The Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) is informing the general public of informational matters related to a Tier III (High Risk) Sex Offender.
Daniel Phelps, age 27, 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 Virginia/4th street corridor.
Phelps 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.
Officers with the Sparks Police Department were following up on a shooting case that occurred on 03/25/16 in the 1600 block of A street, SPD case 16-2502. During this investigation a stolen and short barreled shotgun had been recovered.
On 04/09/16 officers had developed a suspect in the stolen firearm case and identified him as Shawn Alexander Brown. Brown was also found to have a Felony, Gross Misdemeanor, and Misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.
Probable cause was developed that Brown was inside a residence in the 1600 block of A street. Officers developed further information that Brown had more firearms. Brown refused to exit the residence and barricaded himself inside. A search warrant was obtained for Brown and the Sparks Police Department SWAT team was called to serve the warrant.
After approximately 3 hours of negotiating with Brown, he exited the residence and was arrested without incident, SPD case 16-2941.
Brown, a 25 year old Sparks resident was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm, a Felony; Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun, a Felony; a Failure to Comply Felony warrant; a Failure to Comply Gross Misdemeanor warrant; and a Failure to comply Misdemeanor warrant. Brown is being held on $40,500.00 bail.
Attached is Brown's picture.
On 1-21-16, Jimmy Lopez-Valadez pleaded guilty to Count 1-Discharging a Firearm into a Structure and Count 2-Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle.
Today, the Honorable Judge Polaha sentenced Mr. Lopez-Valadez to a minimum of 15 months and a maximum of 72 months on Count 1-Discharging a Firearm into a Structure and a minimum of 72 months to a maximum of 180 months on Count 2-Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle. The sentences are to run consecutively.
The members of the Sparks Police Department would like to thank Secret Witness and the citizens of the community for all the assistance in this case. This case was solved and successfully prosecuted because a concerned, conscientious citizen called Secret Witness with the information that lead to the identity and prosecution of Mr. Lopez-Valadez.
On 9/30/15, Sparks Police Department detectives arrested Jimmy Lopez-Valadez for the shooting that occurred on 9/20/15 which resulted in a 13 year old boy being shot in the head. All evidence indicates this was a random incident and is unrelated to any other similar crimes in the region. The victim’s residence was not specifically targeted and no other subjects were involved. Mr. Lopez-Valadez was the only subject firing a weapon and he was not firing at any other people.
The arrest was the result of information that was developed after SPD detectives received a Secret Witness tip on 9/24/15. The victim’s family and the members of the Sparks Police Department want to express our sincere gratitude to this citizen who had the courage and the commitment to our community to come forward with the information that ultimately lead to the identification and arrest of the person responsible for this crime. Without this information, this crime would have been extremely difficult to solve.
Mr. Lopez-Valadez was charged with several crimes related to this incident to include; Discharging a Firearm From/Within a Motor Vehicle, Discharging a Firearm Into an Occupied Structure and Battery With a Deadly Weapon Causing Substantial Bodily Harm.
There will be an opportunity for on-camera interviews at 1100 at SPD in the training room.
On 9/20/15, Officers of the Sparks Police Department responded to a call of a subject shot inside an apartment at 4005 Moor Park Ct. Upon arrival, Officers learned that the originating call was originally taken as a medically related call for a seizure.REMSA paramedics arrived on scene and advised that the 13 year old male had been shot suffering a single gunshot wound to the head.An investigation determined that the 13 year old male was inside his apartment when unknown suspect(s) fired a single round through the wall and striking the victim. Sparks Police Detectives are investigating the case. It does not appear that the victim or their family was intentionally targeted and the shooting was random in nature and most probably the result of a drive by shooting. The victim is in critical condition with life threatening injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sparks Police Department at (775) 353-2225 or call Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. No one is available for any on camera interviews at this time. Thank you.
With the public and Secret Witness's assistance, Terry AUDISS was located and arrested this morning. The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) team is no longer looking for him.
The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) team initiated an investigation into an Organized Retail Theft Ring operating in the Reno/Sparks area. James HOTTA, Jonathan RASCON, Michael RAYMUNDO, Leslie FERNANDEZ, and Terry AUDISS were identified as suspects of the investigation. The group, while working in concert, were involved in fraudulent bar code scanning to obtain cash or store credit upon return. The crew targeted numerous Home Depot, Lowes, and WalMart stores throughout Washoe County.
The ROP team is comprised of Detectives from Sparks PD, Reno PD, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, and DPS P&P. ROP investigates repeat offenders. Prior to this investigation James HOTTA, D.O.B. 6/20/64, was pending sentencing for other Felony cases. HOTTA was booked for 3 counts of Burglary, 3 counts of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses, 3 counts of Conspiracy, and is being held on a $100,000 cash only bail.
Michael RAYMUNDO, D.O.B. 1/21/75, was booked for 3 counts of Burglary, 3 counts of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses, and 3 counts of Conspiracy.
Leslie FERNANDEZ, D.O.B. 5/22/78, was booked for Burglary, Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses, and Conspiracy.
Jonathan RASCON, D.O.B. 1/16/89, is believed to have fled to California. An arrest warrant is pending.
Terry AUDISS, D.O.B. 12/7/72, is currently wanted for this investigation and by the Department of Parole and Probation. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is encouraged to call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or ROP at 334-3877.