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January 6, 2022 at 7:11 am

Firearm Possession/Update

On 12/8/2021, the Sparks Police Department responded to the 2200 blk of Greenbrae Drive in reference to a report of a subject who had threatened a person with a firearm. A report was taken but the suspect was not located at that time.


Later in the day, detectives assigned to the Regional Crime Suppression Unit identified the suspect as Barry Carroll and located him in the 2200 blk of Greenbrae Drive as he was working on a car. Detectives approached Carroll and a handgun was observed in his waistband. Detectives attempted to arrest Carroll and he forcefully resisted, attempting to access the firearm in his waistband. Detectives were able to successfully handcuff Carroll and arrest him.


Carroll was charged with:  Prohibited Person Possess Firearm (X2), Resisting with Deadly Weapon, Carrying Concealed Firearm without Permit (X2), Possession of a Controlled Substance.




On 1/5/2022, Regional Crime Suppression Unit detectives learned Carroll had posted bail for his charges and had violated the conditions of his pre-trial release. A warrant was issued for Carroll’s arrest. Detectives located Carroll as he was operating a vehicle in the city of Sparks with two other occupants and arrested him. During the arrest one of the other occupants, Julio Valdivia, was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm which was concealed on his person. Valdivia was discovered to be a person prohibited from possessing a firearm and did not have a permit to carry a concealed firearm. Furthermore, Valdivia was recognized as a suspect in a recent robbery in which a vehicle had been stolen in Sparks.


Valdivia was arrested and charged with: Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Firearm without a Permit, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Robbery, Grand Theft Auto, and Duty to Stop at the Scene of an Accident.


The Regional Crime Suppression Unit is made up of detectives from the Reno and Sparks Police Departments as well as the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

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