Trio arrested in Best Buy robbery


Three men were arrested last week in connection with a robbery at the Best Buy in Indian Hills.

Douglas County deputies received word of the robbery around 3:45 p.m. Sept. 20, and that the men had made their escape north on Highway 395.

Around eight minutes later, the Nevada Highway Patrol stopped a white 2005 Pontiac G6 sedan in south Reno on Neil Road.

Reno residents Roderick Soriano, 36, and Fracisse Tiongco, 40, and

Nevadan Benjamin Calderon, 46, were arrested for possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit burglary.

The wheelman, Soriano, was allegedly under the influence when he was pulled over.

Calderon was booked on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to possess stolen property and failure to obey a court order.

Tiongco was booked on conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of stolen property.

Two laptops were recovered from the vehicle as was a black-handled revolver.

According to Washoe County jail records, Soriano is no longer in custody. Calderon and Tiongco are being held without bail.

• A woman who made international news four years ago after she claimed responsibility for vandalizing a wall at the Bridgeport Ballfields on Instagram, waived extradition back to Mono County on Monday.

Lorena Holdaway, 25, was arrested over the weekend on a warrant related to a shoplifting charge. She admitted the charge stemming from a Sept. 23, 2020, incident.

Mono County has a week to pick up Holdaway from Douglas County on the warrant.

• A man who rammed a patrol vehicle while being chased south of the Gardnerville Ranchos is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Oct. 8 for a preliminary hearing.

Marvin Dressler, 42, has been undergoing medical treatment after the Sept. 9 chase where deputies allegedly found 70 grams of methamphetamine in the trunk of his car.

Attorney Kris Brown has been appointed to represent Dressler.


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