SPARKS,Nev-- A successful SWAT operation ended in the arrest of wanted parolee Saturday afternoon in Sparks. Police say they caught Donald Robertson off guard this afternoon while he was sleeping in a garage.
It happened on the 1000 block of Jason Drive. A secret witness tip lead police to Robertson's whereabouts. The SWAT Team quickly responded and surrounded the building.
Because robertson was taken by surprise, police say he had no choice but to surrender and they're glad he did so peacefully.
"There were some things in his history that lead us to believe he had a violent history and potentially was armed, so based upon those things... That's why the department swat team was used," said Lt. Pete Krall of the Sparks Police Department.
Police say robertson is linked to a series of crimes in the last week . The latest occurred last night when he allegedly stole a 2008 Ford Escape from the 2800 block of North McCarran boulevard. That vehicle was recovered Saturday morning.