THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RENO — Reno police are searching for thieves who have stolen dozens of storm drain grates over the last couple of months.
Police said thieves have made off with more than 40 grates, or covers .
Investigators said the 175-pound grates cost the city $195 each, and the total loss exceeds $8,000 at this time.
Police said the grates are made of cast iron, and are possibly being sold to scrap yards by thieves.
The theft of grates creates an opening in the ground, large enough for a person to fall through.