“Assault” charge “dismissed” against Robben in the Carson City Sheriff cover-up of NDOT hit-&-run

Good news: November 13, 2012 “Assault” charge was dropped and “dismissed” against Robben in the former NDOT Director Hit-and-Run case where Robben was actually hit and then wrongfully charged as he attempted to serve a subpoena to the evading former NDOT Director.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Fulong COVER-UP NDOT Susan Martinovich hit and run

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Fulong COVER-UP NDOT Susan Martinovich hit and run

Nevada Appeal News covers the story:

Robben’s sentence deferred in disorderly conduct case
By Geoff Dornan gdornan@nevadaappeal.com
Ty Robben, who has been battling all levels of government since his termination from the Nevada Department of Taxation, has pleaded no contest to charges in a deal that resolves his case. In an email, Robben said his interpretation of the sequence of events is that all charges against him were dropped. Carson City Deputy District Attorney Travis Lucia, who prosecuted the case, said Robben pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct to settle charges against him. He said the deal requires Robben to comply with a variety of conditions designed to ensure good conduct and prevent harassment of other officials. Those conditions remain for a full year. “If he’s a good boy, it all goes away,” said District Attorney Neil Rombardo. “But if he keeps up the conduct he has been doing, we’re going to prosecute on anything new.” Robben was originally charged with assault after an incident in which he says he was attempting to serve a subpoena on NDOT Director Susan Martinovich to appear at a hearing involving a friend. That friend, Jim Richardson, is fighting to get his job as a state pilot back. Robben was originally charged after Martinovich asked for a restraining order, saying he followed her vehicle from NDOT to the Smith’s parking lot after she refused to see him. Martinovich wrote that, as she was getting into her  vehicle, “a man started running towards me yelling.” She said she felt threatened and drove away but that he grabbed the door handle of the vehicle and was pounding on the side of the car. After that arrest and a subsequent arrest for violating bail provisions, Robben spent several days in jail. He expanded his verbal attacks to include not only Justice of the Peace John Tatro but Sheriff Ken Furlong and District Attorney Neil Rombardo.

This NV Appeal story does cover the “differed” prosecution of the  “breach-of-peace” charge and fails to report that the main “Assault” charge was in fact “dismissed”. There was little choice with the coercion tactics and  having an extremely corrupt and bias bias judge named John Tatro in control of this sham. Robben was not going to have a fair judge handle this case and he was not going to have a jury trail as he requested. Instead the court recused Judge Tom Armstrong who may have offered a fair trail to Judge John Tatro where a definite conflict-of-interest persists.  Robben has laid down several reasons why Judge john Tatro should have been recused/disqualified from this case in court filings and in this website.

“He expanded his verbal attacks to include not only Justice of the Peace John Tatro but Sheriff Ken Furlong and District Attorney Neil Rombardo.”

We feel that the Taxpayers who pay these people deserve answers to legitimate questions about these “political” figures who are elected and are subject to public questioning, public ridicule exposing their corruption and even simple political hyperbole.

Our “opinion” is that the Carson City Sheriff under control of Ken Furlong (who also went to Carson HS with judge Tatro and  Martinovich) did cover-up the hit-and-run report and still has evaded giving the final reports to the insurance companies (as reported by the insurance company).  The  DA Neil Rombardo took the initial Sheriff report that never included  an “assault” or “breach-of-peace” charge and added these trumped up charges nearly 2-weeks after the incident where Robben was never initially charge or arrested. The time frame for the trumped up charges came after an embarrassing KRNV Fact Finder story that showed Martinovich in a bad light by evading service and the hit-and-run… Clearly the charges against Robben were trumped up retaliation by the DA who’s Deputy DA named Gerald Gardner immediately became Governor Brian Sandoval’s new Chief-of-Staff during all of this.

Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer test?

Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer test?

As to  Carson City Justice Court JUDGE JOHN TATRO we publicly ask you to answer truthfully to that rampant speculation in Carson City and Reno that you have been ARRESTED and SPENT TIME IN JAIL in Reno for one or more  DUI (Drunk Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol) and even another incident involving DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  Do you Judge John Tarto have to (or had to) take a BREATHALYZER TEST BEFORE GETTING ON THE BENCH? More on this controversy will be made public as other people demand answers to these questions.  We understand a public demonstration is in the works to ask these very “questions” on large banners and extra large signs to be displayed in Carson City and Reno.

We also published reasons why JP Tatro should be recused earlier on the NSPW website including the fact John Tatro’s brother Tom Tatro worked for NDOT.

assault charge dropped against Robben

assault charge dropped against Robben

he Nevada Appeal also covered this story.


and http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20120816/NEWS/120819901&parentprofile=search

Corrupt Judge John Tatro of Carson City file for re-election

Corrupt Judge John Tatro of Carson City file for re-election

Treason is a CAPITAL CRIME Judge John Tatro & NAG Masto

Treason is a CAPITAL CRIME Judge John Tatro & NAG Masto

Carson City Judge John Tatro - END YOUR GOD DAMN CORRUPTION!

Carson City Judge John Tatro – END YOUR GOD DAMN CORRUPTION!

