Sparks woman arrested after standoff
A 31-year-old Sparks woman was arrested on suspicion of battering her mother and threatening her with a butcher knife after a standoff with police last week at her mother’s home in the 1600 block of Prospect Avenue, Sparks police reported.
Makenna Crosier is facing charges of domestic battering, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, property damage and obstructing an officer with a weapon, police said.
Crosier refused to leave the house, and a SWAT team was called in, police said. Police twice sent tear gas into the home before Crosier finally came out.
Police said her mother suffered minor injuries.
Police respond to attempted robbery
Sparks police responded to an attempted robbery in the 1200 block of El Rancho Dr. at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.
The victim, police said, was confronted by three men, one of whom pointed a handgun at the victim. When the men demanded money, the victim began to fight with them.
The suspects fled on foot after punching the victim in the face, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sparks Detective Section at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
Couple walking at apartment complex robbed
A couple was robbed early Friday morning while walking through an apartment complex in the area of 1800 Sullivan Lane, Sparks police reported.
They were confronted by two armed men who demanded money, police said. The victims handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspects fled to a waiting vehicle nearby, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sparks Police Detective Division at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
Police cracking down on speeding
The Sparks Police Department and other Nevada law enforcement agencies are encouraging motorists to slow down.
In an effort to eliminate the recent spike in statewide fatalities, Sparks police and other agencies aligned with Joining Forces are focusing on enforcing speed-limit laws through Aug. 10.
Nevada has seen a 10 percent increase in fatalities to date, compared with the same time last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The same data shows the increase could have been avoided if motorists had adhered to posted speed limits.
Authorities says drivers and riders should take extra care between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. when visibility is decreased, and the majority of speed-related fatalities occur.