POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
POLICE DEPARTMENTYour Police, Our Community
On October 1, 2014 the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety awarded the Reno Police Department a $52,000 federal grant to continue the National Campaign known as “Joining Forces.” This money will be used by the Reno Police Department Traffic Division to conduct safety enforcement during the numerous events throughout the year in the City of Reno.
The Joining Forces events that are scheduled throughout the federal fiscal year for 2014-2015 will focus on Officers continued efforts to educate and enforce seat belt usage, pedestrian safety, distracted driving, speeding and the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Reno Police Department has the same goal for “Zero Fatalities” on Nevada roads just like the other 28 law enforcement agencies who participate in this nationwide campaign.
Joining Forces aims to reduce serious injuries, death and property damage associated with traffic accidents. Local Law Enforcement agencies from around the area “Join Forces” during these events to educate drivers and pedestrians on traffic safety issues, and also the enforcement of traffic violations.
For more information please contact the Reno Police Department Traffic Division at 334-2141 or like the Reno Police Department on Facebook and follow on Twitter for more information about Reno PD.
On October 21, 2014 Reno Police Officers responded to the Marine Corps League 672 office at 3652 South Virginia Street on the report of a stolen trailer. Officers met with the Leagues employees who last saw the trailer on October 20, 2014. They reported to Officers the trailer hitch had been locked up but whoever stole the trailer had to snap off the lock.
The victims told Officers that the trailer contained numerous historical military uniform and uniform items that are very hard to replace, including an Order of the Purple Heart display. Also disturbing in this case is that trailer also contained toys meant for local needy children that the organization collects throughout the year.
The trailer is described as being a white 4’ X 6’ Carry-On Trailer that had approximately 30” diameter Marine Corps decals on the sides and rear door. When it was stolen it had Nevada Trailer Plates BB672 attached to it, but they may not be on the trailer any longer.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the trailer and the suspects who stole it is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2140 or Secret Witness at (775) 332-4900 or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
Toys for Tots also asks that anyone wishing to help make donations to help replace the stolen toys to visit www.toysfortots.org or call (775) 622-7996 Monday through Saturday.
Reno PD Case # 14-20209
On 22 October, 2014 Reno Police Department Sex Crimes Detectives conducted a follow up investigation to several cases that were reported to the Reno Police Department. The cases involved a suspicious male who was riding a bicycle in South Reno near Damonte Ranch, and would approach young girls. Through victim descriptions, Reno Police Detectives were able to generate two forensic composite sketches from two separate cases that were reported since January of this year. Both composite sketches had similar characteristics as described by the 8 and 15 year old victims. The sketches were then distributed to local Law Enforcement agencies, schools in South Reno, and postal carriers who deliver mail in the area.
On 10 September, 2014 another report was filed with the Reno Police Department that had similar circumstances as the previous cases, and with the suspect matching the composite sketches. On 16 September, Detectives with the Regional Sex Offender Unit were checking the area’s where the incidents occurred and contacted a Hispanic male who looked like the subject depicted in the composite sketches. The subject was photographed and identified as 58 year old Stateline, NV resident Jose Manuel Rosas-Rojas (DOB 05/31/56).
Since contacting Rosas-Rojas, Reno Police Detectives have re-interviewed all 4 victims from the 3 reported cases involving female juveniles. Through their interviews, Rosas-Rojas was positively identified as the suspect in the 10 September case, and as a possible suspect in the first 2 cases.
On 22 October, 2014 Reno Police Detectives met with Rosas-Rojas and due to the descriptions and statements made by the victims, he was arrested for 1 gross misdemeanor count of Unlawful Contact with a Minor.
Reno Police are asking that parents in South Reno speak with their children about any suspicious encounters with anyone matching Rosas-Rojas photograph and report it to the Reno Police Department Sex Crimes Unit at (775) 657-4601 or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.
RPD Case 14-105505
RPD Case 14-2038
RPD Case 14-971
The Reno Police Department has a new phone number for citizens to call and file reports telephonically. If citizens need to report a crime that is not an emergency, there is no evidence on scene and no firearms have been stolen, they now need to call the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2226. Reno residents are also reminded that they can continue to file on-line reports through the Reno Police Departments on line reporting system at reno.gov.
The Reno Police Department also wants to advise the community that due to limited staffing of our Community Service Officers (CSO’s) the South Reno PD Sub-Station on Neil Road will be closed until November 3rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our community.
The Department is currently working on implementing new schedules for our CSO’s and support staff to make the Sub Station and Main Station more accessible for the community.
Please stay tuned and like the Reno Police Department on Facebook and Twitter for up to date Reno PD events and news.
Shortly after 9 pm on October 12, 2014, Reno Police Officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of North McCarran and Socrates Drive in North Reno. The responding Officers located a male pedestrian lying in the westbound side of the roadway suffering from serious injuries. The 28 year old Reno resident was transported to RENOWN medical center where he succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the accident.
