Two arrested in theft of dirt bikes
February 21, 2013
Two Carson Valley men are to appear in East Fork Justice Court this morning on allegations they stole two dirt bikes from a garage in the Gardnerville Ranchos.
Brian Hearold, 18, and Taylor Monge, 20, were jailed early Wednesday on allegations of possession of stolen property, residential burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Their bail was set at $37,500 each.
According to reports, a resident in the 1300 block of Rancho Road reported a burglary in progress on Bluerock shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The witness said he noticed three males loading what appeared to be a motorcycle into the truck and heard one man say, “Hurry up.”
Deputies contacted the homeowner who said two dirt bikes were missing.
Shortly after midnight, a deputy noticed three subjects in the parking lot of the Tillman Lane 7-Eleven, one pushing a dirt bike.
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One was identified as suspect Hearold and two juveniles.
Hearold reportedly told the deputy the bike was his, and he took it to the store to buy cigarettes, but could not get the bike started again. The deputy confirmed the bike was stolen through the vehicle identification number.
Hearold reportedly changed his story and claimed he and a juvenile were at a Patricia Drive address, and Monge pushed the bike up to the residence.
He claimed Monge said he got the bike from an open garage, and there was a second bike. He denied having anything to do with stealing the bikes.
One of the juveniles reportedly said Hearold was involved in the bike thefts. Monge was taken into custody along with three juveniles, and the bikes were returned.