Two men have been arrested on suspicion of ripping the copper wiring out of solar panels used to power a Corona department store.
A theft of copper wiring in Diamond Bar Saturday left more than 1,500 without power, according to authorities.
Irvine police have arrested a 35-year-old Buena Park man they accuse of attempted grand theft of copper wiring.
Police reported a string of copper wire thefts at Fullerton schools.
An apparent crew of copper thieves face burglary and possession of stolen property charges after two of them were allegedly caught trying to steal the wiring from a vacant retail store in Chino Hills, and police believe they may have committed similar crimes elsewhere.
A would-be copper thief was gravely injured early Saturday morning when he attempted to steal copper wiring from a live Edison vault, according to authorities.