Two Police Officers Defend Themselves In Reno Dog Attack

Two Reno police officers were viciously attacked by three canines at a Reno homeless encampment, near the Truckee River on Thursday. The area that the many homeless people was living in is just to the East of South Virginia St, which runs from North Reno, past the University of Nevada, through Downtown Reno, then it goes into midtown, finally stretching all the way down to the southernmost parts of Reno. Before the Reno dog attack, the two police had headed to the encampment to discuss services for the homeless provided by the City of Reno, Washoe County and the State of Nevada. The encampment is just on the riverbank near Commercial Row near the recycling center operated by Waste Management Corporation. The Washoe County canine bite incident happened around 2:20 p.m. when three dogs that were off of their leashes lunged after the police. The cops backed away from the dogs but were not far enough to elude the animals. The police officers first used batons to fend off the animals but eventually had to use even more force to protect themselves. One of the policemen tasered one of the dogs, and after being hit by the non-lethal weapon, the dog ran away.


Two of the three dogs persisted in attacking the police officers as officers continued to try to fend them off by kicking, punching and more. One dog even leaped up to try to bite the police officers. Eventually, in the interest of his and his partner’s safety on of the police officers used his service weapon on the charging dogs and shot the dog. The dog shot in the Northern Nevada animal strike survived the shooting and was taken to a local animal hospital. The other dogs in the attack were taken by Washoe County Animal Control to a shelter. Police spoke with owners of the dogs but no one was arrested.

The two police officers had entered the homeless encampment to make the residents aware of the services that are available to them from the city, county, state and federal government. The police officers even provide addresses for food banks, homeless shelters and other services not provided by branches of the state. In fact, a new homeless shelter was opened on Wells Avenue to service those who were camping along the river near the recycling plant. While the two police officers were given the remainder of the day off after the attack, Reno police are continuing efforts to assist the city’s homeless population.

Two Children Killed In Reno Automobile Accident

A toddler and a young child were killed in a Reno automobile accident when a suburban utility vehicle crashed into their home on Monday, June 29th. The toddler killed was a boy, 2. The young child who died was a girl, aged 4. Police are investigating the crash and have yet to file charges against the man who ran into the home, who was 66. The accident happened just off Vassar St, at approximately 1400 Princess Ave. The children’s mother was in the home at the time of the accident but was not hurt in the Washoe County motor vehicle crash. The driver of the SUV has submitted to all examinations and is assisting police in the investigation. So far, investigators have spoken with witnesses who estimate that the SUV was travelling at almost 60 miles per hour at the time of the crash. After the crash, a neighbor, Dean Davis, ran into the home after calling police. The aftermath of the accident filled the neighborhood with a cloud of dust. A donation site has been established to raise funds for the family. The teenage niece of the two children’s mother was also in the home at the time of the crash. She was not hurt as well.


The driver of the SUV in the Northern Nevada fatal truck collision has been confirmed as Sheldon Berg, 66. Mr. Berg was driving his Subaru at the time of the crash. In January two and a half years ago, Mr. Berg was also part of another accident. At the time of the accident, Mr. Berg suffered a medical incident that may have been the cause of the January 2013 accident. Mr. Berg’s driver’s license was suspended six times – none of the suspensions have been for criminal offenses. Mr. Berg was first suspended in 2002 and then again in 2004 and 2007. In each of these three suspensions, Mr. Berg had voluntarily given up his license. Two additional times, once in 2011 and another time in 2010, Mr. Berg had his license taken away for not complying with license restrictions. In 2013, Mr. Berg’s license was again suspended when he refused to be examined by Nevada DMV officials.


Mr. Berg’s current Nevada driver’s license was granted in March 2015. Police have not answered questions as to how Mr. Berg’s license was given back after the 2013 accident and refusal to be examined.


Reno Motorcycle Accident Closes South Virginia St. Near South Meadows

Police from Reno have limited traffic on South Virginia Southbound near South Meadows as the police investigators are researching a Reno motorcycle accident. A man driving a motorcycle had critical injuries and the accident happened around 4 p.m. Police are asking motorists to avoid driving on that section of South Virginia as the crash is investigated. Police have information that a car involved in the crash fled the scene of the accident.


In mid June, two motorcyclists were hurt seriously and a man driving a car was arrested on Wednesday, June 17th. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m in the morning. The crash was on highway Reno near the highway’s Mustang Exit in Sparks, NV. One man and one woman were hurt in the accident. Their names were William Cole and Karen Cole. Both of the Cole’s are aged just above 50 years old and are husband and wife. After the accident, the Cole’s were taken to Renown hospital in downtown Reno. Doctors are concerned that Mr. Cole may pass away from his injuries.


Police are alleging that the Cole’s were hit by Bernardo Ugalde-Torres, who was driving a Hyundai Elantra. 22-year old Ugalde-Torres first rear ended the the Cole’s and ended up rolling his car over. The Hyundai driver sustained very minor injuries from the accident. Mr. Ugalde-Torres was arrested for drunk driving in the Sparks motorbike crash.


Another Northern Nevada road bike collision left a woman from California dead on Saturday June 13tth. The woman who was killed was Amber R. Hallmark, 53. Ms. Hallmark was a resident of Antioch, CA. The accident happened when Ms. Hallmark’s motorcycle was struck by a driver from the State of Washington. Ms. Hallmark was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The accident happened when the driver from Washington State veered into oncoming traffic in Zephyr Cove. Police investigating the crash have stated that they believe the crash may have been caused by use of drugs and alcohol and that the driver may have not been paying complete attention at the time of the crash.
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