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Sparks speed enforcement campaign in place for HAN
The Sparks Police Department currently has extra patrol officers working to enforce speed laws within the city.
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Citifare bus hits pickup truck, truck driver cited
On Tuesday at about 6 p.m., officers of the Sparks Police Department responded to the intersection of Sixth and D streets where a pickup truck had rolled on its side after a collision with a Citifare Bus.
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Woman identified in Sunday’s fatal Sparks Boulevard accident
Brindy Rhodes has been identified as the driver in a fatal car accident Sunday morning on Sparks Boulevard just south of Pyramid Highway.
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High-risk sex offender moves to Sparks
David Shannon Jones, 46, has been assessed as a Tier III offender by the State of Nevada Sex Offender Registry.
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Operation contacts supervised sex offenders
The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Division of Parole and Probation conducted a two-day operation Saturday and Sunday called Operation “SOLACE.”
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Vegas police chasing car find man shot dead inside
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police chasing a car that appeared to be driving itself say they found a man shot dead inside. An officer says he saw the Nissan Maxima run a red light about 6 p.m. Sunday near Martin Luther King and Lake Mead boulevards, but it didn’t look like anyone was in the driver’s seat. Authorities say the vehicle jumped a median and veered into a landscaped area near a church before it turned back into oncoming traffic and h...
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AG Masto to participate in ‘National Night Out’ events
RENO — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced last week that her office will participate in today’s 24th annual National Night Out events in Carson City and North Las Vegas. National Night Out brings the community together for a celebration filled with food and entertainment to help raise awareness about crime and drug prevention. “National Night Out demonstrates that with strength in numbers, we can send a forceful message t...
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Four caught breaking into ‘bait car’
Sheriffs were watching Michael D. Thompson trailhead after rash of vehicle burglaries
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Habitual criminal, repeat offender receives sentencing
RENO — Donald McLean Buckner, a 60-year-old target of the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program received a sentence of 8-20 years Wednesday in the Nevada State Prison by the Honorable Judge Brent Adams. Buckner was adjudicated as a Habitual Criminal by the Judge after being presented with eight prior certified felony convictions by Assistant District Attorney Matt Lee. Buckner’s criminal history spans 42 years with 12 prior felony conviction...
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Reward for suspect in robbery of Wells Fargo Bank
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of Wells Fargo Bank at 200 S. Virginia St. in Reno. At about 10 a.m. on Wednesday the suspect entered the bank and handed a note that demanded money from the teller. The note indicated that the suspect had a weapon although no weapon was seen. The suspect fled on foot with...
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Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect
The Wells Fargo Bank located at 200 S. Virginia St. was robbed Wednesday morning. No one was injured and the suspect has not been apprehended.
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Arrest made in Cold Springs homicide
Reno resident Justin Fisher, 30, has been arrested for the murder of a man Wednesday in Cold Springs.
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Drug transactions cause shooting in Reno
Police have detained the suspect involved in a shooting Wednesday at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Patriot Boulevard.
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Repeat burglary offender arrested
Meredith O’Flaherty has been arrested by detectives of the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program.
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High-risk sex offender info
The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit is informing the general public of informational matters related to a Tier III (high-risk) sex offender, Thomas R. Winge, 48.
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Woman accused of theft from military insurance
LAS VEGAS — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has indicted Shanita Flax, 31, of Las Vegas, on 18 counts of theft and one count of attempted theft. “Our office takes seriously any efforts to defraud citizens of Nevada and any branch of the government,” Masto said. “That this scheme targeted military personnel and made use of government insurance for cancer patients makes this egregious crime even more sinister.” From 2008 to Septem...
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Woman ID’d, husband sought in North Vegas slaying
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 44-year-old woman killed in an apparent domestic slaying in North Las Vegas, while police say they’re still looking for her husband. The Clark County coroner reported Tuesday that Rosaura A. Banuet died Saturday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas from multiple stab wounds. Her death has been ruled a homicide. North Las Vegas police are looking for 47-year-old Alberto Gutierrez. He was gone ...
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Man arrested for threatening a police officer
RENO — Darrell Eilertson, 55, has been arrested for threatening a Reno police officer with a knife after causing a disturbance. No one was hurt during the incident. 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 threa...
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Juvenile arrested for 9 Sun Valley fires
SUN VALLEY — A 15-year-old has been arrested for allegedly starting nine separate spot fires in the Sun Valley area between Tuesday and Saturday. The suspect’s name has been withheld due to his age. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) are grateful for two alert young brothers who helped apprehend the Sun Valley arson suspect on Saturday at 10:27 p.m. in the 200 block of East First Avenue....
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AG Masto to discuss unlicensed health care
LAS VEGAS — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, former Nevada Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa and Dr. Tracy Green, State Health Officer of the Nevada State Health Division on Wednesday will discuss unlicensed health care in Nevada and unveil a new action plan. The awareness campaign is made possible through a grant secured via a settlement with UnitedHealth. To access Masto’s report on unlicensed health care, visit http://bit...
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