Gammick and Catherine Cortez Masto unelectable and we will continue to expose their rampant, wholesale corruption.

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More protests on the Carson City COVERUP and more to come…

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Who shot JT? The Carson City Sheriff is covering up the shooter's name and modus operandi

Who shot JT? The Carson City Sheriff is covering up the shooter’s name and modus operandi

We reactivated the protests in Carson City… Look for more to come

We broke the news that made Carson City DA Neil Rombardo  call it quits here http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/corrution-city-district-attorney-rombardo-will-not-seek-3rd-term-the-corruption-caught-up-with-him/

Judge John Tatro SCANDAL

SEE http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/is-the-carson-city-sheriff-covering-up-the-judge-tatro-shooting-after-admitting-that-the-alleged-shooter-confessed-hell-yes/

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How do I report police misconduct?

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If you feel that police have violated your rights, or you’ve witnessed police misconduct against someone else, do not panic. It’s normal to feel intimidated. But responding to misconduct is an essential step towards protecting yourself and your community from future police abuse.


There are several steps to the process of combating police misconduct. You must approach them in a calm and organized manner.

Step 1: Write everything down

This step is extremely important and must be done as soon as possible after the incident. It’s easy to forget small details over time, and there’s no way to know which facts will make a difference later on.

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Judge Tatro – The House of Corrupt Cards is About to Fall

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 “Your Time Is Gonna Come”

tatro scandalSee the Judge John Tatro scandals here:


Lyin’, cheatin’, hurtin, that’s all you seem to do.

Messin’ around with every guy in town,
Puttin’ me down for thinkin’ of someone new.  housecardsfall
Always the same, playin’ your game,
Drive me insane, trouble is gonna come to you,
One of these days and it won’t be long,
You’ll look for me but baby, I’ll be gone.
This is all I gotta say to you woman:

Your Time Is Gonna Come [X4]

Made up my mind to break you this time,
Won’t be so fine, it’s my turn to cry.
Do want you want, I won’t take the brunt.
It’s fadin’ away, can’t feel you anymore.
Don’t care what you say ’cause I’m goin’ away to stay,
Gonna make you pay for that great big hole in my heart.
People talkin’ all around,
Watch out…

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Carson City Man Ivan Botello Arrested for ‘under age’ Revenge Porn

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Ivan Botello

By Audra Schroeder on September 09, 2013 Email

REVENGE PORNOn Friday, a 28-year-old Carson City, Nev. resident named Ivan Botello was arrested for “arranging to have revenge porn posted online.” However, the act of revenge porn was not his crime; it was that the woman in the photos he was arranging to revenge-post, who is his ex-girlfriend, was 16 at the time they were taken. According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong:

She consented to the pictures at the time he took them, but after their relationship had gone bad, he continued to harass her.

Nevada does not currently have laws in place that criminalize revenge porn. However, California has made efforts to crack down on revenge porn by attempting to pass a bill that would make the dissemination of nude photos “with the intent to cause serious emotional distress” illegal.


Revenge porn is now an extension of cyberbullying, and more…

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Former SLTPD Johnny Poland officer receives 18-month prison sentence

Johnny-PolandJohnny Gerald Poland, 45, a former South Lake Tahoe police officer, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

Poland pleaded guilty in May to the one federal obstruction charge.

A federal complaint was issued Jan. 22 by Christopher Campion, a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, citing Poland with five federal obstruction charges.

Within Campion’s complaint, the agent stated law enforcement received “uncorroborated information” that Poland, as a South Tahoe High School resource officer from 20-06, “made sexual advancements on minor students, failed to arrest high school students for illicit drug possession, had a sexual relationship with C1 (a minor at the time whose name was withheld from documents and alleged methamphetamine addict), disclosed law enforcement identities, and identified law enforcement (SLTPD) residence locations.” Continue reading

Is the Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting after admitting that the alleged shooter confessed? Hell YES

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carson city sheriff cover up

Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting? HELL YES

Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting? HELL YES

Is the Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting after admitting the alleged shooter confessed? We think hell YES.

UPDATE 09-28-2013 – I spoke with the Carson City Sheri Kenny Furlong about the name of the 19 old male who confessed to shooting Judge Tatro’s house.

