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Two arrested in alleged Hanford copper pipe theft

Monday, May 07, 2012
Kings County investigators said they arrested 40-year-old Cristobal Palafox (left) and 53-year-old Betty Wilson after receiving a call reporting the theft of copper pipe from a Hanford homeowner Friday afternoon.

Kings County investigators said they arrested 40-year-old Cristobal Palafox (left) and 53-year-old Betty Wilson after receiving a call reporting the theft of copper pipe from a Hanford homeowner Friday afternoon. (KFSN Photo / King's County Sheriff's Office)

Kings County investigators say they have arrested two people after an alleged copper pipe theft in Hanford.

Authorities were called to a home on 14th Avenue in Hanford on Friday afternoon with reports of two people stealing copper pipe from a water heating system, according to a media release sent by the Kings County Sheriff's Office. Once at the scene, sheriff's deputies were told that a man was seen running through a nearby pistachio orchard.

Investigators said they soon found 40-year-old Cristobal Palafox in the orchard and arrested him in connection with the incident. They also said they arrested 53-year-old Betty Wilson at the home on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Both were booked into the Kings County jail.

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