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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

Reno Police will be actively enforcing DUI’s and illegal firework calls this 4th of July weekend

6/30/2016

Fatalities due to impaired driving and riding continue to be a top traffic issue on Nevada’s roadways and with overall fatalities at an increase in comparison to this time last year, law enforcement will be Joining Forces statewide increasing their enforcement efforts.  The Reno Police Department will have extra patrols out from July 1st thru July 18, 2016 to boost enforcement efforts and keep impaired drivers and riders off the streets.

In efforts to achieve the “Zero Fatalities” goal this holiday season, drivers and riders are encouraged to know the law for blood alcohol levels and to abide by the following guidelines:

  • designate a sober driver before drinking;
  • use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation if impaired;
  • take advantage of local sober ride programs;
  • call 911 if a drunk driver is spotted on the road;
  • take the keys or assist in making other arrangements for someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired 

For resources and laws pertaining to impaired driving and riding, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com/dont-drive-impaired.  

The Reno Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the citizens of Reno that all fireworks are considered illegal within the city limits.  Reno Municipal Code 16.02.030 covers the possession and use of fireworks and pyrotechnics within the City.  If cited, a penalty of up to $500.00 can be imposed. The Reno Police Department encourages anyone who finds or wishes to have smaller amounts of consumer grade fireworks collected and destroyed to contact the non emergency line of Reno Police Dispatch. 

Appropriate measures will be taken by the Reno Police Department and the Consolidated Bomb Squad Unit to make sure the items are removed safely.  The City’s Fireworks Amnesty Program protects those who voluntarily surrender their illegal fireworks from prosecution. 

For more information about the Reno Police Department Traffic Division and Joining Forces please contact the Traffic Division at (775) 334-2141. For resources and laws pertaining to impaired driving and riding, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com/dont-drive-impaired.  

For more information about fireworks please contact Reno Police Department Patrol Division through Reno Police Dispatch at (775) 334-2677.

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

Fraud suspects being sought by Reno Police Detectives

6/13/2016

In May of this year Reno Police Department Fraud Detectives received a report of a fraud case involving a male and female in the Reno area.  The suspects in this case were caught on bank surveillance video depositing fraudulent checks in an ATM machine.   Through the course of the investigation, Detectives were able to identify the suspects. 

Reno Police currently have probable cause to arrest 24 year old Harvey Parrish (DOB 09/06/91) and 21 year old Haley Douglas (DOB11/05/94) for Forgery, Burglary and Uttering a Forged Instrument.  

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 # 16-6536

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

Missing Reno Teen located safe in Lassen County

6/13/2016

******UPDATE****** 

Reno, NV – The Reno Police Department has been contacted by Lassen County Sheriff’s Department and missing Wooster High School graduate Trenner Nolan has been located safe in their jurisdiction.

                                                    Reno Police looking for a missing/possibly endangered 18 year old man 

Reno, NV – The Reno Police Department is asking for the community's help in locating a missing subject.  Trenner Nolan graduated from Wooster High School yesterday.    He was last seen leaving a graduation party at the Coconut Bowl in Sparks at 5:00 am on June 12, 2016.  

 Anyone having any information about this missing 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

Missing subject:  Trenner Nolan, White male adult, 5'7" tall, 160 lbs, Brown hair, Green eyes  

Subject's vehicle:   2006 Honda Accord. Silver 4-door. NV license plates 516-ARY 

RPD Case # 16-10759

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

Suspect from Northern California and Reno area Robbery series in custody in California

6/9/2016

Since Sunday June 5, 2016 Reno Police have responded to 2 robbery calls within the city involving the same suspect.  Just before 11:00 am on June 5, 2016 a Hispanic male in his 20’s entered a business on Damonte Ranch Parkway and robbed that business for an undisclosed amount of money.  On Monday June 6, 2016 just before 3:00 pm, the same suspect robbed a business in the 1000 block of North Hills Boulevard in North Reno.   

Over the last 4 days, Reno Police Robbery Homicide Detectives have been working with Northern California Law Enforcement agencies and learned that the suspect in the Reno cases had robbed roughly 15 stores in Northern California.  The suspect had reportedly robbed businesses from Sacramento to Colfax.  Due to the combined efforts of all the law enforcement agencies working together on these cases, Detectives were able to identify the suspect.

