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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

10/31/2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
1115Central: Arrest - PCS/PCS for Sales/Trafficking@800 block Mill Street

Officers responded on a report of a suspicious person and made contact with the suspect. During the investigation the suspect was found with a controlled substance. Michael Vansumer, DOB 8/7/1967, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 19-21771


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

10/30/2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

1654Central: Arrest - Trafficking Controlled Substance/PCS for Sales@400 block West Street

Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle and made contact with the occupants. During their investigation they discovered a controlled substance in the vehicle. Joseph Gibson, DOB 8/28/1982, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 19-21733


2200Central: Arrest - Grand Larceny of an Auto@400 block Vine Street

Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop. Michael Edwards, DOB 7/1/1988, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 19-21741


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

10/29/2019

Monday, October 28, 2019
0047Central: Arrest - ADW, Firearm/CCW/O&R@2nd & North Virginia Streets

The victim and suspect were involved in a verbal argument when the suspect produced a gun and threatened the victim. The suspect then fled but was located by Officers a short time later. Luis Garcia, DOB 5/3/2001, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 19-21607


1116Central: Arrest - ADW, Pliers@4th & Valley Road

The victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation when the suspect produced a pair of pliers and attempted to stab the victim. The suspect fled but was located by Officers a short time later. Michael Dolezal, DOB 9/16/1979, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 19-21633


2215Central: Arrest - Ex-Felon in Poss. of Firearm/PCS/O&R/Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia/No registration@Virginia & 6th Street

Officers conducted a stop on an occupied vehicle with no registration. The suspect failed to provide accurate identification and a controlled substance was found in the vehicle. William Faulkner, DOB 10/20/1987, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 19-21677


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

10/24/2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
0703North: Arrest - Grand Larceny of an Auto@1000 block East 9th Street
Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop. Mickey Gonzales, DOB 5/20/1998, was arrested on the above charge.


Case: 19-21272


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

10/23/2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
0008North: Arrest - Robbery/PCS/Possession of a Stun Gun by an Ex Felon@9000 block Silver Sky Pkwy

The victim and suspect were known to each other and today the suspect arrived at the victim's residence, produced a gun and demanded money. While Officers were taking the suspect into custody he was found to be in poss of a controlled substance. Michael France, DOB 4/3/1986, was arrested on the above charges. 



Case: 19-21185


1117South: Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle@Harvard Way & East Plumb Lane

A witness noticed a friends stolen truck being driven in the area and contacted Police. Officers were able to detain the occupants and during the investigation located several forms of stolen identification. The driver, Jonathan Charter, DOB 5/23/1995, was arrested on the above charge. Jess Legarza, DOB 9/13/1983, was arrested for Identity Theft, O&R, Poss. of Forged Instruments.



Case: 19-21209


1356North: Arrest - Lewdness with a Child @2000 block Sutro Street

Luis Aguilar, DOB 5/2/1991, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 19-21221


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

10/22/2019

Monday, October 21, 2019
0008South: Discharge Firearm@1000 block Purdue Drive

Officers responded to a report that a shot had been fired. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.



Case: 19-21113


2350South: Shots Fired @3000 block South Virginia Street

Officers responded to multiple reports of shots being fired. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.  



Case: 19-21184


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

10/18/2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019
0217South: BDW, Stabbing@3000 block South Virginia Street

Officers responded to a report of a victim being treated for a stab wound. The victim said he was in the above area when he was approached by the suspects and then stabbed. The victims injury is non-life threatening. The suspects are described as: 2 H/M/A's, 5'10"-6' tall.



Case: 19-20844


1206Central: Robbery@400 block Galletti Way

The victim had agreed to meet the suspects at the above location to conduct a transaction when one of the suspects produced a gun and demanded the victims property. The suspects then fled in their vehicle. The suspects are described as: #1 H/M/A, mid thirties, LSW a grey baseball cap, blue sweatshirt, and khaki shorts. #2 H/M/A, or light skinned male, LSW a grey Wolfpack sweatshirt and grey pants.



Case: 19-20869


2302Central: Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle@9th & Wells

Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop. Lexie Gustafson, DOB 10/11/1999, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 19-20912


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

10/17/2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
0950Central: Arrest - Trespassing / O&R / Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia@1000 block East Commercial Row

Officers were taking the suspect into custody for Trespassing when he became uncooperative and combative. Jason Correll, DOB 11/8/1972, was arrested on the above charges. 



Case: 19-20782


1609North: Residential Burglary @900 block Westcliff Lane.

A salesman reported seeing the suspects fleeing from the back of the residence after he knocked on the front door. The residence had been ransacked but loss if any is unknown at this time. The suspects are only described as: 2 B/M/A's, late teens to mid twenties. 



Case: 19-20810


1703South: Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / Poss. of Stolen Property / Traffic Violations@1000 block Riley Ave.

