POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
Due to a shortage of Community Service Officers (CSO) the Reno Police Department South Substation will unfortunately be closed starting 1 August 2014 through 4 August 2014. The Substation will reopen for normal business on Tuesday August 5th from 10 am until 5 pm. The Reno Police Department apologizes for any inconvenience this causes the community. Citizens are encouraged to go to reno.gov/police to file reports on line, or they can file reports are the Main Police Station located at 455 E 2nd Street or the Central Sub Station located at 199 E Plaza Street.
On Monday July 28th 2014, shortly after 10:15 pm Reno Police Officers responded to an alarm at the Sportsman’s Warehouse located at 3306 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV in south Reno. When Officers arrived on scene it was discovered that an unknown race male and female had gained access to the business. Further investigation by Reno Police Burglary Detectives revealed that the male and female had entered the store with a large bag, and stole numerous firearms and other miscellaneous items of merchandise with an undetermined value. The two were caught on security surveillance exiting the store, and it is not known which direction they fled.
The Reno Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating the suspects and recovering the stolen firearms.
Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2140 or Secret Witness at (775) 332-4900 or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
RPD Case # 14-14338
On 30 July, 2014 Reno Police Department Burglary Detectives developed additional information on a possible vehicle and of two suspects involved in the theft of numerous handguns from the Sportsman’s Warehouse in south Reno. An information flier was then distributed to surrounding Law Enforcement agencies for them to be on the lookout for the subjects and vehicle.
Shortly before 830 pm an off duty Official with the State of Nevada Threat Analysis Center who had seen the flier sent out by Reno Police observed a similar car and suspects at the Cabela’s Store located at 2100 Garson Road in Reno. The Analysis Center employee contacted Reno Police Dispatch and Officers were dispatched to the area to locate the subjects.
Reno Police Department Patrol Officers located the vehicle and when they attempted to stop the vehicle it fled from Officers on Interstate 80 westbound at speeds exceeding 100 mph. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Department Raven helicopter responded to assist Officers who had slowed their speed for the public’s safety, and Raven then took over the pursuit of the vehicle into California.
Once across the California State line, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Deputies with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist Reno Officers and Raven. While Raven and Officers followed the fleeing vehicle, it struck several concrete dividing walls which eventually caused two of the vehicles tires to go flat. Unable to continue to drive the vehicle, the driver exited I80 at the Floriston exit and ran off the roadway. The male driver and female passenger ran from the vehicle, and attempted to hide from Officers. A perimeter was established and with the assistance of Raven, and the other responding agencies, the two suspects were quickly taken into custody.
Officers located the stolen handguns and other weapons related items inside the vehicle.
Due to the male and female fleeing into California, they were placed into custody for Possession of Stolen Property and Resisting Public Officers by the CHP Officers and are currently being held in the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department detention facility. The male suspect later identified as 28 year old California resident Keegan Vaughn DOB 07/15/86 also had two unrelated warrants for his arrest in California. The female was identified as 26 year old California resident Crystal Rice DOB 01/18/88.
The investigation is continuing and the Reno Police Department is working closely with Federal agencies, the Washoe District Attorney’s Office and the State of California for additional charges and extradition for both suspects back to the State of Nevada.
Anyone with additional information on this case or the subjects arrested are asked to please contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2140 or Secret Witness at (775) 332-4900 or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
RPD Case #14-14338
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