Man accused of stealing at open houses back in custody

Anthony Edward Silveira

Anthony Edward Silveira

Arraignment was set on Tuesday for July 25 in the case of a 60-year-old Dayton man accused of trying to pilfer items at a Minden open house back in December.

Anthony Edward Silveira, 60, is in custody after he failed to turn up in district court on March 7 on a burglary charge.

He was arrested in Martinez, Calif., and arrived back in Douglas County on July 13.

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. He put the box down and walked down the street, reportedly ditching a mask, jacket and hat along the way. However, the Ford Explorer he drove to the address was still across the street, and the agent saw him down the road.

Deputies contacted him and found addresses and pamphlets for open houses from Minden to Reno in the Explorer, along with jewelry and medications.

A background check revealed Silveira had 10 previous felonies and hadn’t registered as an ex-felon. A Charleston, S.C., television station reported Silveira was a suspect in the theft of money from an open house in March 2019.

Silveira is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.


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