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.
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.
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.
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
The Sparks Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a runaway juvenile.
Officers responded to the 5100 block of Canyon Run Parkway shortly after 9 p.m. tonight. Officers met with the reporting party, who told them that her daughter had run away. The juvenile is named Mayaya Abolinas, and she is 14 years old. She is described as being five feet tall with a thin build, and shoulder length dark hair with lighter-colored tips.
She was last seen wearing a white shirt, grey sweatpantsand low-top shoes. Abolinas is further described as having mental health issues. She was last seen near the family home in the 5100 block of Canyon Run Parkway. A photo is attached to this release.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sparks Police Dispatch at 353-2231.
*Case Update: Today, detectives add-booked Gregory Kachman for charges stemming from the November 4, 2015 incident where a Deputy from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office was involved in a shooting while investigating a domestic violence incident in the 5500 block of Thorn Berry Court in Sun Valley. Gregory Kachman was shot and injured in that shooting. The Regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol was enacted at that time, and Sparks Police detectives have been investigating the case since it occured. The investigaton has concluded with Kachman being add-booked for: Obstructing, Trafficking methamphetamine 4-14 grams, DUI Drugs and Domestic 2nd offense. Now that the investigation has concluded, the case will be submitted to the Washoe County District Attorney's Office for review pursuant to the Regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol.
Released by: Officer Ken Gallop
Type of Incident: Aggravated Stalking
Date and Time of Incident: 3/1/16
Location: Various in Sparks and Reno
Suspect: Kachman, Gregory 3/31/85
On 11/04/15, a Deputy from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office was involved in a shooting while investigating a domestic violence incident in the 5500 block of Thorn Berry Court in Sun Valley. Gregory Kachman was shot and injured in that shooting. That investigation has been referred to the District Attorney's Office for review.
On 3/1/16, the victim from the original domestic case filed a report with the Sparks Police Department reporting she was being stalked by Gregory Kachman. Kachman's behavior continued over the last several months. The case was investigated by SPD detectives who collected evidence supporting the victim's allegations. On 6/29/16, Kachman was located and taken into custody by SPD detectives for an active misdemeanor warrant. Kachman was interviewed regarding the stalking case and served with a Temporary Protection Order.
Kachman was arrested for Aggravated Stalking.
Triplett, Rocky L
Police Dept Detectives
(775) 353-2241 x5513
Useful Info and Links:
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, shortly after midnight, law enforcement personnel from The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 5000 block of Thorn Berry Court in Sun Valley.
Initial reports indicated that the suspect fled the scene and a vehicle description was given to the responding Deputies. Shortly after Deputies arrived on scene, a vehicle matching the suspect’s vehicle was seen in the area. Deputies searched the area for the vehicle, which was located a short time later on Thorn Berry Court and was occupied by the suspect.
During the contact with the suspect, a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy fired his weapon, striking the suspect. The Deputies on scene requested additional assistance from responding agencies as well as requesting medical attention for the suspect. The suspect was transported from the scene to Renown Medical Center, where he is in critical, but stable condition.
Due to the nature of this event, the Washoe County Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) protocol was enacted, with the Sparks Police Department as the lead investigating agency. The Sparks Police Department OIS members include investigators from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, the Sparks Police Department, the Reno Police Department, and the Washoe County District Attorney's Office.
This is all the information available at this time as the investigation is at a very early stage. The Sparks Police Department is the lead agency for the investigation. Any further inquiries should be directed to the Sparks Police Detective Division.
Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2225, Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.
Alt, Charles A
Police Dept Detectives
(775) 353-2241 x5519
On 7/26/16 at approximately 2221 hours, Sparks 911 received a call regarding a vehicle which had crashed into a tree, rolled over and caught on fire in the area of Sparks Middle School, 2275 18th St. Prior to police arrival, several witnesses to the crash were able to assist in getting the driver out of the vehicle and to safety.
According to several witness statements, the vehicle was traveling east on Wedekind Road approaching Sullivan Lane at a high rate of speed. The driver was unable to stop for the intersection and locked up the brakes. This caused the vehicle to skid through the intersection, crossing over the center line, striking a curb and a rock wall which caused the front bumper of the vehicle to fall off. The vehicle continued traveling south to 18th St., once again crossing over the center of the lane and striking the curb. The vehicle continued south on 18th St. in an active work zone with no asphalt causing it to lose traction. It left the roadway breaking through a chain linked fence and rolling over into Oppio Park. The driver, later identified as a 17-year-old Reno resident was transported to Renown by REMSA. Alcohol appears to be a factor in this crash.
