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Your Police, Our Community
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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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/31/2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

0250    South: Armed Robbery, Firearm on South Virginia St.

The victim was approached by the suspect who exited a vehicle, displayed a gun and demanded the victim’s money. The victim had no money so the suspect took the victim’s jacket and fled in the vehicle.

The suspect is described as: #1 B/M/A, LSW all black armed. Suspect #2 & #3 are only described as: Unknown race males.

Case #17-15601

0457    South: Commercial Burglary on Plumb Ln.

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered the front of the business had been smashed and an ATM machine was stolen. The suspects are described as: Two unknown race males LSW hooded sweatshirts.

Case #17-15608

2037    South: Armed Robbery, Firearm on Twin Pines Rd.

The victim and suspect had agreed to meet to conduct a business transaction when the suspect produced a gun and demanded the victim’s money. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, late teens, 5’5” tall, 120 lbs.

Case #17-15665

2156    Central: Arrest - Child Endangerment @ 6th & Virginia St.  

Michael Acquaviva, DOB 11/10/1990, and Corina Cavasso, DOB 1/22/1991, were arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-15671

Friday, July 28, 2017

0405    South: Armed Robbery, Firearm on Vassar St.

The victim was approached by the suspect who produced a gun and demanded his property.  The suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid twenties, LSW a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Case #17-15681

0445    South: Armed Robbery, Firearm on Lakeside Dr.

The victim was approached by the suspect who produced a gun and demanded his money. When the victim showed him he had no money the suspect took his property and fled. The suspect is described as: B/M/A, mid twenties, LSW all black.

Case #17-15683

0452    South: Armed Robbery, Knife on Torro Crt.

The victim had given the suspects a ride to the above location when another suspect exited the residence, produce a knife and demanded the victim’s property and car keys. All the suspects then fled in the victim’s vehicle. The victim’s vehicle was located later in the evening unoccupied. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, skinny build, late thirties, LSW a black shirt and blue jeans. The other suspects are only described as 2 females and one male.

Case #17-15685

1237    Central: ADW, Shooting on W 2nd St.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting and located several casings. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is being conducted by the Regional Gang Unit.

            Case #17-15712

2350    South: Robbery on Hillcrest Dr.

The victim had minutes earlier been involved in a verbal altercation with a subject. He walked away from that altercation and was attacked by a suspect who beat him with a bat and stole his property before fleeing. The suspects are described as: #1 H/M/A, bald head, LSW a white tank top. #2 H/M/A, LSW all black.

Case #17-15753

Saturday, July 29, 2017

0232    North: Arrest - Burglary on Saturno Heights Dr.

The suspect was observed entering the residence. Will Kernan, DOB 4/14/1960, was arrested by the above charge.

Case #17-15766

0415    North: Strong Armed Robbery on Silverada.

The victim noticed a vehicle was following her and confronted the driver of that vehicle. The suspect then exited the vehicle, and forcefully stole her property. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid forties, dark hair, full beard, LSW tan work boots, white thermal shirt and blue jeans. The vehicle is described as: Champaign cxxxred full size Ford Quad Cab.

Case #17-15769

1205    Central: Arrest – Battery on a Police Officer / O&R on West 2nd St.

Officers were attempting to detain the suspect when she became uncooperative, combative, and stomped on an officer’s foot. Rebecca Kesner, DOB 4/29/1987, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-15777

2030    South:  Arrest – Ex Felon in Poss. of a Firearm / Poss. of a Stolen Firearm / Traffic             Charges on Thoma St.

Officers were investigating an accident and had made contact with the suspect when they realized he was in possession of a gun. Kenton O’Neal Thompson, DOB 4/24/1989, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-15817

2053    North: BDW, Shooting @ Elementary & Paradise Dr.

Officers responded to several reports of shots fired with one subject that was hit.  They located the victim who was transported with a non-life threatening injury and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #17-15818

2203    North:  Strong Armed Robbery on West 7th St.

The victim was approached from behind by the suspects who forcefully removed her purse from her arm and her cell phone from her pocket and then fled to a waiting vehicle. The suspects are described as: #1 B/M/A, mid to late teens, a flat top, LSW a red shirt. #2 Light skinned B/M/A, mid to late teens, LSW a white shirt. #3 Unknown age H/M/A, short black spiked hair.

Case #17-15834

2344    Central: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / Eluding / O&R @ Court & Lee.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and attempted to conduct a stop but the driver took off, ran a stop sign and almost caused an accident. Officers located the vehicle a short time later and the driver exited and attempted to flee on foot.  Jordan Michael Murphy, DOB 7/10/1986, was arrested on the above charges. The passenger, Grace Quinones, DOB 8/16/1987, was arrested on a warrant.

Case #17-15836

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

7/27/2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

0152    North: Arrest - Arson on Stardust.

See News Release.

