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Truckee judge sentences child molester to 52 years to life

June 7, 2018 — The child molestation victim said Jeremy William Dedeker's actions make it difficult to cope with everyday emotions, the prosecutor said. Dedeker's impact on the victim is severe. Recovery will take a long time, Deputy District Attorney Jesse Wilson said in an email. Nevada County Superior

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Parents say Amtrak investigation around son’s injuries is a “smear campaign”

May 30, 2018 — The parents of 22-year-old Aaron Salazar, an Amtrak passenger found critically injured on the train tracks outside of Truckee two weeks ago, said that Amtrak's investigation of their son is a "smear campaign to sweep Aaron's story under the rug," in a statement released to

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Truckee man walking in road has outstanding warrant, gets arrested, police say

May 21, 2018 — A Truckee man wanted by Stanislaus County on an assault charge remained held Monday afternoon in Nevada County on $100,500 in bond, authorities said. Steven Lennie McCarthy, 29, faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon that isn't a firearm, jail records state. Truckee

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Probation arrest in ski pass case

April 17, 2018 — A man who was convicted of selling fraudulent ski passes was arrested on a probation violation in Minden on Wednesday. Tim E. Jacobsen, Jr., 23, was no longer in custody on Friday morning. Jacobsen was sentenced in August 2017 to a suspended 18-60 month sentence

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VIPS indeed: Volunteers in Police Services support Truckee Police Department

April 12, 2018 — National Volunteer Week is coming April 15-21, and one local organization that likes to claim bragging rights is the Volunteers in Police Services (also known as the VIPS) for Truckee Police Department. Currently there are 16 VIPS members. Since this program began in 2003, the

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Death penalty off table in alleged murder of Reno man at Stateline casino

March 22, 2018 — A transient accused of killing a Reno man in a Stateline hotel room won't face the death penalty. Jose Rodriguez-Quezada was arraigned in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday. Rodriguez-Quezada entered a not-guilty plea and a 10-day trial was set for Oct. 24 through Nov.

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Jury selection process begins in Truckee child sexual abuse trial

March 7, 2018 — A number of potential jurors in a Truckee child sex trial lined up before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, as they waited to clear security checks on the first floor of Nevada County Superior Court. About 45 jurors were in the courtroom for the

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Authorities ID Incline Village alleged murder victim

February 16, 2018 — A 70-year-old man was identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing that occurred in Incline Village on Jan. 23. David Rivas-Rodriguez died as a result of multiple stab wounds at a residence in the 700 block of Southwood Boulevard, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

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Truckee police find alleged kidnapping suspect at Donner Summit

February 13, 2018 — A Sacramento man accused of allegedly forcing a former spouse into her vehicle and making her drive around Reno for a full day faces felony accusations in Truckee, authorities said. Immanuel Vikash Krishna, 29, is charged with kidnapping, inflicting corporal injury and causing force with

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UPDATE: Law enforcement says ‘suspicious death’ in Tahoma a homicide

February 12, 2018 — An incident previously described as a "suspicious death" on Lake Tahoe's West Shore has been ruled a homicide by detectives, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities apprehended 47-year-old Jeremy David Virgo on Sunday, Feb. 11, after a brief pursuit that ended at Homewood Mountain

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Suspect in ‘suspicious death’ case arrested at Homewood Mountain Resort

February 12, 2018 — A suspect is in custody and an investigation is ongoing after authorities responded Sunday, Feb. 11, to a report of "suspicious shots fired" on Tahoe's West Shore and discovered a dead body. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Timber Wolf Drive and Alder

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South Lake Tahoe man to serve 3 years for cashing fraudulent $325 check

February 10, 2018 — A South Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison after he admitted to a charge of uttering a forged instrument. Mario A. Amial, 28, was arrested for cashing a fraudulent check of $325. Deputies were notified in November by the victim

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Man receives minimum of 183 years in prison for sexual assault

January 30, 2018 — A man convicted of sexually assaulting a foreign exchange student in South Lake Tahoe in 2015 has been sentenced to 183 years to life in prison. Judge Kenneth Melikian sentenced Manuel Ovidio Ramos-Munoz on Monday, Jan. 19, according to the El Dorado County District Attorney's

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Nevada County attorney says attempted murder case of Eugene Maravel is likely close to resolving

January 26, 2018 — The attorney for attempted murder suspect Eugene Maravel told a Nevada County judge Friday, Jan. 26, he wants to resolve the case in a month. Defense attorney Bill Walker said he needs another four weeks to speak to Maravel’s sister, who has power-of-attorney over her

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Authorities arrest man for alleged homicide in Incline Village

January 25, 2018 — Authorities have charged a man with murder as part of an alleged homicide that occurred in Incline Village on Tuesday morning, Jan. 23. Ismeal Resendiz-Moreno, 44, of Incline Village was taken into custody on Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities received

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Update: Dead body found at Incline Village residence; man arrested

January 24, 2018 — An arrest has been made in connection with the death of an adult male whose body was found in a residence on Southwood Boulevard in Incline Village on Tuesday morning, Jan. 23. Ismael Resendiz-Moreno was taken into custody. He is being charged with battery with

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Assault case of Desiree Hayden, who once faced murder charge, advances toward trial

January 23, 2018 — Desiree Hayden, who no longer faces a murder charge in connection with the death of Brian Sharp, will proceed toward trial on related assault accusations after a Monday, Jan. 22, ruling. A Nevada County Superior Court judge ruled that enough probable cause exists to advance

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Nevada County prosecutor seeks psychological expert in Jason Schuller murder case

January 20, 2018 — Prosecutors in the murder case of Jason Schuller intend to argue that a psychological expert hired by them should examine Schuller and testify in the sanity portion of his upcoming trial. Assistant District Attorney Chris Walsh said Friday, Jan. 19, in Nevada County Superior Court

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Washoe sheriff’s office seeks information on alleged vehicle burglary suspect

January 19, 2018 — Detectives are seeking information on a man, who allegedly broke into a vehicle in the parking area of a trailhead off Mount Rose Highway on Monday, Jan. 1. According to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, the suspect broke through the window of the vehicle and

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Plea deal calls for probation in Nevada County child sex case

January 19, 2018 — A Grass Valley man arrested on child sex accusations when he was 18 has pleaded no contest to a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who’s over three years younger than him, prosecutors said. Matthew Richard Chapdelane, who entered his plea last month,

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