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Novato police arrested two men early this morning on suspicion of burglarizing a PG&E substation, a police sergeant said. A PG&E security employee notified police at 2:50 a.m. that there were two males trespassing at the substation at 127 Hamilton Drive, Sgt. Jennifer Welch said. Police arrived at the industrial area within minutes and saw the pair leaving the property, Welch said. One of the suspects, identified as Daniel Carter, 43, of San Francisco, was arrested after resisting officers, Welch said. During a struggle to take Carter into custody, a police officer fell to the ground and suffered a cut to the back of his head, Welch said. The officer was checked by medical personnel at the scene and returned to duty, Welch said.
The California Highway Patrol, Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Mill Valley police joined the search for the second suspect. Authorities eventually found 47-year-old Danny Ray Owens, of San Pablo, hiding under a car cover in the 100 block of Hamilton Drive, Welch said. Both men were booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of burglary, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest, conspiracy and vandalism. Police believe Carter and Owens intended to steal copper from the PG&E substation, Welch said. Carter’s occupation is listed as “construction” in the county jail booking log.
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