For Immediate Release
PR #:1300091
Date Issued:Aug 20, 2013 - 1:14pm

Sheriff's Detectives seek information related to Galena area vehicle burglary investigation

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

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 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 Chuck Allen is the 26th 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 Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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