Case #17-15497

1645    North: Armed Robbery, Knife on Grand Summit.

The suspect had agreed to buy the victim’s property and they were meeting at the above location. Upon arrival the suspect produced a knife, stole the victim’s property and then fled. The suspect is described as: B/M/J, 5’ 6” tall, medium build, short dark hair, clean shaven.

Case #17-15560

2207    South: Arrest – Poss. of Stolen Motor Vehicle / Poss. of another person’s Credit             Cards on South Virginia St.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop. Stephen Wescott, DOB 4/29/1980, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-15588

2213    South: Arrest - Armed Robbery, Firearm on Brinkby Ave.

Officers learned the location of a possible suspect from a Robbery reported in February 2017. Keauntis Craig, DOB 4/22/1993, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-2279

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 make Numerous Arrests During 2 Week DUI Joining Forces Campaign

7/26/2017

Reno, NV –   From June 20, 2017 until July 14, 2017, seventeen Reno Police Officers joined forces with other Northern Nevada Law Enforcement agencies that were out actively looking for impaired drivers.  Over the two week campaign, 33 people were arrested by Reno Officers for suspicion of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.  Officers also issued 76 traffic related citations, and gave over 100 warnings to drivers in the Reno area. 

Impaired driving has consistently been the most common cause of motor vehicle crashes resulting in injuries and deaths in Nevada.  

In efforts to achieve “Zero Fatalities”, the Reno Police Department wants to remind drivers to know the law for impaired driving levels and to abide by the following guidelines:

  • designate a sober driver;
  • 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 an impaired 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 

A portion of this DUI enforcement was paid for through a Joining Forces grant provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

 

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

www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com/sober

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/26/2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

 

1003    Central: Shots Fired on Island Ave.

Officers responded to a report of a shot being fired and located a casing. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #17-15427

 

1400    North: Arrest - Home Invasion on Silverada.

The suspect broke into the victim’s home, stole food and then fled. The suspect was located a short time later. Carlos Norwood, DOB 1/5/1970, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-15439

 

2230    North: Arrest – Prowling on Chapman Ln.

The suspect, a juvenile, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-15487

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

Subject Arrested for Two Counts of Arson

7/26/2017

Reno, NV  In the early morning hours of July 26, 2017, Reno Police Department Officers responded to the Motel 6 on Stardust St. on the report of a subject who had started a fire in the lobby area of the motel. The on site manager was able to extinguish the fire with minimal damage done to Motel 6 property.

Officers contacted a subject in the area who matched the description given by the reporting party. While speaking to the subject, a second fire was seen near the I-80 freeway to the east of the Motel 6. The Reno Fire Department responded and extinguished the second fire. Reno Fire Department Investigators responded to assist in the investigation and the contacted subject was ultimately arrested for his involvement in the fires.

Arrested:

Jesse Hobbs a 26 year old Reno resident

Charges: 1st Degree Arson and 3rd Degree Arson

RPD Case #17-15497

Anyone having information relating to this incident should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2141, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness,com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW   

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

7/25/2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

2017    South: Arrest – ADW, Firearm / Child Endangerment / Domestic Battery on Brinkby Ave.

Anthony Root, DOB 3/1/1990, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-15390

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

0538    North: Armed Robbery, Firearm on North Virginia St.

The suspects entered the business and one of the suspects produced a gun and demanded money from the employee. Total loss is unknown. The suspects are described as: #1 Unknown race male, LSW all black clothing. #2 Unknown race male, LSW black pants, and a grey and black hooded sweatshirt.

Case #17-15408 

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 Provide Free Training to Property owners/Managers of Multi-housing Properties to Prevent Drug and Illegal Activities

7/25/2017

Reno, NV – On Thursday July 27, 2017 Community Action Officers with the Reno Police Department will be providing free training to owners and/or property managers of multi-housing units in the City of Reno as part of the national Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.   

The Reno Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to help residents, owners, and managers of rental properties keep drugs and other illegal activities out of their area. This program is direct and solution-oriented. It is an easy, yet effective, deterrent to crime at rental properties.

The Crime Free Multi-Housing workshop shows rental-property owners and managers what to look for, and ways to prevent criminal activity on their property. 

The benefits of joining the Crime Free Program include:

  • A more stable resident base 
  • Increase demand for rental units, and a reputation for active management 
  • Lower maintenance and repair costs 
  • Increased property values 
  • Improved personal safety for residents, landlords, and property managers

Also presenting valuable information to the participants in this class will be City of Reno Code Enforcement, City of Reno Fire Department, and the Washoe County Health Department.

Thursdays training will be held at the Regional Public Safety Training Center located at 5190 Spectrum Blvd, Reno, NV 89512 starting at 8:00 am in room 102.  This class is still has seats available and anyone who wishes to attend this training event is encouraged to go to reno.gov/police and search crime free multi-housing to download the registration form for the class.

As part of the Blight Initiative, the City Council approved the Multi Family Crime Free program made mandatory requirement for all rental properties with 40 units or more as per existing Nevada Revise Statutes.

