Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A 45-year-old Everett man was arrested after ripping the copper gutter off a Norfolk Street condo complex, according to a police report.
Somerville police arrested an Everett man who allegedly ripped the copper gutters off a condo complex on Norfolk Street. What's more, according to a police report the same man had been arrested about two years previously for stealing copper gutters from the same condo complex. Police arrested David Bluteau, 45, on Jan. 22, and charged him with larceny from a building and destruction of property. According to the report, someone called police at around 9:30 p.m. to say a man was trying to steal the copper gutters off 429 Nortfolk St. When police arrived they didn't find anyone, and the gutters were still there, the report says. However, the description of the suspect and his clothing reminded the responding police officer of Bluteau, whom …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The man allegedly tried to roll the copper pipes out of the store using a lumber cart.
Somerville police on July 2 arrested a man who allegedly tried to wheel $1637.90 worth of copper pipes out of the Home Depot. Police made the arrest at about 8:45 a.m., according to a police report. The report says David Rowe, 32, of Dracutt, put the copper pipes into a lumber cart and then tried to push the cart through the front of the store without paying. The loss prevention officer stopped Rowe outside the store, the report says. Police responded and arrested Rowe, who was charged with larceny. Please remember that allegations contained in police reports do not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A 27-year-old Lynn man allegedly shoplifted $280 worth of copper wire. Copper theft has been a trend over the past few years.
Somerville police arrested a man for allegedly trying to walk out of Home Depot with $280 worth of copper wire he hadn't paid for, according to a police report. A loss prevention officer followed Edward Diaz, 27, of Lynn, on March 6, as the man walked around the Assembly Square store and allegedly picked up several spindles of copper wiring. When Diaz allegedly exited the store without paying, the loss prevention officer confronted him, and Diaz tried to flee, according to the report. When police responded and searched Diaz, they allegedly found a syringe in his pocket in addition to a black folding knife. Police charged Diaz with larceny and possession of a dangerous weapon. Over the past few years, a rise in copper prices and the …