Man arrested for allegedly running roadblock – dragging WPD officer behind

WINNEMUCCA — Here’s the thing about police roadblocks:  They’re not suggestions. You really have to stop there.

That’s a lesson learned for a local man who apparently thought a Winnemucca Police Department roadblock was meant for all those other drivers.

WPD Officer Chad Farstveet was manning the roadblock at the entrance of the Sage Hills subdivision during a large brush fire on Sunday (Oct. 2).  The officer was assisting the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office in stopping traffic for all but emergency vehicles.

Farstveet stopped a pickup truck being driven by Duane Gray then walked around the vehicle to talk with him.

As Farstveet put his arm on the window of the pickup truck, Gray allegedly drove off dragging the officer with him.

Farstveet had scrapes and bruises as a result of being dragged by the pickup, but he remains on full duty.

Meanwhile, an ATL (attempt to locate) was issued for the driver, who was apprehended at the next roadblock.

EMS Director Pat Songer was manning that roadblock.  Songer recognized the vehicle as the one law enforcement was looking for, so he asked Gray to wait for the arrival of HCSO deputies.

As the incident was officer-involved, the investigation was turned over to Nevada Highway Patrol. Trooper Tim Pinkston ultimately arrested the subject.

Gray was charged with assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon and hit & run.

He’s being held at the Humboldt County Detention Center on $150,627 bail.

Andrews sentencing continued – again

LOVELOCK — The case involving Nick Andrews, 23, of Winnemucca, remains unresolved as the sentencing hearing on Tuesday (Sept. 20) did little to move the matter forward.

Andrews has been in custody since his May 2006 arrest for aiding abetting in the shooting death of a local man at Sonoma Canyon.

This was the second time a sentencing hearing was scheduled.  The first was April 5, but the process became bogged down over an evidence dispute, which was ultimately resolved by the Nevada Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, behind-the-scenes discussions by the attorneys delayed the start of the hearing for 90 minutes, witness testimony was lengthy, and the amount of time served was in dispute. Judge Michael Montero, of the 6thJudicial District Court, finally called it a day and ordered an all-day hearing for October 20 to resolve the case.

Judge Montero ordered both sides to submit blind briefs on the issue of time served. A blind brief allows each side to argue their points without the possibility of responding to the other side.

The issue of time served was complicated. Although he has been in custody since 2006, Andrews was previously convicted of felony burglary (for actions he took during the 2006 shooting of Moritz) and was also convicted of two felonies in Humboldt County (for two drive-by shootings that occurred before the Moritz murder).

Although originally charged with first-degree murder, Andrews did not pull the trigger of the gun that killed George Moritz, then 19 years old.  Instead, Andrews was charged with aiding and abetting Matt Hutchinson, then 18 years old, who pled guilty to first-degree murder for the shooting death of Moritz. Hutchinson is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Andrews ultimately pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter pursuant to North Carolina v Alford, which allows defendants to plead guilty to a charge while maintaining his or her innocence in order to avoid being convicted of a greater offense.  However, an Alford plea is treated as a guilty plea by the court.

A plea agreement with the state set the possible prison sentence at 4-10 years on the  manslaughter charge.  The deadly weapon enhancement represents another possible 1-10 years in prison and must be served consecutively.  Probation is an option for the court to consider depending on several factors – including the defendant’s criminal history.

The defense was expected to file a motion for another reduction in bail.

Andrews remains in custody at the Pershing County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Woman on life support following vehicle v pedestrian accident; driver charged with DUI

WINNEMUCCA — The driver of a pickup truck that struck a woman in the Khoury’s Market parking lot on Saturday (Sept. 17) has been charged with DUI causing substantial bodily harm.

John M. Farley, 30, of Silver City, NM, was booked into the Humboldt County Detention Center where bail was set at $100, 809.00.

The woman is at Renown Medical Center in Reno where she remains on life support.  Her name was not released.

According to a statement released by Winnemucca Police Chief Eric Silva, the preliminary investigation revealed the pickup had been traveling southbound on Grass Valley Rd. when it turned into the parking lot and allegedly struck the victim with the left front portion of the vehicle.  The vehicle then came to a stop on top of the victim and had to be backed off the victim by the driver.

