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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

8/31/2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

0025    South: Arrest - Embezzlement / Poss. of Stolen Property / PCS / PCS for Sales /Trafficking on South Virginia St.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and made contact with the suspect.  Jonathan Cutler, DOB 12/12/1983, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-16028

0135    North: Discharge of Firearm into Occupied Dwelling on 1100 block of Montello St.

Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired and discovered bullet strikes at a residence and several in a parked vehicle.  There were no reported injuries and the investigation is being conducted by the Regional Gang Unit.

Case #16-16477

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

8/30/2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

1036    Central: Arrest - ADW, Knife / O&R on East 4th St.

Officers responded to a report of a suspect chasing employees with a knife.  The suspect refused officers commands and became combative with them.  Joshua Lou Owens, DOB 12/8/1980, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-16338

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

8/29/2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

1000    South:  Grand Larceny on 4000 block of Boca Dr.

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

Case #16-16035

1601    South: Arrest - Sexual Assault to Minor / Lewdness on Pesaro Wy.

Rolando Nunez, DOB 7/18/1986, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-16056

1945    South: BDW, Stabbing @Yori Park.

Officers responded to a report of a fight and located a victim who had been stabbed in the stomach.  The victim’s injury is non-life threatening and the investigation is being conducted by the Regional Gang Unit.

Case #16-16072

2241    South: Arrest - Child Abuse on Idlewild.

Melinda Francis, DOB 1/11/1973, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-16085

2325    North: Arrest - CCW / O&R @ 9th & Sage St.

Officers made contact with the subjects who matched the suspect descriptions in a previous crime.  One suspect was armed with a BB gun and both of the suspects were combative and physically resisted officers.  Dejhon Mitchell-Smith, DOB 1/3/1997, was arrested on the above charge.  Ivan Rivera, DOB 12/3/1997, was arrested for O&R.

Case #16-16088

2329    South: Arrest - Hit & Run / DUI / Discharge of a Firearm @ Kirman & Plumb.

The suspect vehicle had struck the victim vehicle in an intersection and then fled the scene.  While fleeing the scene the suspect driver shot several rounds into the air.  Lorenzo Ruiz-Garcia, DOB 5/27/1994, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-16089

Friday, August 26, 2016

1954    South: Arrest – Hit & Run / DUI / PCS / O&R on Kietzke Ln.

The suspect vehicle struck the victim who was riding a bike and then attempted to flee.  As officers arrived on scene the suspect attempted to flee on foot.  Jose Lugo-Gutierrez, DOB 4/21/1979, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-16159

 Saturday, August 27, 2016

0011    South: Robbery, Firearm @ Eastshore & Lymberry.

The victim was approached by the suspects, one who was armed with a gun, and they demanded his property.  The suspects are described as: #1 H/M/A, mid twenties, 6’ tall, buzzed brown hair, mustache, goatee, LSW a grey shirt and dark pants.  #2 H/M/A, mid twenties, 5’8” tall, short brown hair, chin strap beard.

Case #16-16179        

0249    North: Discharge Firearm into Occupied Dwelling on Carville Dr.

The residents had refused entry to the suspects that they did not know.  The suspects then fired a shot into the residence before fleeing.  There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

Case #16-16187

0356    Central: Arrest – CCW / O&R on California Ave.

Officers responded to a report of unwanted subjects at a business.  When they attempted to make contact with one of the subjects he refused their commands and challenged them.  As they were taking him into custody he began to kick them and was found to be in possession of a metal knuckle. Carlos Armendariz, DOB 1/4/1987, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-16189

1647    North: Arrest – PCS / PCS Sales / Ex-Felon in Poss. of a Firearm @ Stoker & 4th St.

Officers observed an occupied vehicle with suspended registration and conducted a             stop.  Devon Reuter, DOB 12/7/1984, was arrested on the above charges.  Heather             Segovia, DOB 10/1/1985, was arrested for a Warrant, PCS & PCS for Sales.  Kris             Natha- Briggs, DOB 9/18/1982, and Breanna Oneal DOB 6/14/1993, were arrested on             Warrants.

