COPS: Man blows .309 before DUI arrest
An alleged drunk driver was arrested last week after he reportedly passed out behind the wheel of his truck with a blood alcohol content of more than three-and-a-half times the legal limit.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, last Thursday at approximately 5:30 p.m. a deputy was searching the area of Basin Avenue and Blagg Road for a reckless driver a concerned citizen had called the sheriff’s office to report for nearly hitting their vehicle head-on.
The officer soon discovered a small red truck matching the description given by the reporting party. It was stopped, facing eastbound off the dirt portion of the road.
As the deputy approached the driver of the vehicle, she discovered Danny Groesbeck slumped over behind the wheel of the vehicle with what appeared to be a bottle of vodka three-fourths empty, sitting beside him.
The officer then made contact with Groesbeck and asked him if he had been drinking that day. Groesbeck replied he had not, but the arrest report notes the deputy had to ask him four times for his license, which he said he would give her, but never produced.
She then asked Groesbeck to step out of the vehicle, but as he did he reportedly began to fall and the deputy had to catch him so he didn’t hurt himself.
Groesbeck allegedly smelled of some kind of alcoholic beverage and was slurring his speech as he spoke to officers on scene.
When asked if he would submit to any field sobriety tests, Groesbeck allegedly refused, eventually agreeing to take a preliminary breath test.
Based on the results of that test, Groesbeck had a blood alcohol content of .309, or more than three-and-a-half times the legal limit.
Groesbeck was subsequently placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked into custody.
COPS: Threatening letters, casino spree send man to jail
Police arrested one man for aggravated stalking this week after he was reportedly caught sending multiple threatening text messages to a victim in the case.
On Feb. 2, police were dispatched to an apartment on Honeysuckle Street for a report of a domestic issue.
When an officer arrived at the address he was told by the victim that she had been receiving harassing text messages from a man by the name of Terry Dabney for the last three days.
The woman told police the messages had frightened her to the point that she had not slept in her home since receiving them.
Through their investigation into the matter, police discovered that on Jan. 31, Dabney had allegedly stolen the victim’s debit card and took it to a local casino where he withdrew all of the funds from her bank account.
Dabney then allegedly proceeded to send the victim threatening messages via Facebook in which he stated he was going to harm her or kill her.
The night the woman called police to report Dabney’s activities, he reportedly sent her another round of threatening messages telling how close he was to her home. She told police she honestly believed if he found her he wouldn’t hesitate to act on his threats to hurt her.
On Feb. 9, the deputy investigating the case went to the Nye County Detention Center where Dabney was being detained to speak with him about the threatening messages.
Dabney allegedly admitted to sending them to the victim stating they were a “scare tactic to get what he wanted.”
He was then placed under arrest for aggravated stalking and booked into the jail on the charge.
COPS: Fast food fan caught smoking the reefer
A man arrested Saturday evening may have been the victim of bad timing after he allegedly admitted to police he had been smoking marijuana near a local fast food restaurant just prior to officers arriving in the area.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, two deputies were on routine patrol near Burger King around 7:30 p.m. when they spotted four people standing behind a conex box at the eastern end of the parking lot.
One of the deputies decided to get out of the vehicle and speak with the individuals, at which time he came into contact with a man named Taylor Miers.
As the second deputy got out of the vehicle as well, he noted he could immediately smell the odor of marijuana coming from Miers as approached him.
One of the officers asked Miers if he had anything on him, to which he allegedly replied he did not. Miers was then asked if police could search his pockets, which he agreed to allow them to do.
During that search, one of the deputies reportedly discovered a glass pipe in Miers’ front hoodie pocket.
When asked when the last time he had smoked was, Miers allegedly told the officers he had been smoking as they pulled into the area. Miers was subsequently placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the local detention center to be booked into custody.