On 8/31/16 @ 0519 hours, the Sparks Police Department received multiple 911 calls regarding multiple shots being fired in the area of D St. and El Rancho. Upon arrival, officers met with witnesses in the 2500 block of D St. who stated they observed two individuals outside of a dark colored SUV fire shots towards the apartment complex located at 2555 D St.
Officers were able to locate defects on the property which appeared to be caused by projectiles. There were no injuries at the scene and the only description of the shooter is of a white male wearing a white “hoodie” with “graffiti” type design on it. He wore a black bandana covering his face.
The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are working on obtaining video surveillance from cameras nearby. Should anyone have any information regarding this incident, please contact Sparks Police Detective at 775-353-2225 or Secret Witness.
CORRECTION // MEDIA BRIEF WILL BE AT 10PM AT THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF RIVERS EDGE BEHIND THE FIRE TRUCKS
On August 27th, 2016 at 0350 hours, Sparks Police Officers responded to a report of an Armed Robbery in the area of the apartments located at 4005 Moorpark Ct. The male victim had just come home from work when he was approached by a Black Male Adult, who demanded money, while aiming a rifle type gun. The victim was not injured.
The suspect obtained an undislosed amount of money from the victim, and then ran through the complex in an easterly direction and was not located.
The suspect is described as:
Black Male adult (unknown age), 5'8" - 5'10", thin, wearing a black baseball hat w/ a white bandana across his face, jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with who may have witnessed this incident or has any information pertaining to the incident, is urged to please call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225.
The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) arrested Geraldene Degallery, Branon Fultz, and Brandon Lane subsequent to a several week long investigation. The trio used look outs and getaway drivers to target local office supply stores. The group ran out of numerous stores carrying thousands of dollars of merchandise.
Degallery, the focus of the investigation has been investigated by ROP previously do to her extensive criminal history.
On August 25, 2016 ROP detectives watched the suspects enter the Office Depot on Steamboat PKWY. The suspects grabbed over a thousand dollars of office supplies and ran out of the store to an awaiting vehicle. The trio were stopped and arrested prior to leaving the parking lot. ROP detectives had also been in the store and watched the theft.
The suspects have been tied to similar cases at Office Depots on Disc, Kietzke, and Northtowne.
They were eached booked for multiple counts of Burglary, Grand Larceny, and Conspiracy to commit Burglary.
ROP is comprised of detectives from Sparks PD, Reno PD, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, and the Nevada Department of Parole and Probation. The unit works closely with prosecutors from the Washoe County District Attorney's Office.
STAY OUT OF THE AREA OF SULLIVAN/EL RANCHO/GREENBREA AND CAPURRO AREA SPARKS FIRE IS WORKING A STRUCTURE FIRE.
On 8-22-16 at approximately 12:32pm a Sparks Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a gray 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe for no license plates near Victorian and 22nd Street. The driver of that vehicle, later identified as Benjamin Hinote, immediately began to elude the officer turning north bound on El Rancho and traveling at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner.
The officer then initiated a pursuit for the vehicle failing to yield. The officer observed Benjamin Hinote turn west into 501 El Rancho, which is a trailer park. As the officer made it to the entrance of 501 El Rancho, he observed Benjamin Hinote crash through a fence at the end of the trailer park and into two residential homes that were off of Maxine Circle.
Benjamin Hinote then fled on foot. Officers immediately set up a perimeter around the area to try and contain Benjamin Hinote. The original officer who initiated the pursuit observed another vehicle that appeared to be associated to Benjamin Hinote, as that vehicle was following his vehicle around. The officer was able to give out that vehicle’s information, which was a silver 2007 Toyota Camry.
While the perimeter was set up and in place, another officer observed the 2007 Toyota Camry in the area loitering around. Officers then initiated a traffic stop on that vehicle in that area of El Rancho and Oddie. The vehicle was being driven by Boris Sharoyan. Boris Sharoyan briefly stopped the vehicle, then a passenger fled from the vehicle running north bound across Oddie.
A foot pursuit ensued where that person was shortly thereafter taken into custody. That person was identified as Benjamin Hinote. As soon as Benjamin Hinote foot bailed from the vehicle, Boris Sharoyan drove away, causing police to now follow him, which he pulled over near El Rancho and Greenbrae and was detained without incident.
Once the scene started to unfold with information, it was determined that Boris Sharoyan was assisting Benjamin Hinote in trying to escape. Officers later received information that the vehicle Benjamin Hinote was driving was stolen out of Reno. Benjamin Hinote also had three extraditable felony warrants that were related to a Robbery and two Burglaries.
Benjamin Hinote did crash the stolen vehicle through a residential fence and into two different houses that were close to one another. From the initial investigations it does not appear that the two homes suffered any serious structural damage. No one was injured during this incident. Both Benjamin Hinote and Boris Sharoyan were arrested and transported to the Washoe County Jail. Benjamin Hinote was charged with Felony Eluding, Possession of a stolen vehicle, Felony property damage and his three warrants for a total bail amount $45,000. Boris Sharoyan was held on a P&P hold and charged with obstructing.
