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THE RENO

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Your Police, Our Community
THE RENO
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Your Police, Our Community
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News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Man arrested from shooting at local casino

2/29/2016

Just before midnight on February 28, 2016 Reno Police Officers responded to Siri’s Casino located at 241 N Virginia Street in downtown Reno on the report of a shooting.  When Officers arrived on scene they located a man inside the casino that had been shot and ultimately succumbed to his injuries.   The defendant in this case remained inside the casino until Officers arrived.  38 year old Kiley Grayson was arrested for Open Murder. 

Reno Police Homicide Detectives responded and began their investigation. After speaking with several witnesses and reviewing security surveillance it was determined that the victim and the suspect had been involved in an argument just prior to the shooting.   

The name of the deceased will not be released pending notification of his next of kin. 

Although the suspect in this case has been arrested, the investigation is ongoing and anyone having information about this incident is asked to please contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2188, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW 

RPD Case # 16-3638

Grayson

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Reno Police no longer looking for suspicious vehicle

2/29/2016

On February 24, 2015, Reno Police Detectives released photographs of a white 2 door passenger car that was possibly related to recent residential burglaries in South Reno.  On Friday, February 25, 2015, Reno Police Officers located the suspicious vehicle and it was towed to the Reno Police Department to be processed for evidence. 

Reno Police have not made any arrests related to the burglaries and are still seeking assistance from the community in locating the suspects. 

Anyone having information about these cases is asked to please contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2144, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW 

RPD Case # 16-3348

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Suspects from recent Reno fitness center burglaries arrested by Reno Police

2/18/2016

On January 29, 2016 Reno Police began to get reports from citizens who were at local fitness centers that had their lockers inside the fitness centers broken into.    In all there were a total of 5 fitness centers in Reno that reported these incidents with numerous victims.   

Fraud Detectives with the Reno Police Department began to investigate these cases and through reviewing security surveillance and speaking with the victims, they were able to identify two male suspects.    

On February 2, 2016, Fraud Detectives located the two males at a local motel and the two men were detained.   A search of the hotel room registered to one of the men resulted in the recovery of numerous personal items reported as stolen by the victims. 

Arrested for several counts of Burglary, Obtain/Use of Another Persons ID, and Use/Possession of a Credit Card of Another without Permission were 47 year old Reno resident James Bzdziuch (DOB 08/13/68) and 25 year old Reno resident Kanin Celestre (DOB 10/27/90). 

Fraud Detectives are also looking for information on an unknown woman who is possibly related to this case. 

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to please contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2107, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW. 

RPD Case # 16-1975

RPD Case # 16-1791

RPD Case # 16-100871

RPD Case # 16-2082

RPD Case # 16-100877

RPD Case # 16-100876

RPD Case # 16-100881

RPD Case # 16-100874

Bzdziuch

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Reno Police Detectives arrest suspects from fraud cases in Reno

2/18/2016

Since February 2, 2016, Fraud Detectives with the Reno Police Department have been working a local case involving the use of fraudulent bank accounts and citizen’s stolen identities.  Through the course of the investigation Detectives learned that the female suspect in this case had used the personal information that was obtained from a vehicle burglary that occurred in Reno. 

After speaking with several businesses and victims of the bank account and identity theft cases, Detectives were able to track down the male and female suspects in this case.  

On the afternoon of February 11, 2016, Reno Police Officers and Fraud Detectives located the male and female who were staying in a hotel in downtown Reno.  Detectives made contact with the suspects who were taken into custody.  After detaining the suspects, Detectives served a search warrant on the room where they were staying and located personal items belonging to the victims including credit cards check books and computer equipment commonly used to make fraudulent checks.  

The male suspect was arrested for Burglary, Obtain/Use of another Persons ID, and Use/Possession of a Credit Card of another without Permission, and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime was 31year old Matthew Williams (DOB 07/23/84) who is an Ex-Felon with an extensive criminal history.  The female who was arrested for the same charges was identified as 28 year old Julie Morris who has since posted bond and is no longer in custody. 

Reno Police want to remind out community to never leave their personal belongings unattended or in plain view inside their vehicles even for a short period of time. 

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to please contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2107, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.

