Metal Thieves Arrested After Chase With Madera Police - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Metal Thieves Arrested After Chase With Madera Police

Posted:
Jimmy Costa Jimmy Costa
Pablo Gutierrez Pablo Gutierrez
MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -

Two men who were caught stealing copper wires led police on a short car chase through Madera on Wednesday, authorities said.

Jimmy Costa, 38, and Pablo Gutierrez, 28, were caught stealing roughly 125 feet of copper wire by an off-duty Madera County Sheriff's deputy the northbound Highway 99 Gateway off ramp.

The deputy watched as the two placed the copper wire into the trunk of their car, the sheriff's Office said.

After realizing that they had been spotted, the two made a quick u-turn near Madera Community Hospital, where they blew through a stop light at Barnett Way.

Deputies say the driver then jumped a curb, drove through an open field, stopped at one point to toss the wire out and then continued driving.

The two made it as far as Gary Lane near the newly built Madera County Office of Education building before coming to a spot, deputies said.

The cut wire, which is valued at nearly $1,000, could have grossed the two approximately $40 at a recycling shop, authorities said. However, the copper wire could cost thousands of dollars to replace.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Murder Suspect Shot By Fresno Police; First Street Blocked In Fresno

    Murder Suspect Shot By Fresno Police; First Street Blocked In Fresno

    Fresno Police tell KMPH Fox26 News and kmph.com that a man has been shot by an officer. It happened at an apartment complex near Clinton and First Ave, in Fresno.. The north bound lanes of First are blocked from Yale to Clinton. KMPH Fox26 News is there and waiting for a Police spokesperson to brief us on the details. Police say the man was wanted for a crime he is charged with committing.More >>
    Fresno Police tell KMPH Fox26 News and kmph.com that a man has been shot by an officer. It happened at an apartment complex near Clinton and First Ave, in Fresno.. The north bound lanes of First are blocked from Yale to Clinton. KMPH Fox26 News is there and waiting for a Police spokesperson to brief us on the details. Police say the man was wanted for a crime he is charged with committing.More >>
  • Baldness Linked To Prostate Cancer

    Baldness Linked To Prostate Cancer

    Baldness could be a sign of prostate cancer. That's according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.The study found men who had male pattern baldness at age 45 were 40% more likely to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer when they got older.The study's author suspects the link is due to changes in hormone levels.Nearly 70% of men experience male–pattern baldness which is described as having a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head.More >>
    Baldness could be a sign of prostate cancer. That's according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.The study found men who had male pattern baldness at age 45 were 40% more likely to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer when they got older.The study's author suspects the link is due to changes in hormone levels.Nearly 70% of men experience male–pattern baldness which is described as having a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head.More >>
  • Black Eye for Cover Girl's NFL Ads

    Black Eye for Cover Girl's NFL Ads

    Cover Girl is now issuing a statement after protesters photo shopped its NFL Game Face ads.Many fans are calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down after video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then–fiance.Monday some activists started posting photo shopped ads like this one to social media – showing a model in a Ravens jersey with a black eye.After these images surfaced, Cover Girl took Ravens models off its website and issued a statement.The company sa...More >>
    Cover Girl is now issuing a statement after protesters photo shopped its NFL Game Face ads.Many fans are calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down after video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then–fiance.Monday some activists started posting photo shopped ads like this one to social media – showing a model in a Ravens jersey with a black eye.After these images surfaced, Cover Girl took Ravens models off its website and issued a statement.The company sa...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.