Bearded man described in Douglas prowler calls |

Bearded man described in Douglas prowler calls

Record-Courier staff report

Minden, Nev. — Bearded prowlers were reported this week in Gardnerville and the Gardnerville Ranchos, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded 2:44 a.m. Monday to a report of a man looking into a garage in the 1400 block of South Marion Russell Court.

The victim said he woke up and went out into his garage. He looked up toward the middle windows and saw a man’s face. When the man realized he had been seen, he left the area in an unknown vehicle.

The witness said the man had a groomed beard, but couldn’t see what he was wearing.

A second incident was reported 7:45 p.m. Tuesday when a man was spotted standing at a bedroom window on the front of the house in the 1300 block of Rancho Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

The suspect asked a passerby if someone was home. He left in a full-sized, white Chevy four-door truck.

According to the witness, the man did not appear to be agitated or intoxicated, and was polite.

With the exception that the man was knocking on the window instead of the front door, the witness said the conversation seemed normal.

He was described as being in his late 30s, wearing a baseball hat, about 5-foot, 11-inches, weighing 200 pounds. He had a full beard, wearing blue jeans and a zip-up pullover, possibly tan.

The reporting party said his boys found a filet knife in a plastic scabbard in the planter, near the front door and window were the man was standing. It is unknown who dropped the knife.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation to determine if the two incidents are related.

Should anyone have any information regarding these or similar incidents, please contact the sheriff’s office, at 775-782-5126.