Archives for March 2018

Truckee police arrest man wanted on outstanding warrants

A routine traffic stop turns into a felony arrest. Truckee Police handcuffed David Honsinger of California on I-80 near Overland Trail Wednesday. They say he was wanted on warrants for assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a gun, and a hit-and-run. Police say they found items used to make counterfeit cash in his car as well as an imitation gun.

Sick of flooding? Lemmon Valley residents asked to join class-action lawsuit

Residents of Lemmon Valley who suffer from frequent flooding in their homes are being asked to join a class-action lawsuit against the City of Reno. Attorneys for residents have sent out letters in an effort to add more clients to their case. The lawsuit accuses of the city of pumping water into Swan Lake from its waste water treatment plant, causing the flooding.

NV Army Guard gets new helicopters

The Nevada Army Guard gets an upgrade. They’ve got new Chinook helicopters that allow pilots to take their hands off the wheel; while it sounds unsafe, it lets them focus more on the mission. The choppers can travel at speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour.

Head-Shaving Event Is Tonight

More than a dozen members of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff, their families, and friends plan to shave their heads this evening when they join Reno’s annual St. Baldrick’s Day event to help the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation raise money to support childhood cancer research. The Sheriff’s “Green for Gold” team is one of nearly 30 teams featuring hundreds of people who will shave their heads to help fight childhood cancer.

Two Walk Away From Rollover Crash

Two people had to be extricated from a vehicle after a rollover accident on thursday night, then walked away with no injuries. It happened on Villanova drive, underneath I-580.

One Treated For Smoke Inhalation After House Fire

Fire ravaged a home in Dayton on Thursday. One person is being treated for smoke inhalation as a result of the blaze on Grosh Avenue.

School Closings, Power Outages As Snow Piles Up

The Reno and Carson city areas remain under a winter storm warning through 11 o’clock tonight. Snow is expected to taper off today, then resume tonight. At 5 o’clock this morning a foot of snow was on the ground in northwest Reno. All Washoe County School District and Carson City schools are closed. More than 14-hundred NV Energy customers are without power in Washoe County.

Man charged in ‘largest’ raptor poaching case in CA

It’s being called the largest case of raptor poaching in California history. A Standish man is arrested in connection with the mass killing of raptors. Police say a witness called in to report 67-year-old Richard Parker killing a hawk. A search of a rural property not far from a wildlife refuge turned up 126 raptors and a stuffed mountain line.

2 men arrested in NV on CA murder charges

Two men are detained in Nevada in connection with a fatal stabbing in El Dorado County. Sheriff’s deputies say Jeremy Fortium of Pollock Pines was found dead on Pony Express Trail Tuesday. Police handcuffed Chase and Cody Bomar on murder charges.

Roommate fight leads to gun being discharged

A fight between roommates ends in gunfire in South Lake Tahoe. Police say Robert Choate Junior was arrested at a Stateline area motel this morning. Police say the victim confronted Choate over allegedly stolen items when the two got into a fight. Police say Choate pulled out a shotgun and pointed it at the victim.