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THE RENO

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Your Police, Our Community
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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

Morning Media Release

7/28/2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 

0251    South:  BDW, Shooting on Manzanita Cir.

The victims were approached by the suspects who began to harass them.  When the victim confronted the suspects they produced guns and began firing.  The victim then discovered he had been shot in the leg.  The victim’s injury is non-life threatening and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #16-13763 

0304    Central:  Arrest - DOP on Plaza St.

Officers were inside the building when they heard the sound of glass shattering.  They made contact with the suspect who admitted to breaking the glass window.  Steve Evans, DOB 6/2/1960, was arrested on the above charge.

            Case #16-13762           

1406    Central: Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle @ 4th & Montello.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and made contact with the occupant.  During the investigation Officers discovered the suspect was also in possession of keys to an additional stolen vehicle.  Miyaka Oliphant, DOB 3/25/1978, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-13797 

1910    Central: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / PCS / O&R @ 4th & Nevada St.

Officers conducted a stop on an unlicensed motorcycle being ridden on the sidewalk and discovered it had been stolen.  The suspect was also in possession of narcotics and falsely identified himself.  Taniela Tuamoheloa, DOB 5/17/1985, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-13821 

2301    South:  Strong Armed Robbery on Del Rio.

The victim was approached by the suspect and as they were talking the victim felt uneasy and turned to run away.  The suspect then knocked him to the ground and stole his phone.  The suspect has been identified but is still outstanding.

Case #16-13840 

Thursday, July 28, 2016 

0058    South: Commercial Burglary on Wedge Pkwy.

An employee arrived to find the business had been broken into and cash was stolen from the safe.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  There are no suspects at this time.

Case #16-13850 

0158    Central: Arrest – Poss. of Stolen Property on East 4th St.

Officers located a subject who had a bike similar to one that had just been stolen.  Luis Cordero, DOB 5/10/1977, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-13849

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 shooting in Sparks

7/28/2016

At about 10:42 am on Thursday July 28, 2016 Sparks Police Dispatch received numerous calls from citizens in the area of 4th and Greenbrae Drive in Sparks who witnessed a reckless driver who had hit several vehicles.  The citizens reported that the vehicle, a maroon 4 door Jeep Cherokee, was also traveling at a high rate of speed and on the wrong side of the road. 

When Sparks Police Officers arrived in the area, they located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of 1st and Richards Way.   A short time after Officers initiated the traffic stop, Officers reported shots fired and that the male driver of the vehicle was down.   Officers performed CPR on the suspect who ultimately succumbed to his injuries at the scene.   The male driver was the only occupant of the vehicle, and his identity will not be released until notification of next of kin.  

As part of the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) protocol, Reno Police Robbery Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and will be the lead agency in this investigation with the assistance of Detectives from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.  

No Sparks Police Officers were injured in this incident, and the Officers involved will be placed on paid administrative leave per Sparks PD’s Officer Involved Shooting policy. 

This is still an active investigation and the Reno Police Department is asking that anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information on this case to please contact Reno Police at  334-2188, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW 

RPD Case # 16-13874

SPD Case # 16-6405

WCSO Case # 16-4254

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

Last chance for citizens to voice how Reno Police provide services to our Community

7/27/2016

The Reno PD Annual Community 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.  Reno Police continue to focus on transparency and continuous improvements in the department’s efficiencies and effectiveness for the citizens we serve and want to encourage everyone who has not yet taken the survey to do so.  The survey will be available for citizen’s feedback until August 1, 2016. 

The survey can be accessed from the department’s website at renopd.com or from the myRPD phone app which can be accessed from either the Google Play Store or ITunes.   

Citizens are also encouraged to view the 2015 Annual Report which can be viewed and downloaded from several on-line resources including the myRPD app (http://myrpd.us/survey2016) and renopd.com. 

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

Morning Media Update

7/27/2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016  

0141    North:  Arrest - Domestic Battery / Home Invasion on Sagewood Dr.

Officers responded to a report of a subject kicking a door and attempting to gain entry into the residence.  During the investigation they learned the subject was wanted in a previous crime.  Justin Duncan, DOB 2/3/1975, was arrested on the above charges.

