Reckless driver near Mina arrested for DUI, other charges

Events took an interesting turn for four members of the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department during a recent trip to Mina to serve an Emergency Protection Order. Sheriff Stewart Handte, Undersheriff Steve McBride, Sergeant Earl Perry and Deputy Gabe Andrada witnessed the incident. “We were southbound on Highway 95 about three miles north of Luning, when… [More...]

Citizens on Patrol program reinstituted

The Mineral County Sheriff’s Department is reinstituting the Citizens on Patrol, or COPS program. Sheriff Stewart Handte placed

The Mineral County Sheriff’s Department is reinstituting the Citizens on Patrol, or COPS program. Sheriff Stewart Handte placed Sergeant Earl Perry in charge of the program. Perry led the program in the past. After having some conversations with the citizenry of Mineral County, including the citizens of Walker Lake and Mina, Handte concluded it was… [More...]

Hawthorne man arrested on synthetic marijuana charge

On July 21 dispatch received a call from SOC that an adult male employee, Robert Baughman, at the clinic had possession of drug paraphernalia. The sheriff’s department sent a deputy to the base to initiate an investigation. Subsequently the deputy arrested Baughman on suspision of drug paraphernalia and drug possession. Police reported Baughman had “Pep… [More...]

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...]