For Immediate Release
PR #:1800083
Date Issued:Aug 02, 2018 - 3:07pm

Sheriff's Office asks for help identifying burglary suspects

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred early last Friday morning in Spanish Springs are asking for help from the public with identifying the suspects.

Sometime between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018, three separate vehicle burglaries occurred in the residential area off West Calle De La Plata. Two persons then attempted to use a credit card stolen from one of the vehicles at businesses in Spanish Springs and Sun Valley.

Detectives obtained surveillance photos of the suspects. Those photos, including a close up of a distinctive tattoo on the left arm of the male, are attached to this release.

Anyone with information about the two suspects shown in these photos is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case number: WC18-3566.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public that criminals look for opportunity and taking preventative safety measures may help in mitigating your chances of becoming a victim. Additional steps residents may take to protect their vehicles and valuables include:

  • Lock your doors
  • Do not leave items in plain view in your vehicle
  • If parking outside, remove your garage door opener from your vehicle
  • Always take your keys with you
  • Don’t leave your vehicle warming up in the drive way unattended
  • Report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood

Additional safety information is available from the “Staying Safe” page at


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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