Deputies Arrest Suspect After ‘Brazen’ Copper Theft

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Three suspects damaged more than a dozen street lights and led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash Saturday morning, leading to an arrest of one of the men, authorities said.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said residents near Prairie Dunes Way and Piping Rock Drive reported at least two suspicious men prowling through their neighborhood just after 5:30 a.m., and when a deputy arrived in the area, the subjects fled in a red Chevy Suburban.

The chase sped over Vineyard Road onto westbound Gerber Road at speeds of almost 100 miles per hour, and the suspects’ vehicle crashed near the intersection of Gerber Road and Country Park Drive.

Three occupants fled the vehicle in different directions, and deputies soon arrested 30-year-old Robert Treadway after searching the area. The other two suspects were not located.

Authorities found several hundred feet in copper wire in the back of the suspects’ vehicle, and investigators say the metal came from at least 16 light poles.

Treadway is facing charges of grand theft, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and probation violation.

Anyone with information on the incident or the whereabouts of the other two suspects is asked to contact Crime Alert by calling (916) 443-HELP or sending a text message to 274637 with “SACTIP” at the beginning of the message.

Comments

One Comment

  1. kjsundstrom says:

    Why the hell does that matter?

    1. notats says:

      because idiots with tatoos all over do things like this

    2. jack1122 says:

      It’s hard to believe it was a white guy, It’s usually these brown roach type people.

      1. pablo1122 says:

        it happen all the time, the fact is, we look away from it when white done illegal stuff just like everyone else.🙂

  2. tapestry says:

    Tattos reveal much about the person the majority have
    tatoos that signify they have been in jail multiple times.
    About 10% of the population do 99.5% of the crimes, thereby
    Rusty is suggesting that this person is no novice to taking things
    that do not belong to him.

    1. Rusty says:

      Actually, I made my comment merely based on the picture of this guy. He just look like trailer trash with tattoos.

  3. SeaCay says:

    Tattoos or not, they’re dead weight. We should fill their pockets with rocks and send them to see if Bin Laden is where we left him.

  4. Hank A. says:

    D-bags who steal this kind of material should have their “twig and berries” hooked up to a SMUD high voltage line and then be given about 10 seconds of “juice”. IF they survive they might actually have learned not to steal this stuff, but don’t count on it. There are a LOT of stupid people in this world !!!

  5. Osama Hangaminichad says:

    Jack1122, no it’s people just like you that do this type of thing. Idiot!

  6. Hereticmonk says:

    Kids, this is what meth will do for you

    1. Eric Canterbury says:

      This is not what METH does to you. This is what being unemployed and not having an education do to you.

  7. The Blogger says:

    Perhaps if they built a new arena for the Kings, he could have a job, so he wouldn’t have to go out & steal at night…

    Be sure to check out my blog, it keeps me out of trouble!

    http://www.sacramento-blog-uncut.blogspot.com

  8. JJ Washington says:

    looks like an illegal settler, hope the cops asked for this guy legal status.

  9. Big D in the S A C says:

    Geez, why are you all so excited to post you can’t spell or use proper grammar for anything!! Jack1122- it’s not hard to believe its a white guy, but yes minorities are much more apt to commit crimes (no secret) Pablo- no we don’t look away, hence the article duh!! Notats- maybe you should get some “tats” that teach how to spell tattoo. Tapestry- now a days everyone has tattoos, doctors, law enforcement, your mom, judges, bartenders, rich wannabee white kids…everybody so no they do not signify time in the joint especially since in Ca. you get 60 days in the ad.seg for a new tattoo after entering the prison. LOSERS, the whole lot of you

  10. betty says:

    HEY, MAYBE ROBERT TREADWAY NEEDED A PLACE TO STAY AND SOMETHING TO EAT SO WE AS TAXPAYERS PROVIDED HIM A
    NICE PLACE TO STAY WITH 3 MEALS A DAY A LIBRARY AND
    COMPUTERS AND OTHER AMENITIES. AND MAYBE A NICE
    ROOMMATE🙂

  11. experience do says:

    who buy this stolen things,do we needed a lot of recycle center….just like We do not had gamble if no game…ha ..ha .ha..lets bet

  12. linda pfister says:

    WOW TO MOST THE COMMENTS ON HERE…REALLY DOES IT MATTER IF HE HAS TATTO’S OR NOT, IF HE IS OF A DIFFERENT RACE..??? REALLY??? COME ON DOES NOT MATTER ANYMORE THESE DAYS..THERE IS STILL TWO OUT THERE JUST RUNNING AROUND THAT DID NOT GET CAUGHT UNLESS THIS GUY TELLS THEM THE NAMES OF HIS FRIENDS..SOME OF THE REPLYS ON HERE ARE JUST EITHER, FUNNY, DUMB, STUPID, AND JUST PLAIN REALLY EITHER THEY HAVE A PROBLEM IN LIFE…

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