Police arrest Reno man for Truckee ATV thefts
Staff reportsTruckee residents who’ve had their ATV or motorcycle stolen recently may be in for an early Christmas present. The Truckee Police Department announced Tuesday the discovery of several stolen ATVs and motorcycles at a Northeast Reno residence on Dec. 13. Clark Fiorini, 40, of Reno was arrested for probation violations during the search conducted by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department and the Nevada Department of Probation and Parole. Officers found six to eight stolen off-road vehicles from the Truckee area at Fiorini’s residence.Additional charges of felony theft of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property are pending. Fiorini was booked into the Washoe County Jail.The search resulted from the follow-up of an earlier incident on Dec. 8, when the suspect’s vehicle was spotted by Truckee police officer Don Garrett while he was on patrol late at night in the Glenshire area, according to Lt. Jeff Nichols of the Truckee Police Department. Garrett did not see the suspect that night, but he did record the vehicle’s license plate number. Follow-up by detectives led them to the Northeast Reno residence, Nichols said. Further investigation revealed that Fiorini was on active probation with the State of Nevada for drug violations. Fiorini admitted to the thefts of the off-road vehicles. Truckee Detective Robert Womack learned that Fiorini worked a job that allowed him access to the various neighborhoods during the day, allowing him to check out vehicles he wanted to steal during the day and then return at night to take them. None of the vehicles stolen by Fiorini were locked, and many had the keys in the ignitions. Unfortunately the victim’s make it very easy for the suspects to take these items, Womack said.The investigation is continuing and Truckee Detectives are working with the California Highway Patrol, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Nevada Department of Public Safety and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to identify other items that may have been stolen.Anyone with information should contact Detective Womack with the Truckee PD at 550-2335.