Williams 16-328

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Local Law Enforcement Focus In On Aggressive Drivers

2/17/2016

The Reno Police Department will join more than two dozen law enforcement agencies statewide in a Joining Forces campaign to crack down on drivers exceeding speed limits or driving too fast for road conditions from Feb. 19th thru March 7th, 2016. 

Speeding is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways. Exceeding the speed limit is considered aggressive driving just as weaving in and out of traffic and failing to yield to other motorists.  

Most motorists, however, do not believe speeding is as risky as other behaviors, but according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the consequences of driving too fast include: 

  • Greater potential for loss of vehicle control
  • Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment
  • Increased stopping distance when the driver perceives a danger
  • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more debilitating injuries
  • Unexpected economic and psychological implications of a speed-related crash 

Joining Forces enforcement is paid for by Nevada Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety.

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Reno Police provide free training to property owners/managers of multi-housing properties to prevent drug and illegal activities

2/16/2016

On Wednesday February 17, 2016 Community Action Officers with the Reno Police Department will be providing free training to owners and/or property managers of multi-housing units in the City of Reno as part of the national Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.   

The Reno Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to help residents, owners, and managers of rental properties keep drugs and other illegal activities out of their area. This program is direct and solution-oriented. It is an easy, yet effective, deterrent to crime at rental properties.

The Crime Free Multi-Housing workshop shows rental-property owners and managers what to look for, and ways to prevent criminal activity on their property. 

The benefits of joining the Crime Free Program include:

  • A more stable resident base 
  • Increase demand for rental units, and a reputation for active management 
  • Lower maintenance and repair costs 
  • Increased property values 
  • Improved personal safety for residents, landlords, and property managers

Also presenting valuable information to the participants in this class will be City of Reno Code Enforcement, City of Reno Fire Department, and the Washoe County Health Department.

Wednesday’s training will be held at the Regional Public Safety Training Center located at 5190 Spectrum Blvd, Reno, NV 89512 starting at 8:00 am.  This class is already full but property owners who wish to attend future training events are encouraged to go to reno.gov/police and search crime free multi-housing to download the registration form for the next class.

As part of the Blight Initiative, the City Council approved the Multi Family Crime Free program made mandatory requirement for all rental properties with 40 units or more as per existing Nevada Revise Statutes.

Call the Reno Police Department Community Action Officer Office for more information about this or to sign up for a class at 775-657-4543.

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Man charged with murder in Reno

2/16/2016

On Sunday evening February 14, 2016 Sparks Police Officers arrested 32 year old Michael Robbins (DOB 09/22/83) who was driving a stolen vehicle in their jurisdiction.  During the course of their investigation with the Robbins, Sparks Officers received information that he had possibly stabbed a man at an apartment in Reno.   

After receiving the information from Sparks PD, Reno Police Officers responded to an apartment in the 100 block of Malone Avenue in South Reno to check the welfare of the resident.  Reno Officers gained access to the residence and located a deceased male who had been stabbed in the rear bedroom of the apartment.  Reno Police Homicide Detectives responded and began their investigation. 

Late Monday evening, Reno PD Homicide Detectives interviewed Robbins who ultimately admitted to the murder.  Robbins was charged with Open Murder with a Deadly Weapon.  Reno Police are not looking for any additional suspects in this case. 

The identity of the 43 year old male victim will not be released until notification of his next of kin. 

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to please contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2188, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW 

RPD Case # 16-2783

SPD Case # 16-1342

Michael Robbins

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Short standoff last night leads to the arrest of Mavericks Gas Station Robbery suspect

2/11/2016

On Monday February 8, 2016 just before 4:00 am, a white male wearing a blue bandana entered the Mavericks at 10495 Stead Blvd in North Reno, brandished a pistol and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect was given money and fled the area in a silver Toyota pickup.  Over the course of the next few days Reno Police Officers and Robbery Homicide Detectives began reviewing security surveillance and speaking with witnesses about the incident.  Initially Detectives believed that 19 year old Rylin Wolfe was the suspect in this case and also believed to be the one who fled from police Tuesday in Stead.   But after speaking with witnesses and after receiving several Secret Witness tips, Rylin Wolfe was ruled out as the suspect in this case. 