Call the Reno Police Department Community Action Office for more information about the class at 775-657-4543.

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/24/2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

0200    South: Attempted Armed Robbery, Firearm on Mira Loma Dr.

The victim was approached from behind by the suspect who was armed with a gun and demanded all of her money. The victim stated she didn’t have any and the suspect fled. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid twenties, 5’5” tall, 150 lbs., “chin strap” style beard, mustache, LSW all black clothing, a black beanie with a silver “alien head” on the back.

Case #17-14983

0240    South: Attempted Armed Robbery, Firearm on Plumas St.

The victim was exiting her vehicle when the suspect approached, produced gun and demanded her wallet. She said she had no money and the suspect fled to a waiting vehicle. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid twenties, 5’5” tall, 150 lbs., LSW a black hooded sweatshirt.

Case #17-14987

0247    North: Shooting into Occupied Dwelling on Cannan St.

The victim was inside his residence when he heard a noise and realized he had been shot. The victim’s injury is non-life threatening and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #17-14984

0407    North: Arrest - Vehicle Burglary / DOP / PSP on Ridge Ln.

The suspect was seen with a flashlight looking into vehicles and houses. As Officers arrived they observed the suspect exiting a camping trailer. William Ballinger, DOB 7/7/1995, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-14989

1323    South: BDW, Tire Iron on Yori Ave.

The victim and suspect were involved in a dispute when the suspect struck the victim several times with a tire iron. The suspect is only described as: W/M/A, mid twenties. The Regional Gang Unit is taking over the investigation.

Case #17-15019

1754    South: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia on             South Virginia St.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop. Olivia Robinson, DOB 6/24/1994, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-14931

1740    North: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle @ Sierra Highlands & Greystone.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop. Alexzar Hatcher, DOB 5/16/1982, Tawnie Caraska, DOB 12/26/1989, were arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-15043

1916    North: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Vehicle on Red Baron Blvd.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle vs. a house accident where a subject was seen leaving the accident. Officers located the suspect a short time later. The suspect, a juvenile, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14994

Case #17-15051

2304    Central: Arrest - BDW, Stabbing on West 2nd St.

The victim and suspect were involved in an argument that turned physical when the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest. The victims injury was non-life threatening. John Prince, DOB 9/8/1963, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-15071

Friday, July 21, 2017

1650    South: Arrest – Domestic Battery on Kietzke Ln.

Jeffrey Parrish, DOB 5/18/1987, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-15136

Saturday, July 22, 2017

2222    Central: Arrest – Hit & Run / O&R / DUI / Revoked DL @ West 2nd & Bell St.

The suspect had crashed into several parked vehicles and then fled. Offices located the suspect a short time later and he refused to follow their commands and became resistive. William Boske, DOB 8/23/1961, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-15238

Sunday, July 23, 2017

0259    South: Armed Robbery, Firearm on South Virginia St.

The victim was approached from behind by the suspect who was armed with a gun and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect then fled to a waiting vehicle. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, LSW dark pants & a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Case #17-15260

0349    South: Burglary on South Virginia St.

The victim returned to his room to find his money had been stolen. There are no suspects at this time.

Case #17-15270

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/20/2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

0719    Central: Shots Fired on West 2nd St.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired and discovered a casing and a doorway with a bullet strike. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #17-14899

1517    Central: Burglary on East 5th St.

The victim arrived at his business to find a door had been forced open and electronics had been stolen. Total loss is unknown and there are no suspects at this time.

Case #17-14941

1524    North: Armed Robbery, Firearm on Wedekind.

The victim answered a knock at this door and saw an acquaintance of his along with several unknown subjects. Upon entering the subjects attacked the victim, hit him with the butt of a gun and stole his property and money before fleeing. The suspects are described as: 3 B/M/A’s, medium build, several days growth of beard, LSW basketball type clothing. #4 B/M/A, 6’-5” tall, medium build, LSW a gray baseball type hat with a yellow brim.

Case #17-14935

1730    South: Arrest - Sexual Assault on Ravazza.

The suspect, a juvenile, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14948

2100    South: Arrest – Robbery / Burglary / Grand Larceny on Meadowood Mall Way.

Officers were at this location when they were told a subject was currently stealing items. They then realized that subject was also wanted in a previous crime. Amber Ruth Shields, DOB 4/10/1992, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-14508  

Case #17-14963

2128    Central: Strong Armed Robbery @ Fulton & Douglas Alley.

The victim and suspect had just met and were walking thru the alley when another suspect appeared. That suspect punched the victim causing him to fall to the ground and then stole his wallet. Both suspects then fled. The suspects are described as: #1 W/F/A, mid forties, 5’8” tall, heavy build, LSW a light blue shirt and dark shorts. #2 W/M/A, thin build LSW a dark baseball hat, white tank top and dark shorts.

Case #17-14961

2245    South: BDW, Stabbing on South Virginia St.

Officers responded to a local hospital for a victim who was being treated with a stab wound. The victim’s injury is non-life threatening and the Regional Gang Unit is conducting the follow up investigation.

