Archives for June 2016

Richie West Jr. to stay behind bars

The son of a prominent car dealer charged in a federal drug bust will stay behind bars at the Washoe County jail. This marks the third time Richie West Junior has tried to be released ahead of his trial. His attorneys argued west wasn’t getting adequate care after he passed out behind bars on an apparent methadone overdose. West, Dr. Robert Rand, and seven others were charged with running an alleged prescription drug pill mill out of the Jones West Ford dealership in Reno.

Uber joins fight against drunk driving

Uber is teaming up with the state department of public safety to prevent drunk driving this holiday weekend. Uber will offer up to $15 off for rides for new users. $5 from each ride over the holiday weekend will also be donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Law enforcement will do their part in the partnership. They’ll be handing out discounted Uber cards during routine traffic stops to spread the word for a sober ride.

Sparks man arrested on stalking charges

A Sparks man is charged with stalking. Police handcuffed Gregory Kachman Wednesday. He was familiar to them since he was questioned in connection with a deputy-involved shooting in Sun Valley last year. The victim in that case says Kachman has been stalking her since. He’s been ordered to steer clear of her.

Missing radioactive gauge recovered

A radioactive density gauge that went missing from a south Reno job site has been found. The gauge was recovered Wednesday after a reward was offered for its return. The gauge is used to determine soil compaction. It contains nuclear materials that could’ve put people’s health at risk.

Man Tried To Shoot Trump In Vegas

A Britist man has been indicted by a grand jury after allegedly trying to grab a police officer’s gun to shoot Donald Trump. It happened when the GOP presumptive presidential nominee was holding a campaign rally in Las Vegas. 20 year old Michael Steven Sanford could face 30 years behind bars on the charges. Sandford’s arraignment was scheduled July 6 in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. He remains in federal custody.

Federal investigators say 60 deaths may be linked to alleged pill mill

At least 60 deaths may be tied to an alleged prescription drug pill mill that federal authorities busted in the spring. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the investigation began with a tip that came to authorities last summer. But authorities say the investigation didn’t begin until the death of ex U-N-R football player, Michael Yenick, who overdosed on pain pills prescribed by Dr. Robert Rand. Rand was arrested along with Richie West Junior-the son of a well-known of a car dealer in town. The federal investigation included wiretaps and confidential informants. Seven others with ties to the Jones West Ford dealership were also arrested. Everyone involved has pleaded not guilty.

Renown partners with Stanford for better health care

Reno residents will have access to better health care. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports through a new deal with Stanford University, Renown will now offer services for children with cancer or brain tumors. This means, patients won’t have to drive to other states for this kind of care. Renown’s president and CEO called it a game changer.

Two Hurt In Early Morning Crash

A crash early this morning on I-80, sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened in the eastbound lanes at Wells about 3:30 am. According to police, a pickup truck was disabled at the side of the road. The occupants of the truck got out and were pushing it when it was struck by an oncoming car.

Knife Attack Downtown Leaves Man Hospitalized

A man was stabbed in downtown Reno early this morning. Police say it happened at the old bus station on Center Street just before 2 am. The victim told police he was attacked by a man with a knife,who slashed him on his hand and shoulder. He was rushed to the hospital. The man with the knife was described as a black man wearing all black clothing. If you have information about this incident, you are asked to call Secret Witness.

Report: Several towns in Northern Nevada are ‘most affordable’

Several cities and towns in northern Nevada are apparently the most affordable in the Silver State. While Reno didn’t crack the top 10 list, a ranking by tech company SmartAsset shows Dayton, Fallon and Silver Springs all in the rankings. Fernley came in 4th, Winnemucca 3rd, and Sun Valley second. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the most affordable place to live in Nevada was Spring Creek.