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Suspected Backflow Thief arrested in Rocklin





Ken Amick

After an extensive investigation, Roseville Police detectives arrested a local man suspected of stealing water backflow devices from commercial properties.

Early Monday morning, Roseville Police detectives conducting surveillance witnessed a suspect tampering with a water backflow device on Springview Drive in Rocklin.  Kenneth Elliot Amick, 45, no permanent address, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and related charges.  He is currently in custody in the Placer County Jail.  Investigators collected evidence linking the suspect to thefts of water backflow devices in the Sierra College Boulevard, Miner's Ravine and Olympus Pointe areas.

The department has received approximately a dozen reports of thefts of backflow devices since December 20.  The brass water valves are attractive to thieves, who sell them, usually after disassembling them, to scrap metal recyclers.  The thefts usually occur during the night, when thieves turn off the water supply and then cut pipes to remove the devices. It may cost a property owner up to $2,000 to replace the device and repair the damage, not counting the disruption and loss of water supply while the repairs are being made.   Twice recently, a senior care facility in Roseville had its water supply cut off  in the middle of the night by backflow device thieves.

The Roseville Police Department will continue to track down and arrest thieves who steal metal and other recyclable materials.  Recycling centers are also reminded that receiving stolen recyclable materials is a felony, regardless of the dollar value of the materials.

Anyone with information about a metal theft or any other unsolved crime in Roseville is asked to call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-STOP.  Callers may remain anonymous, and may be eligible for a cash reward if the information they provide leads to an arrest.





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