Silva noted during the course of the investigation it was revealed that Farley had been consuming an alcoholic beverage.

Farley was administered a set of field sobriety tests, but he did not complete the tests in a satisfactory manner and was subsequently taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.  Farley was transported to Humboldt General Hospital where, as part of investigative protocol, he was subjected to a series of blood draws to determine his blood alcohol content.

He was later booked into the Humboldt County Detention Center where he remains in custody.

Robinson case goes to district court

WINNEMUCCA — The man who allegedly incited a dog to attack Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies who were trying to arrest him has reached a negotiated settlement with the state.

Gary Robinson, 72, walked into Union Township Justice Court on Tuesday (July 12) with 14 counts – all but one of them felony charges.

Robinson is being represented in court by Humboldt County Public Defender Matt Stermitz, who negotiated a settlement with the Humboldt County DA’s Office that allowed his client to walk out of justice court with three felonies and a misdemeanor.

Robinson waived his right to a preliminary hearing.  The case was then transferred to the 6th Judicial District Court where Robinson will be arraigned on charges of battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, all category B felonies.  He will still face a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery in justice court.

The charges of assault and battery stem directly from the allegations Robinson incited a dog to attack deputies.  The multiple charges of resisting arrest and the single charge of gross misdemeanor battery on a peace officer were dropped as part of the proposed negotiated settlement.

** This post contains descriptions of violence and use of strong language and was meant for mature readers.

The following information was obtained from the written reports of HCSO deputies on scene the night Robinson was arrested.  The reports were obtained from the Humboldt County DA’s Office on a NRS Chapter 239 request for public documents.

Events leading to the arrest of Robinson go back to June 17 and a reported domestic battery between Robinson and his wife.

Responding were Sgt. Lee Dove and Deputies Louie Landa, Lincoln Fay, and John Rogers.  Landa was identified in documents as being the lead investigator.

The deputies met with the victim and her grandson on the outskirts of the Robinson property.  All reported the victim had marks on her face consistent with a violent confrontation.  The victim told the deputies Robinson did have firearms in the house.

Rogers stayed with the victim and the juvenile; the other three approached the Robinson house.

Fay reported he stayed with his vehicle, armed with a rifle, to provide “long cover” on the chance Robinson had a gun.

Dove and Landa approached the house and were met at the porch by Robinson.

Landa reported Robinson referred to the “no trespassing” sign at the edge of his property and reportedly said, “Can’t you read the sign?  It says you are trespassing, so get the fuck off my property.”

Robinson allegedly admitted to pushing the victim.

Due to the alleged “self admission”, Sgt. Dove instructed the suspect to turn around and put his hands behind his back – that he was being arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.

Landa reported Robinson took a step back, turned around and said, “Fuck you, motherfuckers” and began to walk away.

Meanwhile, Fay secured the rifle when he saw Robinson was not armed and began to walk towards the group.  As he approached the house, Robinson called to a dog, described as a gray pitbull mix.  Robinson allegedly pointed to Fay and told the dog to “get him”.

Fay reported the dog came running towards him.  He said he pulled his pistol, and targeted the dog, which stopped about 15 feet away.

Robinson said, “Don’t kill my dog” and called the dog off.

Meanwhile, Dove and Landa made an attempt to restrain Robinson to arrest him. At this point Robinson allegedly struck Sgt. Dove in the face.

Dove went tumbling down the porch stairs, but his fall was broken by Fay who put out his arm to keep Dove from hitting the ground.

Landa then tased the suspect, who fell and allegedly hit his face on the porch rail then went tumbling down the porch steps and landed on the dirt.

The deputies moved in to arrest Robinson, Fay reportedly struck him twice on the upper thigh with a police baton in an effort to gain compliance.

At this point Robinson allegedly called to the dog, “Get them.  Get them.”

Landa reported Robinson also said, “Get them boy. Bite this motherfucker. Get them boy.”

The pitbull attacked Sgt. Dove.

