Crime

Man arrested after copper from Paso construction site found in his car

William Clemons, 36, was arrested Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a construction site in Paso Robles. He was also arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, possession of a controlled narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia.
William Clemons, 36, was arrested Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a construction site in Paso Robles. He was also arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, possession of a controlled narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A man accused of stealing copper wire from a construction site early Wednesday morning has been arrested by Paso Robles police.

About 3:30 a.m., officers in the 3000 block of Combine Street saw an unoccupied vehicle with several spools of copper wire partially hidden in the backseat, according to a news release. When they checked a nearby commercial building under construction, they found 36-year-old William Clemons walking inside the area.

Police also found bolt cutters, a flashlight, an extension cord and gloves inside a black bag at the site. The owner of the construction site told police that the wire was his, police said.

Additionally, police found methamphetamine, cocaine and other drug paraphernalia in Clemons’ car, officials said.

Clemons was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, possession of a controlled narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. He was taken to the San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to jail records.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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