General Crime

* Dennis McGuire arrested for alleged copper cable thefts from the BART system

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A man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with copper cable thefts from the BART system, according to transit district officials. At least three recent copper theft incidents had been reported throughout the transit system, BART officials said earlier this week. Dennis McGuire, 52, was arrested outside his home in the 4200 block of 24th Street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood.

He was taken into custody as officers served a search warrant at his home and found evidence of metal theft, including lengths of cable suspected of being stolen from BART. A small amount of illegal drugs were also found during the search, according to officials. McGuire was booked on felony theft charges at the San Francisco County Jail. Officials said McGuire has a lengthy criminal history. The BART police investigation into the thefts is ongoing while detectives follow up on additional leads, according to the agency.

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