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Four Arrested in Ranch Harrah Estate Burglary

(RENO, Nev.) -- Four men from Reno were arrested on Thursday in connection with a burglary in South Reno.

According to the Reno Police Department, several modern and antique firearms were stolen from a home at the Ranch Harrah Estate.

An investigation led them to identify four suspects involved in the burglary. Tyrone Leuchters, 36, Brian Porter, 27, Kevin Davila, 23, and David Mills, 25 were located and taken into custody.

Mills was charged with burglary and grand larceny of a firearm. The other three men face possession of stolen property charges. Porter and Leuchters face additional charges for possession of burglary tools.

Several of the stolen firearms were recovered by police, who are asking for public assistance to locate the remaining stolen items. Anyone with information is asked to call (775) 334-2115.

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Early Morning Crash Damaged Power Pole, No Outages Reported

(RENO, Nev.) -- Police are looking into a crash that damaged a power pole on Thursday morning.

According to ABC's Reno affiliate KOLO, a car crashed into a power pole at about 12:45 a.m. near Old Virginia Road and Damonte Ranch Parkway, causing it to lean at an angle.

The Reno Police Department told KOLO that the vehicle was found in a ditch. They did not provide immediate information regarding the condition of the driver.

NV Energy crews managed to pull the pole back to its original position.

No residents reported losing power due to the accident.

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Authorities Seek Witnesses to Fight Between Couple

(RENO, Nev.) -- Authorities are looking for witnesses to an incident that occurred on Tuesday morning in Cold Springs, Nev.

According to the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Edden Gonzales-Baer and her husband were in a red van on Village Parkway when the two got into a dispute. Gonzales-Baer allegedly attacked her husband and the altercation continued after both individuals exited the vehicle. Witnesses reportedly contacted the WCSO, but Gonzales-Baer fled the scene before deputies arrived.

Authorities caught Gonzales-Baer in Reno a short while later.

Anyone with information regarding the altercation is asked to call (775) 328-3350.

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Race to End Domestic Violence, Safe & Healthy Homes Fair to Be Held April 19

(RENO, Nev.) -- Reno residents are invited to participate in the Race to End Domestic Violence 5K/10K and Safe & Healthy Homes Fair on Saturday, April 19.

Held at the California Building at Idlewild Park, the fair will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K and 10K will begin at 9 a.m.

A portion of each race entry will be donated to the Tahoe Safe Alliance, a group working to prevent sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse.

Race registration costs $30. Runners can register until 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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Cops Release Safety Tips for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

(RENO, Nev.) -- In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Reno police have released a series of tips to help keep the community safe.

Here are guidelines provided by the Reno Police Department:

1. Know your surroundings

  • Know your location if you have to call 911
  • Scan the area for open businesses to run to
  • Scan for areas were someone could be hiding

2. Trust your gut feelings

  • If someone looks suspicious they probably are and should be avoided
  • If you feel you are getting too intoxicated you should stop drinking
  • You notice someone keeps buying you drinks at a bar

3. Have a plan

  • Ask a co-worker to escort you to your car at night
  • Have your cell phone out and ready to dial 911
  • If you do plan on drinking in excess have someone stay close to you

4. Fight to get away

  • Use Fingernails;
  • Pepper-spray; and
  • Car keys as a weapon.

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