Friday, March 5, 2010

DA's Report of battery

The following information was provided by Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett. All crimes are alleged and all defendants are presumed innocent.
The following charges were brought against adults.
* Arnold R. Aldana was charged with unlawful use of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, possession of marijuana-less than one ounce (first offense), driving without a valid license and certain unlawful acts.
* Matthew Lars Ambrosen was charged with unlawful trespass upon land.
* Jene David Louis Averill was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a controlled substance.
* Jennifer Marie Baca was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
* Christopher Daniel Badia was charged with obstructing a public officer.
* Timothy Carl Eugene Barnes was charged with two counts of battery and injury to other property.
* Gina Marie Batsford was charged with battery of GK479 , FK890 , Inspiron 1720 battery .
* David Lee Benner was charged with invasion of the home and battery.
* William D. Bergen was charged with petit larceny.
* Ronald William Best was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and security payment of tort liabilities required.
* Trevor Boehm was charged with battery with the use of a deadly weapon and domestic battery-second offense.
* Ronald J. Bossert was charged with embezzlement-elder enhancement.
* Cathy L. Carter was charged with grand larceny, and obtaining money under false pretenses, elder enhancement.
* Raymond A. Catron was charged with certain unlawful acts.
* Roy A. Cavill was charged with fraudulent conveyances.
* Katy Jean Cazier was charged with attempt to obtain money/goods under false pretenses.
* Antonio A. Colon was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, having an open container of alcoholic beverage within passenger area of motor vehicle while on highway and drinking alcoholic beverage while driving motor vehicle.
* Catherine Doughty was charged with Inspiron 1520 battery .
* Jesus Escobedo was charged with failure to appear after admission to bail.
* James Lee Fehr was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
* Arthur Joseph Fisher III was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, certain unlawful acts, security of payment for tort liabilities required and driving while license revoked, canceled or suspended.
* Larry Forker was charged with two counts of battery.
* Lynn Harold Foster was charged with injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle.
* Oscar Antonio Friger and Daniel Thomas Grucella were each charged with two counts unlawful acts pertaining to distribution of certain controlled substances.
Kevin Lomorr Gatewood was charged with domestic battery-second offense.
* Tiffany Leigh Gaxiola was charged with domestic battery VGP-BPS9 , VGP-BPS9/B , VGP-BPS9/S .
* Robert K. Godfrey Jr., Joseph Michael Gray, Kenneth Edward Meyer, Marx James Mace and Anna Louise Goetz were charged with battery.
* Alfred Christopher Gonzales was charged with basic speed.
* Joshua K. Green was charged with burglary, grand larceny, fraudulent use of a credit card and offense involving stolen property.
* Michael Roy Guedel was charged with driving while license canceled, suspended or revoked-DUI related, basic speed, certain unlawful acts and security for tort liabilities required.
* Michael David Healy was charged with obstructing a public officer.
* Brandon M. Hulderson was charged with violation of a temporary or extended order.
* Jennie Lee Johns was charged with embezzlement.
* Richard T. Johnson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicle entering intersection marked "stop" or "yield."
* Derek Jolley was charged with burglary and uttering a forged instrument.
* Phillip Josue was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and certain unlawful acts.
* Phillip Duane Keefer was charged with battery, burglary, home invasion and Latitude D520 battery (strangulation).
* Robert Gordon Kocher was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol-third offense.
* Jon Michael Lindsey was charged with an offense involving stolen property.
* Andre Lamar Longmire Jr. was charged with domestic battery-first offense (strangulation).
* Nancy Lopez was charged with issuing check(s) without sufficient funds.
* Michael Larry Marsh was charged with petit larceny.
* Larry B. Marshall was charged with issuing check(s) without sufficient funds
* Colleen McCoy was charged with violation of restraining order/injunction.
* Kathy Mendoza was charged with domestic battery and attempted interception or delay of message sent over phone line.
* Kyle Miller was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Ray Murdock was charged with domestic battery.
* David Adam Nichols was charged with harassment.
* Daniel Adam Noggle was charged with grand larceny.
* Verna L. Padgett was charged with possession of a controlled substance-second offense.
* Nicholas Michael Palmer was charged with failure to appear after admission to bail.
* Billy Louis Patillo was charged with domestic battery-second offense.
