WCSO NEWS RELEASE
Detectives from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Investigations Division are investigating a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Galena area during the first two and a half weeks of August.
The majority of the burglaries reported so far have occurred in the residential areas just north of Mt. Rose Highway, from Wedge Parkway west into the Saddlehorn Drive area, and in the Rolling Hills area on the south side of Mt. Rose Highway near Galena High School.
Over the weekend, Sheriff’s Detectives arrested several juveniles believed to be responsible for a number of vehicle burglaries in the area but believe there have been additional vehicle burglaries during the last couple of weeks and are looking for more information from the public.
Anyone who has been the victim of a recent vehicle burglary in the Galena area, or who may have information related to this investigation, is asked to contact Detective Dave Frankel at (775) 328-3326 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text a Secret Witness tip to 847-411 keyword – SW.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th 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, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.