CRIME & SAFETY
Reno Woman Gets 30 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Case
A Reno woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison this week after being found guilty of drug related-charges. The Washoe County District Attorney's Office says 52-year-old Lameda White will be eligible for parole after 11.5 years. She was convicted in a drug trafficking case involving five pounds of methamphetamine.
Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested After Late-Night Pursuit in Reno
A man faces several charges after he led Reno Police officers on a late-night pursuit after stealing a Good Samaritan's car. Police say the incident started just after 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday when the suspect, Damien Silvanus was involved in a crash involving a U-Haul truck hitting a utility pole near Robb Dr. and Sapphire Ridge Way.
Reno Police releases footage of Virginia City Highlands chase, shooting
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Reno Police Department (RPD) has released the footage of the police chase that occurred in Virginia City Highlands on May 9, 2023. On the afternoon of May 9, at approximately 2:50 p.m., an RPD officer spotted and identified Tyler Woolley in a parked vehicle in the area of Mira Loma Park in Reno. Woolley had an active extraditable felony warrant for an arrest for prohibited person possession of a firearm issued from Carson City.
Train hits pedestrian crossing the tracks at Sutro Street
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -A Union Pacific train hit a pedestrian crossing the railroad tracks at Sutro Street on Wednesday night. The pedestrian was conscious, breathing and alert when taken to the hospital, the Reno Police Department said. No information was available on the patient’s condition at the hospital. It...
2 Californians plead guilty to drug charges; 1 other woman convicted
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Two California residents have pleaded guilty to drug charges, and another woman has been sentenced to 25 years for her own, separate drug conviction. 52-year-old Lameda White will be eligible for parole after 10 years. She was found guilty of possession with intent to sell schedule 1 controlled substances. In addition, White will also serve 60 months in prison with parole eligibility after 18 months for trafficking in or possession of a schedule 1 or 2 substance from a prior conviction.
Body found in Sparks apartment homicide victim, police say
SPARKS, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The body found in a Sparks apartment on Field Street last week was a homicide victim, according to police. 59-year-old Jose Reyes-Ramirez of Sparks was pronounced dead at the scene on May 27. Authorities say the manner of death was homicide and the cause of death was blunt force injury of head.
Man killed in police shooting at Sparks shopping center identified
SPARKS, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The man who was killed in a police shooting at a Sparks shopping center has been identified. 29-year-old Dylan Wilson was killed on Tuesday night after he was shot multiple times. He is believed to have been homeless. The Washoe County...
Sparks Death Investigation Now A Homicide
The Washoe County coroner has identified a man found dead in a Sparks apartment on Sunday and say his death was a homicide. The medical examiner said 59-year-old Jose Reyes-Ramirez died from a blunt force injury to the head. Police say they were called to the Field Street apartment just...
Local Sonic Drive-Ins hit with 170 child labor violations from feds
Federal investigators at the U.S. Department of Labor have identified over 170 child labor violations at six Sonic Drive-In franchise locations in Northern Nevada, according to a new report by the agency. The Sonics, which are co-owned by siblings Ian, Quinn and Taylor Cain through SDI of Neil LLC, illegally allowed 14- and 15-year-olds to work hours and times not permitted by federal child labor regulations, the report said. Additionally, the fast-food franchises assigned the young employees...
Driver crashes into Washoe Sheriff’s Office fence
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A man is facing a charge for driving under the influence after the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says he crashed into their fence. The sheriff’s office saying, “Most times it’s our Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies that find drivers who get behind the wheel while under the influence. But every once in a while, those drivers come right to us.”
Coroner Identifies Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Sparks
The Washoe County coroner has identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Sparks earlier this week. The medical examiner says 29-year-old Dylan Wilson died after being shot several times. The ME says it's believed Wilson was homeless. According to Sparks Police, it happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at...
HAZMAT Investigation Underway in Sparks
Sparks Fire Department says an explosion occurred inside a rental company truck in the TA Travel parking lot. Sparks Fire Department says an explosion occurred inside a truck in the TA Travel parking lot.
UPDATE: Suspect identified, believed to be homeless
SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - Update on June 1: The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died in the officer involved shooting as 29-year-old Dylan Wilson. Wilson was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Renown. His cause of death was declared to be multiple gunshot...
Investigation underway after body found in Sparks apartment
SPARKS, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Sparks Police Department is investigating after a body was found in an apartment on Sunday. Officers responded to a call of a person down in an apartment at 690 Field Street around 1:30 p.m. on May 28. Due to the suspicious circumstances, detectives were called out to investigate.
Death Investigation Underway in Sparks After Body Found in Apartment
A death investigation is underway in Sparks after a body was found in an apartment on Field Street on Sunday. Police say they were called to the apartment just after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday where they found the unidentified body. Police say the investigation is in the initial stages and...
Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Sparks
Police say they initially responded on a report of a woman screaming for help, saying an armed man was arguing with her and another man. The Washoe County coroner has identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Sparks earlier this week.
RFD Arson Team Speaks to Public About Fire Prevention
Thursday morning the arson team with Reno Fire Department brought their arson dog, Boston to West Street Plaza to inform the public about fire prevention. The fire department says they wanted talk to the public about arson awareness and what they can do to help investigators catch arsonists by staying alert.
Man arrested after alleged robbery in Sparks
SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - A man has been arrested in Sparks on robbery, gun, and drug charges stemming from an incident last week. On May 25, at around 9:00 p.m., the Sparks Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Scheels Drive for a robbery that had just occurred. A bystander told police the suspect was running through the Legends shopping center.
Fiery Sparks crash kills passenger, closes I-80 for 5 hours
SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) -One person died and westbound Interstate 80 was closed for more than five hours after a fatal crash Sunday morning near Pyramid Way. The crash happened at about 4:02 a.m., the Nevada State Police said. It involved one vehicle on westbound I-80 as it approached Pyramid Way.
Fernley man charged with stealing from company at TRIC
A Fernley man was arrested May 16 by the Storey County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation into theft from a company at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. According to the Storey County Sheriff’s Office, on May 16, Storey County deputies were made aware of an arrest warrant issued out of Virginia Township Justice Court. They served the arrest warrant in the TRIC area of the county on Timothy McDowell, 48, of Fernley, and he was booked into Storey County Detention Center.
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