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Two Suspects Arrested for Stealing Copper From Burbank Power Station

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Burbank Police responded at 1:30 am to the Burbank Water and Power Distribution Station located at 3101 W Victory Blvd. Police were notified of a possible trespass in progress/ and theft activity after receiving a call from an alert Security Guard watching the property from a remote location.

According to Sgt. Derek Green, the Police Department PIO the officers who responded located two males and detained them. Upon further investigation, they found them to be in possession of wire cutters, and pieces of wire belonging to the Burbank Water and Power.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

The two alleged suspects have been identified as Michael Corp, 38, of North Hollywood, and Jason Fischer, 33, of North Hollywood. Both suspects also had outstanding warrants for their arrest.

The suspect’s car was located nearby and impounded.

The value of the wire has not been determined at this time and was recovered.

 

BWP Employees Thwart Thieves Theft of Wire

Alert Burbank Water & Power employees thwarted an attempt by thieves to steal three large spools of copper power lines Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 3 a.m., the employees at the City-owned facility located adjacent to Ralph Foy Park, called police to report a possible theft in progress after they noticed a truck backed up into the rear gate of the facility.

When officers arrived to males were seen fleeing from the facility.  A perimeter was immediately set up.  The police K-9 unit was used to help in the search for the two men. The suspects were not found.

Officers did find a truck and forklift stolen from Lowes, inside the yard area.  The ignition on both had been punched, and they were left running.  The forklift was next to three large spools of copper wire used for electrical lines.  It appeared to officers that the suspects had been attempting to lift the heavy spools into the stolen truck.

Police are continuing their investigation.  This is just the latest in rash of cases involving the theft of copper wire.