Standoff over in Sun Valley

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Updated: 4/24/2013 3:54 pm
UPDATE - 2:17PM - Washoe County Deputies say the suspect was not in the house they suspected. However, there is no reason for neighbors to be concerned, deputies say.

All roads are back open.

UPDATE - 2:04PM - The standoff is over, according to deputies. We will have information as it becomes available.

UPDATE - 12:26PM - The school lockdowns have been lifted.

(News 4 Reporter Ashley Cullins)
(News 4 Reporter Ashley Cullins)
UPDATE - 12:02PM - Deputy Armando Avina tells News 4 that deputies attempted to pull over a driver of a possibly stolen vehicle and were led on a high speed chase. Deputies abandoned the chase due to being in a residential neighborhood and having posing a large risk factor. Deputies found the stolen vehicle in the backyard of a residence on Chocolate Drive and have the female passenger of the car in custody.

Deputies say the driver took off on foot. Witnesses say he entered a residence in the area of Chocolate Drive and W. 6th Avenue and barricaded himself. SWAT and the Hostage Team are on scene working to get the suspect who has barricaded himself in a residence.

Due to proximity to schools, WCSO called Washoe County School District to lock down the nearby schools.

Stay with News 4 for updates.

UPDATE - 11:54AM - Washoe County is currently working a situation, and says all homeowners are advised to stay inside. Washoe County Sheriff's Deputies say there is a suspect at large in the area of Chocolate Drive.

News 4 just spoke to Harvey's Sun Valley Bar, which is a few blocks from Chocolate Drive. An employee said that they got a phone call a short while ago that they needed to lock their doors and close their windows. She was not told why and they haven’t seen anything.

SUN VALLEY, Nev. ( & KRNV) – Two elementary schools in Sun Valley are on precautionary yellow code lockdown since 10 am Wednesday morning.

According to a  Washoe County School District spokesperson, Ester Bennett and Lois Allen Elementary School were placed on lockdown per the request of Sheriffs Deputies.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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Sandra - 4/25/2013 7:33 AM
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I GOT the call from emergency community service call center ( caller id said) The automated voice said There is a incident in prgress on chocolate drive an ALL SunValley HOME OWNERS SHOULD STAY IN THERE residence ? why home owners? JUST ALL SEEMS LIKE AN 'over kill' over 30 emergence vehicles and A helicopter flew over the valley for 2 hrs during all this just SO much for this...$$$$$$ over kill !

Just Me - 4/24/2013 4:12 PM
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My question wasn't about a phone call and being as how I don't reside in that area I wouldn't have received a reverse 911 call anyway. I was simply asking why the news stations didn't mention anything about the Sun Valley Head Start class being on a code red lock down. Is it because they're not part of WCSD? As far as the Code Red System goes, I feel people should be made more aware of it's existence. How can people utilize the service when they don't know anything about it?

kdavis52 - 4/24/2013 2:25 PM
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I got the call about the time every school did only because I signed my number up for LOCAL CODE RED ALERTS. If you had signed your phone number up for this important alert system you would have known that Sun Valley was on high alert.

Just Me - 4/24/2013 2:10 PM
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The Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, which houses Senior Services and a Head Start classroom was put on a code red lock-down. Why was that not reported?

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