POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
On September 8, 2014 shortly before 10 am a vehicle burglary occurred in the parking lot of the 24 Hour Fitness at 6155 Neil Road in South Reno. Shortly after the vehicle was burglarized, the victim’s credit card was used at a business in the 4800 block of Kietzke Lane also in South Reno.
Reno Police Detectives reviewed the security surveillance from the business on Kietzke Lane and were able to determine one of the suspects in the case is a white female. She is described as a white female in her 20’s, medium height with a thin build. She has blonde hair which is in a ponytail and hangs just below her shoulder blades. She was last seen wearing a dark blue short sleeved t-shirt with an unknown insignia on the left breast, blue jeans and black tennis shoes. Detectives are also looking for a gold colored Ford Explorer that was also seen in the area during the vehicle burglary.
The Reno Police Department wants to remind drivers to not leave valuables such as wallets and purses in plain sight inside their vehicles. If you have to leave valuables in your vehicle, secure them under a seat or in a storage area inside the vehicle and not in plain view.
Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect in this case is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2144 or Secret Witness at (775) 332-4900 or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
This past week, thousands of people enjoyed motorcycles and downtown Reno for various events associated with the Street Vibrations Fall Rally, held September 24-28, 2014.“The City of Reno is proud to be a part of an event that brings so many visitors to downtown,” City of Reno Special Events Program Manager Alexis Hill says. “We also commend event promoter Roadshows, Inc. and Randy Burke on the 20th anniversary of Street Vibrations.”
At about 1 am on September 12, 2014 Reno Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Plumb Lane and Virginia Street in Reno on the report of suspects who were tagging businesses in the area. As Officers checked the area, they observed three subjects still tagging a business in the area. The subjects split up and ran from the Officers but were apprehended a short time later by additional Officers who responded to the area to assist.
Officers located approximately 30 businesses that had been tagged by the 3 suspects from Brinkby Avenue to Plumb Lane along Virginia Street. Estimated damage to the businesses was not expected to be over $5,000. Arrested for Gross Misdemeanor Graffiti were Cesar Manjarrez (01/16/90), Searra Robbins (10/26/93), and Brandon McGuirt (09/07/94). Bail was set for $2,500 for each individual.
If you see graffiti in progress, call Reno Police Dispatch at (775) 334-COPS (2677). If you see graffiti not in progress but existing on a building, wall, fence, etc., call Reno Direct at 775-334-4636 (INFO) and tell them the location of the graffiti. You can also report graffiti online at reno.gov. You can also call Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 and earn a reward for reporting graffiti criminals. You may be eligible for a cash reward, if the information leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the crime of graffiti vandalism. Yes, you can still remain anonymous even if you receive a cash reward. Graffiti activity can also be reported by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Over the last several weeks the Reno Police Department has seen an increase in calls for service and on line reports by citizens reporting suspicious phone calls. The calls people have been receiving are from individuals claiming that a loved one of the intended victim is in jail and that the victim needs to send money to the caller for bail to have their family member released.
In a most recent incident an elderly female received a similar call where the caller claimed her granddaughter was being held in a jail in Tennessee. The caller then told the elderly female that she needed to send $6,000 for bail before her granddaughter would be released. Unfortunately the victim later discovered her granddaughter was not in jail, but had already sent the fraudulent caller $6,000.
The Reno Police Department wants to remind everyone that may receive these types of phone calls that they are scams Anyone who receives a call such as these to ask the individuals name, law enforcement agency they work for and phone number to call before sending any money. Once you receive this information contact the law enforcement agency or your family member to verify whether that family member is indeed in custody. Citizens with elderly family members living alone are encouraged to educate their family members on these types of calls to help prevent them from being victimized.
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Shortly before 11 am on 3 September, 2014, Law Enforcement Officers from a Multi-Agency Task Force were in the area of Clearacre and North McCarran Blvd in Reno conducting surveillance on a wanted fugitive who was possibly armed. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, which was a red older 90’s Jeep Cherokee, but it fled from them.
The vehicle was later located in the area of 9th and Sutro Street where the suspect was observed by Officers who were on foot. When Officers approached the suspect he attempted to retrieve a firearm from his person and was shot by Officers. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. His identity is being withheld until the Washoe County Medical Examiner can make a positive identification and notify next of kin.
A second occupant in the vehicle fled from Officers but was later located hiding in the crawlspace of a residence in the area of 8th Street and Spokane. He was detained without incident and transported to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed by Reno Police Department Detectives.
Due to the circumstances of the incident, the Washoe County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol was initiated, and the Reno Police Department will be the lead agency in the criminal investigation.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Reno Police Departments Robbery Homicide Unit at (775) 334-2188 or Secret Witness at (775) 332-4900 or by text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
RPD Case # - 14-16926
WCSO Case # - 14-5027
Following the death of the suspect in an armed robbery, the Reno Police Department is conducting an administrative investigation into the events of Sunday’s Officer Involved Shooting. This is a standard investigation in accordance with RPD policies and the Officer Involved Shooting Protocol.
The Washoe County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol, adopted by the law enforcement agencies in the area, requires an uninvolved law enforcement agency conduct a criminal investigation into any officer involved shooting. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is leading this investigation with the assistance of the Sparks Police Department. As a part of the protocol, once the criminal investigation is completed, the case will be submitted to the Washoe District Attorney’s Office for review.
The Reno Police Department Internal Affairs Division will conduct an administrative investigation to determine whether departmental policies and procedures were followed in this incident. This inquiry is broadly-based and encompasses the entire incident, including the actions of all departmental personnel before, during and after the incident. The investigation is also used to determine if there exist any potential training improvements that can be implemented by the Reno Police Department to better prepare our officers to protect the Community.
During both investigations, the Officers involved in this incident will remain on paid administrative leave pending initial criminal review and fitness for duty evaluation.
Questions related to the criminal investigation should be routed to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (775) 328-3320, and any questions related to the administrative investigation can be routed to the Reno Police Department Internal Affairs Division at (775) 334-2106.
This information was approved for release by the Chief of Police and Reno City Attorney’s Office.
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