Nevada Department of Transportation Employee Charged with Felonies

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A Nevada Department of Transportation employee, Tal Pierre Smith, is being charged with using a state credit card to support his gambling habit.
Smith has had a six-count indictment filed against him in Fallon, Nevada. The charges state that he had been making illegal purchases over three years ending just last December. He had been altering the receipts of his purchases to help conceal his illegal activities.
Smith’s actions were discovered after a chain saw was delivered to the Fallon transportation department when Smith was out on vacation. After realizing the receipt was altered, officials started an official investigation. As of now, around 76 transactions have been discovered.
Smith has had four counts of theft, one count of misconduct by a public officer, and one conduct of fraudulent appropriation of property. All of these counts are felonies of which theft is punishable by one to 10 years in prison.

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Brothers Arrested After Fatal Crash

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On Wednesday April 2, a man and his 14-year-old daughter were killed after twin brothers, both teenagers, who had stolen a truck, crashed into their car.The man, later identified as 35-year-old Jose Luis Tovar-Barriga, and his daughter lived in Antelope.

Ruslan and Roman Glukhoy were the twin brothers arrested. The crash occurred after police were checking on a suspicious vehicle with three men inside; this vehicle was reported to be related to a burglary. Police officers tried to stop the men, but the vehicle came at police.

This led to the pursuit on I-80. The suspects crashed their vehicle on an off-ramp at Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. This led the men to run into a near by neighborhood. One of the three, Yuriy Merkushev who is 21, was arrested after being found in a backyard.

The brothers however, went into a house and stole keys to a truck. Entering through a side door, while the residents were home, to take the keys the brothers were able to take the truck parked outside. Neighbors learned of this fact later on, “It makes you feel terribly insecure, and you want to make sure your doors are locked, even when you live in a small town like Loomis,” said Phil Percival, who lives nearby.

With the stolen truck reaching speeds of up to 100mph, the chase proceeded down on I-80 west. The truck then collided with Tovar-Barriga’s white sedan around 6:30am, after exiting on Antelope Road.

The brothers then took off on foot, jumping fences and running through backyards in a near by neighborhood. After searching the neighborhood, one of the brothers was caught around 8 am. The other brother was found about 20 minutes later. Both brothers are facing homicide charges. Roman was booked at the Placer County Jail and his brother was taken to Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael.

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Reno Fire Victims Have Been Identified

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The victims of a northeast Reno apartment fire have been identified. The fire, which occurred late Thursday night, killed one man, Craig Feemster, and has left others in the hospital.

Feemster, a 58 year old, was pronounced dead Friday afternoon after being transported to the University of California, Davis Burn Center, located in Sacramento. Feemster suffered third-degree burns to 90 percent of his body.

Luke Mumui, a 28 year old, also suffered third-degree burns to 90 percent of his body. He is currently in critical condition at the burn center. The third victim is Priscilla Endemann, a 36 year old. She is out of the intensive care unit at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Authorities are still currently investigating the fire and city of Reno Matt Brown said, “While the fire remains under investigation, it is believed that the fire originated in the garage while the occupants were repairing a vehicle. Gasoline may have contributed to the start of the fire.”

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Fatal Car Accident In Reno

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Reno Police are currently investigating a car accident that happened today, March 18, 2014, that resulted in a 52 year old Reno resident’s death. The man was the driver of the vehicle. As of now, police are trying to determine whether the driver was conscious during the single vehicle crash.

Reno police Sgt. Brian Adamson said that as of now, “It is unclear if the driver sustained a medical event or died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.”

While police are trying to notify any relatives of the man, his name is being withheld. It is reported, however, that he lost control of his vehicle ,which then went over the curb, rolled, and landed in a nearby residence.

Reno firefighters and REMSA performed life saving measures, however, they did pronounce the driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, dead at the scene. Currently, alcohol does not seem to be the reason for this accident.

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1976 Murder Case Possibly Receives New Trial Date

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A new trial date has been set for a 1976 murder case. The defendant Cathy Woods has been convicted twice in the murder of Michelle Mitchell back in 1976. Mitchell was a 19 year old University of Nevada, Reno nursing student.

Judge Patrick Flanagan said who as of now has May 15 set as the court date to review the case and determine whether a new trial will be set said, “This is a serious case with serious repercussions on both sides, not just the defendant’s and the state, but the victims because there are a lot of victims in these cases. This court has an obligation to all parties to have a fair opportunity to present their case. But this court is not going to let this case linger.”

DNA evidence that has been examined recently does not link Woods to the murder scene. Mitchell was killed on Ninth Street in a residential garage. This is not the first time this case has been reexamined. It was examined back in 1985 after Woods was given a re-trial. She has since filled a post-conviction appeal for the DNA to be examined.

Maizie Pusich, Woods’ lawyer, has asked that Woods be able to attend the status hearing in May, allowing her to leave prison where she is currently in northeastern Las Vegas. Judge Flanagan has given his approval for this to happen.

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Juvenile Arrested in Carson City Graffiti Case

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Carson City Sheriff’s deputies have arrested one of the two juveniles that were caught on security camera footage that was released back on Monday showing one of them spray painting a building.

Sheriff Kenneth Furlong has been telling the public to “remain vigilan” as they believe others may be involved with the recent increase in graffiti in Carson City.

The sheriff’s office got anonymous tips after the video was released on Monday. They then went to one of the teens’ home. The 17 years old admitted, with his parents present, to being involved. After finding evidence, police arrested him on a graffiti-related charge.  As of now, the second teen has yet to cooperate with the authorities.

Carson City was on a yearlong streak of going without gang-related graffiti. However two weeks ago, gang graffiti and the juvenile tagging both showed up. Furlong said, “At this point in time, we are not certain that the person responsible for the juvenile tagging is also responsible for the gang tagging, but we are looking into it. I do not believe that this was the only kid out there doing this.”

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Sparks Police Department Arrests Four Northern California Men

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The Sparks Police Department arrested four Northern California men on Sunday late afternoon. They were arrested on suspicion of using stolen credit card numbers to purchase goods at Scheels in the Legends Mall. Their purchases included clothing and electronics.

Police stated that their actions came after receiving calls from residents in California early Sunday reporting purchases on their credit cards that were not made by them. As police began their investigation, they found that the same group of men had been in the store for the past two days buying items with the stolen credit card numbers.

Sunday afternoon, police waited for the group after discovering they entered the store again. After placing them under arrest, they found around 30 credit cards on them that were changed or stolen.

As police continue their investigation, they noted that other suspects may still be identified.

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