Suspect in south Reno fitness center thefts arrested

Russell Lee Garner
Russell Lee Garner(Washoe County jail)
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 5:49 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -The Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program on Wednesday said it arrested a suspect in a series of vehicle burglaries at a south Reno fitness center.

Russell Lee Garner, 51, of Reno was booked Tuesday on 12 counts, including vehicle burglary, obtaining money under false pretenses, identity theft and credit card fraud.

After reports of several thefts at a fitness center on South Virginia Street near Huffaker Lane, the program identified Garner as a suspect and arrested him without incident. The Nevada Division of Parole and Probation also alleges he violated terms of his release.

The Repeat Offender Program is made up of detectives from Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Police Department, and Sparks Police Department.