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Armed robbery, shots fired at Town Liquor
RENO — Police are looking for four people involved in an armed robbery at Town Liquor, located at 2640 S. Virginia St. At 1:18 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the store on a report of an armed robbery with shots fired. Further investigation found that four suspects entered the liquor store, and one suspect selected two bottles of alcohol. The suspects then fled the store without paying for the alcohol. A clerk followed the suspects outside ...
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Reward offered for two fugitives
Police seek Michael Howard, Christian Ayala
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Police check alcohol sales in Sparks, Reno
SPARKS — Four businesses in Sparks and seven in Reno were cited for selling alcohol to minors over the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, the Sparks Police Department performed alcohol compliance checks on 27 businesses. Twenty-four of the businesses did not sell alcohol to the minor. Employees of three businesses were cited for sale of alcohol to a minor and one employee was warned for not complying with required Alcohol Awareness Training. The...
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Arrest made in armed robbery series
 RENO — On Thursday the Top Hat Cleaners at 1205 California Ave. was the victim of an armed robbery. The suspect, who was wearing a full-face ski-type mask, entered the business and demanded money from the employee after displaying a handgun. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the business. After noticing an increase in recent armed robberies, RPD detectives and agents from the FBI have been conducting surveillance in ...
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Domestic disturbance results in stabbing
RENO — On Thursday, Reno police were called to a residence in the 6300 block of Walnut Creek on the report of one subject being stabbed. On arrival, officers located the victim with a non-life threatening stab wound to the abdomen. Officers were soon able to locate the suspect at another residence. Further investigation revealed that on-going disputes between the two roommates culminated in a physical altercation in which the suspect stabbed t...
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Wanted subjects arrested
 RENO — Detectives from the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program, Regional Street Enforcement Team, officers from the Reno Police Department Canine Unit, RPD Community Action Team and deputies from the Washoe County Sheriffs Office located and arrested Michael Howard and Christian Ayala after the two rammed a police car. Ayala was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon against an officer, obstructing and resisting an office...
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Dog stolen
SPARKS— On Feb. 24, Humberto Delzaro left his 4-month-old pit bull puppy in his yard at 1858 I Street while he went to the store. When he returned his dog had been stolen. The puppy is a male and gray and white colored. Due to the fact that someone in now having to care for this puppy that likely arrived without a sensible explanation, we are hoping someone has information about the dog and the theft.  If you have any information about this ca...
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Three people sent to the hospital after apartment fire
 RENO — At 6:10 a.m. Thursday morning, a structure fire was reported in a basement apartment in the 500 block of South Wells Avenue. Initial reports advised two juveniles were trapped in the residence. “Arriving Reno police officers attempted to immediately force their way into the residence but were met with the intensity of the fire,” said Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts. “They fought courageously to try and get the kids but could not penetrat...
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National Consumer Protection Week
 LAS VEGAS – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and the Bureau of Consumer Protection are joining with federal, state and local government agencies and national organizations to celebrate the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week March 4 -10.  During NCPW, groups nationwide share tips and information that help consumers protect their privacy, manage money and debt, and avoid identity theft, fraud and scams.  Starting March ...
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Sparks man arrested for assault on woman
SPARKS — On Tuesday at about 11 p.m., Terry David Jones, 51, lured a female victim to his residence at 1142 El Capitan Court. When the victim entered Jones’ residence, she was immediately attacked by him and struck on the head and face numerous times. Jones would not allow her to leave, knocked her to the ground and continued striking her, choking her and he attempted to remove her clothing. The victim was able to fight back and managed to esc...
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WCSO assisting in Texas investigation
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, located in Bryan, Texas, in an investigation of a commercial burglary that occurred at The Great Texas Gun Company located at 6951 State Highway 21 East in the City of Bryan. The loss was about 80 guns on Dec. 17. One of the stolen guns, a .40 caliber Springfield semi-automatic handgun, was recovered on Jan. 4 when officers from the Reno Police Departmen...
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Reno officials seek 3 after police car rammed
RENO (AP) — Two detectives in Reno had a close call when a suspect rammed an unmarked police vehicle and nearly pushed it into them. Authorities say they were following the car of a repeat offender just after noon Wednesday when the vehicle pulled into a shopping center on Sutro Street. Officers with the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program say they left their vehicle and approached the suspects when the driver sped up in reverse and rammed...
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Tip-A-Cop at Famous Dave’s
Several troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, as well as other employees from the Department of Public Safety, will be volunteering their time to raise money for Special Olympics Nevada on Friday.
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Vegas woman pleads guilty to aircraft threat hoax
A 26-year-old Las Vegas woman is taking a plea deal for making a bomb threat against a Phoenix-bound aircraft in a spat with her boyfriend, who was aboard the flight.
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Reno area police offer permanent Rx disposal
RENO (AP) — Northern Nevada police agencies are teaming up to create permanent prescription drug disposal points. Officials say the boxes come after successful, twice-yearly prescription round-up events that have yielded more than 600,000 unwanted pills since fall 2009. The drug collections aim to curb the growing nationwide problem of prescription drug abuse by keeping old medicine out of reach for teens. They also aim to destroy the pills sa...
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Reward in robbery at local bakery
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with armed robbery of the Rounds Bakery located at 3981 S. McCarran Blvd. At about 11 a.m. Sunday, a white man in his 20s entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a black 1990s model Jeep, possibly a Cherokee, w...
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Reward in road rage shooting
Car followed man and pregnant woman early Sunday morning
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Only one person applies to succeed Judge Robert Perry
RENO — The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection reported Friday it has received one application for appointment to fill the vacancy at the Second Judicial District Court in Reno that resulted from the death of District Judge Robert Perry. That application came from veteran Reno attorney Scott Freeman, 54, who is in private practice. A second attorney also filed for election, but did not apply for appointment. Perry, 68, died Dec. 20 in Reno...
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Tronix bartender cited for selling alcohol to minor
The bartender at Tronix Video Music Club was cited Friday for selling alcohol to a minor.
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Calif. robbery suspect arrested in Sparks
SPARKS — The United States Marshals Service (USMS), Reno Fugitive Task Force, in partnership with the Sparks Police Department (SPD), Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Nevada Department of Public Safety Parole & Probation (P&P), recently arrested Felix Alexander Otero, 32, at 2517 Maxine Court in Sparks. The USMS is grateful to the Sparks Police Department for their commitment to the Task Force as well as the extensive patrol resources...
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