WCSO NEWS RELEASE
In a collaborative effort, the Sparks Police Department Crime Suppression Unit, Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives and All Threats All Crimes Task Force were conducting surveillance in parks and parking areas in their respective jurisdictions in response to a string of vehicle burglaries occurring throughout the Truckee Meadows. The suspects broke windows and stole purses and then used the victims’ credit cards at various locations immediately following the thefts.
Following the release of surveillance video from a local store, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office preliminarily identified the male suspect as Edward Perkins.
On Wednesday afternoon, detectives with the Sparks Police Department Crime Suppression Unit observed Perkins at a location within the City of Sparks where they were conducting surveillance. Perkins was riding with a female passenger, Cassandra Kissel, on a stolen motorcycle and placed under arrest.
Perkins and Kissel were booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility by the Sparks Police Department on multiple charges. Washoe County Detectives booked additional charges on Perkins and Kissel for various counts of burglary, grand larceny, fraudulent use of credit cards and obtaining money under false pretenses. Perkins’ bail is set at $64,285 and Kissel’s is set at $34,395.
Follow-up investigation into other burglaries Perkins and Kissel may be responsible for are being conducted by both agencies.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 24th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.