Garden Grove

Police arrest a copper theft suspect

A SUSPECTED copper thief was arrested by Garden Grove police on Saturday night (Shutterstock).

Garden Grove police on Saturday night arrested a suspect who was allegedly stealing copper from a firm in the west side of the city.

According to the GGPD, the man arrested was identified as Sean Mastrantuono, 46, a transient who frequents Garden Grove.


Police were called to the area of Orangewood Avenue and Knott Street at 9:50 p.m. regarding a “suspicious person.” Upon arriving, the incident was upgraded by officers to a burglary in progress.

A perimeter was established and a man was seen leaving a business through the rear door. He was allegedly holding a large copper pipe police say had been stripped from the buildings.  He was arrested.

Police say that Mastrantuono has multiple prior arrests for burglary, theft and drug possession.

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