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Secret Witness offering reward for shots fired on N. McCarran
Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $500.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with the shots fired in the area of 350 N. McCarran Blvd. Sparks, NV. On Sunday at about 3:30 a.m., Sparks Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of a Terrible’s gas station, located at 350 N. McCarran Blvd. When officers arrived, they located multiple expended bullet casings....
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Sheriff’s Office issues over 400 citations during Awareness ...
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol staff assigned to this month’s “Joining Forces — Speed/Distracted Driving” awareness and enforcement campaign, issued 418 citations, over half of which were for speed violations, during the 12 days of the campaign.   The purpose of this grant-funded campaign is to educate the driving public in regards to distracted driving and speed laws, enforce the community’s no tolerance stance towards distracted drivi...
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Shots fired at gas station, suspects unknown
At about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Sparks police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of a Terrible’s gas station located at 350 N. McCarran Blvd.
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More than 400 citations issued during distracted driving cam...
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol staff assigned to August’s “Joining Forces -Speed/Distracted Driving” awareness and enforcement campaign, issued 418 citations, over half of which were for speed violations, during the 12 days of the campaign.
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Sparks police offer reward in kidnapping case
SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping/robbery of a female victim in the area of 1701 Victorian Ave. in Sparks. At about 9:14 p.m. Thursday the Sparks Police Department received a call for service regarding a possible kidnapping and robbery. Officers were dispatched to a Reno address to meet with the female victim. Upon ar...
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Repeat offender receives more than 20-year sentencing
RENO — On Thursday Robert Fluker, a 54-year-old target of the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program received a sentence of 20-50 years in the Nevada State Prison by the Honorable Judge Brent Adams. The state was represented by Assistant District Attorney Elliot Salter. Fluker’s criminal history spans 35 years with 13 prior felony convictions. Fluker plead guilty in March of 2011 on two separate cases.  The first case he threatened and then r...
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Names of fatality crash victims released
RENO — The names of the four fatality crash victims in Wednesday’s fatality crash involving three vehicles in Lyon County on US Highway 50 were released Thursday.  The three victims traveling in the GMC pickup were driver Troy Sibson, 47, and passengers Noel (Mike) Sotka, 52, and Douglas (Jason) Counterman, 30. All three men were residents of Fernley and were employees of the Pioneer Crossing Casino based in Fernley and Dayton. The fourth fata...
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Injured victims in Tuesday’s fatality crash identified
The names of the three injured victims in Tuesday’s fatality crash involving three vehicles in Lyon County on US Highway 50 were released Wednesday.
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Reward offered for information on robbery
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with strong-arm robbery of a male victim in the area of 2800 Enterprise Road in Reno. At about 10 p.m. Monday, Reno police officers responded to 2800 Enterprise Road in reference to a burglary/strong-arm robbery. Officers located the victim in his apartment and the investigation revealed that a suspect kn...
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Investigation into tampering with fire equipment
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has completed its investigation into alleged tampering of equipment allocated to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District during the recent de-consolidation with the Reno Fire Department. The findings were unable to identify a suspect in the alleged tampering of four heavy equipment lifts. On June 29, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of alleged tampering to electric plugs and...
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Sheriff’s Office Arrests Washoe Valley Man near Davis Creek ...
SOUTH OF RENO ­— At approximately 9:50 a.m. Monday, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael John Paszek, a 53-year-old Washoe Valley resident, after searching for him for over 15 hours. Sunday evening around 6:27 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Bowers Mansion Station #30 on a report of an injured female claiming to have been a victim of an assault. The female was transported ...
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Prostitution sting results in arrests during ‘Innocence Lost’
The “Innocence Lost” initiative targeting prostitution conducted in the Reno area resulted 21 arrests and citations.
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Man arrested for making fake money
Michael Lee Mount, 33, was arrested for allegedly printing fraudulent $100 bills and using the fake money in the region.
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HAN police enforcement statistics
The following is enforcement action taken from Wednesday to Sunday specific to Hot August Nights.
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Reward offered in grocery store robbery
A $1,500 reward is being offered for information on the armed robbery of a Save Mart location in Reno Thursday.
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Arrest made in child’s death
Donald Jackson, 22, has been arrested on one count of murder in the death of a 2-year-old child he was babysitting Wednesday.
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Sheriff’s bomb squad reports uptick in threats
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Consolidated Bomb Squad, comprised of law enforcement personnel from throughout the Truckee Meadows, wants to warn the public of the dangers of three types of artificially made bombs: dry ice, acid and alcohol.
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Investigation of possible sexual assault of child, relative ...
Ronald Wenker was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of sexual assault with a child younger than 14 and two felony counts of lewdness with a child younger than 14, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office reported.
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Homicide victim, cause of death identified in Cold Springs i...
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed with the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office that next of kin notification and a formal identification have been completed on the adult male decedent from Aug. 1.
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Two burglary suspects flee, three arrests made
Two Sparks residents were arrested Tuesday on two counts of burglary and possession of stolen property after breaking into a house and fleeing from the homeowner and Sparks police officers.
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