76°F
weather icon Clear

Amargosa Valley boy arrested on robbery, firearm discharge

An Amargosa Valley boy was arrested on charges of robbery and discharge of a firearm, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 17-year-old minor was charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, aiming firearm at a person, possession of a firearm by child under 18 and discharge of a firearm on public land.

On Oct. 14, Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies were working at a special event at the Amargosa Valley Community Center when they were approached by several citizens reporting that a firearm had been discharged in the vicinity of the facility.

Upon response, deputies found a man who said that he had been robbed at gunpoint by an unknown male.

The victim said that the suspect had pointed a handgun at his head and demanded his necklace before firing his gun into the ground and fleeing the area on foot, according to the press release. The victim wasn’t injured.

The suspect was arrested and turned over to Nye County Juvenile Probation.

Detectives also found the handgun that the suspect used during the crime and the victim’s stolen property.

The news release from the sheriff’s office did not identify the juvenile.

Contact reporter Daria Sokolova at dsokolova@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @dariasokolova77

THE LATEST
LGBTQ foster recruitment a focus for Pride Month

If you want to make a real difference in the life of children in rural Nevada, become a foster care provider.

Post-primary: 2 commission seats decided

The Nevada primary is meant to narrow down party selections ahead of the November general election, but for some local races, Nye County voters voiced their final decisions on Tuesday.

GALLERY: DAV BBQ offers an afternoon of camaraderie

Camaraderie. It’s something felt in all sorts of groups but undoubtedly one of the strongest senses of camaraderie can be found among those who have served their country.

Nye County Water District scores its first grant

The Nye County Water District has secured its first ever grant, a fact that has officials feeling excited and optimistic about the momentum that the district is finally seeing.

Death Valley worker dies in crash

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. — A gofundme account has been established for the family of a Death Valley National Park employee who died following a vehicle crash there late last month.