Archives for October 2015

Police look for person of interest in ATV theft in Sparks

Washoe county sheriff’s deputies need your help finding a person of interest in connection with a stolen ATV. They say the theft happened some time Sunday night into Monday. They say a utility trailer and ATV were stolen from a residence in Sparks. Both have since been recovered in a nearby field off Route 395, just north of Reno. Police say they’re looking for Jason Rocco. Rocco is 31 years old and is believed to be driving a green 1995 Chevy Suburban with a California license plate.

Carson City weighing possible Tesla boom

Carson City officials are weighing the impact of what’s being called a possible Tesla boom. The Nevada Appeal reports that Carson City could see more than 300 jobs after 2016 and 2017. Those additional workers are expected to impact the housing market, job growth, and make for longer commutes for some people. The impact may not just be limited to Carson City either. Douglas County and Reno could also be affected.

RTC bus windows shattered in Sun Valley

The string of shooting out bus windows continues. 2 News reports another RTC bus was struck by a pellet gun in Sun Valley overnight. It happened as the bus was dropping off passengers. Five people were on-board, ducking for cover when the bus windows were shattered.

Standoff Ends When Deputies Realize Unarmed Suspect is Asleep

They thought he was dangerous,but he was really asleep. In Storey County, deputies had a standoff situation overnight after they said an intoxicated man who made violent threats had barricaded himself inside a semi truck off USA Parkway. Eventually, they discovered that , not only was the man not armed, he was actually asleep inside the truck. When he woke up and got out of the truck, he was arrested for trespassing.

Man,Dog Rescued From Burning House

Rescuers saved the lives of a man and a dog in a burning house on Romero Way last night. The fire broke out just past 10 pm, and the man and dog were in the house when it started. Fire crews rescued them both, going into the burning house to carry the dog outside, and treating the animal for smoke inhalation. The man is fine, and the dog is expected to make a full recovery. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The garage was completely destroyed, along with a vehicle in side the garage.

Reno City Council denies exclusive contract with Renown

Reno city employees won’t be bound to treatment at Renown and Hometown Health Providers. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that City Council voted unanimously not to contract exclusively with the healthcare providers, saying choice is more important than potentially lower rates. The deal was touted to save nearly a half-million-dollars over two years, but council members say they’ve got no proof of that. They also fear the deal could hurt competition in the market.

Truckee Meadows to get $150K for high-tech jobs training

Truckee Meadows Community College is among three schools getting grant money from the governor’s science office to train workers in high-tech jobs. The school which will get $150,000 to advance students’ skills in commercial heating and cooling systems–services vital to companies like Switch that are expanding in the area.

Owners: D’Andrea Golf Course site won’t be abandoned despite fire

Wednesday’s suspicious fire at the D’Andrea Golf Course in Sparks has delayed plans for the future of the site. But the owner tells KOLO-TV the site won’t be abandoned. Owners have considered putting a winery and vineyard or events center on the property, but aren’t sure how much time and money the fire will set them back.

Jury duty scam hits Washoe County

The Washoe County Sheriff’s office is warning residents about a jury duty scam. Deputies say the caller identifies himself as Michael Scott, and says that you failed to appear for jury duty in August and now face fines. He’s requesting a payment of $750 over the phone to avoid arrests. The courts are reminding folks they don’t fine you over the phone for missing jury, and they don’t accept payment by telephone either.

Mother, baby injured in hit-and-run crash in Sparks

A woman and her baby are hurt after a hit-and-run crash in Sparks. Police say a black Mustang passed the victim at a high-rate of speed and clipped her car Wednesday afternoon on Vista Boulevard. The victim’s car crashed into the sidewalk and into a field just off the road. Both mother and baby are expected to be OK. Police are still looking for the driver.