Case #17-14971

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/19/2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

633      North: Shooting on Butler.

Officers responded to a report of shots being fired and discovered multiple casings and a parked vehicle that had been struck. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #17-14863

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

MORNING MEDA UPDATE

7/18/2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

0201:   South: Commercial Burglary on South Virginia St.

Officers observed the suspects near a closed business carrying merchandise. When they went to make contact the suspects fled to a waiting vehicle. Upon investigation it was learned the business had been broken into and merchandise was stolen. Total loss has not been disclosed. The suspects are described as:  #1 H/M/A, mid twenties, LSW, a white tank top, dark cxxxred shorts and a red flat bill hat. #2 H/M/A, mid twenties, goatee, shaved head.

Case #17-14720

1832    South: Theft of Mail @ Plumb & Palisades Dr.

Officers responded to a report of a hit and run accident and during the investigation they learned the suspect had just stolen packages from a nearby residence and was fleeing in her vehicle when the accident occurred. The suspect is described as: I/F/A, mid twenties, 5’9” tall, 220 lbs.

Case 17-14792

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

0352    North:  Attempted Hot Prowl Burglary on Carlin St.

The victim woke when she heard a noise outside her window followed by the beam of a flashlight coming through the window. When she got up to investigate the suspect fled. There is no suspect description at this time.

Case #17-14812

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/17/2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

0118    North: Robbery / Burglary with Shots Fired on Nevada St.

The victims answered a knock at the door when the suspect produced a gun and demanded unknown items from them. A struggle ensued and a shot was fired. Another shot was fired and the suspect fled. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing. The suspect is described as: B/M/A, early twenties, 5’7”-5’10” tall, medium build, short hair, LSW a gray t-shirt and shorts.

Case #17-14392

1249    Central: BDW, Shooting on Island Ave.

The victim was approached by the suspects when one of the suspects produced a gun and shot him in the leg. The suspects then fled to a waiting vehicle, which was occupied by another suspect. The victim’s injury is non-life threatening and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #17-14440

Friday, July 14, 2017

0432    Central: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia /             DUI @ 1st & Center.

Officers observed an occupied stolen motor vehicle and conducted a stop. Anthony Zamora, DOB 4/16/1973, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-14489

0644    Central: Arrest – Petit Larceny / O&R on West 5th St.

Officers were taking the suspect into custody for Petit Larceny when he refused to comply with them and began physically resisting. Blake Franzman, DOB 3/6/1960, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-14491

1024    South: Robbery on South Virginia St.

The victim had confronted the suspects who were attempting to steal merchandise when one of the suspects attacked the victim and she was knocked to the ground and kicked.  The suspects then fled to a waiting vehicle. The suspects are described as: #1 W/F/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, 5’5” tall, slim to medium build, blonde, LSW a multicxxxred tank top, white shorts and sandals. #2 W/M/A, 6’2” tall, medium build, blonde, LSW a white baggy t-shirt, tan shorts and white shoes. #3 W/M/A, medium build, shaved head, LSW a black tank top, white and black plaid shorts and black shoes. #4 W/F/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, slim to medium build, short dark brown hair, LSW blue jeans.

Case #17-14508

1615    Central: Arrest – ADW, Scissors on Record St.  

The victim and suspect were involved in an argument when the suspect produced a pair of scissors and began swinging at, but never did strike the victim. Redoajah Miller, DOB 5/26/1978, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14537        

Saturday, July 15, 2017

0244    Central: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle @ North 1st & North Virginia St.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop. Daniel Adams Jr, DOB 3/2/1981, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14502

1330    North: Residential Burglary on Grand Summit Dr.  

The victim returned home to find his residence had been ransacked and property stolen. There are no suspects at this time.

Case #17-14616

1626    North: Arrest - Child Endangerment on Wedekind Rd.

Kosheena Smith, DOB 1/7/1994, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14629

2100    South: Strong Arm Robbery on Meadowood Mall Way.

The victim attempted to stop the suspects from leaving without paying for merchandise when one of the suspects shoved the victim to the ground and then stole her property. The suspects are described as: #1 H/F/A, shoulder length dark hair. #2 H/M/A, balding, heavy build.

Case #17-14641

2314    North:  Arrest – ADW, Hammer on Riverside.

The suspect became argumentative and aggressive with the victim and then grabbed a hammer and attempted to strike the victim. James Smith, DOB 9/19/1963, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14650

Sunday, July 16, 2017

0058    Central: Armed Robbery, Firearm on East 6th St.

The suspect entered the store produced a gun and demanded money. Total loss is unknown. The suspect is described as: B/M/A, 5’2” to 5’6” tall, small build, LSW skinny jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt and an earring.

