weather icon Partly Cloudy

Crime Corner, Jan. 21

Inmate charged with petit larceny

Joseph Brandon Tarrango, Jr. was charged with unlawful possession of a portable telecommunications device by prisoner and petit larceny on Jan. 7 after detention deputies requested a review surveillance footage of the booking area. The request was made to find out if an inmate’s cell phone had been stolen during the time he was in custody.

When deputies reviewed the footage they reportedly noted that after the detention deputy entered the booking area with two inmates including Tarrango, Tarrango reached over the counter and put the cell phone in the right area of his pants.

After being confronted with the evidence, Tarrango reportedly returned the cell phone to the detention deputy.

Tarrango was subsequently given the additional charges of unlawful possession of a portable telecommunication device by prisoner and petit larceny.

Beatty man arrested for domestic violence

Eduardo Delmora-Ramirez was jailed on Jan. 6 and charged with domestic battery after police were dispatched to the Stagecoach housing for a report of a domestic battery in progress.

Deputies made contact with the victim who reportedly said that her husband, identified as Delmora-Ramirez, had pushed her into the home and then shoved her.

As deputies were speaking with the victim, Delmora-Ramirez reportedly walked over to them from his truck and corroborated the victim’s statements.

After being placed in custody, the victim began crying and begging the deputies not to arrest Delmora-Ramirez.

According to the arrest report, this continued until deputies exited the property.

Delmora-Ramirez was transported to the Nye County Detention Center and booked accordingly.

Man arrested for domestic violence

Jacob McDonald was jailed on Jan. 5 and charged with domestic battery, strangulation, destroy property of another and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana after the victim reported the domestic violence claimat the Nye County Sheriff’s front office in Pahrump.

When deputies spoke with the victim, she reportedly told them that her estranged husband, identified as McDonald, broke into her home and strangled her over an empty lighter.

When the victim attempted to escape the residence, McDonald allegedly chased her out of the home and punched the driver’s side window of her vehicle, causing it to shatter. As the victim was driving away, McDonald allegedly threw an object at her car, causing the windshield to crack and shatter.

Deputies responded to the victim’s address, located on Teepee Road, in an effort to locate McDonald. While at the property, deputies were informed that McDonald was at a local convenience store. When deputies attempted to make contact with McDonald they were told he fled the home, running north on Mt. Charleston Road.

Deputies subsequently located McDonald on Walt Williams Drive at the Calvada Eye where he was placed under arrest.

A search of his person revealed a suspected marijuana cigarette in a cigarette box in McDonald’s left front pocket.

McDonald was subsequently transported to the jail and booked.

Compiled by Michelle Hermann, Special to the Pahrump Valley Times

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Lake Powell drops to lowest level in reservoir’s history

“This is a benchmark moment,” Kyle Roerink, executive director of the Great Basin Water Network, said Sunday. “And it’s not going to be the last one this summer.”

Buffalo Soldiers Day in Nevada celebrated for 3rd year

Nevada’s third Buffalo Soldiers Day was celebrated Saturday to honor the country’s all-Black military units.

Face mask backers urge Board of Regents to make them mandatory for all

Proponents of face masks on college campuses this fall on Friday urged the Nevada Board of Regents to go beyond a mandate for employees OK’d by the Clark County Commission.

Adam Sullivan confirmed as Nevada State Engineer

After serving as “acting” Nevada state engineer and administrator of the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) for the past seven months, Adam Sullivan has now been confirmed in those positions, with his official appointment reported in a press release issued Tuesday, July 20.

Pahrump Back to School Fair set for July 31

It is once again that time of year when parents and students must turn their thoughts to the coming school term and begin preparing for another nine months of academic endeavors. With the 2021-2022 school year set to begin on Tuesday, August 10 in Nye County, in an effort to help ensure that area families are ready to send their children back to the classroom, be it virtual or in person, the NyE Communities Coalition is now gearing up for its annual Back to School Fair.

Nye County opposing NASA land proposal

In Nevada, mining is a major industry, bringing in millions of dollars in taxes every year and employing thousands of workers in high-paying positions that help support the local economy but much of the mining operations in the Silver State rely on access to federally controlled lands.

Pahrump Lions take audiences on emotional journey with “Love Letters”

It was an emotional roller-coaster ride of a weekend for audiences at Sanders Family Winery, who were treated to two nights of theatrical entertainment from the Pahrump Valley Lions Club with the A.R. Gurney play “Love Letters”.

Suspect arrested after armed standoff

At least three Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies are recovering from minor injuries after a tense standoff with an armed suspect.

Conversations with Nevada AG Ford continues

Some of the country’s most vulnerable populations are children and the elderly and it is just these populations that will be the subject of the next segment in a series of public outreach sessions from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, which will continue its Conversations with AG Ford initiative this coming Wednesday.