* Shann Shalanda Prince was charged with indecent or obscene exposure.
* Richard Pritchard was charged with unlawful trespass and public nuisance.
* Robin Wayne Quadlin was charged with burglary and grand larceny.
* Tara Lee Ray was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
* Dawn Marie Ritchey was charged with grand larceny of a motor vehicle.
* Michael Seavey was charged with injuring or tampering with a motor vehicle.
* Anthony M. Saragusa was charged with two counts of theft, two counts of embezzlement and annoying phone calls.
* Jeffrey Alan Smith Sr. was charged with domestic battery VGP-BPS9A/B , VGP-BSP13/S , VGN-AR48C .
* Gloria Sorenson was charged with two counts of child neglect and abuse.
* Stephen C. Southworth was charged with two counts of unlawful use of a controlled substance.
* Brian Martin Stevener was charged with domestic battery.
* Jennifer Marie Summit was charged with unlawful use of a controlled substance.
* David Anthony Tassler was charged with burglary.
* Darez Lavarion Tezeno was charged with domestic battery.
* Brett Julian Thompson was charged with unlawful use of a controlled substance.
* Torren Reed Tompkins was charged with harassment.
* Brenda Joseph Valezuela-Duran was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
* Javier Venegas Jr. was charged with issuing check(s) without sufficient funds.
* James Michael Weaver was charged with an offense involving a stolen vehicle.
* Jonathan David Wilson was charged with petit larceny.
* Richard Jay Wright was charged with obtaining money under false pretenses.
The following charges were brought against juveniles.
* Criminal contempt, assault with a deadly weapon, basic speed, offense involving stolen property, burglary, minor in need of protection, open or gross lewdness, possession of a controlled substance and sexual assault with a child under 14.
The following cases were settled in General District Court.
*Katherine Kazaar Alexander, charged with unlawful use of a controlled substance, was found guilty and is set for sentencing at 9 a.m., May 3.
* Christopher Brian Guoin, charged with invasion of the home, domestic Inspiron 9300 battery -third offense and burglary, failed to appear and a bench warrant was issued.
* Shaun Brian Johnson, charged with CR5716-statutory sexual seduction, CR5739-trafficking in a Schedule I controlled substance, CR5740-possession of a controlled substance and CR5741A-trafficking in a controlled substance, was found guilty and was sentenced to five years probation.
* Danny Earnest Linville, charged with attempted murder, was found guilty and sentencing is set for 9 a.m., May 3.

European Perspective

Europe's car manufacturers were putting on a brave face as they unveiled their latest automotive creations this week, but with economic prospects at best anemic and government subsidies running out, sales prospects look bleak for 2010.
The annual Geneva Car Show is a truly Europe-wide chance for the entire industry to showcase its latest products Latitude D820 battery , Latitude D830 battery . Europe's second big show of the year is scheduled for the fall, and is in Paris this time. It shares the spotlight in alternate years with Germany's Frankfurt.
There was no particularly exciting new car in Geneva that might stop the traffic, but if there was a discernible technological theme, it was the attempt, often with a shade of desperation, to demonstrate green credentials. Probably the most risible attempt came from Italian supercar maker Ferrari with its first hybrid sports car. The 599 GTB Fiorano appeared with a concept hybrid power train, and the Italian sports car maker said in four years all Ferraris will be available with a hybrid option. Almost as shocking was the Porsche Cayenne SUV hybrid and diesel, unveiled as the first green Porsches. They'll now just be gulping down fuel, rather than swilling it.
Pretty GiuliettaMost new cars were variations on a traditional theme, led by BMW's new understated 5-Series. The previous model had offended many traditional buyers with its in-yer-face design. Kia's beautiful new Sportage small SUV underlined the Asian threat to Europe, backed up by deal-clinching 7-year, 100,000 mile guarantees. The Koreans were a big threat when they just sold cheap, U4873 , D5318 , Inspiron 6000 battery cheerful and reliable econo boxes. Now they have charismatic-looking automobiles backed by unprecedented warranties.
Fiat of Italy's Alfa Romeo unveiled the pretty little Giulietta, but before this car hits the road, Chrysler's Italian partner will have to make a life or death decision about the future of this storied brand. Volkswagen's Audi showed the little A1, which uses much engineering already seen in the VW Polo city car. The A1 may be sold in the U.S. one day.
