RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detectives Division released a suspect sketch from the reported home invasion from Friday, January 27, 2012.
Sheriff's Detectives urge anyone with information on the suspect's identity to call 775-328-3327 or provide information anonymously by calling Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating this report of a home invasion which occurred on Friday evening in the 400 block of Ohio Street in the Lemmon Valley area. Preliminary information gathered at the residence indicates that this was a random act of violence against the homeowners.
At approximately 8:41 p.m., Sheriff's deputies received an emergency call from an undisclosed victim. The victim reported that just prior to falling asleep she and her husband heard a loud noise at their door. They both went to investigate and that's when they were confronted by an unknown white male.
The suspect had forced his way in to their home through a secured door. While inside the house, a physical confrontation ensued resulting in minor injuries to both homeowners. After a few seconds, the suspect fled on foot and the victim called the Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived a short time later and established a perimeter around the neighborhood.
Sheriff's Office K-9 Teams responded and attempted to track the suspect but were unable to follow a good scent. Sheriff's Detectives were called out to continue the investigation. The victim's were examined and treated at their residence by Paramedics but not transported.
The victim's describe the suspect as a white male adult possibly in his 30's, approximately 6'1" with a slender build, shoulder length blonde hair, mustache and last seen wearing a tan Carhartt style jacket and blue jean pants.
The Sheriff's Office believes this house was targeted as a vacant property. The Sheriff's Office encourages the public to leave some sort of light on within the home to appear as if the house is occupied. This may prevent a would-be burglar from entering the dwelling. Lastly, homeowners can also apply additional locking mechanisms to their doors and windows for extra security.