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Burglary suspect arrested

Members of the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program recently began an investigation into Donald Buckner, who suspected of committing burglaries and vehicle burglaries in Washoe County and at several Lake Tahoe area ski resorts.

Buckner, 54, of Reno, was arrested Friday in the parking lot of the Boreal Ridge Ski Resort after detectives reportedly witnessed him burglarize one vehicle and attempt to burglarize a second vehicle.

Buckner was arrested without incident and booked into Wayne Brown Correctional Facility on the listed charges. The victim of the vehicle burglary was located and his stolen items were returned to him.

Buckner is a nine-time convicted felon for similar types of crimes. He was released from the Nevada Department of Corrections in August 2005, after completing nine and a half years in prison for committing several recreational vehicle burglaries during University of Nevada football games in 1996. As a result of Buckner’s extensive criminal history, bail was set at $50,000.

The investigation is ongoing with further Nevada and California charges expected.

Detectives assigned to the Northern Nevada ROP in conjunction with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, and the Truckee Police Department arrested Buckner.

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