COPS: Robbery victim arrested alongside robbers
A man robbed by threat of force and the two suspects who allegedly did it were all arrested Wednesday on State Route 372.
According to a press release from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called out to LJ’s Market for a report of robbery.
When they arrived they met with the victim, Colton Walker, 22, who told them he had been robbed by threat of force.
He said David Tassler, 27, and Alphonzo Bell, 29, threatened to beat him up, before taking his cash and leaving the scene.
Deputies then found Bell and Tassler at the Green Valley Grocery
During their interviews at the scene, police discovered Walker allegedly owed Tassler money, and when he and Bell saw Walker at LJ’s Market they confronted him.
During that confrontation, several threats were made towards Walker before Bell allegedly took the money from Walker before leaving the store.
Money discovered during the investigation was seized as evidence and Tassler and Bell were arrested on charges of robbery, larceny and conspiracy to commit a crime.
After their arrest it was also discovered Walker was under the influence of a controlled substance, so he too was placed under arrest for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
COPS: Robbers steal disabled man’s credit card, cash
Two men were arrested after allegedly holding a man at knife point and stealing his credit card and cash.
On Saturday, a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the Moose Lodge on East Second Street to meet with a victim in regards to a robbery.
The victim, who is disabled, told the deputy he was robbed at a friend’s trailer by two males who came into the trailer with a large knife demanding his money, debit card with PIN and cell phone.
He further told the deputy the two men threatened to kill him and his family if he didn’t comply with their demands.
The one suspect, later identified as Karisma Garcia, left with the victim’s card while the second suspect, Nathan Gregory, allegedly stayed, keeping the victim and his friend at knife point.
When Garcia returned, the two suspects allegedly gave the victim his wallet back, minus the credit card, as well as his cell phone without its battery, and let him leave.
The victim’s friend, who was also present during the robbery, allegedly gave the same testimony as the victim, further corroborating their statements.
Garcia was arrested later that day and was booked on charges of aiding a felony offender, conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary and petit larceny.
Gregory was arrested two days later on Monday and booked on charges of aiding a felony offender, conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary, petit larceny, false imprisonment with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.
COPS: Sleeping burglary
perp gets testy after police wake-up call
Police arrested an alleged thief after finding him sleeping in the desert with stolen items lying around him.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, on July 4 a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a home on CAAS Road for a report of a burglary in process.
When he arrived, the owner of the property told the deputy a male in a white shirt left the residence and walked south into the desert.
As the deputy began walking into the desert to look for the suspect, he found him lying on his back, snoring, about 100 feet from the property, looking as though he was highly intoxicated.
Next to him were a stolen lap top, Kindle Fire, computer charging cord and a half-eaten vegetable tray.
The deputy then woke the man, identified as Ryan Bennett, and tried to place him in restraints, at which point Bennett allegedly started to resist.
Bennett was then placed in the deputy’s patrol car, where he allegedly kicked the vehicle’s door causing it to slam the deputy in the neck.
The owner of the property identified $4,385 worth of items missing from his home.
Bennett was then booked into the Nye County Detention Center on charges of burglary, grand larceny of more than $2,500, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer.
COPS: Woman ditches cab after trip from Henderson; fare $162.50
One woman was arrested after stealing from a cab driver and a local store last week.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, Madison Hope Knight took a Henderson taxi from Las Vegas to Pahrump, racking up a $162.50 fare on July 4, before taking off in a red pickup truck from the Saddle West Casino parking lot without paying for her ride.
The cab driver allegedly told police Knight had given him a sob story about her mother leaving her in Las Vegas with no money, promising there would be someone to give him the fare once they arrived in Pahrump.
Police then received a report about a theft from Simplicity, where the owner was reportedly following the suspect, who was riding a bicycle northbound from the store.
After losing her, police were reportedly able to find Knight hiding in the bathroom of a residence on East Wilson, where she allegedly told police, “I didn’t steal anything.”
Knight was then identified by a store employee as the woman who had stolen several items from the store.
Two articles of clothing from the store were then found at the residence and Knight was transported to the Nye County Detention Center.
She was booked on two counts of burglary, petit larceny and defrauding a proprietor for an amount less than $250.
COPS: Teenager calls police after naked intruder breaks into home
Police arrested one man after he allegedly broke into a home, naked on Sunday.
According to the declaration of arrest in the case, deputies were called to a home on West Chipmunk Road for a report of a naked man who had broken into an occupied home.
When police arrived, they searched the home, but didn’t find any intruders.
They did find, however, a 17-year-old victim who had barricaded herself in a bedroom.
The victim told the deputies she was home alone when she heard a knock and a male talking outside.
He then burst into the home and upon seeing her, began apologizing saying something about a girlfriend.
The victim told deputies the man said something else and she ran and locked herself in the bedroom closet and called 911.
As police were investigating the scene, a naked man appeared in the front yard of the home.
He was immediately taken into custody and identified as Bryan Pack.
Deputies noted that as they spoke with Pack, his speech was fast, mumbled and quiet.
Medics were called to the scene to evaluate Pack, and they suggested he be seen by a doctor.
After being cleared medically at the hospital, Pack was transported to the Nye County Detention Center and booked on charges of home invasion and open or gross lewdness.