Archives for November 2016

Search on for casino bathroom purse snatcher

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies need your help finding a suspected purse snatcher. They say two women had their purses stolen from the Harrah’s and Mont Bleu casinos in Stateline. Both women say their purses contained their passports. Surveillance video shows police are looking for a woman who entered the women’s restroom on both occasions entering with a large empty black handbag-that she presumably puts the other purses inside of Before fleeing. A cash reward is being offered in the case.

Reno man admits to helping terrorists

A Reno man pleads guilty to aiding and abetting terrorists. Forty-two-year-old Balwinder Singh of Reno pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of providing material supports to terrorists. Singh, who’s a permanent U.S. citizen and a resident of India, went by several aliases. He was arrested in 2013 and has been detained since then. Federal prosecutors say he supported terrorist attacks in India by working with co-conspirators to create plans and provide funding for an overseas attack. Agents stopped that alleged attack by arrested his co-conspirator as he was boarding a plane from San Francisco to Bangkok. Singh faces up to 15 years in prison.

Ex-Tahoe council member dies

Flags are flying at half-staff in South Lake Tahoe. 2 News reports Former council member Bill Crawford died Friday. Crawford served on council most recently until 2010.

Bikes, skateboards stolen in Sparks

Sparks Police need your help finding a suspected burglar. They say someone broke into Forever 2 Wheels on Greenbrae earlier this month and stole several bikes and skateboards. 2 News reports the bikes are very identifiable so they’re asking you to keep an eye out.

Ely execution chamber remains empty over drug shortage

A brand new execution chamber sits empty in Ely. Nevada has a de facto moratorium on the death penalty due to a lack of execution drugs. Governor Brian Sandoval supports keeping capital punishment in place, despite repeals around the country. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports some in the assembly think Nevada votes should weigh in on the issue in a ballot question in the 2020 election.

High-speed chase ends in arrest off I-580

A high-speed police pursuit ends in a crash. It happened on I-580 near Mount Rose highway. The NHP says troopers tried to pull over a Hyundai Monday afternoon when the vehicle fled reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. The driver eventually crashed on the Mt. Rose off-ramp. The man fled on foot, but was arrested shortly after the crash near the power plant.

Wolf Pack’s Foster off basketball team after arrest

A UNR basketball player is arrested. The school’s coach says junior Elijah Foster faces charges of domestic battery and contempt of court. The forward is off the Wolf Pack indefinitely.

Pyramid/McCarran work to interrupt your commute

If your travels take you through Pyramid and McCarran–you can expect delays. The RTC is working to improve the intersection and says they can’t do most of the work at night because it’s too much of a disruption to residents. This week’s work centers around Pyramid Way near Queen Way, and you can expect delays of up to a half-hour. You’re urged to take an alternate route. The entire improvement project won’t be complete until 2018.

2 inmates hurt in prison riot

A prison riot puts two inmates in the hospital. The fight broke out at the Carlin Conservation Camp Sunday night in northeast Nevada. Staff say the fight involved 40 inmates and they had to deploy chemicals to end it. No corrections officers were injured in the fight. Nearly two dozen of the other inmates involved in the fight will also be transferred to higher-security facilities.

Crews to be repairing burst pipe in Stead all week

A burst pipe causes some commotion in Stead. It happened near Moya and Lear Boulevards late Monday morning. Crews say sewage didn’t make it to the river and instead flowed into a storm drain. Crews will be on-scene the rest of this week repairing the damage.