Officers observed the suspect speeding and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect continued to drive until reaching a dead end. John Legg, DOB 8/26/1979, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 19-20815, 19-20814, 19-20626


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

10/16/2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
2224South: Arrest - PSP/Ex-Felon Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, TASER/Poss of Drug Paraphernalia/O&R/Traffic Violations@600 block East Moana Lane

Officers had conducted a stop for traffic violations when both the driver and the passenger attempted to flee. During the investigation Officers located several stolen items in the vehicle. The driver, Clifford Ravareau, DOB 1/5/1969, was arrested on the above charges. The passenger, Jason Powless, DOB 11/10/1980, was arrested for PCS & O&R. 



Case: 19-20760


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

10/14/2019

Friday, October 11, 2019
2300                       Central: ADW (w/knife)/Battery@200 blk N Virginia
Officers learned that the defendant had been inside and possibly started a fight with an unknown male.  The two went outside to fight when unknown male's wife attempted to break up the fight.  The defendant then struck the female in the face and produced a knife.  The defendant then chased the male and female. 

Arrested:  Joshua Canada (9/22/90)

Case#19-20471

2316                       South: Arrest for DUI, Felony Eluding @Kietzke/Plumb

An officer was on patrol in the area when he observed the Def. driving on Virginia toward Plumb, failing to maintain a lane. The Def. turned east onto Plumb straddling the solid median with the center of the vehicle.  The officer suspected the driver was DUI, and activated his emergency lights and sirens, but the driver fled at a high rate of speed and ultimately crashed.

Def:  Benedetti, Hunter 03/23/78

Case#19-20473

Saturday, October 12, 2019

0357                       Central : DUI @Commercial/N Virginia

The defendant was eastbound on Commercial and struck the bollards that had been set up for the Italian festival, damaging two of them

Defendant:  Anthony Nichols (4/21/58)

Case#19-20484

0704                       South: PCS / PCS Sales / Trafficking -I580 NB @ Damonte Ranch

K9 Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding.  K9 Rone was deployed for an exterior sniff and alerted on the vehicle.  A search revealed a large quantity of narcotics and pills. 

Arrested #1:  Rodriguez-Rubio, Jesus Manuel (10/16/86) - PCS Sch. II x 2, PCS Sales Sch II x 2, Trafficking Sch. II x 2

Arrested #2: Gracian-Renteria, Gilberto (4/2/73) - PCS Sch. II x 2, PCS Sales Sch II x 2, Trafficking Sch. II x 2, Basic Speed, No D/L, No Insurance

Case#19-20488

0944                       Central: O&R, Trespass @200 blk North Virginia St

Officers responded to the listed location on the report of an intoxicated female refusing to leave. Upon contact the defendant was un-cooperative and refused to leave.

Arrested: Andrea Chavez 02/25/1992

Case#19-20490

1615                       Central: PSMV/PCS/POSS STOLEN CC @40 blk West St

DET Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle in a parking lot. Ultimately, all three occupants in the vehicle were arrested for various felonies.

ARRESTED 1: DELPONTE,CRAIG (6/8/94) PSMV, BURGLARY TOOLS, FTA, POSS STOLEN CC

ARRESTED 2: NOBLE, STEVEN (1/6/64) PROBATION VIOLATION

ARRESTED 3: COCROFT, QUINN (5/8/87) PCS METH, PCS HEROIN

Case#19-20359

Sunday, October 13, 2019

1005                       Central: Eluding / vehicle crash with damage to City Property @4th and Spokane St

The driver and sole occupant fled a traffic stop and in her vehicle. The female attempted to run from her vehicle after she struck a parked car and building. The suspect was detained and a Felony warrant for her arrest was located.

Arrested: Ayala, Lauren (6/30/89)

Case#19-20564

1501                       North: Open Container / Petit Larceny @900 blk Parr Blvd

Officers responded on a report of a subject who had just stripped off his clothing and stolen a beer. Upon arrival, the suspect was outside in the parking lot drinking the stolen beer.

Arrested: Cantu, Eliodoro (10/6/91)

Case#19-20573

2043                       North: Crash/damage to city prop fire hydrant @13000 blk Exinite Dr

Officers responded to the above location for a vehicle crash where the suspect hit several parked cars and damaged a fire hydrant. Driver was arrested for DUI and other traffic violations.

Arrested: Vandyk, Christine (DOB: 06-09-73)

Case#19-20593

2320                       Central: Robbery, Vehicle Burglary, and DOP @N. Virginia St. and 2nd St.

It was learned that the victim was sleeping in his vehicle when the suspect entered the vehicle and removed property waking the victim who then followed the suspect.  When confronted the suspect picked up a rock smashing the victim's windshield to retain the property that was stolen

Arr: Edwin Medina 12-19-1991

Case#19-20604

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

10/11/2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019
1449Central: Arrest - Domestic Battery/Domestic Battery with Strangulation/False Imprisonment/DOP/ADW, Box Cutter@400 block Lake Street.

Officers learned the location of a suspect who was wanted for a previous crime. Blake Medrano, DOB 1/26/1997, was arrested on the above charges. 



