Seventh person in custody in ‘Pillowcase Bandit’ ring
A seventh member has been arrested in connection with the “Pillowcase Bandits” — a burglary ring that hit Carson City, Douglas and Washoe counties in the last year.
On Wednesday, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrested Bob Stover, after serving a search warrant on his residence and reportedly finding hundreds of pieces of stolen property related to the burglaries.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property. He’s being held on $50,000 bail.
The burglary ring started in Carson City last summer before moving into Carson Valley in January and Washoe Valley in February.
Stover’s suspected of being the person who would take in stolen jewelry while running a business from his residence as a pawn broker and second hand dealer, said Carson City Lt. Brian Humphrey in a press release. Stover failed to follow the regulations involving the trade, sell and purchase of property by a pawn broker that allowed criminals to easily get rid of stolen property.
The six others were arrested in February. Two other members of the ring, Tracey Lock and Travis Lieberworth are awaiting court dates. Brian Madsen has entered a plea of guilty to possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime and a fourth member, Drake Vancleave, entered a plea of guilty to burglary and possession of stolen property.
Two others also were arrested. The group is accused of being involved in up to 30 different burglaries.