WASHOE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence in the 13500 block of Gold Run Drive in Reno, Nevada (Virginia Foothills area) on a report of a burglary. The victim reported the loss of an electronic device, a power tool, checks, and recreational equipment. The victim also had proof from their personal bank that three checks had been forged. The victim was able to provide an adequate amount of suspect information to aid in the investigation. The possible suspect was identified as Erik Kelly (Bk#11-14019).
At approximately 4:26pm on August 11th, Deputies located Kelly at a local casino. Kelly was in possession of several pawn slips, matching the property previously reported stolen from the Gold Run Drive residence. Kelly was arrested and transported to the Washoe County Detention Facility, where he was booked on two counts of Burglary, two counts of Grand Larceny, four counts of Possession of Stolen Property (3 Felony and 1 Misdemeanor count), three counts of Forgery, three counts of Obtaining Money under False Pretenses, and three counts of Uttering a Forged Instrument. Kelly’s bail is set at $43,140.
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.