Reno man killed in crash near Derby Dam
SPARKS — A 57-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday. At 5:11 p.m., troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were dispatched to a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 near the Derby Dam interchange, about 16 miles east of Sparks. The official investigation found that a 57-year-old Reno man was driving a green 1993 Honda four-door sedan eastbound in the left-hand lane when he failed to negotiate a slight right curve i...
Fatal accident on SR206 Foothill Road
GARDNERVILLE - A driver was killed in an accident Tuesday night just north of Kingsbury Grade on State Route 206. At 10:33 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a vehicle accident rollover on Foothill Road (SR 206) about one mile north of Kingsbury Grade (SR 207). The investigation found that a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling south on SR 206 and, for unknown reasons, drifted off the west side of the highway, over-corrected...
Attempted robbery at 7-Eleven store
RENO — At 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to 211 E. Grove St. on a report of an attempted armed robbery. The suspect entered the business, simulated a weapon and demanded cash from the register. The employee questioned the suspect about whether he had a weapon. The suspect then fled the store on foot. The employee was not injured during the incident and there was no monetary loss. The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, ...
Reward in laundromat burglary
SPARKS — Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with the commercial burglary of the Rock-N-Bee 24-hour laundromat 1670 Victorian Ave. Sometime after 3:35 a.m. Thursday, the suspects entered the business and removed four security cameras from the ceiling, causing damage to the ceiling. The estimated loss is about $1,800. There were four suspects: three ...
Reward offered in Shell station robbery case
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with armed robbery of the Shell service station at 2595 Clearacre Lane in Reno. At 10:22 p.m. Monday, two suspects entered the store with a handgun and ordered the employee to open the register. As the employee was opening the cash register the suspect armed with the handgun fired a single shot into a wal...
Denim Day honors sexual assault victims
RENO — In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking businesses, organizations and individuals to wear denim today in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about sexual assault misconceptions. In 1998, a teenage girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to jail, and his case went to the Supreme Court of Appeals ...
Reward in casino robbery
RENO — Secret Witness is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with armed robbery of the Gold Ranch Casino on Interstate 80 near Verdi. At 3:15 a.m. Monday, one suspect entered and robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled the area. The suspect is described as an unknown race male wearing a gray and black jacket with an emblem on the ...
Update on fatal accident on U.S. Highway 50
DAYTON — A man and his young daughter were killed in an accident late Friday afternoon, the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) reports. At 3:54 p.m., NHP troopers were dispatched to a vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 50 at Kit Kat Drive about six miles west of Dayton involving a white Honda, a white Chevrolet and a black GMC. The preliminary crash investigation indicates that the westbound white Honda was driven by David James Melendrez, a 30-year-ol...
Reward offered in stabbing
Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward for information on the suspect wanted in connection with the stabbing of a male victim in the area of 935 W. Fifth St. in Reno.
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. ...
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...