The Sparks Police would like to invite everyone to a Community BBQ this Sunday from 11am to 3pm at Shadow Mountain park. Bring your friends and family to visit with officers, see police vehicles, K-9 and our mobile Command Center. Enjoy a hamburger or hot dog wtih officers. Please RSVP through the link on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sparkspoliceNV We hope to see you there!
The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) is seeking the public's assistance in locating Steven Bumgarner. Bumgarner has several prior violent Felony convictions and should be considered armed and dangerous.
On Saturday August 13, 2016, Bumgarner was involved in an incident where one person was stabbed. Other un-related Felony warrants for Bumgarner's arrest are pending.
Secret Witness is offering a $1000.00 reward for information leading to Bumgarner's arrest. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Secret Witness at 322-4900 or the ROP unit at 334-3877.
On 08/12/16 at approximately 0100 hours a female was walking at the Sparks Marina, 300 Howard Drive. The female noticed a male in a dark vehicle that was following her as she walked the path around the marina. The victim went to her vehicle to leave and the male pulled up in his vehicle. The male suspect exited his vehicle and exposed and fondled his genitals in front of the victim. The male suspect left in his vehicle.
The male was described as a white or Hispanic, 6-00 tall, 20-30 years of age, with a red baseball hat, white shirt, and blue jeans.
The vehicle was described as a 2000-2002 black Saturn type vehicle. A similar vehicle photograph is attached.
Any information, please call the Sparks Police Department or Secret Witness.
The Sparks Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing juvenile.
On August 10, 2016 Sparks Police were notified that Tristan Smith-Sanchez had not gone to school today, and his whereabouts were unknown. Smith-Sanchez is 13 years old, and is in the 7th grade at Dilworth Middle School. He is described as 4'8"-5'1" tall, weighs between 90-100 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He also wears glasses. He is further described as having special needs, and is a very friendly young man.
A photo of him is attached to this release. We respectfully ask that if the photo is used, that it be cropped as the other juveniles are not involved in this case. Smith-Sanchez is pictured on the far right in the photo.
It is believed that Smith-Sanchez simply didn't go to school today and is possibly with friends in the area of his home, which is in the 500 block of Howard Drive. Anyone with information about Smith-Sanchez is asked to contact Sparks Police Dispatch at 353-2231.
The Sparks Police Department is happy to announce that Tristan Smith-Sanchez has returned home safe and sound.
We would like to thank the media and the members of the public who called with several different sightings of Smith-Sanchez.
On 8/8/16 @ approximately 1222 hours, Sparks Police Officers responded to a 911 call regarding a woman found bleeding and bound at an apartment complex. Sparks Police Officers located the female victim and immediately began to provide medical attention due to potentially life threatening injuries.The victim was transported to Renown and has been hospitalized. The initial investigation revealed a possible suspect. Sparks Police Detectives responded and conducted an investigation. The victim had been attacked while at work and was bound and gagged prior to escaping with the help of a witness. Sparks Police Detectives identified a suspect, David Logue, d.o.b. 10/4/84. Logue was arrested on multiple charges including Attempted Murder w/ a Deadly Weapon, Battery w/ the Intent to Commit Sexual Assault, Battery by Strangulation, Robbery w/ a Deadly Weapon, Battery w/ Use of Deadly Weapon resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm, and 1st Degree Kidnapping resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm. Sparks Police Detectives are continuing the investigation. Some of the victim's property may have been discarded in the area Paradise Park in Reno. Sparks Police Detectives are in the area currently with the assistance of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Sparks Police Detectives at (775) 353-2225, or call Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.
ROADWAY IS NOW OPEN AT ODDIE BLVD / EL RANCHO
The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) arrested Timothy Goehring for 2 counts of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Intent to Utter a Fictitious Check, and Possession of a Forged Instrument. Goehring altered and attempted to cash a Fictitious check at a local casino. Goehring stole a collectors Hot Wheels and Die cast set valued at approximately $5000.00.
Goehring is a habitual offender with extensive criminal history. He is booked at the Washoe County Jail.
UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE
On June 15, 2016, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office sent out a media release requesting the public's assistance in solving a Residential Burglary that occured on June 10, 2016, in the 1000 block of Timberwolf Drive (Mogul area) Reno, NV. The release included pictures captured through video surveillance of two suspects and a white Pontiac that were involved in the incident. Several firearms were taken.
Washoe County detectives received information from the public that assisted in identifying one of the suspects as Christopher Lyons. Lyons is a career criminal with extensive criminal history. The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) team assisted with the investigation. ROP is comprised of detectives from Reno PD, Sparks PD, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, and the Department of Parole and Pobation. ROP detectives work closely with an assigned prosecutor from the Washoe County District Attorney's Office.
