Police arrest 45-year-old man for copper wire theft



Arnold Nunez (photo courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff’s Department).



OASIS, CA – Southern Coachella Valley Communities Services District deputies arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with a wire theft around 9:42 a.m. Monday morning in the 72000 block of Buchanan Street in Oasis, it was reported.

Arnold Nunez was arrested for grand theft and possession of stolen property after an investigation by deputies revealed that Nunez and others had been stealing copper wire from an Imperial Irrigation District pole and from a local farm, Sgt. Jeronimo Contreras said.

The Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District funds deputies to increase  proactive enforcement in the southern end of the Coachella Valley, according to Contreras.

Contreras urged individuals with information on copper wire thefts to contact investigators from the Indio Station at 760-863-8990 or the Valley Crime Stoppers program at 760-341-7867.