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THE RENO

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Your Police, Our Community
THE RENO
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Your Police, Our Community
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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

10/29/2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
1415North: Arrest - Child Abuse @2000 block Carville Drive

Jesse Lambert, DOB 5/18/1982, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-19325


2351North: Discharge of Firearm@1000 block Beech Street

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



Case: 20-19279


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

10/28/2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
0142South: Armed Robbery@3000 block South McCarran Blvd

The suspect entered the business, displayed a gun and demanded the money. Total loss is unknown. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, LSW a black beanie, gray hoodie, pink gloves, & light colored pants.



Case: 20-19148


2047Central: Arrest - GTA / O&R / Defraud a Cab / Suspended Drivers License / Due Care@4th & Virginia Streets

Officers were conducting a traffic stop when the suspect exited a cab and jumped into their patrol car. The suspect refused their orders to exit the vehicle and accelerated forward striking the occupied vehicle they were conducting the traffic stop on. The suspect then attempted to flee as they were taking him into custody. Enrico Flores, DOB 4/3/1991, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-19204


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

10/27/2020

Monday, October 26, 2020
0125South: Arrest - Trespassing / O&R / PCS / Sales@5000 block South Virginia Street.

Officers responded a second time to a report of an unwanted subject. As they attempted to make contact with the suspect he refused their orders and became combative.  William Harris, DOB 12/17/1984, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-19086


1130Central: Robbery / Battery with Substantial Harm@100 block West 2nd Street

The victim was approached by the suspects who asked him a question. Then one suspect struck him in the face knocking him to the ground and the other suspect stole his personal property. The suspects are described as: #1 W/M/A, mid twenties, 5'9" tall, stocky build, short dark slicked back hair. #2 W/M/A, mid twenties to mid thirties, 6'2" tall, 180 lbs., short brown or black hair. 



Case: 20-19097


1846North: Robbery / Grand Theft Auto@2400 Block of Canaan Street

Officers responded to several reports of a fight involving multiple males. They made contact with a subject that was leaving the area on foot. The victim reported he had been approached by several suspects who said they wanted to buy his vehicle. While they were on their way to meet with the owner of the vehicle the suspects pulled him from the car, battered him and then stole the vehicle. The suspects are only described as: 2-3 H/M/A's.



Case: 20-19127


2306North: Shots Heard/Casing Collected@2000 block Wedekind Road

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



Case: 20-19145


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

10/23/2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020
0110South: Shots Fired@3000 block South Virginia Street

Officers responded to a report of shots being fired and discovered a single casing. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.

Case: 20-18844


1203North: Arrest - Domestic Battery / Strangulation @2000 block Wedekind Road

Daniel Marquez, DOB 10/22/1995, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-18863, 20-18774


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

10/22/2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
0243South : Multiple Vehicle Burglaries@6000 & 6100 block Plumas Street

Officers responded to a report of a Vehicle Burglary and during their investigation learned several other vehicles had also been broken into. The suspects are only described as: 3 male juveniles, mid teens.



Case: 20-18784


0931Central : Arrest - Indecent Exposure / Battery on Police Officer / O&R@500 block West 1st Street

Officers responded to a report of an unwanted subject and attempted to make contact with the suspect. The suspect refused to comply with their order, became combative and kicked both Officers. Ashlyn Armenta, DOB 10/29/1993, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-18792


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

10/21/2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
0124South: Armed Robbery, Firearm@600 block East Moana Lane

Officers responded to a report of an Armed Robbery in progress. The suspects were gone upon their arrival and the total loss is unknown. The suspects are only described as: 3 males, possibly Hispanic and wearing hoodies.



