Recent Crime News
Friday Apr 24 | via KRNV-TV Reno
A man is under arrest on charges of grand theft auto, robbery and child endangerment, Sparks police said Thursday evening. Daniel Klatt-Steinbruck, 26, allegedly stole a car with a 13-year-old girl in the backseat, but she fought with him and forced him to run away, police said. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via KRNV-TV Reno
Sparks police is asking for the public's help in locating the possible victim of a vehicle burglary. Police said they have recovered numerous items they believe were stolen from a car parked at the Western Village on April 19. Those items include a baby bag, camera and phone charger. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via KRNV-TV Reno
Sparks police are asking for help in finding and identifying a person of interest in a series of pickpocket and theft cases. Officials say the alleged crimes happened over the weekend at the Western Village casino in Sparks. Comment?
Sunday Apr 19 | via KOLO-TV Reno
Secret Witness is offering rewards in Saturday's shooting of a 21-year-old man and for several vehicle burglaries in Sparks. The first reward is $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a 21-year-old man in the area of 2330 Wedekind Road on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Comment?
Saturday Apr 18 | via KOLO-TV Reno
Sparks Police are asking the public's help in providing information to an early morning shooting on Saturday, April 18, 2015 that injured a 21-year-old man. Police say around 3 a.m., Renown Medical Center reported a 21-year-old male arrived at their facility with a gunshot wound to the lower leg. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via KRNV-TV Reno
Second Judicial District Court Judge Scott Freeman sentenced Jesse Albert Moreno of Sparks, to 20 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon and 20 years in prison due to the firearm being stolen. The sentences will run concurrently and Moreno will be eligible for parole after serving a minimum of eight years. Comment?
Friday Apr 17 | via KOLO-TV Reno
Moreno, who has previously been convicted of 8 felonies, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon and 20 years in prison due to the firearm being stolen. The sentences will run concurrently and Moreno will be eligible for parole after serving a minimum of eight years. Comment?
Friday Apr 10 | via Vanguard
Which heavy metalband was accused of inducing a number of suicides by inserting subliminal messages into their music? On December 23, 1985, in Sparks, Nevada, Raymond Belknap, 18, and James Vance, 20, ended a night of drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana by driving to a playground next to a church and shooting themselves with a double-barrelled shotgun. Belknap died at the scene, Vance maimed himself but survived for another three years before dying. Comment?
Thursday Apr 9 | via KOLO-TV Reno
Sparks police are searching for a woman who may be the victim of domestic battery. Jenna Locarnini was reportedly hit in the head with an object and may have a head injury as well as other injuries. Comment?
Monday Apr 6 | via KRNV-TV Reno
News 4 has learned more information about the apparent shooting and robbery that occurred on H St. in Sparks Monday morning. We originally reported that the victim involved had told authorities the incident was a home invasion. Comment?
Saturday Apr 4 | via KOLO-TV Reno
The Reno and Sparks police departments arrested six females during a prostitution operation focusing on downtown Reno on Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Regional Street Enforcement Team with the assistance of the Sparks Crime Suppression Team , Downtown Enforcement Team and the Washoe County Health Department, conducted a prostitution operation designed to target females and more specifically under age victims of sex trafficking. Comment?
Thursday Apr 2 | via ThinkProgress
The Nevada State Prison, where Nolan Klein spent more than two decades on what he maintained was a wrongful conviction. Nolan Klein spent the last 21 years of his life in prison on a life sentence that he never stopped fighting. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 31 | via KRNV-TV Reno
One of our viewers wrote in asking about a very high profile and tragic criminal case that happened a few years ago in Sparks. Rebecca wrote in pointing out that four years ago this month , a woman named Suceli Ardon was arrested for arson and destroying evidence when she burned her baby in a field in Sparks. Comment?
Mar 27, 2015 | via KOLO-TV Reno
Two people have been arrested in connection with a Thursday night shooting at the 7-11 off of Pyramid Way in Sparks. A juvenile is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment and minor in possession of a firearm. Comment?
Mar 26, 2015 | via KRNV-TV Reno
Sparks police tell News 4 a man and his two young daughters were put in great danger Thursday night when a group of six people confronted their vehicle and a 17-year-old among them reportedly fired shots. According to a press release from Sparks officials, a 25-year-old male victim was parked in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store on 250 Pyramid Way. Comment?
Mar 25, 2015 | via KRNV-TV Reno
Sparks police say they responded to reports of a strong arm robbery Wednesday evening on I St. According to a press release from Sparks PD, officers responded to the 1000-block of I St. on reports of the robbery around 8:45 p.m. Officials say the victim reports he was walking in the area when he was attacked by two suspects. The suspects then demanded his wallet, and -- when he would not comply -- the suspects allegedly pushed the victim up against a fence and took the wallet. Comment?
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