Two rival motorcycle gang members are facing charges in court, Monday, nearly two years after a fight at John Ascuaga’s in Sparks. Vagos member Ernesto Gonzalez is charged with the murder of Hell’s Angels San Jose Chapter President Jeffrey Pettigrew. Rival Hell’s Angel Cesar Villagrana is charged with attempted murder after shooting a Vagos member in the leg.
A thousand dollar reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted for battery with a deadly weapon and the shooting of a man, Saturday morning. Sparks Police say the victim and his friends were approached by several people in a car who shot at the victim multiple times. Secret Witness: 322-4900.
A missing Oregon woman has been spotted in Reno. Jessica Chastain dropped her daughter at a friends home in Klamath Falls a week ago and never returned. Chastain is traveling with a man named Billie Rose. She and Rose were seen Saturday at the Chevron on Eleventh. The couple is driving a white Volvo with Oregon license plates. Call Secret Witness at 322-4900 if you see her.
A local man is missing and his family is asking for your help to find him. Stephen Metzner suffers from dementia and other health problems. He wandered off Friday morning from Klamath Court in the Highland Ranch area of Sun Valley. Call Secret Witness at 322-4900 if you see him.
A motorcycle versus a vehicle accident slowed traffic on Sand Harbor at State Route 28 Sunday. Two people were taken to a Reno hospital; the extent of their injuries is unclear. No names have been released and the crash is under investigation.
The Carson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who threatened to shoot two people at Olive Garden Sunday night. Deputies say, David Lane started complaining about the food and after asking for the manger, eventually pulling a gun on him and the chef. Witnesses got his license plate number as he drove off.
Fire crews put out a blaze following an explosion Sunday evening, at the PSC hazardous materials disposal facility in Fernley. Lyon County officials say the company has its own crews at the scene cleaning up the mess, and there is no threat to the public. No one was hurt and the incident remains under investigation.
Fire officials are trying to figure out what caused a playground to catch fire, Friday evening in the Wingfield Springs area. Authorities say the blaze at Del Cobre Park destroyed much of the playground equipment. No injuries were reported. If you have info, call Secret Witness: 322-4900.
A bank robber from Carson City known as the “Fedora Bandit” was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison on three counts of armed robbery. In each of his seven robberies, David Osborne wore a hat, sunglasses, a fake mustache and goatee, and demanded money while brandishing a firearm. Osborne is also required to pay restitution.
A planned subdivision in Washoe Valley is meeting some backlash. Residents say it will create too much traffic and have an environmental impact on the area. Washoe County Commissioners approved the plan in May. A public hearing is scheduled Tuesday morning at the Commission Chambers on East Ninth beginning at ten.
The Regional Transportation Commission begins road work on Red Rock Road, Tuesday. The RTC says they’re redoing the pavement between Adobe and Argosy Road, north or Reno. One lane will be open and traffic will be directed by pilot car, but you should expect a 20 to 30 minute delay.
Harrah’s Casino in Reno is hosting an on-site job fair, Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They plan to hire blackjack dealers, security officers, facilities managers and engineers, table games supervisors, slot technicians, box office agent, stage technicians and dancers. Free training is offered, if hired.