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Hit-and-run driver arrested for DUI in Reno
A Reno woman smashed her car into another driver and tried to run away Tuesday but was caught by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers.
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NHP identifies motorcyclist killed in accident
Authorities have released the name of a motorcycle rider killed Sunday evening in an accident near Gardnerville.
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State launches automated victim info service
CARSON CITY —  Victims of crime and other Nevada citizens will soon have around-the-clock access to custody information about prisoners throughout the state.  The Office of the Attorney General is working with the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association to implement this service statewide.    Esmeralda County has become the first county to go live with the state’s new automated victim information and notification system, known as Nevada VINE. C...
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Vitamins settlement helps Nevada food banks
LAS VEGAS —  The Office of the Nevada Attorney General is distributing approximately  $171,000 to two Nevada food banks as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit involving a vitamins price fixing conspiracy in violation of antitrust laws. The distribution is part of a $25 million multi-state class action settlement filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in December 2009.  The settlement was reached on behalf of consumer...
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Police seek home invasion robbers
SPARKS — Police are looking for two men who allegedly tied up two people and ransacked a house Saturday night. At about 10:45 p.m., Sparks police officers responded to the report of a robbery in the 3200 block of Fourth Street. The 25-year-old victim in the case returned home to find the two suspects outside. The victim asked the suspects if he could help them and then one of the suspects brandished a shotgun, demanded money and forced the vic...
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Motorcyclist dies after collision in Douglas County
A Stateline resident is dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck Sunday evening. At 7:16 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a collision on U.S. 395 near Palomino Lane in Douglas County, approximately four miles south of Gardnerville. The investigation revealed that a silver 2002 GMC Sonoma pickup, driven by 59-year-old Dennis J. Gingrich of Gardnerville, was traveling south and was attempting to turn east ont...
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Police chase speeding driver, make drug bust
RENO — A California man was arrested on drug possession Friday after a short chase. At 12:20 p.m., a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper saw a 2004 silver Honda Civic drive through a school zone near Sutro Street and North McCarran Boulevard. The vehicle was clocked on radar at 35 mph in a 15 mph zone. The vehicle turned left onto N. McCarran Boulevard, failing to yield to oncoming traffic while continuing south on Sutro Street. The NHP trooper turn...
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Woman arrested for stealing donations
RENO —  A 37-year-old Reno woman has been arrested for allegedly taking money from the donation box at a senior citizens facility. Tammy Cremeans was taken into custody Friday morning by Washoe County sheriff's detectives after they investigated a report of missing money from a collection box at the Orvis Ring senior apartment complex, located at 325 E. Seventh Ave. The donation box is set up for people to contribute toward providing meals for...
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Arrest made in child luring case
On Thursday at about 9:50 a.m., a 15-year-old male was walking in the 7600 block of Yorkshire Drive in Reno when a vehicle stopped in the street next to him.
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Man arrested in robbery case
On Tuesday at 7:11 p.m., officers were sent to the Vitamin World at 6135 S. Virginia St. in Reno on the report of an armed robbery in progress, where witnesses were reporting that the suspect held a gun to the clerk’s face.
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Shoplifting at Kohl’s on Pyramid Way
On Wednesday at about 7 p.m., Sparks police officers responded to Kohl’s at 5035 Pyramid Way on a report of a shoplift in progress.
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Rollover accident in Lovelock
On Thursday, Nevada Highway Patrol was dispatched to a commercial vehicle accident in Lovelock on Interstate 80, eastbound at mile marker 107. The
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Driver arrested after hitting an unmarked police vehicle
On Wednesday at 2:41 p.m., an unmarked police vehicle entered the southbound travel lanes south of Parr Boulevard onto U.S. 395. As the unmarked vehicle was traveling southbound in the fast lane, a red Toyota Rav4 driven by William Richard Kaboos, a 67-year-old man from Fallon, struck the unmarked vehicle in the rear with the front of the Rav4.
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Police seek suspect in child luring case
On Saturday at about 10 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was approached by a possible luring suspect at the Circus Circus Casino.
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Ex-felon arrested for possession of firearm
On Tuesday at about 5 p.m., Reno Police Department Community Action Officers and officers from the Regional Gang Unit received information regarding an armed subject in the 1600 block of Wedekind.
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Update: South Reno robbery suspect arrested
A witness to a robbery that occurred in south Reno on Monday at about 10:30 p.m. was able to obtain a partial license plate for the suspect vehicle. Officers were able to determine a possible suspect and vehicle based upon the witness information.
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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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Armed robbery in south Reno
On Monday at 10:32 p.m., officers of the Reno Police Department responded to 4600 Mira Loma Drive on the report of a female who was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot. The suspect later fled in a vehicle with the victim’s purse.
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Fatal pedestrian accident in Sun Valley
On Sunday at about 12:05 p.m., the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a pedestrian/vehicle accident near Sun Valley Boulevard.
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Fatal rollover accident west of Fernley
On Saturday, at about 6:30 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a rollover accident on Interstate 80 eastbound, near Derby Dam.
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