Update Tuesday morning:
A report from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning reveals that a sheriff’s deputy spotted a stolen white utility truck on Airport north of Highway 50 at around 3pm yesterday. The deputy believed the vehicle was involved in a string of commercial burglaries in Reno and Carson City. When the deputy turned around and sped after the truck, the truck driver sped up, went around backed up traffic and turned left on Sherman. The suspect stopped the truck and took off running with two deputies in foot pursuit. It took a while but deputies say they found the suspect hiding in a backyard. He was subdued, cuffed and transported to the city jail where they questioned him. Earlier reports indicated that the suspect was involved with other suspects in the string of commercial burglaries in Reno and Carson City.
The suspect was identified as Joseph Desjardin, 37 with a criminal record including burglary, possession of stolen property, felony eluding authorities, failure to appear in court and for violating parole and probation. Desjardin is being held at the jail on a no bail hold. The investigation into the string of burglaries allegedly carried by Desjardin continues with authorities trying to track down Desjardin’s suspected co-conspirators.
Update Monday night: One of several suspects in a series of thefts from Home Depots in Reno and likely local home improvement stores in Carson City, is in custody following a pursuit in the Carmine/Airport Road area, north of Highway 50. The suspect ran from Sheriff’s Deputies Monday evening. Deputies found the suspect just before 5pm hiding in a trash receptacle. The suspect was taken to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office for interrogation.
Earlier story: Carson City Investigators were contacted by Home Depot Asset Prevention staff, informing CCSO investigators that the thieves may have also been operating in the Carson City area. The same suspect and suspect vehicle was identified following thefts at Reno Home Depots. The thefts occurred during the early morning on January 4th and January 5th at the Damonte Ranch and South Virginia Street Home Depot locations. Snow blowers and large tool boxes were taken. Attached are photographs of the suspect and vehicle from Home Depot.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public assistance in identifying suspects in two separate incidents.
On December 26 2019, there were two commercial burglaries during which property was taken in Carson City. Surveillance video showed a suspect vehicle, a white Ford truck with a black lumber rack and a tool box on the left side of the truck bed used in the Reno heists – so the plot thickens
Attached is a photograph of the truck from one of the burglaries. The truck is a white Ford F250 with a black lumber rack and a white tool box along the left side of the truck bed.
Anyone with information or questions is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Dispatch (775) 887-2677, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Hatley (775)283-7852, Investigations Captain Brian Humphrey (775)283-7850 or Secret Witness (775)322-4900
Case # 2019-8633, 2020-119
Detective Sam Hatley
Carson City Sheriff’s Office
(775) 887-2677 Dispatch