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Police: Tip Leads to Tagging Arrest in Downtown Reno

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David ‘Shorty' Holtslander David ‘Shorty' Holtslander

Reno Police say thanks to the ‘See Something, Say Something' program, they were able to arrest a man tagging Arlington Bridge.

Police say 48-year-old David ‘Shorty' Holtslander vandalized the underside of the bridge on Saturday, July 6th around 1:15am.  

"This arrest is an excellent reminder of how the ‘See Something, Say Something' concept really works and how we need the community to be a force multiplier as we work together to combat graffiti," says Reno Police Lieutenant Scott Dugan. "The caller provided us with exactly what we need – an immediate phone call when they saw something, providing a location and description of the suspect, and not putting themselves in danger."

Police say several arrests have occurred in the last few months where someone witnessed a criminal act and immediately called police.

They also say the Reno City Council has made the graffiti program a priority by adding more staff through this year's budget. With the new additions, the graffiti program will be able to have a more proactive approach and abatement will occur seven days a week.

If you see a crime, you're urged to call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or text your tip to 847411. Your call will remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a reward.

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