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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Reno.

Friday
Jul252014

Man Arrested After Being Caught with Stolen Scooter

(RENO, Nev.) -- Police arrested a Reno man after witnesses reported a suspicious person going door to door.

Police said the suspect, later identified as Brandon Olsen, 33, had arrived on a stolen scooter. When officers approached him to attempt to take him into custody, Olsen attempted to run away.

Police eventually apprehended Olsen without further incident. He was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and obstructing and resisting.


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Thursday
Jul242014

Man Arrested After Incident with Child at Park

(RENO, Nev.) -- Police in Reno arrested a man on Wednesday after he allegedly made suggestive comments to a child in Mira Loma Park.

According to the Reno Police Department, Martin George, 59, was charged with lewdness with a minor under 14 after he allegedly approached a 6-year-old girl, making suggestive comments and touching her thigh.

Police said that George appeared intoxicated.

Police identified George after speaking with other children who witnessed the incident.


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Wednesday
Jul232014

Reno Police Offering $2,500 Reward in Teen Shooting Death

(RENO, Nev.) -- The Reno Police Department is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect responsible in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy Sunday.

Police say the victim was fatally shot near Miguel Ribera Park in the 900 block of Nutmeg Place at around 6:35 p.m. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

Authorities are still investigating whether the shooting was gang-related.


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Tuesday
Jul222014

Father Killed in Purdue Avenue Shooting 

(RENO, Nev.) -- A 23-year-old man was killed in a Purdue Avenue shooting, police announced Monday.

Officers responded to an incident on reports of gunshots being fired around 9:50 p.m on July 18. Upon arrival, they noticed that bullets had traveled through several windows at the apartment complex.

Law enforcement discovered the victim, Anthony Cueva, inside one of the residences, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene.

Cueva's infant child was also found in the apartment, though the child's status is unknown.

An initial investigation found that Cueva was "an innocent victim in the this shooting," according to police.

Several young men wearing hoodies were seen running from the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 775-334-2115.


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Monday
Jul212014

Suspect Sought in Fatal Weekend Shooting of 16-Year-Old Male

(RENO, Nev.) -- Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male Sunday evening in Reno.

Authorities responded to reports of gunfire around 6:35 p.m. in the 900 block of Nutmeg Place.  When they arrived, they found a juvenile male suffering from gunshot wounds. After making life-saving attempts, the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police did not disclose further information regarding the victim’s identity.

Police have yet to announce a suspect in the case and did not rule out that the shooting may be gang-related. Anyone with information is being asked to contact police at 334-2115.


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