Dayton man held in theft at open house



A Dayton man found with a list of open houses was arrested on Sunday after a real estate agent allegedly found him with a jewelry box in his pocket during a showing.

After being confronted, Anthony Edward Silveira, 60, put the jewelry box back and left the address on Deseret in Minden.

Deputies responded to the address and started to look for him but didn’t see anyone matching the description after Silveira allegedly ditched his mask, jacket and hat. However, the agent said a Ford Explorer parked across the street belonged to him. She also spotted him down the street.

A background check revealed Silveira had 10 previous felonies and hadn’t registered as an ex-felon.

A search of the Explorer turned up a list of six addresses and two pamphlets for open houses from Reno to Minden, along with jewelry and medications that weren’t in Silveira’s name.

A Charleston, S.C., television station reported Silveira was a suspect in the theft of money from an open house in March 2019.

• A woman accused of setting a Feb. 11, 2020, brush fire near Silver City RV Park is in Douglas County custody.

Betty True, 38, was returned to Douglas County on a warrant and is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court today.

True was seen on security footage walking out to where the third of an acre fire started. By the time flames could be seen on the video, True tried to put the fire out with her jacket.

The apparent cause of the fire was a uniform ballcap. A warrant was issued in March 2020, but True was gone. She was taken into custody in Las Vegas and transported back to Minden to face the felony.

• A woman who was seen nodding off at a slot machine at a Gardnerville Ranchos convenience store was taken into custody on Saturday morning.

Cady Shea Romano, 29, was found with fentanyl after deputies responded to the Tillman Lane 7-Eleven.

Romano faces one count of possession of a controlled substance and an alternative sentencing violation.


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