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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

7/31/2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020
1912South: Arrest - Simple Battery @4000 block South Virginia Street

Officers were in the area when they observed the suspect strike the victim. Richard Narra, DOB  8/14/1973, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-13166


2021North: Arrest - Arson / Child Endangerment@2000 block Cannan Street

Michelle Watkins, DOB 2/27/1994, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-13169


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

7/30/2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
1459Central: Arrest - BDW, Bat@100 block High Street

The victim and suspect who are neighbors were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical when the suspect produced a bat and hit the victim. The victims injuries are non-life threatening. Jacob Steele, DOB 5/20/1976, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-13060


2332Central: Arrest - ADW, Knife / ADW with Hate Enhancement / DOP@300 block North Arlington Ave.

The victims were approached by an unknown suspect who began yelling at them and making racial comments. The suspect also displayed a knife and threatened the victims. Chase Huggins, DOB 1/9/1965, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-13102


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

7/29/2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
0913Central: Arrest - O&R, Flight / Mis-Identify / CCW @Center & East 2nd Streets

Officers observed the suspects walk across the street against the red light almost causing an accident. When Officers attempted to make contact with the suspects they fled. The suspects were taken into custody a short time later and 2 of the suspects provided false names and DOB's. The 3 suspects, all juveniles, were arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-12994


2022Central: Arrest - Battery on Peace Officer / Trespass / Open Container / O&R @200 block East 4th Street

Officers responded to a report of an unwanted subject. When they attempted to make contact with the suspect he was uncooperative, threatened to fight them and punched an Officer. Ray Brueckner, DOB 5/6/1957, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-13024


2037South: Arrest - Aiming Firearm / Discharge in an Occupied Area @600 block East Patriot Blvd.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance with a shot being fired. They made contact with the suspect and Lisa Carey, DOB 7/8/1985, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-13027


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

7/23/2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
1912Central: BDW, Knife@400 Galletti Way

When the victim saw the suspect removing property from her parked vehicle she confronted the suspect. The suspect then produced a knife and stabbed the victim before fleeing. The victims injury is non-life threatening. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, 5'8" tall, black graying beard and hair, LSW reflective type construction clothing.  



Case: 20-12647


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

7/21/2020

Monday, July 20, 2020
0313South: Arrest - ADW, Machete / Poss. of Brass Knuckles @600 block Brinkby Ave.

The suspect and victim were known to each other and were involved in a verbal argument when the suspect produced machete and swung it at the victim. Jeremy Johnson, DOB 7/22/1979, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-12463


1308Central: Arrest - Strong Arm Robbery / O&R@700 block North Sierra Street

The victim attempted to detain the suspect who had exited the business without paying for merchandise. The suspect resisted and fled. As Officers were taking the suspect into custody he gave them a false name. Everett Winston, DOB 5/7/1977, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-12484


1425North: Grand Larceny@Carlin & Genoa

The suspect was observed taking equipment, fleeing the area and then meeting up with a second suspect who was on a bicycle. The suspects are described as: #1 W/M/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, 5'8" tall, stocky build, long side burns, LSW a tan shirt. #2 W/M/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, 6' tall, medium build, blonde hair, long side burns, LSW a blue shirt, red cutoffs.



Case: 20-12492


1500North: Arrest - Domestic Battery / Strangulation / DOP / PCS / O&R @10000 block Mt. Baldy

Officers learned the location of a suspect who was wanted in previous cases. Rylin Wolfe, DOB 12/6/1996, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-11399/20-12491


2127South: Robbery@6000 block South Virginia Street

The suspect approached the employee and demanded money while holding a Tire Iron. Total loss is unknown. the suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid forties, LSW dark colored clothing.



Case: 20-12526


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

7/17/2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020
0020Central: Arrest - Trespassing / Battery by a Prisoner@900 block Parr Blvd.

The suspect had been arrested for Trespassing when he became combative and kicked an Officer. Rodrigo Dominguez, DOB 2/27/1990, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-12195


1058North: BDW, Shooting @2000 Block of Sutro

Officers responded to multiple reports of shots being fired. They located two victims with non-life threatening gun shot wounds and several casings in the area. The investigation is ongoing. 



Case: 20-12216


1629Central: Arrest - Domestic Battery, Strangulation / Child Abuse@800 block Kuenzli Street.

Nathan Walker, DOB 5/28/1973, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-12239


1725Central: BDW, Stabbing / Grand Larceny@Wells Overpass / 1000 block East 4th Street.

Officers responded to a report of a fight with a stabbing victim. The victims injuries were non-life threatening and the investigation is ongoing.



Case: 20-12243


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

7/16/2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
0130North: Arrest - Child Abuse @10000 block North McCarran Blvd.

Ruben Medrano, DOB 1/11/1985, was arrested on the above charge.