On June 8th, 2016 28 year old California resident Frank Eugen Soloranzo Jr was contacted by Roseville Police Officers and arrested for numerous counts of Robbery in Northern California and Reno.  He is currently in custody at the Placer County Jail in California.     

Anyone with any information about these cases is asked to contact the Reno Police Robbery Homicide Unit at (775) 334-2188, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW. 

RPD Case # 16-10319

RPD Case # 16-10365

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 Department Victim Advocates partner with local Law Enforcement Agencies to recruit volunteers for upcoming Victim Advocate Academy

6/8/2016

In 2007, in an effort to provide improved and expanded victim services to victims of intimate partner violence, the Reno Police Department Victim Services Unit created a Volunteer Victim Advocate program. After a positive reception, the program was expanded to serve victims throughout the Truckee Meadows after-hours and on weekends. Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department and Washoe County Sheriff's Office have partnered together to recruit new volunteers for the FALL academy.


Volunteer Victim Advocates provide crisis intervention, and coordinate emergency and other support services by phone to victims who have experienced domestic violence, stalking, protection order violations, and other issues in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. No prior training is required as volunteers will receive in depth training in domestic violence, stalking, crisis intervention and assessment, and other necessary areas.


The initial 45 hour training program is comprised of 10 class sessions scheduled on select weeknights and three Saturdays September 27th through October 18th, as well as a police ride-along.  Attendance at all training dates is required. Applicants must be 18 years or older, be able to pass a background investigation, drug test, and commit to a minimum one-year term of service to include three shifts per month and periodic in-service training. Applications are due by July 8, 2016.


Anyone seeking more information or who wish to complete an application can visit www.renopd.com/VSU#Volunteering or contact:Becca Donato-Long at (775) 334-3870, donator@reno.gov

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

6/8/2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

1128    South: Robbery on East Moana Ln.

The suspect pushed the clerk to the side and grabbed cash from the register.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  The suspect is described as: Unknown race male, 5’10” tall, skinny build, LSW a dark shirt and denim jeans.

Case #16-10365 

1245    Central: DOP to RPD Vehicle on North Center St.

Officers arrived at work to find someone had punctured the gas tank and oil pan of their vehicle.  There are no suspects at this time.

Case #16-10372

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

Elderly woman in critical condition after being struck by vehicle in South Reno

6/6/2016

At about 7:51 am on Monday June 6, 2016, Reno Police Officers responded to the area of Plumas Street and S McCarran Boulevard on the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.  When Officers arrived they located an elderly woman who had been struck by a vehicle while she was walking on the sidewalk.  The female was transported to a local hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.

Due to the injuries sustained to the woman, the Reno Police Department Traffic Division MAIT Detectives responded and began their investigation.  The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.   Speed, alcohol, and drugs are not suspected as being a factor with the driver or pedestrian as a cause of the crash.

The Reno Police Department wants to remind drivers to yield to pedestrians on crosswalks as they are leaving businesses or driveways to access main roads.  Drivers and pedestrians are also reminded to make eye contact with each other prior to crossing in front of vehicles whether on a crosswalk or crossing a street.   

Anyone with any information about this crash is asked to contact the Reno Police Traffic Division at (775) 334-2141, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW. 

RPD Case # 16-10281

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 2015 Annual Report released and community survey now available for the community to rate Reno PD

6/6/2016

Reno, NV – The Reno Police Department 2015 Annual Report has just been released for the community to download from several available sources.  The Reno PD Annual Report highlights many of Reno PD’s accomplishments, and crime statistics over the past fiscal year. Additionally, the report showcases the Reno Police Department’s different divisions and community outreach efforts.  

Reno PD continues to focus on transparency and continuous improvements in the department’s efficiencies and effectiveness for the citizens we serve.

The 2015 Annual Report can be viewed and downloaded from several on-line resources including the myRPD app (http://myrpd.us/survey2016) and reno.gov.  Citizens are also encouraged to take the Reno PD Annual Community Survey 2016 which can also be accessed from the app and website.   The survey gives members of our community a voice in how they feel the Reno Police Department is providing service to our area and ways the department could improve.

