The Las Vegas shooter’s home in Reno, Nevada, which he used to to stash arms and ammunition, has been broken into, despite ongoing investigation and watch by the FBI.
At least one person broke into the home. Police say they’re not aware of any theft or damages after the break-in, but wonder how the perpetrator gained entry. It is particularly surprising that someone managed to break into the home which is still being investigated by the FBI.
Stephen Paddock purchased the home in Reno’s Somersett neighborhood in 2013. He lived there with his girfriend, Marilou Danley.
Police confirmed on Tuesday that the Reno house was broken into over the weekend, and police are now highly active in the area after receiving a warning from the FBI to be sure a break in isn’t repeated.
The incident comes a time when investigators were scheduled to revisit the house. After the break-in was discovered, police notified the FBI immediately. The FBI has recently confirmed that investigators would be revisiting Paddock’s properties to “discern additional evidence as a result of that revisit.”
Reno Gazette Journal reports:
Officer Tim Broadway with the Reno Police Department said the suspect or suspects broke into the home through the front door over the weekend, noting he was not sure how exactly the suspects gained entry.
Reno officers arrived on scene and “immediately notified the FBI,” he said. Broadway said the department is working with the FBI to “make sure there are no further incidents.”
Broadway said officers were not aware of anything that was taken or whether there were any damages. There are no suspects at this time.
On Oct. 3, federal and local agencies swarmed Paddock’s Reno home and found five handguns, two shotguns, numerous electronic devices and a “plethora of ammunition,” Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Weapons, explosives and electronic devices were also found in Paddock’s Mesquite home.
In a Monday news conference, Lombardo confirmed FBI and behavioral analysis agents were revisiting Paddock’s properties including his home in Reno.
“The question was: Is the FBI along with LVMPD revisiting the personal property of the suspect? Yes, that is accurate along with the behavioral analysis detectives,” Lombardo said answering a reporter’s question. “They are also present and maybe we can discern additional evidence as a result of that revisit.”
Police are unsure if one or multiple perpetrators broke into the home.
The house was first searched two days after the shooting, according the Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.
Fox News reports:
At least one vandal broke in to Stephen Paddock’s Reno-area home through the building’s front door, though detectives still were unsure if multiple suspects were involved, Officer Tim Broadway of the Reno Police Department told the Reno Gazette-Journal Tuesday.
Broadway said police were not immediately aware of anything taken or any damage done to the retirement community home. The FBI was notified of the breach.
Federal and local authorities stormed the home on Oct. 3, two days after Paddock killed 58 people, firing down on a concert crowd from his hotel suite in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Officials found five handguns, two shotguns, several electronic devices and a “plethora of ammunition” at the home, Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.
Obviously, it is important for any investigation to ensure that evidence hasn’t been damaged, removed from, or planted on a scene. A break in is completely unacceptable while the investigation is ongoing.
The break-in is an embarrassment for all parties involved in the investigation of Stephen Paddock as authorities work to determine a motive for Paddock’s killing spree. Who knows if crucial evidence has been tampered with? This could set the investigation back at a time when progress is hard to come by.
What the hell is going on??
As previously reported, there was a break-in at Stephen Paddock’s Reno home on Sunday. Local police say they were called to the home by a neighbor who says they saw the lights on.
FBI agents returned to search a house in Reno owned by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock after local police told them that someone had broken into the home over the weekend.
Reno police officer Tim Broadway told The Associated Press, “Nobody really saw anything, just a light was on with nobody in the residence.”
Broadway said officers discovered that “someone had broken into the house” and he immediately contacted the FBI.
He added that the suspects broke into the home through the front door over the weekend, but said he was not sure exactly how they gained entry. Police are not aware of any damages or anything that was stolen.
There are no suspects at this time or any descriptions of a suspect.
According to KOLOtv investigators searched Paddock’s Reno home on October 3rd and found firearms.
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Investigators said they found five handguns, two shotguns and a “plethora of ammunition” and electronics. The house is being treated as a potential crime scene.
At least some of the guns found on Paddock’s properties had been bought at the Cabela’s store in Verdi.
We can’t even trust the FBI at this point so who knows what really happened with this ‘break-in’.
The Gateway Pundit received a huge response from this original report so we decided to do a follow up post.
This is the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and the shooter’s home is broken into with zero description of the suspects?
Paddock’s Reno home is being treated like a crime scene yet it was breached?? No security? What is going on??
Neighbors saw the lights on and police say there was no damage or anything stolen. No wonder why many prominent people such as Sheriff Clarke are coming forward saying they are suspicious of this investigation.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton said, “I don’t trust the FBI” as the investigation into Paddock seemed to hit a wall. Investigators still claim they have no information as to what Paddock’s motive was over a week later.