Carson City Sheriff and DA Neil Rombardo trump up false charges against Robben

Breaking news here on NSPW. The process server who Susan Martinovich’s SUV ran over his foot evading service of a court subpoena was arrested on August 15, 2012.  Ty Robben is charged with trumped up assault and  disturbing the peace NRS 200.010 for trying to serve NDOT Director Susan Martinovich who was evading service and ran over his foot in her effort to avoid service.   Apparently the DA Rombardo realized stalking/harassment was not going to stick, so dropped that charge and fabricated assault and disturbing the peace.  Didn’t Martinovich assault Robben with a deadly weapon called a car (SUV) when she ran over his foot? and then proceed to leave the scene?  …Then she filed a false police report. More to come shortly. The Carson City cronies really messed up on this one. Notice on the Carson City Sheriff Report  (click to see report) the original charge of Harassment is now gone and Martinovich did not want to press charges against  Robben. So who trumped up the charges? DA Neil Rombardo and his cronies. Remember Neil Rombardo was once a Senior Nevada Attorney General.  See the pattern of the people that come from the AG office?

“It is an honor for me to serve the people of Carson City and the State of Nevada as Carson City’s District Attorney.  Above all, it is important to remember that this position is a public trust bestowed upon me, and it is my duty to consider this trust in all decision making as Carson City’s District Attorney.” —Neil A. Rombardo

We ‘trust’ you’ll resign Mr. Rombardo after this costly mess as your actions against Robben have opened Pandora’s box.

Here’s the definition of assault and as you can see, this won’t stick because Robben was serving court papers and not attempting to use physical force against another person or placing Martinovich in apprehension of immediate bodily harm.  Robben never touched Martinovich or opened her car door as asserted in the false Sheriff report. Instead Martinovich assaulted Robben with her damn car. Look for a jury demand if this goes to court.

NRS 200.471  Assault: Definitions; penalties. [Effective January 1, 2012.]

1.  As used in this section:

    (a) “Assault” means:

           (1) Unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person;


Susan Martinovich still has not provided insurance information to cover the x-ray costs.

New protests with new banners and signs to debut very soon.  We’re taking the protest back to the court of corruption on Musser St. Interesting JP Armstrong got into this mess in time for reelection season.

Interesting that Carson City Judge John Tatro has to blow into a breathalyzer each day before going on the bench.  This fact adds credence to the DUI cover-up involving Carson City Judge John Tatro. 

More posts coming soon to show the truth and corruption involved in this Carson City cover up.

By the way, the Sheriff fellas at the Carson City jail we’re all very nice and professional.  The food is terrible. Glad to get the bail posted and on with the personal injury lawsuit against Martinovich. I am told these charge will not stick and as more evidence comes out and people speak out, the Corrupt Carson City officials behind this scandal will be exposed.

Much more to come.  I am sure this will be all over the news, so be sure to check back.  The mug shot looks good, Robben made sure to smile for the camera.  You know this whole thing is going to backfire on the Sheriff, DA and AG because Robben has new information coming up daily and the show has just begun. The retaliation and cover-up will be assured to make national news in the days or weeks  to come.  Stay tuned as all this develops.

Las Vegas Review Journal covers the NDOT Director Sue Martinovich hit-and-run


Here in the state capital, residents have become accustomed to protesters and large banners being placed in front of government buildings calling for an end to corruption in state government. It’s no big deal anymore.

But the scene at the local Smith’s supermarket about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6 could have been out of a comic strip.

Nevada Department of Transportation Director Susan Martinovich jumped from one car to another while trying to evade Ty Robben. He was trying to serve papers to require her to appear at a Tuesday personnel hearing over her dismissal of former state pilot James Richardson.

Martinovich, according to Robben, drove over his foot when he tried to serve the legal papers. He filed a hit-and-run complaint with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. She filed a harassment complaint against Robben. She wants a restraining order to prevent him from coming anywhere near her.

But Scott Magruder, the Transportation Department spokesman, said he was with Martinovich, who became frightened when Robben “banged” on her car windows.

“It was kind of comical,” Robben said of the incident, asserting Martinovich just should have accepted service when he appeared at her office last week.

Although his foot is causing him pain, Robben said he has been “too busy” to seek medical attention and lacks insurance. Magruder said he doubts Robben’s foot even was touched and believes the Smith’s video cameras will show it wasn’t.

Robben was fired in 2009 by the Department of Taxation and has been fighting that dismissal in court. He awaits a decision from the Nevada Supreme Court that might take another year.

He said that anyone can be a process server and that he was trying to help out Richardson, a friend.

Since his dismissal, he and people like Richardson, fired by Martinovich in 2008 from his pilot’s job, have been leading protests against state government officials.

“I am the victim here,” Robben said. “She ran over my foot and filed a false report.”

Richardson has won several court decisions requiring the Transportation Department to give him back pay and put him back to work. But he has contended they are trying to return him to jobs where he would seldom, if ever, fly. He also said the pilot position he has been offered has not been properly funded.

Martinovich did show up Tuesday to testify at Richardson’s hearing before a personnel officer.

“There were 15 armed security officers there,” Robben said.

Martinovich retires in September.

– Ed Vogel