This media release is intended to clarify the earlier release regarding the arrest made at the Pony Express Motor Lodge.
The suspect received treatment from REMSA personnel. There was a typographical error in the previous media release.
On October 15, 2014 detectives from the Reno and Sparks police departments conducted a joint operation to attempt to capture a wanted person.
That wanted person is Kenny Bremer, who had been a suspect in a number of crimes in Reno including fraud and felony eluding over the past few weeks.
The operation concluded with a planned arrest at the Pony Express Motor Lodge. Bremer arrived there at about 7 p.m.. as a passenger in a vehicle. Detectives executed a vehicle block, which is a technique designed to prevent a suspect from leaving a scene and potentially leading officers on a vehicle pursuit. As detectives executed the vehicle block, the driver of the vehicle complied with officers instructions to exit the vehicle. The driver was not charged in the incident.
Bremer, 27, quickly moved from the passenger seat to the driver's seat and put the suspect vehicle into gear. He then accelerated the vehicle into a detective's vehicle, causing moderate damage. Bremer was forcibly removed from the vehicle and taken into custody. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). His bail for that incident is $25,000.
Bremer did receive minor injuries and received treatment from REMAX at the scene. The officer was not injured. Reno Police will be adding charges from their previous cases. The exact charges and bail amount for those cases is not known.
On October 1, 2014 Sparks Police responded to Deer Park, 1700 Prater Way, on the report of a disturbance.
When officers arrived, they found a man down in the park and he was bleeding from the head. Further information indicated that four black males were seen running from the area. It was learned that the victim had a bicycle and a wallet taken from him. Officers responding to the area found four black males a few blocks away. A witness to the incident was able to identify one of the men as being involved.
Further investigation led officers to a residence in the 700 block of 16th St. A search warrant was applied for and granted, and officers located the victim's bicycle at the residence. Other evidence gave officers probable cause to arrest three men in the incident. Those men are identified as Sidney Treadway, age 21, Michael Jones (aka Michael Jackson), age 19 and Kareem Thomas, age 19. All three are Sparks residents.
Treadway was charged with robbery and battery causing substantial bodily harm, and his bail was set at $30,000. Jones was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, robbery and battery with substantial bodily harm. His bail was set at $32,500. Thomas was charged with robbery, battery with substantial bodily harm and resisting a public officer. His bail was set at $30,500.
The victim was transported to St. Mary's Hospital with serious injuries. Photos of the suspects are attached to this media release.
On September 24, 2014 Sparks Police investigated a reported strong arm robbery in the 1600 block of F St, which is near Deer Park. In that incident a woman was walking in the area and was attacked, and had her purse stolen. Officers conducted follow-up investigation into that incident and developed enough information to charge Thomas in that case as well. Bail in that case is $20,000.
The Sparks Police Department believes that there may be other victims of similar crimes who have not reported the incident to us. We ask that persons who were victims in a similar crime in that area notify us. We may be reached through our Dispatch at 353-2231.
On 10-08-14, at 8:45am, a suspect(s) broke into a pickup truck belonging to some out of state hunters. The truck was parked in the West lot of the Nugget, and the suspect(s) took approximately $20,000 worth of custom rifles, ammunition, optics for the rifles, and hunting gear. There are 5 customized rifles that were taken. Nugget surveillance was able to get some footage of the suspect and a shot of the pickup he was possibly driving. Sparks Police are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225, or Secret Witness. Still photographs from the surveillance system are included.
On September 25, 2014, at approximately 4:40 a.m., a takeover armed robbery occurred at Bob & Lucy's 1515 Oddie Blvd Sparks. When the casino/bar was empty, a wma entered the establishment and placed the lone female employee at gunpoint. The victim was bound as the suspect proceeded to take an undisclosed amount of cash from several cash redemtion machines and the register.
It is clear that a second suspect was involved.
The Sparks Police Department is releasing several surveillance photos. The first set of photos depicting a wma wearing shorts and a checkered flannel is of a patron that was in the establishment just prior to the robbery. Sparks PD is requesting the public's assistance in the identity of this individual.
The second set of photos is of the suspect. He is a wma wearing blue jeans, denim jacket, cowboy hat and boots, with long blonde hair which is possibly a wig.
