On 05/29/16 at approximately 1528 hours Sparks Police and Fire Department responded to the report of a child that went under water while swimming at the Sparks Marina. The child was described as approximately 8 years of age, unknown race male, dark skin, with light brown hair wearing a blue and black pair of shorts with military video game design.
At the time of this release we have not located the child or his parents/guardians. We have a single witness that reported the child went under water. Search and rescue efforts are still underway. The child may live near the Marina. We have attempted to locate the child on the beach and nearby apartments in the event he left the water on his own out of sight of the witness.
If you have any information, please contact the Sparks Police Department, 775-353-2231.
please avoid the area if possible spd is assisting wcso with an accident at this location. the intersection is shut down for the time being
On 05/27/16 at approximately 2120 hours, Officers with the Sparks Police Department were hailed by a citizen in regards to a shooting that had just occurred. Officers located the victim and learned that the shooting occurred in the 2300 block of Prater Way. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspects were described as 3 Hispanic males, 18-25 yoa, in a grey unknown make/model passenger car.
There is no further information available.
On May 18, 2016 the Sparks Police Department received a report of a missing/endangered white male adult. The MP's name is David WHITLOCK. David left his group home in Sparks leaving his medication and all other belongings behind. David is on foot and has been located in Fallon, NV in the past. There is a concern that if David does not receive his medications, that there could be severe medical problems. David is entered into NCIC. Please refer to the attached flyer for a picture and more information on David.
Anyone locating David is encouraged to call the Sparks Police Department or any local police agency so that we can check on the welfare of David.
On May 24, 2016 at 10:20 p.m. Sparks Police responded to a reported attempted kidnapping in the 700 block of Sparks Blvd.
Officers met with the victim who reported that she walking home and was in the area of the 700 block of Sparks Blvd. when she saw a pick up truck pull into the parking lot. That block of Sparks Blvd. is an area with several businesses including Starbucks, Panda Express and many others.
The vehicle was driven by a man that the victim is vaguely familiar with. The victim approached the vehicle on the passenger side and the driver slid over to toward the passenger side of the truck. The driver then reached out of the truck and tried to take the victim's purse and another shopping bag. A struggle ensued, and the victim was able to retain her property. The suspect also attempted to order the victim into the truck. The victim was able to get away from the suspect and go into an open shop and ask for help.
The vehicle is described as an unknown year or make pick up truck which is blue or green in color. The driver is described as a white male in his 50s with a beard and unkempt hair. The vehicle fled the area in an unknown direction, and the victim was not injured.
The investigation is ongoing, and officers are trying to determine the exactly how the victim and suspect may know each other, among other things. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
The Sparks Police Department is trying to identify two vehicles involved in the theft of a travel trailer from a local storage facility. Please see the attached ATL Flier for more information. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sparks Police Department or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.
The area of Sparks / Los Altos is open for normal traffic. Thank you.
Sparks PD is working a rollover accident at Sparks and Los Altos. Please avoid that area if at all possible.
On May 6th, 2016 at approx. 10:50pm an unknown male suspect was captured on video damaging a vehicle at the Western Village Casino in Sparks. We need your help to identify the suspect depicted in the attached photo. Anyone with information is urged to call Sparks Police Dispatch 353-2231 or Secret Witness 322-4900.
This release is intended to convey additional information from the hit and run crash at Vista and Los Altos.
Sparks Police believe that the suspect in this case, William Thayer, is the same person who was calling 911 reporting that someone was shooting at him. Officers could not locate any evidence that corroborated his story. Also, no one involved in the accident was injured.
On May 17, 2016 at 9:30 p.m., Sparks Police dispatch began receiving multiple 911 calls from a caller stating that shots were being fired at him.
Initially, the male caller indicated that he was at 4th and McCarran. It is unclear whether the caller meant Reno or Sparks as both cities have that intersection. The male caller was uncooperative with dispatchers and would not give needed information. Dispatch indicated that the calls were hitting off of cellular phone towers in the D'Andrea area.