Case #17-14657

0231    North: ADW with Shots Fired on Silverada Blvd.  

Officers responded to a report of shots being fired. The victim was not injured and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #17-14662

0700    South: Commercial Burglary on Steamboat Pkwy.

Officers responded to report of a smashed window of a business and discovered entry had been made and merchandise was stolen. Total loss is unknown and there are no suspects at this time.

Case #17-14666

0440    North: Burglary on West 11th St.

The victim was awakened by her dog barking and went to see what was wrong. She saw the suspect attempting to make entry but upon seeing the victim, the suspect fled. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, 5’4” tall, slender build, LSW dark clothing.

Case #17-14674

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/13/2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

0256    North: Arrest – BDW, Tire Iron on Sutro St.

The suspect approached the victim and began to harass her and lunge at her. The victim armed herself with a tire iron but the suspect was able to take it from her and then began to beat her with it until an employee intervened. The victims injuries were non-life threatening. Vermond Medler, DOB 12/18/1994, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14317

1353    South:  Armed Robbery on South Virginia St.

See News Release.

Case #17-14340

1626    Central: Strong Armed Robbery @ 2nd & Sierra St.  

The victim and suspects had taken a cab together but when it came time to pay the victim advised them he had no money. The suspects then beat him and stole his property. The suspects are described as: #1 W/M/A, mid thirties, 6’2” tall, 205 lbs. #2 H/F/A, 5’5” tall, LSW space print sweatpants.

Case #17-14360

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

Recent Reno Police Graffiti Case Convictions Bring Severe Penalties

7/12/2017

Reno, Nevada – The City of Reno and the Reno Police Department is committed to tracking, apprehending and prosecuting graffiti vandals in our area.   Two defendants who were apprehended by Reno Police Departments Graffiti Detectives and prosecuted by the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office were recently found guilty of graffiti.   Some of the penalties they face and anyone else who is convicted of the crime of Placing Graffiti on or Otherwise Defacing Property could be: 

  • Convicted vandals cannot possess, have access to, or have under his control, any type of weapon.
  • Between 100 - 300 hours of community service.
  • Revocation of their Driver’s License for two years.
  • Travel restrictions outside of Nevada without the permission from the Division of Parole and Probation.
  • Graffiti vandals can be given searchable probation, meaning that Probation Officers, and/or Police Officers can search their person, home, bedrooms at any time, with or without a warrant, and if graffiti implements are found they can be arrested and charged with possession.
  • Cannot possess a smartphone, tablet, or any other device capable of uploading photos to the internet and/or social media. 

The two defendants in these cases were also ordered to pay restitution.   One must pay over $10,000 and the other must pay approximately $50,000. 

If you see someone actively defacing property to contact Reno Police Dispatch at (775) 334-2677 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Citizens who wish to report graffiti are asked to contact Reno Direct at (775) 334-INFO (4636). 

 

Secondary Contact: Officer Tim Broadway, Public Information Officer

Reno Police Department

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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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/12/2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

 

0200    South: Armed Robbery, Firearm @ Casazza & Laiolo.

The victims and suspects had just met and were driving to a residence when the suspects produced a gun, demanded the victims’ property and keys to the car and then fled in the victim’s car. The car was located a short time later unoccupied. The suspects are described as #1 B/M/A, late teens to mid twenties, medium build. #2 B/M/A, dark skin, LSW a black hooded sweatshirt.

Case #17-14235

 

1000    Central:  Arrest – Ex Felon in Poss. of a Firearm / PCS / PSP on North Wells.

The victim located the suspect who had stolen his property. Frank Anthony Oseguera, DOB 3/28/1981, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14252

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/11/2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

0123    North: Arrest – ADW/Discharging a Firearm in a Dwelling/Battery on Lemmon Dr.

See News Release.

Case #17-14153

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/10/2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

0205    Central: Arrest – Robbery on North Sierra St.

The victim and suspects were involved in a dispute when one of the suspects punched the victim and stole her purse. The suspect was located a short time later and Brandon Johnson-Thomas, DOB 2/21/1988, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-13862

1842    Central: Robbery on East 2nd St.

   The victim was confronted by the suspect who struck him with a gun and then stole his wallet before fleeing. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, late thirties, 6’4” tall, bald, with multiple tattoos, unknown clothing description.

Case #17-13918

2214    Central: Arrest – Attempted Robbery / Burglary / MIC / O&R on West 2nd St.

The suspects had previously been removed from the business for attempting to leave without paying for merchandise. The suspects returned a short time later and attempted to batter the victim. The suspects, 3 Juveniles, were arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-13933

Friday, July 7, 2017

0553    North: Arrest – Discharge Firearm from a Vehicle / Poss. of a Stolen Firearm on             Red Rock.

A witness observed the suspect, who was a passenger in a vehicle, shooting at a vehicle behind him. Officers conducted a stop on the suspect vehicle and Jonathan Garcia, DOB 11/28/1991, was arrested on the above charges. The driver, Oliver Hernandez, DOB 7/8/1987, was arrested for DUI & Poss. of a Stolen Firearm.

