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Area ‘Click it or Ticket’ news conference set for Thursday
RENO — The annual nationwide “Click it or Ticket” seat belt awareness and enforcement campaign is planned for May 21 through June 3. During this two-week timeframe, Nevada state troopers, sheriffs’ deputies and police officers will be joining forces and placing a high priority on this vitally important traffic law. With the upcoming three-day Memorial Day weekend approaching, larger volumes of traffic are anticipated on area roads and highways...
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Reward in door-kick burglaries
SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with the door-kick attempted burglaries in the areas of Deutz Drive, Krug Court, and Perseus Drive. On Saturday at about 10 p.m., officers responded to reports that two suspects kicked in several front door and then fled the areas. No attempts were made to enter the homes. Damage was sustained at two of t...
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Sex offender notice for Sparks
SPARKS — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) is informing the public about a Tier III (high-risk) sex offender. James Darrin Brent, 47, has been assessed as a Tier III offender by the Nevada Sex Offender Registry. He has notified the Sparks Police Department that he will be living in the 1300 block of York Way and is not currently employed. Brent is in compliance with all sex offender laws, is not wanted by law enforcement and ...
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Help prevent firesetting by children
Reno Fire Dept. cautions parents as summer approaches
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Vehicle hits flag person on State Route 341
Man from Reno turns himself in, is arrested
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Reward offered for info in sexual assault
Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the attempted sexual assault of a 14-year-old female victim in the area of Knoll View Way and Rain Water Court in Sparks.
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Sheriff supports ‘Ride for Miracles’
Reno — Sheriff Mike Jolley from Georgia and 13 “posse riders” boarded their motorcycles and embarked on a 21-day, 48-state journey May 4 to raise awareness and money for the needs and services supported by Children’s Miracle Network. Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Todd Vinger, and representatives from Children’s Miracle Network will greet Sheriff Jolley and his 13 riders at Renown Children’s Hospital today to raise awareness for C...
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2 officers, 1 other person hurt in Las Vegas crash
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say three people were hurt, including two Las Vegas police officers, in a fiery five-vehicle crash several blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas Sun reports the two officers were in an unmarked police car that was hit from behind during the crash about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Russell Road near Arville Street. KVVU-TV Fox 5 reports that a van involved in the crash burst into flames. Police say the officer...
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Pedestrian, 55, dead after Reno crosswalk crash
RENO — Police say a 55-year-old man is dead after he was struck in a Reno crosswalk. Authorities responded to the crash at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the intersection of Kietzke Lane and Gentry Way. The pedestrian was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center, where he later died. His identity has not yet been released, although he’s described as a Reno resident. The 23-year-old Reno resident driving the vehicle says he had a gree...
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Man arrested for grand larceny
Police made an arrest at about 1 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call about a person removing items from a vehicle parked in front of the residence at 3295 S. Virginia St.
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Nevada Highway Patrol to honor employees
The senior leadership of the Nevada Highway Patrol will be honoring and recognizing four employees for their demonstrated performances that earned each person a 2011 Employee of the Year award.
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There’s a new sheriff (website) in town
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) has launched its new and enhanced website, www.washoesheriff.com. The website, which was redesigned and restructured by local firm KPS3 Marketing, will allow Washoe County residents to be just a click away from important, accurate and timely public safety information. In addition to the new design, the new website structure allows visitors to quickly access emergency alerts and updates, missing ...
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Police look for three sex offenders
RENO — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit is asking for help in locating three registered sex offenders wanted by law enforcement.  The first subject is Joseph Sclafani, 55. He is a white male, 5-feet 5-inches tall weighing 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a Raiders tattoo on his left arm. Sclafani failed to appear for his sentencing on a registration violation. The second subject is Clinton Smith, 44.  He is a white ...
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Several high-risk sex offender notices
RENO — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) is informing the public about three Tier III (high-risk) sex offenders. The following men have been assessed as Tier III offenders by the Nevada Sex Offender Registry: Carl Smith, 41; Dwight Edwards, 66; Pablo Esquibel III, 47; and Kenneth Robert Curry, 59. Smith has notified the Reno Police Department that he will be homeless and unemployed; Edwards has notified the department that he...
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City suspends alcohol licenses
RENO — The privileged liquor licenses of 16 Reno businesses have been suspended so far this year as a result of police sting operations to curb sales to minors. Below is a summary of suspensions for the past several months: • City Liquor and Food, 5020 Las Brisas Ave. Two hearings were held and the packaged alcohol license initially revoked; after second hearing license was reinstated but suspended until July 1 (approximately 90 days). • Smith...
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Police search warehouse in child assault case
SPARKS — On Thursday at about 2:30 p.m., the Sparks police detectives, with help from Sparks and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office SWAT teams, served a search warrant related to an investigation of a sexual assault of a child under the age of 18 that reportedly occurred on April 28. The search was conducted at the large warehouse located at 325 E. Nugget Ave. It has several offices and spaces that is divided by a large wall within. Police suspect...
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Man arrested for child porn, stolen credit cards
SPARKS — A man was arrested Thursday for being in possession of child pornography and a large number of financial records that did not belong to him, Sparks police reported Monday. Chadwick Keoni Majamay was taken into custody in the area of 480 Galletti Way after police were told that Majamay was in possession of a bag containing several photographs depicting children under the age of 16 in various stages of undress and involved in sexual act...
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Nevada to get $1.4M in drug settlement
CARSON CITY — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto on Monday joined 44 other states and the District of Columbia in announcing a $100 million settlement with Abbott Laboratories over allegations of illegal off-label marketing of its Depakote drug. As part of this settlement, Nevada will receive nearly $1.4 million to benefit consumer protection efforts. As a result of the state’s investigation, the Illinois-based Abbott will be restr...
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Police report reduction in fatal accidents
RENO — The Reno Police Department reported Monday that the number of fatal accidents in the first three months of 2012 is down from the same time period in 2011. In all of 2011, the Reno police Traffic Division investigated a total of 17 fatalities. From January through March 2011, the department investigated six fatal accidents. So far for 2012, the Traffic Division has only investigated two fatalities. Of the 19 total fatal traffic accident ...
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Woman burned in structure fire Thursday
SPARKS — A woman who lives in the 300 block of Third Street suffered minor smoke inhalation and moderate burns in a fire at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday. A passerby reported the fire after seeing smoke and finding female occupant on the porch. Firefighters report that the living room of the small one-story duplex was on fire, though the cause is unknown. The passerby and a neighbor helped the woman to safety. No other people were inside the unit. ...
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