Dayton man involved in Western Nevada burglaries granted probation
October 21, 2017
A Dayton man involved in a string of residential burglaries in Western Nevada was granted probation in court on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Farron R. Cook, 27, was arrested in January on two charges of burglary residential forced entry. He admitted guilty in court in September to one charge of felony attempted burglary. According to reports, he acted as the lookout in a number of burglaries in Douglas County, Carson City and Washoe County.
The burglaries occurred between December 2016 and January 2017, three in Douglas County occurred on Jan. 19 and Jan. 24. On Jan. 19, deputies responded to reports of missing jewelry in the 1100 block of White Oak Loop. The stolen jewelry was estimated at more than $5,000 in value. Deputies determined that the garage door of the residence was opened with a credit card.
On Jan. 24, officers responded to the 1200 block of Melborn Way on reports of a stolen safe. The reporting party said passports, Social Security cards, birth certificates, car and home insurance documentation, car keys and family trust documents were taken. A neighbor told officers that a young man had come to his door asking for assistance shortly before the burglary happened. The neighbor later identified the man as Cook. Officers responded to another burglary on Jan. 24 in the 2500 block of Fremont Avenue where the back door had been kicked in, but nothing was stolen.
According to reports, the scenes of the burglaries had similar footprints in the mud and snow and witness reports had similar descriptions of the vehicle used. In the case involving the jewelry, deputies had Farron as a suspect when they found he had been pawning the jewelry in Reno. It seemed plausible to deputies that Farron was involved in all of the cases. Deputies located Farron at his home in Dayton where they arrested him.
Cook faced 34 months in prison for the felony, but was granted probation not to exceed five years. In court, Cook told the judge he had been battling an addiction to heroin, but had been clean for some time and was participating in a drug program. Cook said he had not missed a meeting for his program and had clean tests since he began the program early this year. Cook apologized to his victims in court and said he had been making his payments of restitution that amount to $2,980.
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