Case #16-16224

Sunday, August 28, 2016

0513    Central: Discharge of a Firearm @ 2nd & West St.were no reported injuries and the             investigation is ongoing.

Case #16-16265

1024    South: Arrest – BDW, Stabbing on East Grove St.  

The victim and suspect were involved in a physical altercation when both of them armed themselves with knives.  During the struggle the victim was stabbed. The victim’s injury is non-life threatening.  Gabriel Vasquez, DOB 12/13/1992, was arrested on the above charge.  Vermon Medler, DOB 12/18/1994, was arrested for ADW.

Case #16-16274

1351    Central: Arrest - Battery / Battery on a Police Officer / O&R on East 2nd St.

The suspect was causing a disturbance in the business and was asked to leave.  The suspect became angry and began to batter the employee.  As officers were taking the suspect into custody for Battery she began to fight with them.   Kara Sampson, DOB 10/22/1973, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-16282

1826    South:  Motorcycle Racing / Spectators on Turbo Cir.

See News Release.

Case #16-16300

2151    Central: Arrest - Child Neglect on East 2nd St.

Latisia Gonzales, DOB 11/3/1984, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-16313

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

8/25/2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2237    North: BDW, Stabbing on North Wells Ave.
The victim and suspect were involved in a physical altercation when the suspect stabbed the victim.  The victims injury was non-life threatening.  The suspect is only described as a White or light skinned Hispanic male adult.

            Case #16-15938

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 investigating shooting in North Reno

8/23/2016

At about 12:20 pm on Friday, August 19, 2016, Deputies with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol attempted to stop a U Haul cargo van, occupied by two males, near I80 and the USA Parkway.  The vehicle continued to elude law enforcement as it went from I80 westbound to northbound I580 towards Stead. 

The vehicle exited I580 near Stead and led law enforcement onto a dirt road on the west side of North Virginia Street where Officers attempted to block the vehicle.   

At some point shots were fired and the male driver of the vehicle was declared deceased on scene.  A Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputy was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries sustained during this incident. 

The driver has been identified as 29 year old Reno resident Kyle Zimbelman. 

As part of the Washoe County 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 Sparks Police Department. 

The Reno Police Department is asking that anyone who may have 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 # 16-15606

SPD Case # 16-7168

WCSO Case # 16-4747

NHP Case # 160801892

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

8/23/2016

Monday, August 22, 2016 

0945    Central: Burglary on Evans Ave.

Employees arrived to work to find the lock on the gate had been forced open and equipment had been stolen.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  There are no suspects at this time.

Case #16-15802

1456    South: Residential Burglary on Wyatt.

The contractor arrived at the residence to find it had been burglarized.  There are no suspects at this time.

Case #16-15837 

1937    Central: Robbery on West 2nd St.  

The victims and suspects are acquaintances and today the suspects entered the victims’ residence, possibly with a stolen key.  One of the suspects began to beat one of the victims while the other suspect produced a gun and threatened the other victim.  They then stole property before fleeing.  The suspects have been identified but are still outstanding.

Case #16-15843 

2313    North: Arrest - PCS / Poss. of Stolen Credit Cards on Robb Dr.

Officers responded to a report of a subject sitting in a parked vehicle and possibly needing assistance.  Steven Sherer, DOB 7/12/1982, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15863

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

8/22/2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

0142    South: Armed Robbery, Firearm on Hillcrest.

The victim had just exited her vehicle when she was approached by the armed suspect who demanded her property.  The suspect is described as: B/M/A, mid twenties, 5’9”-6’ tall, skinny build, thin ‘chinstrap’ beard, LSW a white ball cap, blue shirt and blue pants.

Case #16-15506

0506    North: ADW, Firearm on Riverside Dr.

The victim and suspect were involved in an argument when the victim asked the suspect to leave her residence.  As the suspect was leaving he fired a shot in her direction and then fled.  The suspect is described as: Filipino male, 5’3” tall, thin build.

Case #16-15513

0730    North: Stolen Vehicle on West 6th St.

See News Release.

Case #16-15520

1100    South: Stolen Vehicle on East Peckham Ln.

See News Release.

Case #16-15535

1330    South: Arrest – Poss. of Stolen Vehicle on Nutmeg.

See News Release.

