Sparks man found guilty of grand larceny of a motor vehicle
Vantilburg will be sentenced on July 24
SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - A Sparks man has been found guilty of grand larceny of a motor vehicle and possessing, receiving, or transferring a stolen vehicle.
54-year-old Leon Vantilburg was arrested by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in November 2022 after he was caught driving a truck that had been stolen the night before from Reno Rock Transport.
Deputies were told the Chevy truck had a tracker and was driving on Golden Valley Road just after 3:00 a.m. on Nov. 7, 2022. Vantilburg and a passenger were arrested.
The county will ask that Vantilburg, a habitual offender, be adjudicated. He has at least seven prior felony convictions, including battery with a deadly weapon, burglary, and theft spanning from 1986 to 2014.
Vantilburg will be sentenced on July 24.
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