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Man accuses wife of stealing his guns

William Ferchland

Two handguns were reported stolen from a basement safe at a house along the 200 block of Chimney Rock Road in Stateline, A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy stated.

The 79-year-old owner of the guns, a 9 mm Glock and .32-caliber Colt, suspected his wife of 50 years removed and hid the guns, but the woman denied the allegation, the deputy stated.

The reported burglary occurred earlier this month. The two guns had a total value of $1,000.

When the man served in the military, he told the deputy, his wife took his service pistol from him. Military police later recovered and returned the weapon.

In other news:

— Two bronze statues worth a total of $11,500 were reported stolen from a hallway at a building neighboring the Red Hut Cafe, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy stated.

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One statue, valued at $5,000, was a 20-inch-tall, 100-pound figurine of a bear with a little girl. The other statue, at 60 pounds and 3 feet tall, was a small boy and girl hugging and valued at $6,500. The sculptor said the two children represented her grandchildren.

Authorities found no signs of forced entrance of the building at 221 Kingsbury Grade. The burglary happened sometime between 5 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the two statues can contact Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at (775) 586-7275.

— A 1991 Volkswagen Jetta parked on the second floor of the garage at Horizon Casino Resort on Aug. 8 had 500 compact discs worth $7,000 stolen when someone broke the car’s window, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy stated.

The owner’s last name, Tapia, was marked on the compact discs, the deputy stated. Also stolen was a $600 compact disc player.

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