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January 12, 2021 at 5:20 am

Homicide suspect arrest

On January 12th, 2021 at approximately 9:53am, detectives from the Regional Crime Suppression Unit, a unit compromised of detectives from the Reno Police Department, the Sparks Police Department, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, along with agents from the United States Marshals Service, located Austin Himmelman in the 2400 block of Victorian Avenue and arrested him.


Himmelman had been named as a suspect in a homicide which had occurred on January 7th in Elko and there was an active warrant for his arrest.


Himmelman’s charges at this time are: Prohibited Person Possess Firearm.

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