            Case #16-15574

2108    Central: Arrest – ADW, Box Cutter / O&R @ 4th & West St.

Officers responded to a report that the suspect had threatened employees with a Box Cutter and had fled.  The suspect was located a short distance away and was physically combative with officers.  Oneil Thomas, DOB 6/30/1976, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15573

2125    North: Arrest – Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle on Elementary Dr.

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and made contact with the occupants.  Markell Smith, DOB 10/17/1994, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-15575

2234    North: Arrest – O&R on Elementary Dr.

Officers observed the suspect near a stolen vehicle and when they attempted to make contact with him he tried to enter the vehicle and then became combative with them as they were taking him into custody.  Moises Vargas, DOB 9/14/1987, was arrested on the above charge. 

Case #16-15577

Friday, August 19, 2016

0251    South: Commercial Burglary on South Virginia St.

The manager responded to a report of an entry alarm at the business and discovered a window had been broken and merchandise stolen.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  There are no suspects at this time.

Case #16-15589

1524    South: Arrest – ADW, Knife / Domestic Battery on Linden St.

Jesus Delcarmen, DOB 4/12/1979, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15616

Saturday, August 20, 2016

1110    South: Arrest - Child Endangerment on South Virginia St.

Shauna Ku-Varga, DOB 7/2/1976, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-15676

Sunday, August 21, 2016

0820    Central: Poss. of Stolen Motor Vehicle / O&R / PCS / Traffic Offenses on East 4th             St.

Officers conducted a traffic stop when the suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to walk away.  Officers then learned the vehicle had been stolen.  Joseph Valle, DOB 10/21/1992, was arrested on the above charges.  Danielle Kinsley, DOB 6/29/1989, was arrested for PCS.

Case #16-15741

2056    South: O&R with Deadly Weapon, Knife on Villanova.

Officers responded to an unwanted subject inside the employee break room of the facility.  As they attempted to make contact the suspect displayed a knife and refused their commands.  Michael Pilling, DOB 1/14/1953, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-15769

Monday, August 22, 2016

0215    Central: Strong Arm Robbery on East 4th St.

The victim had agreed to go with the subject back to his room.  When he got there multiple suspects were waiting and they then demanded all of his property. The suspects are described as: #1 Pacific Islander male, 5’10” tall, muscular build, LSW a black t-shirt. #2 Unknown race female.  #3 multiple Black males.

Case #16-15782

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

8/18/2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


0316  Central: Arrest - Shooting into Occupied Dwelling / Ex-Felon in Poss. of a Firearm  O&R on East 4th St.

The suspect was involved in an altercation and was being escorted out of the business when he produced a gun and fired several rounds towards the business before fleeing.  Officers located the suspect a short time later and he attempted to run from them.  Nestor Castelo-Bacchi, DOB 1/14/1980, was arrested on the above charges.

          Case #16-15429

1809    South: Arrest - Larceny / Grand Larceny / O&R @ Brinkby & Lakeside.

The victim was attempting to repay a debt owed to the suspect when the suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and fled.  The suspect was located a short distance away but attempted to run from officers.  Derick Sexton Jr, DOB 6/1/1989, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15486

2230    Central: Arrest - Battery on a Peace Officer / Lying on a Sidewalk / O&R @ 2nd & Virginia St.

Officers made contact with the suspect who was lying across the entire sidewalk. The suspect immediately became combative and punched an officer several times in the face.  Luis Delacruz, DOB 4/24/1996, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15497

2251    North: Arrest – BDW, Stabbing with Elderly Enhancement / Burglary on West 4th St.

The suspect and victim were involved in an argument that became physical.  The suspect then grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim several times in the torso.  The victim’s injuries are non-life threatening.  Emily Guidici, DOB 1/15/1993, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15499

2315    South: Arrest - Domestic Battery on Spring Flower Dr.

Martin Straznicky, DOB 6/30/1970, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-15500

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

8/16/2016

Monday, August 15, 2016 

1044    Central: BDW, Stabbing on North Virginia St.

The victim was approached by the suspect and a physical altercation occurred.  During the altercation the victim was stabbed in the leg.  The victim’s injury is non-life threatening.  The suspect is described as: H/M/A, 5’11” tall, 180 lbs., goatee, LSW a dark T-shirt, dark shorts, and dark hat (worn backwards).

