On March 17, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. Sparks Police officers responded to the report of a robbery at 1145 N. McCarran #115, the Baskin Robbins store.
Officers learned that a male had entered the business, displayed a firearm and told the clerk to empty the cash drawer. He then fled the business on foot in a west bound direction on Gleeson Way. It is possible that a small unknown type of passenger car was waiting for the suspect nearby.
The suspect is described as an unknown race male, last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and the laces pulled tight covering his face. He was also wearing sunglasses and dark colored pants. The firearm is described as a black semi-automatic hand gun.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sparks Police detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On March 17, 2016 Sparks Police responded to the report of a stabbing at an apartment in the 1600 block of I St.
When officers arrived they located a male with an injury to one of his arms. He told officers that the injury was self-inflicted, however later said that it was an accidental injury. Officers transported him to the hospital for treatment of his injury, which is not life-threatening. His name is being withheld at this time.
As officers continued to investigate, witnesses were located who told offices that a some sort of disturbance had occurred, and that the male could be heard yelling that someone had stabbed him. Further, information was gained that indicated a white female left the scene just prior to police arrival. Witnesses indicated that the female was driving a white passenger car, possibly a Volvo.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sparks Police detectives at 353-2225.
THE ROADWAY IS NOW OPEN FOR NORMAL TRAFFIC. THE OIL SPILL HAS BEEN CLEANED UP.
The Sparks Police Department Joins Forces to Concentrate on Impaired Drivers
Starting St. Patrick’s Day
Impaired Driving Enforcement Effort March 17 – 31, 2016
Over the next two weeks, Sparks residents can expect to see additional law enforcement presence. The Sparks Police Department has joined forces with law enforcement agencies throughout the state to concentrate on impaired driving, and has an important message for the public: don’t rely on the luck of the Irish, if you drive impaired, you will be arrested.
In efforts to achieve “Zero Fatalities” this St. Patrick’s Day, drivers and riders are encouraged to abide by the following guidelines:
· designate a sober driver before drinking;
· use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation if impaired;
· take advantage of local sober ride programs;
· call 911 if an impaired driver is spotted on the road;
· take the keys or assist in making other arrangements for someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired
For resources and laws pertaining to impaired driving and riding, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com/dont-drive-impaired.
On 3/10/16 at approximately 8:13 p.m., a male subject called 911 claiming that his child died, he was armed with gun and wanted to shoot someone. Members of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Police Department learned the subject was in the area of the Amazon Warehouse at 8000 N. Virginia. Contact was made with employees at the Amazon Warehouse who secured their facility.
Numerous deputies and officers responded to the area and began looking for the subject. The WCSO Raven helicopter responded to assist with the search. Watch Commanders from both the Sheriff’s office and RPD responded and coordinated the search efforts and limited access to the area.
At approximately 8:59 p.m., as law enforcement personnel were searching, the subject was talking with emergency communications personnel and said he was armed with a shotgun and was going to shoot the next car he saw. At approximately 9:21 p.m., the subject approached officers and deputies at Lemmon Dr. and Virginia Street. The officers and deputies began talking to the subject, who was armed with a long gun. The deputies and officers consistently talked with the subject trying to defuse the situation. An armored SWAT vehicle was at this location as were numerous marked patrol vehicles. The officers and deputies in the area stationed themselves at the vehicles to negotiate with the subject and control his movement.
As negotiations continued, the subject moved his weapon from hand to hand on multiple occasions. The weapon was visible to the officers in the immediate area. At approximately 9:37 p.m., after 15 minutes of negotiations, the subject pointed his weapon at officers. Multiple officers fired at the subject and he was incapacitated. Officers and deputies approached the subject immediately and provided medical treatment. Fire and medics responded and took over treatment of the subject. He was transported to Renown Medical Center where he was determined to be deceased.
The Regional OIS Protocol was initiated. The Sparks Police Department is the lead agency and coordinating the investigation with members of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Police Department. The initial information gathered determined that a total of 7 law enforcement personnel; 1 officer from SPD, 3 deputies from WCSO and 3 officers from RPD, fired their weapons during the incident.
The identity of the male has not been confirmed at this time.
We will hold a press meeting at 1 p.m. today at SPD.
Sergeant Charlie Alt