Owners of possibly stolen jewelry sought

Jewelry found in a Carson City motel room in August will be turned over to the person who found it if the owners are not located, an official said Wednesday.

Lt. Bob White said a maid found a box containing 11 pieces of gold jewelry inside a room at the PiƱon Plaza after the tenants checked out. The hotel then contacted the tenants, and they said the jewelry was not theirs.

White said the jewelry was turned over to the sheriff's department, and he is concerned the amount of jewelry and the way in which it was stored could indicate it is stolen.

"Typically, meth addicts and drug dealers use jewelry as currency," he said. "It's possible these items were stolen in vehicle or home burglaries."

The 11 items recovered included rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces.

If someone had jewelry stolen before Aug. 11, they should call the Carson City Sheriff's Department at 887-2020, ext. 1400.

To claim any jewelry, callers will have to provide a detailed description or photograph.

You can help

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 782-9905 or Sharyon Katsaris at 450-1026.

A reward for information is being offered.

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