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Five stores cited in alcohol sales sting
RENO — Five Reno stores were cited Saturday by the regional Street Enforcement Team (SET) for selling alcohol to minors during an undercover alcohol compliance check. With the help of Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN), detectives with SET used grant funds provided by Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) to send underage decoys into stores in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. Out of 34 stores checked, clerks at the followin...
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Arrest made in Fargo Way attack
SPARKS — On Wednesday, Sparks police detectives identified, located and interviewed several witnesses to the stabbing that occurred in the 2600 block of Fargo Way on Sept. 10. Detectives were able to develop probable cause on a suspect and a short time later they found and arrested a 14-year-old male who lives in Sparks. On Sept. 10 at about 8:20 p.m., Sparks police officers responded to a stabbing in the 2600 block of Fargo Way.  Officers arr...
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Motorcyclist killed in accident with wrong-way driver Thursday
On Thursday at 11:11 p.m., the Department of Public Safety Communications Center received several phone calls of a wrong-way driver on U.S. 395 near Bordertown.
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Man arrested for kidnapping, the child is still missing
On Tuesday, detectives with the Sparks Police Department were contacted by the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department regarding a parental kidnapping.
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Investigators look into Bonneville Drive arson fire
Reno Fire Department investigators are seeking information regarding two potential persons of interest in an arson case.
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Police look for attempted kidnapping suspect
Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old female in the area of 4900 Ventana Pkwy in Reno.
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Stray bullet hits woman at park
RENO — A young woman was shot Tuesday night, the apparent victim of a stray bullet. On Tuesday at about 10 p.m., Reno police officers responded to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center on the report of a victim with a gunshot wound. Officers arrived and determined that the victim had been shot once in the chest while at Mira Loma Park. Officers met with friends of the victim, who said that at about 9 p.m., they were all sitting in the park near...
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ATM yanked from its base
RENO — On Monday at 8 a.m., officers from the Reno Police Department responded to a report of a stolen ATM at 1101 Corporate Blvd. in Reno. Officers learned the suspects used a vehicle to pull the ATM from its base and across the parking lot, leaving parts and debris from the machine on the ground. The suspects then hauled the machine from the scene. The machine contained an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone with information about this crime ...
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Shooting near Wedekind Road
Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with the shooting of a male victim in the area of the 1600 block of Wedekind Road.
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Car knocks down power pole in accident
On Monday at 8:46 p.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to an accident on U.S. Highway 395 in Pleasant Valley near Laramie Drive.
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Yerington man killed in accident
A man on a motorcycle was killed Monday afternoon in a crash with a truck. On Monday at 4:46 p.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a collision on U.S. Highway 95A near Penrose Lane, about nine miles north of Yerington.
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Man arrested on two counts of sexual assault of a child
On Wednesday at about 11 p.m. Reno Police officers met with a 13-year-old female victim of a sexual assault. The victim told officers that her stepfather had sexually assaulted her at her residence earlier in the evening.
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Reno police look for armed robbery suspect
Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 award for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with armed robbery of the PetsMart located at 6675 S. Virginia St. in Reno.
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High risk sex offender notification
The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit is advising the general public of information related to a high risk (Tier 3) sex offender.
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High risk sex offender notification
The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit is advising the public of updated information related to a high risk (Tier 3) sex offender.
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Man arrested for attempted robbery in Reno
On Wednesday at about 9:15 a.m., Reno Police officers responded to Nevada Title Loans at 961 S. Virginia St. in Reno on a report of security personnel detaining a robbery suspect.
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Accident involves Amtrak train in Churchill County
On Tuesday at about 7 a.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to an accident on U.S. 95 in Churchill County, about 28 miles north of Fallon, involving a commercial vehicle and an Amtrak passenger train.
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Update: Linden Street shooting
On Tuesday at about 11:23 p.m., Reno police officers responded to an unknown trouble call in the area of Linden Street and Wrondel Way. Officers observed a large fight in the 400 block of Linden Street.
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Fight ends with shots fired at an officer on Linden Street
RENO — On Monday at about 11:23 p.m. Reno Police officers responded to an unknown trouble call in the area of Linden Street and Wrondel Way. Officers observed a large fight in the 400 block of Linden Street. One of the officers activated his emergency lights in an attempt to disperse the fight. Immediately the crowd began to disperse and several shots were believed to have been fired in the direction of the officer. It is unknown if the office...
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Boy rescued from Truckee River by citizen
RENO — A 10-year-old boy was pulled from the Truckee River on Saturday afternoon by an alert resident. At 4:27 p.m., Reno resident Jeffrey Gasper saw the boy floating face down in the river near the First Street bridge. Gasper jumped into the river when he saw the child was not swimming and had gone under water for the second time. Gasper pulled the child to shore where he was treated by medical personnel. Police learned later that the 10-year...
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