Case #17-13951

0828    South: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / Poss. of Burglary Tools on South Virginia St.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop. Maurice Leduc, DOB 3/6/1979, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-13494

2217    North: Arrest – BDW, Baseball Bat on Arletta St.

The victims and suspect were involved in a dispute when the suspect produced a bat and began to attack the victims. Mario Martinez, DOB 6/12/1990, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14016

Saturday, July 8, 2017

1033    North: Carjacking, Firearm on Butler St.

The victim had just entered his vehicle when the suspect suddenly smashed the back window out of his vehicle, displayed a gun and then pulled him out of his vehicle and drove away in it. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, LSW a red baseball cap, dark shirt and blue jeans.

Case #17-14038

1338    South: Arrest - Robbery on Kietzke Ln.

The suspect attempted to leave without paying for merchandise when he was stopped by an employee and patrons. Robert Phoenix, DOB 4/7/1987, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-14051

Sunday, July 9, 2017

1641    South: Arrest - Hit and Run / DUI Causing Substantial Bodily Injuries / Reckless             Driving / O&R @ Rock & Mill.

Luis Barrera-Zavala, DOB 12/2/1983, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-14123

1723    South: Arrest - BDW, Vehicle / ADW / Child Endangerment / Domestic Battery on        South Virginia St.

Tina Wilkerson, DOB 9/1/1983, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-14130

1951    South: Arrest – Burglary / BDW, Knife / Battery on an Elderly Person / Child Abuse             on Brinkby Ave.

Tonisha Scott, DOB 10/26/1989, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #14138

2244    South: Armed Robbery, Firearm / Burglary on Sierra Madre Dr.

The victim answered a knock at the door when the armed suspects entered and demanded money. The victims told the suspects they had the wrong address and the suspects took what money the victims had and then fled. The suspects are described as: #1 B/M/A, mid twenties, LSW an olive hooded sweatshirt. #2 H/M/A, 5’10”-6” tall, mid twenties, LSW a grey hooded sweatshirt. #3 H/F/A, short dark hair.

Case #17-14146

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 Deceased Body located in Dinuba California

7/10/2017

Reno, Nevada - On Sunday, July 9, 2017 the Reno Police Department Robbery Homicide Unit was contacted by investigators in Dinuba, CA for assistance with a homicide investigation.  According to investigators, they located the body of a deceased adult female inside a cardboard box in a vehicle in their jurisdiction, and the victim may be from Reno. 

The female was confirmed to be a Reno resident.   Reno Police Homicide Detectives responded to an apartment complex in the 3000 block of S Virginia St, and located evidence the homicide may have occurred inside the apartment.  The name of the deceased female is not being released pending notification of her next of kin.

Dinuba Police do have 37 year old Jose Rodriguez (DOB 03/18/80) of Reno in custody on unrelated charges.

This is still an active investigation and Reno Police are asking for anyone who may have any information about this to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2188, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.

RPD Case # 17-14127

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 see Increase in Burglaries when Residents Leave Garage Doors Open

7/10/2017

Reno, NV –   With hot summer temperatures in the forecast for the next several weeks, some residence in Northern Nevada are tempted to leave their garage doors open and unattended to keep their garage ventilated.   Unfortunately criminals know this and Reno PD has had an increase in reports of items being stolen from garages in our area.   

Reno Police warn that intruders can gain easy access to your home and valuables through your garage and potentially cause harm to you and your family. This is why you should always close your garage door, even if you leave it unattended for just a few minutes. You never know when an intruder can strike. 

Most of the items that have been reported stolen have been easy to carry away like cordless drills, and hand tools.   Other items, such as bicycles, have also been reported stolen which provide criminals with a quick means of escape.   Many items stolen in these thefts never get returned to their owner because victims do not have the serial numbers for the items or have not etched their property.   

Reno PD recommends that citizens write down, photograph or even video their valuables in their homes and garage areas.   Citizens should document any item with a serial number, especially firearms and bicycles and keep these records in a safe place that cannot be destroyed by a fire or stolen by thieves.   Items that do not have serial numbers on them can be etched with an inexpensive tool that can be purchased at any hardware store. 

For more information on how to better protect your home or to check crime statistics in your area, residents can go to renopd.com or download the myRPD app on their smart phone for very useful information.

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/6/2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

1658    North BDW, Tire Iron on Wedekind Rd.

The victim and suspect agreed to a fight when the suspect produced a tire iron and began to beat the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect has been identified but is outstanding.

Case #17-13824

2007    South: Strong Armed Robbery on South Virginia St.

The victim and suspect had agreed to meet to repay a debt when the suspect knocked the victim to the ground and stole his medication. The victim was transported to a local hospital for possible broken bones. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, mid thirties, LSW a black long sleeve shirt and dark pants.

Case #17-13840

2200    South: Strong Arm Robbery on Grand Canyon.

The victim was approached by the suspects who asked for money. When the victim attempted to give them some money they demanded all of it and shoved her to the ground and stole all her cash. The suspects are described as: 3 H/M/J’s, late teens, 2 of them wearing a white t-shirt and one wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.