Sheriff Furlong at first said the name of the shooter was Jesse Richardson and then realized that the Jesse Richardson was the witness, not the shooter…

Levi Anthony Minor

Levi Anthony Minor

Furlong then said the 19 old male who confessed to shooting Judge Tatro’s house was Levi Anthony Minor of the west side BB shooting fame …But that Levi Anthony Minor didn’t really do it and he made the story up. The they issued a warrant for the witness Jesse Richardson (alleged probation violation) or is the warrant to get Jesse Richardson

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Corruption (Carson) City District Attorney Rombardo will not seek 3rd term – the corruption caught up with him

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Neil Rombardo corrupt

Carson City District Attorney Rombardo will not seek 3rd term according to KRNV news http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/District-Attorney-Rombardo-will-not-seek-3rd-term/B-dlTQatUUy4JGpeKGZbPA.cspx

Here’s the story that helped Rombardo get the message to quit http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/carson-city-da-neil-rombardo-tries-to-justify-his-incompetence-against-complaint-this-extreme-virtually-unprecedented-delay-should-alarm-carson-city.neil rombardo scandal

Plus, the dude is getting divorced because he screwed one of his … See Wild wild west law here http://wildwildlaw.blogspot.com/2010/01/friday-open-thread.html.

And Carson City Judge John Tatro caught lying on the witness stand – DA Neil Rombardo caught giving Judge John Tatro a “hand job” during testimony! See http://wp.me/p2cFpU-Qd

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo will not seek a 3rd term as the District Attorney of Carson City. Rombardo intends to serve until the end of his term in 2014. He hopes to see the 5 pending murder cases through to completion.

neil rombardo is an fucked up asshole

I love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning.  …The smell of victory.

District Attorney Neil Rombardo isn’t running for a…

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Speed Traps in South Lake Tahoe, California

SPEEDTRAPSpeed Traps in South Lake Tahoe, California

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passing lane at the Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort turn off   South Lake Tahoe, California

This will take place in the summer months on Sundays in the afternoon. One CHP vehicle will be stationed at the bottom of the passing lane as three to four CHP units will be further down the road to intercept the vehicle that are called in on the radio by the CHP stationed at the bottom of the passing lane. They don’t bother with anyone doing 5 to 10 or even 15 miles an hour over the posted 55 miles an hour sign as they are going for those who are doing over seventy mph. This passing lane is down hill and 55 mph is a safe speed for this dangerous busy mountainous road and so the CHP is trying to save some lives but you can get away with 60 mph, any faster calls for a disaster in winter.

Oct 16, 2010   California   0 commentsVote on this speed trap below:

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong has no problem with medical pot

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Carson City Sheriff kenny furlongCarson City Sheriff Ken Furlong has no problem with cancer patients and others being prescribed medical marijuana as part of their treatment, he said Tuesday. He added that his understanding of a new Nevada law is that even if he and other Carson City officials disagree with it, they don’t have the option of denying all licenses for a dispensary. The law approved by the 2013 Legislature sets out how many dispensaries are permitted in each county.

Sheriff Kenneth T. Furlong was born and raised in Carson City. He graduated from Carson High in 1975, then enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1978. While in the Air Force, Kenny earned an Associates Degree in Police Science, another Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

No problem with medical pot – Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong

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Our stories get boosted by BUSINESS INSIDER and consequenceofsound.net

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Business_InsiderOur stories get boosted by BUSINESS INSIDER and consequenceofsound.net off the hook

The freedom-loving hippie “burners” attending the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nev. this week may believe they’re communing in a happy cocoon with no laws.

In reality, undercover federal agents from all over the West are swarming the “temporary community” as they do every year and busting people for doing or selling drugs, local attorney and former cop Arnold Brock tells Business Insider. These agents do whatever they can to fit in at the 50,000-person festival, which Brock called a “unique event” that’s kind of like Woodstock.

“Last year we had an undercover agent dressed up as catwoman,” Brock says. “They will do whatever they do to … ferret out what they are considering criminal activity.”

Brock has an entire page on his website devoted to the “Burning-Man Related Arrests” that can happen to out-of-towners attending…

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2013 Street Vibrations = “No-colors policy” police crackdown in Reno and Sparks

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2013street-vibsNo-colors policy more enforceable with Street Vibrations

Street Vibrations Fall Rally

Reno/ Sparks
September 25, 2013 – September 29, 2013

A year and a half after gang-related shootings left one dead at its fall counterpart, a pre-Street Vibrations spring rally is being held throughout the event in the West Special Events plaza at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.

Danielle Squire – the project manager for Roadshows, the Reno-based company that organizes the event – is assured by larger registration numbers that she said indicate new safety policies are successful.

Street Vibrations and Thunder on the Mountain

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