Case #16-15295 

2102    South: Fatal Vehicle Crash @ Mayberry & McCarran.

See News Release.

Case #16-15347

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 step up DUI enforcement after fatal crashes

8/16/2016

Media photo, video and interview opportunity:

WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 12 p.m. (noon)

WHERE: Reno Police Station - 455 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89501

WHO: Reno Police Chief Jason Soto and Reno City Councilmember Neoma Jardon

Reno, Nevada (August 16, 2016) The Reno Police Department is currently investigating several major crashes that have occurred in our area over the last 10 days. In each of the cases, alcohol or drugs are suspected as being a contributing factor.

In an effort to better protect our community, Reno Police Chief Jason Soto will be putting more police officers on the street to be on the lookout for those driving under the influence. The additional officers assigned to work the DUI enforcement in our area will be actively stopping any suspected DUI drivers. If you drive under the influence, you will be stopped, and you will go to jail.

The Reno Police Department wants to remind our community that “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.” When you drive drunk, you run the risk of killing yourself or someone else. Violators will be looking at jail time, the loss or suspension of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, plus other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car or motorcycle towing and repairs, and lost wages due to time off from work. The average DUI arrest costs defendants approximately $10,000.

Chief Soto and Reno City Councilmember Neoma Jardon will be available for media interviews at 12 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Reno Police Station downtown to discuss stepping up patrols, and the impact of impaired driving on the 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 see trends in older vehicle thefts

8/15/2016

Over the last several weeks, the Reno Police Department has noticed a trend in the thefts of older motor vehicles in our area.   Some of the most reported stolen vehicles are 90’s model Honda and Jeep vehicles.   

After years of false car alarms, people have stopped paying attention to alarms. Any serious anti-theft device must do more than just make noise. If you want an audio alarm; use it in conjunction with other forms of prevention.

The longer it takes to steal a car, the more attention a thief will attract. Look for devices that are: highly visible, hard to defeat, and will prevent the car from starting or will kill the engine shortly after it is stolen. To prevent "hot-wiring," protect the steering column.

  • A kill switch is a simple toggle device that shuts off the engine's ignition system.
  • Steering wheel locks are visible from outside the car and prevent the steering wheel from being turned more than a few degrees.
  • Collars are devices that prevent the steering column from being stripped.
  • Brake locks prevent the brake from being engaged and therefore the transmission cannot be removed from the park position.
  • Wheel locks prevent the vehicle from being moved in any direction.
  • Etching vehicle parts with your VIN number can also be a deterrent. Professional thieves shy away from vehicles that have had the vehicle identification number (VIN) etched into the doors, windows, windshield, engine block, and other parts.

The goal in preventing auto theft is to establish multiple layers of protection for your vehicle. Thieves are looking for the least path of resistance. Although no method is foolproof, consider where you park, theft prevention devices, and etching. However, spending money on anti-theft devices does not help if drivers don't follow the basic precaution of locking their cars, taking the key, and activating the anti-theft device. 

For more information on crime prevention tips, helpful safety tips, or to find your what your Reno Police Department is doing go to renopd.com, or like the on Facebook and follow them 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

8/15/2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016 

0923    South: Arrest – PCS / Fugitive on South Virginia St.

Krista Jules, DOB 1/9/1975, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15205 

1313    South: Arrest - Intentional Activation of Fire Alarm / DOP on South Virginia St.

The suspect had activated a fire alarm which activated the fire sprinkler system causing flooding and damage to the property.  William Fontes, DOB 8/21/1949, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15217   

1729    South: Arrest - Domestic Battery / O&R on Delucchi.

Christopher Myklebust, DOB 12/7/1976, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-15240           

2123    Central: Arrest - Strong Arm Robbery on East 2nd St.

            The victims were approached by the suspects when one of the suspects pushed one of the victims to the ground and stole her property.  When the other victim attempted to intervene the other suspects battered him and then stole his property. Michael Hunter, DOB 2/22/1994, was arrested on the above charge.  Delshay Astor, DOB 12/8/1997, and Joel Christy, DOB 4/21/1998, were arrested for PSP & O&R.

