Auburn Police have made one arrest in a series of copper thefts that occurred near the Auburn airport in April of this year, and are still seeking other suspects . Investigator Adam Cline says suspects were captured on suveillance camera taking copper pipes and wiring from a building complex located in the 2300 block of Lindbergh Street near the Auburn airport, but it was difficult to get a good image.
Investigator Cline says it appeared there were multiple people involved with the theft, which took place during early morning hours or late evening hours . After a seven month investigation, officers received information last Thursday that led them to 50-year-old Donald Verbrugge from Alta, California who was already in custody in Placer county Jail on another matter.
Auburn Police arrested Verbrugge on 2 counts of Burglary, and 2 counts of Grand Theft. The Auburn Police Department is still looking for a second suspect involved in these crimes and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Auburn Police Department.