Reno Man Wanted as Sex Offender in North Dakota Arrested
RENO — The Nevada Highway Patrol has arrested a 56-year-old suspect in a park in south Reno who is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender in North Dakota.
A state trooper says he had stopped at Anderson Park to give his canine a break Monday morning when a person with small children approached with concerns about two men who were sleeping in the bushes.
The trooper found the men and determined one of them was the fugitive wanted in North Dakota.
Steven Hurley of Reno was arrested and booked into the Washoe County Jail where he was being held Wednesday without bail. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.
He’s expedited to be extradited back to North Dakota to face charges there.
Ex-Sheriff Charged as Reno Accomplice in Elderly Kidnapping
RENO — Reno police have arrested a former Mineral County sheriff accused of being an accomplice in the suspected kidnapping of an 80-year-old woman by her son at a senior care facility last week.
Police said Thursday they believe 59-year-old Stewart Handte helped 52-year-old Roger Hillygus kidnap Sue Hillygus.
Police are still looking for Roger and Sue Hillygus, who suffers from dementia and is under the guardianship of other family members.
Handte was booked him into the Washoe County Jail Wednesday for suspicion of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping of an elderly victim.
Police say Handte entered the care home off Robb Drive Aug. 8 with Roger Hillygus, provided false information to staff and assisted in unlawfully removing the victim.
It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.
Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information in the case.
Man Arrested in Hit-and-Run that Killed Dayton Man, 5 Dogs
DAYTON — A suspect has been arrested as a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 59-year-old Dayton man and five dogs he was walking when they were struck by a driver who fled the scene.
The Nevada Highway Patrol says 38-year-old James Parisi of Dayton was arrested late Thursday in connection with the death of Michael Kuntz.
Kuntz was walking the dogs along Six Mile Canyon Road on the north edge of Dayton just before 7 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle crossed over the center of the road and hit them.
The patrol says numerous tips from the public to NHP and Lyon County sheriff’s deputies helped lead authorities to Parisi.
He was being held Friday at the Lyon County Jail. Formal charges are pending.
It’s not clear if Parisi has a lawyer or will be appointed one.