A Russian national pleads guilty in federal court to an attempted cyberattack on Nevada’s Tesla plant. Officials say Egor Kriuchjov traveled from Russia to California and into Nevada in August of 2020 to try to entice a Tesla employee into a hacking scheme. Court records say he offered to pay the employee with Bitcoin if they transmitted the malware. The employee reported Kriuchkov to the FBI.
Archives for March 2021
Casino, hotel, resort, and bar and brewery employees are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Washoe Health District says they should be getting an email invitation for vaccination from their employer. Those who didn’t get an invite can begin scheduling vaccinations with the health district at the Reno Sparks Livestock Events
A man is arrested after deputies in South Lake Tahoe say he fired at them this morning. It happened at the Three Peaks Resort on Park Avenue. Police say the unidentified suspect opened fire on them with an assault-style rifle. SWAT teams swooped in and got him to surrender. The suspect was being treated at Barton Memorial for non-life-threatening injuries. No deputies were hurt.
A Reno woman gets five years in prison for trafficking fentanyl. The attorney general’s office says Jemma Davis was caught selling the deadly drug in early 2020 and was arrested along with Justin Manley and Mason Ward, also both from Reno. They all pleaded guilty in the case.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in an urban mining investigation. They say thieves have been stealing materials from commercial businesses. They say the thieves are using ladders or ropes to get to the tops of buildings, and then taking copper and other materials that can be sold to recyclers for cash. Deputies say victims often don’t realize there’s been a theft until they turn their air conditioning on for the summer or their heating units for the winter.
Nevada lawmakers are considering banned “ghost guns.” The homemade, 3D printed weapons often are untraceable with no serial number. The measure was introduced this week in the state legislature by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, who survived the Las Vegas country music massacre about three years ago that killed dozens and injured hundreds. Opponents say the measure will have no effect on crime rates and will punish law-abiding citizens.
A 21-year-old Reno man is nabbed on child porn charges. Deputies say they found 250 images and videos of child porn on Sean Marcelius’s cell phone. He had been under investigation since February after deputies say they got a tip through Facebook
Positive COVID tests have canceled the Reed at Wooster High School football game tonight. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the positive tests came from the Wooster program-one on the varsity team and on the J-V team. The entire team is now quarantining. If they test negative Wednesday, they could play their March 26th game against North Valleys.
Rich Hancock reports Carson City’s School Fair is going virtual;
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Carson School’s work-based learning department is going virtual. Rich Hancock reports;
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