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BART copper thief arrested at home

 

A man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with copper cable thefts from the BART system, according to transit district officials.

At least three recent copper theft incidents had been reported throughout the transit system, BART officials said earlier this week.

Dennis McGuire, 52, was arrested outside his home in the 4200 block of 24th Street in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood.

He was taken into custody as officers served a search warrant at his home and found evidence of metal theft, including lengths of cable suspected of being stolen from BART.

A small amount of illegal drugs were also found during the search, according to officials.

McGuire was booked on felony theft charges at the San Francisco County Jail.

Officials said McGuire has a lengthy criminal history.

The BART police investigation into the thefts is ongoing while detectives follow up on additional leads, according to the agency.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Need more detail
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm

There is much more detail in other papers.

The SF Chon story also said that an alert BART policeman saw the perp with a suspicious pickup truck that might be involved in the theft, but let him go...

What happened?

How can wire, which it said could be identified as coming from BARTD, be sold to a recycler?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

BUSTED! tee hee hee, tee hee hee...


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Someone also stole the brass letter off the signs at the entry way of Mohler Ranch. The fire hydarants have also been targeted in Pleasanton. It is so disgusting. I think the recycling and foundry places that know these items have been stolen should be prosecuted. The cops need to find out who was buying. In Oakland, some dirtbags stole the bronze memorial to the Oakland Firestorm victims. How ugly is that. "Dennis McGuire"....and imagine that, to all you folks who like to blame the African American population of Oakland...it was a white guy.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Lisa, why did you have to bring race into this story? I bet you searched far and wide to find that isolated example. Question is, why do we care what race the scumbag is? While your tracking down anomalies, see if you can find any women thieves.


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Posted by joanna
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

Lisa probably mentions that due to the many bigoted references on this site regarding crime in Pleasanton, i.e. comments about BART and Stoneridge mall crime!

Obviously there is a brisk market in these metals and these thieves are able to sell it pretty easily. The law needs to look at the recyclers who are profiting from buying it from the thieves.


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Posted by JR
a resident of Danbury Park
on Dec 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

The plaque dedicated to my late father was sadly stolen. But the joke is on the looser who did it because it was not copper.


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