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Final safety statistics for Street Vibrations Fall Rally

Post Date:09/26/2016 8:14 AM

This past week, thousands of people enjoyed motorcycles and downtown Reno for various events associated with the Street Vibrations Fall Rally, held September 21-25, 2016.

The City of Reno’s final statistics for Street Vibrations have been compiled and are as follows.

Community Safety & Service Team (CSAST) statistics:

Twenty seven (27) City of Reno businesses, bars and clubs were visited. Four businesses were put on notice for being over capacity and controls were implemented immediately. City staff also addressed noise complaints, exiting, illegal signs, illegal parking, hours of operation, and proper licensing and will conduct compliance follow-up on the businesses visited. The operations occurred Saturday night through Sunday morning from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

“This year’s Street Vibrations event, compared to last year, was again quite busy based on the number of people in the downtown venue,” according to Lieutenant Rob Larson of the Special Events Division.  “Reno Police thankfully saw no major incidents related to the event, and our presence inside the venue was well received by tourists and vendors who commented on how safe they felt having Reno PD there. The crowd’s interaction with our Officers was very positive, and overall, the event was successful from a public safety standpoint.  The continued success of these large events is attributed to our ongoing collaboration with casino management, the event promoter, our regional law enforcement partners, and City of Reno Special Event planning staff.”

Reno Police Department statistics 2016

Citations (18)

  • Possession of Marijuana 1
  • Possession of Fireworks 1
  • Urinating in Public 3
  • Open Container 3
  • Panhandling 11 

Warrant arrest (1)

Misdemeanor arrest (8)

  • DUI 3
  • Obstructing and resisting and officer 1
  • Domestic Battery 1
  • Intoxicated pedestrian in roadway 1
  • Aggressive panhandling 2

Gross Misdemeanor arrest (1)

  • Battery on a Police officer  

Felony arrest (1)

  • Ex-felon in possession of a firearm/Carrying a concealed weapon

2015 Statistics

Reno Police Department statistics 2015

  • Total Arrests: 18
  • Felony Arrests: 4 (2 Felony Warrants, 1 Probation Violation and 1 arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance)
  • Misdemeanor Arrests: 14 (mostly alcohol related)
  • Misdemeanor Citations: 12
  • Civil Protective Custody: 6

In conjunction with its other event operations, the Reno Police Department Traffic Division conducted a three-day traffic enforcement campaign focusing on vehicle and pedestrian safety within and around the venue perimeter. A portion of that operation was funded by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.


In 2016, the Reno City Council approved an $17,000 in-kind sponsorship for Street Vibrations, which covers the costs associated with public safety, traffic control, and city personnel. This was the fifth year that the City has partnered with Street Vibrations and the downtown casino properties to facilitate a beer garden concept for the entire footprint of the downtown venue.

The City of Reno strives to enhance the quality of life for our community by promoting a sustainable and vibrant economy. Supporting and helping grow both regional and local special events in the community is just one example. To view a calendar of local special events, visit

CSAST was created to ensure departments within the City work collectively with business and property owners. The team consists of representatives from the Reno Police Department, Code Enforcement, Business License, and Reno Fire Department, and involve other agencies when necessary.

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