SPD Detectives and the Crime Suppression Unit located suspect Terry Dodson-Ball, a.k.a. Terry Ball, a 35 year old Reno resident at 860 N. Virginia. Detectives had developed Probable Cause to arrest Ball for the robbery at 2191 Pyramid Way on 8/22/13 and for the robbery at 187 E.. Greg St. on 8/5/13. Ball was arrested on charges of Robbery w/Use of a Deadly Weapon (2 counts), Ex-Felon in Possession of a firearm, and possession of a short barreled shotgun. Ball was also arrested for 1 count of Burglary, Uttering a Forged Instrument, and Possession of a Forged Instrument from a case at the Rail City Casino on 8/9/13.
Motorists called the Sparks Police Department to report a man had been run over by a vehicle that failed to stop for him as he crossed the roadway.
Officers investigating the collision learned that the pedestrian was on the south sidewalk underneath I-80 when he entered the roadway. Motorists traveling east on Prater Way came to a stop as the pedestrian stumbled onto the street and fell onto the asphalt in an adjoining travel lane. Another vehicle approached and ran over the pedestrian as he lay in the roadway without slowing or stopping. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a newer model silver or grey four door Volkswagen Jetta.
Officers suspect Polke had been drinking this evening. Polke was transported to Renown Medical Center where he was being treated for non life threatening injuries.
Witnesses to the collision or anyone with information as to who was driving the vehicle are asked to call Sparks Police Department at 353-2231 or Secret Witness.
On 8/30/13, SPD Detectives located Kalvin Johnson, d.o.b. 12/26/87, at 6th St. and Spokane in Reno. Detectives developed probable cause to arrest Johnson for one count of Robbery w/ Use of a Deadly Weapon from the 7-11 at 250 Pyramid on 8/5/13. Johnson tried to flee from Detectives on a bike when contacted by was arrested after a short pursuit with the help of RPD Patrol officers. Johnson was booked into the Washoe County Jail on the above listed charge.
Type of Incident: Robbery
Date and Time of Incident: 08/05/2013 @ 0455 hours
Location: 250 Pyramid Way
On 8/5/13 at approximately 0455 hours, the Sparks Police Department responded to 250 Pyramid, 7-11, on a report of an armed robbery. The unidentified suspect is described as a black male adult in his 20’s with thin build wearing a dark shirt and white shorts. He is described as being approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall.
During the investigation, officers learned the suspect made entry into the 7-11 and after a few minutes, produced a weapon and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Video surveillance is being reviewed in order to obtain further suspect information.
The Sparks Police Department is requesting anyone with knowledge of this robbery contact Sparks Police Detectives at 775-353-2225 or Secret Witness.
Victorian Avenue will be closed starting today, Monday, August 26th, through Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. Victorian Avenue will be closed at Pyramid Way, and at 10th, 11th, and 14th Streets. Traffic is expected to be heavy Friday through Sunday night for the event, and parking during these days is expected to be problematic around the event. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the free shuttle that will run between Legends Outlet mall and Victorian Square, with the drop off location being the RTC bus station at 15th and Victorian Avenue. The shuttle will start running at 5:00pm on Thursday and Friday, and 11:00am on Saturday and Sunday.
Please direct any inquiries to Lt. Chad Hawkins at 353-2236.
On August 25, 2013 at about 1:30 p.m. Sparks Police responded to the report of an armed robbery that had occurred at the King of Tobacco store located at 562 E. Prater Way.
When officers arrived, they learned that a female had entered the store and selected a few items. She then presented the items to the clerk as if to purchase them, however, when the clerk told the female the total for the items, she produced a small black firearm and pointed it at the clerk. She then took the items and fled the store.
The suspect is described as a white female, 35-40 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches tall, approximately 180-200 pounds with brown hair.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On 8-22-13 at approximately 10:57pm, the Sparks Police Departments dispatch received a 911 call that a pedestrian had been struck in the roadway at Baring and Goldy. Officers arrived on scene and observed a 23 year old male lying face down in the east bound lanes of Baring, just west of Goldy.
The male subject, who is not being identified at this time, was conscious but observed to have significant head injuries and a broken left femur. REMSA transported the male subject to Renown where he underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition.
A friend of the victim advised that the male was heavily intoxicated. Witnesses said that the male was observed running into traffic when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was determined to not be at fault.
Sparks Police Departments MATE team was called out and conducted the investigation of the accident. NFI
***update*** Baring is now open
Sparks Police currently has east bound Baring closed between Rockwood and Goldy to investigate a major injury accident.