For Immediate Release
Three men in custody after Incline Village mugging, residential burglary
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Three men are in custody at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility after being tied to two separate crimes within two hours in Incline Village. Through collaboration between Patrol Deputies and Detectives, the suspects were identified in both cases.
The first incident occurred shortly before 3:00 a.m. March 21, 2021. Deputies responded to the 100 block of Country Club Drive in Incline. Two men reported being victims in a recent armed robbery. The victims described having befriended a group of young men while gambling. All of the men decided to leave their location and walk to a nearby saloon. During that walk, the two victims were held at gunpoint, and one of the men in the group demanded their wallets. One victim had his wallet taken. The second victim refused to comply and was struck in the head by the man with the weapon. Video surveillance from nearby buildings were able to corroborate the events which unfolded.
At approximately 5:15 a.m. Patrol Deputies were called to a residential burglary in the 300 block of Ski Way. Three men reportedly broke into the residence while the occupant was inside sleeping and took hydrocodone pills and property valued in excess of $1,000. Cameron Valois, 20, of Tahoe City, CA was identified as one of three suspects who broke into the home due to distinctive identifying characteristics.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Deputies performed a traffic stop and pulled over Valois, 21-year-old Tyler Bellig of Reno, and 21-year-old Christopher Rehberger of Reno. One of the aforementioned victims identified the men as perpetrators in the crime in which they were a victim. Based on the information obtained at this time all three men were placed under arrest. Deputies found items in the vehicle connected with both crimes above.
Later in the afternoon Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies and Detectives performed a search with a warrant on a family residence of one of the suspects. They located items connected with both crimes above.
Valois, Bellig, and Rehberger are charged with seven felony counts: Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Attempted Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, and Residential Burglary. They are each additionally charged with one misdemeanor count of Possession of Stolen Property.
One suspect in the armed robbery remains at large.
Photo 1: Cameron Valois
Photo 2: Tyler Bellig
Photo 3: Christopher Rehberger
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.