The third set of photos is of the second suspect. He is heavily concealed in a heavy jacket with a hood and dark pants.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department's Detective Division at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
In addition, Bob & Lucy's is offering an additional $2500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of these suspects.
The photo is attached this time.
On October 2, 2014 Sparks Police officers were conducting an investigation at Deer Park, 1700 Prater Way. Officers have recently increased patrols in the area due to complaints of vagrants leaving trash and urinating near the gazebo.
Officers saw a subject on a motorcycle inside the boundaries of the park. As officers went to contact the man, he fled the area on the motorcycle. The subject went westbound on Prater, then northbound on El Rancho. When he tried to make a left turn onto G St, he failed to negotiate the turn and crashed. He did get up and try to get away again, but was caught by officers.
The suspect is identified as Kyle Fuller, a 33 year old Sparks resident.
Investigation showed that the motorcycle Fuller was riding was stolen and that Fuller had a warrant. Fuller was arrested and will be charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Felony Eluding and the warrant. He was taken to Renown for treatment of non-life threatening injuries prior to being booked into jail. His total bail amount is not known at this time.
The booking photo attached is not the photo from tonight's arrest. That photo was not yet available when this release was completed. The attached photo was the most recent available.
On September 30, 2014 at about 10:30 p.m. Sparks Police officers responded to the report of a rollover vehicle accident where East Glendale meets Meredith Way.
When officers arrived, they found the driver and sole occupant of the car partially pinned under the passenger side dash board. The driver is identified as Nathan Zufelt, a 51 year old Carson City resident. It appears Zufelt was east bound on E. Glendale at a high rate of speed. He failed to negotiate the corner, went through some landscaping and dislodged several large boulders, and came to a stop when the vehicle he was driving struck a building.
Sparks Fire and REMSA personnel were able to get Mr. Zufelt out of the car. He was transported to Renown Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Speed and alcohol are possible factors in this accident and are being investigated.
This incidnet has been unfounded. A subject visting Sparks from out of town saw the news report regarding this incident and realized the vehicle being described was his. He called SPD and explained that he was attemtping to locate a restaurant in Sparks. He attempted to ask two female juveniles for directions. They were frightened and ran away and called the police. A second party was interviewed and confirmed this information. This incident has been unfounded and is not related to any other similar incidents.
On September 27th, 2014 at approx. 1815 hours, Sparks Police Officers responded to the parking lot, East of Smith’s at 1255 Baring Blvd, for a report of a Child Luring incident.
When Officers arrived, they learned that an older White Male Adult in his 50’s was driving through the parking lot; and tried to get the two females juveniles to come close to his truck. They ran away and the police were called.
The suspect was last seen wearing a green shirt, had gray hair and was clean shaven.
The suspect’s truck described as a unknown make and model, dark colored truck pulling a dark colored utility/dump trailer. The truck also had a green logo on the driver's door.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On September 24, 2014 Sparks Police officers responded to a report of a child luring incident.
When officers arrived, they learned that the child involved in this case had just left home when a truck pulled up behind him. The truck was occupied by two men. The passenger in the truck opened the door and told the child to get in the truck. The juvenile then ran home and police were contacted.
The suspects are described as two Hispanic men. The driver is described as a being approximately 40 years old and wearing a brown baseball cap. There is no further description of him. The second suspect is the passenger. He is described as a Hispanic male, about 40 years old, with dark hair and eyes, and a dark colored beard. He was wearing a brown sweater, jeans and some sort of boots.
The truck is described as a full size pick-up truck, possibly a GMC. It is white in color, and had some sort of wooden rails or panels similar to what might be seen on a landscaping company truck to contain a load of material. It is believed to have left the area traveling east bound on York.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Sparks Police detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On 9/22/14 @ approximately 0813 hours, Sparks Police officers were dispatched to the area of Clan Alpine and Round Mountain on a report of a subject who had fired his handgun in front of his residence and was last seen running down the street very agitated.
Because of the close proximity of Jerry Whitehead Elementary School, Washoe County School Police was contacted and placed the school in Code Yellow Lockdown.
The male, later identified as Dave Kunselman, a 55 year old Sparks resident, was located in the area of Baring and Sorensen. Kunselman refused to obey verbal commands by officers to get down on the ground. Kunselman attempted to run from officers but was taken to the ground and detained without further incident.
