Archives for February 2021

Trio arrested in Carson City car dealer theft

Three people are arrested in connection with a massive burglary at a Carson City car dealer. Deputies say Daniel McRunnel, Oscar Lopez and Michelle Navas of Stockton, California, stole a Jeep SUV and 22 key sets and remotes for other cars. Police say the trio also stole computer diagnostic equipment from the service building. Deputies say they tried to steal a pick-up too, but crashed it, and left it there. Damage is estimated at $100,000.

Washoe Co. recoveries far outpacing new COVID cases

Washoe County adds a single COVID-19 death for a total of 619. The latest death involves a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions. Recoveries far outpaced new infections at 333 compared to 80. Total active cases in Washoe are below 10-thousand. Just over 100 people here are hospitalized with the virus.

Reno police investigate shooting

Reno police are investigating a shooting. They say it happened last night on Tybo Avenue near Silverada Boulevard and Nyala Street. The extent of the victim’s injuries is unknown. Police say the suspect hasn’t been arrested.

Alert issued after salmonella apparently killing birds in Tahoe area

An outbreak of salmonella is killing finches in the Lake Tahoe region. The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care have both issued alerts this week asking the public to keep an eye out for dead birds. Dead siskins have been found in backyards in Carson Valley and Truckee.

Police charge driver who rammed Amazon truck with DUI, battery

Reno police say a drunk driver slammed into an Amazon Prime truck. It happened yesterday afternoon near West Pinenut Court. Police say Aaron Horton was driving erratically when he realized the Amazon truck driver was calling police and rammed his vehicle. Horton was hospitalized; the Amazon driver suffered minor injuries. Horton faces charges of DUI and battery with a deadly weapon.

Pile burning happening in Galena

If you see or smell smoke in the Galena area these next few days-that’s because a prescribed burn is happening. Truckee Meadows firefighters will monitor the pile burning around-the-clock. They say the burn’s risk of spreading is low because of the ground snow coverage and current weather conditions.

Man Hit by Train Appears to be Accident

A man was critically injured Sunday morning after being struck by a train near the Reno-Sparks border. The man, described by the Reno Police Department as being about 60 years old, was being treated at a Reno hospital late Sunday morning. It happened about 9:51 a.m. at Barnett Way by the old Nevada Division of Motor Vehicles building at Galletti Way. The investigation is being handled by the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, but Reno police said it appears to be accidental and not intentional.

Vaccination Initiative (PM)

COVID vaccination efforts are expanding. Rich Hancock reports;

Vaccine Initiative (MID)

Rich Hancock reports it’s all hands on deck for Nevada’s COVID vaccination efforts;

Vaccine Initiative (AM)

The message is all hands on deck for COVID vaccination efforts. Rich Hancock reports;

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Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a new Equity and Fairness Initiative aimed at leveraging Nevada resources to expand vaccination sites, get support from the National Guard and federal personnel and expand the vaccinator workforce.