For Immediate Release
PR #:1800129
Date Issued:Dec 15, 2018 - 1:26pm

Sheriff's Office seeks suspect in package theft investigation

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

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance with locating the suspect in a package theft investigation. The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Anthony Garcia.

Garcia has no known permanent address. He is described as a white male adult, five feet, eight inches tall, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He may be driving a blue Nissan sedan with no license plates.

Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies have identified Garcia as a suspect in a package theft that occurred sometime during the past week from the porch of a Virginia Foothills home.  

Anyone with information that can assist with locating Anthony Garcia is asked to contact Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (775) 785-WCSO, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case number WC18-6141.

Steps residents may take to help prevent package theft include:

  • Track packages and try to be home when they arrive, or ask a trusted neighbor or friend to pick up the package
  • Have packages delivered to your workplace, if possible
  • Ask the delivery company to require a signature before leaving
  • Have the package held at the delivery company for pickup
  • Install security cameras at your home
  • Report suspicious activity to law enforcement

For additional holiday safety tips, visit the Staying Safe page on WashoeSheriff.com.

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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.

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