It was ultimately determined that the suspect in the Robbery and the incident with Police on Tuesday was in fact Wesley Ford (DOB 11/23/76), who is a close family associate of Wolfe.  Ford was located at a residence in Stead, and after a brief standoff with Reno Police SWAT Officers last night at around midnight, Ford surrendered to Officers.  Ford was transported to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and booked for Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Ex-Felon in possession of a Firearm, Grand Larceny, and Possession of Stolen Property.   

The Reno Police Department wants to thank the community for their quick response and assistance which led to Mr. Wolfe being ruled out as a person of interest in this case.   

Anyone having any information about these cases is asked to please contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2188, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW 

RPD Case # 16-2351

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Female from Jacksons Robbery identified and arrested

2/9/2016

Just after 2:30 am on Sunday February 7, 2016 Reno Police Officers responded to the Jacksons convenience store located at 10585 Stead Blvd on the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. 

Thanks to several tips from Washoe County Juvenile Probation, and concerned citizens, the female suspect was identified as 18 year old Reno resident Kassandra Portillo (DOB 10/26/97).  Detectives with the Regional Crime Suppression Unit (RCSU) located Portillo and her silver 4 door passenger car in Stead where she was detained without incident.  Portillo agreed to be interviewed by Detectives and admitted to the Sunday morning Robbery.   

The Reno Police Department wants to thank our community for their tips in identifying and locating Portillo.   

RPD Case # 16-2313

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Reno Police looking for two suspects after high loss Burglary from South Reno business

2/8/2016

On Sunday morning February 7, 2016 just after midnight, Reno Police Officers responded to the Total Wine Store located at 6671 S Virginia St in South Reno on the report of a broken window to the business. 

Officers checked the business but nobody was inside.   

Total Wine employees were contacted and reviewed the security surveillance with Officers and discovered two suspects broke the side glass to the outer door and forced open the inner sliding glass door. The suspects then went directly to the high value locked refrigerator, forced entry, and began taking expensive bottles of liquor. The loss will not be known until a full inventory can be done. 

Total Wine employees advised Officers that other Total Wine stores have recently been burglarized in a similar fashion in California and Arizona.  Total Wine is offering $1,000 reward for the arrest and prosecution of the suspects.  

The suspects in this case are described as two black males, 6’1” to 6’2” with heavy builds.   The vehicle associated to these suspects in this incident is a newer 4 door white Ford F-150 pickup. 

The Reno Police Department is asking that anyone having information on this female to contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2144, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW 

RPD Case # 16-2310

 

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Female suspect from North Reno Robbery on Sunday morning being sought by Reno Police

2/8/2016

Just after 2:30 am on Sunday February 7, 2016 Reno Police Officers responded to the Jacksons convenience store located at 10585 Stead Blvd on the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

When Officers arrived on scene they met with the clerk of the Jacksons who told them that the suspect was a white or Hispanic female, approximately 18-20 years old, heavier build, and was last seen wearing a black hat with an S on it, blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes.   The clerk also told Officers the female suspect had pulled up her sweatshirt showing the clerk she had a gun in her front waist band. The gun was described as a black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect left the area in a silver 4 door sedan, with black rims.  

The Reno Police Department is asking that anyone having information on this female to contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2188, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW 

RPD Case # 16-2313

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News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Reno Police Recruiters starting Run with a Recruiter for 2016 for citizens who are interested in becoming Reno Police Officers

2/4/2016

This Saturday February 6, 2016 Reno Police Department Recruiters and Officers will be starting this year’s monthly Run with a Recruiter program. The Run with a Reno PD Recruiter program is an opportunity to work out alongside Reno Police Officers, ask questions, and meet other people who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement.  It also gives prospective applicants and community members a chance to gauge their physical fitness readiness. 

This Saturday’s event will be a great opportunity for anyone who is thinking about applying to become a Reno Police Officer this April when open recruiting starts.  Reno PD will be accepting applications from April 25 until May 27, 2016.  

Attendees will be able to test their physical fitness just as Reno Police Officers have to do before becoming Officers.  The test will consist of: 

  • Grip Strength Test
  • Bend twist and touch
  • 32 sit-ups in 1 minute
  • 24 Push ups
  • 100 yard dash – 19 seconds or less
  • 1.5 mile run – 15:20 time limit 

Recruiters will be at the Reno High School track located at 395 Booth Street in South Reno from 10 am until 12 pm for everyone in the community, or anyone who has applied to be a Reno Police Officer or is ever interested in becoming a Police Officer. 

