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Reward in case of man who impersonated officer, fondled thre...
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted for lewdness and impersonation of an officer with three girls outside the Rain Shadow Charter School at 121 Vesta Street in Reno on Monday. At 11:48 a.m. the suspect identified himself as a police officer and indicated he needed to search the victims. The suspect fondled the girls and then left the area on foot. This inci...
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Man sought for domestic battery, false imprisonment
SPARKS — Police are looking for 28-year-old Darren Lachance on suspicion of domestic battery and false imprisonment. Officers responded to a call at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 6717 Rolling Meadows Dr. #1917 on call that a woman was being severely strangled and feared her life was in danger. She told police she was being held captive in the bedroom of the apartment but was finally able to escape and run to a parking lot where a witness called police. ...
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Man arrested for grand theft auto
A man was arrested early Sunday for allegedly stealing a car from a local casino Carlos Alberto Santos, 31, was taken into custody after trying to avoid officers.
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‘Baby Rapers’ threatener fails to register as sex offender
RENO — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit received information that Donald Dale Lewis, 50, of Reno left threatening messages with Court Services at the Washoe County District Courthouse in Reno indicating he wanted several “baby rapers” arrested or he would “kill” uniformed people, presumably law enforcement. Detectives learned of the caller’s identity as he left his name, date of birth and social security number on one of messages. F...
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Attorney warns Nevadans of grant scams
 Carson City — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto warns Nevadans, especially nonprofit organizations and small businesses, of scams promising grants from the government. “During difficult economic times, victims are all too willing to believe a scammer’s pitch for free money,” said Masto.  “Be skeptical, be smart and don’t fall for a grant scam.” Perpetrators, who claim to be associated with the United States Government, call or em...
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Sparks police catch burglars redhanded
SPARKS — Sparks police arrested two men following a report of two males breaking into a home at the 3400 block of Fairway Court after police received a call from a neighbor alerting them to what appeared to be a possible break-in.  When officers sometime after 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, one suspect left the front door carrying a flat-screen television. Officers approached the suspect at gunpoint, resulting in the man retreating back into the victim’...
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AG warns seniors of ‘grandparent scam”
Carson City — As part of the 14-annual National Consumer Protection Week, AG Catherine Cortez Masto advises Nevadans to be on the lookout for the “grandparent scam”, in which impostors call or email unsuspecting victims, mainly seniors, pretending to be a relative, often a grandchild, and claim they need money.  The scammers typically urge an immediate wire transfer of funds. Once the money has been sent, it usually cannot be recovered. “These...
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Tip-A-Cop success
The final total is in for Famous Dave’s Tip-A-Cop that was held statewide on Friday.
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Two arrrested for residential burglary
A neighbor reported a break-in Wednesday morning, leading police to arrest two men trying to rob a house.
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Nevada AG warms about ‘free’ credit report scams
As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is advising consumers to monitor their credit reports on a regular basis.
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Sex offender notice for Reno
RENO — The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) is informing the general public of informational matters related to a Tier III (high-risk) sex offender. Dwight Lee Edwards, 66, has been assessed as a Tier III offender by the Nevada Sex Offender Registry. He has notified the Reno Police Department that he is currently homeless.  Edwards is in compliance with all sex offender laws, and is not wanted by law enforcement.  Edwards is not...
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AG warns of foreclosure, loan modification scams
CARSON CITY — As part of the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is advising consumers to be aware of national foreclosure settlement scams and loan modification scams. “Unscrupulous individuals or businesses will prey on victims in distress who want to save their home during these tough economic times,” Masto said. “Nevadans should be vigilant when looking for resources to save their h...
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Grant boosts battle against DNA backlog
RENO — Efforts by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab to battle a backlog in DNA analysis received an extra boost this year thanks to a $342,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice’s DNA Backlog Reduction Program. The WCSO Forensic Science Division successfully applied for the grant to fund extra, part-time staff and equipment needed to increase the efficiency and capacity of the division’s Biology Unit. “DNA evidence has pro...
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Two children die after apartment fire
RENO — A young brother and sister have died following a residential fire that occurred Thursday in the 500 block of South Wells Avenue. Due to the age of the juveniles, the Reno Fire Department will not be able to release the names of the individuals. The mother remains hospitalized. Reno Fire Department investigators say the fire appears to have been caused by unattended lit materials that were used for a faith-based ceremonial purpose. The m...
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Arrest made in stabbing case
RENO — Police have made an arrest in a stabling that occurred Monday night at the Wonder Lodge. Jerry Davis, 45, has been charged with stabbing the friend of a woman with whom he was fighting. Police responded to the call at 9:54 p.m. at the motel, located at 430 Lake St. Responding officers found a victim who had a single stab wound to the chest. Officers were able to determine the stabbing occurred inside a room at the lodge but the victim h...
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Man arrested for car jacking and robbery
RENO — A man was arrested Monday on charges of attacking a woman and trying to steal her car as he helped her move. James Napier, 35, has been charged with robbery with the use of a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, grand larceny of a motor vehicle, simple battery and DUI. Just before midnight on Monday, Reno police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Jones and Washington streets on a report of a carj...
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Man arrested for lewdness with child under 14 years old
RENO — A man from Sparks was arrested Monday on charges related to allegedly touching the genitals of an 11-year-old boy. Lance Caparida, 41, is charged with lewdness toward a child under the age of 14. He is accused of inappropriately touching a friend’s son on numerous occasions when he was left alone with the boy. Anyone who has information relating to this crime or the parties involved  should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115...
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Man arrested for armed robbery RENO — A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven store on Lakeside Drive. Adolph Stankus, 42, has been charged with armed robbery, possession of a stolen firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. He was apprehended at a local hotel/casino after Reno police detectives linked him to the robbery, which occurred Monday at 4:50 a.m. The suspect in the case reportedly was wearing a mask and threatened the...
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Two weekend head-on crashes leave several injured
RENO — The Nevada Highway Patrol reported two separate head-on collisions over the weekend resulting from driving under the influence. The first occurred Saturday at about 2 a.m. when a wrong-way driver was reported on Interstate 80 near the Virginia Street interchange. The vehicle was described as a white sedan traveling eastbound in the westbound travel lanes. An NHP trooper on duty saw the vehicle strike a commercial truck pulling two trail...
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