Pair arrested on drug charges

Early on the morning of July 4, Mineral County Deputy Adam Fortier received a report from a confidential source indicating the illegal growing of marijuana. Fortier confirmed some of the source’s allegations by driving by the residence at 3010 Towe Road and observing marijuana plants out in the open. At this point Fortier started putting… [More...]

Deputies arrest woman that pointed gun at UPS driver

On July 3 at 12:17 a.m. Mineral County dispatch received a call from a UPS driver who reported someone with a gun at Spanish Springs Road off

On July 3 at 12:17 a.m. Mineral County dispatch received a call from a UPS driver who reported  someone with a gun at Spanish Springs Road off Highway 359. The caller warned of trouble if someone didn’t quickly respond. Sergeant Charlie, followed by Deputy Leslie responded to the scene. After arriving on scene the officers… [More...]

Chemical explosion prompts evacuation

At 11:37 a.m. on June 25, an explosion rocked the 100 block of Pinion Street Mineral County Dispatch said homes as far as 4 blocks from the site reported the blast to 911.

At 11:37 a.m. on June 25, an explosion rocked the 100 block of Pinion Street. Mineral County Dispatch said homes as far as 4 blocks from the site reported the blast to 911. Mineral County Sheriff’s Department and other emergency personnel responded to the scene. “We made contact with the homeowner and he readily admitted… [More...]

Overturned semi causes delays on U.S. 95 truck bypass

On June 29, a semi-truck truck carrying gasoline and diesel overturned at the U.S. Highway 95 bypass, closing the road for some 18

On June 29, a semi-truck truck carrying gasoline and diesel overturned at the U.S. Highway 95 bypass, closing the road for some 18 hours. The driver of the Overland Petroleum truck, Calvin Chadwick, 62, of St. George, Utah, called in the accident at 8:16 a.m. June 29. Respondents included Nevada Highway Patrol, Mineral County sheriff… [More...]

McBride has lengthy law enforcement history

Steven McBride, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is Sheriff Stewart Handte’s selection for undersheriff of Mineral County. McBride has two

Steven McBride, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is Sheriff Stewart Handte’s selection for undersheriff of Mineral County. McBride has two grown children: Steven McBride Jr., 32, and Alicia McBride, 27. McBride noted his daughter just completed her first visit to Hawthorne and loved the area. McBride has a long history in law enforcement. “I got into… [More...]

Hawthorne hit and run results in arrest

On June 21 at approximately 10:45 p.m., Mineral County Dispatch received a 911 call from a party who said an orange truck struck

On June 21 at approximately 10:45 p.m., Mineral County Dispatch received a 911 call from a party who said an orange truck struck their vehicle and left the scene. The sheriff’s department dispatched Deputy Kyle Leslie and Sergeant Mickey Boyles to the scene. After taking statements from the victims the officers caught up with the… [More...]

Authorities sorting out animal cruelty case

Sometime around May 26, someone allegedly put six kittens in a plastic tote and brought it to a home on the 225 block of Ash Street in Hawthorne. That person placed stones on the tote lid for weight and left the kittens in the tote without food and water. On May 28, Mineral County Animal… [More...]

California pair arrested in county on drug charges

On June 7, at about 8 p.m. Mineral County Sheriff’s Deputy Gabe Andrada stopped a vehicle with California plates for speeding

On June 7, at about 8 p.m. Mineral County Sheriff’s Deputy Gabe Andrada stopped a vehicle with California plates for speeding. As the deputy approached the car, he noted the smell of marijuana. Andrada searched the vehicle and found marijuana packaged in a way that lead the deputy to believe it was intended for sale.… [More...]

Memorial Day observed in Mineral County

So echoed the words of Mineral County Sheriff Stewart Handte through Veteran’s Park where he spoke at Hawthorne’s Memorial Day observance.

“In our time of freedom.” So echoed the words of Mineral County Sheriff Stewart Handte through Veteran’s Park where he spoke at Hawthorne’s Memorial Day observance. In our time of freedom, about three dozen citizens of “America’s Patriotic Home” gathered in honor of the slain in battle. In our time of freedom, bought at the… [More...]

64th annual Armed Forces Day celebration a hit in Hawthorne

Mineral County Sheriff Stewart Handte looked relieved the Monday following Armed Forces Day weekend. “For my first Armed Forces

  Mineral County Sheriff Stewart Handte looked relieved the Monday following Armed Forces Day weekend. “For my first Armed Forces Day, it went pretty well,” Handte said. Handte also added he felt great pride in being sheriff, a member of the sheriff’s dept., and of the Armed Forces Day Committee. He commended members of the… [More...]