RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- On Wednesday evening, September 19, 2012, investigators of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year-old Edgar Oronia-Camacho on suspicion of stalking a juvenile female.
Earlier that day, deputies of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Tillman 7-11 store in the Gardnerville Ranchos for a call of an adult male suspiciously following a juvenile female. The teenager explained to the deputies that she had been washing her car at the Rancho's Car Wash on Kimmerling Road, when an adult male Hispanic, driving a green 4-door sedan, stopped his vehicle on Kimmerling Road and tried to get her attention. The teenager said the male was nodding his head and honking his horn at her. The teenager waved the male off, indicating for him to leave her alone.
The male then drove into the car wash, and pulled into an adjacent car wash stall near the teenager. The male continued honking his horn and nodding his head at the girl. The teenager again waved-off the male, and continued washing her car.
The male then drove his vehicle across Kimmerling Road, into the parking lot directly across from the car wash. The male stopped his vehicle and continued staring at the teenager.
The teenager, now suspicious of the intent of the male, got into her vehicle to drive away. The suspicious male then quickly drove his vehicle back across Kimmerling Road, and pulled into the car wash parking lot nearby the girl.The teenager, now fearing for her safety, called 9-1-1 via her cell phone and reported the incident to DCSO dispatchers. Following their advice, the teenager drove to the nearby 7-11 store on Tillman Ln, and quickly went inside. Once inside, the girl also told the store clerk what had occurred. From inside the store, the teenager and the store clerk saw the suspicious male slowly drive around the store building.When the store clerk stepped outside the store to approach the suspicious male, the male quickly drove away.
DCSO detectives were able to obtain a partial license plate of the suspect vehicle, which led them to a home in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Subsequent investigation of vehicles, clothing and persons present at the location led them to believe Oronia-Camacho was the suspect involved in this incident. He was subsequently taken into custody.
During their investigation, detectives learned that Oronia-Camacho may have committed a similar act earlier the same day, with a 16-year-old victim.
Additionally, it was later discovered that Oronia-Camacho was the suspect of a similar incident in 2010, although there was insufficient evidence in that incident to bring a charge against him.
Oronia-Camacho is currently being held in the Douglas County Minden Jail on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hold.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are asking anyone who has been subject to a similar incident with a similar suspect or vehicle description to contact them immediately to report it. Persons may call the DCSO Investigations Office main line at 775-782-9905.