The officer was patrolling the area of West Third and Sierra streets when he observed Eilertson causing a disturbance in the intersection. The officer stopped his patrol car to meet with Eilertson who immediately became combative. The suspect brandished a knife while verbally threatening the officer.
After being placed at gunpoint, Eilertson complied with the officer’s orders and was arrested without further incident. Neither Eilertson, nor the officer were injured as a result of the encounter.
Anyone with information relating to this crime or the suspect is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, report online at www.secretwitness.com or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword “SW.”