Reno duo faces felony burglary, meth possession charges in Truckee
November 5, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Two Reno residents were arrested on suspicion of felony burglary and drug possession after police allegedly found methamphetamine and stolen property during a traffic stop on Halloween.
Truckee Police Department officers were notified Friday of two subjects inside a vacant residence for sale in Truckee after a Realtor encountered them exiting it, according to a TPD statement.
"The Realtor later noticed the two subjects broke into the residence through a back window, moved furniture around, and started a fire in the fireplace," according to police.
After TPD received a description of their vehicle, a blue GMC pick-up truck, an officer spotted it "within minutes" and made a traffic stop Friday afternoon at the Westgate Shopping Center.
A search allegedly revealed methamphetamine packaged for sale, drug paraphernalia, stolen property linked to a burglary in Oroville, Calif., numerous suspected stolen cellphones, an airsoft pistol, 9mm ammunition, and evidence pointing to two recent burglaries in the Armstrong Tract subdivision in Truckee.
Police arrested the driver, Breanna Shalene Sherven, 27, Reno, and passenger Hector Teodoro Avila, 22, also of Reno, on suspicion of several felony and misdemeanor charges.
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They were booked into Nevada County Jail, each with $50,000 bail. Both have previous criminal histories in Nevada, according to TPD.
According to police, the vehicle belonged to an owner in Reno who lent it to Sherven "to make a quick food run," and she never returned.
"The owner did not know the female's name and ultimately declined to press charges for theft," police said.
Anyone with information about this case should contact Truckee Police at 530-550-2320.
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