ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A man has been arrested after he allegedly burglarized a building under construction in Rocklin.

On December 22 around 3:30 a.m., a deputy with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling a construction area on Cincinnati Ave. in Rocklin when he reportedly saw a flash of light inside a partially finished building, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

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James Watson (credit: PCSO)

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When the deputy drove closer to investigate, the suspect, 33-year-old James Watson, of Carmichael, allegedly drove away in an SUV. The deputy was eventually able to pull Watson over. Inside Watson’s vehicle, the deputy allegedly found $2,800 worth of streetlamps and copper pipes that was reportedly stolen from the building, the Sheriff’s Department says.

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Watson was arrested on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, and for an outstanding warrant.