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July 19 Crime Report


July 14, First Entry

Of Interest

Police are looking for Jonathan Hanes, a suspect wanted in a recent attempted murder case. Hanes has been eluding police for several months. Hanes is not only a person of interest in an attempted murder case from Reno, but he is also wanted for felony eluding, parole violations pertaining to a battery with a knife case, and he also has two misdemeanor warrants. He is 5’9”, 150 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Hanes has a tattoo on his right arm that reads PIRU LOVE, PAPER and one on his left arm that reads RIP DATRELL, CHASE.

A recent sex offender compliance operation showed that of the 344 registered sex offenders in Washoe County, 276 were found to be in compliance with all sex offender laws, while 18 were found to possibly be out of compliance. Those out of compliance could face arrest upon location.

Sunday, July 12

Marquis Johnson was arrested on charges of home invasion, burglary, and harassment on East 9th Street.

Dale Chilen was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle at 6th and Arlington.

Matt Miller and Brittany Toth were arrested for possession of stolen property on East 2nd Street after officers responded to a report of a victim with a gunshot wound. The victim’s injury was accidental and self-inflicted.

Rafael Contreras was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, and trafficking at 4th and Sutro.

Monday, July 13

Enrique Torres approached a vehicle, showing a gun and demanding money. The victim said she had none and attempted to escape. Torres fired several shots into the air before driving off with an accomplice. He was later arrested on charges of attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm from a vehicle at Brinkby and Lakeside.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting and burglary at Essex Way and Tulear Street. On arrival, officers discovered several rounds, but there were no reported injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Officers pulled Brandon Mize over for riding a motorcycle without a helmet. During the stop, they learned the motorcycle had been stolen and Mize was arrested for grand larceny of a motorcycle at Mill Street and Wells Avenue.

Luis Salgado-Moreno was arrested after officers responded to a disturbance at Linden Street. Salgado-Moreno became combative and tried to resist arrest.

Tuesday, July 14

Around 1 p.m. today an unknown male entered Umpqua Bank, in the 3400 block of South Virginia Street, and demanded money from a teller. The suspect didn’t appear to have a weapon. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and headed north on Virginia Street. The suspect is described as a white or hispanic male, 40s, 5’6”-5’9”, medium to heavy build, last seen wearing a multicolored baseball cap, dark colored long sleeve shirt, and dark pants.

Arthur Richardson, the suspect in the June shooting at the Silver Legacy was released from Renown Medical Center today and transported to the Washoe County Jail. Richardson was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, obstructing and resisting with the use of a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, and aiming a firearm at a human being.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near a business in the 400 block of east Greenbrae. One subject exited the car to make contact with the officers while another subject attempted to drive off at a high rate of speed. Officers located Mark Williams, the driver of the car and arrested him, charging him with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, reckless driving, and possession of marijuana. His bail is set at $21,400.
Wednesday, July 15

Around 2 a.m. this morning, a Golden Valley resident was awakened by his doorbell ringing. The homeowner immediately called dispatch to report the suspicious activity. On arrival, officers found the suspects lurking in the area with a firearm from a previous burglary. Christian Trigilio and Joe Alfaro were arrested on numerous charges including attempted burglary, conspiracy, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of burglary tools, and burglary. A juvenile suspect was also arrested, but his name will not be released.

Officers responded to a report of a commercial burglary at the Playful Potter at 1351 E. Prater Way. The owners arrived to find the window had been shattered with a rock and the suspects had stolen an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register.

A suspect entered a business on Mae Anne Avenue, threatening employees and demanding money from the cash register and safe, eventually making off with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a white male adult, mid 20s, 6’-6’2”, skinny, and last seen wearing a black shirt.

Mercedez Anderson was arrested on charges of trespassing and possession of prescription drugs on Record Street.

Thursday, July 16

The Reno Fire Department responded to four different fires early this morning, between 2:30 and 4 a.m. All of the fires were started behind businesses and contained to outside property. The fires were located behind the Food Source at 4047 S. Virginia, Wal Mart at 4855 Kietzke Lane, U Haul at 3411 S. Virginia and Lowes at 5075 Kietzke Lane. Two commercial vehicles were damaged in one of the fires. Officers are currently investigating the causes of the fire. There were no injuries reported in any of the incidents. UPDATE July 17: Bryce Wilson and Gavin Maddox were arrested in conjunction with these four fires and have both been charged with one count of first degree arson and three counts of third degree arson.

Wayne Blevins has been assessed as a Tier III sex offender by the state. Blevins will be residing in the 1700 block of Kirman Avenue and working in the 500 block of Spice Island Drive. He is in compliance with all sex offender laws and is not currently wanted by law enforcement.

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