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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

12/31/2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
1145South: Arrest - Possession of & Uttering Counterfeit Money@4000 block Kietzke Lane

The suspect attempted to purchase merchandise with fraudulent currency. Nezih Irge, DOB 5/23/1991, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-22816


2320South: Arrest - Kidnapping / Child Abuse@400 block Linden Street

Bridget McMechen, DOB 11/16/1962, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-22847


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

12/30/2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

1045Central: Arrest - DOP/ Arson / O&R with a Deadly Weapon / Ex-Felon Failure to Register@400 block North Virginia Street

Officers responded to a report of an armed unwanted person inside a business who was damaging equipment and attempting to light items on fire. The suspect was taken into custody as he exited the business. David Saunders, DOB 11/27/1968, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-22762


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

12/29/2020

Monday, December 28, 2020
0229South: ADW, Firearm@3000 block Kietzke Lane

The suspect was riding a bicycle and pulled up to the window of a business. He then produced a gun and threatened the victims before fleeing. The suspect is described as: Unknown race male, LSW a white jacket with a hood.



Case: 20-22686


1336Central: Arrest - BDW, Stabbing@100 block North Virginia Street

The suspect, Isabella Sanchez, DOB 3/5/2002, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-22716


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

12/28/2020

 

Friday, December 25, 2020

0046                       Central: Bomb Threat Arrest@1000 blk E 4th St

Officers responded to the listed location on the report of a possible bomb threat.  The caller stated he had been talking to a dancer who claimed there was a bomb in the building and it was going to detonate. Officers responded and learned they had recently escorted a male off the property who was upset.  Officers were able to identify the caller through investigation and responded to his residence where he was ultimately arrested.

Arrested: Joshua Ballas 08/17/1982

Case#20-22536

0540                       Central: Disturbing the Peace / O&R @500 blk Lake St.

Officers initially responded on report of a domestic disturbance, and made contact with the male that was reported to be involved.  After the initial investigation, there was no victim located.  Several other residents reported that this male was continually creating a loud disturbance outside of his room, which he continued to do in the presence of the officers.  The motel manager requested to file a criminal complaint for disturbing the peace.  When the officers attempted to take him into custody, he fought back, grabbing at the officers, and locking his legs into a nearby railing.  He was eventually taken into custody and transported to jail.

Arrested:  Hardee, Verell     DOB: 12/4/66

Case#20-22540

Saturday, December 26, 2020

1555                       Central: PSMV, Ex-felon possession of firearm, Fraud Lab @2500 blk E 2nd St

Patrol Officers received a lo jack hit for a stolen vehicle in the area of Kietzke Ln and E 2nd St. which led them to the area of a nearby casino. Officers located the occupied stolen vehicle in the parking lot and detained the occupants. During the investigation it was learned the vehicle was stolen in California during a possible armed robbery last night. Inside the vehicle officers located a handgun. During a search of the vehicle a fraud lab was located

Arrested: Harris, Mark 11/11/85 (PSMV, Ex-felon possession of firearm, fraud lab, identity theft, and possession of forged instruments)

Arrested: Brown, Sarah 8/21/01 (PSMV, fraud lab, identity theft, and possession of forged instruments)

 

 

Case#20-22597

1629                       North: BDW/False Imprisonment/O&R/Domestic Battery@600 blk Newport Ln

Arrested: SPURGEON, Elbert/06-30-1984

Case#20-22602

Sunday, December 27, 2020

2033                       North: Discharge of Firearm/Intox in possession of firearm@2300 blk Paradise Dr

Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired. Officers located casings at the apartment complex with no bullet strikes.  Officers on scene met with witnesses who provided a good description of the shooter. Officers in the area observed a subject matching the description given, entering the passenger side of a dark pickup truck.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, ultimately located two firearms.

Arrested:  Villagomez-Barraza, Aaron (6/22/01)

Case#20-22676

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

12/17/2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
0030North: Attempted Robbery / BDW, Knife@500 block Keystone Ave.

The victim was approached by unknown suspects who attacked him and attempted to steal his money. During the alteration the victim was stabbed in the arm. The victim's injury is non-life threatening. The suspects are described as: #1 W/M/A, 5'5" tall, blonde hair, LSW dark clothing. #2 B/M/A, 6'3" tall, with a beard



Case: 20-22019


0338Central: Arrest - O&R / Battery by Prisoner @600 block East 2nd Street

Officers were taking the suspect into custody for Battery when he refused to identify himself, spat on them and kicked the inside of the patrol vehicle. Bobby Fair, DOB 8/10/1979, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-22024


1237Central : Arrest - Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle@300 block Record Street

Officers located a stolen vehicle and attempted to make contact with the suspect who was standing near the vehicle. The suspect fled on foot but was located a short distance away. Anthony Jones, DOB 10/9/1989, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-22049


1944South: Arrest - TPO Violation / O&R@6000 block Vista Occhio

Abraham Romero, DOB 3/22/1987, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-22077


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

12/16/2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
2123Central: Arrest - ADW, Vehicle / PSMV / O&R / DOP@Sage St. & Commercial

Officers were investigating a report of a DOP when the suspect returned. He was in a vehicle driving recklessly and then attempted to strike an employee with his vehicle before fleeing. Officers located the suspect a shot distance away and conducted a stop when the suspect then attempted to flee on foot. Officers also discovered the vehicle had been stolen. Boyed Brumfield, DOB 9/17/1986, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-22009


2336North: Discharge of Firearm@1000 block Andesite Ave.

