Staff report

Over the past several months the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office has been actively investigating several home burglaries in the McGill area. The individual would enter into people’s home and steal firearms, electronics, jewelry, money, clothing, personal documents and other personal items.

During the Deputies investigation an individual was identified as a possible suspect. Several search warrants were applied for and obtained from Ely Justice Court. The search warrants were for a residence in McGill and for a motor home also located in McGill.

During the search of these properties numerous items of evidence were located linking the suspect to the burglaries. The items recovered were firearms, money, personal items belonging to the victims, and jewelry.

Deputies arrested Ricky J. Shurtleff age 48 of McGill.  He is accused of four counts of burglary, six counts of grand larceny of a firearm, and six counts of ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Shurtleff is being held at the White Pine County Jail on a bail of $170,000. The investigation into these burglaries continues.

White Pine County Sheriff Dan Watts said that the arrest was a “good get”

“This was one that we really needed to get solved due to the threat to the public. We can’t have that,” Watts said.

Ex-felon Ricky J. Shurtleff is currently being held at White Pine County Jail. (Courtesy photo)

Ex-felon Ricky J. Shurtleff is currently being held at White Pine County Jail. (Courtesy photo)