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Crime Corner, April 29

Man jailed for violation of protective order

Tom Cooney was arrested on April 22 and charged with violating a temporary protective order after deputies were dispatched to a report of a TPO violation at an address on Highway 160.

Deputies spoke to the victim who reportedly said that her ex-boyfriend, subsequently identified as Tom Cooney, had been violating a temporary protective order she had against him by calling and sending 300 text messages.

After deputies finished speaking with the victim they relocated to an address on Linda Street and made contact with Cooney at his front door. As deputies were making contact with Cooney, he reportedly admitted that he had contacted the victim.

Cooney was subsequently arrested and transported to the Nye County Detention Center and booked on the above charges.

Medical issues results in drug arrest

Heidi Breakfield was arrested on April 23 and charged with possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies were dispatched to an address on Leslie Street regarding a suspected medical problem or suicidal person.

Deputies subsequently met with a female who was identified as Heidi Breakfield.

Deputies noted in the arrest report that Breakfield’s speech was rapid, slurred and she was reportedly unable to stand still. When asked if she was under the influence of anything, Breakfield reportedly told deputies she took two Xanax, smoked marijuana and consumed a lot of alcohol. Breakfield told deputies she had a prescription.

Breakfield was asked for permission to enter her residence to retrieve the prescription and she said yes. The detective then entered the home and subsequently informed deputies that he observed an open black eyeglass case which contained two small plastic baggies with a white crystalline residue of suspected methamphetamine, tin foil and a homemade pipe commonly used to ingest narcotics.

Deputies noted that the eyeglass case that contained these items was right next to Breakfield’s prescription medication.

When questioned about whether she had any methamphetamine in her residence, Breakfield reportedly responded, “I don’t know.” When asked if deputies could search her home for methamphetamine, Breakfield said “yes.”

As they were searching, deputies located inside the tin foil a white crystalline substance of suspected methamphetamine.

Breakfield was subsequently arrested and transported to the jail, booked and held on $5,640 bond.

The suspected methamphetamine was tested and showed presumptive positive for methamphetamine.

Compiled from Nye County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports and written by reporter Michelle Hermann. Contact her at michelle.pvtimes@gmail.com

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