WESTBOUND LANES ON BARING FROM SPARKS BLVD TO SORENSON HAVE BEEN CLOSED DUE TO BROKEN WATER MAIN.
On December 5, 2013 at about 7:30 pm Sparks Police officers responded to the Scoopers restaurant at 1356 Prater Way on an attempted robbery.
The suspect approached the counter and presented a note to the clerk which demanded money. As the manager stepped outside the business, the suspect ran and was last seen running southbound on 14th St. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'11" tall weighing about 200 pounds. He was further described as having white hair and a white beard, which is believed to be fake. Initial reports described him a being dressed like Santa Claus, however the suspect wore only the fake hair and beard. He was wearing a grey shirt.
It is not known if the suspect was armed but no weapon was seen. No money was taken from the business.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225, or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
NORTHBOUND SPARKS BLVD BETWEEN WHITNEY AND DISC IS OPEN. HOWEVER, BE ADVISED FOR WINTER CONDITIONS ON ROADWAY.
On 11-30-13 at 2317 hrs. the Sparks Police Department responded to 1100 block of Russell Way in attempt to locate Fiatau “Herbie” Lutu, wanted for parole violation and domestic battery charges. Upon contact at a residence, Lutu was observed fleeing on foot out the back door and over a fence at the edge of the property.
A perimeter was established and Lutu was located in the back of a neighbor’s pickup truck in the adjacent area.
Lutu was placed into custody and transported to the Washoe County Jail where he was booked on one count of Parole Violation, Domestic Battery and Obstructing.
The Sparks Police Department greatly appreciates the support and patience of the residents who live in the 1100 block of Russell Way during the course of this investigation.