SPARKS — In a collaborative effort, the Sparks Police Department Crime Suppression Unit, Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives and All Threats All Crimes Task Force were conducting surveillance in parks and parking areas in their respective jurisdictions in response to a string of vehicle burglaries occurring throughout the Truckee Meadows. The suspects broke windows and stole purses, and then used the victims’ credit cards at various locations immediately following the thefts. Following the release of surveillance video from a local store, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office preliminarily identified the male suspect as Edward Perkins, 33.
On Wednesday afternoon, detectives with the Sparks Police Department Crime Suppression Unit observed Perkins at a location within the city of Sparks where they were conducting surveillance. Perkins was riding with a female passenger, Cassandra Kissel, 22, on a stolen motorcycle. The two were pulled over and placed under arrest.
Perkins and Kissel were booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility by the Sparks Police Department on multiple charges. Washoe County Detectives booked additional charges on Perkins and Kissel for various counts of burglary, grand larceny, fraudulent use of credit cards and obtaining money under false pretenses. Perkins’ bail is set at $64,285 and Kissel’s is set at $34,395.
Follow-up investigation into other burglaries Perkins and Kissel may be responsible for are being conducted by both agencies.