Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Nov 23, 2022 - 11:40AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Make Arrest on Serial Burglar

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

During the spring and summer of 2022, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a series of window smash vehicle burglaries. 

As a result of the investigation, WCSO Detectives found that Todd Lucas was responsible for four vehicle burglaries and associated felony crimes committed after the burglaries.   

Lucas is currently on probation for previous vehicle burglary convictions. 

On November 22, 2022, with the assistance of Nevada Parole and Probation, Todd Lucas was taken into custody and booked on the following charges:

  • Four counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, 2+
  • Seven counts fraudulent use of credit/debit card
  • One count of attempted use of credit/debit card
  • Two counts of possess stolen property $1200-$5000
  • Two counts of possess stolen property less than $1200
  • Four counts of destroy property of another

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about these crimes to email Detective Trevor Solano at


Todd Lucas

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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