Archives for October 2016

Reward offered for Fernley park vandals

A reward is being offered for the persons who vandalized a Fernley Park. News 4 reports vandals broke concrete picnic tables, and damaged restrooms, a patio and landscaping in the so-called “Out of Town” park. Repairs will cost up $3,000. Secret Witness says they’ve arrested one suspected vandal-but are looking for more. If you know who did this, call them at 322.4900.

Tips to stay safe this Halloween

Let your kids enjoy the fun of Halloween, but also keep them safe. Police have a few tips – like always walk on the sidewalk, don’t wear all black even for the sake of the costume, and don’t go into stranger’s homes. If your treat looks like it’s been opened or fooled with-throw it out. Halloween has been a deadly day on the roadways in the past. Police are asking drivers to slow down and be hyper aware.

5 rescued off Pyramid Lake this weekend

Five people are rescued off Pyramid Lake over the weekend. News 4 reports tribal Police responded to two boats in distress Sunday. No one was injured.

Man Arrested In Kidnapping

A Reno man is accused of kidnapping in a weekend incident. Police were called about he kidnapping on Saturday night in the 800 block of S. Wells Avenue. They located the victim, and found that person had been injured in the kidnapping. The SWAT team entered a house in the 200 block of Crampton Street on Sunday, believing the suspect was inside. He was not. He was later located and arrested in the 11-hundred block of Glenda Way.

Suspects Arrested In Armed Robbery At Scheels

Four people have been arrested in connection with a Sunday afternoon armed robbery in Sparks. Police say a woman and two men tried to leave a Scheels sporting goods store without paying,and pointed a gun at a loss prevention officer who confronted them. The men fled the scene in a white pickup truck. So far,police have four suspects in custody .The woman fled on foot, and she is still at large.

Chains, snow tires required on mountain roads, passes

Chains or snow tires are required on a number of area roads including Mt. Rose Highway, I-80 in Truckee and U.S. 50 from Spooner Lake. I-80 over Donner Pass saw so much snow Sunday it had to close for a time due to multiple crashes. It’s since reopened.

Get your moped registered or face a fine

Starting tomorrow, mopeds must be registered with the DMV. The registration comes with a one-time fee of $60. If your moped isn’t registered by the New Year, and you’re caught with it on the roads, you could face a traffic citation.

Pembroke Drive closed for construction

Pembroke Drive-between the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course Clubhouse and Hidden Valley–is closed to all traffic starting today. The planned closure is part of the Southeast Connector Project. Crews will be moving a water line. Water service to any area neighborhoods won’t be affected. The road closure will last about two months

UNR freshman critically hurt in frat fall dies

A University of Nevada Reno freshman who was critically injured two weeks ago at a frat house has died. Eighteen-year-old Ryan Abele died Thursday. He fell down the stairs at Sigma Nu frat house and suffered a severe brain injury. The university is investigating the incident and has temporarily withdrawn recognition of the fraternity on-campus. A GoFundMe has been set up for Abele-it’s already surpassed its 50-thousand-dollar goal with more than $75,000 raised for his family.

NV has a new license plate and new welcome signs

A new license plate makes its debut on Nevada Day. Governor Brian Sandoval introduced the plate that says “Home Means Nevada” at our state’s 152 birthday celebration in Carson City. The plate replaces the sunset design that’s been in use since 2001. He also unveiled new Welcome to Nevada signs designed by high school students.