            Case #16-15259           

2129    Central: Arrest – Robbery / Conspiracy to Commit Robbery on Galletti Wy.

            The suspects had pulled the victim from his parked vehicle, beaten him and then drove    off in his vehicle.  Officers located the suspects a short time later.  Michael Hunter, DOB 2/22/94, and Delshay Astor, DOB 12/8/1997, were arrested on the above charges.

            Case #16-15257

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

8/14/2016

Thursday – August 11, 2016 

0013    South: Commercial Burglary @ S. Virginia St.

A resident in the area contacted 911 to report a male subject prying the rear door to the business. When officers arrived on scene, the rear door was open and no one was found inside.  No further suspect description and total loss is unknown.   

Case #16-14937 

0404    North: ADW / BUICS / Discharge Firearm in Public @ I80 WB & Valley St. Bridge

The suspect had taken illicit drugs and was having negative side effects. The suspect fired the gun at least twice.  Officers traveling on the freeway encountered the suspect in the middle of the travel lanes waving them down.  There were no signs of injury in the area and the hospitals were advised.  Adam Martins (5/6/85) was arrested on the above charges. 

RPD Case #16-14941 

1610   North: Child Endangerment, O/R, UoF on Trident Way

           Delphine Martin DOB 06/07/82 was arrested on the above charges.          

           Case #16-14982 

2305    Central: Armed Robbery w/knife on Spokane St. 

The victim was riding his bicycle home from the bank when he was contacted by the suspect.  The suspect produced a knife and the victim gave him an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect is described as an Asian male adult in his late 30’s 5’6”-5’7”160-170 with a shaved head and clean shaven.            

            RPD Case #16-15009 

            Friday – August 12, 2016 

0017    North: Armed Robbery / Vehicle Burglary Arrest at Keystone & Ives

Sigitas Jakatis, DOB 07/07/61 and Irena Jakaitis DOB 06/21/61 were both arrested on the listed charges.

            RPD Case #16-15014           

0535    Central: BDW Stabbing at 2nd St. & Wells Ave.

The victim was approached by two suspects who exchanged words with the victim and then a physical altercation ensued and the victim was stabbed. The victim then drove himself to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspects are described as being two Hispanic males in their early 20’s wearing dark clothing. 

RPD Case #16-15021 

0840    South: Child Endangerment on Brinkby

Danielle Matheson DOB 06/03/86 and Shane Lester DOB 03/28/79 were arrested on the listed charges. 

RPD Case #16-15027 

2146    South:  Commercial Strong Arm Robbery on S. Wells 

A male suspect entered the store, threw the clerk to the ground, and proceeded to take an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.  The suspect is only described as being an unknown race male last seen wearing a white shirt, black pants, and black ski mask over face. 

Case #16-15079

Saturday August 13, 2016 

0927    North: Child Endangerment/PCS/O&R Arrest @ 901 N. Virginia St.

            Ejrik Arizmendi DOB 08/25/86 was arrested on the listed charges. 

            Case #16-15120

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

8/11/2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

 

2049    South: Vehicle Burglary on Louie Ln.

The victim returned to her vehicle to find a window had been broken and her property stolen.  There are no suspects at this time.

Case #16-14926

 

2245    North: Arrest – ADW, Pocket Knife on Epic Ave.

The suspect and victim were involved in an argument when the suspect produced a pocket knife and threatened the victim.  The suspect, a juvenile, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-14933

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

8/10/2016

Monday, August 8, 2016 

0040    Central:  Arrest – ADW, Knife @ Sierra & Commercial Row.

The victim was approached by the suspect who challenged her for unknown reasons and then produced a knife and threatened her.  Magan Robinson, DOB 12/17/1984, was arrested on the above charge.

            Case #16-14697           

0435    South: Commercial Burglary on South Virginia St.

The responsible for the business responded to an alarm and discovered the business had been broken into.  There was no reported loss.  The suspect is described as: W/M/A, 5’8”-6’ tall, LSW a light colored hoodie and blue jeans.

