On Wednesday morning, an Irvine police officer was patrolling the Great Park due to increased copper theft. She stopped a suspicious truck with three people inside.
The driver had a felony warrant for receiving stolen property and several misdemeanor warrants for narcotics, burglary, and theft. The female passenger had a felony warrant and multiple misdemeanor warrants for theft. The third passenger had narcotic paraphernalia and tools used for stripping and stealing copper.
Officers found a backpack inside the truck that contained copper wire and lithium batteries.
The trio was arrested and booked at Orange County Jail for their warrants and various charges.