Reno Police Department Traffic Accident Investigators responded to the crash to process the scene and speak with witnesses. Several witnesses on scene stated that the pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk and appeared to be looking at a cell phone when the traffic light turned green for vehicles traveling on N McCarran. A passenger car driving northbound on McCarran did not see the pedestrian due to darkness, and struck the pedestrian with her vehicle.
Speed, Alcohol and Drugs do not appear to be a factor in this case, and the driver of the passenger car is cooperating with the investigation. The case is still under investigation but it appears at this time that the pedestrian was at fault for the accident and it is unlikely charges will be sought against the driver.
The identity of the male victim is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
The Reno Police Department wants to remind pedestrians and drivers to be extra careful at night when crossing roads and approaching pedestrian crosswalks. Pedestrians need to remember to look left, and right and left again before crossing roadways, and wear light colored or reflective clothing when walking at night. Drivers of motor vehicles need to slow down when approaching pedestrian crosswalks and be prepared for potential distracted pedestrians.
Anyone who witnessed this accident or who has more information is asked to contact the Reno Police Department Traffic Division Detectives at (775) 657-4759 or Secret Witness at Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW
RPD Case # 14- 19619
Shortly after 8:30 pm on October 7, 2014 Reno Police Dispatch received a call of a victim of a stabbing in the area of Mayors Park located at 14101 Stead Blvd, Reno, NV. Arriving Officers located a male victim who had several stab wounds to his back. The victim, later identified as 30 year old Reno resident Carl Goode, was transported to RENOWN for his injuries but succumbed to them at the hospital.
On October 8, 2014 after interviewing several witnesses and investigating the scene of the altercation, Reno Police Detectives were able to identify the involved persons in this incident. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, a single subject was arrested for one count of open murder in the death of Carl Goode and no other suspects are being sought at this time.
Arrested was 18 year old Reno Resident Jesus Lamas (DOB 10-10-95).
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2188 or Secret Witness at Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.
RPD Case # 14-19346
Shortly after 8:30 pm on October 7, 2014 Reno Police Dispatch received a call of a victim of a stabbing in the area of Mayors Park located at 14101 Stead Blvd, Reno, NV. Arriving Officers located a male victim who had several stab wounds to his back. The victim was transported to RENOWN for his injuries but succumbed to them at the hospital.
Reno Police Homicide Detectives responded and spoke with several witnesses who were in the area prior to locating the victim. Witnesses stated that they had seen a scuffle from a distance between the victim and several other unknown subjects. When the fight was over they could see the victim lying on the ground and went to assist him. They saw that he was injured, and called for help.
The victim has been identified as 30 year old Reno resident Carl Goode.
The investigation is continuing and the Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspects in this homicide or anyone who has information on this case.
Anyone with information on this is asked to call the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2188 or Secret Witness at Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.RPD Case # 14-19346
On October 2, 2014 at approximately 7:14 pm, Reno Police Officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the 700 block of Peckam Lane in South Reno. Responding Officers located an elderly female pedestrian with multiple blunt force trauma injuries lying in the middle of the road and was transported to RENOWN for treatment.
Due to the injuries sustained by the pedestrian, Reno Police Department Traffic Division MAIT Investigators responded to the scene. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the female pedestrian was crossing Peckham Ln, (north to south), east of Kietzke Ln, mid-block, (not in a crosswalk) in a dark area of roadway not well illuminated. A passenger car driving east bound on Peckham Ln then struck the pedestrian.
At approximately 9:23 pm the female pedestrian succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The identity of the pedestrian is not being released pending notification of next of kin by the Washoe Co. Coroner's Office.
Speed, Alcohol and Drugs do not appear to be a factor in this case, and the driver of the passenger car is cooperating with the investigation.
Anyone who witnessed this accident or who has more information is asked to contact the Reno Police Department Traffic Division Detectives at (775) 657-4759 or Secret Witness at Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com
On July 19, 2014 the Reno Police Department received a report of a 16 year old female who believed that she had involved in the production of Child Pornography. She relayed that she contacted a local photographer via the Internet and was interested in modeling.
Arrangements were made for her to be photographed and on the evening of July 17, 2014 she went with him to an apartment located on Summit Ridge where erotic type photos were taken. The following day, she again met with the photographer who provided her with alcohol and marijuana and went to an additional unknown Reno residence where she was again photographed in various states of undress and was told to perform sexual acts, while photos were being taken.
Upon continuation of this investigation, Detectives located images in the Defendant’s possession that corroborate the victim’s original account.
After review and analysis of the images, Detectives arrested the defendant on October 1, 2014 where he was booked into the Washoe County Jail for the following charges without bail:
-NRS 200.710.1 Production of Child Pornography (1 count)
-NRS 200.720 Promotion of Sexual Performance of a Child (1 count)
The defendant is identified as: Marc Anthony Smith 03/11/1966 of Bakersfield California
The Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance, anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW
RPD Case # 14-13663
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