Secret Witness

at , Reno, 89515 United States

Anonymous telephone hotlines offering monetary rewards for anonymous tips that result in the ultimate arrest and prosecution in previously unsolved crimes.


Secret Witness

Reno , NV 89515
United States
Contact Phone
P: (775) 322-4900
Website

Description

Secret Witness is a private non-profit organization of concerned citizens dedicated to solving crimes and improving public safety by generating information, not otherwise available, that aids law enforcement in prevention of crime, arresting, and prosecuting suspects. The identity of secret witnesses shall remain protected and anonymous. Qualified secret witnesses will be rewarded for their information. In support of the Secret Witness Mission Statement, a number of objectives were adopted for the organization. They are: 1. Assist law enforcement authorities in obtaining information about criminals and any violations of the law, fugitives, and other related matters that will help reduce crime and make our community a safer environment to live in. 2. Provide a means for the public to communicate information anonymously about criminal and civil offenses and fugitives without the threat of retaliation. 3. Provide rewards to promote the flow of information from the public. 4. Enhance the Secret Witness program by maximizing public awareness through advertising, public appearances, participation in community events and media activities. 5. Identify and implement progressive programs and partnerships to impact our culturally diverse community and schools that will benefit them from the services provided by Secret Witness. 6. Expand the geographic coverage and benefits of the Secret Witness program by assisting other communities in establishing their own programs or by incorporating other communities in the Northern Nevada Secret Witness Program. 7. Maximize law enforcement participation in the Secret Witness program by soliciting law enforcement representation at board meetings, participation in meetings of mutual interest, participating in law enforcement conventions and seminars and by involving law enforcement authorities in Secret Witness policy, organization and operation decisions and goals. 8. Maximize community support and funding of the Secret Witness program by expanding the number of sponsors and sponsor representation to include individuals, businesses and industry. 9. Maintain the efficiency and the effectiveness of the Board of Directors who represent the main economic and social sectors of the community's Secret Witness serves. Seek individuals to serve on the Board who; · possess talents and abilities that are required to achieve individual program results; · are willing and able to actively participate in program goals and objectives; · are well respected for their personal ethical standards and conduct.

General Info

Since being established in 1979, Secret Witness has been serving Northern Nevada for over 35 years. This is only possible through the generosity of the people in our community. We are 100% supported by donations from the public and are proud to report that each and every dollar goes towards keeping our community safe. The bottom line is our success is only possible due to the generosity of our reward sponsors and individual donors that provide the money for rewards to a witness if that information leads to the arrest and prosecution of a crime.

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Secret Witness is offering a $500 reward in connection with the theft of copper from a construction site at 340 E. 2nd St. in Reno. Between August 31st and October 15th, suspect(s) have stolen copper to include electrical boxes and Buss bars from the construction site of the future home of a Marriott Hotel. The loss to date is in excess of $12,000. Video surveillance shows possibly two suspects gaining access to the site and the electrical rooms. No description was provided. Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspects should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2133, or you can call us at 775-322-4900 or report it online: http://www.secretwitness.com/report.php

Published on 2015-10-23 17:45:59 GMT

Secret Witness is offering a $2,500 reward in connection with the homicide of a homeless male in the area of Second and West Streets in Reno. On October 20, 2015, at approximately 10:30 p.m. officers responded to that area on a report of an injured male. Officers located a male victim with a head wound. Witnesses stated that the victim had been in a verbal altercation with two suspects which then turned physical, and the suspects had fled on foot. The victim was transported to Renown for treatment, where he later died. Suspect #1 is described as a white male adult, approximately 25 to 35 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, thin to medium build, wearing a black top and jeans. Suspect #2 is described as a white male adult, approximately 25 to 35 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, thin to medium build, wearing a blue top and jeans. Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspects should contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2115, or you can call us at 775-322-4900 or report it online: http://www.secretwitness.com/report.php

Published on 2015-10-23 17:43:13 GMT

Lyon County Sheriff's Office needs your help. At approximately 11:30 pm on September 27, 2015, two armed male juveniles entered the Sierra Discount Liquor store located on Highway 95A in Fernley. The business was robbed of an unknown amount of cash. The two suspects appeared to be white males in their mid-teens and were last seen wearing t-shirts, blue jeans, and black bandanas. The Investigators are asking anyone with any information regarding this case to please contact the Lyon County Sheriff's Office at 775-577-5023 or 775-463-6620. Or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call us at 775-322-4900 or report the tip online: http://www.secretwitness.com/report.php

