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Fight report turns to murder in Verdi incident
VERDI — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division is investigating a homicide in Verdi, which was reported in the late evening hours Tuesday. At 10:39 p.m., Washoe County dispatch received a 911 domestic disturbance call from a residence in the 600 block of Canal Street. The reporting party advised that the dispute was between him and his roommate. Deputies were immediately dispatched to the home. Upon arrival, deputies made conta...
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Man robbed at knife point
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 a 24-year-old man in the area of 2300 block of S. Virginia Street early Wednesday. The man was walking at about 12:30 a.m. when he reported that he was robbed at knife point by two suspects. The victim reported that the men took his wallet and one credit card. The first suspect was d...
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Elderly targeted in scams to help Japan
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is warning all residents of Washoe County to be aware of scams in which impostors posed as friends, family, respected companies and government agencies to get people to send money immediately via a money transfer service to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Since the disaster, reports of fraudulent activities have been increasing through persons representing themselves as work...
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Reno police investigate body under bridge
RENO — Police are investigating the mysterious death of a man found underneath a bridge. At about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Reno police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male under a bridge at the intersection of Riverside and Booth streets. Officers found Paul M. Hernandez, 40, partially clothed and obviously dead. At this time detectives are not classifying this as a homicide but are completing a death investigation. Anyone with in...
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Update: Flowing Tide burglary
RENO — The Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who is responsible for Sunday’s burglary at the Flowing Tide Pub. The vehicle is described as an extended-cab pickup, possibly an early model Toyota Tundra, dark in color, with chrome running boards on each side. The vehicle appears to have specialized rims other than stock. The Flowing Tide Pub, located at 4960 Longley Lane, was burglarized at a...
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Man arrested for child abuse
RENO — On Thursday, Reno Police Department patrol officers responded to a local hospital to investigate a possible child abuse. Upon arrival they found that the parents of a 2-month-old had brought their child to the hospital with unexplained trauma to a leg and the head.  Detectives assigned to the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit also responded and upon further investigation determined that the 2-month-old had been battered by his father. The fat...
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Mother arrested for child abuse
RENO — On Friday, a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy responded to a local hospital to investigate a report of child abuse involving a 4-month-old baby with a broken right humerus bone.  Upon arrival, the deputy found that the mother of the 4-month-old brought her child to the hospital with severe trauma to the right arm. Detectives responded and met with both parents. Upon further investigation, detectives determined that the 4-mon...
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Sheriff testing new ticketing program
RENO — At a time when local governments are searching to save millions of dollars in efficiencies, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is testing a new mobile technology system that is expected to improve the efficiency and accuracy of accident investigations and citations, while increasing officer safety and saving taxpayer money. The new hand-held electronic system from Brazos Technology will dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes ...
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Reward offered in 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 bank robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located inside Scolari’s at 6255 Sharlands Ave. in Reno. On Monday at about 2 p.m. the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a black male adult, a...
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23 accidents on Monday
RENO — On Monday morning, troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to and investigated nearly two dozen weather-related accidents. In a 10-hour time frame that began just after midnight to about 10 a.m. this morning, 23 accidents were reported on the highways in northern Nevada. Nineteen of the crashes were property damage only resulting in damage to the involved vehicles, adjacent roadway fences and sections of guardrail. People invo...
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Reward in Flowing Tide Pub burglary
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $750 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with the commercial burglary of the Flowing Tide Pub located at 4960 Longley Lane. At about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, an unknown suspect or suspects used a large ram to break into the unoccupied business through the rear door. Four slot machines were pried open and the contents removed. No suspect information is ...
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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 the robbery of the United Federal Credit Union located at 5150 Mae Anne Ave. At about 1 p.m. Friday, the suspect entered the bank, approached the teller and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a black male adult, about 6 feet tall, 1...
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Child safety seat checkpoint on Saturday
RENO — The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority’s (REMSA), in partnership with Renown Children’s Hospital, will hold a child safety seat inspection checkpoint at 10 a.m. Saturday at Renown Regional Medical Center’s Center for Advanced Medicine, 1500 E. Second St. Each seat will be checked by nationally certified child passenger safety technicians to ensure that it is properly installed, is the appropriate seat for the age and weight o...
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Carson woman killed in fatal accident on Highway 50
On Friday at 6:48 a.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to an accident involving a blue Honda two-door passenger vehicle and a red Ford Ranger truck.
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Woman hit by a Jeep in Incline Village
On Friday at 2:22 a.m. the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Placer County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Rookies Bar, located at 930 Tahoe Blvd., on a report of a fight involving about 20 suspects throwing glass bottles. Upon arrival it was discovered that a Hispanic female had been struck by a black Jeep Wrangler as it was fleeing the scene.
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Detectives arrest a male for embezzling
INCLINE VILLAGE — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division has been investigating 43-year-old Incline Village resident Eric Hosmer for numerous counts of theft. Hosmer was hired as a groundskeeper by an Incline Village resident who owns multiple properties in the community. Hosmer was submitting fraudulent invoices to the accounting firm of the victim for payment.  On Wednesday, Hosmer was located in Incline Village at a construc...
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Motorcyclist dies after last week’s accident
On March 10, 58-year-old Reno Resident Clifford Ruden died after a single vehicle motorcycle accident on March 9 near North Virginia and Morraine Drive. The chopper-style motorcycle rider that witnesses reported as being near the accident was found and interviewed.
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Four cited for providing alcohol to minor
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety and security of the public. By limiting the availability of alcoholic beverages to minors the office aims to reduce alcohol related accidents and fatalities in Wahoe County.
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Reward offered in attempted robbery case
Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery of the Subway Shop located at 10603 Stead Blvd. in Reno.
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NHP will increase speed enforcement
On Thursday, The Nevada Highway Patrol added additional troopers to the highways to help crackdown on speeding vehicles.
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