SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance from the Reno Police Department, located a suspect who led a Sheriff’s Office Deputy in a pursuit in the Sun Valley area and eventually fled into Panther Valley.
At approximately 10:42pm on Saturday the 4th, a Deputy Sheriff attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, which was observed in the area of Sun Valley Blvd and West Gepford Parkway in Sun Valley. The vehicle was occupied by two subjects. The vehicle pulled into the parking lot of Hobey’s Casino and the passenger was let out. The vehicle accelerated out of the Hobey’s parking lot and headed towards Chocolate Drive, still failing to yield to the Deputy Sheriff. The fleeing vehicle went off-road at a high rate of speed and the Deputy Sheriff terminated the pursuit. After a few minutes, the Deputy Sheriff located the vehicle and subject on Chocolate Drive, near West 7th Avenue stuck in the gully. The Deputy Sheriff gave the subject verbal instructions but the subject failed to follow and drove the vehicle out of the gully fleeing the scene once again.
Later, an Officer with the Reno Police Department located the vehicle at Panther Valley and North Virginia Street traveling south bound on North Virginia Street towards downtown Reno. The subject drove off-road and parked in an area near Talus Way and the subject involved the Officer in a foot pursuit. Reno Police assisted by setting up a perimeter in the area on North Virginia Street, just south of Talus Way.
A Washoe County Sergeant requested the Sheriff’s Office K9 Team to respond. A K9 Team arrived and was deployed. Within five-minutes the K9 Team located foot tracks heading south just below the railroad tracks. Approximately nine-minutes from deployment, the K9 Team apprehended the fleeing subject who was attempting to hide and evade arrest by concealing himself in dense brush. The subject immediately surrendered to the K9 Team. The subject was taken into custody and identified as Robert Jake Allen.
Robert Jake Allen told the Deputy Sheriff’s he fled because of a “serious” warrant for his arrest and did not want to go to prison. Robert Jake Allen impulsively told the Deputy Sheriff’s that he had recently smoking methamphetamine.
Robert Jake Allen was arrested and transported to the Washoe County Detention Facility, where he was booked without incident. Robert Jake Allen was charged with Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign, Eluding a Police Officer, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Driving with a Revoked License, a Criminal Contempt warrant out of the 2nd Judicial District Court, and a Contempt of Court warrant out of the Sparks Justice court. Robert Jake Allen’s bail was set at $32,990.