A report received by Mineral County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch of a possible reckless driver landed Stephanie Belzer in jail on April 22.
According to a report from Undersheriff Bill Ferguson, the reporting party advised that they were almost stuck by a dark colored SUV while crossing Fifth Street near the El Capitan Casino. While deputies were talking to the witness, a call came in of a vehicle hitting a fence at 250 Birch Street in Hawthorne.
The deputies responded to the accident and were advised by the homeowner that they he “had heard a crash, and when he looked outside he observed a dark colored SUV driving off.”
The SUV was located at 270 Cedar Street with the driver’s side door open along with the front door to the residence. Officers made contact with the driver, Belzer, of Hawthorne and began photographing the vehicle, which had damage consistent of running into a fence. “While in the process of photographing the vehicle, they heard a baby’s cry coming from the rear of the vehicle. Dep uties then observed an upside down car seat beginning to move. They flipped the car seat over and observed an infant child to be in the car seat,” the report stated.
Belzer was arrested after the investigation and charged with NRS 205.508 Child Neglect, NRS 205.508 Child Endangerment and NRS 202.350 Possession of a dangerous weapon. Her bail is set at $80,140.
Mineral County Sheriff’s Office isasking that the public contact them if they have any information concerning this case. The public can call 775-945-2500 and reference case number 16MN1006C.