Four in custody in Douglas e-bike thefts

Four men are scheduled to appear Wednesday morning in the theft of e-bikes.

Four men are scheduled to appear Wednesday morning in the theft of e-bikes.

Four California men accused of a series of stealing e-bicycles appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Tuesday morning.

San Pablo residents Victor Anguiano, 29, Emmanuel Villagomez-Morales, 31, Angel Ruiz-Arroyo, 26, and Richmond resident Jesus Garcia were arrested after deputies learned of the thefts from across the county, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

“Deputies identified several suspects driving a white Dodge panel van,” authorities said. “The suspects were eventually located at Walmart, in Gardnerville. Deputies recovered four e-bikes, valued at approximately $5,900.”

All four men are scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday morning when an interpreter can be available.

East Fork Justice of the Peace left all four men’s bail pending Wednesday’s appearance.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Anguiano’s bail was set at $53,149, Villagomez-Morales at $58,152, Ruiz-Arroyo at $44,283 and $48,155.

All four individuals were booked into the Douglas County Jail for burglary, conspiracy, possession of controlled substance, possessing stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, and home invasion.

Prosecutor Ric Casper said on Tuesday that charging documents should be ready by Wednesday’s hearing.

• Two men appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday on a half-dozen charges related to a theft at the Jacks Valley Home Depot.

Huy Tuan Nguyen, 35, and Vong Vang, 39, were booked into jail on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Erik Levin said that the store chain has been looking for them in prior thefts and they were found with more than 30 receipts from the last month.

According to the charging document, the men had inventory pricing labels, which could be used to replace the store’s labels.

They are facing charges of burglary of a business, possession of a controlled substance, burglary tools, paraphernalia and conspiracy.

Authorities found methamphetamine in the vehicle, according to court documents.

Nguyen has a string of offenses that occurred over just the last year, Levin said in arguing for a $50,000 bail.

“Given the serious offense, if released he will continue to victimize whatever community he finds himself in and is unlikely to return,” Levin said.

Vang had four felonies in the last 10 years, many dealing with theft and forgery, according to Levin.

“He has a lengthy history of victimizing others through theft, fraud and other means,” Levin said.

Justice of the Peace Paul Gilbert set bail at $100,000 for Vang and $50,000 for Nguyen.

Both men are scheduled to return on Wednesday.

• A man who allegedly made off with his ex-girlfriend’s Kia Sorrento and ran up $416 in charges on her credit card is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.

Sergio Borquez Chacon, 52, was brought back to Douglas County on May 16 on felony motor vehicle theft and fraudulent use of a credit card charges.

Chacon left the home on April 9, 2022, with the woman’s purse.

He was spotted in Tucson with the car by the woman’s nephew, who contacted Tucson Police. He was taken into custody.

He is being held on $5,000 bail.


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