Case: 19-20022


2144North: Shot Fired@7000 block Yorkshire Drive

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance where a shot had been fired. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing. 



Case: 19-20403


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

10/10/2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
1726Central : Arrest - Burglary/PCS@9000 block Gateway Drive

The victims began receiving text messages from suspects who claimed to have their property which had been stolen and then the suspects demanded money for the return of their property. Officers were able to locate both the suspects and Christine Pearce, DOB 5/29/1994, and Frank Nesci, DOB 4/11/1962, were arrested on the above charges.



Case: 19-20240


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

10/9/2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
2120Central: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Knife@200 block East 4th Street.

The victim was approached by the unknown suspect who produced a knife and suddenly attempted to stab him. The victim was able to move out of his reach and call for help. Williamson Davis-Lowery, DOB 3/27/1980, was arrested on the above charge. 



Case: 19-20284


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

10/7/2019

Friday, October 4, 2019
0936               North: Open/Gross Lewdness 2nd @700 blk Washington St.

Arrested: Vogel, Michael 2/9/53

Case#19-19960

1318                       South: Battery with a deadly weapon  @700 blk Forrest St

The victim was going door to door at his apartment complex looking for his missing cat.  The victim knocked on the suspect’s door, who answered the door holding two large kitchen knives.  The suspect slashed the victim across the upper torso causing a non-life threatening wound.

Arrested: Sonny Mendoza Cash 11/20/1982  Battery With Deadly Weapon.

Case#19-19978

1709                       Central: Assault with a deadly weapon @200 blk N. Virginia St.

Officers responded to the above location for a suspect who was threatening a victim with a machete.

Arrested: Mendoza, Max (DOB:04-17-76)

Case#19-19994

1933                       South: Child endangerment @3200 blk Plumas St.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance. It was learned that during the domestic disturbance the suspect grabbed a loaded handgun and manipulated it in a manner that constituted child endangerment.  The suspect was arrested.

Arrested: Akhori, Tylor 09/12/1995

Case#19-20016

Sunday, October 6, 2019

0150                       South: DOP and O&R @3200 blk S. Virginia St.

Officers responded on the report of a DOP to a window.  Officers contacted the suspect who fled into traffic on Moana Ln.  He was stopped in the travel lane and refused to comply with commands or give Officers his hands. The suspect was eventually taken into custody and arrested without further issues. 

Arrested: Clifford Cameron 12/20/1951

Case#19-20095

0256                       Central: Domestic Battery / O&R Arrest ( William Broadhead Park)

An Officer observed and heard a woman screaming for help at the entrance to Broadhead Park.   The Victim was obviously fleeing the Suspect.   The Suspect resisted Officers who were taking him into custody.

Arrested:  Robert Gillis  8-3-1980

Case#19-20098

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

10/4/2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019
1157Central: Attempted Armed Robbery@700 block North Sierra Street

The suspect approached the employee and demanded the money from the register. When the employee could not get the drawer to the register to open the suspect attempted to open it. When that failed the suspect fled. There was no reported loss. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, average height, thin build, brown hair, thin beard/goatee, LSW a grey zip up hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.



Case: 19-19900


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

10/3/2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
0048South : Arrest - PSMV/Poss. of Burglary Tools@6400 block East Moana Lane

Officers made contact with the suspect who was wanted from a previous crime. During their investigation, they learned the vehicle the suspect was sitting in had been stolen. Melissa Aleman, DOB 10/14/1991, was arrested on the above charges. The passenger, Marcos Oliva-Sazo, DOB 10/3/1993, was arrested for Poss. of Burglary Tools and Poss. of a Dangerous Weapon, Brass Knuckles. 

Case: 19-19543


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

10/2/2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
0103South: Shots Fired@3000 block South Virginia Street

Officers responded to reports of shots being fired and located several casings. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.



Case: 19-19738


0321South: Commercial Burglary@1000 block Golf Club Drive

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered the door had been pried open as well as the safe. Total loss is unknown and there are no suspects at this time.



Case: 19-19741


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

10/1/2019

Monday, September 30, 2019
1230South: Arrest - Child Abuse@1000 block South Meadows Pkwy.

April Hynick, DOB 4/2/1975, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 19-19698


1418Central: BDW, Shooting@700 block Kuenzli Street

Officers responded to a report of a shooting and discovered several victims with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.



Case: 19-19707


2037Central: Arrest - PCS/Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia/CCW/Bicycle Violations@200 block North Virginia Street

Officers conducted a stop on the suspect for bicycle violations. During the investigation they learned the suspect was in possession of narcotics. Morgan Osborne, DOB 6/5/1986, was arrested on the above charges. 



Case: 19-19728


2119Central: ADW, Knife@7th & Center Streets

The victim heard a bicycle approaching from behind and turned to look and saw the suspect get off the bicycle. He then produced a knife and began to threaten the victim. When the victim picked up a rock to defend himself the suspect fled. The suspect is described as: B/M/A, LSW all black or dark clothing to include a baseball cap and jacket.



Case: 19-19729