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Police arrest suspect in man’s death
Reno police have arrested a suspect in the killing of a man who was found dead on a street in south Reno.
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Sheriff’s office investigating a battery report
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a battery with a deadly weapon that occurred at the 7-11 located at 5700 Sun Valley Blvd. between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. Saturday.
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Police seek suspect in gas station robbery
RENO — On Tuesday at about 1:25 a.m., a suspect entered the Golden Gate Gas Station located at 1445 E. Sixth St. While inside, the suspect displayed a silver handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect then fled the scene on foot towards the MacGregor Inn with a unknown amount of cash. There were no injuries and the investigation ongoing. The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s with cornrows, clean sh...
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Missing teens located, man arrested
On Tuesday at about 11:45 p.m., Reno police officers assigned to the patrol division located the two missing endangered juveniles.
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Police look into two robberies
The Sparks Police Department currently is investigating two robberies that occurred within the city.
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Armed robbery of gas station
RENO — On Tuesday at about 1:25 a.m., a suspect entered the Golden Gate Gas Station located at 1445 E. Sixth St. While inside, the suspect displayed a silver handgun and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect then fled the scene on foot toward the MacGregor Inn with a unknown amount of cash. There were no injuries. The investigation is ongoing.  The suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s with cornrows and is cl...
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High-risk sex offender notification
SPARKS — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit is advising the public about a high-risk (Tier 3) sex offender. The subject of notification is Michael Allen Jackman, who was born in 1970. He recently has registered with the Sparks Police Department as homeless, and currently is employed by a business in the 1100 block of N. Rock Boulevard in Sparks.  Jackman has been assessed as high risk by the Nevada Sex Offender Registry.  He is curren...
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Reward offered for info in Port of Subs robbery
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 armed robbery of the Port of Subs located at 3350 S. McCarran Blvd. in Reno. On Monday at 6:17 p.m. two suspects approached an employee when he opened the back door to the business. One of the suspects was armed with a shotgun. The suspects took the employee into the office and demanded that he o...
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Armed robbery at Port of Subs
RENO — Police are looking for two men who robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint on Sunday. At 6:17 p.m, an employee at the Port of Subs located at 3350 S. McCarran Blvd. opened the back door of the business when he was approached by two suspects, one of whom was armed with a shotgun. The suspects took the employee into the office and demanded that he open the safe. The employee gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of money from the safe at whi...
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Sheriff’s office awarded grants for homeland security training
RENO — More than $2 million in Department of Homeland Security grants have been awarded to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office by Nevada’s Department of Emergency Management to support training and continuing education for emergency responders in Washoe County. Washoe County’s Board of County Commissioners accepted the grant during Tuesday’s commission meeting. “Tactics and technology are constantly changing the war on terrorism,” Washoe County...
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Sheriff’s office and NHP sign agreement to improve officer p...
INCLINE VILLAGE — The Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Department of Public Safety, Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) have signed an interlocal agreement this week granting office space to NHP to improve law enforcement presence for residents in the Incline Village and Tahoe Basin areas.  In January 2009, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office realigned the beat areas, incorporating Incline Village into the south district to provide more effective cov...
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Multiple arrests for prostitution
RENO — On Tuesday, detectives with the Regional Street Enforcement Team (SET) conducted a prostitution sting in Reno. Undercover detectives made contact with persons advertising on multiple Internet sites for prostitution. When the subjects arrived at a predetermined motel room, they were arrested or cited for soliciting for the purposes of prostitution. Arrested or cited were: • Rochele Arlene Wilson, 22 (arrested) • Kerra Valdez-Graham, 18 (...
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Two sentenced for Medicaid fraud scheme
RENO – Steven Coward, 29, and Leslie Riggs, 53, have been sentenced to jail terms, fines and community service after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud. Each was sentenced to 12 months in jail (suspended), payment of $42,000 in restitution, penalties and costs and three years probation. Coward also was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. The case was investigated and prosecuted by the Nevada attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Uni...
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Fire at duplex knocked down
SPARKS — On Thursday at 6:31 a.m., Sparks firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire on the 1500 block of Gault Way. Firefighters found a single-story residential duplex structure with fire and smoke coming from the garage area of one side of the duplex. All occupants of the duplex were out of the building. The engine company attacked the fire from the inside and had it knocked down within 11 minutes of arrival. Damage was containe...
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Reward for info on graffiti in Water Canyon
WINNEMUCCA — A $1,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for vandalizing rest rooms at a campsite within the Water Canyon Recreation Area (WCRA). The damage was discovered Nov. 15 Anyone with information is encouraged to call Secret Witness at 775-623-6969.
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Two sentenced for Medicaid fraud scheme
RENO – Steven Coward, 29, and Leslie Riggs, 53, have been sentenced to jail terms, fines and community service after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud. Each was sentenced to 12 months in jail (suspended), payment of $42,000 in restitution, penalties and costs and three years probation. Coward also was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. The case was investigated and prosecuted by the Nevada attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Uni...
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Sparks police set up DUI checkpoint
The Sparks Police Department will be joined by the Nevada Highway Patrol, the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, The Washoe County School District Police Department, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office for a DUI checkpoint that will take place Saturday evening.
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2 men arrested for child abuse, domestic battery
On Dec. 8, Reno police patrol officers responded to a local hospital to investigate a possible child abuse to a 1-year-old boy that had bruising and abrasions on his genitalia.
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Sheriff’s office awarded $2M training grant
More than $2 million in Department of Homeland Security grants have been awarded to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office by Nevada’s Department of Emergency Management to support training and continuing education for emergency responders in Washoe County.
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Sparks police investigate morning shooting
Sparks police are in the early stages of investigating a shooting that took place at McCarran and Nichols boulevards at 7:25 a.m.
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