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Several vehicles were burglarized during the week of March 2 1 in the Arrowcreek area, near Mt. Rose Highway and Joy Lake Road, deputies said in a news release on Monday. On March 29, deputies stopped a vehicle driven by a male juvenile during a routine traffic stop. They found items inside that matched the description of some of the properties reported stolen in the recent burglaries. Deputies confirmed the items found in the vehicle were related to the burglaries, and the juvenile was arrested April 6 on charges of possession of stolen property . Several other vehicle burglaries were reported this past weekend in south Reno, deputies said. The doors were unlocked on some of the vehicles. Deputies said drivers should remember to lock their doors. Authorities were still investigating the case, which could involve more suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division at 775328-3350. Washoe County Sheriff’s deputies arrest juvenile in series of vehicle burglaries MARCELLA CORONA MCORONA@RGJ.COM Reno leaders and local law enforcement agencies plan to meet in late April to discuss ways to b uild a stronger collaboration with the communi- t y. T he third symposium o n race and policing is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 21at the Joe C rowley Student Union Theater at the University of Nevada, Reno. The symposium is set to start at 6 p.m., Reno police said in a news release. Afree public barbe- c ue, organized and funded by The Associated Stud ents of the University of Nevada, will also be held o n the third floor veranda o f the student union. Free parking will be available for participants. The three-hour-long e vent will start with an introduction of the panel members and an overview of changes in local law enforcement from past symposiums, au- thorities said. T he introduction will be followed by two ses- s ions, where attendees will be able to ask quest ions of community lead- e rs and law enforcement officials. The first session focuses on law enforcement o perations and how local agencies operate. The second session will focus on immigration and policing issues, which will feature Spanish interpret- ers. T he Reno Police Department, Sparks Police D epartment and the Washoe County Sheriff’s O ffice plan to participate i n the event. That includes UNR Police Services, Nevada Highway Patrol and Washoe Count y School District Police Department, among other agencies. Officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will also answer questions on i mmigration and policing. T he symposium started in 2014 as a way to pre- v ent poor relations bet ween police and the community. Officials said the idea for stronger relationships between the Washo e County community and local law enforcement started shortly after the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Reno leaders to talk race, policing at April symposium CHANELLE BESSETTE/RGJ FILE Local law enforcement and community leaders gather for a news conference in May 2015. MARCELLA CORONA MCORONA@RGJ.COM Arusted hammer and aforgotten phone call recording could help solve a 35-year-old murder case in Keddie, Calif., a P lumas County Sheriff’s s pecial investigator said. I n 1981, 36-year-old Glenna Sue Sharp, her 15- year-old son, John, and h er son’s 17-year-old friend, Dana Wingate, were all found tied up, beaten and stabbed in cabin No. 28 in Keddie — about 79 miles northwest of Reno. S harp’s 12-year-old daughter, Tina, was miss- i ng and found three years later to-the-date of the m urders in Butte County, s pecial investigator Mike Gamberg said on Tuesday. Gamberg, a former d eputy, began working on the case in 2013. Since then, he’s recovered a recording of a phone call made to investigators soon after the remains of Sharp’s daughter were found. The anonymous caller identified the remains and hung up, Gamberg said. Gamberg said he found the recording in the bottom of a box of evidence from the case that was never opened — something he says is un- u sual. “Somehow it was overlooked 35 years ago, and I got lucky enough to find i t,” he said. T hen, when news of t he progress made in the case hit the public, investigators received a tip via an online forum, w ww.keddie28.com. Tips on the case began coming i n from the forum, Gamberg said. T he manager of the forum contacted investigators and told them a tipster posted information o f a possible murder w eapon he had found in t he area near the murders. The tipster told authorities he found a rusted hammer while search- i ng a nearby area with a metal detector. The hammer was later identified as an Estwing brand. It matched the description of a hammer suspect Martin Smartt s aid he lost shortly before the murders, Gamb erg said. “ It was a brand-named h ammer,” Gamberg said. “It’s a top-of-the-line tool, and it’s expensive. Nob ody would just leave it lying around.” The hammer was being tested for DNA evidence, he said. It was not known when authorities would receive the test re- s ults. Gamberg said Smartt a nd a second suspect, John Boubede, have s ince died of natural c auses. “Several other people are involved, and they’re still alive,” Gamberg said T uesday. “We have most of them identified, and we’re coming for them. “They better batten down the hatches because we’re coming,” he said. “We’re continuing with the investigation, and we’re doing interviews, and we have several persons of interest. “Some we contacted, and we’ll contact them again based on new information.” Gamberg, who had retired from the depart- m ent in 1994, said the murders shook the small town. “If we get everything d one and the case is s olved, and we make an a rrest, the town will sleep easier,” he said. Secret Witness is offering a $5,000 reward f or information leading to the arrest and prosecu- t ion of the suspects involved. A nyone with information is asked to contact the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office Special Invest igator’s Office at (530) 2 83-6360, or Secret Wit- n ess at (775) 322-4900, online at www.secretwit- ness.com or text the tip to 847411(TIP 411) with the k eyword “SW.” Investigator closer t o solving 1981 Keddie murders MARCELLA CORONA MCORONA@RGJ.COM Why are t axes separated out so you can see how much they are on m ost sales receipts but n ot when buying gaso- l ine? »Short answer: Most r etailers submit the tax to the government themselves so they know what is being paid. Fuel retail- e rs do not. Instead, taxes are paid at other points in t he chain. Full question Don Dykes of Reno emailed that he wants to k now why gas stations do not print the amount of sales tax paid on receipts. “If all other business p rint the amount of sales taxes on what you buy, I would think the sales taxes on gasoline should also be printed on the receipt,” h e said. H e added that he keeps track of all sales taxes he pays every year so he can take them off on his tax r eturn. Full reply Speaking for myself, I use the option to deduct the average sales tax paid based on the sales tax rate i n the county in which I live (Washoe): 7.725 per- c ent. But I can understand why those who may spend alot, especially on fuel, w ould be interested on knowing the total amount o f taxes they pay. So I contacted the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, which handles the g as tax in Nevada. S pokesman Kevin Malone emailed: “Fuel retailers do not remit the taxes directly as most ret ailers do. Retailers purchase fuel from the sup- p liers in bulk with the taxes already included in the price. “Fuel prices at the p ump include federal, state and county taxes. T he federal tax is paid to the IRS when the fuel is taken from bulk storage. Nevada state and local t axes are paid to the DMV b y suppliers, who are the companies directly above the retailer.” You can see state and c ounty tax rates at dmvnv.com/fuel. “ The total taxes in Washoe County are about 80.7 cents per gallon for gasoline and 8 6.8 for diesel,” Malone said. P art of the taxes are indexed, meaning they rise with inflation, so they rise most years. Why is ‘tax paid’ not on gas receipts? ASK THE R GJ MARK ROBISON Gasoline taxes, in dollars, for 2016 in Washoe County: GasolineDiesel Federal0.1840.244 State of Nevada0.230.27 NV Cleanup Fee0.00750.0075 NV Inspection Fee 0 .00055 0 .00055 W ashoe Local Option0.090.09 Washoe County Option0.010.01 Washoe Indexing 0 .2851093 0 .2456571 T otal$0.8071593$0.8677071

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