SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two men have been arrested for allegedly stealing copper from a Natomas neighborhood.

Just after midnight, officers pulled up to a U-Haul truck parked on Natomas Central Drive near El Centro Road.

When officers approached the truck, a man took off running and hid in a field before he was tracked down and arrested.

A second suspect was arrested later at his home shortly before 4:30 a.m.

The men were allegedly stripping copper wire from utility boxes along the street. Officers found 300 feet of stripped wire in the truck.

It could cost $2,000 for the city to replace.

Officers say one of the men arrested has a history of copper theft.

Comments (10)
  1. bubba says:

    lol yah right says one of them has a history of cooper thefts, its really slowed him down

  2. Tetotal says:

    Very true; the sad thing is…there are probably 50 more people to take their place. These areas remain undeveloped due to FEMA regulations on building in an AE flood zone. The substandard street lighting, due to copper theft, creates areas of concern for local citizens. Local citizens need to be aware and call in any suspicious activity. The police can’t be everywhere at once, but they can be made aware and set up a patrol such as what happened here. Thank you.

  3. gna says:

    Officers say one of the men arrested has a history of copper theft.,

    I know what I would do to curtail his habit. . . . .

    1. Jeff says:

      Cut off his fingers/ hands!

  4. Whitey says:

    that was my babys father MF now my babies cant eat 2nite.Guess iz halfs 2 go bak on welfare an takes yo moneyz that way…hahaha

    1. Sally says:

      Get a job educate yourself for the sake of your kids

  5. Whitey says:


  6. Sally says:

    What color are they? I bet mama is so proud

  7. Chris says:

    Whitney, with an attitude like yours about this situation, your kids have horrible role models to look up to. I will be the one raising your kids when they get lock up in juvenile hall. Hopefully it’s not to late to teach them right from wrong.

  8. dougspair says:

    let’s steal some copper so we can get a dime bag of crank, then we can stay up all night looking for more wire, to get wired so more, then we can….get some more copper wire…then buy some gas for the truck, so we can look for more wire..

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