For Immediate Release
PR #:1900040
Date Issued:Apr 17, 2019 - 3:50pm

Sheriff's Office seeks three suspects in home invasion investigation

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking to identify and locate three suspects as part of an investigation into a possible home invasion that took place Monday afternoon in Sun Valley.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of an assault that had just occurred at a residence on Solar Court in Sun Valley.

According to the resident, two men and a woman approached his residence asking for assistance with their vehicle. After the resident opened his door, the suspects showed that they were armed with a handgun and entered the residence stating they were looking for someone.

The three suspects searched the residence, were unable to locate anyone else inside, and left.

The resident reports that nothing was stolen and that he has no knowledge of who was the subject of the suspects search.   

The female suspect is described as white, approximately five feet, three inches tall, heavy set with black hair and a tattoo under her neck.

The first male suspect is described as an Hispanic male, five feet, ten inches tall, thin build with brown hair and a thick brown mustache.

The second male suspect is described as an Hispanic male, five feet, ten inches tall, thin build with a goatee and wearing a black baseball cap with the California state flag on the front.

The suspects are believed to be driving a white, mid-size SUV, possible Ford or GMC, with California plates.

Anyone with information that can assist with identifying the suspects in this investigation is asked to contact the Washoe County Detective Division at (775) 328-3320, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case number WC19-2020.


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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