More Storm Drain Covers Stolen in Nevada City

Authorities in Reno say more manhole covers and storm drain grates have been reported stolen, this time from a different neighborhood.

More than 40 storm grates have been stolen from the Somersett area since August.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal authorities say 32 manhole covers and 12 storm grates were recently stolen from the Sunset Bluffs subdivision in Mogul, just west of Reno.

The Somersett thefts cost the city more than $8,000, while the latest thefts are estimated at nearly $9,000.

The metal covers weigh about 175 pounds. Reno Police Sgt. Pat Dreelan suspects the thieves are using them to add weight to loads of scrap metal to get extra cash at scrap yards.