Category Archives: KOH Local News

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Suspect Arrested in Deadly Crash

A suspect in a deadly Sparks crash has been arrested. 31-year-old Candy Godkin was killed after she was hit head on by a driver who drifted into her lane on east Greg Street. That driver, Yulisa Esparaza-Salazar has been released from the hospital and booked on charges of driving under the influence resulting in death,…MORE

Body Found in Northwest Reno Identified

The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a body recovered from a ravine in northwest Reno. The body of 33-year-old Joshua Romero was found Friday. The cause of death for Romero, who was homeless, is still under investigation. Reno Police say the death did not look suspicious.MORE

Sun Valley Trailer Fire Was Caused by Portable Heater

A portable heater is being blamed for starting a fire that destroyed a trailer Friday morning. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection arrived just after 4:30 a.m. to a trailer on Sugar Hill Drive in Sun Valley after the heater ignited a mattress. No injuries were reported, and crews knocked the fire down before it could spread…MORE

Two People Rescued From The Truckee River

Two people were taken to the hospital after falling into the Truckee River. It happened Thanksgiving just before 5pm. Emergency crews were called after someone reported hearing screaming in the area. Officials say two people were walking along the river when a woman fell in. The other person tried to pull her out and fell…MORE

Sheriff’s Office Looking For Volunteers For Porch Pirate Sting Operation

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers who live in Washoe County for a sting targeting porch pirates. The plan is to catch thieves who steal packages left on porches and residential doorways. The operation will last through the holiday season. Those interested in participating can email Detective Todd Williams at [email protected] Sheriff’s…MORE

NV Energy Releases Holiday Scam Warning

NV Energy is warning customers of energy-related scams, which they say tend to increase ahead of the holiday season. Common scams include phone calls appearing to come from NV Energy demanding payment and threatening immediate disconnection. These scammers will often use spoofing tactics to make their calls appear as though they are coming from NV…MORE

Busy Holiday Weekend Expected at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is expecting 15-thousand travelers to pass through its gates during this Thanksgiving week. That would be a record. The peak travel days are expected to be today and Sunday. Airport officials are urging people to arrive two hours before their departure time.MORE

Ohio Fugitive Arrested in Sparks

An Ohio fugitive was caught in Sparks over the weekend. The Washoe County Sheriff’s office says deputies first found 25-year-old Randi Marion at a storage unit in Sparks. When deputies tried to arrest her, she fled in a stolen car, hitting patrol vehicles. She was arrested after the vehicle became stuck. She now faces several…MORE

Reward Offered as Police Search For Murder Suspect

Secret Witness is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Malik Coleman. He’s the suspect Reno Police say is involved in a shooting that killed a woman in downtown Reno. Coleman is a black man, 6-feet-tall and 190 pounds. Police do not believe it was a random act of violence.…MORE

Reno Police Looking For Suspect Involved in Fatal Shooting

The Reno Police Department is looking for a suspect after a woman was found shot to death Thursday morning in downtown Reno. The suspect, Malik Coleman is a black man, 6-feet-tall and 190 pounds. Police say there are no active threats to the community, and do not believe it was a random act of violence.…MORE