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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...
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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...
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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...
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AG: Use caution when opening phishing emails
CARSON CITY — The Office of the Nevada Attorney General is alerting consumers regarding an email leak associated with large corporation customer lists. Recently, Epsilon, a marketing firm hired by many large corporations to maintain permission-based email marketing lists, had a breach in security resulting in the disclosure of a number of consumers’ names and email addresses. According to Epsilon, no other personal information was leaked. The ...
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Minor arrested for possession of firearm
RENO — At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, officers from the Regional Gang Unit were on patrol in the area of Neil Road and Moana Lane. A known gang member saw the officers and fled on foot. The suspect was detained nearby after a short foot pursuit. During the foot pursuit, the suspect removed a firearm from his waistband and then threw the weapon under a vehicle. The suspect was quickly apprehended and the firearm was recovered. The juvenile suspect was bo...
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Arrest made in bank robbery
RENO — Police have made an arrest in a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday. At 2:15 p.m. the suspect entered the Bank of America located at 700 N. Virginia St., handed the teller a note demanding money and said he had a weapon. After receiving an undisclosed sum he fled from the bank. Witnesses saw the robber entering a vehicle and gave officers a description. Responding officers from Reno and Sparks police departments and the FBI located the v...
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Police looking for person who robbed salon
RENO — Police detectives are looking for clues in an armed robbery that occurred Monday in the early evening. At about 6:40 p.m., a lone suspect entered the Cost Cutters located at 3320 McCarran Blvd., pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the register. The suspect grabbed the register from behind the counter and fled the business. The suspect was seen getting into a white passenger car. The loss is an undisclosed amount of ca...
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Pedestrian dies after being hit by pickup
FERNLEY — A resident died after being hit by a pickup Monday evening. At 8:56 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to an accident involving a pedestrian who was struck by a pickup truck. The incident occurred on Farm District Road just south of Cottonwood Lane in the Fernley area. Christopher H. Capps, 23, was driving his Dodge Dakota pickup west on Farm District Road when he unexpectedly saw a pedestrian walking in the same tr...
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Tip line created for missing Canadians
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced Monday afternoon a tip line has been established to help investigators in the search for a missing couple from Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, last seen March 19 in Baker City, Ore. while en route to Las Vegas. RCMP investigators obtained store security video footage from Baker City confirming that Albert Chretien, 59, and his wife, Rita, 56, made a gas purchase on March 19 at local Shell...
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Woman arrested for assault
A woman has been arrested for attacking a man with a gun during a fight.
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Convenience store burglary in Incline Village
INCLINE VILLAGE — Secret Witness is offering a $750 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the burglary of a 7-Eleven store. At 6:50 a.m. on Friday, the suspect entered the business and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as an unknown race male adult, about 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, last seen wearing a costume mask, dark jacket, dark hooded shir...
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Two men rob liquor store
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with the robbery of a liquor store on Saturday. Two masked men entered the Ben’s Discount Liquor store at 4794 N. Virginia St. at 8:25 p.m. and demanded money from the employees. One of the suspects was armed with a machete, and the other was possibly armed with a hand gun. One of the employees fled out t...
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Reward in bank robbery case
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with Friday’s robbery of a bank in Reno. At 4:59 p.m., the suspect entered the Nevada State Bank located at 1 W. Liberty St. in Reno and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect then exited the bank onto Liberty Street and left in a...
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Arrest made in burglary of liquor store
RENO — Two people have been arrested for breaking into a liquor store late Wednesday night. Police officers responded to a 911 call about two suspects breaking into B & B Liquor at 640 Kuenzli St. at 11:36 p.m. Officers arrived on scene and caught the suspects inside the business. The suspects were taken into custody and charged with burglary. One suspect was 18-year-old Justin Platt, and the other was a 17-year-old male. The Reno Police Depar...
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High-risk sex offender notification
SPARKS — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit is advising the general public of information related to a high-risk (Tier 3) sex offender. The subject of notification is James Willard Smith (born in 1944). Smith has registered with the Sparks Police Department as residing in the 400 block of Sullivan Lane and currently is not employed. Smith has been assessed as high-risk by the Nevada Sex Offender Registry. He is currently in compliance...
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Arrest made in shooting
RENO — Reno police detectives made an arrest Wednesday in the case of a shooting that occurred Monday. Sean Patrick Buchalla, 27, was arrested for shooting another person with a revolver during an argument. The victim was hit in the arm and leg, but the injuries were non-life-threatening. The arrest was made without incident in the area of Whippoorwill and Brant streets in the Cold Springs area.  Additionally, the firearm that is believed to h...
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Arrest made in Monterey Shores shooting
RENO — Police have made an arrest in the shooting that occurred during a party Sunday. On Wednesday, the Regional Gang Unit arrested a 17-year-old juvenile believed to be responsible for the shooting of a 22-year-old Reno resident.  The shooting occurred during a fight that spilled into the street at 7885 Monterey Shores Drive in Stead.  The victim has been treated for a serious but non-life-threatening injury at a local hospital.  The suspect...
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Sentencing of habitual criminal
RENO — On Tuesday, James Laren Brooks was convicted and sentenced to a prison term of five to 15 years by Judge Connie Steinheimer on charges relating to drug possession and drug sales. The conviction and sentence was the result of a several-month investigation by the Sparks Police Department Crime Suppression Unit as well as the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program. Brooks, who before the sentencing had five previous felony convictions for...
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Reward offered in attempted burglary case
Secret Witness is offering a $250 reward for information on the suspect in connection with the attempted vehicle burglary in the 6800 block of Sunkist Drive in Sparks.
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Reward offered in shooting case
Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information on the suspect in a shooting in the area Bell Street and Riverside Drive in Reno.
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