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Nevada State Police Highway Patrol Troopers Rescue Kidnapping Victim

On Tuesday, March 15th Nevada State Police Dispatch received information from Rocklin Police Department regarding an armed carjacking that took place earlier in Rocklin, California.

At about 6:15pm the vehicle was reported to be in Nevada on I-80 eastbound, east of Boomtown. A victim was also reported to be in the stolen vehicle. Several Troopers with Nevada State Police Highway Patrol responded to the call and attempted to locate the vehicle, which was described as a white Nissan Altima with Kentucky license plates. At approximately 6:38pm, Troopers located a vehicle matching that of the stolen vehicle on I-80 eastbound in the area of mile marker 44 in Fernley.

After confirming the license plate matched the reported stolen vehicle, the Troopers initiated a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop, increased his speed, and attempted to evade the Troopers. Soon after, the driver threw a black metallic object out of the vehicle and quickly accelerating to speeds between 110-120 mph. Troopers continued to pursue the vehicle eastbound for another 38 miles in light traffic.

In the area of mile marker 70 (Trinity Exit), Nevada State Police Dispatch was on the phone with the driver and convinced him to stop the vehicle. At approximately 6:57pm, the vehicle stopped on I-80 eastbound in the area of mile marker 82. Troopers immediately took both the driver and passenger into custody. Troopers determined that the passenger was a victim. The victim was provided with local counseling and a safe place to stay. A black handgun matching the description given by the victim, was retrieved in the area Troopers had reported seeing the driver throw out a black metallic object from the vehicle.

The driver, identified as Davon T. Robinson-Bowls, age 20 and a resident of Kansas City, Missouri, was arrested and booked at the Churchill County Jail on the following charges:

  1. Attempted Kidnapping – 1st Degree
  2. Possession Firearm Ex-felon
  3. Evade/Elude/Fail to Stop on Signal or Law Enforcement Officer
  4. Destroy/Concealing of Evidence
  5. Take/Poss Vehicle without Owners Consent
  6. Reckless Driving w/ Disregard to Safety of a Person or Property, 1st Offense
  7. Carrying Concealed Weapon
  8. Driving without a Valid Drivers License or Exp.
  9. False Statement to Obstruct Public Officer
  10. Attempt Possession SCH I, II C/S LT 14 grams, (drugs)1st or 2nd Offense
  11. Fugitive from Justice

Drive like your wallet depends on it…

 

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 March 17, 2022 through March 22, 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 State Police Highway Patrol and its dedication to keeping the public safe by finding, investigating, and apprehending persons driving while impaired on Nevada’s highways.

Open Burning Starts March 19th and runs through April 17th depending permit status and the weather

The Carson City Fire Department announces the start of the Spring 2022 Open Burn, with burning allowed from March 19th – April 17th, dependent upon permit status and daily weather conditions.

The purpose of the open burn period is to allow residents the opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris. Carson City Fire Department will require a burn permit. Permits will be available starting Friday, March 18, 2022, and can be obtained online at www.carson.org/openburn. Click the notice for Open Burn, which will take you to a form you will need to print and have on you when burning.

This form will no longer be available at our administrative office on a walk-in basis.
The purpose of the open burn period is to allow residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris.

For additional questions or concerns call the Carson City Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division at 887-2210, ext. 7145, 8 a.m-5 p.m., Mon – Fri.

Reported Natural Gas Leak at Smith’s downtown

6:05pm  Report of a gas leak at Smith’s Grocery near the downtown.  Caution in the area.

6:20pm  There was a smell of what could have natural gas.  Firefighters checked the natural gas apparatus and did not find a leak.  The smell might have been coming from something else.  The odor has cleared.

Affordable Housing in Nevada (and elsewhere)- Endangered Species

It’s good to have neighbors….

Nevada has fallen down the same housing holes that are showing up around the country.  Many Nevadans say the state is in a world of hurt because the economy is forcing two families inside a single family dwelling – and it’s happening all across Nevada.  Many families have had to settle for small camp trailers just to get by.  Yet they keep coming to the Silver State.

Have you checked California housing these days? Sky high prices and would-be renters can’t afford them.  Same as Reno and soon Carson City will also be over-run with apartments and refugees from California.  But who wants two families in small two bedroom apartments that’s draining their savings

There’s such a thing as the “affordable free market” but affordable for who? Rising rental rates in northern Nevada have doubled over the last few years.  Many corporations want to move some, or all, of their high tech machinery into the Nevada wide open spaces but even converted desert land is too expensive because of the need for roads, streets, highways, schools and WATER!

Another problem.  America’s distribution for subsidized housing construction has been dwindling for over 40 years.  The money is scattered around the country but not fairly.  Nevada has about the same population as Chicago but Nevada is kicked to the sidelines because, politically, Chicago gets housing vouchers 4 to 1 over Nevada.

Let’s hope that Washington DC graduates from “greed-to-need” and starts moving into lower cost dwellings – good, reliable places to live. Not overpriced. But in the meantime it’s way past due that we take care of each other and build strong communities where families don’t live in poverty.  The gimmie, gimmie, gimmie mind-set has ruled for far too long.

The Nevada State Police needs our help….

Nevada State Police Seeking Witnesses to Fatal Collision

On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at approximately 10:40 p.m., a gray sedan was involved in a fatal collision on IR-80 eastbound between Orchard (Exit 38) and Painted Rock (Exit 40) – west of Fernley. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) at ncwmirt@dps.state.nv.us and reference case #220300432.

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