Case: 20-18711


0242South: Arrest - Multiple Commercial Burglaries@100 block Damonte Ranch Pkwy

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered several other businesses in the same strip mall had windows that had been smashed. A description of the suspect went out and Officers located him still in the area a short time later. During the investigation they learned the suspect had been involved in multiple Commercial Burglaries. Jeffrey Fredzess, DOB 4/5/1991, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-18709, 20-18713, 20-18714, 20-18715


2047Central: Arrest - Domestic Battery / O&R @Lake St & Commercial Row

Keith Taber, DOB 1/9/1980, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-18764


2137South: Arrest - BDW, Stick@2000 block South Virginia Street

Officers observed the suspect strike the victim in the head with a large stick several times. Kosheena Smith, DOB 1/7/1994, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-18772


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

10/20/2020

Monday, October 19, 2020
0527Central: Battery@1st & Sierra Streets

Officers responded to a report of battery and located the victim. The extent of the victims injuries are unknown at this time. The suspect is described only as H/M/A or I/M/A, LSW a flannel shirt and a beanie. 



Case: 20-18656


2105Central: Strong Armed Robbery@600 block Kuenzli Street

The victim attempted to stop the suspect from leaving without paying for merchandise when the suspect struck the employee in the head with a bottle of propane. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, mid twenties, 5'5" tall, medium build.



Case: 20-18704


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

10/18/2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020
1734Central: Arrest - BDW, Rocks@Kietzke Lane & North Bound I580

The suspects were involved in a verbal altercation with a subject that turned physical when the suspects began throwing rocks at the subject. One of those rocks hit a another person who was in the area. Erica Lloyd, DOB 12/21/1979, was arrested on the above charge. Danny Berreman, DOB 6/1/1967, was arrested for O&R & Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia.



Case: 20-18445, 20-18446


1944Central: Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Vehicle@200 block South Sierra Street

Officers had responded to a request to check the welfare of a subject and made contact with the suspects who were occupants of a vehicle. During the investigation they learned the vehicle had been reported as stolen. Wade Springer, DOB 12/6/1990, and Alicia Oakden, DOB 12/22/1984, were arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-18452


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

Message from Chief Soto: 2019 Annual Report

10/16/2020

2019 Annual Report

“We are committed to partnering with our community to create a safe city by providing the

highest level of police services.” That is the mission statement of the Reno Police Department (RPD). Year in and year out, the men and women of the RPD strive to embody our mission as we pursue more ways to engage the community we serve. We have always emphasized safeguarding lives, property, reducing crime, and enhancing public safety for our residents and visitors. My goal as your Chief is to guide this department and foster a relationship of transparency, accountability, equality, and respect. In 2019, I reorganized the department into three divisions: Community Services Division, Regional Services Division, and Support Services Division. I felt this restructuring was necessary to improve service, enhance accountability and to create more efficiencies in the department. In Fall 2019, a third Deputy Chief and third Commander were promoted and were added to the department’s executive team. Those promotions created the appropriate level of command, leadership and oversight for each of the department’s divisions. With the support of the Reno City Council, we purchased the former Reno Gazette Journal building for RPD's new home, the Public Safety Center. This new Public Safety Center will be designed with one goal in mind: to better and more efficiently serve our community. This new facility allows for better parking for visitors, more space for resources, streamlined reporting methods, a victim-focused and trauma informed approach to interviews and crime reports. In 2001, we lost one of our officers who was killed in the line of duty, John C. Bohach. This year, we were humbled to learn that the Washoe County School District would be naming an elementary school after him. Officer John C. Bohach dedicated much of his career in assisting and defending children who were victims of crime; naming a school after him is a fitting and appropriate tribute. The men and women of this department are honored that John’s life and legacy will be recognized in this manner. RPD is dedicated to being responsive to the needs of our community and we constantly pursue opportunities to meet with and discuss issues important to you. We organize community engagement annual events such as the Symposium on Community and Policing, the Community Forum on Immigration and Cup with a Cop. We’ve participated in other events such as the Community Engagement Fair, neighborhood festivals and charity events. The input, suggestions and feedback provided by the community about our department is invaluable. In an effort to improve the city’s homeless populations, we worked with the City of Reno and developed the Clean and Safe Team. Following the lead of the City Manager’s Office, Parks and Rec, Public Works, Code Enforcement and other city departments, the Clean and Safe Team was established to focus on public concerns related to the health and welfare of our homeless population. To support the Clean and Safe Team, I added additional resources to our Community Action and Outreach (CAO) unit. The CAO focuses on the quality of life issues and connects those experiencing homelessness or in distress to services that are provided by community resource providers such as HOPES and RISE.