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



Case: 20-22022


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

12/15/2020

Monday, December 14, 2020
2023South: Residential Burglary@700 block Yori Ave

The victim returned home to to find someone had entered the residence and stolen property. There are no suspects at this time.



Case: 20-21935


2113North: Arrest - Commercial Burglary / Petit Larceny@2000 block Oddie Blvd.

Officers responded to a report of a possible Burglary and located the suspect inside the business. Edward Smyers, DOB 7/18/1980, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-21932


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

12/11/2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020
0715Central : Arrest - ADW, Knife @1000 block East 4th Street

The victim and suspect know each other and were involved in an argument that turned physical when the suspect produced a knife and threatened the victim. Christopher Perry, DOB 7/14/1979, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-21674


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

12/9/2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
0047North: Arrest - Domestic Battery/Strangulation@100 block Platinum Pointe Way

Justin Tucker, DOB 10/20/1987, was arrested on the above charges.

Case: 20-21568


1809Central: BDW, Firearm/Robbery@1st & Center Streets

The victims and suspects had just met up when one of the suspects produced a gun and demanded their property. When one victim refused and attempted to flee the suspect fired hitting him in the hand. The second victim complied and the suspects fled with the property. The victim's injury is non-life threatening. The suspects are described as: #1 W/M/A, mid teens, LSW all black clothing and a black hoodie. #2 H/M/A, mid teens, 5'10" tall, LSW a red shirt.



Case: 20-21604


2301North: Shots Fired @Flower & Peppermint Streets

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



Case: 20-21614


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

12/8/2020

Monday, December 7, 2020
1800Central: Discharge of Firearm@Under Wells Overpass

Officers were in the area when they heard several gun shots and located casings. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.



Case: 20-21548


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

12/4/2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020
1600South: Arrest - PCS/Poss. Stolen Firearm/Poss. Stolen Property/Poss. of Paraphernalia@3000 block South Virginia Street

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area that also matched the description of a vehicle connected to a previous crime. Officers conducted a stop and during the investigation they located firearms and narcotics inside the vehicle. Nicole Wengert, DOB 1/7/1988, was arrested on the above charges.



Case: 20-21259


2003North: ADW, Knife@2000 block Northtowne Lane

The victim had attempted to stop the suspect from leaving without paying for merchandise. The suspect then dropped the merchandise but produced a knife and swung it at the victim before fleeing to a waiting vehicle. The suspect is described as: Native American male, mid fifties, LSW a gray knit hat and dark clothing. The suspect vehicle is described as: Blue two door Hyundai.



Case: 20-21320


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

12/3/2020

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
0023South: Arrest - Residential Burglary@500 block Linden Street

The unknown suspect had entered the residence without permission. Javier Rodriguez, DOB 12/22/1992, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-21207


0928Central: Battery With Substantial Bodily Harm / Burglary @100 block Court Street

Officers responded to a report that a victim of a battery had just been found. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect has been tentatively identified and the investigation is on going. 



Case: 20-21223


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

12/2/2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

0133Central: Armed Robbery, Firearm@6th & Washington Streets

The victims were approached by two suspects when one suspect produced a gun and demanded their property. One victim complied and the suspects fled. The suspects are described as: 2 H/M/A's, mid twenties, 5'5" tall, thin build, LSW dark clothing.



Case: 20-21152


0416North: Shots Fired @9th & Sage Streets

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



Case: 20-21155


2008South: Shots Fired @1000 block Evelyn Way

Officers responded to reports of shots being fired and located an abandoned vehicle with several bullet holes. There were no reported injuries and the investigation is ongoing.



Case: 20-21198


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

12/1/2020

Monday, November 30, 2020
1325South: Attempted Armed Robbery@300 block East Plumb Lane

The suspect approached the employee, made references to being armed, and demanded money. When the employee refused the suspect fled. There was no reported loss and the suspect is described as: W/M/A, mid-forties, 5'8"-6' tall, 160-200 lbs., slightly bald, LSW a brown puffy jacket and red gloves.



Case: 20-21118


1615North: Child Abuse Arrest@1000 block Sky Mountain Drive

Samantha Pierce, DOB 6/29/1992, was arrested on the above charge.



Case: 20-21127