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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Theft of Gas and Destruction of Property 3-17-22

Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $500.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect wanted in connection with theft of gas and destruction of property in Carson City, NV and Lyon County.

On March 17 2022 at about 3:00 p.m. a Carson City resident was eating lunch inside her Mercedes Sprinter Van while parked in the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store parking lot at 430 Fairview Drive. The victim heard the sound of drilling underneath her van. The victim exited her van to find two vehicles had parked close to either side of the van. Multiple people were standing to the rear of her van. When the victim asked what they were doing, someone from under the van yelled “Let’s get out of here.”  The suspects left area in a dark colored Chevy Tahoe and a gray Ford F-150 truck. The suspects had drilled a hole into the victim’s gas tank and gas was now spilling out of a bucket the suspects had been using to collect the gasoline. The suspects then went into neighboring Lyon County and again drilled holes in gas tanks on vehicles in the Moundhouse area on Highway 50. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office obtained a California license plate for the Chevy Tahoe, CA 8WBH039 from Galt California. The Chevy Tahoe was last seen traveling west on I-80 in Reno Nevada toward the California state line at about 6 pm on March 17th. Detectives then learned the suspects had stolen gasoline from vehicles parked at the Carson City Home Depot at 3185 Market Street at about 2 pm on March 17th. Detectives obtained a photograph of the unknown male suspect who was driving the Chevy Tahoe. A female passenger in the Chevy Tahoe was identified as twenty-two-year-old Barbara Hansen from Stockton California. Detectives contacted Barbara by phone and she was not cooperative.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Department at 775-283-7855, or remain anonymous and call or text Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or go on-line at