The Sparks Police Department has received a $118,000 grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety to support the Sparks Police Department’s participation in the sixteen Joining Forces traffic safety campaigns during the coming year.
Joining Forces is a high visibility, multi-jurisdictional statewide effort to increase safety on Nevada’s roads by increasing enforcement and awareness of traffic laws. The goal is to reduce crashes and save lives by focusing on DUI, distracted driving, seat belts, speed, and pedestrian safety.
Thanks to this grant award, the Sparks Police Department will be able to team up with other area jurisdictions for a number of Joining Forces events between October of 2015 and September of 2016.
Law enforcement personnel will continue to enforce traffic safety laws year-round as part of their commitment to reduce accidents and save lives. Whether you're the driver, a passenger, or pedestrian, the Sparks Police Department reminds everyone to make safety a top priority.
On October 27, 2015 Sparks Officers located the vehicle and suspects related to this case. As a result, Howard GLOYD d.o.b. 5/21/90 and Victor GLOYD d.o.b 6/3/92 were booked for Battery Causing Substantial Bodily Harm and several other more minor offenses.
The Sparks Police Department is still interested in speaking to anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding the incident.
On October 26, 2015, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the victim, a 44 yr old Sparks resident, was walking near the intersection of Pyramid and Greenbrae. An early 2000's four door sedan, possibly a Silver Saturn parked near the Big O Tire store and four subjects exited. Several of the subject walked to the intersection and approached the victim. After a few minutes the victim was attacked and knocked unconcious. The suspects initially fled the area on foot, but returned to their vehicle a short time later leaving in the vehicle they arrived in.
The victim suffered substantial injury, but is recovering at this time.
Sparks PD Officers obtained video footage from a neighboring business. A screen shot of that footage is attached to this release. There are two white trucks captured in the image. The truck furthest from view is stopped at the stop light at Pyramid and Greenbrae at the exact moment of the attack. Officers believe this motorist may have seen the attack and are requesting they come forward. The vehicle is a white 2000's four door pick up with a white camper shell, possibly a Ford.
The suspect vehicle can be seen parked next to the closest white truck captured in the image. It is believed to be a light colored Saturn Sedan.
Suspect one is an African American male, 5'8-5'10, short dread lock hair, with a medium build. He was wearing a Grey sweatshirt or jacket, dark pants and Black and White shoes.
Suspect two is an unknown race male, 6'0, short hair with a medium build. He was wearing a long sleeved shirt with Black and White horizontal stripes and light colored jeans.
Suspect three is a white female adult, 5'4-5'6, with wavy light Brown hair which goes to the middle of her back. She was wearing a thin head band, light colored hooded sweatshirt, light colored jeans, and had a light colored backpack.
Suspect four is an unknown race male, 5'6-5'8, wearing a Black sweatshirt and Black pants.
All of the suspects appear to be in their late teens to early 20's.
Secret Witness is offering a $1000.00 reward for any information leading to the arrest of these individuals. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231.