Deputies honored for preventing suicide
RENO — On April 14, Sheriff Mike Haley presented a commendation to Deputies Kerry Saulnier and Clint Swaim for preventing a suicide attempt on Oct. 14, 2010. Saulnier and Swaim were hailed by a local citizen concerned about a young woman who was sitting on the ledge of a river railing. Saulnier and Swaim immediately located the young woman, who was attempting to jump into the river, distraught over a failed relationship with her boyfriend. Aft...
Deer poachers plead guilty
RENO — In late March, Donald Lee Scarrow Jr. and Roger Lynn Sievers entered a plea agreement for one count each of unlawful possession of big game animal (mule deer), a gross misdemeanor under Nevada law. Through a photograph that circulated on the Internet in November 2009, Idaho and Nevada wildlife officials were able to determine that Scarrow and Sievers both had illegally hunted and harvested bucks. Officials were able to determine the pho...
Two hurt in car accident
On April 19 at 6:25 p.m., Sparks police and fire departments responded to an injury accident at the intersection of N. McCarran Boulevard and Wedekind Road.
Armed robbery suspect taken into custody
RENO — At 12:33 a.m. Saturday, witnesses reported a suspicious person in the area of 3320 S. McCarran Blvd. who matched the description of a man responsible for a robbery committed in the same area on April 4. Upon the arrival of police officers, the subject was seen entering the Dollar Tree at 3334 S. McCarran Blvd. A perimeter was established and business evacuated. Officers were able to make contact with the subject, identified as Lance Hun...
Arrests made in fight at Lupita’s
SPARKS — Two additional names have been released regarding a fight that sent two men to the hospital last week. On April 10, Sparks Police officers responded to Renown Medical Center on the report of two persons injured during a fight at Lupita’s Bar, located at 1955 Oddie Blvd. The fight occurred at about 6:45 a.m. and officers were notified at about 7:30 a.m. Two people had been stabbed in the fight: Alfonso Martinez, 22, of Reno, and Christ...
Enforcement campaign to begin April 18
WASHOE COUNTY — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Reno Police and Sparks police departments, will be launching a speed and pedestrian enforcement campaign starting April 18 and continuing through May 8. The focus will be on educating the public regarding speeding and pedestrian safety within the two cities and Washoe County. Sheriff’s Office Traffic Sergeant Phil Condon wants the driving public to be aware of Nevada Revise...
Tip line set up in Naso case
RENO — A tip line has been set up for the public to utilize in regards to pertinent information regarding Joseph Naso, a Reno resident accused of four murders. The telephone number is 888-729-8210. The 77-year-old Reno man suspected of at least four murders was arraigned in a California court Tuesday after being arrested on a probation violation at his Nevada home last year. A search of Naso’s home uncovered evidence that linked Naso to the Ca...
Minor accident with extrication
A woman was pried from her car after an accident Wednesday evening. At 8:10 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to State Route 341 to a minor injury accident. The crash investigation indicates that a silver four-door Nissan crashed approximately two miles up from Highway 395. Emily Schaffer, a 28-year-old Virginia resident, had to be extricated and received minor injuries. Schaffer was transported by ground to Renown Medical C...
Businesses cited for alcohol sales violations
The latest Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program event was conducted on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Two teams checked numerous businesses for license issues, alcohol awareness training cards and work permits and checked the patrons for underage drinkers possessing false identification cards. Businesses cited were: Lemmon Lounge – 9105 Lemmon Drive, Reno. Received: one civil infraction for not hav...
Man shot, killed in confrontation
RENO — Police are investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday night. At 9:45 p.m., Reno police officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the 3300 block of Everett Drive. The reporting person told police he went to investigate a suspicious vehicle near his house when he was confronted with what he reported to be deadly force. The resident said he acted in self-defense discharging his weapon which, ultimately lead to a yo...