Police in San Jose are finding themselves the victims of a crime, after someone stole copper wire at the Police Activities League’s baseball field.
The California Highway Patrol arrested two people Wednesday who were allegedly caught in the act of stealing copper wire from along the Bay Bridge bike path.
A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a vacant building in Belmont on Friday morning, police said.
A man who was electrocuted while allegedly trying to strip copper wiring from an abandoned warehouse in West Oakland last Wednesday night has been identified as 40-year-old Aaron Madacsi.
Caltrans is blaming a group of metal thieves for flooding on Highway 87 during stormy weather Friday morning. The agency said thieves took copper wiring from a sump pump that was supposed to keep water off the road.
Copper thieves have struck once again in the Bay Area, this time ripping out copper wiring from a VTA light rail train station in San Jose, but this time authorities have taken to social media to try and catch the thief.
Copper thieves have vandalized more than a dozen street lights in Morgan Hill, stripping away around 2,700 feet of copper wiring.
A Belmont man was arrested Saturday in the theft of copper pipes and wiring from a former Hewlett-Packard Corp. property in Cupertino where Apple Corp. is planning its Apple 2 campus, a sheriff’s sergeant said.
Power was restored to most of the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday as officials confirmed that the theft of copper cables from a substation caused a campus-wide outage that preceded an explosion and evacuation.
A power outage triggered an explosion and fire at the University of California at Berkeley on Monday evening, prompting an emergency evacuation of the campus and hospitalizing one person with burns, according to authorities.