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

Suspect who used a stolen credit card from vehicle burglary is being sought by Reno Police Burglary Detectives

9/30/2014

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.

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

Final safety statistics for Street Vibrations Fall Rally

9/28/2014

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.”

The City of Reno’s final statistics for Street Vibrations have been compiled and are as follows.

Community Safety & Service Team (CSAST) statistics:

Twenty-three (23) City of Reno bars and clubs were visited. Only one citation was issued. Another business was put on notice for over capacity, and controls were implemented immediately. City staff also addressed exiting, illegal signs, hours of operation, and proper licensing and will conduct compliance follow-up on the businesses visited. These operations occurred Saturday night through Sunday morning from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Reno Police Department statistics*:
  • Total Arrests: 12
  • Felony Arrests: 1 (warrant)
  • Misdemeanor Arrests: 11
  • Misdemeanor Citations: 1
  • Civil Protective Custody: 6
  • Littering Citations: 0
*Does not include warnings

The 2013 Reno Police Department statistics*, shown below, were in line with this year’s results.
  • Felony Arrests: 1
  • Misdemeanor Arrests: 13
  • Civil Protective Custody: 12
*Does not include warnings

In conjunction with its other event operations, the Reno Police Department Traffic Division conducted a three-day traffic enforcement campaign focusing on pedestrian safety outside the venue perimeter. Officers issued citations for 301 violations. Most of the violations were for Insurance Required, Jaywalking, and Speed. This operation was funded by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

“We consider the event to be very successful from a public safety standpoint,” Lt. Scott Dugan, City of Reno Police Department Traffic Division and Special Events, says. “We attribute this success to our ongoing collaboration with casino management, the event promoter, our regional law enforcement partners, and City of Reno special event planning staff.”

Background:

On April 16, 2014, Reno City Council approved an $18,000 in-kind sponsorship for Street Vibrations, which covers the costs associated with public safety, traffic control, and city personnel. This was the fifth year that the City has partnered with Street Vibrations and the downtown casino properties to facilitate a beer garden concept for the entire footprint of the downtown venue.

The City of Reno strives to enhance the quality of life for the community by promoting a sustainable and vibrant economy. Supporting regional and local special events, and helping them grow, is just one example. To view a calendar of local special events, visit Reno.gov/Events.

CSAST was created to ensure departments within the City work collectively with business and property owners. The team consists of representatives from the Reno Police Department, Code Enforcement, Business License, and Reno Fire Department, and involve other agencies when necessary.
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 graffiti arrest of 2 men and 1 female for tagging approximately 30 businesses in South Reno

9/12/2014

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 renodirect@reno.gov

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

City of Reno and residents unite for National Day of Service

9/10/2014

On Friday, September 12, 2014, the City of Reno will be among those celebrating 20 years of AmeriCorps service in Nevada by participating in a National Day of Service.

The City of Reno will join the Nevada Governor’s Office, Nevada Volunteers, and Reno-area residents to celebrate the 20th anniversary through engagement of Nevada AmeriCorps members and alums, Green Zone Give Back volunteers, and the community via clean-up projects around the Truckee River.

Prior to the service projects, a swearing-in ceremony will be led by First Lady Kathleen Sandoval at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Sutro Street and East Commercial Row. Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado will speak during closing remarks at 11:30 a.m.

What: National Day of Service
When: Friday, September 12, 2014 (schedule below)
  • 8-8:30 a.m.: Volunteer registration
  • 8:30 a.m.: Opening ceremony led by First Lady Kathleen Sandoval
  • 9-11:30 a.m.: Service projects*
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Celebration of Service ceremony & refreshments
Where: 1035 East Commercial Row in Reno. *Service projects will take place at the Truckee River from the Wells Avenue underpass to points east and west.
Who: First Lady Kathleen Sandoval, Reno City Councilmember Oscar Delgado, and other dignitaries

The event is an opportunity to promote service as a solution to Nevada’s needs by the Nevada Governor’s Office and Nevada Volunteers. More than 100 AmeriCorp members, AmeriCorps Alums, military veterans, nonprofit leaders, corporate champions, and other partners are expected to attend.

Local community partners include the following Nevada AmeriCorps programs: Children’s Cabinet, Great Basin Institute, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Nevada Outdoors School, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, and Urban Roots.

As part of the work force at the event, City of Reno employees from the following departments will participate: Code Enforcement, Community Development, Office of Communications and Community Engagement, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Reno Fire Department, and the Reno Police Department. City supplies (gloves, trash bags, chippers, trucks, etc.) will be used to pick up and haul away trash.

For more information, or to register, visit nevadavolunteers.org or call 775-825-1900.
 
Recap: Watch the video below for an event recap, including the Reno Fire Department Water Entry Team's (WET) efforts to pull debris from the river itself. 

 

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

Two Reno Police Officers to receive Life Saving Awards

9/9/2014

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Reno City Hall, Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts will present Reno Police Officers Chris Caprioli and Kent Laskin with Reno Police Department Life Saving Awards during the Reno City Council meeting.

What: Life Saving Awards presentation
When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at noon*
Where: Reno City Hall in the Council Chamber (first floor)
Who: Reno Police Officers Chris Caprioli & Kent Laskin
*Presentation is item D.2 on the agenda and will happen some time after noon

Background:

On June 25, 2014, shortly after 8 p.m., Caprioli and Laskin responded to the 300 block of West Second Street in Reno on the report of a man who had been stabbed. The officers located the 50-year-old victim on the second floor of the complex and immediately determined he was not breathing and had no pulse. Caprioli began advanced life support techniques by doing chest compressions on the injured man.

Laskin arrived on scene to assist Caprioli and the injured man by positioning the man’s head in a manner that helped open his airway. After approximately 20 chest compressions, the Officers noticed the injured man’s jaw moved, his chest rose, and he began to breathe on his own.

REMSA medics arrived a short time later and transported the man to a local area hospital where he was treated for a stab wound to his chest. The man regained consciousness at the hospital and thanks to the selfless efforts of Caprioli and Laskin is expected to make a full recovery.

“The two officers’ actions exemplify the commitment and dedication to service that the men and women of the Reno Police Department strive to provide everyday to the citizens in our community,” Pitts says.

The female who stabbed the man was later arrested by the Reno Police Department and booked into the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office for Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Domestic Battery.
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 warn citizens of recent phone scams

9/4/2014

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

Fugitive shot by Officers after attempting to retrieve a weapon Second suspect involved was located

9/3/2014

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

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

13 injured in flash fire at Discovery Museum in downtown Reno

9/3/2014

Earlier today, at 4:10 p.m., 9-1-1 emergency dispatch received a call about a possible explosion at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in downtown Reno.
 
Emergency crews responded and found the building evacuated; several children had received burns. A total of 13 people were injured. Of those 13, nine (one adult and eight children) were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center. At this time, Renown authorities have indicated that only one child will remain in the hospital for observation and will likely be released tomorrow.
 
Primary injuries include minor burns and minor smoke inhalation. The injuries were the result of a mishap of a routine museum demonstration that simulates a tornado. Reno Fire Department investigators are working with museum staff to determine what caused the flash fire.
 
Hazmat crews were called to the scene to ensure that there were no toxic chemicals present after the demonstration.
 
"Our crews worked very well together," Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez says. "REMSA transported the injured within 15 minutes, and the Reno Police Department helped to secure the scene."
 
Renown's latest update was on September 3 at 9:30 p.m.: "Six children and two adults were treated and released. One child remains at Renown Regional Medical Center and is in good condition."
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 conducting administrative investigation following Officer involved shooting incident

9/2/2014

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.