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September 15, 2012
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Accused Wildrose burglars appear in court

Two men accused in the Wildrose burglaries in Minden appeared in East Fork District Court on Wednesday.

Ryan David Hiltz, 28, appeared with his attorney Kris Brown on a charge of buying, possession, receiving or withholding stolen property valued at $2,500.

Brown told Perkins that negotiations with the prosecution are under way and asked that he set a Sept. 19 settlement conference.

Justin Reed Turek, 30, also appeared with his attorney, Derrick Lopez, who asked that a preliminary hearing in the case be vacated and a Sept. 28 date be set.

Turek is also facing drug charges in Arizona and was permitted by an Arizona judge to travel to Gardnerville on Aug. 13-27.

Turek was arrested on charges related to the burglaries in Minden the day before he was supposed to be back in Maricopa County.

Bail is $50,000 each for Hiltz and Turek.

They are charged with two counts of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of stolen property. In addition, Hiltz is charged with ex-felon in possession of a stolen firearm.

According to court documents, two homes on Wildrose were burglarized between Aug. 20-23.

Missing items included three firearms, jewelry, coins, cash and metal detectors. One victim's loss was estimated at $40,000.

On Aug. 28, deputies received a Secret Witness tip from a caller who reportedly heard Turek bragging about the burglaries and other details.

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 15, 2012 02:38PM Published Sep 15, 2012 02:37PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.