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June 21 Crime Report


Suspect wanted in Wal-Mart robbery. See June 14 entry.

Of Interest

Through June 27, all Washoe County Sheriff’s Office personnel have permission to wear jeans and cowboy boots during their scheduled shifts. “The Sheriff’s Office heritage dates back over 150 years. Cowboy style jeans are a part of our heritage and were worn by Sheriff’s and Deputies long before modern day uniforms,” Sheriff Chuck Allen said. “This is not just about the history of the Sheriff’s Office, it’s about the history of our region since the copper riveted jean was invented by a Virginia Street tailor named Jacob Davis in 1871. To celebrate that tradition, I’m authorizing all Deputies to wear cowboy style boots and Wrangler jeans along with their standard uniform shirt and attire while the rodeo is in town.”

June 14, 2015

Around 3 p.m., three African-American males entered the Wal-Mart at 4855 Kietzke Lane and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the store. The suspects can be seen on the surveillance tapes and authorities believe they committed the same crime in Winnemucca before arriving in Reno. The three suspects are described as African-American, ranging in height from 5’6” to 6’, and all in their 30’s.

Shots were reportedly fired in the area around South McCarran Blvd. Upon investigation, officers did find a casing, but there were no injuries reported and the investigation is ongoing.

Isai Segura was arrested for eluding, possession of a dangerous weapon, minor in contempt, and driver’s license and registration required on Trainer Way after officers responded to a report of multiple fights breaking out in the area.

A victim was walking along South Virginia Street when a vehicle approached and words were exchanged. The victim attempted to flee and was shot by the occupants of the vehicle. The victim’s injuries were non-life threatening and the investigation is ongoing.

Jesse Marsh was arrested for trespassing on South Virginia Street. Marsh was uncooperative with officers and mis-identified himself.

June 15, 2015

Alberto Lloyd was arrested on Roberts Street for domestic battery, battery with a deadly weapon, and stabbing.

Several suspects entered a business on North Virginia Street, pointing a handgun at the clerk and demanding money from the register, while another suspect gathered merchandise before fleeing. The total loss has not been disclosed. The suspects are described as follows: #1 — white male adult, last seen wearing blue coveralls with a black and yellow emblem (similar to Midas or Meineke) on left breast, dark gloves, and black and white Chuck Taylor shoes; #2 — last seen wearing a black hat, black and brown varsity style jacket with a brown collar matching the sleeves, and blue jeans.

June 16, 2015

Suspects are being sought after a commercial burglary on Kietzke Lane. The robbery was first reported when the owner noticed the cash drawer was short. Upon reviewing their surveillance tapes, they noticed the suspects assessing the cash registers. The suspects are described as three black male adults, 5’6”-6’, mid 30s, and one was wearing a red or pink horizontal striped shirt.

Andrew Leeper was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon after officers responded to several reports of shots being fired in the area around Kuenzli Street.

June 17, 2015

Officers have identified the suspects in a string of 7-11 robberies that took place in Reno earlier this month. Officers discovered evidence from the robberies while responding to an unrelated fight in Lemmon Valley. Two 17 year old males and a 21 year old male were contacted by law enforcement and all three have admitted to investigators their involvement in the crimes. Arrested on four counts of armed robbery was Ralph Rivas. Due to the other males being juveniles their identities will not be released, but they have both been charged with five counts of armed robbery.

Shawn Procacina was arrested on charges of commercial burglary and possession of burglary tools in the area around Mae Anne Avenue after officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress.

Officers responded to a report of battery with a deadly weapon on North Virginia Street. The suspects involved were fighting, one suspect was stabbed and the other was hit in the head with a 2×4. The victims’ injuries were non-life threatening and the investigation is ongoing.

Gordon Nielson was arrested for disturbing the peace after officers responded to the victim and suspect having a verbal altercation. Nielson refused to meet officers’ demands and was non-compliant.

June 18, 2015

A victim was exiting her vehicle when the suspect approached and demanded her property, firing one shot into the air as her fled. The suspect is described as a black male adult, mid 20s, 5’8”, and last seen wearing black clothing.

A victim woke to find a suspect prowling around his home, but the suspect left after realizing he didn’t know the victim. Another suspect was waiting outside the home on Oliver. The suspects are described as follows: #1 — hispanic male adult, late teens, 5’2”, 170 pounds, and last seen wearing all black clothing; #2 — hispanic male adult, late teens, 5’8”, 200 pounds, and last seen wearing a green shirt.

Joseph Barajas was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, trafficking, and possession of a gun by a prohibited person at Lake and 4th Streets.

The victim and the suspect made arrangements to meet as the victim was selling some property. On meeting, the suspect attempted to make a grab for the property, but the victim held strong. The suspect eventually fled in a waiting vehicle. The suspect is described as a light skinned hispanic or darker skinned white male.

June 19, 2015

Steve Gil pled guilty to one count of establishing or possessing a financial forgery laboratory. He will serve a 15 year prison sentence for his crimes. His co-defendant, Julie Tovar also pled guilty to burglary and conspiracy to posses a financial forgery laboratory and will face from one to 10 years for her crimes. The investigation began when Gil passed a forged $20 bill at the Atlantis and then built his fraud laboratory inside a room at the hotel. He will be eligible for parole in four years.

June 20, 2015

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