On July 14 at about 5 p.m.., Sparks Police officers responded to a report of a robbery at 2389 Wingfield Hills Road. That location is a US Bank branch inside the Raley's store there.
The suspect is described as a white male wearing a sport coat, a dark colored hat, glasses or sunglasses, and shaved or close-cut hair. He is also believed to be at least 45 years of age, and had one arm in what appeared to be a sling. He presented a note that said he had a weapon, and demanded cash. He was given an undetermined amount of money and he fled the store.
Officers, including a K-9 unit, attempted to locate the suspect but were not immediately successful. No photo of the suspect is available as of yet.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On July 8, 2014 at about 12:15 am, Sparks Police officers, Sparks Fire personnel and REMSA responded to a report of a train versus pedestrian collision. The incident happened on the railroad overpass located near Kietzke Lane and E. 4th St. The area was determined to be within Sparks jurisdiction.
When officers arrived, they located a man laying in the gravel rail bed near the tracks. He was declared deceased at the scene.
The investigation to this point indicates that the man was sitting on the tracks when he was struck by the train. It is not known why the man was there or what his intention was. The deceased is a white male approximately 50-60 years of age. His name is being withheld until family can be located and notified.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sparks Police detectives at 353-2225.
Please be advised that there is a large power outage affecting the majority of South Sparks. NV Energy is aware of the issue and are working on it.
Please remember that 911 should be used for emergencies only. If you have questions about the outage, please contact NV Energy.