Man charged with lewdness against child

A Reno man is heading to prison for at least 20 years for sex crimes against children. Luis Velasco-Canales was sentenced to two life terms after he pleaded guilty to charges of lewdness with a child under the age of 14. Police say he sexually abused the girl over the course of three years. At sentencing, the judge says Velasco-Caneles’s actions have had a devastating effect on the girl-and he needed to be removed from society.

2 hit-and-runs in Reno

Two hit-and-runs have Reno police on the lookout. The first happened Wednesday night near UNR at 10th and Virginia streets. Police say a pedestrian was crossing the street when they were struck. They later found the suspect’s vehicle, but not the driver. The second incident happened at 1 a.m. Thursday at East 4th and Lake streets. Police say a black car sped off after hitting a person on a moped; the broke a leg.

Stolen car, endangered child found in Colorado

Police say a child, who was the subject of a previous Amber Alert has been found safe. Police say a car stolen in a carjacking in Sparks was located in Colorado earlier this week. Police say there, two people-Bernadette Jaramillo of Colorado and Andrew Brigman of Utah were arrested. The child was found with them-safe and sound. It’s unclear who the child belongs to; Brigman was charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft and criminal impersonation.

Council Okays Skate Park Construction, Pool Repairs

Good news for local teens: The city council in Reno has okayed a deal to build a new skate park at Miguel Ribera Park. Powerhouse Construction now has a contract to build skate ramps in the southeast area of the park, which has had little maintenance recently. Councilman Oscar Delgado says this will cut down on crowding at Mira Loma Skate Park. The construction company will be paid just over 340-thousand dollars from the public works fund and from the Residential Construction Tax District. The council has also okayed an agreement for repairs and enhancements at Trainer Pool.

Residents Oppose Planned Location Of New High School

Residents living around the Wildcreek Golf Course in Sparks are incensed about plans to build a new high school at that location. The Washoe County School District says this is just the perfect location for the new school, and ,they say it’s very hard to find acreage in an urban environment. The school district says there is no Plan B and they’ve already unveiled designs for the new school. It would take over half of the golf course. Some residents have formed a group called “Save Wildcreek”. They say they will try to make sure the district’s plan to build a new high school in their backyard will never happen.

Suspect Arrested In Stabbing

A suspect is in police custody in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Reno late last night. It happened in the 400 block of West 5th Street during an argument between two men. One of them pulled a knife and sliced the other across the chest. Police say the two men knew each other. The victim’s injuries are not life threatening.

Detwiler Fire sends smoke into northern NV

Smoke from fires burning in California is making it hard to breathe in northern Nevada. The Detwiler Fire burning near Yosemite and Lake McClure is triggering air quality alerts in the unhealthy range. That means the elderly and children should avoid time outdoors. The Detwiler Fire is extremely aggressive and is just 10 percent contained after having consumed more than 70,000 acres. Smoke is expected to linger for some quite some time. Several structures have burned and many are under evacuation orders. Yosemite National Park remains open-for now-but smoke could hinder your visit.

Save the Swope Pyramid efforts work!

The iconic Swope Pyramid will live on. 2 News reports the community has raised more than $1 million in its Save the Pyramid effort. The city of Reno had threatened to tear the pyramid down, saying it was structurally unsound and too costly to fix.

Man charged with murder in Sparks

A man is charged with murder in Sparks. Police handcuffed Victor Montelongo. They say he pulled the trigger in a home invasion earlier this month. Police found a body on the 2100 block of Prater Way. So far, the victim hasn’t been identified.

Police release description of man who allegedly left threat at Heller’s office

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man in connection with a threat made at Senator Dean Heller’s Las Vegas office. Police say the man in the video is seen walking around a building and getting into an elevator after he left a threatening note near Heller’s office. He’s heavyset and in his fifties with a gray beard and was wearing a black baseball hat shorts and a t-shirt. Contrary to early reports, Heller’s office wasn’t burglarized.