Thousands worth of copper stolen from PG&E facility

Approximately $2,000 worth of copper wire was stolen from the PG&E Testing Facility on Crow Canyon Road last week, according to police reports.

Kevin Lundberg, 29, a Castro Valley resident, was arrested for grand theft and possession of stolen property on Monday, July 12. Lt. Jeff Moule said Lundberg was most likely planning to scrap or recycle the material for money.

A witness saw Lundberg inside the facility's yard, which is behind its geodesic dome and called police. Moule said there appears to have been others involved in the theft that haven't been captured.

Lundberg was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility and was released on $35,000 bail. Danville police are currently waiting to hear from the district attorney about the status of the case.


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Posted by Nick
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 20, 2011 at 7:38 am

Who is going to get PG&E for ruining homes, lives of many San Bruno residents?

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Posted by FanDanville
a resident of Danville
on Jul 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Recyclers should police their own industry for stolen goods.

Submitters (persons submitting copper) should have to make a written statement with documentation as to where/why/how they possess and own the copper.
Recycler should be required to do reasonable investigation and verification of Submitter's claims, or forfeit the copper.
Payment to Submitters should be delayed for "x" days and then only paid by check mailed to hard address and bank account.
Investigators from Recyclers then would have time to verify the Submitter's claims and research questions.

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Posted by FanDanville
a resident of Danville
on Jul 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Nick: "Who is going to get PG&E for ruining homes, lives of many San Bruno residents?"

Plaintiff's lawyers will eventually get PG&E.
Then we will have to pay for it all in raised rates in perpetuity.

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