Sparks Man sentenced to prison in burglary and theft investigations

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - Update: A Sparks man who pleaded guilty to burglary, grand larceny, and identity theft charges has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

The Washoe County District Attorney announced the sentence against 37-year-old Brian Malone on January 31, 2020.

The DA's office says Malone was tied to several vehicle thefts and burglaries, grand larcenies, and a storage unit burglary in Reno and Sparks. Investigators say he fraudulently used documents and identifying information taken from the thefts.

The DA's office says Malone has a history of felony convictions including robbery, possession of a firearm, burglary and drug offenses. He must serve 18 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

Original Story: Reno Police say they have arrested a man considered armed and dangerous by Sparks Police.

Sparks Police put out the word June 11, 2018 that they were asking for the public's help finding a man wanted for several crimes, including Burglary and Grand Theft Auto.

Tuesday around noon, Reno Police used a Secret Witness tip to arrest 35-year-old Brian Malone near the intersection of Silverada and Tybo.

He has been booked into the Washoe County jail. As of June 14, he faces two counts of grand larceny auto, buying/possessing/receiving stolen property, two counts of burglary, forgery, 18 counts of obtaining or using another person's ID, 23 counts of possessing or receiving forged bills, and seven counts of possession a credit/debit card without the owner's consent, plus assorted other charges.

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Malone pre-arrest photo courtesy SPD
Mugshot courtesy Washoe County jail