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How bizarre
by Thanos Kalamidas
2010-08-05 09:36:34
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bizarre01_400_02Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators have gotten more information to help piece together what happened before a woman was found nude and injured in Hidden Valley. The sheriff’s office got a call about a woman found injured in the 5200 block of Sleepy Hollow Drive after a Hidden Valley resident stopped to offer clothing and assistance.

The 33-year-old woman was taken to Renown Regional Medical Centre and treated, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators are not sure what led to her situation. Thanks to calls to Secret Witness, investigators and Washoe County Search and Rescue found the woman’s clothing. On Friday, witnesses saw a white woman wandering in the Hidden Valley Hills with what appeared to be improper hiking attire, the sheriff’s office said. One person tried to talk to her but she refused to respond and continued. That person said the woman appeared to be disoriented.

Sheriff’s investigators do not believe this case is related to the attacks reported on women by the Reno Police Department. The woman is still receiving medical treatment and “has had limited communication with detectives,” the sheriff’s office said.



bizarre02_400_03The author of the Rolling Stone article that ended the military career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander in Afghanistan, has been denied permission to join U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Defence Department spokesman Col. David Lapan told reporters that freelance writer Michael Hastings was rebuffed when he asked to accompany, or "embed," with American forces next month. The rejection came as the Pentagon ramped up an internal investigation into the circumstances behind some of the most salacious material Hastings used in his article in Rolling Stone. The Army inspector general is interviewing current and former McChrystal aides, The Associated Press has learned.

The inspector general's review began shortly after Rolling Stone published the article that torpedoed McChrystal's three-decade Army career. The inspector general, an independent investigator, is considering whether officers were insubordinate and how far up the chain of command responsibility for decisions involving the Hastings interviews extended, officials said. Defence officials outlined the investigation on condition of anonymity because it is ongoing and has reached no conclusions. Hastings quoted McChrystal and his aides criticizing and mocking Obama administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden. McChrystal was recalled to Washington and fired. Lapan acknowledged that it's "fairly rare" for the military to turn way a reporter who wants to embed with front-line troops.

"There is no right to embed," Lapan said. "It is a choice made between units and individual reporters, and a key element of an embed is having trust that the individuals are going to abide by the ground rules. So in that instance the command in Afghanistan decided there wasn't the trust requisite and denied this request." Lapan did not say what unit Hastings had asked to accompany or whether he had spelled out his assignment. He is a freelance reporter currently working on a story about helicopters in Afghanistan, but also has signed a book contract that grew out of the McChrystal story.


Pistol with dirty laundry

An alleged member of the Independent Soldiers gang is facing a laundry list of firearms charges after police seized a pair of handguns over the weekend. Tyler Sheldon Borrowman, 24, was charged and released bizarre03_400_05after police found a concealed 9 mm pistol in his pickup truck. Police were called to a local Laundromat when an employee found a loaded, high-capacity .45 handgun concealed in a customer's sock. The gun was inadvertently dropped off to be washed with Borrowman's dirty laundry.

Borrowman was arrested again and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and failing to comply with the conditions of his release. RCMP spokeswoman Const. Lesley Smith said Borrowman is well-known to police and has been identified in previous cases as an affiliate of the Independent Soldiers gang. “This is another example of how dangerous these gang members are...," Smith said. "Our members were extremely lucky that no one was hurt during this traffic stop but also that the employee who handled the firearm was not injured. We could only imagine what could have happened if the employee had grabbed the sock and accidentally pulled the trigger.”

Borrowman's truck was pulled over on near the Prince George Aquatic Centre around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday because the license plates did not match the truck's description. During the investigation, the police found the 9 mm Beretta pistol hidden between the driver's seat and centre console. The pistol was loaded and police seized an assortment of ammunition in the truck. He is facing charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, careless use of a firearm and possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition.

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