Case #16-14702 

0537    South: Commercial Burglary on South Virginia St.

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered a window had been smashed and merchandise was stolen.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  There are no suspects at this time.

            Case #16-14703           

1244    South: Arrest - Child Abuse on San Jose Ct.

Samantha Fryer, DOB 8/11/1975, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-14727

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

8/8/2016

Thursday, August 4 2016

0230    South: Robbery / GTA on South Wells Ave

Upon exiting her vehicle the victim was approached by the suspects, one of whom was armed, and demanded she drop her purse.  The suspects then picked up her purse and fled in the victim’s vehicle. The suspects are described as: #1 W/M/A, mid twenties, 5’9” tall, 150 lbs., LSW a maroon hoodie & blue jeans.  #2 Polynesian male adult, mid twenties, 6’1” tall, 180 lbs., LSW a blue hoodie.

Case #16-14376

0435    South: Armed Robbery on South Virginia St.

The victim returned to his work truck to find the suspect sitting inside. When confronted the suspect produced a gun and demanded the victim’s wallet.  The suspect then fled on a mountain bike.  The suspect is described as: Dark skinned male, mid twenties, 5’8” tall, thin build, thin beard, LSW a dark hoodie with lettering and blue jeans.

Case #16-14377 

1410    Central: Arrest - Attempted Robbery / Burglary @ St Mary’s.

See News Release.

Case #16-14416

2230    North: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident @ McCarran Blvd near Sutro.

See News Release.

Case #16-14459 

Friday, August 5, 2016 

0100    South: Battery with Substantial Bodily Harm on Wrondel Wy.

The victim was standing at the corner yelling at people passing by when the suspects approached him.  They began to beat him, stomped on him and kicked him in the head.  The suspects are only described as: 2 H/M/A’s. The Regional Gang Unit is investigating this case. 

Case #16-14466 

0123    Central: Arrest – ADW, Firearm on North Sierra St.

The employees made contacted with the suspect who was sitting in his vehicle hours after they had asked him to leave the property.  The suspect then produced a gun and threatened them.  Brian Guevara-Martinez, DOB 2/19/1996, was arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-14463 

0737    South: Commercial Burglary on South Virginia St.

An employee arrived to work to find the suspect inside the business.  The suspect then fled.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  The suspect is only described as: Unknown dressed in all black clothing.

Case #16-14473 

1249    North: Arrest - O&R / PCS on Lake St.

Officers were investigating a possible fraud case involving a vehicle when the suspect returned.  Upon seeing the officers the suspect attempted to flee and then attempted to kick them as they were taking him into custody.  Jeremy Martin, DOB 10/6/1980, was arrested on the above charges.

 Case #16-14489 

1552    South:  Robbery with Mace on Kietzke Ln.

The suspects entered the business when one of them maced / pepper sprayed the employee as the other suspect stole the cash.  Total loss has not been disclosed.  The suspects are described as: #1 W/M/A, late twenties to mid thirties, no further.  #2 W/F/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, 5’- 5’4” tall, skinny, brown hair, LSW a white shirt and blue denim shorts.

Case #16-14497 

1615    North: Arrest – ADW, Knife on Gardella.

The suspect and victim were involved in an argument when the suspect threatened the victim with a barbell and a knife.  Nery Martinez-Gonzalez, DOB 3/27/1995, was arrested on the above charge. 

Case #16-14498 

2222    Central:  Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident @ Ryland & Wells.

See News Release.

Case #16-14352 

2344    North: Head-on Collision @ Somersett Pkwy & Whisper Rock.

See News Release.

Case #16-14542 

Saturday, August 6, 2016 

0137    Central: Arrest - Attempted Robbery with a Deadly Weapon / ADW, Firearm / Harassment on Evans Ave.

The suspect threatened the victim, who was a passenger in his vehicle, with a gun while demanding money from her.  Alexander Skustad, DOB 7/21/1998, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-14546 

0318    Central: Arrest - Graffiti on East 4th St.

Officers observed the suspects tagging a building. Christopher Defreshe, DOB 4/25/1996, and Tuilamatariu Muipu, DOB 11/20/1995, were arrested on the above charge.

