30-time felon, suspect in area thefts arrested in Carson City

Kirk Robert Kiefreider (Photo: CCSO)

Kirk Robert Kiefreider (Photo: CCSO)

A man with at least 30 felonies who was wanted in multiple thefts in the area was arrested in Carson City recently, according to a news release from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.
Kirk Robert Kiefreider, 60, from San Francisco was initially arrested March 19 for a Reno vehicle burglary.
March 17, CCSO received a bulletin from a Home Depot in Reno to be on the lookout for an older male suspect in a large motorhome who had been stealing tools from Home Depot stores, according to the release issued Tuesday afternoon.
On March 19 at approximately 9 p.m., a sheriff’s detective located the suspect motorhome parked at the Carson City Hyundai dealership on South Carson Street.
Deputies arrived at the dealership and detained a male suspect as he tried to run back into the motorhome, the release said. The suspect initially identified himself with a California identification card. That identification was found to be false and the suspect was identified as Kiefreider.
Deputies identified Kiefreider and the motorhome as being involved in a vehicle burglary earlier that afternoon at Dutch Brothers Coffee on South Virginia Street. Kiefreider was arrested for vehicle burglary, use of identification of another and destruction of private property.
Kiefreider was found to have numerous recent arrests in Portland, Oregon, Bakersfield and Oakland for vehicle thefts and possession of stolen property, along with more than 30 felony convictions.
The motorhome was impounded. The detective learned the motorhome, valued at about $165,000, was stolen from a dealership in Davis, California but it had not yet been discovered stolen. Kiefreider was additionally charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and habitual criminal.
On March 26, a search warrant was granted for the motorhome and stolen property from Carson City, Reno and Sparks businesses was found, according to the release. Kiefreider is also suspected of entering employee break rooms at businesses in the Reno and Sparks area and stealing employee purses and wallets. A stolen firearm from Reno was also found in the motorhome.
Anyone with information about Kiefreider and the stolen motorhome is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Hatley (775) 283-7852, or Sgt. Craig Lowe (775) 283-7815.


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