No bystanders were injured and Sparks Fire Department was on scene and knocked down the fire.
On July 24, 2016 at 02:25 hours Sparks Police Officers responded to the area of 6th Street and Wright Way to a report of shots fired with people screaming. When officers arrived in the area a group of people were actively fighting in the middle of 6th Street. As additional officers were arriving the in area they encountered Brando Rodriguez-Guerrero attempting to run from the area of the fight. While on scene officers located several spent shell casings in the 600 Block of 6th Street.
The investigation revealed that Brando Rodriguez-Guerrero and several of his associates attended a party in the 600 Block of 6th Street. A fight started at the party and Brando Rodriguez-Guerrero retrieved a handgun and fired several shots into the air. After firing the shots Brando Rodriguez-Guerrero attempted to flee the area. Officers searched the area and did not locate any bullet impacts or injuries as a result of the shots being fired.
Brando Rodriguez-Guerrero was arrested for an unrelated warrant and Discharging a Firearm in Public.
On July 23rd 2016 at approx. 3:45 am, Sparks Patrol officers were notified of a 17 year old female suffering from stab wounds, who had been brought in to Renown Medical Center. During the investigation, it was learned that the victim had been in an altercation in the area of the Sparks Marina, with an unknown suspect and had been stabbed by an unknown type weapon. The victim's injuries were non-life threatening, and was released a short time later.
No witnesses have been identified and the Sparks Police is asking for assistance from the community.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who have information about the suspect is urged to contact the Sparks Police Detective Division at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On 7/11/16, the female pictured opening the vehicle door, stole a green 1999 Toyota RAV4 NV/46D 759 from the business at 1490 E. Prater Way. The female is a WFA with Strawberry blonde hair, heavy set, glasses, wearing a dark colored tank top. She was also carrying a cloth backpack. The Sparks Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect. Please contact the Sparks Police Department Detective Division at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900 with any information about the identity of this supsect.
The Sparks Police Department needs your help to identify the person or persons responsible for a recent rash of graffiti in the Sparks/ Reno area. The suspect(s) involved use the moniker “FOCUS” and have vandalized multiple businesses and vehicles, resulting in several thousands of dollars in damages. The suspect has struck in the areas around Reed High School, Prater Ave, around McCarran /Victorian Ave. as well as Reno.
Officers have spoken to several independent witnesses and they believe the suspect is a 16 to 18 year old male currently attending Reed High School.
If you are able to help identify this suspect, please notify the Sparks Police Department at (775)353-2231 or Secret Witness.
On 7/18/16 at approximately 0241 hours, the Sparks Police received a call regarding a suspicious person checking vehicle doors and making entry into unlocked vehicles in the area of 800 Nichols Blvd., Greenleaf apartments.
When officers arrived on scene, they located a male, later identified as Brent Wisler, rummaging through a vehicle. When the officer announced he was a police officer, Wisler took off running and failed to comply with the officer’s commands to stop.
After a short foot pursuit, Wisler was taken into custody. Multiple items in Wisler’s possession where identified as being stolen from vehicles in the complex.
The Sparks Police Department would like to remind our community to always lock your vehicle and never leave anything of value visible from the outside.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detectives at 775-353-2225 or Secret Witness.
On 07/16/16 at approximately 2324 hours the Sparks Police Department responded to 1855 El Rancho on the report of a male beating a female with a baseball bat. While officers were responding we received a different call of a male with a gun kicking in a door to an apartment and holding people against their will.
Officers arrived and were able to locate the subjects involved. During the investigation it was learned that a neighbor dispute occurred where, Joshua Johnston armed himself with a baseball bat and struck a male and female. The male was struck in the head and the female was struck in the arm causing her arm to break. Both neighbors retreated to their respective residences.
The male who was struck in the head, Gabriel Martinez-Olmos, armed himself with a handgun and went to his neighbors residence. At the residence, Martinez-Olmos kicked down the door and entered his neighbors residence with his handgun pointing it at the occupants and ordering them to the ground. Martinez-Olmos struck one of the occupants with the handgun and exited the residence.
The baseball bat and handgun were recovered.
Gabriel Martinez-Olmos, a 43 year old Sparks resident was charged with Home Invasion, Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Upon his release from medical care, he will be booked into the Washoe County Jail with a total bail of $60,000.
Joshua Johnston, a 20 year old Sparks resident was charged with Battery Causing Substantial Bodily Harm and Battery with a Deadly Weapon. He was booked on $30,000.00 bail.
A booking photo of Johnston is attached.
There is no further information to be released at this time.