            Case #16-9894           

2100    South: ADW, Shots Fired on Crampton St.

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

Case #16-13751

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

7/26/2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

 2001    Central: Arrest - Child Neglect @ Riverside & Winter.

Melanie Lauzon, DOB 8/10/1979, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-13665

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 issue numerous citations during joint Pedestrian Safety and DUI Campaign in Downtown Reno

7/25/2016

Last Thursday, July 21, 2016 the Reno Police Department Traffic Division conducted a joint pedestrian safety and DUI campaign in Downtown Reno from 2:00 pm until 11:00 pm and issued 92 pedestrians and 64 driver’s citations related to pedestrian violations.  No DUI drivers were contacted by Reno Police during this campaign.   

Aside from educating the public in advance through the media, traffic “reader boards” were set up in the downtown area to alert motorist to pedestrian presence.  Posters and fliers were also distributed in high volume pedestrian areas informing pedestrians of safe crossing methods and applicable traffic laws.  Additionally, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) provided educational messaging to its users on buses and at the Fourth Street Station.  

This was the second pedestrian safety operation in this area in as many months.  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 and identified the sections of roadway experiencing the highest volume of pedestrian crashes.  The 4th Street corridor in downtown Reno was found to have the highest volume of pedestrian crashes.  The Traffic Division remains committed to reduce the overall number of all pedestrian crashes, including non-fatal crashes, throughout the city and will continue to conduct similar pedestrian safety operations along the highest risk roadways in the immediate future.   

This campaign was funded by a pedestrian safety grant from the Nevada Department of Transportation Office of Traffic Safety.   

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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

Media Update: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7/21/2016

2242    South:  Shots Fired @ Vassar St

Officers were dispatched to the area on multiple reports of someone yelling followed by several shots fired. Officers checked the area for the suspect with negative results.

RPD Case #16-13365

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

Media Update

7/20/2016

 

1306    Central: BDW - Stabbing @ Center St

A confrontation occurred with management when a subject returned to the property after being asked to leave. The subject made physical threats and threats of possessing a handgun, and refused to leave the property. The subject was stabbed as a result of his actions. Officers arrived on scene and the subject was transported with non-life threatening injuries.
RPD Case #16-13251

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 to conduct joint Pedestrian Safety and DUI Campaign in Downtown Reno this Thursday

7/19/2016

As part of the City of Reno’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative, and Nevada’s Zero Fatalities Campaign, the Reno Police Department Traffic Division will be conducting a joint pedestrian safety and DUI enforcement campaign this Thursday July 21, 2016 in Downtown Reno.  The Reno PD Traffic Division remains committed to reduce the overall number of pedestrian crashes, including non-fatal crashes, throughout the city as well as actively stopping suspected DUI drivers.   

Reno Police want to remind community members, especially those traveling in the downtown area, of some basic traffic safety tips: 

  • Pedestrians are required to cross streets in marked crosswalks, using traffic signals where available
  • Always look left, right, and left again before crossing a street, and keep watching as you cross.
  • Make eye contact with drivers when crossing busy streets, and wear bright colors or reflective clothing if you are walking near traffic at night.
  • Drivers are required to use due care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian on or near a highway, street or road; at or near a bus stop or bench, shelter or transit stop for passengers, or in a school crossing zone with a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
  • If you are out drinking, designate a sober driver, or call a friend or taxi to get you safely home.

This campaign is part of the Reno Police Department’s dedication and commitment to the safety of our citizens and the community through proactive engagement and enforcement.  This will be one of several such campaigns planned this year by the Reno Police Departments Traffic Division.

This campaign is funded by a pedestrian safety grant from the Nevada Department of Transportation Office of Traffic Safety.  

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

7/19/2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

 0032    Central:  Arrest - Domestic Battery @ E 6th St

Arrested on the above charge was Tyler Hill, DOB 7/19/94.

