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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County deputies say two women have been arrested after they were caught trying to remove copper pipes from a vacant house in Sparks.

Deputies say 52-year-old Julia Ann Soukup and 46-year-old Melissa Kay Davis were arrested Thursday on burglary charges after a neighbor called to report suspicious activity.

The Reno Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/1dIwaI8 ) reports a resident called the sheriff's office after seeing a strange vehicle in the driveway and noises coming from within the house on Shadow Lane.

Authorities caution that metal thieves commonly target vacant properties or homes when owners are away.


Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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