COPS: Bloody wound gives burglar away
One man was arrested after police were able to link him to a burglary of a neighbor’s home by a cut he allegedly sustained attempting to get in through his neighbor’s window.
Case Estes was taken into custody on Jan. 2 around 5 p.m. after a Nye County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of burglary and property destruction at a home on Iron Street.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, the victims called police after returning home earlier that afternoon to discover their back window had been smashed in and blood all over their window frame and door handle.
After taking inventory of their items, one of the victims told the officer the only thing that appeared to be missing from the home were his prescription pills.
As part of his investigation, the deputy went to the victims’ neighbor’s home and made contact with Estes to ask if he had seen anything suspicious.
While talking with Estes, the deputy reportedly noticed a large cut on the man’s finger, which was wrapped in blood soaked gauze, and began to question Estes on how he obtained the wound.
Estes allegedly told the officer that he had cut himself at work two days prior using a saw.
Shortly after telling the officer the cut was work related, Estes’ girlfriend showed up at his home stating she had not seen a cut on Estes’ hand before she left for work that morning, but did notice one when she returned around noon.
As the deputy further questioned Estes, the man allegedly admitted to breaking into his neighbor’s home through the back window using a metal tool in order to take prescription pills.
He further admitted he had cut his hand climbing through the broken window and that all of the pills he had taken from the home were in a blue “protandim” bottle inside of his duffle bag.
Estes was then placed under arrest and transported to Desert View Hospital for treatment of the wound on his left finger.
After he had been fixed up, another deputy transported him from the hospital to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked into custody on charges of burglary, petit larceny and possession of a schedule four controlled substance.
COPS: Woman too busy to return borrowed car,
gets free ride to jail
Claiming she was too busy to return a car she borrowed from someone, one woman was arrested for the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle over the weekend.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, a deputy was dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Six Shooter Avenue on Saturday in reference to the theft of an automobile.
When he arrived, the victim told the officer around 6 p.m. the night before he had allowed the suspect in this case, Kama Morris, to borrow his vehicle with the condition it be returned by midnight.
The next morning when it had not been returned as of 7:22 a.m. the victim called the sheriff’s office to report it stolen.
After taking a report and entering the vehicle into police records as stolen, the deputy left the residence.
Almost an hour-and-a-half later, police were called to the same address again as Morris had reportedly returned to the residence with the vehicle around 9 a.m.
When police showed up, they made contact with Morris, who allegedly told them she knew the vehicle was supposed to be returned before midnight, but she failed to do so as she was too busy.
Morris was subsequently placed under arrest on a charge of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and transported to the local detention center to be booked into custody.
COPS: Beer-buzzed burglar busted hiding in home
After allegedly walking out of a local convenience store with a stolen beverage in his pocket, police arrested one man for theft after identifying him on the store’s surveillance footage.
According to a declaration of arrest in the case, deputies were dispatched to Horizon Market on Linda Street for a report of theft around 6 a.m. Jan. 2.
Upon their arrival, one of the officers spoke with the manager on duty who informed him that around 12:30 a.m. a male and female had entered the store and it appeared the male had stolen a beverage from the store’s walk-in cooler.
As they went over surveillance footage from that morning, the deputy reportedly observed the two individuals enter the store and immediately walk back to the store’s walk-in cooler. The male, later identified as Robert Keil, entered while the female waited outside, before exiting the area with a canned beverage in his pocket.
The footage then shows the two walking up to the cash register to pay for multiple items, but never indicating that Keil had the beverage in his pocket, or pulling it out to pay for it.
Another officer on scene was able to identify Keil on the surveillance footage from prior run-ins with the suspect.
Police were also able to identify the female with Keil by her name on the credit card she used to pay for the items at the register.
After running the female’s name through police dispatch, the officers were able to obtain a current address for the woman and relocated to that residence to speak with her and hopefully find Keil.
Once they had made contact with the woman, she allegedly told police Keil was in Las Vegas and had been for three days.
When asked how he could be in Las Vegas if they were at Horizon Market together earlier, the woman reportedly said he had come back to visit before going back to Vegas.
Police then asked for permission to take a look around her home, which she reportedly allowed them to do.
Inside police were soon able to locate and arrest Keil for allegedly stealing the beverage from Horizon Market.
He was subsequently transported to the Nye County Detention Center to be booked into custody for charges of burglary and theft.