Case #17-13854

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/5/2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

0250    North:  Hot Prowl on Wedekind Rd.

The victim heard a noise coming from outside the door and saw a suspect running away.  The suspect is only described as: White or Hispanic male, unknown age LSW a white shirt & white hat.

Case #17-13614

0520    South: Arrest – Burglary / PCS / DOP on Greenfield Dr.

A neighbor heard an alarm and observed the suspect exiting the vacant residence.  Terrance Michael Hale, DOB 8/4/1982, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-13617

1141    Central: Arrest - Burglary / Robbery on West 3rd St.

The victim confronted the suspect when he saw him walking away from his storage shed and wearing his clothing. A struggle ensued and the suspect threw the victim to the ground. Daniel Everett, DOB 8/18/1983, was arrested on the above charges.

            Case #17-13640

2348    North:  Attempted Armed Robbery, Firearm @ 11th & Nevada St.

The victim was approached from behind by the suspect who displayed a gun and demanded his money. When the victim showed the suspect that he did not have any money the suspect fled.  The suspect is described as: H/M/A, unknown age, 5’5” tall, thin build, LSW a white hooded sweatshirt.

Case #17-13683

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

0100    South:  Commercial Burglary on Mayberry Dr.

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered entry had been made and a cash till had been stolen. Total loss is unknown and there are no suspects at this time.

Case #17-13686

0330    South: Commercial Burglary on South Virginia St.

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered entry had been made and a cash drawer had been stolen. Total loss is unknown.

Case #17-13693

0640    South: Commercial Burglary on South McCarran Blvd.

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered entry had been made and the cash box had been stolen. Total loss is unknown.

Case #17-13698

0832    South:  Attempted Armed Robbery on South Virginia St.

The victim had just entered his vehicle when the suspect opened his door and attacked him. The victim was able to drive away and was treated and released at a nearby hospital. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, average build, average height, LSW tan cargo pants, black shirt with distinct skeleton and skulls on it and black shoes.

Case #17- 13706

2015    North: Armed Robbery, Firearm / Carjacking on Wedekind Rd.

The victim was in his vehicle when the opened the victim’s door, battered him, produced a gun and demanded his vehicle. The suspects are described as: #1 B/M/A, LSW a black shirt and shorts. #2 Pacific Islander, 300 lbs., LSW a black shirt and shorts.

Case #17-13743

2113    North: Arrest – Burglary / O&R on West 2nd St.

The victim observed the suspect exiting a room inside his residence and shoved him outside. The suspect then resisted Officers as they were taking him into custody. Kelly Noland, DOB 11/5/1970, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-13750

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

0050    South: Strong Arm Robbery on Kietzke Ln.

The employee attempted to stop the suspect from leaving without paying for merchandise when a struggle ensued and the suspect was able to flee with some of the merchandise. Total loss has not been disclosed. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid thirties, long black hair, full beard, LSW a blue sweatshirt, green pants and also had his jaw wired shut.

Case #17-13759

0130    South: Commercial Burglary on Lakeside Dr.

Officers responded to a report of a group of subjects hanging around in front of a store and glass being broken. The subjects were gone upon Officers arrival but they discovered that entry had been made and merchandise had been stolen. Total loss is unknown. The suspects are only described as: 5 unknown race teenage males.

Case #17-13762

0446    Central: Arrest - Wanted Subject / O&R on South Lake St.

Officers learned the location of a subject who was wanted by another jurisdiction and as they were taking him into custody he resisted. Wyatt Anderson, DOB 2/14/1995, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-13767

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

23 People Arrested for Suspicion of DUI over Extended 4th of July Weekend

7/5/2017

Reno, NV –   The night of June 30th, 2017 began the extended 4th of July weekend for many within Reno and Northern Nevada.  Over the past 5 days, the Reno Police Department arrested 23 people for suspicion of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.   Of the arrests made by Reno PD from June 30th to July 4th, 19 people were arrested for DUI alcohol, 3 were for suspicion of DUI with Marijuana, and 1 was for suspicion of Methamphetamine.   Two of the people arrested were involved in crashes which did not result in any major injuries being reported.   

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that at least 4,000 drivers are killed each year with drugs in their system.   NHTSA also reported that 57% of fatally injured drivers had alcohol and/or drugs in their system – 17% had both. 

The Reno Police Department wants to remind our community that impaired driving can be deadly, and costly.  If you are convicted for first offense DUI alcohol or drugs you could receive the following fines from the courts:

First DUI conviction:

  • Jail sentence of 2 days to 6 months OR 96 hours of community service.
  • Fine of $400 to $1,000.
  • Mandatory attendance at DUI School.
  • Possible order to attend a substance-abuse treatment program.
  • Driver’s license revoked 90 days or 1 year if you refuse evidentiary testing.
  • SR-22 Certificate of Liability Insurance for 3 years. 