Case: 20-12134


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

7/15/2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
0145Central: BDW, Pipe / Robbery@500 block North Center Street

The victim was approached by an unknown suspect who struck him in the head with a pipe and stole his property. The suspect is described as: B/M/A, 5'10"-6' tall, thin build with a beard, LSW jeans, red jacket, and a hat.



Case: 20-12066


1707South: Arrest - Elderly Abuse/Neglect@4000 block Energy Way

Edward Sibley, DOB 7/3/1965, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-12116


2117North: Robbery - Strong Arm@2000 block Garson Road

The victims were approached by the suspects who were in a vehicle and asked to borrow their phone. As the victim handed them the phone the suspects attempted to drive away dragging the victim as he tried to hang on to the phone. The victims injuries were non-life threatening. The suspects are only described as: W/F/A & W/M/A. The suspect vehicle is described as: White BMW, SUV



Case: 20-12127


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

Officer-Involved Shooting Policy Update- Body Cam Footage

7/15/2020

Reno, NV— The Reno Police Department announces today that it has made changes to its “Employee Involved Shootings” policy.  Additional requirements have been added to the section on Command Responsibilities (Section IV, subsection C., #4.).  The additional requirements include releasing to the public within 14 days, the body camera footage of the incident.  It is important to note that some officer-involved shooting incidents involve multiple officers or multiple witnesses and investigations of those types of incidents are extremely time consuming.  In such incidents, the policy does allow for the release of footage to occur within 30 days in order to provide the investigating agency sufficient time to thoroughly conduct its investigation and to allow the Reno Police Department sufficient time to prepare the video for release.

In order to protect everyone involved and preserve the integrity of the criminal investigation (which will still be conducted by an outside agency in accordance with the Regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol), the identities of those depicted, will be redacted.  As is the case now, the identities of those involved may be made public at the conclusion of the criminal investigation and District Attorney’s Office review.

Acting Reno Police Chief Tom Robinson wanted to thank the Reno community for their tremendous and overwhelming support of the men and women of the department and said that making these changes was necessary in order to continue maintaining the excellent relationship this department has always had with its community.  

This policy, along with all other Reno Police Department policies, can be found at renopd.com/generalorders.

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

7/14/2020

Monday, July 13, 2020
1533Central : Arrest - Child Neglect @300 block West 2nd Street

Brittnee Hammond, DOB 9/25/1989 and Mauricio Brown-Zamor, DOB 6/10/1978, were arrested on the above charge. 

Case: 20-12037


1822South: Robbery@400 block California Street

An employee was working on a machine when the suspect exited a vehicle shoved him aside and stole the money boxes. Total loss is unknown. All 3 suspects are only described as Black Male Adults with one wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. 



Case: 20-12045


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

7/13/2020

Friday, July 10, 2020
0408                       Central: Battery Arrest @2500 blk E 2nd St.
                              Hotel Security detained an intoxicated female subject for a battery that occurred on their property. 

        Arrested: Shaw, Ashlie     DOB:05/04/1989

Case#20-11802

Sunday, July 12, 2020

0024                       North: Home Invasion/Domestic/O&R @1800 blk E 9th St

Officers responded on a report of a domestic disturbance in which the male suspect was actively attempting to force entry into the victim's residence through a window.  Officers located the suspect in the living room.  The suspect was uncooperative, refused to listen to commands, and attempted to knock a Taser out of an Officer’s hand. 

Arrested- Jimmy Zavala-Ordonez (10-23-84)

Case#20-11929

1250                       Central: ADW arrest@Center St./7th St.

Officers responded to the listed location regarding a reported fight.  Through the investigation, it was learned the suspect removed a folding knife and swung it at the victim.  No injuries were reported or observed.

Arrested: Zepeda, Richard DOB 6/20/76

Case#20-11951

2017                       South: BDW x 2, DOP x 3, Child Endanger x 2, ADW, CDM @Colbert Dr/Patriot Bl

Officers responded to the above listed location for a report of a road rage incident. On scene officers learned there has been a dispute between a total of 4 teens for the past 2 years. Today, one of the juveniles used a baseball bat to cause extensive damage to two of the victim's vehicles while there were victims sitting in the driver's seat of each vehicle. The mother of the suspect juvenile also battered another juvenile's parent after engaging in vehicle pursuit a second juvenile, causing him to crash into an unrelated parked car. A neighbor attempted to help defend one of the victims, but was stopped when he saw the juvenile suspect holding a bat. The neighbor then attempted to run over the juvenile suspect with his vehicle, nearly striking him in the process. In all, there were three arrests.

