Sparks Crime

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  • Sparks Man Arrested on Child Sex Crimes Charges

    18 hrs ago | via KTVN Reno 

    The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division arrested Kenneth Robert Montano, age 66, of Sparks on Monday, November 24, 2014 on eight counts of Sexual Assault Against a Child Under the Age of 14 and one count of Lewdness with a Child Under the Age of 14. The charges are related to incidents involving one female victim who was known to the suspect. Investigators believe the incidents occurred within the past five years at undisclosed locations in Washoe County.

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  • Washoe Detectives Looking for Potential Child Assaul...

    18 hrs ago | via KOLO-TV Reno 

    A 66-year-old Sparks man has been charged with sexual assault against a child under the age of 14 and lewdness with a child under the age of 14. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division arrested Kenneth Robert Montano on charges related to incidents involving one female victim known to the suspect. Investigators believe the incidents occurred within the past five years in Washoe County.

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  • Washoe County deputy faces gun charges

    Yesterday | via KTVN Reno 

    A 41-year-old Washoe County sheriff's deputy has been arrested in Spanish Springs after police say he was firing a gun while drunk and threatened to shoot at a sheriff's helicopter. Sparks police say Robert Brunsvold was arrested Sunday for suspicion of possession of a firearm while intoxicated and resisting police with a firearm.

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  • Twice convicted sex offender arrested again

    Friday Nov 21 | via KRNV-TV Reno 

    A Sparks man who is a twice convicted sex offender has been arrested again -- this time on child pornography charges by the region's Cybercops. Jeffrey Varnum, age 48 of Sparks, was arrested on child pornography related charges on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 following the service of a search warrant at his residence by members of the Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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  • 'Dangerous Situation' Reported At Florida State Univ...

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via Switched 

    A shooting on the Tallahassee campus of Florida State University left at least two people injured early Thursday, a hospital official confirmed. According to a nursing supervisor at Tallahassee Memorial Health Care, two victims from the shooting were being treated at the hospital.

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  • ID and Credit Card Thefts Increasing Over the Holidays

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via KTVN Reno 

    According to the U.S. Department of Justice nearly 20 million people have been victimized by credit card and identity theft and every holiday season the numbers go up when people start their holiday shopping. More than 7% of the U.S. population over 16 years old has been a victim of fraud.

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  • No delay in Jan. 20 trial in NV trespasser killing

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via KTVN Reno 

    Lawyers on both sides say they are ready to go forward with a trial in January for a 73-year-old Sparks man charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser. Washoe District Judge Patrick Flanagan said during a status hearing in Reno Wednesday that he's willing to postpone Wayne Burgarello's Jan. 20 trial if necessary because it is an important case and he wants both sides to have all the time they need to prepare.

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  • Lawyers ready for trial in Sparks trespasser killing...

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via Las Vegas Review Journal 

    Lawyers on both sides of a case that has brought attention to Nevada's stand-your-ground law told a judge Wednesday they are ready for a January trial for a man charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser. Wayne Burgarello, 73, of Sparks acknowledged that he fatally shot a man and seriously injured a woman at a vacant home he owns in Sparks in February.

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    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sparks, NV, Life, Self Defense, Washoe County, NV

  • No Delay in Burgarello Murder Trial

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via KOLO-TV Reno 

    Lawyers on both sides say they are ready to go forward with a trial in January for a 73-year-old man Sparks charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser. Washoe District Judge Patrick Flanagan said during a status hearing in Reno Wednesday he's willing to postpone Wayne Burgarello's Jan. 20 trial if necessary because it is an important case and he wants both sides to have all the time they need to prepare.

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  • Sparks man in court on unarmed trespasser killing

    Wednesday Nov 19 | via KRNV-TV Reno 

    A judge in Reno will decide whether there's any reason to postpone a trial scheduled to begin in January for a 73-year-old Sparks man charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser. Washoe District Judge Patrick Flanagan earlier set Wayne Burgarello's trial for Jan. 20. But he's scheduled another status hearing in his courtroom at 9 a.m. Wednesday to consider any new concerns lawyers on either side might have.

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  • Sparks Police Arrest Duo in Taxicab Robbery Case

    Thursday Nov 13 | via KTVN Reno 

    Sparks Police officers have arrested two people in connection with a taxicab robbery that happened early Sunday morning in Sparks. On Thursday, police arrested 26-year-old Miguel Padilla and 26-year-old Yvonne Abilla in connection with the crime.

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  • Marysville school shooting: 911 calls shed light on ...

    Thursday Nov 13 | via Christian Science Monitor 

    The 911 calls from the mass shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State shed more light on the chaos that students, parents, and school staff faced on Oct. 24, when freshman Jaylen Fryberg attacked classmates and then killed himself. Four of the teen victims died from their injuries.