Fay reported Dove began screaming in pain.  He looked back and saw the dog was “biting and tearing at (Dove’s) leg.”

Leaving Landa to struggle with the defendant, Fay struck the dog with his baton, he said in his report.

Fay reported, “The dog remained aggressive.  I struck the dog several times as it attempted to bite me.  The dog ran off about ten feet, turned, posted up and began to come for a second attack.”

At this point, Fay drew his pistol and shot the dog.

While Fay was fending off the dog attack, Landa was struggling with Robinson who was on the ground but shoving and kicking.

Landa reported that while he struggled with the suspect, he became aware that Robinson was allegedly attempting to retrieve a large knife from his pocket.

Landa reported he struck Robinson in the upper shoulder and Fay reported he struck Robinson in the face multiple times until they were able to handcuff him.

** Robinson will be arraigned in 6th Judicial District Court at a later date.

Semi accident closes Interstate 80 for three hours

ELKO — A semi truck carrying produce blocked the Interstate 80 eastbound lanes for approximately three hours on Sunday (July 10). The wreck occured shortly after 4 a.m., six miles west of Elko.  The driver was not injured, but traffic backed up significantly.  According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, whose troopers investigated the wreck, driver inattention caused the semi to drift off the interstate.  The driver lost control of the commercial vehicle in his effort to regain the roadway.

DA’s Office drops charges in cracked windshield case

WINNEMUCCA — The Humboldt County DA’s Office dismissed the charges in the cracked windshield case today (Monday, July 11).

The defendant in the case, Jarrett Correa, was released from the Humboldt County Detention Center where he had been held since his March arrest on charges of drug trafficking.

Correa was traveling on Interstate 80 when he was pulled over by the Sgt. Lee Dove, of the HCSO’s Humboldt Interdiction Team, for having a cracked windshield.

Public Defender Matt Stermitz successfully argued on Monday, June 27 to have the evidence in the case suppressed because Nevada doesn’t have a cracked windshield statute.

There’s no statute that uses plain language to tell drivers they are prohibited from driving a vehicle on the roadway if there’s a crack in the windshield, he noted.

Deputy DA Roger Whomes counter-argued NRS 484B.163 (3) requires drivers to have a normal view, which they don’t have when there’s a crack in the windshield.

However, the state did not present any evidence concerning the crack in the windshield. Whether it was large or small, or where it was on the windshield, was not presented to the court.

Judge Michael Montero issued the evidence suppression order on Wednesday, June 29.

He notes, “The fact that there was a crack on Mr. Correa’s windshield, in and of itself, does not satisfy the probable cause standard.  The facts and circumstances, as presented to this court, are not sufficient to warrant a reasonable man to believe Mr. Correa was in violation of NRS 484B.163(3) when he was stopped by Sgt. Dove.”

He continued, “Hence, Sgt. Dove’s traffic stop was unreasonable and in violation of the Fourth Amendment.”

From the Nevada Revised Statutes:

NRS 484B.163 Obstruction of or interference with driver’s view; interference with driver’s control over driving mechanism; vision of driver through required glass equipment; additional penalty for violation committed in work zone.

1.  A person shall not drive a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front seat such number of persons, exceeding three, as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or as to interfere with the driver’s control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.

2.  A passenger in a vehicle shall not ride in such position as to interfere with the driver’s view ahead or to the sides, or to interfere with the driver’s control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.

3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 484D.440 (window tinting statute) a vehicle must not be operated upon any highway unless the driver’s vision through any required glass equipment is normal.

Two killed in Interstate crash near Elko

ELKO — Two people lost their lives and 3 people are in serious condition after two separate crashes on Interstate 80 on Saturday (July 2).

A Stockton California man and an Elko woman were killed in a multiple-vehicle crash approximately 25 miles east of Elko.

According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Highway Patrol Division,  the accident occurred around 4:45 am.

A 2004 Ford E series van was eastbound on Interstate 80 when the vehicle overturned, ejecting 5 of the 6 occupants.  Preliminary investigation reveals that Maurice A. Jenkins, age 41, of Wayne Michigan was driving the van when he allowed the vehicle to drift left into the dirt median.

