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Three juveniles arrested in Douglas County vehicle burglaries and thefts

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Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 10:55 AM PST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2021 at 5:55 PM PST
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MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO) - NOV. 19 5:45 P.M. Three juvenile males were arrested Friday for 15 vehicle burglaries in the Topaz area and Minden and Gardnerville, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.

The suspects were also allegedly involved in three vehicle thefts. Those vehicles were recovered and returned to their owners.

A Secret Witness tip led to the arrests, the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office also recovered two handguns stolen during the burglary spree.

The sheriff’s office said there is no indication anyone else was involved, but the investigation continues.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of car burglaries that took place between Thursday evening, Nov. 18th through early Friday morning, Nov. 19th.

Investigators say 12 cars were broken into in the Gardnerville, Minden, Topaz area and three cars were stolen. All of the vehicles had been left unlocked and the three stolen vehicles had their keys left inside.

Sheriff’s Deputies have recovered two of the three stolen cars.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that you do your part, locking your vehicles and not leaving any valuables inside.

If you have any information on the thefts or if you are a victim, you can contact the Investigations Division at 775-782-5126.

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