Fight leaves one man stabbed, seriously hurt
RENO — A man was stabbed several times during a fight Friday night. At about 7:30 p.m., Reno police officers responded to a motel in the 500 block of Lake Street. Officers found one of the combatants was bleeding profusely and called for emergency medical service. Investigators found that the two involved men both live at the motel, in different rooms, and are acquaintances. The man who was stabbed was taken to a hospital for non life-threat...
Moped rider has died from crash injuries after being hit by car
RENO — The driver of a moped who was hit by a passing vehicle while riding along N. McCarran Boulevard at Northtowne Lane has died. The unidentified driver was hit Saturday by a person driving a silver or gray mid-sized SUV — possibly a Chevrolet Trailblazer, according to police. The moped was traveling in the west-bound bike lane when it was hit by the SUV from behind and was carried several hundred feet before separating. The SUV drove away ...
Reno man killed in Vegas hit-run crash identified
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas have identified a 50-year-old Reno man who was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Boulder Highway. A Las Vegas newspaper reports the Clark County coroner found Frank Harry Martini died of multiple injuries in the crash a little before 11 p.m. Tuesday near the Eastside Cannery casino-hotel. His death was ruled an accident. Police say Martini wasn’t in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by ...
Sheriff to host national law enforcement conference
RENO — Washoe County Sheriff’s Office’s RAVEN Aviation Unit will host more than 1,000 national law enforcement pilots, tactical flight officers and service providers during the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s 41st Annual Conference and Exposition from July 11-13 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The conference’s economic impact region is expected to be considerable, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities from the Reno Sparks...
Sparks police seek hit and run suspect
SPARKS — Sparks police are attempting to locate a suspect involved in a hit and run accident that occurred at 2:55 p.m. Thursday at the corner of N. McCarran Boulevard and Stanford Way. The suspect’s vehicle was last seen heading eastbound on Greg Street heading away from N. McCarran Boulevard, driving at a high rate of speed, after hitting a motorcyclist. The driver, who was reportedly short in stature, was driving a vehicle described to offi...
Agency rules kept Reno chopper from fighting fire
RENO (AP) — Authorities in Reno say jurisdictional restrictions blocked calling a Regional Aviation Enforcement Unit helicopter to fight a wildfire ignited this week by the crash of a stolen car in the Caughlin Ranch area. Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley told the Reno Gazette-Journal for a Wednesday report the sheriff’s RAVEN helicopter isn’t sanctioned by the federal government for firefighting on U.S. Forest Service land. Reno Fire Chief Mi...
Medical equipment provider sentenced for Medicaid fraud
LAS VEGAS – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that Marcia Giller, 76, of Reno, was sentenced for two felony offenses of submission of false medicaid claims. District Court Judge Steven Kosach sentenced Giller to 18 to 48 months imprisonment for each count, to be served consecutively, and additionally ordered Giller to pay $226,000 in restitution, penalties and costs. “In addition to jeopardizing the provision of health c...
Business owner sentenced for Medicaid fraud
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced June 28 that the owner of a Medicaid facility in Las Vegas who submitted false Medicaid claims has been sentenced to 12-48 months in jail and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution, penalties and costs.
Former group home owner sentenced
Gloria Repollo, 58, of Las Vegas, was sentenced Wednesday for one gross misdemeanor offense of exploitation of an older person by Clark County District Court Judge Stewart Bell.
Operation IDs 86 sex offenders not registered
Operation IDs 86 sex offenders not registered RENO — Last week from Thursday to Saturday, the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force partnered with the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU), Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sherriff’s Office and the Nevada Department of Public Safety on Reno Operation S.O.S. IV (Sex Offender Compliance Sweep). This joint operation, combining the resources of more t...
Police ID man who died tubing on Truckee River
RENO — A 21-year-old man who drowned Saturday while inner tubing with friends on the Truckee River has been identified by police. The Reno-Gazette Journal reports that Landon Rosen was found late Saturday night by authorities who had been called by Rosen’s friends earlier in the day. The group had been floating on the river throughout the day when Rosen disappeared around 4 p.m. near Oxbow Park. His body was found near Idlewild Park.
Teens to stay in jail in Vegas kitten drownings
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two 16-year-old boys accused of drowning a pair of kittens in a cup of water will be staying in a Las Vegas jail until a hearing July 17. The order came Monday during a hearing in Clark County Family Court. The teens also must undergo a psychological evaluation. Police say the boys are the first people in Nevada to face a felony cruelty charge since a stricter law was enacted last year. Authorities are also seeking a misdemean...
Las Vegas high roller faces Ponzi scheme charge
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A high-rolling businessman who sells luxury gifts to casinos has been charged with running a Ponzi scheme. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Ramon DeSage was arrested in Las Vegas amid accusations he used Cadeau Express and some of his other companies to defraud investors. A complaint filed last week by the Internal Revenue Service claims he owes investors more than $75 million. The complaint paints DeSage as a “prodigious ...