"Urban Mining" Case Number 21SO06696

"Urban Mining" Case Number 21SO06696 Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance
Posted on 03/18/2021
"Urban Mining" Case Number 21SO06696 Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance

Minden, NV- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) recently initiated an investigation related to the theft of heating / air-conditioning  infrastructure and recyclable materials from the rooftops of commercial buildings located in Douglas County, Nevada.  The perpetrators commit these thefts by gaining access to the roof of large commercial buildings likely using exterior fire suppression ladders and/or ropes.  Once on the roof the perpetrators removed recyclable metals from rooftop infrastructures including heating and air-conditioning units.  These crimes may not be immediately identified by commercial property tenants or owners depending on what recyclable materials have been removed by the perpetrators of these thefts. until well into the summer months. 



The public’s assistance is being requested in attempting to identify if other crimes of a similar nature have gone unnoticed and to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators of these thefts.  Please report similar types of recyclable metal / infrastructure theft to your local law enforcement agency. A Secret Witness reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of the Douglas County thefts. 


Please contact Investigator Steven Schultz of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 775-782-6206 with any information related to the crime which occurred in Douglas County, Nevada.