Archives for May 2018

Reward offered in Mt. Rose Highway vehicle burglaries

A $750 reward is being offered for information that leads to arrests in connection with a series of burglaries along Mt. Rose Highway. Police say in several incidents in March, burglars broke into cars parked along Mt. Rose Highway and into homes in north Lake Tahoe; police say they stole credit cards and used them illegally.

Oregon college student still in Reno hospital as family seeks answers after ‘Amtrak incident’

The family of an Oregon college student who’s been in a coma at Renown for a week is desperately seeking answers. 22-year-old Aaron Salazar was on-board an Amtrak train on his way back to Portland State University after visiting home in Denver last week During the trains short stop in Truckee, something happened. Salazar was left behind by the tracks, suffering from broken bones, a damaged brain stem and severe burns. Amtrak police say they’re investigating but in a statement says nothing suggests criminal intent. The family believes the incident may’ve been a hate crime.

Commissioner Apologizers For Witch Reference

At last night’s meeting of the Washoe County Commission, Commissioner Vaughn Hartung apologized for having implied that a woman who testified concerning flooding is a witch. At last week’s meeting, Lemmon Valley resident Tammy Holt commenting on the flooding at Swan Lake. Hartung said,”Begone before a house falls on you, too.”It’s a reference from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Commission Okays Advisory Referendum On Property Tax increase

Washoe County Commissioners last night approved submitting an advisory question to voters on the November election ballot, regarding a property tax increase. The increase would fund a Truckee River Flood Control Project.

Bird Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

A bird found in the South Lake Tahoe area has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It’s the first case this year.

Scanning System Okayed For Schools

The Washoe County School Board last night voted to move ahead with installing an electronic scanning system in all existing schools and those being built.The system will scan the id’s of visitors over the age of 18. The Board also approved a change to the district’s homework policy. The change eliminates mandatory homework.

Cage Found In Dead Child’s Apartment

A sickening twist today in the story of a 5 year old Reno girl whose body was hidden in a storage unit. Police reveal that when they went to the apartment where little Cali Anderson died, officers found a wire animal crate in the bathroom with handcuffs attached to it. The cause of the little girl’s death has not been determined. Her father has been arrested.

Man Suspected Of Hundreds Of Graffiti Incidents

Reno Police have arrested a man accused of 273 separate incidents of graffiti. Trevor Gibson’s handiwork caused more than 33-thousand dollars in damages. He was arrested by a detective assigned to graffiti investigations as part of the regional gang unit.

Nevada Family Alliance fights against potential changes in Washoe Co. schools

The Nevada Family Alliance is sounding the alarm on two new policies up for a cote by the Washoe County school board. The group is pushing for “no votes” on a revision of sexuality health and responsibility education to change the opt in/opt out process; the group also wants to see the board vote “no” on an anti-bullying piece that they say would promote transgenderism in classrooms.

Court records: Animal crate, handcuffs found in Reno apartment where child died

Handcuffs and an animal crate-that’s what court records say investigators found in the Reno apartment of a father, who’s child died inside there. Tyler and Averyauna Anderson were arrested in Sacramento, California after investigators found Tyler’s Anderson’s daughter’s body inside a storage unit. The couple had apparently rented a U-Haul and drove the girl’s body there to dump it. The medical examiner says the girl had been severely neglected.