Man Jailed in Hawthorne a Suspect in Phoenix Homicide

  The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office is in custody of a homicide suspect who was picked up in Mineral County on Oct. 25 for various charges. Christopher Montoya was stopped by Mineral County deputies on Oct. 25 when they attempted to stop a newer gray model Toyota truck for speeding. In a statement from Undersheriff… [More…]

Drug Investigation Nets Several Arrests

  The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office month-long narcotics investigation reached a point where several suspected drug dealers were taken into custody last week. On Oct. 23, two separate search warrants were served at two different Hawthorne addresses by the sheriff’s office. In a press release from Sheriff Randy Adams, he explained the charges against the… [More…]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

  Mineral County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a traffic stop on Oct. 20 at approximately 11:20 a.m. which ended in the arrest of a female subject. While working an overtime assignment for the Office of Traffic Safety, the sheriff’s office deputy came into contact with a 2007 Toyota four door with a Nevada UNLV plate.… [More…]

Two arrested on meth charges

A broken windshield led to the arrest of two on meth charges in Hawthorne last week. A Mineral County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a white Chevrolet sedan in the 100 block of A Street in Hawthorne on April 25 which had been observed around Hawthorne with a broken windshield on numerous occasions. After confirming the windshield… [More…]

Five Hawthorne businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol identification compliance check in the Hawthorne area of Mineral County. The check was completed on March 23 with help from Deputies Jeff Peebles and Julie Redmond of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and three minor volunteers. The group went to 15 Hawthorne locations. Employees at six of the… [More…]

Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in El Cap robbery last month

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the help of the citizens to help solve a robbery that occurred at the El Capitan Casino. The robbery, which happened on Feb. 26 at 4:17 a.m., was caught on tape and shows the suspect wearing a mask and walk right past patrons and employees into the round… [More…]

MCSO hosts impairment class

The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office hosted an Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.) class on Feb. 21-22 at the Mineral County Library. The A.R.I.D.E. class was instructed by The Department of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol Division. The training is designed to enhance an officers ability to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment… [More…]

Reported gusts of 75 mph topple trees, trucks; close highway

High winds blew through Mineral County last Thursday causing damage to some in Mineral County. Besides a large tree being blown over in Hawthorne, residents were stopped once again from traveling north on US Highway 95 when reports of blown over semi-trucks began to filter into the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office. One truck was blown… [More…]

Three Jailed On Drug Charges

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office ended 2016 and began the New Year with a series of drug busts landing three in the Mineral County Detention Center. In a press release from Undersheriff Bill Ferguson, he stated that 35 grams of methamphetamine was found on Dec. 29 after a traffic stop was conducted on a 2013 Lexus… [More…]

Walker Lake Man Jailed on Oregon Rape Charges

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office arrested Walker Lake resident Jeffrey Noel Van Arkel on Dec. 12 after a grant in Oregon made a connection to the Mineral County man. On Aug. 23, 2005, the Eugene Police investigated a rape which involved a 16-year-old female victim and Van Arkel, who was 25 at the time. The sexual… [More…]