The total costs for your first DUI with hiring an attorney, court fees, insurance and DMV fees could be as high as $10,000 or $11,000.  Hiring a private attorney alone could cost upwards of $4,500 or more if you cause injury or death as a result of impaired driving.  Any additional offenses for DUI can result in more serious fines, and possibly even prison. 

Reno Police want to encourage everyone in our community who believes they are too impaired to drive from either alcohol or drugs to not drive.   Designate a sober driver, call a friend or family member, use public transportation, or call a taxi or Uber. 

A portion of this DUI enforcement was paid for through a Joining Forces grant provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety. 

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

www.ZeroFatalitiesNV.com/sober

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

MORNING MEDIA UPDATE

7/3/2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

1008    North: Arrest – Poss. of Stolen Motor Vehicle on Silver Lake Rd.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop.  Teresa Davis, DOB 1/7/1984, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-13307

1449    Central: Arrest - Battery on East 4th St.  

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious subject in the area. Upon arrival they learned the victim was suddenly confronted by the suspect who then punched the victim in the face. Anthony Thomas, DOB 1/7/1988, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-13335

1808    Central: BDW, Stabbing on Evans Ave.  

2 adult male subjects were involved in an argument during which each subject armed himself with a knife. During the altercation one of the subjects received a minor non-life threatening injury to the back and was treated and released at a local hospital. The second subject is outstanding and described as: W/M/A, mid twenties, long brown hair, LSW camouflage shirt and unknown cxxxr pants.

Case #17-13354

1935    Central: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / Defrauding on North Arlington        Ave.

Officers responded to a report of a dispute and learned one of the subjects involved was in possession of a vehicle that had been reported as stolen. Angel Alvarado-Rios, DOB 3/11/1990, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-13361

2100    North: Arrest – ADW, Knife / O&R on Coggins Rd.

The suspect had produced a knife and threatened a victim.  He was taken into custody and transported to the jail when he attempted to flee from staff.  Rogelio Munoz, DOB 6/10/1979, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-13363

Friday, June 30, 2017

0122    North: Commercial Burglary on Northtowne Ln.

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered entry had been made and cash and merchandise had been stolen.  Total loss has not been disclosed and there are no suspects at this time.

Case #17-13248

0125    North: Arrest - Residential Burglary / Poss. of Burglary Tools on Silverada Blvd.

The suspects were seen breaking into a residence. Franklin Mills, DOB 5/31/1980, was arrested on the above charges. Shannon Dowell, DOB 3/18/1972, was arrested on the above charges as well as Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia. Josie Garcia, DOB 9/7/1958, was arrested for Poss. of Stolen Property. 

Case #17-13382

0129    North: Commercial Burglary on Northtowne Ln.

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered entry had been made and merchandise and cash had been stolen. Total loss is unknown and there are no suspects at this time.

Case #17-13383

1602    South: Bank Robbery on South Meadows Pkwy.

See News Release.

Case #17-13433

2238    Central: Commercial Burglary on East 4th St.

Officers responded to a report of a Burglary in progress and discovered entry had been made and cash had been stolen. Total loss has not been disclosed. The suspect is only described as: W/M/A.

Case #17-13463

Saturday, July 1, 2017

0430    Central: Arrest - O&R / Battery on a Peace Officer @ 1st & Center St.

Officers were taking a suspect, a juvenile, into custody for PCS and PCS for Sales.  As they were doing so another subject kept intervening and yelling at them and refused their requests to stop interfering. As they were taking this subject into custody she kicked an Officer. Terri Harvey, DOB 3/27/1957, was arrested on the above charges. 

Case #17-13483

0529    Central: Arrest - Burglary on Hill St.

An employee arrived at work to find the suspect inside the business. Stephen John Krystow, DOB 6/2/1991, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-13487

1715    South: Robbery, with use of OC on Kietzke Ln.

The victim had attempted to stop the suspect from leaving without paying for merchandise when the suspect sprayed the employee with OC and fled in his vehicle. Total loss has not been disclosed. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, mid twenties, thin build, LSW black pants, shirt, and golfer style hat.

Case #17-13519

2110:   South: Arrest – Open/Gross Lewdness / Battery on Vassar St.

            Mario Rivera-Merino, DOB 10/2/1989, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #17-13540

Sunday, July 2, 2017

0319:   South: Robbery on Veterans Pkwy.

The suspects were arguing with the employee and then one suspect grabbed some merchandise.  When the employee attempted to stop him the suspect swung at the victim and both suspects fled. The suspects are only described as: #1 W/MA, short, with brown hair. #2 H/M/A.

Case #17-13551

1554    South: Arrest - Child Endangerment on Brittany Crt.

Jessica Prichard, DOB 10/6/1988, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #17-13586

1854    South: Arrest – Battery on South Virginia St.

Klaneisha Washington, DOB 10/23/1996, was arrested for battery on a security officer. Case #17-13591