Shasta County man accused of stealing copper wire, power tools from business in Anderson

Shasta County man accused of stealing copper wire, power tools from business in Anderson

A Shasta County man was recently arrested for allegedly stealing copper wire and power tools from PAR Electric in Anderson.

Just before 2:30 AM on Sunday, December 5, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious U-Haul rental truck inside PAR Electric’s fenced property. The first deputy arrived just as the truck was leaving, and soon lost sight of it due to dense fog, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies later spotted the U-Haul driving in the area of Kimberly Road, where they reportedly saw it barrel into a PG&E power pole. The driver continued on and later abandoned the truck, with the engine still running, in front of a residence on Kimberly Road. Deputies searched the truck and found a large amount of copper wire and power tools, which were later discovered to have been stolen from PAR Electric, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A K-9 officer was brought to the scene to help search for the suspect, ultimately finding him hiding in a blackberry bush. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Timothy Wagner of Red Bluff, was taken into custody. The Sheriff’s Office believes a second suspect may have been involved, but was nonetheless not located that night.

An employee of PAR Electric later told deputies that the suspects had cut the locks to two large storage boxes and stolen copper wire and power tools, which were later found in the cargo box of the U-Haul.

Wagner was ultimately booked on suspicion of burglary, grand theft of copper wire, and possession of a controlled substance.

Shasta County man accused of stealing copper wire, power tools from business in Anderson was last modified: December 16th, 2021 by admin
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