12-year-old boy jumped and robbed near Sparks Middle School

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Updated: 5/03/2013 1:11 pm
SPARKS, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) – A 12-year old boy was jumped and robbed while riding his bike near Sparks Middle School around 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sparks Police says the victim told officers that he had been riding his bike behind the school when he was confronted by several subjects. The victim attempted to flee but was punched in the the back of the head by one of the suspects and knocked to the ground. The suspects then took the victims cell phone, necklace, and bike and fled the area.

Witnesses led officers to a 17-year old suspect matching the description given by the victim. The suspect was found with some of the victims property in a nearby apartment complex and was taken into custody. Sparks police then located the second suspect, Julian Padilla, in Sparks and officials say that while arresting Padilla he attempted to pull an officer's handgun out of its holster.  Officers were able to secure Padilla and he was taken into custody.

It was determined that both supects in this case were documented gang members and both were charged with Robbery with Gang Enhancement.  Padilla was also charged with obstructing and was booked into the Washoe County Jail.  The 17 yr old suspect was also charged with a probation violation and was booked into Jan Evans Juvenile Detention Juvenile Detention Center.

The Sparks Police Department and the Regional Gang Unit are continuing to  investigate this case.   Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900 (www.secretwitness.com).
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newsworthy - 5/4/2013 11:38 AM
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kdavis52 - 5/3/2013 1:11 PM
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Thugs? They're more like a "Virus". Yes I said virus. People picking on someone smaller than they are. Bullies. Their Momma's didn't pull their ears hard enough or put them over their knees enough. Child abuse? PLEASE! Kids are a product of today's society.

Kramer - 5/3/2013 12:26 PM
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knew I'd see a buncha vigilantes posting hate and revenge. Cops did their job, Nv4 did its usual half-harted report. "jumped" is a silly word, 'mugged' would do. Vulgar venal comments won't 'do'. get back to your slots

maddyo says so - 5/3/2013 11:00 AM
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One less terd for the community to worry about. Sure hope his parents are proud of this loser. Trying to take the arresting officer's handgun...hum, hey A Hole, let me give you a hint and his fellow gang banger associates, your next stop won't be Jan Evans, or County...it will be the MORGUE on Mill and Kuenzli Street.

Opinion8ted - 5/3/2013 10:51 AM
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Gang members are nothing but useless thugs and cowards who invade our country to try and intimidate innocent citizens. In my opinion, there should be a bounty on all of them and a free reign to shoot them on sight!

Enedina - 5/3/2013 10:04 AM
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My heart went out to this young victim. we need to remove all these brainless hoodlums who are making our streets unsafe. It always takes more than 1 person to prey on their victims. Cowards!! How come you gang members can't think for yourselves? Do you have to have someone tell you what do and not have the guts to say "no, it's wrong". You're one step away from someone having their hand up your shirt and controling your moves, beliefs, and your thinking like a puppet. What would you do if that little 12 year old had been your younger brother? Doesn't feel good, does it??

accordionsrule - 5/3/2013 9:37 AM
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"Confronted"? "Jumped"? "Several subjects"? I would think chased down, attacked and beaten by a gang would be more appropriate terms. Why are you minimizing this?

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