Boulder City police arrested 13 people and seized meth and heroin after uncovering a retail theft ring operating out of Henderson and Las Vegas, police said in a statement Wednesday.
Police identified two men as the main targets of a monthlong investigation following the burglary of a home on Cheyenne Court in Boulder City before determining that the men were distributing stolen property to other people to be pawned or sold, the statement said.
Police seized 20 grams of meth and three grams of heroin, and they recovered stolen items from various retail thefts when executing search warrants at motels and homes in Boulder City.
“The size and impact of this group is surprisingly large for a community our size, but our investigators spent a good deal of time working on leads to find as many conspirators as possible,” Boulder City police Chief Tim Shea said in the statement. “Interestingly, two of the suspects were identified after they appeared on City social media after surveillance cameras caught them stealing a credit card from an elderly resident.” Police are still identifying more suspects (Mug shoots posted on website) in neighboring cities. The arrested include… Las Vegas Review-Journal