For more information on the Reno Police Department, citizens can like the Reno Police Department on Face book or follow us on Twitter.

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 Run with a Recruiter event this Saturday available for all Reno Police Department Recruit applicants

6/2/2016

The Reno Police Department will be having a Run with a Recruiter event this Saturday June 4, 2015 starting at 10:30 am at Idlewild Park in South Reno.  The event was originally scheduled to be at the Reno High School track, but due to scheduling conflicts, it has been moved a short distance to Idlewild Park.   

This event will be the last opportunity for those who have applied with the Reno Police Department to be police recruits to see if they are ready for the actual civil service physical fitness tests that will be scheduled between June 13th and June 17th for those applicants who have received notification letters of their testing dates.    

The Reno Police Department also invites anyone in our community who wishes to work out with Reno Police Officers or who may want to apply for future positions to attend this Saturday’s event.  

For further information, please call the Reno Police Department’s Recruiting Officer Matt Green at (775) 334-2455 or by email at recruiter@reno.gov

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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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

6/2/2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 

2112    North: Arrest - Child Abuse / Child Endangerment / Domestic Battery / Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia on Carville Dr.

Edward Torres III, DOB 3/10/1991, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9997

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

**** UPDATE ******** Elderly man with dementia reported missing in Reno has been located.

6/1/2016

******UPDATE********

The missing man from Pringle Way earlier this evening has been located safe in South Reno.  Officers were on scene with him and had him cleared by REMSA personnel.   The Reno Police Department wants to thank the community and the media for their assistance in locating David Hoy safely.

Just before 4:00pm on Wednesday June 1, 2016, Reno Police Officers responded to a medical building on Pringle Way on the report of an elderly man who is suffering from dementia that walked away from the business.  The elderly man, identified as 77 year old David Hoy, is considered missing and endangered due to his current medical state.

David is described as being 6’0” tall, thin build and has grey hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing an orange hat, light blue button down shirt, and khaki pants.   

Anyone having any information as to where David may be located is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 321-8372, the non-emergency line of Emergency Communications at (775) 334-2677, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW

RPD Case # 16-9968

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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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

6/1/2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 

1122    South: Strong Arm Robbery on Meadowood Mall Cir.

The employee confronted the suspects who had just left the business without paying for merchandise.  One of the suspects attacked the employee, stole his wallet, then all 3 suspects fled in waiting vehicle.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  The suspects are described as: #1 B/M/A, 5’-9” tall, 135 lbs., LSW a black shirt with white letters and jeans.  #2 B/M/A, 5’-9” tall, 135 lbs., LSW a white shirt.  #3 A/M/A, 5’-7” tall, 130 lbs., LSW unknown color hat.  

Case #16-9871 

1249    Central: Vehicle vs. Building on South Sierra St.

See News Release.

Case #16-9874

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

6/1/2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016 

0049    South: Arrest - Vehicle Burglaries in the area of Nixon, Manor, Mt Rose & La Rue.

Officers responded to a report of subjects acting suspiciously in the area and located the suspects inside a vehicle stealing items.  Alejandro Ponce, DOB 6/2/1997, and a juvenile, were arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-9513 

0237    South: Arrest – PCS / O&R @ Bret Harte & La Rue.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious subject sitting in a parked vehicle and as they attempted to make contact the suspect attempted to run.  Kurtis Pavilionis, DOB 3/13/1995, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9514

0252    Central: Arrest - Battery on a Protected Person / O&R on East 2nd St.

The suspect was being treated by REMSA personnel when he grabbed the victim by the leg and tried to bite her.  Officers responded to transport the suspect who then attempted to kick out their vehicles window.  Harold Larson, DOB 10/30/1973, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9515 

0824    South:  Arrest – Domestic Battery / Strangulation / DUI / PCS / Traffic Offenses on South Virginia St.

Jack Audiss, DOB 1/3/1967, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9525 

2112    North: Stabbing on Sierra Shadows.

The victims and suspects had been involved in a fight earlier in the day. The suspects then showed up at the victim’s residence and another fight occurred but this time the victims were both stabbed.  The suspects have been identified but are still outstanding.

