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Citizen’s suspicions confirmed, 2 arrested

By ThisIsReno
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Reno police badgeA report from a citizen who noticed people inside a closed business this morning resulted in two arrests.

The witness had noticed a male and a female suspect inside Michael’s Reno Powersports fence at 10828 So. Virginia St. at about 7:45 a.m. The business was closed at the time, but the citizen could see the suspects walking around and possibly removing off road vehicles from the property. That person contacted a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy nearby about the suspicious activity.

WCSO deputies arrived and detained the female suspect. Shortly after she was detained, the male suspect appeared from the south side of the business and spoke with the deputies. While speaking with them, he decided to run. The deputies chased him and detained him after a short foot pursuit.

The business is within the city of Reno, so Reno Police officers responded and joined the investigation. Deputies and officers learned the suspects had cut the chain link fence on the south side of the business and were stealing the off road vehicles when deputies arrived. The collaborative investigation resulted in the arrest of both suspects.

Travis Fonnesbeck, 35, was charged with two counts possession of stolen motor vehicle, possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer and unrelated warrants for his arrest.

Clare Boland, 44, was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, conspiracy to posses a stolen motor vehicle, traffic offenses and unrelated warrants for her arrest.

Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, Secret Witness at 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.