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ELKO — Three Las Vegas residents were arrested Sunday on charges of attempting to steal a vehicle from the Walmart parking lot.

The owner of a 2000 Ford pickup noticed that the ignition of his vehicle had been tampered with and notified the Elko Police Department, according to Lt. Mike Palhegyi.

The three suspects allegedly returned to tamper with the vehicle a second time after police had arrived to investigate. The officer identified them as the same suspects from the earlier incident caught on surveillance camera footage from the store.

Jessica D. Barnes, 34; Robert E. Rushwam, 38; and Vincent J. Debarr, 46 were arrested for attempted grand larceny of a vehicle. Bail was set at $20,000 each.

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Debarr was also charged with violating his probation.



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