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July 26, 2011 > Copper theft suspects arrested

Copper theft suspects arrested

Submitted By Sgt. R. Gordon, Milpitas PD

On July 20 at approximately 5:24 p.m., Milpitas Police officers responded to 1300 block of California Circle on a report of an interrupted commercial burglary of copper wire. A responding officer arrived in the area within three minutes and observed a suspicious vehicle driving away. Officers followed the vehicle to a vacant building in the 44000 block of Kato Road, in Fremont, and stopped the vehicle. Bradley Moore and Jason Lemus, both San Jose residents, were the sole occupants in the vehicle; officers discovered copper wire and cutting tools in the bed of the truck.

During the investigation, officers learned that one of the suspects was seen inside the building near several pieces of cut copper wire and the copper wire in the bed of the suspect's truck matched what was taken from the business. As a result of the investigation, Bradley Moore and Jason Lemus were arrested for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and conspiracy. Both were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

This was yet another recent capture involving an alert witness and a timely response by our officers. We continue to encourage our citizens to report suspicious or criminal activity.

Anyone with any information regarding this case or other similar incidents is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400 or the law enforcement jurisdiction where the incident occurred. Information can be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at:

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