He lost control of the vehicle as he attempted to regain the Interstate.  Eventually, the vehicle left the roadway again and overturned.

Five passengers were ejected as the vehicle overturned.  The passengers and the driver sustained injury; three seriously and three had minor injuries.  All occupants were transported to Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital.

The driver and two passengers were then flown to the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.  None of the occupants in the van were wearing seatbelts.  The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 began to backup due to the lanes being blocked.

At approximately 5:25 a.m., a 2008 Kenworth truck-tractor and semi-trailer loaded with produce was traveling eastbound approaching the stopped traffic.

The driver of the Kenworth, Hardev Singh, age 44, of Stockton California failed to observe the stopped traffic.

The Kenworth rear-ended a stopped 2008 International flatbed truck driven by Joshua Gaskins, age 40, of Elko Nevada.  The International was then pushed into a 2005 Jeep Cherokee driven by Maria Mata, age 69, from Elko Nevada.

The Jeep was then pushed into the rear of a 2010 Kenworth truck-tractor towing double trailers loaded with dairy cattle supplement.

This Kenwoth was driven by Kelsey Prestwich, age 36, of Wendell Idaho.  The Kenworth, driven by Hardev Singh, veered off the south roadway edge where it over-turned onto its right side.

Singh sustained fatal injures in the collision and died at the scene.

The Jeep and the International came to rest in the eastbound number one lane facing south.

Mata sustained critical injuries and was flown to Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, then to the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.  On July 4th, 2011, Ms. Mata died from her injuries.

Gaskins sustained serious injuries and was transported to Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital by ground ambulance.  A co-driver of the 2008 Kenworth, Harvinder Badesha, age 23, of Yuba City California, who was asleep in the sleeper berth, sustained minor injuries.  He was also transported Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital by ground ambulance.

All of the occupants, with the exception of Mr. Badesha, were wearing seatbelts.  A fifth vehicle was involved but sustained only minor damage from flying debris.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were blocked for approximately 5 hours.  At approximately 10:30 a.m. one eastbound lane was opened.  The second lane was opened at approximately 5:00 p.m.

These crashes are currently under investigation and anyone who witnessed either crash or has information is encouraged to call the Highway Patrol at (775) 753-1111.

Evidence suppressed in cracked windshield case

WINNEMUCCA — Public Defender Matt Stermitz successfully argued to have the evidence suppressed in a drug trafficking case where the probable cause for the traffic stop was a cracked windshield.

Judge Michael Montero ruled in the defense’s favor on Monday (June 27) during the pre-trial conference — a mere two weeks before the case was to go before a jury.

The driver of the vehicle, Jarrett P. Correa, of Honolulu, Hawaii, was passing through Humboldt County on Interstate 80 at the time of the stop.

A search of Correa’s vehicle ensued after the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office drug-sniffing K9 Lily alerted on the car. The search allegedly turned up $798 in cash and trafficking levels of methamphetamine.

MOTION TO SUPPRESS: Stermitz previously filed a motion to suppress the evidence.  In court on Monday, he raised many of the same issues that were in the motion.

His primary argument:  Nevada doesn’t have a statute prohibiting people from driving with a cracked windshield.  Further, the sheriff’s office deputy who pulled Correa over couldn’t articulate a specific statute to justify the stop.

The traffic stop was initiated on March 30 of this year by Sgt. Lee Dove who heads up the HCSO – Humboldt Interdiction Team.

During the preliminary hearing, Sgt. Dove was not able to cite a specific statute that prohibits motorists from driving with a cracked windshield; though, he generally thought the statute dealing with safety glazing on vehicle windows prohibited cracked windshields.

Stermitz read the statute on Monday, in its entirety, and there was no language in the safety-glazing statutes that prohibits motorists from driving with a cracked windshield.

He told the court the traffic stop was based on a mistake of law.  Under case law, and Stermitz quoted multiple cases, in instances where officers mistook the law the evidence was ultimately suppressed.

Deputy DA Roger Whomes disagreed there was no cracked windshield statute.  He pointed to the statute that requires the driver’s vision through the glass to be normal (NRS 484B.163(3)), which could be prevented if  the windshield were cracked.

