Sheriff's Office

For Immediate Release

PR #: 2000059
Date Issued: May 23, 2020 - 11:24am

Washoe County Sheriff's Office asks for help identifying suspect in Juniper Ridge vehicle burglaries

CASE #: WC20-2151
CONTACT: Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help with identifying a vehicle burglary suspect in the Juniper Ridge neighborhood.

Deputies were able to obtain surveillance video of the man breaking into a vehicle, and they are now asking the public for any information that may help to identify him. Surveillance video of the suspect can be accessed on our Facebook post.

The Sheriff's Office warns residents near Plateau Road, Canyon Drive, Caughlin Parkway, Ross Drive and Juniper Hill Road to be on heightened alert, and reminds everyone to lock their vehicles.

The Sheriff's Office is already noticing an increase in vehicle burglaries. The Office reminds residents of these suggested prevention tips:

  • Don't leave valuables in the car. If you don't need to take valuables with you for an outing, leave them safely at home. If valuables must be left in a vehicle, be sure to lock them in the trunk or glove compartment not under jackets or blankets behind the seat as that is one of the first places criminals look
  • Leave no trace. Don't leave any sign that there might be valuables hidden in a vehicle by leaving items such as docking stations or connector cables visible. Leave nothing in plain sight that might make the vehicle a target for thieves, not even loose coins
  • Be sure to set the car alarm or anti-theft devices. These are still effective deterrents against criminals who are looking for the easiest target
  • Keep windows completely closed. Partially open windows may make your vehicle an easier target for thieves
  • Lock the door when leaving the car. Still one of the most common issues with vehicle burglaries

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at (775) 785-WCSO or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case WC20-2151. You may also file an online report by going to or downloading our mobile app.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.