Victims of plane crash identified
On Wednesday, three victims from a plane crash near Hallelujah Junction were recovered and transported to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office for formal identification.
Reward offered in luring attempt
Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with the attempted luring of a female juvenile.
Nine arrests for DUI over holiday weekend
RENO — Over the Memorial Day weekend, officers from the Reno Police Department arrested nine drivers on DUI charges, including two drivers who were involved in accidents. The Northern Nevada DUI Task Force will continue to issue grants to the RPD throughout the summer to bolster DUI enforcement and support officers who are working through staffing reductions.
Diabetic supply scam aimed at people who are on Medicare
LAS VEGAS — The office of the state attorney general is warning Nevada’s Medicare beneficiaries of unsolicited phone calls regarding their eligibility for new diabetic meters that are generally covered by Medicare under the beneficiary’s Medicare Part B. The caller claims to be a government agency representative and is informing the Medicare beneficiary they are eligible for a new glucose meter. The caller asks the beneficiary to confirm “you ...
Money, puppies scammed from elderly woman
RENO — At about 5 p.m. Tuesday, an elderly resident is south Reno was confronted by three suspects going door to door offering car repair in exchange for money. The suspects later fled the area with the victim’s money and three puppies. The elderly victim said the suspects knocked on her door and asked if they could do some body repair on a damaged vehicle in her garage. The victim agreed, and paid the suspects $700 up front in cash. One of th...
Man tries to elude arrest by jumping in river
A man running from police chose icy river water over getting caught Wednesday, but police nabbed him anyway. At 9:42 p.m., Sparks police officers responded to the Interstate 80 Lockwood off-ramp to help a Storey County sheriff’s deputy locate the driver who had failed to yield on a traffic stop and fled on foot from the scene of accident. A Sparks K-9 officer was first on the scene and located footprints belonging to the suspect heading west a...
Homicide victim identified
RENO — The victim in the homicide from May 19 at the Ponderosa Lodge, 1400 E. Fourth St., has been identified as Michael Yarnell, 47, a Reno resident. The Reno Police Department’s Robbery/Homicide Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two persons of interest in the case: Larry Luckett (a.k.a. Larry Turner, “Solo”), and Kewin Dubois Davis (a.k.a. “Black”). Anyone with information about the location of either subject is urged to...
Traffic stop leads to chase, drug arrest
RENO — Wednesday at 9:53 p.m., a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop a white 1989 Mercedes sedan on northbound U.S. 395 near the Glendale Avenue interchange for expired license plates. The vehicle continued traveling north, making several abrupt lane changes. The trooper saw the lone female driver throwing small items out of the window. A second trooper, who was positioned on U.S. 395 near the N. McCarran Boulevard off-ramp ahead of th...
Cops & Burgers to raise funds for NV Special Olympics
RENO — The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Nevada labeled “Cops & Burgers” is taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 5 at the Grand Sierra Resort parking lot. Several law enforcement personnel from a number of agencies, including the Nevada Highway Patrol, will volunteer their time grilling hamburgers and serve each with a bag of chips and a soda for only $5. This marks the fourth year of this event and the second year in a row in ...
Fight on RTC bus on US 395
WASHOE VALLEY — Tuesday at 6:22 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a call involving a Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) bus that was stopped on the shoulder of southbound U.S. 395 near the Bellevue Road interchange in Washoe Valley. Troopers were told that an unruly man with a knife had caused some sort of disturbance on the moving intercity bus headed to Carson City from Reno. An NHP sergeant based in Carson City a...
2 busted, 16 comply in alcohol sting
SPARKS — Sixteen businesses followed the law during an operation to curb sales of alcohol to minors conducted Saturday by the Sparks Police Department. Most of the businesses visited had previously sold alcohol to police minor volunteers, including the two that sold to them during this operation. Businesses not in compliance were: • Wingstop, 2868 Vista Blvd. • Coconut Bowl, 1855 E. Lincoln Way. Businesses in compliance were: • Fudruckers, 156...