COPS: Three arrested in drug raid
Police arrested three people last week on drug-related offenses after they allegedly discovered methamphetamine and several stolen vehicles at a home on Tournament Avenue.
According to an arrest report, on Dec. 16 the Nye County Sheriff’s Street Crimes unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 3500 block of Tournament avenue.
When officers knocked on the door, a suspect by the name of Randy Bevil reportedly answered.
After realizing it was the police, he allegedly exclaimed “oh s**t it’s the cops,” before police said he slammed the door in their faces and locked it.
The NCSO SWAT team then forced entry into the residence. Inside police discovered Bevil along with two other individuals, Vicky Bevil and Janet Devera.
Police said Randy and Vicky were believed to be the main residents at the address.
As officers began a search of the home, inside one bedroom police reported finding various pieces of drug paraphernalia along with paperwork belonging to Randy, a purse containing $1,680 and a cell phone belonging to Vicky.
In the master bedroom, police allegedly discovered a pink wallet with numerous debit cards with different names on them, meth pipes, empty baggies and a set of vehicle theft tools.
Outside the home, near a garage, deputies reportedly found three stolen vehicles, including a motorcycle reported stolen out of Utah, an ATV reported stolen out of Las Vegas and a golf cart reported stolen from Pahrump.
Police found another ATV, but an arrest report notes the VIN had been removed.
Deputies reported finding drug paraphernalia, a bag of suspected methamphetamine and numerous empty zip lock baggies in a trailer on the property as well.
All three individuals were subsequently arrested and transported to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked into custody.
During intake at the jail, police allegedly discovered Vicky to be in possession of 8.8 grams of meth she was carrying in her shirt.
COPS: Man acts weird at gas station, gets arrested
One man was arrested this week on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing a dangerous weapon after police were called to Green Valley Grocery on State Route 372 for a report of a male acting strangely.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, early Monday morning around 3:30 a.m. deputies responded to the gas station where a store clerk called to report that a man, later identified as Glenn Santiago, looked as though he was “tweaking,” telling officers Santiago had come into the store behaving oddly and then turned around and left, getting into a white van parked in the parking lot.
Another witness reportedly told the clerk as he was passing the suspect’s van he saw what he thought was the butt of a pistol sticking out of the center console.
When officers made contact with Santiago, an arrest report notes he appeared to be exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
When they began to search his vehicle, deputies allegedly found a pair of brass knuckles, a loaded 9mm pistol and a pipe inside.
Santiago was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the local jail to be booked into custody.
COURTS: Woman sentenced in connection with drug ring
A woman arrested in connection to a local drug and theft ring in January was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison in the case last week.
Michelle Orton, 25, appeared in District Court last Friday for sentencing on charges of conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of a controlled substance and burglary.
Orton was arrested in January after police came into contact with her as they were investigating a large scale theft and narcotics ring that landed 14 people in jail. She was among several of the suspects in the case who were arrested on drug-related charges during the investigation.
She was subsequently charged by the state with conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of a controlled substance in February. The district attorney’s office then charged her with burglary in connection to another case in August.
Orton told the court that she had a drug problem and that she needed a structured program to help her get her life back on track.
Presiding Judge Kimberly Wanker, however, voiced her concerns that Orton lacked the necessary motivation and drive to succeed in a program like the local Drug Court, and decided to send her to the Nevada Department of Corrections where she said Orton can avail herself to a variety of programs while in custody.
Orton was subsequently sentenced to 364 days in the Nye County Detention Center on the conspiracy charge, probation with the condition she spend 364 days in custody on the possession of a controlled substance charge and 24 to 60 months in prison on the burglary charge.
COPS: Man caught hiding from police
Police took a wanted man into custody last week after he tried to hide from deputies when they arrived at a home on Gamebird Road to apprehend him.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, on Dec. 20 around 9:15 a.m. police arrived at a residence in the 800 block of East Gamebird Road to apprehend two fugitives.
Two men were reportedly standing in the driveway of the home as officers pulled up and one of those two men, identified as Samuel Pringle, allegedly took off running as he saw deputies approaching.
Knowing that he couldn’t have run off the property. as police reportedly had the area surrounded, deputies asked the homeowner to search both inside the residence and underneath where there was reportedly a secret hiding place.
After approximately 30 minutes Pringle came out from beneath the trailer and was arrested.
During the search for Pringle, the arrest report noted several areas of skirting around the trailer were damaged.
Pringle was then transported to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked into custody.