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Five people arrested after burglary investigation

Five people were arrested last week after a several-week investigation into a home burglary in the valley.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Liselotte Kelso, 47, Jacob Noel, 43, Stacey Wooten, 40, Phillip Russell, 38, all of Pahrump and Donald Strohshine, 41, from Victorville, California in connection with the crime.

The investigation into the incident began on March 28, after deputies were dispatched to a home on the 2000 block of South Hacienda Street for a possible residential burglary.

Police allegedly discovered that the home had been forcibly entered and a significant amount of property was stolen from the residence.

NCSO detectives developed leads as to where the stolen property was and the identity of the pair of individuals allegedly involved in the burglary.

Detectives from the General Assignment Division, Street Crimes Unit, Scorpion Task Force and NCSO patrol deputies simultaneously executed search warrants at two local addresses in the 1000 block of East Haiwee Street and the 1000 block of East Laguna Street where the stolen property was being stored, police said.

Detectives interviewed and arrested the five suspects from both locations.

The investigation led to the recovery of the majority of the stolen property from both addresses, as well as drug paraphernalia and trafficking amounts of methamphetamine from the Haiwee address.

Kelso and Noel were charged with eight preliminary counts, including conspiracy to commit home invasion, home invasion, conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary. Strohshine and Russell were charged with three preliminary counts, including possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule I controlled substance and low level trafficking of schedule I controlled substance, all of which Kelso and Noel were also charged with.

Wooten was charged with a single preliminary count of possession/transfer of stolen property for her alleged role in the incident.

The five suspects were booked at the Nye County Detention Center and held on various amounts of bail.

Noel, ($20,000 bond), Russell ($5,640), Strohshine ($5640), and Wooten ($5,000) are set to be in court Thursday, and Kelso ($20,640 bond) will be in court for formal charging on May 31.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Wesley Fancher at 775-751-7000 or anonymously online at ncso_detectives@co.nye.nv.us.

Contact reporter Mick Akers at makers@pvtimes.com. Follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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