On Friday, April 28, 2023, at approximately 3:30 am, the Reno Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit with an outstanding suspect wanted for a violent crime in Reno Nevada. The suspect continued to elude officers and exited at Hwy 267 in Truckee. The suspect continued on Hwy 89 North until his vehicle was disabled by a Reno Police Department vehicle. The suspect then fled on foot.
Later that afternoon, Sierra County Sheriff’s Office received information that the Truckee Police Department was in a vehicle pursuit of a stolen construction truck. Truckee Officers were pursuing the stolen vehicle northbound on Hwy 89 towards Sierraville. Sierra County deputies responded to Sierraville, where they took over the vehicle pursuit.
Sierra County Deputies continued the pursuit south on Hwy 49 through Sattley and Sierra City. As the stolen vehicle entered the town of Downieville, deputies deployed spike strips. The driver of the stolen vehicle saw the spike strips, and having nowhere to go, stopped the vehicle and surrendered without incident.
The driver was identified as Nathan McKinney of Reno, NV. McKinney was the same person involved in the earlier vehicle pursuit involving the Reno Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Truckee Police Department, Placer and Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.
After taking McKinney into custody, deputies confirmed he was wanted out of Washoe County Nevada, for violent domestic battery charges. McKinney had a $1,000,000 felony arrest warrant.
Additionally, deputies learned after McKinney fled officers earlier in the morning he broke into a Truckee home, stealing keys to a truck. McKinney used the keys to steal the truck and subsequently led law enforcement on nearly a sixty-mile vehicle pursuit.
Nathan McKinney was booked into the Nevada County Jail on the following charges: Felony eluding, burglary, vehicle theft, and the Washoe County arrest warrant.