Six Arrested in Washoe County Burglary String

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RENO, NV - Five young men and a teenager have been arrested by Washoe County deputies, accused of being involved with several burglaries.

Deputies say March 11, they responded to an address in Cold Springs on a report of a residential burglary in progress. A neighbor saw two males move fromn the front door of a neighbor’s house to the side of the home and over a fence. An audible burglar alarm was then heard, prompting the neighbor to call 911.

Deputies arrived in time to watch the suspect vehicle leave the area, and made a traffic stop, which led to the identification and eventual arrest of one juvenile and two adults for burglary. Follow-up investigation led detectives to an address in the 1300 block of Lear Boulevard in Stead. A search warrant at this house led to the recovery of items stolen in three other burglaries, plus three other men. Detectives believe at the conclusion of this investigation, at least six burglaries will be attributed to the suspects, identified as Kyle Gray, Maurice Jennings, Joseph Schmidt, Jonathan Simpson and Travis Mattoon, plus the unidentified juvenile.

Deputies believe these burglars intended to continue their activity by knocking on doors of homes that appeared unoccupied. If met by a homeowner, they would ask for a friend by name and claim they had the wrong house.

Jonathan Simpson, courtesy Washoe County Jail