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Resident of Montana killed in crash on I-80
FERNLEY — An elderly man from Montana died in an accident just east of Fernley early Wednesday evening. Just before 5 p.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 80 near mile marker 51. The preliminary accident investigation indicates that a silver Chevrolet pickup that was towing a small trailer hauling a fishing boat was traveling east on the freeway in the right hand travel lane. ...
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Scam alert: mystery shopper
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Attorney General’s Office is warning that some Nevadans have received letters or emails offering employment as a mystery shopper. Each of these proposals involves wiring money from either Western Union or MoneyGram as part of the “investigation against these companies.” However, the mailer fails to notify the intended victim that persons performing mystery shopper services in Nevada must first obtain a private investig...
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Deputies honored for preventing suicide
RENO — On April 14, Sheriff Mike Haley presented a commendation to Deputies Kerry Saulnier and Clint Swaim for preventing a suicide attempt on Oct. 14, 2010. Saulnier and Swaim were hailed by a local citizen concerned about a young woman who was sitting on the ledge of a river railing. Saulnier and Swaim immediately located the young woman, who was attempting to jump into the river, distraught over a failed relationship with her boyfriend. Aft...
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Deer poachers plead guilty
RENO — In late March, Donald Lee Scarrow Jr. and Roger Lynn Sievers entered a plea agreement for one count each of unlawful possession of big game animal (mule deer), a gross misdemeanor under Nevada law. Through a photograph that circulated on the Internet in November 2009, Idaho and Nevada wildlife officials were able to determine that Scarrow and Sievers both had illegally hunted and harvested bucks. Officials were able to determine the pho...
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Sheriff’s office warns about metal thefts
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that there has been a significant increase in metal thefts.
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Two hurt in car accident
On April 19 at 6:25 p.m., Sparks police and fire departments responded to an injury accident at the intersection of N. McCarran Boulevard and Wedekind Road.
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Reno police looking for missing person
Patrick Carnes, age 86, was last seen alive in the area of Wells, Nevada on Wednesday.
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Armed robbery suspect taken into custody
RENO — At 12:33 a.m. Saturday, witnesses reported a suspicious person in the area of 3320 S. McCarran Blvd. who matched the description of a man responsible for a robbery committed in the same area on April 4. Upon the arrival of police officers, the subject was seen entering the Dollar Tree at 3334 S. McCarran Blvd. A perimeter was established and business evacuated. Officers were able to make contact with the subject, identified as Lance Hun...
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Arrests made in fight at Lupita’s
SPARKS — Two additional names have been released regarding a fight that sent two men to the hospital last week. On April 10, Sparks Police officers responded to Renown Medical Center on the report of two persons injured during a fight at Lupita’s Bar, located at 1955 Oddie Blvd. The fight occurred at about 6:45 a.m. and officers were notified at about 7:30 a.m. Two people had been stabbed in the fight: Alfonso Martinez, 22, of Reno, and Christ...
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Enforcement campaign to begin April 18
WASHOE COUNTY — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Reno Police and Sparks police departments, will be launching a speed and pedestrian enforcement campaign starting April 18 and continuing through May 8.  The focus will be on educating the public regarding speeding and pedestrian safety within the two cities and Washoe County.    Sheriff’s Office Traffic Sergeant Phil Condon wants the driving public to be aware of Nevada Revise...
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Graffiti arrest of three juveniles
On Thursday, April 14, at about 6:55 p.m., Reno Police responded a report of three juveniles spray-painting graffiti.
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Mortgage fraud scam arrest
The Nevada Attorney General’s office announced the arrest of a local realtor today, Christopher Brown.
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Tip line set up in Naso case
RENO — A tip line has been set up for the public to utilize in regards to pertinent information regarding Joseph Naso, a Reno resident accused of four murders. The telephone number is 888-729-8210. The 77-year-old Reno man suspected of at least four murders was arraigned in a California court Tuesday after being arrested on a probation violation at his Nevada home last year. A search of Naso’s home uncovered evidence that linked Naso to the Ca...
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Armed robbery arrests
Three people were arrested Tuesday for ambushing a man and robbing him.
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Health care professional sentenced for Medicaid fraud
Youngsook Kwon, age 57, has been sentenced for a misdemeanor offense of submission of false Medicaid claims.
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Alcohol checks at businesses in Sparks
On Friday and Saturday the Sparks Police Department conducted age verification compliance checks at 24 local businesses.
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Two arrested for possession of drugs, stolen firearm
Two residents were arrested Sunday when police found then carrying stolen weapons and drugs.
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Man killed on Everett Drive identified
The person killed in last week’s shooting on Everett Drive has been identified as Brandon LeBlanc, a 19-year-old resident of California.
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Arrest made for battery with a deadly weapon
Thursday at 1:47 p.m. the Reno Police Department responded to a report of two subjects fighting and a possible stabbing.
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Minor accident with extrication
A woman was pried from her car after an accident Wednesday evening. At 8:10 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to State Route 341 to a minor injury accident. The crash investigation indicates that a silver four-door Nissan crashed approximately two miles up from Highway 395. Emily Schaffer, a 28-year-old Virginia resident, had to be extricated and received minor injuries. Schaffer was transported by ground to Renown Medical C...
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