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Sheriff’s Office warns business owners to be on lookout for thieves

Staff Reports

Almost a year to the day burglars stole several generators from the Gardnerville Ahern rental store, authorities are seeking information about a similar burglary that occurred in Sparks.

During the early morning hours of Monday, a commercial burglary occurred at the Nevada Power Products store where several Honda portable generators were stolen.

Sgt. Jim Halsey of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect descriptions in the Sparks burglary are similar to those of suspects involved in a commercial burglary that occurred about one year ago at the Ahern Rentals Store in Gardnerville.

“Also similar were the suspect’s method of forced entry and the items stolen,” he said. “The suspects involved in the Sparks burglary are described as two male Hispanics, mid-30s, wearing light colored jackets, both heavy-set. The associated vehicle is described as a late 1980s Oldsmobile 4-door sedan, light in color, with dark tinted windows.”

“The sheriff’s office is asking business owners, proprietors and employees please keep an eye out in their commercial areas, and report observed suspicious persons or vehicles to DCSO dispatch at (775) 782-5126.”

One of the perpetrators of the Ahern burglary is in custody and facing sentencing.

Jose Corona, 29, is facing up to 10 years after he admitted his involvement. He is scheduled to appear before Judge Michael Gibbons on Monday.