2 men arrested after domestic violence call
Two men ended up going to jail on a variety of charges after a woman reported that one of them assaulted her.
Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Lake Wildwood after a woman reported the domestic violence incident at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Lt. Steve Tripp said.
The woman told deputies she was arguing with a man identified as Ananda Christian White, and he began strangling her, then knocked her around. She reportedly had marks on her neck and some minor facial injuries.
White was located at this residence in the 19000 block of Chaparral Circle and reportedly tried to flee. He was apprehended after a very, very short distance, Tripp said.
White reportedly had marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine on him.
Another man at the residence, Michael Faletti, reportedly had meth on him. Faletti, 67, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, was booked and was released on $10,750 bail.
White, 34, was arrested on suspicion of battery causing serious bodily injury, possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, possession of hash, resisting arrest and violation of probation and of parole. He was being held without bail.
– The Union staff
Yosemite smoke fuels air quality alert in Reno
RENO — Heavy smoke from a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park has triggered an air quality alert in Reno and surrounding areas more than 150 miles away.
Washoe County Health District spokesman Phil Ulibarri said Thursday the air quality index has risen into the unhealthy range for sensitive groups. He says the pollution index was in the good range of 50 earlier in the day, but jumped to 130 by mid-afternoon.
Between 100 and 150 is considered unhealthy for those with respiratory ailments, the elderly and young children. Ulibarri says it’s a fluid situation they will monitor into the night. If the index surpasses 150, the general population likely would experience some health effects.
The fire west of Yosemite more than tripled in size overnight to more than 84 square miles.
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency due to the huge fire, one of several blazes burning in or near the nation’s national parks and one of 50 major fires burning across the western U.S.
— Associated Press