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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Reno.

Monday
Sep222014

Washoe County Sheriff's Office To Hold Prescription Drug Roundup

(RENO, Nev.) -- The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is set to hold a Prescription Drug Roundup on Saturday, Sept. 27 to give residents an opportunity to get rid of potentially dangerous, unwanted, or expired medication.

Citizens are encouraged to bring their medicine for safe disposal throughout the county from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants can mark out the patient's name on the bottle, and the service will be free and anonymous, according to officials.

"Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs," Washoe County Sheriff officials said in a statement. "Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends."

For more information on participating drop-off locations, visit the county sheriff's website.


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Friday
Sep192014

Lost Hunters Rescued from Fish Springs Ranch Area

(RENO, Nev.) -- Two hunters have been rescued from the Fish Springs Ranch area.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says the two hunters, both men, were reported lost Wednesday evening.

One of the missing hunters was located Wednesday night. Crews then continued searching through the night until the second hunter was found just before 10 a.m. Thursday.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Man At-Large After Breaking into Reno Home

(RENO, Nev.) -- A man is at-large after breaking into a home in Reno on Tuesday.

According to the Reno Police Department, the victim returned to his home to find a man inside. The man reportedly showed a gun and then fled.

The suspect is described as a man in his late 20's with black hair. He stands at about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. He wore a brown t-shirt and jeans.


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Wednesday
Sep172014

Burglar Takes Elderly Man's Heart Medication 

(RENO, Nev.) -- A burglar reportedly stole an elderly man's heart medication in Sparks Monday night.

According to the Sparks Police Department, the stolen heart medication had been stored in an old Hydrocodone bottle.

The medication, which is called Furosemide, is described as small, round, white 40mg pills with no markings.

According to the victim, if someone takes this medication without a heart condition, the effects could be fatal.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sparks Police.


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Tuesday
Sep162014

Sparks Man Arrested for DUI After Car Crash

(RENO, Nev.) -- A Sparks man was arrested for driving under the influence following a car crash Monday night.

The Sparks Police Department reports that 28-year old Hector David Quintanilla drove into a parked car, pushing the parked car through a fence, onto a lawn, and against a house.

Quintanilla then continued driving. When he was apprehended by officers, he was taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident.


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