Nine motorists arrested at DUI checkpoint in south Reno
RENO — More than 1,800 vehicles were screened Saturday evening by law enforcement personnel from four northern Nevada agencies conducting a driving under the influence checkpoint on Kietzke Lane between S. McCarran Boulevard and Neil Road during the annual Santa Pub Crawl. Officers from the Reno and Sparks police departments along with deputies from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol participated in ...
Details needed in hit and run in Douglas County
On Tuesday, at 5:35 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a vehicle collision on U.S. 395 at the intersection with Buckeye Road in Douglas County. Two vehicles were stopped in the left northbound lane for a red traffic light when a silver Chevrolet or Dodge pickup failed to slow and stop for the vehicles.
DUI checkpoint Saturday in Reno
Law enforcement personnel from the Reno and Sparks police departments, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol are teaming up to conduct a DUI checkpoint this weekend. With grant funding provided by the Northern Nevada DUI Task Force, the administrative roadblock will be taking place from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday on Kietzke Lane in Reno.
Suspect in 2008 murder arrested
On Nov. 30, wanted suspect Cesar Garcia, 26, was arrested in Mexico on a provisional arrest warrant in connection with a shooting that occurred two years ago outside a Reno club. On June 15, 2008, at about 12:20 a.m., two groups of males were involved in a fight inside the Diamond Dolls at 310 Spokane St.
Police seek two suspects in robbery at 7-Eleven store
RENO — Two men are being sought in connection with the early morning robbery of a convenience store on Monday. At 2:29 a.m, two suspects entered the 7-Eleven, located at 800 S. Wells Ave., and pointed a handgun at the clerk. The suspects fled the store heading south with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects were described as: Suspect #1 — black man in his mid-20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200-plus pounds and last seen wearing a brown jac...
K9 catches fleeing suspect
RENO — A 19-year-old man led police and sheriff’s officers on a long chase before being caught by a K9 team early Sunday morning. At approximately 10:42 p.m. Saturday, a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, which was seen in the area of Sun Valley Boulevard and West Gepford Parkway in Sun Valley. The vehicle, which was occupied by two subjects, pulled into the parking lot of Hobey’s Casino ...
Police catch, convict repeat offenders
RENO — The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) reported one arrest and one sentencing last week. On Thursday, ROP detectives concluded a three-week investigation into the criminal activities of ROP target John Douglas McNair. Reno officers searched McNair’s residence and collected evidence related to the charges against him, including ex-felon in possession of a firearm, burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of metha...
Fire at Lenz Elementary School caused by arson
An investigation into a fire that started at Lenz Elementary School early Thursday was caused by arson. Two suspects, both students from the school, have been arrested and charged with burglary, damage to school property, conspiracy and arson.
Man caught stealing from a vehicle
RENO — On Monday at 12:09 a.m. Reno police officers responded to the Southwest Village Apartments at 3325 S. Virginia St. on a report of a vehicle burglary in progress in the parking lot. Officers responded and saw the suspect burglarizing a vehicle. The suspect, Shawn Hanley, 19, was arrested and the property was returned to the owner. Anyone with information in regards to this case is urged to contact the Reno Police Department Detective Div...
Man steals car, attempts to evade police
SPARKS — A fugitive was captured by Sparks police 11:42 p.m. Sunday but not before nearly hitting an officer with a stolen car while trying to get away. On Sunday, Sparks Police Department patrol officers found a 1995 White Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been reported stolen. The suspect in that case, Joshua Newport, 37, was reported to be armed. Newport was still at large, having previously been the suspect in an SPD SWAT call with an active wa...
NHP arrest, crash data for Thanksgiving weekend
RENO - The Nevada Highway Patrol arrested a total of 26 people in the Reno-Sparks area over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Eleven motorists were taken to jail for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, while 12 more were arrested for outstanding traffic-related and other misdemeanor warrants. The remaining three were a result of traffic-related offenses, including reckless driving or driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s lice...
Reward in robbery at Little Caesars pizza
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with armed robbery of the Little Caesars Pizza located at 951 Moana Lane in Reno. On Saturday at 8:50 p.m., two men entered the store armed with a handgun, ordered patrons to the floor and demanded money. One of the suspects fired a shot inside the business. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of...