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March 26, 2013 > Wire thefts

Wire thefts

Submitted By Fremont PD

On Monday, March 18th at approximately 12:55 p.m., we were notified that a possible stolen truck had been abandoned in Hayward near the 2500 block of Hansen Road. The truck had a damaged ignition and was loaded with a large amount of red wire insulation, commonly used to insulate copper wire.

The abandoned truck was dumped across the street from a construction site and near an elementary school located on Hansen Rd in Hayward. We were able to obtain video today from one of the businesses in the area and viewed the stolen truck driving up and parking on the road at about 10:40 a.m. on March 17th. Once the vehicle parked, an adult male was observed exiting the driver's side of the truck. As he exited the truck, a second vehicle described as a 1996-99 orange Dodge Ram 1500, (short bed, possibly lifted with chrome rims) drove by and picked up the driver. The outstanding orange truck is shown in the attached photos and the abandoned truck can also be seen.

We have reason to believe that suspects used the abandoned vehicle to haul away approximately 5600 lbs of copper wire from the 42100 block of Boyce Rd in Fremont on March 17th around 7:00 a.m.. Suspects took the wire to an unknown location and used a sophisticated machine or cutting tool to remove the insulation from the copper wire. The large amount of insulation was left in tact in the back of the abandoned vehicle and the wire was carefully removed. Due to the weight and volume of the wire, multiple people were likely involved in this operation.

Witnesses to the burglary on Boyce Rd in Fremont described the driver as a white male adult, mid-30's, with black hair.

The truck was stolen from the 5700 block of Boscell Rd.

We are asking for the public's help to identify this orange Dodge truck and provide us with information that will help lead us to the recovery of the copper wire stolen earlier this week. Call 790-6800 and select option 3 if you have information about this vehicle or send us a tip via Nixle or by visiting

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