Man accused of copper theft for second time this year

Man accused of copper theft for second time this year

From the Las Vegas Optic

A man accused of stealing copper wiring, and knocking out power to several local businesses is headed to trial — his second this year.

Nicolas A. Scarton, 35, of Albuquerque, was arrested in Las Vegas on July 9, and booked into the San Miguel County Detention center. He has been charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors.

According to a statement of probable cause filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court, Scarton broke into two electrical boxes and cut a main power cable. The damage knocked out power to much of a shopping center on Mills Avenue near Hot Springs Blvd. earlier this month.