Police arrest two for armed robbery, possession of stolen car

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Updated: 11/21/2012 12:48 pm
SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Sparks Police have arrested two men for armed robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Sparks Police say the incident happened around 3pm Nov. 20 when a Washoe County Detective was driving in an unmarked car and saw a female in the area of Holman and Pyramid in distress. The Washoe County Detective turned around and observed a blue Toyota Camry occupied by two males speed away. The Washoe County Detective then checked on the female victim and she said she had just been robbed at gun point.

The Washoe County Detective then caught up to the Toyota Camry and told Sparks Police that he was chasing two male suspects that were involved in an armed robbery. Sparks Police Officers then joined in the pursuit.

The chase traveled south on Pyramid, east on Prater, south on McCarran, east on I-80, south on Sparks Blvd, east on Greg and then east onto Larkin Circle where the two suspects bailed from the vehicle in front of the Peter Built Company.

One of the suspects fled on foot, who was later identified as Albenjo Sioson, 29, and was taken into custody by a Sparks Police K9 unit without incident. The second suspect, who was later identified as Richard Ornelas, 26, forcefully carjacked a newer modeled white Chevy truck and attempted to ram Sparks Officers as he was fleeing, but was unsuccessful.

At this time multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit, including Sparks Police, Washoe County, Reno Police and NHP. The pursuit then continued north on Vista and turned into Pah Rah Park where police say he crashed into a pine tree. Ornelas was then placed at gun point by a Sparks Officer. Ornelas would not comply with verbal commands, grabbed his backpack and exited the passenger side of the truck and fled on foot.

Sparks Police then chased Ornelas and tackled him in the dirt. Ornelas continued to resist the officer until eventually he was detained.

None of the victims involved in this incident were injured and Ornelas only sustained minor injuries.

Both suspects were then transported to the Sparks Police Department to be interviewed by detectives. The victim’s property was recovered along with the pistol that was believed to be involved in the robbery. The investigation is still ongoing.

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benmoshe - 11/21/2012 12:27 PM
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Great police work and outstanding inter-agency cooperation. Kudos as well to the Dispatchers who coordinated responding units. A job well done.

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