Vandalism to RTC RIDE Buses Injures Passengers; Reward Offered

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RENO, NV - A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or people involved in throwing large objects at RTC RIDE buses, causing the passengers on board to become injured.

According to an official with Secret Witness, objects have recently been thrown at RTC RIDE buses, resulting in the windows breaking and those on board getting injured.

One person was transported to a hospital, one person had a large rock land in a lap after it shattered a window, and a driver was injured by broken glass after the driver's side window was shattered, according to the official.

Not only does this present a danger to the passengers and drivers; it costs an average of $2,000 to replace the windows, according to the official.

The official says this has happened on four routes throughout the Reno community.

Reno police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or people. Anyone having information relating to this crime is asked to call the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900 or, or text the tip to number 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.

Photo of bus damage courtesy RTC
Photo of bus damage courtesy RTC
Photo of bus damage courtesy RTC

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