Anyone who will not be able to attend this Saturday’s event will have other opportunities from March until December of this year.  The dates will be posted on the Departments Facebook page. 

For more information please like the Reno Police Department on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  You can also contact the Reno Police Department Recruiting Office at (775) 334-2455.

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

6 residents relocated, 1 man arrested and several City code violations found after Reno Police and CSAST inspect downtown motel

2/4/2016

Earlier today, the Reno Police Department teamed up with the City of Reno Community Services and Safety Team (CSAST), Washoe County Health Department, Reno Code Enforcement, Reno Business License, Reno Fire Department, and the State Boiler Inspector to conduct an inspection on the 36 unit motel located at 380 N Virginia Street in Downtown Reno.  

As a result of the inspections of the rooms at the motel, 6 residents had to be relocated to another motel after it was determined by City of Reno Code Enforcement, Washoe County Health Department and the Reno Fire Department that their rooms were unsafe and uninhabitable.  The motel had several other health and fire safety issues which include inadequate or inoperative fire suppression and fire alarm systems, and evidence of mice as well as cockroaches being found in some of the rooms.   

During the operation, the Reno Police Department made 1 arrest of a man who had a warrant, issued 1 citation for Ex-Felon Failure to Change Address, and 1 warning for drug paraphernalia.  

The owner of the motel will be required to fix all the discrepancies found during the inspection.   CSAST, Reno Fire Department and the Washoe County Health Department will continue to monitor the motel and to work with the property owners to ensure that all required maintenance is accomplished.

The intent of this operation was to ensure adequate minimal living standards are maintained in all rental properties in Reno. This operation is in compliance with the Mayor's Operation downtown and Council member Oscar Delgado's Blight Initiative.

These inspections are in compliance with one of Reno City Council's strategic priorities, which is to Provide Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, and the recent expansion of the Police Special Assessment District (SAD). 

The point of contact for CSAST is City of Reno Business License Officer Annie Cates (775) 326-6649.

News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Reno Police looking for person of interest from shooting in Downtown Reno on January 3, 2016

2/4/2016

Shortly before 4:00 am on Sunday January 3, 2016, Reno Police Officer’s responded to a business in the 200 block of West Commercial Row in Downtown Reno on the report of a shooting that had just occurred.  Arriving Officers located two victims who had received non-life threatening injuries from the shooting and who were transported to a local hospital.   

Robbery Homicide Detectives with the Reno Police Department are actively investigating this case and have obtained photographs of a person of interest who they would like to speak with.   The person of interest is described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20’s, 5’ 8” – 5’10” tall, average build, with a small amount of facial hair. 

Anyone having information related to this case or who may know this person is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2188, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW 

RPD Case #16-131

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News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Reno Police work closely with City of Reno Community Safety and Services Team (CSAST) to address safety issues at local hotel

2/3/2016

Recently the Reno Police Department Downtown Enforcement Team (DET) contacted the City of Reno Community Safety and Services Team (CSAST) about possible resident safety and code violation concerns at a local hotel located at 380 N Virginia Street, as well as frequent calls for service there.  A quick assessment of the conditions at the hotel by CSAST and a Washoe County Health Inspector, confirmed DET's concerns as they observed several violations, including cooking in the hallways off hotplates, presence of mice and cockroaches, and lack of general on-going maintenance.   

Due to the concerns for the safety of the residents at the hotel, the Reno Police Department will be teaming up with CSAST, Washoe County Health Department, Reno Code Enforcement, Reno Business License, Reno Fire Department, and the State Boiler Inspector to conduct an inspection on the 36 unit building this Thursday February 4, 2016 starting at 9:00 am.

The intent of this operation is to ensure adequate minimal living standards are maintained in all rental properties in Reno. This operation is in compliance with the Mayor's Operation downtown and Council member Oscar Delgado's Blight Initiative.

These inspections are in compliance with one of Reno City Council's strategic priorities, which is to Provide Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, and the recent expansion of the Police Special Assessment District (SAD).

As part of the blight initiative the city is also looking into a new mandated annual inspection program of weekly motels by a team similar to CSAST.  

The point of contact for this CSAST is City of Reno Business License Officer Annie Cates (775) 326-6649.