FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
REPORT OF COPPER WIRE THEFT IN PROGRESS LEADS TO ARREST
RiponCA: On 04-09-13, at approximately 0900 hours, Ripon officers were dispatched to the Ripon Save Mart Market in the 1400 block of Goodwin Drive regarding a suspicious male who was reportedly stripping copper wire out of a light pole behind the store.
Multiple Ripon officers arrived on scene within minutes. A male, who was in the process of stripping a length of copper wire was located. The copper wiring was examined and it was determined that the wiring did not come from the light pole. The source of the copper wire is still under investigation. The suspect was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest in Merced Ca. Sunil Dutt (42) of Modesto was taken into custody without incident.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336