Nevada State Police Joins Forces to Focus on Impaired Drivers
There’s No Excuse for Driving Under the Influence
The Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol Division, and other law enforcement agencies participating in Joining Forces will be combining resources from February 9, 2022 through February 15, 2022 to apprehend impaired drivers.
Each year, motorists across Nevada are killed or injured because someone made the decision to drive impaired. In 2021, 150 people died on Nevada’s roadways in crashes where impairment either involved or believed to be a factor (number of substance-related fatalities pending for 2021 and could go up). Impaired driving doesn’t mean just alcohol; it is anything that affects your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Being a responsible driver is simple: if you are impaired, do not drive. Whether it’s a designated driver or public transportation, everyone should make sure they have a plan in place to avoid any chance of making a poor decision that could lead to unnecessary tragedy.
This Joining Forces campaign reflects the unwavering mission of the Nevada Highway Patrol and its dedication to keeping the public safe by finding, investigating, and apprehending persons driving while impaired on Nevada’s highways.
7:49pm. Carson City Sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of shots-fired near Les Schwab Tires on South Carson Street. After the shots were heard, the driver took off from the scene in a Silver Volkswagen Golf.
7:55pm. Reports say deputies have stopped the vehicle and the driver is being detained.
7:58pm. Deputies said it might have been the sound of tail-pipe back-fires rather than gun shots.
8pm. Deputies confirm that it wasn’t gunshots. They were merely backfires from the vehicle’s tail pipe(s). Deputies probably told the driver to swing by Les Schwab and tone down his tail pipes.
4:10pm A wanted fugitive is being hunted down this afternoon by Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies. Deputies spotted the man as he ran toward an apartment complex in the Menlo-Lompa area south of Highway 50. The suspect has not been seen since he disappeared between some apartment buildings.
4:36pm The fugitive has been apprehended at south Menlo Court in an apartment. He’s off to the city jail.
The Nevada Legislature has taken a bold step toward electric powered cars and trucks, especially in Las Vegas and CARSON CITY, no less. According to state elected officials the installation of electric “charging stations” will number 60, divided up between Carson City and the Las Vegas area. And half of those charging stations will be accessible to the public. The rest likely will be awarded to state employee usage.
As for “who is going to pay the bill” it’s been announced that $1.2 Million will be coming from federal grant awards through the State Energy Office and NV Energy. We’ll see how quickly electric vehicles become all-the-rage.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division is asking for assistance in identifying suspects in an armed robbery that occurred just before 0400 hours on February 12, 2020..
On February 12, 2022 deputies responded to Golden Gate Petroleum on Lompa Lane in Carson City for a report of an armed robbery. Deputies obtained surveillance videos that showed three subjects walk to Golden Gate Petroleum in black masks. Two subjects entered the store and demanded money while holding a gun to the teller.
One male suspect was wearing light colored jeans, all black converse shoes, black shirt, grey hoodie, black mask and all white gloves. The other male suspect was wearing black ripped jeans, white shirt, white high top shoes, blue hoodie, black mask and all white gloves. The male waiting outside was wearing black adidas sweats with stripes down the side and a grey sweater.
The suspects left running toward Menlo Drive.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch (775) 887-2677, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Torres (775) 283-7855, Investigations Sergeant Craig Lowe (775) 283-7815 or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900
Case # 2022-981
Detective Sam Torres Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigations (775) 283-7855 (775) 887-2008 Dispatch