Duo suspected of stealing copper from Fulton PG&E substation

Two men are suspected of tunneling into the PG&E Fulton substation and trying to steal copper wire. A police dog cornered the two men Wednesday.|

Two men suspected of breaking into the PG&E Fulton substation and trying to steal copper wire were arrested early Wednesday.

Charles Hurd, 52, of Oakland and Jeffery Duszynski, 32, a transient from Oregon and Washington, are suspected of tunneling under a section of fence and breaking into the River Road facility, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cecile Focha said.

A police dog team helped deputies find the two men barricaded in a tool shed after a security alarm sounded at 3:24 a.m., Focha said. They had burglary tools and copper wire with them, she said.

Duszynski and Hurd were booked into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary and conspiracy, jail records show. Hurd was on active probation for a prior conviction and Duszynski had an active warrant out for his arrest issued by an outside jurisdiction, Focha said.

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