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Updates on high-risk sex offenders
SPARKS — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) is advising the general public of informational matters related to two HIGH RISK (Tier III) sex offenders. The first subject, Michael A. Jackman, 41, has been assessed as a Tier III Sex Offender by the State of Nevada Sex Offender Registry. Jackman has registered with the Sparks Police Department as homeless, but frequents the 500 block of Sparks Boulevard. Jackman is currently unemp...
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Structure fire on Peppergrass Drive
RENO — Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill hosts a job fair from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Bully’s #7 on Robb Drive in northwest Reno. The job fair takes place in anticipation of the 2011-12 football season and applications may be filled out online in advance at www.BullysSportsBar.com/jobs. Bully’s is expected to fill between 20 and 30 positions at its seven traditional and four “Smokin’” locations throughout northern Nevada. K...
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DUI checkpoint planned for this weekend
RENO — As part of the 2011 Labor Day DUI awareness, education and enforcement campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” several law enforcement agencies are beefing up patrols around the state. Here in northern Nevada, a DUI sobriety checkpoint will be taking place this weekend and additional Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) troopers will be out on patrol to increase safety on the road. The funding for these safety initiatives is generated ...
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Reward in armed robbery 7-Eleven case
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the armed robbery of the 7-Eleven at 690 E. Second St. in Reno. At 2:15 a.m. Sunday, the suspect demanded money from the cashier while brandishing a semi-automatic weapon. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the store and walked southbound along Wells Avenue. The suspect i...
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Police ID woman who died in fight Tuesday
RENO — Police have identified Suzanne Garrity, 55, as the woman who died in an apparent altercation Tuesday night. At about 8:30 p.m., police responded to 1105 E. Eighth St. with emergency fire and medical personnel. Upon arrival they located an intoxicated man and a dead woman. Police found signs of a struggle and signs of trauma on the deceased. At this time, information is minimal and the case remains under investigation. Anyone with inform...
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Police ID woman who died in fight Tuesday
RENO — Police have identified Suzanne Garrity, 55, as the woman who died in an apparent altercation Tuesday night. At about 8:30 p.m., police responded to 1105 E. Eighth St. with emergency fire and medical personnel. Upon arrival they located an intoxicated man and a dead woman. Police found signs of a struggle and signs of trauma on the deceased. At this time, information is minimal and the case remains under investigation. Anyone with inform...
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Possible drowning in Virginia Lake
RENO — Police, fire and REMSA were called to Virginia Lake at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday on the report of a person who had possibly drowned. Upon arrival, they discovered that the victim had been swimming in the lake when he suffered some sort of difficulty that caused him to drown. The man is was being treated at an area hospital as of Monday afternoon. Officials said alcohol appears to be a factor in the incident, but the victim’s complete medic...
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Reward offered in burglary, shooting case
Resident shot man who broke into his house
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Dating violence workshop to be held in Winnemucca
Reno-based organization to discuss warning signs and seeking help
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Injuries in motorcycle crash
On Wednesday at 7:50 p.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a motorcycle accident on State Route 341, or Geiger Grade, near Lousetown Road in Storey County.
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Reward offered in burglary
Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary.
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Shooting at North Virginia and Artemesia
 RENO — On Friday at about 3:34 a.m., officers of the Reno Police Department responded to the area of North Virgina Street and Artemesia Way on a report of a gunshot victim in the street. Officers located a 31-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot injuries. The victim was transported to the hospital and is being treated.  Anybody with information about this shooting incident is encouraged to contact the Reno Police Department or Secret Wi...
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4 arrested for armed robbery
 RENO — On Friday at about 12:25 a.m., officers with the Reno Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing. Upon arriving to the area, one victim was located with a stabbing injury to his leg. Investigators determined four suspects had robbed the victim. The suspects were located in the area. Detectives of the Regional Gang Unit took over the investigation and all four suspects were ultimately arrested for armed robbery, O&R flight an...
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Homicide investigation
 RENO — On Aug. 16 at about 8:30 p.m., Reno police officers were summoned to 1105 E. 8th St. along with Reno Fire and REMSA. Upon arrival, they located an intoxicated male subject and a deceased female subject. Signs of a struggle were present, as were signs of trauma to the deceased. However, information is minimal and the case remains under investigation. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Any...
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Two arrested for graffiti
RENO ­— The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office arrested two 18-year-old males for possession of large amounts of graffiti paraphernalia on Aug. 13 near Bishop Manogue High School. While conducting an area check of the school and nearby buildings, a deputy observed two male subjects wandering near the automobile dealership after business hours. The two males were identified as David Zarubi and Kenneth Tavener. Zarubi and Tavener had two coolers con...
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High-risk sex offender notifications
RENO — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit is advising the general public of information related to three high-risk (Tier 3) sex offenders. The first subject of notification is Dennis Gunter (born in 1956). Gunter recently registered with the Reno Police Department as living in the 300 block of E. Fourth Street in Reno. Gunter is not currently employed. The second subject of notification is Howard Muck (born in 1966). Muck recently reg...
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Info about Nevada’s new cell phone, texting law
RENO — New state legislation aimed at decreasing the number of accidents caused by distracted driving will go into effect Oct. 1. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous inquiries about Nevada’s new cell phone and texting laws and offers the following information for drivers. Nevada’s new texting law “makes it a crime for a person to manually type or enter text into a cellular telephone or other similar device, or to send or r...
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Two sentenced for mortgage scam
The Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that Joseph Lawrence Yorkus and James Robert Bartczak were sentenced in connection with a mortgage scam involving Nevada homeowners.
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Suspect caught for discharging firearm
On Aug. 14 at about 4:23 a.m., Reno police officers responded to 4950 S. Virginia St. on a report of numerous shots fired in the parking lot.
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Man, woman arrested for forging money
RENO — A man and woman were arrested Monday for allegedly trying to use fake $100 bills. At 3:53 p.m., Reno police officers responded to Meadowood Mall on a report of two suspects being detained for possibly trying to use forged money inside several different stores. Officers found several counterfeit bills on both suspects. The majority of the counterfeit bills had the same serial numbers. The officers interviewed both suspects, who admitted ...
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