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For Immediate Release
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Seek to Identify Burglary Suspect
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of vehicle burglaries that may have been committed by the same individual.
On September 24, 2023, home surveillance video showed an individual in a red knit beanie hat with a white and black backpack open the unlocked door of a vehicle in the Hidden Valley area. The person took credit cards and cash.
On September 25, 2023, home surveillance video showed a similarly dressed individual open the unlocked door of a vehicle in the Mogul area. The person also took credit cards and cash.
Both incidents occurred between 1:00 AM-3:00 AM each night.
Anyone with information or additional surveillance video concerning these burglaries is asked to please call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at (775) 785-WCSO (9276) or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case numbers WC23-5033 (Hidden Valley) and WC23-5045 (Mogul).
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has seen a recent increase in burglaries targeting unlocked vehicles in the late evening to early morning hours. We want to encourage residents to help reduce theft and keep belongings safe by locking car doors and windows and removing valuables from vehicles.
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.