He added mud and snow, anything that prevented the driver from having a normal view through the glass, was prohibited.

But, as Stermitz noted, “a normal view” was never defined by the Nevada Legislature.  If they cared to revisit the statute and define the terminology, fine, but it wouldn’t be proper for the court to do so, he argued.

Additionally, there were separate statutes that prohibited mud and snow – but not a cracked windshield.

He also argued the “normal view” statute was vague because it doesn’t specifically state what behavior was prohibited.  For example, a statute written specifically might read, “A motorist shall not operate a vehicle  that has a cracked windshield on the public roads.”

That kind of language tells a person what behavior is specifically prohibited.

Nevada has no such statute.

Sgt. Dove simply had no probable cause for the traffic stop, Stermitz argued, and therefore the evidence should be suppressed.

Montero agreed. He said in reviewing the case he did not find driving a vehicle with a cracked windshield was a violation of the law.

Despite having the evidence suppressed, the DA’s Office did not immediately move to have the  charges against Correa dismissed.

SPJ spoke with Humboldt County DA Mike Macdonald late in the day, and he indicated they were still reviewing their options.

At the time of this post, Correa remained at the Humboldt County Detention Center on $20,000 bail.

(shown) Public Defender Matt Stermitz is shown leaving the courtroom followed by Jarrett Correa.

Kull promotes missing person’s case on national radio

WINNEMUCCA — Undersheriff Curtis Kull was on News Talk 780 KOH “Coast to Coast” on Friday (June 24) to reach a larger audience in the hopes someone could provide additional clues in the mysterious disappearance of an elderly Reno man.

Patrick Carnes, 86, was last seen on April 13 at about 9 p.m. during a return trip from Ohio to Reno.  His last known contact was with an NHP trooper who pulled him over on Interstate 80 for a traffic violation.

Carnes’s abandoned Subaru was discovered the next day in Humboldt County at the Pumpernickel exit.  There are no facilities at that exit; just miles of dirt road in either direction.

According to Kull, photos taken by the NHP trooper’s dashcam may contain clues helpful to the investigation.

In audio recording of the encounter between Carnes and the NHP trooper, Carnes said he was following a big rig to Elko.  Authorities believe they captured an image of that big rig, which can be viewed here:  Coast to Coast

The photo has been enhanced and Kull said investigators are hoping someone can identify the logo on the upper left-hand corner of the truck.  He said while they might not be lucky enough to find that specific truck, even identifying a company name would be a huge lead.

The Undersheriff stressed the possibility the big-rig driver may not have been part of any acts against Carnes, but he or she might have information useful to the investigation.

Also on the program Friday night was Patrick Carnes’s son Jim Carnes, who said his father used to be a truck driver and it would be within his nature to strike up a friendship with a passing truck driver.

As so much time has passed, both men acknowledge the likelihood that Patrick Carnes will be found alive decreases – though his son and the whole family still have that hope.

One of the discussions on Friday was other missing persons who disappeared under similar mysterious circumstances.

One case, going back to 2006, was that of a Reno woman who left home on Valentine’s Day and was never seen again; however, her vehicle was found abandoned at the exact same exit where Carnes’s vehicle was found.

Kull said the FBI does have a team investigating Highway Serial Killings, and the agency has been helpful to the investigation.

Kull explained when the case first started, investigators were developing possible scenarios—similar to the one used on the television show “House” – based on some facts of the case and some speculation.

One of the facts of the case was the suspicious manner in which the car was abandoned, Kull said, because it looked as though it had been dumped in the sagebrush, pointed in the direction of a fence.  It did not have the appearance, though, that anyone has gone through the things in the car belonging to Carnes.

One scenario considered by authorities was  the possibility Carnes had car trouble.  That one seemed unlikely, though, because the car was a good distance from the Interstate.  Normally, someone with car trouble just pulls to the side of the road.

However, if it had been car trouble Carnes was still close enough to the Interstate to walk for help as opposed to walking off into the desert.

The sheriff’s office spent about 600-700 hours searching the area, primarily using the all-volunteer, civilian Search & Rescue Team.  The search also included four aerial searches.

