Trial vacated in open house burglary

Anthony Edward Silveira

Anthony Edward Silveira

A trial set for Aug. 28 was vacated on Tuesday after a 60-year-old man admitted to residential burglary.

Dayton resident Anthony Edward Silveira faces up to a decade in prison and must also admit that he conducted a similar burglary in South Carolina.

He is not eligible for probation at his Oct. 10 sentencing.

Silveira was arrested Dec. 4, 2022, after a real estate agent conducting an open house on Deseret in Minden allegedly found him with a jewelry box in his pocket. When he was arrested deputies found addresses and pamphlets for open houses from Minden to Reno his vehicle, along with jewelry and medications.

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

In March, he failed to appear in district court, sending his attorney a photo of a driveline that fell out of his vehicle. A $50,000 warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was picked up in Martinez, Calif., and returned Douglas County on July 13.

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

As part of his plea, he has to admit to a Charleston burglary he was convicted of in 2020.

• Probation was revoked, and a 19-48-month prison sentence was imposed for a Carson City woman who failed a drug treatment program that was ordered as part of her probation.

Anita Raya was sentenced on Dec. 13, 2022, after she walked away from two treatment programs last year and was terminated from Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.

Raya was initially arrested in connection with a theft case.

“You failed diversion,” District Judge Tod Young said. “You were given an opportunity at probation.”

Raya admitted she’d used marijuana, something she’d been doing since she was 13.

“I thought I was doing good,” she said. “I consider what happened a lapse, not a relapse, because I would stop.”

She was given credit for 210 days time served.


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