BREAKING NEWS: Highway 50 reopened, manhunt focuses around ravine near Glenbrook
Authorities scouring heavy brush this afternoon in the Glenbrook area for a 19-year-old Carson City man who allegedly stole a U-Haul truck and reportedly shot at officers has been spotted by Washoe County authorities, according to police scanner traffic.
At 1:17 p.m. the subject was spotted halfway down a ravine in the Glenbrook area by Washoe County deputies. It was unclear whether the suspect was seen by aircraft or personnel on the ground.
Highway 50 from Carson City to Lake Tahoe had been shut down earlier this morning as authorities continue to search for the suspect. As of about 9:50 a.m. both lanes were reopened but the pursuit continues, with a helicopter, two SWAT teams and police dogs in the area looking the suspect, identified as Roderick MacCleod.
He was last seen after he abandoned the truck in Glenbrook after it was reported stolen out of Carson City. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, patrol officers heard shots being fired from the U-Haul during the chase.
The vehicle went up Spooner Summit to Lake Tahoe and wound its way through the casino cooridor, with the suspect allegedly seen sticking his hand out the window as though he had a weapon.
As the chase continued officers heard shots fired from the U-Haul when it reached the Zephyr Cove area, according to a Sheriff’s Office press report.
The suspect jumped into the canyon and ran straight down toward Lake Tahoe. Deputies pursued him, but lost him in the thick undergrowth. He was seen clutching a handgun as he ran from the vehicle, according to officers at the scene. A 911 call to police dispatch said the suspect was seen in the Glenbrook area. MacCleod is considered armed and dangerous.
MacCleod is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 140 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue pants.
Dogs, Washoe County’s Raven helicopter and the Special Operations Response Team were called to the scene to look for MacCleod.
According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong speaking at the scene, the truck was taken from the U-Haul store at Saliman and William streets at about 3 a.m. by at least two teens.
Authorities chased the truck all over Carson City and down into Douglas County, where one of the teens jumped out of the truck at 395 and Mica, claiming he was held hostage by MacCleod. The information has yet to be verified, according to Douglas County officers.
MacCleod barely made the turn up Spooner Summit from Highway 395, allegedly shooting at deputies as he went.
Deputies closed off Highway 50 at highways 395 and 28. Glenbrook residents were told to lock their doors.