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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 Arch lights up blue in honor of National Law Enforcement Memorial Month

4/29/2018

Reno, Nevada (April 29, 2018) — On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7 p.m., the Reno Police Department — along with City of Reno officials, other Northern Nevada Law Enforcement agencies and surviving family members of officers who have been killed in the line of duty — will gather as the Reno Arch lights up blue in recognition of National Law Enforcement Memorial Month in May 2018.

This free event, which is an annual tradition and unrelated to the Reno Arch Refresh Project, is open to everyone in our community.

This marks the eighth year that the City of Reno and the Reno Police Department have lit up the Reno Arch blue in recognition of Law Enforcement month. This event is a precursor to National Police Week, which will take place from May 13-19, 2018.

Project Blue Light began in 1988 when the mother-in-law of a Philadelphia Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty put blue lights in her window during the holiday season to honor his memory and sacrifice. The color blue is symbolic of “peace.” By displaying blue lights, citizens can send a message in support of America’s Law Enforcement Officers.

Other local events this week will include the 21st annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Ceremony and the 31st annual James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony.

The Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Nevada State Capitol in Carson City from 1 to 3 p.m. The ceremony will honor Nevada peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1861.

The annual James D. Hoff Memorial Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Idlewild Park in Reno from 10 a.m. to noon. The Hoff Memorial was the first state memorial recognizing officers who have died in the line of duty in Nevada.

Attending any or all of these events is a great way to remember our fallen officers while showing appreciation to those law enforcement officers who continue to serve our communities.

For more information about the Reno Police Department, like RPD on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

“Your Police, Our Community”

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/27/2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

0336Central: Arrest - Vehicle Burglary/Conspiracy to Commit Burglary @North Arlington Ave.

The suspects were observed burglarizing a vehicle. Jonathan Kulisek, DOB 6/8/1979, was arrested on the above charges. Leroy Johnson, DOB 6/12/1987, was arrested on the above charges as well being in possession of burglary tools.



Case: 18-8360


1107South: Arrest - Burglary/O&R @Kietzke Ln.

The suspect had entered a residence but was scared off by the resident and fled. Officers located the suspect a short time later and as they were taking her into custody she became combative and uncooperative. Maria Lourdes Garcia, DOB 3/3/1973, was arrested on the above charges. 



Case: 18-8374


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/26/2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
1324North: Arrest - Open & Gross Lewdness@4th & McCarran

Donald Mize, DOB 2/25/1954, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 18-8314


2123North: Arrest - Ex-Felon Possession of Firearm/CCW @East 9th St.

Officers responded to a report of a fight and discovered one of the subjects was in possession of a gun. Andre Wilkes, DOB 1/13/1976, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-8342


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/25/2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
0145Central: Arrest - Commercial Burglary/Conspiracy to Commit Burglary/DOP@Morrill Ave.

The suspects were observed breaking into the business, stealing cash and then fleeing. Arriving Offices located the suspects in the area and took them into custody. Tahja Blocker, DOB 10/20/1998, and a juvenile, were arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-8186 / 18-8045


0202North: Shots Fired@Carlin Ave.

Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired and located several vehicles that had been struck. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.



Case: 18-8188


0620Central: Robbery@3rd & West St.

The victim was approached by the suspects who exited a vehicle and began punching him. They stole his property and then fled in the vehicle. The suspects are described as: #1 W/M/A, 6'5" tall, LSW a blue jacket, shorts and flip flops. #2 W/M/A, 5'9" tall, LSW jeans, red plaid shirt and cowboy boots.



Case: 18-8192


1223South: Armed Robbery@South Virginia St.

The victim had met the suspects earlier in the day when suddenly they began punching him, hit him with a pistol and attempted to steal his keys. The suspects are described as: #1 B/M/A, early to mid thirties, 6' tall, stocky, LSW black shirt, brown pants, black baseball cap and grey and white tennis shoes. #2 B/M/A, mid twenties, 5'8" tall, skinny, LSW black leather jacket, black shorts, black baseball cap and black shoes. #3 W/F/A, mid twenties, 130 lbs, yellow shoulder length hair, no further.



Case: 18-8225


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/24/2018

Friday, April 20, 2018
0018Soth: Arrest - MIC/O&R/ Battery on a Police Officer@Brinkby Ave.