As officers were checking the D'Andrea area, more 911 calls were coming into the Sparks Police dispatch center, this time reporting an accident at Vista Blvd. and Los Altos Parkway, near Pah Rah Park. Officers arrived and found Doug Nataluk, a 47 year old Sparks resident. Nataluk told officers that he had seen a vehicle driving highly erratically in the D'Andrea area, and described it as a small silver-colored Honda with California plates. The erratic driving included driving on the wrong side of a divided street.
Nataluk avoided a collision at that time, and had lost sight of the sivler Honda. Nataluk was driving north bound on Vista Blvd at Los Altos Parkway when he saw a vehicle approaching from behind at a very high rate of speed. The Honda struck Nataluk's vehicle, a Toyota truck, from behind and continued north bound on Vista. Tataluk recognized the car as the same one that he had seen in the D'Andrea area.
Witnesses followed the Honda to the area of Vista Blvd. and Satellite Drive. The Honda was badly damaged, and the driver drove across the south bound lanes of Vista. The vehicle came to rest on the sidewalk. The driver, identified as 22 year old William Thayer of Ione, California, then fled from the vehicle. Officers were able to make contact with Thayer and he was cooperative with officers but made a series of irrational and illogical statements, and he was highly agitated.
Thayer was taken into custody for leaving the scene of a crash. Additionally, based upon physical observations, officers had reason to believe that Thayer was under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Thayer was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure. He will be booked on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs and Leaving the Scene of a crash.
No booking photo is available at this time.
It is believed that a third vehicle, a red Ford Ranger pick-up, may also have been struck at the intersection of Vista Blvd. and Los Altos Parkway. Anyone with information regarding that vehicle is asked to contact the Sparks Police traffic unit at 353-2432.
On 5/17/16 at approximately 0126 hours, the Sparks Police Department received severall 911 calls regarding reports of glass breaking and a house possibly being on fire in the 600 block of I Street in Sparks. Upon police arrival, it was confirmed that items within the residence were on fire, including within the fire place.
With the assistance of the Sparks Fire Department, the fire was extinguished and it was determined that the residence was vacant and unoccupied.
Sparks Fire Investigators were called out to the scene to help determine if arson was the cause of the fire.
The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On 5/12/16, a Sparks Police patrol officer initiated and investigation into allegations that Mr. Moreno-Padilla had committed multiple sex crimes at different locations in Sparks, over a span of several years. SPD detectives assisted with the case and continued the investigation today on 5/13/16. Information and evidence was gathered to substantiate arresting Mr. Moreno-Padilla for multiple crimes, to include; Sexual Assault of a Child Under 14, Lewdness with a Child Under 14 and Sexual Assault. The investigation is ongoing and no further details will be released at this time.
The Sparks Police Department cordially invites you, your family, friends, community partners and colleagues to attend a FREE live webcast viewing of the 28th Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Candlelight Vigil broadcast from Washington D.C.
This live webcast will begin Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 5:00pm PST with a pre-ceremony starting at 4:45pm PST. Doors open at 4:00pm PST. The location for the event will be at the Sparks Christian Fellowship Church, 510 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks Nevada.
Every year, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund hosts the annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the fallen officers, whose names were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, during the past year. Join the 20,000 law enforcement officers, survivors, and supporters attending the vigil in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 2016, by viewing the event live here in Northern Nevada.
This event is made possible by our friends at the Sparks Christian Fellowship Church and the Northern Nevada chapter of the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). Seating is limited to one thousand attendees, so come early and bring a friend to watch this incredible event.
On May 7th, 2016 at approx. 0536 hours Sparks Police Officers responded to an Armed Robbery that had just occurred at the Jacksons Food Store located at 1365 Baring Blvd.
The suspect entered the store and threatened the clerk with a small silver semi-automatic handgun, demanded an unknown amount of cash and exited the store. The suspect was last seen running in a southeasterly direction from the store. The clerk was not injured during the incident.