ROP detectives discovered Lyons was not only responsible for this Burglary, but had been involved in a crime spree throughout Washoe County. Jeffery Lyons, a relative, was identified as the second suspect involved in the Mogual area Burglary.
Christopher and Jeffery Lyons were each booked for Home Invasion, Burglary and Grand Larceny of a Firearm for the Timberwolf drive Burglary.
ROP detectives secured a search warrant for Christopher Lyons and Jessica Benham's (Christopher's girlfriend) motel room. Detectives located several items that were stolen from vehicles throughout Washoe County. Detectives found evidence that suggests the pair were involved in at least two different stolen vehicle investigations. Christopher Lyons and Jessica Benham had made numerous successful and unseccessful attempts to use credit cards which had been stolen during vehicle Burglaries throughout Washoe County. Christopher Lyons and Jessica Benham will be additonally booked for numerous counts of Burglary, Possession of a Stolen Credit Card, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and other Fraud related charges.
Jeffery Lyons was additonally booked for Grand Larceny related to a separate incident. Additional Burglary charges are also pending.
ROP detectives are in possession of property believed to have been stolen from residential, vehicle, and commercial Burglaries. Some of the property may have come from vehicles that have been stolen and recovered. The property consists of snow board equipment and clothing, fly fishing equipment, snorkeling gear, and a Sage Ridge basketball hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information related to these suspects or crimes are encouraged to contact ROP at 775 334-3877 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
June 15, 2016
To: Reno News Media
Fr: Dale Edwards, Secret Witness 747-7461
Re: $1,000.00 REWARD OFFERED – BURGLARY
WASHOE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Case No. 16-xXxX
Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with the burglary of a residence in the 1000 block of Timberwolf Drive (Mogul area) Reno, NV.
On June 10, 2016 in the early hours the suspects broke through a door at the rear of the residence and stole a number of weapons. The suspects are described as light-skinned male adults in their mid-twenties. The suspects may have been driving a late 1990’s to early 2000’s white Pontiac 4-door sedan.
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 328-3320, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, text your tip to 847411 (TIP 411) Keyword - SW.
We are currently working a traffic accident on Sparks north of Baring in the northbound lanes. Please avoid the area as traffic is heavy. Thank you.
On 8-7-16 at approximately 8:20 am, Sparks Police Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of York for a male subject who drove on the reporting person’s front lawn and walked into their home and began shouting. The reporting person advised dispatchers that he had never seen this person before.
When officers had arrived to the house on York Way, the male subject had just left. At approximately 8:52 am, the Sparks Police Department received another 911 call advising that in the 1200 block of Tyler a vehicle was parked in the middle of the street and a male subject was out of his vehicle yelling crazy things.
Officers immediately arrived on scene, the male subject who was later identified as James Clauser, then entered his vehicle and drove towards the first responding officer and tried to get around the patrol vehicle. When James Clauser was unable to get around the patrol vehicle, he backed up and turned around and headed east on Tyler way. Several other Officers were now on Tyler heading west. James Clauser willfully avoided stopping, drove towards the officers and swerved around them.
A short pursuit then ensued from Tyler way to north on Pyramid and then west on McCarran where the pursuit was terminated for reasons of concern to the general public. The investigation is still on going to determine the erratic behavior and dangerous driving of James Clauser.
James Clauser is currently driving a silver/gray 2004 2 door Chrysler convertible with CA license plates 5HME342. Attached is a picture of a similar looking vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department’s non-emergency number at 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900
Hot August Nights road closures:
Victorian will be closed starting on Monday, August 1, from Pyramid to 14th Street, through Sunday, August 7th, 2016. Starting at 6:30pm, the I-80 Westbound Off-ramp will be closed, as will the I-80 Off-ramp Eastbound at Pyramid, and Rock Blvd. Eastbound on-ramp will be closed until 10:15pm, through Saturday night. Victorian will close Eastbound from Rock Blvd starting at 7:00pm, except for HAN car registrants.
On 07/31/16 at 1222 hours the Sparks Police Department responded to Stanford and Victorian for a vehicle versus motorcycle injury accident. Officers arrived on scene and found the driver of the motorcycle had been thrown from the motorcycle and was injured. The investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle turned in front of the motorcycle causing the collision. The driver of the vehicle was cited for Fail to Yield Right of Way and No Insurance. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital and was being treated for moderate non-life threatening injuries.
There is no further information to be released. Thank you.
SPARKS FIRE IS COMPLETE ON SCENE// ROADWAYS ARE NOW OPEN IN ALL DIRECTIONS
At approximately 0316 hours this morning, the Sparks Police Department responded to an apartment at 1690 Merchant St. on multiple reports of a shot fired. Officers arrived and located a male that had been shot. The victim was transported to Renown Medical Center, however, died as result of his injuries. SPD Detectives are conducting an investigation; however, there is very little information available at this time. The investigation is in the very early stages and more information will be released as it is developed.