Officers were taking the suspect into custody for MIC when he became uncooperative and combative. The suspect, a juvenile, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-7892


2220Central: Arrest - PCS@North Virginia St.

Officers were taking the suspect into custody for Civil Protective Custody when they discovered the suspect was in possession of a controlled substance. Taylor Higgins, DOB 3/19/1993, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 18-7956


Saturday, April 21, 2018

0037Central: Arrest - Indecent Exposure @East 6th St.

Scott Humphrey, DOB 6/3/1990, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 18-7963


Sunday, April 22, 2018

0455South: BDW, Stabbing@Peckham & Kietzke Ln.

Officers responded to a victim being treated for stab wounds and checked the area where the stabbing had occurred. The victims injuries are non-life threatening. There are no suspects at this time.



Case: 18-8051


1338South: Arrest - Grand Larceny@South Virginia St.

The suspects were attempting to leave the business without paying for merchandise when they were stopped by employees. Priscilla Linares, DOB 4/12/1990 and Patrick Martinez, DOB 5/9/1984, were arrested on the above charge.



Case: 18-8060


Monday, April 23, 2018

0209South: Arrest - Attempted Burglary/PCS@South Virginia St.

The suspect arrived at the above location and employees recognized him as being involved in a previous crime at this property. Christopher Wehde, DOB 8/19/1985, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-7970


0344North: Arrest - O&R/Harassment@Stardust St.

Cedric Bonner, DOB 1/14/1962, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-8102


0925Central: Arrest - Robbery/Battery with Substantial Bodily Harm@East 6th St.

The victims was approached by the suspect who suddenly punched him in the face knocking him to the ground. The suspect then took the victims poker machine ticket, punched the victims several more times and then fled. The suspect was located a short time later and taken into custody. Joseph Baker, DOB 5/19/1991, was arrested on the above charges. 



Case: 18-8113


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/20/2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018
0859North: Arrest - Petit Larceny/Burglary/O&R @8th & Sutro

A witness observed suspects breaking into a residence and steal property. As Officers arrived they observed a subject who matched the description of one of the suspects. When they went to make contact that suspect attempted to run. Jason Daughtery, DOB 3/25/1995, was arrested on the above charges. 



Case: 18-7834


1556North: Multiple Garage Burglaries@Sky Mountain Bl.

The victim observed a subject in a near by garage and noticed that some of his own property was also in that garage. When the victim confronted the suspect he produced a knife, threatened the victim and then fled. During the investigation Officers discovered other victims had also had property stolen and they located it in the suspects garage. The suspect is described only as H/M/A.    



Case: 18-7875


1705South: BDW, Shooting@South Virginia St.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting with a victim being treated at a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.



Case: 18-7869


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/19/2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

1520Central: Arrest - Robbery with Elderly Enhancement@East 4th St.

The victim attempted to stop the suspect from leaving without paying for merchandise. They became involved in a physical confrontation and the suspect attempted to use physical force in order to get away. Deepak Ranadey, DOB 12/4/1977, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 18-7790


1548Central: Strong Arm Robbery@5th & Center St.

The victim let the unknown suspect borrow his phone but the suspect attempted to flee with the phone. When the victim went to stop him the suspect punched the victim several times and was able to flee with the phone. The suspect is described as: B/M/A, mid thirties, 6'2" tall, 210 lbs, short black hair, freshly shaven goatee, LSW a red jacket with black stitching and zipper, plain black t-shirt, black jeans and red Air Jordan shoes.



Case: 18-7793


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

Reno Police Department will begin accepting applications for Police Recruit

4/18/2018

Reno, NV – The Reno Police Department will begin accepting applications for the position of Police Recruit from April 19, 2018, through 5:00 pm May 23, 2018.   

The minimum requirements for interested persons to apply are: 

  • You must be a citizen of the United States by May 23, 2018
  • You must be at least 21 years of age by May 23, 2018
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED certificate by May 23, 2018

We are looking for a diverse pool of qualified applicants who have traits and characteristics to include treating everyone fairly, having a high level of integrity, respect for others, as well as a commitment to service. 