Case #16-14551 

0428    Central: Arrest - ADW, Baseball Bat / Domestic Battery on Kuenzli.

Fernando Tate, DOB 8/16/1990, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-14555 

1046    South: Arrest - Residential Burglary / Poss. of Stolen Property on South Meadows.

The victim returned home to find the suspect hiding inside her residence.  Marcey Kappel, DOB 2/3/1980, was arrested on the above charges.

Case #16-14579 

1715    Central: Battery with a Deadly Weapon on Keystone Ave.

The suspect had battered the victim’s girlfriend the night before and today hit the victim in the back of the head with a Cane.  The suspect has been identified but is still outstanding.

Case #16-14592 

Sunday, August 7, 2016 

1651    North: Battery @ Evans & McCarran.

The victim was having car trouble and driving slowly when the suspect cut him off and attempted to side swipe his vehicle with a trailer he was pulling. The suspect then exited his vehicle and battered the victim.  The suspect is described as: W/M/A, 6’1”-6’3” tall, 230 lbs, muscular build.

Case #16-14677

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

Final statistics for Hot August Nights 2016

8/8/2016

This last week Reno was filled with thousands of people enjoying classic cars, a little nostalgia, and various events for Hot August Nights.

The City of Reno’s final statistics for the 2016 Hot August Nights have been collected and are as follows:

The Reno Police Department statistics (these numbers do not include warnings):

 

Total Arrests: 21

Misdemeanor Citations: 12

Civil Protective Custody:  5

 

Arrests

 

Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance - 1

Obstructing and Resisting - 1

Littering - 1

Disturbing the peace - 1

Harassment - 1

Urinating in public - 2

Possession of open container - 8

DUI - 3

Warrant - 3

 

Citations

 

Urinating in public - 2

Possession of open container - 7

Minor in possession of alcohol – 3

 

Other

 

Civil Protective Custodies - 5

 

The Street Enforcement Team (SET) conducted several prostitution operations over the weekend.  During these operations six females were arrested or cited for soliciting prostitution and a subsequent operation arrested or cited six male “Johns” for attempting to hire a female for sex.

(These numbers are not included in the total HAN arrest/citation numbers)

 

The Reno Police Department also teamed up with the City of Reno Community Services and Safety Team (CSAST) and conducted spot inspections on 28 businesses with no violations or citations were issued.

 

This year the City of Reno again partnered with Hot August Nights and the local community to continue the string of successful Hot August Night events.  The Reno Police increased event security by dedicating staffing to the events throughout the City.  We also employed bollards throughout the Downtown Reno venue which inhibited unwanted vehicular traffic in the interior of the event.   

 

This year the majority of the venues noticed an increase in attendance.  The crowds were extremely positive about the increased safety practices within the event and very thankful for the police presence throughout the venues.  The Reno Police Department would like to reciprocate those positive thoughts and words and thank the community and visitors alike for their continued support and words of encouragement.

 

The City of Reno strives to enhance the community’s quality of life by promoting a sustainable and vibrant economy. Supporting regional and local special events is just one example. For more information, visit Reno.gov/Events.

 

Background:

 

On March 11, 2016, the Reno City Council approved $40,000 in in-kind sponsorship for City services for Hot August Nights, which covers the costs associated with public safety, traffic control, and city personnel. This is the sixth consecutive year the City has partnered with Hot August Nights, reducing City service costs.

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

17 year old suffering from life threatening disease made honorary Reno PD SWAT member

8/5/2016

At Greater Nevada Field today, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve joined members of the Reno Police Departments SWAT unit who made a 17 year old teenager who is suffering with end stage renal disease an honorary member of SWAT.  As one of several wishes 17 year old Miguel has with the Make A Wish foundation, he wants to be a SWAT member and experience his dream of working in law enforcement so he can save lives and catch criminals.    

Deputy Chief Mac Venzon, Commander Mark Katre, and SWAT Lieutenant Scott Shaw and Reno PD SWAT members presented Miguel with his honorary SWAT uniform, and badge.  Miguel also got to checkout several Reno PD Patrol and SWAT vehicles. 

The Reno Police Department is nationally recognized as a model for Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving, and we are committed to our community by being a model of policing excellence. 

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