House guest faces burglary charge |

House guest faces burglary charge

Staff Reports

A burglary charge has been filed against a 25-year-old transient accused of pawning $1,400 in items he stole from the home of an elderly man who gave him a place to stay.

Roger Dale Abraham-Noble Jr. was arrested on Wednesday on a warrant stemming from the Oct. 31 theft of items from the Alpine View Estates home of the 77-year-old victim.

The alleged victim said he had allowed Noble – a friend of his grandson’s – to live under the deck of the house. He said his grandson warned him not to let Noble live in the house because “he would steal anything to support his heroin addiction.”

The victim said he noticed on Oct. 31 that a window had been pried open. That was followed by a telephone call from a check cashing business in Carson City verifying if the victim had written a check to a second subject.

The man said no, and noticed that several checks were missing.

A search of the house revealed two televisions had been stolen, along with a guitar, jacket, iPod and several other pieces of electronic equipment totaling $1,400.

Noble, on probation for possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from an unrelated offense, was jailed on $10,000 bail.

Prosecutor Laurie Trotter asked Friday that the bail stand.

“He allegedly entered the house with the intent to commit larceny. It’s a very serious crime, dangerous to people who live there and to himself,” Trotter said.

East Fork Judge Tom Perkins ordered Noble to remain in jail until he returns to court Wednesday.

Noble said he had recently obtained a job, but doubted he still had it.