            RPD Case #16-13147           

0320    South: Prowler @ Neil Rd

Residents reported seeing a possible prowler who appeared to be holding a shotgun around the building. Subject was gone on arrival. Subject is described as: HMA. LSW:  Dk clothing, wht tennis shoes, armed with possible shotgun.

RPD Case #16-13152

            

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

Local music teacher arrested on Open and Gross Lewdness charges

7/18/2016

In May of this year, Detectives with the Reno Police Department Sex Crimes Unit received a report from a 16 year old female in reference to inappropriate contact the female had with her private music teacher.   Through the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the music teacher, who has been identified as 69 year old William Weiser, had inappropriately touched the victim since April of 2016.   Weiser met with Detectives on Monday July 18, 2016 and was placed into custody for Open and Gross Lewdness. 

Sex Crimes Detectives do not believe that this was an isolated incident as Weiser was a suspect in a Sexual Assault in Reno several years ago, and believe there may be more victims who are hesitant to come forward.   

The Reno Police Department is asking anyone who may have been a victim of William Weiser or who may have more information about this case to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 657-4601, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.   

RPD Case # 16-11997

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

*** UPDATE*** Reno Police Department investigating Homicide on Wedekind Road

7/18/2016

On July 16th just after midnight, the Reno Police Department received several 911 calls of shots fired in the area of Wedekind Road and Clear Acre Lane.  Patrol Officers responded and located a 40 year old male lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.   

The victim was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center but did not survive his injuries.  The victim's identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.  The case is being investigated by the Robbery Homicide Unit with the assistance of the Regional Gang Unit.  

***UPDATE*** 

Reno Police Homicide Detectives are asking the communities assistance in locating a vehicle that was seen in the area of the homicide on Wedekind Road early Saturday morning.   The vehicle is described as a newer black 4 door pickup truck with chrome or silver rims that was possibly occupied by 2 or more African American males.   The vehicle was last seen in the area of Wedekind and Clearacre Lane. 

The victim in this case has been identified as 40 year old Roger Ratliff. 

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to call the RPD Detective Division (775) 334-2188 or Secret Witness (775)322-4900. Tips can also be sent via text to TIP411 key word SW 

RPD Case # 16-12987

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

7/18/2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016 

0518    North: Arrest - Commercial Burglary @ Stead Blvd

Officers were dispatched to a possible commercial burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect and arrested Jesus Valencia, DOB 12/27/95.

RPD Case #16-12864
Friday, July 15, 2016
 

0450    Central: Arrest - Strong Armed Robbery @ E 6th St

The suspect asked to borrow the victim’s bicycle and was refused. The suspect then pushed the victim and took off on the bicycle. Officers located the suspect a few blocks away. Arrested on the above charge was Kelly Noland, DOB 11/5/70.

RPD Case #16-12931 

2059    South: Robbery @ Lymberry and Brinkby

The victim was walking along the sidewalk when approached by a suspect in a vehicle. The suspect called out to the victim and when ignored, made a u-turn pulling up next to the victim. The suspect punched the victim and drove away with the victim’s cell phone. Suspect was gone on arrival. Suspect is described as: BMA, 6’, 200 lbs, 20’s-30’s. Suspect was last seen driving a WHT, 2000 Nissan Altima with a temporary tag.

RPD Case #16-12983           

2130    South: Commercial Armed Robbery @ W Plumb Ln

A male suspect requested change. When the clerk opened the change drawer, the suspect presented a handgun, requested the money from the drawer, and left the store. Suspect was gone on arrival. Suspect is described as: WMA, 20’s, 5’6”, medium build, described as ‘grungy’. LSW: Tan shirt, blk pants, wht/blk baseball cap with an unknown emblem.
RPD Case #16-12980
 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 

0000    North: Homicide @  Wedekind Rd and Clearacre Ln

Please see press release.
RPD Case #16-12987
 

1551    South:  Arrest - Lewdness w/ Minor Under 16 @ Robinhood

Arrested on the above charge was Imran Hussain, DOB 4/8/80.

