More stolen goods recovered
The discovery Friday of additional items believed stolen in a suspected burglary ring has prompted officials to put out another call for victims.
Detective Daniel Gonzales said that in all, more than 450 items of stolen property were recovered from Carson City homes during the investigation of the suspected ring, which spanned Carson City, Douglas and Washoe counties.
In an effort to identify additional victims and return the stolen property, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office is conducting a public viewing on from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday. If you have been a victim of a burglary in the past several months, you are invited to a public showing of the recovered property. You must provide a case number from your reporting agency to attend the viewing.
Three people were arrested in connection with the case.
• Heather Olea, 22, of Carson City, was arrested Sunday in the 2000 block of Dori Way on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property and a warrant for failure to attend substance abuse counseling.
• Bryan Allen Gaudette, 23, was arrested at 1:40 p.m. July 14 in the 2000 block of Dori Way on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property and misdemeanor obstructing.
• Christopher Allan Buttz, 18, of Carson City, was arrested in Sun Valley on July 8. His arrest sparked the investigation, said Gonzales. Buttz was booked into the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of felony possession of stolen goods and auto burglary among other charges.
According to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Halsey, a fourth suspect, Andrue Madden, 18, still is being sought by law enforcement.
Gonzales said the group would hit vehicles and homes, taking jewelry, electronics and other valuables. They would then either pawn or sell the items.
Gonzales said if someone reported a burglary between June 2009 and July 14, they may find their goods.