The Washoe County District Attorney's Office (WCDAO) has announced that 27-year-old Nicholas James Stockwell has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a residential burglary case that involved multiple victims of 'hot prowls.'

They say Stockwell pled guilty in May to three counts of burglary and was sentenced last Thursday.

The WCDAO says based on the prison term give, the defendant must serve a minimum of 12 years before being eligible for parole.

They say the case was investigated by detectives with the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP) who identified Stockwell as the suspect in multiple residential burglaries throughout Washoe County during November and December of last year.

The WCDAO says in several of those cases, the homeowners were asleep inside their homes during the burglaries.

They say items stolen included jewelry, bank cards, financial paperwork, car keys, computer equipment, and prescription medication.