RPD Case #16-13029 

Sunday, July 17, 2016 

0051    North: Arrest - BDW Stabbing/O&R @ Wedekind

Officers responded to a victim with multiple stab wounds. Upon further investigation, officers discovered that the victim had been in a verbal argument with the suspect who stabbed the victim multiple times. The victim was transported with minor injuries. Arrested on the above charges was Jennifer Edwards, DOB 2/25/74.
RPD Case #16-13070
 

0218    Central:  BDW Stabbing @ E 4th St

Officers responded to a male victim with a stab wound and a female victim with a head injury. Upon further investigation, officers learned of a verbal argument prior to police arrival and of a large fight involving Hispanic males. Suspects were gone on arrival. Both victims were transported with non-life threatening injuries.

            Case #16-13076           

1659    Central: Arrest - BDW Stabbing @ E 4th St

Officers hailed to the scene of a stabbing. A victim was located with non-life threatening wounds. Arrested on the above charge was Charles Edouard, DOB 9/19/68.
RPD Case #16-13120

 

 

 

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

Strong Community Relations Between Reno Police and the Community Help to ensure no Major Incidents Occurred During Black Lives Matter March

7/15/2016

Reno, NV— Thanks to the continued efforts of the Reno Police Department to be completely integrated into our community with the strong relationships we have built within our area helped ensure the safety of everyone who participated in the Black Lives Matter march this evening.

 

With the cooperation of event organizers, community leaders and the great citizens of Reno, the Black Lives Matter march was relatively peaceful with the approximately 200 – 300 supporters and non-supporters of the march all gathering in Downtown Reno.  Reno PD saw no major incidents or arrests prior to, during or after the event.

 

The City of Reno and the Reno Police Department wants to thank everyone in our community for your continued support of our agency and your patience for any traffic delays caused by the event.

 

For more information on the Reno Police Department visit www.renopd.com, or like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

“Your Police.  Our Community

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 working closely with community leaders to prepare for Friday’s Black Lives Matter march

7/14/2016

Media Interview Opportunity:
WHO: Reno Police Chief Jason Soto

WHEN: Today, July 14, 2016 at noon (12 p.m.)

WHERE: First floor of Reno City Hall 

Reno, Nevada (July 14, 2016) The Reno Police Department values the rights of all citizens in our community and is working with City officials and community leaders to ensure the safety of the citizens and participants in tomorrow evening’s planned Black Lives Matter march in downtown Reno. The Black Lives Matter event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. 

The Reno Police Department respects the First Amendment rights of everyone to peaceably assemble and will work with the march organizers to ensure their safety, and the safety of everyone in the area. The Reno Police Department will not tolerate any nefarious activity and will take appropriate enforcement measures for any crimes of violence or property destruction. 

Reno Police Chief Jason Soto will be available for comments today, July 14, 2016, at noon (12 p.m.), on the first floor of Reno City Hall. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and fellow Reno City Council Members are expected be there as a show of support. 

Anyone who has any information about any suspicious activity that may occur prior to or during this event is asked to report it to Reno Police immediately. Citizens can also report any potential suspicious activity on the “myRPD” Smart Phone Application, Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW. 

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About the City of Reno

 

The City of Reno government's mission is dedicated to creating a community that people are proud to call home. In order to achieve that purpose, the Reno City Council has established five key priorities: Thriving Downtown and University District, Vibrant Neighborhoods and Public Places, Well-Managed Growth, Strong Financial Condition, and Efficient and Dependable Business Environment. To learn more about the City of Reno, visit Reno.gov or call 775-334-INFO (4636).

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

7/14/2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 

2330  Central: Arrest – Poss. of Stolen Motor Vehicle / Poss. of Burglary Tools / PSP / Trafficking on West 3rd St.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop.  During the investigation officers discovered the suspect also had keys to another stolen vehicle.  Justin Brown, DOB 12/7/1981, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-12819

Case #16-12785
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 looking for suspect who robbed a business on N Virginia St

7/12/2016

Shortly before 7:30 am on July 12, 2016, a white male between 20 and 30 years of age went into the Subway in the 1600 block of N Virginia Street, presented a firearm to the clerk, and demanded money.   The male suspect got an undisclosed amount of money from the store and left on foot north on Virginia Street.  Officers with Reno PD, UNR PD, Washoe County Sheriff’s K-9 units, and Washoe County Raven helicopter searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect in this case.  

