POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
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,
The annual James D. Hoff Memorial Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 4,
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.
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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.
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.
Donald Mize, DOB 2/25/1954, was arrested on the above charge.
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.
The suspects were observed breaking into the business, stealing cash and then fleeing. Arriving
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.
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
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
Officers were taking the suspect into custody for
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.
Scott Humphrey, DOB 6/3/1990, was arrested on the above charge.
Officers responded to a victim being treated for stab wounds and checked the area where the stabbing had occurred. The
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,
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.
Cedric Bonner, DOB 1/14/1962, was arrested on the above charges.
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.
The victim observed a subject in a
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants are also encouraged to visit the Reno Police Department Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites for recruitment updates and events.
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.
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.
Rachelle Grossman, DOB 8/16/1977, was arrested on the above charges.
Officers responded to several reports of shots being fired and discovered several casings. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.
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.
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.
Kenneth Clifton, DOB 7/7/1990, was arrested on the above charge.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting and located three victims with gunshot wounds. None of the
Officers observed an occupied vehicle with expired plates and conducted a stop. During the
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
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
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
RPD Case# 18-7055
1356 Central: Battery with Elder Enhancement and Larceny @ 300
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
RPD Case# 18-7067
Sunday, April 8, 2018
0506 Central: O&R @ 200
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
RPD Case# 18-7150
2241 South: Burglary/Battery/O&R @ 4000
RPD Case# 18-7166
Officers located suspects who were involved in a prior case and made contact with them. During the
David Salas-Cajas, DOB 2/15/1980, was arrested on the above charges.
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.
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.
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
Reno, NV. On March 30,
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
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.co
The listed incident occurred in the 1900 block of Wedekind
2 April, 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
RPD Case # 18-6428
2020 Central: Vehicle Burglary Arrest @ 60
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
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
Reno, NV - On March 30, 2018, shortly beforethe 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.
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
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’
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.
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