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202.582 - Removal, damage or destruction of certain property to obtain scrap metal; penalties.

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202.582  Removal, damage or destruction of certain property to obtain scrap metal; penalties.       1.  A person who willfully and maliciously removes, damages or destroys any utility property, agricultural infrastructure or other agricultural property, lights maintained by the State or a local government, construction site or existing structure to obtain scrap metal shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of this section.       2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if the value of the property removed, damaged or destroyed as described in subsection 1 is:       (a) Less than $500, a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.       (b) Five hundred dollars or more, a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.       3.  If the removal, damage or destruction described in subsection 1 causes an interruption in the service provided by any utility property, a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.       4.  In addition to any other penalty, the court may order a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 to pay restitution.       5.  In determining the value of the property removed, damaged or destroyed as described in subsection 1, the cost of replacing or repairing the property or repairing the utility property, agricultural infrastructure, agricultural property, lights, construction site or existing structure, if necessary, must be added to the value of the property.       6.  As used in this section:       (a) “Scrap metal” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 647.017.       (b) “Utility property” means any facility, equipment or other property owned, maintained or used by a company or a city, county or other political subdivision of this State to furnish cable television or other video service, broadband service, telecommunication service, telephone service, telegraph service, natural gas service, water service or electric service, regardless of whether the facility, property or equipment is currently used to furnish such service.       (Added to NRS by 2009, 1242)      
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  • 202.582  Removal, damage or destruction of certain property to obtain scrap metal; penalties.

          1.  A person who willfully and maliciously removes, damages or destroys any utility property, agricultural infrastructure or other agricultural property, lights maintained by the State or a local government, construction site or existing structure to obtain scrap metal shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of this section.

          2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if the value of the property removed, damaged or destroyed as described in subsection 1 is:

          (a) Less than $500, a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

          (b) Five hundred dollars or more, a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

          3.  If the removal, damage or destruction described in subsection 1 causes an interruption in the service provided by any utility property, a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

          4.  In addition to any other penalty, the court may order a person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 to pay restitution.

          5.  In determining the value of the property removed, damaged or destroyed as described in subsection 1, the cost of replacing or repairing the property or repairing the utility property, agricultural infrastructure, agricultural property, lights, construction site or existing structure, if necessary, must be added to the value of the property.

          6.  As used in this section:

          (a) “Scrap metal” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 647.017.

          (b) “Utility property” means any facility, equipment or other property owned, maintained or used by a company or a city, county or other political subdivision of this State to furnish cable television or other video service, broadband service, telecommunication service, telephone service, telegraph service, natural gas service, water service or electric service, regardless of whether the facility, property or equipment is currently used to furnish such service.

          (Added to NRS by 2009, 1242)

         

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