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  • Taxi Cab Parade Honors Driver Killed Sunday Night

    Wednesday Nov 12 | via KTVN Reno 

    On Wednesday, local taxi drivers held a procession to honor a colleague who was shot in Midtown over the weekend. Around 50 cabs from all the local companies came out -- Reno-Sparks Cab, Capitol Cab Company, and of course, Whittlesea, where 55-year old shooting victim, Sami Amin worked.

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  • Reno Police need held finding cab driver murder suspect

    Monday Nov 10 | via KRNV-TV Reno 

    Police need your help finding the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing a cab driver in Reno Sunday night. The murder has put cab drivers on edge.

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  • Cab Drivers Killed, Robbed And Beaten In Separate In...

    Monday Nov 10 | via KOLO-TV Reno 

    Reno police are investigating the murder of a cab driver in south central Reno Sunday night while Sparks detectives are looking for a woman who lured another cabbie to a robbery. Reno police say the Whittlesea taxi driver picked up a fare somewhere in south Reno after 10PM November 9, 2014.

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  • Strong Arm Robbery in Sparks

    Sunday Nov 9 | via KRNV-TV Reno 

    On Nov. 8, 2014, a victim of a strong arm robbery was canvassing a neighborhood near Rodolfo Ct. and Libero Dr., attempting to gain signatures for a petition. Around 5:30 p.m. an unknown male suspect approached and struck the victim, then stole her purse.

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  • Jose Canseco Reportedly Hurt After Accidentally Shoo...

    Tuesday Oct 28 | via Switched 

    Former Major League Baseball slugger Jose Canseco was reportedly injured in an accidental shooting on Tuesday at his home in the Las Vegas Valley. Canseco was taken to a local hospital after shooting himself in the hand , according to KTNV, the local ABC station.

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  • 3 Found Dead In Seattle Home; Grandfather Kills Daug...

    Tuesday Oct 28 | via Switched 

    A grandfather shot dead his daughter, granddaughter and then turned the gun on himself on Monday in a Seattle home, authorities said. Officers received a call at around 8:15 p.m. from a 10-year-old boy who was inside the home and said his grandfather threatened his mother and sister with a handgun before he shot them, the Seattle Police Department said.

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  • Gia Soriano, Maryville Shooting Victim, Dies

    Sunday Oct 26 | via Switched 

    Gia Soriano, a victim of Friday's school shooting in Maryville, Wash., has died as a result of her injuries, according to KOMO News. She was 14. We are devastated by this senseless tragedy.

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Sparks Law

I am applying to be a substitute teacher in AZ 1988 I had a DUI, I have passed FBI background check and now I am applying for work in a certain School district. the have asked have I ever had a DUI. Do I need to Disclose this
You need to answer all of the prospective employer district's questions fully and honestly. The truth will come out as...
I'm 20 years old, I blew a .04, and I need to keep my license to keep my job and continue to attend school
You need to hire a DUI attorney in the area. Do hire the cheapest attorney, get the best one you can afford. There...
very tired worked 16+ hours, had not eatten all day, went to have dinner with friends, consummed three alabama slinger, felt further exhausted, felt the need to go home. ...Fell asleep at a light, put car in park. Paramedics tapped on window, asked if it were okay to take vitals, they did. Then they contacted the police, they ran a breathalyzer then hauled off to county detention center.
There are too many facts that should be considered in exploring defenses in your case. However, you should always...
A DUI with pot cookies. Was pulled over for speeding originally.pled not guilty at my hearing.
You should not be tested at the hearing. However if you get put on probation you may have to submit to drug testing. I...
I was arrested for 3rd dui or above in the state of nevada, but have an az drivers license, i have two questions 1. the court at my arraingment did not know what to charge me with, but set my court date for 6/14/12, How do I find out the D.A assigned to my case and 2. can I still drive to work on my az license?
You can call the DA's office to find out who the prosecutor is but they may not have assigned it yet. As far as your...
I live in reno nevada. and i moved here from washington in august. i recently lost my job and have no car or friends and family here and am losing my housing and need to move back to washington but i still owe 1400 in fines and about 75 hours of community service here. since i can't pay or finish my community service can i get it converted to jail time and just get it over with?
It will be up to the judge who sentenced you. You will need to go back to court and ask for that. It may be helpful...
I was pulled over for a head light being out in my friends car, while driving them home. They were drunk and the last drink i had was 3 hours ago and I felt sober and okay to drive. the cop tells me I was pulled over for the head light then he asks why i was diving my friends car. I explained, then he asked me to step out of the car, preformed a field sobriety test, then breathalyzed me. I was then hand cuffed, not read my rights, and then put in the car. In the car i find out my BAC level was .086. at the station I am given another test this one reading .102. not sure how that happened, cause I felt more sober then out in the field. this is me first offense. what are my chances of it getting reduced or dropped? thank you very much
Given those facts your are describing a very defensible charge. The varying BAC levels come from the scientific fact...