Winston Man Arrested For Child Abuse

Police beat

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Winston area in early August to take a report of two stolen solar panels from a water tank. The victim reported to Sierra County Sheriff’s Deputy Torres that she had gone to check the tank on August 5 and that the panels were there. When she went back the following day she found fresh tire tracks, a discarded soda can and two missing solar panels.
The victim told police that she couldn’t be certain who had stolen the panels, but believed it was the traditional suspects when something is stolen in the Winston area.

Miner Arrested


Being two feet away from the tunnel leading to a gold mine, 69-year-old Nicholas Fleming asked a potential investor for $500,000 to help him put his criminal proceedings behind him, pay off the 400 acres, 20 claims and secure the Plan of Operations with the BLM. The money would help Fleming get back on the mountain, get everything at the shop turned back on and finish the tunnel so they could begin pulling doar bars out.
Little did Fleming know that while he was making his pitch to the potential investor that Special Investigator Carolyn Hernandez was listening in on the call. Fleming’s criminal charges now awaiting the judicial process in the Sierra County District Court include charges of racketeering, sale of securities by an unlicensed agent, 23 counts of sale of unregistered security, 23 counts of securities fraud, five counts of embezzlement under $20,000 and eight charges of embezzlement over $20,000.
He can now add three additional charges to that list: one each of securities fraud, sale of an unregistered security and agent registration requirements and exemptions.