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Man Suspected of Setting Fires Near Wells Avenue Sentenced

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A Washoe District Judge has sentenced a man 4-10 years in prison for setting a basement on fire next to his home on Wonder Street last September.

50-year-old Mike Malucelli pleaded guilty to second degree arson after Reno fire investigators presented evidence linking him to the crime.

Authorities say Malucelli has been setting fires near the Wells Avenue area for some time. "Since May of 2009, there have been an above average number of arson fires, over 20, within a two block radius of Malucelli's residence. Indicators at the scene linked Malucelli as a potential suspect in at least 10 of the fires," says Fire Prevention Captain Tray Palmer.

Malucelli spent time in prison for first degree arson after setting fire to the dock of a commercial property on 4th Street in 2005. He was also sentenced to prison for an arson conviction in 1990.

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