http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_8053987 San Jose, Santa Clara police make dozens of copper theft arrests By Mark Gomez Mercury News Article Launched: 01/23/2008 08:34:41 AM PST San Jose and Santa Clara police served more than 140 arrest warrants Tuesday, the result of a yearlong, undercover operation that investigated a rash of copper thefts in the South Bay. The San Jose and Santa Clara police departments will hold a news conference this morning to discuss details about the investigation. Tuesday, more than 150 officers from both agencies served over 140 arrest warrants, and seized several items of evidence, including weapons. In September, Pacific Gas & Electric officials estimated that thieves would make off with $1 million worth of the company's copper wire in California during the year. At that time, thieves had reportedly stolen $876,481 in central and Northern California from PG&E yards, trucks and even by taking wire from power poles, according to a PG&E spokesman. Please check back for more details on this story.