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Suspects identified in break-in at Rhyolite Historic Park near Beatty

A series of tips from the public helped identify three people suspected of breaking into Rhyolite Historic Park.

Police spoke with the three people — a 21-year-old and two 18-year-olds — and the group admitted to the break-ins, but detectives did not take them into custody, according to Nye County spokesman Arnold Knightly.

Instead, police have submitted the case to the Nye County district attorney’s office for review.

The three people identified, all from Beatty, face the possibility of several charges, including destruction of property and prohibited acts on historic or prehistoric state land.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office was contacted June 6 in reference to the break-ins at the Rhyolite Depot, a historic train station, on May 30 and June 2.

Hidden cameras inside the historic building caught photographs of the burglars that were released to the public, which led to the tips.

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