Archives for November 2014

Police seek clues in south Reno killing

Reno police say they’re still looking for one or more suspects in the killing of a 49-year-old California man who was found unconscious behind a business in south Reno more than two weeks ago.
Police identified the victim on Wednesday as Benjamin Ford. He also went by the name Vinni Gallo. Officers found him bleeding on the ground when they responded to a call in 100 block of East Plumb Lane at about 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 26. He later was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Anyone with any information is asked to all Reno police at 775-334-2115, or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

Pedestrian killed in accident with motorcycle

Police aren’t yet releasing the name of a person killed after being hit by a motorcycle in Carson City Tuesday evening. The pedestrian was crossing at the intersection of Stewart Street and Telegraph Avenue whne he was hit by a Harley Davidson traveling on Stewart driven by 61 year old Michael Trute of Minden. At impact, Trute was thrown from the bike and the person walking was killed. Police say it appears alcohol is a factor in the accident. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Pedestrian dies in Carson City wreck

A deadly wreck in Carson City last night. It happened at about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Stewart and Telegraph streets. A motorcycle hit a pedestrian who was crossing Stewart. The pedestrian died at the scene, and the motorcycle rider was taken to a hospital with severe injuries. Authorities say it looks like the pedestrian was in the crosswalk.

Taxi driver IDd

Police have identified a Reno taxi driver who was fatally shot over the weekend. Authorities say 55-year-old Sami Amin was the man found lying on the ground near his Whittlesea Checker cab at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Wheeler Avenue. He was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Secret Witness is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the alleged homicide.

Fatally shot taxi driver ID’ed

Police have identified a Reno taxi driver who was fatally shot over the weekend. Authorities say 55-year-old Sami Amin was the man found lying on the ground near his Whittlesea Checker cab at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Wheeler Avenue. He was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Secret Witness is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the alleged homicide.

Three die in shooting

Authorities are investigating after two children and an adult were killed in a Saturday afternoon shooting. It happened in a home in the 6300 block of Stone Valley Drive. Police did not talk about the identity of the shooter, but did say the community is not under any threats.

Sports complex name change possible

The late state assemblyman and supervisor who was a driving force behind the creation of several athletic fields in Carson City may soon have his name on the sports complex. The Nevada Appeal reports the Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend the board of supervisors rename the Edmond Sports Complex as the Pete Livermore Sports Complex. Livermore died Oct. 20 at the age of 73.

One dies in officer involved shooting

An officer-involved shooting has left a person dead near the University of Nevada campus. It happened yesterday, just before 4 p.m., at the Wolf’s Den restaurant. Authorities did a traffic stop, and a deputy fired his gun after some kind of altercation happened. No law enforcement officers were hurt in the incident.

Voters make their picks

Voters picked Reno City Councilwoman Hillary Schieve to be the new mayor in yesterday’s elections. In Congressional races, we were closely watching the 4th congressional district race, and an incumbent lost that one. Republican challenger Cresent Hardy has defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford in that race. In district 2, Republican Incumbent Mark Amodei won re-election. He’s a Carson City native. Nevada Republican Governor Brian Sandoval has won re-election.

Remember to vote today

Washoe County election officials are predicting a breeze through the process at polling stations today. Based on advance voting numbers, this mid-term election is not generating a lot of interest. Washoe County Registrar of Voters Luanne Cutler says voter turnout will likely be low across the county’s 488 precincts and 83 polling stations. Cutler is predicting about 50 percent of the 225-thousand voters will cast ballots. Four years ago, at the 2010 midterm election, voter turnout was 64 percent, but because there is no presidential election and no Senate race, Cutler says many people don’t bother.