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Man Arrested For Eluding A Peace Officer

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Sparks Police have arrested a suspect for Eluding A Peace Officer.

According to a press release, Sparks Police Officers responded to a call for service at around 3 a.m. on May 25 at the 7-11 convenience store on the 400-block of Greenbrae Drive. A clerk noticed a suspicious older model blue passenger car that had driven by the store several times in a short time period. The clerk was concerned of a possible robbery due to recent convenience store robberies throughout the Truckee Meadows.

Officers responding to the location observed an older blue passenger car one block from the store that had fictitious vehicle registration. When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle immediately fled from patrol cars at a high rate of speed westbound on Prater Way. The suspect vehicle made a right turn onto 15th Street and struck a curb in the process causing a flat tire.

The vehicle was parked in a nearby alley and the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot. The driver was not located during a search of the general area; however, officers were able to positively identify the driver of the vehicle as 26-year-old Sparks resident Stephen Christie.

On May 26, officers identified a possible address in the 300-block of M Street where Christie was staying. Surveillance was conducted and Christie was observed leaving the area and was taken into custody without incident. Christie was booked into Washoe County jail on a felony charge of eluding a peace officer and miscellaneous misdemeanor charges.

Christie was also booked on a previous Sparks Police case for his involvement in an incident in the same neighborhood that involved the theft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by a teenage female who was waiting for her father to drive her to school. The female and the vehicle were recovered approximately one minute later without injury. Christie was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Grand Theft Auto for his involvement in that incident.

No other suspects are outstanding in either case.
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