Three stabbed following New Year’s celebration |

Three stabbed following New Year’s celebration

STATELINE, Nev. – Despite a early morning stabbing, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported few major incidents during the New Years Eve celebration in the Stateline casino core area, according to a statement.

The crowd was similar in size to previous years and U.S. Highway 50 was closed to vehicle traffic at about 10 p.m. to allow celebrants into the roadway. The highway was reopened about 1:00 a.m.

Deputies arrested 10 people in the casino core area between Friday night and Saturday morning. Reasons for arrest included affray, assault, battery, domestic battery, disorderly conduct, trespassing, minor consuming alcohol and civil protective custody, according to the statement.

One person was arrested outside the casino core area on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Sheriff’s deputies are also investigating a battery with a deadly weapon that occurred in the pre-dawn hours New Year’s Day.

Several Hispanic males became involved in a brawl outside the casinos in Stateline. During the incident, one of the men stabbed three others.

Two of the victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency medical care. The third victim refused medical treatment.

Names of the involved parties are withheld pending investigation, according to the statement.

The Minden and Gardnerville areas reported a quiet evening, with one person arrested for domestic battery and one person arrested for minor consuming alcohol.

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