Published on 2015-09-28 20:55:00 GMT

Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward in connection with the hit and run death of a 55 year old man in the area of Victorian Ave. and Kietzke Lane in Sparks. On October 12, 2015, at approximately 3:09 a.m. officers responded to that area on a report of a man down in the road. Officers found the male victim in a bike lane of eastbound Victorian Ave. with major trauma to the upper body and head. The victim was declared dead at the scene. The victim appeared to be walking in the bike lane close to the sidewalk when he was struck from behind. Sparks Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone having information relating to this crime, the suspect vehicle, or the suspect should contact the Sparks Police Department at 775-353-2231, or you can call us at 775-322-4900 or report it online: http://www.secretwitness.com/report.php

Published on 2015-10-13 18:21:45 GMT

Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward in connection with the shooting into two occupied residences in the 1300 block of Carville Dr. in Reno. On September 27, 2015, at approximately 7:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of shots fired in that area. The shots were fired by suspect(s) in an unknown make and model white sedan. Two occupied residences were struck but no one was injured. Several casings were located from different caliber weapons so it appears there may have been more than one shooter. The case is still under investigation by the Regional Gang Unit. Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s). Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2115, or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call us at 775-322-4900 or report the tip online: http://www.secretwitness.com/report.php

Published on 2015-09-28 20:49:31 GMT

Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward in connection with the shooting of two male victims in the apartment complex at 350 Harbor Cove in Sparks. On October 15, 2015, at approximately 8:56 p.m. Sparks Police officers responded to the above area on a report of shots fired. When the officers arrived they found two victims with gunshot wounds. Witnesses stated that there was one shooter. The suspect is described as a unknown race male, in his 20’s, wearing all dark clothing. The Regional Gang Unit is currently investigating, and the Sparks Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the shooter. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the shooter should contact the Sparks Police Department at 775-353-2225, or you can call us at 775-322-4900 or report it online: http://www.secretwitness.com/report.php

Published on 2015-10-16 16:37:30 GMT

Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward in connection with an armed robbery of the Rainbow Market at 7590 Colbert Dr. in Reno. On November 2, 2015, at approximately 1:44 p.m. the suspects entered the market and robbed the clerk at gun point fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash to a waiting vehicle on the north side of the business. The first suspect is described as a white female adult, in her 20’s, approximately 5’9” tall, thin build, brown hair, wearing grey bandana over her face, a white hooded sweatshirt with fur on the hood, blue jeans, and pink shoes, possible tattoo on her chest, and armed with a black handgun. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, late 20’s, approximately 5’9” tall, 300 pounds, wearing a black balaclava style mask, black sweatshirt with red and white jersey underneath, khaki shorts, dark socks, and black shoes with white soles. The suspect vehicle is an older model white 4 door sedan. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2115, or you can call us at 775-322-4900 or report it online: http://www.secretwitness.com/report.php

Published on 2015-11-04 17:52:11 GMT

Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward in connection with an armed robbery of Integrated Wellness and Nutrition at 164 Hubbard Way in Reno. On November 2, 2015, at approximately 12:46 p.m. the suspects entered the business armed with a black handgun, demanding money from an employee. The employee stated there was no money in the business and the suspects fled on foot southbound on Wrondel Way. The first suspect is described as a white male adult, early 30’s, approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, wearing a black ski mask and grey or blue jacket, and armed with a black handgun. The second suspect is described as a white male adult, early 30’s, approximately 5’10” to 6’tall, medium build, wearing a dark colored bandana over his face and an unknown color jacket. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspects should contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2115, or you can call us at 775-322-4900 or report it online: http://www.secretwitness.com/report.php

Published on 2015-11-04 17:49:41 GMT

GREAT NEWS FROM THE SPARKS POLICE DEPARTMENT, ANOTHER SECRET WITNESS SUCCESS! On 9/31/15, Sparks Police Department detectives arrested Jimmy Lopez-Valadez for the shooting that occurred on 9/20/15 which resulted in a 13 year old boy being shot in the head. All evidence indicates this was a random incident and is unrelated to any other similar crimes in the region. The victim’s residence was not specifically targeted and no other subjects were involved. Mr. Lopez-Valadez was the only subject firing a weapon and he was not firing at any other people. The arrest was the result of information that was developed after SPD detectives received a Secret Witness tip on 9/24/15. The victim’s family and the members of the Sparks Police Department and Secret Witness want to express our sincere gratitude to this citizen who had the courage and the commitment to our community to come forward with the information that ultimately lead to the identification and arrest of the person responsible for this crime. Without this information, this crime would have been extremely difficult to solve. Mr. Lopez-Valadez was charged with several crimes related to this incident to include; Discharging a Firearm From/Within a Motor Vehicle, Discharging a Firearm Into an Occupied Structure and Battery With a Deadly Weapon Causing Substantial Bodily Harm.