|Date Issued:||Nov 07, 2013 - 1:54pm|
Convicted armed robber of Incline Chevron sentenced to minimum of seven years in prison
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Jorge Miranda-Rivas received a sentence of seven to 23 years in prison today for his part in the armed robbery of a Chevron in Incline Village earlier this year.
Miranda-Rivas, a resident of Incline Village, was sentenced in the Second Judicial District Court after being found guilty on one count each of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Discharging a Weapon from within a Structure, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Grand Larceny of an Automobile for his part in the robbery which occurred on January 2, 2013 at the Chevron on Tahoe Boulevard.
At approximately 8:45 pm, Miranda-Rivas entered the Chevron, his face masked by a bandana and wearing a heavy jacket and hood. He demanded money from the clerk, discharged a revolver inside the store and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no other patrons in the store at the time of the robbery.
A Washoe County Sheriff’s Office investigation led to the arrest of Miranda-Rivas and two juvenile suspects on January 10, 2013. A fourth suspect, Jorge Torres, was arrested in June.
The investigation involved personnel from Detectives, Patrol, the Forensic Science Division, Regional Gang Unit and Support Specialist staff. Additional assistance was provided by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol.
The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.
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.