Reno man arrested on charges of vehicle burglaries in Fernley

Ashton Spohn

Ashton Spohn

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A 29-year-old Reno man was arrested on Sunday after the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated multiple vehicle burglaries in Fernley.

Reports started coming in at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday in the 1800 block of Fort Sutter Blvd and 1600 block of Round Up Road.

Information was received during this time, and a video of the suspect was obtained from several witnesses.

On a neighborhood Ring application, deputies observed a video of a male subject wearing a red hat, black hooded sweatshirt, and white pants entering several vehicles in the neighborhood. A witness stated they observed the same subject enter a black SUV and drive away. During this, deputies obtained a license plate and the address of where the vehicle was possibly located. Deputies located the vehicle parked in front of a residence in Fernley.

While at the residence, deputies observed several items reported missing from the burglaries.

Deputies made contact with Ashton Spohn, 29, who was still wearing the same clothing that deputies observed on the video during the burglaries.

Deputies attempted to take the suspect into custody, and he pulled away from the first deputy, pushed through a second deputy, and ran out the door, and a foot pursuit ensued. After setting up a perimeter, the suspect was found hiding in a storage shed in a playground at a daycare center 1000 block of Inglewood and taken into custody.

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries is urged to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-463-6620 or by email at in reference to case 23LY04604.

He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of vehicle burglary, obstructing, a probation violation ex-felon in possession of a firearm and battery on a police officer. Total bail was set at $73,500.


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