For Immediate Release
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest two for recent residential burglaries
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals for a burglary spree occurring from December 2022 to February 2023.
In January 2023, the WCSO Property Detective Division noticed a dramatic uptick in high loss residential burglaries. Certain aspects of the burglaries indicated that they might possibly be related. During the investigation, WCSO Property Detectives and the Regional Crime Suppression Unit developed information that Jacob Cooper and Aisha Alvarado (aka Aisha Bailey) were responsible for multiple burglaries currently under investigation regionally.
Detectives were able to locate and arrest Cooper and Alvarado for Burglary, Home Invasion, Grand Larceny, Grand Larceny Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Ex-felon Possession of a Firearm.
WCSO Property Detectives followed up on additional information in these cases that lead to crimes in several other jurisdictions, to include in California. WCSO Property Detectives are currently working with those local agencies affected by these two, to bring those additional cases to a positive resolution.
Detectives will be announcing a public viewing on seized items to return stolen property to its owner. Details of the viewing will be made through subsequent announcements.
This investigation is on-going and Detectives are requesting anyone with information on this investigation to contact Detective Hoops at CHoops@washoecounty.gov, reference case #WC23-760.
Jacob Cooper Aisha Alvarado (Bailey)
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.