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Police make another arrest following Saturday's riots

Police shared a photo they say is Compton carrying a Reno Police Department badge replica.
Police shared a photo they say is Compton carrying a Reno Police Department badge replica.(KOLO)
Published: Jun. 2, 2020 at 1:29 PM PDT
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UPDATE, JUNE 3

The Reno Police Department announced one additional arrest Wednesday in connection with last Saturday's riots in downtown Reno.

Wesley Compton was arrested locally on Tuesday, June 2 for Felony Theft and Destruction of Property. Police say he was involved in the incident at the police station in which rioters threw rocks at the station, at parked cars, and tagged the building with anti-police graffiti.

Police shared a photo they say is Compton carrying a Police Department badge replica. Investigators say he also threw rocks at officers and will also be charged with Assault on a Police Officer.

Investigators are looking for another man wanted for destruction of property at City Hall, and who they say helped start a fire at the building. Anyone who can identify him is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2188, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.comm, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP411) keyword – SW.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Reno Police Department announced the arrests of three people who they say were involved in Saturday's riots, resulting in damage to both the Reno Police Department's main station and to City Hall.

Leonel Jimenez, 25, was arrested during the riots. He faces charges of Burglary and Felony Destruction of Property, stemming from his alleged involvement in the City Hall incident. He is also accused in the police station incident, and investigators say was captured in a photo stomping on a Police Department badge replica.

Ekepati Taua, 28, was arrested locally after the riots. He faces charges of Burglary, Felony Destruction of Property, Riot and two counts of Assault on a Police Officer for his alleged involvement in the City Hall incident.

A 17-year-old was also arrested for Gross Misdemeanor Destruction of Property and a Probation Violation. Investigators say he threw rocks and damaged the front door of the station and threw rocks into the police vehicle parking area damaging patrol vehicle windows.

Police are asking for help identifying a fourth suspect accused of taking down the police department's American Flag and burning it. He is seen in the attached photo dressed in black, wearing a mask and holding a cardboard sign. Police are asking anyone who can identify him to contact them at (775) 334-2188, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.comm, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP411) keyword – SW.

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