Case #16-9574 

Friday, May 27, 2016

 

0200    South:  Arrest – Disturbing the Peace / O&R on Colton Dr.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance where the suspect was acting irrational and was armed with a sword.  As Officers were taking the suspect into custody he became combative and started kicking them.  Benjamin Meyers, DOB 4/9/1987, was arrested on the above charges.

            Case #16-9585           

0402    Central: Arrest – Trespassing / O&R on North Center St.  

Officers responded to a subject being held for trespassing and as they were taking him into custody he became combative.  Johnny Olivas, DOB 2/10/1993, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9587

0830    South: Attempted Burglary on Plumb Ln.

The victim heard loud banging on the front door and when she went to investigate observed the suspect exiting her residence.  There was no reported loss.  The suspect is described as: H/M/A, 5’8” tall, thin build, medium length black hair, LSW a black Track Suit and black Baseball hat.

Case #16-9594 

0932    South: Commercial Burglary on East Moana Ln.

Employees arrived to find a door had been pried open and the safe had been stolen.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  There are no suspects at this time.

Case #16-9601           

1539    South: Arrest - O&R on South Virginia St.

Officers responded to a citizen report of a possible domestic disturbance and had made contact with the involved subjects.  One of the subjects refused their requests and attempted to walk away several times.  Marcia Quartz, DOB 2/23/1988, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-9616 

1715    South:  Arrest - Battery on Police Officer / DOP on Yori.

Officers were hailed by citizens regarding a subject who was yelling at and threatening children.  Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect who attempted to walk away and then struck the officer in the face.  The suspect then deliberately broke the officer’s eyewear.  Cynthia Ramos, DOB 7/4/1975, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9621 

1800    North: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / O&R @ 9th & Evans.

The victim located his stolen vehicle being driven by the suspect and attempted to get the suspect to stop but the suspect rammed her way through the victim’s other vehicle and continued on. Officers located the suspect vehicle a short distance away but the suspect had fled on foot.  The suspect was located a short time later.  Kimberly Baysinger, DOB 3/25/1996, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9633  

Saturday, May 28, 2016 

0016    South: Shots Fired @ Neil & Moana Ln.  

Officers in the area heard several shots fired and then located multiple casings.  There were no reported injuries and the investigation is being conducted by the Regional Gang Unit.

Case #16-9649 

0125    South: Battery / Battery on a Peace Officer / O&R on South Virginia St.  

The victim had been battered by the suspect who had fled.  The suspect returned while Officers were on scene and became belligerent and attempted to walk away several times.  After being place in the Patrol vehicle the suspect tried to kick the window out, kicked an officer in the chest and threatened to spit on them.  Aperriera Washington, DOB 4/13/1991, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9654 

0330    Central: Arrest – Trespassing / O&R / Battery on a Peace Officer on North Virginia St.

Officers responded to a subject being held for trespassing.  The suspect had attempted to walk out of the office multiple times and continued to refuse officers orders.  The suspect then kicked an Officer in the chest.  Kristin Rodriguez, DOB 9/19/1981, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9661 

1805    North: Vehicle vs. Motorcycle Accident @ Clear Acre Ln & Crystal.

See News Release.

Case #16-9708  

Sunday, May 29, 2016 

1637    North: Arrest – Poss. of a Controlled Substance / Traffic Offenses @ 7th & Reeves St.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspect who was driving a scooter.  The suspect continued on until he pulled into a driveway and attempted to hide.  Anthony Togno, DOB 8/13/1982, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-9760 

1818    Central: Arrest - DUI / Child Endangerment / Multiple Accidents / Reckless Driving @ Sierra & 2nd St.

Kyle Sam, DOB 9/8/1989, was arrested on the above charges.   

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

 0439    South: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia / PCS on Nugget Ave.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop.  The driver at first attempted to flee but then shut the door and attempted to lock the door keeping Officers out.  Shawn Chick, DOB 2/7/1971, was arrested on the above charges.  Ramon Guzman-Lopez, DOB 3/22/1971, was arrested for PCS & Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia.

Case #16-9849