Investigators also considered the scenario in which Carnes pulled off the Interstate to stretch his legs and let his dog Lucky relieve himself.  But that didn’t seem very likely, either.

Assuming Patrick Carnes decided to finish his trip home the evening of April 13, even though he indicated to the NHP trooper he would be staying the night in Elko, the Pumpernickel exit would have been less than inviting in the middle of the night.

Additionally, Carnes injured his leg on the trip and was walking with a limp.  A person in that condition is not going to pull off into the sagebrush.

Lastly, it was very cold on the night in question; freezing cold.

Sadly, investigators are also considering the possibility Carnes ran into trouble somewhere else and his vehicle just dumped at the Pumpernickel exit.

The disappearance of Patrick Carnes was not an isolated incident on the nation’s Interstate.  AAA recommends the following safety tips when traveling US highways:

  • Avoid being the only person at a rest stop.
  • Park in well-lit areas near the facilities.
  • If you see someone acting in a suspicious manner, wait until that person leaves before using the facilities, or drive to another location.
  • Keep your keys in your hand as you approach your vehicle so you can get in your car quickly, if necessary.
  • If you’re approached by someone seeking help or information while you’re in your car, do not get out.  Keep the doors locked and crack the window to talk to them.  Offer to call for help for them, but do not get out of your car.
  • If someone confronts or grabs you, react loudly and fight back.  Make a scene.

Arrest, accident, and citation reports through June 23, 2011

The following arrest and citation information was taken from media reports issued by the Winnemucca Police Department, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nevada Highway Patrol.


Thursday, June 9

  • Richard Lee Owings, 36, was charged with providing false information to law enforcement.  Bail was $5,000.

Tuesday, June 14

  • Jeremy Baker, 39, of Jonesborough, Tenn., was charged with felony drug charges on allegations he was traveling with 5 pounds of marijuana.  Bail was $30,000.

Wednesday, June 15

  • Randall D. Rubenzer, 52, of Bloomer, Wisc,, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Bail was $534.
  • Tony J. Dehart, 29, was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging failure to appear in court.  Bail was $500.

Thursday, June 16

  • Josh Macdonald, 30,  was charged with violating a temporary restraining order. Bail was $3,000.
  • Alberto Benitez-Moran, 28,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging failure to appear in court.  Bail was $870 – cash only.
  • William Pyke, 30, was charged with violating the terms of his probation and was placed on a no-bail hold.
  • Robin Danyuer, 58, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.  Bail was $940.

Friday, June 17

  • The WPD investigated a single-vehicle accident in which a 20-year-old male was traveling on Water Canyon Rd. when he dropped his cell phone, attempted to retrieve it from the floor, then drifted off the road and struck an NV Energy meter – causing damage to meter and the car.

Saturday, June 18

  • Ernest Roa Gomez, 44, was charged with first-offense DUI and failure to yield to a person on a bicycle. Bail was $1229

Sunday, June 19

  • Jacob John Mustard, of Ladysmith, Wisc., 25, was cited for failure to yield the crosswalk to a pedestrian and driving without insurance following a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Winnemucca Blvd.  According to the report released by the WPD, Mustard slowed down for two pedestrians in a crosswalk but allegedly failed to notice a third pedestrian in front of his Grand Cherokee Jeep.  The pedestrian was struck and thrown 39 feet.  The condition of the pedestrian was not noted.  It was noted there had been a rain shower and the roads were wet – causing a distracting glare.  According to witnesses Mustard was not speeding or driving in a reckless manner.
  • Jose Raul Garcia, 18, was charged with reckless driving, driving without a valid license second offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Bail was $2,608.

Monday, June 20

  • Gary John Bass, 21, was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging failure to appear in court.  Bail was $302.

Tuesday, June 21

  • Janice Marie Robinson, 47, was arrested in Lyon County on a Union Township Justice Court warrant charging failure to appear in court.  She was extradited back to Humboldt County and was placed on a no-bail hold.
  • Oscar Mercado, 25, was cited and released for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The citation amount was $1,354.