Kunselman told officers he discarded the handgun prior to police contact. A University of Nevada Police K9 was used in attempts to locate the handgun. As of right now, the handgun is still outstanding.
The Sparks Police Department would like anyone with knowledge of the incident or the location of the handgun to contact dispatch at 775-353-2231.
On Saturday, September 27th from 10am to 2pm, The Sparks Police Department will be participating in our local Prescription Roundup event. We will be joining several local agencies at various businesses in collecting old or unused prescription medication. Please see the attached flyer for participating locations.
The Sparks Police Department would like to remind our community that proper disposal of medications protects teens, children, pets and the environment.
Update on previous release regarding suicidal subject with a gun:
The outstanding subject has been located and the "Code Yellow Lockdown" has been lifted at Whitehead school.
On September 13, 2014 Sparks Police officers responded to the 500 block of El Rancho Drive on a possible scam.
Officers met with the reporting party, who said she was at home when she got a knock on the door. She answered the door and a person claiming to be a fortune teller offered to read the palm of the resident.
During the course of the reading, the suspect persuaded the victim to provide her with several hundred dollars with a promise to return with triple the amount of money. As of yet, the suspect has not returned.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic female, 25-35 years old. She is believed to be about 5'8" tall, weighing approximately 250 pounds with dark hair pulled into a pony tail.
The case is still under investigation. The Sparks Police department would like to caution the public about situations like these, as they are frequently scams.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231.
Fire crews are working a fire in the Pollack Pines (El Dorado County CA) area which is causing a large amount of smoke in the Reno/Sparks area. Please do not call 911 to inquire about the smoke in the area.
On September 13th, 2014 at 9:53 pm, Officers responded to the 1100 block of Prater Way for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, there were several individuals in the home and one subject was down with a stab wound to the back. A initial investigation reveled that there had been a domestic dispute in the home ending with one subject being stabbed in the back. The subject stabbed in the back was transported to Renown Medical Center and underwent surgery for the stab wound and is in stable condition at this time. Due to the ongoing investigation, no other information about the circumstances can be released at this time.
On 9/13/14, at approximately 2040 hours , the Sparks Police Department received a call of an injury accident at the intersection of Sullivan and Oddie. Emergency responders arrived within two minutes of the call and found a male and a female on the side of the road, both had been struck by a vehicle.
The initial investigation indicates a vehicle traveling north bound on Sullivan failed to yield to two pedestrians crossing Sullivan between Oddie and Greenbrae. The vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival. Both victims were transported to Renown Medical Center. The male, for non-life threating injuries and the female, for life threatening injuries.
The vehicle is described as a silver or gray 90’s GM sedan, possibly a Pontiac Bonneville. It should have front end damage with a broken headlight or turn signal. Video of the accident is being reviewed in order to identify the vehicle and its driver.
The Sparks Police Department is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or has any information regarding the vehicle, to call Sparks Police Detectives at 775-353-2225 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.
On September 10, 2014 at about 6 p.m., Sparks Police officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 200 block of E. Greenbrae, which may have involved the brandishing of a firearm.
Officers arrived and all involved parties appreared to have fled the area prior to police arrival. Witnesses described a male and a female in a large red truck involved in some sort of disagreement with several males on racing-style motorcycles. During the argument, witnesses report seeing the man in the red truck with some sort of firearm. No shots were fired and no persons were injured.
The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sparks Police detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
On September 10, 2014 Sparks Police responded to a report of a lewd act that had been committed in the area of the 2500 block of G St.
Officers spoke with a child who said that she was walking home from school when she noticed a car in the 2500 block of G St. She saw that the male in the car was actively masturbating. The girl ran toward home, and the vehicle was last seen southbound on El Rancho Drive.
The male is described as a Hispanic male, 40-50 years of age with a heavy build, black or brown hair, and what appeared to be prescription glasses. He was wearing a checkered shirt and light brown pants. The vehicle is described as an older, small, brown four-door passenger car of an unknown make. The vehicle may have had some sort of specialized Nevada license plate.
During the report for today's event, the girl described a similar incident which occured approximately two weeks prior in the area of Cygnet Circle and G St.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sparks Police detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
Sparks Police arrested 15 year old Carlos Montoya on 9/2/14 for the murder that occurred on 9/1/14 on 11th Street in Sparks. The victim's identity is still being witheld pending autopsy and family notifications.