The suspect is described as a White Male in his 30's, approx. 5'5"-5'8", approx. 200lbs, wearing a mask covering his face, a black hooded sweatshirt, khaki shorts and black tennis shoes. (Photos are attached)
The Sparks Police Dept. is requesting anyone who may have seen the subject before or after the Robbery, recognizes the suspect, or has any other information which may assist in the investigation; is urged to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
Update- Detectives have arrested Michael Carmazzi (1-8-1984) a resident of Sparks for the charge of Open Murder related to the Homicide investigation that began mid-morning yesterday on 22nd Street in Sparks. The arrest took place late last night.
The victim is a white male adult whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. No further details will be released until after the notification to the victim’s family.
Anyone who may have information related to this case is urged to call Sparks Police Detectives 353-2225 or Secret Witness 322-4900.
Booking photo courtesy of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office website.
Death Investigation- Earlier this morning, officers responded to 222 22nd Street, the Campion motel in Sparks on the report of a dead body inside a room. Officers arrived and discovered a deceased adult male inside one of the rooms. Detectives were summoned to the scene, and they continued with the Death Investigation.
The case is now being investigated as a Homicide, and detectives are still actively working leads including interviewing witnesses and one person of interest is being questioned. As with any Homicide investigation, the manner and cause of death are determined by the Medical Examiner, and the identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. This case is still unfolding, and we will update information as it becomes available.
Anyone who may have information related to this case is urged to call Detectives 353-2231 or Secret Witness 322-4900.
Gallop, Kenneth G
Police Dept Patrol
(775) 353-2241 x5511
The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) is informing the general public of informational matters related to a Tier III (High Risk) Sex Offender.
Doni Hodge, age 35, has been assessed as a Tier III Sex Offender by the State of Nevada Sex Offender Registry. The RSONU has been notified that he will be residing in the 300 block of E. Grove.
Hodge is in compliance with all Sex Offender laws, and is not wanted by law enforcement.
Additional information on this offender, in addition to other moderate and high risk offenders in the State of Nevada, is available at:
Anyone with questions about this offender can call the RSONU at 775-334-2007, Monday through Friday, 7am-4pm.
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will NOT be tolerated. Any threats, intimidation or harassment against the offender is unlawful, and could subject the individual engaging in such an act to criminal prosecution, in addition to possible civil liability.
The RSONU is a collaborative effort between law enforcement in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County, to monitor and enforce the requirements set forth in the Nevada Revised Statutes for Registered Sex Offenders.
The Sparks Police Department is looking for assistance from the community to help identify a suspect in the grand larceny of a motor vehicle that occurred on 4/28/16 at approximately 1800 hours, from the Western Village Casino, located at 815 Nichols Blvd.
The vehicle has since been located on 5/2/16 at the Nugget Casino parking garage.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 40-50 years of age, 5'7-5'9" tall, average build, and short brown thinning hair. Surveillance photos of the suspect are attached.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900
On 5/4/16 at approximately 2226 hours, Sparks Police officers were flagged down in the 1600 block of Greg St. by a victim advising that he had sustained a gunshot wound.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the victim was in the area of 399 Coney Island Drive when he was approached by 2 unknown race male adults, who demanded all of the property in the victim's possession. One of the suspects, described only as wearing a dark-colored hoodie sweatshirt and light-colored shoes, brandished an unknown type firearm and shot the victim in the leg.
The victim was transported to Renown Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department Detective Division at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
The Sparks Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing endangered adult.
On May 3, 2016 at about 8 a.m. Nicholas Manjarrez-Lopez was last seen walking away from his apartment in the 500 block of Spring Meadows Drive in Sparks. Manjarrez-Lopez is 84 years of age and suffers from dementia-related issues. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid jacket, black jacket and blue jeans. He uses a cane to walk. He sometimes will sit on benches in the area of Howard Drive and Prater Way.
A photograph of Manjarrez-Lopez is attached.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231.