Women arrested trying to steal copper pipes

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 10, 2014 at 12:11 p.m.



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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.

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