The man was last seen wearing a brown jacket over a grey hoodie, light colored blue jeans, and a white scarf which he had placed over his face.   There is no security surveillance or photos of the suspect at this time. 

This is an active investigation and it is still being determined if this is the same suspect from a robbery which had occurred in Sparks earlier this morning.  

Anyone having any information about this case 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. 

RPD Case #16-12719

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

7/12/2016

Monday, July 11, 2016 

1120    North: Arrest - Indecent Exposure on Dickerson Rd.

Meinrado Rivera, DOB 7/17/1962, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-12653 

1523    Central: Shots Fired on East 4th St.

Officers were hailed by a subject who reported hearing gun shots.  Officers discovered a couple casings, but there were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #16-12668  

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

0031    Central:  Armed Robbery, Firearm on South Arlington Ave.

The suspect approached the counter with his merchandise and as the clerk rang up the sale the suspect displayed a gun and demanded the money from the cash register.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  The suspect is described as: W/M/A, mid thirties to mid forties, 5’10” tall, blond hair, LSW a black or blue baseball style hat, dark shirt and blue jeans.

            Case #16-12710

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

7/11/2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

 0116    South: Arrest - Robbery with a Deadly Weapon / Burglary / PSP / O&R on Harvard Wy.

See News Release.

Case #16-12637 

1123    South: Arrest - Larceny / Child Endangerment on Kietzke Ln.

Lyssa Kaye Sawin, DOB 8/8/1990, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-12388  

Friday, July 8, 2016 

0039    North: Arrest – ADW, Firearm / Discharging Weapon into & from Occupied Vehicle / DUI @ Peavine & Cottage.

The suspect was driving his vehicle and firing a gun at other vehicles in the area.  Caden Bammesberger, DOB 1/23/1995, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-12452 

1641    South:  Arrest – Assault / O&R on West Plumb Ln.

The suspect attempted to punch a Reno Fire employee who was checking on his status.  The suspect continued to be combative as Officers were taking him into custody.  Walter Rusch, DOB 7/11/1962, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-12487 

1707    South: Arrest - Identity Theft / Battery on an Officer on Mazzone.

Officers were taking the suspect into custody for ID Theft when he became combative, kicked an officer in the face and attempted to flee.  Kevin Thomas, DOB 11/30/1992, was arrested on the above charges. 

Case #16-12488

Sunday, July 10, 2016 

0645    North: Arrest - Identity Theft on Parr Blvd.

Officers responded to unwanted subjects in the area and made contact with the suspect who provided false identification.  The suspect, a juvenile, was arrested on the above charge.

            Case #16-12590           

0930    South: Major Injury Accident @ Peckham & South Virginia St.

See News Release.

Case #16-125936 

1628    North: Arrest – Drug Charges on Scottsdale Rd.

Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle and made contact with the occupants.  Cicely Michelle Johnson, DOB 7/26/1974, and Alan Moore Almeida, DOB 12/19/1983, were arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-12610

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

Reno, Nevada (July 8, 2016) — The Reno Arch will go dark tonight, July 8, 2016 to honor members of law enforcement

7/8/2016

Reno, Nevada (July 8, 2016) — The Reno Arch will go dark tonight, July 8, 2016, to honor members of law enforcement who lost their lives during the Dallas Police shooting.

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, on behalf of the Reno City Council, has issued the following statement:

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am writing this statement today. I am truly saddened to hear what happened in Dallas, and it’s important for everyone to remember that violence is not the answer. Police all over our country put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe. Today we honor those who selflessly placed themselves in harm’s way to protect their fellow citizens in Dallas. I want to personally offer my condolences to those who lost loved ones last night. I ask everyone in The Biggest Little City to keep the families of those who lost their lives, as well as those who have been seriously injured and the entire Dallas law enforcement community, in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Reno Arch will go dark tonight as we grieve the victims of this senseless violence.”