As a long time Reno resident it is my honor to serve as your Chief of Police. I’m extremely proud of the men and women of the RPD and the work they do. This department will always be here and will continuously adapt and evolve with our ever-growing community.

Respectfully,
Chief Jason Soto

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

10/15/2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

0048South: Commercial Burglary@1000 block West Moana Lane

Officers responded to a report of a Commercial Burglary in progress. Upon arrival they discovered the door had been broken but the suspect was gone. Total loss is unknown  and there is no suspect description at this time. 



Case: 20-18344


0148Central: Arrest - Draw Weapon in Threatening Manner / CCW@200 block East 4th Street

The victims approached the subject who they knew and began talking. During the conversation an acquaintance of the subject produced a gun and threatened the victims before fleeing. Officers located the suspect a short time later and discovered his gun was actually a pneumatic gun. Donald Robertson III, DOB 10/25/1999, was arrested on the above charges.

Case: 20-18346


0345North: Strong Armed Robbery@8000 block Red Rock Road

The employee attempted to stop the suspect from leaving without paying for merchandise. The suspect pushed the victim several times allowing him to flee with the merchandise. The suspect is described as: H/M/J, mid teens, 5'8" tall, LSW a black hoodie with "VANS" written on it, and black pants. 



Case: 20-18351


0909North : Commercial Burglary @2000 block Northtowne Lane

The manager arrived to find the door had been broken and the cash registers pried open. Total loss is unknown. The suspects are described as: #1 Unknown race or sex, LSW a baseball hat with a black bill, dark hooded sweatshirt, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and dark colored shoes. #2 Unknown race or sex, LSW blue baseball hat with white logo and white bill, blue hooded sweatshirt with unknown white logo on front, faded blue jeans, and white shoes.



Case: 20-18363


1335Central : Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle @1000 block East 6th Street

Officers observed the subjects moving items around inside a stolen vehicle and made contact with them. Ignacio Musino, DOB 12/27/1991, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-18311


2259Central: GTA@200 block Lake Street

The victim had just recently met the suspect and the two of them were walking to the victims vehicle. Suddenly the suspect started the vehicle and drove away leaving the victim behind. The suspect is described as: W/F/A, tanned, mid thirties, blond hair, LSW white pants, and a pink and red tank top. 



Case: 20-18406


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

10/14/2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

1332North : BDW, Shooting @100 block Galena Drive

Officers responded to a report of a shooting and discovered a victim. The victim had a non-life threatening gun shot wound to the leg. The investigation is being conducted by the Regional Gang Unit and there is no suspect description at this time.



Case: 20-18307


1438Central: Arrest - Ex-Felon in Poss of Firearm / PCS / Poss. Drug Paraphernalia / Ex-Felon Fail to Register /Traffic related charges@200 block Mill Street

Officers located an occupied unregistered vehicle and conducted a stop. During the investigation Officers learned the suspect was in poss. of a controlled substance and a weapon.  Jahiro Alfredo Torrez-Nunez, DOB 10/25/1981, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-18308


2325South: Commercial Burglary@5000 block South McCarran Blvd.

Officers responded to an alarm and discovered entry had been made and merchandise was stolen. Total loss is unknown and there are no suspects at this time.



Case: 20-18341


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

10/13/2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

0136North: Shots Fired @9th & Washington Streets

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



Case: 20-18191


0407Central: ADW, Firearm@200 block Mill Street

The victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation. As the victim was leaving he heard a gun shot and was hit by shrapnel. The victim's injury is non-life threatening and the investigation is ongoing. 



