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ELKO — Two men were arrested Saturday morning for an attempt to burglarize an Ormaza Construction Co. warehouse on Silver Street.

Witnesses on the scene saw two men in hoodies tampering with the building at 225 Silver St. and signs of forced entry. Officers arrived on the scene and proceeded to yell into the warehouse for the men to surrender to arrest.

Jeffrey L. Stanley, 37, of Orlando, Florida willingly came out with his hands up to be arrested, according to Lt. Mike Palhegyi of the Elko Police Department.

However, officers on the scene heard additional footsteps inside the warehouse. When the second man did not appear, a K-9 officer was called in.

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Vernon D. Nelson, 37, of Elko was found inside the warehouse by the K-9 officer, curled up inside a plastic pipe, according to Palhegyi.

Stanley and Nelson were arrested shortly after 6 a.m. on charges of first-degree burglary with bail set at $20,000 each.


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