Officers were investigating a rash of recent burglaries in the area and during the investigation the two juveniles were detained as they exited a residence. The two juveniles initially fled from officers on foot but were detained after a short chase. One of the juveniles was carrying a loaded firearm, along with a knife taken from the residence. Both juveniles were booked into the Jan Evans Detention Center for burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.
Residents in the area are encouraged to take steps to prevent these types of incidents, including locking all doors and windows and ensuring all valuables are stored in a secured location. Report all suspicious activity or persons who appear to be loitering.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Reno Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit at 334-2144 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.