POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
Reno, NV – Just before 10:00 pm on Tuesday May 24, 2016 a female pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of River Gorge Drive in South Reno when a silver vehicle struck the female from behind. Officers responded and located parts from the vehicle which had left the scene of the crash. The female was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Reno Police Department Traffic Investigators are currently investigating this incident.
The Reno Police Department wants to remind drivers in our community that it is against the law to leave the scene of a crash, and there are more severe consequences when there are injuries to pedestrians or other drivers.
Anyone having any information about the suspect in this case is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 657-4759, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW
RPD Case # 16-9440
On Thursday May 12, 2016 Officers from Reno and Sparks PD, members from the Washoe County School District, UNR and TMCC along with local community and religious leaders will gather for an “End of Year” banquet for 360 Blueprint. The banquet will celebrate the accomplishments of the students and the mentors that have participated in the program this past school year. It will also recognize and thank all the parents, the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, and our community for making it possible for another year for 360 Blueprint to be in operation.
360 Blueprint is a collaboration effort that began in January of 2014 on behalf of the Reno Police Department and the Washoe County School District with the assistance from our local community, Universities, Community Colleges, businesses, and churches. 360 Blueprint originally started with only 2 Washoe County Schools and no staff; but has since grown to 6 elementary schools, with over 60 reading and relationship mentors which include 5 Officers from the Reno Police Department and 2 from the Sparks Police Department.
The goal of the program is to create a community of trust in at-risk communities by having Officers with Reno and Sparks PD who provide reading assistance to urban youth and families and emphasize the importance of school success.
Since the beginning of the program students who have participated have seen reading levels increase 5 points, and word vocabularies increase as well. Currently there are 70 children enrolled in the program and 66 community members from local churches, college students and high school students who assist the Officers and have donated over 700 hours of time to work with the kids.
This year the banquet will be held at the Peppermill in the Tuscany Ballroom, May 12th from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.
For more information on 360 Blueprint please visit their website at 360blueprint.org.
Monday, May 9, 2016
1230 Central: Strong Armed Robbery / Kidnap @ 4th & Evans.
The victim had just met the suspects who then entered her vehicle without her consent. They had her drive to a location and then battered her and stole her property. The suspects are only described as: Two B/M/A’s, one H/M/A, LSW red shorts and a white t-shirt.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
0036 South: BDW, Firearm on Cheney St. See News Release.
1030 Central: Strong Armed Robbery on North Virginia St. The victim attempted to stop the suspect from leaving without paying for the merchandise. The suspect became aggressive, battered the victim and then fled with some of the merchandise. The suspect is described as: W/F/A, mid thirties, 5’7” tall, 110 lbs., LSW a black tshirt, multicolored stripped skirt and black boots.
At about 1230 am Wednesday May 4, 2016, Reno Police Dispatch received a 911 call of a shooting that had just occurred at an apartment complex in the 300 block of Cheney Street in South Reno. When Reno Police arrived they located a man in an apartment that had sustained a gunshot wound. The man was transported to RENOWN Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
Reno Police Detectives were called out and are currently investigating this incident.
Anyone having any information about this case is to asked contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2188, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW
RPD Case #16-8021
As part of the City of Reno’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative, the Reno Police Department Traffic Division analyzed pedestrian crashes throughout the city over the last five years. While fatal pedestrian crashes have deceased during this timeframe, the Traffic Division remains committed to reduce the overall number of all pedestrian crashes, including non-fatal crashes throughout the city. As a result of the analysis, the 4th Street corridor in downtown Reno was found to have the highest volume of pedestrian crashes. The Virginia St. corridor through downtown Reno ranked #4.
The Traffic Division engages in the 3 E’s (Education, Enforcement and Engineering) strategy in its efforts to improve traffic safety. Aside from educating the public through the media, traffic “reader boards” will be set up in the downtown area to alert motorists to pedestrian presence. Posters and fliers will be distributed in high volume pedestrian areas informing pedestrians of safe crossing methods and applicable traffic laws. Additionally, the Regional Transportation Commission will be providing educational messaging to its users on buses and at the 4th Street Station.
City of Reno Traffic Engineers will review the recent data and work with the Traffic Division to seek opportunities to enhance engineering, including the possible application of the new “Pedestrian Safety Zone” in these high volume/high risk corridors.
Traffic and Downtown Enforcement Team (DET) Officers will be conducting one of several enforcement operations with the first one taking place on May 5th, from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm. They will be focusing their efforts on the 4th Street and Virginia St. corridors downtown.
Reno Police want to remind our community, especially those traveling in the downtown area of some basic traffic safety tips:
The City of Reno’s Police Department is happy to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the position of Community Services Officer (CSO). CSO’s are an integral part of the Reno Police Department operations as they perform numerous non-sworn law enforcement duties in support of our community and police officers.
Some of the duties performed by Community Services Officers included taking crime reports, interviewing witnesses and victims, conducting crime scene investigations, responding to routine burglaries and traffic accidents. Anyone wishing to apply for a CSO position should have a basic knowledge of law enforcement theories, principles and practices, and the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
The Reno Police Department is accepting applications through May 20th, 2016. The testing will occur June 7, 2016. All those interested in a career as a Community Services Officer with the Reno Police Department are encouraged to apply at the City of Reno’s website at www.Reno.gov/jobs.
For further information, please call the City of Reno at (775) 334-2223 or email Kym Su at firstname.lastname@example.org
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