Arrested: Berreman, Taneka (11/01/1987); Misd. Battery (M), DOP (G), Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor x 2 (M), Child Endangerment x 2 (F)

Male Juvenile  (Age 16); BDW x 2 (F), DOP (G)

Trammel, Jeffrey (10/01/2001); ADW (F)

Case#20-11976

2204                       Central: Robbery/O&R@200 blk E. 4th St

Officers responded to the above location for a reported robbery. On scene, they learned the suspect punched the victim in the face and then took money from his pocket.

Arrested: John Doe (refused to give info)

Case#20-11988

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

7/7/2020

Monday, July 6, 2020
0037Central: Arrest - ADW, Firearm / Poss. of a Firearm by Prohibited Person / Poss. of Short Barreled Shotgun@600 block North Wells Ave.

The victim returned to his room to find the suspect there. The suspect produced a gun and threatened the victim. Michael Mitchell, DOB 8/26/1985, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-11527


1606Central: Arrest - Jaywalking / O&R / PCS @Virginia Street @ 4th Street

Officers observed the suspect Jaywalking and attempted to make contact. The suspect refused to identify himself and resisted the Officers. During the investigation the suspect was found to be in Poss. of a Controlled Substance. Alex Williams, DOB 9/6/1978, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-11563


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

7/2/2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
0503Central: BDW, Stabbing@500 block North Center Street

The victims were in their tent when the unknown suspects entered. One suspect then stabbed one of the victims before fleeing. The victims injury was non-life threatening. The suspects are described as: #1 A/M/A, early fifties, shaved head. #2 W/F/A, mid fifties, blonde hair.



Case: 20-11189


0915Central: Arrest - ADW, Knife / Trespass@200 block North Virginia Street

The victim had asked the suspect to leave the business. The suspect refused to leave and then produced a knife and threatened the victim. Damaen Barrett, DOB 3/5/1977, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-11200


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

7/1/2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
2245Central: Arrest - Battery on Protected Person / O&R @Mill & Sutro Streets

Officers had been asked to follow Remsa personnel as they transported the subject to a local hospital. During the transport the suspect began punching a Medic and continued to struggle and fight with Officers. Michael Whiteford, DOB 4/26/1969, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-11167


2252South : Robbery@1000 block Steamboat Pkwy.

The two suspects entered the business. One suspect was armed and they demanded the money. Total loss has not been disclosed. The suspects are described as: #1 B/M/J, mid teens, 5'5'" tall, LSW all black clothing. #2 W/M/A, early to mid twenties, 5'5"-5'8" tall, LSW a blue hooded sweatshirt. 



Case: 20-11168


2301Central: Arrest - Traffic Violations / CCW / PCS / O&R@500 Block North Center Street

Officers observed the suspect riding a bicycle without having a lamp on and attempted to conduct a stop. The suspect attempted to flee but was apprehended by Officers a short distance away. The suspect continued to struggle with Officers and was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and a BB gun. 



Case: 20-11171


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

Lt. William Rulla Retires After 24 1/2 Years Serving Our Reno Community

7/1/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Primary Contact: Officer Travis Warren, Public Information Officer

Reno Police Department

warrent@reno.gov | o:775-334-3850 c:775-870-6832

 

 Reno Police Lieutenant William Rulla retires

 

Reno, NV— On July 5, 2020 Lieutenant William Rulla will retire from the Reno Police Department after 24 ½ years of dedicated service to our Reno community.

 

Lt. Rulla has led a long and distinguished career highlighted by his long tenure in leadership positions within the organization:

 

1996-2002- Reno Police Patrol Officer

2002-2003- Reno Police Detective -Burglary Unit

2003-2006- Reno Police Patrol Sergeant 

2006-2008- Regional Law Enforcement Academy Sergeant

2008-2010- Reno Police Patrol Lieutenant

2010 (April-Sept)- Reno Police Internal Affairs Lieutenant

2010-2011- Reno Police Acting Deputy Chief

2011-2013- Reno Police Patrol Lieutenant

2013-2016- Reno Police Detective Lieutenant

2016-2020- Reno Police Patrol Lieutenant

 

Lt. Rulla has contributed to the department's vision of being a model of policing excellence with his contributions in training, officer wellness, investigations, patrol and especially as a senior member of the department's command staff.

 

Lt. Rulla quoted author David Fritchse by expressing “If there is any advice I could leave to the generations to come it would be simple: Forget about the pop ideologies and political bantering of the day and find a place of SERVICE. Instead of being the voice of criticism of our world and of its people, get busy serving them and learn to love that SERVICE”.  

 

Reno Police Chief Jason Soto emphasized Lt. Rulla’s impact on our agency and community, stating: “Lt. William Rulla has been a tremendous asset to the Reno Police Department and our entire community.  His tireless work ethic, professionalism, wisdom and leadership will be greatly missed by our organization.  The men and women of the Reno Police Department congratulate him on his retirement and wish him well in future endeavors”

 

All the men and women of the Reno Police Department wish Lt. Rulla “All the Best” on a well-earned retirement!