Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-132
Date Issued:
Sep 09, 2021 - 3:41PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies respond to, identify numerous additional, vehicle burglaries in Cold Springs

Case Number:
WC21-4402, WC21-4403, WC21-4406, WC21-4407, WC21-4408, WC21-4409, WC21-4410
Contact:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies are investigating numerous vehicle burglaries which occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Deputies were first called to the 21000 block of Mount Evans Drive at 9:00 a.m. for a single vehicle burglary report. The victim in that crime had a bag of cosmetics and a bible stolen from her vehicle.

During a canvass of the neighborhood deputies identified a total of seven vehicle burglaries on Mount Evans Drive and Boxelder Court which appear to be related. All the vehicles were unlocked. Other items stolen include tools, cash, a camera, and compact discs.

Surveillance footage was also obtained during the neighborhood canvass. Anyone with information that could help identify the suspect can remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at 322-4900. Refer to case numbers: WC21-4402, WC21-4403, WC21-4406, WC21-4407, WC21-4408, WC21-4409, WC21-4410.

More Information:

In March of 2021 Sheriff Darin Balaam announced that Patrol deputies would respond, in person, to all burglary crimes including those which have already occurred. Vehicle burglaries were identified as one of the top crimes in the region in the 2021 Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Community Survey.

Vehicle burglaries are one of the most preventable crimes in northern Nevada. Vehicle thieves are opportunists. Some pull on door handles looking for an unlocked door, while others break in after they “window shop” looking for electronics, money, or valuables left in plain view.

Remember to not leave any valuables in your vehicle:

  • Do not leave your purse or wallet in a vehicle. Some burglars are removing credit cards and money from purses and wallets and replace the purse/wallet in a vehicle, so victims may not even know they have been targeted for days.
  • Do not leave your garage door opener in your vehicle.
  • If you have any weapons, secure them in your home.
  • Lock your vehicle. Unlocked vehicles continue to be primary targets for burglaries and theft.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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