Possession Stolen Vehicle and Firearms
On September 1st, 2019, at approximately 6:48pm, an operation to arrest two 16-year-old California residents was conducted at 1150 Victorian Plaza Circle in Sparks. The juvenile male runaway was a suspect in a Residential Burglary of three firearms in Pittsburg California. He was also a suspect in a subsequent Armed Car Jacking, also in Pittsburg California. The Juvenile male suspect then picked up his runaway juvenile girlfriend in San Mateo California and fled the area earlier this same day.
Sparks Police Officers working in downtown Sparks located the stolen vehicle in the parking garage at 1150 Victorian Plaza Circle. Surveillance was conducted and the juveniles were arrested when they attempted to reoccupy the stolen vehicle. The juveniles were interviewed by Sparks Detectives on both the California and Nevada crimes. The vehicle was searched, and the three stolen firearms were located in the stolen vehicle. There was no indication that the firearms were to be used to with malintent related to the downtown event.
The juvenile male was charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle and three counts of Possession of a Stolen Firearm. The female was detained as a Runaway until her parents in California could pick her up. The juvenile male will be pending charges in California as well. Sparks PD Detectives and Pittsburg California Detectives are working together on those charges.