WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Tourist Hailed For Foiling Car Theft In Reno

View Comments
police, generic, lights, cop, flashing, officials, authorities

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Cat Outta Here! Hello Kitty Is Not A Feline?
  2. 4 Things To Know For 8/28
  3. Tim McGraw Rocks The State Fair
  4. Scientists Erase Bad Memories From Mice
  5. Koffy In The Morning: Hunter Hayes Plays Cambria Studio

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police are crediting an alert tourist from Minnesota with a law enforcement background for foiling a car theft.

Investigators say the tourist phoned police after chancing upon two suspects as they were trying to steal a Honda sedan Saturday.

Officers were able to catch one suspect, but the second fled on foot.

Police did not identify the tourist, but say he’s director of public safety at a university in St. Paul, Minn., who was in Reno for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators conference.

David Avina was booked into jail on a variety of charges, including attempted grand theft auto and possession of burglary tools.

A search for the second suspect continues.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,813 other followers