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Reward offered in Reno 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 the robbery of the U.S. Bank at 1 East Liberty St. in Reno. On Tuesday at 1:55 p.m., the suspect entered the bank with a note demanding money. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a black male adult, between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches tall with a lar...
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Reward offered in battery case
Secret Witness is offering a $750 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with a battery with a deadly weapon and shots fired case involving 20-year-old Reno resident Courtney Gardner in the area of 1310 Scheels Drive in Sparks.
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Reward offered in 7-11 armed robbery case
Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery of the 7-11 Store located at 1680 Silverada Blvd. in Reno.
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Fight leads to shots fired
SPARKS — A young Reno man was shot early Sunday morning after a fight near the Sparks Marina. At 3:45 a.m. Sunday, Sparks police officers responded to a call of a reported fight at the Legends at Sparks Marina shopping center near a parking lot. When officers arrived in the area they learned that several subjects had challenged the victim, 20-year-old Reno resident Courtney Gardner, and some of his friends to a fight. The victim initially trie...
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Armed robbery at 7-Eleven
RENO — Robbers got away with some cash, a purse and beer Sunday night from a convenience store. At 11:18 p.m. Sunday, a suspect entered the 7-Eleven at 1680 Silverada Blvd. with another suspect outside as a lookout. While inside, the suspect displayed a semi-auto handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with a unknown amount of cash from the cashier, an 18-pack of beer and an elderly female customer’...
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Man arrested for stabbing after fight
RENO — A fight led to stabbing early Sunday evening. At 6:25 p.m., Reno police officers responded to 401 Lake St. on the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found the victim and the suspect. After interviewing several witnesses, police learned that the victim and suspect, identified as 42-ear-old Richard Allen Schmitz, had become involved in an argument that escalated to a physical confrontation. During the confrontation, the suspect ...
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Fatal crash Friday in north Washoe County
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred in northern Washoe County. At about 6:10 p.m. Friday, Washoe County dispatch was advised of an injury accident involving two vehicles on Highway Route 299. Originally, the scene was thought to be in California so dispatch advised the California Highway Patrol. CHP responded and located the accident on State Route 8A, about 10 miles east of the California...
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Mobile home fire still a mystery
RENO — No one was hurt in a fire in a mobile home early Sunday morning. At 12:42 a.m., Reno firefighters responded to a structure fire at an unoccupied single-wide mobile home at the Keystone RV Park, 1457 W. Fourth St. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Other residents in the mobile home park called 911 to report the fire. No injuries were reported. “Prior to our first engine arriving, the fire had already vented through th...
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Update: Battery victim dies from injuries
As a result of injuries, 34-year-old Christina Anthony, also known as Christina Crowley, died Thursday.
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High-risk sex offender notifications
The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit is advising the general public of information related to three high-risk (Tier 3) sex offenders.
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Reward offered in check fraud, identity theft, forgery case
Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of fugitive 42-year-old Glenn Powell.
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Assault with a deadly weapon
On Thursday at about 3:30 p.m. officers responded to check the welfare of a woman who was walking in the neighborhood near 4304 Loreto Lane disoriented, half dressed and carrying a golf club.
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Major injury motorcycle crash in Reno
A motorcycle rider is in critical condition after a crash Wednesday.
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22 DPS grads to receive badges
More than two dozen of Nevada’s newest law enforcement officers will graduate from the Department of Public Safety’s training academy in Carson City on Friday.
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Man arrested for attacking woman at motel
At about 8:50 a.m. on Monday, Reno police officers responded to a motel in the 600 block of West Fourth Street regarding a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers met with several tenants who heard loud noises in one of the rooms, including hearing a woman screaming for help. After receiving no answer at the door, officers forced their entry.
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Pedestrian hit on Keitzke
RENO — A 43-year old woman from Reno was walking across a private driveway near Apple Way, just off Kietzke Lane, when she was struck by a Toyota Tacoma. That Tacoma had been struck in the rear by a Chevy Silverado whose driver became distracted when he reached for a ringing cell phone. The pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries to her head, hip and back. She was transported and treated at Renown Medical Center. The driver of the Si...
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Help with unsolved murders
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Threat Analysis Center (NTAC), a division of the Nevada Department of Public Safety, is seeking information on unsolved rural county female homicides and missing person cases. For more than a year, the NTAC's Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) program has collected information from law enforcement officials concerning unsolved rural female homicides and selected missing person cases. The cold cases have occurred between 1...
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AG warns of loan scam
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Attorney General’s office is warning homeowners that the state’s real estate downturn has spawned a cottage industry of loan modification scammers waiting to prey on unsuspecting victims who are looking for a lifeline to save their homes. Some unscrupulous businesses make unrealistic promises about their success rates in obtaining loan modifications. These scammers guarantee they can obtain loan modifications regardless ...
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Sheriff warns about bath salts ‘new high’
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public about a new way to get high that is perfectly legal, readily available, and can be extremely dangerous if consumed. This new high is sold under the guise of exotic, concentrated bath salts. “These are not your everyday ‘soak in the tub’ brands of bath salts,” said Diane Machen, a criminalist with the sheriff’s Forensic Science Division. “These are highly concentrated substances p...
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Sheriff releases sketch of rape suspect
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division has released a composite sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault case that occurred at 1:40 pm on Feb. 16 at the Sun Valley Community Park. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s, last seen wearing a black “beanie” type cap, black “hoodie” type sweatshirt and blue jean pants. At 2:11 p.m. on Feb. 16, a woman reported being sexually assaulted near a temporary r...
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