Upon selection, recruits will attend the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy.  Recruits attending the academy will be paid as City of Reno employees and receive a beginning wage of approximately $56,217 per year, full time medical, dental and vision benefits after thirty days of employment.  The department will issue the majority of the equipment needed while in the academy. 

All those interested in a career with the Reno Police Department are encouraged to apply at the City of Reno’s website at www.reno.gov/jobs on April 19, 2018, as applications will not be accepted before that date. 

Interested applicants can also visit the Reno Police Departments website at http://www.renopd.com/Recruit for information on the recruitment process. 

The Reno Police Department is nationally recognized as a model for Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving, and we are committed to our community by being a model of policing excellence.  

For further information, please contact the Reno Police Department’s Recruiting Officer at (775) 334-2455 or by email at recruiter@reno.gov.  Interested applicants are also encouraged to visit the Reno Police Department Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites for recruitment updates and events. 

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/17/2018

Friday, April 13, 2018
0500South: BDW, Shooting@Yori & Linden

Officers responded to a local hospital for a victim who was being treated for a gunshot wound. The victim's injury is non-life threatening and the investigation is being conducted by the Regional Gang Unit.



Case: 18-7521


Saturday, April 14, 2018
0516Central: Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle/Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia/PCS/PSP @Vine St.

Officers observed an occupied vehicle with no front plate and discovered it was stolen. They made contact with the driver and during the investigation discovered the suspect was also in possession of a controlled substance and there was drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Kyle Rhodes, DOB 11/23/1988, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-7233


1838South: Arrest - Child Endangerment/Open Container/O&R@East Moana Ln.

Rachelle Grossman, DOB 8/16/1977, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-7574


2305South: Shots Fired@Colorado River Blvd & Yori Ave.

Officers responded to several reports of shots being fired and discovered several casings. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.



Case: 18-7594


Sunday, April 15, 2018
0818Central: Arrest - BDW, Knife@4th & Record St.

The suspects were involved in a physical altercation when they each armed themselves with a knife. One suspect then cut the other suspect with his knife. That suspect's injury is non-life threatening. Kersan Pascal, DOB 6/11/1995, was arrested on the above charge and Craig Hall, DOB 2/2/1991, was arrested for ADW with a Knife.



Case: 18-7604


1929South: Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle/O&R/Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia @South Wells Ave.

Officers responded to a report that the victim had located his stolen vehicle. When they arrived at the above location they attempted to make contact with the suspect as he exited the vehicle but the suspect fled. Officers took the suspect into custody a short time later and discovered he was in Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia. James Blackburn, DOB 11/7/1989, was arrested on the above charges. 



Case: 17-7388


Monday, April 16, 2018
0714Central: Arrest - Negligent Discharge of Firearm@North Arlington Ave.

Kenneth Clifton, DOB 7/7/1990, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 18-7642


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/13/2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018
1857South: BDW, Shooting@Yori Park

Officers responded to reports of a shooting and located three victims with gunshot wounds. None of the victims injuries are life threatening and the investigation is being conducted by the Regional Gang Unit. 



Case: 18-7438


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/12/2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
1711Central: Arrest - Poss. of Burglary Tools/Various Traffic Offenses@4th & West St.

Officers observed an occupied vehicle with expired plates and conducted a stop. During the investigation the driver was found to be in possession of burglary tools. Tyler Mee, DOB 2/21/1989, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-7361


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/11/2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
1455Central: Robbery@East 6th St.

The victim had made arrangements to meet the suspect at the above location. When the suspect arrived he produced a gun and demanded the victim's money. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid twenties, 5'5" tall, 140 lbs., LSW a baseball cap, black jeans and a light shirt.



Case: 18-7273


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/10/2018

Monday, April 9, 2018
1648South: ADW, Shooting@South McCarran & Mira Loma.

The victims and suspects were involved in a verbal altercation when one of the suspects produced a gun, pointed it at one of the victims and then fired a shot into the air upon fleeing the scene. The suspects are described as: #1 H/M/A, late teens. #2 B/M/A, late teens with a short afro. #3 H/F/A, late teens. 



Case: 18-7221


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

Morning Media Update

4/10/2018

Friday,April 6, 2018

1443     Central: Eluding, Hit and Run, O&R, PSMV, Poss. Dangerous Weapon @ Kirman Av.

Officers located a stolen vehicle in the area of Willow and Wells.  The vehicle fled from officers and crashed a short time later.  The driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to flee officers but was taken into custody after a brief struggle.  Richard Ryan Thomas (DOB 05/09/80) was arrested for the listed charges.

