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May 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

Missing Adult

Case #17-4001

Type of Incident: Missing Adult

Date and Time of Incident: 05/09/2017@1309

Location: 1000 Block Of Union St.

Victim: POPPINGA, Gary

Suspect: N/A


Gary was reported to be despondant over several personal matters and left his home on 5/9/17 in the early afternoon.  Gary left behind his cell phone and wallet, while leaving the area on foot.  Gary did make suicidal statements and took a revolver type handgun with him.  Gary stated that he liked to go to the "Lovelock" river in the past and that's where he would like to be when he died.  As far as we have learned, there is no "Lovelock" river but there are other rivers near by.  Family, friends and law enforcement have been unable to locate Gary at this time.  We are asking for the publics help to get Gary back home to his family.

POOPINGA, Gary Dean

DOB:  9/13/42 (74)

White Male, Grey hair, Blue eyes, 5'11", 180 pounds.

I anyone has information about Gary and his whereabouts, please contact the Sparks Police Department.  Thank you,


Releasing Authority:   Alt, Charles A
  Sergeant Detective
  Police Dept Detectives
  calt@cityofsparks.us
  (775) 353-2241 x5519

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