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Oct 29, 2013
Copper Theft Suspect Arrested

On October 29, 2013 the Fountain Valley Police Department Detective Bureau and Crime Suppression Unit concluded a copper theft investigation and arrested Brian Colin, 27, from Riverside.

On October 12, 2013 Colin climbed onto the rooftop of a business in the 17000 block of Magnolia in Fountain Valley and removed copper from air conditioning units. A witness observed Colin and used their cell phone to photograph his license plate number as he fled the scene. During the course of the next two weeks detectives conducted surveillance and observed Colin break into an abandoned school in Riverside and attempt to steal copper from the roof of a business in Huntington Beach 

Colin was booked into the Orange County Jail on burglary, vandalism, and theft charges.


 


Det. Hsu
714 593-4461
FVPD Case Number: 13-4340

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