The shape of things to come was signaled by GM Europe CEO Nick Reilly, who drove the Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle the 300 odd miles from the company's German headquarters to Geneva on one tank of gas.
DelusionalThe Ampera is the European version of the Chevrolet Volt, which can go about 40 miles on battery power and has a total range of at least 300 miles with the gasoline engine generating electricity to power the electric motor when the battery runs dry. The Ampera goes on sale in 2011.
This makes Renault of France's claim, made by CEO Carlos Ghosn at the show, that there will be scramble for his company's battery-only powered vehicles when they are first to the market next year, verge on the delusional. Lithium ion batteries are not yet ready for prime time. My recent drive of the Electric Mini showed it was hard to charge the battery to give a starting out range of more than 100 miles despite claims of 150 miles. The battery drained disastrously as soon as speeds reach more than about 50 mph.
Dangerously weak sales prospects were focusing minds and threatening the industry's health, after the gritted teeth and forced smiles of the launch presentations.
Triple witchingAccording to investment bank Credit Suisse, there is a threatening convergence of three bits of bad news that will bring what it calls a "triple witching" year, Inspiron 1520 battery , Inspiron 1521 battery and is forcing manufacturers to slash European sales forecasts for 2010 from a fall of about 10 percent at the start of the year, to more like a dive of 16 percent.
"In investment parlance, 'triple witching' is defined as the simultaneous expiration of three investment contracts, often causing increased volatility. For the European auto sector, this looks to an apt analogy in 2010 as:
• Expiry of state financed scrappage schemes look set to coincide with:
• An end to cheap money as credit spreads widen, while:
• Taxation is on the rise, both on income and VAT (sales tax).
"The impact on European auto demand could thus be very negative, and some companies are already guiding for declines that would rival the worst in recorded history," said Credit Suisse analyst Stuart Pearson in a report.
Pearson said, in a section headed "What happens if volumes collapse?" that if sales fall 16 percent, the retail section would slide by 31 percent compared with the earlier projection of a 24 percent fall, while the expected improvement in fleet sales would slow to 13 percent from 21 percent.
In this worst case scenario, manufacturers with highest retail exposure like Peugeot-Citroen and Renault of France and Fiat would suffer most. German upscale manufacturers BMW and Mercedes would ring up modest sales increases. Both Germans could only watch last year as mass carmakers' sales in Germany in particular and France, Italy and Britain to a lesser degree, saw sales zoom ahead because of the government scrapping subsidy schemes. But the net effect of these schemes was probably to not only steal sales from 2010, but also to make sure that most car sales were of the cheapest, less profitable cars.
Germany down one thirdBefore the latest, lower sales estimates, Europe had been expecting a 10 percent fall in 2010, while German sales were projected at about one-third lower or around one million down on 2009.
Late last month the European Union said 2010 GDP growth in Europe would, at best, Inspiron E1705 battery , Inspiron XPS M170 battery , Inspiron XPS M1710 be a less than torrid 0.7 percent.
Manufacturers might be looking at the sales prospects of individual models and battery cars through rose-tinted spectacles, but hard hearted realism was to the fore when looking at overall market prospects.
"A few weeks ago we expected a European car market down 10 percent. This assumed an economic upturn. But the information we now have is not as good as two to three months ago," Renault Chief Operating Officer Patrick Pelata said on the eve of the show.
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn said 2010 would not be an easy year in Europe, although he saw positive tailwinds in the U.S. and China.
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne agreed with Credit Suisse that European sales might dive 16 percent in 2010, because of the ending of government subsidies.
Fiat spinoff?Marchionne also hinted that the decision next month on the future of Alfa Romeo also would address the long-mooted idea that the Fiat Group might spin off the automotive businesses into a separate quoted company.
"Let's talk about it on April 21," said Marchionne when asked about an auto spinoff.
A spinoff would include Chrysler, in which Fiat has a 20 percent stake, Inspiron 1501 , Inspiron 6400 battery , Inspiron E1505 battery and presumably Lancia and Alfa Romeo, if the latter was deemed worthy of rescue. That would leave Iveco trucks, and the agriculture subsidiary CNH remaining in the Fiat Group. It's not clear what would happen to Fiat's supercar makers Ferrari and Maserati.