RPD Case # 18-6905

Saturday, April 7, 2018

0154     Central:  Battery on a Police Officer, O&R, DOP @ E. 6th St./Center St.

Officers contacted an intoxicated female who had broken the windshield of a passing vehicle. Upon contacting the intoxicated female, she became physically uncooperative with officers who had detained her. Wilma Violichi (DOB 12/15/65) was arrested on the listed charges.

            RPD Case# 18-7046

0705     South:  Intox Person in Poss of Firearm/Discharge of Firearm in City Limits @ 4000 block of Kietzke Ln.

Officers responded on the report of a subject firing a weapon in the area. There were several callers related to this incident and while on scene investigating, the suspect arrived back in the area.  He was detained and found to be intoxicated while in possession of a firearm. Brandon Keating (DOB 03/21/86) was arrested on the listed charges.

RPD Case# 18-7055

1356     Central:  Battery with Elder Enhancement and Larceny @ 300 block of Eureka Av.

Officers observed a disturbance in the area and contacted several subjects.  When Officers contact with them, they learned a female subject had attempted to steal property from outside the victims door. The victim, an elderly male, confronted the suspect. The suspect picked up a stick and struck the victim. Catherine Lambert (DOB 01/22/71) was arrested for the listed charges.

RPD Case# 18-7067

Sunday, April 8, 2018

0506     Central: O&R @ 200 block of W 2nd St.

Officers responded for an unwanted subject, and when contacting the subject, he became physically uncooperative. The suspect was placed into custody.  DeJohn Mitchell (DOB 01/03/97) was arrested on the listed charge.

RPD Case# 18-7116 

1801     South:  PSMV/Poss of Drug Paraphernalia/O&R @ 2000 block of Market St.

Dispatch received a call from a citizen who had located his stolen vehicle. Officers arrived on scene, stopped the vehicle and took the driver and passenger into custody without incident.  Shawn Thompson (DOB 08/12/87) and Silver Welshone (DOB 11/03/97) were arrested.

RPD Case# 18-7150

2241     South:  Burglary/Battery/O&R @ 4000 block of Sierra Madre Dr.

Officers responded on the report of a suspect who had broken into a residence.  Officers arrived on scene and the suspect was taken into custody after being physically uncooperative with officers.  The suspect was also wanted on additional charges not related to this case.   Jose Castro (DOB 05/31/95) was arrested.

RPD Case# 18-7166

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/5/2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
1644South: Arrest - Conspiracy to Commit GTA/Burglary/Poss. of Burglary Tools@South Virginia St.

Officers located suspects who were involved in a prior case and made contact with them. During the investigations one suspect was found to be in possession of burglary tools. Oswaldo Roriguez-Sevilla, DOB 12/2/1991, was arrested on the above charges. Jorge Maya, DOB 7/25/1983, was arrested for Driving without a Drivers License and having an Open Container. 



Case: 18-6879 & 18-6590


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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

4/4/2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
0018South: Arrest - Attempted Sexual Assault/Open & Gross Lewdness@Mira Loma

David Salas-Cajas, DOB 2/15/1980, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 18-6737


1508South: Arrest - Domestic Battery@Virbel Lane

Guillermo Varela, DOB 4/19/1999, was arrested on the above charge. Jose Guerrero, DOB 11/20/1992, was arrested for Preventing a call to 911.



Case: 18-6781


2313South: ADW, Shots Fired@South McCarran Blvd.

Officers responded to a report that shots had been fired at the above location. They located casing but there were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.



Case: 18-6816


2343South: Vehicle Burglary/ADW@South Virginia St

The victim returned to his vehicle to find the unknown suspect sitting inside. When he confronted the suspect the suspect produced a gun, pointed it at him and then fled to a waiting vehicle. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, 5"9" - 6' tall, thin build, scruff beard, LSW a red hoodie.



Case: 18-6817


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

Update: 28 year old male deceased from Wedekind Rd.

4/2/2018

Reno, NV. On March 30, 2018 shortly before midnight the Reno Police Department responded to a call of a man having been shot. Upon arrival officers discovered a 28 year old male with a single gunshot wound to the head, deceased inside a Wedekind Road apartment.

