Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Reno.


Man Arrested for Car Burglary

(RENO, Nev.) -- A man was arrested following a car burglary on Monday.

The Reno Police Department say the victim saw a man stealing property from his car before fleeing the scene.

The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Jose Tafolla, was soon apprehended and arrested.

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Reno Firefighters Holding Holiday Party for Children in Need

(RENO, Nev.) -- Some of Reno’s bravest will turn a downtown ballroom into a center of holiday activities for children experiencing homelessness.

Current and retired Reno firefighters will host a holiday party on Sunday for children ages 6 to 14.

The group comes primarily from Reno’s downtown area and was pre-selected by the Washoe County School District, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, Pathfinders Children’s Ministry, and the Family Shelter.

The children will have an opportunity to make Christmas ornaments and participate in other activities to create a special day filled with fun, laughter, and good food.

Last year, an estimated 200 children and volunteers gathered for the special party that is supported by donations from Reno firefighters, police officers, local businesses, artists, and various volunteers.

Anyone looking to donate new or gently used items can do so by dropping them off to any Reno Fire Station no later than Friday, Dec. 19.

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Two Reno Bars Fail Reno Santa Crawl Alcohol Check

(RENO, Nev.) -- Two business were cited on Saturday after serving alcohol to minors during the Reno Santa Crawl.

The Reno Police Department says The Siri Bar, located in Siri Casino, and the Cal Neva Casino Bar were the only two businesses that failed during the underage alcohol compliance operation.

The operation involved four underage volunteers who attempted to buy alcohol at 39 venues. Police say the volunteers provided their actual state issued identification if they were asked for it, clearly identifying them as underage.

The following businesses passed the operation:

  • Thai Corner Café, located at 100 W. 2nd St.
  • Tonic, located at 231 West 2nd St
  • Our bar, located at 211 West 1st St.
  • Singer Social Club, located at 219 W. 2nd St.
  • El Cortez bar, located at 239 West 2nd St.
  • Cargo, located inside Whitney Peak Hotel/Casino at 255 N. Virginia St.
  • 3rd Street bar, located at 125 West 3rd St.
  • The Little Nugget, located at 233 N. Virginia St.
  • Doc Holliday’s, located at 120 E. 2nd St.
  • Chocolate Bar, located at 95 North Sierra St.
  • Duffy's ale House (Freight House), located at 250 Evans Ave.
  • Pizza Reno, located at 26 W. 2nd St.
  • W. 2nd St. Bar, located at  118 W. 2nd St
  • Waterfall Bar, located at 134 W. 2nd St.  
  • 7 Bar, located at 148 West St. 
  • Five Star Lounge, located at 132 West St. 
  • Sierra Tap House, located at 253 W. 1 St. 
  • Imperial Lounge, located at 150 N. Arlington Ave.
  • Monolith Bar, located at 100 N. Arlington Ave. 
  • Silver Peak Bar, located at 135 N. Sierra St. 
  • Old Bridge Pub, located at 50 N. Sierra St. 
  • Knitting Factory, located at 211 N. Virginia St. 
  • Java Vino, located at 246 W. 1 St.  
  • Noble Pizza, located at 239 W. 2nd St. 
  • Sapphire Lounge (Harrah's), located 219 N. Center St.
  • Dos Geckos (Cirucs Circus), located at 500 N. Sierra St. 
  • Aura Lounge (Silver Legacy Casino) located at 407 N. Virginia St.
  • Rum Bullions (Silver Legacy Casino) located at 407 N. Virginia St.
  • Drinx (Silver Legacy Casino) located at 407 N. Virginia St.
  • Silver Baron (Silver Legacy Casino) located at 407 N. Virginia St.
  • Brew Brothers (Eldorado Casino) located at 345 N. Virginia St. 
  • Sports Bar at the Circus Circus Casino located at 500 N. Sierra St. 
  • Shooters, located at 434 N. Virginia St.  
  • Lincoln Lounge, located at 306 E. 4th st  
  • Abby's Hwy 40, located at 424 E. 4th St. 
  • 1864 Tavern, located at 290 California Ave. 
  • 1 Up, located at 214 W. Commercial Row.

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Police Investigating Wednesday Robbery 

(RENO, Nev.) -- Authorities are investigating a Wednesday robbery on North Virginia Street.

According to the Reno Police Department, the victim was asleep in his room when he was awoken by three or four men punching him.

The suspects then took the victim's wallet and fled.

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Sparks Police Investigating Deadly Industrial Accident

(RENO, Nev.) -- Authorities in Sparks are investigating a deadly industrial accident.

The Sparks Police Department says an industrial accident was reported at 45 Vista Boulevard on Wednesday morning just after 6 a.m.

A 33-year-old male employee was found dead inside the business.

Police say it "appears the victim was operating a piece of machinery when possibly a piece of clothing may have got caught in the machine, pulling the victim into it and killing him."

The identity of the victim has not been released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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