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Two Men Arrested in Wire Theft Case 

(RENO, Nev.) -- Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men in connection to the attempted theft of approximately 8,000 feet of copper wire Monday.

Authorities nabbed the suspects alongside the Union Pacific Railroad Company tracks east of Gerlach after reports that the men were trying to steal wiring from nearby poles.

Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle and attempted to make a stop, during which the car sped away from the scene.

Ellis Byron Baldwin, 53, and Brian Ferris, 57, both of Salt Lake City, Utah, face charges including grand larceny, theft of scrap metal, and possession of stolen property.

The company told police of a number of wire thefts in the area from the past six months, according to officials.

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Man Wanted in Kietzke Lane Armed Robbery

(RENO, Nev.) -- Reno Police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection to an armed robbery.

Officials said the suspect entered a Kietzke Lane store with a handgun, demanding that the clerk give him cash from the register.

Authorities did not confirm the total loss from the incident.

The suspect is described as a white man, standing 5'10" to 6'0",  with a thin build. He was wearing a Giants hat, green flannel shirt, black T-shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement at 775-334-2175.

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Seven Men Cited in Downtown Prostitution Sting 

(RENO, Nev.) -- Reno Police issued citations for seven men as part of a downtown prostitution sting targeting customers, officials announced Friday.

The men, including one California resident, ranged in age from 33 to 75 years old.

The alleged offenders solicited an undercover officer for sex in exchange for money during the six-hour operation.

Each individual faces a $500 fine.

Washoe County Health Department officials performed a statute mandated HIV test for each subject cited.

"The Regional Street Enforcement Team would like to remind residents and visitors to our community that all forms of prostitution are illegal in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. Prostitution, outside of a licensed brothel, is illegal everywhere in Nevada," officials said in a statement.

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Woman Charged with Possession of Stolen Car

(RENO, Nev.) -- A woman was arrested Wednesday for driving a stolen car.

According to the Reno Police Department, officers pulled over 37-year-old Carol Romero on Kirman Avenue when they recognized the car as stolen.

Romero was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

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Teen Charged in Stabbing

(RENO, Nev.) -- A teenager was charged after a stabbing on Tuesday.

The Reno Police Department reports that Christopher Dutton, 18, stabbed the victim in the back during an argument at West 2nd and Center Streets.

The victim's injuries are non-life-threatening.

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