Two Bay Area Men Arrested for Copper Wire Theft - June 7, 2012

On June 7, at approximately 4:00 AM, Davis Police Officers were dispatched to the PG&E yard in Davis for a possible theft. The caller reported seeing three suspects stealing items from the PG&E yard and loading those items into a sedan. 

Officers arrived and observed a pickup truck leaving the area. The truck was occupied by Alejandro Rojas (37 year old Concord resident) and Michael Golden (45 year old Albany resident). As officers pulled the truck over, Golden attempted to flee on foot. He was quickly apprehended. Inside the truck, officers located spools of copper wire and bolt cutters. Both Golden and Rojas were arrested on burglary and other theft charges. They were lodged at the Yolo County Jail. The third suspect remains at large.

A further check of the area revealed a red four door Dodge Avenger stopped next the PG&E fence. A portion of the fence had been cut in close proximity to where this sedan was parked. Inside the car, Officers found copper wire that was stolen from inside the yard. The Avenger appears to be a rented car from the San Francisco Bay Area.

This was the third time this PG&E yard has been broken into over the last month. On May 18, 2012, the fence was cut to the PG&E yard and to a City of Davis yard. Tools along with a city vehicle were stolen at that time. 36 year old Alan Ross was subsequently arrested in Sacramento. Another burglary occurred on June 3, 2012. An unknown suspect had cut a hole in the fence of the PG&E yard, but fled the scene prior to police arrival. That case remains unsolved.