Tools taken in roofing supply burglary |

Tools taken in roofing supply burglary

Staff Reports

Tools worth nearly $7,000 were reported missing after a burglary March 7 at Silver State Roofing Materials Inc. in the Gardnerville industrial park.

Deputies responded to a burglar alarm shortly before midnight and discovered a smashed-in window at the business in the 1400 block of Industrial Way.

An inventory revealed that 13 power saws, a generator, four compressors and five pneumatic nail guns were missing with a total value of $6,725.

Another $500 was added to the loss for the broken window.

The company owner is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the burglar.

Deputies searched the building and grounds with canine officers but turned up no suspects.

Manager Ryan McTee was called to the scene and told officers he did not suspect any employees.

Deputies believe the burglar had access to the building and the alarm code and that the items were carried off in a vehicle.

The burglary is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Secret Witness at 782-7463 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 782-9911.

— The owner of Maytan Music Center in north Douglas County reported the theft of a $1,500 mandolin between March 11-12.

The instrument, manufactured by Garz Guitar, was discovered missing Monday.

— A Sacramento woman who took her vehicle to Tires Plus in Carson City for brakes installation reported that her license plates were replaced with plates reportedly from a vehicle stolen in California.

The 27-year-old victim, who was visiting friends in Minden, said she dropped her vehicle off Sunday for the new brakes.

When she picked up the car, she noticed her plates had been replaced and called deputies.