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Sheriff’s Office investigating vehicle and residential burglaries in Spanish Springs area



The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several vehicle and residential burglary reports from a residential neighborhood near Shaw Middle School and Spanish Springs High School.

At approximately 3:18 a.m. yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of two suspicious males approximately 20 years old who were seen looking into vehicles with flashlights. The two males were not known to the reporting party. The two males were last seen wearing black coats. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the reporting party, who advised the males ran through a large ditch where they dropped a box of tools.

The Sheriff’s Office utilized their K-9 units, the RAVEN (Regional Aviation Enforcement Unit) helicopter and assistance from the Tribal Police Department and the Washoe County School District Police Department. As of yesterday, the two males are still outstanding. A few stolen items have been recovered and subsequently returned to rightful owners.

The Sheriff’s Office urges residents in this area to check their vehicles, outdoor sheds, garages and residences for any signs of unlawful entry or missing valuables. Burglary victims can call 832-WCSO (9276) or file their reports online at washoesheriff.com. Also, anyone with information on these two males is encouraged to call the patrol division at 328-3350 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

Remember to always check to see if all doors to your vehicles and houses are locked. Please keep all valuables out of sight. If you can see your valuables, so can a potential burglar.

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 aheriff 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.

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