Several people were on scene and were interviewed. Witnesses observed at least one person leaving the scene prior to our arrival. The investigation is ongoing and the names of the involved parties are not being release at this time.  

If anyone has any information surrounding this incident or similar incidents please contact Reno Police Detectives at 775-657-4601 or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW


*****UPDATE*****

The listed incident occurred in the 1900 block of Wedekind Road  and the decedent is identified as 28 year old Julio Ramos-Rubalcaba. Although the investigation is ongoing, we believe all the involved parties have been located and interviewed. The Reno Police Department encourages anyone with information surrounding this case to contact detectives or secret witness at the numbers listed above.

2 April, 2018

****UPDATE*****
Upon reviewing evidence and completing interviews, it appears at this time that the decedent died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. We believe we have located all parties that were on scene at the time of the incident. They have been interviewed and are cooperating with the investigation. That being said, we encourage anyone with information to contact this department or secret witness.
News Release
City of Reno
Reno Police Department
Officer Travis Warren
Media Relations Officer
(775) 334-3850
warrent@reno.gov
For Immediate Release

Morning Media Update

4/2/2018

Morning Media Update

Friday, March 30, 2018

0307   Central: Robbery @ 1400 block of East 6th St.

A male suspect entered the business and immediately threatened the clerk that he was armed.  The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of merchandise, and the suspect fled the area.  The suspect is described as a WMA, 45-50 yoa, white/gray beard, brown jacket, blue jeans, on a bicycle.

RPD Case # 18-6428

2020   Central: Vehicle Burglary Arrest @ 60 block of High St.

A citizen observed a suspicious person going through her neighbor’s vehicle.  She confronted the suspect, and he walked away.  The suspect, who was a juvenile was located a short distance away where it was determined he had also been inside two other vehicles.  Due to the suspect being 14 years of age, his identity will not be released.

RPD Case # 18-6491

2352   North: Suspicious Shooting Death @ 1900 block of Wedekind Rd.

            See Press Release

            RPD Case # 18-6499

Saturday, March 31, 2018

0153   South:  Possible Armed Robbery @ 2000 block of S. Virginia St.

The reporting party called the police advising of a possible robbery that had just occurred.  Officers arrived on scene and investigated the circumstances.  At this time officers could not determine whether a crime occurred or not. 

RPD Case # 18-6519 

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 Investigating Deceased Male in North Reno

4/1/2018

Reno, NV - On March 30, 2018, shortly before midnight the Reno Police Department responded to a call of a man having been shot. Upon arrival officers discovered a 28-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the head, deceased inside a Wedekind Road apartment.

Several people were on scene and were interviewed. Witnesses observed at least one person leaving the scene prior to our arrival. The investigation is ongoing and the names of the involved parties are not being released at this time.  

If anyone has any information surrounding this incident or similar incidents please contact Reno Police Detectives at 775-657-4601 or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW


*****UPDATE*****

The listed incident occurred in the 1900 block of Wedekind Road and the decedent is identified as 28-year-old Julio Ramos-Rubalcaba. Although the investigation is ongoing, we believe all the involved parties have been located and interviewed. The Reno Police Department encourages anyone with information surrounding this case to contact detectives or secret witness at the numbers listed above.

RPD Case # 18-6499

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 are Conducting Distracted Driving Campaign

4/1/2018

Reno, NV –    The Reno Police Department will be Joining Forces and focusing on Distracted Drivers from April 1st through April 15th, 2018.  Reno PD will be working diligently to urge motorists to keep your eyes on the road and put away cell phones or other items that cause distractions. On average texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. When traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said deaths reached 3,477 in 2015 due to distracted driving.  Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. 

Nevada’s ‘no texting/electronic device usage while operating a motor vehicle’ law, or NRS 484B.165, was enacted in 2011. It allows for hands-free electronic communication while driving. Exemptions include those for first responders and emergency personnel while on duty and responding to an incident; and a ‘Good Samaritan’ law, if another driver uses their cell phone to contact 911 due to witnessing an incident. 

More information about the law and safe behaviors for both pedestrians and drivers is available on the Zero Fatalities website at www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com/pedestrian. 

The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways.