Reno Police Department

Reno Police Supporting Victims In New Ways

Dec 25, 2017
Before entering the victim reporting rooms, there is a small lobby decorated with Christmas ornaments along with toys for children to play with.
Stephanie Serrano

The Reno Police Department is changing the way it is responding to victims. Our reporter Stephanie Serrano got a firsthand look at some of the differences.

Within the last year, the city invested close to $100,000 to remodel the front desk of the Reno Police Department. This may sound like a cosmetic adjustment, but historically, people would make their reports through a plexiglass window in front of whoever was in the lobby, no matter the case.

Noah Glick

Reno police say the teenager shot by a school district police officer at Hug High School this month brought knives to school for days before the altercation.

Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick reports.

According to the Reno Police Department, the 14-year-old Logan Clark brought knives to Hug High School in an attempt to start an altercation with another student.

Clark instead used those knives in a fight with a different student, who suffered minor cuts to the face.

Noah Glick

Students and faculty of Hug High School in Reno were back at school today, one day after a 14-year-old student was shot by a campus police officer after threatening students with knives.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports on what the district is doing in response to yesterday’s events.

ThisisReno.com

An attempted traffic stop on I-80 Friday afternoon led to one man being shot dead and a Washoe County Sheriff's deputy in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Marcus Lavergne

Protestors took to the streets of Reno on Friday to express frustration, sadness and disbelief over recent police shootings that have shocked the country. Local activists hope the Black Lives Matter march is just the beginning of a conversation on issues of race and policing in the community.

Holding hand-painted signs and large banners, protestors peacefully marched down Virginia Street from the Reno Arch to City Hall chanting, clapping and filming with their smartphones. 

Alexa Ard

Last week's officer-involved shootings of two black men, Louisiana resident Alton Sterling and Minnesota resident Philando Castile, as well as the shooting deaths of five Dallas officers have sparked national safety concerns.

Hawken Fire is 100% Contained

Jun 15, 2016
Marcus Lavergne

Friday update: Nearly 200 firefighters are continuing mop up operations at the site of the Hawken wildfire near Caughlin Ranch on Reno's southwest side.  Officials say the fire burned 278 acres and is 100% contained as of 3 pm.  The cause of the fire that ignited on Wednesday is still under investigation. 

Thursday update: The Hawken Fire is about 20 percent contained. Washoe County and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District officials say the flames have charred about 300 acres of sagebrush and dry grass since Wednesday afternoon.

Tackling The Growth Of Gangs In Reno

May 25, 2016
Rocio Hernandez

Gangs in Washoe County have multiplied, growing their ranks by 30 percent in a decade. Reno Public Radio's Rocio Hernandez explores what's being done to curb their influence.  

Instead of hanging out with friends after school, 15-year-old Julio travels from Sparks to northeast Reno to practice his boxing. He was introduced to the sport by a friend and has been hooked ever since. Julio says the sport not only keeps him out of trouble but gives him a goal in life. He thinks that might be what separates him from some of his peers.

Community Members Unite Amidst Rising Drug Concerns

May 13, 2016
Marcus Lavergne

The indictment of Reno doctor Robert Rand and eight others on drug related charges spurred community members to discuss rising concerns regarding opioid use. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has more:

With Rand’s Family Medicine Practice and reputation under fire, his former patients are having to go elsewhere. Northern Nevada is facing a doctor shortage, so medical professionals, law enforcement and others talked about ways to get those people help.

Rachelle Pellissier directs Reno's Crisis Call Center. She said finding new primary care doctors is difficult.

Alexa Ard

The City of Reno held its first budget workshop for the next fiscal year. As Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, the City Council raised serious questions about priorities.

Overall, the city is looking to spend $3.3 million more than last year. Nine new positions are being budgeted to the general fund and a new Office of Economic Development will be created to partner with the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

But Mayor Hillary Schieve says there are major components missing from the budget.

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