Additionally, Reno Police Chief Jason Soto has issued the following statement:

"We strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday evening in Dallas. There is never any justification for taking innocent lives. The Reno Police Department works diligently in our region to gain the community’s trust. We have a community-oriented policing strategy in place that supports long-term problem solving, community empowerment and engagement and forging partnerships with other local law enforcement. Today, our law enforcement stands united with our community. Your Police, Our Community.”

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

Suspects from early morning robbery arrested after brief standoff in South Reno

7/7/2016

Shortly after 1:00 am on July 7, 2016, Reno Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 of Harvard Way on the report of a robbery with a deadly weapon that had just occurred.   When Officers arrived they contacted the victim who had sustained a non-life threatening injury during the robbery and he was transported to a local hospital.    

After speaking with the victim, Reno Police Officers followed several leads that lead them to a house in the area of Neil Road and Gentry Way in South Reno where it was believed the suspects were hiding.   Reno Police SWAT and members of the Reno Police Hostage Negotiations Team were called out to serve a warrant on the residence.   

During the initial contact with the occupants inside the house, 2 adult women, 1 man, and a young male juvenile all came out of the house, but it was discovered one man remained inside and refused to exit.   Officers deployed tear gas into the residence and the man came out without incident.  When Officers searched the residence they did locate the firearm used in the robbery and property belonging to the victim.  

There were no injuries to any of the citizens or Officers on scene.  The juveniles parents have not come forward to take custody of the juvenile and he had to be placed with Child Protective Services. 

Through interviews with Reno Police Detectives it was confirmed that the two men that were in the house were the suspects from the earlier robbery.   35 year old Joshua Green (DOB 05/07/81) and 34 year old Marshall McMain (DOB 11/17/81) were arrested and charged with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, and Obstructing and Resisting Officers.   One of the females, Jasmine McMain (DOB 04/16/86), was arrested for an unrelated drug warrant. 

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to please 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. 

RPD Case #16-12367

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

Elderly man reported missing located safe in East Reno

7/6/2016

The elderly man reported as missing earlier today by the Reno Police Department was located in the area of the Wal-Mart on E 2nd Street in Reno.  Thanks to an observant citizen who had seen the earlier alerts on social media, the citizen recognized 76 year old Sidney Miller and contacted Reno Police.  Sidney was contacted by Officers and REMSA and was reunited with his family.  

The Reno Police Department wants to thank the citizen who located Mr. Miller, and all the concerned citizens who were looking for him.   

The Reno Police Department also encourages citizens in our community who have elderly family members with dementia or Alzheimer’s to contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24 hour hotline at (800) 272-3900 for information on how to better prevent your loved ones from wondering off.  

RPD Case #16-12292

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 issue local Kids Free 7- Eleven Slurpee Tickets for Good Behavior

7/4/2016

Starting Tuesday July 5, 2016 Officers with the Reno Police Department will be partnering with 7-Eleven stores across our community to distribute free Slurpee small drink coupons through Operation Chill.   Officers will be enhancing our relationships with the young people in our community by rewarding them for good deeds, positive activities and acts of kindness.   

Some of the positive activities Officers are looking for to reward kids with a free  Slurpee are kids who are observed helping others, using crosswalks and bike lanes, and wearing safety equipment while riding bicycles or skateboards just to name a few.  

Since the program’s inception in 1995, more than 15 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in areas where 7-Eleven operates stores.  This year, up to 1.28 million coupons will be issued nationally; over 5,000 will be distributed in Reno by the Reno Police Department, most during the summer months and back to school season. 

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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

7/4/2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016 

1643    South: Arrest – Multiple Drug related charges / Own a Gun by a Prohibited Person on Crampton.

Officers were investigating a previous crime and made contact with the suspect at the above location.  Michael Leon Harris, DOB 11/28/1981, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-11110

Case #15-18780  

Friday, July 1, 2016 

1133    South: Arrest - Child Abuse / Domestic Battery on Foothill Rd.

Ana Ramirez, DOB 6/28/1980, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-11982 

2357    North: Arrest – Assault on an Officer / O&R on Wedekind Rd.

Officers responded to a report of a fight with one subject being armed with a gun.  As they attempted to break up the fight one suspect continued fighting with them.  Jose Gonzalez, DOB 2/28/1989, was arrested on the above charges.  Thomas Mendoza, DOB 10/30/1991, was arrested for O&R.  The armed suspect fled upon their arrival and is still outstanding.

Case #16-12032  

Saturday, July 2, 2016 

0145    Central: Armed Robbery, Firearm on West Liberty.

The victim was approached by the suspect who asked if she had any change. When the victim said she did not the suspect produced a gun and demanded her purse.  The suspect is described as: H/M/A or Light skinned B/M/A, mid twenties, 6’ tall, muscular build, no facial hair, LSW a light colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

            Case #16-12034 

0330    South: Arrest - Failure to Supervise on South Virginia St.

Noelani Mankins, DOB 7/21/1981, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-12039 

0345    Central: Arrest - Child Neglect on West 2nd St.

Pagan Silveira, DOB 5/30/1988, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-12040 

0423    North: Arrest – O&R on Wedekind Rd.

Officers responded to multiple calls of a large fight with shots fired.  During the investigation they attempted to make contact with the suspects who refused to exit a residence.  Luis Rios, DOB 7/2/1996, Mitchel Rodriguez, DOB 9/13/1991, and Gerson Rodriguez, DOB 6/10/1996, were arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-12042

 Sunday, July 3, 2016 

1333    Central: Officer Involved Shooting @ Plaza & Virginia St.

The investigation is being led by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Case #16-12136 

1904   South:  ADW, Firearm / Battery on South Meadows Pkwy.

The victim was approached by the suspects.  One suspect then produced a gun and they began to beat the victim.  The suspects then attempted to kick in the door to the victim’s residence but were not successful.  The suspects are described as: #1 Hispanic or Asian male, mid to late twenties, medium build, LSW a baggy grey t-shirt. #2 H/M/A, mid to late twenties, tall, thin build.  # 3 H/M/A, mid to late twenties, tall, thin build.

Case #16-12147 

2005   South: Shooting on Yori Ave.

See News Release.

Case #16-12157 

Monday, July 4, 2016 

0006    South:  ADW, Firearm on Longley Ln.

Officers responded to a report of an ADW with a firearm and learned the victims had exited a business when the suspect pulled his vehicle up to them.  He displayed a gun and pulled the trigger of the gun without the gun discharging.  He then fled.  The suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid twenties, LSW a dark shirt.

            Case #16-12163

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 want to remind citizens of park laws while enjoying the summer weather

7/1/2016

With the warm summer weather and water in the Truckee River, the Reno Police Department encourages citizens to enjoy the parks in our area. There are several important rules to be aware of when citizens visit City of Reno parks to avoid getting a citation. 

Park Hours:  Unless specifically posted, parks and recreation facilities will generally be open to the public from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. from April 1 through September 30 and anyone found in a park or recreation facility afterhours may be cited.  

Alcohol and glass containers:  It is against the law for any person to consume, possess or bring any beer, wine, liquor, malt beverage or any alcoholic beverage in a glass or any other type of container into a City of Reno park without obtaining a permit.

Camping:  Unless a permit is obtained, camping is illegal in any park and recreation facility.  Camping in city parks is defined as sleeping activities, using a tent, shelter or other structure of vehicle for sleeping.  It also includes cooking in other than in a fire or barbecue pit provided or area designated for such use by the city or portable propane grill.  Washing or laundering clothes or other personal items in any park or recreation facilities.

The men and women of the Reno Police Department want everyone living or visiting the Reno area to have a safe and fun summer when enjoying the beautiful parks we have in our city.

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