The Sparks Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the woman depicted in the attached photo. On May 13, 2015, a black female adult entered the Safeway store located at 2858 Vista Blvd. and made two transactions with the use of a stolen debit card number. The amount of loss is valued at more than $400.
The suspect is described as about 20-30 years of age, five foot four to five foot seven with long black hair in dreadlocks. The suspect was wearing black pants and a zebra-striped shirt. An unidentified tattoo appears across her chest above the neckline of her shirt.
Anyone who may have information as to the identity of the suspect is asked to Sparks Police Department at 353-2231 or to call Secret Witness.
On May 25, 2015 at 0245 hours Sparks Police Officers responded to a call for service at the 7-11 convenience store located at 425 Greenbrae Drive reference a suspicious older model blue passenger car that had driven by the store several times in a short time period. The clerk was concerned of a possible robbery due to recent convenience store robberies throughout the Truckee Meadows. Officers responding to the location observed an older blue passenger car one block from the store that had fictitious vehicle registration.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and it immediately fled from patrol cars at a high rate of speed westbound on Prater Way. The suspect vehicle made a right turn onto 15th Street and struck a curb in the process causing a flat tire. The vehicle was parked in a nearby alley and the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot. The driver was not located during a search of the general area; however, officers were able to positively identify the driver of the vehicle as 26 year old Sparks resident Stephen Christie.
On May 26, 2015 officers identified a possible address in the 300 block of M Street where Christie was staying. Surveillance was conducted and Christie was observed leaving the area and was taken into custody without incident. Christie was booked into Washoe County jail on a felony charge of eluding a peace officer and miscellaneous misdemeanor charges.
Christie was also booked on a previous Sparks Police case (15-3746) for his involvement in an incident in the same neighborhood described above that involved the theft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by a teenage female who was waiting for her father to drive her to school. The female and the vehicle were recovered approximately one minute later without injury. Christie was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Grand Theft Auto for his involvement in that incident.
A recent booking photo of Christie is attached. No other suspects are outstanding in either case.
On 4-16-15, SPD Detectives initiated an investigation into the report of multiple allegations of sexual abuse allegedly committed by Christopher Lowry. The investigation lead to the arrest of Mr. Lowry for mutiple counts of Sexual Assault on a Child Under the Age of 14, multiple counts of Sexual Assault on a Child Under 16 and Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child Under 14. The crimes occurred over the last ten years at several locations in Washoe County. Mr. Lowry was arrested without incident and booked at 911 Parr Blvd.
On May 18, 2015 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sparks Police officers responded to 1800 Sullivan Lane in the area of apartment 96 on a reported stabbing.
In the initial calls to 911, people reported a fight outside the apartment. When officers arrived they found the victim, Mario Nava-Carrillo, suffering from an apparent stab wound to one of his hands.
As officers investigated the incident, they learned that the argument appeared to be between a brother and sister. According to preliminary information the suspect, identified as Cindy Nava-Carrillo, and her brother were in an argument which escalated into a stabbing. Following the stabbing, Cindy Nava-Carrillo fled the area. Mario Carrillo-Nava was taken to Renown Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Officers have not been able to locate the suspect as of the time of this release.
Alcohol is a possible factor in the argument, and the investigation is ongoing. Unfortunately, no personnel are available for on-camera interviews at this time.
On May 18, 2015 at about 3:10 p.m.. Sparks Police officers responded to what was originally broadcast as an attempted kidnapping in the area of Los Altos Parkway and Canyon Run Drive.
The victim in this case was walking home from school after being dropped off by a school bus when she noticed a vehicle driving in her area. She noticed the vehicle because it made several passes through the area the victim was in. The vehicle is described as a 1990s model Chevy or GMC truck, dark gold in color.
The driver of the vehicle eventually parked some distance away and got out of his truck, but in between the victim and her path home. The victim ran past the area where the suspect was standing, got home and called police. We do not have an indication at this time that the suspect said anything to the victim or attempted to force the victim to get into his truck. However, the investigation is ongoing.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his 20s, about 5'5" tall with a thin build, with spiked hair and a mustache.
Anyone who may have witnessed this event, or who has more information, may contact Sparks Police detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On May 16, 2015 at approximately 0031 hours, officers with the Sparks Police Department responded to the report of shots fired in the parking lot of 1825 Prater Way, Aguitas Night Club. Upon arrival officers learned that two male victims’ were standing in the parking lot of 1825 Prater way. They were approached by two Hispanic or Black males suspects. Both were wearing black hoodies, black hats with red and white lettering, black bandanas with white lettering. One suspect had a shotgun style weapon and the other had a handgun. They demanded the victims’ belongings and began shooting at them striking one in the thigh. Once the victim was on the ground, one of the suspects took his belongings. The suspects fled on foot and got into a grey Dodge Stratus or Neon style vehicle. They were last seen heading north on Rock Boulevard.
Evidence was collected from the scene corroborating the victims’ account of the shooting. The victim was transported to Renown Medical Center, underwent surgery and is in stable condition.
Please contact secret witness or the Sparks Police Department with any information.