Reward offered in home invasion |

Reward offered in home invasion

Staff Reports

The victim of an Oct. 30 home invasion was the specific target of the crime, Undersheriff Paul Howell said.

“There is no threat to other community members,” he said.

Howell said releasing more details would compromise the investigation.

“We are reaching out now in hopes that those few who do have knowledge of this crime may come forward,” he said.

According to the sheriff’s office, an elderly victim who lives alone on Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos area reported that he was awakened by unknown subjects forcing their way into his residence at around 12:38 a.m. Approximately four masked subjects entered the residence, held down the elderly victim and demanded to know the whereabouts of his valuables. The elderly victim, who is in poor health, was beaten unconscious.

The suspects were reportedly wearing black beanies. They obtained property, valued at approximately $2,000, which belonged to the victim and ran from the residence. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were able to obtain DNA evidence.

A reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the conviction of those responsible. Callers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call DCSO Dispatch at 782-5126 or Douglas County Secret Witness at: 782-7463 or DCSO Investigator Ted Jasperson at 782-9057.