Novato Cop Hurt While Chasing PG&E Copper Theft Suspects

NOVATO (KCBS) – A Novato police officer was injured during a chase with two suspects believed to have been attempting to steal copper from a PG&E substation, according to police.

Around 3:00 a.m., a PG&E worker reported a break-in at the substation near Hamilton Drive and Bel Marin Keys Boulevard.

Two men cut a hole in fencing surrounding the facility. A PG&E worker saw them and called police.

Officers arrived at the scene and one got in a scuffle with one of the suspects. Both were injured. The officer was treated and released at the scene while the suspect was taken to a local hospital.

The second suspect was detained after a brief search of the area.

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