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Copper Wire Thefts Leave Pasadena Streets in Darkness

Published on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | 7:08 am

Pasadena Police responded to two separate incidents of copper wire theft that left parts of the city in darkness on Monday, according to Lieutenant Edgar Sanchez.

The first incident occurred on November 27 at 8:24 a.m. at the intersection of Delvina Street and Mercedes Avenue. Pasadena Water and Power crews reported copper wire being stolen from underground vaults at the intersection, resulting in the overhead street lights not functioning.

Later Monday afternoon at 1:09 p.m., a similar theft was reported at the intersection of Alpine Street and South Madison. Once again, the theft of copper wire resulted in the overhead lights not working.

As of now, there are no witnesses and no descriptions of the suspects, sanchez said.

The Pasadena Police Department is urging anyone with information to come forward. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about these thefts is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or report information anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), via your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website

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