Case: 20-18195


1252South: Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Vehicle / O&R @Humboldt Street & Urban Road

Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle and conducted a stop when the occupants attempted to flee. Michael Flores, DOB 9/1/1990, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-17550


1410North: Burglary @4000 block West 4th Street

Employees arrived to find Conex boxes had been broken into and equipment stolen. Total loss is unknown and there are no suspects at this time. 



Case: 20-18225


1443North: Arrest - Domestic Battery with Strangulation / False Imprisonment / Possession of a Dangerous Weapon@800 block North Wells Ave.

Paul Sanchez, DOB 5/16/1979, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-18238


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

10/9/2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

0843North : Battery With a Deadly Weapon, Stabbing @1000 block Wedekind Road

The victim was approached from behind by the unknown suspect who cut him in the back of the head. The victim's injury is non-life threatening. The suspect is described as: W/M/A, with blondish or red colored hair and beard.



Case: 20-17953


1847North: Attempted Robbery, Knife@2nd & Keystone Ave.

The victim and suspects are known to each other and today they were involved in a disagreement. Then one suspect produced a knife and demanded the victim's property. The suspects have been identified but are still outstanding. 



Case: 20-17996


2202South: Arrest O&R / Poss. of Firearm while Intoxicated / Poss. of Firearm by a Prohibited Person / PCS@5000 block Smithridge Drive

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance and as they attempted to make contact with the suspect he became combative. During the investigations they discovered the suspect was in possession of a controlled substance. Jerrell Robinson, DOB 7/10/1991, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-18006


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

10/8/2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
1511North: Battery With Deadly Weapon, Firearm@2000 block Wedekind Road

Officers responded to a report of a shooting and located a victim with gun shot wounds to his legs and torso. The victim's injuries were non-life threatening and the investigation is being conducted by the Regional Gang unit. 



Case: 20-17909


2230North: Robbery, Firearm@1000 block Silverada Blvd.

The victim and suspect had agreed to meet at a later time. When they met up the suspect had another person with her. This second suspect produced a gun and stole the victim's money and property before fleeing. The suspect has been identified but is still outstanding.



Case: 20-17946


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

10/2/2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020
0020North: Shots Fired@1000 block East 11th Street

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



Case: 20-17470


1143Central : Arrest - Poss. of a Stolen Motor Vehicle / Possession of Burglary Tools / O&R / Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia@2000 block Market Street

Officers learned the location of an occupied stolen vehicle and were conducting a stop when the suspects fled from the vehicle on foot. One suspect was located a short distance away. Habakud Esparza-Hernandez, DOB 7/3/1990, was arrested on the above charges. The 2nd suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid twenties, 5'8"-5'10" tall, medium build, short dark hair, LSW a light colored shirt and tan shorts.



Case: 20-17494


2242North: Arrest - ADW, Firearm / Shooting into Occupied Vehicle@Montello & 10th Streets.

The victims and suspects have been involved in an ongoing dispute but agreed to meet today to conduct a transaction. Upon arrival the suspects exited their vehicle and began shooting at the victims who where inside their vehicle. Both the victim and suspect vehicles fled the area. Officers located the suspect vehicle a short time later and conducted a stop. Edward Marks, DOB 8/12/2002, was arrested on the above charges. The second suspect, a juvenile was also arrested on the above charges.



Case: RPD 20-17530


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

10/1/2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
1537North: Armed Robbery@2000 block Northtowne Lane

The suspect entered the business armed with a knife and demanded money. Total loss is unknown. The suspect is described as: H/M/A, mid thirties, 5'4" tall, heavy set, LSW a grey hoody and khaki shorts.



Case: 20-17451


1610North: Arrest - Robbery / Conspiracy to Commit Robbery / Battery@1000 block North Hills Blvd.

The victim was approached by the suspects who she knew. They had a verbal argument that turned physical when the suspects battered her and stole cash from her purse before fleeing. Officers located one suspect a short time later. Jennifer Sossamon, DOB 8/9/1999, was arrested on the above charges. The other suspects are still outstanding. 



Case: 20-17466