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July 5 Crime Report


See Wednesday July 1 entry
See Wednesday July 1 entry

Of Interest

The Reno Police Department wants to remind the public not to leave pets or people in the car as the temperatures heat up. If you witness people or pets unattended in a car, call 911 immediately. The inside of a vehicle heats up very quickly, especially as temperatures reach 99 degrees and beyond.

From June 1-21, a Joining Forces speed enforcement campaign was held, during which time more than 230 speeding citations were issued. The total number of citations for various infractions was more than 330.

The Community Emergency Response Team will begin training July 9. CERT Academy training includes disaster preparedness, emergency medical techniques, fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, and terrorism awareness education. For more information, click here. http://www.washoesheriff.com/press-releases.php?id=1500075

Sunday, June 28

Officers were detaining subjects for a fight outside a business at Wells and Mill Streets when another subject ran out claiming shots had been fired inside the business. There were no injuries reported at the time, but a subject later went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Two suspects approached two victims, displaying a handgun and demanding their property. The suspects are described as two black male adults, 5’5”-5’8”, wearing hats, and one suspect had a beard.

Christopher Huntington was arrested for DUI and child endangerment on Sutro Street, while Angela Huntington was arrested for child endangerment.

Monday, June 29

Around 3 p.m. today, officers responded to an accident at Jackson’s Food Mart at 2095 Brierly Way. Sparks resident Lisa Fortin entered the parking lot and drove around to the back, hitting several cars in the process, and then returned to the front of the parking lot where she hit the support posts near the gas pumps. Witnesses reported that Fortin was traveling at a high rate of speed. Fortin was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, but she was only given a citation because she was being treated for injuries related to the accident.

Tuesday, June 30

Rupert Boehling surrendered himself to authorities today after being arrested for speeding in the area of 7th Avenue and Klondike Drive in Sun Valley. Boehling faces a number of charges, including felony eluding, reckless driving, and two counts of child endangerment.

William Smith was arrested in Sparks today for a June 6 murder committed with a firearm. The arrest was a joint operation involving the Sparks Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation, and the U.S. Marshals Service. Smith was booked into the Washoe County Detention Center to await extradition to California.

A juvenile driver was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle on Sutro Street.

Wednesday, July 1

Around 4 p.m. today a motorcycle in the 9500 block of S. Virginia Street struck an SUV traveling north toward Virginia from Sierra Manor Drive. The motorcycle rider, Alberto Gonzalez, was transported to his injuries where he succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Gary Phillips has registered as a tier III sex offender and will be residing along the Truckee River near the Aces Ballpark. Phillips is currently unemployed and is in compliance with all sex offender laws. He is not currently wanted by law enforcement, but is being supervised by the State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety, Division of Parole and Probation.

Around 9:30 p.m. this evening, officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 4005 Moorpark Court. On arrival, officers discovered Jose Cruz had taken a child from the apartment in violation of an Extended Protection Order. Cruz arrived at the residence to see children he had in common with a female resident at the home, but he was in violation of the order because it was not his assigned day. Because of the violation, Cruz was charged with kidnapping, home invasion, domestic battery, and violation of an extended protection order.

Two juveniles were arrested for vehicle burglary on Rocky Mountain Street.

Officers responded to a potential commercial burglary on Yori Street. On arrival, the suspects had already fled. The total loss has not been disclosed and there are no suspects at this time.

Thursday, July 2

The Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy graduated its newest recruits today, where Sheriff Chuck Allen addressed the graduates. The graduating class includes eight from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, five from the Reno Police Department, two from the University of Nevada, Reno Police Department, and one from the Sparks Police Department.

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