Police arrested a second man in the copper theft case.
Michael Spinola, 48, was booked for copper theft along with 29-year-old Brandon Baniaga.
On Monday morning, officers responded to a trespass complaint by a Department of Transportation worker under the H-3 Freeway, after the worker said he saw two men attempting to steal copper wiring.
Spinola and Baniaga were arrested at the scene.
They were released pending further investigation.
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